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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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    • Japan, Sticking With US, Says It Won't Join China-Led Bank - New York Times March 31, 2015
      ReutersJapan, Sticking With US, Says It Won't Join China-Led BankNew York TimesTOKYO — Japanese leaders indicated on Tuesday that their nation would not become a founding member of a new Chinese-led Asian development bank but instead remain loyal to the United States, which has urged its allies to refrain from joining.Taiwan, Norway seek to join China-b
    • China's 'Great Wall of Sand' Raises US Concerns - Wall Street Journal March 31, 2015
      Wall Street JournalChina's 'Great Wall of Sand' Raises US ConcernsWall Street JournalCANBERRA, Australia—Unprecedented land reclamation by China in contested islands of the South China Sea is raising serious questions over whether Beijing intends confrontation or cooperation with other regional powers, America's top Pacific ...US Admiral
    • China to Begin Deposit Insurance in May - Wall Street Journal March 31, 2015
      Wall Street JournalChina to Begin Deposit Insurance in MayWall Street JournalBEIJING—By moving to insure bank deposits at home, China's leadership has its eyes abroad. China on Tuesday detailed a plan to launch a deposit-insurance system in May, a long-awaited move that is aimed at better disciplining its lenders and their ...China is about to make its
    • China's ban on Google is costing search giant billions of dollars while giving ... - VentureBeat March 31, 2015
      VentureBeatChina's ban on Google is costing search giant billions of dollars while giving ...VentureBeatIt's no surprise that by being blocked in China, Google is missing out on some serious search advertising revenues. But a new report today from eMarketer provides more insight into just how much Google may be losing. For the first time, eMarketer
    • Hanoi Takes Resistance to Beijing Underwater - Wall Street Journal March 31, 2015
      Wall Street JournalHanoi Takes Resistance to Beijing UnderwaterWall Street JournalNow, faced with a new threat from China—this time at sea—Vietnam's outgunned and outnumbered military is falling back on a similar tactic: It's hiding underwater. Vietnam's largest-ever arms purchase is a multibillion-dollar deal for six Russian ...and more »
    • For China, three decades of one-child policy proves hard to undo - CNN March 31, 2015
      CNNFor China, three decades of one-child policy proves hard to undoCNNIt's perhaps the most hated policy in China. Now, under relaxed restrictions announced just over a year ago, couples like Yang Xue and Chang Zi'an, both professionals working in Beijing, are eligible for a second child to join their baby girl -- 11 ...China's one-child polic
    • U.S. allies rush to join China's new bank as deadline looms - Washington Times March 31, 2015
      Washington TimesU.S. allies rush to join China's new bank as deadline loomsWashington TimesU.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew, left, shakes hands with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang before a meeting at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, on Monday, March 30, 2015. Lew said he pressed Chinese leaders Monday over proposed ... more >.China to Del
    • Rhodes Scholarships Expanding to Include Chinese Students - New York Times March 31, 2015
      New York TimesRhodes Scholarships Expanding to Include Chinese StudentsNew York TimesThe move into China, announced Monday, is the first step in what the program expects to be its biggest expansion since it made women eligible in the 1970s. It is meant to cultivate a more diverse crop of young people the program hopes will become ...Congratulations, China: Y
    • As China Expands Its Navy, the US Grows Wary - Wall Street Journal March 31, 2015
      Wall Street JournalAs China Expands Its Navy, the US Grows WaryWall Street JournalChina's navy chief, Adm. Wu Shengli, strolled the Harvard University campus in a tweed blazer and slacks during a visit to the U.S. last fall, joking with students and quizzing school officials about enrolling some of his officers. A few days earlier ...Washington wary as
    • China Appears to Attack GitHub by Diverting Web Traffic - New York Times March 30, 2015
      New York TimesChina Appears to Attack GitHub by Diverting Web TrafficNew York TimesBut in a recent series of attacks on websites that try to help Internet users in China circumvent this censorship, the Great Firewall appears to have been used instead as a weapon, diverting a portion of the torrents of Internet traffic that flow ...These Activists Are Plottin