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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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      Yahoo NewsTaiwan stands up to China with World War II military paradeYahoo NewsTAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan marched out thousands of troops and displayed its most modern military hardware Saturday to spotlight an old but often forgotten claim that its forces, not the Chinese Communists, led the campaign that routed imperial ...and more »
    • China Setting Up Fund to Stabilize Stock Market - Wall Street Journal July 4, 2015
      Wall Street JournalChina Setting Up Fund to Stabilize Stock MarketWall Street JournalBEIJING—China is establishing a market-stabilization fund aimed at fighting off the biggest stock selloff in years, according to an official statement and people with knowledge of the matter. A total of 21 Chinese brokerages will invest 120 billion ...and more »
    • Japan pledges $6 billion to Mekong nations as China prepares new bank - Yahoo News July 4, 2015
      Yahoo NewsJapan pledges $6 billion to Mekong nations as China prepares new bankYahoo NewsTOKYO (Reuters) - Japan said on Saturday it would extend around $6 billion in development aid to Mekong region countries, as China prepares to launch a new institutional lender seen as encroaching on the regional clout of Tokyo and ally Washington.China and Japan Are Get
    • South Korean navy officer arrested on charges of spying for China - The Guardian July 4, 2015
      The GuardianSouth Korean navy officer arrested on charges of spying for ChinaThe GuardianA lieutenant commander assigned to the Defense Security Command faces charges that he handed over classified information to a suspected Chinese agent while studying in China from 2009 to 2012. He allegedly passed military materials to a university ...South Korean Navy Of
    • Panic wipes £2tn off Chinese shares - The Guardian July 3, 2015
      The GuardianPanic wipes £2tn off Chinese sharesThe GuardianThe China Securities Regulatory Commission, the market watchdog, said it would launch an investigation into suspected stock market manipulation, without giving details of how long the probe would take or which organisations were under suspicion.Troubling Lessons in China's Crumbling Stock Market
    • China's abandoned children - Aljazeera.com July 3, 2015
      Aljazeera.comChina's abandoned childrenAljazeera.comChina has been shocked by the apparent suicide of four children abandoned by their parents. The five to 14-year-olds were left to fend for themselves in the southwestern province of Guizhou, one of China's poorest regions. First their mother moved out ...and more »
    • Earthquake Rocks Western China; At Least 3 Dead, Several Injured, Thousands ... - The Weather Channel July 3, 2015
      The Weather ChannelEarthquake Rocks Western China; At Least 3 Dead, Several Injured, Thousands ...The Weather ChannelState-run Xinhua news agency said that the Chinese government had issued a grade-IV emergency response -- the lowest level in China's emergency response efforts -- for areas hit by the earthquake, mobilizing resources for recovery efforts
    • Margin calls fuel China's dramatic stock market collapse - The Guardian (blog) July 3, 2015
      The Guardian (blog)Margin calls fuel China's dramatic stock market collapseThe Guardian (blog)What goes up, can also come down, as the old adage and the modern-day investor warning go. And that is precisely what the tens of millions of people who hold shares in China have been discovering. Chinese stocks had doubled between last November ...
    • World Bank Deletes Critical Passage on China - Wall Street Journal July 3, 2015
      Wall Street JournalWorld Bank Deletes Critical Passage on ChinaWall Street JournalBEIJING—The section of a World Bank report that calls on China to reduce government interference in the nation's financial system starting “at the highest level” has been removed from the bank's website two days after it was released. A note on the ...China's Boo
    • 'Cold War mentality': Beijing slams new US military strategy over South China Sea - RT July 3, 2015
      RT'Cold War mentality': Beijing slams new US military strategy over South China SeaRTBeijing has been expressed outrage over the recently updated US National Military Strategy, which called Chinese claims in the South China Sea worrisome and “inconsistent with international law.” China's Foreign Ministry spokeswoman, Hua Chunying, ...China Clo