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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 China is not a global superpower — yet - Fortune July 30, 2015
      FortuneWhy China is not a global superpower — yetFortuneWhat do the fluctuations in China's capital market mean for the global economy? As can be seen in the recent stock market slide, capital markets outside of China were impacted, but quickly rebounded. Make no mistake, whatever happens in China certainly ...and more »
    • Some fear China's slide may crash the art market - CNBC July 30, 2015
      CNBCSome fear China's slide may crash the art marketCNBCChinese property company Dalian Wanda Group shelled out $20.4 million for one of Monet's masterpieces: "Bassin aux nympheas les rosiers." Chinese media mogul Wang Zhongjun paid $29.9 million for Picasso's "Femme au Chignon un Fauteuil," while an ...
    • Myanmar Frees Loggers From China Amid a Broader Amnesty - New York Times July 30, 2015
      New York TimesMyanmar Frees Loggers From China Amid a Broader AmnestyNew York TimesHong Lei, a spokesman for the Chinese Foreign Ministry in Beijing, said Myanmar had notified China that the amnesty for nearly 7,000 prisoners, which Myanmar had announced earlier in the day, would include the Chinese loggers. China had been in “close ...Political prisoners, C
    • Blue-chip groups face China slowdown hit - Financial Times July 30, 2015
      Financial TimesBlue-chip groups face China slowdown hitFinancial Times“The theory is that the slowdown in China is meaningful and could slow overall global gross domestic product growth and have a ripple effect,” says Oliver Pursche, chief executive at Bruderman Brothers, the New York-based privately owned broker-dealer.
    • China says US 'militarizing' South China Sea - Reuters July 30, 2015
      ReutersChina says US 'militarizing' South China SeaReutersBEIJING China's Defence Ministry on Thursday accused the United States of "militarizing" the South China Sea by staging patrols and joint military drills there, ramping up the rhetoric ahead of a key regional security meeting in Malaysia next week ...China Accuses US of '
    • In China, Michael Jordan does not hold the rights to his own name - Quartz July 30, 2015
      QuartzIn China, Michael Jordan does not hold the rights to his own nameQuartzThe real Michael Jordan has been defeated by his Chinese imitator after years of lawsuits. The 52-year-old basketball legend lost a trademark suit against Qiaodan Sports, a Chinese sportswear company based in southern Fujian province, after China's ...Michael Jordan Loses China
    • This country will have more people than China by 2022 - CNNMoney July 30, 2015
      CNNMoneyThis country will have more people than China by 2022CNNMoneyThe population boom could pose certain challenges, and have a major impact on India's economy, which is already growing faster than that of China. To support population growth, India needs to modernize its farm and food delivery systems, for example.India 'to overtake China's
    • Lens | In China, the Photobook as Art and History - New York Times (blog) July 30, 2015
      Lens | In China, the Photobook as Art and HistoryNew York Times (blog)On a fateful 2006 trip to a Beijing flea market, the photographers Martin Parr and Ruben Lundgren were fascinated by the Chinese photobooks they discovered. Soon, they became obsessed. Mr. Lundgren, who relocated there and became fluent in Mandarin, ...and more »
    • China markets regulator warns media on 'market disturbance' - Financial Times July 30, 2015
      China markets regulator warns media on 'market disturbance'Financial TimesChina's stock market regulator began its most recent press briefing with a telling instruction for the mostly local journalists in attendance. “We have a requirement concerning speculative reports,” said the China Securities Regulatory Commission ...and more »
    • Fears over China's market crash are overblown - CNNMoney July 29, 2015
      CNNMoneyFears over China's market crash are overblownCNNMoneyIn other words, China's stock market does not reflect the country's economic health in the same way that markets do in other countries. If exchanges in New York or London or Tokyo were to suffer a 30% decline, fears of a depression might be warranted ...Opinion: Let China's bubb