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China Current Events: May 4

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Chen Guangcheng: I want a seat on Hillary Clinton’s plane out of China

The United States is under intense pressure to help the leading Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng flee China after he pleaded to be allowed to leave Beijing on Hillary Clinton’s plane.  Read more

Romney calls US treatment of Chen Guangcheng ‘dark day for freedom’

Obama administration facing dilemma over how to act on Chinese dissident’s request to be transported to the US.  Read more

China sends more ships to disputed shoal: Philippines

The Philippine military on Thursday accused China of sending more ships to a disputed shoal in the South China Sea, describing the move as an insult that would further inflame tensions.  Read more

U.S. triples military aid to Philippines in 2012

The United States will nearly triple its military funding for the Philippines this year, the Philippine foreign ministry said on Thursday, as tensions rise with China over disputed islands and Washington bolsters its alliance with Manila.  Read more

America’s Yuan Fixation

Protestations over supposed currency manipulation are misguided, especially when access to China’s markets offers a huge opportunity.  Read more

Caterpillar’s China Head Criticizes U.S. Policy

Company executive argues Washington should focus on being more competitive, rather than call for multinationals to bring manufacturing jobs home.  Read more

New Shanxi forest fends off sandstorms

North China’s Shanxi province has tamed about 1 million hectares of desert in the past 12 years to help reduce and fend off sandstorms hitting Beijing and its neighboring regions, according to local authorities.  Read more

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