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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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      ABC NewsChina Signs Agreement With 20 Other Nations to Establish International ...New York TimesThe bank, proposed a year ago by President Xi Jinping of China, is to offer financing for infrastructure projects in underdeveloped countries across Asia. China, which has promised to contribute much of the initial $50 billion in capital, sees it as a ...China, 20
    • Gold Demand in India, China on the Rise - Wall Street Journal October 24, 2014
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    • China Will Keep Growing. Just Ask the Soviets. - New York Times October 24, 2014
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      BBC NewsChina's property prices fall in SeptemberBBC NewsChina has said its property prices fell 1.3% in September, marking the first year-on-year fall in the sector. The government measures property prices across its 70 biggest cities. It said new home prices in 69 of those cities had shown month-on-month ...Chinese home prices fall for fifth month in
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      The EconomistHeight discriminationThe EconomistWHEN two security guards in Dalian in north-east China got their first month's pay packet earlier this year, they questioned why each received different amounts for identical work. The company responded that one man was 5cm (two inches) taller than his ...
    • Mark Zuckerberg, Speaking Mandarin, Tries to Win Over China for Facebook - New York Times (blog) October 24, 2014
      ForbesMark Zuckerberg, Speaking Mandarin, Tries to Win Over China for FacebookNew York Times (blog)Facebook's social network is almost completely blocked in China, but maybe Mark Zuckerberg hopes to charm his way past the government's censors — by speaking to them in their own language. On Wednesday, Mr. Zuckerberg, Facebook's chief executive,
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      New York TimesYan Lianke on Writing in ChinaNew York TimesBEIJING — China's efforts to promote socialism in the late 1950s and early 1960s resulted in what is euphemistically known as the three years of natural disasters, during which more than 30 million people starved to death. One evening when I was a ...