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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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    • Opening doors to China tech opportunity - Business Spectator May 24, 2015
      The AustralianOpening doors to China tech opportunityBusiness Spectator“Over time, China will be a major player in the global VC space. This program will give Australian VCs an early start in building links (to Chinese VC counterparts),” David Chin said. “China is very focused on building its VC sector and very focused on ...China 'plays by rules',
    • Box Office: 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' Tops $200 Million in China - Variety May 24, 2015
      VarietyBox Office: 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' Tops $200 Million in ChinaVariety“Avengers: Age of Ultron” continues to attract crowds in China, where the Marvel sequel has earned a massive $210 million since opening in the People's Republic two weeks ago. The superhero adventure now ranks as the fourth highest-grossing film ...Will Avengers 2 Be
    • Audi Turns to Connected Cars in China - Wall Street Journal May 24, 2015
      Wall Street JournalAudi Turns to Connected Cars in ChinaWall Street JournalChina is Audi's largest market. Last year, it sold nearly 580,000 cars there, up almost 18% from the previous year. In the first four months of this year, growth in demand for Audis in China fell to 5.2%, which was slightly greater than growth in the ...Audi will enhance Chinese
    • Afghan Peace Envoy met Taliban in Secret China Talks - Wall Street Journal May 24, 2015
      Wall Street JournalAfghan Peace Envoy met Taliban in Secret China TalksWall Street JournalKABUL—Afghanistan's most prominent peace envoy held secret talks with former Taliban officials in China last week, accelerating regional efforts to bring the insurgency to the negotiating table, according to individuals briefed on the matter by the ...and more »
    • The real reason tensions are rising in the South China Sea - Vox May 24, 2015
      The real reason tensions are rising in the South China SeaVoxThis piece was originally published in New America's digital magazine,The Weekly Wonk. Sign up to get it delivered to your inbox each Thursday here, and follow @New America on Twitter. A year ago this month, China moved its oil drilling rig, the HD-981 ...China using wealth to gain more '
    • Apple Maps in China offer a sneak peek at what's in store for Maps in iOS 9 - Apple Insider May 24, 2015
      Apple InsiderApple Maps in China offer a sneak peek at what's in store for Maps in iOS 9Apple InsiderBizarrely enough, Apple's Maps in China are better than Apple Maps in Europe or the United States. Those improvements are likely to trickle back to the rest of us in enhancements due for iOS 9 and the next OS X (as well as in the navigation maps on
    • Dozens dead in China flooding, including two children on school bus - The Guardian May 24, 2015
      The GuardianDozens dead in China flooding, including two children on school busThe GuardianAt least six other people are missing in floods that have ravaged mountain districts of six provinces and autonomous regions in central and southeastern China. More than 250,000 people have been moved to temporary shelters, and damage has been ...China Floods Leave At
    • Sterile mosquitoes released in China to fight dengue fever - The Guardian May 24, 2015
      The GuardianSterile mosquitoes released in China to fight dengue feverThe GuardianThis spring, a team of scientists has been driving around a small island in Guangzhou, southern China, releasing more than half a million mosquitoes from plastic pots on board trucks. Rather than chasing the researchers away, families have welcomed ...and more »
    • China's CO2 emissions have been plummeting lately. What's going on? - Vox May 23, 2015
      VoxChina's CO2 emissions have been plummeting lately. What's going on?VoxArguably the most important climate story in the world right now is the question of what's happening in China. A recent analysis by Greenpeace International found that China's carbon dioxide emissions have plunged nearly 5 percent, year over year, in ...and more »
    • The scramble for the South China Sea - Aljazeera.com May 23, 2015
      Aljazeera.comThe scramble for the South China SeaAljazeera.comEveryone wants a piece of the South China Sea, a strategically important and resource-rich area in Asia. China, Vietnam, Taiwan, Japan, Philippines, Brunei and Malaysia claim some sort of ownership in a different shape or form. China claims nearly all ...US Flies Over a Chinese Project at Sea, and