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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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    • China lodges protest after Obama approves Taiwan frigate sale - Reuters December 19, 2014
      Wall Street JournalChina lodges protest after Obama approves Taiwan frigate saleReutersBEIJING (Reuters) - China said on Friday it had lodged a protest with the United States after President Barack Obama signed into law legislation authorizing the sale of up to four Perry-class guided missile frigates to Taiwan. Foreign ministry ...China lodges protest after
    • China's Wealth Finds Home in Washington State - ABC News December 19, 2014
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    • China revises up size of 2013 economy, sees no effect on 2014 growth - Reuters December 19, 2014
      ReutersChina revises up size of 2013 economy, sees no effect on 2014 growthReutersBEIJING (Reuters) - China revised up the size of its economy in 2013 but sees that having little effect on economic growth this year, amid expectations that Beijing may roll out more stimulus to support the slowing economy. Gross domestic product was ...China's GDP Revisio
    • Evidence in Sony hack attack suggests possible involvement by Iran, China or ... - Fox News December 19, 2014
      Evidence in Sony hack attack suggests possible involvement by Iran, China or ...Fox NewsWASHINGTON – The U.S. investigation into the recent hacking attack at Sony Pictures Entertainment has turned up evidence that does not point to North Korea as the "sole entity" in the case, but rather, raises the possibility that Iran, China or Russia ...and mor
    • China increasingly cold to Western companies and investors - SFGate December 19, 2014
      SFGateChina increasingly cold to Western companies and investorsSFGateSHANGHAI — In the Chinese city that feels most Western, nothing represents the country's ambivalence toward the West more than the Oriental Pearl Radio & TV Tower. Located on the Hangpu River on land that was rice paddies just decades ago, the ...and more »
    • China Pledges to Speed Entry of US Pharmaceuticals - ABC News December 19, 2014
      XinhuaChina Pledges to Speed Entry of US PharmaceuticalsABC NewsChina promised Thursday to speed up imports of pharmaceuticals and medical devices from the United States and enforce its anti-monopoly laws equally among Chinese and foreign companies. Those commitments were announced at an annual trade ...UPDATE 1-US says China to cut red tape on imports of me
    • China's Housing Resists Efforts to Spur Market - New York Times December 19, 2014
      New York TimesChina's Housing Resists Efforts to Spur MarketNew York TimesThe International Monetary Fund estimated in October that construction and other real estate activities made up 12.8 percent of China's economic activity, and 33 percent if related activities are included, from making steel for building beams to ...and more »
    • US to Continue Push for Stronger Military Ties With China - Wall Street Journal December 18, 2014
      Wall Street JournalUS to Continue Push for Stronger Military Ties With ChinaWall Street JournalSINGAPORE—The next commander of U.S. military forces in the Pacific said Thursday he wouldn't deviate from his predecessor's strategy of seeking stronger military ties with China and other countries in the region despite conflicting territorial claims ...
    • Crying baby spurs mid-flight brawl between Air China passengers - Fox News December 18, 2014
      Fox NewsCrying baby spurs mid-flight brawl between Air China passengersFox NewsThree women aboard an Air China flight to Hong Kong Wednesday got into a raucous fight over a crying baby, prompting the pilot to threaten an emergency landing. Chan Juan Sung was traveling with her baby from Chongqing, China when the child started ...Air China passengers in mid-a
    • China village petitions to 'isolate' HIV positive boy - BBC News December 18, 2014
      BBC NewsChina village petitions to 'isolate' HIV positive boyBBC NewsVillagers in China's Sichuan province have petitioned authorities to "isolate" an HIV positive eight-year-old boy, state media report. Kun Kun lives with his grandparents, who struggle to care for him. Local people said he had been running wild and had ...Shame in C