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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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    • Exclusive: China meat supplier faced claims last year over unethical work ... - Reuters July 25, 2014
      ReutersExclusive: China meat supplier faced claims last year over unethical work ...ReutersWang's allegations of tampering with food production dates echo those made in a Chinese undercover TV documentary on Sunday that showed staff at Shanghai Husi Food plant mixing old meat with fresh produce and re-using meat picked up from the floor.Buyers and Brand […]
    • China's Plan to Limit Coal Use Could Spur Consumption for Years - New York Times July 25, 2014
      New York TimesChina's Plan to Limit Coal Use Could Spur Consumption for YearsNew York TimesHONG KONG — Under pressure to reduce smog and greenhouse gas emissions, the Chinese government is considering a mandatory cap on coal use, the main source of carbon pollution from fossil fuels. But it would be an adjustable ceiling that would allow ...China and As […]
    • China probes food businesses; Hong Kong bans imports in meat safety scare - Reuters July 25, 2014
      ReutersChina probes food businesses; Hong Kong bans imports in meat safety scareReutersSHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's food regulator has visited close to 600 restaurants, businesses and food distributors as it investigates a fast-spreading food safety scare that has dragged in a number of global brands and hit food outlets as far away as ...Meat-Supplier […]
    • China's Big Course Correction in the South China Sea? - The National Interest Online July 24, 2014
      The National Interest OnlineChina's Big Course Correction in the South China Sea?The National Interest OnlineAfter many months of taking increasingly bold actions at the expense of its neighbors in East Asia, there are recent indications that Beijing may be adopting more conciliatory policies. China has unexpectedly removed a controversial oil-drilling […]
    • Shades Of The Middle Ages: The Plague Popped Up In China And Colorado - NPR (blog) July 24, 2014
      NPR (blog)Shades Of The Middle Ages: The Plague Popped Up In China And ColoradoNPR (blog)According to Chinese officials, parts of a city in northern China were quarantined for nine days, and 151 people were put under close observation after a man died of the disease last Wednesday. He was reportedly infected after handling a dead Himalayan ...and more » […]
    • Turning Ethiopia Into China's China - Businessweek July 24, 2014
      BusinessweekTurning Ethiopia Into China's ChinaBusinessweekEthiopian workers walking through the parking lot of Huajian Shoes' factory outside Addis Ababa in June chose the wrong day to leave their shirts untucked. The company's president, just arrived from China, spotted them through the window, sprang up ...and more » […]
    • Qualcomm's China Hang-Ups - Wall Street Journal July 24, 2014
      Wall Street JournalQualcomm's China Hang-UpsWall Street JournalWhile Qualcomm managed to beat Wall Street estimates for its fiscal third quarter, the results were overshadowed by struggles in China. These pushed the stock down Thursday afternoon on its way to what would be its worst single-day selloff in more than ...Report: China to declare Qualcomm a […]
    • China's Property Market Is No Bubble - Wall Street Journal July 24, 2014
      Wall Street JournalChina's Property Market Is No BubbleWall Street JournalWill China's property bubble trigger a financial crisis? Concern is high this year thanks to deteriorating sales figures and reports of large price cuts. But China really is different. Though a correction is coming, the consequences will be more ...China eyes quality developm […]
    • SOHO China's $15M Harvard Gift: Is The Money Better Spent In China? - Forbes July 24, 2014
      ForbesSOHO China's $15M Harvard Gift: Is The Money Better Spent In China?ForbesThe post-2008 financial crisis coupled with a rising number of international applicants from wealthy families have resulted in American colleges accepting more full-tuition payers from overseas. There's been a 6% to 7% annual jump in the number of ...Chinese real estate […]
    • Gauge of Chinese Manufacturing Activity Rises to 18-Month High in July - Wall Street Journal July 24, 2014
      Wall Street JournalGauge of Chinese Manufacturing Activity Rises to 18-Month High in JulyWall Street JournalHSBC's China Flash PMI for July of 52.0 says the country's factory sector grew at a rate not seen in 1.5 years. The WSJ's Ramy Inocencio speaks with HSBC's John Zhu, Greater China Economist, on which of Beijing's mini-stimulus […]