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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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    • After Overwhelming US Visa Program, Where Will China's Emigrants Go Next? - Wall Street Journal (blog) August 29, 2014
      Wall Street Journal (blog)After Overwhelming US Visa Program, Where Will China's Emigrants Go Next?Wall Street Journal (blog)Wealthy Chinese hoping to move abroad have overwhelmed the immigration departments of the U.S. and Canada—their favorite destinations—this year. But will China's rich who want a visa head elsewhere or will they hold out for t
    • China's toilet paper makers flush with cash - Forbes August 29, 2014
      ForbesChina's toilet paper makers flush with cashForbesChinese consumers are well known for their interest in luxury goods, but enterprising manufacturers are now rushing to take advantage of their more private interest in other comforts of modern life. In the country that invented papermaking, the use of ...
    • In China, Detecting Fraud Riskier Than Doing It - New York Times August 29, 2014
      In China, Detecting Fraud Riskier Than Doing ItNew York TimesIt can be very risky to do things in China that are taken for granted in other countries. Kun Huang, a Chinese-born Canadian citizen, is back in Vancouver after spending two years in a Chinese jail. His crime was contributing to research that led his ...
    • In China, Dueling Scholarship Programs From Billionaires - New York Times August 28, 2014
      In China, Dueling Scholarship Programs From BillionairesNew York TimesMr. Schwarzman approached Zhang Xin, the chief executive of SOHO China, one of Beijing's largest real estate developers, when they both attended the World Economic Forum last January in Davos, Switzerland. Instead of giving money to Mr. Schwarzman's ...and more »
    • China Considers Opening Up Stock Market Further - Wall Street Journal August 28, 2014
      Wall Street JournalChina Considers Opening Up Stock Market FurtherWall Street JournalAny inclusion would also be a boost to the 640 billion yuan ($140 billion) RQFII program that was started in 2011 and now acts as one of the two main gateways for fund managers looking to invest in China's markets. Beijing is also pressing ahead with ...and more »
    • Natural gas in China - The Economist August 28, 2014
      Natural gas in ChinaThe EconomistChina has found that replicating America's shale strategy—even with American help—is harder than it expected. Fracking works by injecting millions of gallons of water, sand and chemicals into horizontal wells at high pressure, fracturing the shale ...and more »
    • ​China vows to respond to US surveillance flights - CBS News August 28, 2014
      CBS News​China vows to respond to US surveillance flightsCBS NewsBEIJING - China said Thursday it will continue responding to U.S. military surveillance flights off its coast, rejecting American accusations that one of Beijing's fighter jets acted recklessly in intercepting a U.S. Navy plane last week. Defense ...China Warns US Over Surveillance Flights
    • Canadian couple detained in China were spies disguised as 'ordinary citizens ... - The Globe and Mail August 28, 2014
      Canadian couple detained in China were spies disguised as 'ordinary citizens ...The Globe and Mail4, but not formally arrested, and China has offered little information on what they are accused of doing. The Christian couple ran a coffee shop near the border with North Korea, worked to bring humanitarian aid into that secretive country and worked ...and
    • China says 'no change' in policy on improving ties with Japan - Reuters August 28, 2014
      ReutersChina says 'no change' in policy on improving ties with JapanReutersChina's foreign ministry was asked to respond to a speech on Wednesday in which Fukuda described his recent meetings with Chinese leaders, and added that both sides had shown the same sense of crisis over Sino-Japanese ties. But Chinese foreign ...With an Eye on China,
    • Exclusive: Microsoft CEO Nadella to visit China amid antitrust probe - source - Reuters August 28, 2014
      ReutersExclusive: Microsoft CEO Nadella to visit China amid antitrust probe - sourceReutersIt is not clear if Nadella, who took over as Microsoft CEO in February, will meet with any Chinese government representatives as part of his visit, or try to resolve issues with the State Administration for Industry and Commerce (SAIC), one of China's ...China Pla