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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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    • Vietnam, the US, and Japan in the South China Sea - The Diplomat November 27, 2014
      The DiplomatVietnam, the US, and Japan in the South China SeaThe DiplomatBetween May and July 2014, China unilaterally deployed a giant drilling rig in waters claimed by Vietnam as its exclusive economic zone (EEZ). The move led to a fierce confrontation between Chinese and Vietnamese government vessels and saw relations ...China strengthening claim to South
    • Rémy Cointreau Takes a Bet on China - Wall Street Journal November 27, 2014
      Wall Street JournalRémy Cointreau Takes a Bet on ChinaWall Street JournalPARIS— Rémy Cointreau SA is making a millionaire's bet. The French drinks maker is convinced that ultra-rich Chinese will again sip from the world's most expensive bottles of cognac following a slump in demand that stems from an anticorruption ...* China weighs on first half g
    • Prince William to visit Japan and China, as Kate stays at home - Telegraph.co.uk November 27, 2014
      Telegraph.co.ukPrince William to visit Japan and China, as Kate stays at homeTelegraph.co.ukFor the Duke, the visit to China will be a valuable chance to promote his favourite cause - a crackdown on the illegal trade in wildlife parts - in the country that is the biggest market for many products made from poached ivory, rhino horn and other ...Prince William
    • Special Report: How China's shadowy agency is working to absorb Taiwan - Reuters November 27, 2014
      ReutersSpecial Report: How China's shadowy agency is working to absorb TaiwanReutersThe United Front's 2013 annual work report for the Chinese province of Zhejiang, for instance, includes the number of Taiwanese living in the province, the number of businesses they run as well as an entry on background checks that have been conducted ...Why, Like C
    • Chinese Official Says West Is Hampering Anticorruption Efforts - Wall Street Journal November 27, 2014
      Wall Street JournalChinese Official Says West Is Hampering Anticorruption EffortsWall Street JournalBEIJING—A Chinese diplomat said the lack of an extradition treaty with the U.S. and the prejudices of some Western officials are hampering China's efforts to retrieve fugitives involved in corruption cases and their assets. Xu Hong, head of the ...China A
    • Why Boston's $29 billion man avoids China - Sydney Morning Herald November 27, 2014
      Sydney Morning HeraldWhy Boston's $29 billion man avoids ChinaSydney Morning HeraldDan Fuss, 81, has made a career profiting off debt crises. In the 1980s, he loaded up on distressed Latin American assets others wouldn't touch. A decade later, to the consternation of peers, he bet on Malaysian and South Korean bonds. As Lehman ...and more »
    • China: Beijing store 'bans Chinese customers' - BBC News November 27, 2014
      BBC NewsChina: Beijing store 'bans Chinese customers'BBC NewsA clothes shop in Beijing has caused an outcry after putting up a sign banning Chinese customers, it's been reported. The store is embroiled in a racism row after posting a sign which reads: "Chinese not admitted, except for staff", the official ...and more »
    • Another Feline Incursion From Russia Into China - New York Times November 27, 2014
      New York TimesAnother Feline Incursion From Russia Into ChinaNew York TimesBEIJING — The two dead goats in a farm building in northeast China each had a hole in its head the size of a human finger. Their skulls had been crushed. Three other goats were missing. There was only one animal in the vicinity known to possess such ...Vladimir Putin's Tiger Caus
    • Is This the End of China's Economic Miracle? - Newsweek November 26, 2014
      NewsweekIs This the End of China's Economic Miracle?NewsweekMa Jijiang and his once poor family are the flesh and blood of China's modern economic miracle, living proof of how radically the country has been reshaped since the late Deng Xiaoping changed the world in 1978 by proclaiming that to get rich is ...and more »
    • Being gay in China: Does the rainbow flag fly free? Are there gay rights in China? - CNN November 26, 2014
      CNNBeing gay in China: Does the rainbow flag fly free? Are there gay rights in China?CNNHere, I meet with some of the country's leading LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) advocates to learn about gay identity in China. In the last two decades, China's LGBT community has made huge gains in social acceptance. Homosexuality was ...and more