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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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      Architectural Digest (blog)White House unveils blue-trimmed Barack Obama state chinaU.S. News & World ReportWASHINGTON (AP) — A hue of blue inspired by the waters of Hawaii is a prominent feature of the Obama state china service being unveiled by the White House. President Barack Obama is a Hawaii native who returns every Christmas for vacation. Michelle
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      Los Angeles TimesUS, Japan unveil new defense guidelines for global Japanese roleReutersNEW YORK (Reuters) - Japan and the United States unveiled new guidelines for defense cooperation on Monday, reflecting Japan's willingness to take on a more robust international role at a time of growing Chinese power and rising concerns about ...Japan's Shinzo
    • China plans mergers to cut number of big state firms to 40: state media - Reuters April 27, 2015
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    • China maritime tensions dominate Southeast Asia summit - Reuters April 27, 2015
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    • China Rushes Aid to Nepal After Deadly Earthquake; Taiwan Is Turned Away - TIME April 27, 2015
      TIMEChina Rushes Aid to Nepal After Deadly Earthquake; Taiwan Is Turned AwayTIMEChina this weekend rushed a 62-person team to Nepal to help with the ongoing search rescue operation after Saturday's 7.9-magnitude earthquake. They landed in Kathmandu early Sunday and set to work immediately, according to Chinese state media.Jockeying for good will: China
    • Nepal Has Powerful Friends in High Places: India and China - Bloomberg April 27, 2015
      BloombergNepal Has Powerful Friends in High Places: India and ChinaBloombergAfter the 7.8-magnitude earthquake that flattened parts of the Nepalese capital of Kathmandu on Saturday and unleashed avalanches on Mount Everest, India and China barely missed a beat. Within hours of the disaster, Prime Minister Narendra Modi ...and more »
    • Chinese Persecution of Christians Reaches Highest Level in a Decade - Washington Free Beacon April 27, 2015
      Washington Free BeaconChinese Persecution of Christians Reaches Highest Level in a DecadeWashington Free BeaconChristians and followers of other religions in China suffered the worst abuses in a decade last year as part of a state-sponsored crackdown on dissent, according to a Christian human rights group. The organization China Aid said the persecution of .
    • Qualcomm Launches Unit to Help Chinese Smartphone Makers Sell Overseas - Wall Street Journal April 27, 2015
      Wall Street JournalQualcomm Launches Unit to Help Chinese Smartphone Makers Sell OverseasWall Street JournalThe move is part of the U.S. chip maker's efforts to prove itself a valuable partner in China at a time when Beijing is trying to reduce its reliance on foreign makers of chips and other technology. Qualcomm draws about half of its revenue from ..
    • China is building a Great Wall of Trees to fight climate change and the ... - Quartz April 27, 2015
      QuartzChina is building a Great Wall of Trees to fight climate change and the ...QuartzReforestation efforts in China, combined with regrowth on abandoned farmland in Russia, have helped offset 81% of the loss in above-ground biomass carbon lost to tropical deforestation since 2003, according to a new study in the academic journal Nature ...and more »
    • China: the economic behemoth gives Australian mining a glimmer of hope - The Guardian April 27, 2015
      The GuardianChina: the economic behemoth gives Australian mining a glimmer of hopeThe GuardianThis provided a brief moment of light for the mining sector as hopes grew that Chinese economic growth might stabilise. But it is also worth remembering that, while China will not again grow as fast as it did in the past decade, the size of its economy ...China cban