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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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    • North Korea Isn't Going to Stop Provoking Its Ally China Anytime Soon - TIME February 11, 2016
      TIMENorth Korea Isn't Going to Stop Provoking Its Ally China Anytime SoonTIMEYet if Shining Star was intended to be used against the U.S. and its regional allies like Japan, its launch also represented a hostile act toward North Korea's chief and only ally, China. Beijing had dispatched veteran diplomat Wu Dawei Feb. 2 to ...North Korea's Rock
    • Bass: China bank crisis 5X worse than subprime - CNBC February 11, 2016
      CNBCBass: China bank crisis 5X worse than subprimeCNBCA Chinese credit crisis would see the country's banks rack up losses 400 percent larger than the hit U.S. banks took during the subprime mortgage crisis, storied hedge fund manager Kyle Bass has warned in a letter to investors. "Similar to the U.S ...KYLE BASS: There's a 'ticking time
    • Artist depicts Chinese rock stars as colossal mountain temples - CNN February 11, 2016
      CNNArtist depicts Chinese rock stars as colossal mountain templesCNNBeijing (CNN) Artist Du Kun juxtaposes traditional Chinese values and modern western ideas in his massive oil paintings, which depict Chinese rock stars embedded in traditional mountaintop temples. Hair is painted as cascading waterfalls, verdant tree ...
    • This Is Why China's Housing Market Is Such a Mess - Fortune February 11, 2016
      FortuneThis Is Why China's Housing Market Is Such a MessFortuneJust a week before the Chinese New Year, China's central bank cut the minimum mortgage down payment for first-time buyers from 25% to 20%, as it sought to shore up the property market. The new rules apply to all but a handful of cities—such as Beijing ...
    • China Injects a Heavy Dose of Ideology Into New Year's Eve Gala - New York Times February 10, 2016
      New York TimesChina Injects a Heavy Dose of Ideology Into New Year's Eve GalaNew York TimesThey had just been featured in “The General and the Soldier,” a 14-minute skit in the annual Lunar New Year's Eve TV gala broadcast across China on Sunday to mark the start of the Year of the Monkey. CCTV, the state broadcaster, said about a billion ...and mo
    • China's New Goal: Become The Next Soccer Superpower - Forbes February 10, 2016
      ForbesChina's New Goal: Become The Next Soccer SuperpowerForbesIn June 2013, the Chinese national soccer team lost 1-5 to a Thai under-23 national team despite having the home ground advantage. Just one humiliation out of many, things have not really improved since. Ranked 93 in the FIFA governing body standings ...
    • China is on a massive gold buying spree - CNNMoney February 10, 2016
      CNNMoneyChina is on a massive gold buying spreeCNNMoneyExactly what China is doing with all that gold remains somewhat of a mystery. The increasingly wealthy Chinese are buying, but that doesn't explain all the jump in demand. The government says its gold reserves have grown only a little in recent years.and more »
    • Forget rice and noodles, China looks to potatoes as the new staple - USA TODAY February 10, 2016
      USA TODAYForget rice and noodles, China looks to potatoes as the new stapleUSA TODAYYANQING, China — In a lab 50 miles north of Beijing, technicians propagate potato plants by slicing the leaves off the tiny sprouts and dropping the cuttings into jars of growth jelly. Within a few weeks each snippet should send up a shoot of its own ...and more »
    • Trump: China should make Kim Jong Un 'disappear' - Politico February 10, 2016
      PoliticoTrump: China should make Kim Jong Un 'disappear'Politico“China has control — absolute control — over North Korea. They don't say it, but they do,” Trump explained. “And they should make that problem disappear. China is sucking us dry. They're taking our money. They're taking our jobs. They're doing so much.Donald Trump w
    • China Says Its Students, Even Those Abroad, Need More 'Patriotic Education' - New York Times February 10, 2016
      New York TimesChina Says Its Students, Even Those Abroad, Need More 'Patriotic Education'New York TimesBEIJING — Chinese students, already immersed in classes and textbooks that promote nationalist loyalty to the Communist Party as a bedrock value, must be made even more patriotic and devoted to the party, even when they are studying in universitie