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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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    • US Hits China Solar Firms - Wall Street Journal August 1, 2014
      Wall Street JournalUS Hits China Solar FirmsWall Street JournalNEW DELH—The U.S. is shaking up the global solar-equipment industry by imposing heavy antidumping tariffs on Chinese makers, a move that is benefiting not just producers at home but also those operating in Asia and encouraging them to expand.and more »
    • Weak Links in China's Food Chain - New York Times August 1, 2014
      New York TimesWeak Links in China's Food ChainNew York TimesWhen McDonald's opened its first restaurant in China in the early 1990s, it did not turn to local suppliers for meat, which most likely would have been cheaper. Instead, it relied on its longtime partner the OSI Group, which had been linked to the fast ...Food scare driving away Yum, McDon
    • Censorship in China Not letting a hundred flowers bloom - The Economist (blog) August 1, 2014
      The Economist (blog)Censorship in China Not letting a hundred flowers bloomThe Economist (blog)IT WAS in a rather brusque and unceremonious fashion that the Cenci Journalism Project, a crowdsourced and volunteer-run media translation site, was systematically removed this month from the Chinese internet. Its website was blocked and erased from ...
    • China's PMI continues to rise - Sydney Morning Herald August 1, 2014
      Sydney Morning HeraldChina's PMI continues to riseSydney Morning HeraldActivity in China's manufacturing sector rose in July, according to China's official gauge, bolstering the government's chances of meeting its 2014 economic growth target of about 7.5 per cent and continuing a recent run of positive data out of the ...China factory act
    • US Firms Wary About China's Free-Market Claims - Wall Street Journal August 1, 2014
      Wall Street JournalUS Firms Wary About China's Free-Market ClaimsWall Street JournalWhen Beijing recently sent a top economic planner to the U.S. to spread word of China's ambitious new reforms, the free market got a big, amorous hug. "The market will play the decisive role in resource allocation," promised Zheng Xinli, who helped ...and
    • Why China's Economy Can't Pop Its Real Estate Bubble - International Business Times August 1, 2014
      International Business TimesWhy China's Economy Can't Pop Its Real Estate BubbleInternational Business TimesWhen housing prices in China rose through the first months of 2013, raising fears that the property market had formed a dangerous bubble, the Chinese government imposed cooling measures. Beijing introduced restrictions on purchases of second
    • Report: Metta World Peace to play in China next season - CBSSports.com July 31, 2014
      CBSSports.comReport: Metta World Peace to play in China next seasonCBSSports.comMetta World Peace is off to China, according to ESPN's Ian Begley, who reported that the free agent forward is close to a deal with the Chinese Basketball Association's Sichuan Blue Whales. World Peace had dropped a pretty big hint that this was ...Report: Metta World P
    • State-Appointed Muslim Leader Killed in China - Wall Street Journal July 31, 2014
      Wall Street JournalState-Appointed Muslim Leader Killed in ChinaWall Street JournalSHANGHAI—The state-approved leader of China's largest mosque by size was killed in the far western Chinese city of Kashgar, according to multiple accounts, in the latest violence in a region beset by ethnic and religious strife. Jume Tahir was killed ...China: Dozens Dead
    • China Lets 1st Foreigners Into Army News Briefing - ABC News July 31, 2014
      BBC NewsChina Lets 1st Foreigners Into Army News BriefingABC NewsOfficers who oversee the briefings say the new invitations reflect a desire by the top brass to allay foreigners' concerns over fast-expanding budgets, vast hardware improvements, and an increasingly clear determination to use the military to assert ...China media: Military strengthBBC New
    • China Moves to Ease Home-Registration Rules in Urbanization Push - New York Times July 31, 2014
      New York TimesChina Moves to Ease Home-Registration Rules in Urbanization PushNew York TimesHONG KONG — The Chinese government issued proposals on Wednesday to break down barriers that a nationwide household registration system has long imposed between rural and urban residents and among regions, reinforcing inequality, breeding ...China reforms hukou system