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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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    • Sanction China For Its Support Of North Korea...And So Much More - Forbes February 13, 2016
      ForbesSanction China For Its Support Of North Korea...And So Much MoreForbesLike North Korea, China has little informed public support within its borders, has a state-run economy that impoverishes its people, routinely jails (or in the case of North Korea, murders) influential public figures, and appears to be quite ...China urges UN action to make North Kor
    • Fishing for China: How a little lobster is making a big impact - CBC.ca February 13, 2016
      CBC.caFishing for China: How a little lobster is making a big impactCBC.caEverywhere you go in Shanghai, you see a love of seafood, a growing demand for quality and the means to pay for it. China's middle class is now between 300 million and 400 million, and growing. Perhaps the question isn't how much more will demand grow ...
    • Chinese Start to Lose Confidence in Their Currency - New York Times February 13, 2016
      New York TimesChinese Start to Lose Confidence in Their CurrencyNew York TimesHONG KONG — As the Chinese economy stumbles, wealthy families are increasingly trying to move large sums of money out of the country, worried that the value of the currency will fall and their savings will be worth less.Can China Cope With the Stampede From Its Currency?Newsweekall
    • China's Factories Hunt for Growing Markets - Wall Street Journal February 13, 2016
      Wall Street JournalChina's Factories Hunt for Growing MarketsWall Street JournalSHENZHEN, China—As global investors fret over the health of China's stuttering economy, some battered manufacturers in the industrial south are pinning their hopes on moving up the technology ladder. Inside the factory of struggling electronics maker ...
    • How US is directly competing with China for power in Southeast Asia - Economic Times February 13, 2016
      How US is directly competing with China for power in Southeast AsiaEconomic TimesWhile the leaders will certainly discuss regional security issues, including territorial disputes in the South China Sea, North Korea's nuclear program and counterterrorism, they will devote equal time to economic issues, including the U.S.-led Trans ...and more »
    • China central bank: speculators should not dominate sentiment - Reuters February 13, 2016
      ReutersChina central bank: speculators should not dominate sentimentReutersBEIJING Speculators should not be allowed to dominate market sentiment regarding China's foreign exchange reserves and it was quite normal for reserves to fall as well as rise, central bank governor Zhou Xiaochuan was quoted as saying on Saturday.China's Central Bank Says No
    • China criticises Britain for 'interfering' in case of missing Hong Kong booksellers - The Guardian February 13, 2016
      The GuardianChina criticises Britain for 'interfering' in case of missing Hong Kong booksellersThe GuardianBritain on Friday released a report describing the disappearance of Lee Bo, who holds a British passport and published books critical of Chinese politics, as a “serious breach” of an agreement signed with Beijing before Hong Kong was handed ba
    • White House to Cruz: We'll veto your China bill - Politico February 12, 2016
      PoliticoWhite House to Cruz: We'll veto your China billPolitico"While we continue to impress upon China the imperative of respecting human rights and releasing Liu Xiaobo, as well as other political prisoners, we do not believe Sen. Cruz's ploy to rename a street in Washington, D.C. is an effective way to achieve ...Senate passes 'provoca
    • China's New Tech Economy Could Offset Slowdown: Kai-Fu Lee - Forbes February 12, 2016
      ForbesChina's New Tech Economy Could Offset Slowdown: Kai-Fu LeeForbesChinese New Year is going on but Kai-Fu Lee isn't celebrating much, at least not in China. He's been in New York City this week making the rounds with his message that China's new tech economy is far from reaching a plateau. In fact, he's contending ...
    • Latin America: China's power play right under the U.S. - CNNMoney February 12, 2016
      CNNMoneyLatin America: China's power play right under the U.S.CNNMoneyThe Chinese government too has greatly expanded relations with Latin America. China hosted all Latin American presidents in Beijing for the first time last year and China's President Xi Jinping pledged to invest $250 billion in the region over the next ...and more »