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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 business lobby says concerned China antitrust probes unfair - Reuters September 2, 2014
      ReutersUS business lobby says concerned China antitrust probes unfairReutersThe American Chamber of Commerce in China is the latest business lobby to air its grievances over a series of investigations scrutinizing at least 30 foreign firms, as China seeks to enforce a 2008 anti-monopoly law. There are growing perceptions that ...U.S. Companies Say China Subj
    • Interview: China's role in WWII victory against Japan forgotten by West ... - Xinhua September 2, 2014
      Interview: China's role in WWII victory against Japan forgotten by West ...XinhuaLONDON, Sept. 2 (Xinhua) -- China played a major role in the Allies' victory against Japan in World War II (WWII), but its wartime contributions were largely forgotten in the West due to the quick arrival of the Cold War, a leading British historian ...and more »
    • China banking crisis 'almost certain' - Sydney Morning Herald September 2, 2014
      Sydney Morning HeraldChina banking crisis 'almost certain'Sydney Morning Herald"We don't know when there will be a China banking crisis and how it will play out but it is almost certain there will be one," said Mr Stein, a professor at the University of London who served as chief economist at consulting firm Lombard Street from ...an
    • China accuses MPs of Hong Kong 'interference' - BBC News September 2, 2014
      BBC NewsChina accuses MPs of Hong Kong 'interference'BBC NewsThe Chinese authorities have accused British MPs of interfering in Hong Kong's affairs, Newsnight has learned. They are trying to block an influential Westminster committee from carrying out an inquiry into the ongoing tensions in Hong Kong. The ...Beijing Abandons Pragmatism on Hong
    • Japan and India Pledge to Strengthen Ties as China Rises - Bloomberg September 2, 2014
      Indian ExpressJapan and India Pledge to Strengthen Ties as China RisesBloombergThe declaration comes three months after Modi took office pledging to take a tougher stance with neighbors China and Pakistan on border disputes, and hours after Japan said three Chinese coast guard vessels entered waters near disputed islands. Japan ...Indian Leader Narendra Modi
    • Parent Stabs to Death 3 Students and Teacher at School in China - New York Times September 1, 2014
      The GuardianParent Stabs to Death 3 Students and Teacher at School in ChinaNew York Times2 in the fifth-grade section at 10:20 a.m. and stabbed students and the teacher with a fruit knife. Three students died on their way to the hospital, and two had severe injuries. On Monday night, China Central Television, the state network, said on ...Three children kill
    • China May Be Biggest Winner From Ukraine Crisis - Voice of America September 1, 2014
      Voice of AmericaChina May Be Biggest Winner From Ukraine CrisisVoice of AmericaThousands of miles away from the Ukrainian battlefields of Donetsk and Novoazovsk sits the country that may end up being the largest beneficiary of the turmoil along Russia's southwest border: China. With Russian President Vladimir Putin rewriting the ...Russia and China laun
    • With eye on Japan, China plans Martyrs' Day - USA TODAY September 1, 2014
      USA TODAYWith eye on Japan, China plans Martyrs' DayUSA TODAYBEIJING — China has established a national day to commemorate the country's martyrs, state media said Monday, the latest of several recent steps by Beijing to intensify commemoration of its war-time fight against Japan, including orders that TV ...
    • 'China to take a very strong stand on US surveillance over Hainan Island' - RT (blog) September 1, 2014
      RT (blog)'China to take a very strong stand on US surveillance over Hainan Island'RT (blog)Both China and US know that surveillance is a part of their relationship, however Hainan Island is an extremely important asset to China since its nuclear armed submarines are located there, and international specialist on China Andrew Leung told RT.
    • Retreat in China's PMIs heightens calls for policy easing - Reuters September 1, 2014
      ReutersRetreat in China's PMIs heightens calls for policy easingReutersChina's economy has had a rocky spell this year. Growth sank to an 18-month low of 7.4 percent in the first quarter before edging up to 7.5 percent between April and June. Hopes that the mild rebound would gain traction were dashed last month when ...HSBC's China Manufactur