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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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    • In Revised GDP, China's Economy 3.4% Larger in 2013 - New York Times December 19, 2014
      Wall Street JournalIn Revised GDP, China's Economy 3.4% Larger in 2013New York TimesSHANGHAI — China said Friday that the size of its economy in 2013 was about 3.4 percent larger than previously reported, with gross domestic product having reached $9.6 trillion, according to the National Bureau of Statistics. The revision added more ...China Revises Its
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      SFGateChina increasingly cold to Western companies and investorsSFGateSHANGHAI — In the Chinese city that feels most Western, nothing represents the country's ambivalence toward the West more than the Oriental Pearl Radio & TV Tower. Located on the Hangpu River on land that was rice paddies just decades ago, the ...and more »
    • China arrests US missionary near North Korea border - Reuters December 19, 2014
      Voice of AmericaChina arrests US missionary near North Korea borderReutersBEIJING (Reuters) - China on Friday arrested Korean American missionary who was being held near the country's border with North Korea, signaling a toughening crackdown on Christian activists in the sensitive region. Peter Hahn, 74, is being charged ...China Arrests US Aid Work in
    • Evidence in Sony hack attack suggests possible involvement by Iran, China or ... - Fox News December 19, 2014
      Christian Science MonitorEvidence in Sony hack attack suggests possible involvement by Iran, China or ...Fox NewsWASHINGTON – The U.S. investigation into the recent hacking attack at Sony Pictures Entertainment has turned up evidence that does not point to North Korea as the "sole entity" in the case, but rather, raises the possibility that Iran, C
    • China Protests Planned US Sale of Warships to Taiwan - New York Times December 19, 2014
      Christian Science MonitorChina Protests Planned US Sale of Warships to TaiwanNew York TimesA spokesman for China's Foreign Affairs Ministry, Qin Gang, said Friday during a regularly scheduled news conference that China “is firmly opposed to the arms sales by the U.S. to Taiwan.” He added that the warship transfer “brutally interferes in ...China lodges
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      BBC NewsChina orders payout in 'gay shock therapy' caseBBC NewsChina has ordered a psychiatric clinic to pay compensation to a gay man who was given electric shocks in an attempt to make him heterosexual. The man, Yang Teng, said a Beijing court had decreed that the Xinyu Piaoxiang clinic would have to pay him ...Victory for Plaintiff in China Gay
    • Sony hack: China may have helped North Korea, US states - Telegraph.co.uk December 19, 2014
      Breitbart NewsSony hack: China may have helped North Korea, US statesTelegraph.co.ukChina may have helped North Korea carry out the hacking attack on Sony Pictures, a US official has told Reuters. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the conclusion of the US investigation was to be announced later by federal ...North Korea behind Sony hack
    • As Obama opens to Cuba, China experts remember benefits from US engagement - Washington Post December 19, 2014
      As Obama opens to Cuba, China experts remember benefits from US engagementWashington PostBEIJING — Liu Yawei vividly remembers his shock when, as a college freshman, he first heard from morning television news that China had established diplomatic relations with the United States, on Dec. 15, 1978. “How could it be possible to establish ...and more »
    • China Offers Enhanced Cooperation as Russia Struggles - Bloomberg December 19, 2014
      BloombergChina Offers Enhanced Cooperation as Russia StrugglesBloombergChina offered enhanced economic ties with Russia at a regional summit this week as its northern neighbor struggled to contain a currency crisis. “To help counteract an economic slowdown, China is ready to provide financial aid to develop cooperation,” ...Did China float a bailout offer fo
    • China's Housing Resists Efforts to Spur Market - New York Times December 19, 2014
      New York TimesChina's Housing Resists Efforts to Spur MarketNew York TimesThe International Monetary Fund estimated in October that construction and other real estate activities made up 12.8 percent of China's economic activity, and 33 percent if related activities are included, from making steel for building beams to ...and more »