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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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      Architectural Digest (blog)White House unveils blue-trimmed Barack Obama state chinaU.S. News & World ReportWASHINGTON (AP) — A hue of blue inspired by the waters of Hawaii is a prominent feature of the Obama state china service being unveiled by the White House. President Barack Obama is a Hawaii native who returns every Christmas for vacation. Michelle
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      Los Angeles TimesUS, Japan unveil new defense guidelines for global Japanese roleReutersNEW YORK (Reuters) - Japan and the United States unveiled new guidelines for defense cooperation on Monday, reflecting Japan's willingness to take on a more robust international role at a time of growing Chinese power and rising concerns about ...Japan's Shinzo
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      ReutersChina plans mergers to cut number of big state firms to 40: state mediaReutersBEIJING (Reuters) - China will likely cut the number of its central government-owned conglomerates to 40 through a series of mergers, as Beijing pushes forward a plan to overhaul the country's underperforming state sector, state media reported on Monday.China's Sto
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      ReutersChina maritime tensions dominate Southeast Asia summitReutersA statement to be issued after the closing ceremony later on Monday will say that reclamations have "eroded trust and confidence and may undermine peace, security and stability in the South China Sea", according to a draft seen by Reuters. "We ...Malaysia Urges Peaceful Soluti
    • China Rushes Aid to Nepal After Deadly Earthquake; Taiwan Is Turned Away - TIME April 27, 2015
      TIMEChina Rushes Aid to Nepal After Deadly Earthquake; Taiwan Is Turned AwayTIMEChina this weekend rushed a 62-person team to Nepal to help with the ongoing search rescue operation after Saturday's 7.9-magnitude earthquake. They landed in Kathmandu early Sunday and set to work immediately, according to Chinese state media.Jockeying for good will: China
    • Nepal Has Powerful Friends in High Places: India and China - Bloomberg April 27, 2015
      BloombergNepal Has Powerful Friends in High Places: India and ChinaBloombergAfter the 7.8-magnitude earthquake that flattened parts of the Nepalese capital of Kathmandu on Saturday and unleashed avalanches on Mount Everest, India and China barely missed a beat. Within hours of the disaster, Prime Minister Narendra Modi ...and more »
    • Chinese Persecution of Christians Reaches Highest Level in a Decade - Washington Free Beacon April 27, 2015
      Washington Free BeaconChinese Persecution of Christians Reaches Highest Level in a DecadeWashington Free BeaconChristians and followers of other religions in China suffered the worst abuses in a decade last year as part of a state-sponsored crackdown on dissent, according to a Christian human rights group. The organization China Aid said the persecution of .
    • Qualcomm Launches Unit to Help Chinese Smartphone Makers Sell Overseas - Wall Street Journal April 27, 2015
      Wall Street JournalQualcomm Launches Unit to Help Chinese Smartphone Makers Sell OverseasWall Street JournalThe move is part of the U.S. chip maker's efforts to prove itself a valuable partner in China at a time when Beijing is trying to reduce its reliance on foreign makers of chips and other technology. Qualcomm draws about half of its revenue from ..
    • China is building a Great Wall of Trees to fight climate change and the ... - Quartz April 27, 2015
      QuartzChina is building a Great Wall of Trees to fight climate change and the ...QuartzReforestation efforts in China, combined with regrowth on abandoned farmland in Russia, have helped offset 81% of the loss in above-ground biomass carbon lost to tropical deforestation since 2003, according to a new study in the academic journal Nature ...and more »
    • China: the economic behemoth gives Australian mining a glimmer of hope - The Guardian April 27, 2015
      The GuardianChina: the economic behemoth gives Australian mining a glimmer of hopeThe GuardianThis provided a brief moment of light for the mining sector as hopes grew that Chinese economic growth might stabilise. But it is also worth remembering that, while China will not again grow as fast as it did in the past decade, the size of its economy ...China cban