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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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      ABC News'Dragon' Dinosaur Fossil With Massive Neck Discovered in ChinaABC NewsHere's a dinosaur that really knows how to stick its neck out above the rest. Called the "dragon of Qijiang," for the Chinese city in which the fossil was found, the newly-discovered dinosaur species has a lightweight neck that spans half the length of ...N
    • China offers up to $50K in cash for terror tips in Tibet - U.S. News & World Report January 31, 2015
      Globalnews.caChina offers up to $50K in cash for terror tips in TibetU.S. News & World ReportBEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities are offering up to 300,000 yuan ($50,000) for tips on terrorism activities in the Himalayan region of Tibet, the official Xinhua News Agency said Saturday. China's recent efforts to fight terrorism has largely ...China offe
    • China's Self-Destructive Tech Crackdown - New York Times January 31, 2015
      New York TimesChina's Self-Destructive Tech CrackdownNew York TimesUnder the guise of improving security, the Chinese government is clamping down on technology companies and further limiting the access its citizens have to information that is not sanitized by the Communist Party. These moves will hurt the Chinese ...China's reform stalemateTimes of
    • As Muslim Uighurs Flee, China Sees Jihad Risk - Wall Street Journal January 31, 2015
      Wall Street JournalAs Muslim Uighurs Flee, China Sees Jihad RiskWall Street JournalKAYSERI, Turkey—In hindsight, it was a soccer match that kindled Mehmet's hatred of Chinese rule and set him on the path to exile. In 2002, Mehmet was at university in Xinjiang, the northwest corner of China that is home to his Uighur ethnic group and ...and more »
    • China and the world - The Economist January 31, 2015
      China and the worldThe EconomistTHE International Monetary Fund is meant to be the firefighter of the world economy. Recently, though, it is China that has responded to the ringing of alarms. First, it lent Argentina cash to replenish its dwindling foreign-exchange reserves. Next ...and more »
    • China's Great Firewall Gets Taller - Wall Street Journal January 30, 2015
      Wall Street JournalChina's Great Firewall Gets TallerWall Street JournalChina's government has unveiled a smarter and stricter Internet filter, riling web users and widening the divide between China's Internet and the World Wide Web. A recent upgrade to China's web filters, commonly referred to as the Great Firewall, has ...China steps up
    • China is building a string of artificial islands to fortify its position in ... - Business Insider January 30, 2015
      Business InsiderChina is building a string of artificial islands to fortify its position in ...Business Insider"China appears to be expanding and upgrading military and civilian infrastructure — including radars, satellite communication equipment, antiaircraft and naval guns, helipads and docks — on some of the man-made islands," the US-China Econo
    • China says no room for 'western values' in university education - The Guardian January 30, 2015
      The GuardianChina says no room for 'western values' in university educationThe Guardian“Never let textbooks promoting western values appear in our classes,” minister Yuan Guiren said, according to a report late Thursday by China's official Xinhua news agency. “Remarks that slander the leadership of the Communist Party of China” and ...The Twil
    • The cost of doing business in China - CNNMoney January 29, 2015
      CNNMoneyThe cost of doing business in ChinaCNNMoneyThe letter, addressed to a Chinese government council on "cyberspace affairs," was signed by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, National Association of Manufacturers, Consumer Electronics Association and others. All have major roles in U.S.-China trade.Security Experts Wary of China's Cybersecurity
    • China Wary as Violence Spills From North Korea - New York Times January 29, 2015
      New York TimesChina Wary as Violence Spills From North KoreaNew York TimesHELONG, China — On a cold, clear winter day last month, a North Korean soldier packed a pistol and slipped across the frozen Tumen River into northeastern China. He trekked about a mile to the tiny village of Jidi Tun. Then at dusk he opened fire on ...