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Current Events in China: July 20

China reprimands Russia for alleged attack on Chinese fishing boats Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Cheng Guoping on Thursday expressed strong dissatisfaction with Russia over an alleged attack on a Chinese fishing vessel, which has left a fisherman missing.  Read more China pledges US$20 bil. credit to African nations Chinese President Hu Jintao on Thursday pledged […]

China Current Events: July 18

China’s GDP Hit Tells Story of Hubris Run Amok The lesson from recent economic data and policy moves in Asia (MXAP) is this: Hubris still has its costs. In recent years, Asia believed its own press a little too much. The way it steered around the financial crisis of 2008, the dizzying stock gains, the […]

Current Events in China: June 21

China denies military drill with Russia, Syria, Iran China on Wednesday said there was no truth to an Iranian media report about a joint military drill involving China, Russia, Syria and Iran.  Read more Russia jails two men for giving China nuke secrets Russia has jailed two university professors for passing top secret information on […]

China Current Events: June 8

Global markets rally on news of China rate cuts World shares rallied to their highest in more than a week and the euro gained on Thursday after China surprisingly cut interest rates to shore up sluggish economic growth, fueling hopes other major central banks may follow suit.  Read more Crucial new details of exchange that […]

China Current Events: June 6

ConocoPhillips China Confirms Oil Is Leaking Into Bohai Again Failed safety device blamed for another spill in area where the company struggled to contain huge mess last year.  Read more China embraces for largest exam About three out of four applicants of China’s annual national college entrance exam, the largest in the country and the […]

China Current Events: April 29

Neil Heywood: new details emerge of British business dealings of Chinese woman suspected of murder The death of Neil Heywood has come under fresh scrutiny after a Sunday Telegraph investigation unearthed details of the British business dealings of the Chinese woman suspected of his murder.  Read more Dissident Chen Guangcheng ‘chased by undercover Chinese agents’ […]

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    • UPDATE 4-More countries say to join China-backed AIIB investment bank - Reuters March 28, 2015
      Reuters UKUPDATE 4-More countries say to join China-backed AIIB investment bankReutersChina's Finance Ministry said earlier on Saturday Britain and Switzerland had been formally accepted as founding members of the AIIB, a day after Brazil accepted China's invitation to join. China's Finance Ministry said Austria had also applied to join ...UK
    • Australia to Join China-Led Development Bank, Says Finance Minister - Wall Street Journal March 28, 2015
      Wall Street JournalAustralia to Join China-Led Development Bank, Says Finance MinisterWall Street JournalBOAO, China—Australia intends to join the new Asian infrastructure bank China is setting up, becoming the latest U.S. ally to announce its participation despite Washington's concerns about the way the bank may operate. Australian Finance Minister ...
    • China Lays Out Path to Silk Road - Wall Street Journal (blog) March 28, 2015
      Wall Street Journal (blog)China Lays Out Path to Silk RoadWall Street Journal (blog)One plan centered on the Asian land mass is called the Silk Road Economic Belt; the other looks to the South China Sea, the South Pacific and Indian Ocean and is known as the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road. Together, they go by “one belt, one road” to ...China to urge firms
    • China gearing up to overtake Japan in battle for Asian football supremacy - The Guardian (blog) March 28, 2015
      China gearing up to overtake Japan in battle for Asian football supremacyThe Guardian (blog)In the past, bright new dawns in Chinese football have been as common as clubs suddenly relocating hundreds of miles away and questions as to why a nation of 1.3 billion can't produce 11 world-class players. Yet, this time, just maybe, things are ...
    • China Banks on Sharing Wealth to Shape New Asian Order - Wall Street Journal March 28, 2015
      Wall Street JournalChina Banks on Sharing Wealth to Shape New Asian OrderWall Street JournalBOAO, China—President Xi Jinping sketched out China's vision for a new security and economic order in Asia, offering to spread the benefits of Chinese prosperity and cooperation across the region. In a speech to a regional forum Saturday, Mr. Xi ...China's X
    • Outrage At China Treatment Of Activists - Sky News March 28, 2015
      New York TimesOutrage At China Treatment Of ActivistsSky NewsIn a coordinated police operation, the women - Zheng Churan, Li Tingting, both 25, Wei Tingting, 27, Wu Rongrong, 30 and Wang Man, 32 - were arrested in different parts of China and brought to Haidian Detention Centre in northwest Beijing. Three of ...China's Fear of Women With PamphletsNew Yo
    • Once Bitten, Not Shy. Retail Investors Fuel Surge in Chinese Stocks - Wall Street Journal March 27, 2015
      Wall Street JournalOnce Bitten, Not Shy. Retail Investors Fuel Surge in Chinese StocksWall Street JournalSHANGHAI—China's economic growth is slowing, corporate earnings are under pressure, bank loans are souring and the property market is in a funk. The surprise financial bright spot: China's long-maligned stock market. Seven years after a 72% cras
    • Cruise giants Carnival, Royal Caribbean doubling down on China - Fortune March 27, 2015
      FortuneCruise giants Carnival, Royal Caribbean doubling down on ChinaFortuneCarnival, which on Friday raised its 2015 profit forecast on the strength of better than expected advance bookings, expects the overall number of outbound cruise passengers from China to hit the 1 million market for the first time in 2015, and serve ...and more »
    • Sri Lanka's pivot to India breaks China's dreams - Boston Globe (subscription) March 27, 2015
      Boston Globe (subscription)Sri Lanka's pivot to India breaks China's dreamsBoston Globe (subscription)China's building spree, including a new, 500-acre Colombo Port City project in the capital, a new international airport, and another port in Rajapaksa's home district, was seen by many as a link in China's so-called string of pearls
    • Can China Promise Blue Skies for 2022 Winter Olympics? - TIME March 27, 2015
      TIMECan China Promise Blue Skies for 2022 Winter Olympics?TIMEWith the 2022 Winter Olympics looming, there are only two significant impediments to China's efforts to host the Games in Beijing: Almaty, Kazakhstan, and the notorious smog that chokes the Chinese capital.and more »