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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's Moment of Truth: Financial Reform or Growth? - Wall Street Journal September 16, 2014
      Wall Street JournalChina's Moment of Truth: Financial Reform or Growth?Wall Street JournalBut for the first time since 1998, China may fall short of meeting its annual growth target, set at 7.5% this year. Beijing now must decide whether to employ more dramatic measures, such as cutting interest rates, or simply accept slower growth and ...China Provide
    • China tries top Uighur scholar on separatism charge - USA TODAY September 16, 2014
      The GuardianChina tries top Uighur scholar on separatism chargeUSA TODAYBEIJING — An outspoken scholar from China's Uighur minority, who criticized government policy in the restive Xinjiang region, faces trial Wednesday on charges that he sought to split up China. If convicted, Ilham Tohti could be sentenced up to life ...China airing details about susp
    • Sri Lanka Backs China's Maritime 'Silk Road' Plan - ABC News September 16, 2014
      ABC NewsSri Lanka Backs China's Maritime 'Silk Road' PlanABC NewsChinese President Xi Jinping won Sri Lanka's support Tuesday for a proposed maritime "Silk Road" linking China with Europe, and helped launch billion-dollar power plant and port city projects funded by his government. Xi, the first Chinese leader to ...China's
    • Role Reversal: India's Growth May Surpass China's by 2016 - Businessweek September 16, 2014
      BusinessweekRole Reversal: India's Growth May Surpass China's by 2016BusinessweekChina's President Xi Jinping is due to arrive in India tomorrow, and for a change he's the one with an economy heading in the wrong direction, not Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. After several dismal years, growth in India is rebounding, and the ...India
    • Australia Urges Russia and China to Support Coalition Against Islamic State - Wall Street Journal September 16, 2014
      Wall Street JournalAustralia Urges Russia and China to Support Coalition Against Islamic StateWall Street JournalAustralian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry sign a security agreement in Sydney in August. On Tuesday, Ms. Bishop urged Russia and China to support international efforts to stop Islamic State. European Pressphot
    • China to Ban Coal With High Ash, Sulfur - Wall Street Journal September 16, 2014
      Wall Street JournalChina to Ban Coal With High Ash, SulfurWall Street JournalThe directive from China's top economic-planning agency is aimed at low-grade coal mainly coming from Indonesia and Australia. But analysts say exporters would likely be spared from a harsher brunt because Beijing lowered its targets from earlier ...Australian export risk on Ch
    • New Treaty Allows China to Sue Canada to Change its Laws - Newsweek September 15, 2014
      NewsweekNew Treaty Allows China to Sue Canada to Change its LawsNewsweekDespite public outcry, Stephen Harper, Canada's prime minister, ratified a controversial treaty on Friday that will allow China to sue Canada in secret tribunals to repeal Canadian laws that interfere with Chinese investments. Analysts interpret the ...Terence Corcoran: Tories versu
    • China's Economic Slump Complicates Beijing's Restructuring Plans - Wall Street Journal September 15, 2014
      Wall Street JournalChina's Economic Slump Complicates Beijing's Restructuring PlansWall Street JournalBEIJING—The world's second-largest economy is faring worse than previously thought, with government stimulus measures proving too short-lived to counter China's sharp real-estate downturn or to prop up flagging factory output. The latest
    • China's 'creeping invasion' - Washington Post September 15, 2014
      Economic TimesChina's 'creeping invasion'Washington PostTOKYO. A few months ago it looked like East Asia might be the place where the crumbling global order of the past quarter-century, centered on U.S. power and values, would face a decisive crisis. Chinese boats, planes and oil rigs were pressing into ...A chance to mend China–Japan relation
    • Worry and Mystification in China Over Scotland Independence Vote - Newsweek September 15, 2014
      NewsweekWorry and Mystification in China Over Scotland Independence VoteNewsweekAs Scotland heads to the polls this week to vote on whether to become independent, one country with restive regions of its own is watching the debate unfold with nervousness and some mystification - China. China has every reason to look askance at the ...Worry, mystification in C