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China Current Events: June 1

‘China detains hundreds in Tibet over self-immolation protests’ Hundreds of people have been detained in Lhasa after two men set themselves on fire in the Tibetan regional capital on Sunday in protest against Chinese rule, a US-based broadcaster reported.  Read more Air Pollution Fuels Hospital Visits in Hong Kong Deteriorating air quality in Hong Kong […]

China Current Events: May 31

Apple’s efforts fail to end gruelling conditions at Foxconn factories Abuses continue at electronics assembly firm with staff working up to 80 hours’ overtime a month, says Hong Kong rights group.  Read more Chinese foreign investment boom to continue: official Chinese companies’ overseas investment will continue booming and is expected to total 500 billion U.S. […]

Current Events in China: May 30

Migrant workers go on rampage in China after death About 1,000 migrant workers went on the rampage in a city in eastern China on Tuesday, smashing up cars and protesting in front of a government building after a worker was apparently killed by his employer, state media said.  Read more Algal bloom kills millions of […]

China Current Events: May 29

China to become world’s largest consumer market in 2015: Commerce Minister China’s Commerce Minister Chen Deming said Monday that China is expected to become the world’s largest consumer market in 2015.  Read more Two Tibetans set selves on fire outside temple in Lhasa Two men engulfed themselves in towering flames outside a temple that is […]

China Current Events: May 28

Hooded, then interrogated for 81 days Chinese artist Ai Weiwei breaks his silence on his detention, isolation and the endless interrogation, writes Edward Wong in Beijing.  Read more China detains official over numerous rapes after Internet uproar Police in central China detained a former Communist Party official on suspicion or raping underage girls, state media […]

China Stats for the week: May 21-27

China remained the world’s top consumer of instant noodles last year with more than 100 million packs of instant noodles being consumed every day, officials and industry experts said Sunday. A Reuters poll showed economists expect annual economic growth in the second quarter of the year to slow to 7.9 percent, the first slide below […]

China Current Events: May 26

Man in China suspected of cannibalism: reports Police in southwest China have detained a man suspected of murdering more than a dozen boys and young men, chopping up their bodies and selling the flesh to unsuspecting consumers, reports said Friday.  Read more 254 enterprises producing unsafe gel capsules China’s food and drug watchdog announced on […]

Current Events in China: May 25

Chen Guangcheng’s brother flees guarded village The brother of the blind lawyer Chen Guangcheng has become the second member of the family to escape from their heavily guarded village in northern China.  Read more U.S. soldier, two Chinese charged with smuggling guns to China A member of the U.S. National Guard and two Chinese citizens […]

China Current Events: May 24

Human Rights Watch condemns mainland’s ‘X-Men’ para-police Human Rights Watch on Wednesday condemned a Chinese “para-police” force nicknamed “X-Men” by the local media, accusing it of rampant brutality and illegal detentions for even minor offences.  Read more Technology Reaches Remote Tibetan Corners, Fanning Unrest The young Buddhist monk, his voice hushed and nervous, was discussing […]

Current Events in China: May 23

US military aircraft have fake parts from China: Senate report A report on counterfeit electronic parts published by the US Senate Armed Services Committee after a yearlong investigation uncovered about 1,800 cases of fake parts in US military aircraft, and more than 70% of 1 million suspect components can be traced back to China, reports […]

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    • 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'