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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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    • Essential China Reading - Wall Street Journal November 27, 2014
      Wall Street JournalEssential China ReadingWall Street JournalThe Congressional U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission has one job: to provide a realistic view of the relationship, unfiltered by diplomatic niceties. While some of its assessments may be overstated, it always contains important ...
    • China Close to Launching Bank Deposit Insurance - Wall Street Journal November 27, 2014
      Wall Street JournalChina Close to Launching Bank Deposit InsuranceWall Street JournalBEIJING—China is getting close to launching a long-anticipated deposit-insurance system, a landmark overhaul that would inject greater risk into the banking sector and pave the way for eventually allowing banks to freely compete for depositors.RPT-Banking tricks blunt China
    • Rémy Cointreau Takes a Bet on China - Wall Street Journal November 27, 2014
      Wall Street JournalRémy Cointreau Takes a Bet on ChinaWall Street JournalPARIS— Rémy Cointreau SA is making a millionaire's bet. The French drinks maker is convinced that ultrarich Chinese will again sip from the world's most expensive bottles of cognac once demand rebounds from an anticorruption campaign by the Chinese ...New Remy CEO keeps focus
    • Special Report: How China's shadowy agency is working to absorb Taiwan - Reuters November 27, 2014
      ReutersSpecial Report: How China's shadowy agency is working to absorb TaiwanReutersThe United Front's 2013 annual work report for the Chinese province of Zhejiang, for instance, includes the number of Taiwanese living in the province, the number of businesses they run as well as an entry on background checks that have been conducted ...China Keeps
    • Chinese Official Says West Is Hampering Anticorruption Efforts - Wall Street Journal November 27, 2014
      Wall Street JournalChinese Official Says West Is Hampering Anticorruption EffortsWall Street JournalBEIJING—A Chinese diplomat said the lack of an extradition treaty with the U.S. and the prejudices of some Western officials are hampering China's efforts to retrieve fugitives involved in corruption cases and their assets. Xu Hong, head of the ...China A
    • Indonesia Formally Pledges to Join China-Sponsored Regional Bank - New York Times November 27, 2014
      RapplerIndonesia Formally Pledges to Join China-Sponsored Regional BankNew York TimesBEIJING — Indonesia has signed an official memorandum of understanding to join a China-backed regional development bank intended to rival organizations like the World Bank and to further Beijing's aspirations for a leadership role in Asia. Indonesia's ...China blam
    • Why Boston's $29 billion man avoids China - Sydney Morning Herald November 27, 2014
      Sydney Morning HeraldWhy Boston's $29 billion man avoids ChinaSydney Morning HeraldDan Fuss, 81, has made a career profiting off debt crises. In the 1980s, he loaded up on distressed Latin American assets others wouldn't touch. A decade later, to the consternation of peers, he bet on Malaysian and South Korean bonds. As Lehman ...and more »
    • Another Feline Incursion From Russia Into China - New York Times November 27, 2014
      New York TimesAnother Feline Incursion From Russia Into ChinaNew York TimesThere was only one animal in the vicinity known to possess such powerful jaws: Ustin, a Siberian tiger released last June in Russia's far east as part of a wildlife program supported by President Vladimir V. Putin. Chinese officials said this month ...Vladimir Putin's Tiger
    • Is This the End of China's Economic Miracle? - Newsweek November 26, 2014
      NewsweekIs This the End of China's Economic Miracle?NewsweekMa Jijiang and his once poor family are the flesh and blood of China's modern economic miracle, living proof of how radically the country has been reshaped since the late Deng Xiaoping changed the world in 1978 by proclaiming that to get rich is ...and more »
    • Being gay in China: Does the rainbow flag fly free? Are there gay rights in China? - CNN November 26, 2014
      CNNBeing gay in China: Does the rainbow flag fly free? Are there gay rights in China?CNNHere, I meet with some of the country's leading LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) advocates to learn about gay identity in China. In the last two decades, China's LGBT community has made huge gains in social acceptance. Homosexuality was ...and more