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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 and the world - The Economist January 30, 2015
      China and the worldThe EconomistTHE International Monetary Fund is meant to be the firefighter of the world economy. Recently, though, it is China that has responded to the ringing of alarms. First, it lent Argentina cash to replenish its dwindling foreign-exchange reserves. Next ...and more »
    • China: Overborrowed and overbuilt - Financial Times January 29, 2015
      Financial TimesChina: Overborrowed and overbuiltFinancial Timeshe last time China was the world's largest economy Beijing was a city of about 700,000 people, and its Wangjing district was nothing but a jumble of barren man-made hills built to protect the capital from barbarian invaders to the north. That was 1890 ...Here is why India will keep growing f
    • China's new playground: America's backyard - CNBC January 29, 2015
      CNBCChina's new playground: America's backyardCNBCChina is moving into the United States' backyard—but it's not clear if this is a bad thing for anyone. Beijing is directing an increasing amount investment into Latin America, raising sphere-of-influence worries in the U.S. and trepidation among some ...
    • China Further Tightens Grip on the Internet - New York Times January 29, 2015
      New York TimesChina Further Tightens Grip on the InternetNew York TimesBEIJING — Jing Yuechen, the founder of an Internet start-up here in the Chinese capital, has no interest in overthrowing the Communist Party. But these days she finds herself cursing the nation's smothering cyberpolice as she tries — and fails — to ...Is this North Korea? Chinese net
    • Alibaba vows to fight fakes - and China's government - USA TODAY January 29, 2015
      MarketWatchAlibaba vows to fight fakes - and China's governmentUSA TODAYBEIJING — Billionaire entrepreneur Jack Ma, who practices China's traditional martial art tai chi, has delivered fighting talk this week as his Internet giant, Alibaba, boldly moves to counter strong criticism by the Chinese government of its ...​China sets new regulations for
    • Why China Is Nervous About Its Role in the World - TIME January 29, 2015
      TIMEWhy China Is Nervous About Its Role in the WorldTIMEHong Kong based Vietnamese demonstrators carry Vietnam's flag during a protest against China's territory claim in Hong Kong May 25, 2014. Around 200 people marched on Sunday to declare Paracel Islands belong to Vietnam. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu ...and more »
    • Pentagon Pauses New Exchanges With China - Wall Street Journal January 29, 2015
      Wall Street JournalPentagon Pauses New Exchanges With ChinaWall Street JournalThe Pentagon put on hold an effort to expand defense ties with China, saying it wouldn't agree to a major new military exchange until the two countries can agree on rules for airborne encounters between their warplanes. The delay, which doesn't affect ...China to widen an
    • China Wary as Violence Spills From North Korea - New York Times January 29, 2015
      New York TimesChina Wary as Violence Spills From North KoreaNew York TimesHELONG, China — On a cold, clear winter day last month, a North Korean soldier packed a pistol and slipped across the frozen Tumen River into northeastern China. He trekked about a mile to the tiny village of Jidi Tun. Then at dusk he opened fire on ...
    • China Continues To Push The (Fake) Envelope - NPR (blog) January 28, 2015
      NPR (blog)China Continues To Push The (Fake) EnvelopeNPR (blog)Nobody does fake like China. In 2011, a fake Apple store popped up in the southwestern city of Kunming. It looked so authentic, even some employees thought it was real. This year, three farmers in central China set up a fake local government. This ...and more »
    • New Rules in China Upset Western Tech Companies - New York Times January 28, 2015
      New York TimesNew Rules in China Upset Western Tech CompaniesNew York TimesHONG KONG — The Chinese government has adopted new regulations requiring companies that sell computer equipment to Chinese banks to turn over secret source code, submit to invasive audits and build so-called back doors into hardware and software ...US Business Groups Ask China to Post