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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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    • Obama, on China's Turf, Presents US as a Better Partner for Africa - New York Times July 29, 2015
      New York TimesObama, on China's Turf, Presents US as a Better Partner for AfricaNew York TimesADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Without ever quite saying so explicitly, President Obama used his four-day trip to Africa to suggest that the United States offers an alternative to China's aggressive courtship of the continent. At a time when China has ...In Ethio
    • China military exercises set to deepen concerns in region - Financial Times July 29, 2015
      Financial TimesChina military exercises set to deepen concerns in regionFinancial TimesMore than 100 Chinese naval ships and dozens of aircraft fired live ammunition over the contested South China Sea this week in military manoeuvres that are likely to raise the political temperature in the region. The demonstration of firepower ...China conducts South China
    • China's crusade to remove crosses from churches 'is for safety concerns' - The Guardian July 29, 2015
      The GuardianChina's crusade to remove crosses from churches 'is for safety concerns'The GuardianIn fact, there is growing anger among China's rapidly growing Christian community over the campaign, which has affected both Catholic and Protestant congregations. Last Friday, a group of Catholic clergy – including an 89-year-old bishop – took
    • Lens | Helping China's Mentally Ill and Their Families - New York Times (blog) July 29, 2015
      New York Times (blog)Lens | Helping China's Mentally Ill and Their FamiliesNew York Times (blog)Yuyang Liu, who documented the lives of the severely mentally ill and their families in China, has won the Ian Parry scholarship that recognizes young photographers at the beginning of their career. The award is named for the Sunday Times photographer ...See
    • China stocks stage late rally to snap 3-day losing streak - CNBC July 29, 2015
      CNBCChina stocks stage late rally to snap 3-day losing streakCNBCChinese stocks rebounded on Wednesday, taking the lead in a broader recovery in Asian markets, that was encouraged by Beijing's determination to stabilize its equity markets and a positive finish on Wall Street overnight. Meanwhile, investors were in a ...China's stock-market crash ha
    • Charts and maps: How Japan's companies are beating China's in overseas M&A - Quartz July 29, 2015
      Charts and maps: How Japan's companies are beating China's in overseas M&AQuartzChinese companies' overseas shopping sprees have been well documented in recent years, after Beijing encouraged its own inefficient, bloated state-owned enterprises to “go out,” and acquire knowledge and expertise by gobbling up foreign enterprises.and more »
    • Even jail can't stop China tycoon from tainting stocks - Sydney Morning Herald July 29, 2015
      Sydney Morning HeraldEven jail can't stop China tycoon from tainting stocksSydney Morning HeraldChina's epic ploy to convince the world its stock market is safe is no match for the Huang Guangyu caper. Skepticism greeted news this week that the billionaire and one-time richest man of China had somehow pulled off a deal to consolidate control of ...
    • China has a major bubble problem - CNNMoney July 29, 2015
      CNNMoneyChina has a major bubble problemCNNMoneyChina has a problem: Its citizens are among the best savers in the world, but they don't have enough places to stick their money -- a reality that's contributing to the formation of asset bubbles. For years, the investment of choice in China was ...and more »
    • Ethnic Tensions in Xinjiang Complicate China-Turkey Ties - New York Times July 29, 2015
      New York TimesEthnic Tensions in Xinjiang Complicate China-Turkey TiesNew York TimesBEIJING — For many Chinese, the images coming out of Turkey this month have been ferocious and frightening. Online video clips and photographs from Istanbul have shown Turkish and ethnic Uighur protesters burning a Chinese flag outside China's ...Turkey president Erdogan
    • China Pushes to Rewrite Rules of Global Internet - Wall Street Journal July 28, 2015
      Wall Street JournalChina Pushes to Rewrite Rules of Global InternetWall Street JournalSHANGHAI—As social media helped topple regimes in the Middle East and northern Africa, a senior colonel in the People's Liberation Army publicly warned that an Internet dominated by the U.S. threatened to overthrow China's Communist Party. Ye Zheng ...and more »