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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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    • China looks to economic future with its New Silk Road plan - Los Angeles Times May 1, 2016
      Los Angeles TimesChina looks to economic future with its New Silk Road planLos Angeles TimesFrom his office on a bend of the Rhine River, freight terminal boss Bernd Putens can see — and hear — the early stirrings of what China calls the New Silk Road. The clang-clang of forklifts echoes through his building as 42 containers of cargo are ...and more »
    • Malaysia Sends 32 Taiwanese Suspects to China, Draws Protest - New York Times May 1, 2016
      Malaysia Sends 32 Taiwanese Suspects to China, Draws ProtestNew York TimesBEIJING — Taiwanese officials have protested Malaysia's deportation of 32 of the self-ruled island's nationals to China this weekend to face wire fraud charges, the latest in a series of disputes that has raised new friction between China and Taiwan.and more »
    • China's factories grow less than expected, raising recovery doubts - The Guardian May 1, 2016
      The GuardianChina's factories grow less than expected, raising recovery doubtsThe GuardianHowever, home sales are now tumbling in some big cities such as Shanghai as authorities try to curb rapid price rises, and sizzling steel and iron ore markets cooled last week after China's securities regulator ordered commodity futures exchanges to ...
    • AIG raises $1.25B by selling a stake in China insurer PICC - CNBC May 1, 2016
      CNBCAIG raises $1.25B by selling a stake in China insurer PICCCNBCAmerican International Group has raised HK$9.68 billion ($1.25 billion) by selling a large chunk of its stake in China's PICC Property and Casualty Co. Ltd. in a block deal, IFR reported on Sunday. AIG sold about 740 million shares at HK$13.08 each, or ...and more »
    • Malicious: China Unplugs Apple And Disney - Forbes May 1, 2016
      ForbesMalicious: China Unplugs Apple And DisneyForbesTuesday, Apple reported a 13% decrease in revenues for the quarter ended March 26. Greater China, which includes Hong Kong and Taiwan, accounted for a stunning 58% of the drop. CEO Tim Cook blamed currency appreciation in Hong Kong for the fall, ...
    • China April official factory activity PMI expands, but at slower pace - CNBC May 1, 2016
      CNBCChina April official factory activity PMI expands, but at slower paceCNBCActivity in China's manufacturing sector expanded for the second month in a row in April, but only marginally, an official survey showed on Sunday, raising doubts about the sustainability of a recent pick-up in the world's second-largest economy. The ...China's Manufa
    • Slamming the US: Beijing-Moscow Denounce Washington​'s South ​​China Sea​ Resolve - Forbes May 1, 2016
      ForbesSlamming the US: Beijing-Moscow Denounce Washington​'s South ​​China Sea​ ResolveForbesChina and Russia have agreed on the need to limit U.S. influence in the Asia-Pacific Region. On Friday, following bilateral talks in Beijing Russia's foreign minister Sergey Lavrov and his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi expressed opposition to the U.S. ...Sham
    • China trains 'fishing militia' to sail into disputed waters - Reuters May 1, 2016
      ReutersChina trains 'fishing militia' to sail into disputed watersReutersThe United States has been conducting sea and air patrols near artificial islands China is building in the disputed Spratlys archipelago, including by two B-52 strategic bombers in November. Washington said in February it would increase the "freedom of ...Beijing's
    • Millions of Chinese workers go unpaid amid economic slowdown - CNN May 1, 2016
      CNNMillions of Chinese workers go unpaid amid economic slowdownCNNIn the same period, China saw more than 2,700 strikes and protests, more than double the number the year before, according to China Labor Bulletin (CLB), a Hong Kong-based rights monitor. As the country marks International Workers' Day on May 1, the ...and more »
    • China, Japan more upbeat on ties but challenges remain - Reuters April 30, 2016
      ReutersChina, Japan more upbeat on ties but challenges remainReutersBEIJING China and Japan both expressed a willingness to improve strained relations on Saturday after a rare meeting between their two foreign ministers in Beijing, though China said Japan should stop pushing the notion that China is a threat. China ...China Lays out Firm Conditions for Impro