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Current Events in China: August 2

China official PMI shows factory sector barely growing China’s official factory purchasing managers’ index fell to an eight-month low of 50.1 in July, suggesting the sector is barely growing, while a rival HSBC survey indicated the more market-sensitive private sector is starting to recover.  Read more China big city spenders confound global gloom: survey Consumer […]

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 21

Chinese court upholds Ai Weiwei’s US$2.4 mil. tax fine A Chinese court on Friday upheld a US$2.4 million fine for tax evasion against the country’s most famous dissident, Ai Weiwei, after barring him from attending the hearing, in a case that critics accuse Beijing of using to muzzle the outspoken artist.  Read more China’s population […]

China Current Events: July 19

US man tortured in Chinese custody: lawyer Police in southern China have tortured a Chinese-American businessman who is in custody suspected of leading an organised crime gang, his lawyer said on Wednesday.  Read more Average Chinese person’s carbon footprint now equals European’s The per capita emissions of the world’s largest national emitter is almost on […]

Current Events in China: May 18

Chinese woman tortures step-daughter to death A woman in China’s Shanxi province has been detained for allegedly torturing her seven-year-old step-daughter to death.   Read more Beijing to issue passport to blind activist within 15 days Blind activist Chen Guang-cheng said Thursday China had agreed to issue him a passport within 15 days, allowing him to […]

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    • Philippines feels force of China travel warning - BBC News October 22, 2014
      BBC NewsPhilippines feels force of China travel warningBBC NewsThe beaches and restaurants of Boracay Island are usually bustling with tourists from around the world. But this year, they are quieter than usual. A travel advisory issued by Beijing has caused a sharp fall in arrivals from China. "We are worried and ...and more »
    • China Attack Aims at iCloud, Apple's Service for Storage - New York Times October 22, 2014
      New York TimesChina Attack Aims at iCloud, Apple's Service for StorageNew York TimesHONG KONG — For Apple in China, trouble seems to be the new normal. Cybersecurity monitoring groups and security experts said on Monday that people trying to use Apple's online data storage service, known as iCloud, were the target of a new attack ...China-backed ha
    • Gough Whitlam, Ex-Premier of Australia, Dies at 98 - New York Times October 22, 2014
      New York TimesGough Whitlam, Ex-Premier of Australia, Dies at 98New York TimesSYDNEY, Australia — Gough Whitlam, a former prime minister who introduced free university education and a national health care system in Australia — and who was also known for eclipsing President Richard M. Nixon's 1972 visit to China by turning up ...Thanks for the China boom
    • China's stockmarket - The Economist (blog) October 22, 2014
      GlobalPostChina's stockmarketThe Economist (blog)AMID the sell-off in global equities over the past month, one market has made for an unlikely safe haven. While American, European and Japanese stock indices have fallen by roughly 5-9% since late September, Chinese stocks have been flat. For a market ...China stocks rise on policy support optimism, US re
    • McDonald's CEO acknowledges image problems after tough results - Reuters October 21, 2014
      MarketWatchMcDonald's CEO acknowledges image problems after tough resultsReutersMcDonald's Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa unit said same-restaurant sales tumbled 9.9 percent, after this summer's China supplier scandal pummeled sales around the region. Executives said same-restaurant sales in China fell 22.7 percent during ...China food s
    • UPDATE 9-Oil ends up after China demand news, fragile recovery seen - Reuters October 21, 2014
      CNBCUPDATE 9-Oil ends up after China demand news, fragile recovery seenReutersChina implied oil demand up 6.2 pct to 10.3 mln bpd in September. * China Q4 GDP growth at 7.3 pct, weakest since 2008/09 crisis (Adds API data and Brent reaction, paragraphs 5, 7). By Barani Krishnan. NEW YORK, Oct 21 (Reuters) - Brent crude oil ended ...Oil up after China demand
    • Mixed Economic Signals From China - New York Times October 21, 2014
      New York TimesMixed Economic Signals From ChinaNew York TimesOne figure that Chinese leaders study closely is the number of new jobs. Li Keqiang, China's prime minister, boasted in a speech at a World Economic Forum meeting last month that nearly 10 million urban jobs had been created in the first eight months ...China's economic growth weakest in
    • Apple's iCloud Service Is Under Attack in Mainland China - Wall Street Journal October 21, 2014
      Apple's iCloud Service Is Under Attack in Mainland ChinaWall Street JournalApple Inc. 's iCloud service for users in mainland China has been hit by an attack that could allow perpetrators to intercept and see usernames, passwords and other personal data, activists and security analysts said. Though the perpetrator's identity ...
    • China Growth Seen Slowing Sharply Over Decade - Wall Street Journal October 21, 2014
      China Growth Seen Slowing Sharply Over DecadeWall Street JournalThe truly worrisome long-term factor in China is demographic. The One-Child Policy was instituted 35 years ago. This means increasingly smaller cohorts have been joining the Chinese labor force. My back-of-envelope numbers say the labor force will ...
    • Australia set to help China seize assets of corrupt Chinese officials: reports - Reuters October 21, 2014
      BBC NewsAustralia set to help China seize assets of corrupt Chinese officials: reportsReutersSYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian police have agreed to assist China in the extradition and seizure of assets of corrupt Chinese officials who have fled with hundreds of millions of dollars in illicit funds, the Sydney Morning Herald newspaper reported.China media welcom