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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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    • Lawsuit Over Banned Memoir Asks China to Explain Censorship - New York Times April 25, 2015
      New York TimesLawsuit Over Banned Memoir Asks China to Explain CensorshipNew York TimesBEIJING — When Li Nanyang flew here from Hong Kong two years ago, she brought something eagerly anticipated by many Chinese historians and thinkers: several dozen copies of her father's memoir. In it, Li Rui, a 98-year-old retired Communist Party ...and more »
    • China to provide 110 fighter jets to Pakistan - Economic Times April 25, 2015
      Hindustan TimesChina to provide 110 fighter jets to PakistanEconomic TimesISLAMABAD: Pakistan will acquire 110 latest JF-17 Thunder fighter jets from China as the two countries forge closer economic and defence cooperation following President Xi Jinping's visit here earlier this week, a media report said today. Radio ...China to deliver 50 JF-17 jets to
    • Philippines, China trade accusations over sea threats - Yahoo News April 25, 2015
      The DiplomatPhilippines, China trade accusations over sea threatsYahoo NewsMANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines accused China of aggressive maneuvers against its reconnaissance plane and fishermen in disputed seas where Beijing has stepped up construction of artificial islands, but China reiterated its claim on the ...China, Philippines Spar Over South
    • Mother of Wanting Qu, Gregor Robertson's girlfriend, arrested in China - CBC.ca April 25, 2015
      CBC.caMother of Wanting Qu, Gregor Robertson's girlfriend, arrested in ChinaCBC.caThe mother of Vancouver-based pop star Wanting Qu has been arrested on corruption charges in China. Qu is the girlfriend of Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson, who said Friday that the situation was "very tough." "Obviously it's a personal issue for her .
    • Cheaper Robots, Fewer Workers - New York Times April 24, 2015
      New York TimesCheaper Robots, Fewer WorkersNew York TimesWaves of migrant workers from the countryside filled China's factories for the last three decades and helped make the nation the world's largest manufacturer. But many companies now find themselves struggling to hire enough workers. And for the scarce ...and more »
    • China Has Reason to Be Worried About North Korea's Nukes - TIME April 24, 2015
      TIMEChina Has Reason to Be Worried About North Korea's NukesTIMEReporting published Thursday by the Wall Street Journal suggests that China may be worried—or more worried than normal—about North Korea's nuclear weapons program. Citing “people briefed on the matter,” the paper reported that Chinese experts ...China says seeks to boost trade with iso
    • China, in Suspending Woman's Death Sentence, Acknowledges Domestic Abuse - New York Times April 24, 2015
      New York TimesChina, in Suspending Woman's Death Sentence, Acknowledges Domestic AbuseNew York TimesBEIJING — In an acknowledgment of the problem of domestic abuse in China, a court on Friday suspended the death sentence of a battered woman who had killed her husband, a case that drew international attention and a petition from hundreds of Chinese ...Do
    • China's President to Meet With Head of Taiwan's Governing Party Next Month - New York Times April 24, 2015
      New York TimesChina's President to Meet With Head of Taiwan's Governing Party Next MonthNew York TimesHONG KONG — President Xi Jinping of China, who is also general secretary of the Chinese Communist Party, will meet next month with the chairman of Taiwan's governing party in Beijing, both sides said on Friday, in what would be the first meeti
    • What a send-off: China's funeral strippers told to cover up - CNN International April 24, 2015
      CNN InternationalWhat a send-off: China's funeral strippers told to cover upCNN InternationalIn rural China, hiring exotic dancers to perform at wakes is an increasingly common practice, but is now the latest focus of the country's crackdown on vice. Strippers are invited to perform at funerals, often at great expense, to attract more mourners ...C
    • Mercedes-Benz to Pay Fine in China to Settle Price-Fixing Claims - New York Times April 23, 2015
      New York TimesMercedes-Benz to Pay Fine in China to Settle Price-Fixing ClaimsNew York TimesHONG KONG — Chinese antitrust regulators on Thursday fined Mercedes-Benz 350 million renminbi, accusing the company of fixing prices on luxury cars and some spare parts. The penalty is just the latest for a foreign carmaker in China, the world's ...China Fines Me