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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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    • Asian shares rise after Greek default; Shanghai Comp down 4.8% - CNBC July 1, 2015
      CNBCAsian shares rise after Greek default; Shanghai Comp down 4.8%CNBCAsian shares outside China drifted higher on the first trading day of the third quarter, as traders digested a raft of economic indicators and news that Greece missed the deadline for a payment to the International Monetary Fund hours after its bailout ...China June factory, services surve
    • China 'not willing or able to play global leadership role', senior Australian ... - ABC Online July 1, 2015
      ABC OnlineChina 'not willing or able to play global leadership role', senior Australian ...ABC OnlineOne of Australia's most senior public servants has delivered a damning assessment of China's role on the world stage. Michael Thawley, secretary of the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, was unusually frank at the Crawford Australia
    • China adopts new law to make networks, systems 'controllable' - Reuters July 1, 2015
      ReutersChina adopts new law to make networks, systems 'controllable'ReutersPresident Xi Jinping, who heads a newly established national security commission, has said China's security covers a wide range of areas, including culture, politics, the military, the economy, technology and the environment. The law would "protect ...New Chinese L
    • In Communist China, Stock-Market Capitalists Now Rule - Bloomberg July 1, 2015
      BloombergIn Communist China, Stock-Market Capitalists Now RuleBloombergThe nation's $8.1 trillion equity market now has more than 90 million individual investors, according to China Securities Depository and Clearing Co. That compares with 87.8 million Communist Party members at the end of last year, the state-run Xinhua ...For Australia the real action
    • Opinion: China's central bank reveals its weak hand - MarketWatch July 1, 2015
      MarketWatchOpinion: China's central bank reveals its weak handMarketWatchHONG KONG (MarketWatch) — China's domestic stock markets may have bounced back Tuesday, but the damage from the panic despite interest-rate and reserve-ratio cuts at the weekend will take longer to heal. The big problem is that the People's Bank of ...The Perils of China
    • Fears raised as 'one third' of China's Great Wall disappears - CNN June 30, 2015
      CNNFears raised as 'one third' of China's Great Wall disappearsCNNMany visitors to China associate the Great Wall with an extensively restored stretch of Ming era wall at Badaling near Beijing, but this is far from typical of most of the structure. According to a 2014 survey done by the Great Wall of China Society ...Nearly 2000 Km of China
    • US, China and Brazil Commit to New Climate Change Goals - TIME June 30, 2015
      TIMEUS, China and Brazil Commit to New Climate Change GoalsTIMEThe United States, China and Brazil all made new commitments to combat climate change Tuesday, in advance of a landmark United Nations conference on the issue in December. The U.S. and Brazil pledged to increase production of electricity from ...China Pledges to Halt Growth of Carbon Emissions in
    • Student Suspected of Murder After "Pocket Dial" Incident Nabbed in China - io9 June 30, 2015
      io9Student Suspected of Murder After "Pocket Dial" Incident Nabbed in Chinaio9Both students were originally from China, and had met there before heading to the United States to pursue their educations. (Both schools in Iowa they attended have unusually high populations of Chinese international students.) As CNN reports, the fact ...Chinese student
    • The Chinese Ride-Hailing Startup That's Out-Ubering Uber - Wired June 30, 2015
      WiredThe Chinese Ride-Hailing Startup That's Out-Ubering UberWiredOne of tech's fiercest rivalries is shaping up in China right now, but the leading contender isn't a familiar name in the US. Didi Kuaidi is taking on Uber for the title of largest ride-hailing company in the world's largest country—or more precisely ...and more »
    • China Weighs Options to Stem Market Rout - Wall Street Journal June 30, 2015
      Wall Street JournalChina Weighs Options to Stem Market RoutWall Street JournalA further selloff in stocks would hurt Chinese companies' ability to raise funds and pay off debt, which, in turn, could add more downward pressure on the economy. Thus, a governmentwide effort to mitigate a stock-market rout that started two weeks ago ...World Bank is warning