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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 paving the way for big Xbox One sales - PCWorld August 21, 2014
      China paving the way for big Xbox One salesPCWorldChina has approved the sale of 5 million Xbox One units, opening the way for Microsoft to make a big splash in the country's emerging console sector. Microsoft's Chinese partner BesTV revealed the figure in a Tuesday earnings statement. The Chinese ...and more »
    • China says Australian tycoon's attack 'irrational and absurd' - Reuters August 21, 2014
      ReutersChina says Australian tycoon's attack 'irrational and absurd'ReutersPalmer is locked in a legal battle with Chinese firm CITIC Pacific Ltd over cost blowouts and disputed royalty payments at the Sino Iron project in Western Australia, China's biggest offshore mining investment. The outspoken businessman lost two parts ...'Over
    • China Fines Japanese Auto Parts and Bearings Makers in Price Rigging - New York Times August 20, 2014
      New York TimesChina Fines Japanese Auto Parts and Bearings Makers in Price RiggingNew York TimesHONG KONG — Chinese regulators on Wednesday intensified their antitrust scrutiny of multinationals, finding 12 Japanese auto parts and bearings manufacturers guilty of fixing prices charged to the Chinese factories of at least five automakers, and ...China Fines J
    • 5 Tibetans Are Said to Die In Chinese Police Custody - New York Times August 20, 2014
      UPI.com5 Tibetans Are Said to Die In Chinese Police CustodyNew York TimesHONG KONG — Five Tibetans have died in police custody in southwestern China after a protest last week during which residents were shot and wounded, according to the exiled Tibetan government and other groups abroad. The accounts described a flaring ...Five Tibetans die after China polic
    • North Korea Moved Some Of Its Most Advanced Weaponry To The Chinese ... - Business Insider August 20, 2014
      Business InsiderNorth Korea Moved Some Of Its Most Advanced Weaponry To The Chinese ...Business InsiderIn a sign of the continuing decline in relations between North Korea and China, Pyongyang moved a number of tanks and armored vehicles away from South Korea to the Chinese border, according to The Chosun Ilbo, citing an anonymous source.North Korea: China
    • China's Growing Gray Market for All That's Foreign - Foreign Policy (blog) August 20, 2014
      China's Growing Gray Market for All That's ForeignForeign Policy (blog)WASHINGTON, D.C. — Before 23-year-old Rachel Deng came to Washington, D.C., from China for graduate school, she began to plan her U.S. business. She used WeChat, a popular Chinese messaging application, to set up an online marketplace where ...and more »
    • Amazon enters free trade zone to boost offering in China -Xinhua - Fox Business August 20, 2014
      ReutersAmazon enters free trade zone to boost offering in China -XinhuaFox BusinessAmazon.com will set up shop in China's Shanghai free trade zone, state media said on Wednesday, aiming to take advantage of less stringent trade regulations to sell a wider range of products in the country. The U.S. online retailer's move signals its ...Amazon enters
    • China mine disasters point to poor safety record - USA TODAY August 20, 2014
      USA TODAYChina mine disasters point to poor safety recordUSA TODAYBEIJING – Rescuers sought Wednesday to reach 36 coal miners trapped underground after two separate fatal incidents. Twenty-five miners remain inside an east China mine after an explosion early Tuesday caused a tunnel collapse and killed two. Eleven ...and more »
    • Why 'Made in China' isn't so cheap anymore - CNBC August 20, 2014
      CNBCWhy 'Made in China' isn't so cheap anymoreCNBCChina—a low-cost maker of goods—is falling behind in the global manufacturing race as rising wages and energy costs put pressure on the Asian country, synonymous with making super cheap stuff. China is among several economies whose manufacturing ...and more »
    • China arrests 1000 members of banned religious cult 'Eastern Lightning' - CNN August 20, 2014
      Q13 FOXChina arrests 1000 members of banned religious cult 'Eastern Lightning'CNNHong Kong (CNN) -- Chinese police have arrested nearly 1,000 suspected members of a banned religious group, state media reported. The arrests come months after five members of the group, known as the Church of Almighty God or "Quannengshen", were ...China Cra