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China Current Events: April 19

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The shabby Bournemouth ‘love nest’ where murdered British businessman met his powerful Chinese ‘mistress’ (and she’s now accused of killing him)

This is the shabby seaside flat where a British businessmen murdered in China conducted an affair with the woman who is chief suspect in his death, it is claimed.  Read more

Bo Guagua in New York; plans to hide family assets

Bo Guagua, son of the fallen Chongqing party chief Bo Xilai, has reportedly met with acquaintances in New York and plans to transfer his family’s overseas assets to secret locations, according to our Chinese-language sister newspaper Want Daily, which says the people he has contacted know him and his family’s situation very well.  Read more

Rare river porpoises showing up dead

Within the last month and a half, the corpses of 12 endangered finless porpoises, including a pregnant one, have been found around Dongting Lake, Hunan province.  It has triggered worries from experts about the rare species possibly becoming extinct.  Read more

China to move 20,000 at risk from Three Gorges

China will relocate 20,000 people living near the Three Gorges Dam by the end of this year and five times that number by 2017 because of landslide risks caused by the world’s biggest hydropower project.  Read more

China authorities report bird flu outbreak

Agricultural authorities in northwest China have culled about 95,000 chickens after an outbreak of the H5N1 bird flu virus, state press reported Wednesday.  Read more

Dozens under arrest in China in connection with Bo Xilai scandal

China has detained dozens people with connections to Bo Xilai, it was claimed as the Communist party pledged to “thoroughly investigate” the politician and his wife’s alleged role in the death of British businessman Neil Heywood.  Read more

Philippines ignores China demand to quit shoal

Philippine officials on Wednesday ignored China’s demand to withdraw Filipino vessels from Panatag Shoal, declaring “that’s our territory” and warning Chinese vessels to back off.  Read more

Weizhou island, the hidden beach escape

Weizhou Island, located in Beihai city in Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, is China’s largest albeit youngest volcanic island. The island faces Hainan island to the north, but it is not as well known among tourists as its neighbor. Read more

America’s delayed response to questions over attempted defection in Bo Xilai scandal

The US State Department is stonewalling an official request for information on the “attempted defection” of the Chinese police chief at the centre of the mysterious death of the British businessman Neil Heywood in southern China last year, it has emerged.  Read more

Washington keeps distance from China’s power struggle

State department tight-lipped about crisis in Beijing, including attempted defection of Chongqing vice-mayor.  Read more

BlackRock targets consumers in slowing China

China’s 1.3 billion consumers may be the only thing preventing the world’s second-largest economy from a hard landing that could reverberate across global markets, according to a report issued by asset manager BlackRock Inc (BLK.N) on Tuesday.  Read more

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