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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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      Wall Street JournalOnce the Biggest Buyer, China Starts Dumping US Government DebtWall Street JournalCentral banks around the world are selling U.S. government bonds at the fastest pace on record, the most dramatic shift in the $12.8 trillion Treasury market since the financial crisis. Sales by China, Russia, Brazil and Taiwan are the latest sign of ...and m
    • China's Meituan Nears Merger With Rival to Form $15 Billion Company - Wall Street Journal October 7, 2015
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    • Bank of China ordered to release counterfeiters' records - U.S. News & World Report October 7, 2015
      U.S. News & World ReportBank of China ordered to release counterfeiters' recordsU.S. News & World ReportFILE - In this May 11, 2015 file photo, a security guard stands outside a Bank of China branch in Beijing. A New York judge has ordered the Bank of China to hand over detailed information about Chinese bank accounts used by a counterfeiting ri
    • China Dread Loses Bite as Global Shares Jump Most Since 2011 - Bloomberg October 7, 2015
      BloombergChina Dread Loses Bite as Global Shares Jump Most Since 2011BloombergOver the holiday, China's government unveiled measures to boost the property market while official data showed a factory gauge stabilized at a three-year low. Turmoil in the nation's equities, a shock yuan devaluation and a string of weak economic data ...and more »
    • iPhone Malware Is Hitting China. Let's Not Be Next - WIRED October 6, 2015
      WIREDiPhone Malware Is Hitting China. Let's Not Be NextWIREDOver just the last month, Chinese iPhone and iPad owners have been hit with two distinct iOS mass malware infections. Unlike previous spates of iOS-targeted malware, many of those victims hadn't jailbroken their phones to install unauthorized apps. The ...New iOS malware tricks its way ont
    • China is using intimidation tactics at the UN to silence critics - Business Insider October 6, 2015
      Business InsiderChina is using intimidation tactics at the UN to silence criticsBusiness InsiderIn a café lounge at the United Nations complex in Geneva, a Tibetan fugitive was waiting his turn earlier this year to tell diplomats his story of being imprisoned and tortured back home in China. The 43-year-old Buddhist monk, Golog Jigme, had broken ...The Long
    • The Chinese government is cranking up the nationalism after its Nobel win - Quartz October 6, 2015
      New York TimesThe Chinese government is cranking up the nationalism after its Nobel winQuartzThat's according to premier Li Keqiang. Tu's win “reflects our country's comprehensive national power and the uninterrupted rise of China's global influence,” wrote Li in a letter (link in Chinese) to the state's regulatory organization for t
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    • Leaving China out of the TPP is a terrible mistake - Fortune October 6, 2015
      FortuneLeaving China out of the TPP is a terrible mistakeFortuneThose trying to drum up support say the TPP would help the U.S. counter China's influence over the Pacific because it's not a partner of the trade deal. This argument might sound good on Capitol Hill and in other policy forums, but it's incredibly ...US Allies See Trans-Pacific Pa
    • Hong Kong gets fined for booing China's national anthem - Washington Post October 6, 2015
      Financial TimesHong Kong gets fined for booing China's national anthemWashington PostIt's no secret that mainland China is not the most popular place for a vast majority of Hong Kongers. The residents of Hong Kong, a former British colony that is now a special administrative region of China, have chafed at Beijing's rule and grumble ...Mr Li s