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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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    • With US factory and Boston transit deal, inroad for Chinese rail firm - CNBC September 4, 2015
      CNBCWith US factory and Boston transit deal, inroad for Chinese rail firmCNBCChina's biggest rail manufacturing company is setting its sights on the United States, breaking ground on Thursday for a $60 million plant in Springfield, Mass., that will assemble new cars for Boston's subway system. The company, the China Railway ...and more »
    • China has created a monster it can't control - Sydney Morning Herald September 3, 2015
      Sydney Morning HeraldChina has created a monster it can't controlSydney Morning HeraldWhen in trouble, shoot the messenger. This time-honoured approach to dealing with unwelcome news was much in evidence in China this week when nearly 200 people were rounded up and criminally charged with spreading "false" rumours about the stock ...and more »
    • US to hit China hackers before Xi's Washington visit - CNBC September 3, 2015
      CNBCUS to hit China hackers before Xi's Washington visitCNBCThe Obama administration has for months been preparing a raft of sanctions to respond to mounting commercial espionage from China. Three US officials said the sanctions would probably be unveiled next week, just weeks before Chinese President Xi ...and more »
    • Will China Invade Alaska, Canada? Will Russia? - Observer September 3, 2015
      ObserverWill China Invade Alaska, Canada? Will Russia?ObserverBecause the Chinese have been studying the cycles. From generational theorists William Strauss and Neil Howe, they have learned that political/cultural cycles last only 65 years, and then they collapse, cycles first observed by Taoist monks and Roman ...
    • China's Parade Puts US Navy on Notice - DefenseNews.com September 3, 2015
      China's Parade Puts US Navy on NoticeDefenseNews.comTAIPEI — China showcased its growing capability to deny the US Navy access to the maritime domain of both the East China Sea and South China Sea during a celebratory parade Thursday commemorating the 70th anniversary of its victory over imperialist ...and more »
    • Here's how Uber is fighting its rival in China - Fortune September 3, 2015
      FortuneHere's how Uber is fighting its rival in ChinaFortuneCheng Wei, CEO of rival company Didi Kuaidi, told the Wall Street Journal that Kalanick's message during that meeting was: “They had conquered the whole world and would also conquer China.” Cheng said that although Uber had an advantage by entering ...Inside Uber's Fight With Its Chin
    • China Puts On Huge Parade For World War II Anniversary - Huffington Post September 3, 2015
      Huffington PostChina Puts On Huge Parade For World War II AnniversaryHuffington PostBEIJING, Sept 3 (Reuters) -- President Xi Jinping announced on Thursday he would cut troop levels by 300,000 as China held its biggest display of military might in a parade to commemorate victory over Japan in World War Two, an event shunned by most ...China marks Japan WWII
    • Jack Lew: We're going to hold China accountable - CNBC September 3, 2015
      CNBCJack Lew: We're going to hold China accountableCNBCTreasury Secretary Jack Lew, in an exclusive interview with CNBC, diplomatically but firmly criticized China's handling of its currency devaluation. He also said the recent trading turmoil isn't a major concern at this point, but "I keep my eye on the ...and more »
    • China poses threat to global growth, IMF warns - BBC News September 3, 2015
      BBC NewsChina poses threat to global growth, IMF warnsBBC NewsSlower growth in China and continuing stock market uncertainty pose a threat to global economic growth, the International Monetary Fund has warned. China's slowdown appears to have bigger repercussions for other countries than had been expected, the ...IMF Says China Slowdown, Other Risks Thr
    • Five ways India can benefit from China's slowdown - Quartz September 3, 2015
      CNBCFive ways India can benefit from China's slowdownQuartzWith the recent stock market crash, it is clear that China is in the middle of a crisis—and there is no easy way out. As the second largest economy in the world that primarily relies on global demand to drive its growth, China's slowdown will have ...Market meltdown? Don't just blame C