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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's New Home Price Gains Ease in March on Tighter Credit - Bloomberg April 18, 2014
      CNBC.comChina's New Home Price Gains Ease in March on Tighter CreditBloombergDevelopers including Agile Property Holdings Ltd. (3383) and Wharf Holdings Ltd. cut home prices in some eastern Chinese cities this year as market sentiment weakened on tight liquidity. China's broadest measure of new credit fell 19 percent in March ...China new home pric […]
    • Shares of Twitter-Like Weibo Surge on Opening Day, as China IPOs Mount - New York Times April 18, 2014
      CNBC.comShares of Twitter-Like Weibo Surge on Opening Day, as China IPOs MountNew York TimesThe warm welcomes come ahead of the expected debuts of even bigger Chinese Internet players — particularly the Alibaba Group, the online marketplace that is part eBay, part Amazon.com and wholly dominant in that country. The company is expected to ...'Twitter of […]
    • Lucrative Stardom in China, Using a Webcam and a Voice - New York Times April 18, 2014
      Lucrative Stardom in China, Using a Webcam and a VoiceNew York TimesZIGONG, China — Dolled up with makeup and a blond wig, the pretty young Chinese woman sat at home in her bedroom on a quiet Sunday evening and began singing karaoke. A large microphone and three webcams clipped to a desktop monitor streamed ...and more » […]
    • China Details Vast Extent of Soil Pollution - Wall Street Journal April 18, 2014
      Wall Street JournalChina Details Vast Extent of Soil PollutionWall Street JournalBEIJING—The extent of China's soil pollution, long guarded as a state secret, was laid out in an official report that confirmed deep-seated fears about contaminated farmland and the viability of the country's food supply. Nearly one-fifth of the ...China Says One-Fifth […]
    • Building the dream - The Economist April 18, 2014
      the DiplomatBuilding the dreamThe EconomistSOME HISTORIANS BELIEVE that Marco Polo never went to China. But even if the 13th-century Venetian merchant did not lay eyes on the coastal city of Hangzhou himself, he certainly reflected the awe it inspired in other foreign traders when he described ...Can China's New Urbanization Plan Work?the Diplomatall 22 […]
    • Malaysia airliner search points up China's technology gap - Los Angeles Times April 17, 2014
      Malaysia airliner search points up China's technology gapLos Angeles TimesBEIJING — In June 2012, China reveled in a major scientific achievement: The nation's first manned deep-sea submersible, the Jiaolong, had dived more than 4.3 miles into the Mariana Trench in the Pacific Ocean. The feat, state-run media said, put ... […]
    • For China and Japan, the Economic Challenges Ahead Are Similar - New York Times April 17, 2014
      Wall Street JournalFor China and Japan, the Economic Challenges Ahead Are SimilarNew York TimesHONG KONG — Japan and China do not always see eye to eye on politics. But when it comes to economic policy, Tokyo and Beijing have remarkably similar goals: Both want to push through far-reaching changes in their economies in the face of mounting ...China has far b […]
    • Strike at China Sneaker Factory Snowballs - ABC News April 17, 2014
      TODAYonlineStrike at China Sneaker Factory SnowballsABC NewsA strike at the Chinese factories of the world's biggest athletic shoe maker snowballed Thursday to about 30,000 workers, a labor group said, making it one of the largest-ever work stoppages at a private business in China. Workers in the southern city ...Nike, Adidas warily eye latest round of […]
    • Japan's Abe dubs China vital partner amid territorial disputes - Reuters April 17, 2014
      the DiplomatJapan's Abe dubs China vital partner amid territorial disputesReutersSino-Japanese ties have been strained by a territorial row over tiny disputed isles in the East China Sea and perceptions in Beijing that Abe wants to rewrite Japan's wartime history and tone down past apologies. "China's growth is a chance for Japan ...Shinz […]
    • Why Ukraine crisis has China in a bind - CNN (blog) April 16, 2014
      ChinatopixWhy Ukraine crisis has China in a bindCNN (blog)To be sure, it will be hard for China to take a tough position against Russia for several reasons. Geopolitically, China shares a long border with Russia, which it views as a key trading and strategic partner. President Xi Jinping's first foreign visit ...Russia and China forge closer ties, as EU […]