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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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    • China criticises Britain for 'interfering' in case of missing Hong Kong booksellers - The Guardian February 13, 2016
      The GuardianChina criticises Britain for 'interfering' in case of missing Hong Kong booksellersThe GuardianBritain on Friday released a report describing the disappearance of Lee Bo, who holds a British passport and published books critical of Chinese politics, as a “serious breach” of an agreement signed with Beijing before Hong Kong was handed ba
    • China foreign minister urges US caution on missile system - Reuters February 13, 2016
      ReutersChina foreign minister urges US caution on missile systemReutersSpeaking to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in Munich, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi expressed Beijing's opposition to the deployment of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system, China's Foreign Ministry said late on Friday.US-South Korea missile defence syst
    • Senate passes 'provocative' China bill, Cruz lifts nominee holds - Reuters February 12, 2016
      ReutersSenate passes 'provocative' China bill, Cruz lifts nominee holdsReutersWASHINGTON The U.S. Senate on Friday backed a plan to name a plaza in front of the Chinese embassy for a pro-democracy dissident after what congressional sources called a tit-for-tat deal that led Senator Ted Cruz to stop blocking President Barack ...and more »
    • China Set To Get Down To Business In The Year Of The Monkey - Investor's Business Daily February 12, 2016
      Investor's Business DailyChina Set To Get Down To Business In The Year Of The MonkeyInvestor's Business DailyChina's mainland markets were set to reopen Monday after their weeklong Lunar New Year shutdown. How they will behave after the break is not certain. But Hong Kong's market, which restarted trade on Thursday, ended the short week d
    • White House to Cruz: We'll veto your China bill - Politico February 12, 2016
      PoliticoWhite House to Cruz: We'll veto your China billPolitico"While we continue to impress upon China the imperative of respecting human rights and releasing Liu Xiaobo, as well as other political prisoners, we do not believe Sen. Cruz's ploy to rename a street in Washington, D.C. is an effective way to achieve ...
    • China's New Tech Economy Could Offset Slowdown: Kai-Fu Lee - Forbes February 12, 2016
      ForbesChina's New Tech Economy Could Offset Slowdown: Kai-Fu LeeForbesChinese New Year is going on but Kai-Fu Lee isn't celebrating much, at least not in China. He's been in New York City this week making the rounds with his message that China's new tech economy is far from reaching a plateau. In fact, he's contending ...
    • The Pentagon Is Betting Big on Space Warfare — Against China and Russia - VICE News February 12, 2016
      The Pentagon Is Betting Big on Space Warfare — Against China and RussiaVICE NewsThe US Defense Department has asked Congress for $108 million to fund a new facility in Colorado dedicated to drawing up plans and running experiments for war in outer space, as anxiety grows about the possibility of extraterrestrial conflict with ...
    • We should be so lucky as to have China's crash: Olive - Toronto Star February 12, 2016
      Toronto StarWe should be so lucky as to have China's crash: OliveToronto StarIt seems useful to mention a few of these Chinese realities since, in the West, there has been a conviction for the past year that the Chinese economy is cratering. And indeed, China's rate of GDP growth last year was the lowest in a quarter-century, ...Interview: Growing
    • That time China censored an art summit — in another country - Washington Post February 12, 2016
      Washington PostThat time China censored an art summit — in another countryWashington PostIn 2009, Bangladesh police shut down a Tibet-related show at the request of the Chinese. In other cases, people have stood up to Chinese pressure — and paid a price. In 2010, when Sarin and Sonam were scheduled to screen a Tibetan documentary at the ...and more »
    • China's Roaring February Box Office Is Double North America's - Forbes February 12, 2016
      ForbesChina's Roaring February Box Office Is Double North America'sForbesIt was a headline-worthy occurrence last year when China's February movie box office total of 4 billion RMB (US$650 million) exceeded that of the U.S., the first time in history that China—or any other territory—out-grossed America over the course of ...