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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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    • Shares punctured by two-pronged slowdown in China, Europe - Reuters November 20, 2014
      ReutersShares punctured by two-pronged slowdown in China, EuropeReutersLONDON (Reuters) - World stocks extended losses on Thursday as evidence suggested both the Chinese and European economies were slowing, while the yen slid to multi-year lows against the dollar and euro on bets on more Japanese money printing.Global Shares Punctured By Two-Pronged China, E
    • China Detains US Aid Worker Who Assisted North Koreans - New York Times November 20, 2014
      Sydney Morning HeraldChina Detains US Aid Worker Who Assisted North KoreansNew York TimesBEIJING — A Korean-American aid worker who lived in China on the border with North Korea for more than a decade has been detained by the Chinese authorities, his lawyer said Thursday. The aid worker, Peter Hahn, who is 73 and escaped from the North ...Peter Hahn, Korean-
    • China Firm Signs $12 Billion Deal To Build A Railway Along Nigeria's Coast - Business Insider November 20, 2014
      Business InsiderChina Firm Signs $12 Billion Deal To Build A Railway Along Nigeria's CoastBusiness Insiderafp china firm signs 12 bn deal to build nigerian railway AFPCRCC says the Nigeria project will adopt Chinese technological standards and lead to $4 billion-worth of Chinese exports of construction machinery, trains, steel products and other equipme
    • China and Russia push back against the US - FT.com (blog) November 20, 2014
      FT.com (blog)China and Russia push back against the USFT.com (blog)Russia, in the midst of the crisis in Ukraine, is eager to show that it has alternatives to the West and a powerful new ally in China. China also has a strong motivation to push back against America. The Chinese greatly resent America's much-ballyhooed ...China and Russia in naval co-ope
    • World Internet Conference: Has China overcome paranoia? - BBC News November 20, 2014
      BBC NewsWorld Internet Conference: Has China overcome paranoia?BBC NewsIf the internet is the biggest revolution in information technology for 500 years and the rise of China is the biggest transfer of global economic power in the same period, then China's first global internet conference is the signal that Beijing ...China wants greater role in shaping
    • Seven people killed in China hospital stabbing - BBC News November 20, 2014
      Aljazeera.comSeven people killed in China hospital stabbingBBC NewsA man armed with a knife has killed seven people at a hospital in north-eastern China, state media report. The attack took place on Thursday in the popular resort town of Beidaihe, state broadcaster CCTV news said. The 27-year-old suspect was believed ...7 Killed in Knife Attack at China Mili
    • China factory growth stalls, at six-month low: HSBC flash PMI - Reuters November 20, 2014
      ReutersChina factory growth stalls, at six-month low: HSBC flash PMIReutersBEIJING (Reuters) - Growth in China's vast factory sector stalled in November, with output contracting for the first time in six months, a private survey showed on Thursday, adding to signs that the economy may still be losing traction. The reading is ...China's manufacturer
    • How China Is Disrupting The Mobile And CE Markets - TechCrunch November 19, 2014
      TechCrunchHow China Is Disrupting The Mobile And CE MarketsTechCrunchEditor's note: Noah Herschman is COO of DHgate, the first-to-market, transactional e-commerce platform focused on cross-border trading China goods. Anyone in the tech industry has heard of Xiaomi and OnePlus by now. And if you have been in a media ...
    • China web conference opens amid internet freedom criticism - BBC News November 19, 2014
      BBC NewsChina web conference opens amid internet freedom criticismBBC NewsChina has opened its first world internet conference with a call for more controls on cyberspace. State internet information director Lu Wei told delegates in Wuzhen that China wanted a global internet governance system that was democratic and open.China media: Internet governanceBBC N
    • China Bolsters Economic Ties With Australia - New York Times November 18, 2014
      Wall Street JournalChina Bolsters Economic Ties With AustraliaNew York TimesCANBERRA, Australia — China and Australia on Monday sealed a trade agreement that significantly expands ties between Asia's largest economy and one of Washington's closest allies in the region. Separately, China said on Monday that it was giving ...China's Gift-Bearing