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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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    • Clive Palmer 'mongrel' comments irresponsible, says Chinese embassy - The Guardian August 19, 2014
      Sydney Morning HeraldClive Palmer 'mongrel' comments irresponsible, says Chinese embassyThe GuardianThe Chinese embassy in Australia has attacked as “absurd and irresponsible” comments by Clive Palmer in a tirade on live television in which he referred to Chinese “mongrels” who shoot their own people. Palmer sought to clarify his statements on ...P
    • China's Shale Production Falls Short, but Goals Remain in Place - Forbes August 19, 2014
      China's Shale Production Falls Short, but Goals Remain in PlaceForbesThe head of China's National Energy Administration, the country's energy regulatory and planning agency, said that China has revised its 2020 forecasts for domestic shale gas production to 30 billion cubic meters per year, down from a previous target ...China's National
    • Jackie Chan's son detained on drug charges in China - Fox News August 19, 2014
      Fox NewsJackie Chan's son detained on drug charges in ChinaFox NewsHong Kong action superstar Jackie Chan's actor-son Jaycee Chan has been detained in Beijing on drug-related charges, the latest high-profile celebrity to be ensnared in one of China's biggest anti-drug crackdowns in two decades. Jaycee Chan, 31, was ...Jackie Chan's son he
    • Long march out of China - The Australian August 19, 2014
      Long march out of ChinaThe AustralianEVEN when the emperors did their utmost to keep them at home, the Chinese ventured overseas in search of knowledge, fortune and adventure. Manchu Qing rulers thought those who left must be criminals or conspirators and once forced the entire coastal ...and more »
    • Profit Rises at Bank of China, but So Do Bad Loans - Wall Street Journal August 19, 2014
      Wall Street JournalProfit Rises at Bank of China, but So Do Bad LoansWall Street JournalBank of China, the country's fourth-largest lender by assets, is the first of China's big state-controlled banks to post first-half results. Beijing uses the lenders as conduits to pump money into many sectors of the economy to spur growth. Their ...Bank of Chin
    • US tech firms under increasing scrutiny in China - Los Angeles Times August 19, 2014
      US tech firms under increasing scrutiny in ChinaLos Angeles TimesAnti-monopoly investigators have raided Microsoft's China offices, and the government has banned Windows 8 from state computers. San Diego-based chip maker Qualcomm may face more than $1 billion in fines for allegedly overcharging customers for ...
    • Mr China no more: Clive Palmer out of luck, again - Sydney Morning Herald August 19, 2014
      Sydney Morning HeraldMr China no more: Clive Palmer out of luck, againSydney Morning HeraldAnd then Ms Li, the premier's glamorous daughter - who Chinese media had portrayed as a cultured, creative, sensitive, spiritual, smart, patriotic, self-made, modest and unusually intelligent woman-of-the-people - sank Palmer's coal dreams by revealing ...
    • In China, Myths of Social Cohesion - New York Times August 19, 2014
      New York TimesIn China, Myths of Social CohesionNew York TimesKASHGAR, China — They come for the camel rides, the chance to dress up like a conquering Qing dynasty soldier or to take selfies in front of one of the most historic Islamic shrines in Xinjiang, the sprawling region in China's far northwest. But the ...China punishes Xinjiang official for ope
    • Philippines Warns China About Vessels in Disputed Seas - Wall Street Journal August 19, 2014
      Wall Street JournalPhilippines Warns China About Vessels in Disputed SeasWall Street JournalMANILA—The Philippines on Monday warned China that what it described as the frequent presence of Chinese ships in a disputed area of the South China Sea could potentially spark renewed tensions between the neighbors. Department of Foreign Affairs ...Q and A: Case vs C
    • Heinz Recalls Some Infant Cereal in China After Excessive Lead Is Found - Wall Street Journal August 18, 2014
      ReutersHeinz Recalls Some Infant Cereal in China After Excessive Lead Is FoundWall Street JournalBEIJING—H.J. Heinz Co. recalled some infant food in China after regulators found excessive levels of lead affecting more than 1,400 boxes. The recall is the latest food scare in China, where both foreign and domestic companies have grappled with ...Heinz recalls