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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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    • Web-retail titan Alibaba took over China. Could America's web be next? - Washington Post September 19, 2014
      USA TODAYWeb-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 ...Top
    • iPhone 6 delay in China triggers black market sales - CNET September 19, 2014
      ReutersiPhone 6 delay in China triggers black market salesCNETIn one example, an enterprising seller in China who was able to score an iPhone supply was touting two-day delivery of a 16GB iPhone 6 for 8,000 yuan ($1,303). That's almost twice as much as the price of the phone sold via Apple's Hong Kong website.Opportunists cash in on delayed iPhone
    • Gold IPhones at $3600 as China Delay Fuels Black Market - Bloomberg September 19, 2014
      BloombergGold IPhones at $3600 as China Delay Fuels Black MarketBloombergThat creates an opportunity for Liu, who promises two-day delivery of a 16-gigabyte iPhone 6 for 8,000 yuan ($1,303) -- almost double the price on Apple's Hong Kong website. “It's going to be a while before the new iPhone comes to China officially, so ...Apple's iPhone 6
    • 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 ...Canada's Secretive Trea
    • GlaxoSmithKline to pay £297m fine over China bribery network - The Guardian September 19, 2014
      The GuardianGlaxoSmithKline to pay £297m fine over China bribery networkThe GuardianThe company said the illegal actions of its subsidiary, GSK China Investment Co, were "a clear breach of GSK's governance and compliance procedures; and are wholly contrary to the values and standards expected from GSK employees". It has published an ...
    • GlaxoSmithKline Found Guilty of Bribery in China - Wall Street Journal September 19, 2014
      Wall Street JournalGlaxoSmithKline Found Guilty of Bribery in ChinaWall Street JournalThe penalty is the largest ever corporate fine in China, according to the official Chinese news agency Xinhua. It draws a line under an issue that has hung over the U.K. drug maker since Chinese authorities started investigating the company in June 2013.China Fines GlaxoSmi
    • At Asian Games, China Is the Team to Beat - New York Times September 19, 2014
      New York TimesAt Asian Games, China Is the Team to BeatNew York TimesChina has finished atop the gold medal count in every edition of the Asian Games since 1982. With home advantage at the last edition, in 2010 in Guangzhou, China won nearly three times as many golds and nearly twice as many total medals as its nearest ...and more »
    • China not warlike, says Xi, as border standoff dominates India trip - Reuters September 19, 2014
      ReutersChina not warlike, says Xi, as border standoff dominates India tripReutersNEW DELHI (Reuters) - China is not a warlike nation, President Xi Jinping said on Thursday, during a rare trip to neighbour India that was dominated by a standoff on a barren Himalayan plateau between soldiers from the world's two most populous nations.
    • In China, Dreams of Vying for an Oscar - New York Times September 18, 2014
      New York TimesIn China, Dreams of Vying for an OscarNew York TimesBEIJING — The question that hounds every major Chinese film director was put to Jiang Wen at a news conference here this month. Mr. Jiang and his business associates had organized the event to generate buzz over the coming “Gone With the Bullets,” a ...
    • India Takes Tough Stance With China on Kashmir - New York Times September 18, 2014
      New York TimesIndia Takes Tough Stance With China on KashmirNew York TimesNEW DELHI — Smiles rarely left the faces of the top leaders of India and China here on Thursday, but India's new prime minister sent a tough message to his Chinese guest by pressing him for a resolution to a border dispute that has escalated abruptly.India Presses China to Resolve