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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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    • Lawsuit Over Banned Memoir Asks China to Explain Censorship - New York Times April 25, 2015
      New York TimesLawsuit Over Banned Memoir Asks China to Explain CensorshipNew York TimesBEIJING — When Li Nanyang flew here from Hong Kong two years ago, she brought something eagerly anticipated by many Chinese historians and thinkers: several dozen copies of her father's memoir. In it, Li Rui, a 98-year-old retired Communist Party ...and more »
    • China to provide 110 fighter jets to Pakistan - Economic Times April 25, 2015
      Hindustan TimesChina to provide 110 fighter jets to PakistanEconomic TimesISLAMABAD: Pakistan will acquire 110 latest JF-17 Thunder fighter jets from China as the two countries forge closer economic and defence cooperation following President Xi Jinping's visit here earlier this week, a media report said today. Radio ...China to deliver 50 JF-17 jets to
    • Philippines, China trade accusations over sea threats - Yahoo News April 25, 2015
      The DiplomatPhilippines, China trade accusations over sea threatsYahoo NewsMANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines accused China of aggressive maneuvers against its reconnaissance plane and fishermen in disputed seas where Beijing has stepped up construction of artificial islands, but China reiterated its claim on the ...China, Philippines Spar Over South
    • Mother of Wanting Qu, Gregor Robertson's girlfriend, arrested in China - CBC.ca April 25, 2015
      CBC.caMother of Wanting Qu, Gregor Robertson's girlfriend, arrested in ChinaCBC.caThe mother of Vancouver-based pop star Wanting Qu has been arrested on corruption charges in China. Qu is the girlfriend of Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson, who said Friday that the situation was "very tough." "Obviously it's a personal issue for her .
    • Cheaper Robots, Fewer Workers - New York Times April 24, 2015
      New York TimesCheaper Robots, Fewer WorkersNew York TimesWaves of migrant workers from the countryside filled China's factories for the last three decades and helped make the nation the world's largest manufacturer. But many companies now find themselves struggling to hire enough workers. And for the scarce ...and more »
    • China Has Reason to Be Worried About North Korea's Nukes - TIME April 24, 2015
      TIMEChina Has Reason to Be Worried About North Korea's NukesTIMEReporting published Thursday by the Wall Street Journal suggests that China may be worried—or more worried than normal—about North Korea's nuclear weapons program. Citing “people briefed on the matter,” the paper reported that Chinese experts ...China says seeks to boost trade with iso
    • China, in Suspending Woman's Death Sentence, Acknowledges Domestic Abuse - New York Times April 24, 2015
      New York TimesChina, in Suspending Woman's Death Sentence, Acknowledges Domestic AbuseNew York TimesBEIJING — In an acknowledgment of the problem of domestic abuse in China, a court on Friday suspended the death sentence of a battered woman who had killed her husband, a case that drew international attention and a petition from hundreds of Chinese ...Do
    • China's President to Meet With Head of Taiwan's Governing Party Next Month - New York Times April 24, 2015
      New York TimesChina's President to Meet With Head of Taiwan's Governing Party Next MonthNew York TimesHONG KONG — President Xi Jinping of China, who is also general secretary of the Chinese Communist Party, will meet next month with the chairman of Taiwan's governing party in Beijing, both sides said on Friday, in what would be the first meeti
    • What a send-off: China's funeral strippers told to cover up - CNN International April 24, 2015
      CNN InternationalWhat a send-off: China's funeral strippers told to cover upCNN InternationalIn rural China, hiring exotic dancers to perform at wakes is an increasingly common practice, but is now the latest focus of the country's crackdown on vice. Strippers are invited to perform at funerals, often at great expense, to attract more mourners ...C
    • Mercedes-Benz to Pay Fine in China to Settle Price-Fixing Claims - New York Times April 23, 2015
      New York TimesMercedes-Benz to Pay Fine in China to Settle Price-Fixing ClaimsNew York TimesHONG KONG — Chinese antitrust regulators on Thursday fined Mercedes-Benz 350 million renminbi, accusing the company of fixing prices on luxury cars and some spare parts. The penalty is just the latest for a foreign carmaker in China, the world's ...China Fines Me