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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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    • Gift-Bearing Officials Try to Lure Chinese Factories Inland - New York Times August 28, 2014
      New York TimesGift-Bearing Officials Try to Lure Chinese Factories InlandNew York TimesJust last week, officials from Chongqing, a sprawling metropolis in western China, met with a group of watch industry executives and offered an enticing package for them to move their factories there, said Stanley Lau, Renley's managing director.
    • Jack Ma Emerges as China's Richest Man Before Alibaba IPO - Bloomberg August 27, 2014
      Voice of AmericaJack Ma Emerges as China's Richest Man Before Alibaba IPOBloombergHis assets include a 7.3 percent economic interest in China's largest e-commerce business, which is preparing for what could be the largest initial public offering in U.S. history, and almost half of the parent of Alipay, a separate online-payment ...US Investors Eye
    • Buzzing Taiwan's Airspace, China Stages a New High-Risk Stunt - Businessweek August 27, 2014
      BusinessweekBuzzing Taiwan's Airspace, China Stages a New High-Risk StuntBusinessweekFresh after nearly hitting a U.S. plane off the coast of China last week, the Chinese air force has staged an additional high-risk stunt. Two aircraft from the mainland twice entered Taiwan's airspace on Tuesday, Taiwan's defense minister told ...China planes
    • UPDATE 2-China further loosens foreign ownership of hospitals - Reuters August 27, 2014
      Economic TimesUPDATE 2-China further loosens foreign ownership of hospitalsReutersChina's healthcare spending is set to hit $1 trillion by 2020, according to McKinsey & Co, a major draw for hospital operators such as Singapore-based Raffles Medical Group Ltd , Malaysia's IHH Healthcare Bhd and U.S.-listed Chindex International Inc.China to Allo
    • China Weighs $16 Billion Car-Charging Fund - Bloomberg August 27, 2014
      BloombergChina Weighs $16 Billion Car-Charging FundBloombergChina is considering providing as much as 100 billion yuan ($16 billion) in government funding to build electric-vehicle charging facilities and spur demand for clean cars, according to two people familiar with the matter. The policy will be announced ...China may put $16 billion behind electric veh
    • After Overwhelming US Visa Program, Where Will China's Emigrants Go Next? - Wall Street Journal (blog) August 27, 2014
      Wall Street Journal (blog)After Overwhelming US Visa Program, Where Will China's Emigrants Go Next?Wall Street Journal (blog)Wealthy Chinese hoping to move abroad have overwhelmed the immigration departments of the U.S. and Canada—their favorite destinations—this year. But will China's rich who want a visa head elsewhere or will they hold out for t
    • Food Safety Is Crucial in China Deal for Baby Milk - New York Times August 27, 2014
      BBC NewsFood Safety Is Crucial in China Deal for Baby MilkNew York TimesHONG KONG — Six years ago, when tainted infant formula killed six babies in China and sickened 300,000, one of the biggest foreign investors in the sector was caught by surprise. The investor, the Fonterra Cooperative Group of New Zealand, one of the ...Fonterra announces tie-up with big
    • China media: US security talks - BBC News August 27, 2014
      BBC NewsChina media: US security talksBBC NewsPapers and experts hope that China-US security talks this week will help prevent "unexpected military conflicts" between the two countries. Chinese and US military officials are holding talks on a code of conduct at the Pentagon, reports say. The ...These ancient manuscripts show China dominated Vietnam
    • China's Reckless Military - Wall Street Journal August 26, 2014
      Wall Street JournalChina's Reckless MilitaryWall Street JournalThat's how Pentagon spokesman Admiral John Kirby describes last week's encounter in which a Chinese fighter jet maneuvered, much like Tom Cruise's character in "Top Gun," within 20 feet of a U.S. Navy reconnaissance plane over the South China Sea.Chinese fighter jet
    • China seizes 30000 tons of chicken feet tainted by hydrogen peroxide - CNN August 26, 2014
      CNNChina seizes 30000 tons of chicken feet tainted by hydrogen peroxideCNNHong Kong (CNN) -- In the latest stomach-churning food scandal to hit China, authorities have seized over 30,000 tons of chicken feet contaminated with hydrogen peroxide, according to state media. Thirty eight people have been arrested on charges of ...China police seize 30000 tonnes o