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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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    • Opening doors to China tech opportunity - Business Spectator May 24, 2015
      The AustralianOpening doors to China tech opportunityBusiness Spectator“Over time, China will be a major player in the global VC space. This program will give Australian VCs an early start in building links (to Chinese VC counterparts),” David Chin said. “China is very focused on building its VC sector and very focused on ...China 'plays by rules',
    • Box Office: 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' Tops $200 Million in China - Variety May 24, 2015
      VarietyBox Office: 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' Tops $200 Million in ChinaVariety“Avengers: Age of Ultron” continues to attract crowds in China, where the Marvel sequel has earned a massive $210 million since opening in the People's Republic two weeks ago. The superhero adventure now ranks as the fourth highest-grossing film ...Will Avengers 2 Be
    • Audi Turns to Connected Cars in China - Wall Street Journal May 24, 2015
      Wall Street JournalAudi Turns to Connected Cars in ChinaWall Street JournalChina is Audi's largest market. Last year, it sold nearly 580,000 cars there, up almost 18% from the previous year. In the first four months of this year, growth in demand for Audis in China fell to 5.2%, which was slightly greater than growth in the ...Audi will enhance Chinese
    • Afghan Peace Envoy met Taliban in Secret China Talks - Wall Street Journal May 24, 2015
      Wall Street JournalAfghan Peace Envoy met Taliban in Secret China TalksWall Street JournalKABUL—Afghanistan's most prominent peace envoy held secret talks with former Taliban officials in China last week, accelerating regional efforts to bring the insurgency to the negotiating table, according to individuals briefed on the matter by the ...and more »
    • The real reason tensions are rising in the South China Sea - Vox May 24, 2015
      The real reason tensions are rising in the South China SeaVoxThis piece was originally published in New America's digital magazine,The Weekly Wonk. Sign up to get it delivered to your inbox each Thursday here, and follow @New America on Twitter. A year ago this month, China moved its oil drilling rig, the HD-981 ...China using wealth to gain more '
    • Apple Maps in China offer a sneak peek at what's in store for Maps in iOS 9 - Apple Insider May 24, 2015
      Apple InsiderApple Maps in China offer a sneak peek at what's in store for Maps in iOS 9Apple InsiderBizarrely enough, Apple's Maps in China are better than Apple Maps in Europe or the United States. Those improvements are likely to trickle back to the rest of us in enhancements due for iOS 9 and the next OS X (as well as in the navigation maps on
    • Dozens dead in China flooding, including two children on school bus - The Guardian May 24, 2015
      The GuardianDozens dead in China flooding, including two children on school busThe GuardianAt least six other people are missing in floods that have ravaged mountain districts of six provinces and autonomous regions in central and southeastern China. More than 250,000 people have been moved to temporary shelters, and damage has been ...China Floods Leave At
    • Sterile mosquitoes released in China to fight dengue fever - The Guardian May 24, 2015
      The GuardianSterile mosquitoes released in China to fight dengue feverThe GuardianThis spring, a team of scientists has been driving around a small island in Guangzhou, southern China, releasing more than half a million mosquitoes from plastic pots on board trucks. Rather than chasing the researchers away, families have welcomed ...and more »
    • China's CO2 emissions have been plummeting lately. What's going on? - Vox May 23, 2015
      VoxChina's CO2 emissions have been plummeting lately. What's going on?VoxArguably the most important climate story in the world right now is the question of what's happening in China. A recent analysis by Greenpeace International found that China's carbon dioxide emissions have plunged nearly 5 percent, year over year, in ...and more »
    • The scramble for the South China Sea - Aljazeera.com May 23, 2015
      Aljazeera.comThe scramble for the South China SeaAljazeera.comEveryone wants a piece of the South China Sea, a strategically important and resource-rich area in Asia. China, Vietnam, Taiwan, Japan, Philippines, Brunei and Malaysia claim some sort of ownership in a different shape or form. China claims nearly all ...US Flies Over a Chinese Project at Sea, and