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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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    • Philippines feels force of China travel warning - BBC News October 22, 2014
      BBC NewsPhilippines feels force of China travel warningBBC NewsThe beaches and restaurants of Boracay Island are usually bustling with tourists from around the world. But this year, they are quieter than usual. A travel advisory issued by Beijing has caused a sharp fall in arrivals from China. "We are worried and ...and more »
    • China Attack Aims at iCloud, Apple's Service for Storage - New York Times October 22, 2014
      New York TimesChina Attack Aims at iCloud, Apple's Service for StorageNew York TimesHONG KONG — For Apple in China, trouble seems to be the new normal. Cybersecurity monitoring groups and security experts said on Monday that people trying to use Apple's online data storage service, known as iCloud, were the target of a new attack ...China-backed ha
    • Gough Whitlam, Ex-Premier of Australia, Dies at 98 - New York Times October 22, 2014
      New York TimesGough Whitlam, Ex-Premier of Australia, Dies at 98New York TimesSYDNEY, Australia — Gough Whitlam, a former prime minister who introduced free university education and a national health care system in Australia — and who was also known for eclipsing President Richard M. Nixon's 1972 visit to China by turning up ...Thanks for the China boom
    • China's stockmarket - The Economist (blog) October 22, 2014
      GlobalPostChina's stockmarketThe Economist (blog)AMID the sell-off in global equities over the past month, one market has made for an unlikely safe haven. While American, European and Japanese stock indices have fallen by roughly 5-9% since late September, Chinese stocks have been flat. For a market ...China stocks rise on policy support optimism, US re
    • McDonald's CEO acknowledges image problems after tough results - Reuters October 21, 2014
      MarketWatchMcDonald's CEO acknowledges image problems after tough resultsReutersMcDonald's Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa unit said same-restaurant sales tumbled 9.9 percent, after this summer's China supplier scandal pummeled sales around the region. Executives said same-restaurant sales in China fell 22.7 percent during ...China food s
    • UPDATE 9-Oil ends up after China demand news, fragile recovery seen - Reuters October 21, 2014
      CNBCUPDATE 9-Oil ends up after China demand news, fragile recovery seenReutersChina implied oil demand up 6.2 pct to 10.3 mln bpd in September. * China Q4 GDP growth at 7.3 pct, weakest since 2008/09 crisis (Adds API data and Brent reaction, paragraphs 5, 7). By Barani Krishnan. NEW YORK, Oct 21 (Reuters) - Brent crude oil ended ...Oil up after China demand
    • Mixed Economic Signals From China - New York Times October 21, 2014
      New York TimesMixed Economic Signals From ChinaNew York TimesOne figure that Chinese leaders study closely is the number of new jobs. Li Keqiang, China's prime minister, boasted in a speech at a World Economic Forum meeting last month that nearly 10 million urban jobs had been created in the first eight months ...China's economic growth weakest in
    • Apple's iCloud Service Is Under Attack in Mainland China - Wall Street Journal October 21, 2014
      Apple's iCloud Service Is Under Attack in Mainland ChinaWall Street JournalApple Inc. 's iCloud service for users in mainland China has been hit by an attack that could allow perpetrators to intercept and see usernames, passwords and other personal data, activists and security analysts said. Though the perpetrator's identity ...
    • China Growth Seen Slowing Sharply Over Decade - Wall Street Journal October 21, 2014
      China Growth Seen Slowing Sharply Over DecadeWall Street JournalThe truly worrisome long-term factor in China is demographic. The One-Child Policy was instituted 35 years ago. This means increasingly smaller cohorts have been joining the Chinese labor force. My back-of-envelope numbers say the labor force will ...
    • Australia set to help China seize assets of corrupt Chinese officials: reports - Reuters October 21, 2014
      BBC NewsAustralia set to help China seize assets of corrupt Chinese officials: reportsReutersSYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian police have agreed to assist China in the extradition and seizure of assets of corrupt Chinese officials who have fled with hundreds of millions of dollars in illicit funds, the Sydney Morning Herald newspaper reported.China media welcom