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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 Asks China to Help Rein In Korean Hackers - New York Times December 20, 2014
      New York TimesUS Asks China to Help Rein In Korean HackersNew York TimesWASHINGTON — The Obama administration has sought China's help in recent days in blocking North Korea's ability to launch cyberattacks, the first steps toward the “proportional response” President Obama vowed to make the North pay for the assault on ...Obama Could Hit China to P
    • China's Xiaomi Valued at More Than $45 Billion - Wall Street Journal December 20, 2014
      Wall Street JournalChina's Xiaomi Valued at More Than $45 BillionWall Street JournalHONG KONG—Xiaomi Corp. is raising more than $1 billion in its latest round of funding, valuing the fast-growing Chinese smartphone maker at more than $45 billion and making it one of the most valuable technology startups in the world, a person ...The 'Apple Of China
    • Under Xi, China's Wave of 'Weird Architecture' May Have Peaked - New York Times (blog) December 20, 2014
      New York Times (blog)Under Xi, China's Wave of 'Weird Architecture' May Have PeakedNew York Times (blog)When it opens in two years on Beijing's east side, Chaoyang Park Plaza, a ring of glass towers molded like mountains in a classic Chinese landscape painting and designed by the renowned architect Ma Yansong, will feature apartments, off
    • What BMW's China sales really say about the country's slowing economy - Quartz December 20, 2014
      QuartzWhat BMW's China sales really say about the country's slowing economyQuartzTargets are great motivational tools—to both deceive as well as achieve. In China, the government's promotion system sees local officials overstate their provincial outputs to the tune of a few trillion yuan, for example. It's not just Communist Party ...
    • Xi Jinping defends 'one-China' idea in Macau, amid protests - BBC News December 20, 2014
      BBC NewsXi Jinping defends 'one-China' idea in Macau, amid protestsBBC NewsChinese President Xi Jinping has urged Macau residents to respect the "one-China" policy during a visit to the former Portuguese colony. Mr Xi was marking the 15th anniversary of the territory's return to China. Like neighbouring Hong Kong, Macau is a ...China
    • 10 things to know about China, Latin America and the environment - The Guardian December 20, 2014
      The Guardian10 things to know about China, Latin America and the environmentThe GuardianQuestion: when did contemporary political and media debate start on China's “entry” into the Western hemisphere? Answer: January 1997, when Panama awarded concessions to a Chinese company to operate port facilities on the Atlantic and Pacific coasts ...
    • China offers $3 billion in aid and loans to neighbors: Xinhua - Reuters December 20, 2014
      ReutersChina offers $3 billion in aid and loans to neighbors: XinhuaReutersChinese Premier Li Keqiang said the offer included $1 billion for infrastructure, $490 million for poverty alleviation and $1.6 billion in special loans for China's production capacity export, Xinhua news agency said. During a speech to the fifth ...China to offer funds, producat
    • Dispute between China and Vietnam is felt in Little Saigon - Los Angeles Times December 20, 2014
      Los Angeles TimesDispute between China and Vietnam is felt in Little SaigonLos Angeles TimesFor months, anger has grown among Vietnamese as China has become more assertive in its claim to the Paracel and Spratly islands, which offer rich fishing grounds for countries such as Vietnam and strategic outposts for countries such as China. Reports ...China's
    • China GDP Is Revised 3.4% Higher For Last Year - New York Times December 20, 2014
      Wall Street JournalChina GDP Is Revised 3.4% Higher For Last YearNew York TimesSHANGHAI — China said on Friday that the size of its economy in 2013 was about 3.4 percent larger than previously reported and that gross domestic product reached $9.6 trillion, according to the National Bureau of Statistics. The revision added more ...China Revises Its GDP Calcul
    • China Protests Planned US Sale of Warships to Taiwan - New York Times December 19, 2014
      USNI NewsChina Protests Planned US Sale of Warships to TaiwanNew York TimesA spokesman for China's Foreign Affairs Ministry, Qin Gang, said Friday during a regularly scheduled news conference that China “is firmly opposed to the arms sales by the U.S. to Taiwan.” He added that the warship transfer “brutally interferes in ...China lodges protest after Ob