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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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    • Enduring China-Japan Hatreds Risk Renewed Conflict Involving U.S. - Huffington Post October 4, 2015
      Huffington PostEnduring China-Japan Hatreds Risk Renewed Conflict Involving U.S.Huffington PostBEIJING--There are many obscure tourist sites in Beijing. One missed by many foreigners is the Chinese People's Anti-Japanese War Memorial Hall. The museum illustrates why China, America's most fearsome potential competitor, and Japan, Washington's .
    • China Is Gearing Up for Corporate Governance - Institutional Investor October 4, 2015
      China Is Gearing Up for Corporate GovernanceInstitutional InvestorWe are embarking on a new era in global markets — likely one that has at its core China's increasing integration into the global financial system. As the country rebalances its economy, internationalizes its currency and allows greater foreign ...
    • Typhoon Mujigae Hits Southern China - Wall Street Journal October 4, 2015
      Wall Street JournalTyphoon Mujigae Hits Southern ChinaWall Street JournalBEIJING—A strong typhoon roared into southern China on Sunday, bringing powerful winds and heavy rain to the region after leaving more than a dozen fishermen missing in the Philippines. Tens of thousands of people in southern China were evacuated ...Typhoon roars into south China; tens
    • As China growth flags, analysts weigh alternative indicators - Economic Times October 4, 2015
      Independent OnlineAs China growth flags, analysts weigh alternative indicatorsEconomic TimesBEIJING: As once-stellar growth rates start to dip, watchers of China's mammoth economy worry that it could be worse than it looks because the official figures might not be telling the whole story. But amid mistrust of government numbers, economists ...China
    • China becomes scapegoat for America's economic troubles - South China Morning Post (subscription) October 4, 2015
      South China Morning Post (subscription)China becomes scapegoat for America's economic troublesSouth China Morning Post (subscription)...blah,blah, blah ... could fuel fears that the China led global economic slowdown is sapping America's strength ... blah,blah, blah of the biggest lodestones on America's economy was in the commodity sec
    • Made In China: A Stamp Of Quality Approval? - Sky News October 4, 2015
      Made In China: A Stamp Of Quality Approval?Sky NewsAssembled in China". Many other smartphones simply say "Made in China". But those descriptions underlie a far more complex birth. In fact, the vast majority of the components that go into an iPhone are made elsewhere. The memory chips and displays tend ...and more »
    • China win Asia Basketball title, qualify for Olympics - Yahoo Sports October 4, 2015
      Yahoo SportsChina win Asia Basketball title, qualify for OlympicsYahoo SportsHong Kong (AFP) - China's men beat the Philippines 78-67 in the FIBA Asia Championship final before an ecstatic 7,000-strong capacity home crowd in Changsha late on Saturday to secure a place at the 2016 Olympics. With Guo Ailun (19 points, ...FIBA Asia Championships 2015 Final
    • China opens terrifying glass-bottomed bridge in Shiniuzhai park - FOX31 Denver October 4, 2015
      FOX31 DenverChina opens terrifying glass-bottomed bridge in Shiniuzhai parkFOX31 DenverThe recently completed span is a glass walkway suspended a stomach-flipping 180 meters (590 feet) above a sheer drop in China's central Hunan Province. Haohan Qiao, as it's known in Chinese, is the latest in a series of glass-floored attractions to ...If seeing
    • China's Ambitious Rail Projects Crash Into Harsh Realities in Latin America - New York Times October 3, 2015
      New York TimesChina's Ambitious Rail Projects Crash Into Harsh Realities in Latin AmericaNew York TimesLUCAS DO RIO VERDE, Brazil — The ambitions are dizzying, some of the grandest in Latin America since thousands of laborers perished building railways through the forbidding jungles of Brazil more than a century ago. China has sought to build a “dry ...
    • Vietnamese journalist jailed on charge of spying for China - The Guardian October 3, 2015
      Vietnamese journalist jailed on charge of spying for ChinaThe GuardianA Vietnamese journalist was found guilty of spying for China on Wednesday (30 September) and sentenced to a six-year jail term by a Hanoi court after a three-hour trial, his lawyer told Reuters. Ha Huy Hoang, who had worked for a government-run ...and more »