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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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    • ECB in China 'spillover' warning for euro zone - CNBC November 25, 2015
      CNBCECB in China 'spillover' warning for euro zoneCNBCChina's economic slowdown could pose risks for the euro area ranging from falling exports, capital outflows and exchange rate fluctuations, the European Central Bank (ECB) said on Wednesday. China is now the second-biggest economy after the U.S. and ...and more »
    • Vanishing China execs a vexatious mystery for HK market - U.S. News & World Report November 25, 2015
      U.S. News & World ReportVanishing China execs a vexatious mystery for HK marketU.S. News & World ReportIn this Nov. 4, 2015 photo, Yim Fung, chairman and chief executive of Guotai Junan International Holdings Ltd., the Hong Kong unit of a Chinese securities company, attends an event in Hong Kong. The company said it was unable to reach Yim since Nov.
    • China set to pledge more aid to Africa ahead of Xi's trip - Reuters November 25, 2015
      ReutersChina set to pledge more aid to Africa ahead of Xi's tripReutersBEIJING China is set to announce new aid to African nations when President Xi Jinping visits Zimbabwe and South Africa next month, a senior Chinese official said on Wednesday. The trip is likely to boost China's relations with Africa, which supplies ...China set to pledge more a
    • Q. and A.: Christina Lin on China's Antiterrorism Efforts - New York Times November 25, 2015
      New York TimesQ. and A.: Christina Lin on China's Antiterrorism EffortsNew York TimesChinese leaders have long been wary of joining global efforts against terrorism, worried about becoming entangled in foreign conflicts. But in recent days, after a series of terrorist attacks that killed several Chinese citizens, China has faced ...Militant attacks abro
    • The Chinese bond market is bubbling and troubling - The Economist November 25, 2015
      The EconomistThe Chinese bond market is bubbling and troublingThe EconomistCHINA'S domestic bond market has never been riskier. It was only last year that it suffered its first default. This year at least six companies have defaulted. The miscreants are a diverse lot, including a beverage bottler, a solar-panel maker and a ...New Rules for Chinese Finan
    • China punishes university chiefs for driving 'fancy cars' and partying - The Guardian November 25, 2015
      The GuardianChina punishes university chiefs for driving 'fancy cars' and partyingThe GuardianThe punishments – the latest example of president Xi Jinping's offensive against corruption within the Communist party – were dished out to top officials at the Communication University of China, state media reported on Tuesday. It said two were sacke
    • China's Earliest Monthly Economic Indicators Flash Warning Sign - Bloomberg November 25, 2015
      BloombergChina's Earliest Monthly Economic Indicators Flash Warning SignBloombergChina's economy is still showing a muted response to waves of monetary and fiscal easing as of the half-way mark for the last quarter of the year, some of the earliest indicators suggest. A privately compiled purchasing managers' index and a gauge ...
    • Singapore's latest export to China? Chilli crab - CNBC November 25, 2015
      CNBCSingapore's latest export to China? Chilli crabCNBCSingapore is targeting a new export for China, already its largest trading partner: the city-state's iconic chilli crab. The dish is no minor matter in Singapore, where it's considered a "must try" for all tourists. For that matter, Singapore's ...and more »
    • Not Quite A Heroine: Lesson From Taiwan's Beauty Queen On Resisting China - Forbes November 25, 2015
      ForbesNot Quite A Heroine: Lesson From Taiwan's Beauty Queen On Resisting ChinaForbesMiss Taiwan bared her anti-China political views over the weekend at the global beauty pageant Miss Earth 2015, which in turn stopped her from going on stage. Heroine's welcome? Think again. Ting Wen-yin, 22, concedes on Facebook FB -0.95% she wore ...China's
    • Trouble is brewing in China - Minneapolis Star Tribune November 25, 2015
      Minneapolis Star TribuneTrouble is brewing in ChinaMinneapolis Star TribuneRolex Dela Pena/Pool Photo via AP Chinese soldiers marched in a parade Sept. 3 to commemmorate the 70th anniversary of Japan's surrender in World War II. Peace in the South China Sea is threatened by China's unprecedented demand to rule what have ...US raises military aid to