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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, Greece, Iran Upend Oil's World - Wall Street Journal July 6, 2015
      Wall Street JournalChina, Greece, Iran Upend Oil's WorldWall Street JournalChina's appetite for oil was the biggest factor keeping prices high over the past decade or so—and it is still forecast by the International Energy Agency to account for 29% of global demand growth this year. So any sign of the wheels coming off its ...Stocks and oil drop on
    • China's big, misguided stock market gamble - Fortune July 6, 2015
      FortuneChina's big, misguided stock market gambleFortuneThe rout in China's frothy stock markets since mid-June has been painful, to say the least. Between its peak on June 12 and July 2, the Shanghai Composite Index, which includes China's largest companies, dropped 28%, wiping out $2.4 trillion in paper ...China Steers Toward a Subprime Econ
    • Great Game echoes in summit halls for Putin's pursuit of China ties - Financial Times July 6, 2015
      Financial TimesGreat Game echoes in summit halls for Putin's pursuit of China tiesFinancial TimesFormed a decade ago by China, Russia and four Central Asian states, the SCO's original focus was to settle border disputes between members. But as Mr Putin finds himself isolated in the west over his role in the Ukraine crisis, he is turning to a ...Riv
    • Here's How McDonald's and KFC Are Adapting in China - TIME July 6, 2015
      TIMEHere's How McDonald's and KFC Are Adapting in ChinaTIMEMcDonald's and Yum Brands' KFC have each recently unveiled plans to tinker with mobile payments in China, a move to lure the nation's hundreds of millions smartphone users that increasingly use those devices for their day-to-day needs. Mobile payment ...McDonald's, KFC L
    • Copper hit by China equity swings - Financial Times July 6, 2015
      Wall Street Journal (blog)Copper hit by China equity swingsFinancial TimesCopper was hit hard by China's volatile stock market on Monday, sliding to its lowest level in five months as prices of other commodities tied to the world's biggest consumer were also pressured. The Bloomberg Commodity Index that includes energy, ...China Woes Sink Commoditi
    • Hong Kong Shares Take the Plunge as China Stabilizes - Wall Street Journal July 6, 2015
      Wall Street JournalHong Kong Shares Take the Plunge as China StabilizesWall Street JournalStocks in Hong Kong tumbled, while China's stabilized, as Beijing takes unprecedented steps to stem a three-week selloff and Greece voted to reject its bailout terms. Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index shed 3.2% Monday, its worst one-day performance since ...Hong Kon
    • China's economy shows 'positive changes': statistics bureau - Reuters July 6, 2015
      ReutersChina's economy shows 'positive changes': statistics bureauReutersBEIJING China's economy is showing some positive changes as recent government measures gradually gain traction, but policymakers cannot lower their guard against headwinds crimping growth, the National Bureau of Statistics said on Monday. China's ...and more »
    • China to Snub Arbitration Hearing on Feud With Philippines - ABC News July 6, 2015
      CNNChina to Snub Arbitration Hearing on Feud With PhilippinesABC NewsChina is standing pat on its decision to reject arbitration by an international tribunal that will begin formal hearings this week to resolve a long-seething feud between Beijing and Manila over the South China Sea, the Chinese ambassador to Manila ...Hague arguments: Philippine case agains
    • Hillary Clinton Says China Is 'Trying to Hack Into Everything That Doesn't Move' - TIME July 6, 2015
      TIMEHillary Clinton Says China Is 'Trying to Hack Into Everything That Doesn't Move'TIMEAt a campaign function in New Hampshire over the weekend, Hillary Clinton called China's rise to global eminence “the story of the 21st century” — a backhanded compliment of sorts, given that she went onto accuse the country of cyberwarfare against ...
    • Beijing issues travel warning after Turkey protests target Chinese - CNN July 6, 2015
      CNNBeijing issues travel warning after Turkey protests target ChineseCNNTurkish newspapers have also shown photos of the Turkish-owned "Happy China" restaurant in Istanbul, which had its window smashed, reportedly by anti-Chinese Turkish demonstrators. Last week Turkey sent a diplomatic note to China, expressing concern ...Chinese tourists warned o