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4 New Fires Erupt in China's Tianjin Port Disaster Area
Four new fires burned Friday within a disaster zone in China's Tianjin port where massive warehouse explosions more than a week ago killed at least 116 people and contaminated the area with toxic chemicals. The fires were spotted in a car parking lot ...

Social Inequality and the Downfall of China
I am currently in the process of reading, The Next 100 Years by George Friedman. In this book Friedman discusses a view of which I wholeheartedly agree with, and have for some time. This view is that China will not become the major global economic ...

Stop blaming China for this selloff: Wells' Cragg
The Dow Jones industrial average suffered its worst daily loss in four years Friday on growing fears of continued slowing global growth. And while China's issues have been at the top of investors' concerns, that doesn't make it fair for global markets ...

China's international efforts to silence free speech
THE CHINESE government has sent covert law enforcement agents to the United States to intimidate expatriates into returning to China, the New York Times recently reported. The effort — called Operation Fox Hunt — is part of an anti-corruption crusade ...

Keeping An Eye Out For China Stock News This Weekend?
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 ...

Pentagon: China's man-made islands growing, now thousands of acres
China has built up and reclaimed even more land in the South China Sea than previously thought -- with an archipelago of man-made islands now spanning 2,900 acres, according to a new Pentagon report released Friday. The size of China's artificial ...

China ramping up publicity for upcoming military parade
BEIJING (AP) — China is ramping up publicity for its upcoming massive military parade commemorating the end of World War II, but officials still aren't saying what other countries are taking part. Propaganda officials escorted foreign journalists ...

China disciplines 22600 officials in 2015 frugality campaign
BEIJING, Aug. 22 (Xinhua) -- China's top anti-graft body announced on Saturday that some 22,600 officials had been disciplined for breaking austerity rules so far this year, bringing the total to more than 120,000 since late 2012. The officials ...

Chinese mock claims Beijing is most liveable city despite smog lifting
Chinese soldiers rehearse under unusually clear skies in Beijing ahead of a huge military parade on 3 September to mark the end of the second world war. Photograph: Damir Sagolj/Reuters. Fergus Ryan in Beijing. Saturday 22 August 2015 02.51 EDT Last ...

Qing-Dynasty shadow puppets on display in Beijing
BEIJING, Aug. 22 (Xinhuanet) -- Snakes are a symbol of transformation, so it makes sense that China's Legend of the White Snake should itself transform through the ages. Now, a complete set of Qing-Dynasty shadow puppets used for this story are on ...

Caged bunnies placed at Tianjin blast site to prove everything is just fine
BEIJING — Chinese authorities recently placed rabbits, chickens and pigeons at the site of the massive, chemical-fueled explosions that rocked Tianjin on Aug. 12, according to state media reports. Because nothing says “everything is fine” like caged ...

Toyota extends halt in Tianjin operations through Wednesday
TOKYO Toyota Motor Corp said on Saturday its operations near the Chinese port of Tianjin will remain shut at least through Wednesday due to safety concerns as fires continue to break out at the site of last week's deadly chemical explosions. "We will ...

Dangerous storage of chemicals widespread in China
HONG KONG — The warehouse in Tianjin that exploded on Aug. 12 was one of many buildings across China that store toxic chemicals near residential areas or major roads in violation of safety regulations, according to a review of satellite imagery and ...

China market close to trigger for intervention – but plenty of doubts and ...
China market close to trigger for intervention – but plenty of doubts and ...

Spanish walker Lopez denies China's first gold at Beijing athletics worlds
Spain's Miguel Angel Lopez celebrates winning the men's 20km race walk final at the 2015 IAAF World Athletics Championships in Beijing, capital of China, on Aug. 23, 2015. (Xinhua/Li Gang). BEIJING, Aug. 23 (Xinhua) -- Moscow world championships ...

China Rehearses for Massive Military Parade
Fighter jets flew low over Beijing on Sunday as thousands of soldiers from China, Russia and other countries rehearsed for a military parade next month commemorating the end of World War II. The Sept. 3 parade will showcase the People's Liberation Army ...

One Killed, Nine Injured In China's Second Deadly Chemical Blast This Month
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 ...

Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei development to see marked progress
BEIJING, Aug. 23 (Xinhua) -- China has set goals for more coordinated Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei regional development in the next 15 years mainly by transferring non-essential functions of Beijing as the national capital to neighboring areas, an official ...

China's financial crisis: How it could impact you
Trader Kevin Lodewick works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, Aug. 21, 2015. The Dow Jones industrial average has plunged more than 530 points and is in a correction amid a global sell-off sparked by fears about China's slowing ...

China's Stocks Sink Most Since 2007 as State Intervention Fails
China's stocks plunged the most since 2007 as government support measures failed to allay investor concern that a slowdown in the world's second-largest economy is deepening. The Shanghai Composite Index tumbled 8.5 percent to 3,209.91 at the close ...

China chemical safety problems highlighted before Tianjin blasts
(This story corrects the August 21 story in the 17th paragraph to say eastern Shandong province, not southeastern). By Clare Baldwin, Brenda Goh and Sue-Lin Wong. HONG KONG/SHANGHAI (Reuters) -. Several warnings preceded the deadly blasts at the ...

China Telco Leadership Changes in Government Reshuffle
China Mobile Ltd. named a senior bureaucrat to run the world's largest phone company as the government prepares to reform its sprawling state sector. Shang Bing, vice minister of the country's communications regulator, takes over from Xi Guohua, the ...

Less TV, No Smog and Other Edicts for China's Military Parade
It's a familiar pattern to any Beijing resident who lived through the Summer 2008 Olympics and a summit of world leaders last year: Anxious for big-ticket events to go off without a hitch, China halts factories, orders cars off the roads and closes ...

China's market meltdown triggers global sell-off; Shanghai exchange falls ...
China's market meltdown triggers global sell-off; Shanghai exchange falls ...

China Debates Egg-freezing Ban for Single Women
As science has made significant fertility advances, empowering couples who were once unable to produce children, many countries have passed laws limiting access to the technology. A fertility research group with ties to the World Health Organization ...

'Terminator Genisys' Rocks China With $26 Million Opening Day
I've been doing business in China since 1987, where I have produced movies and TV and advised major Chinese companies like China Film Group, Shanghai Media Group and CCTV. I've also been entertainment and non-entertainment companies alike for ...

World Looks to China to Act as Circuit Break for Rout It Started
China's central bank, which helped trigger a market rout with a surprise devaluation two weeks ago, may be the only one around the world with the firepower to arrest it. With about 25 trillion yuan ($3.9 trillion) of bank deposits still locked up as ...

Latest China share crash spreads pain across Asia, Europe
Chinese investors monitor stock prices show that most have declined by the daily limit of 10 percent at a brokerage house in Beijing, Monday, Aug. 24, 2015. Stocks tumbled across Asia on Monday as investors shaken by the sell-off last week on Wall ...

Asia Markets: China Fails to Stem the Rout
The People's Bank of China stood back after a global stock market rout last week, despite being widely expected to act. The WSJ's Gregor Stuart Hunter explains the bloodbath for Asian equities. Photo: Getty. Transcript +. This transcript has been ...

China woes a worry for Silicon Valley
A Chinese stock market meltdown rippled across U.S. markets Monday, stirring worries of worse to come from the world's second biggest economy. Although China's economy is still growing by 5 percent to 7 percent, that's less than the double digit growth ...


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