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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 stocks battered by deleverage moves, industrial data - Reuters November 27, 2015
      Wall Street JournalChina stocks battered by deleverage moves, industrial dataReutersSHANGHAI, Nov 27 China shares fell over 1 percent on Friday morning, heading for their biggest one-day drop in a month, hit by fresh regulatory crackdown on leverage activities and weak industrial profit data. The wave of bad news, which also includes ...China's Stock-Ma
    • Canada's Miss World contestant Anastasia Lin: China's barred me - CNN November 27, 2015
      CNNCanada's Miss World contestant Anastasia Lin: China's barred meCNNAnastasia Lin, who was born in China and moved to Canada as a teen, told CNN that she had been unable to board her Thursday connecting flight in Hong Kong to the city of Sanya, Hainan, where the Miss World contest is already underway. A Chinese ...and more »
    • China Unveils Biggest Army Overhaul in Decades to Project Power - Bloomberg November 27, 2015
      BloombergChina Unveils Biggest Army Overhaul in Decades to Project PowerBloombergPresident Xi Jinping announced a major overhaul of China's military to make the world's largest army more combat ready and better equipped to project force beyond the country's borders. Under the reorganization, all branches of the armed forces would ...China
    • Top 10 China Dependent Countries - Forbes November 27, 2015
      Top 10 China Dependent CountriesForbesChina's economy is slowing down. Surprise surprise. Investors are basically discounting government reported growth rates by at least 100 basis points, which puts China's GDP growth this year at around 6%. As it slows further next year, countries that ...
    • China Bars Anastasia Lin, Miss World Canada (and Rights Advocate) - New York Times November 27, 2015
      New York TimesChina Bars Anastasia Lin, Miss World Canada (and Rights Advocate)New York TimesBut one contestant was absent from the opening ceremony: Miss Canada, otherwise known as Anastasia Lin, a 25-year-old actress and classically trained pianist who has been denied a Chinese visa to attend the monthlong pageant, apparently because of ...Canadian Miss Wo
    • China Retools Its Military With a First Overseas Outpost in Djibouti - New York Times November 26, 2015
      New York TimesChina Retools Its Military With a First Overseas Outpost in DjiboutiNew York TimesBEIJING — China announced on Thursday that it would establish its first overseas military outpost and unveiled a sweeping plan to reorganize its military into a more agile force capable of projecting power abroad.China to Build Naval Hub in DjiboutiWall Street Jou
    • China Says It Has Detained 2 Dissidents Sent Back by Thailand - New York Times November 26, 2015
      Bangkok PostChina Says It Has Detained 2 Dissidents Sent Back by ThailandNew York TimesThe Thai police handed the two Chinese men, Jiang Yefei and Dong Guanping, over to the Chinese police this month, although the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees had arranged for their resettlement to another country, human ...China says 2 activist
    • Disagreements over the South China Sea worsen as China digs in - The Economist November 26, 2015
      The EconomistDisagreements over the South China Sea worsen as China digs inThe EconomistAN ANNUAL round of Asian regional summitry has ended with few signs of progress towards easing rising tensions in the South China Sea. No sooner had the leaders left the meetings that it was reported in China that the People's Liberation Army had ...The Hague hearing
    • China defends coal use ahead of Paris climate summit - CNN November 26, 2015
      CNNChina defends coal use ahead of Paris climate summitCNNAccording to Greenpeace, authorities have issued more than 150 permits to build new coal-fired power plants this year alone, despite the government's pledges to reduce China's dependence on fossil fuel. "In the past decade... the capacity of coal-fired ...Obama to meet China's Xi,
    • Is the West ignoring China's terror threat? - CNBC November 26, 2015
      CNBCIs the West ignoring China's terror threat?CNBCBeijing's renewed crackdown against homegrown acts of violence has not only cast a fresh spotlight on terrorism in the mainland, but also sparked complaints over the world's perceived double standards when it comes to China's efforts at stifling ...Q. and A.: Christina Lin on China's