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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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    • Gauge of Chinese Manufacturing Activity Rises to 18-Month High in July - Wall Street Journal July 24, 2014
      Wall Street JournalGauge of Chinese Manufacturing Activity Rises to 18-Month High in JulyWall Street JournalBEIJING—A preliminary gauge of Chinese manufacturing activity reached an 18-month high in July, in a sign that Beijing's efforts to stimulate the economy are having an impact. The HSBC preliminary, or flash, manufacturing Purchasing Managers' […]
    • Matmo Inland Over China, Final Advisory Issued - The Weather Channel July 24, 2014
      USA TODAYMatmo Inland Over China, Final Advisory IssuedThe Weather ChannelBands of locally heavy rain triggering flash flooding and landslides, along with occasional wind gusts over 50 mph will continue over parts of Taiwan through at least Thursday morning, even as the center of Matmo moves inland over eastern China.China braces for 2nd typhoon; Taiwan dren […]
    • China's Energy Plans Will Worsen Climate Change, Greenpeace Says - New York Times July 24, 2014
      ChinatopixChina's Energy Plans Will Worsen Climate Change, Greenpeace SaysNew York TimesThe plants, aimed in part at reducing pollution from coal-fired power plants in China's largest cities, will shift that pollution to other regions, mostly in the northwest, and generate enormous amounts of carbon dioxide, the main greenhouse gas ...China's […]
    • Food Safety in China Still Faces Big Hurdles - New York Times July 24, 2014
      New York TimesFood Safety in China Still Faces Big HurdlesNew York TimesChina has been scrambling to right its gargantuan processed-food ship ever since six infants died and thousands more were hospitalized with kidney damage in 2008 from milk adulterated with an industrial chemical. But as the latest scandal involving ...Meat-Supplier's CEO Apologizes […]
    • Ethiopia Becomes China's China in Global Search for Cheap Labor - Bloomberg July 23, 2014
      BloombergEthiopia Becomes China's China in Global Search for Cheap LaborBloombergEthiopian workers strolling through the parking lot of Huajian Shoes' factory outside Addis Ababa last month chose the wrong day to leave their shirts untucked. Company President Zhang Huarong, just arrived on a visit from China, spotted them through ...and more » […]
    • Japan Welcomes China at U.S.-Led Naval Drills, From a Distance - Bloomberg July 23, 2014
      Times of IndiaJapan Welcomes China at U.S.-Led Naval Drills, From a DistanceBloombergChinese and Japanese ships encounter each other almost daily around waters off contested islands in the East China Sea. As both align for multinational naval exercises under way in Hawaii meant to build trust, the two sides have barely made contact.'Malabar Naval Exerci […]
    • China 'Seals Off' Town After Man Dies of Bubonic Plague - Yahoo Health July 23, 2014
      Yahoo HealthChina 'Seals Off' Town After Man Dies of Bubonic PlagueYahoo HealthThe 30,000 people living in Yumen in the northwestern province of Gansu are not being allowed to leave, and police at roadblocks on its perimeter are telling motorists to find alternative routes, state broadcaster China Central Television (CCTV) said.The Plague Hits Chin […]
    • Think Your Flight Delays Are Bad? Try China, Where the Military Hogs Most of ... - TIME July 23, 2014
      CNNThink Your Flight Delays Are Bad? Try China, Where the Military Hogs Most of ...TIMEAirport delays are such a constant in China that a mere one-hour wait is practically a gift from the aviation gods. International flight monitors put Chinese cities at the bottom of a list of on-time takeoffs at major airports worldwide. On July 21 ...Hundreds of flights c […]
    • Yum cuts ties to owner of China meat plant after scandal - Reuters July 23, 2014
      ReutersYum cuts ties to owner of China meat plant after scandalReutersThe world's biggest hamburger chain, which has just over 2,000 restaurants in China, said it would transfer its business in affected markets to Husi's new plant in the eastern central province of Henan. And, until that process is completed, McDonald's ... […]
    • China Tensions Choke Off Tourism to Vietnam - New York Times July 22, 2014
      New York TimesChina Tensions Choke Off Tourism to VietnamNew York TimesDA NANG, Vietnam — The year began well for Mai Thanh Trung, newly employed at a travel company here that caters to Chinese tour groups. Mr. Trung said he regularly greeted charter flights from the Chinese mainland and pocketed an average monthly ...4 Reasons China Removed Oil Rig HYSY-981 […]