China Current Events

Chinese News Site Updated Daily

China Current Events: April 30

Posted on | April 29, 2012 | No Comments

Barack Obama under pressure to extend protection to blind Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng

Barack Obama is under pressure to publicly extend US protection to blind Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng who took refuge in America’s embassy in Beijing, as White House aides stressed they would need to “balance” human rights and relations with China.  Read more

Chlorine contamination confirmed at Shanxi Coca-Cola plant

A Coca-Cola factory in Shanxi province in northern China has been found to have added chlorine-contaminated water to its products, according to the provincial bureau of quality inspection on April 28.  Read more

First-time credit card users drowning in debt

Wei Kai, a bartender, racked up a total of 30,000 yuan (US$4,700) on six different credit cards in the space of two months last year.  “It’s the first time I am in debt. I did not know there was such a thing as late fees,” said the 27-year-old who moonlights as a musician in Beijing.  Read more

Outlet centers on the rise amid quest for modern lifestyle

Buoyed by China’s growing middle class and people’s desire for a modern lifestyle, property developers are leaving no stone unturned to cash in on the outlet industry.  Read more

China police detain comrade

Police in Beijing have detained Hu Jia, an outspoken government critic and friend of the Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng, who escaped house arrest April 22, Hu’s wife said Sunday on Twitter.  Read more

China launches tourist train to North Korea

China has launched a tourist train connecting the country’s northeastern Tumen county and the picturesque Chilbo mountain in neighbouring North Korea.  Read more

 

 

Comments

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.

  • RSS China Current Events

    • China Said to Turn Reef Into Airstrip in Disputed Water - New York Times November 24, 2014
      Daily MailChina Said to Turn Reef Into Airstrip in Disputed WaterNew York TimesBEIJING — A major reclamation project by the Chinese government on a tiny reef 500 miles from the mainland would enable China to land military aircraft there, expanding its reach into the contested South China Sea, analysts have said. The analysts ...China building island large en
    • China's Surprise Rate Cut Signals Desperation, Bad News Ahead - Forbes November 24, 2014
      ReutersChina's Surprise Rate Cut Signals Desperation, Bad News AheadForbesIn a move taking virtually everyone by surprise, the People's Bank of China on Friday announced a cut in the one-year benchmark lending rate of 40 basis points, the first reduction in more than two years. The central bank also lowered the benchmark ...Exclusive: China ready t
    • In China Coal Hub, City Struggles to Survive Amid Economic Slowdown - Wall Street Journal November 24, 2014
      Wall Street JournalIn China Coal Hub, City Struggles to Survive Amid Economic SlowdownWall Street JournalJixi is among the slowest-growing cities in China's slowest-growing province. In 2013, its economy grew 0.9%, the lowest rate among China's 288 larger cities. In the first three quarters of 2014, it contracted 3.7% year-on-year, according to gov
    • Asia cheered by China, European stimulus - Reuters November 23, 2014
      ReutersAsia cheered by China, European stimulusReutersPedestrians with umbrellas walk past an electronic board showing Japan's Nikkei average (top middle L) and the exchange rates between the Japanese yen and the U.S. dollar (top middle R), outside a brokerage in Tokyo November 11, 2014.Asia stocks jump as China, Europe step up stimulusReuters UKMarkets
    • U.S.-China Climate Agreement Won't Slow Warming Enough, World Bank Says - Bloomberg November 23, 2014
      BloombergU.S.-China Climate Agreement Won't Slow Warming Enough, World Bank SaysBloombergAn agreement between the U.S. and China to curb greenhouse-gas emissions won't slow global warming enough to prevent extreme weather that damages crops, World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim said. President Barack Obama committed the U.S. ...and more »
    • Loan 'Guarantee Chains' in China Prove Flimsy - Wall Street Journal November 23, 2014
      Wall Street JournalLoan 'Guarantee Chains' in China Prove FlimsyWall Street JournalWith China's economic growth flagging, businesses such as Xueyuan are foundering. And these chains of guarantees, in which companies back loans to other firms, are causing pain for the wider Chinese economy. The central bank cut benchmark lending ...and more »
    • 5.9-magnitude earthquake kills at least 5, injures dozens in western China - Fox News November 23, 2014
      Fox News5.9-magnitude earthquake kills at least 5, injures dozens in western ChinaFox NewsWestern China is regularly hit by earthquakes, and reports said Saturday's quake could be felt in the Sichuan provincial capital of Chengdu on the plains below the Himalayan foothills. Sichuan was struck by a magnitude-7.9 quake in May 2008 that left ...Strong Quak
    • Hey, America! China Has a Stealth Fighter Too -- And It's for Sale - Motley Fool November 23, 2014
      Motley FoolHey, America! China Has a Stealth Fighter Too -- And It's for SaleMotley FoolAt last week's Airshow China in Zhuhai, Chinese officials unveiled the nation's newest fighter jet: the Shenyang J-31 Falcon Eagle. Built by Shenyang Aircraft, a subsidiary of state-owned Aviation Industry Corporation of China, the J-31 is the latest ...Pak
    • Google Looks to Get Back Into China - Wall Street Journal November 22, 2014
      Wall Street JournalGoogle Looks to Get Back Into ChinaWall Street JournalGoogle Inc. is considering bringing a version of its Play mobile-app store to China, a tentative but important step back into a country that Google mostly exited in 2010. In recent months, Google representatives in Asia told makers of apps for its ...Developers In China Can Now Make Mon
    • China Detains an American Who Assists North Koreans - New York Times November 21, 2014
      China Detains an American Who Assists North KoreansNew York TimesBEIJING — A Korean-American aid worker who lived in China on the border with North Korea for more than a decade has been detained by the Chinese authorities, his lawyer said Thursday. The aid worker, Peter Hahn, who is 73 and escaped from the North ...and more »