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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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    • Tencent to Distribute HBO Dramas, Movies Online in China - Wall Street Journal November 25, 2014
      Wall Street JournalTencent to Distribute HBO Dramas, Movies Online in ChinaWall Street JournalHONG KONG— Time Warner Inc. 's HBO signed a deal with Tencent Holdings Ltd. to distribute its TV dramas and movies through the Chinese Internet giant's online video site as the U.S. cable network tries to expand its audience in China. For the network ...HB
    • These Are The High Tech Military Systems Japan Is Purchasing To Counter... - Business Insider November 25, 2014
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    • China, Russia and the Sinatra doctrine - Financial Times November 25, 2014
      HaaretzChina, Russia and the Sinatra doctrineFinancial TimesSo it will be quite a moment when the Chinese navy appears in the Mediterranean next spring, on joint exercises with the Russians. This plan to hold naval exercises was announced in Beijing last week, after a Russian-Chinese meeting devoted to military ...As the US retreats, how far will Russia and
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      BusinessweekChina in Talks to Build India's First High-Speed RailBusinessweekMuch of India's railway system was built by the British during the 19th century and the early 20th century. So it's no surprise an upgrade is badly needed. Cue China, home to the world's most extensive high-speed rail network, flush with cash, and ...China to off
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      ReutersChina won't consider more rate cuts or easing until fourth quarter data out ...ReutersThe People's Bank of China surprised the markets by cutting rates last Friday for the first time in more than two years to help stabilize the world's second-largest economy. Reuters then reported that China was prepared to ease policy again. "Rega
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      China's Popular YYet File-Sharing Website Is Shut DownNBCNews.comBEIJING — Fans of American television shows and movies will have to scramble to find a new way to illicitly watch their favorites after one of China's most popular websites for downloading such content was shut down. With more than 1.8 million unique ...and more »
    • China on Ferguson Violence: 'There's No Such Thing As Perfection' - Wall Street Journal (blog) November 25, 2014
      Wall Street Journal (blog)China on Ferguson Violence: 'There's No Such Thing As Perfection'Wall Street Journal (blog)Asked by reporters about events in foreign countries, China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs usually resorts to a stock response that it doesn't comment on others' domestic affairs. Japan's recent call for early
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