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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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    • Debt-laden 'zombie' firms threaten China's economy - CNNMoney October 20, 2014
      Wall Street Journal (blog)Debt-laden 'zombie' firms threaten China's economyCNNMoneyEconomists concerned over rapidly rising corporate debt levels in China are sounding the alarm, warning that major changes are needed to avoid an increase in "zombie" banks and firms. After expanding at a lightning-fast rate, China's corporate de
    • China is staging a nationwide attack on iCloud and Microsoft accounts - The Verge October 20, 2014
      Cult of MacChina is staging a nationwide attack on iCloud and Microsoft accountsThe VergeChina got its first official shipments of new iPhones last week, but a new report from web censorship watchdog Great Fire indicates Chinese users may be facing an unpleasant surprise when they try to connect to Apple services at large. As of last night ...China may be ha
    • China Communist Party plenum begins in Beijing - BBC News October 20, 2014
      BBC NewsChina Communist Party plenum begins in BeijingBBC NewsA key meeting of Chinese Communist Party leaders focusing on the rule of law and fighting corruption has begun in Beijing. The plenum is the annual gathering of the 205 members of the party's Central Committee. The Chinese Communist Party has nearly ...What China Means by 'Rule of Law
    • China Versus America - New York Times October 20, 2014
      China Versus AmericaNew York TimesSINGAPORE — Let us take it as a given that the post-1945 world order with the United States as dominant nation has begun to unravel, that China is rising to inherit the earth, that the unease of our times has much to do with that difficult transition ...
    • UN Group Urges China's Wealthy to Fight Ebola - Wall Street Journal October 20, 2014
      Wall Street JournalUN Group Urges China's Wealthy to Fight EbolaWall Street JournalBEIJING-Chinese corporations and wealthy individuals aren't contributing enough to help fight the spread of Ebola in West Africa, despite the nation's deep ties to the impacted region, according to the United Nations World Food Programme's China ...UPDATE 1
    • China: Don't call yourself Dumbledore - BBC News October 20, 2014
      BBC NewsChina: Don't call yourself DumbledoreBBC NewsChinese state media have urged citizens to think carefully when choosing an English name, so that don't they pick one with an unfortunate meaning, it appears. People are being warned against picking a name that could cause offence, or simply make no ...and more »
    • Australia set to seize assets of corrupt Chinese officials - Sydney Morning Herald October 20, 2014
      Sydney Morning HeraldAustralia set to seize assets of corrupt Chinese officialsSydney Morning HeraldIn an exclusive interview with Fairfax Media, Commander Bruce Hill, the manager of the AFP's operations in Asia, has confirmed Australia has agreed to assist China in the extradition and seizure of assets of corrupt officials who have fled to Australia ..
    • Why China May Avoid a US-Style Property Crash - Wall Street Journal (blog) October 20, 2014
      Wall Street Journal (blog)Why China May Avoid a US-Style Property CrashWall Street Journal (blog)Is there a property bubble in China, and would it pop like the ones in Japan and the U.S.? China's housing sector is in terrible shape, says a new report by Goldman Sachs . But even if the market were to collapse, the consequences may not be as bad as ...Ind
    • Presumed Guilty in China's War on Corruption, Targets Suffer Abuses - New York Times October 20, 2014
      New York TimesPresumed Guilty in China's War on Corruption, Targets Suffer AbusesNew York TimesBEIJING — He was starved, pummeled and interrogated for days on end in an ice-cold room where sleeping, sitting or even leaning against a wall were forbidden. One beating left Wang Guanglong, a midlevel official from China's Fujian Province, partly ...and
    • China's crackdown slows Tibetan refugee crossings to freedom in India - Washington Post October 20, 2014
      China's crackdown slows Tibetan refugee crossings to freedom in IndiaWashington PostThe International Campaign for Tibet, a Washington advocacy group, says the Chinese have conducted two large-scale military drills in Tibet since May to prepare for “combat,” as well as training sessions for police stationed inside Buddhist monasteries.and more »