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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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    • Rise in HIV Among China's Youth Draws Attention for World AIDS Day - New York Times November 30, 2015
      New York TimesRise in HIV Among China's Youth Draws Attention for World AIDS DayNew York TimesAs China prepares to observe World AIDS Day, health officials and researchers are raising alarms over an increase in new infections among high school and college students. Most are young men who have had unprotected sex with other men, Wu Zunyou, ...and more »
    • Q&A: Chinese yuan set to join IMF currency basket - The Guardian November 30, 2015
      The GuardianQ&A: Chinese yuan set to join IMF currency basketThe GuardianGetting the yuan in the SDR basket will be a big achievement for the Chinese government, agrees Professor Kamel Mellahi at Warwick Business School. He sees the likely move as a vote of confidence in the economic and financial reforms underway in China ...IMF's yuan inclusion si
    • Smog chokes Chinese, Indian capitals as climate talks begin - Reuters November 30, 2015
      ReutersSmog chokes Chinese, Indian capitals as climate talks beginReutersChina's capital Beijing maintained an "orange" pollution alert, the second-highest level, on Monday, closing highways, halting or suspending construction and prompting a warning to residents to stay indoors. The choking pollution was caused by the ...Northern China is suf
    • Obama meets with China's president as climate summit begins - Washington Post November 30, 2015
      Washington PostObama meets with China's president as climate summit beginsWashington PostPARIS — President Obama kicked off his day at the Paris climate summit with a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping, hailing the two nations for their work on climate change but urging greater Chinese cooperation on cyber-crime and “maritime ...Obama, China
    • Can China's most polluted city lead a green energy revolution? - CNN November 30, 2015
      CNNCan China's most polluted city lead a green energy revolution?CNNOn Monday, the air quality reading (AQI) at one of the city's own monitoring stations stood at nearly 1,000, the worst in the country, according to China's own Ministry of Environmental Protection. According to United Nations guidelines, a reading of ...China Chokes on Smog as
    • Beijing aims to refill medicine chest with 'Made in China' drugs - Reuters November 30, 2015
      ReutersBeijing aims to refill medicine chest with 'Made in China' drugsReutersGiven the 10 years or more it typically takes to bring a new medicine to market, original "Made in China" treatments won't arrive overnight, but multinationals are already encountering more competition from local generic drugs that look set for a ...and mor
    • Exchange of Spies With China Is Positive Sign, Taiwan Says - New York Times November 30, 2015
      ReutersExchange of Spies With China Is Positive Sign, Taiwan SaysNew York TimesMr. Chen said the exchange was a concrete sign of the positive relations across the Taiwan Strait. President Ma Ying-jeou of Taiwan met with President Xi Jinping of China in Singapore on Nov. 7, the first-ever meeting between the leaders of the two sides.Taiwan Says It Has Swapped
    • The Findings of China's Climate Change Report - New York Times November 30, 2015
      New York TimesThe Findings of China's Climate Change ReportNew York TimesAhead of climate change negotiations in Paris, the Chinese government has released its latest scientific assessment of how global warming has affected and is likely to affect China. The 900-page “Third National Climate Change Assessment Report” is the ...China Releases New Report o
    • China's about-face on climate change - BBC News November 30, 2015
      BBC NewsChina's about-face on climate changeBBC NewsWith a hard pledge on peaking carbon emissions and with ever more ambitious targets on installing renewables, China has become one of the countries to watch at this week's Paris conference. The Qinghai Tibet plateau is the heart and lungs of Asia. Here ...and more »
    • Chinese Report on Climate Change Depicts Somber Scenarios - New York Times November 29, 2015
      New York TimesChinese Report on Climate Change Depicts Somber ScenariosNew York TimesBEIJING — Rising seas besieging China's economically vital coastal zones. Mighty feats of infrastructure, like the Three Gorges Dam and railway in Tibet, strained by turbulent rainfall and the melting of frozen earth. And on the Himalayan frontiers ...and more »