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China Current Events: June 27

Bo Xilai denies knowledge of how Neil Heywood died in China The disgraced Chinese politician Bo Xilai has told government investigators he has no knowledge of the circumstances surrounding the mysterious death of British businessman Neil Heywood, The Daily Telegraph understands.  Read more Cover up, Shanghai metro tells women An appeal by the Shanghai subway […]

China Current Events: June 20

Neil Heywood scandal widens to Cambodia as Patrick Devillers arrested The investigation into the murder of the British businessman Neil Heywood took another twist after it emerged that the former business partner of his alleged killer had been arrested in Cambodia.  Read more China dissatisfied over Vietnam’s island patrols: spokesman A spokesman for China’s Foreign […]

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 […]

China Current Events: June 8

Global markets rally on news of China rate cuts World shares rallied to their highest in more than a week and the euro gained on Thursday after China surprisingly cut interest rates to shore up sluggish economic growth, fueling hopes other major central banks may follow suit.  Read more Crucial new details of exchange that […]

Current Events in China: May 18

Chinese woman tortures step-daughter to death A woman in China’s Shanxi province has been detained for allegedly torturing her seven-year-old step-daughter to death.   Read more Beijing to issue passport to blind activist within 15 days Blind activist Chen Guang-cheng said Thursday China had agreed to issue him a passport within 15 days, allowing him to […]

China Current Events: May 14

Dalai Lama reveals warning of Chinese plot to kill him The Dalai Lama has revealed his fears after being warned that Chinese agents have hatched a plot to kill him.  Read more Rich Chinese, expats rent wombs as surrogate mothers rake in cash Surrogacy is illegal in the country, but try telling that to the […]

Current Events in China: May 7

Newspaper ‘apologizes’ for criticizing US in Chen Guangcheng affair A prominent Chinese newspaper has posted a cryptic apology on its microblog account, supposedly for publishing a scathing article criticizing the American government’s handling of the Chen Guangcheng affair, and appearing to suggest that it may have been pressured into writing the editorial by the Chinese […]

Current Events in China: April 25

China, South Sudan vow to promote ties Chinese President Hu Jintao held talks with South Sudanese President Salva Kiir Mayardit on Tuesday afternoon in Beijing, agreeing to expand cooperation and advance friendly ties.  Read more Bo Xilai’s wife ‘was in the room when Neil Heywood was poisoned’ Bo Xilai’s’s wife Gu Kailai, accused of murdering […]

Current Events in China: April 21

Eccentric police chief Wang at center of power struggle The raucous diners in a hilltop restaurant in southwest China ignored a waiter’s request to quieten down after a complaint from a petite woman at a nearby table.   Read more Bo Xilai’s wife ‘bewitched the men of Bournemouth’ The Chinese politician’s wife accused of the murder […]

China Current Events: April 20

Two Tibetans ‘set themselves on fire in China’ Two more Tibetans have set themselves on fire in a restive southwestern region of China, a rights group said, the latest in a wave of such protests against Beijing’s rule.  Read more Cities get a sinking feeling: report A diminishing water table, combined with a growing number […]

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      ReutersAsia Pacific|Chinese Military Official Denounces Taiwan's President for Being UnmarriedNew York TimesBEIJING — An article by a Chinese military official suggesting that Taiwan's new president was “extreme” and “emotional” because she was unmarried provoked an outcry on Wednesday, undermining the ruling Communist Party's efforts to win a
    • Asia Pacific|China's Leader Wears Many Hats, but Only One Jacket - New York Times May 25, 2016
      New York TimesAsia Pacific|China's Leader Wears Many Hats, but Only One JacketNew York TimesOf the many mysteries about China's president, the most evident may be the navy blue, zippered windbreaker that he wears like a second skin. Mao popularized the tunic suit with a tight collar that now bears his name. Deng often wore the Mao suit, while ...
    • Why Obama's Asia trip is not playing well in China - CBS News May 25, 2016
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      BloombergChina Said to Plan Asking U.S. on Timing of Fed Rate HikeBloombergIt's not unusual for senior officials to press each other on their policies, and any inquiries by the Chinese about the Fed would follow repeated expressions of concern from the U.S. about China's intentions with its exchange rate. The Treasury ...and more »
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      CNNDaughter of Hong Kong bookseller: Don't let China get away with illegal abductionsCNNAngela Gui urged the U.S. to pressure China for information on her father's case, and "to make sure that Chinese authorities are not allowed to carry out illegal operations on foreign soil." "In the so-called confession my father says he traveled
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    • On the Agenda But Off Guest List, China Eyes G-7 in Japan - Bloomberg May 25, 2016
      BloombergOn the Agenda But Off Guest List, China Eyes G-7 in JapanBloombergWorld leaders meet in Japan this week for talks that will encompass the slowing Chinese economy and China's reclamation of land in the disputed South China Sea -- without any representatives from Asia's largest economy at the table. Prime Minister ...China defends stance on