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China Current Events: June 22

Beijing strongly protests Hanoi’s claim over islands China said it summoned Vietnam’s ambassador Thursday and strongly protested a law adopted by the Vietnamese parliament that places the disputed Spratly and Paracel Islands under Hanoi’s sovereignty.  Read more Two Tibetans immolate themselves holding flags in Qinghai, west China Two young Tibetans, a herder and a migrant […]

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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    • Gift-Bearing Officials Try to Lure Chinese Factories Inland - New York Times August 28, 2014
      New York TimesGift-Bearing Officials Try to Lure Chinese Factories InlandNew York TimesJust last week, officials from Chongqing, a sprawling metropolis in western China, met with a group of watch industry executives and offered an enticing package for them to move their factories there, said Stanley Lau, Renley's managing director.
    • Jack Ma Emerges as China's Richest Man Before Alibaba IPO - Bloomberg August 27, 2014
      Voice of AmericaJack Ma Emerges as China's Richest Man Before Alibaba IPOBloombergHis assets include a 7.3 percent economic interest in China's largest e-commerce business, which is preparing for what could be the largest initial public offering in U.S. history, and almost half of the parent of Alipay, a separate online-payment ...US Investors Eye
    • Buzzing Taiwan's Airspace, China Stages a New High-Risk Stunt - Businessweek August 27, 2014
      BusinessweekBuzzing Taiwan's Airspace, China Stages a New High-Risk StuntBusinessweekFresh after nearly hitting a U.S. plane off the coast of China last week, the Chinese air force has staged an additional high-risk stunt. Two aircraft from the mainland twice entered Taiwan's airspace on Tuesday, Taiwan's defense minister told ...China planes
    • UPDATE 2-China further loosens foreign ownership of hospitals - Reuters August 27, 2014
      Economic TimesUPDATE 2-China further loosens foreign ownership of hospitalsReutersChina's healthcare spending is set to hit $1 trillion by 2020, according to McKinsey & Co, a major draw for hospital operators such as Singapore-based Raffles Medical Group Ltd , Malaysia's IHH Healthcare Bhd and U.S.-listed Chindex International Inc.China to Allo
    • China Weighs $16 Billion Car-Charging Fund - Bloomberg August 27, 2014
      BloombergChina Weighs $16 Billion Car-Charging FundBloombergChina is considering providing as much as 100 billion yuan ($16 billion) in government funding to build electric-vehicle charging facilities and spur demand for clean cars, according to two people familiar with the matter. The policy will be announced ...China may put $16 billion behind electric veh
    • After Overwhelming US Visa Program, Where Will China's Emigrants Go Next? - Wall Street Journal (blog) August 27, 2014
      Wall Street Journal (blog)After Overwhelming US Visa Program, Where Will China's Emigrants Go Next?Wall Street Journal (blog)Wealthy Chinese hoping to move abroad have overwhelmed the immigration departments of the U.S. and Canada—their favorite destinations—this year. But will China's rich who want a visa head elsewhere or will they hold out for t
    • Food Safety Is Crucial in China Deal for Baby Milk - New York Times August 27, 2014
      BBC NewsFood Safety Is Crucial in China Deal for Baby MilkNew York TimesHONG KONG — Six years ago, when tainted infant formula killed six babies in China and sickened 300,000, one of the biggest foreign investors in the sector was caught by surprise. The investor, the Fonterra Cooperative Group of New Zealand, one of the ...Fonterra announces tie-up with big
    • China media: US security talks - BBC News August 27, 2014
      BBC NewsChina media: US security talksBBC NewsPapers and experts hope that China-US security talks this week will help prevent "unexpected military conflicts" between the two countries. Chinese and US military officials are holding talks on a code of conduct at the Pentagon, reports say. The ...These ancient manuscripts show China dominated Vietnam
    • China's Reckless Military - Wall Street Journal August 26, 2014
      Wall Street JournalChina's Reckless MilitaryWall Street JournalThat's how Pentagon spokesman Admiral John Kirby describes last week's encounter in which a Chinese fighter jet maneuvered, much like Tom Cruise's character in "Top Gun," within 20 feet of a U.S. Navy reconnaissance plane over the South China Sea.Chinese fighter jet
    • China seizes 30000 tons of chicken feet tainted by hydrogen peroxide - CNN August 26, 2014
      CNNChina seizes 30000 tons of chicken feet tainted by hydrogen peroxideCNNHong Kong (CNN) -- In the latest stomach-churning food scandal to hit China, authorities have seized over 30,000 tons of chicken feet contaminated with hydrogen peroxide, according to state media. Thirty eight people have been arrested on charges of ...China police seize 30000 tonnes o