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China Current Events: June 30

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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 City, Zhejiang Province, China has been detained after he tried to gnaw off a woman’s face in a fit of madness.  Read more

Chinese astronauts parachute land after successful 13-day mission

China’s first female astronaut and two other crew members emerged smiling from a capsule that returned safely to Earth on Friday from a 13-day mission to an orbiting module that is a prototype for a future space station.  Read more

Weibo Reacts to China’s US Home Buying Trend

China’s incoming president Xi Jinping’s family ‘has wealth of hundreds of millions’

The family of China’s next president has amassed a fortune running into hundreds of millions of pounds, according to a hugely damaging new report.  Read more

The Shale Gas Race

The United States is using new technology to edge closer to energy self-sufficiency, creating strategy implications for China.  Read more

China main money rate up, market awaits next bank reserve cut

China’s main short-term lending rate rose 14 basis points on Friday as banks hoarded money to prepare for extra bank reserve payments due early next month while the market awaited a cut in bank reserve requirements.  Read more

In Hong Kong, Frustration 15 Years After Return to Chinese Rule

The last time President Hu Jintao of China visited this former British colony, in 2007, the public mood was positive, buoyed by the approaching Beijing Olympics and a surging mainland economy that was pouring tourist and investment money into the territory.  Read more

79% of Taiwan’s public feel country is going nowhere

A poll conducted by China Times said that 79% of Taiwan’s public are worried about the country’s future because they believe the gap between Taiwan and its competitors is increasing.  Read more

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