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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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    • Don't start a fire in Asia, China warns Obama after Vietnam arms deal - Washington Post May 24, 2016
      Washington PostDon't start a fire in Asia, China warns Obama after Vietnam arms dealWashington PostBEIJING — China warned President Obama on Tuesday not to spark a fire in Asia after he announced the lifting of a longstanding embargo on lethal arms sales to Vietnam. Obama unveiled the historic step on Monday during his first visit to Vietnam ...Obama ba
    • China Wants To Stretch Rail Network All The Way To Touch Bihar: Report - NDTV May 24, 2016
      NDTVChina Wants To Stretch Rail Network All The Way To Touch Bihar: ReportNDTV"The railroad connection to China not only is important for Nepal and Nepalese people's future development, but also has the capacity to build connectivity with the whole of South Asia. The government of Nepal has the chance to make history," the ...and more »
    • VMware Sets Up First China Joint Venture With High-Performance Computer Maker Sugon - Forbes May 24, 2016
      ForbesVMware Sets Up First China Joint Venture With High-Performance Computer Maker SugonForbesU.S. cloud and virtualization software provider VMware set up its first China joint venture in April with Sugon, a Tianjin-headquartered company in high-performance computers, servers, storage products and software systems. Located in southwestern ...
    • China to build Sudan's first nuclear reactor - Deutsche Welle May 24, 2016
      Deutsche WelleChina to build Sudan's first nuclear reactorDeutsche WelleThe official Chinese news agency Xinhua reported the deal had been signed during a three-day visit to Sudan by China's top energy official, Nur Bekri. The report did not specify what kind of reactor would be built in Sudan, but Reuters speculated it ...China's CNNC Seeking
    • China's scary lesson to the world: Censoring the Internet works - Chicago Tribune May 24, 2016
      Chicago TribuneChina's scary lesson to the world: Censoring the Internet worksChicago TribuneDefensive no more about its censorship record, China is confidently trumpeting its vision of "Internet sovereignty" as a model for the world and is moving to make it a legal reality at home. At the same time -- confounding Western skeptics -- the
    • China's Middle Class Vents Over Growing List of Grievances - Wall Street Journal May 24, 2016
      Wall Street JournalChina's Middle Class Vents Over Growing List of GrievancesWall Street JournalBEIJING—The death here of a 29-year-old man in police custody—a new father and graduate of a prestigious Chinese university—has exposed growing anxieties in the country's growing middle class, already shaken by a decelerating economy and a ...and more »
    • China's internet propaganda is more subtle and sophisticated than it ever has been - Quartz May 24, 2016
      QuartzChina's internet propaganda is more subtle and sophisticated than it ever has beenQuartzChinese government propaganda is often pretty heavy-handed. State media insist that economic growth will be L-shaped, for example, but do not bother to say what that means. A string of bizarre English-language music videos demand praise for China's ...and
    • China's wrangle with Japan over East China Sea risks destroying marine riches - CNBC May 24, 2016
      CNBCChina's wrangle with Japan over East China Sea risks destroying marine richesCNBCFishermen are paying the price as Asia's superpowers vie for control of the resource-rich waters and islands of the East China Sea. The stock of almost all seafood in the area was becoming increasingly scarce as China and Japan asserted sovereignty ...China plans b
    • A Rare Look Inside China's Central Bank Shows Slackening Resolve to Revamp Yuan - Wall Street Journal May 23, 2016
      Wall Street JournalA Rare Look Inside China's Central Bank Shows Slackening Resolve to Revamp YuanWall Street JournalBEIJING—Behind closed doors in March, some of China's most prominent economists and bankers bluntly asked the People's Bank of China to stop fighting the financial markets and let the value of the nation's currency fall. Th
    • China's Aviation Market Is Taking Hold - International New York Times May 23, 2016
      International New York TimesChina's Aviation Market Is Taking HoldInternational New York TimesTAIPEI — In the mid-1980s, more than three decades after Mao Zedong's communist revolution, David Dixon was one of the first capitalists allowed by a wary Beijing to fly over China in a business jet — with an escort. “You had to have what was called ...Chi