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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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    • Andray Blatche signs contract to play in China - CBSSports.com September 21, 2014
      CBSSports.comAndray Blatche signs contract to play in ChinaCBSSports.comThe Xinjiang Flying Tigers are your new favorite Chinese Basketball Association team. They've signed free agent big man Andray Blatche, his agency announced on Saturday. This is the same team that signed shooting guard Jordan Crawford. Just think of ...Andray Blatche heading to west
    • Microsoft delays Xbox One's China launch - Polygon September 21, 2014
      Wall Street Journal (blog)Microsoft delays Xbox One's China launchPolygonThe Xbox One's launch in China has been delayed, Microsoft says, to give the console "a bit more time to deliver the best experiences possible for our fans" there. Originally slated to launch Tuesday, that date now has been pushed to "by the end of ...Microsoft
    • Amid Face-Off Between India and China, Another Intrusion in Ladakh's Chumur - NDTV September 21, 2014
      NDTVAmid Face-Off Between India and China, Another Intrusion in Ladakh's ChumurNDTVLeh/New Delhi: The standoff in Chumur region in Ladakh worsened today after a second intrusion by Chinese army personnel in two days was reported at another point after they had withdrawn from the same area. (Also read: Despite Xi Jinping's Assurance, ...and more »
    • Dalai Lama Praises China's Leader as 'Realistic' - ABC News September 21, 2014
      ABC NewsDalai Lama Praises China's Leader as 'Realistic'ABC NewsThe Tibetan Buddhist spiritual leader has lived in exile for decades in India's Himalayan foothill city of Dharamsala, after fleeing China following a failed 1959 uprising. The arrangement has irritated Beijing, which has long accused the Dalai Lama of ...Dalai Lama praises C
    • China plans world's largest supercollider - Aljazeera.com September 20, 2014
      Aljazeera.comChina plans world's largest supercolliderAljazeera.comBeijing, China - Chinese scientists are racing to complete plans for a supergiant particle collider that, when built, will dwarf every other accelerator on the planet. The underground particle-smashing ring aims to be at least twice the size of the ...and more »
    • In Suburban Seattle, New Nests for China's Rich - New York Times September 20, 2014
      New York TimesIn Suburban Seattle, New Nests for China's RichNew York TimesAnd, increasingly, China's rich are also offshoring their families along with their cash. That's created a real estate boom in an unlikely corner of the United States: suburban Seattle. Wealthy Chinese have become far and away the biggest foreign ...The China syndrome:
    • India and China Cement Trade Deal as Troops Face Off Across the Border - Newsweek September 20, 2014
      NewsweekIndia and China Cement Trade Deal as Troops Face Off Across the BorderNewsweekIndia and China's leaders have successfully agreed in Delhi on plans for economic and other co-operation despite over 1,000 troops from each side facing off against each other in Ladakh on the two countries' disputed border, known as the Line of Actual ...Status q
    • For Poor Countries, China Is No Model - Wall Street Journal September 20, 2014
      Wall Street JournalFor Poor Countries, China Is No ModelWall Street JournalBut too many governments in the developing world are moving backward, not forward—responding to popular discontent by following some version of what they see as the "China model." The results could be dire for the global economy. The sheer size of the ...and more »
    • China's war on terror becomes all-out attack on Islam in Xinjiang - Washington Post September 20, 2014
      China's war on terror becomes all-out attack on Islam in XinjiangWashington PostSHACHE COUNTY, China – The month of Ramadan should have been a time of fasting, charity and prayer in China's Muslim west. But here, in many of the towns and villages of southern Xinjiang, it was a time of fear, repression, and violence. China's ...and more »
    • China Fines GlaxoSmithKline Nearly $500 Million in Bribery Case - New York Times September 20, 2014
      New York TimesChina Fines GlaxoSmithKline Nearly $500 Million in Bribery CaseNew York TimesHONG KONG — Global multinationals have invested billions of dollars in China over the last decade, with the prospect of selling to 1.4 billion people. But the promise of China's growth is increasingly offset by the dangers of being caught up in the ...GlaxoSmithKl