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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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      Foreign Policy (blog)China's African AdventureForeign Policy (blog)China's African envoy, Zhong Jianhua, has blitzed the region in recent months trying to help craft a solution for South Sudan's internal strife, a stark contrast to the much-criticized, stand-off position China held just a few years ago when Khartoum ...and more » […]
    • Wartime Claim Paid, China Releases a Japanese Vessel - New York Times April 24, 2014
      Wall Street JournalWartime Claim Paid, China Releases a Japanese VesselNew York TimesHONG KONG — A court in Shanghai released a Japanese commercial ship from impoundment in eastern China on Thursday, after the ship's owner paid a civil compensation claim dating back to the wartime invasion that remains a source of bitterness in ...China Court Frees Japa […]
    • In Japan, Obama defends policies on Ukraine, Syria - CNN April 24, 2014
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    • Chinese automaker blatantly copies Ford F-150 - Fox News April 24, 2014
      Chinese automaker blatantly copies Ford F-150Fox NewsBut while it can't seem to make enough cars and crossovers to meet demand, Ford doesn't even try to sell its F-150 pickup in China, despite the fact that unofficial gray market importers sell some versions of the popular truck for upwards of $160,000. […]
    • China Takes On Pollution With Biggest Changes in 25 Years - Bloomberg April 24, 2014
      RTChina Takes On Pollution With Biggest Changes in 25 YearsBloombergChina's legislature passed the biggest changes to its environmental protection laws in 25 years, punishing polluters more severely as the government works to limit smog and contaminated water and soil linked to three decades of economic growth.China toughens its environmental law to tar […]
    • China welcomes all console games… as long as they play by these rules - Digital Trends April 24, 2014
      GameSpotChina welcomes all console games… as long as they play by these rulesDigital TrendsAfter 14 years, The People's Republic of China finally decided to remove its self-imposed ban on video game consoles back in January 2014. That opens up a major new market to Microsoft, Nintendo, and Sony, but the games will need to fit strict ...China reveals cen […]
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      CORRECTED-UPDATE 1-Golf-European Tour China Open scoresReuters UKApril 24 (Infostrada Sports) - Scores from the European Tour China Open at the par-72 course on Friday in Shenzhen -5 Alvaro Quiros (Spain) 67 Simon Dyson (Britain) 67 -4 Tyrrell Hatton (Britain) 68 Adrian Otaegui (Spain) 68 David Horsey (Britain) 68 ... […]
    • Chinese drivers hesitant to adopt electric cars - CNN April 24, 2014
      CNNChinese drivers hesitant to adopt electric carsCNN(CNN) -- The room exploded in cheers when it was announced that the Denza electric car would sell for RMB 369,000 ($59,100), at the Beijing Auto Show earlier this week. A joint venture between German giant, Daimler, and Chinese electric vehicle makers, ...and more » […]
    • China Splurging on Military as US Pulls Back - ABC News April 24, 2014
      China Splurging on Military as US Pulls BackABC NewsChina's navy commissioned 17 new warships last year, the most of any nation. In a little more than a decade, it's expected to have three aircraft carriers, giving it more clout than ever in a region of contested seas and festering territorial disputes.and more » […]
    • Why Japan's economy is in better shape than China's - CNBC.com April 24, 2014
      CNBC.comWhy Japan's economy is in better shape than China'sCNBC.comThe Japanese economy expanded 0.7 percent on year in the final quarter of 2013, substantially slower than China's 7.7 percent expansion. While growth in the mainland economy has slowed from double-digit levels in recent years it remains on course to ...and more » […]