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Current Events in China: July 24

Beijing rains kill 37, raise debates As China’s flood-ravaged capital dealt with the aftermath of the heaviest rain in six decades Monday, including the deaths of 37 people, questions were being raised about whether the city’s push for modernization came at the expense of basic infrastructure such as drainage networks.  Read more CNOOC to buy […]

Current Events in China: July 12

Over 220,000 people evacuated as flood hits SW China county again More than 220,000 people in southwest China’s Sichuan Province have been evacuated from low-lying areas following a flood that struck the disaster-prone region on Wednesday, local authorities said.  Read more China Slowdown Seen Forcing Wen’s Hand on Property Curbs China’s weakest growth in three […]

Current Events in China: June 28

Riot in Guangdong village after son of migrant worker beaten A riot took place in a village under the jurisdcition of Zhongshan in China’s southern province of Guangdong after local officials beat a 13-year-old boy from Sichuan, Hong Kong’s Ming Pao reported on Jun. 27.  Read more Uproar over ‘soft’ penalties after China abortion scandal […]

China Current Events: June 26

Husband of Chinese woman forced to have abortion ‘disappears’ A father whose seven month-old unborn daughter was forcibly aborted by Chinese officials has gone into hiding after his family were branded as “national traitors” for speaking to the foreign media.  Read more China has forced refugees back to Myanmar conflict zone Chinese authorities have forced […]

Current Events in China: June 18

China astronauts complete successful space docking Chinese astronauts carried out a manned docking with an experimental space module on Monday, the latest milestone in China’s ambitious campaign to build a space station.  Read more China one-child policy leads to forced abortions, mothers’ deaths Uneven enforcement of China’s decades-old one-child policy enrages the public. Sometimes family […]

China Current Events: June 16

China launches spaceship with first female astronaut China launched Saturday Shenzhou-9 spacecraft with the country’s first female astronaut aboard.  Shenzhou-9, atop an upgraded Long March-2F carrier rocket, blast off from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwestern China at 6:37 p.m. Saturday.  Read more China’s biggest milk maker recalls baby formula China’s biggest milk producer […]

China Current Events: June 15

China’s manned deep-sea submersible sets national dive record China’s manned deep-sea submersible Jiaolong dived a national record depth in Mariana Trench, which meant it went deeper than 5,188 meters it reached last July, at about 11:39 a.m. local time (0139 GMT) Friday.  Read more China ‘carrying out exercises on border of North Korea’ Chinese troops […]

China Current Events: June 13

Chinese police bust trafficking scheme, arresting 23 for smuggling guns from US Chinese police on Tuesday announced the arrests of 23 people as part of a joint U.S.-Chinese investigation into a gun trafficking ring that smuggled dozens of firearms into the country.  Read more ‘Crouching Tiger’ actress denies paid sex with Bo China’s roaring sex […]

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    • Alibaba vows to fight fakes - and China's government - USA TODAY January 29, 2015
      USA TODAYAlibaba vows to fight fakes - and China's governmentUSA TODAYBEIJING — Billionaire entrepreneur Jack Ma, who practices China's traditional martial art tai chi, has delivered fighting talk this week as his Internet giant, Alibaba, boldly moves to counter strong criticism by the Chinese government of its ...Tiger Fight: China and Alibaba Fac
    • Pentagon Pauses New Exchanges With China - Wall Street Journal January 29, 2015
      Wall Street JournalPentagon Pauses New Exchanges With ChinaWall Street JournalThe Pentagon put on hold an effort to expand defense ties with China, saying it wouldn't agree to a major new military exchange until the two countries can agree on rules for airborne encounters between their warplanes. The delay, which doesn't affect ...Chinese DM scorns
    • China's super-rich communist Buddhists - BBC News January 29, 2015
      BBC NewsChina's super-rich communist BuddhistsBBC NewsCould China be bringing Tibetan Buddhism in from the cold? There are new signs that while a crackdown on Tibetan nationalism continues, the atheist state may be softening its position towards the religion - and even the Dalai Lama. That a former senior ...and more »
    • Here is why India will keep growing faster than China - Economic Times January 29, 2015
      Here is why India will keep growing faster than ChinaEconomic TimesNEW YORK: The economic growth race between India and China started in the late 1940s, around the time India gained independence and adopted democracy and China turned to communism. Given the sheer size of their populations, each has the ...and more »
    • UPDATE 4-Shanghai, Hong Kong shares fall as China to launch new probe into ... - Reuters January 29, 2015
      Bloomberg ViewUPDATE 4-Shanghai, Hong Kong shares fall as China to launch new probe into ...ReutersSHANGHAI, Jan 29 (Reuters) - China's stock regulator is launching a fresh probe into brokerages which are lending money to investors to speculate on stocks, amid concerns that the country's share markets are becoming over-leveraged and vulnerable to a
    • US would welcome Japan air patrols in South China Sea - Reuters January 29, 2015
      Los Angeles TimesUS would welcome Japan air patrols in South China SeaReutersExtending surveillance flights into the South China Sea would almost certainly increase tension between the world's second- and third-largest economies. "I think allies, partners and friends in the region will look to the Japanese more and more as a ...China's man-mad
    • Samsung losing battle of the big phones in China - USA TODAY January 29, 2015
      The Detroit NewsSamsung losing battle of the big phones in ChinaUSA TODAYSEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung lost the battle of the big phones last quarter as Apple's copycat large iPhone lured buyers in the crucial Chinese market. The South Korean company said Thursday its profit sank last quarter, with an improvement in ...Samsung sales down in China, i
    • It Is Time To Stand Up To China - Forbes January 28, 2015
      It Is Time To Stand Up To ChinaForbesIn 2001 America opened free trade with China and they were accepted into the World Trade Organization. Open free trade with China was supposed to help move China closer to democracy and freedom. President Clinton said “If you believe in a future of ...
    • China Continues To Push The (Fake) Envelope - NPR (blog) January 28, 2015
      NPR (blog)China Continues To Push The (Fake) EnvelopeNPR (blog)Nobody does fake like China. In 2011, a fake Apple store popped up in the southwestern city of Kunming. It looked so authentic, even some employees thought it was real. This year, three farmers in central China set up a fake local government. This ...and more »
    • New Rules in China Upset Western Tech Companies - New York Times January 28, 2015
      New York TimesNew Rules in China Upset Western Tech CompaniesNew York TimesHONG KONG — The Chinese government has adopted new regulations requiring companies that sell computer equipment to Chinese banks to turn over secret source code, submit to invasive audits and build so-called back doors into hardware and software ...US Business Groups Ask China to Post