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Current Events in China: April 12

Surname of Ex-Official’s Wife Adds New Twist to Mystery Chinese women, like Chinese men, are identified by their surnames followed by their given names. When Chinese women marry, they almost never take their husband’s family name, and instead keep their own, which is typically that of their father’s family. China purges Bo from power, investigates […]

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    • Three arrested at Hong Kong anti-China protest, scuffles with police - Reuters March 1, 2015
      Voice of AmericaThree arrested at Hong Kong anti-China protest, scuffles with policeReutersProtesters in Yuen Long, in Hong Kong's New Territories just a stone's throw from mainland China, chanted to "cancel the multiple-entry permit" and "topple the Chinese Communist Party" as they complained against so-called parallel traders,
    • Documentary on Air Pollution Grips China - New York Times (blog) March 1, 2015
      New York Times (blog)Documentary on Air Pollution Grips ChinaNew York Times (blog)Over the weekend, many millions of Chinese watched, gripped and outraged, a 104-minute video that begins with a slight woman in jeans and a white blouse walking onto a stage dimly lit in blue. The woman, Chai Jing, shows the somber-looking audience a ...Former State TV Reporter
    • Prince William To Tackle China Wildlife Trade - Sky News March 1, 2015
      International Business Times UKPrince William To Tackle China Wildlife TradeSky NewsTrade will be one focus but he is also expected to tackle China's role in ending the illegal wildlife trade. He will represent the Queen as well as the Government for some engagements, but for others he will be an ambassador for British business at a ...Prince William in
    • India raises defence budget modestly as it confronts China challenge - Reuters March 1, 2015
      ReutersIndia raises defence budget modestly as it confronts China challengeReutersAfter years of neglect, India is trying to narrow the military gap with China, which has been building up its fleet of ships and submarines making forays in the Indian Ocean. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, unveiling the federal budget for 2015/16, said ...India's Economy C
    • China factory sector shrinks in February, official PMI shows - CNBC March 1, 2015
      CNBCChina factory sector shrinks in February, official PMI showsCNBCDespite the raft of stimulus moves, a newspaper owned by the central bank warned on Wednesday that China is dangerously close to slipping into deflation, highlighting the nervousness among policymakers about a sputtering economy that is not gaining ...China's Official Manufacturing PMI
    • China Takes the Easy Way Out - Wall Street Journal March 1, 2015
      Wall Street JournalChina Takes the Easy Way OutWall Street JournalChina's central bank is starting to seem in a hurry to loosen policy. That is a worrying sign for its economy. The People's Bank of China on Saturday night cut benchmark lending and deposit rates, each by a quarter percentage point. It is the third ...China central bank steps up easi
    • Root seller: American ginseng has a loyal Chinese clientele - Los Angeles Times March 1, 2015
      Los Angeles TimesRoot seller: American ginseng has a loyal Chinese clienteleLos Angeles TimesOne of the most popular holiday gifts in China is ginseng, stamped with an unusual guarantee: 100% American. Few consumers are more faithful to American products than Chinese users of ginseng: the U.S. exported $77.3 million in ginseng roots last year, ...
    • China's Neighbors Bulk Up Militaries - Wall Street Journal February 28, 2015
      Wall Street JournalChina's Neighbors Bulk Up MilitariesWall Street JournalMANILA—China's neighbors are moving forward with the modernization of their militaries with new fighter jets, submarines and other hardware, even as Beijing has tried to tamp down territorial tensions in the region. The military buildup is an ...and more »
    • China advisory body ousts former top Hu Jintao aide - Reuters February 28, 2015
      ReutersChina advisory body ousts former top Hu Jintao aideReutersBEIJING (Reuters) - China expelled a disgraced senior aide to former President Hu Jintao from a high-profile advisory body on Saturday, the official Xinhua news agency reported on its website, marking the latest step in a significant political scandal.China's Xi's Speedy Power Consoli
    • Mutual Suspicion Mars Tech Trade With China - New York Times February 28, 2015
      New York TimesMutual Suspicion Mars Tech Trade With ChinaNew York TimesBEIJING — At an elegant guesthouse here recently, China's top Internet regulator entertained ambassadors and diplomats with platters of tempura and roast on a spit, unusual lavishness in an era of official austerity in China, to celebrate the Chinese ...