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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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    • Gough Whitlam, Leader of Australia Who Built Ties to China, Dies at 98 - New York Times October 23, 2014
      New York TimesGough Whitlam, Leader of Australia Who Built Ties to China, Dies at 98New York TimesSYDNEY, Australia — Gough Whitlam, a former prime minister who introduced free university education and a national health care system in Australia — and who was also known for eclipsing President Richard M. Nixon's 1972 visit to China by turning up ...Whitl
    • China factory activity at 3-month high in October - CNBC October 23, 2014
      CNBCChina factory activity at 3-month high in OctoberCNBCThe closely-watched HSBC's China flash Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) inched up to 50.4 from a final reading of 50.2 in September, beating the consensus forecast for 50.3 and staying above the 50 mark which separates expansion from contraction.UPDATE 2-China flash HSBC PMI edges up in Oct b
    • China Ex-Security Chief Zhou Yongkang Faces Likely Expulsion From ... - Wall Street Journal October 23, 2014
      Wall Street JournalChina Ex-Security Chief Zhou Yongkang Faces Likely Expulsion From ...Wall Street JournalUntil two years ago, Mr. Zhou was one of the nine men who ran China. The former Politburo Standing Committee member who oversaw internal security has since emerged as the poster boy for the president's anticorruption campaign, which has snared ...C
    • Asia stocks hobbled by growth woes, China PMI fails to impress - Reuters October 23, 2014
      ReutersAsia stocks hobbled by growth woes, China PMI fails to impressReutersTOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares sagged on Thursday after a retreat on Wall Street and falling crude oil prices rekindled investor anxiety over slowing global growth, while a mixed picture on Chinese manufacturing failed to impress markets. Japan's ...Asian stocks lower after oil
    • Yan Lianke on Writing in China - New York Times October 23, 2014
      New York TimesYan Lianke on Writing in ChinaNew York TimesBEIJING — China's efforts to promote socialism in the late 1950s and early 1960s resulted in what is euphemistically known as the three years of natural disasters, during which more than 30 million people starved to death. One evening when I was a ...
    • For $10, fill your car with Syracuse China history - The Post-Standard - syracuse.com October 22, 2014
      The Post-Standard - syracuse.comFor $10, fill your car with Syracuse China historyThe Post-Standard - syracuse.comSalina, N.Y. — The public is getting a chance to buy a piece of local history — a whole carload of it, actually. For $10, anyone can fill their cars with some of the last pieces of dinnerware made by Syracuse China at its factory on Court Street
    • China furious after Kenny G appears to back Hong Kong protesters - The Guardian October 22, 2014
      The GuardianChina furious after Kenny G appears to back Hong Kong protestersThe GuardianMusic critics may be contemptuous of Kenny G – full name Kenneth Gorelick – as a populist purveyor of elevator muzak, but his best-selling records are adored in China, where he is a bona fide star, making his endorsement an unusual coup for protest ...Sax and the City: Ke
    • Should America worry about a China-Russia axis? - CNBC October 22, 2014
      CNBCShould America worry about a China-Russia axis?CNBCAs Russia and China continue to forge trade pacts, including the huge $456 billion gas deal with Russian state-owned energy giant Gazprom signed in May, many Westerners are wondering whether this cozy relationship between the two nations is anything ...and more »
    • Why One Forecaster Sees a 'Long, Soft Fall' for China - Businessweek October 22, 2014
      Why One Forecaster Sees a 'Long, Soft Fall' for ChinaBusinessweekChina reported on Tuesday that its economic growth fell to a five-year low. But one forecaster says that's just the beginning. This week the Conference Board issued a 75-page white paper predicting that China's annual growth will dip below 4 percent in ...and more »
    • Mixed Economic Signals From China - New York Times October 21, 2014
      New York TimesMixed Economic Signals From ChinaNew York TimesOne figure that Chinese leaders study closely is the number of new jobs. Li Keqiang, China's prime minister, boasted in a speech at a World Economic Forum meeting last month that nearly 10 million urban jobs had been created in the first eight months ...China GDP Growth Rate Is Slowest in Five