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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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    • India Cancels Media Dialogue With China After Border Stand-Off - NDTV September 22, 2014
      Zee NewsIndia Cancels Media Dialogue With China After Border Stand-OffNDTV"Due to unavoidable complications, we have had to postpone the India-China Media Exchange. We thank you all for agreeing to participate on Sep 24th -- and dinner -- and we will call on your participation again when we hold the event. But for now, it ...Modi govt cancels media dial
    • China media: Alibaba's global ambitions - BBC News September 22, 2014
      BBC NewsChina media: Alibaba's global ambitionsBBC NewsPapers see internet giant Alibaba's debut on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) as "China's rise" in the global market. Shares in Alibaba, China's main online retailer, started trading on the NYSE on Friday significantly above their initial price ...The Great Walmart of Chin
    • China Clamps Down on Web, Pinching Companies Like Google - New York Times September 22, 2014
      New York TimesChina Clamps Down on Web, Pinching Companies Like GoogleNew York TimesThe increasingly pervasive blocking of the web, together with other problems like severe air pollution in China's urban centers, has led some businesses to transfer employees to regional hubs with more open and speedier Internets, like Singapore. And ...China tightens We
    • Retiring Li Na Has Eyes on Business, and Future of Tennis in China - New York Times September 22, 2014
      Wall Street Journal (blog)Retiring Li Na Has Eyes on Business, and Future of Tennis in ChinaNew York TimesLi hopes the academy will reflect Western coaching methods, which she preferred to the techniques of her critical Chinese instructors. She also expressed a desire for her venture to have a philanthropic tilt, with a focus on underprivileged children ...C
    • 'Deadly blasts' in China's restive Xinjiang region - BBC News September 22, 2014
      BBC News'Deadly blasts' in China's restive Xinjiang regionBBC NewsTwo people have been killed and others hurt in a series of blasts in China's Xinjiang region, Chinese media say. A local Communist Party news site said the blasts took place on Sunday in at least three locations in Luntai county. Xinjiang has seen ...
    • Deadly blasts strike China's Xinjiang - Aljazeera.com September 22, 2014
      Aljazeera.comDeadly blasts strike China's XinjiangAljazeera.comAt least three explosions have been reported in China's Xinjiang province, killing two people and injuring several more, Chinese state media has said. An explosion hit a shopping area on Sunday in Luntai county, on the northern edge of the Taklamakan ...China's Restive Xinjiang Reg
    • Echoing Tiananmen, 17-year-old Hong Kong student prepares for democracy ... - CNN September 22, 2014
      CNNEchoing Tiananmen, 17-year-old Hong Kong student prepares for democracy ...CNNHong Kong (CNN) -- He's one of the fieriest political activists in Hong Kong — he's been called an "extremist" by China's state-run media — and he's not even old enough to drive. Meet 17-year-old Joshua Wong, a skinny, bespectacled teen whose meager
    • China and Iran to Conduct Joint Naval Exercises in the Persian Gulf - New York Times September 21, 2014
      The Times of IsraelChina and Iran to Conduct Joint Naval Exercises in the Persian GulfNew York TimesOn Sunday, Xinhua, the official Chinese news agency, reported that Chinese Navy ships involved in protecting shipping in the Gulf of Aden stopped at an Iranian port on Saturday for a “friendly visit.” One of the vessels was the Changchun, a guided ...Iran, Chi
    • Microsoft Delays Xbox One's Launch In China - Forbes September 21, 2014
      ForbesMicrosoft Delays Xbox One's Launch In ChinaForbesMicrosoft Microsoft has waited until practically the last possible minute to delay the launch of the Xbox One in China, originally slated to be released this Tuesday, September 23rd. Now they're saying it will be out in the country before the end of ...Microsoft delays Xbox One's China lau
    • Alibaba's Success Is Another Wake-Up Call From China To Americans. Hear It? - Forbes September 21, 2014
      Alibaba's Success Is Another Wake-Up Call From China To Americans. Hear It?ForbesI grew up in New England, a part of the U.S. with relatively few connections to China compared with, say, California. I've lived here in Shanghai for almost the past dozen years, been in Asia even longer, and regularly try to get one of my sisters back ...and more »