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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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    • China offers $3 billion in aid and loans to neighbors: Xinhua - Reuters December 20, 2014
      ReutersChina offers $3 billion in aid and loans to neighbors: XinhuaReutersChinese Premier Li Keqiang said the offer included $1 billion for infrastructure, $490 million for poverty alleviation and $1.6 billion in special loans for China's production capacity export, Xinhua news agency said. During a speech to the fifth ...Thailand, China Sign Railway D
    • As Obama opens to Cuba, experts recall benefits from US engagement with China - Washington Post December 20, 2014
      As Obama opens to Cuba, experts recall benefits from US engagement with ChinaWashington PostBEIJING — Liu Yawei vividly remembers his shock when as a college freshman, he first heard from morning television news that China had established diplomatic relations with the United States, on Dec. 15, 1978. “How could it be possible to establish ...and more »
    • China GDP Is Revised 3.4% Higher For Last Year - New York Times December 20, 2014
      FortuneChina GDP Is Revised 3.4% Higher For Last YearNew York TimesSHANGHAI — China said on Friday that the size of its economy in 2013 was about 3.4 percent larger than previously reported and that gross domestic product reached $9.6 trillion, according to the National Bureau of Statistics. The revision added more ...China's economy is worth $300 billi
    • China sees a boom in theme park development, led by Dalian Wanda - Los Angeles Times December 20, 2014
      Los Angeles TimesChina sees a boom in theme park development, led by Dalian WandaLos Angeles TimesThe giant red cylinder, aglow like a Chinese lantern, perches on the edge of East Lake where Mao Tse-tung loved to spend summers. This state-of-the-art theater, built at a reported cost of $400 million, stretches more than 200 feet from basement to ...China
    • Obama Could Hit China to Punish North Korea - Daily Beast December 20, 2014
      Daily BeastObama Could Hit China to Punish North KoreaDaily Beast“China still has more leverage over North Korea than any other country does, and I think it's in China's interest to try and keep North Korea under control, because the more provocatively North Korea acts, the more American military presence it draws ...Sony hack: China may have helpe
    • China increasingly cold to Western companies and investors - SFGate December 19, 2014
      SFGateChina increasingly cold to Western companies and investorsSFGateSHANGHAI — In the Chinese city that feels most Western, nothing represents the country's ambivalence toward the West more than the Oriental Pearl Radio & TV Tower. Located on the Hangpu River on land that was rice paddies just decades ago, the ...and more »
    • China arrests US missionary near North Korea border - Reuters December 19, 2014
      Voice of AmericaChina arrests US missionary near North Korea borderReutersBEIJING (Reuters) - China on Friday arrested Korean American missionary who was being held near the country's border with North Korea, signaling a toughening crackdown on Christian activists in the sensitive region. Peter Hahn, 74, is being charged ...China Arrests US Aid Worker N
    • China Protests Planned US Sale of Warships to Taiwan - New York Times December 19, 2014
      USNI NewsChina Protests Planned US Sale of Warships to TaiwanNew York TimesA spokesman for China's Foreign Affairs Ministry, Qin Gang, said Friday during a regularly scheduled news conference that China “is firmly opposed to the arms sales by the U.S. to Taiwan.” He added that the warship transfer “brutally interferes in ...China lodges protest after Ob
    • China orders payout in 'gay shock therapy' case - BBC News December 19, 2014
      BBC NewsChina orders payout in 'gay shock therapy' caseBBC NewsChina has ordered a psychiatric clinic to pay compensation to a gay man who was given electric shocks in an attempt to make him heterosexual. The man, Yang Teng, said a Beijing court had decreed that the Xinyu Piaoxiang clinic would have to pay him ...Victory for Plaintiff in China Gay
    • China Offers Enhanced Cooperation as Russia Struggles - Bloomberg December 19, 2014
      BloombergChina Offers Enhanced Cooperation as Russia StrugglesBloombergChina offered enhanced economic ties with Russia at a regional summit this week as its northern neighbor struggled to contain a currency crisis. “To help counteract an economic slowdown, China is ready to provide financial aid to develop cooperation,” ...Depreciation of the Ruble: China P