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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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    • China lodges protest after Obama approves Taiwan frigate sale - Reuters December 19, 2014
      Wall Street JournalChina lodges protest after Obama approves Taiwan frigate saleReutersBEIJING (Reuters) - China said on Friday it had lodged a protest with the United States after President Barack Obama signed into law legislation authorizing the sale of up to four Perry-class guided missile frigates to Taiwan. Foreign ministry ...China lodges protest after
    • China's Wealth Finds Home in Washington State - ABC News December 19, 2014
      China's Wealth Finds Home in Washington StateABC NewsSavvy Seattle-area real estate agents have gained an advantage by paying attention to the growing connections between China and Washington state. "I'm so glad my mother made me study Chinese," laughed property broker Janie Lee, after showing a ...and more »
    • China revises up size of 2013 economy, sees no effect on 2014 growth - Reuters December 19, 2014
      ReutersChina revises up size of 2013 economy, sees no effect on 2014 growthReutersBEIJING (Reuters) - China revised up the size of its economy in 2013 but sees that having little effect on economic growth this year, amid expectations that Beijing may roll out more stimulus to support the slowing economy. Gross domestic product was ...China's GDP Revisio
    • Evidence in Sony hack attack suggests possible involvement by Iran, China or ... - Fox News December 19, 2014
      Evidence in Sony hack attack suggests possible involvement by Iran, China or ...Fox NewsWASHINGTON – The U.S. investigation into the recent hacking attack at Sony Pictures Entertainment has turned up evidence that does not point to North Korea as the "sole entity" in the case, but rather, raises the possibility that Iran, China or Russia ...and mor
    • China increasingly cold to Western companies and investors - SFGate December 19, 2014
      SFGateChina increasingly cold to Western companies and investorsSFGateSHANGHAI — In the Chinese city that feels most Western, nothing represents the country's ambivalence toward the West more than the Oriental Pearl Radio & TV Tower. Located on the Hangpu River on land that was rice paddies just decades ago, the ...and more »
    • China Pledges to Speed Entry of US Pharmaceuticals - ABC News December 19, 2014
      XinhuaChina Pledges to Speed Entry of US PharmaceuticalsABC NewsChina promised Thursday to speed up imports of pharmaceuticals and medical devices from the United States and enforce its anti-monopoly laws equally among Chinese and foreign companies. Those commitments were announced at an annual trade ...UPDATE 1-US says China to cut red tape on imports of me
    • China's Housing Resists Efforts to Spur Market - New York Times December 19, 2014
      New York TimesChina's Housing Resists Efforts to Spur MarketNew York TimesThe International Monetary Fund estimated in October that construction and other real estate activities made up 12.8 percent of China's economic activity, and 33 percent if related activities are included, from making steel for building beams to ...and more »
    • US to Continue Push for Stronger Military Ties With China - Wall Street Journal December 18, 2014
      Wall Street JournalUS to Continue Push for Stronger Military Ties With ChinaWall Street JournalSINGAPORE—The next commander of U.S. military forces in the Pacific said Thursday he wouldn't deviate from his predecessor's strategy of seeking stronger military ties with China and other countries in the region despite conflicting territorial claims ...
    • Crying baby spurs mid-flight brawl between Air China passengers - Fox News December 18, 2014
      Fox NewsCrying baby spurs mid-flight brawl between Air China passengersFox NewsThree women aboard an Air China flight to Hong Kong Wednesday got into a raucous fight over a crying baby, prompting the pilot to threaten an emergency landing. Chan Juan Sung was traveling with her baby from Chongqing, China when the child started ...Air China passengers in mid-a
    • China village petitions to 'isolate' HIV positive boy - BBC News December 18, 2014
      BBC NewsChina village petitions to 'isolate' HIV positive boyBBC NewsVillagers in China's Sichuan province have petitioned authorities to "isolate" an HIV positive eight-year-old boy, state media report. Kun Kun lives with his grandparents, who struggle to care for him. Local people said he had been running wild and had ...Shame in C