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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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    • China's New Home Price Gains Ease in March on Tighter Credit - Bloomberg April 18, 2014
      CNBC.comChina's New Home Price Gains Ease in March on Tighter CreditBloombergDevelopers including Agile Property Holdings Ltd. (3383) and Wharf Holdings Ltd. cut home prices in some eastern Chinese cities this year as market sentiment weakened on tight liquidity. China's broadest measure of new credit fell 19 percent in March ...China new home pric […]
    • Shares of Twitter-Like Weibo Surge on Opening Day, as China IPOs Mount - New York Times April 18, 2014
      CNBC.comShares of Twitter-Like Weibo Surge on Opening Day, as China IPOs MountNew York TimesThe warm welcomes come ahead of the expected debuts of even bigger Chinese Internet players — particularly the Alibaba Group, the online marketplace that is part eBay, part Amazon.com and wholly dominant in that country. The company is expected to ...'Twitter of […]
    • Lucrative Stardom in China, Using a Webcam and a Voice - New York Times April 18, 2014
      Lucrative Stardom in China, Using a Webcam and a VoiceNew York TimesZIGONG, China — Dolled up with makeup and a blond wig, the pretty young Chinese woman sat at home in her bedroom on a quiet Sunday evening and began singing karaoke. A large microphone and three webcams clipped to a desktop monitor streamed ...and more » […]
    • China Details Vast Extent of Soil Pollution - Wall Street Journal April 18, 2014
      Wall Street JournalChina Details Vast Extent of Soil PollutionWall Street JournalBEIJING—The extent of China's soil pollution, long guarded as a state secret, was laid out in an official report that confirmed deep-seated fears about contaminated farmland and the viability of the country's food supply. Nearly one-fifth of the ...China Says One-Fifth […]
    • Building the dream - The Economist April 18, 2014
      the DiplomatBuilding the dreamThe EconomistSOME HISTORIANS BELIEVE that Marco Polo never went to China. But even if the 13th-century Venetian merchant did not lay eyes on the coastal city of Hangzhou himself, he certainly reflected the awe it inspired in other foreign traders when he described ...Can China's New Urbanization Plan Work?the Diplomatall 22 […]
    • Malaysia airliner search points up China's technology gap - Los Angeles Times April 17, 2014
      Malaysia airliner search points up China's technology gapLos Angeles TimesBEIJING — In June 2012, China reveled in a major scientific achievement: The nation's first manned deep-sea submersible, the Jiaolong, had dived more than 4.3 miles into the Mariana Trench in the Pacific Ocean. The feat, state-run media said, put ... […]
    • For China and Japan, the Economic Challenges Ahead Are Similar - New York Times April 17, 2014
      Wall Street JournalFor China and Japan, the Economic Challenges Ahead Are SimilarNew York TimesHONG KONG — Japan and China do not always see eye to eye on politics. But when it comes to economic policy, Tokyo and Beijing have remarkably similar goals: Both want to push through far-reaching changes in their economies in the face of mounting ...China has far b […]
    • Strike at China Sneaker Factory Snowballs - ABC News April 17, 2014
      TODAYonlineStrike at China Sneaker Factory SnowballsABC NewsA strike at the Chinese factories of the world's biggest athletic shoe maker snowballed Thursday to about 30,000 workers, a labor group said, making it one of the largest-ever work stoppages at a private business in China. Workers in the southern city ...Nike, Adidas warily eye latest round of […]
    • Japan's Abe dubs China vital partner amid territorial disputes - Reuters April 17, 2014
      the DiplomatJapan's Abe dubs China vital partner amid territorial disputesReutersSino-Japanese ties have been strained by a territorial row over tiny disputed isles in the East China Sea and perceptions in Beijing that Abe wants to rewrite Japan's wartime history and tone down past apologies. "China's growth is a chance for Japan ...Shinz […]
    • Why Ukraine crisis has China in a bind - CNN (blog) April 16, 2014
      ChinatopixWhy Ukraine crisis has China in a bindCNN (blog)To be sure, it will be hard for China to take a tough position against Russia for several reasons. Geopolitically, China shares a long border with Russia, which it views as a key trading and strategic partner. President Xi Jinping's first foreign visit ...Russia and China forge closer ties, as EU […]