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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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    • Obama Presses Case for Asia Trade Deal, Warns Failure Would Benefit China - Wall Street Journal April 28, 2015
      USA TODAYObama Presses Case for Asia Trade Deal, Warns Failure Would Benefit ChinaWall Street JournalWASHINGTON—President Barack Obama, facing a bitter struggle within his own party on trade policy, warned that China would step into the economic vacuum the U.S. would create if it fails to complete and enact a free-trade deal with Asia.Obama: Killing Asia tra
    • Inspiration From Hawaii in the Obamas' White House China - New York Times April 28, 2015
      New York TimesInspiration From Hawaii in the Obamas' White House ChinaNew York TimesWASHINGTON — Michelle Obama may be the first first lady whose nail polish matched her White House china service. Mrs. Obama did not appear publicly on Monday when the White House previewed the new state china she has chosen, which will be used ...White House Unveils Blue
    • Asean Stops Short of Harder Line on China - Wall Street Journal April 28, 2015
      Wall Street JournalAsean Stops Short of Harder Line on ChinaWall Street JournalKUALA LUMPUR—A meeting of Southeast Asian leaders stopped short of taking a harder line against Chinese territorial claims in the South China Sea Monday, despite warnings by the Philippines that a “worsening situation” in the disputed region will have ...China maritime tensions do
    • Apple's Earnings Surge, as iPhone Sales Jump and China Business Rises - New York Times April 27, 2015
      New York TimesApple's Earnings Surge, as iPhone Sales Jump and China Business RisesNew York TimesApple's growth engine has now shifted unmistakably to China. The company said on Monday that quarterly iPhone sales in greater China, which includes mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, had surpassed those in Apple's home market, the United ...The
    • Assassin's Creed Chronicles: China: The Kotaku Review - Kotaku April 27, 2015
      KotakuAssassin's Creed Chronicles: China: The Kotaku ReviewKotakuAssassin's Creed Chronicles: China, which came out last week on PC, PS4 and Xbox One, arrives in the months between last fall's Unity and Rogue and this coming fall's codenamed Victory. Our assassin this time is Shao Jun, a woman introduced in ...Assassin's Creed Chroni
    • China Opens Corruption Inquiry Into Sinopec President - New York Times April 27, 2015
      BloombergChina Opens Corruption Inquiry Into Sinopec PresidentNew York TimesBEIJING — The second-ranking executive at Sinopec, one of China's dominant oil and energy companies, is being investigated for “serious violations” of laws and discipline, according to official news reports and a statement by the commission of the ...China's anti-graft inve
    • Android Surpasses iOS In Revenue, If China's Android App Stores Are Combined - TechCrunch April 27, 2015
      TechCrunchAndroid Surpasses iOS In Revenue, If China's Android App Stores Are CombinedTechCrunchA new study out this morning upsets the traditional thinking that iOS applications make more money for mobile developers when compared to those that run on Android devices. Instead, after taking into account the large number of non-Google Play Chinese ...Andr
    • China plans mergers to cut number of big state firms to 40: state media - Reuters April 27, 2015
      ReutersChina plans mergers to cut number of big state firms to 40: state mediaReutersBEIJING (Reuters) - China will likely cut the number of its central government-owned conglomerates to 40 through a series of mergers, as Beijing pushes forward a plan to overhaul the country's underperforming state sector, state media reported on Monday.China's Sto
    • China's True Growth Is a Mystery; Economists Weigh the Clues - Wall Street Journal April 27, 2015
      Wall Street JournalChina's True Growth Is a Mystery; Economists Weigh the CluesWall Street JournalWhen China released its tabulation of first-quarter growth earlier this month, the 7% figure—the worst in six years—stirred fears of a deepening slowdown. It also raised fresh doubt about the trustworthiness of China's own statistics. “Growth Likely ..
    • Chinese Persecution of Christians Reaches Highest Level in a Decade - Washington Free Beacon April 27, 2015
      Washington Free BeaconChinese Persecution of Christians Reaches Highest Level in a DecadeWashington Free BeaconChristians and followers of other religions in China suffered the worst abuses in a decade last year as part of a state-sponsored crackdown on dissent, according to a Christian human rights group. The organization China Aid said the persecution of .