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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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    • Commodities fall saves China's blushes on growth - Financial Times July 5, 2015
      Commodities fall saves China's blushes on growthFinancial TimesChina's economy would have expanded at less than 6 per cent in the first quarter if not for the collapse in global commodity prices, according to data reviewed by the Financial Times, raising concerns about the government's ability to hit its 7 per ...
    • China freezes share offers as market plunges in threatening blow to economy - ABC Online July 5, 2015
      ABC OnlineChina freezes share offers as market plunges in threatening blow to economyABC OnlineChina has frozen share offers and set up a market-stabilisation fund, as Beijing intensified efforts to pull stock markets out of a nose-dive that is threatening the world's second-largest economy, according to Wall Street Journal reports. Beijing's ...Ch
    • Japan joins US-Australia war games amid China tensions - Yahoo News July 5, 2015
      Yahoo NewsJapan joins US-Australia war games amid China tensionsYahoo NewsSydney (AFP) - The United States and Australia kicked off a massive joint biennial military exercise on Sunday, with Japan taking part for the first time as tensions with China over territorial rows loom over the drills.Japan joins US-Australia war games in NT and Queensland amid China
    • Hillary Clinton accuses China of 'stealing US secrets' - BBC News July 5, 2015
      BBC NewsHillary Clinton accuses China of 'stealing US secrets'BBC NewsUS Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton has accused China of stealing commercial secrets and government information. She accused China of "trying to hack into everything that doesn't move in America", and urged vigilance. US officials had ...Hillary Clin
    • China lobbies hard ahead of Manila's South China Sea arbitration case - Reuters July 4, 2015
      ReutersChina lobbies hard ahead of Manila's South China Sea arbitration caseReutersManila filed the case in 2013 to seek a ruling on its right to exploit the South China Sea waters in its 200-nautical mile exclusive economic zone (EEZ) as allowed under the U.N. Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS). While legally binding, any ...The U.S. and China S
    • China wants mothers to breast-feed, but they keep choosing formula - Washington Post July 4, 2015
      China wants mothers to breast-feed, but they keep choosing formulaWashington PostHONG KONG — An overwhelming number of young women in China are reaching for formula over breast milk prematurely to feed their newborns, despite government-led campaigns to promote breast-feeding as the exclusive diet of infants until 6 months of ...
    • Turks protesting against China attack Koreans 'by mistake' - Yahoo News July 4, 2015
      Yahoo NewsTurks protesting against China attack Koreans 'by mistake'Yahoo NewsOver the last week hundreds of Turkish nationalists across the country have demonstrated to protest China's alleged Ramadan bans. A popular Chinese restaurant in Istanbul was attacked on Wednesday and had its windows smashed by a group protesters ...Hundreds march in
    • China factory collapse: Six dead and 49 rescued - BBC News July 4, 2015
      BBC NewsChina factory collapse: Six dead and 49 rescuedBBC NewsA shoe factory has collapsed in eastern China, killing six workers, according to Chinese state media. More than 50 people were working in the factory in the city of Wenling, in Zhejiang province, when it collapsed at around 16:00 local time (08:00 GMT ...Nine dead in China building collapse, doze
    • Taiwan stands up to China with World War II military parade - USA TODAY July 4, 2015
      USA TODAYTaiwan stands up to China with World War II military paradeUSA TODAYTAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan marched out thousands of troops and displayed its most modern military hardware Saturday to spotlight an old but often forgotten claim that its forces, not the Chinese Communists, led the campaign that routed imperial ...and more »
    • China's Boom Has World Bank Worried - Bloomberg View July 2, 2015
      Bloomberg ViewChina's Boom Has World Bank WorriedBloomberg ViewBy urging Beijing to clamp down on wasteful investment, unsustainable debt, and a shadow banking industry run amok, it was delivering a clear enough warning that President Xi should stop fanning China's giant asset bubble. The World Bank was also ...World Bank Deletes Critical Passage o