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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 Says Former Security Chief Is Under Investigation - New York Times July 29, 2014
      New York TimesChina Says Former Security Chief Is Under InvestigationNew York TimesHONG KONG — President Xi Jinping's campaign against corruption among the Chinese elite took public aim on Tuesday at its biggest target so far, when the Communist Party announced an investigation of Zhou Yongkang, the former head of domestic ...China Puts Ex-Security Chie
    • China Looking Bullish, But Not For Long - Forbes July 29, 2014
      China Looking Bullish, But Not For LongForbesThe market loves a good Chinese stimulus package. It's finally pushed the FTSE China (FXI) exchange traded fund over $41 for the first time since February 2013. It won't last for long, according to analyst from PNC Financial in Pittsburgh. Several ...and more »
    • Government Offices Attacked, Ethnic Han Killed in Far-Western China - Wall Street Journal July 29, 2014
      Wall Street JournalGovernment Offices Attacked, Ethnic Han Killed in Far-Western ChinaWall Street JournalBEIJING—A large group of unknown assailants launched coordinated attacks on government and police buildings in China's far-western Xinjiang region on Monday, leaving dozens of people dead a day before the mostly Muslim area was set to celebrate the .
    • China's Ex-Security Czar Ensnared in Corruption Probe - TIME July 29, 2014
      China's Ex-Security Czar Ensnared in Corruption ProbeTIMEFor years, as head of China's police state, Zhou Yongkang was wrapped in an aura of menace. At his disposal was a $110 billion annual budget for domestic security—more than China's official military spending—as well as reams of dossiers on Communist ...
    • China Xinjiang: Attack 'kills or injures dozens' - BBC News July 29, 2014
      BBC NewsChina Xinjiang: Attack 'kills or injures dozens'BBC NewsDozens of people have been killed or injured in an attack in China's Xinjiang region, state media say. Xinhua news agency said a knife-wielding gang had attacked a police station and government offices in Shache county early on Monday. Local Uighurs as ...China says dozens killed
    • China Probes Microsoft Over Antimonopoly Issues - Wall Street Journal July 29, 2014
      Wall Street JournalChina Probes Microsoft Over Antimonopoly IssuesWall Street JournalIn a statement on Tuesday, China's State Administration for Industry and Commerce said about 100 investigators participated in raids on Microsoft's offices on Monday in the cities of Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu and Guangzhou. It said they confiscated ...With Microso
    • Chinese Corruption Probe Stretches Into Canada - Wall Street Journal July 29, 2014
      Wall Street JournalChinese Corruption Probe Stretches Into CanadaWall Street JournalA Chinese government anticorruption investigation that already has swept aside dozens of officials is now stretching into Canada. A shake-up has hit state-run China National Petroleum Corp.'s Canadian operations and a billion-dollar oil-sands project ...Canadian spy agen
    • Investors Bet on China's Large Property Developers - Wall Street Journal July 29, 2014
      Wall Street JournalInvestors Bet on China's Large Property DevelopersWall Street JournalAs China's real-estate market slows, investors are turning bullish and buying up stocks of large property developers, betting they won't only ride out the storm but also grow. The MSCI China Real Estate Index, which tracks the stocks of mainland ...and more
    • Why did this river in China turn red? - Washington Post July 29, 2014
      Voice of AmericaWhy did this river in China turn red?Washington PostWenzhou is a center for commerce on China's eastern coast. It is also a center of Christian faith in China and is often referred to as China's Jerusalem. After the river water turned red some residents posted on social media that the crimson waters ...China's Wenzhou River Tur
    • China Removes Crosses From Two More Churches in Crackdown - New York Times July 28, 2014
      New York TimesChina Removes Crosses From Two More Churches in CrackdownNew York TimesBEIJING — In another sign of the authorities' efforts to contain one of China's fastest-growing religions, a government demolition campaign against public symbols of the Christian faith has toppled crosses at two more churches in the coastal province ...Chinese pol