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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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    • Philippines feels force of China travel warning - BBC News October 22, 2014
      BBC NewsPhilippines feels force of China travel warningBBC NewsThe beaches and restaurants of Boracay Island are usually bustling with tourists from around the world. But this year, they are quieter than usual. A travel advisory issued by Beijing has caused a sharp fall in arrivals from China. "We are worried and ...and more »
    • China Attack Aims at iCloud, Apple's Service for Storage - New York Times October 22, 2014
      New York TimesChina Attack Aims at iCloud, Apple's Service for StorageNew York TimesHONG KONG — For Apple in China, trouble seems to be the new normal. Cybersecurity monitoring groups and security experts said on Monday that people trying to use Apple's online data storage service, known as iCloud, were the target of a new attack ...China-backed ha
    • Gough Whitlam, Ex-Premier of Australia, Dies at 98 - New York Times October 22, 2014
      New York TimesGough Whitlam, Ex-Premier of Australia, Dies at 98New York TimesSYDNEY, Australia — Gough Whitlam, a former prime minister who introduced free university education and a national health care system in Australia — and who was also known for eclipsing President Richard M. Nixon's 1972 visit to China by turning up ...Thanks for the China boom
    • China's stockmarket - The Economist (blog) October 22, 2014
      GlobalPostChina's stockmarketThe Economist (blog)AMID the sell-off in global equities over the past month, one market has made for an unlikely safe haven. While American, European and Japanese stock indices have fallen by roughly 5-9% since late September, Chinese stocks have been flat. For a market ...China stocks rise on policy support optimism, US re
    • McDonald's CEO acknowledges image problems after tough results - Reuters October 21, 2014
      MarketWatchMcDonald's CEO acknowledges image problems after tough resultsReutersMcDonald's Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa unit said same-restaurant sales tumbled 9.9 percent, after this summer's China supplier scandal pummeled sales around the region. Executives said same-restaurant sales in China fell 22.7 percent during ...China food s
    • UPDATE 9-Oil ends up after China demand news, fragile recovery seen - Reuters October 21, 2014
      CNBCUPDATE 9-Oil ends up after China demand news, fragile recovery seenReutersChina implied oil demand up 6.2 pct to 10.3 mln bpd in September. * China Q4 GDP growth at 7.3 pct, weakest since 2008/09 crisis (Adds API data and Brent reaction, paragraphs 5, 7). By Barani Krishnan. NEW YORK, Oct 21 (Reuters) - Brent crude oil ended ...Oil up after China demand
    • Mixed Economic Signals From China - New York Times October 21, 2014
      New York TimesMixed Economic Signals From ChinaNew York TimesOne figure that Chinese leaders study closely is the number of new jobs. Li Keqiang, China's prime minister, boasted in a speech at a World Economic Forum meeting last month that nearly 10 million urban jobs had been created in the first eight months ...China's economic growth weakest in
    • Apple's iCloud Service Is Under Attack in Mainland China - Wall Street Journal October 21, 2014
      Apple's iCloud Service Is Under Attack in Mainland ChinaWall Street JournalApple Inc. 's iCloud service for users in mainland China has been hit by an attack that could allow perpetrators to intercept and see usernames, passwords and other personal data, activists and security analysts said. Though the perpetrator's identity ...
    • China Growth Seen Slowing Sharply Over Decade - Wall Street Journal October 21, 2014
      China Growth Seen Slowing Sharply Over DecadeWall Street JournalThe truly worrisome long-term factor in China is demographic. The One-Child Policy was instituted 35 years ago. This means increasingly smaller cohorts have been joining the Chinese labor force. My back-of-envelope numbers say the labor force will ...
    • Australia set to help China seize assets of corrupt Chinese officials: reports - Reuters October 21, 2014
      BBC NewsAustralia set to help China seize assets of corrupt Chinese officials: reportsReutersSYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian police have agreed to assist China in the extradition and seizure of assets of corrupt Chinese officials who have fled with hundreds of millions of dollars in illicit funds, the Sydney Morning Herald newspaper reported.China media welcom