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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 investigating liquor suppliers for Viagra in alcohol - Eyewitness News August 2, 2015
      Eyewitness NewsChina investigating liquor suppliers for Viagra in alcoholEyewitness NewsThe Deshun Alcohol Plant in Guangxi's Liuzhou city were Viagra into three of their baijiu products. Nearly 100 000 liters of confiscated alcohol and close to 800 000 counterfeit DVDs and CDs. FILE: Food safety is a chronic problem in China and public ...Viagra '
    • Capital outflows reignite debate between China bulls and bears - Financial Times August 2, 2015
      Financial TimesCapital outflows reignite debate between China bulls and bearsFinancial TimesFor those who believe China's economic slowdown is worsening and risks from spiralling debt and wasteful investment are propelling the country toward a financial crisis, the spectre of capital flight lurks behind each new data point. They view capital ...and more
    • China risks turning its 1987-style crash into a much more devastating 1929 ... - Business Insider August 2, 2015
      Business InsiderChina risks turning its 1987-style crash into a much more devastating 1929 ...Business InsiderHaving spent the summer ruminating over the macro events in Europe, my focus has now turned to the U.S. stock market crashes of 1929 and 1987. Why, you might ask? The answer lies in China, where policy interventions in the face of a steep selloff are
    • China's Latest US Copy: Greenwich, Connecticut - NBCNews.com August 2, 2015
      China's Latest US Copy: Greenwich, ConnecticutNBCNews.comIn Hangzhou, a lush, green Chinese city outside of Shanghai, regional planners are developing an Asian-themed, slimmed-down version of Greenwich, Connecticut, that they hope will mimic its Western counterpart by becoming a hub for hedge funds and ...and more »
    • China central bank official sees downward pressure on economy persisting: paper - Reuters August 2, 2015
      ReutersChina central bank official sees downward pressure on economy persisting: paperReutersBEIJING Downward pressure on China's economy will persist in the second half of the year as growth in infrastructure spending and exports is unlikely to pick up, a senior central bank official was quoted as saying. Chinese companies are not optimistic ...and mor
    • China to Close Beijing's Airports During Military Parade - ABC News August 2, 2015
      TODAYonlineChina to Close Beijing's Airports During Military ParadeABC NewsChinese authorities have announced they will close Beijing's two airports during a military parade next month to mark the anniversary of victory over Japan in World War II. Flights will be banned or diverted for three hours from 9:30 a.m. on Sept. 3 ...China to close Beijing
    • China has its own horrors to atone for - Boston Globe August 2, 2015
      Boston GlobeChina has its own horrors to atone forBoston GlobeChina's ambassador to Tokyo revived the topic July 23, when he pointedly advised Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe — who plans to deliver a speech marking the anniversary — to convey genuine contrition for the suffering caused by Japan's aggression.What China Means by a 'Correct Vi
    • China Is Tearing Down Crosses - Daily Beast August 2, 2015
      Daily BeastChina Is Tearing Down CrossesDaily BeastHONG KONG — Christians in China sometimes paint their crosses red to remind them of the blood shed by the faithful when Chairman Mao Zedong's shock troops tried to obliterate their faith almost 50 years ago. Now, many of China's Christians fear that ...and more »
    • Making sense of a wild week for China's economy - CNBC August 1, 2015
      CNBCMaking sense of a wild week for China's economyCNBCOn Friday, China was awarded the 2022 Winter Olympics, which will make it the first country to host both Summer and Winter Games. But that wasn't the big news out of China in the past week. A huge slide in the Chinese stock market on Monday and ...China woes fail to frighten big fund managersFi
    • What China Has Been Building in the South China Sea - New York Times July 31, 2015
      New York TimesWhat China Has Been Building in the South China SeaNew York Times“The announcement marks a change in diplomatic tone, and indicates that China has reached its scheduled completion on several land reclamation projects and is now moving into the construction phase,” said Mira Rapp-Hooper, director of the Asia Maritime ...China, Southeast Asia to