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Current Events in China: July 17

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More than 900,000 affected in Chinese rainstorms

Torrential rain last week affected about 750,000 people in central China’s Hunan province, the provincial flood control and prevention headquarters said on Monday.  Read more

Philippines warns China fishermen to stay away

The Philippines on Monday warned a large Chinese fishing fleet in the Spratlys to stay clear of its waters amid a continuing face-off between the two countries over disputed territory. Read more

China fishing fleet arrives in Spratlys

A big fleet of Chinese fishing vessels arrived at the disputed Spratly Islands in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) on Sunday, state media said, amid tensions with China’s neighbors over rival claims to the area.  Read more

Taiwan tests new weapons in China war simulation

Taiwan for the first time Monday tested how a fleet of advanced submarine hunting aircraft and attack helicopters would be utilised in the event of an attack by rival China, officials and media said.  Read more

George Washington beats out Mao Zedong as Chinese favorite: survey

Two American presidents were among the political figures most favored by people in mainland China, but Mao Zedong — the founder of the People’s Republic of China — was among the least popular, according to a recent survey.  Read more

China Echoes 2009 Stimulus Planned Railway Spending Boost

China’s railway infrastructure investment may double in the second half of this year from the first six months, aiding efforts to reverse a slowdown in the world’s second-biggest economy.  Read more

Conspiracy Theories Fly Again After Hero Hurdler Quits Race

Will China’s Flying Man fail to achieve lift-off for the second Olympics in a row?  Or is he just trying to mess with his competitor’s expectations?  Those are the questions bouncing around among Chinese sports fans after record-setting hurdler and national hero Liu Xiang, dubbed the “Flying Man” in China after a stunning gold-medal performance at the 2004 Athens Olympics, marked his 29th birthday by pulling out of a race with an injury just two weeks before the start of the London Games.  Read more

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