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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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    • China Will Keep Growing. Just Ask the Soviets. - New York Times October 25, 2014
      Telegraph.co.ukChina Will Keep Growing. Just Ask the Soviets.New York TimesThere has been plenty of discussion lately about signs that China's economy is slowing down, focused on details of a possible housing bubble and vast sums of bad loans that the country will have to reckon with. But put aside the challenges China faces ...China's future growt
    • Kenny G Explains His Run-In With China's Communist Party - The Atlantic October 25, 2014
      The AtlanticKenny G Explains His Run-In With China's Communist PartyThe AtlanticThe Chinese government was not amused. Hua Chunying, spokeswoman for the country's foreign ministry, issued a statement that said: “Kenny G's musical works are widely popular in China, but China's position on the illegal Occupy Central activities is ...Asia Pa
    • Weak Yen Pressures Japanese Firms Operating in China - Wall Street Journal October 25, 2014
      Wall Street JournalWeak Yen Pressures Japanese Firms Operating in ChinaWall Street JournalTOKYO—The yen's sharp decline against the yuan is clobbering some Japanese companies operating in China, forcing them to rethink their businesses there. The companies affected are those that pay wages and operating costs in yuan but earn revenue in ...and more »
    • 16 Killed in Northwest China Coal Mine Collapse - ABC News October 25, 2014
      ABC News16 Killed in Northwest China Coal Mine CollapseABC NewsA coal mine shaft collapsed in northwestern China, killing 16 miners, an official said Saturday, highlighting the persistence of safety problems in the industry despite a leveling off of demand. Another 11 miners were injured in the disaster, which ...16 dead in China coal mine collapseIrish Inde
    • China's Rail Ambitions Route to Lasting Growth - Barron's October 25, 2014
      MarketWatchChina's Rail Ambitions Route to Lasting GrowthBarron'sAt least in China, that is. As officials in Beijing struggle to keep economic growth from slowing, they've been accelerating investment in new railways, a trend that's likely to boost earnings at the handful of mainland companies that build them and ...China train companies
    • Deal Set on China-Led Infrastructure Bank - New York Times October 24, 2014
      ABC NewsDeal Set on China-Led Infrastructure BankNew York TimesThe bank, proposed a year ago by President Xi Jinping of China, is to offer financing for infrastructure projects in underdeveloped countries across Asia. China, which has promised to contribute much of the initial $50 billion in capital, sees it as a ...China, 20 Other Countries Initiate New Asi
    • Height discrimination - The Economist October 24, 2014
      The EconomistHeight discriminationThe EconomistWHEN two security guards in Dalian in north-east China got their first month's pay packet earlier this year, they questioned why each received different amounts for identical work. The company responded that one man was 5cm (two inches) taller than his ...
    • China's Submarines Add Nuclear-Strike Capability, Altering Strategic Balance - Wall Street Journal October 24, 2014
      China's Submarines Add Nuclear-Strike Capability, Altering Strategic BalanceWall Street JournalOne Sunday morning last December, China's defense ministry summoned military attachés from several embassies to its monolithic Beijing headquarters. To the foreigners' surprise, the Chinese said that one of their nuclear-powered submarines would soon
    • China Moves to Reinforce Rule of Law, With Caveats - New York Times October 23, 2014
      New York TimesChina Moves to Reinforce Rule of Law, With CaveatsNew York TimesBEIJING — Communist Party leaders, seeking to address widespread dissatisfaction with China's politicized and corrupt judiciary, endorsed a raft of legal changes on Thursday to foster a more predictable legal system while keeping the courts under the ...China Vows to Strengthe
    • To the moon and back: Lunar mission to test China's space program - CNN October 23, 2014
      CNNTo the moon and back: Lunar mission to test China's space programCNNHong Kong (CNN) -- China says it will launch an experimental spacecraft between Friday and Sunday that will orbit the moon before returning to Earth, in a first for the country's ambitious space program. The unmanned spacecraft will be launched by a ...