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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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    • Lower China Growth Goal Doesn't Spook Foreign Companies - Wall Street Journal March 5, 2015
      Wall Street JournalLower China Growth Goal Doesn't Spook Foreign CompaniesWall Street JournalCompanies operating in China largely took the government's forecast of slowing growth in stride, with those reliant on business and government spending offering gloomier forecasts than companies focused on consumer demand. Chinese Premier Li ...and more »
    • The Anti-Pollution Documentary That's Taken China By Storm - NPR (blog) March 5, 2015
      NPR (blog)The Anti-Pollution Documentary That's Taken China By StormNPR (blog)Two hundred million and counting: That's how many times a documentary about China's massive air pollution problem has been viewed online since the weekend. Environmentalists are hailing it as an eye-opener for Chinese citizens. The filmmaker, Chai ...Under the Dome:
    • Is China's 1929 moment coming? - Washington Post (blog) March 5, 2015
      Is China's 1929 moment coming?Washington Post (blog)It's weird to worry about China when it's still growing more than 7 percent a year, but it's a little less so when you consider how mammoth its credit bubble has gotten. The numbers are historic. China's total debt has sprouted from 153 percent of ...
    • China to narrow gap with US by increasing military spending - CNN March 5, 2015
      CNNChina to narrow gap with US by increasing military spendingCNNHong Kong (CNN) China says its military budget will increase by 10.1% in 2015, the latest in a series of double-digit increases that will narrow the still-significant gap with the United States on defense spending. According to a budget report released ...China signals 'new normal' wi
    • China Rejects Obama's Criticism of Planned Technology Rules - Wall Street Journal March 5, 2015
      Wall Street JournalChina Rejects Obama's Criticism of Planned Technology RulesWall Street JournalBEIJING—China rebuffed criticism of a proposed counterterrorism law by President Barack Obama , saying the U.S. and other governments also want technology companies to provide access to their systems. The draft law includes requirements that ...China says te
    • Drug Companies Face Pressure Despite China Price Pledge - Wall Street Journal March 5, 2015
      Wall Street JournalDrug Companies Face Pressure Despite China Price PledgeWall Street JournalBEIJING—Global drug companies face tough going in China despite Beijing's promise to lift pharmaceutical price controls, as stiff competition and a fierce bidding process will continue to pressure prices. China's leaders on Thursday said Beijing would ...an
    • China Congress Muddles Through Budget Mess - Wall Street Journal March 5, 2015
      Wall Street JournalChina Congress Muddles Through Budget MessWall Street JournalChina's 2015 budget is out, and it doesn't add up. It will take a great deal of creative accounting at the local-government level to avoid a recession-inducing fiscal squeeze. At the start of the annual meeting of the National People's Congress on ...China's N
    • China tries to ditch its coal addiction, reduce energy intensity - Reuters March 5, 2015
      ReutersChina tries to ditch its coal addiction, reduce energy intensityReutersChina is trying to strike a balance between improving its environment and restructuring away from an economy dominated by energy intensive industries like steel making and construction towards one focused more on consumption and the service sector.China Plans to Build Its Commodity
    • Apple's capitulation to China undermines Obama's tough talk on snooping - Quartz March 5, 2015
      QuartzApple's capitulation to China undermines Obama's tough talk on snoopingQuartzBeijing is putting heavy pressure on US technology firms who want to do business in China to fork over proprietary source code, provide encryption keys so that Chinese authorities can access user information, and store user data on servers in China.China Hits Back At
    • China asks Myanmar to 'lower temperature' on border - Reuters March 5, 2015
      Business Insider AustraliaChina asks Myanmar to 'lower temperature' on borderReutersBEIJING (Reuters) - Myanmar must help "lower the temperature" along its border with China, a senior Chinese official told a Myanmar envoy, urging all parties to exercise restraint after clashes with rebels that have pushed refugees into China. Myanmar ...H