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China Current Events: April 20

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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

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