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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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      UPDATE 2-Large China copper smelters agree to cut production in 2016ReutersThe nine producers also will ask the state-controlled industry body, the China Nonferrous Metals Industry Association (CNIA), to request Beijing to investigate high-speed trading and malicious short selling of copper contracts traded on the Shanghai ...and more »
    • 'Large' Chinese military fleet flies near Japan islands: media - Yahoo News November 28, 2015
      Yahoo News'Large' Chinese military fleet flies near Japan islands: mediaYahoo NewsWhile there were no further comments from the Japanese ministry, the Yomiuri Shimbun reported that it was "unusual" for China to dispatch such a large fleet close to Japan's airspace and the ministry was analysing the purpose of the mission.China air fo
    • China stocks hit hard, rest of world shrugs - Reuters November 27, 2015
      ReutersChina stocks hit hard, rest of world shrugsReutersSpot yuan CNY=CFXS was changing hands at 6.3952, 56 pips weaker than the previous close and about 0.04 percent away from People's Bank of China's midpoint rate of 6.3915. "It's uncertain if the Chinese government is keen to show the market influence ...Treasuries Rise Amid China Equ
    • Citing Political Reasons, Miss Canada Denied Entry to China - Newsweek November 27, 2015
      NewsweekCiting Political Reasons, Miss Canada Denied Entry to ChinaNewsweekAnastasia Lin, recently coronated as Miss Canada, was denied a visa and access to the island of Hainan, in China, for the opening ceremony of the Miss World contest. The snub especially hit home, given that the Chinese-born Lin is a fervent human ...China says this beauty queen is too
    • China plunges, and it may get worse - CNBC November 27, 2015
      CNBCChina plunges, and it may get worseCNBCThe Shanghai composite closed down 5.5 percent, the worst day since the turmoil in August, on news regulators have launched probes into several brokerage firms and Chinese industrial companies' profits fell 4.6 percent in October. This is on top of a ...
    • China stocks tumble as government probes more big brokers - CNNMoney November 27, 2015
      CNNMoneyChina stocks tumble as government probes more big brokersCNNMoneyStocks slid after Citic Securities, China's largest brokerage, and Guosen Securities confirmed that they're being investigated by the China Securities Regulatory Commission, according to exchange filings. Shares of both brokerages sank 10%, the maximum ...China's Black Fr
    • Chinese executives keep going missing - CNNMoney November 27, 2015
      CNNMoneyChinese executives keep going missingCNNMoneyEarly this year, a respected financial news magazine in China reported that Minsheng's president, Mao Xiaofeng, couldn't be reached after he was detained to help with an investigation. Then, in February, the bank announced in an exchange filing that he ...Vanishing China execs a vexatious mystery
    • Miss World Canada 'barred from China flight' - BBC News November 27, 2015
      BBC NewsMiss World Canada 'barred from China flight'BBC NewsCanada's Miss World contender has said she was barred from boarding a plane from Hong Kong to the Chinese city hosting this year's pageant. Chinese-born Anastasia Lin, 25, says she did not receive an invitation to attend the event, which meant she ...China Bars Anastasia Lin, Mis
    • China's Xi says to shake up military structure in reform push - CNBC November 27, 2015
      CNBCChina's Xi says to shake up military structure in reform pushCNBCChina will shake up its military by establishing a joint operational command structure by 2020 and rejig existing military regions as part of overall reforms, President Xi Jinping said in a comments reported on Thursday. In a lengthy speech carried by ...China's army to get more p
    • China Retools Its Military With a First Overseas Outpost in Djibouti - New York Times November 26, 2015
      New York TimesChina Retools Its Military With a First Overseas Outpost in DjiboutiNew York TimesBEIJING — China announced on Thursday that it would establish its first overseas military outpost and unveiled a sweeping plan to reorganize its military into a more agile force capable of projecting power abroad.China seeks own navy facility in DjiboutiFinancial