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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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    • Apple's capitulation to China undermines Obama's tough talk on snooping - Quartz March 5, 2015
      QuartzApple's capitulation to China undermines Obama's tough talk on snoopingQuartzBeijing is putting heavy pressure on US technology firms who want to do business in China to fork over proprietary source code, provide encryption keys so that Chinese authorities can access user information, and store user data on servers in China.
    • China signals 'new normal' with lower annual growth target - Reuters March 5, 2015
      CNBCChina signals 'new normal' with lower annual growth targetReutersBEIJING (Reuters) - China announced an economic growth target for 2015 of around 7 percent on Thursday and said it would boost government spending, signaling that the lowest rate of expansion for a quarter of a century is the "new normal" for the world ...China sets 2015
    • China asks Myanmar to 'lower temperature' on border - Reuters March 5, 2015
      Channel News AsiaChina asks Myanmar to 'lower temperature' on borderReutersIt was not immediately clear from the Chinese-language statement how the Myanmar envoy's name is translated in English. China's Foreign Ministry said the envoy was a former ambassador to China who was visiting Beijing as a special representative.How China Fuels Mya
    • The Base Investment Case -- India vs. China - Forbes March 4, 2015
      ForbesThe Base Investment Case -- India vs. ChinaForbesInfant mortality (babies dying in their first year of life) has fallen, from a rate of 7.2 percent in 1998 to 4.3 percent in 2014 (compared to 6.2 percent in the U.S.) India's population has grown by 44 percent since 1990 while China's has grown by 19 ...
    • Liquidity evaporates in China as 'fiscal cliff' nears - Telegraph.co.uk March 4, 2015
      Telegraph.co.ukLiquidity evaporates in China as 'fiscal cliff' nearsTelegraph.co.ukPut together, China is pursuing the most contractionary mix of economic policies in the G20, relative to the status quo ante. Collateral damage is already visible in the sliding global prices of iron ore, copper, nickel, lead and zinc over recent ...and more »
    • Hong Kong to Chinese shoppers: 'Go home' - CNN March 4, 2015
      CNNHong Kong to Chinese shoppers: 'Go home'CNNThese were just some of the insults hurled at Chinese shoppers Sunday as hundreds of Hong Kongers surged through through the old neighborhood of Yuen Long, an area close to the city's border with China. It was the latest in a series of angry protests ...China Anticorruption Campaign Targets Party
    • The Anti-Pollution Documentary That's Taken China By Storm - NPR (blog) March 4, 2015
      NPR (blog)The Anti-Pollution Documentary That's Taken China By StormNPR (blog)Two hundred million and counting: That's how many times a documentary about China's massive air pollution problem has been viewed online since the weekend. Environmentalists are hailing it as an eye-opener for Chinese citizens. The filmmaker, Chai ...Smog blankets Ch
    • China's big chess move against the US: Latin America - CNNMoney March 4, 2015
      China's big chess move against the US: Latin AmericaCNNMoneyThis comes as U.S. power in the Americas is starting to erode. U.S. cash is actually fleeing the region as investors see better deals at home or elsewhere. China doesn't appear as worried about the short-term. "What we're looking at is not simply an ...and more »
    • Prince William in China: illegal wildlife trade a 'vicious form of criminality' - The Guardian March 4, 2015
      The GuardianPrince William in China: illegal wildlife trade a 'vicious form of criminality'The GuardianToday he praised China for its “contribution to the protection of wildlife in Africa” but he said that there is much more to be done including reducing the demand for products made from endangered animals. “Demand provides traffickers with their i
    • China says tech firms have nothing to fear from anti-terror law - Reuters March 4, 2015
      ReutersChina says tech firms have nothing to fear from anti-terror lawReutersChina's proposals, which would require tech firms to provide encryption keys and install backdoors granting law enforcement access for counterterrorism investigations, drew criticism from Obama, who told Reuters in an interview this week China would ...China Rejects Obama'