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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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    • Asian shares rise after Greek default; Shanghai Comp down 4.8% - CNBC July 1, 2015
      CNBCAsian shares rise after Greek default; Shanghai Comp down 4.8%CNBCAsian shares outside China drifted higher on the first trading day of the third quarter, as traders digested a raft of economic indicators and news that Greece missed the deadline for a payment to the International Monetary Fund hours after its bailout ...China June factory, services surve
    • China 'not willing or able to play global leadership role', senior Australian ... - ABC Online July 1, 2015
      ABC OnlineChina 'not willing or able to play global leadership role', senior Australian ...ABC OnlineOne of Australia's most senior public servants has delivered a damning assessment of China's role on the world stage. Michael Thawley, secretary of the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, was unusually frank at the Crawford Australia
    • China adopts new law to make networks, systems 'controllable' - Reuters July 1, 2015
      ReutersChina adopts new law to make networks, systems 'controllable'ReutersPresident Xi Jinping, who heads a newly established national security commission, has said China's security covers a wide range of areas, including culture, politics, the military, the economy, technology and the environment. The law would "protect ...New Chinese L
    • In Communist China, Stock-Market Capitalists Now Rule - Bloomberg July 1, 2015
      BloombergIn Communist China, Stock-Market Capitalists Now RuleBloombergThe nation's $8.1 trillion equity market now has more than 90 million individual investors, according to China Securities Depository and Clearing Co. That compares with 87.8 million Communist Party members at the end of last year, the state-run Xinhua ...For Australia the real action
    • Opinion: China's central bank reveals its weak hand - MarketWatch July 1, 2015
      MarketWatchOpinion: China's central bank reveals its weak handMarketWatchHONG KONG (MarketWatch) — China's domestic stock markets may have bounced back Tuesday, but the damage from the panic despite interest-rate and reserve-ratio cuts at the weekend will take longer to heal. The big problem is that the People's Bank of ...The Perils of China
    • Fears raised as 'one third' of China's Great Wall disappears - CNN June 30, 2015
      CNNFears raised as 'one third' of China's Great Wall disappearsCNNMany visitors to China associate the Great Wall with an extensively restored stretch of Ming era wall at Badaling near Beijing, but this is far from typical of most of the structure. According to a 2014 survey done by the Great Wall of China Society ...Nearly 2000 Km of China
    • US, China and Brazil Commit to New Climate Change Goals - TIME June 30, 2015
      TIMEUS, China and Brazil Commit to New Climate Change GoalsTIMEThe United States, China and Brazil all made new commitments to combat climate change Tuesday, in advance of a landmark United Nations conference on the issue in December. The U.S. and Brazil pledged to increase production of electricity from ...China Pledges to Halt Growth of Carbon Emissions in
    • Student Suspected of Murder After "Pocket Dial" Incident Nabbed in China - io9 June 30, 2015
      io9Student Suspected of Murder After "Pocket Dial" Incident Nabbed in Chinaio9Both students were originally from China, and had met there before heading to the United States to pursue their educations. (Both schools in Iowa they attended have unusually high populations of Chinese international students.) As CNN reports, the fact ...Chinese student
    • The Chinese Ride-Hailing Startup That's Out-Ubering Uber - Wired June 30, 2015
      WiredThe Chinese Ride-Hailing Startup That's Out-Ubering UberWiredOne of tech's fiercest rivalries is shaping up in China right now, but the leading contender isn't a familiar name in the US. Didi Kuaidi is taking on Uber for the title of largest ride-hailing company in the world's largest country—or more precisely ...and more »
    • China Weighs Options to Stem Market Rout - Wall Street Journal June 30, 2015
      Wall Street JournalChina Weighs Options to Stem Market RoutWall Street JournalA further selloff in stocks would hurt Chinese companies' ability to raise funds and pay off debt, which, in turn, could add more downward pressure on the economy. Thus, a governmentwide effort to mitigate a stock-market rout that started two weeks ago ...World Bank is warning