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Current Events in China: August 25

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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 buying more smartphones than feature phones for the first time.  Read more

Exclusive: North Korean leader seeks trip to China for economic help

North Korea’s young leader wants a state visit to China in the latest move in his push to lift the isolated state out of decades of poverty, but risks further fraying ties with his only powerful ally by sticking to the threat of a new nuclear test.  Read more

China should prepare for economic uncertainty: paper

China should ready plans to respond to near term risks in an economy facing significant downward pressure, but keep the broad policy focus on longer term structural adjustments, the official People’s Daily said in a front page editorial on Friday.  Read more

Rape suspect Justin Lee turns himself in

Justin Lee, a Taipei socialite wanted for allegedly drugging and raping several women and filming the acts, was taken into custody on Friday.  Read more

Young Chinese women flaunt money and ore online

Flaunting wealth has become a trend on China’s microblogging sites, despite the risk of public opprobrium this may bring from other internet users. Newer followers of the trend are considered the heirs to Guo Meimei — the young woman who found herself caught up in a scandal last year after she posted photos of herself living a luxurious lifestyle while claiming to work for a charity.  Read more

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