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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 Stocks Rally as Volatility Jumps to Highest in Seven Years - Bloomberg June 30, 2015
      BloombergChina Stocks Rally as Volatility Jumps to Highest in Seven YearsBloombergChinese stocks rallied, with the benchmark index posting an intraday swing of nine percent, as a gauge of volatility jumped to the highest in seven years. The Shanghai Composite Index gained for the first time in four days, rising 3.4 percent to 4,189 ...China's wild stock
    • China stock slide adds to Greek jitters; yen, bonds in favour - Reuters June 30, 2015
      ReutersChina stock slide adds to Greek jitters; yen, bonds in favourReutersVolatility in China's stock market in recent days has rippled through Asia, weighing on stock markets from Mumbai to Australia, and prompting investors to rush to the sidelines. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan .MIAPJ0000PUS ...Asia Markets Slide on
    • Sinosphere | China Fears Loss of Great Wall, Brick by Brick - New York Times (blog) June 30, 2015
      New York Times (blog)Sinosphere | China Fears Loss of Great Wall, Brick by BrickNew York Times (blog)The Great Wall in northern China cannot be seen with the naked eye from high orbit above the Earth or from the moon, as some people believe. For centuries, those who have wanted to see the wall have had to make a trip to Asia to lay eyes on one of the ...Almo
    • Has China's Stock Bubble Popped? - Forbes June 30, 2015
      ForbesHas China's Stock Bubble Popped?ForbesChina's red-hot stock market fell approximately 25 percent in the past couple weeks due to increasing regulatory scrutiny and growing bubble fears. The 145 percent rally began last summer after the government further opened the nation's equity market ...Stocktake: Bulls take fright in ChinaIrish Time
    • A Scientific Ethical Divide Between China and West - New York Times June 29, 2015
      New York TimesA Scientific Ethical Divide Between China and WestNew York TimesBEIJING — China is spending hundreds of billions of dollars annually in an effort to become a leader in biomedical research, building scores of laboratories and training thousands of scientists. But the rush to the front ranks of science may come at a ...
    • China's Magic Tricks Can't Save Its Stock Market - Bloomberg View June 29, 2015
      Bloomberg ViewChina's Magic Tricks Can't Save Its Stock MarketBloomberg ViewThe truth is that the plunge in Chinese stocks was long overdue. China's longest-ever bull market was government-driven, fueled by central bank liquidity and a public-relations bonanza. The question now is whether Beijing's policy apparatus has lost ...China'
    • Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank: Australia sixth-biggest shareholder in ... - ABC Online June 29, 2015
      ABC OnlineAsian Infrastructure Investment Bank: Australia sixth-biggest shareholder in ...ABC OnlineAustralia has become a major shareholder in the first China-led multilateral institution, the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). Representatives from 50 countries, including Treasurer Joe Hockey, took part in a signing ceremony of the ...57 countries
    • This is China's biggest problem, expert says - CNBC June 29, 2015
      CNBCThis is China's biggest problem, expert saysCNBCChina's growth story is "basically over," and the country's recent stock battering reflects "horrible" fundamentals, one economist said Monday. The biggest roadblock for the world's second-largest economy is dependency on exports to the United States ...and more »
    • ZTE's Nubia Z9 shows China can bring great smartphones to the US - The Verge June 29, 2015
      The VergeZTE's Nubia Z9 shows China can bring great smartphones to the USThe VergeHere in the US, it's been hard to get excited about smartphones from China. Huawei is one of the largest smartphone makers in the world and has plenty of interesting phones in its lineup, but it only sells mediocre low-end devices to American consumers.China's be
    • 'Ghost Fleet' Depicts War Between China, U.S. - U.S. News & World Report June 29, 2015
      U.S. News & World Report'Ghost Fleet' Depicts War Between China, U.S.U.S. News & World ReportAuthors Peter W. Singer and August Cole expand their research as defense analysts into the realm of imagination about a not-too-distant future that could find the U.S. at war with a great power like China. Singer is a strategist at the New America .