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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 […]

Current Events in China: May 25

Chen Guangcheng’s brother flees guarded village The brother of the blind lawyer Chen Guangcheng has become the second member of the family to escape from their heavily guarded village in northern China.  Read more U.S. soldier, two Chinese charged with smuggling guns to China A member of the U.S. National Guard and two Chinese citizens […]

China Current Events: May 21

China ‘collecting Dalai Lama blood samples’ Chinese agencies are secretly collecting samples of the Dalai Lama’s blood, urine and hair and are stepping up efforts to harm him, the Tibetan government in exile said on Sunday.  Read more Dissident From China Arrives in U.S., Ending an Ordeal Chen Guangcheng, the blind legal advocate who recently […]

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 16

China to increase residential land supplies this year China will increase residential land supplies by more than 20 percent this year in order to further restrain property prices, according to a plan released by land resource authorities Tuesday.  Read more US launches air pollution data in Shanghai The United States consulate in Shanghai has begun […]

China Current Events: May 12

South China Standoff Growing tensions between Beijing, Manila over disputed fishing waters could lead to conflict.  Read more China inflation eases as economy slows China’s economy is slowing further, defying hopes it may have “bottomed out,” with data for April showing sharper than expected declines in investment and industrial production.  Read more No deaths but […]

China Current Events: May 5

China approves silver futures trading China’s securities regulator on Friday approved the trading of silver futures contracts on the Shanghai Futures Exchange (SHFE).  Read more Blind activist free to study abroad: China China said on Friday blind dissident Chen Guangcheng could apply to study abroad, a move praised by U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton […]

China Current Events: May 4

Chen Guangcheng: I want a seat on Hillary Clinton’s plane out of China The United States is under intense pressure to help the leading Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng flee China after he pleaded to be allowed to leave Beijing on Hillary Clinton’s plane.  Read more Romney calls US treatment of Chen Guangcheng ‘dark day for […]

Current Events in China: May 3

Blind activist emerges from US embassy A blind Chinese activist who fled persecution by local officials in his rural town and sparked a diplomatic standoff by holing up in the U.S. embassy for six days emerged Wednesday after U.S. officials said China had assured his safety.  Read more Chen Guangcheng forced to leave US embassy […]

Current Events in China: May 2

9 still trapped in flooded SW China colliery Nine miners were still trapped in the flooded colliery in southwest China’s Guizhou Province, as continuous rainfall has hampered the rescue efforts, local authorities said Tuesday.  Read more Details of Chinese activist’s escape Chen Guangcheng’s blindness was a help and a hindrance as he made his way […]

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    • Gough Whitlam, Leader of Australia Who Built Ties to China, Dies at 98 - New York Times October 23, 2014
      New York TimesGough Whitlam, Leader of Australia Who Built Ties to China, Dies at 98New York TimesSYDNEY, Australia — Gough Whitlam, a former prime minister who introduced free university education and a national health care system in Australia — and who was also known for eclipsing President Richard M. Nixon's 1972 visit to China by turning up ...Whitl
    • China factory activity at 3-month high in October - CNBC October 23, 2014
      CNBCChina factory activity at 3-month high in OctoberCNBCThe closely-watched HSBC's China flash Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) inched up to 50.4 from a final reading of 50.2 in September, beating the consensus forecast for 50.3 and staying above the 50 mark which separates expansion from contraction.UPDATE 2-China flash HSBC PMI edges up in Oct b
    • China Ex-Security Chief Zhou Yongkang Faces Likely Expulsion From ... - Wall Street Journal October 23, 2014
      Wall Street JournalChina Ex-Security Chief Zhou Yongkang Faces Likely Expulsion From ...Wall Street JournalUntil two years ago, Mr. Zhou was one of the nine men who ran China. The former Politburo Standing Committee member who oversaw internal security has since emerged as the poster boy for the president's anticorruption campaign, which has snared ...C
    • Asia stocks hobbled by growth woes, China PMI fails to impress - Reuters October 23, 2014
      ReutersAsia stocks hobbled by growth woes, China PMI fails to impressReutersTOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares sagged on Thursday after a retreat on Wall Street and falling crude oil prices rekindled investor anxiety over slowing global growth, while a mixed picture on Chinese manufacturing failed to impress markets. Japan's ...Asian stocks lower after oil
    • Yan Lianke on Writing in China - New York Times October 23, 2014
      New York TimesYan Lianke on Writing in ChinaNew York TimesBEIJING — China's efforts to promote socialism in the late 1950s and early 1960s resulted in what is euphemistically known as the three years of natural disasters, during which more than 30 million people starved to death. One evening when I was a ...
    • For $10, fill your car with Syracuse China history - The Post-Standard - syracuse.com October 22, 2014
      The Post-Standard - syracuse.comFor $10, fill your car with Syracuse China historyThe Post-Standard - syracuse.comSalina, N.Y. — The public is getting a chance to buy a piece of local history — a whole carload of it, actually. For $10, anyone can fill their cars with some of the last pieces of dinnerware made by Syracuse China at its factory on Court Street
    • China furious after Kenny G appears to back Hong Kong protesters - The Guardian October 22, 2014
      The GuardianChina furious after Kenny G appears to back Hong Kong protestersThe GuardianMusic critics may be contemptuous of Kenny G – full name Kenneth Gorelick – as a populist purveyor of elevator muzak, but his best-selling records are adored in China, where he is a bona fide star, making his endorsement an unusual coup for protest ...Sax and the City: Ke
    • Should America worry about a China-Russia axis? - CNBC October 22, 2014
      CNBCShould America worry about a China-Russia axis?CNBCAs Russia and China continue to forge trade pacts, including the huge $456 billion gas deal with Russian state-owned energy giant Gazprom signed in May, many Westerners are wondering whether this cozy relationship between the two nations is anything ...and more »
    • Why One Forecaster Sees a 'Long, Soft Fall' for China - Businessweek October 22, 2014
      Why One Forecaster Sees a 'Long, Soft Fall' for ChinaBusinessweekChina reported on Tuesday that its economic growth fell to a five-year low. But one forecaster says that's just the beginning. This week the Conference Board issued a 75-page white paper predicting that China's annual growth will dip below 4 percent in ...and more »
    • Mixed Economic Signals From China - New York Times October 21, 2014
      New York TimesMixed Economic Signals From ChinaNew York TimesOne figure that Chinese leaders study closely is the number of new jobs. Li Keqiang, China's prime minister, boasted in a speech at a World Economic Forum meeting last month that nearly 10 million urban jobs had been created in the first eight months ...China GDP Growth Rate Is Slowest in Five