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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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    • Online sales surge to China surge - Business Spectator September 4, 2015
      Sydney Morning HeraldOnline sales surge to China surgeBusiness SpectatorMore than 4600 Australian-based agents were advertising local vitamins, organic groceries and infant formula through Chinese social media and e-commerce websites last month, highlighting the magnitude of Australia's informal exports to China. With the ...Battle for the bottle – the
    • See China's air pollution in real-time - The Verge September 4, 2015
      See China's air pollution in real-timeThe VergeResearchers at Berkeley have used Google Maps and new data on China's air pollution to create a near real-time visualization of the country's air quality. The online map is based on findings that the scientists published last month in the journal PLoS One.and more »
    • China's Smartphone Sector Set for Shakeout, Says Huawei - Wall Street Journal September 4, 2015
      Wall Street JournalChina's Smartphone Sector Set for Shakeout, Says HuaweiWall Street JournalBERLIN—Huawei Technologies Co.'s sales of smartphones and other consumer products are holding up in China despite slowing economic growth, with global revenue from the retail business set to grow 30% next year to more than $20 billion, according to ...and m
    • Why Drivers in China Intentionally Kill the Pedestrians They Hit - Slate Magazine September 4, 2015
      Slate MagazineWhy Drivers in China Intentionally Kill the Pedestrians They HitSlate MagazineIn April a BMW racing through a fruit market in Foshan in China's Guangdong province knocked down a 2-year-old girl and rolled over her head. As the girl's grandmother shouted, “Stop! You've hit a child!” the BMW's driver paused, then switched into
    • China Stocks Sink in Hong Kong to Two-Year Low on Mainland Risks - Bloomberg September 4, 2015
      BloombergChina Stocks Sink in Hong Kong to Two-Year Low on Mainland RisksBloombergChina's stocks slumped in Hong Kong to a two-year low amid speculation mainland shares will decline when trading resumes on Monday after holidays. The Hang Seng China Enterprises Index lost 1.4 percent to 9,169.59 at the close as developer China ...Foreign Firms Feel China
    • China's bumpy ride: Some casualties you may not expect - CNBC September 4, 2015
      CNBCChina's bumpy ride: Some casualties you may not expectCNBCThe appetite of wealthy Chinese buyers for investment in London residential property has been well-documented. It looks as though sales of everything from flats to accommodate the children of wealthy Chinese studying in London to major commercial ...
    • No coins, no red faces: Apps change Chinese attitudes to splitting bills - CNN September 4, 2015
      CNNNo coins, no red faces: Apps change Chinese attitudes to splitting billsCNNSplitting the bill is a relatively new idea to most Chinese. It's being embraced by cash-strapped young people, but for many older folks, who fear "losing face," it feels embarrassing and stingy. At dinner parties, families and friends often fight over ...
    • China just unveiled a new missile known as 'assassin's mace' that can travel ... - Business Insider September 3, 2015
      Business InsiderChina just unveiled a new missile known as 'assassin's mace' that can travel ...Business InsiderRTX1QWVU REUTERS/Damir SagoljMilitary vehicles carrying DF-21D ballistic missiles roll to Tiananmen Square during a military parade to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two, in Beijing, China, September 3, 2015.China
    • Military Parade in China Gives Xi Jinping a Platform to Show Grip on Power - New York Times September 3, 2015
      New York TimesMilitary Parade in China Gives Xi Jinping a Platform to Show Grip on PowerNew York TimesMr. Xi indicated that he wanted to show other countries — many of them wary of China's growing military strength — that they had nothing to fear from the procession of tanks and missiles that rumbled down Chang'an Avenue while fighter jets roared .
    • Chinese Rail Firm Makes Inroads with US Factory and Boston Transit Deal - New York Times September 3, 2015
      New York TimesChinese Rail Firm Makes Inroads with US Factory and Boston Transit DealNew York TimesChina's biggest rail manufacturing company is setting its sights on the United States. It broke ground on Thursday for a $60 million plant in Springfield, Mass., that will assemble new cars for Boston's subway system. The state-owned company, the Chin