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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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    • Exclusive: China meat supplier faced claims last year over unethical work ... - Reuters July 25, 2014
      ReutersExclusive: China meat supplier faced claims last year over unethical work ...ReutersWang's allegations of tampering with food production dates echo those made in a Chinese undercover TV documentary on Sunday that showed staff at Shanghai Husi Food plant mixing old meat with fresh produce and re-using meat picked up from the floor.Buyers and Brand […]
    • China's Plan to Limit Coal Use Could Spur Consumption for Years - New York Times July 25, 2014
      New York TimesChina's Plan to Limit Coal Use Could Spur Consumption for YearsNew York TimesHONG KONG — Under pressure to reduce smog and greenhouse gas emissions, the Chinese government is considering a mandatory cap on coal use, the main source of carbon pollution from fossil fuels. But it would be an adjustable ceiling that would allow ...China and As […]
    • China probes food businesses; Hong Kong bans imports in meat safety scare - Reuters July 25, 2014
      ReutersChina probes food businesses; Hong Kong bans imports in meat safety scareReutersSHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's food regulator has visited close to 600 restaurants, businesses and food distributors as it investigates a fast-spreading food safety scare that has dragged in a number of global brands and hit food outlets as far away as ...Meat-Supplier […]
    • China's Big Course Correction in the South China Sea? - The National Interest Online July 24, 2014
      The National Interest OnlineChina's Big Course Correction in the South China Sea?The National Interest OnlineAfter many months of taking increasingly bold actions at the expense of its neighbors in East Asia, there are recent indications that Beijing may be adopting more conciliatory policies. China has unexpectedly removed a controversial oil-drilling […]
    • Shades Of The Middle Ages: The Plague Popped Up In China And Colorado - NPR (blog) July 24, 2014
      NPR (blog)Shades Of The Middle Ages: The Plague Popped Up In China And ColoradoNPR (blog)According to Chinese officials, parts of a city in northern China were quarantined for nine days, and 151 people were put under close observation after a man died of the disease last Wednesday. He was reportedly infected after handling a dead Himalayan ...and more » […]
    • Turning Ethiopia Into China's China - Businessweek July 24, 2014
      BusinessweekTurning Ethiopia Into China's ChinaBusinessweekEthiopian workers walking through the parking lot of Huajian Shoes' factory outside Addis Ababa in June chose the wrong day to leave their shirts untucked. The company's president, just arrived from China, spotted them through the window, sprang up ...and more » […]
    • Qualcomm's China Hang-Ups - Wall Street Journal July 24, 2014
      Wall Street JournalQualcomm's China Hang-UpsWall Street JournalWhile Qualcomm managed to beat Wall Street estimates for its fiscal third quarter, the results were overshadowed by struggles in China. These pushed the stock down Thursday afternoon on its way to what would be its worst single-day selloff in more than ...Report: China to declare Qualcomm a […]
    • China's Property Market Is No Bubble - Wall Street Journal July 24, 2014
      Wall Street JournalChina's Property Market Is No BubbleWall Street JournalWill China's property bubble trigger a financial crisis? Concern is high this year thanks to deteriorating sales figures and reports of large price cuts. But China really is different. Though a correction is coming, the consequences will be more ...China eyes quality developm […]
    • SOHO China's $15M Harvard Gift: Is The Money Better Spent In China? - Forbes July 24, 2014
      ForbesSOHO China's $15M Harvard Gift: Is The Money Better Spent In China?ForbesThe post-2008 financial crisis coupled with a rising number of international applicants from wealthy families have resulted in American colleges accepting more full-tuition payers from overseas. There's been a 6% to 7% annual jump in the number of ...Chinese real estate […]
    • Gauge of Chinese Manufacturing Activity Rises to 18-Month High in July - Wall Street Journal July 24, 2014
      Wall Street JournalGauge of Chinese Manufacturing Activity Rises to 18-Month High in JulyWall Street JournalHSBC's China Flash PMI for July of 52.0 says the country's factory sector grew at a rate not seen in 1.5 years. The WSJ's Ramy Inocencio speaks with HSBC's John Zhu, Greater China Economist, on which of Beijing's mini-stimulus […]