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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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    • Is the West ignoring China's terror threat? - CNBC November 26, 2015
      CNBCIs the West ignoring China's terror threat?CNBCBeijing's renewed crackdown against homegrown acts of violence has not only cast a fresh spotlight on terrorism in the mainland, but also sparked complaints over the world's perceived double standards when it comes to addressing Chinese efforts to ...Will China change its ways to counter ISIS?
    • 25 Years of Stock Market Milestones for China - Bloomberg November 25, 2015
      Bloomberg25 Years of Stock Market Milestones for ChinaBloombergThis year has been a wild ride for Chinese stocks, something that long-time investors have come to expect from a country that's seen 55 bull and bear markets since the ruling Communist Party first allowed equity trading in 1990. As the Shanghai Stock ...Currency trader? Chinese banks want yo
    • Sieren's China: Through the side door - Deutsche Welle November 25, 2015
      Deutsche WelleSieren's China: Through the side doorDeutsche WelleChina and 16 European countries launched an economic platform in 2012, to the annoyance of the European Union because Beijing did not consult it on the matter. The Chinese government insists on doing business with sovereign states as long as they ...China's 'Belt and Road' R
    • The Chinese bond market is bubbling and troubling - The Economist November 25, 2015
      The EconomistThe Chinese bond market is bubbling and troublingThe EconomistCHINA'S domestic bond market has never been riskier. It was only last year that it suffered its first default. This year at least six companies have defaulted. The miscreants are a diverse lot, including a beverage bottler, a solar-panel maker and a ...and more »
    • UK requests observer status in legal dispute over South China Sea islands - The Guardian November 25, 2015
      The GuardianUK requests observer status in legal dispute over South China Sea islandsThe GuardianThe case, which began on Tuesday, comes as China steps up its programme of building airstrips and defences in the contested Spratly Islands. Last month, the US raised the stakes by sailing a warship through a 12-nautical mile zone around two artificial ...Trouble
    • Vanishing China Execs a Vexatious Mystery for HK Market - Voice of America November 25, 2015
      Voice of AmericaVanishing China Execs a Vexatious Mystery for HK MarketVoice of AmericaThe chairman of the Hong Kong arm of one of China's biggest securities companies goes missing. The head of another firm resurfaces after months incommunicado. An executive at a film studio is detained for allegedly taking bribes. They're not plot ...Fifa investig
    • Beware of China's Safety Record - International New York Times November 25, 2015
      International New York TimesBeware of China's Safety RecordInternational New York TimesMeanwhile, too many Chinese buildings prove to be less sturdy than a house of cards, collapsing to the ground, killing occupants. Among recent examples, a two-story building under renovation in Henan Province collapsed to dust on Oct. 30, taking with ...
    • China's most powerful weapon is trade - Financial Times November 25, 2015
      Financial TimesChina's most powerful weapon is tradeFinancial TimesInstead, Mr Najib, fresh from the glow of finding $700m from an unnamed Middle Eastern donor in his personal bank account, appeared to relish the chance of hosting the US president and Chinese premier, both of whom were in Kuala Lumpur last week to ...and more »
    • ECB in China 'spillover' warning for euro zone - CNBC November 25, 2015
      CNBCECB in China 'spillover' warning for euro zoneCNBC"The slowing of growth in China since the beginning of 2015 has reduced euro area exports, in particular exports of machinery and transport equipment. This has had adverse repercussions, in particular, for exporters of manufactured goods, which account ...and more »
    • China's Central Bank to Give Market Greater Say on Interest Rates - Wall Street Journal November 25, 2015
      Wall Street JournalChina's Central Bank to Give Market Greater Say on Interest RatesWall Street JournalBEIJING—China has long controlled its financial system through floors and ceilings on interest rates. Now get ready for its interest-rate corridor. The new approach -- described in a recent statement from China's central bank -- marks Beijing