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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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    • The diplomatic battle between China and Japan is taking a Latin American road ... - Quartz July 29, 2014
      QuartzThe diplomatic battle between China and Japan is taking a Latin American road ...QuartzWhen Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe appeals to officials and business people in Central and South America this week, his hosts will be comparing him to another recent visitor: Chinese president Xi Jinping. Xi wrapped up a nine-day visit to the ...Globe-trotting S
    • Chinese Corruption Probe Stretches Into Canada - Wall Street Journal July 29, 2014
      Wall Street JournalChinese Corruption Probe Stretches Into CanadaWall Street JournalA Chinese government anticorruption investigation that already has swept aside dozens of officials is now stretching into Canada. A shake-up has hit state-run China National Petroleum Corp.'s Canadian operations and a billion-dollar oil-sands project ...Inside Xi Jinping
    • With Microsoft in Sights, China Starts to Squeeze US Tech Companies - New York Times July 29, 2014
      Wall Street JournalWith Microsoft in Sights, China Starts to Squeeze US Tech CompaniesNew York TimesBEIJING — China, once the hottest growth market for United States technology companies, is turning chillier. In the latest sign of the change in climate, officials from a Chinese government agency that enforces antimonopoly laws and other business ...Chinese O
    • China Removes Crosses From Two More Churches in Crackdown - New York Times July 28, 2014
      New York TimesChina Removes Crosses From Two More Churches in CrackdownNew York TimesBEIJING — In another sign of the authorities' efforts to contain one of China's fastest-growing religions, a government demolition campaign against public symbols of the Christian faith has toppled crosses at two more churches in the coastal province ...Chinese pol
    • China activists fight gay 'conversion therapy' - BBC News July 28, 2014
      BBC NewsChina activists fight gay 'conversion therapy'BBC NewsGay rights activists in China are preparing for what they say could be a legal milestone in their fight to stop homosexuality being treated as an illness. Later this month, a Chinese court will hear the first case of its kind brought against a clinic ...and more »
    • China Criticizes US Move on Solar-Equipment Imports - Wall Street Journal July 28, 2014
      Wall Street JournalChina Criticizes US Move on Solar-Equipment ImportsWall Street JournalChina's Ministry of Commerce on Monday said the U.S. actions ignored "facts and laws" related to the "rules of origin" for trade. The ministry reiterated earlier statements, saying it was "strongly dissatisfied" with the measure and tha
    • McDonald's Faces Shortages at Some China Outlets - Wall Street Journal July 28, 2014
      Wall Street JournalMcDonald's Faces Shortages at Some China OutletsWall Street JournalU.S.-based OSI Group Inc., whose subsidiary Shanghai Husi Food Co. has been accused by Chinese authorities of intentionally selling meat beyond its shelf life to restaurant companies, on Monday said it is assigning new managers to its China business.Fast-Food Scandal R
    • China's Wenzhou River Turns Red - Voice of America July 28, 2014
      Voice of AmericaChina's Wenzhou River Turns RedVoice of AmericaLate last week, residents in Wenzhou, China, awoke to find the river running through their city a crimson shade of red. Some also complained of an acrid smell in the air. The local environmental protection bureau investigated the incident and said they ...Horrifying 'River Of Blood
    • Qualcomm In Quicksand, Its China Problem Not Fixable - Forbes July 28, 2014
      Qualcomm In Quicksand, Its China Problem Not FixableForbesDespite record Q3 results announced last week, investors fled Qualcomm Incorporated stock. The company, while reporting earnings, disclosed serious problems with licensees and others in China. The San Diego-based firm should be able to negotiate its ...and more »
    • In China, Warnings Flash Despite Better Data - Wall Street Journal July 28, 2014
      Wall Street JournalIn China, Warnings Flash Despite Better DataWall Street JournalWhen Monte Burnham, the president of Birmingham, Ala.-based Foundry Manufacturing Solutions, recently visited Tianjin, China, he was pleasantly surprised to find its air more breathable than during his previous stay. "Then I realized, the smelters ...and more »