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Weibo Comments Suspended in Coup Rumour Aftermath Following rumours of a coup by allies of dethroned Chongqing Party chief Bo Xilai, Xinhua reported on Saturday that authorities have taken action against a number of websites and individuals involved in the rumours’ spread: Beijing’s Taxicab Contention As economic expansion benefits China’s growing middle class, long stagnant […]

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    • A Rapid Jump to Mobile Ads in China - New York Times December 21, 2014
      New York TimesA Rapid Jump to Mobile Ads in ChinaNew 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.
    • China stock connect scheme scorecard throws up surprises - Reuters December 21, 2014
      ReutersChina stock connect scheme scorecard throws up surprisesReutersHONG KONG (Reuters) - A month after China opened up its equity markets in a landmark trading link with Hong Kong, demand has been subdued and the bulk of activity has come from short-term speculative investors. The authorities had hoped mutual and ...and more »
    • US reportedly asks China to help curb North Korea's cyberattack abilities - Fox News December 21, 2014
      The GuardianUS 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 ...US seeks China
    • India and China slugging it out in South Asia - The Japan Times December 21, 2014
      India and China slugging it out in South AsiaThe Japan TimesThe low-lying island nation has no natural water source, so it asked for help from various countries including India, China and the United States. Just a day later, China pointedly sent a military vessel carrying 960 ton of fresh water to the Maldives ...and more »
    • China proposes broadening use of Yuan for trade with Russia: report - Reuters December 21, 2014
      South China Morning Post (subscription)China proposes broadening use of Yuan for trade with Russia: reportReutersChinese Minister of Commerce Gao Hucheng said the use of China's yuan, or renminbi, has been increasing for several years but western sanctions on Russia had made the trend more prominent, Phoenix TV said on its website news.ifeng.com. Gao sa
    • 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
    • Chinese Annoyance With North Korea Bubbles to the Surface - New York Times December 21, 2014
      New York TimesChinese Annoyance With North Korea Bubbles to the SurfaceNew York TimesBEIJING — When a retired Chinese general with impeccable Communist Party credentials recently wrote a scathing account of North Korea as a recalcitrant ally headed for collapse and unworthy of support, he exposed a roiling debate in China about how to ...and more »
    • Under Xi, China's Wave of 'Weird Architecture' May Have Peaked - New York Times (blog) December 20, 2014
      New York Times (blog)Under Xi, China's Wave of 'Weird Architecture' May Have PeakedNew York Times (blog)When it opens in two years on Beijing's east side, Chaoyang Park Plaza, a ring of glass towers molded like mountains in a classic Chinese landscape painting and designed by the renowned architect Ma Yansong, will feature apartments, off
    • China GDP Is Revised 3.4% Higher For Last Year - New York Times December 20, 2014
      ReutersChina GDP Is Revised 3.4% Higher For Last YearNew York TimesSHANGHAI — China said on Friday that the size of its economy in 2013 was about 3.4 percent larger than previously reported and that gross domestic product reached $9.6 trillion, according to the National Bureau of Statistics. The revision added more ...China revises up size of 2013 economy, s
    • China Protests Planned US Sale of Warships to Taiwan - New York Times December 19, 2014
      USNI NewsChina Protests Planned US Sale of Warships to TaiwanNew York TimesA spokesman for China's Foreign Affairs Ministry, Qin Gang, said Friday during a regularly scheduled news conference that China “is firmly opposed to the arms sales by the U.S. to Taiwan.” He added that the warship transfer “brutally interferes in ...China lodges protest after Ob