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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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    • In Change of Strategy, China Cuts Interest Rate - New York Times November 22, 2014
      New York TimesIn Change of Strategy, China Cuts Interest RateNew York TimesHONG KONG — China finally admitted it has a growth problem — and that is a big step to getting the global economy back on track. For months, Beijing avoided broad stimulus measures, signaling that it was comfortable with the country's slowing growth.The End of China's Econom
    • China building island in South China Sea big enough for military installations - The Guardian November 22, 2014
      The GuardianChina building island in South China Sea big enough for military installationsThe GuardianThe building work flies in the face of US calls for a freeze in provocative activity in the South China Sea, one of Asia's biggest security issues. Concern is growing about an escalation in disputes even as claimants work to establish a code of conduct
    • Google Looks to Get Back Into China - Wall Street Journal November 22, 2014
      Wall Street JournalGoogle Looks to Get Back Into ChinaWall Street JournalIn recent months, Google representatives in Asia told makers of apps for its Android mobile-operating system that it hopes to unveil a new app store in China to help them distribute their apps and games more efficiently, according to two people briefed ...Developers In China Can Now Mak
    • Strong earthquake strikes China killing at least 1 - Fox News November 22, 2014
      Irish IndependentStrong earthquake strikes China killing at least 1Fox NewsBEIJING – A strong earthquake struck a lightly populated, mountainous area of western China on Saturday, killing at least one person and causing minor damage to buildings, officials and state media said. The U.S. Geological Survey said the magnitude-5 ...Deadly Earthquake Hits Western
    • China rate cut, European stimulus hints lift markets - Reuters November 21, 2014
      ReutersChina rate cut, European stimulus hints lift marketsReutersNEW YORK (Reuters) - World stock markets and oil prices rallied on Friday, fueled by hopes for global growth after China rolled out a surprise interest rate cut and the European Central Bank indicated it would step up asset purchases to boost the euro ...Dow, S&P 500 end week with record c
    • China, From Within: Tibet's Drug Problem, and Taiwan's New Gambling Islands - Foreign Policy November 21, 2014
      Foreign PolicyChina, From Within: Tibet's Drug Problem, and Taiwan's New Gambling IslandsForeign PolicyEvery day, FP's China team at the Tea Leaf Nation channel scours dozens of Chinese media outlets to find compelling stories unreported in Western mainstream press. This week, we bring you Lhasa's drug problem, Taiwan's gambling futu
    • Map: The world's longest train journey now begins in China - Washington Post (blog) November 21, 2014
      RTMap: The world's longest train journey now begins in ChinaWashington Post (blog)On Nov. 18, an 82-container freight train left the eastern Chinese industrial city of Yiwu. It was embarking on a landmark journey that is supposed to end 21 days later, in December, in Madrid. The distance the train covers — more than 6,200 miles ...​Move over Trans-Siber
    • China cuts interest rates to spur growth, ease debt pressure - Reuters November 21, 2014
      ReutersChina cuts interest rates to spur growth, ease debt pressureReutersThe People's Bank of China (PBOC) said it was cutting one-year benchmark lending rates by 40 basis points to 5.6 percent. It lowered one-year benchmark deposit rates by 25 basis points to 2.75 percent. The changes take effect from Saturday. European ...
    • China commits $45.6 billion for economic corridor with Pakistan - Reuters November 21, 2014
      ReutersChina commits $45.6 billion for economic corridor with PakistanReutersISLAMABAD (Reuters) - The Chinese government and banks will finance Chinese companies to build $45.6 billion worth of energy and infrastructure projects in Pakistan over the next six years, according to new details of the deal seen by Reuters on Friday.China and Pakistan Ink $45 Bil
    • In Step to Lower Carbon Emissions, China Will Place a Limit on Coal Use in 2020 - New York Times November 21, 2014
      New York TimesIn Step to Lower Carbon Emissions, China Will Place a Limit on Coal Use in 2020New York TimesWorkers starting their shift at the Tahsan coal mine in Shaanxi Province. China said it would cap coal consumption at 4.2 billion tons by 2020 and have coal be no more than 62 percent of the primary energy mix by that year. Credit Gilles Sabrie for The