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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 Signs Agreement With 20 Other Nations to Establish International ... - New York Times October 24, 2014
      ABC NewsChina Signs Agreement With 20 Other Nations to Establish International ...New York TimesThe bank, proposed a year ago by President Xi Jinping of China, is to offer financing for infrastructure projects in underdeveloped countries across Asia. China, which has promised to contribute much of the initial $50 billion in capital, sees it as a ...China, 20
    • Gold Demand in India, China on the Rise - Wall Street Journal October 24, 2014
      Wall Street JournalGold Demand in India, China on the RiseWall Street JournalAppetite for physical gold in India and China has rebounded in recent days, with low prices boosting demand during India's Diwali festival, the country's biggest gold-buying occasion of the year. Demand surrounding this year's Diwali festival, which ...and more »
    • China Will Keep Growing. Just Ask the Soviets. - New York Times October 24, 2014
      Toronto StarChina Will Keep Growing. Just Ask the Soviets.New York TimesThere has been plenty of discussion lately about signs that China's economy is slowing down, focused on details of a possible housing bubble and vast sums of bad loans that the country will have to reckon with. But put aside the challenges China faces ...China's future growthTh
    • China Launches Experimental Moon Orbiter - ABC News October 24, 2014
      ABC NewsChina Launches Experimental Moon OrbiterABC NewsThe eight-day program is a test run for a 2017 mission that aims to have a Chinese spacecraft land on the moon, retrieve samples and return to Earth. That would make burgeoning space power China only the third country after the United States and Russia ...To the moon and back: Lunar mission to test Chin
    • China's property prices fall in September - BBC News October 24, 2014
      BBC NewsChina's property prices fall in SeptemberBBC NewsChina has said its property prices fell 1.3% in September, marking the first year-on-year fall in the sector. The government measures property prices across its 70 biggest cities. It said new home prices in 69 of those cities had shown month-on-month ...Chinese home prices fall for fifth month in
    • Asia Pacific|UN Human Rights Panel Urges China to Allow Free Elections in ... - New York Times October 24, 2014
      The GuardianAsia Pacific|UN Human Rights Panel Urges China to Allow Free Elections in ...New York TimesHONG KONG — The United Nations Human Rights Committee urged China on Thursday to allow elections in Hong Kong without restrictions on who can run as a candidate. The move appeared likely to draw strong criticism from Beijing, where officials ...China furiou
    • Height discrimination - The Economist October 24, 2014
      The EconomistHeight discriminationThe EconomistWHEN two security guards in Dalian in north-east China got their first month's pay packet earlier this year, they questioned why each received different amounts for identical work. The company responded that one man was 5cm (two inches) taller than his ...
    • Mark Zuckerberg, Speaking Mandarin, Tries to Win Over China for Facebook - New York Times (blog) October 24, 2014
      ForbesMark Zuckerberg, Speaking Mandarin, Tries to Win Over China for FacebookNew York Times (blog)Facebook's social network is almost completely blocked in China, but maybe Mark Zuckerberg hopes to charm his way past the government's censors — by speaking to them in their own language. On Wednesday, Mr. Zuckerberg, Facebook's chief executive,
    • China Moves to Reinforce Rule of Law, With Caveats - New York Times October 23, 2014
      New York TimesChina Moves to Reinforce Rule of Law, With CaveatsNew York TimesBEIJING — Communist Party leaders, seeking to address widespread dissatisfaction with China's politicized and corrupt judiciary, endorsed a raft of legal changes on Thursday to foster a more predictable legal system while keeping the courts under the ...China Vows to Strengthe
    • Yan Lianke on Writing in China - New York Times October 23, 2014
      New York TimesYan Lianke on Writing in ChinaNew York TimesBEIJING — China's efforts to promote socialism in the late 1950s and early 1960s resulted in what is euphemistically known as the three years of natural disasters, during which more than 30 million people starved to death. One evening when I was a ...