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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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    • Human rights groups attack China draft security law - Financial Times May 24, 2015
      Financial TimesHuman rights groups attack China draft security lawFinancial TimesThe vaguely worded draft law “includes a broad and ill-defined definition of 'national security', and provisions that would allow prosecution of dissenting views, religious beliefs, information online, and challenges to China's 'cyber sovereignty ...
    • Apple Maps in China offer a sneak peek at what's in store for Maps in iOS 9 - Apple Insider May 24, 2015
      Apple InsiderApple Maps in China offer a sneak peek at what's in store for Maps in iOS 9Apple InsiderBizarrely enough, Apple's Maps in China are better than Apple Maps in Europe or the United States. Those improvements are likely to trickle back to the rest of us in enhancements due for iOS 9 and the next OS X (as well as in the navigation maps on
    • Sterile mosquitoes released in China to fight dengue fever - The Guardian May 24, 2015
      The GuardianSterile mosquitoes released in China to fight dengue feverThe GuardianThis spring, a team of scientists has been driving around a small island in Guangzhou, southern China, releasing more than half a million mosquitoes from plastic pots on board trucks. Rather than chasing the researchers away, families have welcomed ...
    • China, Taiwan meet to promote solid relations, economic gains - Los Angeles Times May 23, 2015
      Los Angeles TimesChina, Taiwan meet to promote solid relations, economic gainsLos Angeles TimesNegotiators from Taiwan and China met Saturday in an effort to maintain momentum for better relations that have resulted in economic gains. The ministers, appearing keen to sustain seven years of closer ties, discussed privately topics such as tourism ...Protesters
    • China's CO2 emissions have been plummeting lately. What's going on? - Vox May 23, 2015
      VoxChina's CO2 emissions have been plummeting lately. What's going on?VoxArguably the most important climate story in the world right now is the question of what's happening in China. A recent analysis by Greenpeace International found that China's carbon dioxide emissions have plunged nearly 5 percent, year over year, in ...and more »
    • China, Peru and Brazil mull Amazon railway - BBC News May 23, 2015
      BBC NewsChina, Peru and Brazil mull Amazon railwayBBC NewsA Chinese scheme to build an east-west railway across South America, cutting across parts of the Amazon rain forest, has moved a step closer after Peru agreed to study the proposal. The scheme would link Peru's Pacific coast with Brazil's Atlantic shores.China and Peru agree to study transco
    • The scramble for the South China Sea - Aljazeera.com May 23, 2015
      Aljazeera.comThe scramble for the South China SeaAljazeera.comChina claims nearly all of the South China Sea, on the basis of lines on Chinese maps published in the 1940s and locking it into disputes with several Southeast Asian neighbours. On the face of it, it looks like China is trying to annex the area. It is ...US Flies Over a Chinese Project at Sea, an
    • China Floods Leave At Least 57 Dead, 13 Missing - Huffington Post May 23, 2015
      The GuardianChina Floods Leave At Least 57 Dead, 13 MissingHuffington PostBEIJING (AP) — The death toll in China's latest round of flooding has risen to at least 57, including two schoolchildren aboard a bus carrying more than twice its authorized passenger load that plunged into a pond, authorities said Saturday. At least ...Dozens dead in China floodi
    • China says US South China Sea actions 'irresponsible, dangerous' - Reuters May 22, 2015
      ReutersChina says US South China Sea actions 'irresponsible, dangerous'Reuters"China will continue to closely monitor the relevant area and take the necessary and appropriate measures to prevent harm to the safety of China's islands and reefs as well as any sea and air accidents." A Pentagon spokesman called the mission "routine
    • China cracks down on cleavage at cosplay convention - CNN May 22, 2015
      CNNChina cracks down on cleavage at cosplay conventionCNN(CNN) Organizers of Asia's largest digital entertainment expo -- where scantily clad models usually dress up as characters from comic books, movies and video games -- say they will levy a fine of $800 on women who reveal "more than two centimeters of ...and more »