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Current Events in China: July 5

Chinese ships patrol disputed waterway A combat-ready Chinese patrol reached reefs and islands in the center of the Spratly archipelago on Tuesday and immediately began to assert China’s sovereignty over the disputed area in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea).  Read more China’s controversial Three Gorges dam completed Final turbine of £38bn mega-dam, whose [...]

China Current Events: April 19

The shabby Bournemouth ‘love nest’ where murdered British businessman met his powerful Chinese ‘mistress’ (and she’s now accused of killing him) This is the shabby seaside flat where a British businessmen murdered in China conducted an affair with the woman who is chief suspect in his death, it is claimed.  Read more Bo Guagua in [...]

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    • Troubled history fuels Japan-China tension - Washington Post April 21, 2014
      Washington PostTroubled history fuels Japan-China tensionWashington PostAcross the waters, Japanese visiting a Shinto shrine in Tokyo that enshrines 14 convicted war criminals among 2.5 million war dead say they're tired of Chinese harping, underscoring a gradual hardening of attitudes toward their neighbor. China ...China media: Japan tensionsBBC NewsT […]
    • Japan PM makes offering to Yasukuni Shrine, angers China, South Korea - Reuters April 21, 2014
      Japan PM makes offering to Yasukuni Shrine, angers China, South KoreaReutersAdding to unease in the region, a Chinese maritime court in Shanghai seized a ship on Saturday owned by Japanese shipping firm Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, a move that Japan warned could have an adverse impact on its businesses in China. The court said the ...and more » […]
    • China seizes Japanese cargo ship over pre-war debt - BBC News April 21, 2014
      BBC NewsChina seizes Japanese cargo ship over pre-war debtBBC NewsChina's seizure of a Japanese cargo ship over a pre-war debt could hit business ties, Japan's top government spokesman has warned. Shanghai Maritime Court said it had seized the Baosteel Emotion, owned by Mitsui OSK Lines, on Saturday. It said the ...Japan warns over ship seizure by […]
    • "China's Warren Buffett" Selling Off His China Assets - Forbes April 21, 2014
      "China's Warren Buffett" Selling Off His China AssetsForbesLi, reputed to be the richest man in Asia, and his family have been on a selling spree in Mainland China since last August. [/entity]During that time, “Superman,” his nickname because of an almost-infallible sense of market timing, has unloaded ...and more » […]
    • K-Pop Star's No-Show Riles Fans at China Car Show - Bloomberg April 21, 2014
      Yonhap NewsK-Pop Star's No-Show Riles Fans at China Car ShowBloomberg(005380) to help it boost sales in China. Except Kim, who played the lead role of a stranded alien in “My Love from the Star,” the most-watched drama ever on China's online video contents provider iQIYI.com, didn't show up. The Beijing public security ...Hyundai Motor unveils […]
    • Chinese spies at Sydney Uni - Sydney Morning Herald April 20, 2014
      Chinese spies at Sydney UniSydney Morning HeraldFairfax has interviewed lecturers and Chinese-born students who have suffered repercussions because of comments they made in Australian classrooms which were reported through Chinese intelligence channels. "I was interrogated four times in China," ... […]
    • Investigating Family's Wealth, China's Leader Signals a Change - New York Times April 20, 2014
      Guardian Liberty VoiceInvestigating Family's Wealth, China's Leader Signals a ChangeNew York TimesHONG KONG — His son landed contracts to sell equipment to state oil fields and thousands of filling stations across China. His son's mother-in-law held stakes in pipelines and natural gas pumps from Sichuan Province in the west to the southern isl […]
    • China Is Quietly Profiting From the Russia-Ukraine Standoff: Here's How - Motley Fool April 20, 2014
      China Is Quietly Profiting From the Russia-Ukraine Standoff: Here's HowMotley FoolChinese President Xi Jinping is smiling because he's about to fleece Russia with a new gas deal. (Source: Asianews.it.) Much to the chagrin of the United States, China has the innate ability to negotiate major energy deals in the midst of conflict ...and more » […]
    • GM to battle VW in China with $12 billion investment and new plants - Reuters April 20, 2014
      Boston GlobeGM to battle VW in China with $12 billion investment and new plantsReutersGM expects its China sales to expand 8-10 percent this year, in line with the overall growth of the Chinese market, where foreign firms, such as Volkswagen AG (VOWG_p.DE), and domestic players like SAIC Motor Corp (600104.SS) vie for more market share.Ford seeking global sa […]
    • Deadly Clash Reported on Border of China and Vietnam - New York Times April 19, 2014
      IBNLiveDeadly Clash Reported on Border of China and VietnamNew York TimesBEIJING — Five Chinese civilians and two Vietnamese border guards died Friday during a clash between Vietnamese border guards and Chinese citizens who were trying to enter Vietnam illegally, according to official Vietnamese news reports on Friday and ...Seven killed in China-Vietnam bor […]