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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 […]

China Current Events: July 21

Chinese court upholds Ai Weiwei’s US$2.4 mil. tax fine A Chinese court on Friday upheld a US$2.4 million fine for tax evasion against the country’s most famous dissident, Ai Weiwei, after barring him from attending the hearing, in a case that critics accuse Beijing of using to muzzle the outspoken artist.  Read more China’s population […]

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 7

China reacts calmly to US after WTO auto complaint China on Friday urged the United States to ensure trade disputes did not harm overall economic ties, after Washington filed a WTO complaint over Chinese duties on imported American cars.  Read more In U.S.-China Car Clash, Obama Should Drive Harder President Obama is right to blast […]

Current Events in China: July 4

China rushes surveillance ships to islands claimed by Vietnam Amid rising tensions between China and its neighbours over the disputed territories in the South China Sea, Beijing today sent four surveillance ships to the area also claimed by Vietnam after spotting a foreign fishing vessel there.  Read more China protest against alloy plant enters third […]

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 […]

China Current Events: June 23

China manufacturing hits 7-month low: HSBC Chinese manufacturing activity hit a seven-month low in June, data from HSBC showed Thursday, putting pressure on Beijing to do more to boost the world’s second-largest economy.  Read more China behind N. Korea embargo breaches: UN A U.N. panel has found Chinese involvement in more than half of the […]

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 […]

Current Events in China: June 2

Exclusive: China arrests security official on suspicion of spying for U.S. A Chinese state security official has been arrested on suspicion of spying for the United States, sources said, a case both countries have kept quiet for several months as they strive to prevent a fresh crisis in relations.  Read more U.S. to improve strategic […]

Current Events in China: May 23

US military aircraft have fake parts from China: Senate report A report on counterfeit electronic parts published by the US Senate Armed Services Committee after a yearlong investigation uncovered about 1,800 cases of fake parts in US military aircraft, and more than 70% of 1 million suspect components can be traced back to China, reports […]

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    • 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 ...China un
    • China's financial diplomacy - The Economist January 30, 2015
      The EconomistChina's financial diplomacyThe EconomistXI JINPING, China's president, was chummy in public when he met Nicolás Maduro in Beijing in early January (pictured), praising his Venezuelan counterpart as a “good friend of the Chinese people”. Behind closed doors, negotiations must have been far ...and more »
    • Xiaomi just wandered into a 100-year-old border dispute between China and India - Quartz January 30, 2015
      QuartzXiaomi just wandered into a 100-year-old border dispute between China and IndiaQuartzXiaomi has big plans for winning over Indian smartphone users, but that might mean losing fans at home. This week, the Chinese smartphone maker's vice president Hugo Barra posted a much-criticized photo on the Chinese microblog Weibo of the launch of ...and more »
    • China: Overborrowed and overbuilt - Financial Times January 30, 2015
      Financial TimesChina: Overborrowed and overbuiltFinancial Timeshe last time China was the world's largest economy Beijing was a city of about 700,000 people, and its Wangjing district was nothing but a jumble of barren man-made hills built to protect the capital from barbarian invaders to the north. That was 1890 ...Here is why India will keep growing f
    • China and the world - The Economist January 30, 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 ...
    • NBA Signs Deal With Chinese Internet Giant - New York Times January 30, 2015
      Wall Street JournalNBA Signs Deal With Chinese Internet GiantNew York TimesThe N.B.A. announced a five-year deal Thursday with the Chinese Internet giant Tencent Holdings Limited to carry games, highlights and other league content on its digital platforms. The deal is worth at least $500 million, said a person briefed on the ...Tencent to Become NBA's E
    • 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.Foreign Cyber (In)Security Takes Another Hit in Chi
    • China's new playground: America's backyard - CNBC January 29, 2015
      CNBCChina's new playground: America's backyardCNBCChina is moving into the United States' backyard—but it's not clear if this is a bad thing for anyone. Beijing is directing an increasing amount investment into Latin America, raising sphere-of-influence worries in the U.S. and trepidation among some ...
    • China Further Tightens Grip on the Internet - New York Times January 29, 2015
      New York TimesChina Further Tightens Grip on the InternetNew York TimesBEIJING — Jing Yuechen, the founder of an Internet start-up here in the Chinese capital, has no interest in overthrowing the Communist Party. But these days she finds herself cursing the nation's smothering cyberpolice as she tries — and fails — to ...Is this North Korea? Chinese net
    • Why China Is Nervous About Its Role in the World - TIME January 29, 2015
      TIMEWhy China Is Nervous About Its Role in the WorldTIMEHong Kong based Vietnamese demonstrators carry Vietnam's flag during a protest against China's territory claim in Hong Kong May 25, 2014. Around 200 people marched on Sunday to declare Paracel Islands belong to Vietnam. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu ...and more »