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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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      Clive Palmer's conspiracy: China, News Corp, the cops are after meThe Australian“Without Australian iron ore, China can't survive,'' Mr Palmer said. “(Premier) Colin Barnett has no problems giving away Western Australia's GST to the eastern states and now he seeks to further tie his alliance with Chinese state-owned enterprises ...an
    • Tencent to Distribute HBO Dramas, Movies Online in China - Wall Street Journal November 25, 2014
      Wall Street JournalTencent to Distribute HBO Dramas, Movies Online in ChinaWall Street JournalHONG KONG— Time Warner Inc. 's HBO signed a deal with Tencent Holdings Ltd. to distribute its TV dramas and movies through the Chinese Internet giant's online video site as the U.S. cable network tries to expand its audience in China. For the network ...HB
    • These Are The High Tech Military Systems Japan Is Purchasing To Counter... - Business Insider November 25, 2014
      Business InsiderThese Are The High Tech Military Systems Japan Is Purchasing To Counter...Business InsiderInstead, Japan has found itself on the defensive as China has rapidly upgraded the capabilities of its military. The Chinese Navy is increasingly capable and developing nuclear submarines and ballistic missiles. China is also developing fifth ...and more
    • China, Russia and the Sinatra doctrine - Financial Times November 25, 2014
      HaaretzChina, Russia and the Sinatra doctrineFinancial TimesSo it will be quite a moment when the Chinese navy appears in the Mediterranean next spring, on joint exercises with the Russians. This plan to hold naval exercises was announced in Beijing last week, after a Russian-Chinese meeting devoted to military ...As the US retreats, how far will Russia and
    • China in Talks to Build India's First High-Speed Rail - Businessweek November 25, 2014
      BusinessweekChina in Talks to Build India's First High-Speed RailBusinessweekMuch of India's railway system was built by the British during the 19th century and the early 20th century. So it's no surprise an upgrade is badly needed. Cue China, home to the world's most extensive high-speed rail network, flush with cash, and ...China to off
    • China won't consider more rate cuts or easing until fourth quarter data out ... - Reuters November 25, 2014
      ReutersChina won't consider more rate cuts or easing until fourth quarter data out ...ReutersThe People's Bank of China surprised the markets by cutting rates last Friday for the first time in more than two years to help stabilize the world's second-largest economy. Reuters then reported that China was prepared to ease policy again. "Rega
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      CNNReport: China building 'airstrip capable' island in disputed waters China ...CNNHong Kong (CNN) -- China is building an island in the South China Sea that could accommodate the country's first airstrip in bitterly contested waters, according to satellite images analyzed by IHS Jane's Defence Weekly. Reclamation at Fiery Cross Reef ...I
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      China's Popular YYet File-Sharing Website Is Shut DownNBCNews.comBEIJING — Fans of American television shows and movies will have to scramble to find a new way to illicitly watch their favorites after one of China's most popular websites for downloading such content was shut down. With more than 1.8 million unique ...and more »
    • China on Ferguson Violence: 'There's No Such Thing As Perfection' - Wall Street Journal (blog) November 25, 2014
      Wall Street Journal (blog)China on Ferguson Violence: 'There's No Such Thing As Perfection'Wall Street Journal (blog)Asked by reporters about events in foreign countries, China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs usually resorts to a stock response that it doesn't comment on others' domestic affairs. Japan's recent call for early
    • The Dangerous US-China Perception Gap - Wall Street Journal November 25, 2014
      Wall Street JournalThe Dangerous US-China Perception GapWall Street JournalBEIJING—The mocking tone of the editorial may have been unusual for a Chinese newspaper, but the sentiments were not: America, it scoffed, is a washed-up superpower. “Too lazy to reform,” is how the nationalist-leaning Global Times framed the American ...and more »