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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 fines British drugmaker GSK $489 million, jails ex-China head - Reuters September 19, 2014
      ReutersChina fines British drugmaker GSK $489 million, jails ex-China headReutersL 3 billion yuan ($488.8 million) for paying out bribes in what is a record penalty for China, state news agency Xinhua said on Friday. A court in Changsha has also sentenced Mark Reilly, the former head of GSK in China, and other GSK executives to ...China fines GSK $492M, jail
    • Alibaba's Jack Ma: From 'crazy' to China's richest man - USA TODAY September 19, 2014
      USA TODAYAlibaba's Jack Ma: From 'crazy' to China's richest manUSA TODAYA scrawny Ma, just over 5 feet tall, was rejected by KFC and other employers in his hometown of Hangzhou in east China. He believed in the Internet's business potential when few other Chinese did. Outlandish ideas earned him the nickname "Crazy Jack Ma.Tops
    • China Promises $20 Billion Investment In India, A New Road To Kailash ... - NDTV September 19, 2014
      NDTVChina Promises $20 Billion Investment In India, A New Road To Kailash ...NDTVNew Delhi: While the border dispute and need for a resolution dominated a joint press conference after Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping held one-on-one talks today, the two countries have also announced several deals and ...India Presses China to Res
    • Li Na, Two-Time Major Winner, Is Retiring With Knee Woes - New York Times September 19, 2014
      TIMELi Na, Two-Time Major Winner, Is Retiring With Knee WoesNew York TimesLi's retirement comes just over three years after she triumphed at the 2011 French Open to become the first Chinese player, and the first Asian, to win a Grand Slam singles title. She added a second Grand Slam crown in January at the Australian Open, ...Li Na, China's Tennis
    • China set to win Asia gold pricing race with new exchange - Economic Times September 19, 2014
      Economic TimesChina set to win Asia gold pricing race with new exchangeEconomic TimesSINGAPORE/SHANGHAI: China launched a gold exchange open to foreign players for the first time on Thursday, putting the world's top bullion buyer on track to win a race to set the benchmark price in Asia. The launch of the Shanghai Gold Exchange's ...China Opens Gol
    • With China Coal Ban, Has Australia's Luck Run Out? - Businessweek September 18, 2014
      BusinessweekWith China Coal Ban, Has Australia's Luck Run Out?BusinessweekAustralia missed the Great Recession. While economies in other developed countries swooned as Lehman Brothers went under, the Lucky Country kept expanding, thanks largely to the apparently endless appetite in China for Australian iron, coal, and other ...Australia at sharp end of
    • How Much Can China Offer in Africa's Ebola Crisis? - Forbes September 18, 2014
      How Much Can China Offer in Africa's Ebola Crisis?ForbesWith a total pledge of $38 million, China's assistance has been dwarfed by the $175 million given by the United States. But that has not deterred the state media from highlighting China's role in reining in the epidemic. While emphasizing the heroism ...and more »
    • Apple's iPhone 6 still one license away from elusive China launch - Reuters September 18, 2014
      ReutersApple's iPhone 6 still one license away from elusive China launchReutersThe official Xinhua news agency said on Thursday that Apple's new iPhone had been given regulatory approval for use on domestic frequencies, but the phone cannot be sold in China until a key network license is granted. The Xinhua report did not ...Apple iPhone 6 one step
    • China's house prices fall further, economic gloom deepens - Reuters September 18, 2014
      ReutersChina's house prices fall further, economic gloom deepensReuters"Today's move sends a clear and strong signal, in our view, that the People's Bank of China is more convinced that it needs to make more effort to guide interest rates lower," Barclays said. It predicted two interest rate cuts of 25 basis points each ...China Cent
    • China's President Talks Trade in India as Troops Face Off at Border - Wall Street Journal September 17, 2014
      Wall Street JournalChina's President Talks Trade in India as Troops Face Off at BorderWall Street JournalNEW DELHI—Indian and Chinese security forces were locked in a confrontation on their countries' disputed border Wednesday as China's president arrived in India on a trip aimed at boosting economic ties between the two Asian giants. In the H