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China Current Events: June 16

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China launches spaceship with first female astronaut

China launched Saturday Shenzhou-9 spacecraft with the country’s first female astronaut aboard.  Shenzhou-9, atop an upgraded Long March-2F carrier rocket, blast off from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwestern China at 6:37 p.m. Saturday.  Read more

China’s biggest milk maker recalls baby formula

China’s biggest milk producer by revenue, Inner Mongolia Yili Industrial Group Co., has recalled baby formula tainted with “unusual” levels of mercury in the latest safety scare for the country’s dairy sector.  Read more

China suspends three local officials in seven-month 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 an uproar after graphic photos of the mother and her dead baby were circulated online.  Read more

Arrested spy compromised China’s US espionage network, sources say

A Chinese state-security official arrested this year on allegations of spying for Washington is suspected to have compromised some of China’s US agents in a major setback that angered President Hu Jintao, sources said.  Read more

Chinese ambassador attacks ‘cold war’ fears over Confucius Institutes

Criticism follows concerns among some UK academics about hosting Chinese cultural centres in British universities.  Read more

U.S. considers auto parts action against China

The United States is considering action against auto parts imports from China and closely examining other concerns about automobile trade with the world’s second largest economy, a top U.S. trade official said on Friday.  Read more

China pulling out ships from lagoon at the Shoal—DFA

China has expressed its intention to withdraw its vessels from the lagoon at the disputed Scarborough Shoal in the West Philippine Sea, Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario said on Friday.  Read more

Foreign direct investment in China rises marginally in May

Foreign direct investment (FDI) in China rose marginally in May from the same month last year, official figures showed Friday, halting a six-month slide.  Read more

Build the World’s Tallest Building in Nine Months? Sure, Why Not?

A Chinese construction company that has struck Internet gold in recent years with a series of videos highlighting its lighting-fast building technique is once again attracting attention, this time with a plan to build the world’s tallest building. In nine months.  Read more

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