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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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    • China Building Base Near Isles Disputed With Japan, Kyodo Says - Bloomberg December 22, 2014
      BloombergChina Building Base Near Isles Disputed With Japan, Kyodo SaysBloombergThe base on the Nanji islands in Zhejiang Province is designed to enhance China's readiness to respond to a potential military crisis and strengthen surveillance over an air defense identification zone it declared in the area in November last year, the ...China sources say m
    • China Opposes Cyberattacks, Doesn't Name N. Korea - New York Times December 22, 2014
      ReutersChina Opposes Cyberattacks, Doesn't Name N. KoreaNew York TimesBEIJING — China told the U.S. that it is against cyberattacks and opposes any nation or individual launching such attacks from a third country, but did not directly condemn the Sony hackings that Washington has blamed on North Korea, China's foreign ...China condemns cyberattacks
    • China Offers Russia Help With Currency Swap Suggestion - Bloomberg December 22, 2014
      BloombergChina Offers Russia Help With Currency Swap SuggestionBloombergTwo Chinese ministers offered support for Russia as President Vladimir Putin seeks to shore up the ruble without depleting foreign-exchange reserves. China will provide help if needed and is confident Russia can overcome its economic difficulties ...China foreign minister says willing to
    • B&Q owner Kingfisher to sell China stake for £140m - BBC News December 22, 2014
      BBC NewsB&Q owner Kingfisher to sell China stake for £140mBBC NewsHome improvements retailer Kingfisher has agreed to sell a controlling stake in B&Q China to Wumei Holdings. Kingfisher is selling a 70% stake in the business - which has 39 stores and more than 3,000 staff - for £140m. The company had already ...Kingfisher sells B&Q China stake as
    • China Investigates Possible Stock-Price Manipulation - Wall Street Journal December 22, 2014
      Wall Street JournalChina Investigates Possible Stock-Price ManipulationWall Street JournalBEIJING—China is investigating possible stock-price manipulation amid the recent run-up in the country's equity market, according to officials with direct knowledge of the matter, a move that serves as a stark reminder of the problems that have long ...China Invest
    • In China, a Rapid Jump to Mobile Advertising - New York Times December 22, 2014
      New York TimesIn China, a Rapid Jump to Mobile AdvertisingNew York TimesAdvertisers increasingly want to be part of Mr. Liu's digital world — and of the other 527 million people in China with smartphones. Next year companies are expected to spend more money on digital advertising than on television campaigns in China.
    • Xi Jinping defends 'one-China' idea in Macau, amid protests - BBC News December 22, 2014
      BBC NewsXi Jinping defends 'one-China' idea in Macau, amid protestsBBC NewsChinese President Xi Jinping has urged Macau residents to respect the "one-China" policy during a visit to the former Portuguese colony. Mr Xi was marking the 15th anniversary of the territory's return to China. Like neighbouring Hong Kong, Macau is a ...UPDAT
    • Did The Abe Government Fuel A Rise In Hostile Attitudes Towards China And ... - Forbes December 22, 2014
      Did The Abe Government Fuel A Rise In Hostile Attitudes Towards China And ...ForbesJapanese hostile attitudes towards China and South Korea jumped to an all time high in the eleven months that have followed Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's visit to the Yasukuni Shrine. The number of Japanese with hostile attitudes towards China rose by 2 ...and more »
    • US reportedly asks China to help curb North Korea's cyberattack abilities - Fox News December 21, 2014
      GizmodoUS reportedly asks China to help curb North Korea's cyberattack abilitiesFox NewsThe New York Times reports that the White House requested help from Beijing in recent days, but the Chinese have not responded. However, a senior Obama administration official claimed to the Associated Press that the U.S. and China have shared ...Report: US Wants Chi
    • China Invests in Region Rich in Oil, Coal and Also Strife - New York Times December 21, 2014
      New York TimesChina Invests in Region Rich in Oil, Coal and Also StrifeNew York TimesKARAMAY, China — In a desolate park on the city outskirts here, oil bubbling from the ground fills small pools next to a wooden walkway. By one pool is a statue of a bearded ethnic Uighur man sitting on a donkey, playing a lute. The symbolism is telling.China ramps up energy