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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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    • Building the dream - The Economist April 17, 2014
      the DiplomatBuilding the dreamThe EconomistSOME HISTORIANS BELIEVE that Marco Polo never went to China. But even if the 13th-century Venetian merchant did not lay eyes on the coastal city of Hangzhou himself, he certainly reflected the awe it inspired in other foreign traders when he described ...Can China's New Urbanization Plan Work?the DiplomatUrbani […]
    • Malaysia airliner search points up China's technology gap - Los Angeles Times April 17, 2014
      Malaysia airliner search points up China's technology gapLos Angeles TimesBEIJING — In June 2012, China reveled in a major scientific achievement: The nation's first manned deep-sea submersible, the Jiaolong, had dived more than 4.3 miles into the Mariana Trench in the Pacific Ocean. The feat, state-run media said, put ... […]
    • My Listicle: 5 Things Americans Get Wrong About China - Forbes April 17, 2014
      My Listicle: 5 Things Americans Get Wrong About ChinaForbesLast week I spoke to a Chinese business delegation visiting at Forbes. These were mostly genuine entrepreneurs, not the state-favored moguls we often read about. However, a few in the group had made one of our lists, either individually or by their ... […]
    • Xi dreams of shaking docile China from its slumber - Financial Times April 17, 2014
      Space.comXi dreams of shaking docile China from its slumberFinancial TimesFor the first three decades of economic reform and growth, China followed Deng Xiaoping's advice to “hide brilliance, cherish obscurity” in global affairs, keeping a low profile as it expanded to become the world's second-biggest economy. The current ...Commentary: China to f […]
    • Twenty-five years later, Tiananmen Square no less taboo for China's censors - CNN April 17, 2014
      CNNTwenty-five years later, Tiananmen Square no less taboo for China's censorsCNN(CNN) -- Twenty-five years ago, Chinese college students in Beijing, Shanghai, and Xi'an began gathering to publicly mourn the death of a purged high-level official, Hu Yaobang. A week later, thousands of students marched into Tiananmen Square for Hu's ...China […]
    • Nearly One-Fifth of China's Arable Land Is Contaminated - Wall Street Journal April 17, 2014
      Wall Street JournalNearly One-Fifth of China's Arable Land Is ContaminatedWall Street JournalBEIJING—Nearly one-fifth of China's arable land is polluted, China's environmental ministry said. The new report confirms the worst fears of environmentalists and researchers about the effects of decades of rapid industrialization on the country's […]
    • Japan's Abe dubs China vital partner amid territorial disputes - Reuters April 17, 2014
      the DiplomatJapan's Abe dubs China vital partner amid territorial disputesReutersSino-Japanese ties have been strained by a territorial row over tiny disputed isles in the East China Sea and perceptions in Beijing that Abe wants to rewrite Japan's wartime history and tone down past apologies. "China's growth is a chance for Japan ...China […]
    • China's air pollution leading to more erratic climate for US, say scientists - The Guardian April 17, 2014
      The GuardianChina's air pollution leading to more erratic climate for US, say scientistsThe GuardianChina's air pollution could be intensifying storms over the Pacific Ocean and altering weather patterns in North America, according to scientists in the US. A team from Texas, California and Washington state has found that pollution from Asia, much o […]
    • China's Slowdown Likely to Spur Stimulus, Not Reforms - Wall Street Journal April 17, 2014
      Wall Street JournalChina's Slowdown Likely to Spur Stimulus, Not ReformsWall Street JournalBEIJING—China's slowdown in growth, widely expected to continue through the second quarter at least, will boost pressure on Beijing to dial up stimulus measures and dial back structural reforms, economists said. On Wednesday, China reported that ...China has […]
    • Why Ukraine crisis has China in a bind - CNN (blog) April 16, 2014
      Why Ukraine crisis has China in a bindCNN (blog)To be sure, it will be hard for China to take a tough position against Russia for several reasons. Geopolitically, China shares a long border with Russia, which it views as a key trading and strategic partner. President Xi Jinping's first foreign visit ...and more » […]