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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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    • People in China Actually Lined Up for the Xbox One - Kotaku September 30, 2014
      KotakuPeople in China Actually Lined Up for the Xbox OneKotakuOne of Microsoft's retail partners organised a midnight launch for eight of its retail outlets across China. Sure, it's not like a midnight release at a GameStop, but Sunning electronics had a store in Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Nanjing ...Microsoft Launches Xbox One In Chin
    • China final September HSBC PMI steady on firmer global demand but risks remain - Reuters September 30, 2014
      ReutersChina final September HSBC PMI steady on firmer global demand but risks remainReutersMore worrisome, the survey showed further weakness in the job market, with the sub-index for manufacturing employment shrinking for the 11th consecutive month, which is bound to concern China's Communist leaders. The world's second-largest economy ...China
    • China OKs iPhone 6 sale after Apple addresses security concerns - Reuters September 30, 2014
      ReutersChina OKs iPhone 6 sale after Apple addresses security concernsReutersBEIJING (Reuters) - The iPhone 6 will be sold in China from Oct 17, after rigorous regulator scrutiny led to Apple Inc (AAPL.O) reassuring the Chinese government that the smartphones did not have security "backdoors" through which U.S. agencies can ...China iPhone 6 Sales
    • Hong Kong's leader to protesters: China won't back down Hong Kong protesters ... - CNN September 30, 2014
      Hong Kong's leader to protesters: China won't back down Hong Kong protesters ...CNNDemonstrations began in response to China's decision to allow only Beijing-vetted candidates to stand in the city's 2017 election for the top civil position of chief executive. Protesters say Beijing has gone back on its pledge to allow universal ...
    • China Celebrates New Holiday of Martyr's Day - ABC News September 30, 2014
      New York TimesChina Celebrates New Holiday of Martyr's DayABC NewsThe other two holidays created this year, marking the Japanese surrender and the massacre of civilians by Japanese forces in Nanjing, refer specifically to China's fight against Japanese occupiers and were created during a Chinese government campaign ...In Creating 'Martyrs
    • China's Crackdown in Hong Kong - New York Times September 30, 2014
      Wall Street JournalChina's Crackdown in Hong KongNew York TimesIf China had honored the political commitments it made before taking control of Hong Kong from Britain in 1997, it is likely there would be no protests in the city streets and no crackdown over the weekend by riot police using tear gas, pepper spray ...US Steps Up China Criticism Amid Hong K
    • British Drugmaker Caught in China Bribery Scheme - Voice of America September 29, 2014
      Voice of AmericaBritish Drugmaker Caught in China Bribery SchemeVoice of AmericaBritish pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline has been hit with the biggest fine ever imposed by the People's Republic of China for allegedly bribing doctors and others in China's medical system to use and prescribe the company's drugs. And, this came ...and more »
    • The hidden history of protest in China and Hong Kong - Vox September 29, 2014
      The hidden history of protest in China and Hong KongVoxThe protests in Hong Kong would seem to be, in many ways, about the city's special status: it is largely autonomous from the rest of China, has vastly greater freedom (including the freedom to protest), and even has a promise from Beijing to have free ...
    • China President Xi Jinping Faces Stark Choices Over Hong Kong Protests - Wall Street Journal September 29, 2014
      Wall Street JournalChina President Xi Jinping Faces Stark Choices Over Hong Kong ProtestsWall Street JournalSHANGHAI—Massive democracy rallies in Hong Kong have offered Chinese President Xi Jinping stark choices between concession and crackdown, either of which pose problems for his government—and his own political standing. Throughout the weekend ...
    • China Rejects Foreign Support of Pro-Democracy Protesters - Wall Street Journal September 29, 2014
      Wall Street JournalChina Rejects Foreign Support of Pro-Democracy ProtestersWall Street JournalChina rejected any foreign support for the Hong Kong pro-democracy demonstrators, saying the territory is part of Chinese territory and the matter is therefore a sovereign one. Hua Chunying, China's ministry of foreign affairs spokeswoman said that ...