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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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      New York TimesUighur Scholar Ilham Tohti Goes on Trial in China on Separatist ChargesNew York TimesURUMQI, China — A prominent ethnic Uighur economics professor from Beijing went on trial Wednesday here in the far western region of Xinjiang on charges of separatism. As the trial of the professor, Ilham Tohti, began in the Urumqi Intermediate People ...China
    • China sentences four for explosives, bid for 'jihad': report - Reuters September 18, 2014
      ReutersChina sentences four for explosives, bid for 'jihad': reportReutersBEIJING (Reuters) - China has sentenced four people to up to 20 years in jail for "plotting terror attacks", state media said, the latest in a wave of rulings as the government accelerates a crackdown on what it says is violence fueled by Islamist ...Minority schola
    • Witnessing the dawn of China's dot-com boom - CNN September 18, 2014
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    • With Much at Stake, Chinese Leader Visits India - New York Times September 18, 2014
      New York TimesWith Much at Stake, Chinese Leader Visits IndiaNew York TimesNEW DELHI — India's new prime minister, Narendra Modi, celebrated his 64th birthday on Wednesday by hosting President Xi Jinping of China in his home state, Gujarat, as the leaders of Asia's two giants laid the foundation for a relationship that will ...China's Presiden
    • What Would It Take To Keep China's Rich At Home? - Forbes September 18, 2014
      What Would It Take To Keep China's Rich At Home?ForbesChina's rich are not terribly happy living at home, according to a Barclays Barclays study reported by CNBC. They want to leave for somewhere else — like Canada or the US. That's certainly bad news for China, as wealth amassed in the domestic economy ...
    • Misunderstanding China - Wall Street Journal September 17, 2014
      Wall Street JournalMisunderstanding ChinaWall Street JournalOn October 1, 1949, Mao Zedong proclaimed the founding of the People's Republic of China while standing atop Beijing's Gate of Heavenly Peace. In the decades that followed, many China watchers in the West confidently predicted the fall of his regime.Even Seemingly Benign Causes Draw China
    • China Central Bank Appears to Inject $81 Billion Into Top Lenders - New York Times September 17, 2014
      BloombergChina Central Bank Appears to Inject $81 Billion Into Top LendersNew York TimesHONG KONG — With industrial production growing at the slowest pace since the worst of the global financial crisis and foreign direct investment in a tailspin, China appears to have taken the unusual step of using monetary stimulus in an attempt to ...China Joins ECB in Ad
    • China refuses to explain whereabouts of envoy to Iceland - The Guardian September 17, 2014
      The GuardianChina refuses to explain whereabouts of envoy to IcelandThe GuardianChina's foreign ministry has refused to address the whereabouts of its ambassador to Iceland after reports he has been detained for giving secrets to Japan. Ma Jisheng left Reykjavik for China in January this year but did not return in March as expected.China's ambassad
    • Asian Shares Gain on China Stimulus - Wall Street Journal September 17, 2014
      Economic TimesAsian Shares Gain on China StimulusWall Street JournalThe cash injection to China's five major state-owned banks follows a slew of weak economic data from earlier in the week, including a report showing foreign direct investment in China was at its lowest level in more than four years. The move by the ...China shares rise on strong banks,
    • Ahead Of Alibaba: The Chinese Economy - Forbes September 16, 2014
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