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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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    • The Chinese Ride-Hailing Startup That's Out-Ubering Uber - Wired June 30, 2015
      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'