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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's future growth - The Economist October 25, 2014
      Foreign PolicyChina's future growthThe EconomistTHE announcement this week that China's economy had grown by 7.3% in the third quarter year-on-year was widely seen as marking the country's “new normal” of slower growth. It was well below the roughly 10% pace China had averaged from 1980 until ...China Will Keep Growing. Just Ask the Soviets.Ne
    • 16 killed in China coal mine collapse - U-T San Diego October 25, 2014
      U-T San Diego16 killed in China coal mine collapseU-T San DiegoIn this photo provided by China's Xinhua News Agency, rescuers work at the accident site after a coal mine collapsed in Tiechanggou township, China's Xinjiang regional capital of Urumqi, Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014. China's official news agency says 16 ...Coal mine accident in far west
    • Deal Set on China-Led Infrastructure Bank - New York Times October 24, 2014
      ABC NewsDeal Set on China-Led Infrastructure BankNew York TimesThe bank, proposed a year ago by President Xi Jinping of China, is to offer financing for infrastructure projects in underdeveloped countries across Asia. China, which has promised to contribute much of the initial $50 billion in capital, sees it as a ...China, 20 Other Countries Initiate New Asi
    • China patiently challenges US military superiority - The Hill (blog) October 24, 2014
      The DiplomatChina patiently challenges US military superiorityThe Hill (blog)While the U.S. reacts to the scourges of Ebola and ISIS, China continues to patiently and steadily exploit weaknesses in U.S. military capabilities. The bipartisan U.S. China Commission is poised to release its annual report to Congress that details ...China criticizes US missile de
    • Height discrimination - The Economist October 24, 2014
      The EconomistHeight discriminationThe EconomistWHEN two security guards in Dalian in north-east China got their first month's pay packet earlier this year, they questioned why each received different amounts for identical work. The company responded that one man was 5cm (two inches) taller than his ...
    • The Great Syracuse China Giveaway: 11 things to know - The Post-Standard - syracuse.com (blog) October 24, 2014
      The Post-Standard - syracuse.com (blog)The Great Syracuse China Giveaway: 11 things to knowThe Post-Standard - syracuse.com (blog)Salina, N.Y. — OK, it's not exactly a giveway. But it might as well be, because for a mere 10 bucks, anyone can drive off with a carload of the last china made by Syracuse China. The event is scheduled for two days in Novembe
    • China's Submarines Add Nuclear-Strike Capability, Altering Strategic Balance - Wall Street Journal October 24, 2014
      China's Submarines Add Nuclear-Strike Capability, Altering Strategic BalanceWall Street JournalOne Sunday morning last December, China's defense ministry summoned military attachés from several embassies to its monolithic Beijing headquarters. To the foreigners' surprise, the Chinese said that one of their nuclear-powered submarines would soon
    • Asia Pacific|UN Human Rights Panel Urges China to Allow Free Elections in ... - New York Times October 24, 2014
      The GuardianAsia Pacific|UN Human Rights Panel Urges China to Allow Free Elections in ...New York TimesHONG KONG — The United Nations Human Rights Committee urged China on Thursday to allow elections in Hong Kong without restrictions on who can run as a candidate. The move appeared likely to draw strong criticism from Beijing, where officials ...China furiou
    • China Moves to Reinforce Rule of Law, With Caveats - New York Times October 23, 2014
      New York TimesChina Moves to Reinforce Rule of Law, With CaveatsNew York TimesBEIJING — Communist Party leaders, seeking to address widespread dissatisfaction with China's politicized and corrupt judiciary, endorsed a raft of legal changes on Thursday to foster a more predictable legal system while keeping the courts under the ...China Vows to Strengthe
    • To the moon and back: Lunar mission to test China's space program - CNN October 23, 2014
      CNNTo the moon and back: Lunar mission to test China's space programCNNHong Kong (CNN) -- China says it will launch an experimental spacecraft between Friday and Sunday that will orbit the moon before returning to Earth, in a first for the country's ambitious space program. The unmanned spacecraft will be launched by a ...China Launches Experimenta