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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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    • US Navy alarmed at Beijing's 'Great Wall of Sand' in South China Sea - Washington Post April 1, 2015
      Fox NewsUS Navy alarmed at Beijing's 'Great Wall of Sand' in South China SeaWashington PostBEIJING — China is building “a Great Wall of Sand” through an unparalleled program of land reclamation in the South China Sea, raising concerns about the possibility of military confrontation in the disputed waters, according to the commander of the U ..
    • Petrobras Signs $3.5 Billion Accord With China Development Bank - Bloomberg April 1, 2015
      Bidness ETCPetrobras Signs $3.5 Billion Accord With China Development BankBloombergPetrobras, as Brazil's state-run producer is known, signed a finance contract with the China Development Bank for $3.5 billion, the first part of an accord to be implemented this year and in 2016, according to a regulatory filing Wednesday. That ...Brazil's Petrobras
    • Chinese flock to USA to give birth to US citizens - USA TODAY April 1, 2015
      USA TODAYChinese flock to USA to give birth to US citizensUSA TODAYAt least 500 companies offered "birth tourism" services in China last year, the Shanghai newspaper National Business Daily reported. While there are no official statistics, the number of Chinese citizens heading to the USA to give birth likely is in ...and more »
    • China Tries to Clean Up E-Commerce - Wall Street Journal April 1, 2015
      Wall Street JournalChina Tries to Clean Up E-CommerceWall Street JournalBEIJING—China is tightening control over the largely unregulated world of Chinese e-commerce, a booming sector that has built up behemoths such as Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. but also contributed to the proliferation of fake and substandard goods and ...and more »
    • What Yemen's crisis reveals about China's growing global power - Washington Post (blog) April 1, 2015
      New York Times (blog)What Yemen's crisis reveals about China's growing global powerWashington Post (blog)On Tuesday, Xinhua news agency reported that more than 500 Chinese nationals who were evacuated from Yemen had arrived safely in the city of Djibouti. The evacuees had been picked up by a Chinese fleet Sunday and Monday, fleeing an increasingly 
    • Chinese Taxi-Hailing App's Valuation Soars to $8.75 Billion - Wall Street Journal April 1, 2015
      Wall Street JournalChinese Taxi-Hailing App's Valuation Soars to $8.75 BillionWall Street JournalHONG KONG—U.S. hedge funds are jumping on board China's dominant taxi-hailing app business, putting an $8.75 billion valuation on the Chinese startup. Coatue Management LLC is leading a consortium of investors buying about $600 million of shares ...and
    • Weak demand hits China factory, services firms in March, more easing seen - Reuters April 1, 2015
      ReutersWeak demand hits China factory, services firms in March, more easing seenReutersThree separate surveys showed Chinese companies shed jobs last month as they struggled with soft demand and deflationary pressures, suggesting that economic growth may have slipped below 7 percent in the first quarter of 2015, which would be the ...Better looking PMIs beli
    • Jack Lew: China's currency is not ready for prime time - CNNMoney April 1, 2015
      CNNMoneyJack Lew: China's currency is not ready for prime timeCNNMoneyU.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said Tuesday that China's yuan is not yet ready to join an elite grouping of currencies used by the International Monetary Fund. China has expressed interest in having the yuan included in the IMF's Special Drawing ...U.S. allies rush to join
    • China banking checkmate? - Aljazeera.com March 31, 2015
      Aljazeera.comChina banking checkmate?Aljazeera.comThe list is growing ever longer of countries eager to sign up to a new China-led investment bank. Beijing set Tuesday as the deadline for those wishing to become a founding member of what's called the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank. The UK, India ...Japan, Sticking With US, Says It Won't Join
    • China's stock market sure looks like a bubble - Washington Post (blog) March 31, 2015
      China's stock market sure looks like a bubbleWashington Post (blog)China's housing bubble is starting to pop, so, right on cue, its stock bubble is starting to re-inflate. Now they're nowhere near their 2007 highs—in fact, they're barely halfway there—but Chinese stocks are still looking plenty frothy right now ...