Weekly News & Events


Thursday, January 5, 2017


Xi’s Power Play Foreshadows Historic Transformation of How China Is Ruled – Wall Street Journal reports that China’s Communist Party insiders say president wants to remain in office after his second term, breaking succession conventions



China Lodges Protest over Taiwan Content in U.S. Defense Bill – Reuters

South Korea Considers ‘Measures’ as China Blocks Charter Flights – Reuters

China Shrugs Off Trump Twitter Jab on North Korea – Wall Street Journal

China’s ‘One Belt, One Road’ Takes to Space – Wall Street Journal



China’s $9 Billion Effort to Beat the U.S. in Genetic Testing – Washington Post

Chinese Access to U.S. Semiconductor Industry May Be Curbed – Wall Street Journal

China and the Debt-Refinancing Game in 2017 – Wall Street Journal

Critics: China’s Call for Overhauling Ag Commitments at WTO Is a Distraction from Its Own Practices – Inside US Trade

Aluminum Billionaire Planning Escape from China: Lawyer – Wall Street Journal

China Takes New Step to Downgrade the Dollar’s Prominence – Bloomberg

No Happy New Year in China as Currency, Liquidity Fears Loom – Bloomberg

China Plans to Spend $504 Billion on Rail Expansion to Stimulate Growth – CNBC

China Bulls Determined to Find Their Voices as Sentiment Sours – Financial Times

Chinese Billionaire with Ambitions to Reshape Investment Models – Financial Times

China Proposes Easing Car Loan Limit – Wall Street Journal



Will China Fill the Skies with Stealth Jets? – Daily Beast

China Navy Confirms Carrier Conducted Drills in South China Sea – Reuters

North Korea’s Claim on ICBM Test Plausible: Experts – Reuters

China’s Cyber Strategy Stresses Securing Infrastructure – Wall Street Journal

Chinese Carrier Heading toward Hainan amid Renewed Tension over Taiwan – Business Insider

China's Second FC-31 Fighter Prototype Makes Maiden Flight – IHS Jane’s

China Receives First Four Su-35s from Russia, Says Report – IHS Jane’s

Chinese Hackers Charged with Trading on Stolen Law Firm Data – Bloomberg

Russia, Pakistan, China Warn of Increased Islamic State Threat in Afghanistan – Reuters

China’s Cybersecurity Efforts Could Pose New Challenge for Foreign Firms – New York Times

China Sets Ambitious Five-year Plan for Space Program – Voice of America

Civilians Helping Governments Stake Claims in South China Sea – Voice of America

Japan, Taiwan on Guard after Chinese Naval Ships Enter Japanese Waters – International Business Times

Recent Developments Surrounding the South China Sea – Washington Post



China Announces Ban on Ivory Trade by End of 2017 – Al Jazeera

China’s Xi Offers Populist Message in New Year’s Eve Address – CNBC

Catholic Churches in China Should Be Independent of Vatican, Official Says – New York Times

Couple Held in China Are Free, but ‘Even Now We Live under a Cloud’ – New York Times

China Says Won’t Allow Hong Kong to Be Used as Subversion Base – Reuters

China Jails Nine over Protests in ‘Democracy’ Village – Reuters

China to Launch Stringent New Anti-corruption System in Beijing, Two Other Provinces – Voice of America

China Middle-Class Anger Reignited by Death of Researcher in Custody – Wall Street Journal

Independent Journalism in China Struggles to Survive – Freedom House



China Gets Tough on Smog Offenders – CNN