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Current Events in China: June 7

Top China dissident from Tiananmen democracy protests found dead Leading Chinese dissident Li Wangyang, jailed for more than 22 years after the 1989 Tiananmen democracy protests, died in strange circumstances in central China on Wednesday, his family and rights groups said.  Read more Claims of tear gas, blasts as 12 kids hurt in raid on […]

China Current Events: May 31

Apple’s efforts fail to end gruelling conditions at Foxconn factories Abuses continue at electronics assembly firm with staff working up to 80 hours’ overtime a month, says Hong Kong rights group.  Read more Chinese foreign investment boom to continue: official Chinese companies’ overseas investment will continue booming and is expected to total 500 billion U.S. […]

China Current Events: April 28

Workers protest at Foxconn plant in China Workers at a Chinese factory owned by Foxconn, Apple Inc’s main manufacturer, threatened to jump off the roof of a building in a protest over wages just a month after the two firms announced a landmark agreement on improving working conditions.  Read more Blind Chinese lawyer escapes from […]

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    • Global stocks rally as China fears dwindle, oil prices steady - Reuters July 28, 2015
      ReutersGlobal stocks rally as China fears dwindle, oil prices steadyReutersOil prices steadied, with U.S. crude rising more than 1 percent as bets for a drop in U.S. crude stockpiles offset worries about a global supply glut and China's market meltdown. Brent futures LCOc1 settled down 17 cents, or 0.3 percent, at $53.30 a ...Drawing A Line From The Chi
    • China Pushes to Rewrite Rules of Global Internet - Wall Street Journal July 28, 2015
      Wall Street JournalChina Pushes to Rewrite Rules of Global InternetWall Street JournalSHANGHAI—As social media helped topple regimes in the Middle East and northern Africa, a senior colonel in the People's Liberation Army publicly warned that an Internet dominated by the U.S. threatened to overthrow China's Communist Party. Ye Zheng ...and more »
    • Ford's China strategy: small can be big - Fortune July 28, 2015
      FortuneFord's China strategy: small can be bigFortuneWhile it's putting pressure on prices, Fields says it's important to put China and its current market conditions into perspective. “It's the biggest market in the world right now,” Fields says. “By our forecasts it's going to grow to about 30 million ...Detroit automakers are uniqu
    • China's Swoon Curbs Startup Enthusiasm - Wall Street Journal July 28, 2015
      Wall Street JournalChina's Swoon Curbs Startup EnthusiasmWall Street JournalAfter Vincent Wen quit a secure job with a Chinese technology giant to launch an Internet marketing startup last fall, he says investors were queuing up with offers to back him. Then China's stock market nose-dived, delivering a double whammy to the ...
    • China Meltdown Adds Exit-Strategy Conundrum for Central Bankers - Bloomberg July 28, 2015
      BloombergChina Meltdown Adds Exit-Strategy Conundrum for Central BankersBloombergExit strategies used to be the preoccupation of Pentagon planners. Nowadays, it's more a province for central bank watchers, since the Federal Reserve gorged on trillions of dollars of mortgage and government debt. And in that economic realm, China has ...and more »
    • What China's stock plunge means for US real estate - CNBC July 28, 2015
      CNBCWhat China's stock plunge means for US real estateCNBCCalifornia is still a Chinese favorite, but high prices there are cutting into demand. While Texas ranks third for all international home buyer demand, behind Florida and California, it is favored by Chinese buyers, thanks to its strong employment and ...Smaller Chinese Cities Miss Housing Recove
    • Behind China Market's Latest Collapse: a Government Retreat - Wall Street Journal July 28, 2015
      Wall Street JournalBehind China Market's Latest Collapse: a Government RetreatWall Street JournalHONG KONG—When investors in China's main stock market saw shares in the country's biggest oil company slide on Monday, they sensed Beijing had—at least temporarily—given up. In their scramble to prop up the market in recent weeks, ...and more »
    • China's Stock Response Has No Public Face to Calm Turbulent Markets - Wall Street Journal July 28, 2015
      Wall Street JournalChina's Stock Response Has No Public Face to Calm Turbulent MarketsWall Street JournalBEIJING—Wanted in China: a reassuring face to tell panicking investors that everything will be all right. Since China's stock boom turned bust more than a month ago, the Chinese government has put out measure after measure to stanch the bleeding
    • China conducts air, sea drills in South China Sea - Reuters July 28, 2015
      The GuardianChina conducts air, sea drills in South China SeaReutersThe live-ammunition drills involved more than 100 ships, dozens of aircraft, information warfare units as well as the nuclear force, the state-backed China Military Online said in a report posted on the defense ministry's website. It did not specify ...What's behind Beijing's
    • In Ethiopia, Obama and the United States stand in China's long shadow - Quartz July 28, 2015
      QuartzIn Ethiopia, Obama and the United States stand in China's long shadowQuartzWhile the president is beloved on the continent, he and the US are increasingly competing with China for influence. Delegates listening to Obama may be reminded of another speech given at the African Union last year. Then, Chinese premier Li Keqiang ...A Chinese state newsp