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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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      WiredThe Chinese Ride-Hailing Startup That's Out-Ubering UberWiredOne of tech's fiercest rivalries is shaping up in China right now, but the leading contender isn't a familiar name in the US. Didi Kuaidi is taking on Uber for the title of largest ride-hailing company in the world's largest country—or more precisely ...Uber's Biggest
    • China makes carbon pledge ahead of Paris climate change summit - The Guardian June 30, 2015
      The GuardianChina makes carbon pledge ahead of Paris climate change summitThe GuardianChina plans to increase its installed capacity of wind power to 200GW and solar power to around 100 gigawatts (GW), up from 95.81GW and 28GW today, respectively. It will also increase its use of natural gas which is expected to make up more than 10% of ...China watches Gree
    • Time for the Philippines to Adjust its South China Sea Approach - The Diplomat June 30, 2015
      The DiplomatTime for the Philippines to Adjust its South China Sea ApproachThe DiplomatGrowing territorial tensions in the South China Sea are taking a toll on the sizeable Filipino-Chinese community in the Philippines. Recently, one of the most celebrated Filipino writers went so far as to implicitly question the loyalty of the Filipino ...China says some S
    • Amid Chinese Military Aggression, Russia Delivers Submarine To Vietnam For ... - International Business Times June 30, 2015
      International Business TimesAmid Chinese Military Aggression, Russia Delivers Submarine To Vietnam For ...International Business TimesIn addition to the six Kilo-class submarines from Russia, Vietnam has bought accompanying Russian-made missiles, of the Klub variety, that can attack land and could potentially reach coastal cities in China, Reuters reported i
    • Young Fund Managers Lose Out in China Stock Rout - Wall Street Journal June 30, 2015
      Wall Street JournalYoung Fund Managers Lose Out in China Stock RoutWall Street JournalChina's mutual-fund industry was booming until recently. Structured funds were a star performer during a yearlong bull market. But they also have done poorly during the current market decline, which began over two weeks ago. The Shanghai Composite ...and more »
    • Nearly 2000 Km of China's Great Wall Have Crumbled Away Completely - TIME June 30, 2015
      TIMENearly 2000 Km of China's Great Wall Have Crumbled Away CompletelyTIMEIt's no secret that the Great Wall of China has been getting smaller ever since it was constructed in the 14th century, with several crumbling sections of the man-made wonder being all but obliterated over thousands of years, but new figures from the ...China's Great Wal
    • The Perils of China's Faith-Based Stock Investing - Wall Street Journal June 30, 2015
      Wall Street JournalThe Perils of China's Faith-Based Stock InvestingWall Street JournalSuch attitudes are commonplace across China, and they've helped to boost the valuation of the combined Shanghai and Shenzhen stock exchanges to more than 100% of national GDP from about one-third less than a year ago. Almost a quarter of a century ...China's
    • Suspect in Iowa student murder charged after months on the run in China - CNN June 30, 2015
      CNNSuspect in Iowa student murder charged after months on the run in ChinaCNNNearly 10 months after his daughter was found strangled to death in Iowa, Shao Chunsheng has learned that Chinese police have arrested the prime suspect in the murder. "They finally caught him. I feel relieved," said Shao, in a telephone interview with ...Man suspected of
    • A Scientific Ethical Divide Between China and West - New York Times June 29, 2015
      New York TimesA Scientific Ethical Divide Between China and WestNew York TimesBEIJING — China is spending hundreds of billions of dollars annually in an effort to become a leader in biomedical research, building scores of laboratories and training thousands of scientists. But the rush to the front ranks of science may come at a ...
    • China's Magic Tricks Can't Save Its Stock Market - Bloomberg View June 29, 2015
      Bloomberg ViewChina's Magic Tricks Can't Save Its Stock MarketBloomberg ViewThe truth is that the plunge in Chinese stocks was long overdue. China's longest-ever bull market was government-driven, fueled by central bank liquidity and a public-relations bonanza. The question now is whether Beijing's policy apparatus has lost ...China'