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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 braces for 2nd typhoon; Taiwan drenched - USA TODAY July 23, 2014
      China braces for 2nd typhoon; Taiwan drenchedUSA TODAYBEIJING (AP) — China was bracing Wednesday for the arrival of a second typhoon in as many weeks, as communities along the country's southern coast cleared away debris in the wake of the earlier storm that killed 46 people. Authorities in eastern ...and more » […]
    • China Meat Supplier 'Appalled' by Allegations - Wall Street Journal July 23, 2014
      Wall Street JournalChina Meat Supplier 'Appalled' by AllegationsWall Street JournalThe episode is the latest in a long series of food-industry flaps in China that have prompted calls for improved safety standards and oversight. Concerns about the conditions of domestic hog farms and the use of antibiotics in poultry production have ... […]
    • McDonald's, Yum Suspend Meat Supplier in China - Wall Street Journal July 23, 2014
      Wall Street JournalMcDonald's, Yum Suspend Meat Supplier in ChinaWall Street JournalMcDonald's and Yum, parent of KFC and Pizza Hut, said they halted orders from Shanghai Husi Food Co., owned by OSI Group Inc. of Aurora Ill., after local Chinese media reported that Shanghai Husi was selling meat products beyond their shelf life.Five held in China f […]
    • 20 China travel tips that will make your journey easier - CNN July 22, 2014
      CNN20 China travel tips that will make your journey easierCNN(CNN) -- Exploring China can rattle even veteran travelers. And understandably so. It's a huge country with enough languages and dialects to leave even many native Chinese flummoxed at the thought of communicating away from home. But traveling away ...PRESS DIGEST - China - July 23Reutersall 3 […]
    • Ethiopia Becomes China's China in Search for Cheap Labor - Bloomberg July 22, 2014
      Ethiopia Becomes China's China in Search for Cheap LaborBloombergEthiopian workers strolling through the parking lot of Huajian Shoes' factory outside Addis Ababa last month chose the wrong day to leave their shirts untucked. Company President Zhang Huarong, just arrived on a visit from China, spotted them through ...and more » […]
    • "Black Death" Plague Surfaces In China And Forces Government To Seal Off A ... - BuzzFeed July 22, 2014
      "Black Death" Plague Surfaces In China And Forces Government To Seal Off A ...BuzzFeedThe Chinese government closed access to the northwestern city of Yumen after a man died of bubonic plague there last week. No other cases have been reported, but more than 150 people have been placed in quarantine. posted on July 22, 2014, at 10:29 ... […]
    • China food scandal spreads, drags in Starbucks, Burger King and McNuggets in ... - Reuters July 22, 2014
      China food scandal spreads, drags in Starbucks, Burger King and McNuggets in ...ReutersSHANGHAI (Reuters) - The latest food scandal in China is spreading fast, dragging in U.S. coffee chain Starbucks, Burger King Worldwide Inc and others, as well as McDonald's products as far away as Japan. McDonald's Corp and KFC's parent Yum Brands ... […]
    • China Tensions Choke Off Tourism to Vietnam - New York Times July 22, 2014
      New York TimesChina Tensions Choke Off Tourism to VietnamNew York TimesDA NANG, Vietnam — The year began well for Mai Thanh Trung, newly employed at a travel company here that caters to Chinese tour groups. Mr. Trung said he regularly greeted charter flights from the Chinese mainland and pocketed an average monthly ...China, neighbours must discuss disputesS […]
    • Hundreds of flights canceled at China airports, more to come - CNN July 22, 2014
      CNNHundreds of flights canceled at China airports, more to comeCNN(CNN) -- Hundreds of flights to and from eastern China were canceled or delayed Monday and state media warned that more disruptions should be expected in the next few weeks. Around 200 flights were canceled at Shanghai's two airports -- Pudong and ...Massive Flight Delays in Shanghai Ceme […]
    • China Pushes Limits to Closer Ties With US Military - Wall Street Journal July 22, 2014
      Wall Street JournalChina Pushes Limits to Closer Ties With US MilitaryWall Street JournalDALIAN, China—China is seeking greater access to U.S. aircraft carriers and guidance on how to operate its own first carrier, the Liaoning, testing the limits of a newly cooperative military relationship the two sides have tried to cultivate in the ...and more » […]