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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 President Arrives in India as Troops Face Off at Border - Wall Street Journal September 17, 2014
      Wall Street JournalChina's President Arrives in India as Troops Face Off at BorderWall Street JournalNEW DELHI—Indian and Chinese security forces were locked in a confrontation on their countries' disputed border Wednesday as China's president arrived in India on a trip aimed at boosting economic ties between the two Asian giants. In the Himal
    • Asian Shares Gain on China Stimulus - Wall Street Journal September 17, 2014
      ReutersAsian Shares Gain on China StimulusWall Street JournalThe cash injection to China's five major state-owned banks follows a slew of weak economic data from earlier in the week, including a report showing foreign direct investment in China was at its lowest level in more than four years. The move by the ...Forget Yellen, the real Fed news is in Chi
    • iPhone 6 still has no launch date at China Mobile - CNET September 17, 2014
      International Business TimesiPhone 6 still has no launch date at China MobileCNETSpeaking at an industry forum on Tuesday, Wang Xiaoyun, general manager of China Mobile's technology department, said the carrier's focus will now be on unsubsidized 4G phones that cost less than 600 yuan ($98), Bloomberg reported. As for Apple's ...Overheard: App
    • China Eastern eager to deepen Qantas alliance - Sydney Morning Herald September 17, 2014
      Sydney Morning HeraldChina Eastern eager to deepen Qantas allianceSydney Morning HeraldQantas' major partner in China, China Eastern, wants to deepen its commercial alliance with Australia's largest airline in an attempt to boost passenger flows onto their respective international networks. A delegation of senior China Eastern executives ...and mor
    • China Central Bank Appears to Inject $81 Billion Into Top Lenders - New York Times September 17, 2014
      BBC NewsChina Central Bank Appears to Inject $81 Billion Into Top LendersNew York TimesHONG KONG — With industrial production growing at the slowest pace since the worst of the global financial crisis and foreign direct investment in a tailspin, China appears to have taken the unusual step of using monetary stimulus in an attempt to ...China's central b
    • China refuses to explain whereabouts of envoy to Iceland - The Guardian September 17, 2014
      The GuardianChina refuses to explain whereabouts of envoy to IcelandThe GuardianChina's foreign ministry has refused to address the whereabouts of its ambassador to Iceland after reports he has been detained for giving secrets to Japan. Ma Jisheng left Reykjavik for China in January this year but did not return in March as expected.China Silent on Diplo
    • Risky business: China dumps our dirty coal - Sydney Morning Herald September 17, 2014
      Wall Street JournalRisky business: China dumps our dirty coalSydney Morning HeraldAs much as a quarter of all coal shipped through Newcastle goes to China, up from less than 10 per cent a few years ago. Coal shipped through the port - the largest coal export port in the world - is running at around 170 million tonnes a year at present.China to Ban Coal With
    • China Joins ECB in Adding Stimulus as Fed Scales Back - Bloomberg September 17, 2014
      BloombergChina Joins ECB in Adding Stimulus as Fed Scales BackBloombergChina's central bank joined its European counterpart in boosting liquidity to address weakening growth, underscoring a divergence in direction among the world's biggest economies as the U.S. reduces stimulus. The People's Bank of China is injecting 500 ...and more »
    • Chinese Leader Visits Sri Lanka, Challenging India's Sway - New York Times September 16, 2014
      New York TimesChinese Leader Visits Sri Lanka, Challenging India's SwayNew York TimesCOLOMBO, Sri Lanka — President Xi Jinping of China arrived in Sri Lanka on Tuesday for a 23-hour trip to this island nation to sign a raft of agreements as China chips away at India's traditional dominance in the region. Mr. Xi's plane traveled from ...Sri Lan
    • Ahead Of Alibaba: The Chinese Economy - Forbes September 16, 2014
      ABC NewsAhead Of Alibaba: The Chinese EconomyForbesAlibaba is at its very essence a Chinese company, run by a Chinese management team, with Chinese customers, and the overwhelming majority of its revenue coming from business in China. To really understand the prospects of Alibaba, understanding the ...Alibaba Risk: China's Rise Leaves out InvestorsABC N