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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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    • China Shares Fall on Beijing's Lower Growth Target - Wall Street Journal March 6, 2015
      Wall Street JournalChina Shares Fall on Beijing's Lower Growth TargetWall Street JournalChina stocks fell Thursday after the country lowered its growth forecast for the year, bringing concerns about a slowing economy to the fore. The Hang Seng Index fell 1.1% to 24193.04 and the Shanghai Composite Index was down 1%. Chinese Premier Li ...China No. 3 lea
    • Nine hurt in China station knife attack - BBC News March 6, 2015
      BBC NewsNine hurt in China station knife attackBBC NewsNine people have been injured in a knife attack at a station in the Chinese city of Guangzhou, police say. The attack happened on Friday morning. Police shot one suspect dead and caught another, a statement said. No information was given on the ...China: Nine injured in rush-hour railway knife attackCNNK
    • Vietnam Protests China Construction on Disputed South China Sea Island - Wall Street Journal (blog) March 5, 2015
      The DiplomatVietnam Protests China Construction on Disputed South China Sea IslandWall Street Journal (blog)Vietnam is protesting about China's move to expand construction on the disputed Spratly islands, which Vietnam calls Truong Sa, in the South China Sea. “Vietnam strongly protests and demands that China respect Vietnam's sovereignty and immedi
    • China's Lower Growth Goal Doesn't Spook Foreign Companies - Wall Street Journal March 5, 2015
      Wall Street JournalChina's Lower 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 ...China
    • 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 on Long, Slow Road to ReformWall
    • China's Central Bank Cuts Interest Rates on Special Lending Tools - Wall Street Journal March 5, 2015
      Wall Street JournalChina's Central Bank Cuts Interest Rates on Special Lending ToolsWall Street JournalSHANGHAI—China's central bank has taken a fresh move to lower borrowing costs for businesses in a weakening economy, just days after it cut policy interest rates for the second time in less than four months. The People's Bank of China has low
    • 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's new terrorism law provokes anger in US, concern at home - Washington Post March 5, 2015
      The RegisterChina's new terrorism law provokes anger in US, concern at homeWashington PostBEIJING — A new draft counterterrorism law here is provoking unusually strong condemnation, from multinational companies trying to do business in China to domestic dissidents trying to stay out of jail and from global human rights groups to foreign ...‪Obama critic