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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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      New York TimesBrazilian Airline Azul Sells Stake to HNA Group of ChinaNew York TimesAzul is not just looking to China. The company also sold a 5 percent stake to United Airlines for $100 million in June, and a spokeswoman said Tuesday the company still planned to hold an initial public offering, already delayed three times, when ...and more »
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      The HillChina's military makes move into AfricaThe HillSetting up a military base in Africa makes perfect sense given China's vast economic presence in the region, said J. Peter Pham, director of the Africa Center at the Atlantic Council. The base would be cheaper than China's current, temporary ...China To Open First Military Base In Africa,
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      Times of IndiaChina is cutting mobile phone services in its Muslim-heavy far westQuartzThe shutdowns in the Xinjiang region, home to an estimated 10 million Muslim Uyghurs, are targeting activity that is widespread across China. WhatsApp is much less popular in China than homegrown WeChat but still has an estimated 23 million users there ...China cuts mobile
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      New York TimesChina and US Say They've Made Strides in Trade TalksNew York TimesGUANGZHOU, China — In their first top-level trade talks since President Obama hosted China's leader in September, the United States and China said on Monday that they had made progress on sticking points, including preventing the theft of trade ...US says China to take
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