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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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    • Exclusive: China meat supplier faced claims last year over unethical work ... - Reuters July 25, 2014
      ReutersExclusive: China meat supplier faced claims last year over unethical work ...ReutersWang's allegations of tampering with food production dates echo those made in a Chinese undercover TV documentary on Sunday that showed staff at Shanghai Husi Food plant mixing old meat with fresh produce and re-using meat picked up from the floor.Buyers and Brand […]
    • China's Plan to Limit Coal Use Could Spur Consumption for Years - New York Times July 25, 2014
      New York TimesChina's Plan to Limit Coal Use Could Spur Consumption for YearsNew York TimesHONG KONG — Under pressure to reduce smog and greenhouse gas emissions, the Chinese government is considering a mandatory cap on coal use, the main source of carbon pollution from fossil fuels. But it would be an adjustable ceiling that would allow ...China and As […]
    • China probes food businesses; Hong Kong bans imports in meat safety scare - Reuters July 25, 2014
      ReutersChina probes food businesses; Hong Kong bans imports in meat safety scareReutersSHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's food regulator has visited close to 600 restaurants, businesses and food distributors as it investigates a fast-spreading food safety scare that has dragged in a number of global brands and hit food outlets as far away as ...Meat-Supplier […]
    • China's Big Course Correction in the South China Sea? - The National Interest Online July 24, 2014
      The National Interest OnlineChina's Big Course Correction in the South China Sea?The National Interest OnlineAfter many months of taking increasingly bold actions at the expense of its neighbors in East Asia, there are recent indications that Beijing may be adopting more conciliatory policies. China has unexpectedly removed a controversial oil-drilling […]
    • Shades Of The Middle Ages: The Plague Popped Up In China And Colorado - NPR (blog) July 24, 2014
      NPR (blog)Shades Of The Middle Ages: The Plague Popped Up In China And ColoradoNPR (blog)According to Chinese officials, parts of a city in northern China were quarantined for nine days, and 151 people were put under close observation after a man died of the disease last Wednesday. He was reportedly infected after handling a dead Himalayan ...and more » […]
    • Turning Ethiopia Into China's China - Businessweek July 24, 2014
      BusinessweekTurning Ethiopia Into China's ChinaBusinessweekEthiopian workers walking through the parking lot of Huajian Shoes' factory outside Addis Ababa in June chose the wrong day to leave their shirts untucked. The company's president, just arrived from China, spotted them through the window, sprang up ...and more » […]
    • Qualcomm's China Hang-Ups - Wall Street Journal July 24, 2014
      Wall Street JournalQualcomm's China Hang-UpsWall Street JournalWhile Qualcomm managed to beat Wall Street estimates for its fiscal third quarter, the results were overshadowed by struggles in China. These pushed the stock down Thursday afternoon on its way to what would be its worst single-day selloff in more than ...Report: China to declare Qualcomm a […]
    • China's Property Market Is No Bubble - Wall Street Journal July 24, 2014
      Wall Street JournalChina's Property Market Is No BubbleWall Street JournalWill China's property bubble trigger a financial crisis? Concern is high this year thanks to deteriorating sales figures and reports of large price cuts. But China really is different. Though a correction is coming, the consequences will be more ...China eyes quality developm […]
    • SOHO China's $15M Harvard Gift: Is The Money Better Spent In China? - Forbes July 24, 2014
      ForbesSOHO China's $15M Harvard Gift: Is The Money Better Spent In China?ForbesThe post-2008 financial crisis coupled with a rising number of international applicants from wealthy families have resulted in American colleges accepting more full-tuition payers from overseas. There's been a 6% to 7% annual jump in the number of ...Chinese real estate […]
    • Gauge of Chinese Manufacturing Activity Rises to 18-Month High in July - Wall Street Journal July 24, 2014
      Wall Street JournalGauge of Chinese Manufacturing Activity Rises to 18-Month High in JulyWall Street JournalHSBC's China Flash PMI for July of 52.0 says the country's factory sector grew at a rate not seen in 1.5 years. The WSJ's Ramy Inocencio speaks with HSBC's John Zhu, Greater China Economist, on which of Beijing's mini-stimulus […]