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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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      Foreign Policy (blog)China's African AdventureForeign Policy (blog)China's African envoy, Zhong Jianhua, has blitzed the region in recent months trying to help craft a solution for South Sudan's internal strife, a stark contrast to the much-criticized, stand-off position China held just a few years ago when Khartoum ...and more » […]
    • Wartime Claim Paid, China Releases a Japanese Vessel - New York Times April 24, 2014
      Wall Street JournalWartime Claim Paid, China Releases a Japanese VesselNew York TimesHONG KONG — A court in Shanghai released a Japanese commercial ship from impoundment in eastern China on Thursday, after the ship's owner paid a civil compensation claim dating back to the wartime invasion that remains a source of bitterness in ...China Court Frees Japa […]
    • In Japan, Obama defends policies on Ukraine, Syria - CNN April 24, 2014
      The GuardianIn Japan, Obama defends policies on Ukraine, SyriaCNNAt a news conference with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo, Obama was pressed on whether he would use military force to defend an obscure set of islands controlled by Japan that are at the heart of a heated regional dispute with China.Obama says US will defend Japan in island dispute […]
    • Chinese automaker blatantly copies Ford F-150 - Fox News April 24, 2014
      Chinese automaker blatantly copies Ford F-150Fox NewsBut while it can't seem to make enough cars and crossovers to meet demand, Ford doesn't even try to sell its F-150 pickup in China, despite the fact that unofficial gray market importers sell some versions of the popular truck for upwards of $160,000. […]
    • China Takes On Pollution With Biggest Changes in 25 Years - Bloomberg April 24, 2014
      RTChina Takes On Pollution With Biggest Changes in 25 YearsBloombergChina's legislature passed the biggest changes to its environmental protection laws in 25 years, punishing polluters more severely as the government works to limit smog and contaminated water and soil linked to three decades of economic growth.China toughens its environmental law to tar […]
    • China welcomes all console games… as long as they play by these rules - Digital Trends April 24, 2014
      GameSpotChina welcomes all console games… as long as they play by these rulesDigital TrendsAfter 14 years, The People's Republic of China finally decided to remove its self-imposed ban on video game consoles back in January 2014. That opens up a major new market to Microsoft, Nintendo, and Sony, but the games will need to fit strict ...China reveals cen […]
    • CORRECTED-UPDATE 1-Golf-European Tour China Open scores - Reuters UK April 24, 2014
      CORRECTED-UPDATE 1-Golf-European Tour China Open scoresReuters UKApril 24 (Infostrada Sports) - Scores from the European Tour China Open at the par-72 course on Friday in Shenzhen -5 Alvaro Quiros (Spain) 67 Simon Dyson (Britain) 67 -4 Tyrrell Hatton (Britain) 68 Adrian Otaegui (Spain) 68 David Horsey (Britain) 68 ... […]
    • Chinese drivers hesitant to adopt electric cars - CNN April 24, 2014
      CNNChinese drivers hesitant to adopt electric carsCNN(CNN) -- The room exploded in cheers when it was announced that the Denza electric car would sell for RMB 369,000 ($59,100), at the Beijing Auto Show earlier this week. A joint venture between German giant, Daimler, and Chinese electric vehicle makers, ...and more » […]
    • China Splurging on Military as US Pulls Back - ABC News April 24, 2014
      China Splurging on Military as US Pulls BackABC NewsChina's navy commissioned 17 new warships last year, the most of any nation. In a little more than a decade, it's expected to have three aircraft carriers, giving it more clout than ever in a region of contested seas and festering territorial disputes.and more » […]
    • Why Japan's economy is in better shape than China's - CNBC.com April 24, 2014
      CNBC.comWhy Japan's economy is in better shape than China'sCNBC.comThe Japanese economy expanded 0.7 percent on year in the final quarter of 2013, substantially slower than China's 7.7 percent expansion. While growth in the mainland economy has slowed from double-digit levels in recent years it remains on course to ...and more » […]