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China Current Events: August 9

Typhoon ploughs into China east coast, causes severe destruction A strong typhoon ploughed into China’s eastern coast on Wednesday, the country’s third in a week, knocking down buildings and cutting off power to hundreds of thousands of people, state media said.  Read more US blueprint for war with China flawed and could spark nuclear strikes, […]

China Current Events: July 9

Deaths, rescues at mines in Hunan province Rescuers on Sunday pulled to safety four of about a dozen miners trapped underground for more than three days in a flooded coal mine pit in central China, while seven workers in another mine were killed by an outburst of gas.  Read more Anti-Chinese protests in Vietnam as […]

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 […]

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 expands South China Sea outposts to station ships, establish airfields - Fox News February 26, 2015
      ReutersChina expands South China Sea outposts to station ships, establish airfieldsFox NewsWASHINGTON – China is expanding its outposts in the South China Sea to include stationing for ships and potential airfields as part of its "aggressive" effort to exert sovereignty, the U.S. intelligence chief said Thursday. Director of National ...China doing
    • Americans See China's Economic Power as Diminished Threat - Gallup.com February 26, 2015
      Gallup.comAmericans See China's Economic Power as Diminished ThreatGallup.comPRINCETON, N.J. -- Forty percent of Americans regard "the economic power of China" as a critical threat to the vital interests of the U.S., down from 52% in both 2013 and 2014. Since last year, Americans have shifted more toward viewing China's ...Poll: Public se
    • China imposes one-year ban on ivory imports - BBC News February 26, 2015
      BBC NewsChina imposes one-year ban on ivory importsBBC NewsChina has imposed a one-year ban on the import of ivory, amid criticism that demand among Chinese consumers is fuelling poaching in Africa. The announcement was made by the State Forestry Administration, with officials saying they hoped it would be a ...China Bans Import of Ivory Carvings for One Yea
    • South Korean Island Grows Wary After Welcoming the Chinese - New York Times February 26, 2015
      New York TimesSouth Korean Island Grows Wary After Welcoming the ChineseNew York TimesDAEJEONG, South Korea — Not far from Shin Yong-kyun's strawberry farm are the crumbling remains of an airfield that Japanese colonialists built in the 1930s, to launch air raids against China, and the coastal caves they gouged out to hide their warships.
    • The SEC Caves on China - Wall Street Journal February 26, 2015
      Wall Street JournalThe SEC Caves on ChinaWall Street JournalU.S. stock-market regulators say they promote transparency and fair play, but this month the Securities and Exchange Commission quietly carved out a China-size exception: When Chinese companies list on U.S. markets, basic auditing rules won't apply.and more »
    • Tech firms freak out as China erects barriers - CNNMoney February 26, 2015
      CNNMoneyTech firms freak out as China erects barriersCNNMoneyWestern companies are starting to freak out about moves by China that could prevent them supplying the country's financial industry with technology. Six groups representing European companies and banks have appealed for official help this week. They ...EU and US groups sound alarm on China cyb
    • In China, Civic Groups' Freedom, and Followers, Are Vanishing - New York Times February 26, 2015
      New York TimesIn China, Civic Groups' Freedom, and Followers, Are VanishingNew York TimesBEIJING — First, the police took away the think tank's former graphic designer, then the young man who organized seminars, and eventually its founder. Another employee fled China's capital, fearing he would be forced to testify against his colleagues ...
    • China's Merging Taxi Apps Expect Clear Regulatory Road - Wall Street Journal February 26, 2015
      Wall Street JournalChina's Merging Taxi Apps Expect Clear Regulatory RoadWall Street JournalThe merger of China's two largest taxi-hailing apps won't be subject to a regulatory review, an executive said, while outlining plans to expand services including intercity buses, carpooling and rides for people too drunk to drive. Kuaidi Dache, backed
    • Why China is making life miserable for big US tech - Fortune February 26, 2015
      FortuneWhy China is making life miserable for big US techFortuneThree days later this week, in China, news surfaced that the country has banned government purchases from some of the largest U.S tech firms implicated in the very affairs revealed by Snowden, including most notably Cisco Sistems CSCO -0.47% , but also ...Exclusive: China drops leading tech bran
    • Deadly Attacks in Xinjiang Go Unreported in China - New York Times (blog) February 26, 2015
      New York Times (blog)Deadly Attacks in Xinjiang Go Unreported in ChinaNew York Times (blog)All three occurred in Xinjiang, the region in China's far west where Beijing is waging a wide-ranging crackdown on the Uighur ethnic minority after an upsurge in violence. Some Uighurs, a mostly Muslim, Turkic-speaking group who make up more than 40 ...China has a