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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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    • Gough Whitlam, Transformative Australian Prime Minister, Dies at 98 - New York Times October 22, 2014
      ABC OnlineGough Whitlam, Transformative Australian Prime Minister, Dies at 98New York TimesSYDNEY, Australia — Gough Whitlam, a former prime minister who introduced free university education and a national health care system in Australia — and who was also known for eclipsing President Richard M. Nixon's 1972 visit to China by turning up ...Gough Whitla
    • China's Communist Party weighs boosting rule of law - USA TODAY October 22, 2014
      USA TODAYChina's Communist Party weighs boosting rule of lawUSA TODAYBEIJING — Farmer Xie Dezhong and his wife left home at 3 a.m. to slip past the men watching their place in southwest China. Despite warnings from police, the couple boarded a Beijing-bound train in search of justice for their dead son — and to crash ...What Does China Mean by 'Rul
    • China Says 43 Suspected Ebola Carriers Cleared - Voice of America October 22, 2014
      Voice of AmericaChina Says 43 Suspected Ebola Carriers ClearedVoice of AmericaBEIJING—. China has broken its silence on suspected cases of Ebola in the country, reporting that 43 individuals in the southern province of Guangdong recently tested negative for the virus. Chinese media reported the country is stepping up measures ...and more »
    • Why One Forecaster Sees a 'Long, Soft Fall' for China - Businessweek October 22, 2014
      Why One Forecaster Sees a 'Long, Soft Fall' for ChinaBusinessweekChina reported on Tuesday that its economic growth fell to a five-year low. But one forecaster says that's just the beginning. This week the Conference Board issued a 75-page white paper predicting that China's annual growth will dip below 4 percent in ...
    • Sax and the City: Kenny G hits sour note in China with Hong Kong visit - Reuters October 22, 2014
      ReutersSax and the City: Kenny G hits sour note in China with Hong Kong visitReuters"Kenny G's musical works are widely popular in China, but China's position on the illegal Occupy Central activities in Hong Kong is very clear," ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying told a daily news briefing. "We hope that foreign governments and ...Ken
    • Ebola Fears Spark China Pullback in West Africa - Wall Street Journal October 22, 2014
      Ebola Fears Spark China Pullback in West AfricaWall Street JournalFREETOWN, Sierra Leone—The crane, the earthmover and several heavy trucks sit idle in the closed compound of China Civil Engineering Construction Co., a still-life portrait showing how Ebola has paralyzed Africa's biggest investors. “Nobody gets in ...
    • China GDP Growth Rate Is Slowest in Five Years - Wall Street Journal October 22, 2014
      Wall Street JournalChina GDP Growth Rate Is Slowest in Five YearsWall Street JournalBEIJING—China's economy in the third quarter grew at its slowest pace in five years as it battles a slumping real-estate market and weak domestic demand and industrial production. The results on Tuesday make it increasingly likely that China will miss ...
    • Philippines feels force of China travel warning - BBC News October 22, 2014
      BBC NewsPhilippines feels force of China travel warningBBC NewsThe beaches and restaurants of Boracay Island are usually bustling with tourists from around the world. But this year, they are quieter than usual. A travel advisory issued by Beijing has caused a sharp fall in arrivals from China. "We are worried and ...and more »
    • Apple's iCloud Storage Service Is Aim of Attack in China - New York Times October 22, 2014
      New York TimesApple's iCloud Storage Service Is Aim of Attack in ChinaNew York TimesHONG KONG — For Apple in China, trouble seems to be the new normal. Cybersecurity monitoring groups and security experts said on Monday that people trying to use Apple's online data storage service, known as iCloud, were the target of a new attack ...China-backed ha
    • Mixed Economic Signals From China - New York Times October 21, 2014
      New York TimesMixed Economic Signals From ChinaNew York TimesLi Keqiang, China's prime minister, boasted in a speech at a World Economic Forum meeting last month that nearly 10 million urban jobs had been created in the first eight months of the year, up slightly from a year ago. As a result, he said, he would ...China's economic growth weakest in