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China Current Events: June 23

China manufacturing hits 7-month low: HSBC Chinese manufacturing activity hit a seven-month low in June, data from HSBC showed Thursday, putting pressure on Beijing to do more to boost the world’s second-largest economy.  Read more China behind N. Korea embargo breaches: UN A U.N. panel has found Chinese involvement in more than half of the [...]

Current Events in China: June 21

China denies military drill with Russia, Syria, Iran China on Wednesday said there was no truth to an Iranian media report about a joint military drill involving China, Russia, Syria and Iran.  Read more Russia jails two men for giving China nuke secrets Russia has jailed two university professors for passing top secret information on [...]

Current Events in China: June 14

Germany top European investment country for Chinese firms: study Chinese entrepreneurs labeled Germany as the most attractive investment destination in Europe, considering more acquisition and joint ventures with German companies, a latest study showed Wednesday.  Read more US ‘kept quiet over Chinese UN breach’ on North Korea China shipped missile launch vehicles to North Korea [...]

China Current Events: May 21

China ‘collecting Dalai Lama blood samples’ Chinese agencies are secretly collecting samples of the Dalai Lama’s blood, urine and hair and are stepping up efforts to harm him, the Tibetan government in exile said on Sunday.  Read more Dissident From China Arrives in U.S., Ending an Ordeal Chen Guangcheng, the blind legal advocate who recently [...]

China Current Events: May 15

Uyghurs ‘face fight for existence’ against China: activist Exiled Uyghur leader Rebiya Kadeer said Monday her people face a fight for their very existence against Chinese repression as a conference in Japan threatened to drive a wedge between Tokyo and Beijing.  Read more Chinese government calls Dalai Lama a liar China has accused the Dalai [...]

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    • Building the dream - The Economist April 17, 2014
      the DiplomatBuilding the dreamThe EconomistSOME HISTORIANS BELIEVE that Marco Polo never went to China. But even if the 13th-century Venetian merchant did not lay eyes on the coastal city of Hangzhou himself, he certainly reflected the awe it inspired in other foreign traders when he described ...Urbanization: Where China's Future Will HappenChina Digit […]
    • Why Ukraine crisis has China in a bind - CNN (blog) April 16, 2014
      Montreal GazetteWhy 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 ...S&P 500 back in sight of record […]
    • Royal Caribbean to send newest, hottest ship to China - USA TODAY April 16, 2014
      Wall Street JournalRoyal Caribbean to send newest, hottest ship to ChinaUSA TODAYIn a sign of the growing importance of Asia to the cruise industry, Royal Caribbean today announced plans to base its newest, hottest ship in China next year instead of Europe or the Caribbean. Royal Caribbean says the 4,180-passenger Quantum of the ...Royal Caribbean to Move To […]
    • Global shares rally on China growth relief; dollar slips - Reuters April 16, 2014
      MacroBusiness (blog)Global shares rally on China growth relief; dollar slipsReutersEarlier this month, the European index hit a near six-year high, a rally that has been halted by worries over the crisis in Ukraine as well as worries about China, the world's second biggest economy. "There is a lot of concern about Chinese growth this ...Asia's […]
    • China's air pollution leading to more erratic climate for US, say scientists - The Guardian April 16, 2014
      The GuardianChina's air pollution leading to more erratic climate for US, say scientistsThe GuardianChina's air pollution could be intensifying storms over the Pacific Ocean and altering weather patterns in North America, according to scientists in the US. A team from Texas, California and Washington state has found that pollution from Asia, much o […]
    • China has far bigger challenges than a slowing economy - Fortune (blog) April 16, 2014
      CNNMoneyChina has far bigger challenges than a slowing economyFortune (blog)Markets in Asia rose Wednesday following the release of data showing that the growth of the Chinese economy slowed in the first quarter of 2014 to an annual rate of 7.4% from 7.7% the previous quarter. Though the first quarter saw the slowest growth ...As Credit Dries Up, Smaller Com […]
    • Xi dreams of shaking docile China from its slumber - Financial Times April 16, 2014
      RTXi dreams of shaking docile China from its slumberFinancial TimesFor the first three decades of economic reform and growth, China followed Deng Xiaoping's advice to “hide brilliance, cherish obscurity” in global affairs, keeping a low profile as it expanded to become the world's second-biggest economy. The current ...China to boost space defense […]
    • China gets first bitcoin ATM, skirting bank crackdown - Reuters April 16, 2014
      CNBC.comChina gets first bitcoin ATM, skirting bank crackdownReutersBut a subsequent crackdown by the People's Bank of China (PBOC) has seen the digital currency sag, changing hands below $530 on Wednesday, according to exchange-tracker CoinDesk. That, in combination with scandals involving hacking, theft, and ...Bitcoin defies talk of China crackdownCN […]
    • Twenty-five years later, Tiananmen Square no less taboo for China's censors - CNN April 16, 2014
      CNNTwenty-five years later, Tiananmen Square no less taboo for China's censorsCNN(CNN) -- Twenty-five years ago, Chinese college students in Beijing, Shanghai, and Xi'an began gathering to publicly mourn the death of a purged high-level official, Hu Yaobang. A week later, thousands of students marched into Tiananmen Square for Hu's ...China […]
    • 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 ...China […]