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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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    • In a first, India-US joint statement mentions South China Sea - Times of India October 2, 2014
      Times of IndiaIn a first, India-US joint statement mentions South China SeaTimes of IndiaNEW DELHI: For the first time, an India-US joint statement specifically mentioned the situation in South China Sea as President Barack Obama and PM Narendra Modi expressed concern about "rising tensions over maritime territorial disputes" in that region.An Alli
    • Samsung China Supplier Sues US Labor Watchdog - ABC News October 2, 2014
      Samsung China Supplier Sues US Labor WatchdogABC NewsA Chinese supplier of Samsung Electronics Co. filed a lawsuit accusing a New York City-based labor watchdog of spreading false rumors of child labor, but the labor group says it has evidence to back up its report. The lawsuit against China Labor Watch ...and more »
    • Hong Kong: China hardens stance as protests continue - The Guardian October 2, 2014
      The GuardianHong Kong: China hardens stance as protests continueThe GuardianThe official People's Daily newspaper, the voice of the Communist party, said that China was “very satisfied” with Leung Chun-ying and had full confidence in his leadership – dashing the hopes of demonstrators that Beijing would be willing to sacrifice ...China Warns of 'Ch
    • China media: Hong Kong's 'social order' - BBC News October 2, 2014
      BBC NewsChina media: Hong Kong's 'social order'BBC NewsIn the past three days most Chinese-language mainland papers have offered little or no coverage of the protests, but that appears to have changed. Several papers, including the Beijing Times, the Southern Metropolis and the overseas edition of the ...
    • Hong Kong protests: China warns US not to meddle in 'internal affairs' - The Guardian October 2, 2014
      The GuardianHong Kong protests: China warns US not to meddle in 'internal affairs'The GuardianThe United States and China have clashed over the pro-democracy protests sweeping Hong Kong, with Beijing warning Washington to back off and saying it would not tolerate “illegal acts”. “The Chinese government has very firmly and clearly stated its ...Hong
    • Why Russia's President Is 'Putin the Great' in China - Wall Street Journal October 2, 2014
      Wall Street JournalWhy Russia's President Is 'Putin the Great' in ChinaWall Street JournalBEIJING—In the recommended-reading section of Beijing's Wangfujing bookstore, staff members have no doubt which foreign leader customers are most interested in: President Vladimir Putin, or "Putin the Great" as some Chinese call him. Books
    • Hong Kong protests: What's next? Chinese media censors Hong Kong protest - CNN October 2, 2014
      CNNHong Kong protests: What's next? Chinese media censors Hong Kong protestCNNHong Kong (CNN) -- The massive street rallies that have swept Hong Kong since the weekend present a major dilemma for China's leadership and the city's own government. China has called the protests "illegal" and Hong Kong's leader C.Y. Leung has said .
    • China issues warning over Hong Kong 'illegal' protests - BBC News October 2, 2014
      BBC NewsChina issues warning over Hong Kong 'illegal' protestsBBC NewsChina's Foreign Minister Wang Yi has warned against "illegal" protests in Hong Kong, amid major pro-democracy rallies in the territory. Mr Wang, in Washington, said the matter was an "internal affair" for China. US counterpart John Kerry urged Hong ...
    • US, China Air Differences Over Hong Kong Protests - ABC News October 1, 2014
      ABC NewsUS, China Air Differences Over Hong Kong ProtestsABC NewsChina's Foreign Minister Wang Yi was visiting Washington as the standoff between students and authorities intensified in the Chinese territory — the stiffest challenge yet to Beijing's authority since China took control of the former British colony in ...
    • China is Hong Kong's future – not its enemy - The Guardian October 1, 2014
      The GuardianChina is Hong Kong's future – not its enemyThe GuardianIt should be remembered, however, that for 155 years until its handover to China in 1997, Hong Kong was a British colony, forcibly taken from China at the end of the first opium war. All its 28 subsequent governors were appointed by the British government.