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China Current Events: May 12

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South China Standoff

Growing tensions between Beijing, Manila over disputed fishing waters could lead to conflict.  Read more

China inflation eases as economy slows

China’s economy is slowing further, defying hopes it may have “bottomed out,” with data for April showing sharper than expected declines in investment and industrial production.  Read more

No deaths but murder charge for nephew of China activist

Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng said Friday his nephew is facing a charge of “intentional murder” after attacking officials who broke into his home, despite the fact no one died in the encounter.  Read more

China accuses Philippines of escalating dispute

China has accused the Philippines of escalating an already tense territorial dispute over the South China Sea following a noisy but peaceful anti-Beijing protest in Manila.  Read more

Villagers’ struggle to survive the flipside of China’s economic revolution

Far from the cities, even rice is a luxury for many Chinese. Philip Wen reports from Yunnan.  Read more

Report: Groundwater falls short

Groundwater in about 55 percent of the cities monitored across China is not safe to drink, according to a national annual report on the situation of the country’s land and resources in 2011.  Read more

Taiwan will not side with China on territorial disputes: academic

Taiwan will not align itself with China on issues related to territorial disputes under President Ma Ying-jeou’s administration, a Taiwanese visiting scholar at the Brookings Institute in Washington said Wednesday.  Read more

90% of Taiwanese saw porn before the age of 18: poll

Some 90% of people in Taiwan have their first experience of watching pornographic material before they turn 18, according to a survey released Thursday.  Read more

China Pulls Back on Second-Hand Apartments in Hong Kong

For years, Chinese investors have descended on Hong Kong to scope out the latest high-end developments—gleaming projects with grand titles like The Dynasty and Bel-Air.  Read more

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