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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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    • Chinese Spies Expand Operations in Taiwan - DefenseNews.com January 25, 2015
      DefenseNews.comChinese Spies Expand Operations in TaiwanDefenseNews.comTAIPEI — As relations continue to expand between China and Taiwan since the election of Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou in 2008, so does espionage. With the 2009 Economic Cooperation Framework Agreement, cross-strait ties have flourished.Caught in Rising China's CentrifugeCaixin MediaU
    • Barack Obama's India visit aimed at containing China: Think tank - Economic Times January 25, 2015
      Barack Obama's India visit aimed at containing China: Think tankEconomic TimesBEIJING: As US President Barack Obama arrived in India for an unprecedented second visit, a wary Beijing kept a close watch on its outcome amid commentaries by official think tanks here that the trip is aimed at containing China but New Delhi will not ...and more »
    • 'Hobbit' Storms China; 'Sniper' Takes Out More Records: International Box Office - Deadline.com January 25, 2015
      Deadline.com'Hobbit' Storms China; 'Sniper' Takes Out More Records: International Box OfficeDeadline.comWith a record-breaking China bow of $49.5M, The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies was the top movie this frame internationally, followed by Taken 3, American Sniper, Big Hero 6 and Penguins Of Madagascar. New were day-and-date relea
    • China buying more iPhones than US - Financial Times January 25, 2015
      ValueWalkChina buying more iPhones than USFinancial TimesAnalysts estimate that the US tech group reached the turning point in iPhone sales after expanding its presence in China last year via a deal with China Mobile, the country's largest network operator, and after the release of the latest iPhone 6 in the ...Apple Will Announce It Has Sold More iPhon
    • US to impose big tariffs on China and Taiwan for dumping solar panels on market - Computerworld January 25, 2015
      Focus Taiwan News ChannelUS to impose big tariffs on China and Taiwan for dumping solar panels on marketComputerworldThe U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) has voted to uphold earlier findings that Chinese and Taiwanese photovoltaic manufacturers have been saturating their market with low-cost photovoltaic (PV) panels. The ruling follows a similar one
    • Despite a Crackdown, Use of Illegal Drugs in China Continues Unabated - New York Times January 25, 2015
      New York TimesDespite a Crackdown, Use of Illegal Drugs in China Continues UnabatedNew York Timeshe asked a passer-by, before offering his wares: cocaine, ecstasy and crystal methamphetamine, all highly illegal in China. The man was but one of several drug dealers who are a fixture in Sanlitun, one of Beijing's diplomatic districts, just down the ...and
    • A Game Changer for China and India in Sri Lanka? - The Diplomat January 25, 2015
      The DiplomatA Game Changer for China and India in Sri Lanka?The DiplomatThe docking last September of a Chinese naval submarine in Colombo turned heads in New Delhi, just as the new government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi was still getting up to speed. The event underlined the magnitude of Chinese influence in Sri ...and more »
    • One Clip, Two Views of China - The Atlantic January 25, 2015
      One Clip, Two Views of ChinaThe AtlanticThis item from The Nanfang, a site covering the big cities of southernmost China (nanfang, or 南方 = "southward"), does a nice job of conveying the discouraging and enlivening aspects of China that so often coexist. Discouraging: the latest tightening ...
    • Hard times return as China bids to bring its economic miracle to an end - The Guardian January 25, 2015
      The GuardianHard times return as China bids to bring its economic miracle to an endThe GuardianChina's president, Xi Jinping, calls it the “new normal” – but strikes are increasing, wages going unpaid and businesses are struggling to survive as the vast economy adjusts to a more sedate pace of growth after more than a decade of explosive expansion.Sizin
    • Chinese Officials Shrug Off Concerns Over Economic Slowdown - Wall Street Journal January 24, 2015
      Wall Street JournalChinese Officials Shrug Off Concerns Over Economic SlowdownWall Street JournalChinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang set the tone on Wednesday when he said in a speech that China's economy is entering a “new normal” of slower but healthier growth. He assured that the slowdown won't cause a systemic crisis and the economy won't ..