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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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    • Indian Leader Narendra Modi Wants Closer Ties With Japan to Counter China - Wall Street Journal September 1, 2014
      Indian ExpressIndian Leader Narendra Modi Wants Closer Ties With Japan to Counter ChinaWall Street JournalTOKYO—Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Monday that India and Japan need to forge a closer strategic partnership to promote peace and prosperity in Asia and counter an expansionist mind-set, a veiled but clear reference to China, which is ...China
    • With eye on Japan, China plans Martyrs' Day - USA TODAY September 1, 2014
      USA TODAYWith eye on Japan, China plans Martyrs' DayUSA TODAYBEIJING — China has established a national day to commemorate the country's martyrs, state media said Monday, the latest of several recent steps by Beijing to intensify commemoration of its war-time fight against Japan, including orders that TV ...China publishes historical sites, heroes
    • Russia and China launch gas pipeline - BBC News September 1, 2014
      BBC NewsRussia and China launch gas pipelineBBC NewsRussia and China have begun the construction of a new gas pipeline linking the countries, with a ceremony in the Siberian city of Yakutsk. China's CNPC has agreed to buy $400bn (£240bn) of gas from Russia's Gazprom. Russia will ship 38 billion cubic ...Putin breaks ground on Russia-China gas pipel
    • China opposes proposed EU sanctions against Russia - Reuters September 1, 2014
      Voice of AmericaChina opposes proposed EU sanctions against RussiaReutersChina has adopted a cautious response to the crisis, not wanting either to alienate key ally Russia or comment directly on the referendum in which Crimea voted overwhelmingly to join Russia, lest it set a precedent for its own restive regions, like Tibet.China May Be Biggest Winner From
    • China's bad bank clean-up crew - Financial Times September 1, 2014
      ReutersChina's bad bank clean-up crewFinancial TimesThe prospect of the first ever default in China's rapidly expanding shadow banking sector sent shockwaves through financial markets this year. As word spread that a Rmb3bn trust product called “China Credit Equals Gold #1” was on the verge of ...China banks seek new lending horizons as bad debts r
    • Retreat in China's PMIs heightens calls for policy easing - Reuters September 1, 2014
      ReutersRetreat in China's PMIs heightens calls for policy easingReutersChina's economy has had a rocky spell this year. Growth sank to an 18-month low of 7.4 percent in the first quarter before edging up to 7.5 percent between April and June. Hopes that the mild rebound would gain traction were dashed last month when ...HSBC's China Manufactur
    • China Manufacturing Output Slows - Wall Street Journal September 1, 2014
      Wall Street JournalChina Manufacturing Output SlowsWall Street JournalBEIJING—China's economy faces further headwinds after two measures of factory output decelerated in August, adding pressure on Beijing to stimulate growth to meet the nation's annual target. The results disclosed Monday follow weaker investment, real ...and more »
    • Eating cockroaches in China: Healing and delicious? - CNN September 1, 2014
      CNNEating cockroaches in China: Healing and delicious?CNNJinan, China (CNN) -- I've eaten some unusual things on the road. There were salted Mopani worms in Botswana at the hotel buffet (black and squishy); sun-dried nsenene grasshoppers in Uganda (yellow and juicy); whole roasted goat in the desert in ...Edible cockroaches making Chinese farmers richSB
    • China Home Prices Fall for Fourth Straight Month - Wall Street Journal September 1, 2014
      Wall Street JournalChina Home Prices Fall for Fourth Straight MonthWall Street JournalAverage new home prices fell 0.6% in August from July, moderating from the 0.8% decline in July, data provider China Real Estate Index System said late Sunday. Average new home prices declined 0.5% in June and 0.3% in May. May's decline was the first ...Slump in China
    • China: No Open Nominations For Hong Kong Leader - Huffington Post August 31, 2014
      ForbesChina: No Open Nominations For Hong Kong LeaderHuffington PostBEIJING (AP) — China's legislature on Sunday ruled out allowing open nominations in the inaugural election for Hong Kong's leader, saying they would create a "chaotic society." Democracy activists in the Asian financial hub responded by saying that a ...China Data Falls A