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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 told to behave in the South China Sea ... or else - October 6, 2015 told to behave in the South China Sea ... or a direct slap at China and its island building activities and no fly zones in the South China Sea, Admiral Swift said freedom of navigation could not be halted or encroached. “It endures regardless of competing maritime claims, no matter how ...A top US Navy commander just took a
    • Hong Kong gets fined for booing China's national anthem - Washington Post October 6, 2015
      Financial TimesHong Kong gets fined for booing China's national anthemWashington PostIt's no secret that mainland China is not the most popular place for a vast majority of Hong Kongers. The residents of Hong Kong, a former British colony that is now a special administrative region of China, have chafed at Beijing's rule and grumble ...Mr Li s
    • China and Japan's battle for influence in Southeast Asia - American Enterprise Institute October 6, 2015
      China and Japan's battle for influence in Southeast AsiaAmerican Enterprise InstituteOn his inaugural visit to Southeast Asia as president of China, Xi Jinping announced a plan to build a “maritime silk road.” In November of the following year, the Chinese government established the Silk Road Fund, and contributed an initial $40 ...and more »
    • IMF Downgrades Growth Forecasts On China And Commodities Worries - Forbes October 6, 2015
      CNBCIMF Downgrades Growth Forecasts On China And Commodities WorriesForbesThe International Monetary Fund has lowered its forecasts for global economic growth this year, from 3.3% to 3.1%. They're citing worries about both China and the global commodities market as the reason for this fall in the prediction. It has to be ...IMF doesn't see China do
    • US trade deficit widens as exports sag, imports from China surge - Reuters October 6, 2015
      ReutersUS trade deficit widens as exports sag, imports from China surgeReutersWASHINGTON U.S. exports took a hit from an ailing global economy in August and imports from China surged, fueling the largest expansion of America's trade deficit in five months. The data released on Tuesday by the Commerce Department illustrates the ...and more »
    • China Open: Rafael Nadal beats wildcard Wu Di in Beijing - BBC Sport October 6, 2015
      BBC SportChina Open: Rafael Nadal beats wildcard Wu Di in BeijingBBC SportRafael Nadal had his serve broken four times by one of his former ball boys before progressing to the second round of the China Open. The world number eight beat China's 230th-ranked Wu Di 6-4 6-4 in his first match since being knocked out in the third ...Doubles happiness for Djo
    • How hard does China work? - The Guardian October 6, 2015
      The GuardianHow hard does China work?The GuardianA 2012 editorial in the China Daily newspaper complained: “Employers cajole, persuade, goad or force their workers to work overtime because they want to perform better in China's highly competitive market to ensure that they don't go out of business.” ...Jeremy Hunt says Britons must work like the Ch
    • US Allies See Trans-Pacific Partnership as a Check on China - New York Times October 6, 2015
      New York TimesUS Allies See Trans-Pacific Partnership as a Check on ChinaNew York TimesBEIJING — The Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal was welcomed on Tuesday as a win for the United States in its contest with China for clout in Asia, as America's allies expressed optimism about the impact of the 12-nation accord on a region worried ...What China wil
    • Answering an Appeal by Mao Led Tu Youyou, a Chinese Scientist, to a Nobel Prize - New York Times October 6, 2015
      New York TimesAnswering an Appeal by Mao Led Tu Youyou, a Chinese Scientist, to a Nobel PrizeNew York TimesBEIJING — During the upheaval of China's Cultural Revolution in the 1960s, when many of the country's Western-trained scientists were shunned and persecuted, the government had an urgent scientific problem that needed attention. North Vietnam,
    • China's Xi Jinping Changes the Odds in Macau - Wall Street Journal October 6, 2015
      Wall Street JournalChina's Xi Jinping Changes the Odds in MacauWall Street JournalMACAU—If there's one skill that the U.S. gambling moguls who staked their futures here have mastered it's calculating the odds. But after a spectacular run of success in Macau, the only place under Chinese rule where betting in casinos is legal, they ...and more