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China Current Events: June 29

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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 software that helped Beijing develop its first modern military attack helicopter, one of hundreds of export control violations over nearly two decades.  Read more

Obama Admin. Gives China Sanctions Pass

The Obama administration may have granted China an exemption from a tough new round of Iran sanctions that went into effect today based on a fundamental misreading of the country’s motivations, congressional insiders warn.  Read more

China starts ‘combat ready’ patrols in disputed seas

China has begun combat-ready patrols in the waters around a disputed group of islands in the South China Sea, the Defense Ministry said on Thursday, the latest escalation in tensions over the potentially resource-rich area.  Read more

Ancient Chinese pottery confirmed as the oldest yet found

20,000-year-old discovery helps dispel conventional theories that hunter-gathers did not use pottery.  Read more

Undervalued Currency Isn’t Beijing’s Only Export Trick

For years, the U.S. has accused China of keeping its currency undervalued to help Chinese exporters, although it hurts competitors elsewhere.  Read more

China’s Promiscuous Consumers

Chinese consumers are brand-obsessed when they do their shopping, though not in the way some might expect.  Read more

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