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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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      New York TimesTo Temper Unrest, China Pushes Interethnic Marriage Between Han and ...New York TimesBEIJING — In a policy that appears aimed at soothing violent ethnic tensions in the west of China, officials in the region of Xinjiang are offering cash and other financial incentives to encourage marriages between minorities and Han, the country's ...Chin
    • India and Japan Pursue Closer Ties to Counter China - Wall Street Journal September 2, 2014
      Wall Street JournalIndia and Japan Pursue Closer Ties to Counter ChinaWall Street JournalTOKYO—The leaders of Japan and India pledged to step up defense and economic cooperation Monday as the two Asian powers aim to build a strategic counterweight to China. As India's new prime minister, Narendra Modi, begins to outline a vision for his ...
    • China real estate: A bubble bursting? - CNBC September 2, 2014
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    • China accuses MPs of Hong Kong 'interference' - BBC News September 2, 2014
      BBC NewsChina accuses MPs of Hong Kong 'interference'BBC NewsThe Chinese authorities have accused British MPs of interfering in Hong Kong's affairs, Newsnight has learned. They are trying to block an influential Westminster committee from carrying out an inquiry into the ongoing tensions in Hong Kong. The ...Beijing Abandons Pragmatism on Hong
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      Wall Street JournalUS Firms Feel Unwelcome in China, According to SurveyWall Street JournalA survey by the American Chamber of Commerce released on Tuesday shows that 60% of companies feel less welcome in China than before, a sharp increase from 41% in the previous poll a year ago. In a new question for its members, 49% of respondents ...China Targeting Fore
    • China banking crisis 'almost certain' - Sydney Morning Herald September 2, 2014
      Sydney Morning HeraldChina banking crisis 'almost certain'Sydney Morning Herald"We don't know when there will be a China banking crisis and how it will play out but it is almost certain there will be one," said Mr Stein, a professor at the University of London who served as chief economist at consulting firm Lombard Street from ...an
    • China Troubles for OSI Reflect Broader Perils for Business - Wall Street Journal September 1, 2014
      Wall Street JournalChina Troubles for OSI Reflect Broader Perils for BusinessWall Street JournalThat all collapsed in July after a Chinese television report showed workers in the company's Shanghai plant allegedly making chicken nuggets and patties from expired meat. OSI's operations across China now are paralyzed, after state media excoriated ...M
    • With eye on Japan, China plans Martyrs' Day - USA TODAY September 1, 2014
      USA TODAYWith eye on Japan, China plans Martyrs' DayUSA TODAYBEIJING — China has established a national day to commemorate the country's martyrs, state media said Monday, the latest of several recent steps by Beijing to intensify commemoration of its war-time fight against Japan, including orders that TV ...and more »
    • China Gives Microsoft 20 Days to Explain Problems - Wall Street Journal September 1, 2014
      Wall Street JournalChina Gives Microsoft 20 Days to Explain ProblemsWall Street JournalThe investigation into Microsoft is one of a number faced by foreign businesses in China, as Beijing steps up enforcement of its six-year-old antimonopoly law. Foreign luxury auto makers are facing probes by another Chinese agency into the way they ...China gives Microsoft