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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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    • China's supersonic submarine, which could go from Shanghai to San Francisco ... - ExtremeTech August 29, 2014
      ExtremeTechChina's supersonic submarine, which could go from Shanghai to San Francisco ...ExtremeTechResearchers in China are reporting that they've taken a big step towards creating a supersonic submarine. This technology, which could just as easily be applied to weaponized torpedoes as military or civilian submarines, could theoretically get from
    • China State Banks Report Surge in Soured Loans - Wall Street Journal August 29, 2014
      Wall Street JournalChina State Banks Report Surge in Soured LoansWall Street JournalBad-loan levels within China's whole banking industry remain low in terms of their total portfolios. Still, the level is expected to creep upward as cooling economic growth hampers borrowers' ability to repay their debts. China reported 7.4% economic ...China Constr
    • OSI Employees Arrested in China - Wall Street Journal August 29, 2014
      Wall Street JournalOSI Employees Arrested in ChinaWall Street JournalBEIJING—Chinese prosecutors announced Friday the arrest of six employees of Shanghai Husi Food Co., owned by OSI Group Inc., more than a month after authorities suspended the meat supplier's operations there, accusing it of selling expired products to ...Six OSI employees arrested in C
    • China Military Shows off Newest Helicopters, Tanks - ABC News August 29, 2014
      Voice of AmericaChina Military Shows off Newest Helicopters, TanksABC NewsChina showed off the growing sophistication of its defense industries Friday by featuring its newest attack helicopters and main battle tanks at a multinational live-firing military exercise in the country's north. State media said the new hardware ...China media: Military drillBB
    • Tesla Motors, China Unicom to build car charging outlets across China - Reuters August 29, 2014
      ReutersTesla Motors, China Unicom to build car charging outlets across ChinaReutersSHANGHAI (Reuters) - U.S. electric carmaker Tesla Motors (TSLA.O) said on Friday that it would partner with China's No.2 mobile carrier China Unicom (0762.HK) to build charging outlets across the country to push sales in the world's biggest auto market.Tesla to build
    • After Overwhelming US Visa Program, Where Will China's Emigrants Go Next? - Wall Street Journal (blog) August 29, 2014
      Wall Street Journal (blog)After Overwhelming US Visa Program, Where Will China's Emigrants Go Next?Wall Street Journal (blog)Wealthy Chinese hoping to move abroad have overwhelmed the immigration departments of the U.S. and Canada—their favorite destinations—this year. But will China's rich who want a visa head elsewhere or will they hold out for t
    • China Seeks to Protect South China Sea Submarine Gateway - Bloomberg August 29, 2014
      BloombergChina Seeks to Protect South China Sea Submarine GatewayBloombergChina's efforts to protect its submarine gateway to the South China Sea could broaden from standoffs with U.S. military planes to announcing an air defense identification zone, according to two retired army officers. China could seek to restrict the ...​China vows to respond to US
    • In China, Detecting Fraud Riskier Than Doing It - New York Times August 29, 2014
      In China, Detecting Fraud Riskier Than Doing ItNew York TimesIt can be very risky to do things in China that are taken for granted in other countries. Kun Huang, a Chinese-born Canadian citizen, is back in Vancouver after spending two years in a Chinese jail. His crime was contributing to research that led his ...and more »
    • China Considers Opening Up Stock Market Further - Wall Street Journal August 28, 2014
      Wall Street JournalChina Considers Opening Up Stock Market FurtherWall Street JournalAny inclusion would also be a boost to the 640 billion yuan ($140 billion) RQFII program that was started in 2011 and now acts as one of the two main gateways for fund managers looking to invest in China's markets. Beijing is also pressing ahead with ...and more »
    • Daily chart China's territorial disputes - The Economist (blog) August 28, 2014
      Daily chart China's territorial disputesThe Economist (blog)Since six months ago, all the major economic indicators for China have gone on a continuing nosedive - including manufacturing orders, export volume, commercial investments, graduate employment rate, corporate credits, foreign capital inflow, domestic ...