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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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    • Gull Force monument on China's Hainan Island recognises mystery of Australian ... - ABC Online March 29, 2015
      ABC OnlineGull Force monument on China's Hainan Island recognises mystery of Australian ...ABC OnlineA little known story about a group of Australian soldiers who fought alongside Chinese guerrillas against the Japanese in World War II has come to the forefront of China-Australia relations. Members of Gull Force were captured in Indonesia and hundreds .
    • Australia Will Join China-Led Investment Bank, Prime Minister Says - Wall Street Journal March 28, 2015
      Wall Street JournalAustralia Will Join China-Led Investment Bank, Prime Minister SaysWall Street JournalCANBERRA, Australia—Australia will join a new China-led infrastructure bank, but still holds some concerns about governance of the bank, the country's conservative government said Sunday. Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Australian Treasurer Joe Hockey 
    • Vietnam Has Much at Stake in S. China Sea - DefenseNews.com March 28, 2015
      DefenseNews.comVietnam Has Much at Stake in S. China SeaDefenseNews.comPARIS — Vietnam's national security and economic development are tied up in a risk-laden dispute over the South China Sea with China, the neighboring giant whose policies are hard to predict, said Hoang Anh Tuan, director of the Vietnamese Institute ...South China Sea Dispute: China
    • More countries say to join China-backed AIIB investment bank - Reuters March 28, 2015
      ReutersMore countries say to join China-backed AIIB investment bankReutersChina's Finance Ministry said earlier on Saturday Britain and Switzerland had been formally accepted as founding members of the AIIB, a day after Brazil accepted China's invitation to join. China's Finance Ministry said Austria had also applied to join ...UK and Switzerl
    • A new Chinese anti-corruption drive has an unfortunate name in English - Washington Post (blog) March 28, 2015
      CNNMoneyA new Chinese anti-corruption drive has an unfortunate name in EnglishWashington Post (blog)This week, authorities in Beijing announced an initiative to catch corrupt officials who have fled overseas. The plan, set to be put into action next month, will better coordinate Chinese investigations into offshore funds and "underground banks" use
    • China gearing up to overtake Japan in battle for Asian football supremacy - The Guardian (blog) March 28, 2015
      China gearing up to overtake Japan in battle for Asian football supremacyThe Guardian (blog)In the past, bright new dawns in Chinese football have been as common as clubs suddenly relocating hundreds of miles away and questions as to why a nation of 1.3 billion can't produce 11 world-class players. Yet, this time, just maybe, things are ...
    • China Banks on Sharing Wealth to Shape New Asian Order - Wall Street Journal March 28, 2015
      Wall Street JournalChina Banks on Sharing Wealth to Shape New Asian OrderWall Street JournalBOAO, China—President Xi Jinping sketched out China's vision for a new security and economic order in Asia, offering to spread the benefits of Chinese prosperity and cooperation across the region. In a speech to a regional forum Saturday, Mr. Xi ...President Xi s
    • China's Fear of Women With Pamphlets - New York Times March 28, 2015
      New York TimesChina's Fear of Women With PamphletsNew York TimesChina's growing crackdown on political dissent is stirring global protests and demands for the release of five women's rights advocates arrested this month as they sought to hand out leaflets as part of a campaign against sexual harassment on China's ...Outrage At China Treat
    • Once Bitten, Not Shy. Retail Investors Fuel Surge in Chinese Stocks - Wall Street Journal March 27, 2015
      Wall Street JournalOnce Bitten, Not Shy. Retail Investors Fuel Surge in Chinese StocksWall Street JournalSHANGHAI—China's economic growth is slowing, corporate earnings are under pressure, bank loans are souring and the property market is in a funk. The surprise financial bright spot: China's long-maligned stock market. Seven years after a 72% cras
    • Sri Lanka's pivot to India breaks China's dreams - Boston Globe (subscription) March 27, 2015
      Boston Globe (subscription)Sri Lanka's pivot to India breaks China's dreamsBoston Globe (subscription)China's building spree, including a new, 500-acre Colombo Port City project in the capital, a new international airport, and another port in Rajapaksa's home district, was seen by many as a link in China's so-called string of pearls