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China Current Events: June 15

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China’s manned deep-sea submersible sets national dive record

China’s manned deep-sea submersible Jiaolong dived a national record depth in Mariana Trench, which meant it went deeper than 5,188 meters it reached last July, at about 11:39 a.m. local time (0139 GMT) Friday.  Read more

China ‘carrying out exercises on border of North Korea’

Chinese troops are carrying out bridge-building exercises on the river border with North Korea, apparently out of concern that the collapse of the regime in Pyongyang will trigger a flood of refugees over the border.  Read more

China suspends officials in forced abortion case

China suspended three officials and apologized to a woman who was forced to undergo an abortion seven months into her pregnancy in a case that sparked a public uproar after graphic photos of the mother and her dead baby were circulated online.  Read more

China’s Yili recalls tainted milk powder, shares slump

Inner Mongolia Yili Industrial Group Co, one of China’s top two milk producers, has recalled baby formula tainted with “unusual” levels of mercury, sending its shares down 10 percent on Friday.  Read more

Accused Chinese Party Members Face Harsh Discipline

Membership in the Chinese Communist Party has many advantages. Officials often enjoy government-issued cars, bottomless expense accounts and the earning potential from belonging to a club whose members control every lever of government and many of the nation’s most lucrative enterprises.  Read more

New Study Finds Revealing Patterns in Chinese Internet Censorship

It is well established that China’s propaganda authorities employ a variety of techniques in attempting to control the spread of information on social networks, but a new study suggests the government’s last line of defense, an army of human censors who manually excise posts, is operating differently than previously thought.  Read more

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