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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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      TechCrunchIs China Coming Around On Cybersecurity?TechCrunchThe Chinese government arrested hackers at the request of the U.S. government just two weeks before Chinese President Xi Jinping visited the United States. The arrests, reported by the Washington Post on Friday, signal slight progress with China on ...Is China Keeping Its No-Hacking Promise?U.S. New
    • China warns US it will not allow violations of its waters - Reuters October 9, 2015
      ReutersChina warns US it will not allow violations of its watersReutersA U.S. defense official told Reuters on Thursday the United States was considering sending ships to waters inside the 12-nautical-mile zones that China claims as territory around islands it has built in the Spratly chain. Western media reports quoted U ...US Navy to China: We'll sail
    • China and Japan battle for Indonesian projects - Financial Times October 9, 2015
      Financial TimesChina and Japan battle for Indonesian projectsFinancial TimesAlthough Sino-Japanese rivalry over a mooted high-speed rail project between Jakarta and Bandung in Indonesia has received considerable media fanfare, its real significance is somewhat overstated. While seen as a political victory for China, which ...and more »
    • China is becoming a big red flag for US stocks - MarketWatch October 9, 2015
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    • China's 50-Lane Traffic Jam Is Every Commuter's Worst Nightmare - CityLab October 9, 2015
      CityLabChina's 50-Lane Traffic Jam Is Every Commuter's Worst NightmareCityLabTraffic after the holidays tend to be pretty awful. But China may have just turned every driver's worst nightmare into reality as hundreds of millions of people headed home at the end of a Golden Week, a week-long national holiday. Thousands of ...Thousands stuck in 5
    • Why China doesn't mind being left out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership - USA TODAY October 9, 2015
      Wall Street JournalWhy China doesn't mind being left out of the Trans-Pacific PartnershipUSA TODAYIn case you hadn't heard, the Trans-Pacific Partnership is a really big deal — unless you're China. The largest regional trade agreement in history involves the United States and 11 countries in the Asia Pacific and the Americas, which collectivel
    • China says US human rights report biased - Reuters October 9, 2015
      ReutersChina says US human rights report biasedReutersThe U.S. Congressional-Executive Commission on China said on Thursday that it saw in China "a disturbing deterioration in human rights and rule of law conditions that pose a direct challenge to U.S. national interests and U.S.-China relations". The ...Beijing Warns US on S. China Sea PatrolsVoic
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