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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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    • Fiat and Chrysler to build Jeep models in China - USA TODAY April 19, 2014
      MiamiHerald.comFiat and Chrysler to build Jeep models in ChinaUSA TODAYROME (AP) — Fiat and Chrysler announced plans Saturday to build three new Jeep models in China for that market, the biggest for the vehicles outside the United States, as they attempt to boost sales in a country where they lag behind their competitors.Fiat Chrysler strikes deal to produce […]
    • 2 Charts That Put the Chinese Pollution Crisis in Perspective - The Atlantic April 19, 2014
      The Atlantic2 Charts That Put the Chinese Pollution Crisis in PerspectiveThe AtlanticI've written over the years, and still believe, that environmental sustainability in all forms is China's biggest emergency, in every sense: for its people, for its government, for its effect on the world. And yes, I understand that the same is true ...China Admits […]
    • China on course to become 'world's most Christian nation' within 15 years - Telegraph.co.uk April 19, 2014
      Telegraph.co.ukChina on course to become 'world's most Christian nation' within 15 yearsTelegraph.co.ukIt is said to be China's biggest church and on Easter Sunday thousands of worshippers will flock to this Asian mega-temple to pledge their allegiance – not to the Communist Party, but to the Cross. The 5,000-capacity Liushi church, which […]
    • China silent on deadly knife attack in Kunming railway station - Los Angeles Times April 19, 2014
      China silent on deadly knife attack in Kunming railway stationLos Angeles TimesBEIJING— On the first Sunday of March, China awoke to sickening news: Black-clad attackers with knives had hacked through crowds at the train station in the southern city of Kunming, killing 29 and injuring more than 140. Reporters leaped into action, ...and more » […]
    • Seven killed in China-Vietnam border shootout - ABC Online April 19, 2014
      Press TVSeven killed in China-Vietnam border shootoutABC OnlineA deadly gun battle along the China-Vietnam border has left seven people dead, including five Chinese migrants and two Vietnamese border guards. According to local officials, a shootout erupted when Vietnamese border guards tried to turn back a group ...7 Die in Shooting at China-Vietnam BorderAB […]
    • Lewis Hamilton takes stunning pole for Mercedes in China - Radio 1 April 19, 2014
      Radio 1Lewis Hamilton takes stunning pole for Mercedes in ChinaRadio 1Lewis Hamilton takes stunning pole for Mercedes in China. By Andrew Benson Chief F1 writer. Lewis Hamilton took his third pole position in four races this season with a stunning performance in qualifying at the Chinese Grand Prix. Hamilton was more ...Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton admits […]
    • Himalayan obstacles - The Economist (blog) April 18, 2014
      Himalayan obstaclesThe Economist (blog)ODDLY, for a democratic country in the midst of an election, India this week held its sixth “strategic dialogue” with China. The talks in Beijing, between the two countries' most senior diplomats, at least show how keen their foreign ministries are ...and more » […]
    • Building the dream - The Economist April 18, 2014
      the DiplomatBuilding the dreamThe EconomistSOME HISTORIANS BELIEVE that Marco Polo never went to China. But even if the 13th-century Venetian merchant did not lay eyes on the coastal city of Hangzhou himself, he certainly reflected the awe it inspired in other foreign traders when he described ...Can China's New Urbanization Plan Work?the Diplomatall 20 […]
    • Malaysia airliner search points up China's technology gap - Los Angeles Times April 17, 2014
      Malaysia airliner search points up China's technology gapLos Angeles TimesBEIJING — In June 2012, China reveled in a major scientific achievement: The nation's first manned deep-sea submersible, the Jiaolong, had dived more than 4.3 miles into the Mariana Trench in the Pacific Ocean. The feat, state-run media said, put ... […]
    • For China and Japan, the Economic Challenges Ahead Are Similar - New York Times April 17, 2014
      The GuardianFor China and Japan, the Economic Challenges Ahead Are SimilarNew York TimesHONG KONG — Japan and China do not always see eye to eye on politics. But when it comes to economic policy, Tokyo and Beijing have remarkably similar goals: Both want to push through far-reaching changes in their economies in the face of mounting ...China has far bigger c […]