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China Current Events: August 4

China jails Muslim Uyghurs on charges of inciting ‘holy war’ Courts in a restive region of west China with a large Muslim population have jailed 20 people for up to 15 years for using the Internet to incite separatism and “holy war,” state media said Thursday.  Read more China bans foreign remakes as it cracks […]

China Current Events: July 10

Chinese bloggers embroiled in park brawl A group of China’s leading opinion-makers and intellectuals became embroiled in a violent fracas thanks to a simmering feud between rival internet bloggers.  Read more Chinese Wind Power Company Eyes Vestas’ Assets Ming Yang Wind Power Group seeks to buy market-leading equipment maker.  Read more China GDP to Rebound […]

China Current Events: June 15

China’s manned deep-sea submersible sets national dive record China’s manned deep-sea submersible Jiaolong dived a national record depth in Mariana Trench, which meant it went deeper than 5,188 meters it reached last July, at about 11:39 a.m. local time (0139 GMT) Friday.  Read more China ‘carrying out exercises on border of North Korea’ Chinese troops […]

China Current Events: June 1

‘China detains hundreds in Tibet over self-immolation protests’ Hundreds of people have been detained in Lhasa after two men set themselves on fire in the Tibetan regional capital on Sunday in protest against Chinese rule, a US-based broadcaster reported.  Read more Air Pollution Fuels Hospital Visits in Hong Kong Deteriorating air quality in Hong Kong […]

Current Events in China: May 1

Chinese scientists turn kitchen waste into fuel Researchers in east China’s Zhejiang Province are working on a project that aims to convert kitchen waste into biofuel.  Read more China censors activist-related Web searches Chinese censors Monday blocked Web searches of a host of terms related to blind activist Chen Guangcheng, from his name to “Shawshank […]

China Current Events: April 16

Old Harrovian expat killed in China ‘had affair with the wife of party chief and feared for his life’ British businessman Neil Heywood was killed on the orders of a powerful Chinese politician who discovered the Old Harrovian was having an affair with his wife, it was claimed yesterday. Read more Neil Heywood was poisoned […]

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    • For China's disabled, jobs are hard to find - Washington Post August 27, 2014
      For China's disabled, jobs are hard to findWashington PostBEIJING — For decades, jobs for the disabled in China have mostly been limited to masseuses, matchbox makers and hairdressers. And today, the few skills-training programs the government offers remain in those areas. Unemployment remains a daunting ...
    • China's Supersonic Submarine? Not Gonna Happen - TIME August 26, 2014
      Daily MailChina's Supersonic Submarine? Not Gonna HappenTIMEAnd despite what you have been reading practically everywhere today, no, China won't be deploying a submarine capable of moving at 6,100 mph (9,800 k/h) and covering the distance from Shanghai to San Francisco in 100 minutes—at least not in anything ...China reveals plans for 'superso
    • US, Chinese officials to meet at Pentagon after jet intercept - Reuters August 26, 2014
      ReutersUS, Chinese officials to meet at Pentagon after jet interceptReutersLast Tuesday, a Chinese fighter pilot flew acrobatic maneuvers around the U.S. Navy's P-8 Poseidon anti-submarine and reconnaissance plane, crossing over and under it in international airspace over the South China Sea, the Pentagon said. At one point ...
    • China's Reckless Military - Wall Street Journal August 26, 2014
      Wall Street JournalChina's Reckless MilitaryWall Street JournalThat's how Pentagon spokesman Admiral John Kirby describes last week's encounter in which a Chinese fighter jet maneuvered, much like Tom Cruise's character in "Top Gun," within 20 feet of a U.S. Navy reconnaissance plane over the South China Sea.Beijing to talk toug
    • China Is Awash in Grain Crops - Wall Street Journal August 26, 2014
      Wall Street JournalChina Is Awash in Grain CropsWall Street Journal"Chinese officials always talk about having a big harvest," said Fred Gale, an economist at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. "That sounds like a good thing, as they have been worried about supply keeping up with demand. But now, China seems to be ...and more »
    • Chinese reportedly working on submarine that would 'fly' in an 'air bubble' - Washington Post August 26, 2014
      Chinese reportedly working on submarine that would 'fly' in an 'air bubble'Washington PostThe reported plans for the super-fast Chinese submarine draw on research that reaches back to the Cold War on “supercavitation,” a technology that creates a friction-less air “bubble” around a vessel that allows it to “fly” underwater, facilitating .
    • China's restive far west hopes to win hearts with 'Princess Fragrant' cartoon - CNN August 26, 2014
      CNNChina's restive far west hopes to win hearts with 'Princess Fragrant' cartoonCNNHong Kong (CNN) -- China has struggled to contain ethnic tensions in the far northwest region of Xinjiang, recently launching a crackdown after a series of violent attacks left hundreds dead in recent months. But authorities think they may have found a ...China
    • China's 'Great Wall' Takes A Hit At US Heavyweight Boxing - NPR August 26, 2014
      NPRChina's 'Great Wall' Takes A Hit At US Heavyweight BoxingNPRHis promoters call him the soon-to-be Yao Ming of American boxing. But JianJun Dong — his real name — just prefers Taishan, because someday he hopes to tower over the sport of heavyweight boxing like Mount Taishan over China's Shandong province.and more »
    • Australian tycoon Clive Palmer 'sorry' for China 'mongrel' rant - CNN August 26, 2014
      CNNAustralian tycoon Clive Palmer 'sorry' for China 'mongrel' rantCNN(CNN) -- Outspoken Australian billionaire tycoon and politician Clive Palmer has apologized for his verbal attack on China during a television interview last week, when he called Chinese people "mongrels" who "shoot their own people." The leader of th
    • China seizes 30000 tons of chicken feet tainted by hydrogen peroxide - CNN August 26, 2014
      CNNChina seizes 30000 tons of chicken feet tainted by hydrogen peroxideCNNHong Kong (CNN) -- In the latest stomach-churning food scandal to hit China, authorities have seized over 30,000 tons of chicken feet contaminated with hydrogen peroxide, according to state media. Thirty eight people have been arrested on charges of ...China police seize 30000 tonnes o