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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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    • US Decides to Retaliate Against China's Hacking - New York Times July 31, 2015
      EngadgetUS Decides to Retaliate Against China's HackingNew York TimesThe Obama administration has determined that it must retaliate against China for the theft of the personal information of more than 20 million Americans from the databases of the Office of Personnel Management, but it is still struggling to decide what ...US exploring ways to strike ba
    • China's New Silk Road Promises Prosperity Across Eurasia - Huffington Post July 31, 2015
      China's New Silk Road Promises Prosperity Across EurasiaHuffington PostSINGAPORE -- For centuries the historical Silk Road connected Asia and Europe by land and by sea. The new proposal of China, while reviving the ancient concept of the Silk Road, aims to carry forward the spirit of peace, cooperation, openness and ...and more »
    • China's 2022 Olympics could bolster confidence among investors - Al Jazeera America July 31, 2015
      Al Jazeera AmericaChina's 2022 Olympics could bolster confidence among investorsAl Jazeera AmericaWith growing domestic pressures and a plunging stock market, China could see confidence renewed — domestically and among international investors — by its successful bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics, analysts say. Beijing beat its competitor, ...China ge
    • US labor data weigh on dollar, Treasury yields - Reuters July 31, 2015
      ReutersUS labor data weigh on dollar, Treasury yieldsReutersChina's CSI300 index ended flat after a late dip to leave it down 14.7 percent on the month. The Shanghai Composite Index lost 1 percent, extending its July losses to 13.4 percent despite support measures by the country's authorities. Crude oil also ...and more »
    • Obama team, military at odds over South China Sea - Politico July 31, 2015
      PoliticoObama team, military at odds over South China SeaPoliticoSome U.S. naval commanders are at odds with the Obama administration over whether to sail Navy ships right into a disputed area in the South China Sea — a debate that pits some military leaders who want to exercise their freedom of navigation against ...China: US Working to 'Militarize the
    • Echoes of 1989 are bad news not just for China's markets but the world - Financial Times July 31, 2015
      Business InsiderEchoes of 1989 are bad news not just for China's markets but the worldFinancial TimesChina faces a crucial choice between the competing priorities of political control and economic liberalisation. This summer the first tremors have already been felt. The gyrations of the Shanghai stock market — down almost a third from its mid-June ...Ch
    • Western companies are starting to bail on China - Business Insider July 31, 2015
      Business InsiderWestern companies are starting to bail on ChinaBusiness InsiderThe Chinese slowdown is forcing many Western companies to take a hard look at their businesses there, leading many to reduce investments, costs and product lines, and to tackle increasing bad debts. Double-digit growth rates during the first decade of ...and more »
    • What China Has Been Building in the South China Sea - New York Times July 31, 2015
      New York TimesWhat China Has Been Building in the South China SeaNew York Times“The announcement marks a change in diplomatic tone, and indicates that China has reached its scheduled completion on several land reclamation projects and is now moving into the construction phase,” said Mira Rapp-Hooper, director of the Asia Maritime ...China, Southeast Asia to
    • China's stock market just had its worst monthly drop in 6 years - Fortune July 31, 2015
      FortuneChina's stock market just had its worst monthly drop in 6 yearsFortuneAccording to Bloomberg, the losses on Friday started “after Reuters reported that Chinese regulators had asked financial institutions in Singapore and Hong Kong for stock-trading records as part of efforts to track down investors betting against shares ...China's bubble po
    • China's Naked Emperors - New York Times July 31, 2015
      TheStreet.comChina's Naked EmperorsNew York TimesThis is the context in which you need to understand the strange goings-on in China's stock market. In and of itself, the price of Chinese equities shouldn't matter all that much. But the authorities have chosen to put their credibility on the line by ...6 U.S. Stocks That a China Crash Could Thr