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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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