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China Current Events: July 25

Slowing economy sharply weakens China’s tax revenue growth The Chinese government collected much less tax in the first half of this year as the economy expanded at its slowest pace since the depth of the global financial crisis, according to data released by the Ministry of Finance (MOF) on Tuesday.  Read more China announces South […]

China Current Events: July 19

US man tortured in Chinese custody: lawyer Police in southern China have tortured a Chinese-American businessman who is in custody suspected of leading an organised crime gang, his lawyer said on Wednesday.  Read more Average Chinese person’s carbon footprint now equals European’s The per capita emissions of the world’s largest national emitter is almost on […]

Current Events in China: July 12

Over 220,000 people evacuated as flood hits SW China county again More than 220,000 people in southwest China’s Sichuan Province have been evacuated from low-lying areas following a flood that struck the disaster-prone region on Wednesday, local authorities said.  Read more China Slowdown Seen Forcing Wen’s Hand on Property Curbs China’s weakest growth in three […]

Current Events in China: June 28

Riot in Guangdong village after son of migrant worker beaten A riot took place in a village under the jurisdcition of Zhongshan in China’s southern province of Guangdong after local officials beat a 13-year-old boy from Sichuan, Hong Kong’s Ming Pao reported on Jun. 27.  Read more Uproar over ‘soft’ penalties after China abortion scandal […]

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 […]

Current Events in China: May 18

Chinese woman tortures step-daughter to death A woman in China’s Shanxi province has been detained for allegedly torturing her seven-year-old step-daughter to death.   Read more Beijing to issue passport to blind activist within 15 days Blind activist Chen Guang-cheng said Thursday China had agreed to issue him a passport within 15 days, allowing him to […]

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    • China Anticorruption Campaign Targets Party 'Cliques' - Wall Street Journal March 3, 2015
      Wall Street JournalChina Anticorruption Campaign Targets Party 'Cliques'Wall Street JournalThe corruption fight reached deeper into China's armed forces Monday as the military reported that 14 generals were either placed under investigation or convicted by authorities in recent months. Those named ranged from a vice political commissar with ..
    • Chinese shoppers are angry that their luxury Japanese toilet seats are made in ... - Quartz March 3, 2015
      QuartzChinese shoppers are angry that their luxury Japanese toilet seats are made in ...QuartzA weaker yen has boosted Chinese spending in Japan and recently a lot of that money is going to Japanese appliances like toilet lids as well as rice cookers, believed by many mainland shoppers to be superior in function and design than Chinese-made ...Why China
    • China has an ISIS problem - The Week Magazine March 3, 2015
      The Week MagazineChina has an ISIS problemThe Week MagazineXinjiang Autonomous Region is China's westernmost territory. Twice as large as Texas, it was incorporated into China in the 18th century. The Uighur people, the traditional dominant ethnic group, are Central Asians of Turkic origin and predominantly ...and more »
    • China to hold parade, invite leaders to mark end of World War Two - Reuters March 3, 2015
      ReutersChina to hold parade, invite leaders to mark end of World War TwoReutersBEIJING (Reuters) - China will hold a military parade to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two this year and invite the leaders of major countries involved in the war to attend, the foreign ministry said, events probably aimed at Japan.Will Japan Get Invite to Chin
    • China's monetary policy - The Economist (blog) March 3, 2015
      The Economist (blog)China's monetary policyThe Economist (blog)CHINESE monetary policy is rarely straightforward. This weekend's interest cut was no exception. The third loosening move in little more than three months, it should be evident that China is now in all-out easing mode. But in describing its actions ...What to expect from China's pa
    • Britain's Prince William Handles His China Visit With Polish - TIME March 3, 2015
      TIMEBritain's Prince William Handles His China Visit With PolishTIMEDiplomacy is full of awkward moments. But the fact that an English prince met yesterday with “red princeling” Xi Jinping, Chairman of the Chinese Communist Party and the President of the People's Republic of China, is still, if you think about it ...Prince William focuses on footba
    • China tops US at the box office for first time - CNNMoney March 3, 2015
      ForbesChina tops US at the box office for first timeCNNMoneyChina brought in $650 million in box office revenue for February, surpassing sales in the U.S. of $640 million, according to EntGroup, a Chinese entertainment research firm. Chinese theaters pulled in $282 million during the week of Lunar New Year, ...Why We Shouldn't Make Too Much Of China
    • For the US and China, a Test of Diplomacy on South Sudan - New York Times March 3, 2015
      New York TimesFor the US and China, a Test of Diplomacy on South SudanNew York TimesNow, more than a year after South Sudan's leaders plunged their country into a nasty civil war, the nation has become something of a test of diplomacy between the United States and China, raising the question: Can Washington and Beijing turn their ...and more »
    • China Names 14 Generals Suspected of Corruption - New York Times March 3, 2015
      ReutersChina Names 14 Generals Suspected of CorruptionNew York TimesBEIJING — China's military authority on Monday released a list of 14 generals who are under investigation or have been convicted of graft, among them the son of one of China's once highest-ranking generals. The generals were the latest prominent ...China Names More Generals in Anti
    • Why It's So Hard to Stop ISIS Propaganda - The Atlantic March 2, 2015
      The AtlanticWhy It's So Hard to Stop ISIS PropagandaThe AtlanticOn Saturday, Chai Jing, a former television journalist from China, released a feature-length documentary film that, unusually for China, took the government to task. Titled Under the Dome, the video featured Chai giving a presentation on stage, using ...Documentary on Air Pollution Grips Ch