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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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    • In Revised GDP, China's Economy 3.4% Larger in 2013 - New York Times December 19, 2014
      Wall Street JournalIn Revised GDP, China's Economy 3.4% Larger in 2013New York TimesSHANGHAI — China said Friday that the size of its economy in 2013 was about 3.4 percent larger than previously reported, with gross domestic product having reached $9.6 trillion, according to the National Bureau of Statistics. The revision added more ...China Revises Its
    • China increasingly cold to Western companies and investors - SFGate December 19, 2014
      SFGateChina increasingly cold to Western companies and investorsSFGateSHANGHAI — In the Chinese city that feels most Western, nothing represents the country's ambivalence toward the West more than the Oriental Pearl Radio & TV Tower. Located on the Hangpu River on land that was rice paddies just decades ago, the ...and more »
    • China arrests US missionary near North Korea border - Reuters December 19, 2014
      Voice of AmericaChina arrests US missionary near North Korea borderReutersBEIJING (Reuters) - China on Friday arrested Korean American missionary who was being held near the country's border with North Korea, signaling a toughening crackdown on Christian activists in the sensitive region. Peter Hahn, 74, is being charged ...China Arrests US Aid Work in
    • Evidence in Sony hack attack suggests possible involvement by Iran, China or ... - Fox News December 19, 2014
      Christian Science MonitorEvidence in Sony hack attack suggests possible involvement by Iran, China or ...Fox NewsWASHINGTON – The U.S. investigation into the recent hacking attack at Sony Pictures Entertainment has turned up evidence that does not point to North Korea as the "sole entity" in the case, but rather, raises the possibility that Iran, C
    • China Protests Planned US Sale of Warships to Taiwan - New York Times December 19, 2014
      Christian Science MonitorChina Protests Planned US Sale of Warships to TaiwanNew York TimesA spokesman for China's Foreign Affairs Ministry, Qin Gang, said Friday during a regularly scheduled news conference that China “is firmly opposed to the arms sales by the U.S. to Taiwan.” He added that the warship transfer “brutally interferes in ...China lodges
    • China orders payout in 'gay shock therapy' case - BBC News December 19, 2014
      BBC NewsChina orders payout in 'gay shock therapy' caseBBC NewsChina has ordered a psychiatric clinic to pay compensation to a gay man who was given electric shocks in an attempt to make him heterosexual. The man, Yang Teng, said a Beijing court had decreed that the Xinyu Piaoxiang clinic would have to pay him ...Victory for Plaintiff in China Gay
    • Sony hack: China may have helped North Korea, US states - Telegraph.co.uk December 19, 2014
      Breitbart NewsSony hack: China may have helped North Korea, US statesTelegraph.co.ukChina may have helped North Korea carry out the hacking attack on Sony Pictures, a US official has told Reuters. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the conclusion of the US investigation was to be announced later by federal ...North Korea behind Sony hack
    • As Obama opens to Cuba, China experts remember benefits from US engagement - Washington Post December 19, 2014
      As Obama opens to Cuba, China experts remember benefits from US engagementWashington PostBEIJING — Liu Yawei vividly remembers his shock when, as a college freshman, he first heard from morning television news that China had established diplomatic relations with the United States, on Dec. 15, 1978. “How could it be possible to establish ...and more »
    • China Offers Enhanced Cooperation as Russia Struggles - Bloomberg December 19, 2014
      BloombergChina Offers Enhanced Cooperation as Russia StrugglesBloombergChina offered enhanced economic ties with Russia at a regional summit this week as its northern neighbor struggled to contain a currency crisis. “To help counteract an economic slowdown, China is ready to provide financial aid to develop cooperation,” ...Did China float a bailout offer fo
    • China's Housing Resists Efforts to Spur Market - New York Times December 19, 2014
      New York TimesChina's Housing Resists Efforts to Spur MarketNew York TimesThe International Monetary Fund estimated in October that construction and other real estate activities made up 12.8 percent of China's economic activity, and 33 percent if related activities are included, from making steel for building beams to ...and more »