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Current Events in China: April 23

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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 wives

Her head was ringing from the blows. Once, twice, three times, her husband slammed her face into the living room floor.  Read more

US official ties Chinese firm to missile-linked North Korea sale

The United States believes a Chinese firm sold North Korea components for a missile transporter showcased in a military parade last weekend and will press Beijing to tighten enforcement of a U.N. ban on such military sales, a U.S. official said on Saturday.  Read more

China’s leaders are cracking down on Bo Xilai and his Chongqing model

The campaign against Bo Xilai is not motivated by a desire to stop corruption or solve a murder case, but by a deep political conflict.  Read more

China drug safety probe nets local council chief

A township council chief in northern China has been arrested on suspicion of ordering the torching of a factory that made gelatin capsules made from industrial waste.  Read more

Car makers gear up for a tougher China market

China’s massive car market may still be young, but the auto industry CEOs descending on Beijing this week will see first hand that it’s also growing up fast.  Read more

China lauds North Korea friendship despite tensions

China’s most senior diplomat has vowed to deepen ties with North Korea and praised its young leader Kim Jong-un, despite an international outcry over Pyongyang’s recent rocket launch and the possibility of a third nuclear test by the isolated state.  Read more


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