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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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    • After Overwhelming US Visa Program, Where Will China's Emigrants Go Next? - Wall Street Journal (blog) August 29, 2014
      Wall Street Journal (blog)After Overwhelming US Visa Program, Where Will China's Emigrants Go Next?Wall Street Journal (blog)Wealthy Chinese hoping to move abroad have overwhelmed the immigration departments of the U.S. and Canada—their favorite destinations—this year. But will China's rich who want a visa head elsewhere or will they hold out for t
    • China's toilet paper makers flush with cash - Forbes August 29, 2014
      ForbesChina's toilet paper makers flush with cashForbesChinese consumers are well known for their interest in luxury goods, but enterprising manufacturers are now rushing to take advantage of their more private interest in other comforts of modern life. In the country that invented papermaking, the use of ...
    • In China, Detecting Fraud Riskier Than Doing It - New York Times August 29, 2014
      In China, Detecting Fraud Riskier Than Doing ItNew York TimesIt can be very risky to do things in China that are taken for granted in other countries. Kun Huang, a Chinese-born Canadian citizen, is back in Vancouver after spending two years in a Chinese jail. His crime was contributing to research that led his ...
    • In China, Dueling Scholarship Programs From Billionaires - New York Times August 28, 2014
      In China, Dueling Scholarship Programs From BillionairesNew York TimesMr. Schwarzman approached Zhang Xin, the chief executive of SOHO China, one of Beijing's largest real estate developers, when they both attended the World Economic Forum last January in Davos, Switzerland. Instead of giving money to Mr. Schwarzman's ...and more »
    • China Considers Opening Up Stock Market Further - Wall Street Journal August 28, 2014
      Wall Street JournalChina Considers Opening Up Stock Market FurtherWall Street JournalAny inclusion would also be a boost to the 640 billion yuan ($140 billion) RQFII program that was started in 2011 and now acts as one of the two main gateways for fund managers looking to invest in China's markets. Beijing is also pressing ahead with ...and more »
    • Natural gas in China - The Economist August 28, 2014
      Natural gas in ChinaThe EconomistChina has found that replicating America's shale strategy—even with American help—is harder than it expected. Fracking works by injecting millions of gallons of water, sand and chemicals into horizontal wells at high pressure, fracturing the shale ...and more »
    • ​China vows to respond to US surveillance flights - CBS News August 28, 2014
      CBS News​China vows to respond to US surveillance flightsCBS NewsBEIJING - China said Thursday it will continue responding to U.S. military surveillance flights off its coast, rejecting American accusations that one of Beijing's fighter jets acted recklessly in intercepting a U.S. Navy plane last week. Defense ...China Warns US Over Surveillance Flights
    • Canadian couple detained in China were spies disguised as 'ordinary citizens ... - The Globe and Mail August 28, 2014
      Canadian couple detained in China were spies disguised as 'ordinary citizens ...The Globe and Mail4, but not formally arrested, and China has offered little information on what they are accused of doing. The Christian couple ran a coffee shop near the border with North Korea, worked to bring humanitarian aid into that secretive country and worked ...and
    • China says 'no change' in policy on improving ties with Japan - Reuters August 28, 2014
      ReutersChina says 'no change' in policy on improving ties with JapanReutersChina's foreign ministry was asked to respond to a speech on Wednesday in which Fukuda described his recent meetings with Chinese leaders, and added that both sides had shown the same sense of crisis over Sino-Japanese ties. But Chinese foreign ...With an Eye on China,
    • Exclusive: Microsoft CEO Nadella to visit China amid antitrust probe - source - Reuters August 28, 2014
      ReutersExclusive: Microsoft CEO Nadella to visit China amid antitrust probe - sourceReutersIt is not clear if Nadella, who took over as Microsoft CEO in February, will meet with any Chinese government representatives as part of his visit, or try to resolve issues with the State Administration for Industry and Commerce (SAIC), one of China's ...China Pla