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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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    • Natural Gas Production Falls Short in China - New York Times August 22, 2014
      New York TimesNatural Gas Production Falls Short in ChinaNew York TimesSHOUYANG, China — Jin Peisheng, a drilling rig foreman, knows the challenges of trying to extract natural gas from a coal seam under the cornfields here in north-central China. Cracks in the subterranean coal are flooded with water that needs to be ...China's gas equation, post-Gazpr
    • China Says 5 in Sect Killed Woman Who Wouldn't Join - New York Times August 21, 2014
      USA TODAYChina Says 5 in Sect Killed Woman Who Wouldn't JoinNew York TimesHONG KONG — Five defendants went on trial in eastern China on Thursday, accused of beating and kicking a woman to death in a McDonald's restaurant after she resisted their attempt to recruit her into a sect that has been condemned by the government as ...China tries cult memb
    • Mongolia, China Pledge $10 Billion in Annual Trade - ABC News August 21, 2014
      ecnsMongolia, China Pledge $10 Billion in Annual TradeABC NewsChina and Mongolia pledged Thursday to almost double their annual two-way trade to $10 billion by 2020 as President Xi Jinping became the first Chinese head of state in more than a decade to visit this sprawling resource-rich nation sandwiched between ...Mongolia hosts China's leader, seeks p
    • What China wants - The Economist August 21, 2014
      The EconomistWhat China wantsThe EconomistSome Western hawks see a China threat wherever they look: China's state-owned businesses stealing a march in Africa; its government covering for autocrats in UN votes; its insatiable appetite for resources plundering the environment. Fortunately, there ...and more »
    • China's state media jab US on Ferguson - Los Angeles Times August 21, 2014
      China's state media jab US on FergusonLos Angeles TimesWith the unrest in Ferguson, Mo., ongoing, countries including China have sensed a chance to strike back at what they see as the United States' preachiness and hypocrisy on human rights. This week, comments by U.S. State Department spokeswoman Marie ...and more »
    • Asian equities mixed on weak China flash PMI; Jackson Hole eyed - CNBC August 21, 2014
      Asian equities mixed on weak China flash PMI; Jackson Hole eyedCNBCAsian stocks traded mixed on Thursday, with Chinese shares significantly lower after a lower-than-expected preliminary reading of mainland manufacturing activity. Trading was subdued as investors stay on the sidelines before a gathering of central ...and more »
    • destiny inspires China's maritime claims - Financial Times August 21, 2014
      New York Times (blog)destiny inspires China's maritime claimsFinancial TimesThe sense that China is entitled to possession of this sea lies deep in the nation's history of viewing its neighbours, especially those untouched by Chinese culture, as inferiors. China no longer feels a need to be liked. The promise of its “peaceful ...New Map Shows China
    • China's Top Graft Buster, Wang Qishan, Probing Thousands - Wall Street Journal August 21, 2014
      Wall Street JournalChina's Top Graft Buster, Wang Qishan, Probing ThousandsWall Street JournalNANCHANG, China—When Wang Qishan, China's top graft-buster, dispatched a dozen investigators to this south China river town last summer, his message was clear: The investigators should inspire "shock and awe" among local officials, according to a
    • China Fines Japanese Auto Parts and Bearings Makers in Price Rigging - New York Times August 20, 2014
      New York TimesChina Fines Japanese Auto Parts and Bearings Makers in Price RiggingNew York TimesHONG KONG — Chinese regulators on Wednesday intensified their antitrust scrutiny of multinationals, finding 12 Japanese auto parts and bearings manufacturers guilty of fixing prices charged to the Chinese factories of at least five automakers, and ...China Fines J
    • 5 Tibetans Are Said to Die In Chinese Police Custody - New York Times August 20, 2014
      Reuters India5 Tibetans Are Said to Die In Chinese Police CustodyNew York TimesHONG KONG — Five Tibetans have died in police custody in southwestern China after a protest last week during which residents were shot and wounded, according to the exiled Tibetan government and other groups abroad. The accounts described a flaring ...Three more Tibetans die from