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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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    • Taiwan stands up to China with World War II military parade - Yahoo News July 4, 2015
      Yahoo NewsTaiwan stands up to China with World War II military paradeYahoo NewsTAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan marched out thousands of troops and displayed its most modern military hardware Saturday to spotlight an old but often forgotten claim that its forces, not the Chinese Communists, led the campaign that routed imperial ...and more »
    • China Setting Up Fund to Stabilize Stock Market - Wall Street Journal July 4, 2015
      Wall Street JournalChina Setting Up Fund to Stabilize Stock MarketWall Street JournalBEIJING—China is establishing a market-stabilization fund aimed at fighting off the biggest stock selloff in years, according to an official statement and people with knowledge of the matter. A total of 21 Chinese brokerages will invest 120 billion ...and more »
    • Japan pledges $6 billion to Mekong nations as China prepares new bank - Yahoo News July 4, 2015
      Yahoo NewsJapan pledges $6 billion to Mekong nations as China prepares new bankYahoo NewsTOKYO (Reuters) - Japan said on Saturday it would extend around $6 billion in development aid to Mekong region countries, as China prepares to launch a new institutional lender seen as encroaching on the regional clout of Tokyo and ally Washington.China and Japan Are Get
    • South Korean navy officer arrested on charges of spying for China - The Guardian July 4, 2015
      The GuardianSouth Korean navy officer arrested on charges of spying for ChinaThe GuardianA lieutenant commander assigned to the Defense Security Command faces charges that he handed over classified information to a suspected Chinese agent while studying in China from 2009 to 2012. He allegedly passed military materials to a university ...South Korean Navy Of
    • Panic wipes £2tn off Chinese shares - The Guardian July 3, 2015
      The GuardianPanic wipes £2tn off Chinese sharesThe GuardianThe China Securities Regulatory Commission, the market watchdog, said it would launch an investigation into suspected stock market manipulation, without giving details of how long the probe would take or which organisations were under suspicion.Troubling Lessons in China's Crumbling Stock Market
    • China's abandoned children - Aljazeera.com July 3, 2015
      Aljazeera.comChina's abandoned childrenAljazeera.comChina has been shocked by the apparent suicide of four children abandoned by their parents. The five to 14-year-olds were left to fend for themselves in the southwestern province of Guizhou, one of China's poorest regions. First their mother moved out ...and more »
    • Earthquake Rocks Western China; At Least 3 Dead, Several Injured, Thousands ... - The Weather Channel July 3, 2015
      The Weather ChannelEarthquake Rocks Western China; At Least 3 Dead, Several Injured, Thousands ...The Weather ChannelState-run Xinhua news agency said that the Chinese government had issued a grade-IV emergency response -- the lowest level in China's emergency response efforts -- for areas hit by the earthquake, mobilizing resources for recovery efforts
    • Margin calls fuel China's dramatic stock market collapse - The Guardian (blog) July 3, 2015
      The Guardian (blog)Margin calls fuel China's dramatic stock market collapseThe Guardian (blog)What goes up, can also come down, as the old adage and the modern-day investor warning go. And that is precisely what the tens of millions of people who hold shares in China have been discovering. Chinese stocks had doubled between last November ...
    • World Bank Deletes Critical Passage on China - Wall Street Journal July 3, 2015
      Wall Street JournalWorld Bank Deletes Critical Passage on ChinaWall Street JournalBEIJING—The section of a World Bank report that calls on China to reduce government interference in the nation's financial system starting “at the highest level” has been removed from the bank's website two days after it was released. A note on the ...China's Boo
    • 'Cold War mentality': Beijing slams new US military strategy over South China Sea - RT July 3, 2015
      RT'Cold War mentality': Beijing slams new US military strategy over South China SeaRTBeijing has been expressed outrage over the recently updated US National Military Strategy, which called Chinese claims in the South China Sea worrisome and “inconsistent with international law.” China's Foreign Ministry spokeswoman, Hua Chunying, ...China Clo