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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 Lets 1st Foreigners Into Army News BriefingABC NewsOfficers who oversee the briefings say the new invitations reflect a desire by the top brass to allay foreigners' concerns over fast-expanding budgets, vast hardware improvements, and an increasingly clear determination to use the military to assert ...China allows foreign reporters at news confer
    • China: Dozens Dead or Injured in Xinjiang 'Terror,' but Facts Are Few and Far ... - TIME July 31, 2014
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      6 rules for playing hoops in ChinaESPNThe first rule that becomes clear upon landing in China is that you must adjust to the country's different organizing principle. Take, for example, my first day in Hangzhou, where Phoenix Mercury star Brittney Griner played winter ball. I was waiting ...and more »
    • Uighur Group Disputes China's Assertion of Terror Attack - Wall Street Journal July 30, 2014
      Wall Street JournalUighur Group Disputes China's Assertion of Terror AttackWall Street JournalBEIJING—An overseas group advocating on behalf of China's mostly Muslim Uighur ethnic minority cast doubt Wednesday on the Chinese government's assertion that a recent outburst of deadly violence in the far-western Xinjiang region was the result of a 
    • US Navy Chief Seeks to Ease Tensions With China Via Joint Exercises - Wall Street Journal July 30, 2014
      Wall Street JournalUS Navy Chief Seeks to Ease Tensions With China Via Joint ExercisesWall Street JournalSINGAPORE—The U.S. would welcome greater exchanges with China's navy to help deepen military ties and dial down recent maritime tensions in the Asian-Pacific region, U.S. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus said Wednesday. Washington and Beijing have ...and mor
    • China Puts Ex-Security Chief Zhou Yongkang Under Investigation - Wall Street Journal July 30, 2014
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      Irish IndependentChina's Square Running Track: Fact Or Fiction?DeadspinA sports complex in China may or may not feature a track with right-angled lanes for running. Is it true? Possibly. The backstory contains just enough logic to make it believable. Reported by The Telegraph, who themselves were rehashing a Chinese ...You had one job...China constructs