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Current Events in China: May 1

Chinese scientists turn kitchen waste into fuel Researchers in east China’s Zhejiang Province are working on a project that aims to convert kitchen waste into biofuel.  Read more China censors activist-related Web searches Chinese censors Monday blocked Web searches of a host of terms related to blind activist Chen Guangcheng, from his name to “Shawshank […]

China Stats for the Week: April 23-29

China’s central government has moved to bar certain government agencies from buying foreign cars, potentially excluding global auto makers from a market that totals between 70 billion and 80 billion yuan ($11.1 billion to $12.7 billion). Demand for vehicles could register single-digit growth rates for a second year in a row – the slowest back-to-back […]

China Current Events: April 30

Barack Obama under pressure to extend protection to blind Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng Barack Obama is under pressure to publicly extend US protection to blind Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng who took refuge in America’s embassy in Beijing, as White House aides stressed they would need to “balance” human rights and relations with China.  Read more […]

China Current Events: April 29

Neil Heywood: new details emerge of British business dealings of Chinese woman suspected of murder The death of Neil Heywood has come under fresh scrutiny after a Sunday Telegraph investigation unearthed details of the British business dealings of the Chinese woman suspected of his murder.  Read more Dissident Chen Guangcheng ‘chased by undercover Chinese agents’ […]

China Current Events: April 28

Workers protest at Foxconn plant in China Workers at a Chinese factory owned by Foxconn, Apple Inc’s main manufacturer, threatened to jump off the roof of a building in a protest over wages just a month after the two firms announced a landmark agreement on improving working conditions.  Read more Blind Chinese lawyer escapes from […]

China Current Events: April 27

Chinese army to safeguard national marine rights China’s armed forces will work closely with fishery and maritime supervision agencies to jointly safeguard national marine rights and interests, a Defense Ministry spokesman said here Thursday.  Read more Chinese farmer builds wind-powered car A 55-year-old man in China built himself a wind-powered car using 10,000 Yuan (S$2,000). […]

China Current Events: April 26

Ousted Chinese Leader Is Said to Have Spied on Other Top Officials When Hu Jintao, China’s top leader, picked up the telephone last August to talk to a senior anticorruption official visiting Chongqing, special devices detected that he was being wiretapped — by local officials in that southwestern metropolis.  Read more Bo Xilai crashed plane […]

Current Events in China: April 25

China, South Sudan vow to promote ties Chinese President Hu Jintao held talks with South Sudanese President Salva Kiir Mayardit on Tuesday afternoon in Beijing, agreeing to expand cooperation and advance friendly ties.  Read more Bo Xilai’s wife ‘was in the room when Neil Heywood was poisoned’ Bo Xilai’s’s wife Gu Kailai, accused of murdering […]

Current Events in China: April 24

Coal mine accident kills 9 in north China Nine miners were killed and 16 others injured in a coal mine accident in north China’s Inner Mongolia autonomous region as the rescue wrapped up late Monday, officials said.  Read more US opens up about Wang Lijun’s visit to consulate American officials have finally opened up about […]

Current Events in China: April 23

Once-plentiful labor market now favors employees over employers Gone are the days when Chinese companies had a plentiful labor pool to draw on. “Today China is an employee’s market, no longer an employer’s market,” according to Zheng Qinghao, China head of German company Rittal in Shanghai.  Read more US woman becomes hero for battered Chinese […]

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      ReutersChina and Hong Kong poised for showdown over democracyReutersHONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong is poised for a showdown with China when the Chinese parliament meets later on Sunday, with the largely rubber-stamp body likely to snuff out hopes for a democratic breakthrough in the regional financial hub at ...China warns against 'foreign meddling
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      ForbesUS High-Altitude Missile System For S. Korea Upsets China, N. Korea, Russia ...ForbesThe specter of Chinese warplanes buzzing U.S. and Japanese planes adds urgency to U.S. pressure for high-altitude defense in Asia against a still more formidable threat: that of missiles fired by North Korea and maybe even China. Both the Pentagon and ...and more »
    • Amid Chinese assertiveness in South China Sea, territorial dispute with India ... - Fox News August 30, 2014
      Fox NewsAmid Chinese assertiveness in South China Sea, territorial dispute with India ...Fox NewsFILE - In this Oct. 21, 2012 file photo, an Indian girl poses for photos with an Indian flag at the Indo China border in Bumla at an altitude of 15,700 feet (4,700 meters) above sea level in Arunachal Pradesh, India. For more than 50 years, it has ...What dispute
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      New York TimesChina's Antigraft Campaign Expands to a Coal-Rich Northern ProvinceNew York TimesHONG KONG — Newly disclosed investigations into senior politicians in Shanxi Province, an area in northern China rich in coal and opportunities for graft, reveal an emerging front in Communist Party leaders' efforts to show they are serious about ...and m
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      VICE NewsWho'll Win the Fight Between Russia and Ukraine? Maybe ChinaVICE NewsLong ago, back before the Sino-Soviet split, back when Leave it to Beaver ruled the airwaves, the Communists of China and the Communists of the Soviet Union were the best of friends. As besties, they shared their dreams, their aspirations, and lots of ...and more »
    • These Aren't Wrestlers, They're Chinese Women Modeling the Latest Beachwear - TIME August 29, 2014
      National PostThese Aren't Wrestlers, They're Chinese Women Modeling the Latest BeachwearTIMEWhen you look at Kevin Frayer's slightly unsettling images, you ask yourself if masked Mexican wrestlers have invaded the coastal Chinese city of Qingdao. But no. The lucha libre look is just the latest in beachwear, a must-have for women worried about 
    • China State Banks Report Surge in Soured Loans - Wall Street Journal August 29, 2014
      Wall Street JournalChina State Banks Report Surge in Soured LoansWall Street JournalBad-loan levels within China's whole banking industry remain low in terms of their total portfolios. Still, the level is expected to creep upward as cooling economic growth hampers borrowers' ability to repay their debts. China reported 7.4% economic ...China Constr
    • OSI Employees Arrested in China - Wall Street Journal August 29, 2014
      Wall Street JournalOSI Employees Arrested in ChinaWall Street JournalBEIJING—Chinese prosecutors announced Friday the arrest of six employees of Shanghai Husi Food Co., owned by OSI Group Inc., more than a month after authorities suspended the meat supplier's operations there, accusing it of selling expired products to ...and more »
    • In China, Detecting Fraud Riskier Than Doing It - New York Times August 29, 2014
      New York TimesIn China, Detecting Fraud Riskier Than Doing ItNew York TimesIt can be very risky to do things in China that are taken for granted in other countries. Kun Huang, a Chinese-born Canadian citizen, is back in Vancouver after spending two years in a Chinese jail. His crime was contributing to research that led his ...and more »
    • ​China vows to respond to US surveillance flights - CBS News August 28, 2014
      CBS News​China vows to respond to US surveillance flightsCBS NewsBEIJING - China said Thursday it will continue responding to U.S. military surveillance flights off its coast, rejecting American accusations that one of Beijing's fighter jets acted recklessly in intercepting a U.S. Navy plane last week. Defense ...China Seeks to Protect South China Sea S