Daily Archives: 4 avril 2018

China and North Korea

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4 APRIL 2018

Is China changing its strategy towards North Korea?

China has been urging diplomacy as the only viable solution to the nuclear and missile crisis for well over a decade. But the Chinese government’s reaction to the summit has been subdued and elite sentiments are caught between relief and anxiety
http://www.asiaobserver.org/wp-admin/post.php?post=14702&action=edit

28 MARCH 2018

North Korea’s Kim pledges ‘denuclearisation’ in China visit

North Korea’s Kim Jong-un has made his first-ever foreign trip as leader to meet China’s president, vowing he is « committed to denuclearisation » and willing to hold summits with the South and the US
https://edition.cnn.com/2018/03/27/asia/north-korea-kim-jong-un-china-visit/index.html
http://www.france24.com/en/20180328-china-confirms-kim-jong-un-visit-beijing-north-korea
https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20180328_13/
http://koreajoongangdaily.joins.com/news/article/article.aspx?aid=3046206

26 MARCH 2018

North Korea: Kim Jong-un in China for ‘unannounced state visit’

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is believed to be in Beijing on an unannounced trip, in what would be his first foreign state visit since taking power in 2011, according to reports
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/mar/26/north-korea-kim-jong-un-in-china-for-first-foreign-state-visit
http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/north-koreas-kim-jong-un-is-said-to-make-surprise-china-visit

5 FEBRUARY 2018

China prohibits export of more dual-use goods to North Korea

China has released yet another list of commodities prohibited from export to North Korea, saying the items could likely be used to develop weapons of mass destruction, amid a persisting standoff between the North and the US over Pyongyang’s nuclear and missile programs
http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2018/02/05/551370/China-N-Korea-list-banned-goods-UN-sanctions-US-nuclear
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2132139/china-bans-exports-more-dual-use-goods-north-korea

27 DECEMBER 2017

Chinese ships spotted by satellites ‘selling oil to North Korea’ 30 times since October, despite sanctions

American reconnaissance satellites have reportedly spotted Chinese ships suspected of selling oil to North Korean vessels about 30 times since October
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/12/27/chinese-ships-spotted-satellites-selling-oil-north-korea-30/
https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20171227_03/

1 DECEMBER 2017

North Korea skips China’s first political parties summit

China launched its first World Political Parties Dialogue, with representatives from more than 120 countries in attendance, including Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi. But in a sign of the testy relationship between Beijing and Pyongyang, North Korea did not send a delegation
https://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2017/12/01/North-Korea-skips-Chinas-first-political-parties-summit/1841512154601/?utm_source=sec&utm_campaign=sl&utm_medium=6

18 NOVEMBER 2017

China, North Korea envoys talk up ties despite nuclear tensions

A senior Chinese envoy has met an aide to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Pyongyang, the two sides said on Saturday (Nov 18), stressing longstanding ties despite deep divisions over the North’s nuclear activities
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/china-north-korea-envoys-talk-up-ties-despite-nuclear-tensions-9418640
http://www.arirang.co.kr/News/News_View.asp?nseq=210865

11 NOVEMBER 2017

China seeks closer dialogue with Japan, South Korea to tackle threat from Pyongyang

China on Saturday vowed to strengthen coordination with its neighbours in dealing with the North Korean issue, as US President Donald Trump complimented Beijing on helping to rein in Pyongyang
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2119478/china-seeks-closer-ties-japan-south-korea-tackle-threat

2 NOVEMBER 2017

Xi Jinping sends rare message to Kim Jong-Un in sign relations could be improving

Chinese President Xi Jinping has sent North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un a rare message « out of politeness, » Beijing said Thursday, in his first public communication with his wayward neighbour for more than a year
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/11/02/xi-jinping-sends-rare-message-kim-jong-un-sign-relations-could/
http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2017/11/02/540704/China-Xi-North-Korea-Kim-relations

28 SEPTEMBER 2017

All North Korean firms and joint ventures in China to be closed

China announced on Thursday that all North Korean firms and joint ventures in China would be closed, as part of the latest sanctions imposed on Pyongyang over its nuclear weapons programme
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-09-29/china-orders-north-korean-business-closed-under-un-sanctions/8999040?section=world
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2113262/all-north-korean-firms-and-joint-ventures-china-be
http://gulfnews.com/news/asia/china/china-orders-north-korean-businesses-closed-under-un-sanctions-1.2097737

23 SEPTEMBER 2017

China follows UN sanctions with bans, limits on fuel products to North Korea

China said on Saturday (Sep 23) it will ban exports of some petroleum products to North Korea, as well as imports of textiles from the isolated North, in line with a United Nations Security Council resolution passed after Pyongyang’s latest nuclear test
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/china-follows-un-sanctions-with-bans–limits-on-fuel-products-to-north-korea-9244112
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/articles/76/231/163/1506145418516.html
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/sep/23/china-to-enforce-un-sanctions-against-north-korea

8 SEPTEMBER 2017

North Korea’s nuclear programme aided by study abroad in China – report

According to an explosive investigation by the Wall Street Journal, the rapid development of North Korea’s missile programme has been aided by its citizens travelling abroad to study in areas beneficial to nuclear and weapons research – in breach of 2016 United Nations sanctions
https://asiancorrespondent.com/2017/09/north-koreas-nuclear-programme-aided-study-abroad-china-report/#u2HpWpFrFBK5kciX.97

3 SEPTEMBER 2017

China firmly opposes and strongly condemns DPRK nuclear test

China’s Foreign Ministry issued a statement on Sunday, expressing firm opposition to and strong condemnation of a nuclear test undertaken by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
http://chinaplus.cri.cn/news/politics/11/20170903/23003.html
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2109533/china-condemns-north-korean-nuclear-test
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/sep/03/xi-jinping-dark-shadow-north-korea-nuclear-test-chinese-brics

27 AUGUST 2017

All you need to know about China’s sanctions on North Korea

Beijing has slapped bans on some trade with its troublesome neighbour but with Pyongyang firing off yet another round of missiles on the weekend there’s debate over just how effective the curbs will be
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2108378/all-you-need-know-about-chinas-sanctions-north-korea

14 AUGUST 2017

China issues order to implement UN sanctions on North Korea

China will halt iron, iron ore and seafood imports from North Korea starting Tuesday (Aug 15), following through on new UN sanctions after US pressure for Beijing to strongarm Pyongyang over its ally’s nuclear programme
http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/china-issues-order-to-implement-un-sanctions-on-north-korea

12 AUGUST 2017

Xi urges restraint on nuclear issue in phone talks with Trump

Chinese President Xi Jinping urged concerned parties to practice restraint regarding the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue in a phone conversation with his US counterpart Donald Trump on Saturday
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/articles/146/4/92/1502530446344.html
http://www.scmp.com/news/world/united-states-canada/article/2106518/trump-call-xi-jinping-urgent-talks-north-korea

6 AUGUST 2017

China says N. Korea sanctions ‘necessary’ but urges dialogue

China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Sunday that the latest sanctions passed by the United Nations Security Council were « necessary » after North Korea’s missile tests in July, but he noted that they were « not the ultimate purpose. »
http://www.dw.com/en/china-says-n-korea-sanctions-necessary-but-urges-dialogue/a-39980868
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/articles/31/83/67/1502002876198.html
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2105591/un-sanctions-north-korea-necessary-not-ultimate-goal

10 JULY 2017

 As China withdraws, Russia advances: what’s up with North Korea?

 A new East Asian power alignment is shaping up on the Korean Peninsula as South Korea begins to distance itself from the United States to establish better relations with the North and Russia enters the mix
http://www.scmp.com/week-asia/geopolitics/article/2097451/china-withdraws-russia-advances-whats-north-korea

China-Russia diplomatic double act exposes Trump’s crudeness

Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin vow to work together on peaceful solution to North Korea crisis – in sharp contrast to US president’s sabre-rattling
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jul/04/china-russia-diplomatic-double-act-exposes-trumps-crudeness
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2101359/chinese-and-russian-presidents-urge-peaceful-solution
http://www.bangkokpost.com/vdo/world/1281435/russia-and-china-join-forces-over-north-korea

24 JUNE 2017

China, US agree on aim of ‘complete, irreversible’ Korean denuclearisation

China and the United States agreed that efforts to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula should be « complete, verifiable and irreversible », Chinese state media said on Saturday, reporting the results of high level talks in Washington this week
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/china–us-agree-on-aim-of–complete–irreversible–korean-denuclearisation-8975316

4 MAY 2017

North Korea warns China of ‘grave consequences’ in first direct rebuke to Beijing over criticism

North Korea has warned China of “grave consequences” in a rare media rebuke which exposes growing divisions between the two historically close allies
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/05/04/north-korea-warns-china-grave-consequences-first-direct-rebuke/
http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr/northkorea/2017/05/03/0401000000AEN20170503005600315.html
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/nation/2017-05/04/content_15608370.html
http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/1045325.shtml

18 APRIL 2017

FM spokesman: China welcomes US role on Korean Peninsula issue

The United States is welcome to play a positive role in peacefully resolving the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue, said Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang on Monday
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/nation/2017-04/18/content_15601349.html

13 APRIL 2017

China’s nuclear get-out clause over defence of North Korea

China is not obliged to help defend North Korea from military attack if the reclusive state developed nuclear weapons, according to Chinese diplomatic and military observers
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2087320/china-not-obliged-defend-n-korea-if-its-attacked-say

24 MARCH 2017

Should China turn its back on North Korea?

While China does not want a new democracy on its doorstep, a North Korea more open to political and economic liberalisation might be a constructive first step towards solving the ‘North Korea problem’ for both China, and the United States and its allies
http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2017/03/24/should-china-turn-its-back-on-north-korea/

8 MARCH 2017

China calls on N Korea to suspend missile and nuclear tests

China has proposed that North Korea suspend its tests of missile and nuclear technology to « defuse a looming crisis »
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-39202088
http://www.dw.com/en/china-calls-for-stop-to-north-korea-missile-tests-and-us-south-korean-military-drills/a-37847701

25 FEBRUARY 2017

North Korea is now angry with its only ally and key supporter, China

North Korea – Irked by increasing UN sanctions and the brunt of sanctions by individual nations, including from its closest and only ally, China – North Korea has now vented out its frustration
http://www.chinanationalnews.com/index.php/sid/252003865
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/02/24/north-korea-says-old-ally-china-dancing-tune-us-coal-ban/

18 FEBRUARY 2017

China suspends coal imports from North Korea following missile test

China will suspend all imports of coal from North Korea for the rest of the year, Beijing said Saturday (Feb 18), depriving Pyongyang of a crucial source of foreign exchange following its latest missile test
http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/china-suspends-coal-imports-from-north-korea-following-missile-test
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/02/china-suspend-coal-imports-north-korea-170218134156911.html

25 JANUARY 2017

China gives details of items banned from export to North Korea

China released on Wednesday a new, comprehensive list of goods that can not be exported to North Korea, including many « dual use » items that can be used to build weapons of mass destruction
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/china-gives-details-items-banned-export-north-korea
http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/1030654.shtml

25 OCTOBER 2016

Senior Chinese official visiting North Korea expected to discuss Pyongyang’s nuclear tests, says expert

A Chinese deputy foreign minister is in Pyongyang on the first visit since February by a high-ranking Chinese official amid escalating tensions after North Korea’s fifth nuclear test last month
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2039803/senior-chinese-official-visits-north-korea-suggesting
http://www.arirang.co.kr/News/News_View.asp?nseq=196791

22 SEPTEMBER 2016

China probes company accused of N. Korea trade violations

Chinese authorities are investigating a company that researchers say sold North Korea materials that can be used by its growing nuclear weapons program in a crackdown that reflects Beijing’s growing frustration with its isolated neighbor
http://www.worldaffairsjournal.org/content/china-investigates-company-accused-north-korea-trade-violations

20 SEPTEMBER 2016

China, US to step up cooperation to halt North Korea’s nuclear weapons programme

Premier Li Keqiang has told US President ­Barack Obama that Beijing supports closer cooperation in the UN Security Council and in enforcement efforts to halt North Korea’s nuclear programme
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2020872/china-us-step-cooperation-halt-north-koreas-nuclear
http://www.dw.com/en/us-and-china-to-cooperate-in-restraining-north-korea/a-19563004

16 SEPTEMBER 2016

China opposes “unhelpful” unilateral sanctions on North Korea

Chinese Foreign minister Wang Yi told his Japanese counterpart that China opposes “unhelpful” unilateral sanctions on North Korea but will work within the United Nations to formulate a necessary response to its fifth nuclear test.
http://www.intellasia.net/china-says-opposes-unhelpful-unilateral-n-korea-sanctions-541386

9 SEPTEMBER 2016

China firmly opposes DPRK’s nuclear test

China’s Foreign Ministry issued a statement on Friday expressing firm opposition to the nuclear test by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK)
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/nation/2016-09/09/content_15493096.html
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20160909_44/
http://www.fmprc.gov.cn/mfa_eng/xwfw_665399/s2510_665401/t1396294.shtml

10 AUGUST 2016

China blocks U.N. statement on N. Korea

Japan and the United States negotiated behind the scenes but ultimately rejected China’s demand to alter the contents of the draft, putting an agreement out of reach
http://www.asianews.network/content/china-blocks-un-statement-n-korea-25162
http://the-japan-news.com/news/article/0003139358

25 JUNE 2016

China, N.Korea foreign ministers hold talks

Foreign ministers from China and North Korea have held talks in the Laotian capital of Vientiane. It was the first bilateral meeting of its kind in nearly 2 years
http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20160725000713
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20160726_01/

14 JUNE 2016

China to ban export of more dual-use goods to North Korea

China’s Ministry of Commerce released a list of goods banned for export to North Korea on Tuesday, saying the items could be used to build weapons of mass destruction
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/1975364/china-ban-export-more-dual-use-goods-north-korea

1 JUNE 2016

Xi Jinping meets North Korean envoy in Beijing, vowing to safeguard ties

Beijing will work with Pyongyang to safeguard, consolidate and ­develop their friendship, ­President Xi Jinping told a visiting North Korean envoy, ­despite the deteriorated ties ­between the two neighbours
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/1961300/xi-jinping-meets-north-korean-envoy-beijing-vowing
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20160601_26/
http://www.asiapacificstar.com/index.php/sid/244556251

17 APRIL 2016

China unlikely to come to North Korea’s defence if tensions escalate over nuclear weapons tests, say Chinese experts

China is unlikely to defend North Korea in case tensions escalate on the Korean peninsula over Pyongyang’s nuclear provocations ­despite a mutual defence pact between the two communist allies, mainland scholars say
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/1936616/china-unlikely-come-north-koreas-defence-if-tensions

5 APRIL 2016

China announces trade sanctions on North Korea,over nuclear tests banning gold imports and jet fuel exports

bbChina’s Commerce Ministry on Tuesday banned imports of gold and rare earths from the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) and exports to the country of jet fuel and other oil products used to make rocket fuel, a move in line with new United Nations sanctions on Pyongyang.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-35969412
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/nation/2016-04/05/content_15410890.html
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/china-announces-restrictions-trade-n-korea

1 APRIL 2016

Is North Korea Fed up With China?

North Korea’s ruling party recently called on citizens to stand up to its patron China’s “hostile schemes” in a blistering attack that invoked nuclear war with Beijing, a report has claimed
http://thediplomat.com/2016/04/is-north-korea-fed-up-with-china/

3 MARCH 2016

China vows to take sanctions on North seriously

China said Thursday that it plans to follow the resolution unanimously adopted by the United Nations Security Council to impose the toughest-ever sanctions on Pyongyang for its nuclear and missile provocations
http://koreajoongangdaily.joins.com/news/article/article.aspx?aid=3015792

28 FEBRUARY 2016

China, S.Korea envoys support N.Korea sanctions

Chief envoys from China and South Korea have agreed that relevant nations should steadily implement a United Nations Security Council draft resolution that will tighten sanctions against North Korea
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20160229_01/
http://atimes.com/2016/02/chinas-chief-nuclear-envoy-to-arrive-in-seoul/

25 FEBRUARY 2016

U.S., China agree on UN Security Council resolution on N. Korea

The United States and China have reached an agreement on a new United Nations Security Council draft resolution aimed at punishing North Korea in the wake of its recent nuclear test and for violating previous resolutions, a Security Council diplomat told.
http://edition.cnn.com/2016/02/24/world/un-north-korea-draft-resolution-sanctions/index.html
http://www.arirang.co.kr/News/News_View.asp?nseq=188592

12 FEBRUARY 2016

China urges U.N. action to make North Korea ‘pay price’

China will back a U.N. Security Council resolution to make North Korea « pay the necessary price » for recent rocket launches, its foreign minister told Reuters on Friday, adding the goal was to get Pyongyang back to the negotiating table.
http://www.todayonline.com/world/china-says-un-action-needed-make-north-korea-pay-price-behavior?singlepage=true

11 FEBRUARY 2016

POINT OF VIEW/ Robert Einhorn: China must be engaged in applying international pressure on North Korea

China is in a position to put decisive pressure on North Korea, but it has demonstrated that it’s not prepared to do that.
http://ajw.asahi.com/article/asia/korean_peninsula/AJ201602110036

2 JANUARY 2016

Senior Chinese official arrives in DPRK

The visit of Wu Dawei, China’s special representative for Korean Peninsula affairs, comes after the North’s fourth nuclear test on Jan 6, during which the DPRK says it successfully tested its first H-bomb
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/nation/2016-02/02/content_15381821.html

27 JANUARY 2016

China backs U.N. move to denounce North Korea over nuclear test

Secretary of State John F. Kerry and China’s foreign minister agreed Wednesday to move ahead with a U.N. resolution condemning North Korea for its latest nuclear test, but they appeared as far apart as ever on how far to push Pyongyang
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/china-agrees-to-sanctions-against-north-korea-during-kerry-visit/2016/01/27/2d09569a-bfcd-11e5-98c8-7fab78677d51_story.html
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/nation/2016-01/27/content_15379240.html

9 JANUARY 2016

China resists calls to ramp up pressure on N. Korea

China has resisted calls by South Korea, the United States and Japan to put more pressure on North Korea, while the U.N. Security Council agreed to swiftly push for new sanctions against the North’s fourth nuclear test
http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20160109000123
http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/962495.shtml

6 JANUARY 2016

N. Korea’s bomb test further imperils relations with China

China sees North Korea’s claim to have conducted its first hydrogen bomb test as yet another act of defiance, and will likely retaliate by joining tougher United Nations sanctions and could possibly even impose its own trade restrictions
http://news.yahoo.com/china-firmly-opposes-north-koreas-claimed-bomb-test-080358129.html
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/english/news/20160106_36.html
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/east-asia/article/1898251/china-summons-north-korean-ambassador-after-claims-successful-h
http://cogitasia.com/chinas-reaction-to-north-koreas-nuclear-test/

11 NOVEMBER 2015

N. Korea-China trade on decline amid icy ties

Trade between North Korea and China has gone down in the first half, data showed Wednesday, due mainly to the weakening diplomatic ties between the two allies
http://atimes.com/2015/11/n-korea-china-trade-on-decline-amid-icy-ties/

2 SEPTEMBER 2015

If China had to choose, it would be South Korea

South Korea is a liberal democracy, but China is still its largest trade partner. In recent years, South Korea’s trade with China has exceeded its combined trade with Japan and the US, which are its second and third largest trade partners.
http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2015/09/china-choose-south-korea-150902073117753.html

22 DECEMBER 2014

No, China is not ready to cut off North Korea

Like clockwork, just days after another North Korean provocation, the press begins reporting that this time, China is upset, for real, no kidding. Yet this is a long way from saying that China is thinking of cutting North Korea loose, pulling the life support that has kept the Kim government alive as it continues to destroy what little remains of the country’s economy and comes ever closer to a miscalculation that could ignite conflict on the Korean peninsula.
https://www.aei.org/publication/china-ready-cut-north-korea/?utm_source=today&utm_medium=paramount&utm_campaign=122314

8 & 13 DECEMBER 2014

China not invited to death anniversary of Kim Jong-il

China is unlikely to send a delegation to next week’s third death anniversary of North Korea’s former leader, Kim Jong-il, because it has yet to receive a formal invitation from Pyongyang, a diplomatic source with knowledge of the North Korea-China relations said
http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20141208000901
http://ajw.asahi.com/article/asia/china/AJ201412130036

2 DECEMBER 2014

China ‘will not go to war for North Korea’

China will not step in to save neighbouring North Korea if the Pyongyang regime collapses or starts a war, a retired People’s Liberation Army general said, possibly signalling waning patience in Beijing with its wayward, nuclear-armed ally.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/northkorea/11267956/China-will-not-go-to-war-for-North-Korea.html

31 OCTOBER 2014

With Xi in power, China’s relations with North Korea take chilly turn

With its relations with China in the freezer, North Korea is making a great effort to improve relations with other countries, including Japan and Russia. On Tuesday, Pyongyang opened talks with a Japanese government delegation over the issue of Japanese nationals abducted to North Korea
http://the-japan-news.com/news/article/0001678233

23 OCTOBER 2014

China opposes sending North Korea to international court

China says it’s against referring ally North Korea to the International Criminal Court over its human rights record.
http://asiancorrespondent.com/127647/china-opposes-sending-north-korea-to-international-court/

23 SEPTEMBER 2014

North Korea seizes Chinese fishing boat, demands fine

North Korea detained a Chinese fishing boat and demanded a fine for its release, Chinese media reported on Tuesday, apparently the first such move in more than a year, risking further straining ties between North Korea and its only major ally
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/north-korea-seizes-chinese-fishing-boat-demands-fine-media

17 SEPTEMBER 2014

China’s Congratulatory Message to North Korea: New Signs of Bilateral Tension

China-North Korea relations have been strained since Pyongyang conducted its third nuclear test in February 2013. Chinese president Xi Jinping has yet to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, even though he has held two summits with South Korea’s president Park Geun-hye.
http://cogitasia.com/chinas-congratulatory-message-to-north-korea-new-signs-of-bilateral-tension/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+cogitasia%2FZCwV+%28cogitASIA+Posts%29

8 SEPTEMBER 2014

In paper to U.N., China renews call for restart of N. Korea nuclear talks

China has renewed its commitment to an early resumption of six-nation talks on North Korea’s nuclear weapons program ahead of the United Nations General Assembly later this month
http://koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/nation/2014/09/116_164306.html

19 AUGUST 2014

North Korea transfers tanks to Chinese border

North Korea has transferred one of its newest and most modern armoured units to the border with China, in the latest indication of the depth of the rift between the two erstwhile allies
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/northkorea/11043980/North-Korea-transfers-tanks-to-Chinese-border.html

30 JULY 2014

China-N.K. relations face bumpy road

Relations between North Korea and China face a bumpy road as Pyongyang’s nuclear ambitions continue to chip away at their decades-long alliance while Beijing increasingly courts Seoul for greater strategic and economic cooperation
http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20140730000967

9 MAY 2014

Is China losing faith in North Korea?

Beijing’s contingency plans for the fall of Kim Jong-un have apparently been leaked to the media. What does this mean for Pyongyang’s relations with its only major ally?
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/may/09/is-china-losing-faith-in-north-korea

4 MAY 2014

PLA prepares border plan for North Korean collapse

China has formed numerous special teams as part of an emergency plan to deal with the aftermath of a potential collapse of North Korea’s political regime, reports the Tokyo-based Kyodo News

http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20140504000102&cid=1101

23 MARCH 2014

Korean and Chinese presidents reaffirm opposition to North Korean nukes

The leaders of South Korea and China on Sunday reaffirmed their opposition to North Korea’s possession of nuclear weapons, pledging to work closely together for peninsular denuclearization
http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20140324000014

17 MARCH 2014

China rejects a United Nations report on “grave human rights violations” in the DPRK

China has rejected a United Nations report documenting “grave human rights violations” in the North Korea (DPRK) at a UN debate on Monday, saying the report was based on fabricated charges and that its recommendations were “divorced from reality.”

http://www.euronews.com/2014/03/17/china-criticises-un-report-on-north-korea-saying-it-is-inaccurate/

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2014/03/china-dismisses-un-report-n-korea-crimes-2014317142819165855.html

21 FEBRUARY 2014

Strange Diplomatic Exchanges Between US-UN-China Over North Korea

The UN Human Rights Council commissioned the Inquiry on Human Rights In the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) and found “abundant evidence” for crimes against humanity. Why China condemns the report’s claims is simple: it implicates China’s leadership

http://inhomelandsecurity.com/strange-diplomatic-exchanges-between-us-un-china-over-north-korea/

18 FEBRUARY 2014

China rejects UN report on North Korea’s crimes against humanity

China is rejecting the charge of a U.N. human rights inquiry that suggested Beijing was aiding and abetting crimes against humanity by returning defectors to its ally, North Korea.

http://www.voanews.com/content/china-rejects-un-criticism-in-north-korea-rights-probe/1853512.html

14 FEBRUARY 2014

China FM reassures Kerry on Korean tensions

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Friday that China will never allow chaos or war on the Korean Peninsula, as tensions in the area featured high up the agenda of his Beijing talks with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/china/2014-02/14/c_133116299.htm

http://www.voanews.com/content/china-promises-to-pressure-n-korea-back-to-nuclear-talks/1851874.html

29 JANUARY 2014

Purge raises fears over North Korea-China links

The execution, in December 2013, of Jang Song-thaek, uncle and close advisor to North Korea’s 31-year-old leader Kim Jong-un, has serious ramifications for North Korea’s external relations. Mr Jang was China’s best business partner among North Korea’s leadership
http://www.worldreview.info/content/purge-raises-fears-over-north-korea-china-links

10 JANUARY 2014

North Korea risky business for Chinese investors

While North Korea has encouraged increased inward investment since Kim Jong-un came to power in 2011, and China–North Korea economic engagement has expanded, Chinese investors taking the plunge investing in North Korea face challenges at each step of the way.

http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2014/01/10/north-korea-risky-business-for-chinese-investors/

12 DECEMBER 2013

China Tries to Harness North Korea

China has been playing a careful and relatively sophisticated strategic game with its unruly ally North Korea, attempting to harness Pyongyang’s determination to expand its nuclear capability while at the same time expanding its economic relations at an unprecedented pace, according to a new analysis by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute.

http://www.asiasentinel.com/politics/china-harness-north-korea/

30 OCTOBER 2013

China and North Korea: New thinking, old policies

With a tougher posture on recent provocations, have China’s policies on North Korea really changed?http://thediplomat.com/2013/10/30/20783/

2 OCTOBER 2013

Kim sends another telegram to Xi amid strained China-N Korea ties

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is deeply concerned that his country’s relations with its key ally China are deteriorating, reports Duowei News, an outlet run by overseas Chinese.

http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20131002000106&cid=1101

23 SEPTEMBER 2013

China releases list of goods banned from export to NK

China has released a list of technologies and goods banned from export to North Korea because of their possible use in building nuclear, chemical and biological weapons, China’s Ministry of Commerce said
http://www.chinapost.com.tw/china/national-news/2013/09/24/389678/p1/China-releases.htm
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/china-releases-list-goods-banned-export-n-korea

20 SEPTEMBER 2013

A New Type of Major Power Relations on North Korea

Earlier this year it appeared to some that Chinese and U.S. approaches to North Korea were converging. More recently, however, the gap between Beijing and Washington in its policies toward Pyongyang is widening. The absence of effective coordination between the United States and China will undoubtedly work to North Korea’s advantage. In addition, if cooperation on North Korea between the United States and China unravels, it will have a negative impact on their efforts to build a new type of major power relationship.

http://cogitasia.com/a-new-type-of-major-power-relations-on-north-korea/

China: NKorea ready to make nuclear commitment

China’s foreign minister pushed Friday 20 for the restart of international talks on North Korea’s nuclear program, saying that Pyongyang is ready to recommit to the goal of denuclearization.

http://asiancorrespondent.com/113667/china-nkorea-ready-to-make-nuclear-commitment/

8 SEPTEMBER 2013

How China Reads North Korea

As the crisis in Syria unfolds, a less noticed problem has been the widening gap between China and the United States about how to handle another “rogue regime”—North Korea. After signs of growing cooperation with the U.S. earlier this year, China has reverted to a heavy emphasis on dialogue as a solution to the DPRK nuclear issue. The United States should redouble its efforts to ensure that Beijing continues to adequately pressure Pyongyang.

http://server1.nationalinterest.org/commentary/how-china-reads-north-korea-9009

3 SEPTEMBER 2013

China reaffirms ‘clear-cut’ goal of denuclearizing N. Korea

A senior Chinese military official renewed his country’s « clear-cut » goal of ending North Korea’s nuclear program through dialogue during a meeting with South Korean defense officials last week, China’s defense ministry said
http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20130903001063

17 AUGUST 2013

Why do China and South Korea trade with North Korea?

South Korea and China have maintained trade with North Korea as a means of enhancing their prosperity and security.

http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2013/08/17/why-do-china-and-south-korea-trade-with-north-korea/

23 JULY 2013

China debates how to handle North Korea

http://www.atimes.com/atimes/China/CHIN-01-230713.html

27 JUNE 2013

Seoul, Beijing Agree on Denuclearized Korean Peninsula

South Korean President Park Geun-hye and her Chinese counterpart, President Xi Jinping, agreed at a summit in Beijing Thursday to push for denuclearization of the Korean peninsula.                                                                                                                  http://www.voanews.com/content/seoul-beijing-agree-on-denuclearized-korean-peninsula/1690379.html                                               http://www.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1Story20130627-432972.html

17 JUNE 2013

China and North Korea to hold talks on Wednesday

China will hold talks with North Korea this week, Beijing said on Monday, amid ongoing tensions on the Korean peninsula over the North’s nuclear programme

http://www.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1Story20130617-430370.html

9 JUNE 2013

US and China agree to curb nuclear N Korea

The US and China have agreed that they cannot accept a nuclear-armed North Korea and pledged to work closely to end Pyongyang’s weapons programme, a senior US national security official has said. http://www.aljazeera.com/news/americas/2013/06/201368222617872259.html

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-22828678

http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/99012-obama-and-xi-conclude-summit-ambiguity-on-cyber-remaining/

3 JUNE 2013

Why China is not the solution to the Korean crisis

Beijing calls the shots in North Korea? History shows that thinking is misguided.

http://thediplomat.com/2013/06/03/why-china-is-not-the-solution-to-the-korean-crisis/

UN sanctions hurt China-N Korea ties

The relationship between China and North Korea was once described as an alliance forged in blood. However, there have been leadership changes in both countries and that alliance no longer looks as strong.

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2013/06/201363244391667.html

25 MAY 2013

China calls on North Korea to enter nuclear talks

A personal envoy to North Korea’s leader indicated Kim Jung Un was open to restarting nuclear disarmament talks, a move that came as China’s leader delivered a blunt message to Pyongyang to return to the negotiating table, Chinese state-run media

http://edition.cnn.com/2013/05/24/world/asia/china-north-korea-nuclear/index.html?hpt=ias_c2

24 MAY 2013

N Korea willing to take ‘positive steps’

A North Korean envoy has told China’s president that his reclusive country was willing to take « positive actions » to ensure peace and stability on the Korean peninsula, as China steps up diplomatic efforts to bring Pyongyang back to talks.

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2013/05/201352414234631383.html

http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/cndy/2013-05/24/content_16526837.htm

22 MAY 2012

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un sends envoy to China

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has sent a special envoy to Beijing, state media has announced, amid cooling relations between the two neighbours.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-22620600

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia-pacific

21 MAY 2013

Chinese fishermen freed by N Korea captors

A Chinese boat and 16 fishermen seized for ransom by armed North Koreans two weeks ago have been released, easing the latest irritant in relations between the traditional allies.

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2013/05/20135216393268896.html

http://www.voanews.com/content/detained-chinese-fishermen-boat-released-by-north-korea/1665059.html

17 MAY 2013

Chinese opinion jars with policy on Korea

North Korea’s missile and nuclear tests and its defiant attitude in the face of international condemnation have had negative consequences both for North Korea itself and all involved actors, but arguably no country has been affected more than China.      http://www.atimes.com/atimes/China/CHIN-01-170513.html

10 MAY 2013

China, N. Korea political, business ties grow: Report

North Korean visits to China have multiplied over recent years, a Chinese newspaper reported, underscoring growing political and business links between the isolated nuclear-armed state and its sole major ally.                                                                                http://www.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1Story20130510-421771.html

7 MAY 2013

Bank of China ‘shuts North Korea account’

The closure would be the first openly acknowledged move by an institution in China – the North’s key backer – against North Korean interests in the current stand-off, which escalated in February with Pyongyang’s third atomic test. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/northkorea/10041679/Bank-of-China-shuts-North-Korea-account.html                                                                                                                                                                         http://ntdtv.org/en/news/china/2013-05-07/bank-of-china-ltd-closes-north-korea-s-foreign-trade-bank-accounts.html

29 APRIL 2013

China’s changing calculus on North Korea

General Fang Fenghui, the PLA Chief of the General Staff had some tough words for North Korea during the press conference following his meeting with General Dempsey, Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, on Tuesday last week                       http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Korea/KOR-01-290413.html

23 APRIL 2013

China support for North Korea is rational

Why does China tolerate North Korea’s extraordinary behaviour? The relationship is an unusual one – not based on mutual respect and friendship but on cold calculation. Beijing has agreed to support US moves at the UN to place sanctions on North Korea, but the world is puzzled by its apparent reluctance to follow Washington’s lead with any great enthusiasm.                                                                                                                                                                  http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/954c33f6-ac0e-11e2-9e7f-00144feabdc0.html#axzz2SLMw6wV8

21 APRIL 2013

China at crossroads on Korean Peninsula

As North Korea’s Kim Dynasty takes the world to the brink yet again, let’s keep our eyes on the endgame. While Beijing may not be able to tell Pyongyang what to do and it’s clear the two sides aren’t as chummy as most outsiders think, Beijing can pull the plug. And that’s what it must do. http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20130421000268

19 APRIL 2013

Despite Condemnation, China Strengthens North Korean Ties

Chinese leader Xi Jinping’s criticism of North Korea and its leader Kim Jong Un’s acts of military provocation may be pointed, but economic relations between the two communist states seem to be improving. A new bridge costing $356 million is being built in the Chinese city of Dandong, linking it with the North Korean town of Sinuiju over the Yalu River. It’s being built specifically to strengthen cross border trade.                                                    http://ntdtv.org/en/news/china/2013-04-19/despite-condemnation-china-strengthens-north-korean-ties.html

16 APRIL 2013

China and North Korea: A Tangled Partnership

China appears to be growing frustrated with North Korea’s behavior, perhaps to the point of changing its long-standing support for Pyongyang. As North Korea’s largest economic sponsor, Beijing has provided the North Korean regime with crucial aid for years and offered it diplomatic protection against the United States and other powers. To outsiders, China’s alliance with North Korea seems like a Cold War relic with little reason for persisting into the 21st century                                                                                                                                                    China and North Korea: A Tangled Partnership | Stratfor

13 APRIL 2013

US, China agree on ‘nuclear-free Korea’ push

US Secretary of State John Kerry and China’s foreign policy chief Yang Jiechi said Saturday that both countries are committed to the denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula in a « peaceful manner » following talks in Beijing. http://www.france24.com/en/20130413-usa-china-committed-nuclear-free-korean-peninsula-north-south-kerry http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-22131316 http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/apr/13/north-korea-south-kim-missiles http://news.nationalpost.com/2013/04/13/john-kerry-gets-china-commitment-to-help-rid-north-korea-of-nuclear-weapons/

13 APRIL 2013

North Korean Leader, Young and Defiant, Strains Ties With Chinese

The last known face-to-face contact between Kim Jong-un, the North Korean leader, and senior Chinese officials did not end well. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/14/world/asia/kim-jong-un-tests-relations-with-china.html?_r=1&

12 APRIL 2013

Will China Shift Its Stance on N. Korea?

Weeks of threats by North Korea against the South and the United States have provoked strong criticism from countries around the world. However, the response from Pyongyang’s longtime ally China has been more nuanced             http://www.voanews.com/content/will-china-shift-its-stance-toward-north-korea/1639982.html

12 APRIL 2013

Geopolitics makes abandoning NK naive

The North has annoyed most Chinese. Voices pushing to « abandon North Korea » can be heard. They have even become formal suggestions by some strategists. We believe China’s policymakers will not follow them http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/774425.shtml

12 APRIL 2013

Is China ready to abandon North Korea?

Recently, China’s Communist leaders have deviated from their list of stock phrases, allowing their apparent frustration with Pyongyang to seep into public view.                                                                                                                                 http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-22062589

11 APRIL 2013

China grows weary of North Korea’s ‘chaos and conflict’

There was confusion at the China-North Korea border Thursday after Chinese tour operators halted trips into the North. http://behindthewall.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/04/11/17701725-china-grows-weary-of-north-koreas-chaos-and-conflict?lite

10 APRIL 2013

North Korea, China’s problem child

Some Chinese may privately yearn for a split with North Korea, but saying it publicly can still be risky. It recently cost journalist Deng Yuwen his job.                                                                                                                                   http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-china-north-korea-20130411,0,4628971,full.story

China and Russia urge North Korea to step back from missile launch

North Korea’s two closest allies, China and Russia, have put pressure on Pyongyang to step back from launching a missile, the South Korean Foreign minister has said. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/northkorea/9984010/China-and-Russia-urge-North-Korea-to-step-back-from-missile-launch.html

1 APRIL 2013

Chinese Editor Suspended for Article on North Korea

A well-known editor of an influential Communist Party journal said that he had been suspended after writing an article for a British newspaper saying that China should abandon its ally North Korea.                           http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/02/world/asia/chinese-suspend-editor-who-questioned-north-korea-alliance.html?goback=%2Egde_1133327_member_231901261&_r=0

9 MARCH 2013

China Says It Won’t Forsake North Korea, Despite Support for U.N. Sanctions

China’s foreign minister said Saturday that Beijing would not abandon North Korea, reiterating China’s longstanding position that dialogue, not sanctions, is the best way to persuade the North to abandon its nuclear weapons. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/10/world/asia/china-says-it-will-not-abandon-north-korea.html?ref=asia&_r=0 http://www.voanews.com/content/chinese-foreign-minister-says-sanctions-not-solution-to-north-korea/1618337.html

8 MARCH 2013

China warns against Korea escalation

China has appealed for calm on the Korean peninsula, hours after North Korea said it had scrapped all peace pacts with the South and threatened pre-emptive nuclear strikes. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-21713340

7 MARCH 2013

U.N. Security Council Passes New Sanctions on North Korea

The United Nations Security Council approved a new regimen of sanctions on Thursday against North Korea for its underground nuclear test last month, imposing penalties on North Korean banking, travel and trade in a unanimous vote that reflected the country’s increased international isolation. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/08/world/asia/north-korea-warns-of-pre-emptive-nuclear-attack.html?ref=asia&_r=0 http://www.un.org/News/Press/docs/2013/sc10934.doc.htm http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2013/03/20133710449989855.html

5 MARCH 2013

US, China Agree on N. Korea Sanctions

U.N. diplomats say the United States and China have reached a tentative deal on new sanctions to punish North Korea for its latest nuclear test, as Pyongyang threatened to disregard the armistice that ended its 1950 to 1953 war with South Korea http://www.voanews.com/content/un-security-council-to-discuss-north-korea-sanctions/1615283.html http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_asiapacific/view/1258063/1/.html

24 FEBRUARY 2013

China living in denial of NK’s status as an ally

There used to be some sympathy in Asia for North Korea and its striving defiance of the US and others that it sees as enemies. But now, even China, the long viewed ally of North Korea, sees North Korea’s defiance as a nuisance. http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/763728.shtml

13 FEBRUARY 2013

China calls in North Korean ambassador over nuke test

China’s foreign minister called North Korea’s ambassador in for a dressing-down and demanded his country cease making further threats, in a show of Beijing’s displeasure over its ally’s latest nuclear test. http://asiancorrespondent.com/97340/china-calls-in-nkorean-ambassador-over-nuke-test/                                                                                               http://www.rfa.org/english/east-asia-beat/china-02132013015542.html

6 FEBRUARY 2013

China should not fear NK disputes

It’s widely predicted that North Korea will soon conduct another nuclear test. Sino-North Korean relations now face a new challenge to maintain the traditional bonds of friendship. http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/760434.shtml http://www.voanews.com/content/nuclear-test-north-korea-china/1598585.html

2 FEBRUARY 2013

China and North Korea

China continues to fret over its troublesome neighbour http://www.economist.com/news/china/21571196-china-continues-fret-over-its-troublesome-neighbour-naughty-step?fsrc=scn/ln_ec/on_the_naughty_step

25 JANUARY 2013

N. Korea faces China aid cut over atomic test: Media

North Korea’s sole major ally China will decrease aid to Pyongyang if it goes ahead with a planned nuclear test state-run media said in an unusually frank warning on Friday. http://www.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1Story20130125-397957.htm http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/northkorea/9827061/US-and-China-come-together-over-defiant-North-Korea.html http://thediplomat.com/china-power/china-changing-its-tune-on-north-korea/?goback=%2Egde_108552_member_207922736

22 JANUARY 2013

China may block Korean unification, says US report

A recent report by US Senate Republican staff members warns that China, because of its deepening economic ties with North Korea as well as its ancient claims on Korean land, could attempt to « manage, and conceivably block » an eventual unification between the two Koreas, if ever the Kim family falls from power in Pyongyang. http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jan/22/china-block-korean-unification-us

11 JANUARY 2013

China–North Korea relations under Xi Jinping

Is North Korea a Chinese strategic asset or just a burden to China’s foreign policy? http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2013/01/11/china-north-korea-relations-under-xi-jinping/

2 JUNE 2012

China must not let N.Korea go nuclear

North Korea has proclaimed itself as a nuclear state in its amended constitution. Washington and Seoul have dismissed the claim, saying that they would not recognize North Korea as a nuclear power. China should not join the two and help them exert pressure on North Korea. However, it is also necessary for China to criticize North Korea’s latest move and oppose its intention to legalize its nuclear status
http://www.globaltimes.cn/NEWS/tabid/99/ID/712600/China-must-not-let-NKorea-go-nuclear.aspx

30 MAY 2010

Pressure on China to censure N.Korea fails

South Korea and Japan pressed China Sunday to censure North Korea over the sinking of a South Korean warship, but failed to win its public support for the move after a three-way summit
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_asiapacific/view/1059905/1/.html

China’s economy and development

4 APRIL 2018

China targets US soybeans, cars, planes with new 25 per cent tariffs, but leaves room for negotiation

Beijing wasted little time in firing back at Washington’s latest trade action by unveiling plans to slap additional 25 per cent of tariffs on a range of goods it imports from the US, including soybeans, cars and planes, as the world’s two largest economies edge ever closer towards an all-out trade war
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2140263/china-strikes-back-25pc-tariffs-106-us-imports-all-out
http://www.dw.com/en/us-proposes-punitive-tariffs-targeting-50-billion-worth-of-chinese-imports/a-43243114
http://www.france24.com/en/20180404-china-raise-tariffs-billions-us-products-retaliation

2 APRIL 2018

China hits back at Trump with retaliatory tariffs on 128 US imports, worth US$3 billion a year

China on Monday imposed tariffs of up to 25 per cent on 128 US imports worth US$3 billion a year, including fruits and pork, in retaliation to US duties on steel and aluminium, fuelling fears of a trade war
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-43614400
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2139858/china-hits-back-trump-retaliatory-tariffs-128-us
http://www.dw.com/en/china-targets-us-meat-fruit-in-retaliation-against-tariffs-on-chinese-goods/a-43222342

23 MARCH 2018

China announces retaliatory tariffs on U.S. goods, deepening fears of a trade war

China on Friday unveiled plans to impose tariffs on 128 products, or $3 billion worth of American goods, including California staples such as wine, fruit and almonds
http://www.latimes.com/world/la-fg-china-tariffs-20180323-story.html
https://www.trtworld.com/asia/china-targets-3-billion-in-us-goods-over-trump-s-steel-tariffs-16154
https://www.voanews.com/a/china-warns-us-actions-could-push-ties-danger-zone/4312973.html

22 MARCH 2018

Donald Trump hits China with $50 billion in tariffs, raising fears of new trade war

Donald Trump has announced $50 billion of tariffs on China to punish the country for forcefully acquiring US intellectual property, triggering fears of a new trade war
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/03/22/china-says-will-not-hide-trade-war-donald-trump-prepares-announce/
http://www.todayonline.com/world/trump-hits-china-trade-measures-white-house-exempts-allies-tariffs
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/mar/22/china-us-sanctions-trade-war

11 MARCH 2018

China: Trade war with US would be disastrous

China says it does not want to initiate a trade war with the US following Trump’s decision to impose import tariffs on steel and aluminum. It, however, vows to defend its national interests amid American protectionism
http://www.dw.com/en/china-trade-war-with-us-would-be-disastrous/a-42925378
http://www.arirang.co.kr/News/News_View.asp?nseq=214947
http://www.atimes.com/article/china-will-try-avoid-trade-war-us-will-retaliate-must/

7 MARCH 2018

Europe renews tariffs on Chinese steel pipes as high as 72%

As the world watches breathlessly if Trump will follow through with his threat to slap steel and aluminum import tariffs, Europe continues to quietly ratchet up its own trade war with China and nobody seems to mind
https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-03-06/europe-renews-tariffs-chinese-steel-pipes-high-72

5 MARCH 2018

China sets 2018 GDP growth target at around 6.5 pct

China has set its GDP growth target at around 6.5 percent for 2018, unchanged from that for 2017, according to a government work report released Monday
http://en.people.cn/n3/2018/0305/c90000-9432825.html
https://gbtimes.com/china-reduces-annual-gdp-growth-target-for-2018

3 MARCH 2018

China, Russia sign deal on lunar exploration at global space agency meeting

The space agencies of China and Russia have signed a deal on lunar exploration, including possible cooperation on orbital and south pole Moon missions and a joint data centre
https://gbtimes.com/china-russia-sign-deal-on-lunar-exploration-at-global-space-agency-meeting

2 FEBRUARY 2018

British Prime Minister Theresa May leaves China with over 7 billion euros of trade deals

Her visit has yielded new trade deals worth seven and half billion dollars to Britain which is trying to reinvent itself as a global trading nation after a 2016 referendum decision to leave the European Union
http://www.euronews.com/2018/02/02/british-prime-minister-theresa-may-leaves-china-with-over-7-billion-euros-of-trade-deals
https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20180202_09/

28 JANUARY 2018

Explaining China’s fast rise as an innovative country

In the last few years, China has climbed to the pinnacle of nations of the world in terms of creativity and innovation, especially in the realms where it matters. In fact, China has spurted ahead in the race to the top to the degree it has become noticed and admired but also feared by some
http://ippreview.com/index.php/Home/Blog/single/id/638.html

24 JANUARY 2018

China will surprise world with reforms in 2018, Xi adviser says

China will introduce more reform measures to open up its economy this year, according to Liu He, the top financial and economic adviser to President Xi Jinping
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-01-24/china-will-surprise-world-with-reforms-in-2018-xi-adviser-says
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/business/china-s-economic-mastermind-pledges-more-reform-at-davos-9892514

16 JANUARY 2018

China says foreign direct investment up 7.9% in 2017

Foreign direct investment (FDI) into the Chinese mainland posted steady growth in 2017, through further opening-up and improved structure of foreign investment
https://www.chinadailyasia.com/articles/31/64/228/1516113060640.html

NUARY 2018

 France’s Emmanuel Macron secures strategic access to Chinese markets

From high-end wine to the new « Silk Road, » France and China have agreed to enhance economic relations. For Beijing, that meant providing French companies better access to Chinese markets
http://www.dw.com/en/frances-emmanuel-macron-secures-strategic-access-to-chinese-markets/a-42084077
https://www.chinadailyasia.com/articles/124/251/119/1515511101612.html
http://www.france24.com/en/20180109-france-china-macron-trade-markets-protectionism

1 JANUARY 2018

China’s economic power is actually a lot smaller than you think

China’s economic presence on world markets is actually much smaller than that of the United States of America and smaller than our key three Asia-Pacific allies combined
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-01-01/chinas-economic-power-is-actually-a-lot-smaller-than-you-think/9291700?section=world

2 DECEMBER 2017

Xi sets out economic road map for China Dream

His vision of China becoming a rich and powerful nation gets clearer timeline and goals
http://www.straitstimes.com/opinion/xi-sets-out-economic-road-map-for-china-dream

30 NOVEMBER 2017

China pushing billions into Iranian economy as Western firms stall

China is financing billions of dollars worth of Chinese-led projects in Iran, making deep inroads into the economy while European competitors struggle to find banks willing to fund their ambitions, Iranian government and industry officials said
https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-iran-nuclear-china/china-pushing-billions-into-iranian-economy-as-western-firms-stall-idUKKBN1DU2A8

29 NOVEMBER 2017

China’s State-owned entreprises (SOE) reform wrangle

For the past twenty years, Chinese reformers have sought to improve the efficiency of state-owned enterprises (SOEs), with the latest through mixed-ownership reform. Despite the ever-deepening process, so far the new initiatives have not been very fruitful
http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2017/11/29/chinas-seo-reform-wrangle/

21 NOVEMBER 2017

Pakistan turns down China’s demand to allow its currency to be used in the Gwadar Free Zone

Pakistan has turned down China’s demand to allow its currency to be used in the Gwadar Free Zone under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor framework, arguing any such move would compromise its ‘economic sovereignty’
https://tribune.com.pk/story/1564050/2-pakistan-rejects-use-chinese-currency/

9 NOVEMBER 2017

China, US ink $250 bn trade deals to mark Donald Trump’s first visit

Cash-rich China on Thursday wooed the US by signing deals worth more than USD 250 billion during President Donald Trump’s first visit, amidst his criticism of the Communist giant’s unfair business practices and the « chronic imbalance » in bilateral trade
http://zeenews.india.com/asia/china-us-ink-250-bn-trade-deals-to-mark-donald-trumps-first-visit-2055769.html
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2119211/deals-galore-us-firms-trumps-china-trip-are-real-trade
https://www.trtworld.com/asia/trump-criticises-trade-deficit-but-says-i-don-t-blame-china–12082

7 NOVEMBER 2017

Can China transition to a more innovative economy?

After more than three decades of high growth based on the exploitation of low wages and demographic advantages, as well as incremental market-oriented reforms and international openness, China now confronts higher wages and a shrinking workforce. Future growth will depend increasingly on innovation and increased productivity. What is the likelihood of China making this transition?
http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2017/11/07/can-china-transition-to-a-more-innovative-economy/

13 OCTOBER 2017

How can China afford its science and technology goals?

 China is at a historic economic juncture. Its urban-centric growth model has orphaned the rural population while the urban population struggles with incomes below OECD levels and housing, education and health costs above those in Europe
http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2017/10/13/how-can-china-afford-its-science-and-technology-goals/#more-91341

21 SEPTEMBER 2017

OECD: Chinese GDP to increase 6.8% in 2017

China’s economic growth will reach 6.8 percent year-on-year in 2017, although it may moderate next year to 6.6 percent, according to a forecast released on Wednesday by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/business/2017-09/21/content_32275000.htm

25 JULY 2017

Sri Lanka approved to 70 percent lease of Hambantota Port to China

The cabinet gave final approval to lease a 70 percent stake in Hambantota port for $1.12 billion to state-owned China Merchants Port Holdings, minister Mahinda Samarasinghe told reporters
http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/A/AS_SRI_LANKA_CHINA?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2017-07-25-08-42-11
http://www.asiantribune.com/node/90757

24 JULY 2014

IMF revises China growth forecasts for 2017, 2018 higher

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Monday revised upwards China’s growth forecasts for 2017 and 2018 to 6.7 percent and 6.4 percent, respectively
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/articles/103/30/95/1500896621199.html

2 JULY 2017

Latest Long March rocket fails after launch from southern China

China’s ambitious space programme appeared to suffer a setback on Sunday when a Long March-5 rocket with a communications satellite on board failed to successfully launch
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2100960/latest-long-march-rocket-fails-after-launch-southern

5 JUNE 2017

Why Canadians are opposed to a free-trade deal with China

China and Canada have been engaged in exploratory talks towards a free-trade agreement. Yet, in its public statements to Canadians, Ottawa often sounds non-committal. A free-trade deal makes good sense for both countries. So what’s not to like?
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/2096867/why-canadians-are-opposed-free-trade-deal-china

01 JUNE 2017

China’s new cybersecurity law takes effect, and many are confused

China’s new cybersecurity law takes effect today, and experts are rattled about what it all means
http://www.worldaffairsjournal.org/content/chinas-new-cybersecurity-law-goes-effect-rattles-businesses

18 MAY 2017

New Chinese law hurts foreign business say economists & industry organisations

More than 50 world industry organisations have urged the Chinese government to delay enforcement of the country’s first cybersecurity law in a letter sent Monday, May 15
http://www.euronews.com/2017/05/18/new-chinese-law-hurts-foreign-business-says-economists-industry-organisations
https://www.uschina.org/sites/default/files/May%202017%20Global%20Association%20Letter%20on%20Cybersecurity%20Law%20Implementation%20%28ENG%29.pdf

16 MAY 2017

China and Cambodian PMs witness signing of 13 agreements

China signed 13 cooperation documents with Cambodia on Tuesday in areas such as infrastructure, finance, maritime research and tourism as the two countries moved forward to build the Belt and Road
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/articles/119/113/206/1494993590515.html
http://en.freshnewsasia.com/index.php/4387-china-to-aid-230-million-for-cambodia-s-development.html

15 MAY 2017

EU rejects China’s vision for ‘modern Silk Road’

The EU has dealt a blow to Chinese president Xi Jinping’s bid to lead a global infrastructure revolution, after its members refused to endorse part of the multibillion-dollar plan because it did not include commitments to social and environmental sustainability and transparency
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/may/15/eu-china-summit-bejing-xi-jinping-belt-and-road

14 MAY 2017

China hosts Silk Road summit in shadow of North Korea missile

Beijing: China touted on Sunday its new Silk Road as “a project of the century” at a summit highlighting its growing leadership on globalisation, but a North Korean missile test intruded on the meeting
http://gulfnews.com/news/asia/china/china-hosts-silk-road-summit-in-shadow-of-n-korea-missile-1.2027198
http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/international/2017-05-14/china-wants-new-silk-road-one-belt-one-road-project-to-help-it-dominate-world-trade/1671328

13 MAY 2017

China, Pakistan Sign Six Memorandums of Understanding to Enhance Bilateral Ties

China and Pakistan signed a total of six Memorandums of Understanding related to cooperation within the framework of the Silk Road Economic Belt and Maritime Silk Road, as well as to cooperation on a number of projects, such as Gwadar port and East Bay expressway and Havelian Dry Port and ML1 Karachi-Peshawar railway project
https://sputniknews.com/asia/201705131053575707-china-pakistan-memorandum-understanding/
http://nation.com.pk/business/13-May-2017/pakistan-signs-nearly-500-million-in-china-deals-at-silk-road-summit
https://www.thenews.com.pk/latest/204228-Nawaz-meets-Chinese-prime-minister-assures-Pakistans-support-for-On-Belt-One-Road

12 MAY 2017

Beijing, US reach trade deal to boost American imports to China in wake of Xi-Trump summit

The United States has reached a trade agreement with Beijing that will boost shipments of American liquefied natural gas, beef and other products, as well as improve its market access of financial services to China
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/economy/article/2094045/china-us-sign-trade-deal-wake-xi-trump-summit
http://www.chinapost.com.tw/international/americas/2017/05/13/497313/p2/China-agrees.htm
http://www.bbc.com/news/business-39894119

5 MAY 2017

China sends homegrown jumbo passenger jet C919 into sky

Change is in the air in China as the country’s first domestically made airliner – the C919 – successfully completed its much-delayed maiden flight from Shanghai Airport
http://www.euronews.com/2017/05/05/china-s-c919-airliner-gets-set-to-challenge-airbus-and-boeing
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/nation/2017-05/05/content_15608516.html

17 APRIL 2017

Rumbling of reform in China’s fiscal foundations

Significant progress is being made towards building the foundations of a fiscal system to undergird rule-based governance. The most important driver of change is the Budget Law and associated documents
http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2017/04/17/rumbling-of-reform-in-chinas-fiscal-foundations/

11 APRIL 2017

China, Burma reach deal on oil pipeline after nearly a decade of talks

China and Burma (Myanmar) have reached an agreement on an oil pipeline between the neighbouring countries after almost a decade of talks, with the project due to start “very quickly”, Chinese vice foreign minister Liu Zhenmin said
https://asiancorrespondent.com/2017/04/china-burma-reach-deal-oil-pipeline-nearly-decade-talks/#uvt4L56RjYUdgljc.97
http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/25676-myanmar-and-china-sign-crude-oil-pipeline-agreement.html

1 APRIL 2017

New Chinese work permit system to rank foreigners

The Chinese government has introduced a new ranking system for foreign nationals applying for working permits
https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20170402_01/

16 MARCH 2017

China, Saudi Arabia sign agreements worth about $91 billion

China and Saudi Arabia on Thursday (March 16) signed MOUs and letters of intent potentially worth about US$65 billion (S$91.8 billion) during Saudi King Salman’s visit to Beijing, a senior Chinese diplomat said
http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/china-saudi-arabia-sign-agreements-worth-about-91-billion
http://en.people.cn/n3/2017/0316/c90000-9191261.html

5 MARCH 2017

China sets 2017 GDP growth target at around 6.5 pct

Premier Li Keqiang announced the figure on Sunday as he delivered a government report at the opening of the country’s annual session of parliament, the National People’s Congress
http://www.ecns.cn/business/2017/03-05/247926.shtml
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/economy/article/2076224/amid-brexit-and-trump-uncertainties-china-strikes-note-caution
http://chinaplus.cri.cn/news/china/9/20170305/1083.html

3 MARCH 2017

China-Pakistan Economic Corridor: Perils and Prospects

The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) has magnified and magnetized the attention of China and non-China watchers at the regional and global levels. The CPEC has received a wide currency and been attributed with different catchphrases, including: the revival of Mackinder theory, the Great Game, New Asia is Emerging, China’s Rise as a Global Power
http://ippreview.com/index.php/Home/Blog/single/id/365.html

15 FEBRUARY 2017

Weighing up China’s investment in the United States

Chinese investment flows into the United States have reached unprecedented heights over the past two years and the future promises more of the same. The acquisition of US companies accounts for 84 per cent of these investments
http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2017/02/15/weighing-up-chinas-investment-in-the-united-states/

9 FEBRUARY 2017

For China, Europe is the new Africa

For the past few years, Chinese investments in Italy have grown exponentially in every sector, from football to engines, fashion to real estate, tourism to energy
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/For-China,-Europe-is-the-new-Africa-39892.html

7 JANUARY 2016

EU ready to help China fight protectionsim

The EU is ready to stand with China in the fight against protectionism, but Beijing needs to reform to be fair to investors, EU trade commissioner Cecilia Malmstroem said
http://www.worldaffairsjournal.org/content/eu-%E2%80%98ready%E2%80%99-help-china-fight-protectionism

29 JANUARY 2017

A time of test for the China model of economic growth

The ‘China model’ of economic growth has been essentially a story of a hyper-charged economy led by an authoritarian state. But now the model has become unsustainable, with China experiencing economic slowdown as well as rampant corruption, growing inequality and environmental destruction
http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2017/01/29/a-time-of-test-for-the-china-model-of-economic-growth/

20 JANUARY 2017

China’s economy grows 6.7% in 2016

China’s economy grew by 6.7% in 2016, compared with 6.9% a year earlier, according to official data, marking its slowest growth since 1990
http://www.bbc.com/news/business-38686568
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-01-20/china-questionable-gdp-numbers-why-does-it-even-bother/8198196?section=world

27 DECEMBER 2016

China issues white paper on space development

China on Tuesday issued a white paper on the development of space industry since 2011 and major tasks for the next five years
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/nation/2016-12/27/content_15548171.html
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-12-27/china-says-space-programme-must-help-protect-national-security/8149676?section=world

18 DECEMBER 2016

The social cost of smashing China’s iron rice bowls

China has ordered state firms to smash the decades-old system of providing cradle-to-grave welfare support, known as the country’s “iron rice bowl.”
http://www.atimes.com/article/social-cost-smashing-chinas-iron-rice-bowls/

11 DECEMBER 2016

US-China trade shows signs of improvement

Trade between the world’s two largest economies has shown signs of improvement as the US trade deficit with China, a long-term US concern, narrowed significantly in October
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/business/2016-12/11/content_15540347.html

8 DECEMBER 2016

China considers easing foreign investment limits

China has indicated it could relax restrictions on foreign investment in some sectors as it struggles to counter an overseas exodus of capital, while facing accusations of protectionism from US President-elect Donald Trump
http://news.asiaone.com/news/business/china-considers-easing-foreign-investment-limits-0

30 NOVEMBER 2016

China’s New ‘Cybersecurity’ Rules Look Like Cyberprotectionism Instead

China’s new laws on cybersecurity are no better than trade protectionism in a new guise
http://thediplomat.com/2016/11/chinas-new-cybersecurity-rules-look-like-cyberprotectionism-instead/

28 NOVEMBER 2016

China steps up protection for property, intellectual rights

China will increase protection for property rights, including stepping up oversight of the management of state-owned assets, the Xinhua news agency reported on Sunday, citing guidelines issued by the State Council, China’s cabinet
http://www.atimes.com/article/china-steps-protection-property-intellectual-rights/

21 NOVEMBER 2016

China working to make yuan key international currency

China government is making strategic moves to construct an Asia-based economic bloc based on the Chinese yuan
http://www.asianews.network/content/china-working-make-yuan-key-international-currency-29417

18 NOVEMBER 2016

Evaluating China’s Economy

Can China keep up its growth and deliver on its “harmony” pact with the Chinese people?http://thediplomat.com/2016/11/evaluating-chinas-economy/

8 NOVEMBER 2016

Despite the yuan’s devaluation, China’s exports continue to fall

Although the yuan lost about 1.5 per cent against the US dollar last month, Chinese exports still dropped 7.3 per cent in dollar terms compared to a year earlier. October’s decline follows a fall of 10 per cent in September
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Despite-the-yuan’s-devaluation,-China’s-exports-continue-to-fall-39082.html
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/business/2016-11/08/content_15522785.html

31 OCTOBER 2016

France and China are set to very soon launch a fund for joint investment in overseas projects

French foreign minister Jean-Marc Ayrault spoke of the plans after meeting with China’s foreign minister Wang Yi in Beijing
http://www.euronews.com/2016/10/31/france-and-china-investment-fund-to-seek-global-opportunities

30 OCTOBER 2016

China, Japan and South Korea pledge to promote talks on free trade and energy

Trade chiefs from Japan, China and South Korea agreed on Saturday to promote negotiations on free trade and cooperation in the energy sector at a trilateral meeting in Tokyo
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/economy/article/2041375/china-japan-and-south-korea-pledge-promote-talks-free-trade-and

14 SEPTEMBER 2016

The Chinese diaspora’s role in the rise of China

From the outset of China’s economic reform era, diaspora Chinese have provided the lion’s share of inward foreign investment. This has been concentrated in export-oriented sectors, driving growth of transnational production networks that today bind China’s neighbours to it through the world’s most integrated intraregional trading system
http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2016/09/14/the-chinese-diasporas-role-in-the-rise-of-china/#more-52297

12 SEPTEMBER 2016

Russia-China Economic and Trade Partnership Falters

Russian-Chinese trade fell by 5 percent year-on-year to $28 billion in the first six months of 2016, mainly because of plummeting prices for commodities such as oil, gas, lumber, metal and coal, Russia’s main exports. At the same time, the U.S. remains China’s most important economic relationship with bilateral trade between the two hitting $263 billion in the first half of this year
http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/russia-china-economic-trade-partnership-falters-n645291

18 AUGUST 2016

Reconstructing China’s steel industry

China’s annual production of crude steel reached 804 million tonnes in 2015, 6.3 times higher than the total production in 2000. It accounts for nearly 50 per cent of total global steel output, http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2016/08/18/reconstructing-chinas-steel-industry/#more-51883a jump from only 15 per cent at the end of the previous century
http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2016/08/18/reconstructing-chinas-steel-industry/#more-51883

18 JULY 2016

China upset over Pakistan’s handling of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC)° project

Due to delays in the development of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), the authorities in Beijing have suggested Islamabad to formally rope in the Pakistan Army to ensure smooth execution of the project
http://www.asiapacificstar.com/index.php/sid/245920175

15 JULY 2016

China GDP: Economy beats expectations with 6.7pc growth

In the face of deteriorating conditions, China’s economy has defied expectations of a slowdown with GDP growth for the June quarter holding steady at 6.7 per cent
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-07-15/chinese-economy-beats-expectations/7632616?section=world
http://www.dw.com/en/chinas-growth-steadies-while-still-raising-concern/a-19401936

5 JULY 2016

China revises GDP calculation

China’s National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has adopted a new method of calculating GDP that it says « better reflects the contribution of innovation to economic growth. »
http://english.cri.cn/12394/2016/07/05/3521s933150.htm

28 JUNE 2016

China’s first regional jet takes maiden flight

 China’s first commercial regional jet, the ARJ21, took maiden flight from Chengdu city in southwestern China’s Sichuan Province to Beijing on Tuesday, marking a landmark success
http://www.ecns.cn/2016/06-28/216020.shtml
http://www.ecns.cn/visual/hd/2016/06-28/97979.shtml

13  JUNE 2016

China’s fixed asset investment slumps to 16-year low

China’s fixed asset investment — a proxy for construction and infrastructure spending — slows to its slowest rate of growth since 2000, suggesting the impact of financial stimulus injected into the economy is already starting to wane
http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/international/2016-06-13/chinas-fixed-asset-investment-slumps-to-16year-low/1589960

3 MAY 2016 

Is China making life difficult for foreign companies?

Once, China welcomed them with open arms, but now overseas firms are complaining about the country’s increasingly hostile business environment as concerns rise over protectionism, forced technology transfers and tightening censorship
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/1940397/china-making-life-difficult-foreign-companies

2 MAY 2016

China completes implementation of VAT scheme

China has replaced all business tax with value-added tax (VAT) after extending the policy to cover the construction, real estate, finance and consumer services sectors
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/business/2016-05/02/content_15425968.html

26 APRIL 2016

China’s ‘Triple Bubble’ Economy Poised to Burst

After a nearly disastrous start to the year in January and February, China’s economy steadied itself in March. Now, the early April indicators suggest a continuation of the uptick
http://worldaffairsjournal.org/blog/gordon-g-chang/china%E2%80%99s-%E2%80%98triple-bubble%E2%80%99-economy-poised-burst-0

1 APRIL 2016

China manufacturing rebounds unexpectedly

An unexpected expansion in Chinese manufacturing has provided cause for renewed optimism in the world’s second largest economy. Last year China saw its slowest economic growth in a quarter of a century
http://www.dw.com/en/china-manufacturing-rebounds-unexpectedly/a-19157202

23 MARCH 2016

China offers $11.5 billion in loans, credit to 5 Mekong River nations

Premier Li Keqiang said that China will be using money to build its influence with its neighbors in Southeast Asia, specifically, the five countries along the Mekong River
http://atimes.com/2016/03/china-offers-11-5-billion-in-loans-credit-to-5-mekong-river-nations/
http://asia.nikkei.com/Politics-Economy/International-Relations/China-to-help-develop-Mekong-River-basin

16 MARCH 2016

Lawmakers approve China’s five-year plan against economic headwinds

Chinese lawmakers on Wednesday approved the country’s economic and social development blueprint for the 2016-2020 period, which sets targeted average annual economic growth at above 6.5 percent in the next five years.
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2016-03/16/c_135194463.htm
http://www.dw.com/en/opinion-a-risky-experiment/a-19120034

12 MARCH 2016

Foreigners in China to get better legal service

China’s top judge has asked the courts to improve the legal environment through better handling of disputes involving foreigners, particularly in the marine sector, as the country opens wider to the outside world and tries hard to attract overseas enterprises
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/foreigners-china-get-better-legal-service

11 FEBRUARY 2016

Latin America: China’s power play right under the U.S.

Chinese banks sent nearly $30 billion in loans to Latin American governments last year, more than double the amount from 2014. It’s also more money than the World Bank and Inter-American Development Bank gave to the region last year combined, according to the Inter-American Dialogue, a non-profit in Washington.
http://money.cnn.com/2016/02/11/news/economy/china-latin-america-billions-of-dollars-loans-investments/index.html

3 FEBRUARY 2016

China top planner: GDP will grow 6.5% to 7% this year

On the heels of the Chinese manufacturing sector posing its lowest reading in three years, China’s top economic planner reinforced previous forecasts and said the world’s second-biggest economy will grow between 6.5% and 7% this year
http://atimes.com/2016/02/china-top-planner-gdp-will-grow-6-5-to-7-this-year/
http://thediplomat.com/2016/02/facing-economic-headwinds-china-predicts-slower-growth-in-2016/

19 JANUARY 2016

China economy grew 6.9% in 2015, slowest pace in 25 years

The official figures released on Tuesday (Jan 19) confirm a loss of momentum in the world’s second-largest economy that is rippling around the world and spooking global financial markets
http://www.straitstimes.com/business/economy/china-economy-grew-69-in-2015-slowest-pace-in-25-years
http://en.people.cn/business/n3/2016/0119/c90778-9005938.html
http://asia.nikkei.com/Politics-Economy/Economy/Economic-problems-bring-threat-of-deflation?page=1

16 JANUARY 2016

China-initiated AIIB officially launched

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), a China-initiated multilateral bank, started operation on Saturday, marking a milestone to reform global economic governance system.
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/nation/2016-01/16/content_15373498.html
http://www.ecns.cn/visual/hd/2016/01-16/85072.shtml
http://www.globaltimes.cn//content/963850.shtml

11 JANUARY 2016

Five myths about China’s economy

When China’s stock market tumbles — as it did this past week — world markets can’t help but feel the effects. But how worried should we be about China’s economy? It may be the second largest in the world, yet it remains opaque and misunderstood. Here are five common misconceptions
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/five-myths-about-chinas-economy/2016/01/07/08a8d5e6-b4c4-11e5-a842-0feb51d1d124_story.html

 

Wars, conflicts and strategy on 4 April in Asian history

WARS, CONFLICTS AND STRATEGY ON 4 APRIL IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on April 4, 2018

1287: King Wareru founds Kingdom of Ramannadesa, and proclaims independence from Pagan Empire

http://www.myanmars.net/myanmar-history/king-wareru.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wareru

1885: Signature, in Paris, of a Protocol for the suspension of hostilities between France and China in Tonkin
http://www.taiwandocuments.org/cts166-76.htm
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/2976.html

1944 : The Battle of Kohima, a turning point in the Second World War that halted Japan’s advance into Asia, starts. Sometimes called the “Stalingrad of the East”, it ended on 22 June 1944 with the defeat and retreat of Japanese forces


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Kohima
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/4-april-1944-the-battle-of-kohima-started

http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/world-war-two/the-pacific-war-1941-to-1945/the-battle-of-kohima-1944/

1954: At the end of French Vietnam war, the French government asks the USA an air and sea operation on Dien-Bien-Phu

1967: The U.S. lost its 500th plane over Vietnam

1971: In Sri Lanka, beginning of a Che Guevarist uprising by the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) or People’s Liberation Front
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1971_Uprising
http://www.thesundayleader.lk/2012/04/08/the-jvp-insurrection-and-lessons-learnt/

1975: In Vietnam, the Operation Baby Lift knows a terrific blow when an American plane transporting orphans crashes near Saigon causing 172 dies


http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/operation-baby-lift-aircraft-crashes
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1309115/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jiBPFeoBkRw

1987: Secret US overture to North Korea proposing food and medical aid if Pyongyang participates in Seoul 1988 Olympic

 

On 4 April in South Asian history

ON 4 APRIL IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

To see another date, on Internet (Google…) type “On (date + month) in South Asian history”

Updated on April 4, 2018

1889: Birth of Makhanlal Chaturvedi, Indian journalist, poet, and playwright  who died on January 30, 1968
http://www.iloveindia.com/indian-heroes/makhanlal-chaturvedi-biography.html

Makhanlal Chaturvedi

1897: Birth of John Lionel Kotalawela, third Prime Minister of Ceylon (1953-1956) who died on 2nd October 1980
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Lionel_Kotalawela

1905: In India, an earthquake at 6:19 am, hit the Kangra valley, kills 20,000, and destroys most buildings in Kangra, Mcleodganj and Dharamshala

1912: Chinese republic is proclaimed in Tibet
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/04/tibet-proclaimed-china-republic-1912_n_3016243.html

1944 : The Battle of Kohima, a turning point in the Second World War that halted Japan’s advance into Asia, starts. Sometimes called the “Stalingrad of the East”, it ended on 22 June 1944 with the defeat and retreat of Japanese forces

http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/world-war-two/the-pacific-war-1941-to-1945/the-battle-of-kohima-1944/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Kohima
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/4-april-1944-the-battle-of-kohima-started

1949 : Birth of Parveen Babi, Hindi film actress, who died on January 20, 2005
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parveen_Babi

1971: In Sri Lanka, beginning of a Che Guevarist uprising by the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) or People’s Liberation Front
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1971_Uprising
http://www.thesundayleader.lk/2012/04/08/the-jvp-insurrection-and-lessons-learnt/

1972: Birth of Lisa Ray, Indo-Canadian actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lisa_Ray
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0712908/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=px3FjrWoR20&feature=fvst

1979: Former Prime Minister  Zulfikar Ali Bhutto of Pakistan is executed


http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/april/4/newsid_2459000/2459507.stm
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/12/27/AR2007122701067.html
https://www.dawn.com/news/1160422

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XMvL1W_Jgz8&feature=related

1987: Death of Sachchidananda Vatsyayan, Indian journalist and author, born on July 3, 1911
http://www.poemhunter.com/sachchidananda-vatsyayan/biography/

1987: Death of Chogyam Trungpa, Tibetan Buddhist master, born in February 1939
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chogyam_Trungpa
http://shambhala.org/teachers/chogyam-trungpa/

2014: An Indian judge orders three men to hang after they were convicted of two gang-rapes, the first death sentences to be handed down for multiple sex attacks since the law was toughened last year
http://www.bbc.com/news/26887723

2016: A court in northern India sentences 47 policemen to life in prison over the massacre of Sikh pilgrims 25 years ago. The killings were committed during an insurgency by Sikh militants in the region
http://www.dw.com/en/47-indian-policemen-get-life-sentences-for-1991-sikh-killings/a-19163431

On 4 April in Southeast Asian history

ON 4 APRIL IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

To see another date, on Internet (Google…) type “On (date + month) in Southeast Asian history”

Updated on April 4, 2018

1287: King Wareru founds the Kingdom of Ramannadesa, and proclaims independence from Pagan Empire
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wareru

1885: Signature, in Paris, of a Protocol for the suspension of hostilities between France and China in Tonkin
http://www.taiwandocuments.org/cts166-76.htm
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/2976.html

1910: Birth of Đặng Văn Ngữ, Vietnamese physician and intellectual, born on April 1, 1967
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C4%90%E1%BA%B7ng_V%C4%83n_Ng%E1%BB%AF

1947: Birth of Wiranto, former Commander of the Indonesian Armed Forces
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wiranto

1947: Birth of Eliseo Soriano, Philippine evangelist
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eliseo_Soriano

1954: At the end of French Vietnam war, the French government asks the USA an air and sea operation on Dien-Bien-Phu

1960: In Burma, U Nu is nominated PM for the third time, up to March 1962 when he will be replaced by Ne Win
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U_Nu

1964: Birth of Riduan Isamuddin, better known by the nom de guerre Hambali, former military leader of the Indonesian terrorist organization Jemaah Islamiyah (JI), arrested in Thailand on August 11, 2003, now in extrajudicial detention in Guantanamo Bay detainment camps
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Riduan_Isamuddin
http://projects.nytimes.com/guantanamo/detainees/10019-hambali-riduan-isamuddin

1964: Birth of Dang Than, Vietnamese poet and writer
http://www.thewriterspost.net/author_dangthan.htm

1967: The U.S. lost its 500th plane over Vietnam

1975: In Laos, the king gives his agreement for a government of twelve members, five of each side, plus two neutral

1975: In Vietnam, the Operation Baby Lift knows a terrific blow when an American plane transporting orphans crashes near Saigon causing 172 dies


http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/operation-baby-lift-aircraft-crashes
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1309115/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jiBPFeoBkRw

1976: Seni Pramoj’s Democratic Party wins elections in Thailand
http://biography.yourdictionary.com/momrajawong-m-r-kukrit-pramoj

1976: Prince Norodom Sihanouk resigns as leader of Cambodia and is placed under house arrest by the Khmer Rouge
http://biography.yourdictionary.com/prince-norodom-sihanouk

1999: In Malaysia, Wan Azizah Wan Ismail is elected chairwoman of the People’s Justice Party (Parti Keadilan Rakyat) after her husband Anwar Ibrahim has been jailed
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wan_Azizah_Wan_Ismail
http://articles.latimes.com/2000/jul/09/opinion/op-49822

2006: In spite of his victory in the April 2 legislative elections, but boycotted by opposition, Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra resigns after a meeting with the king
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0604/S00075.htm
http://www.voacambodia.com/a/a-40-2006-04-04-voa1-90152367/1353869.html
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/3617.html

2011: A prominent Vietnamese legal scholar, Cu Huy Ha Vu, who sued the prime minister and called for multiparty democracy is convicted of propaganda against the state and sentenced to seven years in prison and another three years under house arrest. The case was one of the most highly charged political trials in Vietnam in years
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/05/world/asia/05vietnam.html?_r=1&ref=asia
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Tens-of-thousands-of-Catholics-in-Vietnam-support-sentenced-dissident-21204.html

2012: Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy, or NLD, wins 43 of the 44 seats it contested in the by-élections
http://edition.cnn.com/2012/04/04/world/asia/myanmar-elections/index.html?hpt=ias_c2

On 4 April in Japan’s history

ON 4 APRIL IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

To see another date, on Internet (Google…) type “On (date + month) in Japan’s history”

Updated on April 4, 2018

1884: Birth of Isoroku Yamamoto, Japanese naval commander, mastermind of the Pearl Habor attack who was killed when his plane was shot down on 18 April 1943
http://ww2db.com/person_bio.php?person_id=1
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/yamamoto-isoroku-japans-mastermind-of-the-pearl-harbor-attack-is-born

1944 : The Battle of Kohima, a turning point in the Second World War that halted Japan’s advance into Asia, starts. Sometimes called the “Stalingrad of the East”, it ended on 22 June 1944 with the defeat and retreat of Japanese forces
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Kohima
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/4-april-1944-the-battle-of-kohima-started

1946: Birth of Katsuaki Sato, Japanese martial artist
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katsuaki_Sat%C5%8D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2VjselWmpJI

1957: Birth of Nobuyoshi Kuwano, Japanese musician
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nobuyoshi_Kuwano

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJaA33gVcJQ

2007: Nobel Prize laureate Kenzaburo Oe, condemns the government decision to withdraw from the school history books any references to the imposed suicides in Okinawa before the US landing in 1945

 

On 4 April in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

1990-04-04 Basic Law announced

ON 4 APRIL IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

To see another date, on Internet (Google…) type “On (date + month) in Chinese history”

Updated on April 4, 2018

1885: Signature, in Paris, of a Protocol for the suspension of hostilities between France and China
http://www.taiwandocuments.org/cts166-76.htm
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/2976.html

1912: Chinese republic is proclaimed in Tibet
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/04/tibet-proclaimed-china-republic-1912_n_3016243.html

1949: Birth of Yau Shing-tung, Chinese mathematician
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/10/17/science/17yau.html?pagewanted=all


 1953: Birth of Chen Yi, Chinese composer and violinist
http://www.presser.com/composer/chen-yi/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQTDRRRvnbA

1954: Birth of Jackie Chan, Hong Kong actor, filmmaker, comedian, producer, martial artist, screenwriter, entrepreneur, singer and stunt performer
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000329/
http://www.jackiechan.com/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9tya4EO764

1975: Execution of Zhang Zhixin, Chinese communist member opposed the the Gang of Four, born on 5 December 1930
http://www.china.org.cn/china/60th_anniversary_people/2009-09/17/content_18547110.htm
http://clearharmony.net/articles/200601/31118.html
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2014/04/remembrance-zhang-zhixin/

1987: Death of Chogyam Trungpa, Tibetan Buddhist master, born in February 1939
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chogyam_Trungpa
http://shambhala.org/teachers/chogyam-trungpa/

1990: The Basic Law of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region is announced and its flag is revealed
http://www.basiclaw.gov.hk/en/basiclawtext/attached_2.html
http://www.basiclaw.gov.hk/en/basiclawtext/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_Hong_Kong

1990-04-04 Basic Law announced

 

Holidays and observances

Taiwan and Hong Kong: Children’s Day

On 4 April in Asian history

1990-04-04 Basic Law announced

ON 4 APRIL IN ASIAN HISTORY

To see another date, on Internet (Google…), type “On (day + month) in Asian history »

Updated on April 4, 2018

1287: King Wareru founds Kingdom of Ramannadesa, and proclaims independence from Pagan Empire
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wareru

1884: Birth of Isoroku Yamamoto, Japanese naval commander, mastermind of the Pearl Habor attack who was killed when his plane was shot down on 18 April 1943
http://ww2db.com/person_bio.php?person_id=1
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/yamamoto-isoroku-japans-mastermind-of-the-pearl-harbor-attack-is-born

1885: Signature, in Paris, of a Protocol for the suspension of hostilities between France and China
http://www.taiwandocuments.org/cts166-76.htm
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/2976.html

1889: Birth of Makhanlal Chaturvedi, Indian journalist, poet, and playwright  who died on January 30, 1968
http://www.iloveindia.com/indian-heroes/makhanlal-chaturvedi-biography.html

Makhanlal Chaturvedi

1897: Birth of John Lionel Kotalawela, third Prime Minister of Ceylon (1953-1956) who died on 2nd October 1980
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Lionel_Kotalawela

1905: In India, an earthquake at 6:19 am, hit the Kangra valley, kills 20,000, and destroys most buildings in Kangra, Mcleodganj and Dharamshala

1910: Birth of Đặng Văn Ngữ, Vietnamese physician and intellectual, born on April 1, 1967
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C4%90%E1%BA%B7ng_V%C4%83n_Ng%E1%BB%AF

1912: Chinese republic is proclaimed in Tibet
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/04/tibet-proclaimed-china-republic-1912_n_3016243.html

1944 : The Battle of Kohima, a turning point in the Second World War that halted Japan’s advance into Asia, starts. Sometimes called the “Stalingrad of the East”, it ended on 22 June 1944 with the defeat and retreat of Japanese forces


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Kohima
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/4-april-1944-the-battle-of-kohima-started
https://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/world-war-two/the-pacific-war-1941-to-1945/the-battle-of-kohima-1944/

1946: Birth of Katsuaki Sato, Japanese martial artist
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katsuaki_Sat%C5%8D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2VjselWmpJI

1947: Birth of Wiranto, former Commander of the Indonesian Armed Forces
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wiranto

1947: Birth of Eliseo Soriano, Philippine evangelist
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eliseo_Soriano

1949 : Birth of Parveen Babi, Hindi film actress, who died on January 20, 2005
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parveen_Babi

1949: Birth of Yau Shing-tung, Chinese mathematician
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/10/17/science/17yau.html?pagewanted=all


 1953: Birth of Chen Yi, Chinese composer and violinist
http://www.presser.com/composer/chen-yi/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQTDRRRvnbA

1954: At the end of French Vietnam war, the French government asks the USA an air and sea operation on Dien-Bien-Phu

1954: Birth of Jackie Chan, Hong Kong actor, filmmaker, comedian, producer, martial artist, screenwriter, entrepreneur, singer and stunt performer
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000329/
http://www.jackiechan.com/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9tya4EO764

1957: Birth of Nobuyoshi Kuwano, Japanese musician
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nobuyoshi_Kuwano

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJaA33gVcJQ

1960: In Burma, U Nu is nominated PM for the third time, up to March 1962 when he will be replaced by Ne Win
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U_Nu

1964: Birth of Riduan Isamuddin, better known by the nom de guerre Hambali, former military leader of the Indonesian terrorist organization Jemaah Islamiyah (JI), arrested in Thailand on August 11, 2003, now in extrajudicial detention in Guantanamo Bay detainment camps
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Riduan_Isamuddin
http://projects.nytimes.com/guantanamo/detainees/10019-hambali-riduan-isamuddin-

1964: Birth of Dang Than, Vietnamese poet and writer
http://www.thewriterspost.net/author_dangthan.htm

1967: The U.S. lost its 500th plane over Vietnam

1971: In Sri Lanka, beginning of a Che Guevarist uprising by the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) or People’s Liberation Front
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1971_Uprising
http://www.thesundayleader.lk/2012/04/08/the-jvp-insurrection-and-lessons-learnt/

1972: Birth of Lisa Ray, Indo-Canadian actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lisa_Ray
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0712908/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=px3FjrWoR20&feature=fvst

1975: In Laos, the king gives his agreement for a government of twelve members, five of each side, plus two neutral

1975: Execution of Zhang Zhixin, Chinese communist member opposed the the Gang of Four, born on 5 December 1930
http://www.china.org.cn/china/60th_anniversary_people/2009-09/17/content_18547110.htm
http://clearharmony.net/articles/200601/31118.html
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2014/04/remembrance-zhang-zhixin/

1975: In Vietnam, the Operation Baby Lift knows a terrific blow when an American plane transporting orphans crashes near Saigon causing 172 dies


http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/operation-baby-lift-aircraft-crashes
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1309115/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jiBPFeoBkRw

1976: Seni Pramoj’s Democratic Party wins elections in Thailand
http://biography.yourdictionary.com/momrajawong-m-r-kukrit-pramoj
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thai_general_election,_1976

1976: Prince Norodom Sihanouk resigns as leader of Cambodia and is placed under house arrest by the Khmer Rouge
http://biography.yourdictionary.com/prince-norodom-sihanouk

1978: Birth of Kim Hyun Jung, Korean pop singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kim_Hyun_Jung

1978: Birth of Aska Yang, Taiwanese singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aska_Yang

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQ8xCzyO5YI

1979: Former Prime Minister  Zulfikar Ali Bhutto of Pakistan is executed


http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/april/4/newsid_2459000/2459507.stm
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/12/27/AR2007122701067.html
https://www.dawn.com/news/1160422

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XMvL1W_Jgz8&feature=related

1986: Birth of Lee Hyuk Jae, Korean singer and member of boy band (Super Junior)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eunhyuk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Am7YstdpLwQ

1987: Death of Sachchidananda Vatsyayan, Indian journalist and author, born on July 3, 1911
http://www.poemhunter.com/sachchidananda-vatsyayan/biography/

1987: Secret US overture to North Korea proposing food and medical aid if Pyongyang participates in Seoul 1988 Olympic

1987: Death of Chogyam Trungpa, Tibetan Buddhist master, born in February 1939
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chogyam_Trungpa
http://shambhala.org/teachers/chogyam-trungpa/

1990: The Basic Law of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region is announced and it flag is revealed
http://www.basiclaw.gov.hk/en/basiclawtext/attached_2.html
http://www.basiclaw.gov.hk/en/basiclawtext/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_Hong_Kong

1990-04-04 Basic Law announced

1999: In Malaysia, Wan Azizah Wan Ismail is elected chairwoman of the People’s Justice Party (Parti Keadilan Rakyat) after her husband Anwar Ibrahim has been jailed
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wan_Azizah_Wan_Ismail
http://articles.latimes.com/2000/jul/09/opinion/op-49822

2006: In spite of his victory in the April 2 legislative elections, but boycotted by opposition, Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra resigns after a meeting with the king
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0604/S00075.htm
http://www.voacambodia.com/a/a-40-2006-04-04-voa1-90152367/1353869.html
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/3617.html

2007: Nobel Prize laureate Kenzaburo Oe, condemns the government decision to withdraw from the school history books any references to the imposed suicides in Okinawa before the US landing in 1945

2011: A prominent Vietnamese legal scholar, Cu Huy Ha Vu, who sued the prime minister and called for multiparty democracy is convicted of propaganda against the state and sentenced to seven years in prison and another three years under house arrest. The case was one of the most highly charged political trials in Vietnam in years
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/05/world/asia/05vietnam.html?_r=1&ref=asia
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Tens-of-thousands-of-Catholics-in-Vietnam-support-sentenced-dissident-21204.html

2012: Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy, or NLD, wins 43 of the 44 seats it contested in the by-elections
http://edition.cnn.com/2012/04/04/world/asia/myanmar-elections/index.html?hpt=ias_c2

2014: An Indian judge orders three men to hang after they were convicted of two gang-rapes, the first death sentences to be handed down for multiple sex attacks since the law was toughened last year
http://www.bbc.com/news/26887723

2016: A court in northern India sentences 47 policemen to life in prison over the massacre of Sikh pilgrims 25 years ago. The killings were committed during an insurgency by Sikh militants in the region
http://www.dw.com/en/47-indian-policemen-get-life-sentences-for-1991-sikh-killings/a-19163431

 

Holidays and observances

Taiwan and Hong Kong: Children’s Day