China Current Events

Chinese News Site Updated Daily

Current Events in China: May 3

Posted on | May 2, 2012 | No Comments

Blind activist emerges from US embassy

A blind Chinese activist who fled persecution by local officials in his rural town and sparked a diplomatic standoff by holing up in the U.S. embassy for six days emerged Wednesday after U.S. officials said China had assured his safety.  Read more

Chen Guangcheng forced to leave US embassy after threats to family

Mr Chen, one of China’s leading dissidents, said he had been abandoned by US officials hours after they claimed to have agreed a deal to keep him and his family safe.  Read more

Chen Guangcheng: America shows a naivity that beggars belief

If there ever really was a “deal” over the fate of the blind lawyer Chen Guangcheng, it comes as no surprise that within hours of him walking out of the US Embassy it was unravelling.  Read more

Pole dancing grandma

In China, where older women are expected to lead a quiet life tending to their grandchildren, retired grandmother Sun Fengqin’s hobby is unusual – she pole dances.  Read more

Taiwan again claims sovereignty over South China Sea islands

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Tuesday that Taiwan remains willing to work with other countries on exploring resources in the South China Sea, while reaffirming the nation’s claim to several disputed island groups and surrounding waters in the region.   Read more

Bo Guagua sexually harassed Huntsman’s daughter

The latest issue of Hong Kong-based Yazhou Zhoukan claims to have information that Bo Guagua, the son of defenestrated former Chongqing Communist Party chief Bo Xilai, sexually harassed the daughter of the former United States ambassador to Beijing, Jon Huntsman. The incident reportedly angered Huntsman and nearly caused a diplomatic crisis between China and the US.   Read more

China manufacturing rises in April to 13-month high

China’s manufacturing activity rose in April to a 13-month high, official data showed Tuesday, indicating the world’s number two economy may have bottomed out in the second quarter.  Read more

Comments

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.

  • RSS China Current Events

    • Natural Gas Production Falls Short in China - New York Times August 22, 2014
      New York TimesNatural Gas Production Falls Short in ChinaNew York TimesSHOUYANG, China — Jin Peisheng, a drilling rig foreman, knows the challenges of trying to extract natural gas from a coal seam under the cornfields here in north-central China. Cracks in the subterranean coal are flooded with water that needs to be ...China's gas equation, post-Gazpr
    • China Says 5 in Sect Killed Woman Who Wouldn't Join - New York Times August 21, 2014
      USA TODAYChina Says 5 in Sect Killed Woman Who Wouldn't JoinNew York TimesHONG KONG — Five defendants went on trial in eastern China on Thursday, accused of beating and kicking a woman to death in a McDonald's restaurant after she resisted their attempt to recruit her into a sect that has been condemned by the government as ...China tries cult memb
    • Mongolia, China Pledge $10 Billion in Annual Trade - ABC News August 21, 2014
      ecnsMongolia, China Pledge $10 Billion in Annual TradeABC NewsChina and Mongolia pledged Thursday to almost double their annual two-way trade to $10 billion by 2020 as President Xi Jinping became the first Chinese head of state in more than a decade to visit this sprawling resource-rich nation sandwiched between ...Mongolia hosts China's leader, seeks p
    • What China wants - The Economist August 21, 2014
      The EconomistWhat China wantsThe EconomistSome Western hawks see a China threat wherever they look: China's state-owned businesses stealing a march in Africa; its government covering for autocrats in UN votes; its insatiable appetite for resources plundering the environment. Fortunately, there ...and more »
    • China's state media jab US on Ferguson - Los Angeles Times August 21, 2014
      China's state media jab US on FergusonLos Angeles TimesWith the unrest in Ferguson, Mo., ongoing, countries including China have sensed a chance to strike back at what they see as the United States' preachiness and hypocrisy on human rights. This week, comments by U.S. State Department spokeswoman Marie ...and more »
    • Asian equities mixed on weak China flash PMI; Jackson Hole eyed - CNBC August 21, 2014
      Asian equities mixed on weak China flash PMI; Jackson Hole eyedCNBCAsian stocks traded mixed on Thursday, with Chinese shares significantly lower after a lower-than-expected preliminary reading of mainland manufacturing activity. Trading was subdued as investors stay on the sidelines before a gathering of central ...and more »
    • destiny inspires China's maritime claims - Financial Times August 21, 2014
      New York Times (blog)destiny inspires China's maritime claimsFinancial TimesThe sense that China is entitled to possession of this sea lies deep in the nation's history of viewing its neighbours, especially those untouched by Chinese culture, as inferiors. China no longer feels a need to be liked. The promise of its “peaceful ...New Map Shows China
    • China's Top Graft Buster, Wang Qishan, Probing Thousands - Wall Street Journal August 21, 2014
      Wall Street JournalChina's Top Graft Buster, Wang Qishan, Probing ThousandsWall Street JournalNANCHANG, China—When Wang Qishan, China's top graft-buster, dispatched a dozen investigators to this south China river town last summer, his message was clear: The investigators should inspire "shock and awe" among local officials, according to a
    • China Fines Japanese Auto Parts and Bearings Makers in Price Rigging - New York Times August 20, 2014
      New York TimesChina Fines Japanese Auto Parts and Bearings Makers in Price RiggingNew York TimesHONG KONG — Chinese regulators on Wednesday intensified their antitrust scrutiny of multinationals, finding 12 Japanese auto parts and bearings manufacturers guilty of fixing prices charged to the Chinese factories of at least five automakers, and ...China Fines J
    • 5 Tibetans Are Said to Die In Chinese Police Custody - New York Times August 20, 2014
      Reuters India5 Tibetans Are Said to Die In Chinese Police CustodyNew York TimesHONG KONG — Five Tibetans have died in police custody in southwestern China after a protest last week during which residents were shot and wounded, according to the exiled Tibetan government and other groups abroad. The accounts described a flaring ...Three more Tibetans die from