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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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    • Voting in China, a Distant Dream - New York Times July 12, 2014
      Voting in China, a Distant DreamNew York TimesEvery March, however, almost 3,000 National People's Congress delegates and more than 2,000 Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference delegates gather in Beijing. The government claims that, as participants in the political process, they ... […]
    • China national charged in hacking plot to steal US military data - BBC News July 12, 2014
      BBC NewsChina national charged in hacking plot to steal US military dataBBC NewsUS authorities have charged a Chinese businessman with hacking into the computer systems of Boeing and other firms with large defence contracts. Su Bin, who was arrested in Canada last month, is accused of working with two other suspects to steal data ...Chinese hackers allegedly […]
    • Japan Vows 'Firm' Response Should China Disrupt Order in Contested Waters - Wall Street Journal July 12, 2014
      ChinatopixJapan Vows 'Firm' Response Should China Disrupt Order in Contested WatersWall Street JournalWASHINGTON—Japan's defense minister said Friday that Tokyo would "respond firmly" if China "disrupts the order" in waters contested by the two countries, taking a tough line as his country loosens long-standing restrictions […]
    • Conference in Washington slams Beijing's aggression in South China Sea - euronews July 12, 2014
      euronewsConference in Washington slams Beijing's aggression in South China SeaeuronewsHe accused China of “gluttonous, naked aggression” in its drive to control territory and resources in the South China Sea and called on the government to be more direct and aggressive when dealing with China, echoing the point of view of the White House.China friendles […]
    • China Labels iPhone a Security Threat - Wall Street Journal July 11, 2014
      Wall Street JournalChina Labels iPhone a Security ThreatWall Street JournalIn its national noon broadcast, state-run China Central Television criticized the "frequent locations" function in Apple's iOS 7 mobile operating system, which records time and location for the owner's movements. The report quoted researchers who said ...China targ […]
    • China's war on Ramadan sees Muslim students forced to break fast - Washington Post (blog) July 11, 2014
      USA TODAYChina's war on Ramadan sees Muslim students forced to break fastWashington Post (blog)Chinese authorities in the restive far western region of Xinjiang have been forcing Muslim students at universities to eat during the daytime, violating their fast during the holy month of Ramadan. That's according to a BBC report, citing three Muslims .. […]
    • China's Central Bank Investigates Report of a Bank's Money Laundering - New York Times July 11, 2014
      New York TimesChina's Central Bank Investigates Report of a Bank's Money LaunderingNew York TimesBEIJING — China's central bank is investigating a report by state television that a major Chinese bank is helping clients transfer large amounts of money overseas in a program that violates currency controls, Xinhua, the state-run news agency, said […]
    • World View: Australia Joins Japan, Vietnam, Philippines in Opposing China - Breitbart News July 11, 2014
      Breitbart NewsWorld View: Australia Joins Japan, Vietnam, Philippines in Opposing ChinaBreitbart NewsJapan, Vietnam and the Philippines have been forming an alliance against China, as China has been moving to annex other countries' territories in the South and East China Seas. Relations between Vietnam and China have become particularly hostile since .. […]
    • US Stepping Up Scrutiny of China's Military Moves - TIME July 10, 2014
      USA TODAYUS Stepping Up Scrutiny of China's Military MovesTIMEThat was hard to square with the headline atop a story in Thursday's Financial Times newspaper: Pentagon plans new tactics to deter China in South China Sea. U.S. officials say increased air and sea patrols in the region should be expected as part of ...Hoping to Project Power, China Fin […]
    • Kerry Assures China That the US Can Have Many Allies in Asia - New York Times July 10, 2014
      Voice of AmericaKerry Assures China That the US Can Have Many Allies in AsiaNew York TimesBEIJING — Seeking to put the best face on a difficult relationship with Beijing, Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday that the United States and China could find ways to manage their differences and had more in common than not. Neither side ...China-US Talks Cruc […]