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China Current Events: Aug 3

China ropes off Scarborough Shoal To cut or not to cut?  Chinese fishing vessels left Panatag Shoal (Scarborough Shoal) in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) but they roped off the mouth of its lagoon to prevent other fishermen from getting in, Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin said Thursday.  Read more China Non-Manufacturing Index Fell […]

China Current Events: July 27

Gu Kailai poisoned Neil Heywood ‘after he threatened her son’ The wife of one of China’s most senior political leaders has been charged with murdering the British businessman Neil Heywood over his alleged threat to her son’s “personal security”, state media announced yesterday.  Read more China develops attack copter, denies piracy allegations China today confirmed […]

China Current Events: July 25

Slowing economy sharply weakens China’s tax revenue growth The Chinese government collected much less tax in the first half of this year as the economy expanded at its slowest pace since the depth of the global financial crisis, according to data released by the Ministry of Finance (MOF) on Tuesday.  Read more China announces South […]

Current Events in China: July 24

Beijing rains kill 37, raise debates As China’s flood-ravaged capital dealt with the aftermath of the heaviest rain in six decades Monday, including the deaths of 37 people, questions were being raised about whether the city’s push for modernization came at the expense of basic infrastructure such as drainage networks.  Read more CNOOC to buy […]

Current Events in China: July 20

China reprimands Russia for alleged attack on Chinese fishing boats Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Cheng Guoping on Thursday expressed strong dissatisfaction with Russia over an alleged attack on a Chinese fishing vessel, which has left a fisherman missing.  Read more China pledges US$20 bil. credit to African nations Chinese President Hu Jintao on Thursday pledged […]

Current Events in China: July 4

China rushes surveillance ships to islands claimed by Vietnam Amid rising tensions between China and its neighbours over the disputed territories in the South China Sea, Beijing today sent four surveillance ships to the area also claimed by Vietnam after spotting a foreign fishing vessel there.  Read more China protest against alloy plant enters third […]

Current Events in China: July 3

Sichuan Protest Turns Violent Police in southwestern Sichuan province deployed tear gas against residents protesting a planned molybdenum copper plant in the latest case of environmental activism facing at times violent resistance from authorities.  Read more China confirms H5N1 bird flu outbreak in Xinjiang China’s northwestern Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region has reported an outbreak of […]

Current Events in China: July 2

Hong Kong protests as Leung takes helm A pro-democracy heckler interrupted a speech by Chinese President Hu Jintao at the swearing-in of Hong Kong’s new leader Sunday and tens of thousands of residents marched to protest Chinese rule on the 15th anniversary of the Asian financial hub’s return to Beijing’s control.  Read more Manufacturing falls […]

Current Events in China: May 25

Chen Guangcheng’s brother flees guarded village The brother of the blind lawyer Chen Guangcheng has become the second member of the family to escape from their heavily guarded village in northern China.  Read more U.S. soldier, two Chinese charged with smuggling guns to China A member of the U.S. National Guard and two Chinese citizens […]

China Current Events: May 19

Home prices decrease in over half of large Chinese cities Prices for new homes in China fell in more than 60 percent of major cities in April from March, the government said Friday, as moves to curb the property market took effect.  Read more China’s most-wanted man jailed for life over £3 billion fraud China’s […]

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      New York TimesIn Suburban Seattle, New Nests for China's RichNew York TimesAs wealthy Chinese stash more of their fortunes overseas, they're bidding up the value of everything from Bitcoins and Burgundy to Picassos and pink diamonds. And, increasingly, China's rich are also offshoring their families along with their cash.and more »
    • Beijing Banker Aims to Become China's First Female Space Tourist - NBCNews.com September 20, 2014
      NBCNews.comBeijing Banker Aims to Become China's First Female Space TouristNBCNews.comBEIJING — Fifty years after the late Mao Zedong said communist China could not "even put a potato into space," a 41-year-old female banker is paying $100,000 for just a few minutes of weightlessness. In the decades after Mao's cutting comments, China ...
    • Microsoft delays Xbox One's China launch - Polygon September 20, 2014
      Wall Street Journal (blog)Microsoft delays Xbox One's China launchPolygonThe Xbox One's launch in China has been delayed, Microsoft says, to give the console "a bit more time to deliver the best experiences possible for our fans" there. Originally slated to launch Tuesday, that date now has been pushed to "by the end of ...Microsoft
    • India and China Cement Trade Deal as Troops Face Off Across the Border - Newsweek September 20, 2014
      NewsweekIndia and China Cement Trade Deal as Troops Face Off Across the BorderNewsweekChina is to invest $20bn in Indian infrastructure projects over five years, and eight agreements and memorandums of understanding were signed on subjects ranging from China modernizing Indian railways and building industrial parks to twinning the ...India, China quietly str
    • For Poor Countries, China Is No Model - Wall Street Journal September 20, 2014
      Wall Street JournalFor Poor Countries, China Is No ModelWall Street JournalBut too many governments in the developing world are moving backward, not forward—responding to popular discontent by following some version of what they see as the "China model." The results could be dire for the global economy. The sheer size of the ...and more »
    • China's war on terror becomes all-out attack on Islam in Xinjiang - Washington Post September 20, 2014
      McClatchy Washington BureauChina's war on terror becomes all-out attack on Islam in XinjiangWashington PostSHACHE COUNTY, China – The month of Ramadan should have been a time of fasting, charity and prayer in China's Muslim west. But here, in many of the towns and villages of southern Xinjiang, it was a time of fear, repression, and violence. China
    • China Fines GlaxoSmithKline Nearly $500 Million in Bribery Case - New York Times September 20, 2014
      New York TimesChina Fines GlaxoSmithKline Nearly $500 Million in Bribery CaseNew York TimesHONG KONG — Global multinationals have invested billions of dollars in China over the last decade, with the prospect of selling to 1.4 billion people. But the promise of China's growth is increasingly offset by the dangers of being caught up in the ...GSK ex-China
    • Web-retail titan Alibaba took over China. Could America's web be next? - Washington Post September 19, 2014
      NBCNews.comWeb-retail titan Alibaba took over China. Could America's web be next?Washington PostAlibaba Group, the Chinese Web juggernaut that has become the world's biggest online retailer, will sell its first shares to the public Friday in one of the most lucrative debuts in stock market history. Though little known in the United States, the ...A
    • GlaxoSmithKline Found Guilty of Bribery in China - Wall Street Journal September 19, 2014
      Wall Street JournalGlaxoSmithKline Found Guilty of Bribery in ChinaWall Street JournalGlaxo is the latest Western company punished in China's crackdown on corporate corruption. The ruling followed a one-day trial, and the penalty—close to £300 million ($491.5 million)—is the largest-ever corporate fine in China, according to the ...and more »
    • FIPA agreement with China: What's really in it for Canada? - CBC.ca September 19, 2014
      VICE NewsFIPA agreement with China: What's really in it for Canada?CBC.caThe secrecy shrouding the much-delayed Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (FIPA) with China makes it hard for experts, let alone average Canadians, to figure out what benefits this country will see from the deal. While reporting on ...7 Things Harper Doesn't