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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 gets the 2022 winter Olympics - The Economist July 31, 2015
      The EconomistChina gets the 2022 winter OlympicsThe EconomistThese cause less anxiety in China. In its bid the country highlighted its prowess at building fancy stadia, zippy high-speed rail and other transport links on time. Beijing has already hosted a successful summer Olympics—making it the first city ever ...Winter Olympics 2022: Beijing chosen ahead of
    • Commodities, China stocks lick wounds after brutal July - Reuters July 31, 2015
      ReutersCommodities, China stocks lick wounds after brutal JulyReutersLONDON Commodities and China investors waved a relieved goodbye to July on Friday following a brutal sell-off that has revived fears about the global economy and overshadowed more encouraging news from the U.S. and Europe. There were signs that ...and more »
    • What China Has Been Building in the South China Sea - New York Times July 31, 2015
      New York TimesWhat China Has Been Building in the South China SeaNew York Times“The announcement marks a change in diplomatic tone, and indicates that China has reached its scheduled completion on several land reclamation projects and is now moving into the construction phase,” said Mira Rapp-Hooper, director of the Asia Maritime ...China, Southeast Asia to
    • China's Naked Emperors - New York Times July 31, 2015
      FT Alphaville (registration)China's Naked EmperorsNew York TimesThis is the context in which you need to understand the strange goings-on in China's stock market. In and of itself, the price of Chinese equities shouldn't matter all that much. But the authorities have chosen to put their credibility on the line by ...The “whatever China needs”
    • China Shares Suffer Worst Month in Nearly Six Years - Wall Street Journal July 31, 2015
      Wall Street JournalChina Shares Suffer Worst Month in Nearly Six YearsWall Street JournalChina's shares suffered their worst month in nearly six years this July, revealing not only receding confidence in Beijing's ability to stem the selling, but also the reach of China's troubles into other markets. Wavering conviction that Beijing would ...E
    • As China Awakens, America -- And Pakistan -- Should Take Note - Huffington Post July 31, 2015
      As China Awakens, America -- And Pakistan -- Should Take NoteHuffington PostBEIJING -- "When China wakes, she will shake the world." Napoleon's famous comment on China has had China-watchers scratching their heads for two centuries as to what exactly he meant. Was it a warning to Europe of a potential threat from the East?and more »
    • China's crisis means opportunity as well as risk for America - New York Post July 31, 2015
      New York PostChina's crisis means opportunity as well as risk for AmericaNew York PostThis week's spectacular crash of the Shanghai stock market tells us two things about China's recent economic troubles: It's less predictable, and less easily influenced by state intervention, than previously thought. China's most important stock ind
    • Ex-Military Leader in China Is Subject of Graft Inquiry - New York Times July 30, 2015
      New York TimesEx-Military Leader in China Is Subject of Graft InquiryNew York TimesHONG KONG — A former commander of the People's Liberation Army was expelled from the Chinese Communist Party and placed under investigation for graft crimes on Thursday, becoming the most senior military figure brought down in President Xi ...China's Communist Party
    • In China, Michael Jordan does not hold the rights to his own name - Quartz July 30, 2015
      QuartzIn China, Michael Jordan does not hold the rights to his own nameQuartzThe real Michael Jordan has been defeated by his Chinese imitator again, after years of lawsuits. The 52-year-old basketball legend lost a trademark suit against Qiaodan Sports, a Chinese sportswear company based in southern Fujian province, after the ...Michael Jordan loses China t
    • Fears over China's market crash are overblown - CNNMoney July 29, 2015
      CNNMoneyFears over China's market crash are overblownCNNMoneyThe stock market in China is notably different from other major trading floors. It is highly speculative and the bets placed by the retail investors who play there are unlikely to reflect broader economic and corporate trends; particularly when ...What Warren Buffett's favorite indicator