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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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    • Davis' life back to normal after China jail ordeal - Sydney Morning Herald January 24, 2015
      Sydney Morning HeraldDavis' life back to normal after China jail ordealSydney Morning HeraldAustralian Peter Gardner continues to languish in a Chinese jail as his travel companion settles back into life in Sydney's western suburbs after an extraordinary drug-smuggling ordeal. Kalynda Davis, who made international headlines when she was ...and more
    • Chinese Officials Shrug Off Concerns Over Economic Slowdown - Wall Street Journal January 24, 2015
      Wall Street JournalChinese Officials Shrug Off Concerns Over Economic SlowdownWall Street JournalDAVOS, Switzerland—Two days before the annual World Economic Forum started, China announced its lowest growth rate in 24 years. Yet Chinese policy makers and business leaders at Davos didn't seem too worried about the slowdown. They believe the ...Who's
    • The great sprawl of China - The Economist January 24, 2015
      The EconomistThe great sprawl of ChinaThe EconomistThe result of this urban growth is not just that China has many large cities—more than 100 of them have more than a million people—but that some are supersized. At the end of last year the government at last acknowledged the special nature of these, ...
    • Why China's Solar Industry Will Shine - Barron's January 24, 2015
      Why China's Solar Industry Will ShineBarron'sChina has a pollution problem. Beijing, eager to diversify from coal, has issued one policy after another to develop clean energy. But Chinese solar stocks have disappointed investors, losing anywhere from 25% to 50% in the past three months. Two ...
    • Chinese court puts up 'wall of shame' for overdue fines - CNN International January 24, 2015
      CNN InternationalChinese court puts up 'wall of shame' for overdue finesCNN InternationalTheir photos and personal details have been splashed across a giant electronic screen outside a major train station in Changsha city in China's southern province, Hunan. Curious onlookers and commuters gathered outside the bustling train station as a ...an
    • China blocks VPN access to the Internet - USA TODAY January 23, 2015
      USA TODAYChina blocks VPN access to the InternetUSA TODAYBEIJING — China has begun cracking down on one of the few avenues its citizens and foreigners have to accessing the full Internet, the Global Times newspaper in Beijing reported. China announced it is "upgrading" its Internet censorship to disrupt VPN ...In China, VPN internet access tools su
    • China and Pakistan - The Economist January 23, 2015
      The EconomistChina and PakistanThe EconomistWHEN China sent swift condolences to Pakistan after the slaughter of over 130 schoolchildren in a terror attack in Peshawar last month, it was more than a perfunctory gesture. The two countries have such a long-standing and harmonious relationship that ...
    • Thank you OPEC! China saves $100 billion - CNNMoney January 23, 2015
      CNNMoneyThank you OPEC! China saves $100 billionCNNMoneyLin is dean of the China Institute for Energy Policy Studies. Speaking at a CNN panel on emerging markets at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Lin said China -- the world's largest importer of oil -- was hoping prices stay low and give the economy a ...and more »
    • Communist Leadership Approves Security Goals for China - New York Times January 23, 2015
      The DiplomatCommunist Leadership Approves Security Goals for ChinaNew York TimesHONG KONG — China's Communist Party leadership approved a blueprint on Friday setting out national security priorities and warning that the country faced daunting domestic and external dangers. It was ratified by the Politburo, a council of 25 senior ...China's National
    • China's slowdown - The Economist (blog) January 22, 2015
      FortuneChina's slowdownThe Economist (blog)MUCH of the analysis of China's 2014 GDP data, which the government published today, has focused on the economy's slowdown. That is, on one level, understandable. Growth of 7.4% was China's weakest in 24 years (see chart below). It was also the first ...China's slowing economy: The worst has