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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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    • Top China body axes Hong Kong's James Tien for criticism - BBC News October 30, 2014
      BBC NewsTop China body axes Hong Kong's James Tien for criticismBBC NewsMembers of the top political advisory body in China have voted to kick out Hong Kong tycoon James Tien for his criticism of Chief Executive CY Leung. Mr Tien has accepted his dismissal from the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC).China Advisory Body Boots
    • China's Internet Giants Get Online-Travel Bug - Wall Street Journal October 29, 2014
      Wall Street JournalChina's Internet Giants Get Online-Travel BugWall Street JournalChina's big three Internet giants “all have some kind of travel play going and certainly their eyes are on a broader market,” says Maggie Rauch an analyst at PhoCusWright, a travel research firm. “Alibaba, Tencent and Baidu have so much reach and so ...
    • Allegations of Mass SAT Cheating Delay Test Scores in China and South Korea - TIME October 29, 2014
      TIMEAllegations of Mass SAT Cheating Delay Test Scores in China and South KoreaTIMEAll students living in China and South Korea who took the SAT on Oct. 11 will have their test scores delayed and reviewed due to allegations of widespread cheating, officials from the College Board and its global test administration and security ...
    • China Must Avoid Destabilizing Asia: Indonesia Army Chief - Bloomberg October 29, 2014
      China Must Avoid Destabilizing Asia: Indonesia Army ChiefBloombergChina must not use its “great force” to create regional instability, Indonesian military chief General Moeldoko said, as his nation seeks to avoid being drawn into China's territorial disputes in the South China Sea. “China is a great economic ...and more »
    • Keating slams China bank snub - The Australian Financial Review October 29, 2014
      The Australian Financial ReviewKeating slams China bank snubThe Australian Financial Review“The government's decision to decline founding membership of the Chinese-proposed Asian infrastructure bank is the worst policy decision the government has taken since assuming office,” Mr Keating said in an exclusive interview on Wednesday about the ...China
    • China Eases Monopoly on Handling of Credit Card Payments - Wall Street Journal October 29, 2014
      Wall Street JournalChina Eases Monopoly on Handling of Credit Card PaymentsWall Street JournalBEIJING—China is taking a step toward easing its grip on credit cards, potentially resolving a long-running trade dispute with the U.S. and allowing foreign companies such as Visa Inc., MasterCard Inc. and other electronic-payment processors to have a ...UPDATE 2-Ch
    • China catches 2440 cheating students in high-tech scam - CNN October 29, 2014
      The IndependentChina catches 2440 cheating students in high-tech scamCNNHong Kong (CNN) -- Full marks for ingenuity. Some 2,440 Chinese students taking a national exam have been caught using high-tech cheating gear that wouldn't be out of place in a spy film. According to state media, invigilators detected abnormal radio ...2440 Chinese students caught
    • World Bank urges China to cut economic growth target to seven percent in 2015 ... - Reuters October 29, 2014
      ReutersWorld Bank urges China to cut economic growth target to seven percent in 2015 ...ReutersBEIJING (Reuters) - China can cut its economic growth target to 7 percent next year without hurting its labor market, the World Bank said on Wednesday even as it urged Beijing to get rid of rigid growth objectives. At its thrice-yearly review of the ...China Growth
    • Big Brother to launch in China - BBC News October 29, 2014
      BBC NewsBig Brother to launch in ChinaBBC NewsChina is to get its own version of Big Brother for the first time, with the housemates' exploits to be broadcast on popular video site Youku Tudou. The reality show, in which contestants are monitored 24 hours a day, has been seen in dozens of ...'Big Brother' is coming to ChinaNew York PostChina g
    • China says Afghan president vows to help China fight militants - Reuters October 29, 2014
      ReutersChina says Afghan president vows to help China fight militantsReutersBEIJING (Reuters) - Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani has pledged to help China fight Islamist militants, a senior Chinese official said on Tuesday, after Ghani met President Xi Jinping in Beijing on his first visit abroad since his September ...China media: Afghan investment