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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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    • Satellites and seafood: China keeps fishing fleet connected in disputed waters - Reuters July 27, 2014
      ReutersSatellites and seafood: China keeps fishing fleet connected in disputed watersReutersBy the end of last year, China's homegrown Beidou satellite system had been installed on more than 50,000 Chinese fishing boats, according to official media. On Hainan, China's gateway to the South China Sea, boat captains have paid no more than 10 ...INSIGH […]
    • China Currency Gaining Among American Corporations - Forbes July 27, 2014
      ForbesChina Currency Gaining Among American CorporationsForbesThey are one of the premier financial centers in Hong Kong, where much of the off-shore Chinese currency transactions take place. It's like a dream come true for the old colonial bank: the yuan increasingly being taken seriously as a viable trade currency.and more »
    • Qualcomm In Quicksand, Its China Problem Not Fixable - Forbes July 27, 2014
      Qualcomm In Quicksand, Its China Problem Not FixableForbesDespite record Q3 results announced last week, investors fled Qualcomm Incorporated stock. The company, while reporting earnings, disclosed serious problems with licensees and others in China. The San Diego-based firm should be able to negotiate its ...and more »
    • News Anchor On Losing Side Of China's Anti-Corruption Campaign - NPR (blog) July 27, 2014
      NPR (blog)News Anchor On Losing Side Of China's Anti-Corruption CampaignNPR (blog)Chinese often complain that corruption is endemic in every sector of their society. So it may come as no surprise that a government anti-corruption drive has swept up 25,000 officials in the first half of this year. The drive's victims include everyone ...and more »
    • China Adds East China Sea Drills to Spate of Military Exercises - Bloomberg July 27, 2014
      Sydney Morning HeraldChina Adds East China Sea Drills to Spate of Military ExercisesBloombergChina begins five days of drills in the East China Sea tomorrow, the Ministry of Defense said in a statement on its website yesterday. Those exercises, which the ministry called routine, come while China is holding live-fire drills off Beibu Bay, or ...China's m […]
    • Scandal-hit China food firm withdrawing all products, US parent says - Reuters July 27, 2014
      ReutersScandal-hit China food firm withdrawing all products, US parent saysReutersShanghai Husi Food Co Ltd, owned by Illinois-based OSI Group LLC, is at the center of a major food safety scandal, which has spread from China to Hong Kong and Japan, over allegations it mixed fresh and expired meat. In a statement posted on its ...China food firm withdrawing a […]
    • River in China mysteriously turns blood-red - AOL News (blog) July 27, 2014
      River in China mysteriously turns blood-redAOL News (blog)A local resident stands near a section of China's Yellow River which has turned red after pollution caused by discharge from a sewage pipe in Lanzhou, in western Gansu province Monday Oct. 23, 2006. A kilometer-long section of the river turned "red and ...
    • Did China Blink in the South China Sea? - The National Interest Online July 27, 2014
      The National Interest OnlineDid China Blink in the South China Sea?The National Interest OnlineFor seventy-five days starting from May 2, China unilaterally deployed its US$1 billion oil rig HYSY-981 to drill in waters lying within Vietnam's exclusive economic zone (EEZ). The platform was originally scheduled to stay until August 15, but on July ...Brea […]
    • China's Plan to Limit Coal Use Could Spur Consumption for Years - New York Times July 26, 2014
      New York TimesChina's Plan to Limit Coal Use Could Spur Consumption for YearsNew York TimesHONG KONG — Under pressure to reduce smog and greenhouse gas emissions, the Chinese government is considering a mandatory cap on coal use, the main source of carbon pollution from fossil fuels. But it would be an adjustable ceiling that would allow ...China and As […]
    • McDonald's Japan Calls Foul on Chinese Chicken - Wall Street Journal July 26, 2014
      Wall Street JournalMcDonald's Japan Calls Foul on Chinese ChickenWall Street Journal(Japan) Ltd. said Friday it has decided to stop selling all chicken products produced in China after reports earlier this week that a Chinese food supplier may have shipped expired meat. "We made this decision as worries are growing over McDonald's ...McDonald […]