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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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    • China Official Factory Gauge Slips as Growth Slowdown Bites - Bloomberg August 1, 2015
      The GuardianChina Official Factory Gauge Slips as Growth Slowdown BitesBloombergAn official Chinese factory gauge slipped to a five-month low, signaling that months of easier monetary policy have yet to kick in and putting pressure on the country's leadership to take further action. The official Purchasing Managers' Index was 50 ...China's lar
    • China's military is jangling nerves again - Business Insider August 1, 2015
      Business InsiderChina's military is jangling nerves againBusiness InsiderBEIJING (Reuters) - China's military warned on Saturday on its founding anniversary of growing risks along its borders, including in the disputed waters of the South and East China Seas. The Chinese military, the world's largest, has embarked upon an ...On Army Day, China
    • Do China's Stock Markets Portend The Chickens Are Finally Coming Home To Roost? - Forbes August 1, 2015
      Do China's Stock Markets Portend The Chickens Are Finally Coming Home To Roost?ForbesNo economy can have its cake and eat it too. The overarching objective of modern China's economic reform program, which was launched in 1978 soon after the death of Mao Tse Tung and perhaps best encapsulated in Deng Xiao Ping's 1992 ...
    • 2022 Olympics Leave China Beaming From Its Growing Clout - New York Times August 1, 2015
      New York Times2022 Olympics Leave China Beaming From Its Growing CloutNew York TimesCheers broke out across China on Friday as the International Olympic Committee announced that Beijing would become the first city to host both the Winter and Summer Games. People waved giant red flags at the Great Wall and performed dragon dances ...China gets the 2022 winter
    • US Decides to Retaliate Against China's Hacking - New York Times July 31, 2015
      International Business TimesUS Decides to Retaliate Against China's HackingNew York TimesThe Obama administration has determined that it must retaliate against China for the theft of the personal information of more than 20 million Americans from the databases of the Office of Personnel Management, but it is still struggling to decide what ...US explori
    • Cramer Remix: If China falls, buy this stock - CNBC July 31, 2015
      CNBCCramer Remix: If China falls, buy this stockCNBCAs much as Jim Cramer wishes earnings season were over already, he knows this is no time to sit back and put his feet up. Investors are still in the thick of it, which is why he has shared his rigorous game plan of stocks he will be watching next week ...and more »
    • Why China likes the Iran deal - CNN July 31, 2015
      CNNWhy China likes the Iran dealCNN(CNN) As members of Congress debate whether to back the deal over Iran's nuclear program, one source of support seems guaranteed -- China. It's one of the biggest winners in the agreement, with the lifting of sanctions as Iran pulls back key elements ...and more »
    • Obama team, military at odds over South China Sea - Politico July 31, 2015
      PoliticoObama team, military at odds over South China SeaPoliticoSome U.S. naval commanders are at odds with the Obama administration over whether to sail Navy ships right into a disputed area in the South China Sea — a debate that pits some military leaders who want to exercise their freedom of navigation against ...Russia, China set to counter US-led
    • Emergency measures fail to halt China's stock market nosedive - The Guardian July 31, 2015
      The GuardianEmergency measures fail to halt China's stock market nosediveThe GuardianThe country's securities watchdog, the China Securities Regulatory Commission, said on Friday it was probing the impact of automated trading on stock markets. It was the latest in a series of moves aimed at steadying markets by curbing what officials ...Echoes of 1
    • What China Has Been Building in the South China Sea - New York Times July 31, 2015
      New York TimesWhat China Has Been Building in the South China SeaNew York TimesChina announced in June that the creation of islands — moving sediment from the seafloor to a reef — would soon be completed. “The announcement marks a change in diplomatic tone, and indicates that China has reached its scheduled completion on ...China, Southeast Asia to set up ho