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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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    • Apple's capitulation to China undermines Obama's tough talk on snooping - Quartz March 5, 2015
      QuartzApple's capitulation to China undermines Obama's tough talk on snoopingQuartzBeijing is putting heavy pressure on US technology firms who want to do business in China to fork over proprietary source code, provide encryption keys so that Chinese authorities can access user information, and store user data on servers in China.
    • China signals 'new normal' with lower annual growth target - Reuters March 5, 2015
      CNBCChina signals 'new normal' with lower annual growth targetReutersBEIJING (Reuters) - China announced an economic growth target for 2015 of around 7 percent on Thursday and said it would boost government spending, signaling that the lowest rate of expansion for a quarter of a century is the "new normal" for the world ...China sets 2015
    • China asks Myanmar to 'lower temperature' on border - Reuters March 5, 2015
      Channel News AsiaChina asks Myanmar to 'lower temperature' on borderReutersIt was not immediately clear from the Chinese-language statement how the Myanmar envoy's name is translated in English. China's Foreign Ministry said the envoy was a former ambassador to China who was visiting Beijing as a special representative.How China Fuels Mya
    • The Base Investment Case -- India vs. China - Forbes March 4, 2015
      ForbesThe Base Investment Case -- India vs. ChinaForbesInfant mortality (babies dying in their first year of life) has fallen, from a rate of 7.2 percent in 1998 to 4.3 percent in 2014 (compared to 6.2 percent in the U.S.) India's population has grown by 44 percent since 1990 while China's has grown by 19 ...
    • Liquidity evaporates in China as 'fiscal cliff' nears - Telegraph.co.uk March 4, 2015
      Telegraph.co.ukLiquidity evaporates in China as 'fiscal cliff' nearsTelegraph.co.ukPut together, China is pursuing the most contractionary mix of economic policies in the G20, relative to the status quo ante. Collateral damage is already visible in the sliding global prices of iron ore, copper, nickel, lead and zinc over recent ...and more »
    • Hong Kong to Chinese shoppers: 'Go home' - CNN March 4, 2015
      CNNHong Kong to Chinese shoppers: 'Go home'CNNThese were just some of the insults hurled at Chinese shoppers Sunday as hundreds of Hong Kongers surged through through the old neighborhood of Yuen Long, an area close to the city's border with China. It was the latest in a series of angry protests ...China Anticorruption Campaign Targets Party
    • The Anti-Pollution Documentary That's Taken China By Storm - NPR (blog) March 4, 2015
      NPR (blog)The Anti-Pollution Documentary That's Taken China By StormNPR (blog)Two hundred million and counting: That's how many times a documentary about China's massive air pollution problem has been viewed online since the weekend. Environmentalists are hailing it as an eye-opener for Chinese citizens. The filmmaker, Chai ...Smog blankets Ch
    • China's big chess move against the US: Latin America - CNNMoney March 4, 2015
      China's big chess move against the US: Latin AmericaCNNMoneyThis comes as U.S. power in the Americas is starting to erode. U.S. cash is actually fleeing the region as investors see better deals at home or elsewhere. China doesn't appear as worried about the short-term. "What we're looking at is not simply an ...and more »
    • Prince William in China: illegal wildlife trade a 'vicious form of criminality' - The Guardian March 4, 2015
      The GuardianPrince William in China: illegal wildlife trade a 'vicious form of criminality'The GuardianToday he praised China for its “contribution to the protection of wildlife in Africa” but he said that there is much more to be done including reducing the demand for products made from endangered animals. “Demand provides traffickers with their i
    • China says tech firms have nothing to fear from anti-terror law - Reuters March 4, 2015
      ReutersChina says tech firms have nothing to fear from anti-terror lawReutersChina's proposals, which would require tech firms to provide encryption keys and install backdoors granting law enforcement access for counterterrorism investigations, drew criticism from Obama, who told Reuters in an interview this week China would ...China Rejects Obama'