China Current Events

Chinese News Site Updated Daily

Current Events in China: August 22

Posted on | August 21, 2012 | No Comments

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 shale gas investment

Royal Dutch Shell plans to spend at least $1 billion a year exploiting China’s potentially vast resources of shale gas, the firm’s top China executive said, part of an aggressive strategy to expand in the world’s biggest energy market.  Read more

Japan and the US to conduct Diaoyutai recapture drill

Between Aug. 21 and Sept. 26, a military exercise will be held by the US Marine Corps and the Japan Ground Self Defense Force aimed at recapturing the Diaoyutai islands from China, according to Chinese state broadcaster China National Radio run by the government.  Read more

Clean energy sources generate more electricity in China

Sources of clean energy generated 106.8 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity in July, up 31 percent from a year ago, according to figures released by the State Electricity Regulatory Commission (SERC) Tuesday.  Read more

The Killing of a Miner in Zambia

Steady undercurrents of dissatisfaction among workers and mine management culminated in yet another tragedy at the Collum Coal Mine.  Read more

Apple manufacturer Foxconn improves on Chinese workers’ hours and safety

Facing mounting criticism, factories have made significant changes, but bigger steps are ahead for electronics supplier.  Read more

Taiwan eases rules to attract, retain foreign talent

Taiwan’s government is working on a plan to make it easier to recruit more professionals from overseas and keep them in the country by streamlining immigration regulations.  Read more

Ouch! Kobe Bryant Drops 68 in China Exhibition Game

Did Kobe Bryant just burnish his already shining legend in China, or did he commit that gravest of Chinese sins — causing his hosts to lose face?  Read more

Comments

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.

  • RSS China Current Events

    • China spends $1.5 billion pampering pets - CNNMoney October 23, 2014
      CNNMoneyChina spends $1.5 billion pampering petsCNNMoneyIt's the latest growth industry in China: pet lovers are spending billions pimping their pooches. China has one of the world's lowest birth rates, and a growing number of middle class couples are choosing to lavish their time and money on pets rather ...and more »
    • Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg speaks Chinese in Beijing visit - Los Angeles Times October 23, 2014
      USA TODAYFacebook's Mark Zuckerberg speaks Chinese in Beijing visitLos Angeles TimesFacebook has been blocked by Chinese authorities for over five years, but company founder Mark Zuckerberg appears to be on a new charm offensive to crack the massive market. In a move that has sent tongues wagging across China and around the globe, ...Mark Zuckerberg
    • China Moves to Enact Rule of Law, With Caveats - New York Times October 23, 2014
      Wall Street JournalChina Moves to Enact Rule of Law, With CaveatsNew York TimesBEIJING — Communist Party leaders, seeking to address widespread dissatisfaction with China's politicized and corrupt judiciary, endorsed a raft of legal changes on Thursday to foster a more predictable legal system while keeping the courts under the ...China Vows to Strength
    • Apple Plans More Stores in China - Wall Street Journal October 23, 2014
      Wall Street JournalApple Plans More Stores in ChinaWall Street JournalIn an interview with Chinese news portal Sina.com, Mr. Cook said the Cupertino, Calif., gadget maker will also increase investment in China by an unspecified amount. “In the future China will become Apple's biggest revenue contributor,” he said ...Cloud Data Security Concerns Raised A
    • In China, a Drought Tests Nomadic Herders' Culture of Survival - New York Times October 23, 2014
      New York TimesIn China, a Drought Tests Nomadic Herders' Culture of SurvivalNew York TimesALTAY, China — It has been a bad year for the big-tailed sheep. The grass in the high mountain pastures here in northwest China has been sparse, and the sheep have not eaten well. They are scrawny. That means the Kazakh herders have suffered, too.
    • China deploys troops and fighter jets in response to unauthorised flight - The Guardian October 23, 2014
      The GuardianChina deploys troops and fighter jets in response to unauthorised flightThe GuardianChina deployed more than 1,200 troops and scrambled fighter jets in response to an unauthorised flight near Beijing airport by what turned out to be a mapping drone, state-run media reported on Thursday. Three men were being prosecuted over the ...China Drone Oper
    • To the moon and back: Lunar mission to test China's space program - CNN October 23, 2014
      CNNTo the moon and back: Lunar mission to test China's space programCNNHong Kong (CNN) -- China says it will launch an experimental spacecraft between Friday and Sunday that will orbit the moon before returning to Earth, in a first for the country's ambitious space program. The unmanned spacecraft will be launched by a ...China Poised to Launch Nex
    • China says wants closer military ties with Iran - Reuters October 23, 2014
      NewsweekChina says wants closer military ties with IranReutersChinese Defense Minister Chang Wanquan told Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari that the two armed forces have seen "good cooperation on mutual visits, personnel training and other fields in recent years", China's official Xinhua ...China Seeks Closer Military Tie
    • China furious after Kenny G appears to back Hong Kong protesters - The Guardian October 23, 2014
      The GuardianChina furious after Kenny G appears to back Hong Kong protestersThe GuardianMusic critics may be contemptuous of Kenny G – full name Kenneth Gorelick – as a populist purveyor of elevator muzak, but his best-selling records are adored in China, where he is a bona fide star, making his endorsement an unusual coup for protest ...Jazz musician Kenny
    • Gough Whitlam, Leader of Australia Who Built Ties to China, Dies at 98 - New York Times October 23, 2014
      New York TimesGough Whitlam, Leader of Australia Who Built Ties to China, Dies at 98New York TimesSYDNEY, Australia — Gough Whitlam, a former prime minister who introduced free university education and a national health care system in Australia — and who was also known for eclipsing President Richard M. Nixon's 1972 visit to China by turning up ...Whitl