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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 Economist explains - The Economist (blog) October 1, 2014
      The Economist (blog)The Economist explainsThe Economist (blog)AS PROTESTS grip Hong Kong and worries mount about how China might respond, one of the most unsettling questions for the city's residents is whether its fate matters much to the rest of the country. Hong Kong has long served as the bridge between China ...China is Hong Kong's future – no
    • China September factory activity steadies but economic outlook still weak - Reuters October 1, 2014
      ReutersChina September factory activity steadies but economic outlook still weakReutersThe data came a day after China cut mortgage rates for the first time since the 2008 global financial crisis to boost its flagging economy, and reinforced a view among some analysts that sluggish domestic demand and a cooling property market were ...China manufacturing gro
    • Hong Kong activists, officials continue standoff as deadline looms Stormy Hong ... - CNN October 1, 2014
      Hong Kong activists, officials continue standoff as deadline looms Stormy Hong ...CNNHong Kong (CNN) -- Wednesday is National Day, a day for all Chinese to celebrate the People's Republic of China. Yes, dignitaries gathered and ceremonies took place to mark the holiday in Hong Kong. But the national pride mixed with profound dissent as ...
    • China's trade in torture, repression devices is flourishing, report finds - Fox News October 1, 2014
      Fox NewsChina's trade in torture, repression devices is flourishing, report findsFox NewsThe report by Amnesty International and the Omega Research Foundation — "China's Trade in Tools of Torture and Repression" — found that China is the only country known to manufacture spiked batons or plastic batons with spiked metal heads, ...and more
    • The iPhone 6 Coming Soon to China, After Stern Look at Security - New York Times (blog) September 30, 2014
      Wall Street JournalThe iPhone 6 Coming Soon to China, After Stern Look at SecurityNew York Times (blog)“What the ministry tests to give this license has nothing to do with the warnings they included about these holes in security,” said Wang Yanhui, secretary of the China Mobile Alliance, a semiofficial organization that facilitates communication between ...C
    • Air China is second to get Boeing's newest, biggest 747 - USA TODAY September 30, 2014
      USA TODAYAir China is second to get Boeing's newest, biggest 747USA TODAYEVERETT, Wash. — Air China became the second airline Monday to take delivery of the Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental passenger jet, the U.S. jetmaker's newest and biggest version of its iconic jumbo jet. Air China's delivery of the jet comes as sagging ...and more »
    • China's Crackdown in Hong Kong - New York Times September 30, 2014
      China's Crackdown in Hong KongNew York TimesIf China had honored the political commitments it made before taking control of Hong Kong from Britain in 1997, it is likely there would be no protests in the city streets and no crackdown over the weekend by riot police using tear gas, pepper spray ...
    • China Faces Tricky Balance In Hong Kong's Protests - Huffington Post September 29, 2014
      China Faces Tricky Balance In Hong Kong's ProtestsHuffington PostBEIJING (AP) — Pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong have handed China's Communist leadership a thorny political dilemma. Beijing cannot crack down too harshly on the semi-autonomous territory where a freewheeling media ensures global visibility, but ...
    • The hidden history of protest in China and Hong Kong - Vox September 29, 2014
      The hidden history of protest in China and Hong KongVoxThe protests in Hong Kong would seem to be, in many ways, about the city's special status: it is largely autonomous from the rest of China, has vastly greater freedom (including the freedom to protest), and even has a promise from Beijing to have free ...
    • China's biggest political challenge since Tiananmen in 1989 - Financial Times September 29, 2014
      China's biggest political challenge since Tiananmen in 1989Financial TimesThe demonstrations on the streets of Hong Kong present China with its biggest political challenge since the pro-democracy movement was crushed in and around Tiananmen Square in 1989. The parallels between the demonstrations in Hong Kong now and ...