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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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    • Strong Quake in Western China Kills 5; 54 Hurt - Wall Street Journal November 23, 2014
      Wall Street JournalStrong Quake in Western China Kills 5; 54 HurtWall Street JournalWestern China is regularly hit by earthquakes, and reports said Saturday's quake could be felt in the Sichuan provincial capital of Chengdu on the plains below the Himalayan foothills. Sichuan was struck by a magnitude-7.9 quake in May 2008 that left ...Earthquake in Wes
    • China building massive island big enough for airstrip, report says - Fox News November 23, 2014
      NEWS.com.auChina building massive island big enough for airstrip, report saysFox News30, 2014: A Chinese Coastguard vessel patrols near the BRP Sierra Madre, a marooned transport ship which Philippine Marines live on as a military outpost, in the disputed Second Thomas Shoal, part of the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea. (Reuters).Is China building a m
    • Chinese president Xi Jinping signs five agreements with Fiji as part of China ... - ABC Online November 23, 2014
      ABC OnlineChinese president Xi Jinping signs five agreements with Fiji as part of China ...ABC OnlineChinese president Xi Jinping has signed five agreements with Fiji's prime minister Frank Bainimarama, with the aim of strengthening economic and strategic ties with Pacific island nations. Five memorandums of understanding (MOU) were signed following a .
    • How the United States can counter the ambitions of Russia and China - Washington Post November 22, 2014
      RTHow the United States can counter the ambitions of Russia and ChinaWashington PostBut we cannot lose sight of the most significant challenge to American power and leadership in a quarter-century: China and Russia acting like revisionist powers, trying to undermine key elements of the existing international order, including ...Russia and China expand econom
    • China's interest rates - The Economist (blog) November 22, 2014
      New York TimesChina's interest ratesThe Economist (blog)CHINA has cut interest rates for the first time in more than two years, a powerful signal that the government wants to step up support for the slowing economy. As fate would have it, a rate cut was the very thing we had called for in our leader on ...In Change of Strategy, China Cuts Interest RateN
    • Chinese Investors Snap Up Property in Bankrupt Detroit - NBCNews.com November 22, 2014
      NBCNews.comChinese Investors Snap Up Property in Bankrupt DetroitNBCNews.com“There are factories, commercial real estate and upscale areas around Detroit with proximity to good schools that are worth investing in,” said Wang Ning, deputy manager in charge of international business at China online real estate agency SouFun. The ...Right Place CEO Birgit Klohs
    • China's rate-cut likely to hurt banks, curb new loans to small borrowers - Reuters November 22, 2014
      ReutersChina's rate-cut likely to hurt banks, curb new loans to small borrowersReutersSHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's latest interest rate cut is set to dent the profitability of domestic lenders, especially mid-sized banks, which are already suffering from higher bad loans and a slowdown in profit growth. The central bank unexpectedly cut ...
    • Google Looks to Get Back Into China - Wall Street Journal November 22, 2014
      Wall Street JournalGoogle Looks to Get Back Into ChinaWall Street JournalGoogle Inc. is considering bringing a version of its Play mobile-app store to China, a tentative but important step back into a country that Google mostly exited in 2010. In recent months, Google representatives in Asia told makers of apps for its ...Developers In China Can Now Make Mon
    • Strong earthquake strikes China killing at least 1 - Fox News November 22, 2014
      Strong earthquake strikes China killing at least 1Fox NewsBEIJING – A strong earthquake struck a lightly populated, mountainous area of western China on Saturday, killing at least one person and causing minor damage to buildings, officials and state media said. The U.S. Geological Survey said the magnitude-5 ...
    • China Detains an American Who Assists North Koreans - New York Times November 21, 2014
      Sydney Morning HeraldChina Detains an American Who Assists North KoreansNew York TimesBEIJING — A Korean-American aid worker who lived in China on the border with North Korea for more than a decade has been detained by the Chinese authorities, his lawyer said Thursday. The aid worker, Peter Hahn, who is 73 and escaped from the North ...Peter Hahn, Korean-Ame