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China Current Events: August 4

China jails Muslim Uyghurs on charges of inciting ‘holy war’ Courts in a restive region of west China with a large Muslim population have jailed 20 people for up to 15 years for using the Internet to incite separatism and “holy war,” state media said Thursday.  Read more China bans foreign remakes as it cracks […]

China Current Events: Aug 3

China ropes off Scarborough Shoal To cut or not to cut?  Chinese fishing vessels left Panatag Shoal (Scarborough Shoal) in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) but they roped off the mouth of its lagoon to prevent other fishermen from getting in, Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin said Thursday.  Read more China Non-Manufacturing Index Fell […]

China Current Events: July 25

Slowing economy sharply weakens China’s tax revenue growth The Chinese government collected much less tax in the first half of this year as the economy expanded at its slowest pace since the depth of the global financial crisis, according to data released by the Ministry of Finance (MOF) on Tuesday.  Read more China announces South […]

Current Events in China: July 24

Beijing rains kill 37, raise debates As China’s flood-ravaged capital dealt with the aftermath of the heaviest rain in six decades Monday, including the deaths of 37 people, questions were being raised about whether the city’s push for modernization came at the expense of basic infrastructure such as drainage networks.  Read more CNOOC to buy […]

Current Events in China: July 23

Ten die as record rainfall pounds Beijing The heaviest rain to hit Beijing in over 60 years left at least 10 people dead and forced more than 50,000 to evacuate, state media said Sunday.  Read more Island row escalates as China plans to set up military garrison China announced Sunday it will establish a military […]

Current Events in China: July 20

China reprimands Russia for alleged attack on Chinese fishing boats Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Cheng Guoping on Thursday expressed strong dissatisfaction with Russia over an alleged attack on a Chinese fishing vessel, which has left a fisherman missing.  Read more China pledges US$20 bil. credit to African nations Chinese President Hu Jintao on Thursday pledged […]

China Current Events: July 18

China’s GDP Hit Tells Story of Hubris Run Amok The lesson from recent economic data and policy moves in Asia (MXAP) is this: Hubris still has its costs. In recent years, Asia believed its own press a little too much. The way it steered around the financial crisis of 2008, the dizzying stock gains, the […]

Current Events in China: July 17

More than 900,000 affected in Chinese rainstorms Torrential rain last week affected about 750,000 people in central China’s Hunan province, the provincial flood control and prevention headquarters said on Monday.  Read more Philippines warns China fishermen to stay away The Philippines on Monday warned a large Chinese fishing fleet in the Spratlys to stay clear […]

Current Events in China: July 14

China Data From Home to Investment Show Hope for Growth China’s weakest expansion in three years masked a surge in home sales and a jump in investment that show lower interest rates and banks’ reserve requirements may be starting to stabilize growth in the second-largest economy.  Read more U.S. indicts Iranian, Chinese for nuclear export […]

China Current Events: July 13

China’s new loans surge in June, raising inflation concerns China’s new yuan-denominated loans surged in June as the government moved to buoy the slowing economy, raising concerns that fast credit growth will push up inflation.  Read more ‘Mistress killer: the Chinese private eyes fighting the ‘moral bottom line’ The Shanghai ‘Mistress Killer’ speaks to Tom […]

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    • Nepal Earthquake Update: China Uses Quake To Shore Up Influence With ... - International Business Times April 26, 2015
      International Business TimesNepal Earthquake Update: China Uses Quake To Shore Up Influence With ...International Business TimesMembers of Chinese International Search and Rescue Team and their rescue dogs gather before boarding a charted plane to Kathmandu, after a 7.8-magnitude earthquake hit Nepal, at Beijing Capital International Airport, China, April 26
    • Southeast Asia Divided on Response to Chinese Reclamation in South China Sea - Wall Street Journal April 26, 2015
      Wall Street JournalSoutheast Asia Divided on Response to Chinese Reclamation in South China SeaWall Street JournalKUALA LUMPUR—The Philippines pushed Southeast Asian neighbors Sunday to take a stand against China's expanding footprint in the South China Sea, but Malaysia downplayed the urgency at a summit of the region's trade and security bloc. Ch
    • China -- Not the US -- Is Leading the Solar Revolution - Motley Fool April 26, 2015
      Motley FoolChina -- Not the US -- Is Leading the Solar RevolutionMotley FoolYou've got to give it to China. When it sets its mind on something it goes big, and right now its putting a lot of time, energy, and money into dominating the solar industry. According to a recent report from China's National Energy Administration, the ...China Solar Power
    • China Open: David Howell finishes second to home winner Wu Ashun - BBC Sport April 26, 2015
      BBC SportChina Open: David Howell finishes second to home winner Wu AshunBBC SportDavid Howell narrowly failed to win his first European Tour title since 2013 as he finished a shot adrift of China's Wu Ashun in the Volvo China Open. Wu, 29, finished on nine under after a final-round one-under 71 to secure a maiden European Tour ...Wu Ashun wins Volvo Ch
    • China-Pakistan Pacts Worth Billions Reveal Beijing's Ambitions - NBCNews.com April 26, 2015
      NBCNews.comChina-Pakistan Pacts Worth Billions Reveal Beijing's AmbitionsNBCNews.com"My friend's lovely image dwells in the mirror of my heart; I tilt my head slightly, and here it comes into my sight," China's President Xi Jinping proclaimed in an editorial in the Daily Times newspaper at the start of a two-day trip to Pakistan ...B
    • Nepal Earthquake: India and China Send Rescue Teams to Himalayan Nation - Wall Street Journal April 26, 2015
      Wall Street JournalNepal Earthquake: India and China Send Rescue Teams to Himalayan NationWall Street JournalIndia and China over the weekend rushed rescue teams and other assistance to earthquake-hit Nepal, a strategically important neighbor for the two Asian giants, which are jostling for influence in the Himalayan nation. Indian Prime Minister Narendra ..
    • Sentencing of Christians explodes 10000% in China - WND.com April 25, 2015
      WND.comSentencing of Christians explodes 10000% in ChinaWND.comThe group's annual report notes that it tracks six categories of religious persecution, and since it obtains information directly from Christians inside China, most of its information concerns the Christian house church movement. The “Year of ...
    • Lawsuit Over Banned Memoir Asks China to Explain Censorship - New York Times April 25, 2015
      New York TimesLawsuit Over Banned Memoir Asks China to Explain CensorshipNew York TimesBEIJING — When Li Nanyang flew here from Hong Kong two years ago, she brought something eagerly anticipated by many Chinese historians and thinkers: several dozen copies of her father's memoir. In it, Li Rui, a 98-year-old retired Communist Party ...Hong Kongers resis
    • China, in Suspending Woman's Death Sentence, Acknowledges Domestic Abuse - New York Times April 24, 2015
      New York TimesChina, in Suspending Woman's Death Sentence, Acknowledges Domestic AbuseNew York TimesBEIJING — In an acknowledgment of the problem of domestic abuse in China, a court on Friday suspended the death sentence of a battered woman who had killed her husband, a case that drew international attention and a petition from hundreds of Chinese ...Do
    • China's President to Meet With Head of Taiwan's Governing Party Next Month - New York Times April 24, 2015
      New York TimesChina's President to Meet With Head of Taiwan's Governing Party Next MonthNew York TimesHONG KONG — President Xi Jinping of China, who is also general secretary of the Chinese Communist Party, will meet next month with the chairman of Taiwan's governing party in Beijing, both sides said on Friday, in what would be the first meeti