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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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    • 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