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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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      QuartzThe diplomatic battle between China and Japan is taking a Latin American road ...QuartzWhen Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe appeals to officials and business people in Central and South America this week, his hosts will be comparing him to another recent visitor: Chinese president Xi Jinping. Xi wrapped up a nine-day visit to the ...Globe-trotting S
    • Chinese Corruption Probe Stretches Into Canada - Wall Street Journal July 29, 2014
      Wall Street JournalChinese Corruption Probe Stretches Into CanadaWall Street JournalA Chinese government anticorruption investigation that already has swept aside dozens of officials is now stretching into Canada. A shake-up has hit state-run China National Petroleum Corp.'s Canadian operations and a billion-dollar oil-sands project ...Inside Xi Jinping
    • With Microsoft in Sights, China Starts to Squeeze US Tech Companies - New York Times July 29, 2014
      Wall Street JournalWith Microsoft in Sights, China Starts to Squeeze US Tech CompaniesNew York TimesBEIJING — China, once the hottest growth market for United States technology companies, is turning chillier. In the latest sign of the change in climate, officials from a Chinese government agency that enforces antimonopoly laws and other business ...Chinese O
    • China Removes Crosses From Two More Churches in Crackdown - New York Times July 28, 2014
      New York TimesChina Removes Crosses From Two More Churches in CrackdownNew York TimesBEIJING — In another sign of the authorities' efforts to contain one of China's fastest-growing religions, a government demolition campaign against public symbols of the Christian faith has toppled crosses at two more churches in the coastal province ...Chinese pol
    • China activists fight gay 'conversion therapy' - BBC News July 28, 2014
      BBC NewsChina activists fight gay 'conversion therapy'BBC NewsGay rights activists in China are preparing for what they say could be a legal milestone in their fight to stop homosexuality being treated as an illness. Later this month, a Chinese court will hear the first case of its kind brought against a clinic ...and more »
    • China Criticizes US Move on Solar-Equipment Imports - Wall Street Journal July 28, 2014
      Wall Street JournalChina Criticizes US Move on Solar-Equipment ImportsWall Street JournalChina's Ministry of Commerce on Monday said the U.S. actions ignored "facts and laws" related to the "rules of origin" for trade. The ministry reiterated earlier statements, saying it was "strongly dissatisfied" with the measure and tha
    • McDonald's Faces Shortages at Some China Outlets - Wall Street Journal July 28, 2014
      Wall Street JournalMcDonald's Faces Shortages at Some China OutletsWall Street JournalU.S.-based OSI Group Inc., whose subsidiary Shanghai Husi Food Co. has been accused by Chinese authorities of intentionally selling meat beyond its shelf life to restaurant companies, on Monday said it is assigning new managers to its China business.Fast-Food Scandal R
    • China's Wenzhou River Turns Red - Voice of America July 28, 2014
      Voice of AmericaChina's Wenzhou River Turns RedVoice of AmericaLate last week, residents in Wenzhou, China, awoke to find the river running through their city a crimson shade of red. Some also complained of an acrid smell in the air. The local environmental protection bureau investigated the incident and said they ...Horrifying 'River Of Blood
    • Qualcomm In Quicksand, Its China Problem Not Fixable - Forbes July 28, 2014
      Qualcomm In Quicksand, Its China Problem Not FixableForbesDespite record Q3 results announced last week, investors fled Qualcomm Incorporated stock. The company, while reporting earnings, disclosed serious problems with licensees and others in China. The San Diego-based firm should be able to negotiate its ...and more »
    • In China, Warnings Flash Despite Better Data - Wall Street Journal July 28, 2014
      Wall Street JournalIn China, Warnings Flash Despite Better DataWall Street JournalWhen Monte Burnham, the president of Birmingham, Ala.-based Foundry Manufacturing Solutions, recently visited Tianjin, China, he was pleasantly surprised to find its air more breathable than during his previous stay. "Then I realized, the smelters ...and more »