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Current Events in China: April 6

Drought plagues 13 Chinese provinces China’s ongoing severe drought has hit 13 Chinese provinces, having an adverse impact on agricultural production, the country’s drought relief authorities said Thursday.  As of Thursday, the dry spell has left 7.82 million people and 4.58 million head of livestock without adequate drinking water in provinces including Yunnan, Sichuan, Hebei, [...]

China Current Events: April 5

Giant feathered dinosaur Yutyrannus discovered in China It is by far the biggest feathered dinosaur ever to have been unearthed and raises intriguing questions as to why some of these scaly reptiles developed plumage. Three nearly complete skeletons of the dinosaur have been uncovered in beds of sediment in Liaoning province, northeastern China, scientists reported [...]

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    • Why Ukraine crisis has China in a bind - CNN (blog) April 16, 2014
      Why Ukraine crisis has China in a bindCNN (blog)To be sure, it will be hard for China to take a tough position against Russia for several reasons. Geopolitically, China shares a long border with Russia, which it views as a key trading and strategic partner. President Xi Jinping's first foreign visit ...and more » […]
    • Global shares up on China relief, Ukraine strains remain - Reuters April 16, 2014
      Economic TimesGlobal shares up on China relief, Ukraine strains remainReuters"China is still on a downward path on growth but clearly the market took some relief in that number ... our basic view is that it will be a gradual slowdown rather than a hard landing." The mood had already been lifted by a late rally at the end of a ...Asian shares rise o […]
    • China economic growth slows to 18-month low in first-quarter - Reuters April 16, 2014
      CNNMoneyChina economic growth slows to 18-month low in first-quarterReutersBEIJING (Reuters) - China's economy grew at its slowest pace in 18 months at the start of 2014, but did a touch better than expected and showed some improvement in March, suggesting Beijing will not rush to follow up recent steps to support activity.As Credit Dries Up, Smaller Co […]
    • Japan leads Asia shares higher after China GDP beats estimates - CNBC.com April 16, 2014
      Japan leads Asia shares higher after China GDP beats estimatesCNBC.comAsian equity markets ended mostly higher on Wednesday as traders welcomed a better than expected growth report from the world's second biggest economy. China's economy grew an annual 7.4 percent in the first quarter of this year, above analyst ...and more » […]
    • Asian Stocks Rise on Telcos as Investors Weigh China Data - Bloomberg April 16, 2014
      Asian Stocks Rise on Telcos as Investors Weigh China DataBloombergAsian stocks rose for the first time in four days amid a rally in telecommunication shares and as investors weighed prospects for stimulus after China's economic growth slowed to the weakest pace in six quarters. SoftBank Corp. (9984), which owns about ...Asian Stocks Rise as Telcos Advan […]
    • China's Economic Growth Slows to 7.4% - Wall Street Journal April 16, 2014
      Wall Street JournalChina's Economic Growth Slows to 7.4%Wall Street JournalBEIJING—China's gross domestic product growth slipped in the first quarter to its slowest level in 18 months as the world's second-largest economy continued to downshift. Reduced momentum in investment and consumption—key drivers of the ... […]
    • Chinese Economic Growth Continues To Slow - Business Insider April 16, 2014
      Chinese Economic Growth Continues To SlowBusiness InsiderEconomists polled by Bloomberg were looking for Q1 GDP to rise 7.3%. But this was down from 7.7% the previous quarter, showing that China's economy continues to slow. Quarter-over-quarter however GDP was up 1.4% or 5.7% annualized. This was also ... […]
    • Fears grow over China property flameout - CNNMoney April 16, 2014
      CNNMoneyFears grow over China property flameoutCNNMoneyThe risks of a blow up in China's property market are rising, threatening a slowdown that could hurt global growth. The sector is second only to the related problem of credit growth on a list of threats to China's economy -- according to economists ...Housing Trouble Grows in ChinaWall Street J […]
    • China to boost space defense in 'new-type combat force' - RT April 16, 2014
      RTChina to boost space defense in 'new-type combat force'RTChina is planning to beef up its combat capability by increasing resources in a "new-type combat force," which includes integrating air and space capability in reaction to the international development of space weapons, local media reported. Visiting ...China stresses need for sta […]
    • China's Actions in Hunt for Jet Are Seen as Hurting as Much as Helping - New York Times April 15, 2014
      Wall Street JournalChina's Actions in Hunt for Jet Are Seen as Hurting as Much as HelpingNew York TimesKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — When a Chinese government vessel took the world by surprise this month with its announcement that it had detected underwater signals that might have come from the missing Malaysia Airlines plane, China suddenly looked ...Jet Se […]