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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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    • Shares gain on US tech earnings, ECB purchase plans - Reuters October 21, 2014
      ReutersShares gain on US tech earnings, ECB purchase plansReutersOfficial data showing China's gross domestic product grew 7.3 percent in the third quarter from a year earlier, marking the weakest growth since the first quarter of 2009, weighed on Chinese shares and stoked concerns over global economic growth.Europe, U.S. Stocks Climb on Earnings, ECB S
    • Mixed Economic Signals From China - New York Times October 21, 2014
      New York TimesMixed Economic Signals From ChinaNew York TimesLi Keqiang, China's prime minister, boasted in a speech at a World Economic Forum meeting last month that nearly 10 million urban jobs had been created in the first eight months of the year, up slightly from a year ago. As a result, he said, he would ...China's growth slowest since global
    • Tough US rivalries, China food scandal pound McDonald's - Reuters October 21, 2014
      ReutersTough US rivalries, China food scandal pound McDonald'sReuters(Reuters) - McDonald's Corp's (MCD.N) - which has not given investors many reasons to sing the fast-food chain's "I'm lovin' it" jingle - on Tuesday said quarterly profit dropped by nearly one-third and warned that global restaurant sales will fall ..
    • Top bid to build new MBTA subway cars is from China - Boston Globe October 21, 2014
      Boston GlobeTop bid to build new MBTA subway cars is from ChinaBoston GlobeThe Massachusetts Department of Transportation board of directors is scheduled to vote Wednesday on the contract for CNR MA Corporation, which is a venture of China CNR Corporation Limited and CNR Changchun Railway Vehicles Co., according to the ...and more »
    • China Growth Seen Slowing Sharply Over Decade - Wall Street Journal October 21, 2014
      China Growth Seen Slowing Sharply Over DecadeWall Street JournalBEIJING—China's growth will slow sharply during the coming decade to 3.9% as its productivity nose dives and the country's leaders fail to push through tough measures to remake the economy, according to a report expected to come out Monday. Such an ...
    • China-backed hackers may have infiltrated Apple's iCloud: blog - Reuters October 21, 2014
      ReutersChina-backed hackers may have infiltrated Apple's iCloud: blogReutersBOSTON/BEIJING (Reuters) - Apple Inc's (AAPL.O) iCloud storage and backup service in China was attacked by hackers trying to steal user credentials, a Chinese web monitoring group said, adding that it believes the country's government is behind the ...China denies back
    • Australia set to help China seize assets of corrupt Chinese officials: reports - Reuters October 21, 2014
      BBC NewsAustralia set to help China seize assets of corrupt Chinese officials: reportsReutersThe priority list agreed between China's Ministry of Public Security and the AFP was culled from a broader list of "less than a hundred people", Hill told the paper, adding that the assets China was pursuing in Australia were in the "many hundreds
    • Presumed Guilty in China's War on Corruption, Targets Suffer Abuses - New York Times October 20, 2014
      New York TimesPresumed Guilty in China's War on Corruption, Targets Suffer AbusesNew York TimesBEIJING — He was starved, pummeled and interrogated for days on end in an ice-cold room where sleeping, sitting or even leaning against a wall were forbidden. One beating left Wang Guanglong, a midlevel official from China's Fujian Province, partly ...and
    • China Versus America - New York Times October 20, 2014
      China Versus AmericaNew York TimesSINGAPORE — Let us take it as a given that the post-1945 world order with the United States as dominant nation has begun to unravel, that China is rising to inherit the earth, that the unease of our times has much to do with that difficult transition ...
    • UN Group Urges China's Wealthy to Fight Ebola - Wall Street Journal October 20, 2014
      Wall Street JournalUN Group Urges China's Wealthy to Fight EbolaWall Street JournalBEIJING-Chinese corporations and wealthy individuals aren't contributing enough to help fight the spread of Ebola in West Africa, despite the nation's deep ties to the impacted region, according to the United Nations World Food Programme's China ...China Wo