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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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    • Christian Group Says China Charges Pastor With Embezzling - ABC News February 7, 2016
      Christian Group Says China Charges Pastor With EmbezzlingABC NewsA pastor in a Chinese province where authorities have been cracking down on churches has been charged with embezzling funds, a Christian rights group said. China's state-sanctioned Protestant church body announced a week earlier than Gu Yuese was ...and more »
    • China's Foreign-Exchange Reserves Decline to $3.23 Trillion - Bloomberg February 7, 2016
      BloombergChina's Foreign-Exchange Reserves Decline to $3.23 TrillionBloombergThe world's largest currency hoard declined by $99.5 billion in January to $3.23 trillion, according to a People's Bank of China statement released on Sunday. The drop was less than a Bloomberg survey's median estimate of a $120 billion loss. The ...China's
    • China is buying up companies around the world at a record rate - and it's great news for Wall Street - Business Insider February 6, 2016
      Business InsiderChina is buying up companies around the world at a record rate - and it's great news for Wall StreetBusiness Insider"Some of the primary motivations for cross-border acquisitions are access to new markets, brands, technologies, R&D capabilities and, in some cases, to products and supply chains that can be sold into a buyer'
    • China starts investigation of Sinochem Group president Cai Xiyou - CNBC February 6, 2016
      CNBCChina starts investigation of Sinochem Group president Cai XiyouCNBCCai Xiyou, president of Sinochem Group, the Chinese energy and chemicals conglomerates, has been put under investigation for serious discipline violations, China's main anti-corruption agency said on Saturday, using the usual euphemism for graft.and more »
    • The great windfall of China: a football revolution that may lead to World Cup - The Guardian (blog) February 6, 2016
      The Guardian (blog)The great windfall of China: a football revolution that may lead to World CupThe Guardian (blog)A mildly bemused Jackson Martínez being paraded before the cameras at Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao following his £31m move from Atlético Madrid, part-owned by the Chinese billionaire Wang Jianlin. A gurning Sergio Agüero squeezing between ...Chin
    • Is This The Recipe For Starbucks' Continued Success In China? - Forbes February 6, 2016
      ForbesIs This The Recipe For Starbucks' Continued Success In China?ForbesFew Western companies have mastered China better than Starbucks. The coffee chain has grown at a rampant pace since opening their first store in the country in 1999, and now boasts 1,900 locations in 99 Chinese cities. Even after 17 years in the ...
    • Ex-Man Utd boss David Moyes offered job in China - BBC News February 6, 2016
      BBC NewsEx-Man Utd boss David Moyes offered job in ChinaBBC NewsFormer Manchester United boss David Moyes says he was offered a job in China, one of "numerous opportunities". The Chinese transfer record was broken on Friday for the third time in 10 days, as Super League side Jiangsu Suning spent £38.4m on Alex ...and more »
    • Wanted in China: More Male Teachers, to Make Boys Men - New York Times February 6, 2016
      New York TimesWanted in China: More Male Teachers, to Make Boys MenNew York TimesEducation officials across China are aggressively recruiting male teachers, as the Chinese news media warns of a need to “salvage masculinity in schools.” The call for more male-oriented education has prompted a broader debate about gender equality and ...and more »
    • China's millennials are unique, assertive – and potentially destabilizing - The Globe and Mail February 6, 2016
      The Globe and MailChina's millennials are unique, assertive – and potentially destabilizingThe Globe and MailThe world's largest annual human migration, the chun-yun, has been unfolding all week here in big-city China. It's an extraordinary sight: Hundreds of thousands of people jamming the streets around every bus and train station for the sp
    • China faces diplomatic 'crisis' over missing Hong Kong booksellers - Reuters February 6, 2016
      ReutersChina faces diplomatic 'crisis' over missing Hong Kong booksellersReutersThree associates of Gui - who specialized in gossipy books on Chinese politics - were reported missing late last year, and were only this week confirmed to be in China and under investigation for unspecified "illegal activities". Another, British ...and more »