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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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    • Gauge of Chinese Manufacturing Activity Rises to 18-Month High in July - Wall Street Journal July 24, 2014
      Wall Street JournalGauge of Chinese Manufacturing Activity Rises to 18-Month High in JulyWall Street JournalBEIJING—A preliminary gauge of Chinese manufacturing activity reached an 18-month high in July, in a sign that Beijing's efforts to stimulate the economy are having an impact. The HSBC preliminary, or flash, manufacturing Purchasing Managers' […]
    • Matmo Inland Over China, Final Advisory Issued - The Weather Channel July 24, 2014
      USA TODAYMatmo Inland Over China, Final Advisory IssuedThe Weather ChannelBands of locally heavy rain triggering flash flooding and landslides, along with occasional wind gusts over 50 mph will continue over parts of Taiwan through at least Thursday morning, even as the center of Matmo moves inland over eastern China.China braces for 2nd typhoon; Taiwan dren […]
    • China's Energy Plans Will Worsen Climate Change, Greenpeace Says - New York Times July 24, 2014
      ChinatopixChina's Energy Plans Will Worsen Climate Change, Greenpeace SaysNew York TimesThe plants, aimed in part at reducing pollution from coal-fired power plants in China's largest cities, will shift that pollution to other regions, mostly in the northwest, and generate enormous amounts of carbon dioxide, the main greenhouse gas ...China's […]
    • Food Safety in China Still Faces Big Hurdles - New York Times July 24, 2014
      New York TimesFood Safety in China Still Faces Big HurdlesNew York TimesChina has been scrambling to right its gargantuan processed-food ship ever since six infants died and thousands more were hospitalized with kidney damage in 2008 from milk adulterated with an industrial chemical. But as the latest scandal involving ...Meat-Supplier's CEO Apologizes […]
    • Ethiopia Becomes China's China in Global Search for Cheap Labor - Bloomberg July 23, 2014
      BloombergEthiopia Becomes China's China in Global Search for Cheap LaborBloombergEthiopian workers strolling through the parking lot of Huajian Shoes' factory outside Addis Ababa last month chose the wrong day to leave their shirts untucked. Company President Zhang Huarong, just arrived on a visit from China, spotted them through ...and more » […]
    • Japan Welcomes China at U.S.-Led Naval Drills, From a Distance - Bloomberg July 23, 2014
      Times of IndiaJapan Welcomes China at U.S.-Led Naval Drills, From a DistanceBloombergChinese and Japanese ships encounter each other almost daily around waters off contested islands in the East China Sea. As both align for multinational naval exercises under way in Hawaii meant to build trust, the two sides have barely made contact.'Malabar Naval Exerci […]
    • China 'Seals Off' Town After Man Dies of Bubonic Plague - Yahoo Health July 23, 2014
      Yahoo HealthChina 'Seals Off' Town After Man Dies of Bubonic PlagueYahoo HealthThe 30,000 people living in Yumen in the northwestern province of Gansu are not being allowed to leave, and police at roadblocks on its perimeter are telling motorists to find alternative routes, state broadcaster China Central Television (CCTV) said.The Plague Hits Chin […]
    • Think Your Flight Delays Are Bad? Try China, Where the Military Hogs Most of ... - TIME July 23, 2014
      CNNThink Your Flight Delays Are Bad? Try China, Where the Military Hogs Most of ...TIMEAirport delays are such a constant in China that a mere one-hour wait is practically a gift from the aviation gods. International flight monitors put Chinese cities at the bottom of a list of on-time takeoffs at major airports worldwide. On July 21 ...Hundreds of flights c […]
    • Yum cuts ties to owner of China meat plant after scandal - Reuters July 23, 2014
      ReutersYum cuts ties to owner of China meat plant after scandalReutersThe world's biggest hamburger chain, which has just over 2,000 restaurants in China, said it would transfer its business in affected markets to Husi's new plant in the eastern central province of Henan. And, until that process is completed, McDonald's ... […]
    • China Tensions Choke Off Tourism to Vietnam - New York Times July 22, 2014
      New York TimesChina Tensions Choke Off Tourism to VietnamNew York TimesDA NANG, Vietnam — The year began well for Mai Thanh Trung, newly employed at a travel company here that caters to Chinese tour groups. Mr. Trung said he regularly greeted charter flights from the Chinese mainland and pocketed an average monthly ...4 Reasons China Removed Oil Rig HYSY-981 […]