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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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    • Seven killed in China-Vietnam border shootout - ABC Online April 19, 2014
      IBNLiveSeven killed in China-Vietnam border shootoutABC OnlineA deadly gun battle along the China-Vietnam border has left seven people dead, including five Chinese migrants and two Vietnamese border guards. According to local officials, a shootout erupted when Vietnamese border guards tried to turn back a group ...7 Die in Shooting at China-Vietnam BorderABC […]
    • Lewis Hamilton takes stunning pole for Mercedes in China - Radio 1 April 19, 2014
      Radio 1Lewis Hamilton takes stunning pole for Mercedes in ChinaRadio 1Lewis Hamilton takes stunning pole for Mercedes in China. By Andrew Benson Chief F1 writer. Lewis Hamilton took his third pole position in four races this season with a stunning performance in qualifying at the Chinese Grand Prix. Hamilton was more ...Hamilton on pole for Mercedes in wet C […]
    • Strike at Nike, Adidas China supplier halts output - Chicago Tribune April 19, 2014
      Boston GlobeStrike at Nike, Adidas China supplier halts outputChicago TribuneTOKYO — Striking workers at a shoe factory in China halted production for a fifth day in a dispute over company contributions to employees' social security and housing funds. The stoppage at Yue Yuen Industrial Holdings Ltd., shoemaker for sportswear ...China eases policy with […]
    • China Admits That One-Fifth Of Its Farmland Is Contaminated - NPR (blog) April 18, 2014
      NPR (blog)China Admits That One-Fifth Of Its Farmland Is ContaminatedNPR (blog)Unbridled industrialization with almost no environmental regulation has resulted in the toxic contamination of one-fifth of China's farmland, the Communist Party has acknowledged for the first time. The report, issued by the ministries of Environmental ...Report: One fifth of […]
    • Himalayan obstacles - The Economist (blog) April 18, 2014
      Himalayan obstaclesThe Economist (blog)ODDLY, for a democratic country in the midst of an election, India this week held its sixth “strategic dialogue” with China. The talks in Beijing, between the two countries' most senior diplomats, at least show how keen their foreign ministries are ...and more » […]
    • China Resources chairman in probe as anti-corruption net widens - Financial Times April 18, 2014
      WantChinaTimesChina Resources chairman in probe as anti-corruption net widensFinancial TimesThe chairman of one of China's largest state-owned conglomerates is being investigated by the Communist party after he was publicly accused of massive corruption and of having an extramarital affair with a UBS banker. Song Lin, chairman of China ...China Resource […]
    • Building the dream - The Economist April 18, 2014
      the DiplomatBuilding the dreamThe EconomistSOME HISTORIANS BELIEVE that Marco Polo never went to China. But even if the 13th-century Venetian merchant did not lay eyes on the coastal city of Hangzhou himself, he certainly reflected the awe it inspired in other foreign traders when he described ...Can China's New Urbanization Plan Work?the Diplomatall 20 […]
    • 'Leftover Women' Blamed For China's Surplus Of Unmarried Men - NPR April 18, 2014
      'Leftover Women' Blamed For China's Surplus Of Unmarried MenNPRIt's about the resurgence of social and economic discrimination against women in China. Copyright © 2014 NPR. For personal, noncommercial use only. See Terms of Use. For other uses, prior permission required. KELLY MCEVERS, HOST: In China there's ... […]
    • Malaysia airliner search points up China's technology gap - Los Angeles Times April 17, 2014
      Malaysia airliner search points up China's technology gapLos Angeles TimesBEIJING — In June 2012, China reveled in a major scientific achievement: The nation's first manned deep-sea submersible, the Jiaolong, had dived more than 4.3 miles into the Mariana Trench in the Pacific Ocean. The feat, state-run media said, put ... […]
    • Why Ukraine crisis has China in a bind - CNN (blog) April 16, 2014
      Christian Science MonitorWhy Ukraine crisis has China in a bindCNN (blog)To be sure, it will be hard for China to take a tough position against Russia for several reasons. Geopolitically, China shares a long border with Russia, which it views as a key trading and strategic partner. President Xi Jinping's first foreign visit ...China emerging as a winner […]