China http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/26594/all en China's recovery seen tepid after worst year since 1999 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/chinas-recovery-seen-tepid-after-worst-year-1999 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* China Q4 annual GDP growth seen quickening to 7.8 pct - Reuters poll</p> <p>* Accelerating industrial production, jump in exports point to Q4 rebound</p> <p>* 2012 GDP seen at 7.7 pct, weakest full-year growth since 1999</p> <p>* Recovery tepid amid uncertain outlook for global economy</p> <p>* Data due for release at 0200 GMT</p> <p>By Kevin Yao</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/chinas-recovery-seen-tepid-after-worst-year-1999" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business China Economy of the People's Republic of China Political philosophy Thomson Reuters Thu, 17 Jan 2013 21:30:40 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5735846 at http://www.globalpost.com China's looming worker shortage threatens economy http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/chinas-looming-worker-shortage-threatens-economy <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>China's demographic timebomb is ticking much louder with the first fall in its labour pool for decades, analysts say, highlighting the risk that the country grows old before it grows rich.</p> <p>The abundant supply of cheap workers in the world's most populous nation has created unprecedented cost efficiencies that underpinned its blistering economic expansion over the past 35 years, propelling the global economy forward.</p> <p>But now the inexorable consequences of the one-child policy imposed in the late 1970s are beginning to appear, and threaten to impact its future growth.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/chinas-looming-worker-shortage-threatens-economy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia China Health Labor Republics Social Issues AFP Sun, 03 Feb 2013 07:17:20 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5744327 at http://www.globalpost.com Raucous celebrations as Asia greets Year of Snake http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130210/raucous-celebrations-asia-greets-year-snake-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A billion-plus Asians ushered in the Year of the Snake on Sunday with a cacophony of fireworks, after a Chinese televised gala featuring megastars including Celine Dion kicked off a week of festivities.</p> <p>From Australia to South Korea, millions of people travelled huge distances to reunite with their families for Lunar New Year -- the most important holiday of the year for many in Asia -- indulging in feasts and celebrations.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130210/raucous-celebrations-asia-greets-year-snake-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia China Chinese culture AFP Sun, 10 Feb 2013 08:00:41 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5751570 at http://www.globalpost.com China's PLA controls hackers: US IT security firm http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130219/chinas-pla-controls-hackers-us-it-security-firm-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>China's army controls hundreds if not thousands of virulent and cutting-edge hackers, according to a report Tuesday by a US Internet security firm that traced a host of cyberattacks to an anonymous building in Shanghai.</p> <p>Mandiant said its hundreds of investigations showed that groups hacking into US newspapers, government agencies, and companies "are based primarily in China and that the Chinese government is aware of them."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130219/chinas-pla-controls-hackers-us-it-security-firm-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business China Cybercrime Hacker groups Labor Law Technology AFP Tue, 19 Feb 2013 10:00:23 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5759709 at http://www.globalpost.com China 2012 gold output up nearly 12%: report http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130223/china-2012-gold-output-nearly-12-report <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Gold production in China, the world's second largest market for the precious metal, surged nearly 12 percent year-on-year last year despite a slowdown in the domestic economy, state media reported.</p> <p>Output rose to 403.1 tonnes in 2012, up 11.66 percent from 2011, the official Xinhua news agency said late Saturday, quoting figures from the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130223/china-2012-gold-output-nearly-12-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business China Economy of the People's Republic of China Political philosophy AFP Sun, 24 Feb 2013 04:31:32 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5764712 at http://www.globalpost.com China party mouthpiece laments spoiled generation http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130225/china-party-mouthpiece-laments-spoiled-generation-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The newspaper of China's Communist Party Monday lamented a generation who had never tasted "hard work" after a general's son was held for suspected involvement in a gang-rape, as hundreds of thousands expressed outrage online.</p> <p>Li Guanfeng, the teenage son of General Li Shuangjiang -- a popular military singer and household name in the country -- was held last Thursday in the latest allegation against privileged children of officials to spark public anger.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130225/china-party-mouthpiece-laments-spoiled-generation-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> China Crime in China Crown Prince Party Social Issues Technology AFP Mon, 25 Feb 2013 10:46:13 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5765812 at http://www.globalpost.com ANALYSIS-China property curbs in focus ahead of parliament meet http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130227/analysis-china-property-curbs-focus-ahead-parliament-meet <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Langi Chiang and Nick Edwards</p> <p>BEIJING, Feb 28 (Reuters) - China's property market is rife with speculation - both about rising house prices and about what the new government may do to curb them once it takes office next week.</p> <p>Asset prices have whipsawed as investors first bet that government-mandated infrastructure spending would boost real estate prices, only to then fret about new measures to cool a market that has seen double-digit annual price rises in cities like Beijing and Shenzhen.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130227/analysis-china-property-curbs-focus-ahead-parliament-meet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business China Political philosophy Politics Republics Technology Thomson Reuters Wed, 27 Feb 2013 21:30:26 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5768939 at http://www.globalpost.com China shares down 0.18% in morning trade http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130228/china-shares-down-018-morning-trade <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Chinese shares were down 0.18 percent in early trading on Friday as weaker manufacturing activity in February sparked fears over the momentum of the rebound for the domestic economy, dealers said.</p> <p>The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index slipped 4.25 points to 2,361.34.</p> <p>China's official purchasing managers' index fell to 50.1 in February from 50.4 a month earlier, the China Federation of Logistics and Purchasing and the National Bureau of Statistics said Friday.</p> <p>awt/bxs/jw</p> China AFP Fri, 01 Mar 2013 02:16:05 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5770422 at http://www.globalpost.com Angry scenes in China amid land grab protest http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130301/angry-scenes-china-amid-land-grab-protest <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Villagers in southern China were Friday locked in a tense standoff with police after angry protests over land rights, a local resident said, as Beijing prepares for its annual meeting of legislators.</p> <p>Residents of Shangpu, in the province of Guangdong, have occupied the village square since last Friday amid claims that corrupt local officials were selling local land, the US-based Radio Free Asia website reported.</p> <p>Hired thugs employed by local officials attempted to remove the protestors on Sunday but were repelled in angry scenes which saw 30 cars being smashed, RFA said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130301/angry-scenes-china-amid-land-grab-protest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> China Lufeng, Guangdong Protests of Wukan Technology War AFP Fri, 01 Mar 2013 07:33:41 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5770569 at http://www.globalpost.com Angry scenes in China amid land grab protest http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130301/angry-scenes-china-amid-land-grab-protest-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Villagers in southern China were Friday locked in a tense standoff with police after angry protests over land rights, local residents said, as Beijing prepares for its annual meeting of legislators.</p> <p>Residents of Shangpu, in the province of Guangdong, have occupied the village square since last Friday amid claims that corrupt local officials were selling local land, the US-based Radio Free Asia website reported.</p> <p>Hired thugs employed by local officials attempted to remove the protesters on Sunday but were repelled in angry scenes which saw 30 cars being smashed, RFA said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130301/angry-scenes-china-amid-land-grab-protest-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> China Lufeng, Guangdong Protests of Wukan Technology War AFP Fri, 01 Mar 2013 12:16:26 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5770797 at http://www.globalpost.com WORLD-NEWS-SCHEDULE AT 1500 GMT/1000 AM ET http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130301/world-news-schedule-at-1500-gmt1000-am-et <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Editor: Jon Boyle + 44 207 542 7918</p> <p>Global Picture Desk: + 65 6870 3775</p> <p>Global Graphics Desk: + 65 6870 3595</p> <p>(All times GMT/ET)</p> <p>TOP STORIES</p> <p>U.S. stares down start of steep 'automatic' budget cuts</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130301/world-news-schedule-at-1500-gmt1000-am-et" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business China Human Interest Lufeng, Guangdong Protests of Wukan War Thomson Reuters Fri, 01 Mar 2013 15:30:26 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5770982 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters World News Highlights 1800 GMT March 1 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130301/reuters-world-news-highlights-1800-gmt-march-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>TOP STORIES</p> <p>-----------</p> <p>WASHINGTON - U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner ruled out tax increases as a way to address the nation's deficit after talks with President Barack Obama on budget cuts set to start taking effect later on Friday.</p> <p>- - - -</p> <p>NAIROBI - Kenyans choose a new president on Monday in a closely fought election that has divided the east African nation and raised fears of a repeat of the bloodshed that followed the tightly contested race five years ago.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130301/reuters-world-news-highlights-1800-gmt-march-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> China Human Interest Lufeng, Guangdong United States House of Representatives Thomson Reuters Fri, 01 Mar 2013 18:30:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5771178 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters World News Highlights at 2015 GMT, Mar 01 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130301/reuters-world-news-highlights-at-2015-gmt-mar-01 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>March 1 (Reuters) - TOP STORIES</p> <p>-----------</p> <p>WASHINGTON - The U.S. government stumbled headlong on Friday toward wide-ranging spending cuts that threaten to hinder the economic recovery, after President Barack Obama and congressional leaders failed to find an alternative budget plan.</p> <p>- - - -</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130301/reuters-world-news-highlights-at-2015-gmt-mar-01" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business China Human Interest Lufeng, Guangdong Roman Curia Social Issues Thomson Reuters Fri, 01 Mar 2013 22:30:35 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5771420 at http://www.globalpost.com China village defies officials to demand democracy http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130303/china-village-defies-officials-demand-democracy <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Villagers in southern China were locked in a stand-off with authorities Sunday and were demanding democratic polls after a violent clash with thugs linked to a local official over a land transfer.</p> <p>Just over a week ago, residents of Shangpu in Guangdong province fought with scores of attackers whom they claimed were sent by the village communist party chief and a business tycoon after they protested against a land deal.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130303/china-village-defies-officials-demand-democracy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> China Law Lufeng, Guangdong Protests of Wukan AFP Sun, 03 Mar 2013 07:00:18 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5771978 at http://www.globalpost.com China legislature declines to reveal defence spending http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130304/china-legislature-declines-reveal-defence-spending <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>China's national legislature declined to announce the country's 2013 defence budget at a press conference Monday, in a departure from normal practice the day before its annual session opens.</p> <p>Fu Ying, spokeswoman for the National People's Congress (NPC), which begins Tuesday, responded with frustration when she was asked about military spending at a press conference where in recent years the budget has been revealed.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130304/china-legislature-declines-reveal-defence-spending" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business China Government of the People's Republic of China Politics of the People's Republic of China AFP Mon, 04 Mar 2013 05:45:15 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5772566 at http://www.globalpost.com