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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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    • China Warns US Over Surveillance Flights - NPR (blog) August 28, 2014
      NPR (blog)China Warns US Over Surveillance FlightsNPR (blog)Beijing has rejected U.S. claims that one of its fighter jets acted recklessly in intercepting a U.S. Navy maritime patrol plane in the South China Sea last week, warning Washington to curtail or discontinue "close surveillance" flights near Chinese ...Will China stop buzzing US planes? Me
    • Jack Ma Emerges as China's Richest Man Before Alibaba IPO - Bloomberg August 28, 2014
      BloombergJack Ma Emerges as China's Richest Man Before Alibaba IPOBloombergJack Ma is China's richest person. The 49-year-old founder and chairman of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. has a net worth of $21.8 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. His assets include a 7.3 percent economic interest in China's largest ...Billionaire Ma
    • Daily chart China's territorial disputes - The Economist (blog) August 28, 2014
      Daily chart China's territorial disputesThe Economist (blog)Since six months ago, all the major economic indicators for China have gone on a continuing nosedive - including manufacturing orders, export volume, commercial investments, graduate employment rate, corporate credits, foreign capital inflow, domestic ...
    • Exclusive: Microsoft CEO Nadella to visit China amid antitrust probe - source - Reuters August 28, 2014
      ReutersExclusive: Microsoft CEO Nadella to visit China amid antitrust probe - sourceReutersIt is not clear if Nadella, who took over as Microsoft CEO in February, will meet with any Chinese government representatives as part of his visit, or try to resolve issues with the State Administration for Industry and Commerce (SAIC), one of China's ...China Pla
    • China, Vietnam Try to Repair Ties After South China Sea Dispute - Wall Street Journal August 28, 2014
      Wall Street JournalChina, Vietnam Try to Repair Ties After South China Sea DisputeWall Street JournalA Vietnamese envoy's visit to China this week helped steady ties between the countries after a two-month standoff in the South China Sea, but former Vietnamese officials and security analysts said relief may be temporary amid Beijing's escalating pu
    • Media Tycoon Critical of China Is Visited by Hong Kong Antigraft Agency - New York Times August 28, 2014
      New York TimesMedia Tycoon Critical of China Is Visited by Hong Kong Antigraft AgencyNew York TimesMr. Lai is an outspoken supporter of the democracy movement in Hong Kong, whose newspaper, Apple Daily, is frequently critical of the Chinese government. Besides Mr. Lai's house, the agency also searched the apartment of his top aide, Mark Simon.China move
    • With an Eye on China, the US + Japan Draw Closer - OZY August 28, 2014
      OZYWith an Eye on China, the US + Japan Draw CloserOZYThe cause: an empowered, assertive China. Beijing's attempt to stake a claim to the Senkaku Islands (Diaoyu to the Chinese) in the East China Sea and provocative actions in international airspace are ticking off both Washington and Tokyo. But tensions ...China says 'no change' in policy on
    • Gift-Bearing Officials Try to Lure Chinese Factories Inland - New York Times August 28, 2014
      New York TimesGift-Bearing Officials Try to Lure Chinese Factories InlandNew York TimesJust last week, officials from Chongqing, a sprawling metropolis in western China, met with a group of watch industry executives and offered an enticing package for them to move their factories there, said Stanley Lau, Renley's managing director.
    • Modi Heads to Japan With Billionaires in China Balancing Act - Bloomberg August 27, 2014
      Modi Heads to Japan With Billionaires in China Balancing ActBloombergIndian Prime Minister Narendra Modi travels to Japan this weekend to boost ties between Asia's second- and third-biggest economies, both of which are embroiled in territorial disputes with an increasingly assertive China. Modi, 63, is leading a ...and more »
    • Buzzing Taiwan's Airspace, China Stages a New High-Risk Stunt - Businessweek August 27, 2014
      BusinessweekBuzzing Taiwan's Airspace, China Stages a New High-Risk StuntBusinessweekFresh after nearly hitting a U.S. plane off the coast of China last week, the Chinese air force has staged an additional high-risk stunt. Two aircraft from the mainland twice entered Taiwan's airspace on Tuesday, Taiwan's defense minister told ...China planes