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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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    • China told to behave in the South China Sea ... or else - October 6, 2015 told to behave in the South China Sea ... or a direct slap at China and its island building activities and no fly zones in the South China Sea, Admiral Swift said freedom of navigation could not be halted or encroached. “It endures regardless of competing maritime claims, no matter how ...A top US Navy commander just took a
    • Hong Kong gets fined for booing China's national anthem - Washington Post October 6, 2015
      Financial TimesHong Kong gets fined for booing China's national anthemWashington PostIt's no secret that mainland China is not the most popular place for a vast majority of Hong Kongers. The residents of Hong Kong, a former British colony that is now a special administrative region of China, have chafed at Beijing's rule and grumble ...Mr Li s
    • China and Japan's battle for influence in Southeast Asia - American Enterprise Institute October 6, 2015
      China and Japan's battle for influence in Southeast AsiaAmerican Enterprise InstituteOn his inaugural visit to Southeast Asia as president of China, Xi Jinping announced a plan to build a “maritime silk road.” In November of the following year, the Chinese government established the Silk Road Fund, and contributed an initial $40 ...and more »
    • IMF Downgrades Growth Forecasts On China And Commodities Worries - Forbes October 6, 2015
      CNBCIMF Downgrades Growth Forecasts On China And Commodities WorriesForbesThe International Monetary Fund has lowered its forecasts for global economic growth this year, from 3.3% to 3.1%. They're citing worries about both China and the global commodities market as the reason for this fall in the prediction. It has to be ...IMF doesn't see China do
    • US trade deficit widens as exports sag, imports from China surge - Reuters October 6, 2015
      ReutersUS trade deficit widens as exports sag, imports from China surgeReutersWASHINGTON U.S. exports took a hit from an ailing global economy in August and imports from China surged, fueling the largest expansion of America's trade deficit in five months. The data released on Tuesday by the Commerce Department illustrates the ...and more »
    • China Open: Rafael Nadal beats wildcard Wu Di in Beijing - BBC Sport October 6, 2015
      BBC SportChina Open: Rafael Nadal beats wildcard Wu Di in BeijingBBC SportRafael Nadal had his serve broken four times by one of his former ball boys before progressing to the second round of the China Open. The world number eight beat China's 230th-ranked Wu Di 6-4 6-4 in his first match since being knocked out in the third ...Doubles happiness for Djo
    • How hard does China work? - The Guardian October 6, 2015
      The GuardianHow hard does China work?The GuardianA 2012 editorial in the China Daily newspaper complained: “Employers cajole, persuade, goad or force their workers to work overtime because they want to perform better in China's highly competitive market to ensure that they don't go out of business.” ...Jeremy Hunt says Britons must work like the Ch
    • US Allies See Trans-Pacific Partnership as a Check on China - New York Times October 6, 2015
      New York TimesUS Allies See Trans-Pacific Partnership as a Check on ChinaNew York TimesBEIJING — The Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal was welcomed on Tuesday as a win for the United States in its contest with China for clout in Asia, as America's allies expressed optimism about the impact of the 12-nation accord on a region worried ...What China wil
    • Answering an Appeal by Mao Led Tu Youyou, a Chinese Scientist, to a Nobel Prize - New York Times October 6, 2015
      New York TimesAnswering an Appeal by Mao Led Tu Youyou, a Chinese Scientist, to a Nobel PrizeNew York TimesBEIJING — During the upheaval of China's Cultural Revolution in the 1960s, when many of the country's Western-trained scientists were shunned and persecuted, the government had an urgent scientific problem that needed attention. North Vietnam,
    • China's Xi Jinping Changes the Odds in Macau - Wall Street Journal October 6, 2015
      Wall Street JournalChina's Xi Jinping Changes the Odds in MacauWall Street JournalMACAU—If there's one skill that the U.S. gambling moguls who staked their futures here have mastered it's calculating the odds. But after a spectacular run of success in Macau, the only place under Chinese rule where betting in casinos is legal, they ...and more