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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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    • Lawyer Who Represented Churches in China Is Missing - New York Times August 28, 2015
      The GuardianLawyer Who Represented Churches in China Is MissingNew York TimesThe lawyer, Zhang Kai, is based in Beijing but went missing on Tuesday night in Wenzhou, a coastal city in eastern China where Christians have opposed a government program to demolish church crosses, Yang Xingquan, a colleague of Mr. Zhang's at the ...China arrests Christians w
    • Asia stocks extend recovery as China gains soothe nerves - CNBC August 28, 2015
      Asia stocks extend recovery as China gains soothe nervesCNBCAsian stocks extended their recovery into the final trading day of the week as investors cheered a second day of gains in Chinese and U.S. markets. China's benchmark Shanghai Composite spiked 2 percent on Friday, building on a 5.4 percent gain in the ...and more »
    • How Brazil's China-Driven Commodities Boom Went Bust - Wall Street Journal August 28, 2015
      Wall Street JournalHow Brazil's China-Driven Commodities Boom Went BustWall Street JournalSÃO PAULO—Not long ago, Brazil stood as the leading example of how a developing nation could rise toward global prominence on the force of a China-driven commodity boom. As its economy surged, Brazil stormed the world stage—hosting a World Cup, ...and more »
    • China's market missteps are tripping up others - Los Angeles Times August 28, 2015
      Los Angeles TimesChina's market missteps are tripping up othersLos Angeles TimesYet as Washington bickered, obfuscated and delayed, Beijing decisively injected $586 billion into China's economy, ultimately turning the country into an engine of global growth. Observers commended its distinctive political model — a hybrid of ...How much do we really
    • Can China's One-Child Policy Enforcers Transform Rural Education? - Huffington Post August 27, 2015
      Huffington PostCan China's One-Child Policy Enforcers Transform Rural Education?Huffington PostBut if you want a glimpse into China's economic future, tear yourself away from the stock tickers and take a look at Heigouhe (“Black Ditch River”) Village. It's here in this forgotten corner of central China that a team of researchers from Stanford
    • China's 'QT' is the real global economic threat - CNBC August 27, 2015
      CNBCChina's 'QT' is the real global economic threatCNBCInvestors have been agonizing over how big a threat China poses to the global economy, but they may be looking in the wrong place. China's stock market has tumbled following stratospheric gains that peaked in June, while economic data indicate that the ...Deutsche Bank: It's Chin
    • Xi just changed the rules of the game in China - and that makes things scarier ... - Business Insider August 27, 2015
      Business InsiderXi just changed the rules of the game in China - and that makes things scarier ...Business InsiderThe news has set the country abuzz, and not because yet another powerful figure in China has been taken down. Liao runs a publication that has shown nothing but loyalty to the government. George Chen, managing editor of the Hong Kong publication
    • German Car Makers Shift Gears as China Slows - Wall Street Journal August 27, 2015
      Wall Street JournalGerman Car Makers Shift Gears as China SlowsWall Street JournalBut China's slowing economy, a government crackdown on corruption, restrictions on car ownership to improve urban air quality and currency devaluation that has made imported premium cars more expensive are putting the brakes on new-car sales and ...and more »
    • China Falters, and the Global Economy Is Forced to Adapt - New York Times August 27, 2015
      New York TimesChina Falters, and the Global Economy Is Forced to AdaptNew York TimesChina's rapid growth over the last decade reshaped the world economy, creating a powerful driver of corporate strategies, financial markets and geopolitical decisions. China seemed to have a one-way trajectory, momentum that would provide a steady ...The politics behind
    • Tianjin blasts: China accuses 11 officials of negligence over chemical site - CNN August 27, 2015
      Yahoo NewsTianjin blasts: China accuses 11 officials of negligence over chemical siteCNNHong Kong (CNN) Chinese prosecutors are accusing 11 officials in the Chinese port of Tianjin of negligence over the deadly blasts that erupted from a chemical warehouse there this month. The huge, fiery explosions killed at least 145 people, according ...China arrests 12