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China Current Events: September 1

31 people killed as bus plunges into ditch in China At least 31 people were killed when a bus they were travelling in plunged into a ditch in central China on Thursday, the second major road accident in a week.  Read more Starbucks loses lawsuit to ban Chinese imitator Starbucks has failed to prevent a […]

Current Events in China: August 31

Death toll from blast at China coal mine rises to 26: Xinhua The death toll from a gas explosion at a coal mine in southwest China has risen to 26 and rescue workers were trying to pull out another 21 still trapped underground, state media said Thursday.  Read more Chinese toddler’s karaoke tantrum ends in […]

China Current Events: August 30

China industrial profits fall for 4th straight month Profits at China’s industrial companies tumbled in July for a fourth straight month, a sign of enduring economic weakness that adds to pressure on Beijing to drive a sluggish recovery.  Read more Air China flight returns to Beijing after threat: report An Air China plane bound for […]

Current Events in China: August 29

Two Tibetans self-immolate in China: sources Two Tibetan men have died after setting fire to themselves in China, a U.S. broadcaster and two overseas pressure groups said Tuesday, taking the number of such protests to more than 50 since 2009.  Read more Credit crisis in China’s richest province Zhejiang Earlier this summer, a team of […]

Current Events in China: August 28

Revenues of China’s software industry up 25.4 pct The software industry garnered more than 1.3 trillion yuan (205 billion U.S. dollars) in revenues in the first seven months of this year, up 25.4 percent year on year, government data showed Monday.  Read more China adds 76 mln mobile phone users in first 7 months China […]

China Current Events: August 27

Death toll rises to 36 in NW China road accident A 39-seat bus and a methanol-loaded tanker collided and caught fire on an expressway in Yan’an early Sunday morning and 36 people were killed in the accident. Only three people aboard the bus survived the accident, but they all suffered injuries, said the local police.  […]

Current Events in China: August 25

Liu Xiang speaks out amid injury ‘trick’ rumors China’s star hurdler Liu Xiang insisted he felt “healthy” just moments before injury ended his Olympic career, as controversy erupted over an alleged cover-up.  Read more China joins smartphone revolution The smartphone industry is preparing for new successes as it has been revealed that Chinese people are […]

China Current Events: August 24

China carmakers have toughest H1 since crisis Chinese automakers have had their toughest first half since the global financial crisis and the rest of this year looks set to be tougher still as the world’s largest auto market sputters in a slowing economy.  Read more More easing seen as China factory survey disappoints China’s manufacturing […]

Current Events in China: August 23

Chinese firms say tech level on par with Korea About 40 percent of Chinese companies in South Korea believe that Chinese technology has enhanced enough to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with Korean technology, according to a survey released on Tuesday.  Read more China study warns rural wealth gap near ‘danger’ level China’s rural inequality is nearing “danger” […]

Current Events in China: August 22

Anti-Japan protests spread across China Anti-Japan protests have spread across Chinese cities with protesters smashing Japanese branded cars and restaurants. Protesters are expressing their anger against the visit by Japanese activists and lawmakers to the disputed Diaoyu Islands, which is claimed by both countries.  Read more Shell plans at least $1 billion a year China […]

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      China Says It Has Detained 2 Dissidents Sent Back by ThailandNew York TimesThe Thai police handed the two Chinese men, Jiang Yefei and Dong Guanping, over to the Chinese police this month, although the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees had arranged for their resettlement to another country, human ...and more »
    • China to Build Up Military Presence in Djibouti - New York Times November 26, 2015
      The DiplomatChina to Build Up Military Presence in DjiboutiNew York TimesBEIJING — China said on Thursday that it planned to establish a military facility in Djibouti, a strategically important country on the Horn of Africa, which would apparently be the first permanent presence overseas for China's military and a sign of ...China military in talks for
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    • China's Xi says to shake up military structure in reform push - Reuters November 26, 2015
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    • Outspoken Miss World Canada denied entry to China - U.S. News & World Report November 26, 2015
      U.S. News & World ReportOutspoken Miss World Canada denied entry to ChinaU.S. News & World ReportCanada's Miss World contestant Anastasia Lin poses for photographers after she was denied entry to mainland China, at Hong Kong International Airport in Hong Kong, Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015. Miss World Canada was barred from entering China on ...Canada
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      The GuardianUh-oh!: bemused Chinese react to John McDonnell's Chairman Mao speechThe GuardianChinese news outlets were quick to pick up on reports of John McDonnell's controversial speech to parliament on Wednesday after which he tossed a copy of Mao's crimson tome across the dispatch box towards George Osborne. “Mao Zedong's thoughts ...
    • As More Chinese Fall Victim to Terrorism, Beijing Fumbles for a Response - TIME November 26, 2015
      TIMEAs More Chinese Fall Victim to Terrorism, Beijing Fumbles for a ResponseTIMEOn Nov. 20, three Chinese executives were killed when Islamic militants stormed a hotel in Bamako, the capital of Mali. Shortly before, ISIS announced in one of its online magazines that it had murdered a Chinese captive, Fan Jinghui, after having held ...China pledges to work wi
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      Mother JonesChina Is Absolutely Destroying the US on Clean EnergyMother JonesOpponents to President Barack Obama's climate agenda, such as GOP presidential contender Marco Rubio, like to argue that anything the United States does to curb greenhouse gas emissions will be pointless because countries like India and China aren't ...and more »
    • Islamic State thinks Taiwan is an independent country - CNBC November 26, 2015
      CNBCIslamic State thinks Taiwan is an independent countryCNBCThe Islamic State has already attracted an angry response from China after it executed a Chinese captive last week. Now the militant group, known as IS or ISIS, could rile Beijing again, this time by recognizing Taiwan as an independent nation. In its ...and more »
    • Is the West ignoring China's terror threat? - CNBC November 26, 2015
      CNBCIs the West ignoring China's terror threat?CNBCBeijing's renewed crackdown against homegrown acts of violence has not only cast a fresh spotlight on terrorism in the mainland, but also sparked complaints over the world's perceived double standards when it comes to China's efforts at stifling ...Will China change its ways to counter IS