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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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    • US at UN calls North Korea 'living nightmare;' China overruled - Reuters December 22, 2014
      ReutersUS at UN calls North Korea 'living nightmare;' China overruledReutersRussia and China voted against the inclusion of North Korea on the council's agenda, but as there are no vetoes in procedural votes of the council, the Chinese attempt to defeat the measure failed. The last time the council held a procedural vote was ...China Said to P
    • Ruble Swap Shows China Challenging IMF as Emergency Lender - Businessweek December 22, 2014
      BloombergRuble Swap Shows China Challenging IMF as Emergency LenderBusinessweekChinese officials signaled Saturday that they are willing to expand a $24 billion currency swap program to help Russia weather the worst economic crisis since the 1998 default. China has provided $2.3 billion in funds to Argentina since October as part ...China Offers Russia Help
    • China Opens Inquiry Into Top Aide to Former President Hu Jintao - New York Times December 22, 2014
      New York TimesChina Opens Inquiry Into Top Aide to Former President Hu JintaoNew York TimesBEIJIING — The Communist Party has begun an investigation of a top aide to former President Hu Jintao, demonstrating the lengths to which President Xi Jinping is willing to go in his campaign to root out official corruption in China. Xinhua, the state ...Ling Jihua: Ch
    • UPDATE 2-China approves imports of GMO Syngenta corn, Pioneer soy - Reuters December 22, 2014
      Chinadaily USAUPDATE 2-China approves imports of GMO Syngenta corn, Pioneer soyReutersChina, the world's largest soybean importer and fastest-growing corn market, also cleared imports of a DuPont Pioneer soybean variety, confirming the last of three expected approvals of GMO crops from different seed companies. Beijing has been taking ...China lifting G
    • As relations with Cuba thaw, US must check Russia, China military interests - Fox News December 22, 2014
      As relations with Cuba thaw, US must check Russia, China military interestsFox NewsChina is now Cuba's second largest trading partner. The Chinese and Russians are not going to Cuba because it is a brilliant business opportunity -- they are going because the country needs massive foreign investment with little prospect for immediate ...and more »
    • When Will China Finally Get Tired of Propping Up North Korea? - Mother Jones December 22, 2014
      Mother JonesWhen Will China Finally Get Tired of Propping Up North Korea?Mother JonesThe United States might not have much leverage over North Korea, but China does. Virtually all of North Korea's external trade is with China, and Chinese support is pretty much all that keeps North Korea from collapsing. This means that when the United ...Chinese Annoya
    • China's leader is telling the People's Liberation Army to prepare for war - The Week Magazine December 22, 2014
      The Week MagazineChina's leader is telling the People's Liberation Army to prepare for warThe Week MagazineOver the last several months, Chinese leader Xi Jinping and the Chinese Communist Party have repeatedly exhorted the People's Liberation Army to "be ready to win a war." Xi has repeatedly called for greater military modernizatio
    • China: There's No Proof That North Korea Hacked Sony - Gizmodo December 22, 2014
      China: There's No Proof That North Korea Hacked SonyGizmodo"[We have] reaffirmed China's relevant position [to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry], emphasizing China opposes all forms of cyberattacks and cyber terrorism... Before making any conclusions there has to be a full (accounting of) the facts and ...
    • In China, a Rapid Jump to Mobile Advertising - New York Times December 22, 2014
      New York TimesIn China, a Rapid Jump to Mobile AdvertisingNew York TimesAdvertisers increasingly want to be part of Mr. Liu's digital world — and of the other 527 million people in China with smartphones. Next year companies are expected to spend more money on digital advertising than on television campaigns in China.and more »
    • US Asks China to Help Rein In Korean Hackers - New York Times December 20, 2014
      New York TimesUS Asks China to Help Rein In Korean HackersNew York TimesWASHINGTON — The Obama administration has sought China's help in recent days in blocking North Korea's ability to launch cyberattacks, the first steps toward the “proportional response” President Obama vowed to make the North pay for the assault on ...