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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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    • Andray Blatche signs contract to play in China - CBSSports.com September 21, 2014
      CBSSports.comAndray Blatche signs contract to play in ChinaCBSSports.comThe Xinjiang Flying Tigers are your new favorite Chinese Basketball Association team. They've signed free agent big man Andray Blatche, his agency announced on Saturday. This is the same team that signed shooting guard Jordan Crawford. Just think of ...Andray Blatche heading to west
    • Microsoft delays Xbox One's China launch - Polygon September 21, 2014
      Wall Street Journal (blog)Microsoft delays Xbox One's China launchPolygonThe Xbox One's launch in China has been delayed, Microsoft says, to give the console "a bit more time to deliver the best experiences possible for our fans" there. Originally slated to launch Tuesday, that date now has been pushed to "by the end of ...Microsoft
    • Amid Face-Off Between India and China, Another Intrusion in Ladakh's Chumur - NDTV September 21, 2014
      NDTVAmid Face-Off Between India and China, Another Intrusion in Ladakh's ChumurNDTVLeh/New Delhi: The standoff in Chumur region in Ladakh worsened today after a second intrusion by Chinese army personnel in two days was reported at another point after they had withdrawn from the same area. (Also read: Despite Xi Jinping's Assurance, ...and more »
    • Dalai Lama Praises China's Leader as 'Realistic' - ABC News September 21, 2014
      ABC NewsDalai Lama Praises China's Leader as 'Realistic'ABC NewsThe Tibetan Buddhist spiritual leader has lived in exile for decades in India's Himalayan foothill city of Dharamsala, after fleeing China following a failed 1959 uprising. The arrangement has irritated Beijing, which has long accused the Dalai Lama of ...Dalai Lama praises C
    • China plans world's largest supercollider - Aljazeera.com September 20, 2014
      Aljazeera.comChina plans world's largest supercolliderAljazeera.comBeijing, China - Chinese scientists are racing to complete plans for a supergiant particle collider that, when built, will dwarf every other accelerator on the planet. The underground particle-smashing ring aims to be at least twice the size of the ...and more »
    • In Suburban Seattle, New Nests for China's Rich - New York Times September 20, 2014
      New York TimesIn Suburban Seattle, New Nests for China's RichNew York TimesAnd, increasingly, China's rich are also offshoring their families along with their cash. That's created a real estate boom in an unlikely corner of the United States: suburban Seattle. Wealthy Chinese have become far and away the biggest foreign ...The China syndrome:
    • India and China Cement Trade Deal as Troops Face Off Across the Border - Newsweek September 20, 2014
      NewsweekIndia and China Cement Trade Deal as Troops Face Off Across the BorderNewsweekIndia and China's leaders have successfully agreed in Delhi on plans for economic and other co-operation despite over 1,000 troops from each side facing off against each other in Ladakh on the two countries' disputed border, known as the Line of Actual ...Status q
    • For Poor Countries, China Is No Model - Wall Street Journal September 20, 2014
      Wall Street JournalFor Poor Countries, China Is No ModelWall Street JournalBut too many governments in the developing world are moving backward, not forward—responding to popular discontent by following some version of what they see as the "China model." The results could be dire for the global economy. The sheer size of the ...and more »
    • China's war on terror becomes all-out attack on Islam in Xinjiang - Washington Post September 20, 2014
      China's war on terror becomes all-out attack on Islam in XinjiangWashington PostSHACHE COUNTY, China – The month of Ramadan should have been a time of fasting, charity and prayer in China's Muslim west. But here, in many of the towns and villages of southern Xinjiang, it was a time of fear, repression, and violence. China's ...and more »
    • China Fines GlaxoSmithKline Nearly $500 Million in Bribery Case - New York Times September 20, 2014
      New York TimesChina Fines GlaxoSmithKline Nearly $500 Million in Bribery CaseNew York TimesHONG KONG — Global multinationals have invested billions of dollars in China over the last decade, with the prospect of selling to 1.4 billion people. But the promise of China's growth is increasingly offset by the dangers of being caught up in the ...GlaxoSmithKl