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Current Events in China: August 11

Chinese police ‘admit’ Gu Kailai cover-up: official Four Chinese police officers on Friday admitted in court to covering up the killing of a British businessman to protect the wife of a senior politician charged with his murder, an official said.  Read more China export growth slows to 1% China’s trade and domestic demand have weakened […]

Current Events in China: July 28

Chinese man rides rickshaw to London for games It’s a tale of Olympian proportions: A man, a rickshaw, and a slow journey from a Chinese village to London through 16 countries.  Read more China steps up stimulus spending at local level China is stepping up stimulus spending at the local level seeking to counter its […]

China Current Events: July 27

Gu Kailai poisoned Neil Heywood ‘after he threatened her son’ The wife of one of China’s most senior political leaders has been charged with murdering the British businessman Neil Heywood over his alleged threat to her son’s “personal security”, state media announced yesterday.  Read more China develops attack copter, denies piracy allegations China today confirmed […]

Current Events in China: July 12

Over 220,000 people evacuated as flood hits SW China county again More than 220,000 people in southwest China’s Sichuan Province have been evacuated from low-lying areas following a flood that struck the disaster-prone region on Wednesday, local authorities said.  Read more China Slowdown Seen Forcing Wen’s Hand on Property Curbs China’s weakest growth in three […]

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 […]

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 […]

Current Events in China: May 17

China welcomes UN decision over Japanese “island” claims China on Wednesday welcomed a decision by a United Nations (UN) commission not to adopt Japanese claims over the geopolitical classification of Okinotori Atoll, an outcropping in the Philippine Sea.  Read more Vietnam protests China’s S. China Sea fishing ban Vietnam is protesting China’s fishing ban in […]

China Current Events: May 14

Dalai Lama reveals warning of Chinese plot to kill him The Dalai Lama has revealed his fears after being warned that Chinese agents have hatched a plot to kill him.  Read more Rich Chinese, expats rent wombs as surrogate mothers rake in cash Surrogacy is illegal in the country, but try telling that to the […]

Current Events in China: May 2

9 still trapped in flooded SW China colliery Nine miners were still trapped in the flooded colliery in southwest China’s Guizhou Province, as continuous rainfall has hampered the rescue efforts, local authorities said Tuesday.  Read more Details of Chinese activist’s escape Chen Guangcheng’s blindness was a help and a hindrance as he made his way […]

Current Events in China: May 1

Chinese scientists turn kitchen waste into fuel Researchers in east China’s Zhejiang Province are working on a project that aims to convert kitchen waste into biofuel.  Read more China censors activist-related Web searches Chinese censors Monday blocked Web searches of a host of terms related to blind activist Chen Guangcheng, from his name to “Shawshank […]

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      CNNMoneyChina crackdown makes it harder to get around the Great FirewallCNNMoneyChina has beefed up its Great Firewall yet again, this time cracking down on virtual private networks, or VPNs, which allow users to access censored and blocked content on the web. The action, confirmed by state media, has affected VPN providers ...See China's Internet Dilem
    • China to launch new probe into margin trading, bank lending for stock ... - Reuters January 28, 2015
      The DiplomatChina to launch new probe into margin trading, bank lending for stock ...ReutersThe previous crackdown in early January saw three of China's largest brokerages temporarily suspended from taking new business, as a punishment for improper use of margin credit. The second round of investigations in margin trading is expected to run ...China Ind
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      Los Angeles TimesChina's man-made islands in disputed waters raise worriesLos Angeles TimesChina is rapidly building five man-made islands from tiny reefs and shoals in the South China Sea, U.S. officials say, sparking concern that Beijing is growing more assertive in the disputed waters even as the United States boosts its own forces in the ...As China
    • How China's Draft Rules May Affect Foreign Investors - Wall Street Journal January 28, 2015
      Wall Street JournalHow China's Draft Rules May Affect Foreign InvestorsWall Street JournalHONG KONG—China's proposed new rules on foreign investment will help the Chinese government re-exert control over the flood of foreign money and interests coming into the country's booming Internet industry. That is likely to be a boon for Alibaba ...and
    • Debt That Once Boosted Its Cities Now Burdens China - Wall Street Journal January 28, 2015
      Wall Street JournalDebt That Once Boosted Its Cities Now Burdens ChinaWall Street JournalWUHAN, China—A little over a year ago, a Chinese credit agency downgraded a government-owned financing company in this dusty industrial city. Default—nearly unheard-of in China on government bonds—was a possibility, it said. But during discussions ...and more »
    • China's SAIC Criticizes Alibaba Over Fake Goods - Wall Street Journal January 28, 2015
      Wall Street JournalChina's SAIC Criticizes Alibaba Over Fake GoodsWall Street JournalBEIJING— Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. is embroiled in an escalating public dispute with a Chinese government agency over sales of fake goods on its e-commerce platforms, highlighting one of the risks for a company that last year raised $25 billion from ...China Accuses Al
    • Apple's China Strategy Pays Off With Surge in Earnings - New York Times January 28, 2015
      New York TimesApple's China Strategy Pays Off With Surge in EarningsNew York TimesIn China, though, Apple has found success by following one. For years, Apple rivals like Samsung offered large-screen smartphones. Although the bigger phones sold well in China, Apple held off on releasing a similar model, and the country remained a ...Apple's China i
    • US-India Ties Deepen; China Takes It in Stride - New York Times January 28, 2015
      International Business Times, India EditionUS-India Ties Deepen; China Takes It in StrideNew York TimesBEIJING — When Chinese troops provoked a standoff with Indian forces on a disputed border high in the Himalayas just before President Xi Jinping of China arrived in India last year, a pall fell over what was supposed to be a landmark visit. That ...How Chin
    • Report: China To Hold Military Parade To 'Frighten Japan' - DefenseNews.com January 28, 2015
      DefenseNews.comReport: China To Hold Military Parade To 'Frighten Japan'DefenseNews.comBEIJING — China will this year hold its first large-scale military parade since 2009 to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, reports said Tuesday, with one key goal described as being to "frighten Japan." Communist China generally ...Ch
    • China Looks to Prop Up Domestic Chip Makers - Wall Street Journal January 27, 2015
      Wall Street JournalChina Looks to Prop Up Domestic Chip MakersWall Street JournalAs China tries to forestall foreign governments from tapping its phones, it has turned to a man named Leo Li. The chief executive of Chinese chip maker Spreadtrum Communications Inc. said China's central government asked his company last year to begin ...and more »