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China Current Events: June 30

Plane hijacking foiled in restive western China Passengers and crew foiled a hijacking attempt by six people on a plane in China’s restive far-western Xinjiang region Friday, a regional airline and state media said.  Read more Shanghai ‘face-eater’ tries to chew off woman’s face According to local Chinese press, an intoxicated bus driver in Wenzhou […]

Current Events in China: June 25

Chinese ship ‘accidentally rams’ Philippines boat The Philippines alleged on Sunday that a Chinese vessel accidentally rammed a local fishing boat north of a disputed South China Sea shoal, killing one and leaving four others missing.  Read more SW China quake leaves at least four dead, over 100 injured At least two people died and […]

China Current Events: June 20

Neil Heywood scandal widens to Cambodia as Patrick Devillers arrested The investigation into the murder of the British businessman Neil Heywood took another twist after it emerged that the former business partner of his alleged killer had been arrested in Cambodia.  Read more China dissatisfied over Vietnam’s island patrols: spokesman A spokesman for China’s Foreign […]

China Current Events: June 19

Chinese spacecraft docks with module A Chinese spacecraft carrying three astronauts docked with an orbiting module Monday, another first for the country as it strives to match American and Russian exploits in space.  Read more Chinese bank ‘owner’ highlights audacious mainland fraud In a China awash with fake iPhones, pirated DVDs and knockoff Louis Vuitton […]

China Current Events: June 12

China urges Japan to stop making new troubles over Diaoyu Islands China on Monday urged Japan to stop causing new troubles over the Diaoyu Islands as reports say dozens of Japanese including several lawmakers had landed on the islands.  Read more Firepower bristles in South China Sea as rivalries harden In the early years of […]

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    • Uighur Scholar Ilham Tohti Goes on Trial in China on Separatist Charges - New York Times September 18, 2014
      New York TimesUighur Scholar Ilham Tohti Goes on Trial in China on Separatist ChargesNew York TimesURUMQI, China — A prominent ethnic Uighur economics professor from Beijing went on trial Wednesday here in the far western region of Xinjiang on charges of separatism. As the trial of the professor, Ilham Tohti, began in the Urumqi Intermediate People ...China
    • China sentences four for explosives, bid for 'jihad': report - Reuters September 18, 2014
      ReutersChina sentences four for explosives, bid for 'jihad': reportReutersBEIJING (Reuters) - China has sentenced four people to up to 20 years in jail for "plotting terror attacks", state media said, the latest in a wave of rulings as the government accelerates a crackdown on what it says is violence fueled by Islamist ...Minority schola
    • Witnessing the dawn of China's dot-com boom - CNN September 18, 2014
      USA TODAYWitnessing the dawn of China's dot-com boomCNNHong Kong (CNN) -- Late 90s Beijing. Those were the days. Forgive the wistful opening but it's true. The saccharine pop hit "Xin Tai Ruan" may have played endlessly on the radio and the "Titanic" screensaver displayed on virtually every cubicle PC, but ...From 'crazy
    • With Much at Stake, Chinese Leader Visits India - New York Times September 18, 2014
      New York TimesWith Much at Stake, Chinese Leader Visits IndiaNew York TimesNEW DELHI — India's new prime minister, Narendra Modi, celebrated his 64th birthday on Wednesday by hosting President Xi Jinping of China in his home state, Gujarat, as the leaders of Asia's two giants laid the foundation for a relationship that will ...China's Presiden
    • What Would It Take To Keep China's Rich At Home? - Forbes September 18, 2014
      What Would It Take To Keep China's Rich At Home?ForbesChina's rich are not terribly happy living at home, according to a Barclays Barclays study reported by CNBC. They want to leave for somewhere else — like Canada or the US. That's certainly bad news for China, as wealth amassed in the domestic economy ...
    • Misunderstanding China - Wall Street Journal September 17, 2014
      Wall Street JournalMisunderstanding ChinaWall Street JournalOn October 1, 1949, Mao Zedong proclaimed the founding of the People's Republic of China while standing atop Beijing's Gate of Heavenly Peace. In the decades that followed, many China watchers in the West confidently predicted the fall of his regime.Even Seemingly Benign Causes Draw China
    • China Central Bank Appears to Inject $81 Billion Into Top Lenders - New York Times September 17, 2014
      BloombergChina Central Bank Appears to Inject $81 Billion Into Top LendersNew York TimesHONG KONG — With industrial production growing at the slowest pace since the worst of the global financial crisis and foreign direct investment in a tailspin, China appears to have taken the unusual step of using monetary stimulus in an attempt to ...China Joins ECB in Ad
    • China refuses to explain whereabouts of envoy to Iceland - The Guardian September 17, 2014
      The GuardianChina refuses to explain whereabouts of envoy to IcelandThe GuardianChina's foreign ministry has refused to address the whereabouts of its ambassador to Iceland after reports he has been detained for giving secrets to Japan. Ma Jisheng left Reykjavik for China in January this year but did not return in March as expected.China's ambassad
    • Asian Shares Gain on China Stimulus - Wall Street Journal September 17, 2014
      Economic TimesAsian Shares Gain on China StimulusWall Street JournalThe cash injection to China's five major state-owned banks follows a slew of weak economic data from earlier in the week, including a report showing foreign direct investment in China was at its lowest level in more than four years. The move by the ...China shares rise on strong banks,
    • Ahead Of Alibaba: The Chinese Economy - Forbes September 16, 2014
      ABC NewsAhead Of Alibaba: The Chinese EconomyForbesAlibaba is at its very essence a Chinese company, run by a Chinese management team, with Chinese customers, and the overwhelming majority of its revenue coming from business in China. To really understand the prospects of Alibaba, understanding the ...No, Alibaba Is Not the Next Facebook (and 4 Other Myths A