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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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    • To Temper Unrest, China Pushes Interethnic Marriage Between Han and ... - New York Times September 2, 2014
      New York TimesTo Temper Unrest, China Pushes Interethnic Marriage Between Han and ...New York TimesBEIJING — In a policy that appears aimed at soothing violent ethnic tensions in the west of China, officials in the region of Xinjiang are offering cash and other financial incentives to encourage marriages between minorities and Han, the country's ...Chin
    • India and Japan Pursue Closer Ties to Counter China - Wall Street Journal September 2, 2014
      Wall Street JournalIndia and Japan Pursue Closer Ties to Counter ChinaWall Street JournalTOKYO—The leaders of Japan and India pledged to step up defense and economic cooperation Monday as the two Asian powers aim to build a strategic counterweight to China. As India's new prime minister, Narendra Modi, begins to outline a vision for his ...
    • China real estate: A bubble bursting? - CNBC September 2, 2014
      CNBCChina real estate: A bubble bursting?CNBCFor 31-year old Beijing resident Wang Yuanzhi, talk about a bubble in Chinese property is not something to be too concerned about. "If you look at the real estate market in China, it has already seen a golden decade of extreme fast growth. There will ...China's property conundrumBBC Newsall 38 news artic
    • Putin breaks ground on Russia-China gas pipeline, world's biggest (VIDEO) - RT September 2, 2014
      RTPutin breaks ground on Russia-China gas pipeline, world's biggest (VIDEO)RT“The new gas branch will significantly strengthen the economic cooperation with countries in the Asia-Pacific region and above all - our key partner China,” Putin said at the ceremony outside the city of Yakutsk - the capital of Russia's Republic of ...China May Be Biggest
    • China accuses MPs of Hong Kong 'interference' - BBC News September 2, 2014
      BBC NewsChina accuses MPs of Hong Kong 'interference'BBC NewsThe Chinese authorities have accused British MPs of interfering in Hong Kong's affairs, Newsnight has learned. They are trying to block an influential Westminster committee from carrying out an inquiry into the ongoing tensions in Hong Kong. The ...Beijing Abandons Pragmatism on Hong
    • US Firms Feel Unwelcome in China, According to Survey - Wall Street Journal September 2, 2014
      Wall Street JournalUS Firms Feel Unwelcome in China, According to SurveyWall Street JournalA survey by the American Chamber of Commerce released on Tuesday shows that 60% of companies feel less welcome in China than before, a sharp increase from 41% in the previous poll a year ago. In a new question for its members, 49% of respondents ...China Targeting Fore
    • China banking crisis 'almost certain' - Sydney Morning Herald September 2, 2014
      Sydney Morning HeraldChina banking crisis 'almost certain'Sydney Morning Herald"We don't know when there will be a China banking crisis and how it will play out but it is almost certain there will be one," said Mr Stein, a professor at the University of London who served as chief economist at consulting firm Lombard Street from ...an
    • China Troubles for OSI Reflect Broader Perils for Business - Wall Street Journal September 1, 2014
      Wall Street JournalChina Troubles for OSI Reflect Broader Perils for BusinessWall Street JournalThat all collapsed in July after a Chinese television report showed workers in the company's Shanghai plant allegedly making chicken nuggets and patties from expired meat. OSI's operations across China now are paralyzed, after state media excoriated ...M
    • With eye on Japan, China plans Martyrs' Day - USA TODAY September 1, 2014
      USA TODAYWith eye on Japan, China plans Martyrs' DayUSA TODAYBEIJING — China has established a national day to commemorate the country's martyrs, state media said Monday, the latest of several recent steps by Beijing to intensify commemoration of its war-time fight against Japan, including orders that TV ...and more »
    • China Gives Microsoft 20 Days to Explain Problems - Wall Street Journal September 1, 2014
      Wall Street JournalChina Gives Microsoft 20 Days to Explain ProblemsWall Street JournalThe investigation into Microsoft is one of a number faced by foreign businesses in China, as Beijing steps up enforcement of its six-year-old antimonopoly law. Foreign luxury auto makers are facing probes by another Chinese agency into the way they ...China gives Microsoft