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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 [...]

China Current Events: August 9

Typhoon ploughs into China east coast, causes severe destruction A strong typhoon ploughed into China’s eastern coast on Wednesday, the country’s third in a week, knocking down buildings and cutting off power to hundreds of thousands of people, state media said.  Read more US blueprint for war with China flawed and could spark nuclear strikes, [...]

Current Events in China: July 7

China reacts calmly to US after WTO auto complaint China on Friday urged the United States to ensure trade disputes did not harm overall economic ties, after Washington filed a WTO complaint over Chinese duties on imported American cars.  Read more In U.S.-China Car Clash, Obama Should Drive Harder President Obama is right to blast [...]

Current Events in China: July 4

China rushes surveillance ships to islands claimed by Vietnam Amid rising tensions between China and its neighbours over the disputed territories in the South China Sea, Beijing today sent four surveillance ships to the area also claimed by Vietnam after spotting a foreign fishing vessel there.  Read more China protest against alloy plant enters third [...]

Current Events in China: July 3

Sichuan Protest Turns Violent Police in southwestern Sichuan province deployed tear gas against residents protesting a planned molybdenum copper plant in the latest case of environmental activism facing at times violent resistance from authorities.  Read more China confirms H5N1 bird flu outbreak in Xinjiang China’s northwestern Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region has reported an outbreak of [...]

Current Events in China: July 2

Hong Kong protests as Leung takes helm A pro-democracy heckler interrupted a speech by Chinese President Hu Jintao at the swearing-in of Hong Kong’s new leader Sunday and tens of thousands of residents marched to protest Chinese rule on the 15th anniversary of the Asian financial hub’s return to Beijing’s control.  Read more Manufacturing falls [...]

China Current Events: June 30

Plane hijacking foiled in restive western China Passengers and crew foiled a hijacking attempt by six people on a plane in China’s restive far-western Xinjiang region Friday, a regional airline and state media said.  Read more Shanghai ‘face-eater’ tries to chew off woman’s face According to local Chinese press, an intoxicated bus driver in Wenzhou [...]

China Current Events: June 20

Neil Heywood scandal widens to Cambodia as Patrick Devillers arrested The investigation into the murder of the British businessman Neil Heywood took another twist after it emerged that the former business partner of his alleged killer had been arrested in Cambodia.  Read more China dissatisfied over Vietnam’s island patrols: spokesman A spokesman for China’s Foreign [...]

China Current Events: June 19

Chinese spacecraft docks with module A Chinese spacecraft carrying three astronauts docked with an orbiting module Monday, another first for the country as it strives to match American and Russian exploits in space.  Read more Chinese bank ‘owner’ highlights audacious mainland fraud In a China awash with fake iPhones, pirated DVDs and knockoff Louis Vuitton [...]

Current Events in China: June 11

China’s growth flags in May ahead of rate cut China’s inflation, industrial output and retail sales all flagged in May for a second straight month of sluggish growth that galvanized policymakers last week into taking their boldest action yet to combat a sharpening slowdown.  Read more More terracotta warriors discovered in NW China Archeologists unearthed [...]

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      Wall Street JournalWartime Claim Paid, China Releases a Japanese VesselNew York TimesHONG KONG — A court in Shanghai released a Japanese commercial ship from impoundment in eastern China on Thursday, after the ship's owner paid a civil compensation claim dating back to the wartime invasion that remains a source of bitterness in ...China Court Frees Japa […]
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      CNBC.comWhy Japan's economy is in better shape than China'sCNBC.comThe Japanese economy expanded 0.7 percent on year in the final quarter of 2013, substantially slower than China's 7.7 percent expansion. While growth in the mainland economy has slowed from double-digit levels in recent years it remains on course to ...and more » […]