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

    • China crackdown makes it harder to get around the Great Firewall - CNNMoney January 28, 2015
      CNNMoneyChina crackdown makes it harder to get around the Great FirewallCNNMoneyChina has beefed up its Great Firewall yet again, this time cracking down on virtual private networks, or VPNs, which allow users to access censored and blocked content on the web. The action, confirmed by state media, has affected VPN providers ...See China's Internet Dilem
    • China to launch new probe into margin trading, bank lending for stock ... - Reuters January 28, 2015
      The DiplomatChina to launch new probe into margin trading, bank lending for stock ...ReutersThe previous crackdown in early January saw three of China's largest brokerages temporarily suspended from taking new business, as a punishment for improper use of margin credit. The second round of investigations in margin trading is expected to run ...China Ind
    • China's man-made islands in disputed waters raise worries - Los Angeles Times January 28, 2015
      Los Angeles TimesChina's man-made islands in disputed waters raise worriesLos Angeles TimesChina is rapidly building five man-made islands from tiny reefs and shoals in the South China Sea, U.S. officials say, sparking concern that Beijing is growing more assertive in the disputed waters even as the United States boosts its own forces in the ...As China
    • How China's Draft Rules May Affect Foreign Investors - Wall Street Journal January 28, 2015
      Wall Street JournalHow China's Draft Rules May Affect Foreign InvestorsWall Street JournalHONG KONG—China's proposed new rules on foreign investment will help the Chinese government re-exert control over the flood of foreign money and interests coming into the country's booming Internet industry. That is likely to be a boon for Alibaba ...and
    • Debt That Once Boosted Its Cities Now Burdens China - Wall Street Journal January 28, 2015
      Wall Street JournalDebt That Once Boosted Its Cities Now Burdens ChinaWall Street JournalWUHAN, China—A little over a year ago, a Chinese credit agency downgraded a government-owned financing company in this dusty industrial city. Default—nearly unheard-of in China on government bonds—was a possibility, it said. But during discussions ...and more »
    • China's SAIC Criticizes Alibaba Over Fake Goods - Wall Street Journal January 28, 2015
      Wall Street JournalChina's SAIC Criticizes Alibaba Over Fake GoodsWall Street JournalBEIJING— Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. is embroiled in an escalating public dispute with a Chinese government agency over sales of fake goods on its e-commerce platforms, highlighting one of the risks for a company that last year raised $25 billion from ...China Accuses Al
    • Apple's China Strategy Pays Off With Surge in Earnings - New York Times January 28, 2015
      New York TimesApple's China Strategy Pays Off With Surge in EarningsNew York TimesIn China, though, Apple has found success by following one. For years, Apple rivals like Samsung offered large-screen smartphones. Although the bigger phones sold well in China, Apple held off on releasing a similar model, and the country remained a ...Apple's China i
    • US-India Ties Deepen; China Takes It in Stride - New York Times January 28, 2015
      International Business Times, India EditionUS-India Ties Deepen; China Takes It in StrideNew York TimesBEIJING — When Chinese troops provoked a standoff with Indian forces on a disputed border high in the Himalayas just before President Xi Jinping of China arrived in India last year, a pall fell over what was supposed to be a landmark visit. That ...How Chin
    • Report: China To Hold Military Parade To 'Frighten Japan' - DefenseNews.com January 28, 2015
      DefenseNews.comReport: China To Hold Military Parade To 'Frighten Japan'DefenseNews.comBEIJING — China will this year hold its first large-scale military parade since 2009 to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, reports said Tuesday, with one key goal described as being to "frighten Japan." Communist China generally ...Ch
    • China Looks to Prop Up Domestic Chip Makers - Wall Street Journal January 27, 2015
      Wall Street JournalChina Looks to Prop Up Domestic Chip MakersWall Street JournalAs China tries to forestall foreign governments from tapping its phones, it has turned to a man named Leo Li. The chief executive of Chinese chip maker Spreadtrum Communications Inc. said China's central government asked his company last year to begin ...and more »