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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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    • Shares punctured by two-pronged slowdown in China, Europe - Reuters November 20, 2014
      ReutersShares punctured by two-pronged slowdown in China, EuropeReutersLONDON (Reuters) - World stocks extended losses on Thursday as evidence suggested both the Chinese and European economies were slowing, while the yen slid to multi-year lows against the dollar and euro on bets on more Japanese money printing.Global Shares Punctured By Two-Pronged China, E
    • China Detains US Aid Worker Who Assisted North Koreans - New York Times November 20, 2014
      Sydney Morning HeraldChina Detains US Aid Worker Who Assisted North KoreansNew York TimesBEIJING — A Korean-American aid worker who lived in China on the border with North Korea for more than a decade has been detained by the Chinese authorities, his lawyer said Thursday. The aid worker, Peter Hahn, who is 73 and escaped from the North ...Peter Hahn, Korean-
    • China Firm Signs $12 Billion Deal To Build A Railway Along Nigeria's Coast - Business Insider November 20, 2014
      Business InsiderChina Firm Signs $12 Billion Deal To Build A Railway Along Nigeria's CoastBusiness Insiderafp china firm signs 12 bn deal to build nigerian railway AFPCRCC says the Nigeria project will adopt Chinese technological standards and lead to $4 billion-worth of Chinese exports of construction machinery, trains, steel products and other equipme
    • China and Russia push back against the US - FT.com (blog) November 20, 2014
      FT.com (blog)China and Russia push back against the USFT.com (blog)Russia, in the midst of the crisis in Ukraine, is eager to show that it has alternatives to the West and a powerful new ally in China. China also has a strong motivation to push back against America. The Chinese greatly resent America's much-ballyhooed ...China and Russia in naval co-ope
    • World Internet Conference: Has China overcome paranoia? - BBC News November 20, 2014
      BBC NewsWorld Internet Conference: Has China overcome paranoia?BBC NewsIf the internet is the biggest revolution in information technology for 500 years and the rise of China is the biggest transfer of global economic power in the same period, then China's first global internet conference is the signal that Beijing ...China wants greater role in shaping
    • Seven people killed in China hospital stabbing - BBC News November 20, 2014
      Aljazeera.comSeven people killed in China hospital stabbingBBC NewsA man armed with a knife has killed seven people at a hospital in north-eastern China, state media report. The attack took place on Thursday in the popular resort town of Beidaihe, state broadcaster CCTV news said. The 27-year-old suspect was believed ...7 Killed in Knife Attack at China Mili
    • China factory growth stalls, at six-month low: HSBC flash PMI - Reuters November 20, 2014
      ReutersChina factory growth stalls, at six-month low: HSBC flash PMIReutersBEIJING (Reuters) - Growth in China's vast factory sector stalled in November, with output contracting for the first time in six months, a private survey showed on Thursday, adding to signs that the economy may still be losing traction. The reading is ...China's manufacturer
    • How China Is Disrupting The Mobile And CE Markets - TechCrunch November 19, 2014
      TechCrunchHow China Is Disrupting The Mobile And CE MarketsTechCrunchEditor's note: Noah Herschman is COO of DHgate, the first-to-market, transactional e-commerce platform focused on cross-border trading China goods. Anyone in the tech industry has heard of Xiaomi and OnePlus by now. And if you have been in a media ...
    • China web conference opens amid internet freedom criticism - BBC News November 19, 2014
      BBC NewsChina web conference opens amid internet freedom criticismBBC NewsChina has opened its first world internet conference with a call for more controls on cyberspace. State internet information director Lu Wei told delegates in Wuzhen that China wanted a global internet governance system that was democratic and open.China media: Internet governanceBBC N
    • China Bolsters Economic Ties With Australia - New York Times November 18, 2014
      Wall Street JournalChina Bolsters Economic Ties With AustraliaNew York TimesCANBERRA, Australia — China and Australia on Monday sealed a trade agreement that significantly expands ties between Asia's largest economy and one of Washington's closest allies in the region. Separately, China said on Monday that it was giving ...China's Gift-Bearing