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China News 08/2015 (Page 5)



Tianjin Officials Struggle to Contain Fallout as Angry Relatives Demand Answers
BEIJING — The authorities in the port city of Tianjin in northern China struggled to contain contamination from an enormous chemical fire on Saturday amid mounting frustration from people demanding information about missing loved ones. Orders for a ...

China blast zone evacuated over contamination fear; 104 dead
Men gather on an elevated highway near the smoking remains of an explosion in northeastern China's Tianjin municipality on August 15, 2015. Men gather on an elevated highway near the smoking remains of an explosion in northeastern China's Tianjin ...

China's air kills 4000 people a day – but not for long, say officials
About 1.6 million people die in China every year because of air pollution, but new – and newly enforced – policies are working hard to change that. By Denise Hassanzade Ajiri, Staff writer August 15, 2015. Save for later Saved. close. Laborers work on ...

China's 1st English-speaking sci-fi film "Lost in the Pacific" aims for ...
China's 1st English-speaking sci-fi film "Lost in the Pacific" aims for ...

The big battle behind China's recent turmoil: David Ignatius
WASHINGTON -- One way to think about the recent financial turmoil in China is as a parenting dispute between "Xi Dada" and "Yang Ma" -- meaning "Big Daddy Xi" (the nickname for President Xi Jinping) and "Big Mama" (a popular moniker for the People's ...

Why China is the bull in a US shop
When the second-largest economy in the world plays games with its currency, it's Americans who suffer. China decided it was time to devalue the yuan, enabling the communist country to steal even more of the global economy as it competes around the ...

China atop of intermediate medal standings at ISSF World Cup
BAKU, Aug. 15 (Xinhua) -- China's Chen Dongqi and Yi Siling won gold and silver at 50m Rifle 3 Positions women's event at the ISSF World Cup in Azerbaijan's Gabala town on Saturday. By these medals, Chinese shooters rocketed their country atop of the ...

Death Toll Rises To 112 After China Port City Chemical Explosions
I'm a senior editor and the Shanghai bureau chief of Forbes magazine. Now in my 14th year at Forbes, I compile the Forbes China Rich List, Hong Kong Rich List and Taiwan Rich List. I was previously a correspondent for Bloomberg News in Taipei and ...

SOUTH CHINA SEA WATCH: China Rejects Island Building Freeze
The dispute over the strategic waterways of the South China Sea has intensified, pitting a rising China against its smaller and militarily weaker neighbors who all lay claim to a string of isles, coral reefs and lagoons mostly in the Spratly and the ...

China yuan to move both ways, more 'adjustments' unlikely: central bank economist
BEIJING China's move to weaken the yuan last week could head off further similar "adjustments", and the yuan is likely to move in both directions as the economy stabilizes, Ma Jun, chief economist at the central bank said on Sunday. The People's Bank ...

China blast zone blocked over fears of contamination, as death toll hits 112
Aug. 15, 2015: Chinese emergency crew survey the site of an explosion in northeastern China's Tianjin municipality. New explosions and fire rocked the Chinese port city of Tianjin on Saturday, where one survivor was pulled out and authorities ordered ...

The death toll in Tianjin continues to mount
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China's risky money game
To understand China's surprise currency devaluation, you need context. China is engineering a major economic transformation — or, at least, trying. For years, it relied upon export-led growth and massive investments in housing, infrastructure (roads ...

And now for China's great foreign-capital unwind
HONG KONG (MarketWatch) — Among the many unknowns in China is just how much of its prodigious credit boom has been built on foreign capital. After last week's high-stakes gamble to devalue the yuan, we may soon find out. So much investment and hot ...

China retreats to financial shadows to boost economic growth
ZHANGJIAGANG On a sweltering day in August, the towering ferris wheel and massive roller coaster of China's Jiyanghu Ecological Park, a two-hour train ride from Shanghai, stand eerily silent. Down a shady lane buzzing with cicadas, a security guard ...

US Warns China Over Covert Agents Seeking Fugitive Expatriates
WASHINGTON—. The New York Times reported Sunday the Obama Administration has warned China about the presence of its law enforcement agents in the U.S. covertly pressuring prominent expatriates to return home as part of Beijing's anti-corruption ...

China Scrambles to Reassure Wary Tianjin Residents Over Possible Chemical Exposure
A harmless-looking white powder, sodium cyanide is lethal if ingested or inhaled. But the hazardous compound is useful in extracting gold from mines, among other things. China is now the world's largest consumer of sodium cyanide, and domestic ...

A Chinese millionaire tried to help Tianjin—and ended up in the hospital
The Chinese millionaire—who made his fortune recycling construction waste—is known for eccentric self-promotion and bold philanthropy. After an earthquake rocked Sichuan province in 2008, Chen showed up with heavy machinery and employees to aid in ...

After Tianjin Blasts, People Demand Answers, Action
BEIJING—. The Chinese public continues to demand answers over the cause of last week's massive blasts in the northern port city of Tianjin and the risks posed by the chemical fires that followed. Authorities announced that the death toll from the ...

China's top legislature schedules bi-monthly session
BEIJING, Aug. 17 (Xinhua) -- China's top legislature will convene its bi-monthly session from Aug. 24 to 29 to review multiple draft law amendments and reports, its chairman and vice-chairpersons decided at a meeting on Monday. The session of the ...

News Analysis: China boosts infrastructure investment to shore up growth
BEIJING, Aug. 17 (Xinhua) -- China is racing against time to build high speed rails as annual investment targets are still far from completion, shedding light on its needs to shore up growth. With authorities seeing new infrastructure as crucial in ...

Why China's New Military Recruitment Video Is Alarming
The People's Liberation Army Navy recently released a new recruitment video that is unlikely to assuage growing fears in the region over an increasingly nationalistic and expansionist China. The slick nearly four-and-a-half-minute video opens with the ...

US warns China to stop pressuring expatriates to return home
(CNN) U.S. diplomats have warned China to stop using covert law enforcement agents on U.S. soil to pressure Chinese citizens into returning home to face justice, often on corruption charges, United States officials confirmed to CNN. Placing a law ...

China publishes English edition of history book on WWII resistance against Japan
BEIJING, Aug. 18 (Xinhua) -- The English edition of a history book about China's resistance against Japan during World War II has hit the market. The book is a translation of "The Chinese War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression" published by the ...

Shared Office Space Comes to China
BEIJING—The shared-office trend that vaulted New York-based startup WeWork Cos. to a $10 billion valuation is taking off in a new market: China. Landlords in big cities throughout the nation of nearly 1.4 billion people are ramping up their offerings ...

China's Stocks Sink Most in Three Weeks on State Support Concern
Chinese stocks tumbled the most in three weeks as traders reduced stimulus bets and speculated the government will pare back efforts to prop up equities. The Shanghai Composite Index sank 6.2 percent to 3,748.16 at the close, the biggest loss since an ...

"Great Wall" of flowers to blossom at Tian'anmen Square
BEIJING, Aug. 18 (Xinhua) -- Parterre in the shape of the Great Wall will adorn the sidewalks along Tian'anmen Square, the site of a military parade that will be attended by Chinese and foreign troops next month. Flowers are an important part of ...

Chinese Officials Ramp Up Investigation Into Tianjin Explosions
BEIJING—Chinese officials are intensifying efforts to establish responsibility for last week's explosions in Tianjin as the investigation homes in on a warehouse operator, while a top government official has also been placed under investigation. State ...

China's housing market continues recovery
BEIJING, Aug. 18 (Xinhua) -- China's housing market continued recovering from a prolonged downturn in July, with new home prices dropping in fewer cities for a fifth month amid better market confidence and lower interest rates. Of 70 large and ...

Top executives detained as China investigates Tianjin warehouse blasts
(CNN) Ten senior executives of the company that owned the warehouse site that exploded in the Chinese city of Tianjin have been detained, state media reported Tuesday, as authorities promised to investigate the cause of the disaster. Li Liang, the ...


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