Weekly News & Events


Monday, January 9, 2017


Chinese Submarine’s Malaysian Port Call Signals Regional Power Shift – Wall Street Journal reports that a Chinese attack submarine made an unprecedented stopover in Malaysia this week in a rare public display of China’s expanding undersea force and a further sign of power realignment in Southeast Asia.

China Considering Strong Measures to Contain Taiwan: Sources – Reuters reports that China's military has become alarmed by what it sees as U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's support of Taiwan and is considering strong measures to prevent the island from moving toward independence, sources with ties to senior military officers said.



Chinese State Tabloid Warns Trump, End One China Policy and China Will Take Revenge – Reuters

China General Nuclear Power Consultant Agrees to Guilty Plea in US Federal Court – South China Morning Post



China Chip Policy Poses Risk to U.S. Firms, White House Says – Bloomberg

McDonald’s China Operations to Be Sold to Locally Led Consortium – New York Times

China Is Planning a New, Relaxed Approach to Growth – Bloomberg

China Reserves Slumped $320 Billion Last Year as Yuan Tumbled – Bloomberg

China’s WeChat Applauds Apple, Even as It Unveils a Challenge – Wall Street Journal

China, Seeking to Stop Weakening of Currency, Issues Restrictions – New York Times

China Says Foreign Firms Need Not Fear Capital Controls – Caixin

China Clears Last Hurdle for Foreign Private Funds to Invest Onshore – Caixin

China Ready to Step Up Scrutiny of U.S. Firms If Trump Starts Feud: Sources – Bloomberg

ANZ Joins Banks Exiting Chinese Mainland – Caixin

China to Plow $361 Billion into Renewable Fuel by 2020 – Reuters

China Inc.’s Large Dollar Debts Fuel Beijing’s Efforts to Curb Yuan Plunge – Wall Street Journal

China Goes on $26 Trillion Commodity Binge as Shortages Seen – Bloomberg

China’s Telecoms Operators Face ‘High Capital Spending’ under Nation’s 13th Five-Year Plan – South China Morning Post

Foxconn Deepens Investment in China with Plans for New Flat-Panel Factory – Wall Street Journal

Cities Offer a Glimpse of China’s Economic Future – Financial Times

 Decisions in Massive Brawls with China, EU Will Be Left to Trump White House – Inside US Trade



Beijing Signals End of China-UK ‘Golden Age’ – Financial Times

Beijing Freezes Military Ties with Seoul – Korea Joongang Daily

Beijing Urges ‘Caution’ in Handling of Singapore’s Seized Military Vehicles – South China Morning Post

China’s Aircraft Carrier ‘Will Push Range Far into Pacific’ – South China Morning Post

Govt to Devise China Defense Strategy – Yomiuri Shimbun

China Resumes Production of Its Quietest Attack Submarine – Diplomat

China Opens Busy Year for Space with Launch of Experimental Comms Sat – Global Business Times

China’s Military Plans New System for Officers’ Ranks – South China Morning Post

South Korea to Form Brigade to Remove North’s Leadership in War – Military Times

South Korea Minister Says China Indirectly Retaliating against THAAD – Reuters

U.S. Sees ‘Qualitative Improvement’ in North Korea Capability – Military Times

PLA’s Hacking Hotel – Washington Times

China Resumes Production of Yuan-Class Submarines – IHS Jane’s

China Possibly Equipping PLA Ground Units with New Light Tank – IHS Jane’s

Does China’s Deep-Sea Tech Upgrade Point to Submarine Signals Network under Pacific? – South China Morning Post

North Korea Cannot ‘Tip’ Missile with Nuclear Warhead: U.S. State Department – Reuters



After One-Child Policy, Outrage at China’s Offer to Remove IUDs – New York Times

China Battles to Control Growing Online Nationalism – Financial Times

Macau Racket Involving Modified China Unionpay Terminals Busted after Millions Transacted – South China Morning Post

China Investigates Party Officials in Restive Xinjiang for ‘Discipline Breaches’ – Reuters

Apple Pulls New York Times App from China Store – Wall Street Journal

Chinese Official Shoots City Communist Party Boss and Mayor – South China Morning Post

PLA Veterans Stage Another Protest in Beijing over Unpaid Benefits – South China Morning Post



Dumping of Untreated Acid in Chinese Canal Highlights Nation’s Water Pollution Woes – South China Morning Post

‘Artificial’ Forests Show Success at Cleaning Air, Study Finds – Caixin

Chinese Renewable Power Giant Builds Global Empire – Associated Press

China Deletes Online Criticism of Toxic Smog Choking Its Cities – Radio Free Asia

China Plans Emissions Cuts, Public Transport Boost as Smog Lingers – Reuters