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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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    • Uighur Scholar Ilham Tohti Goes on Trial in China on Separatist Charges - New York Times September 18, 2014
      New York TimesUighur Scholar Ilham Tohti Goes on Trial in China on Separatist ChargesNew York TimesURUMQI, China — A prominent ethnic Uighur economics professor from Beijing went on trial Wednesday here in the far western region of Xinjiang on charges of separatism. As the trial of the professor, Ilham Tohti, began in the Urumqi Intermediate People ...China
    • China sentences four for explosives, bid for 'jihad': report - Reuters September 18, 2014
      ReutersChina sentences four for explosives, bid for 'jihad': reportReutersBEIJING (Reuters) - China has sentenced four people to up to 20 years in jail for "plotting terror attacks", state media said, the latest in a wave of rulings as the government accelerates a crackdown on what it says is violence fueled by Islamist ...Minority schola
    • Witnessing the dawn of China's dot-com boom - CNN September 18, 2014
      USA TODAYWitnessing the dawn of China's dot-com boomCNNHong Kong (CNN) -- Late 90s Beijing. Those were the days. Forgive the wistful opening but it's true. The saccharine pop hit "Xin Tai Ruan" may have played endlessly on the radio and the "Titanic" screensaver displayed on virtually every cubicle PC, but ...From 'crazy
    • With Much at Stake, Chinese Leader Visits India - New York Times September 18, 2014
      New York TimesWith Much at Stake, Chinese Leader Visits IndiaNew York TimesNEW DELHI — India's new prime minister, Narendra Modi, celebrated his 64th birthday on Wednesday by hosting President Xi Jinping of China in his home state, Gujarat, as the leaders of Asia's two giants laid the foundation for a relationship that will ...China's Presiden
    • What Would It Take To Keep China's Rich At Home? - Forbes September 18, 2014
      What Would It Take To Keep China's Rich At Home?ForbesChina's rich are not terribly happy living at home, according to a Barclays Barclays study reported by CNBC. They want to leave for somewhere else — like Canada or the US. That's certainly bad news for China, as wealth amassed in the domestic economy ...
    • Misunderstanding China - Wall Street Journal September 17, 2014
      Wall Street JournalMisunderstanding ChinaWall Street JournalOn October 1, 1949, Mao Zedong proclaimed the founding of the People's Republic of China while standing atop Beijing's Gate of Heavenly Peace. In the decades that followed, many China watchers in the West confidently predicted the fall of his regime.Even Seemingly Benign Causes Draw China
    • China Central Bank Appears to Inject $81 Billion Into Top Lenders - New York Times September 17, 2014
      BloombergChina Central Bank Appears to Inject $81 Billion Into Top LendersNew York TimesHONG KONG — With industrial production growing at the slowest pace since the worst of the global financial crisis and foreign direct investment in a tailspin, China appears to have taken the unusual step of using monetary stimulus in an attempt to ...China Joins ECB in Ad
    • China refuses to explain whereabouts of envoy to Iceland - The Guardian September 17, 2014
      The GuardianChina refuses to explain whereabouts of envoy to IcelandThe GuardianChina's foreign ministry has refused to address the whereabouts of its ambassador to Iceland after reports he has been detained for giving secrets to Japan. Ma Jisheng left Reykjavik for China in January this year but did not return in March as expected.China's ambassad
    • Asian Shares Gain on China Stimulus - Wall Street Journal September 17, 2014
      Economic TimesAsian Shares Gain on China StimulusWall Street JournalThe cash injection to China's five major state-owned banks follows a slew of weak economic data from earlier in the week, including a report showing foreign direct investment in China was at its lowest level in more than four years. The move by the ...China shares rise on strong banks,
    • Ahead Of Alibaba: The Chinese Economy - Forbes September 16, 2014
      ABC NewsAhead Of Alibaba: The Chinese EconomyForbesAlibaba is at its very essence a Chinese company, run by a Chinese management team, with Chinese customers, and the overwhelming majority of its revenue coming from business in China. To really understand the prospects of Alibaba, understanding the ...No, Alibaba Is Not the Next Facebook (and 4 Other Myths A