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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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      ReutersGlobal stocks rally as China fears dwindle, oil prices steadyReutersOil prices steadied, with U.S. crude rising more than 1 percent as bets for a drop in U.S. crude stockpiles offset worries about a global supply glut and China's market meltdown. Brent futures LCOc1 settled down 17 cents, or 0.3 percent, at $53.30 a ...Drawing A Line From The Chi
    • China Pushes to Rewrite Rules of Global Internet - Wall Street Journal July 28, 2015
      Wall Street JournalChina Pushes to Rewrite Rules of Global InternetWall Street JournalSHANGHAI—As social media helped topple regimes in the Middle East and northern Africa, a senior colonel in the People's Liberation Army publicly warned that an Internet dominated by the U.S. threatened to overthrow China's Communist Party. Ye Zheng ...and more »
    • Ford's China strategy: small can be big - Fortune July 28, 2015
      FortuneFord's China strategy: small can be bigFortuneWhile it's putting pressure on prices, Fields says it's important to put China and its current market conditions into perspective. “It's the biggest market in the world right now,” Fields says. “By our forecasts it's going to grow to about 30 million ...Detroit automakers are uniqu
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      Wall Street JournalChina's Swoon Curbs Startup EnthusiasmWall Street JournalAfter Vincent Wen quit a secure job with a Chinese technology giant to launch an Internet marketing startup last fall, he says investors were queuing up with offers to back him. Then China's stock market nose-dived, delivering a double whammy to the ...
    • China Meltdown Adds Exit-Strategy Conundrum for Central Bankers - Bloomberg July 28, 2015
      BloombergChina Meltdown Adds Exit-Strategy Conundrum for Central BankersBloombergExit strategies used to be the preoccupation of Pentagon planners. Nowadays, it's more a province for central bank watchers, since the Federal Reserve gorged on trillions of dollars of mortgage and government debt. And in that economic realm, China has ...and more »
    • What China's stock plunge means for US real estate - CNBC July 28, 2015
      CNBCWhat China's stock plunge means for US real estateCNBCCalifornia is still a Chinese favorite, but high prices there are cutting into demand. While Texas ranks third for all international home buyer demand, behind Florida and California, it is favored by Chinese buyers, thanks to its strong employment and ...Smaller Chinese Cities Miss Housing Recove
    • Behind China Market's Latest Collapse: a Government Retreat - Wall Street Journal July 28, 2015
      Wall Street JournalBehind China Market's Latest Collapse: a Government RetreatWall Street JournalHONG KONG—When investors in China's main stock market saw shares in the country's biggest oil company slide on Monday, they sensed Beijing had—at least temporarily—given up. In their scramble to prop up the market in recent weeks, ...and more »
    • China's Stock Response Has No Public Face to Calm Turbulent Markets - Wall Street Journal July 28, 2015
      Wall Street JournalChina's Stock Response Has No Public Face to Calm Turbulent MarketsWall Street JournalBEIJING—Wanted in China: a reassuring face to tell panicking investors that everything will be all right. Since China's stock boom turned bust more than a month ago, the Chinese government has put out measure after measure to stanch the bleeding
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      The GuardianChina conducts air, sea drills in South China SeaReutersThe live-ammunition drills involved more than 100 ships, dozens of aircraft, information warfare units as well as the nuclear force, the state-backed China Military Online said in a report posted on the defense ministry's website. It did not specify ...What's behind Beijing's
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      QuartzIn Ethiopia, Obama and the United States stand in China's long shadowQuartzWhile the president is beloved on the continent, he and the US are increasingly competing with China for influence. Delegates listening to Obama may be reminded of another speech given at the African Union last year. Then, Chinese premier Li Keqiang ...A Chinese state newsp