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China Presses Economists to Brighten Their Outlooks

Wall Street Journal - ‎4 hours ago‎
BEIJING—Chinese authorities are training their sights on a new set of targets: economists, analysts and business reporters with gloomy views on the country's economy.

China crackdown on data sales opens gaps in economic statistics

Financial Times - ‎9 hours ago‎
In recent months, executives searching for figures on China's petroleum exports or wind power output have noticed growing gaps in the numbers, with some data released later than expected or missing entirely.
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China's Xi Jinping denies House of Cards power struggle but attacks 'conspirators'

The Guardian - ‎1 hour ago‎
Xi Jinping has rejected claims that a “House of Cards power struggle” is raging at the pinnacle of Chinese politics, but claimed “conspirators” were attempting to undermine the Communist party from within.

China's recovery: not solid

Financial Times - ‎12 hours ago‎
The foundation of the Chinese recovery, to borrow official government rhetoric, is not solid. Markets may be celebrating signs of life in the economy, but there are plenty of people questioning the quality of the recovery.

China's debt-for-equity swaps are a mess

Financial Times - ‎15 hours ago‎
One of the Chinese government's emerging strategies for dealing with problem loans in the banking sector is a debt-for-equity programme - under which banks would write off struggling companies' debts in return for taking equity stakes in them.
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China enlists rap video for military recruitment

Financial Times - ‎18 hours ago‎
China's military has released a rap music video as part of a campaign to lure young recruits, the latest foray into popular media by a Chinese government agency. The song, titled “Battle Declaration”, features stirring lyrics set against orchestral ...
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China Rolls Up Welcome Mat

Wall Street Journal - ‎May 2, 2016‎
SHANGHAI— Henry Luce, the founder of Time magazine, was raised in China as the son of a Presbyterian missionary. He and his family were among a population of foreigners that swelled to as many as half a million before 1949.
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China to U.S. Navy: Buzz Off Here Too

Observer - ‎4 hours ago‎
Just two weeks after Russian fighter jets showed their disdain for open sea lanes and operational safety by flying within 30 feet of a U.S.
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Soft Power: China Backs Egypt's New $45 Billion Capital

Wall Street Journal - ‎18 hours ago‎
One reason: an alliance announced in January between Egyptian authorities and China State Construction Engineering Corp. giving the Chinese-state owned business a major role in the project. Neither side announced details of the agreement and it ...
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Commodities become China's hottest new casino

Financial Times - ‎17 hours ago‎
China's market regulator may have succeeded in taking much of the froth off the country's surging commodities markets last week, but the message is not filtering down to many dedicated retail traders.

China's teapot oil refiners assume global trade presence

Financial Times - ‎10 hours ago‎
The teapots - which despite their nickname can be substantial buyers, together representing about a third of China's total oil refining capacity - have moved quickly to strike deals with some of the world's largest crude exporters and are finding ...

The Canadian beauty queen barred from entering China met with the Dalai Lama

Quartz - ‎1 hour ago‎
At the time, the Miss World Organization did not respond to media enquiries surrounding Lin's effective barring from the competition—perhaps due to its close ties with the government in Sanya, the Chinese city that's hosted the contest six times since ...
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Australia, China Stock Markets Climb

Wall Street Journal - ‎20 hours ago‎
Most Asian shares rallied Tuesday, with Australia led higher by a cut in the country's benchmark interest rate and China rising on fresh confidence in Beijing's stated support of its stock markets. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 led the Asia-Pacific region ...
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Milk, Iron Ore and Australian Inflation All Sound Warnings on China

Wall Street Journal (blog) - ‎10 hours ago‎
A constellation of worrying signals has investors concerned that China's economy may not be as healthy as they thought.
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China investigates Baidu after death of student who sought cancer cure on internet

The Guardian - ‎22 hours ago‎
China's state-run media has accused internet giant Baidu of putting profits before people following the death of a 21-year-old student who used its search engine to seek out ineffective treatment for cancer.

China's Steel Makers Undercut Rivals as Economy Slows

New York Times - ‎8 hours ago‎
As China's economy has slowed, the country's manufacturers, in varied areas like solar panels, tires, aluminum and shoes, have been in a desperate hunt to maintain sales and avoid layoffs.
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Xi's Silk Road Dream for China Hits a Speed-Bump in Thailand

Bloomberg - ‎5 hours ago‎
References to the initiative, launched by Xi in 2013 and known as the "belt and road" plan, have become ubiquitous in China, down to even in-flight magazines on its aircraft. As part of the Communist party boss's vision of moving China beyond a century ...

China's master plan to change its economy is hitting a snag

Business Insider - ‎3 hours ago‎
One of China's long-term economic plans is to get its workers out of rural areas and into cities. This is part of China's larger, overall goal of transforming the country's economy into a services-based, consumer driven economy. Ultimately, the ...
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China builds ties as well as airstrips in South China Sea

Financial Times - ‎May 2, 2016‎
Beijing claims they have all recently come out in support of its position on the South China Sea. It says they back its arguments, either that maritime disputes should be resolved bilaterally or that the arbitration case brought by the Philippines ...
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China wants to put a man on the moon by 2036

Engadget - ‎1 hour ago‎
A senior Chinese official announced yet another ambitious plan for the space-faring nation at a press conference on Saturday.
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