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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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    • Chinese Spies Expand Operations in Taiwan - DefenseNews.com January 25, 2015
      DefenseNews.comChinese Spies Expand Operations in TaiwanDefenseNews.comTAIPEI — As relations continue to expand between China and Taiwan since the election of Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou in 2008, so does espionage. With the 2009 Economic Cooperation Framework Agreement, cross-strait ties have flourished.Caught in Rising China's CentrifugeCaixin MediaU
    • Barack Obama's India visit aimed at containing China: Think tank - Economic Times January 25, 2015
      Barack Obama's India visit aimed at containing China: Think tankEconomic TimesBEIJING: As US President Barack Obama arrived in India for an unprecedented second visit, a wary Beijing kept a close watch on its outcome amid commentaries by official think tanks here that the trip is aimed at containing China but New Delhi will not ...and more »
    • 'Hobbit' Storms China; 'Sniper' Takes Out More Records: International Box Office - Deadline.com January 25, 2015
      Deadline.com'Hobbit' Storms China; 'Sniper' Takes Out More Records: International Box OfficeDeadline.comWith a record-breaking China bow of $49.5M, The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies was the top movie this frame internationally, followed by Taken 3, American Sniper, Big Hero 6 and Penguins Of Madagascar. New were day-and-date relea
    • China buying more iPhones than US - Financial Times January 25, 2015
      ValueWalkChina buying more iPhones than USFinancial TimesAnalysts estimate that the US tech group reached the turning point in iPhone sales after expanding its presence in China last year via a deal with China Mobile, the country's largest network operator, and after the release of the latest iPhone 6 in the ...Apple Will Announce It Has Sold More iPhon
    • US to impose big tariffs on China and Taiwan for dumping solar panels on market - Computerworld January 25, 2015
      Focus Taiwan News ChannelUS to impose big tariffs on China and Taiwan for dumping solar panels on marketComputerworldThe U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) has voted to uphold earlier findings that Chinese and Taiwanese photovoltaic manufacturers have been saturating their market with low-cost photovoltaic (PV) panels. The ruling follows a similar one
    • Despite a Crackdown, Use of Illegal Drugs in China Continues Unabated - New York Times January 25, 2015
      New York TimesDespite a Crackdown, Use of Illegal Drugs in China Continues UnabatedNew York Timeshe asked a passer-by, before offering his wares: cocaine, ecstasy and crystal methamphetamine, all highly illegal in China. The man was but one of several drug dealers who are a fixture in Sanlitun, one of Beijing's diplomatic districts, just down the ...and
    • A Game Changer for China and India in Sri Lanka? - The Diplomat January 25, 2015
      The DiplomatA Game Changer for China and India in Sri Lanka?The DiplomatThe docking last September of a Chinese naval submarine in Colombo turned heads in New Delhi, just as the new government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi was still getting up to speed. The event underlined the magnitude of Chinese influence in Sri ...and more »
    • One Clip, Two Views of China - The Atlantic January 25, 2015
      One Clip, Two Views of ChinaThe AtlanticThis item from The Nanfang, a site covering the big cities of southernmost China (nanfang, or 南方 = "southward"), does a nice job of conveying the discouraging and enlivening aspects of China that so often coexist. Discouraging: the latest tightening ...
    • Hard times return as China bids to bring its economic miracle to an end - The Guardian January 25, 2015
      The GuardianHard times return as China bids to bring its economic miracle to an endThe GuardianChina's president, Xi Jinping, calls it the “new normal” – but strikes are increasing, wages going unpaid and businesses are struggling to survive as the vast economy adjusts to a more sedate pace of growth after more than a decade of explosive expansion.Sizin
    • Chinese Officials Shrug Off Concerns Over Economic Slowdown - Wall Street Journal January 24, 2015
      Wall Street JournalChinese Officials Shrug Off Concerns Over Economic SlowdownWall Street JournalChinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang set the tone on Wednesday when he said in a speech that China's economy is entering a “new normal” of slower but healthier growth. He assured that the slowdown won't cause a systemic crisis and the economy won't ..