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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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    • Web-retail titan Alibaba took over China. Could America's web be next? - Washington Post September 19, 2014
      USA TODAYWeb-retail titan Alibaba took over China. Could America's web be next?Washington PostAlibaba Group, the Chinese Web juggernaut that has become the world's biggest online retailer, will sell its first shares to the public Friday in one of the most lucrative debuts in stock market history. Though little known in the United States, the ...Top
    • iPhone 6 delay in China triggers black market sales - CNET September 19, 2014
      ReutersiPhone 6 delay in China triggers black market salesCNETIn one example, an enterprising seller in China who was able to score an iPhone supply was touting two-day delivery of a 16GB iPhone 6 for 8,000 yuan ($1,303). That's almost twice as much as the price of the phone sold via Apple's Hong Kong website.Opportunists cash in on delayed iPhone
    • Gold IPhones at $3600 as China Delay Fuels Black Market - Bloomberg September 19, 2014
      BloombergGold IPhones at $3600 as China Delay Fuels Black MarketBloombergThat creates an opportunity for Liu, who promises two-day delivery of a 16-gigabyte iPhone 6 for 8,000 yuan ($1,303) -- almost double the price on Apple's Hong Kong website. “It's going to be a while before the new iPhone comes to China officially, so ...Apple's iPhone 6
    • FIPA agreement with China: What's really in it for Canada? - CBC.ca September 19, 2014
      VICE NewsFIPA agreement with China: What's really in it for Canada?CBC.caThe secrecy shrouding the much-delayed Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (FIPA) with China makes it hard for experts, let alone average Canadians, to figure out what benefits this country will see from the deal. While reporting on ...Canada's Secretive Trea
    • GlaxoSmithKline to pay £297m fine over China bribery network - The Guardian September 19, 2014
      The GuardianGlaxoSmithKline to pay £297m fine over China bribery networkThe GuardianThe company said the illegal actions of its subsidiary, GSK China Investment Co, were "a clear breach of GSK's governance and compliance procedures; and are wholly contrary to the values and standards expected from GSK employees". It has published an ...
    • GlaxoSmithKline Found Guilty of Bribery in China - Wall Street Journal September 19, 2014
      Wall Street JournalGlaxoSmithKline Found Guilty of Bribery in ChinaWall Street JournalThe penalty is the largest ever corporate fine in China, according to the official Chinese news agency Xinhua. It draws a line under an issue that has hung over the U.K. drug maker since Chinese authorities started investigating the company in June 2013.China Fines GlaxoSmi
    • At Asian Games, China Is the Team to Beat - New York Times September 19, 2014
      New York TimesAt Asian Games, China Is the Team to BeatNew York TimesChina has finished atop the gold medal count in every edition of the Asian Games since 1982. With home advantage at the last edition, in 2010 in Guangzhou, China won nearly three times as many golds and nearly twice as many total medals as its nearest ...and more »
    • China not warlike, says Xi, as border standoff dominates India trip - Reuters September 19, 2014
      ReutersChina not warlike, says Xi, as border standoff dominates India tripReutersNEW DELHI (Reuters) - China is not a warlike nation, President Xi Jinping said on Thursday, during a rare trip to neighbour India that was dominated by a standoff on a barren Himalayan plateau between soldiers from the world's two most populous nations.
    • In China, Dreams of Vying for an Oscar - New York Times September 18, 2014
      New York TimesIn China, Dreams of Vying for an OscarNew York TimesBEIJING — The question that hounds every major Chinese film director was put to Jiang Wen at a news conference here this month. Mr. Jiang and his business associates had organized the event to generate buzz over the coming “Gone With the Bullets,” a ...
    • India Takes Tough Stance With China on Kashmir - New York Times September 18, 2014
      New York TimesIndia Takes Tough Stance With China on KashmirNew York TimesNEW DELHI — Smiles rarely left the faces of the top leaders of India and China here on Thursday, but India's new prime minister sent a tough message to his Chinese guest by pressing him for a resolution to a border dispute that has escalated abruptly.India Presses China to Resolve