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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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    • US Stocks Slightly Higher Despite Poor China Trade Data - Wall Street Journal October 13, 2015
      Wall Street JournalUS Stocks Slightly Higher Despite Poor China Trade DataWall Street JournalU.S. stocks drifted higher on Tuesday as investors looked past the latest evidence that China's economy is slowing. The Dow Jones Industrial Average added 27 points, or 0.2%, to 17159, after falling as much as 97 points earlier. The S&P 500 added 0.1%,
    • How China's military buildup threatens the US - CNBC October 13, 2015
      CNBCHow China's military buildup threatens the USCNBCAs China continues to pour billions into its massive military buildup, a pressing concern is its territorial ambitions in the South China Sea. Within the next two weeks the Pentagon is expected to send U.S. Navy warships to the area that will steam ...US Tells Asian Allies That Navy Will Patrol Near I
    • A Land China Loves and Hates - International New York Times October 13, 2015
      International New York TimesA Land China Loves and HatesInternational New York TimesHONG KONG — On the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, a major Chinese television network broadcast a documentary that investigated how Chinese people viewed not only those pivotal events but America itself. One man, referring to the slaughter ...and more »
    • Dow futures fall 100 points after weak China trade data - CNBC October 13, 2015
      CNBCDow futures fall 100 points after weak China trade dataCNBCU.S. stock index futures ticked lower on Tuesday, following European and Asian shares downwards, after weak trade data added to concerns about slowing growth in China. Dow Jones industrial average futures were off more than 100 points, while futures ...Wall St. recovers but China concerns weighRe
    • Europe lower on China concerns; SABMiller pops 9% - CNBC October 13, 2015
      BloombergEurope lower on China concerns; SABMiller pops 9%CNBCEuropean stocks extended losses on Tuesday as the shine slipped from Asian markets on the back of concerning China data. The pan-European STOXX 600 was 1.3 percent lower at the start of trade.Europe Stocks Fall as China Data Reignite Global Growth ConcernBloombergAsian shares hit by weak China tra
    • China cabin crew 'industry ritual' sparks online outrage - BBC News October 13, 2015
      BBC NewsChina cabin crew 'industry ritual' sparks online outrageBBC NewsPhotos of female cabin crew lying in the overhead luggage compartments on board a Chinese airline have gone viral on social media. The images, which were uploaded on the popular chat app WeChat, have been called bullying by netizens. The post said ...A hazing ritual forced Chin
    • Top China paper says US, Russia playing Cold War game in Syria - Reuters October 13, 2015
      ReutersTop China paper says US, Russia playing Cold War game in SyriaReutersBEIJING China's top newspaper on Tuesday accused both the United States and Russia of replaying their Cold War rivalry by engaging in military action in Syria, saying they needed to realize that era is over and should instead push for peace talks.China says Russia, US must avoid
    • China imports collapse in September, exports remain weak - CNBC October 13, 2015
      CNBCChina imports collapse in September, exports remain weakCNBCChina's trade slump extended into September, with imports collapsing and exports remaining feeble, underscoring the fragile state of the world's number two economy. Dollar-denominated imports plunged by a worse-than-expected 20.4 percent in September ...China Growth in Focus as Exports
    • Asian Shares Fall After China Trade Data - Wall Street Journal October 13, 2015
      Wall Street JournalAsian Shares Fall After China Trade DataWall Street JournalMost Asian markets fell Tuesday after Chinese trade data offered the latest sign of slowing demand both at home and abroad. Japan's Nikkei Stock Average fell 1.1%, Australia's S&P/ASX 200 lost 0.6% and Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index closed 0.6% lower.China Imports S
    • Asian shares fall after China imports fuel growth woes - CNBC October 12, 2015
      CNBCAsian shares fall after China imports fuel growth woesCNBCAsian shares outside China slid deeper into the red on Tuesday, with resources names leading losses after latest trade figures rekindled concerns over demand from the world's second-biggest economy. Commodity currencies also took a hit, with the ...Markets Fall In Possible Over Reaction To Ch