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Current Events in China: July 5

Chinese ships patrol disputed waterway A combat-ready Chinese patrol reached reefs and islands in the center of the Spratly archipelago on Tuesday and immediately began to assert China’s sovereignty over the disputed area in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea).  Read more China’s controversial Three Gorges dam completed Final turbine of £38bn mega-dam, whose […]

China Current Events: June 13

Chinese police bust trafficking scheme, arresting 23 for smuggling guns from US Chinese police on Tuesday announced the arrests of 23 people as part of a joint U.S.-Chinese investigation into a gun trafficking ring that smuggled dozens of firearms into the country.  Read more ‘Crouching Tiger’ actress denies paid sex with Bo China’s roaring sex […]

China Current Events: June 12

China urges Japan to stop making new troubles over Diaoyu Islands China on Monday urged Japan to stop causing new troubles over the Diaoyu Islands as reports say dozens of Japanese including several lawmakers had landed on the islands.  Read more Firepower bristles in South China Sea as rivalries harden In the early years of […]

Current Events in China: June 11

China’s growth flags in May ahead of rate cut China’s inflation, industrial output and retail sales all flagged in May for a second straight month of sluggish growth that galvanized policymakers last week into taking their boldest action yet to combat a sharpening slowdown.  Read more More terracotta warriors discovered in NW China Archeologists unearthed […]

China Current Events: June 6

ConocoPhillips China Confirms Oil Is Leaking Into Bohai Again Failed safety device blamed for another spill in area where the company struggled to contain huge mess last year.  Read more China embraces for largest exam About three out of four applicants of China’s annual national college entrance exam, the largest in the country and the […]

China Current Events: May 16

China to increase residential land supplies this year China will increase residential land supplies by more than 20 percent this year in order to further restrain property prices, according to a plan released by land resource authorities Tuesday.  Read more US launches air pollution data in Shanghai The United States consulate in Shanghai has begun […]

China Current Events: April 10

  Fake police academy exposed in China A fake police academy in China has been exposed in a bizarre sting operation that involved undercover authentic female officers disguised as schoolgirls.   Bo Xilai’s wife questioned over the murder in China of Neil Heywood The wife of the former high-flying Communist Party chief Bo Xilai is […]

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    • China's Middle-Class Dreams in Peril - Wall Street Journal October 5, 2015
      Wall Street JournalChina's Middle-Class Dreams in PerilWall Street JournalINXIANG, China—In this city of almost 6 million people, a successful English-language school illustrates the aspirations of an emerging middle class. Deng Yi'ou, its 38-year-old owner, owns a house and car, and her school is flourishing as more ...
    • Africa ties with China are about more than raw materials - Financial Times October 4, 2015
      Financial TimesAfrica ties with China are about more than raw materialsFinancial TimesChina is slowing and trying to shift to a consumer-driven model that will inevitably depend less on African raw materials, and commodity prices are tumbling as a result. Further, some international investors, spooked by the prospect of rising US ...and more »
    • Behind the new environmental plans unveiled in the U.S., China and India - PBS NewsHour (blog) October 4, 2015
      Behind the new environmental plans unveiled in the U.S., China and IndiaPBS NewsHour (blog)This week, the EPA unveiled new rules to reduce polluting gasses emitted by U.S. factories and cars; India announced a $2 trillion plan to reduce its carbon emissions over the next 15 years; and China also released a new plan. Naveen Sadasivam of ...and more »
    • 4 things we learned about the fuerdai — the children of China's super rich - Business Insider October 4, 2015
      Business Insider4 things we learned about the fuerdai — the children of China's super richBusiness InsiderOther children of China's wealthy have photographed themselves burning 100-yuan notes. Earlier this year, Chinese President Xi Jinping spoke out about the issue, urging the fuerdai “think about the source of their wealth and how to behave after
    • Typhoon Mujigae: Four dead as southern China battered by storm, state media says - ABC Online October 4, 2015
      ABC OnlineTyphoon Mujigae: Four dead as southern China battered by storm, state media saysABC OnlineFour people have been killed after Typhoon Mujigae ploughed into southern China packing winds of up to 180 kilometres per hour, state news agency Xinhua says. One fisherman died and 16 were missing after the typhoon slammed into the coastal city of ...Typhoon
    • Chinese Consumer Apps Burn Out in Price War - Wall Street Journal October 4, 2015
      Wall Street JournalChinese Consumer Apps Burn Out in Price WarWall Street JournalThe failure of Car8 reflects the shakeout that is hitting one of the hottest segments of China's booming startup scene. Dubbed online-to-offline, or O2O for short, these businesses offer online booking of services as diverse as manicures, food delivery ...and more »
    • China moving full speed ahead in construction of aircraft carriers - Ars Technica October 4, 2015
      Ars TechnicaChina moving full speed ahead in construction of aircraft carriersArs TechnicaSatellite photos analyzed by IHS Janes show China has dramatically ramped up efforts to construct a second aircraft carrier—the first to be built indigenously there. While the new ship will likely not be a match for US aircraft carriers, it is ...and more »
    • Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg 'was snubbed' by China's President Xi - Daily Mail October 4, 2015
      Daily MailFacebook's Mark Zuckerberg 'was snubbed' by China's President XiDaily MailThe leader reportedly snubbed the Facebook founder's request to choose an honorary Chinese name for his unborn baby girl with wife Priscilla Chan. Zuckerberg, who is trying to lift China's ban on Facebook, met Xi a number of times during his visi
    • Senior China Official Proposes Punitive FX Restrictions - Forbes October 4, 2015
      The Globe and MailSenior China Official Proposes Punitive FX RestrictionsForbesYi Gang, writing in China Finance, has just proposed that China impose a Tobin tax, specifically, a punitive levy on forex trades and “handling” fees to discourage currency trading. Most analysts think Beijing will not adopt such draconian measures ...China likely sitting on billi
    • China biker detained after clocking 237km/h in Beijing - BBC News October 4, 2015
      BBC NewsChina biker detained after clocking 237km/h in BeijingBBC NewsA motorcyclist who reached the speed of 237km/h (147mph) on Beijing's ring road has been detained by Chinese police for dangerous driving, state media report. The man - identified as a 30-year-old surnamed Pang - was held in the southern Guangxi ...and more »