China Current Events

Chinese News Site Updated Daily

China Current Events: April 20

Posted on | April 20, 2012 | No Comments

Two Tibetans ‘set themselves on fire in China’

Two more Tibetans have set themselves on fire in a restive southwestern region of China, a rights group said, the latest in a wave of such protests against Beijing’s rule.  Read more

Cities get a sinking feeling: report

A diminishing water table, combined with a growing number of skyscrapers, is causing large areas of China to sink, increasing flood risk and endangering the rail network, according to a survey released recently by the China Geological Survey. Read more

US says China may have assisted with North Korean missile programme

Leon Panetta, the US defence secretary, statement comes as concern grows that Pyongyang is preparing a third nuclear test.  Read more

China denies U.S. accusation of spying space technology

China denied Friday a U.S. accusation that the progress China has made in space exploration should be partially attributed to espionage.  Read more

Chinese infighting widens with new probe into Politburo security chief

China’s leaders want Bo Xilai’s downfall seen as a blow against corruption — not as part of a power struggle. But with a second, even higher-ranking Politburo member now suspected to be under pressure, it will become difficult to avoid the perception of all-out infighting.  Read more

Neil Heywood ‘had financial difficulties in China’

Expatriate British businessman Neil Heywood, whose suspected murder has caused political upheaval in China, left his wife and children in a financially uncertain situation in China, a family friend told Reuters.  Read more

‘Chinese’ hackers deface Philippine website

Hackers claiming to come from China defaced the website of the Philippines’ top university on Friday to assert their country’s claim over the hotly disputed South China Sea, the government said.  Read more

China’s Wen in Iceland, eyes on Arctic riches

China’s premier Wen Jiabao landed in Iceland on Friday to begin a tour of northern Europe that will focus on Chinese investment in a continent eager for funds from the fast-growing Asian power.  Read more

UK gov and rumors forced Beijing to investigate Bo: source

The US-based citizen journalism site Boxun says that a reliable high-ranking source in Beijing said the British government and the spread of internet rumors broke the line of defense for Bo Xilai, forcing the top echelon of power in Beijing to investigate the former Chongqing party head.   Read more

China releases 21 Vietnamese fishermen

Chinese authorities on Friday released 21 Vietnamese fishermen and their two fishing boats, who had been detained for over a month at China’s Xisha Islands over allegations of illegal fishing.  Read more

Comments

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.

  • RSS China Current Events

    • South China Sea: Images suggest Chinese airstrip on man-made island could ... - ABC Online July 2, 2015
      ABC OnlineSouth China Sea: Images suggest Chinese airstrip on man-made island could ...ABC OnlineChina has almost finished building a 3,000-metre-long airstrip on one of its artificial islands in the disputed Spratly archipelago of the South China Sea, new satellite photographs of the area show. A US military commander in May said the airstrip on ...Images s
    • China stocks retreat despite new moves to stave off crash - Reuters July 2, 2015
      ReutersChina stocks retreat despite new moves to stave off crashReutersSHANGHAI Chinese stocks fell on Thursday in another highly volatile session even as regulators intensified efforts to put a floor under the sliding market. Before the market opened, China's securities regulator relaxed rules on using borrowed money to ...China shares slide as Beijing
    • Perception of Indian Ocean as India's Backyard Troublesome, Says China - NDTV July 2, 2015
      NDTVPerception of Indian Ocean as India's Backyard Troublesome, Says ChinaNDTV"The word backyard is not very appropriate to use for an open sea and international areas of sea," Senior Captain Zhao Yi, Associate Professor of the Institute of Strategy in China's National Defence University, said during a rare candid interaction ...Indian Oc
    • China and Japan Are Getting on Better. Will It Last? - Bloomberg July 2, 2015
      BloombergChina and Japan Are Getting on Better. Will It Last?BloombergAfter more than two years of tensions, Chinese President Xi Jinping is making a careful rapprochement with Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe, who has long called for improved ties. Whether it lasts depends much on what Abe says in August about his ...and more »
    • Philippine civilians claim disputed South China Sea island - CBS News July 1, 2015
      The DiplomatPhilippine civilians claim disputed South China Sea islandCBS NewsPAG-ASA, Philippines --The U.S. military is concerned about the growth of China -- the literal growth of China. China is building brand new islands in the South China Sea along some of the world's most vital trade routes. China has warned U.S. military ...See China's rapi
    • Russia and China pose largest security threats, says US military report - The Guardian July 1, 2015
      The GuardianRussia and China pose largest security threats, says US military reportThe GuardianAmerica's new military strategy singles out states like China and Russia as aggressive and threatening to US security interests, while warning of growing technological challenges and worsening global stability. A somber report released Wednesday by ...US milit
    • Why China won't listen to Western scientists about genetically modifying the ... - Quartz July 1, 2015
      QuartzWhy China won't listen to Western scientists about genetically modifying the ...QuartzThe Chinese scientists were trying to fix the faulty genes in embryos that are known to cause the blood disorder thalassaemia. They justified their experiments by saying that they used abnormal embryos that were going to be discarded anyway. But there ...and more
    • Suspect in Iowa killing to be tried in China - CNN July 1, 2015
      CNNSuspect in Iowa killing to be tried in ChinaCNNThe investigation stalled because there is no extradition treaty between China and the United States. Investigators in Iowa said they felt hamstrung because there was little precedent for such a case -- when a Chinese national flees the United States ...Now in China, accused killer faces three judges — not on
    • China Adopts Sweeping National-Security Law - Wall Street Journal July 1, 2015
      Wall Street JournalChina Adopts Sweeping National-Security LawWall Street JournalBEIJING—China adopted a sweeping national-security law that the government says is needed to counter emerging threats but that critics say may be used to quash dissent and exclude foreign investment. Approved by the legislature's standing committee ...China Approves Sweepin
    • 'Hong Kong is not China': Artist's illustrations go viral - Shanghaiist July 1, 2015
      New York Times'Hong Kong is not China': Artist's illustrations go viralShanghaiistThe collection features 24 illustrations depicting the difference between mainland China and Hong Kong, covering topics including cultural habits, discipline, language and socio-political issues such as judicial structures, food safety and censorship.Artist'