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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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      Wall Street Journal (blog)Debt-laden 'zombie' firms threaten China's economyCNNMoneyEconomists concerned over rapidly rising corporate debt levels in China are sounding the alarm, warning that major changes are needed to avoid an increase in "zombie" banks and firms. After expanding at a lightning-fast rate, China's corporate de
    • China is staging a nationwide attack on iCloud and Microsoft accounts - The Verge October 20, 2014
      Cult of MacChina is staging a nationwide attack on iCloud and Microsoft accountsThe VergeChina got its first official shipments of new iPhones last week, but a new report from web censorship watchdog Great Fire indicates Chinese users may be facing an unpleasant surprise when they try to connect to Apple services at large. As of last night ...China may be ha
    • China Communist Party plenum begins in Beijing - BBC News October 20, 2014
      BBC NewsChina Communist Party plenum begins in BeijingBBC NewsA key meeting of Chinese Communist Party leaders focusing on the rule of law and fighting corruption has begun in Beijing. The plenum is the annual gathering of the 205 members of the party's Central Committee. The Chinese Communist Party has nearly ...What China Means by 'Rule of Law
    • China Versus America - New York Times October 20, 2014
      China Versus AmericaNew York TimesSINGAPORE — Let us take it as a given that the post-1945 world order with the United States as dominant nation has begun to unravel, that China is rising to inherit the earth, that the unease of our times has much to do with that difficult transition ...
    • UN Group Urges China's Wealthy to Fight Ebola - Wall Street Journal October 20, 2014
      Wall Street JournalUN Group Urges China's Wealthy to Fight EbolaWall Street JournalBEIJING-Chinese corporations and wealthy individuals aren't contributing enough to help fight the spread of Ebola in West Africa, despite the nation's deep ties to the impacted region, according to the United Nations World Food Programme's China ...UPDATE 1
    • China: Don't call yourself Dumbledore - BBC News October 20, 2014
      BBC NewsChina: Don't call yourself DumbledoreBBC NewsChinese state media have urged citizens to think carefully when choosing an English name, so that don't they pick one with an unfortunate meaning, it appears. People are being warned against picking a name that could cause offence, or simply make no ...and more »
    • Australia set to seize assets of corrupt Chinese officials - Sydney Morning Herald October 20, 2014
      Sydney Morning HeraldAustralia set to seize assets of corrupt Chinese officialsSydney Morning HeraldIn an exclusive interview with Fairfax Media, Commander Bruce Hill, the manager of the AFP's operations in Asia, has confirmed Australia has agreed to assist China in the extradition and seizure of assets of corrupt officials who have fled to Australia ..
    • Why China May Avoid a US-Style Property Crash - Wall Street Journal (blog) October 20, 2014
      Wall Street Journal (blog)Why China May Avoid a US-Style Property CrashWall Street Journal (blog)Is there a property bubble in China, and would it pop like the ones in Japan and the U.S.? China's housing sector is in terrible shape, says a new report by Goldman Sachs . But even if the market were to collapse, the consequences may not be as bad as ...Ind
    • Presumed Guilty in China's War on Corruption, Targets Suffer Abuses - New York Times October 20, 2014
      New York TimesPresumed Guilty in China's War on Corruption, Targets Suffer AbusesNew York TimesBEIJING — He was starved, pummeled and interrogated for days on end in an ice-cold room where sleeping, sitting or even leaning against a wall were forbidden. One beating left Wang Guanglong, a midlevel official from China's Fujian Province, partly ...and
    • China's crackdown slows Tibetan refugee crossings to freedom in India - Washington Post October 20, 2014
      China's crackdown slows Tibetan refugee crossings to freedom in IndiaWashington PostThe International Campaign for Tibet, a Washington advocacy group, says the Chinese have conducted two large-scale military drills in Tibet since May to prepare for “combat,” as well as training sessions for police stationed inside Buddhist monasteries.and more »