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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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      ForbesChina's Richest Man Unveils Plan To Take Down DisneyForbesThis weekend China's massive real estate and entertainment conglomerate, Dalian Wanda, is unveiling the first of a series of “Wanda Cities”. The company, headed by China's richest man, Wang Jianlin, has overtly taken aim at the foreign entertainment ...Chinese Developer Wanda Open
    • Tough Talking Trump Would Have Limited South China Sea Options - Forbes May 28, 2016
      ForbesTough Talking Trump Would Have Limited South China Sea OptionsForbesPresumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump talks tough, particularly when it comes to China . He has already blasted China for being a currency manipulator, which they are. It's no secret that China artificially drives down its currency's ...China dissatisfied w
    • These kids literally had to scale a cliff to get home from school - CBS News May 27, 2016
      CBS NewsThese kids literally had to scale a cliff to get home from schoolCBS NewsAfter pictures surfaced of the challenging trek faced by schoolchildren in a poor corner of China's mountainous west, their village may be getting some assistance by way of a safer, more modern piece of infrastructure: a solid set of steel stairs. The ...Chinese schoolkids
    • China's "Land Airbus" will let you drive directly under a bus - Fox News May 27, 2016
      Fox NewsChina's "Land Airbus" will let you drive directly under a busFox NewsA new take on mass transit may be headed to China as early as the end of the year: A so-called "Land Airbus" system that looks like an overgrown monorail as it motors over existing lanes of traffic. The big catch: cars can actually drive under the Land ...an
    • US panel launches trade secret theft probe into China steel - Reuters May 27, 2016
      ReutersUS panel launches trade secret theft probe into China steelReutersThe commission identified 40 Chinese steel makers and distribution subsidiaries as respondents, including Baosteel Group, Hebei Iron and Steel Group, Wuhan Iron and Steel Co Ltd, Maanshan Iron and Steel Group, Anshan Iron and Steel Group and ...US hits China and others with more steep s
    • Qualcomm Will Make China-Customized Chips Through Chinese Venture - Wall Street Journal May 27, 2016
      Wall Street JournalQualcomm Will Make China-Customized Chips Through Chinese VentureWall Street JournalQualcomm President Derek Aberle said his company set up a joint-venture with China's Guizhou province last year partly because he expects China's server demand to eventually eclipse that of the U.S. While Western companies have long licensed older
    • What's behind China's 'racist' whitewashing advert? - BBC News May 27, 2016
      BBC NewsWhat's behind China's 'racist' whitewashing advert?BBC NewsA Chinese laundry detergent advertisement is causing widespread outrage online and is being dubbed the most racist commercial to be screened. But racist advertising has form, and not just in China.Racist commercial in China sparks ... outrage? Not exactlyLos Angeles TimesC
    • Bus Project Finds a Way Around China's Traffic Jams: Gliding Above Them - New York Times May 27, 2016
      New York TimesBus Project Finds a Way Around China's Traffic Jams: Gliding Above ThemNew York TimesBEIJING — Could the solution to China's urban gridlock be a flying bus? A model for a giant, elevated bus was presented over the weekend at the Beijing International High-Tech Expo, though it was not the first time that what has been called a ...A gia
    • China faces headaches from warming Vietnam-US ties - Reuters May 27, 2016
      ReutersChina faces headaches from warming Vietnam-US tiesReutersAnd yet regional military sources and security analysts say China will face short and longer term strategic headaches from the fully normalized relationship between former enemies in Hanoi and Washington. Operationally, China faces the short-term ...and more »
    • China's Middle Class Is About to Demand Big Changes - Fortune May 26, 2016
      FortuneChina's Middle Class Is About to Demand Big ChangesFortuneIn the case of China, this rule does not seem to apply, at least up to this point. Depending on what estimates one uses, the number of middle class people in China varies from roughly 70% of the urban population (based on a McKinsey study in 2013) to ...and more »