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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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    • US to Continue Push for Stronger Military Ties With China - Wall Street Journal December 18, 2014
      Wall Street JournalUS to Continue Push for Stronger Military Ties With ChinaWall Street JournalSINGAPORE—The next commander of U.S. military forces in the Pacific said Thursday he wouldn't deviate from his predecessor's strategy of seeking stronger military ties with China and other countries in the region despite conflicting territorial claims ...
    • China Currency Freedoms Beckon as Shanghai Zone Offers Test Run - Bloomberg December 18, 2014
      China Currency Freedoms Beckon as Shanghai Zone Offers Test RunBloombergIt's called pooling, and it's made all the difference to the financial operations of refrigeration-equipment maker Dover Corp. (DOV) in China. Taking advantage of new freedoms in Shanghai's free-trade zone since April, Dover is pooling yuan ...China's rising interest
    • New Tariffs on Chinese Solar-Panel Makers Split the US Solar Industry - Greentech Media December 18, 2014
      New York TimesNew Tariffs on Chinese Solar-Panel Makers Split the US Solar IndustryGreentech MediaThe Department of Commerce slapped high tariffs on solar products from China and Taiwan yesterday in a decision intended to address dumping and unfair subsidization of imports to the United States. The final ruling marks another victory for petitioner ...US Impo
    • Air China passengers in mid-air brawl between mother and women over crying ... - Daily Mail December 18, 2014
      Daily MailAir China passengers in mid-air brawl between mother and women over crying ...Daily MailA brawl involving three women erupted on a Chinese flight from to Chongqing to Hong Kong yesterday when two of them complained to a mum that her baby was making too much noise. The women, all believed to be Chinese, were warned that the pilot ...4 Chinese women
    • China Tests ICBM With Multiple Warheads - Washington Free Beacon December 18, 2014
      Washington Free BeaconChina Tests ICBM With Multiple WarheadsWashington Free BeaconChina carried out a long-range missile flight test on Saturday using multiple, independently targetable reentry vehicles, or MIRVs, according to U.S. defense officials. The flight test Saturday of a new DF-41 missile, China's longest-range ...China Reportedly Tests New Mi
    • China village petitions to 'isolate' HIV positive boy - BBC News December 18, 2014
      BBC NewsChina village petitions to 'isolate' HIV positive boyBBC NewsVillagers in China's Sichuan province have petitioned authorities to "isolate" an HIV positive eight-year-old boy, state media report. Kun Kun lives with his grandparents, who struggle to care for him. Local people said he had been running wild and had ...Shame in C
    • Avon To Pay $135 Million For China Bribes - Huffington Post December 18, 2014
      BBC NewsAvon To Pay $135 Million For China BribesHuffington PostNEW YORK (AP) — The world's largest direct seller of cosmetics, Avon Products Inc., will pay $135 million to settle criminal and civil charges after its China unit pleaded guilty Wednesday to conspiring to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act by ...US watchdog fines Avon $135m for Chin
    • China is Planning to Purge Foreign Technology and Replace With Homegrown ... - Bloomberg December 18, 2014
      BloombergChina is Planning to Purge Foreign Technology and Replace With Homegrown ...BloombergChina is aiming to purge most foreign technology from banks, the military, state-owned enterprises and key government agencies by 2020, stepping up efforts to shift to Chinese suppliers, according to people familiar with the effort. The push comes ...and more »
    • Is China's economy really the largest in the world? - BBC News December 18, 2014
      BBC NewsIs China's economy really the largest in the world?BBC NewsFor the first time in more than 140 years, the US has lost the title of the world's largest economy - it has been stolen by China, according to the IMF. But how reliable are the statistics underpinning this claim? The BBC's economics editor, Robert ...China's GDP May Be Up
    • What China's 2014 internet memes said about the country's hopes and fears - Quartz December 17, 2014
      QuartzWhat China's 2014 internet memes said about the country's hopes and fearsQuartzIn 2014, Chinese president Xi Jinping's crackdown on corrupt officials and activists grew harsher. Pollution, food safety worries, the threat of a real estate collapse, and a slower growing economy remained high on everyone's list of worries. And if ...