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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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    • Building the dream - The Economist April 17, 2014
      the DiplomatBuilding the dreamThe EconomistSOME HISTORIANS BELIEVE that Marco Polo never went to China. But even if the 13th-century Venetian merchant did not lay eyes on the coastal city of Hangzhou himself, he certainly reflected the awe it inspired in other foreign traders when he described ...Urbanization: Where China's Future Will HappenChina Digit […]
    • Why Ukraine crisis has China in a bind - CNN (blog) April 16, 2014
      Montreal GazetteWhy Ukraine crisis has China in a bindCNN (blog)To be sure, it will be hard for China to take a tough position against Russia for several reasons. Geopolitically, China shares a long border with Russia, which it views as a key trading and strategic partner. President Xi Jinping's first foreign visit ...S&P 500 back in sight of record […]
    • Royal Caribbean to send newest, hottest ship to China - USA TODAY April 16, 2014
      Wall Street JournalRoyal Caribbean to send newest, hottest ship to ChinaUSA TODAYIn a sign of the growing importance of Asia to the cruise industry, Royal Caribbean today announced plans to base its newest, hottest ship in China next year instead of Europe or the Caribbean. Royal Caribbean says the 4,180-passenger Quantum of the ...Royal Caribbean to Move To […]
    • Global shares rally on China growth relief; dollar slips - Reuters April 16, 2014
      MacroBusiness (blog)Global shares rally on China growth relief; dollar slipsReutersEarlier this month, the European index hit a near six-year high, a rally that has been halted by worries over the crisis in Ukraine as well as worries about China, the world's second biggest economy. "There is a lot of concern about Chinese growth this ...Asia's […]
    • China's air pollution leading to more erratic climate for US, say scientists - The Guardian April 16, 2014
      The GuardianChina's air pollution leading to more erratic climate for US, say scientistsThe GuardianChina's air pollution could be intensifying storms over the Pacific Ocean and altering weather patterns in North America, according to scientists in the US. A team from Texas, California and Washington state has found that pollution from Asia, much o […]
    • China has far bigger challenges than a slowing economy - Fortune (blog) April 16, 2014
      CNNMoneyChina has far bigger challenges than a slowing economyFortune (blog)Markets in Asia rose Wednesday following the release of data showing that the growth of the Chinese economy slowed in the first quarter of 2014 to an annual rate of 7.4% from 7.7% the previous quarter. Though the first quarter saw the slowest growth ...As Credit Dries Up, Smaller Com […]
    • Xi dreams of shaking docile China from its slumber - Financial Times April 16, 2014
      RTXi dreams of shaking docile China from its slumberFinancial TimesFor the first three decades of economic reform and growth, China followed Deng Xiaoping's advice to “hide brilliance, cherish obscurity” in global affairs, keeping a low profile as it expanded to become the world's second-biggest economy. The current ...China to boost space defense […]
    • China gets first bitcoin ATM, skirting bank crackdown - Reuters April 16, 2014
      CNBC.comChina gets first bitcoin ATM, skirting bank crackdownReutersBut a subsequent crackdown by the People's Bank of China (PBOC) has seen the digital currency sag, changing hands below $530 on Wednesday, according to exchange-tracker CoinDesk. That, in combination with scandals involving hacking, theft, and ...Bitcoin defies talk of China crackdownCN […]
    • Twenty-five years later, Tiananmen Square no less taboo for China's censors - CNN April 16, 2014
      CNNTwenty-five years later, Tiananmen Square no less taboo for China's censorsCNN(CNN) -- Twenty-five years ago, Chinese college students in Beijing, Shanghai, and Xi'an began gathering to publicly mourn the death of a purged high-level official, Hu Yaobang. A week later, thousands of students marched into Tiananmen Square for Hu's ...China […]
    • China's Actions in Hunt for Jet Are Seen as Hurting as Much as Helping - New York Times April 15, 2014
      Wall Street JournalChina's Actions in Hunt for Jet Are Seen as Hurting as Much as HelpingNew York TimesKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — When a Chinese government vessel took the world by surprise this month with its announcement that it had detected underwater signals that might have come from the missing Malaysia Airlines plane, China suddenly looked ...China […]