China

Country China
Capital Beijing
Continent Asia
Currency Renminbi(yuan)(CNY)
Languages Standard Chinese, Mongolian, Tibetan, Uyghur & Zhuang

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Introduction

For centuries China stood as a leading civilization, outpacing the rest of the world in the arts and sciences, but in the 19th and early 20th centuries, the country was beset by civil unrest, major famines, military defeats, and foreign occupation. After World War II, the Communists under MAO Zedong established an autocratic socialist system that, while ensuring China's sovereignty, imposed strict controls over everyday life and cost the lives of tens of millions of people. After 1978, MAO's successor DENG Xiaoping and other leaders focused on market-oriented economic development and by 2000 output had quadrupled. For much of the population, living standards have improved dramatically and the room for personal choice has expanded, yet political controls remain tight. China since the early 1990s has increased its global outreach and participation in international organizations.

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China, India on alert as landslide blocks river flow in Tibet - Economic Times

Economic Times

China, India on alert as landslide blocks river flow in Tibet
Economic Times
“On 17 October, the Chinese side informed us about a landslide blocking the main stream of Yarlung Zangbo/Brahmaputra River in the Tibet Autonomous Region. Based on the information provided, all relevant authorities of the Central Government and ...
Landslide in China blocks Brahmaputra, forms lakeTimes of India

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China-built world's largest amphibious plane completes maiden flight test - Economic Times

Economic Times

China-built world's largest amphibious plane completes maiden flight test
Economic Times
China's indigenously designed and built amphibious aircraft AG600, touted as the world's largest, successfully carried out its first take-off and landing tests on Saturday. The aircraft, developed and built by the state-owned aircraft firm Aviation ...

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China moves quickly in bid to counter sharp slowdown in economy - The Guardian

The Guardian

China moves quickly in bid to counter sharp slowdown in economy
The Guardian
The intervention on Friday by the vice-premier, Liu He, and the central bank governor gave China's leading stock market a brief respite from six months of tumbling shares that have sliced more than a third from the value of Shanghai-listed companies.
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China's economy grows at its slowest pace since early 2009Washington Post
China's regulators rush to rally market confidence, boosting sharesEconomic Times
Wall Street Journal -BBC News -Express.co.uk
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New moon: China to launch lunar lighting in outer space - Economic Times

Economic Times

New moon: China to launch lunar lighting in outer space
Economic Times
As China's space programme races to catch up with that of the United States and Russia, a number of ambitious projects are in the pipeline, including the Chang'e-4 lunar probe -- named after the moon goddess in Chinese mythology -- which aims to launch ...
China plans to launch world's first "artificial moon" over city to light up night skyCBS News
China Plans to Launch an 'Artificial Moon' to Light Up the Night SkiesTIME
China to launch 'artificial moon' to illuminate city streetsAljazeera.com
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Fake moon: Could China really light up the night sky? - BBC News

BBC News

Fake moon: Could China really light up the night sky?
BBC News
A Chinese company has announced ambitious plans to put a "fake moon" into space to brighten the night sky. According to the People's Daily state newspaper, officials at a private aerospace institute in Chengdu want to launch this "illumination ...

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European and Asian Nations Join US's Economic Pushback Against China - Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal

European and Asian Nations Join US's Economic Pushback Against China
Wall Street Journal
The agreement's unstated target is China's Belt and Road Initiative, as much as $1 trillion of infrastructure projects from Asia to Europe that critics say enrich Chinese companies and bolster Beijing's international clout at the expense of its ...

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China trade pact stalls as Trump tariffs feed India backlash - Economic Times

Economic Times

China trade pact stalls as Trump tariffs feed India backlash
Economic Times
Together with the Belt and Road Initiative to build investment and trade links with countries along the old Silk Road to Europe, RCEP is a key element in China's efforts to seize the geopolitical advantage following what many in the region see as a U.S ...

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Trade war hostility may be keeping US-China military relations in a state of friction - CNBC

CNBC

Trade war hostility may be keeping US-China military relations in a state of friction
CNBC
No new agreements were announced, but Chinese media reported that both sides agreed to deepen trust during the hour-and-a-half discussion. Mattis and Wei also discussed an existing invitation for Wei to visit Washington, the Associated Press reported.
Jim Mattis, Meeting His Chinese Counterpart, Tries to Ease TensionsNew York Times
Mattis Tries to Dial Back Confrontation With ChinaWall Street Journal
As tensions mount, Mattis seeks more resilient US ties with China's militaryReuters

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Chinese stocks break a two-decade trend, and that could signal more downside - CNBC

CNBC

Chinese stocks break a two-decade trend, and that could signal more downside
CNBC
The Chinese stock market is getting wiped out. China's Shanghai Composite sank to four-year lows this week, while the so-called BATS stocks — Baidu, Alibaba, Tencent and Sina — have suffered heavy losses this month. That tsunami of selling has ...
China's Problems Keep Piling Up With Trump, Economy, and MarketsBloomberg
Is Chinese capitalism in crisis, as stock market rout drives private companies into the state's arms?South China Morning Post
China's stocks are plunging again — falling 3% to near 4-year lows as trade jitters returnBusiness Insider
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Why investors are growing increasingly anxious about China - MarketWatch

CNBC

Why investors are growing increasingly anxious about China
MarketWatch
Underscoring those fears, China's officials reported that gross domestic product grew at a slower pace than anticipated for the third quarter. Data released late Thursday showed its economy expanding 6.5% year-over-year between July and September, ...
China's currency is expected to fall below its own 'red line,' prompting more complaints from USCNBC
China's weak currency is helping it in the trade war — but Beijing doesn't want it to fall furtherWashington Post
China's Dangerous Dollar AddictionForeign Policy
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