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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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    • China Anticorruption Campaign Targets Party 'Cliques' - Wall Street Journal March 3, 2015
      Wall Street JournalChina Anticorruption Campaign Targets Party 'Cliques'Wall Street JournalThe corruption fight reached deeper into China's armed forces Monday as the military reported that 14 generals were either placed under investigation or convicted by authorities in recent months. Those named ranged from a vice political commissar with ..
    • Chinese shoppers are angry that their luxury Japanese toilet seats are made in ... - Quartz March 3, 2015
      QuartzChinese shoppers are angry that their luxury Japanese toilet seats are made in ...QuartzA weaker yen has boosted Chinese spending in Japan and recently a lot of that money is going to Japanese appliances like toilet lids as well as rice cookers, believed by many mainland shoppers to be superior in function and design than Chinese-made ...Why China
    • China has an ISIS problem - The Week Magazine March 3, 2015
      The Week MagazineChina has an ISIS problemThe Week MagazineXinjiang Autonomous Region is China's westernmost territory. Twice as large as Texas, it was incorporated into China in the 18th century. The Uighur people, the traditional dominant ethnic group, are Central Asians of Turkic origin and predominantly ...and more »
    • China to hold parade, invite leaders to mark end of World War Two - Reuters March 3, 2015
      ReutersChina to hold parade, invite leaders to mark end of World War TwoReutersBEIJING (Reuters) - China will hold a military parade to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two this year and invite the leaders of major countries involved in the war to attend, the foreign ministry said, events probably aimed at Japan.Will Japan Get Invite to Chin
    • China's monetary policy - The Economist (blog) March 3, 2015
      The Economist (blog)China's monetary policyThe Economist (blog)CHINESE monetary policy is rarely straightforward. This weekend's interest cut was no exception. The third loosening move in little more than three months, it should be evident that China is now in all-out easing mode. But in describing its actions ...What to expect from China's pa
    • Britain's Prince William Handles His China Visit With Polish - TIME March 3, 2015
      TIMEBritain's Prince William Handles His China Visit With PolishTIMEDiplomacy is full of awkward moments. But the fact that an English prince met yesterday with “red princeling” Xi Jinping, Chairman of the Chinese Communist Party and the President of the People's Republic of China, is still, if you think about it ...Prince William focuses on footba
    • China tops US at the box office for first time - CNNMoney March 3, 2015
      ForbesChina tops US at the box office for first timeCNNMoneyChina brought in $650 million in box office revenue for February, surpassing sales in the U.S. of $640 million, according to EntGroup, a Chinese entertainment research firm. Chinese theaters pulled in $282 million during the week of Lunar New Year, ...Why We Shouldn't Make Too Much Of China
    • For the US and China, a Test of Diplomacy on South Sudan - New York Times March 3, 2015
      New York TimesFor the US and China, a Test of Diplomacy on South SudanNew York TimesNow, more than a year after South Sudan's leaders plunged their country into a nasty civil war, the nation has become something of a test of diplomacy between the United States and China, raising the question: Can Washington and Beijing turn their ...and more »
    • China Names 14 Generals Suspected of Corruption - New York Times March 3, 2015
      ReutersChina Names 14 Generals Suspected of CorruptionNew York TimesBEIJING — China's military authority on Monday released a list of 14 generals who are under investigation or have been convicted of graft, among them the son of one of China's once highest-ranking generals. The generals were the latest prominent ...China Names More Generals in Anti
    • Why It's So Hard to Stop ISIS Propaganda - The Atlantic March 2, 2015
      The AtlanticWhy It's So Hard to Stop ISIS PropagandaThe AtlanticOn Saturday, Chai Jing, a former television journalist from China, released a feature-length documentary film that, unusually for China, took the government to task. Titled Under the Dome, the video featured Chai giving a presentation on stage, using ...Documentary on Air Pollution Grips Ch