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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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    • Censorship in China Not letting a hundred flowers bloom - The Economist (blog) July 31, 2014
      The Economist (blog)Censorship in China Not letting a hundred flowers bloomThe Economist (blog)IT WAS in a rather brusque and unceremonious fashion that the Cenci Journalism Project, a crowdsourced and volunteer-run media translation site, was systematically removed this month from the Chinese internet. Its website was blocked and erased from ...
    • Flight Delays In China Leave Travelers Feeling Squeezed - NPR (blog) July 31, 2014
      NPR (blog)Flight Delays In China Leave Travelers Feeling SqueezedNPR (blog)Air travel in some of eastern China's busiest airports has slowed to a crawl over the past week or so, stranding thousands of travelers and igniting debate about the increasing competition between military and civilian flights for the country's airspace.and more »
    • Report: Metta World Peace to play in China next season - CBSSports.com July 31, 2014
      CBSSports.comReport: Metta World Peace to play in China next seasonCBSSports.comMetta World Peace is off to China, according to ESPN's Ian Begley, who reported that the free agent forward is close to a deal with the Chinese Basketball Association's Sichuan Blue Whales. World Peace had dropped a pretty big hint that this was ...Report: Metta World P
    • State-Appointed Muslim Leader Killed in China - Wall Street Journal July 31, 2014
      Wall Street JournalState-Appointed Muslim Leader Killed in ChinaWall Street JournalSHANGHAI—The state-approved leader of China's largest mosque by size was killed in the far western Chinese city of Kashgar, according to multiple accounts, in the latest violence in a region beset by ethnic and religious strife. Jume Tahir was killed ...China: Dozens Dead
    • Food scare driving away Yum, McDonald's diners in China - Reuters July 31, 2014
      ReutersFood scare driving away Yum, McDonald's diners in ChinaReuters(Reuters) - A food safety scare in China is testing local consumers' loyalty to foreign fast-food brands, including McDonald's Corp and Yum Brands Inc, which owns the KFC and Pizza Hut chains. Yum said on Wednesday that the scare, triggered by a TV ...Yum! Brands Says China F
    • Zhou Yongkang: oil boss who became China's third most powerful man - The Guardian July 31, 2014
      The GuardianZhou Yongkang: oil boss who became China's third most powerful manThe GuardianThe Chinese Communist party prizes conformity, and many of its aesthetic trademarks – the uniform black suits, the turgid speeches – call to mind a massively powerful machine, its anonymous parts in perfect lockstep. Within this system, the fallen ...China Says For
    • China's Xiaomi Becomes World's 5th Largest Smartphone Maker - Forbes July 31, 2014
      ForbesChina's Xiaomi Becomes World's 5th Largest Smartphone MakerForbesXiaomi CEO Lei Jun speaks during a product launch on May 15, 2014 in Beijing, China. (ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images). Global smartphone sales are still growing, but the market's star performer in the last three months wasn't Apple or even Samsung.Half of World's Top
    • China Moves to Ease Home-Registration Rules in Urbanization Push - New York Times July 31, 2014
      New York TimesChina Moves to Ease Home-Registration Rules in Urbanization PushNew York TimesHONG KONG — The Chinese government issued proposals on Wednesday to break down barriers that a nationwide household registration system has long imposed between rural and urban residents and among regions, reinforcing inequality, breeding ...China reforms hukou system
    • Yuan Rising as China Economy Shows Signs of Improvement - Wall Street Journal July 31, 2014
      Wall Street JournalYuan Rising as China Economy Shows Signs of ImprovementWall Street JournalChina's yuan has rebounded from an unprecedented tumble earlier in the year, finishing July with a third monthly advance against the U.S. dollar and traders saying it is primed for further gains amid signs that the world's second-largest economy is ...China
    • China Puts Ex-Security Chief Zhou Yongkang Under Investigation - Wall Street Journal July 30, 2014
      Wall Street JournalChina Puts Ex-Security Chief Zhou Yongkang Under InvestigationWall Street JournalChina announced a probe into ex-security chief Zhou Yongkang, making him the highest-ranking official to be placed under formal investigation in 20 years. Jeremy Page tells Ramy Inocencio about the accusations of "serious disciplinary violations.".an