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China Current Events: April 10

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Fake police academy exposed in China

A fake police academy in China has been exposed in a bizarre sting operation that involved undercover authentic female officers disguised as schoolgirls.


Bo Xilai’s wife questioned over the murder in China of Neil Heywood

The wife of the former high-flying Communist Party chief Bo Xilai is suspected in the murder of British national Neil Heywood, Chinese state media reports.



China suspends Bo Xilai from party’s elite ranks: sources

China’s Communist Party has suspended former high-flying politician Bo Xilai from its top ranks, four sources said on Tuesday, after a scandal that has shaken a looming leadership succession.

Majorities in China feel living standard improving: Gallup poll

Among the five emerging economies with rapid economic growth, only in China do majorities believe their standard of living has been continuing to get better over the past years, according to a Gallup poll released on Monday.

Sweeping Pollution under the Rug

Villages, not cities, are at the heart of China’s pollution woes.  The ecological challenges facing rural areas are a central topic in a recent report published by Professor Li Dun of Tsinghua University’s Research Center for Contemporary China.

China launches new 650 MW nuclear reactor

China has launched a new 650-megawatt (MW) reactor at the Qinshan nuclear plant in the eastern province of Zhejiang, the project’s operator said on Monday, as part of a push to increase the share of nuclear energy in the country’s power mix.

Financial Reform In China? Don’t Bet On It.

Much has been written over the past several days regarding Wen Jiabao’s comments on financial reform in China. Particular interest has been focused on his comments regarding breaking up China’s biggest banks. My own view is that the likelihood of such reform in the near future is just about zero.

Chinese General: Philippines Faces ‘Last Chance’

A Chinese general warned the Philippines that it was facing its “last chance” to resolve simmering territorial disputes in the potentially resource-rich South China Sea, a rhetorical uptick in what has emerged as the region’s hottest potential military flashpoint.


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