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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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      CNBCECB in China 'spillover' warning for euro zoneCNBCChina's economic slowdown could pose risks for the euro area ranging from falling exports, capital outflows and exchange rate fluctuations, the European Central Bank (ECB) said on Wednesday. China is now the second-biggest economy after the U.S. and ...and more »
    • Vanishing China execs a vexatious mystery for HK market - U.S. News & World Report November 25, 2015
      U.S. News & World ReportVanishing China execs a vexatious mystery for HK marketU.S. News & World ReportIn this Nov. 4, 2015 photo, Yim Fung, chairman and chief executive of Guotai Junan International Holdings Ltd., the Hong Kong unit of a Chinese securities company, attends an event in Hong Kong. The company said it was unable to reach Yim since Nov.
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      The GuardianChina punishes university chiefs for driving 'fancy cars' and partyingThe GuardianThe punishments – the latest example of president Xi Jinping's offensive against corruption within the Communist party – were dished out to top officials at the Communication University of China, state media reported on Tuesday. It said two were sacke
    • China's Earliest Monthly Economic Indicators Flash Warning Sign - Bloomberg November 25, 2015
      BloombergChina's Earliest Monthly Economic Indicators Flash Warning SignBloombergChina's economy is still showing a muted response to waves of monetary and fiscal easing as of the half-way mark for the last quarter of the year, some of the earliest indicators suggest. A privately compiled purchasing managers' index and a gauge ...
    • Singapore's latest export to China? Chilli crab - CNBC November 25, 2015
      CNBCSingapore's latest export to China? Chilli crabCNBCSingapore is targeting a new export for China, already its largest trading partner: the city-state's iconic chilli crab. The dish is no minor matter in Singapore, where it's considered a "must try" for all tourists. For that matter, Singapore's ...and more »
    • Not Quite A Heroine: Lesson From Taiwan's Beauty Queen On Resisting China - Forbes November 25, 2015
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      Minneapolis Star TribuneTrouble is brewing in ChinaMinneapolis Star TribuneRolex Dela Pena/Pool Photo via AP Chinese soldiers marched in a parade Sept. 3 to commemmorate the 70th anniversary of Japan's surrender in World War II. Peace in the South China Sea is threatened by China's unprecedented demand to rule what have ...US raises military aid to