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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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    • Web-retail titan Alibaba took over China. Could America's web be next? - Washington Post September 19, 2014
      USA TODAYWeb-retail titan Alibaba took over China. Could America's web be next?Washington PostAlibaba Group, the Chinese Web juggernaut that has become the world's biggest online retailer, will sell its first shares to the public Friday in one of the most lucrative debuts in stock market history. Though little known in the United States, the ...Top
    • iPhone 6 delay in China triggers black market sales - CNET September 19, 2014
      ReutersiPhone 6 delay in China triggers black market salesCNETIn one example, an enterprising seller in China who was able to score an iPhone supply was touting two-day delivery of a 16GB iPhone 6 for 8,000 yuan ($1,303). That's almost twice as much as the price of the phone sold via Apple's Hong Kong website.Opportunists cash in on delayed iPhone
    • Gold IPhones at $3600 as China Delay Fuels Black Market - Bloomberg September 19, 2014
      BloombergGold IPhones at $3600 as China Delay Fuels Black MarketBloombergThat creates an opportunity for Liu, who promises two-day delivery of a 16-gigabyte iPhone 6 for 8,000 yuan ($1,303) -- almost double the price on Apple's Hong Kong website. “It's going to be a while before the new iPhone comes to China officially, so ...Apple's iPhone 6
    • FIPA agreement with China: What's really in it for Canada? - CBC.ca September 19, 2014
      VICE NewsFIPA agreement with China: What's really in it for Canada?CBC.caThe secrecy shrouding the much-delayed Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (FIPA) with China makes it hard for experts, let alone average Canadians, to figure out what benefits this country will see from the deal. While reporting on ...Canada's Secretive Trea
    • GlaxoSmithKline to pay £297m fine over China bribery network - The Guardian September 19, 2014
      The GuardianGlaxoSmithKline to pay £297m fine over China bribery networkThe GuardianThe company said the illegal actions of its subsidiary, GSK China Investment Co, were "a clear breach of GSK's governance and compliance procedures; and are wholly contrary to the values and standards expected from GSK employees". It has published an ...
    • GlaxoSmithKline Found Guilty of Bribery in China - Wall Street Journal September 19, 2014
      Wall Street JournalGlaxoSmithKline Found Guilty of Bribery in ChinaWall Street JournalThe penalty is the largest ever corporate fine in China, according to the official Chinese news agency Xinhua. It draws a line under an issue that has hung over the U.K. drug maker since Chinese authorities started investigating the company in June 2013.China Fines GlaxoSmi
    • At Asian Games, China Is the Team to Beat - New York Times September 19, 2014
      New York TimesAt Asian Games, China Is the Team to BeatNew York TimesChina has finished atop the gold medal count in every edition of the Asian Games since 1982. With home advantage at the last edition, in 2010 in Guangzhou, China won nearly three times as many golds and nearly twice as many total medals as its nearest ...and more »
    • China not warlike, says Xi, as border standoff dominates India trip - Reuters September 19, 2014
      ReutersChina not warlike, says Xi, as border standoff dominates India tripReutersNEW DELHI (Reuters) - China is not a warlike nation, President Xi Jinping said on Thursday, during a rare trip to neighbour India that was dominated by a standoff on a barren Himalayan plateau between soldiers from the world's two most populous nations.
    • In China, Dreams of Vying for an Oscar - New York Times September 18, 2014
      New York TimesIn China, Dreams of Vying for an OscarNew York TimesBEIJING — The question that hounds every major Chinese film director was put to Jiang Wen at a news conference here this month. Mr. Jiang and his business associates had organized the event to generate buzz over the coming “Gone With the Bullets,” a ...
    • India Takes Tough Stance With China on Kashmir - New York Times September 18, 2014
      New York TimesIndia Takes Tough Stance With China on KashmirNew York TimesNEW DELHI — Smiles rarely left the faces of the top leaders of India and China here on Thursday, but India's new prime minister sent a tough message to his Chinese guest by pressing him for a resolution to a border dispute that has escalated abruptly.India Presses China to Resolve