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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 Warns Against Foreign Meddling in Hong Kong - ABC News August 30, 2014
      New York TimesChina Warns Against Foreign Meddling in Hong KongABC NewsThe article said that as a special administrative region of China, Hong Kong's affairs are entirely a Chinese internal matter. China will refute and make "solemn representations" in response to statements and actions by foreign forces and demand that ...Hong Kong's bat
    • China's Antigraft Campaign Expands to a Coal-Rich Northern Province - New York Times August 29, 2014
      New York TimesChina's Antigraft Campaign Expands to a Coal-Rich Northern ProvinceNew York TimesHONG KONG — Newly disclosed investigations into senior politicians in Shanxi Province, an area in northern China rich in coal and opportunities for graft, reveal an emerging front in Communist Party leaders' efforts to show they are serious about ...and m
    • Biz Break: Tesla Motors expands in China, hits new stock high - San Jose Mercury News August 29, 2014
      ReutersBiz Break: Tesla Motors expands in China, hits new stock highSan Jose Mercury NewsToday: Tesla Motors signs a deal to build more than 400 new charging stations in China, and the company's stock makes another record-breaking drive. Also: Apple hits more new records despite reports that wearable offering won't appear until 2015.Tesla Expanding
    • Who'll Win the Fight Between Russia and Ukraine? Maybe China - VICE News August 29, 2014
      VICE NewsWho'll Win the Fight Between Russia and Ukraine? Maybe ChinaVICE NewsLong ago, back before the Sino-Soviet split, back when Leave it to Beaver ruled the airwaves, the Communists of China and the Communists of the Soviet Union were the best of friends. As besties, they shared their dreams, their aspirations, and lots of ...and more »
    • These Aren't Wrestlers, They're Chinese Women Modeling the Latest Beachwear - TIME August 29, 2014
      National PostThese Aren't Wrestlers, They're Chinese Women Modeling the Latest BeachwearTIMEWhen you look at Kevin Frayer's slightly unsettling images, you ask yourself if masked Mexican wrestlers have invaded the coastal Chinese city of Qingdao. But no. The lucha libre look is just the latest in beachwear, a must-have for women worried about 
    • Chinese naval push could affect global trade - CNBC August 29, 2014
      CNBCChinese naval push could affect global tradeCNBCThere are no definitive government estimates about the amount of global trade passing through the South China Sea, but the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development estimated that 8.4 billion tons—or about half of the world's annual merchant ...and more »
    • China State Banks Report Surge in Soured Loans - Wall Street Journal August 29, 2014
      Wall Street JournalChina State Banks Report Surge in Soured LoansWall Street JournalBad-loan levels within China's whole banking industry remain low in terms of their total portfolios. Still, the level is expected to creep upward as cooling economic growth hampers borrowers' ability to repay their debts. China reported 7.4% economic ...China Constr
    • Eyeing China, Japan Seeks Record Defense Budget - ABC News August 29, 2014
      USA TODAYEyeing China, Japan Seeks Record Defense BudgetABC NewsThe budget reflects a new defense strategy and guidelines released in December as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pushes to give the military a greater role. Tensions with China have risen over a cluster of uninhabited islands in the East China Sea claimed ...With an eye on China, the US and Japan gro
    • China Military Shows off Newest Helicopters, Tanks - ABC News August 29, 2014
      Voice of AmericaChina Military Shows off Newest Helicopters, TanksABC NewsChina showed off the growing sophistication of its defense industries Friday by featuring its newest attack helicopters and main battle tanks at a multinational live-firing military exercise in the country's north. State media said the new hardware ...China media: Military drillBB
    • ​China vows to respond to US surveillance flights - CBS News August 28, 2014
      CBS News​China vows to respond to US surveillance flightsCBS NewsBEIJING - China said Thursday it will continue responding to U.S. military surveillance flights off its coast, rejecting American accusations that one of Beijing's fighter jets acted recklessly in intercepting a U.S. Navy plane last week. Defense ...China Seeks to Protect South China Sea S