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China Current Events: August 9

Typhoon ploughs into China east coast, causes severe destruction A strong typhoon ploughed into China’s eastern coast on Wednesday, the country’s third in a week, knocking down buildings and cutting off power to hundreds of thousands of people, state media said.  Read more US blueprint for war with China flawed and could spark nuclear strikes, […]

China Current Events: July 27

Gu Kailai poisoned Neil Heywood ‘after he threatened her son’ The wife of one of China’s most senior political leaders has been charged with murdering the British businessman Neil Heywood over his alleged threat to her son’s “personal security”, state media announced yesterday.  Read more China develops attack copter, denies piracy allegations China today confirmed […]

China Current Events: July 6

China surprises with second rate cut in weeks China’s central bank cut interest rates for the second time in a matter of weeks on Thursday, stepping up efforts to bolster an economy that last quarter probably suffered its weakest growth since the global financial crisis.  Read more Two child-trafficking gangs eliminated in China Chinese police […]

Current Events in China: May 9

China to launch investigation into capsules containing dead baby remains China is to reinvestigate allegations that Chinese-made drug capsules containing powdered remains of dead babies are being smuggled into South Korea, according to state media.  Read more China is prepared for escalation of Huangyan Island incident China’s Vice Foreign Minister Fu Ying said China is […]

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    • Trump: 'We can't continue to allow China to rape our country' - CNN May 2, 2016
      CNNTrump: 'We can't continue to allow China to rape our country'CNNSunday marks the first time this campaign that Trump has used the term "rape" to refer to what he views as China's dominance in trade with the U.S.. "We're going to turn it around. And we have the cards, don't forget it. We're like the piggy b
    • China Lending Inflates Real Estate, Stocks, Even Egg Futures - New York Times May 2, 2016
      New York TimesChina Lending Inflates Real Estate, Stocks, Even Egg FuturesNew York TimesChina's latest lending deluge has sent money sloshing into unexpected parts of the economy. That includes a financial market in Dalian where investors can place bets on the future productivity of the country's hens. Egg futures have surged by as much ...In China
    • China's war on groups that help the powerless - Washington Post May 2, 2016
      Washington PostChina's war on groups that help the powerlessWashington PostIN CHINA's drive to modernize over the past few decades — a period in which it became an economic superpower — civil society groups took root, helping fight poverty and environmental damage, offering legal services, aiding migrants, and improving ...and more »
    • China Is Reportedly Training a 'Maritime Militia' to Patrol the Disputed South China Sea - VICE News May 1, 2016
      VICE NewsChina Is Reportedly Training a 'Maritime Militia' to Patrol the Disputed South China SeaVICE NewsChinese officials are reportedly training fishermen to moonlight as a "maritime militia" — patrolling the disputed waters of the South China Sea and making note of any foreign vessels. The training, according to information gleaned by
    • Port call refusal could signal more trouble in the South China Sea - USA TODAY May 1, 2016
      USA TODAYPort call refusal could signal more trouble in the South China SeaUSA TODAYTOKYO — China's surprise rejection of a port visit by a U.S. aircraft carrier last week could signal a further escalation of tensions in the disputed South China Sea. Chinese authorities refused last week to grant permission for the USS John C ...and more »
    • China's bold gambit to cement trade with Europe--along the ancient Silk Road - Los Angeles Times May 1, 2016
      Los Angeles TimesChina's bold gambit to cement trade with Europe--along the ancient Silk RoadLos Angeles TimesFrom his office on a bend of the Rhine River, freight terminal boss Bernd Putens can see — and hear — the early stirrings of what China calls the New Silk Road. The clang-clang of forklifts echoes through his building as 42 containers of cargo a
    • Malaysia Sends 32 Taiwanese Suspects to China, Draws Protest - New York Times May 1, 2016
      Shanghai Daily (subscription)Malaysia Sends 32 Taiwanese Suspects to China, Draws ProtestNew York TimesBEIJING — Taiwanese officials have protested Malaysia's deportation of 32 of the self-ruled island's nationals to China this weekend to face wire fraud charges, the latest in a series of disputes that has raised new friction between China and Taiw
    • Malicious: China Unplugs Apple And Disney - Forbes May 1, 2016
      ForbesMalicious: China Unplugs Apple And DisneyForbesTuesday, Apple reported a 13% decrease in revenues for the quarter ended March 26. Greater China, which includes Hong Kong and Taiwan, accounted for a stunning 58% of the drop. CEO Tim Cook blamed currency appreciation in Hong Kong for the fall, ...
    • China April official factory activity PMI expands, but at slower pace - CNBC May 1, 2016
      CNBCChina April official factory activity PMI expands, but at slower paceCNBCActivity in China's manufacturing sector expanded for the second month in a row in April, but only marginally, an official survey showed on Sunday, raising doubts about the sustainability of a recent pick-up in the world's second-largest economy. The ...China bounce-back f
    • Millions of Chinese workers go unpaid amid economic slowdown - CNN May 1, 2016
      CNNMillions of Chinese workers go unpaid amid economic slowdownCNNIn the same period, China saw more than 2,700 strikes and protests, more than double the number the year before, according to China Labor Bulletin (CLB), a Hong Kong-based rights monitor. As the country marks International Workers' Day on May 1, the ...and more »