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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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    • India Cancels Media Dialogue With China After Border Stand-Off - NDTV September 22, 2014
      Zee NewsIndia Cancels Media Dialogue With China After Border Stand-OffNDTV"Due to unavoidable complications, we have had to postpone the India-China Media Exchange. We thank you all for agreeing to participate on Sep 24th -- and dinner -- and we will call on your participation again when we hold the event. But for now, it ...Modi govt cancels media dial
    • China media: Alibaba's global ambitions - BBC News September 22, 2014
      BBC NewsChina media: Alibaba's global ambitionsBBC NewsPapers see internet giant Alibaba's debut on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) as "China's rise" in the global market. Shares in Alibaba, China's main online retailer, started trading on the NYSE on Friday significantly above their initial price ...The Great Walmart of Chin
    • China Clamps Down on Web, Pinching Companies Like Google - New York Times September 22, 2014
      New York TimesChina Clamps Down on Web, Pinching Companies Like GoogleNew York TimesThe increasingly pervasive blocking of the web, together with other problems like severe air pollution in China's urban centers, has led some businesses to transfer employees to regional hubs with more open and speedier Internets, like Singapore. And ...China tightens We
    • Retiring Li Na Has Eyes on Business, and Future of Tennis in China - New York Times September 22, 2014
      Wall Street Journal (blog)Retiring Li Na Has Eyes on Business, and Future of Tennis in ChinaNew York TimesLi hopes the academy will reflect Western coaching methods, which she preferred to the techniques of her critical Chinese instructors. She also expressed a desire for her venture to have a philanthropic tilt, with a focus on underprivileged children ...C
    • 'Deadly blasts' in China's restive Xinjiang region - BBC News September 22, 2014
      BBC News'Deadly blasts' in China's restive Xinjiang regionBBC NewsTwo people have been killed and others hurt in a series of blasts in China's Xinjiang region, Chinese media say. A local Communist Party news site said the blasts took place on Sunday in at least three locations in Luntai county. Xinjiang has seen ...
    • Deadly blasts strike China's Xinjiang - Aljazeera.com September 22, 2014
      Aljazeera.comDeadly blasts strike China's XinjiangAljazeera.comAt least three explosions have been reported in China's Xinjiang province, killing two people and injuring several more, Chinese state media has said. An explosion hit a shopping area on Sunday in Luntai county, on the northern edge of the Taklamakan ...China's Restive Xinjiang Reg
    • Echoing Tiananmen, 17-year-old Hong Kong student prepares for democracy ... - CNN September 22, 2014
      CNNEchoing Tiananmen, 17-year-old Hong Kong student prepares for democracy ...CNNHong Kong (CNN) -- He's one of the fieriest political activists in Hong Kong — he's been called an "extremist" by China's state-run media — and he's not even old enough to drive. Meet 17-year-old Joshua Wong, a skinny, bespectacled teen whose meager
    • China and Iran to Conduct Joint Naval Exercises in the Persian Gulf - New York Times September 21, 2014
      The Times of IsraelChina and Iran to Conduct Joint Naval Exercises in the Persian GulfNew York TimesOn Sunday, Xinhua, the official Chinese news agency, reported that Chinese Navy ships involved in protecting shipping in the Gulf of Aden stopped at an Iranian port on Saturday for a “friendly visit.” One of the vessels was the Changchun, a guided ...Iran, Chi
    • Microsoft Delays Xbox One's Launch In China - Forbes September 21, 2014
      ForbesMicrosoft Delays Xbox One's Launch In ChinaForbesMicrosoft Microsoft has waited until practically the last possible minute to delay the launch of the Xbox One in China, originally slated to be released this Tuesday, September 23rd. Now they're saying it will be out in the country before the end of ...Microsoft delays Xbox One's China lau
    • Alibaba's Success Is Another Wake-Up Call From China To Americans. Hear It? - Forbes September 21, 2014
      Alibaba's Success Is Another Wake-Up Call From China To Americans. Hear It?ForbesI grew up in New England, a part of the U.S. with relatively few connections to China compared with, say, California. I've lived here in Shanghai for almost the past dozen years, been in Asia even longer, and regularly try to get one of my sisters back ...and more »