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Current Events in China: June 21

China denies military drill with Russia, Syria, Iran China on Wednesday said there was no truth to an Iranian media report about a joint military drill involving China, Russia, Syria and Iran.  Read more Russia jails two men for giving China nuke secrets Russia has jailed two university professors for passing top secret information on […]

China Current Events: May 31

Apple’s efforts fail to end gruelling conditions at Foxconn factories Abuses continue at electronics assembly firm with staff working up to 80 hours’ overtime a month, says Hong Kong rights group.  Read more Chinese foreign investment boom to continue: official Chinese companies’ overseas investment will continue booming and is expected to total 500 billion U.S. […]

China Current Events: May 28

Hooded, then interrogated for 81 days Chinese artist Ai Weiwei breaks his silence on his detention, isolation and the endless interrogation, writes Edward Wong in Beijing.  Read more China detains official over numerous rapes after Internet uproar Police in central China detained a former Communist Party official on suspicion or raping underage girls, state media […]

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    • China says no room for 'western values' in university education - The Guardian January 30, 2015
      The GuardianChina says no room for 'western values' in university educationThe Guardian“Never let textbooks promoting western values appear in our classes,” minister Yuan Guiren said, according to a report late Thursday by China's official Xinhua news agency. “Remarks that slander the leadership of the Communist Party of China” and ...China un
    • China's financial diplomacy - The Economist January 30, 2015
      The EconomistChina's financial diplomacyThe EconomistXI JINPING, China's president, was chummy in public when he met Nicolás Maduro in Beijing in early January (pictured), praising his Venezuelan counterpart as a “good friend of the Chinese people”. Behind closed doors, negotiations must have been far ...and more »
    • Xiaomi just wandered into a 100-year-old border dispute between China and India - Quartz January 30, 2015
      QuartzXiaomi just wandered into a 100-year-old border dispute between China and IndiaQuartzXiaomi has big plans for winning over Indian smartphone users, but that might mean losing fans at home. This week, the Chinese smartphone maker's vice president Hugo Barra posted a much-criticized photo on the Chinese microblog Weibo of the launch of ...and more »
    • China: Overborrowed and overbuilt - Financial Times January 30, 2015
      Financial TimesChina: Overborrowed and overbuiltFinancial Timeshe last time China was the world's largest economy Beijing was a city of about 700,000 people, and its Wangjing district was nothing but a jumble of barren man-made hills built to protect the capital from barbarian invaders to the north. That was 1890 ...Here is why India will keep growing f
    • China and the world - The Economist January 30, 2015
      China and the worldThe EconomistTHE International Monetary Fund is meant to be the firefighter of the world economy. Recently, though, it is China that has responded to the ringing of alarms. First, it lent Argentina cash to replenish its dwindling foreign-exchange reserves. Next ...
    • NBA Signs Deal With Chinese Internet Giant - New York Times January 30, 2015
      Wall Street JournalNBA Signs Deal With Chinese Internet GiantNew York TimesThe N.B.A. announced a five-year deal Thursday with the Chinese Internet giant Tencent Holdings Limited to carry games, highlights and other league content on its digital platforms. The deal is worth at least $500 million, said a person briefed on the ...Tencent to Become NBA's E
    • The cost of doing business in China - CNNMoney January 29, 2015
      CNNMoneyThe cost of doing business in ChinaCNNMoneyThe letter, addressed to a Chinese government council on "cyberspace affairs," was signed by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, National Association of Manufacturers, Consumer Electronics Association and others. All have major roles in U.S.-China trade.Foreign Cyber (In)Security Takes Another Hit in Chi
    • China's new playground: America's backyard - CNBC January 29, 2015
      CNBCChina's new playground: America's backyardCNBCChina is moving into the United States' backyard—but it's not clear if this is a bad thing for anyone. Beijing is directing an increasing amount investment into Latin America, raising sphere-of-influence worries in the U.S. and trepidation among some ...
    • China Further Tightens Grip on the Internet - New York Times January 29, 2015
      New York TimesChina Further Tightens Grip on the InternetNew York TimesBEIJING — Jing Yuechen, the founder of an Internet start-up here in the Chinese capital, has no interest in overthrowing the Communist Party. But these days she finds herself cursing the nation's smothering cyberpolice as she tries — and fails — to ...Is this North Korea? Chinese net
    • Why China Is Nervous About Its Role in the World - TIME January 29, 2015
      TIMEWhy China Is Nervous About Its Role in the WorldTIMEHong Kong based Vietnamese demonstrators carry Vietnam's flag during a protest against China's territory claim in Hong Kong May 25, 2014. Around 200 people marched on Sunday to declare Paracel Islands belong to Vietnam. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu ...and more »