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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 issues warning over Hong Kong 'illegal' protests - BBC News October 1, 2014
      BBC NewsChina issues warning over Hong Kong 'illegal' protestsBBC NewsChina's Foreign Minister Wang Yi has issued a stern warning against any "illegal" protests in Hong Kong. Visiting Washington, Mr Wang also warned that the matter was an "internal affair" for China. His US counterpart, John Kerry, urged Hong Kong to ...Chi
    • Xi Jinping Could Be China's Last Communist Ruler - TIME October 1, 2014
      TIMEXi Jinping Could Be China's Last Communist RulerTIMEChina's Communist rulers have only themselves to blame for the political crisis in Hong Kong. Since it reverted from British colonial rule to Chinese sovereignty in 1997, Hong Kong has enjoyed significant autonomy and civil freedom under the principle ...China's coming of age in Hong Kong
    • How will China respond to the Hong Kong protests? - CNN October 1, 2014
      CNNHow will China respond to the Hong Kong protests?CNNHong Kong (CNN) -- The massive street rallies that have swept Hong Kong since the weekend present a major dilemma for China's leadership. China has called the protests "illegal" and Hong Kong's leader C.Y. Leung has said repeatedly that China's ...
    • Free as a bird? Not in China, where pigeons get 'anal security checks' - The Guardian October 1, 2014
      The GuardianFree as a bird? Not in China, where pigeons get 'anal security checks'The GuardianWith pro-democracy protests raging in Hong Kong, terrorist attacks on the rise in Xinjiang, and crackdowns underway across the country, China's leadership may be feeling a bit on edge. So as the ruling Communist party celebrates its National Day ...Ch
    • China media: Hong Kong's 'social order' - BBC News October 1, 2014
      BBC NewsChina media: Hong Kong's 'social order'BBC NewsIn the past three days most Chinese-language mainland papers have offered little or no coverage of the protests, but that appears to have changed. Several papers, including the Beijing Times, the Southern Metropolis and the overseas edition of the ...
    • Standoff in Hong Kong on China's National Day - USA TODAY October 1, 2014
      USA TODAYStandoff in Hong Kong on China's National DayUSA TODAYHONG KONG — Tens of thousands of Hong Kong residents marked China's National Day holiday on Wednesday with another show of defiance toward the city's pro-Beijing government, but there were no immediate signs authorities would try to disperse the ...
    • Hong Kong erupts even as China tightens screws on civil society - Washington Post October 1, 2014
      Hong Kong erupts even as China tightens screws on civil societyWashington PostBEIJING — Chinese leaders unnerved by protests elsewhere this year have been steadily tightening controls over civic organizations on the mainland suspected of carrying out the work of foreign powers. The campaign aims to insulate China from ...
    • China September factory activity steadies but economic outlook still weak - Reuters October 1, 2014
      ReutersChina September factory activity steadies but economic outlook still weakReutersThe data came a day after China cut mortgage rates for the first time since the 2008 global financial crisis to boost its flagging economy, and reinforced a view among some analysts that sluggish domestic demand and a cooling property market were ...China manufacturing gro
    • Chinese Web Censors Struggle With Hong Kong Protest - New York Times October 1, 2014
      Chinese Web Censors Struggle With Hong Kong ProtestNew York TimesAs protesters in Hong Kong continue to defy the authorities with their demands for greater democracy, mainland China's politically minded web users have been trying to outmaneuver the invisible army of Internet guardians working to scour social media ...
    • Hong Kong activists, officials continue standoff on China's National Day Hong ... - CNN October 1, 2014
      Hong Kong activists, officials continue standoff on China's National Day Hong ...CNNHong Kong (CNN) -- Wednesday is National Day, a day for all Chinese to celebrate the People's Republic of China. Yes, dignitaries gathered and ceremonies took place to mark the holiday in Hong Kong. But the national pride mixed with profound dissent as ...