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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-Backed Railway Expansion Stalls in Myanmar - Voice of America August 1, 2014
      China-Backed Railway Expansion Stalls in MyanmarVoice of AmericaBANGKOK —. Three years ago China and Myanmar signed an agreement to construct a high-speed rail network that would connect China's Yunnan Province to the Bay of Bengal. But last month, the three-year memorandum of understanding expired, leaving ...and more »
    • Thailand's ruling junta approves China rail links worth $23bn - The Guardian August 1, 2014
      The GuardianThailand's ruling junta approves China rail links worth $23bnThe GuardianChina is looking to build a 3,000km (1,860m) high-speed line from Kunming all the way down to Singapore, passing through Laos, Thailand and Malaysia — a project that would increase China's GDP and those of the involved nations by $375b, a former ...and more »
    • US Firms Wary About China's Free-Market Claims - Wall Street Journal August 1, 2014
      Wall Street JournalUS Firms Wary About China's Free-Market ClaimsWall Street JournalWhen Beijing recently sent a top economic planner to the U.S. to spread word of China's ambitious new reforms, the free market got a big, amorous hug. "The market will play the decisive role in resource allocation," promised Zheng Xinli, who helped ...Chin
    • Japan Names 5 Disputed Islets in East China Sea - ABC News August 1, 2014
      International Business TimesJapan Names 5 Disputed Islets in East China SeaABC NewsThe five islands, named after directions of the compass, are part of the group in the East China Sea known as Senkaku in Japanese and Diaoyu in Chinese. Five bigger islands in the group already have names. Chinese and Japanese coast guard ships have ...Japan names 5 disputed i
    • US Hits China Solar Firms - Wall Street Journal August 1, 2014
      Wall Street JournalUS Hits China Solar FirmsWall Street JournalNEW DELH—The U.S. is shaking up the global solar-equipment industry by imposing heavy antidumping tariffs on Chinese makers, a move that is benefiting not just producers at home but also those operating in Asia and encouraging them to expand.and more »
    • Weak Links in China's Food Chain - New York Times August 1, 2014
      New York TimesWeak Links in China's Food ChainNew York TimesWhen McDonald's opened its first restaurant in China in the early 1990s, it did not turn to local suppliers for meat, which most likely would have been cheaper. Instead, it relied on its longtime partner the OSI Group, which had been linked to the fast ...Yum, Yum, Yum: Another Food Safety
    • China's PMI continues to rise - Sydney Morning Herald August 1, 2014
      Sydney Morning HeraldChina's PMI continues to riseSydney Morning HeraldActivity in China's manufacturing sector rose in July, according to China's official gauge, bolstering the government's chances of meeting its 2014 economic growth target of about 7.5 per cent and continuing a recent run of positive data out of the ...China factory act
    • High Stakes in Africa: Can the US Catch China? - Businessweek July 31, 2014
      BusinessweekHigh Stakes in Africa: Can the US Catch China?BusinessweekIn the 1990s, China's economic reforms were just beginning to rev up, and the People's Republic was able to survey the world with the fresh eyes that an emergence from a long period of relative isolation brings. The leadership understood that the good ...and more »
    • Flight Delays In China Leave Travelers Feeling Squeezed - NPR (blog) July 31, 2014
      NPR (blog)Flight Delays In China Leave Travelers Feeling SqueezedNPR (blog)Air travel in some of eastern China's busiest airports has slowed to a crawl over the past week or so, stranding thousands of travelers and igniting debate about the increasing competition between military and civilian flights for the country's airspace.and more »
    • State-Appointed Muslim Leader Killed in China - Wall Street Journal July 31, 2014
      Wall Street JournalState-Appointed Muslim Leader Killed in ChinaWall Street JournalSHANGHAI—The state-approved leader of China's largest mosque by size was killed in the far western Chinese city of Kashgar, according to multiple accounts, in the latest violence in a region beset by ethnic and religious strife. Jume Tahir was killed ...China: Dozens Dead