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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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    • Trust-busting in China - The Economist August 22, 2014
      The EconomistTrust-busting in ChinaThe EconomistIN RECENT weeks, Chinese authorities appear to have been singling out foreigners in bars around Beijing, harassing them for allegedly breaking the country's narcotics laws, conducting spot inspections of their bodily fluids and reportedly busting them ...and more »
    • Mobile Game Candy Crush Saga Released in China - Wall Street Journal August 22, 2014
      Wall Street JournalMobile Game Candy Crush Saga Released in ChinaWall Street JournalThe game, which requires the player to manipulate objects to match at least three of them in a row, hasn't been available on the booming Chinese mobile game market until now. Candy Crush is being distributed in China through Tencent Holdings, a Chinese ...King Digital Ba
    • China media: Mongolia ties - BBC News August 22, 2014
      BBC NewsChina media: Mongolia tiesBBC NewsMedia in China discuss China-Mongolia ties as President Xi Jinping visits the neighbouring country. Mr Xi Jinping is the first Chinese president to visit the neighbouring country in more than a decade. He started his two-day visit on Thursday. Both ...China's Xi Courts Public Opinion in MongoliaABC NewsXi's
    • New China Stocks Link Seen Carrying Risks - Wall Street Journal August 22, 2014
      Wall Street JournalNew China Stocks Link Seen Carrying RisksWall Street JournalHONG KONG—As China prepares to open a new door to mainland stocks, investors and brokerages fear quirky rules and technological deficiencies will make them vulnerable to exploitation and error. As of October, all foreign investors will be able to buy ...China shares edge up, Hong
    • Australian billionaire Clive Palmer has offended China with his comments ... - Sydney Morning Herald August 22, 2014
      Sydney Morning HeraldAustralian billionaire Clive Palmer has offended China with his comments ...Sydney Morning HeraldBeijing: In case he had any lingering doubts, the Chinese foreign ministry has made clear their worsening opinion of Clive Palmer. The miner-turned-politician's rant on live television against China's communist "mongrels"
    • Natural Gas Production Falls Short in China - New York Times August 22, 2014
      New York TimesNatural Gas Production Falls Short in ChinaNew York TimesFaced with severe air pollution from coal and a rising dependence on energy imports, China has been eager to follow the United States by rapidly increasing natural gas output. Replacing coal with natural gas has also been central to Beijing's hopes to ...China's Coal Gas Boom Ho
    • China Says 5 in Sect Killed Woman Who Wouldn't Join - New York Times August 21, 2014
      USA TODAYChina Says 5 in Sect Killed Woman Who Wouldn't JoinNew York TimesHONG KONG — Five defendants went on trial in eastern China on Thursday, accused of beating and kicking a woman to death in a McDonald's restaurant after she resisted their attempt to recruit her into a sect that has been condemned by the government as ...China tries 5 alleged
    • What China wants - The Economist August 21, 2014
      The EconomistWhat China wantsThe EconomistSome Western hawks see a China threat wherever they look: China's state-owned businesses stealing a march in Africa; its government covering for autocrats in UN votes; its insatiable appetite for resources plundering the environment. Fortunately, there ...and more »
    • China's state media jab US on Ferguson - Los Angeles Times August 21, 2014
      China's state media jab US on FergusonLos Angeles TimesWith the unrest in Ferguson, Mo., ongoing, countries including China have sensed a chance to strike back at what they see as the United States' preachiness and hypocrisy on human rights. This week, comments by U.S. State Department spokeswoman Marie ...China's state media jab US on Ferguso
    • China Fines Japanese Auto Parts and Bearings Makers in Price Rigging - New York Times August 20, 2014
      New York TimesChina Fines Japanese Auto Parts and Bearings Makers in Price RiggingNew York TimesHONG KONG — Chinese regulators on Wednesday intensified their antitrust scrutiny of multinationals, finding 12 Japanese auto parts and bearings manufacturers guilty of fixing prices charged to the Chinese factories of at least five automakers, and ...China Fines J