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Current Events in China: August 8

200,000 evacuated as typhoon nears Shanghai China evacuated 200,000 people from Shanghai as the third typhoon in a week bore down on the east coast, state media said Tuesday, warning it could be the most powerful storm to hit since 2005.  Read more Tibetan woman self-immolates in China: Group A 26-year-old woman immolated herself Tuesday [...]

China Current Events: July 9

Deaths, rescues at mines in Hunan province Rescuers on Sunday pulled to safety four of about a dozen miners trapped underground for more than three days in a flooded coal mine pit in central China, while seven workers in another mine were killed by an outburst of gas.  Read more Anti-Chinese protests in Vietnam as [...]

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 [...]

China Current Events: June 26

Husband of Chinese woman forced to have abortion ‘disappears’ A father whose seven month-old unborn daughter was forcibly aborted by Chinese officials has gone into hiding after his family were branded as “national traitors” for speaking to the foreign media.  Read more China has forced refugees back to Myanmar conflict zone Chinese authorities have forced [...]

China Current Events: June 22

Beijing strongly protests Hanoi’s claim over islands China said it summoned Vietnam’s ambassador Thursday and strongly protested a law adopted by the Vietnamese parliament that places the disputed Spratly and Paracel Islands under Hanoi’s sovereignty.  Read more Two Tibetans immolate themselves holding flags in Qinghai, west China Two young Tibetans, a herder and a migrant [...]

Current Events in China: June 21

China denies military drill with Russia, Syria, Iran China on Wednesday said there was no truth to an Iranian media report about a joint military drill involving China, Russia, Syria and Iran.  Read more Russia jails two men for giving China nuke secrets Russia has jailed two university professors for passing top secret information on [...]

China Current Events: June 1

‘China detains hundreds in Tibet over self-immolation protests’ Hundreds of people have been detained in Lhasa after two men set themselves on fire in the Tibetan regional capital on Sunday in protest against Chinese rule, a US-based broadcaster reported.  Read more Air Pollution Fuels Hospital Visits in Hong Kong Deteriorating air quality in Hong Kong [...]

China Current Events: May 29

China to become world’s largest consumer market in 2015: Commerce Minister China’s Commerce Minister Chen Deming said Monday that China is expected to become the world’s largest consumer market in 2015.  Read more Two Tibetans set selves on fire outside temple in Lhasa Two men engulfed themselves in towering flames outside a temple that is [...]

China Current Events: May 24

Human Rights Watch condemns mainland’s ‘X-Men’ para-police Human Rights Watch on Wednesday condemned a Chinese “para-police” force nicknamed “X-Men” by the local media, accusing it of rampant brutality and illegal detentions for even minor offences.  Read more Technology Reaches Remote Tibetan Corners, Fanning Unrest The young Buddhist monk, his voice hushed and nervous, was discussing [...]

China Current Events: April 20

Two Tibetans ‘set themselves on fire in China’ Two more Tibetans have set themselves on fire in a restive southwestern region of China, a rights group said, the latest in a wave of such protests against Beijing’s rule.  Read more Cities get a sinking feeling: report A diminishing water table, combined with a growing number [...]

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    • Why Ukraine crisis has China in a bind - CNN (blog) April 16, 2014
      Why Ukraine crisis has China in a bindCNN (blog)To be sure, it will be hard for China to take a tough position against Russia for several reasons. Geopolitically, China shares a long border with Russia, which it views as a key trading and strategic partner. President Xi Jinping's first foreign visit ...and more » […]
    • Global shares up on China relief, Ukraine strains remain - Reuters April 16, 2014
      Economic TimesGlobal shares up on China relief, Ukraine strains remainReuters"China is still on a downward path on growth but clearly the market took some relief in that number ... our basic view is that it will be a gradual slowdown rather than a hard landing." The mood had already been lifted by a late rally at the end of a ...Asian shares rise o […]
    • China economic growth slows to 18-month low in first-quarter - Reuters April 16, 2014
      CNNMoneyChina economic growth slows to 18-month low in first-quarterReutersBEIJING (Reuters) - China's economy grew at its slowest pace in 18 months at the start of 2014, but did a touch better than expected and showed some improvement in March, suggesting Beijing will not rush to follow up recent steps to support activity.As Credit Dries Up, Smaller Co […]
    • Japan leads Asia shares higher after China GDP beats estimates - CNBC.com April 16, 2014
      Japan leads Asia shares higher after China GDP beats estimatesCNBC.comAsian equity markets ended mostly higher on Wednesday as traders welcomed a better than expected growth report from the world's second biggest economy. China's economy grew an annual 7.4 percent in the first quarter of this year, above analyst ...and more » […]
    • Asian Stocks Rise on Telcos as Investors Weigh China Data - Bloomberg April 16, 2014
      Asian Stocks Rise on Telcos as Investors Weigh China DataBloombergAsian stocks rose for the first time in four days amid a rally in telecommunication shares and as investors weighed prospects for stimulus after China's economic growth slowed to the weakest pace in six quarters. SoftBank Corp. (9984), which owns about ...Asian Stocks Rise as Telcos Advan […]
    • China's Economic Growth Slows to 7.4% - Wall Street Journal April 16, 2014
      Wall Street JournalChina's Economic Growth Slows to 7.4%Wall Street JournalBEIJING—China's gross domestic product growth slipped in the first quarter to its slowest level in 18 months as the world's second-largest economy continued to downshift. Reduced momentum in investment and consumption—key drivers of the ... […]
    • Chinese Economic Growth Continues To Slow - Business Insider April 16, 2014
      Chinese Economic Growth Continues To SlowBusiness InsiderEconomists polled by Bloomberg were looking for Q1 GDP to rise 7.3%. But this was down from 7.7% the previous quarter, showing that China's economy continues to slow. Quarter-over-quarter however GDP was up 1.4% or 5.7% annualized. This was also ... […]
    • Fears grow over China property flameout - CNNMoney April 16, 2014
      CNNMoneyFears grow over China property flameoutCNNMoneyThe risks of a blow up in China's property market are rising, threatening a slowdown that could hurt global growth. The sector is second only to the related problem of credit growth on a list of threats to China's economy -- according to economists ...Housing Trouble Grows in ChinaWall Street J […]
    • China to boost space defense in 'new-type combat force' - RT April 16, 2014
      RTChina to boost space defense in 'new-type combat force'RTChina is planning to beef up its combat capability by increasing resources in a "new-type combat force," which includes integrating air and space capability in reaction to the international development of space weapons, local media reported. Visiting ...China stresses need for sta […]
    • China's Actions in Hunt for Jet Are Seen as Hurting as Much as Helping - New York Times April 15, 2014
      Wall Street JournalChina's Actions in Hunt for Jet Are Seen as Hurting as Much as HelpingNew York TimesKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — When a Chinese government vessel took the world by surprise this month with its announcement that it had detected underwater signals that might have come from the missing Malaysia Airlines plane, China suddenly looked ...Jet Se […]