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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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    • Allegations of Mass SAT Cheating Delay Test Scores in China and South Korea - TIME October 31, 2014
      TIMEAllegations of Mass SAT Cheating Delay Test Scores in China and South KoreaTIMEAll students living in China and South Korea who took the SAT on Oct. 11 will have their test scores delayed and reviewed because of allegations of widespread cheating, officials from the College Board and its global test administration and security ...Chinese and South Korean
    • China corruption: Record cash find in official's home - BBC News October 31, 2014
      BBC NewsChina corruption: Record cash find in official's homeBBC NewsAnti-corruption investigators in China have confirmed the reported seizure of the equivalent of $33m in cash at an official's home in May - the biggest such haul to date. More than 200m yuan (£20m) were found and four out of 16 counting machines broke ...A Record Falls – Along wit
    • China and Russia Said to Block Creation of Antarctic Marine Reserves - New York Times October 31, 2014
      China and Russia Said to Block Creation of Antarctic Marine ReservesNew York TimesSYDNEY, Australia — International talks in Australia on establishing two marine reserve areas, each larger than Texas, in the waters around Antarctica ended in failure on Friday, with some delegates to the negotiations saying that China and Russia had ...China And Russia Block
    • Policy change in China helps potential Alipay, Apple Pay hook up - Fortune October 31, 2014
      TODAYonlinePolicy change in China helps potential Alipay, Apple Pay hook upFortuneThe idea of an Alipay and Apple Pay partnership in China —suggested by Jack Ma this week—didn't make a lot of sense when he said it. Alipay is China's most popular online payment system used for online purchases including Taobao orders, paying ...Apple Hearts China --
    • China executes Han Lei for killing toddler in parking row - BBC News October 31, 2014
      BBC NewsChina executes Han Lei for killing toddler in parking rowBBC NewsA Chinese man who killed a two-year-old girl after arguing with her mother over a parking space has been executed in Beijing, a court has said. Han Lei, 39, took the toddler from her pram and threw her to the ground after the child's mother refused to ...China executes man who kill
    • China to send elite army unit to help fight Ebola in Liberia - Reuters October 31, 2014
      ReutersChina to send elite army unit to help fight Ebola in LiberiaReutersBEIJING (Reuters) - China will dispatch an elite unit of the People's Liberation Army to help Ebola-hit Liberia, the Foreign Ministry said on Friday, responding to U.N. calls for a greater global effort to fight the deadly virus in West Africa ...China's Military Wages War on
    • In Hong Kong Photographer, China Sees Image of Spy - New York Times October 30, 2014
      New York TimesIn Hong Kong Photographer, China Sees Image of SpyNew York Times“A plethora of evidence shows that the United States incited the students to boycott classes, in what was all too obviously a scheme to sow chaos in Hong Kong,” said a video commentary issued by Xinhua, China's main state news agency, which displayed ...China gets silence from
    • Strategy fears sank China deal - The Australian October 30, 2014
      Strategy fears sank China dealThe AustralianWhile China is ready to make some concessions, the document is still far short of the concessions that Australia needs. The political sensitivities are intense. The Abbott government is hoping to finalise a free-trade agreement with China before the ...and more »
    • Tim Cook Coming Out Has Turned China Into a Nation of 5th-Graders - Foreign Policy October 30, 2014
      Foreign PolicyTim Cook Coming Out Has Turned China Into a Nation of 5th-GradersForeign PolicyWithin an hour of the article's publication, Cook's first public announcement of his sexual orientation made headlines across news sites in China, where Apple enjoys a loyal consumer base but also faces deepening suspicions amid Chinese government ...Tim Co
    • China Is Very, Very, Very, Very Big - Bloomberg View October 30, 2014
      Bloomberg ViewChina Is Very, Very, Very, Very BigBloomberg ViewLarry Summers and Lant Pritchett have written a paper predicting a Chinese growth slowdown. In 2013, Barry Eichengreen, Donghyun Park, and Kwanho Shin wrote a paper with much the same message, which accurately predicted the recent Chinese ...The Case for and Against ChinaBusinessweekChina's