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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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      ABC NewsChina, 21 Other Countries Initiate New Asian BankABC NewsChina and 21 other Asian nations signed on Friday to a new Beijing-backed international bank for Asia that Washington opposes as an unnecessary rival to established institutions such as the World Bank. Representatives of the 22 nations signed a ...Three major nations absent as China launches Wo
    • UN Human Rights Panel Urges China To Allow Free Elections in Hong Kong - New York Times October 24, 2014
      The GuardianUN Human Rights Panel Urges China To Allow Free Elections in Hong KongNew York TimesHONG KONG — The United Nations Human Rights Committee urged China on Thursday to allow elections in Hong Kong without restrictions on who can run as a candidate. The move appeared likely to draw strong criticism from Beijing, where officials ...China furious after
    • China Moves to Reinforce Rule of Law, With Caveats - New York Times October 24, 2014
      New York TimesChina Moves to Reinforce Rule of Law, With CaveatsNew York TimesBEIJING — Communist Party leaders, seeking to address widespread dissatisfaction with China's politicized and corrupt judiciary, endorsed a raft of legal changes on Thursday to foster a more predictable legal system while keeping the courts under the ...4 Things We Learned fro
    • China's top diplomat to visit Vietnam again amid sea dispute - Reuters October 24, 2014
      euronewsChina's top diplomat to visit Vietnam again amid sea disputeReutersBEIJING (Reuters) - China's top diplomat will visit Vietnam next week, China said on Friday, five months after he last visited during a period of tension over a Chinese oil drilling rig working in part of the South China Sea both countries claim. State ...Vietnam Boat Attack
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      ForbesMark Zuckerberg, Speaking Mandarin, Tries to Win Over China for FacebookNew York Times (blog)Facebook's social network is almost completely blocked in China, but maybe Mark Zuckerberg hopes to charm his way past the government's censors — by speaking to them in their own language. On Wednesday, Mr. Zuckerberg, Facebook's chief executive,
    • China's future growth - The Economist October 23, 2014
      BusinessweekChina's future growthThe EconomistTHE announcement this week that China's economy had grown by 7.3% in the third quarter year-on-year was widely seen as marking the country's “new normal” of slower growth. It was well below the roughly 10% pace China had averaged from 1980 until ...What's Ahead for China's Economy? Nobody
    • China Wants More Military Co-op With Iran (Sorry, US and Pakistan) - The Diplomat October 23, 2014
      The DiplomatChina Wants More Military Co-op With Iran (Sorry, US and Pakistan)The DiplomatThis week, the commander of Iran's navy made his first ever visit to China, Chinese media reported. Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari met with Chinese Defense Minister Chang Wanquan as well as Admiral Wu Shengli, commander of the PLA Navy. Sayyari's ...China say
    • Yan Lianke on Writing in China - New York Times October 23, 2014
      New York TimesYan Lianke on Writing in ChinaNew York TimesBEIJING — China's efforts to promote socialism in the late 1950s and early 1960s resulted in what is euphemistically known as the three years of natural disasters, during which more than 30 million people starved to death. One evening when I was a ...
    • In China, a Drought Tests Nomadic Herders' Culture of Survival - New York Times October 23, 2014
      New York TimesIn China, a Drought Tests Nomadic Herders' Culture of SurvivalNew York TimesALTAY, China — It has been a bad year for the big-tailed sheep. The grass in the high mountain pastures here in northwest China has been sparse, and the sheep have not eaten well. They are scrawny. That means the Kazakh herders have suffered, too.
    • China deploys troops and fighter jets in response to unauthorised flight - The Guardian October 23, 2014
      The GuardianChina deploys troops and fighter jets in response to unauthorised flightThe GuardianA New Zealand man was briefly detained by police in June after he flew a camera-equipped drone over the Forbidden City, a popular tourist site and former residence of China's emperors, which sits next to China's top-secret leadership compound.China Deplo