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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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    • G7 agrees need strong message on South China Sea; China says don't 'hype' - Reuters May 26, 2016
      ReutersG7 agrees need strong message on South China Sea; China says don't 'hype'ReutersThe agreement prompted a sharp rejoinder from China, which is not in the G7 club but whose rise as a power has put it at the heart of some discussions at the advanced nations' summit in Ise-Shima, central Japan. "Prime Minister (Shinzo) Abe led ...
    • Trade fight: China calls new US steel import duties unfair - USA TODAY May 26, 2016
      USA TODAYTrade fight: China calls new US steel import duties unfairUSA TODAYChina has charged the U.S. with unfair trade policies after imposing a new wave of tough penalties on low-priced steel imports. After the Commerce Department on Wednesday announced anti-dumping duties on Chinese corrosion-resistant steel products of ...US hits China and others with m
    • China says it followed rules in US aircraft intercept - Reuters May 26, 2016
      ReutersChina says it followed rules in US aircraft interceptReutersChinese Defence Ministry spokesman Yang Yujun told a monthly news briefing China's aircraft acted completely professionally and in line with an agreement reached between the countries on rules governing such encounters. However, he said the ...Chinas Love Boats in Disputed South China Se
    • 1MDB Unit Bought by China Nuclear Firm Was Distressed, Auditor Says - Wall Street Journal May 26, 2016
      Wall Street Journal1MDB Unit Bought by China Nuclear Firm Was Distressed, Auditor SaysWall Street JournalKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia—An audit of a key energy group sold by troubled state investment fund 1Malaysia Development Bhd. to a Chinese state-owned nuclear-power company flagged deep uncertainty over the company's viability. Notes from auditor ...and mo
    • Southeast Asia's Dance With China - International New York Times May 26, 2016
      International New York TimesSoutheast Asia's Dance With ChinaInternational New York TimesSoutheast Asia's economic promise is emerging as a global growth driver after years of being overshadowed by the China story. At the heart of the Asean Economic Community, the region's newly introduced single market, are three countries: Vietnam, the ...Sh
    • China to send nuclear-armed submarines into Pacific amid tensions with US - The Guardian May 26, 2016
      The GuardianChina to send nuclear-armed submarines into Pacific amid tensions with USThe GuardianThe Chinese military is poised to send submarines armed with nuclear missiles into the Pacific Ocean for the first time, arguing that new US weapons systems have so undermined Beijing's existing deterrent force that it has been left with no alternative.China
    • China unveils elevated bus to tackle traffic jams - Mashable May 26, 2016
      MashableChina unveils elevated bus to tackle traffic jamsMashableAs the world's most populated country, China's gridlocked traffic is legendary, especially in major cities like Beijing and Shanghai. To help combat the problem of traffic jams and maximise limited road space, the country's top engineers have unveiled ...China unveils 'strad
    • China says its people will never stand for Taiwan independence - Reuters May 26, 2016
      ReutersChina says its people will never stand for Taiwan independenceReutersChina has repeatedly warned Taiwan's pro-independence Democratic Progressive Party, whose leader Tsai Ing-wen assumed the presidency last week, of negative consequences if they fail to recognize Taiwan is a part of China under Beijing's "one China" ...Despite thre
    • China's 'feud' over economic reform reveals depth of Xi Jinping's secret state - The Guardian May 26, 2016
      The GuardianChina's 'feud' over economic reform reveals depth of Xi Jinping's secret stateThe Guardian“The recent People's Daily interview … not only exposes a deep rift between [Xi and Li] … it also shows the power struggle has got so bitter that the president had to resort to the media to push his agenda,” one commentator said in t
    • Warning sign: China sets currency at 5-year low - CNNMoney May 26, 2016
      CNNMoneyWarning sign: China sets currency at 5-year lowCNNMoneySome believe China's latest currency move was to get ahead of a Federal Reserve interest rate hike, which will probably make the U.S. dollar even stronger. Others point to a slew of ho-hum economic data from China. The bottom line is: the chiefs of the ...and more »