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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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    • In a first, India-US joint statement mentions South China Sea - Times of India October 2, 2014
      Times of IndiaIn a first, India-US joint statement mentions South China SeaTimes of IndiaNEW DELHI: For the first time, an India-US joint statement specifically mentioned the situation in South China Sea as President Barack Obama and PM Narendra Modi expressed concern about "rising tensions over maritime territorial disputes" in that region.An Alli
    • Samsung China Supplier Sues US Labor Watchdog - ABC News October 2, 2014
      Samsung China Supplier Sues US Labor WatchdogABC NewsA Chinese supplier of Samsung Electronics Co. filed a lawsuit accusing a New York City-based labor watchdog of spreading false rumors of child labor, but the labor group says it has evidence to back up its report. The lawsuit against China Labor Watch ...and more »
    • Hong Kong: China hardens stance as protests continue - The Guardian October 2, 2014
      The GuardianHong Kong: China hardens stance as protests continueThe GuardianThe official People's Daily newspaper, the voice of the Communist party, said that China was “very satisfied” with Leung Chun-ying and had full confidence in his leadership – dashing the hopes of demonstrators that Beijing would be willing to sacrifice ...China Warns of 'Ch
    • China media: Hong Kong's 'social order' - BBC News October 2, 2014
      BBC NewsChina media: Hong Kong's 'social order'BBC NewsIn the past three days most Chinese-language mainland papers have offered little or no coverage of the protests, but that appears to have changed. Several papers, including the Beijing Times, the Southern Metropolis and the overseas edition of the ...
    • Hong Kong protests: China warns US not to meddle in 'internal affairs' - The Guardian October 2, 2014
      The GuardianHong Kong protests: China warns US not to meddle in 'internal affairs'The GuardianThe United States and China have clashed over the pro-democracy protests sweeping Hong Kong, with Beijing warning Washington to back off and saying it would not tolerate “illegal acts”. “The Chinese government has very firmly and clearly stated its ...Hong
    • Why Russia's President Is 'Putin the Great' in China - Wall Street Journal October 2, 2014
      Wall Street JournalWhy Russia's President Is 'Putin the Great' in ChinaWall Street JournalBEIJING—In the recommended-reading section of Beijing's Wangfujing bookstore, staff members have no doubt which foreign leader customers are most interested in: President Vladimir Putin, or "Putin the Great" as some Chinese call him. Books
    • Hong Kong protests: What's next? Chinese media censors Hong Kong protest - CNN October 2, 2014
      CNNHong Kong protests: What's next? Chinese media censors Hong Kong protestCNNHong Kong (CNN) -- The massive street rallies that have swept Hong Kong since the weekend present a major dilemma for China's leadership and the city's own government. China has called the protests "illegal" and Hong Kong's leader C.Y. Leung has said .
    • China issues warning over Hong Kong 'illegal' protests - BBC News October 2, 2014
      BBC NewsChina issues warning over Hong Kong 'illegal' protestsBBC NewsChina's Foreign Minister Wang Yi has warned against "illegal" protests in Hong Kong, amid major pro-democracy rallies in the territory. Mr Wang, in Washington, said the matter was an "internal affair" for China. US counterpart John Kerry urged Hong ...
    • US, China Air Differences Over Hong Kong Protests - ABC News October 1, 2014
      ABC NewsUS, China Air Differences Over Hong Kong ProtestsABC NewsChina's Foreign Minister Wang Yi was visiting Washington as the standoff between students and authorities intensified in the Chinese territory — the stiffest challenge yet to Beijing's authority since China took control of the former British colony in ...
    • China is Hong Kong's future – not its enemy - The Guardian October 1, 2014
      The GuardianChina is Hong Kong's future – not its enemyThe GuardianIt should be remembered, however, that for 155 years until its handover to China in 1997, Hong Kong was a British colony, forcibly taken from China at the end of the first opium war. All its 28 subsequent governors were appointed by the British government.