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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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    • Black man is washed whiter in China's racist detergent advert - The Guardian May 28, 2016
      The GuardianBlack man is washed whiter in China's racist detergent advertThe GuardianThe company behind a Chinese advert for detergent that has been dubbed the most racist ever has defended the bizarre content, saying any discrimination is in the eye of the viewer. In the advert a pouch of Qiaobi cleaning liquid is applied to a black ...and more »
    • China Promoting Tourism for Disputed Paracel Islands - New York Times May 28, 2016
      New York TimesChina Promoting Tourism for Disputed Paracel IslandsNew York TimesThe Paracels, a cluster of islands on the western edge of the South China Sea where Vietnam and Taiwan also have claims, are perfect for tourism, water sports and romantic weddings, Mr. Xiao told China Daily, a state-run English-language newspaper, in ...Tough Talking Trump Would
    • China Wanda City theme park opens in a battle with Disney - BBC News May 28, 2016
      BBC NewsChina Wanda City theme park opens in a battle with DisneyBBC NewsChina's richest man has opened a massive entertainment complex to compete with US giant Disney. "Wanda City", in south-eastern city Nanchang, features rides, shopping centres and an aquarium, and cost more than $3bn (just over £2bn). Its owner, Wang ...China's Riches
    • Xi Jinping Says China Should Invest More In the Elderly - Fortune May 28, 2016
      FortuneXi Jinping Says China Should Invest More In the ElderlyFortuneChina should increase investment in care for the elderly, President Xi Jinping told a meeting of the country's top leaders on its aging population, official Xinhua news agency reported. “Our policies measures, work base, institutional mechanisms, and ...and more »
    • Chengdu, China: city of spicy food, leisurely teahouses and … software parks - Los Angeles Times May 28, 2016
      Los Angeles TimesChengdu, China: city of spicy food, leisurely teahouses and … software parksLos Angeles TimesIf you want to experience China's innovation boom, a good place to start would seem to be the Hi-tech Development Zone in Chengdu, a city known for spicy cuisine, riverside tea houses and panda bears. The zone, a 32-square-mile swath of gleaming
    • China's "Land Airbus" will let you drive directly under a bus - Fox News May 27, 2016
      Fox NewsChina's "Land Airbus" will let you drive directly under a busFox NewsA new take on mass transit may be headed to China as early as the end of the year: A so-called "Land Airbus" system that looks like an overgrown monorail as it motors over existing lanes of traffic. The big catch: cars can actually drive under the Land ...an
    • Racist commercial in China sparks ... outrage? Not exactly - Los Angeles Times May 27, 2016
      Los Angeles TimesRacist commercial in China sparks ... outrage? Not exactlyLos Angeles TimesThe ad is so brazenly racist that it delivers a visceral shock. A young Chinese woman is doing laundry. A young black man appears in the doorway, his face and white T-shirt smudged with paint. He gives the woman a classic wolf whistle, and winks.China's Qiaobi de
    • Qualcomm Will Make China-Customized Chips Through Chinese Venture - Wall Street Journal May 27, 2016
      Wall Street JournalQualcomm Will Make China-Customized Chips Through Chinese VentureWall Street JournalQualcomm President Derek Aberle said his company set up a joint-venture with China's Guizhou province last year partly because he expects China's server demand to eventually eclipse that of the U.S. While Western companies have long licensed older
    • China faces headaches from warming Vietnam-US ties - Reuters May 27, 2016
      ReutersChina faces headaches from warming Vietnam-US tiesReutersAnd yet regional military sources and security analysts say China will face short and longer term strategic headaches from the fully normalized relationship between former enemies in Hanoi and Washington. Operationally, China faces the short-term ...and more »
    • China's Middle Class Is About to Demand Big Changes - Fortune May 26, 2016
      FortuneChina's Middle Class Is About to Demand Big ChangesFortuneIn the case of China, this rule does not seem to apply, at least up to this point. Depending on what estimates one uses, the number of middle class people in China varies from roughly 70% of the urban population (based on a McKinsey study in 2013) to ...and more »