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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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    • China's Crackdown on Corruption Targets Golf, a 'Sport for Millionaires' - New York Times April 18, 2015
      New York TimesChina's Crackdown on Corruption Targets Golf, a 'Sport for Millionaires'New York TimesHONG KONG — President Xi Jinping's crackdown on vice and corruption in China has gone after drugs, gambling, prostitution, ill-gotten wealth and overflowing banquet tables. Now it has turned to a less obvious target: golf. In a flurry of re
    • New Zealand Plotted Hack on China With NSA - The Intercept - First Look Media April 18, 2015
      The Intercept - First Look MediaNew Zealand Plotted Hack on China With NSAThe Intercept - First Look MediaNew Zealand spies teamed with National Security Agency hackers to break into a data link in the country's largest city, Auckland, as part of a secret plan to eavesdrop on Chinese diplomats, documents reveal. The covert operation, reported Saturday b
    • Mitakon Speedmaster 85mm f/1.2: A 'Dream' Portrait Lens from China - PetaPixel (blog) April 18, 2015
      PetaPixel (blog)Mitakon Speedmaster 85mm f/1.2: A 'Dream' Portrait Lens from ChinaPetaPixel (blog)ZY Optics, the Chinese company behind Mitakon and Zhongyi lenses and adapters, has announced its new Mitakon Speedmaster 85mm f/1.2 lens. It's an ultra-fast, manual-focus portrait lens that gives photographers an f/1.2 aperture without breaking th
    • Taurus revamp debuts in China as Ford counters US sedan slump - Reuters April 18, 2015
      ReutersTaurus revamp debuts in China as Ford counters US sedan slumpReutersAccording to research firm IHS Automotive, China's market for large sedans has overtaken the United States, with sales of around 4 million last year, topping the 3.6 million sold in the U.S. By 2020, IHS expects that gap to have widened to 5.3 million ...All-New 2016 Ford Taurus
    • Sandstorm Sweeps Through China - NBCNews.com April 18, 2015
      NBCNews.comSandstorm Sweeps Through ChinaNBCNews.comNBC News A sandstorm hits portions of northwest China, reducing visibility to less than 50 yards in some areas. The sand and dust is likely to stay in the Xinjiang region for a few more days. Published April 17th 2015, 12:34 pm. advertisement. Related ...and more »
    • China Rethinks Its Car-Sales Model - Wall Street Journal April 18, 2015
      Wall Street JournalChina Rethinks Its Car-Sales ModelWall Street JournalIt poses a growing challenge for global auto makers' profit in China, where long-reliable sales gains are threatened by flagging economic growth, intensifying competition and municipalities capping licenses to reduce road congestion. Last month, the ...and more »
    • Once-Prized Tibetan Mastiffs Are Discarded as Fad Ends in China - New York Times April 17, 2015
      New York TimesOnce-Prized Tibetan Mastiffs Are Discarded as Fad Ends in ChinaNew York TimesBEIJING — There once was a time, during the frenzied heights of China's Tibetan mastiff craze, when a droopy-eyed slobbering giant like Nibble might have fetched $200,000 and ended up roaming the landscaped grounds of some coal tycoon's suburban ...Nobody In
    • The quiet revolution - The Economist April 17, 2015
      The quiet revolutionThe EconomistWITH China, the received wisdom belongs to the pessimists. Figures this week revealed that growth has slowed sharply and deflation set in, as the economy is weighed down by a property slump and factory production is at its weakest since the dark days ...
    • China's economy is losing altitude fast - CBS News April 17, 2015
      Wall Street JournalChina's economy is losing altitude fastCBS NewsIs China's economy finally heading for the dreaded "hard landing" that some analysts have been predicting? The People's Republic still has a financial growth rate that is the envy of many nations. But its reported first-quarter GDP growth of 7 percent ...In China, Weak
    • China Readies $46 Billion for Pakistan Trade Route - Wall Street Journal April 17, 2015
      Wall Street JournalChina Readies $46 Billion for Pakistan Trade RouteWall Street JournalChinese President Xi Jinping is set to unveil a $46 billion infrastructure spending plan in Pakistan that is a centerpiece of Beijing's ambitions to open new trade and transport routes across Asia and challenge the U.S. as the dominant regional power ...Chinese presi