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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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    • Apple's China Strategy Pays Off With Surge in Earnings - New York Times January 28, 2015
      New York TimesApple's China Strategy Pays Off With Surge in EarningsNew York TimesIn China, though, Apple has found success by following one. For years, Apple rivals like Samsung offered large-screen smartphones. Although the bigger phones sold well in China, Apple held off on releasing a similar model, and the country remained a ...Apple Beats Its Bigg
    • Composer pioneers 'made in China' musicals - CNN International January 28, 2015
      CNN InternationalComposer pioneers 'made in China' musicalsCNN International(CNN) In 1982, songwriter San Bao fell in love with musical theater -- then an alien art form in China -- when he saw a videotaped version of CATS, which became the longest running musical in Broadway history. Fast forward three decades, and San Bao, ...and more »
    • Report: China To Hold Military Parade To 'Frighten Japan' - DefenseNews.com January 28, 2015
      DefenseNews.comReport: China To Hold Military Parade To 'Frighten Japan'DefenseNews.comBEIJING — China will this year hold its first large-scale military parade since 2009 to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, reports said Tuesday, with one key goal described as being to "frighten Japan." Communist China generally ...Ch
    • Great Firewall of China blasts DDoS attacks at random IP addresses - The Register January 27, 2015
      The RegisterGreat Firewall of China blasts DDoS attacks at random IP addressesThe RegisterAn upgrade to China's Great Firewall is having knock-on effects all over the internet, with seemingly random sites experiencing massive traffic spikes. One site owner in North Carolina, Craig Hockenberry, has written up how, after he looked into why ...Accidental D
    • Why China Can Break Qualcomm - Forbes January 27, 2015
      Why China Can Break QualcommForbesFirst, its growth depends too much on two business segments – CDMA technologies and technology licensing. Second, it relies too much on the Chinese market to monetize these technologies. The second reason is why China can break Qualcomm – simply ...
    • These Weapons Could Be China's Most Threatening Military Adv... - Business Insider January 27, 2015
      Business InsiderThese Weapons Could Be China's Most Threatening Military Adv...Business InsiderGoldstein, an associate professor in the China Maritime Studies Institute at the US Naval War College, cites Chinese military analysis that showcases how Beijing has massively upgraded its ability to carry out aerial strikes against maritime targets ...and mor
    • China Looks to Prop Up Domestic Chip Makers - Wall Street Journal January 27, 2015
      Wall Street JournalChina Looks to Prop Up Domestic Chip MakersWall Street JournalAs China tries to forestall foreign governments from tapping its phones, it has turned to a man named Leo Li. The chief executive of Chinese chip maker Spreadtrum Communications Inc. said China's central government asked his company last year to begin ...and more »
    • US-India Ties Deepen; China Takes It in Stride - New York Times January 27, 2015
      NDTVUS-India Ties Deepen; China Takes It in StrideNew York TimesBEIJING — When Chinese troops provoked a standoff with Indian forces on a disputed border high in the Himalayas just before President Xi Jinping of China arrived in India last year, a pall fell over what was supposed to be a landmark visit. That ...China's churlishness shows strength of US-
    • China Has Escalated Internet Censorship To A New Level - Business Insider January 27, 2015
      Business InsiderChina Has Escalated Internet Censorship To A New LevelBusiness InsiderChina has long been locked in a struggle to censor the Internet, but recent actions have show the government is taking its efforts to a whole new level. Using a virtual private networks (VPN) is a common way to get around China's "Great Firewall," as ...China
    • Dentons to Merge With Dacheng of China to Create World's Largest Law Firm - New York Times January 27, 2015
      New York TimesDentons to Merge With Dacheng of China to Create World's Largest Law FirmNew York TimesHONG KONG — The multinational law firm Dentons announced on Tuesday that it would merge with the Dacheng Law Offices of China, creating a firm with the world's largest number of lawyers. The new firm, to be branded Dacheng Dentons, will have more ..