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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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    • Lawyer Who Represented Churches in China Is Missing - New York Times August 28, 2015
      The GuardianLawyer Who Represented Churches in China Is MissingNew York TimesThe lawyer, Zhang Kai, is based in Beijing but went missing on Tuesday night in Wenzhou, a coastal city in eastern China where Christians have opposed a government program to demolish church crosses, Yang Xingquan, a colleague of Mr. Zhang's at the ...China arrests Christians w
    • Asia stocks extend recovery as China gains soothe nerves - CNBC August 28, 2015
      Asia stocks extend recovery as China gains soothe nervesCNBCAsian stocks extended their recovery into the final trading day of the week as investors cheered a second day of gains in Chinese and U.S. markets. China's benchmark Shanghai Composite spiked 2 percent on Friday, building on a 5.4 percent gain in the ...and more »
    • How Brazil's China-Driven Commodities Boom Went Bust - Wall Street Journal August 28, 2015
      Wall Street JournalHow Brazil's China-Driven Commodities Boom Went BustWall Street JournalSÃO PAULO—Not long ago, Brazil stood as the leading example of how a developing nation could rise toward global prominence on the force of a China-driven commodity boom. As its economy surged, Brazil stormed the world stage—hosting a World Cup, ...and more »
    • China's market missteps are tripping up others - Los Angeles Times August 28, 2015
      Los Angeles TimesChina's market missteps are tripping up othersLos Angeles TimesYet as Washington bickered, obfuscated and delayed, Beijing decisively injected $586 billion into China's economy, ultimately turning the country into an engine of global growth. Observers commended its distinctive political model — a hybrid of ...How much do we really
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      Huffington PostCan China's One-Child Policy Enforcers Transform Rural Education?Huffington PostBut if you want a glimpse into China's economic future, tear yourself away from the stock tickers and take a look at Heigouhe (“Black Ditch River”) Village. It's here in this forgotten corner of central China that a team of researchers from Stanford
    • China's 'QT' is the real global economic threat - CNBC August 27, 2015
      CNBCChina's 'QT' is the real global economic threatCNBCInvestors have been agonizing over how big a threat China poses to the global economy, but they may be looking in the wrong place. China's stock market has tumbled following stratospheric gains that peaked in June, while economic data indicate that the ...Deutsche Bank: It's Chin
    • Xi just changed the rules of the game in China - and that makes things scarier ... - Business Insider August 27, 2015
      Business InsiderXi just changed the rules of the game in China - and that makes things scarier ...Business InsiderThe news has set the country abuzz, and not because yet another powerful figure in China has been taken down. Liao runs a publication that has shown nothing but loyalty to the government. George Chen, managing editor of the Hong Kong publication
    • German Car Makers Shift Gears as China Slows - Wall Street Journal August 27, 2015
      Wall Street JournalGerman Car Makers Shift Gears as China SlowsWall Street JournalBut China's slowing economy, a government crackdown on corruption, restrictions on car ownership to improve urban air quality and currency devaluation that has made imported premium cars more expensive are putting the brakes on new-car sales and ...and more »
    • China Falters, and the Global Economy Is Forced to Adapt - New York Times August 27, 2015
      New York TimesChina Falters, and the Global Economy Is Forced to AdaptNew York TimesChina's rapid growth over the last decade reshaped the world economy, creating a powerful driver of corporate strategies, financial markets and geopolitical decisions. China seemed to have a one-way trajectory, momentum that would provide a steady ...The politics behind
    • Tianjin blasts: China accuses 11 officials of negligence over chemical site - CNN August 27, 2015
      Yahoo NewsTianjin blasts: China accuses 11 officials of negligence over chemical siteCNNHong Kong (CNN) Chinese prosecutors are accusing 11 officials in the Chinese port of Tianjin of negligence over the deadly blasts that erupted from a chemical warehouse there this month. The huge, fiery explosions killed at least 145 people, according ...China arrests 12