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China Current Events: June 30

Plane hijacking foiled in restive western China Passengers and crew foiled a hijacking attempt by six people on a plane in China’s restive far-western Xinjiang region Friday, a regional airline and state media said.  Read more Shanghai ‘face-eater’ tries to chew off woman’s face According to local Chinese press, an intoxicated bus driver in Wenzhou […]

China Current Events: June 29

Investigation finds widespread abuses at Apple China factories A rights group said it had found “deplorable” conditions at Apple suppliers in China, following a probe of several firms that make the US technology giant’s hugely popular products.  Read more United Technologies sent military copter tech to China United Technologies Corp on Thursday admitted selling China […]

Current Events in China: June 28

Riot in Guangdong village after son of migrant worker beaten A riot took place in a village under the jurisdcition of Zhongshan in China’s southern province of Guangdong after local officials beat a 13-year-old boy from Sichuan, Hong Kong’s Ming Pao reported on Jun. 27.  Read more Uproar over ‘soft’ penalties after China abortion scandal […]

China Current Events: June 27

Bo Xilai denies knowledge of how Neil Heywood died in China The disgraced Chinese politician Bo Xilai has told government investigators he has no knowledge of the circumstances surrounding the mysterious death of British businessman Neil Heywood, The Daily Telegraph understands.  Read more Cover up, Shanghai metro tells women An appeal by the Shanghai subway […]

China Current Events: June 26

Husband of Chinese woman forced to have abortion ‘disappears’ A father whose seven month-old unborn daughter was forcibly aborted by Chinese officials has gone into hiding after his family were branded as “national traitors” for speaking to the foreign media.  Read more China has forced refugees back to Myanmar conflict zone Chinese authorities have forced […]

Current Events in China: June 25

Chinese ship ‘accidentally rams’ Philippines boat The Philippines alleged on Sunday that a Chinese vessel accidentally rammed a local fishing boat north of a disputed South China Sea shoal, killing one and leaving four others missing.  Read more SW China quake leaves at least four dead, over 100 injured At least two people died and […]

China Current Events: June 23

China manufacturing hits 7-month low: HSBC Chinese manufacturing activity hit a seven-month low in June, data from HSBC showed Thursday, putting pressure on Beijing to do more to boost the world’s second-largest economy.  Read more China behind N. Korea embargo breaches: UN A U.N. panel has found Chinese involvement in more than half of the […]

China Current Events: June 22

Beijing strongly protests Hanoi’s claim over islands China said it summoned Vietnam’s ambassador Thursday and strongly protested a law adopted by the Vietnamese parliament that places the disputed Spratly and Paracel Islands under Hanoi’s sovereignty.  Read more Two Tibetans immolate themselves holding flags in Qinghai, west China Two young Tibetans, a herder and a migrant […]

Current Events in China: June 21

China denies military drill with Russia, Syria, Iran China on Wednesday said there was no truth to an Iranian media report about a joint military drill involving China, Russia, Syria and Iran.  Read more Russia jails two men for giving China nuke secrets Russia has jailed two university professors for passing top secret information on […]

China Current Events: June 20

Neil Heywood scandal widens to Cambodia as Patrick Devillers arrested The investigation into the murder of the British businessman Neil Heywood took another twist after it emerged that the former business partner of his alleged killer had been arrested in Cambodia.  Read more China dissatisfied over Vietnam’s island patrols: spokesman A spokesman for China’s Foreign […]

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    • China Puts On Huge Parade For World War II Anniversary - Huffington Post September 3, 2015
      Huffington PostChina Puts On Huge Parade For World War II AnniversaryHuffington PostBEIJING, Sept 3 (Reuters) - China will put on its biggest display of military might on Thursday in a parade to commemorate victory over Japan in World War Two, an event shunned by Western leaders but which underscores Beijing's growing confidence in ...China military par
    • Chinese ships spotted off Alaska coast: Report - CNBC September 3, 2015
      CNBCChinese ships spotted off Alaska coast: ReportCNBCFive Chinese Navy ships are sailing in international waters in the Bering Sea off Alaska, the Pentagon said on Wednesday, in an apparent first for China's military that came as U.S. President Barack Obama toured the U.S. state. Pentagon spokesman ...Five Chinese ships in Bering Sea as Obama visits Al
    • IMF Says China Slowdown, Other Risks Threaten Global Outlook - Wall Street Journal September 3, 2015
      Wall Street JournalIMF Says China Slowdown, Other Risks Threaten Global OutlookWall Street JournalWASHINGTON—China's slowdown and a host of other downside risks threaten to push the global economy into much deeper trouble without concerted action by the world's largest economies, the International Monetary Fund warned Wednesday. “Risks are ...IMF:
    • Foreign Firms Feel China's Chill - Wall Street Journal September 2, 2015
      Wall Street JournalForeign Firms Feel China's ChillWall Street JournalHONG KONG—Months of market turmoil in China and a government crackdown on brokers and investors is complicating the plans of foreign funds and investment banks that had bet on bigger business in China. The chaos and uncertainty marks a sharp ...The chart signalling another 50% drop fo
    • Witnessing Japan's surrender in China - BBC News September 2, 2015
      BBC NewsWitnessing Japan's surrender in ChinaBBC NewsIn September 1945, China's long and bloody war with Japan finally came to an end - millions had died and thousands of foreigners were held in internment camps. As Japan surrendered, my great-uncle was sent to Shanghai to find out what had happened to ...and more »
    • Devaluation Strengthens China's Hand at IMF - Wall Street Journal September 2, 2015
      Wall Street JournalDevaluation Strengthens China's Hand at IMFWall Street JournalWASHINGTON—China's sudden decision last month to devalue its currency riled neighbors and fueled investors' fears about a sharp slowdown in the world's No. 2 economy. But the move has won over the International Monetary Fund and even secured ...Market meltdow
    • China's military parade: who's coming - Sydney Morning Herald September 2, 2015
      Sydney Morning HeraldChina's military parade: who's comingSydney Morning HeraldBeijing: Russian President Vladimir Putin will be there, standing alongside Chinese President Xi Jinping – and his wife Peng Liyuan – to take the salute as thousands of troops march past Tiananmen Square in unison, with tanks, missiles and fighter jets ...and more »
    • Why China is lending $5 billion to struggling Venezuela - The Economist September 2, 2015
      The EconomistWhy China is lending $5 billion to struggling VenezuelaThe EconomistSITTING in front of a blown-up Chinese watercolour portrait of Hugo Chávez, President Nicolás Maduro announced a new $5 billion loan from China in his weekly television programme, which aired on September 1st. In the two-hour show (“In contact with ...and more »
    • US nurse, now 101, returns to China — which never left her heart - USA TODAY September 2, 2015
      US nurse, now 101, returns to China — which never left her heartUSA TODAYNow, 70 years later, Pettus fondly recalls her time in China, from saving lives at the hospital to inviting new friends and visitors over for tea on a regular basis. She said the Chinese people received her with warmth and respect. And the feelings ...
    • Global stocks rise as China fears ease; oil rebounds - Reuters September 2, 2015
      ReutersGlobal stocks rise as China fears ease; oil reboundsReutersOverseas, nine Chinese brokerages pledged to buy more than 30 billion yuan of shares, according to the China Securities Journal. That eased investor fears that Beijing may be intensifying a trading crackdown. The news steadied global markets that have ...TSX, Dow stabilize ahead of market shut