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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: July 27

Gu Kailai poisoned Neil Heywood ‘after he threatened her son’ The wife of one of China’s most senior political leaders has been charged with murdering the British businessman Neil Heywood over his alleged threat to her son’s “personal security”, state media announced yesterday.  Read more China develops attack copter, denies piracy allegations China today confirmed […]

China Current Events: June 27

Bo Xilai denies knowledge of how Neil Heywood died in China The disgraced Chinese politician Bo Xilai has told government investigators he has no knowledge of the circumstances surrounding the mysterious death of British businessman Neil Heywood, The Daily Telegraph understands.  Read more Cover up, Shanghai metro tells women An appeal by the Shanghai subway […]

Current Events in China: June 21

China denies military drill with Russia, Syria, Iran China on Wednesday said there was no truth to an Iranian media report about a joint military drill involving China, Russia, Syria and Iran.  Read more Russia jails two men for giving China nuke secrets Russia has jailed two university professors for passing top secret information on […]

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: May 24

Human Rights Watch condemns mainland’s ‘X-Men’ para-police Human Rights Watch on Wednesday condemned a Chinese “para-police” force nicknamed “X-Men” by the local media, accusing it of rampant brutality and illegal detentions for even minor offences.  Read more Technology Reaches Remote Tibetan Corners, Fanning Unrest The young Buddhist monk, his voice hushed and nervous, was discussing […]

Current Events in China: May 7

Newspaper ‘apologizes’ for criticizing US in Chen Guangcheng affair A prominent Chinese newspaper has posted a cryptic apology on its microblog account, supposedly for publishing a scathing article criticizing the American government’s handling of the Chen Guangcheng affair, and appearing to suggest that it may have been pressured into writing the editorial by the Chinese […]

China Current Events: April 29

Neil Heywood: new details emerge of British business dealings of Chinese woman suspected of murder The death of Neil Heywood has come under fresh scrutiny after a Sunday Telegraph investigation unearthed details of the British business dealings of the Chinese woman suspected of his murder.  Read more Dissident Chen Guangcheng ‘chased by undercover Chinese agents’ […]

China Current Events: April 27

Chinese army to safeguard national marine rights China’s armed forces will work closely with fishery and maritime supervision agencies to jointly safeguard national marine rights and interests, a Defense Ministry spokesman said here Thursday.  Read more Chinese farmer builds wind-powered car A 55-year-old man in China built himself a wind-powered car using 10,000 Yuan (S$2,000). […]

Current Events in China: April 25

China, South Sudan vow to promote ties Chinese President Hu Jintao held talks with South Sudanese President Salva Kiir Mayardit on Tuesday afternoon in Beijing, agreeing to expand cooperation and advance friendly ties.  Read more Bo Xilai’s wife ‘was in the room when Neil Heywood was poisoned’ Bo Xilai’s’s wife Gu Kailai, accused of murdering […]

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    • As Economy Falters, Military Parade Offers Chance to Burnish China's Image - New York Times September 1, 2015
      New York TimesAs Economy Falters, Military Parade Offers Chance to Burnish China's ImageNew York TimesChina celebrates a new national holiday on Thursday to honor the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, with events across the country, a three-day holiday and a martial spectacle that will rumble through the ceremonial heart of the capital ...Tin
    • Beijing is blaming everyone but itself for China's stock market collapse - Quartz September 1, 2015
      New York TimesBeijing is blaming everyone but itself for China's stock market collapseQuartzChina's stock markets continue to stumble, despite the massive stimulus that the government has unleashed to prop them up. The Shanghai benchmark index fell by 1.23% today (Sep. 1), after closing down slightly yesterday. The index has fallen by nearly ...Chi
    • Wall Street down 2% as markets hit by Chinese economy woes - live updates - The Guardian September 1, 2015
      The GuardianWall Street down 2% as markets hit by Chinese economy woes - live updatesThe GuardianThe Dow was off around 2% the S&P 500 1.37% and the Nasdaq 1.9% as investors reacted to more bad news about China's economy. The falls followed a small dip on Monday. When the markets closed, they had experienced their worst August in three ...and more »
    • China jitters send global stocks tumbling - Reuters September 1, 2015
      ReutersChina jitters send global stocks tumblingReutersAfter a few upbeat days for world markets, concern about China revived after surveys showed its manufacturing sector shrinking at its fastest pace in three years and its services sector also cooling. Asian stocks, particularly in Japan .N225 and ...U.S. Stocks Tumble as China Slowdown Deepens Concerns on
    • At 2 p.m. in China, the Stock Market Rescue Suddenly Switches On - Bloomberg September 1, 2015
      BBC NewsAt 2 p.m. in China, the Stock Market Rescue Suddenly Switches OnBloombergAfternoons in the Chinese stock market have turned into a waiting game for the state-backed funds to arrive. Over each of the past four days, China's SSE 50 Index of large-capitalization companies has rebounded by an average 6.4 percent in late trading ...Chinese shares hit
    • Stocks and commodities hit by weak China data - Financial Times September 1, 2015
      Stocks and commodities hit by weak China dataFinancial TimesEquities are slumping, industrial commodities are relapsing and investors are seeking “safety” in Treasuries and the yen as fresh fretting about China's economy gets the new month off to a miserable start. Uncertainty about the trajectory of US ...and more »
    • Tokyo shares lead declines in Asia as China PMIs sour mood - CNBC September 1, 2015
      CNBCTokyo shares lead declines in Asia as China PMIs sour moodCNBCAsian stocks slumped on the first trading day of September, with Japan's Nikkei 225 index chalking up a near 4 percent loss, after surveys of China's mammoth manufacturing sector showed a further loss of momentum in the world's second-biggest economy.China's Economic Woes E
    • China rebuilds its forgotten 'Auschwitz' to remember Japan's brutality - The Guardian September 1, 2015
      The GuardianChina rebuilds its forgotten 'Auschwitz' to remember Japan's brutalityThe GuardianLiu Linsheng, whose father escaped the Taiyuan concentration camp, visits its two remaining cellblocks. He has written a book about the camp and has campaigned for the government to preserve what remains of this site. Photograph: James ...
    • Exclusive: US weighs sanctioning Russia as well as China in cyber attacks - Reuters September 1, 2015
      ReutersExclusive: US weighs sanctioning Russia as well as China in cyber attacksReutersA move against Chinese entities or individuals before Xi's trip, the officials said, is possible but unlikely because of the strain it could put on the top-level diplomatic visit, which will include a black-tie state dinner at the White House hosted by ...White House
    • Seoul's Warming Ties With China Isolate North Korea - Wall Street Journal September 1, 2015
      Wall Street JournalSeoul's Warming Ties With China Isolate North KoreaWall Street JournalSEOUL—The latest sign of shifting alliances in the Koreas will come this week when the South's leader attends a military parade in Beijing and meets with the Chinese leader, while her counterpart in the North stays at home. The trip by South Korean ...Two Big W