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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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      The EconomistTrust-busting in ChinaThe EconomistIN RECENT weeks, Chinese authorities appear to have been singling out foreigners in bars around Beijing, harassing them for allegedly breaking the country's narcotics laws, conducting spot inspections of their bodily fluids and reportedly busting them ...and more »
    • Mobile Game Candy Crush Saga Released in China - Wall Street Journal August 22, 2014
      Wall Street JournalMobile Game Candy Crush Saga Released in ChinaWall Street JournalThe game, which requires the player to manipulate objects to match at least three of them in a row, hasn't been available on the booming Chinese mobile game market until now. Candy Crush is being distributed in China through Tencent Holdings, a Chinese ...King Digital Ba
    • China media: Mongolia ties - BBC News August 22, 2014
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    • New China Stocks Link Seen Carrying Risks - Wall Street Journal August 22, 2014
      Wall Street JournalNew China Stocks Link Seen Carrying RisksWall Street JournalHONG KONG—As China prepares to open a new door to mainland stocks, investors and brokerages fear quirky rules and technological deficiencies will make them vulnerable to exploitation and error. As of October, all foreign investors will be able to buy ...China shares edge up, Hong
    • Australian billionaire Clive Palmer has offended China with his comments ... - Sydney Morning Herald August 22, 2014
      Sydney Morning HeraldAustralian billionaire Clive Palmer has offended China with his comments ...Sydney Morning HeraldBeijing: In case he had any lingering doubts, the Chinese foreign ministry has made clear their worsening opinion of Clive Palmer. The miner-turned-politician's rant on live television against China's communist "mongrels"
    • Natural Gas Production Falls Short in China - New York Times August 22, 2014
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    • China Says 5 in Sect Killed Woman Who Wouldn't Join - New York Times August 21, 2014
      USA TODAYChina Says 5 in Sect Killed Woman Who Wouldn't JoinNew York TimesHONG KONG — Five defendants went on trial in eastern China on Thursday, accused of beating and kicking a woman to death in a McDonald's restaurant after she resisted their attempt to recruit her into a sect that has been condemned by the government as ...China tries 5 alleged
    • What China wants - The Economist August 21, 2014
      The EconomistWhat China wantsThe EconomistSome Western hawks see a China threat wherever they look: China's state-owned businesses stealing a march in Africa; its government covering for autocrats in UN votes; its insatiable appetite for resources plundering the environment. Fortunately, there ...and more »
    • China's state media jab US on Ferguson - Los Angeles Times August 21, 2014
      China's state media jab US on FergusonLos Angeles TimesWith the unrest in Ferguson, Mo., ongoing, countries including China have sensed a chance to strike back at what they see as the United States' preachiness and hypocrisy on human rights. This week, comments by U.S. State Department spokeswoman Marie ...China's state media jab US on Ferguso
    • China Fines Japanese Auto Parts and Bearings Makers in Price Rigging - New York Times August 20, 2014
      New York TimesChina Fines Japanese Auto Parts and Bearings Makers in Price RiggingNew York TimesHONG KONG — Chinese regulators on Wednesday intensified their antitrust scrutiny of multinationals, finding 12 Japanese auto parts and bearings manufacturers guilty of fixing prices charged to the Chinese factories of at least five automakers, and ...China Fines J