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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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    • China's feud over economic reform reveals depth of Xi Jinping's secret state - The Guardian May 26, 2016
      The GuardianChina's feud over economic reform reveals depth of Xi Jinping's secret stateThe Guardian“The recent People's Daily interview … not only exposes a deep rift between [Xi and Li] … it also shows the power struggle has got so bitter that the president had to resort to the media to push his agenda,” one commentator said in the South Chi
    • Warning sign: China sets currency at 5-year low - CNNMoney May 26, 2016
      CNNMoneyWarning sign: China sets currency at 5-year lowCNNMoneyChina's leaders continue to worry about the country's economy. The rest of the world should too. On Wednesday, China's central bank weakened its currency. It set the reference rate for the yuan at the lowest level in five years. The actual cut was ...Opportunity or threat — the G7
    • China Gorges, Asia Hungers - Bloomberg May 26, 2016
      BloombergChina Gorges, Asia HungersBloombergChina's appetite for debt is taking a toll on its neighbors. While the country's much-hyped financial blow-up has yet to happen, the endless leveraging of its corporations has made them responsible for a record share of dollar and euro bond issuance in ...
    • Obama's Hiroshima Visit Sends the Wrong Message to China - Huffington Post May 25, 2016
      Huffington PostObama's Hiroshima Visit Sends the Wrong Message to ChinaHuffington PostBEIJING — On May 27, President Barack Obama will pay a historic visit to Hiroshima as the first serving U.S. president to visit the Japanese city. Officially, the White House announced the trip will highlight Obama's continued commitment to pursuing a ...and more 
    • Despite threats, China is struggling to get what it wants - CNBC May 25, 2016
      CNBCDespite threats, China is struggling to get what it wantsCNBCBeijing threatened over the weekend to end regular communication with Taiwan unless its new president acknowledges the so-called One China principle. But that threat is unlikely to sway Taipei. Tsai Ing-wen, who leads the Democratic Progressive Party ...China Shames Taiwan's New Female Pre
    • 'Era of blindly following' Mickey Mouse is over, says Chinese billionaire battling Disney - Los Angeles Times May 25, 2016
      Los Angeles Times'Era of blindly following' Mickey Mouse is over, says Chinese billionaire battling DisneyLos Angeles TimesIf Walt Disney Co. executives thought they were going to open a theme park in mainland China without major opposition, they were wrong. Only weeks before the launch of the $5.5-billion Shanghai Disney Resort, a Chinese rival ha
    • China's Leader Wears Many Hats, but Only One Jacket - New York Times May 25, 2016
      New York TimesChina's Leader Wears Many Hats, but Only One JacketNew York TimesOf the many mysteries about China's president, the most evident may be the navy blue, zippered windbreaker that he wears like a second skin. Mao popularized the tunic suit with a tight collar that now bears his name. Deng often wore the Mao suit, while ...
    • Why Obama's Asia trip is not playing well in China - CBS News May 25, 2016
      CBS NewsWhy Obama's Asia trip is not playing well in ChinaCBS NewsBEIJING -- President Obama arrived Wednesday morning in Japan for the next leg of his Asia tour. Air Force One touched down after traveling from Vietnam, where the president announced a new arms deal -- a move that stoked already-high tensions in the ...US Pacific hawk urges keeping a sha
    • Cameron adds to pressure on China over maritime disputes - Financial Times May 25, 2016
      Financial TimesCameron adds to pressure on China over maritime disputesFinancial TimesDavid Cameron arrived at the Group of Seven summit in Japan on Wednesday and added his voice to pressure on China to abide by international law in disputes in the South China Sea. The British prime minister is suspected by the US of toning down ...David Cameron: China must
    • China's Craft Breweries Find They May Have a 5000-Year-Old Relative - New York Times May 25, 2016
      New York TimesChina's Craft Breweries Find They May Have a 5000-Year-Old RelativeNew York TimesHONG KONG — China is abuzz with craft brewing, with small-scale operations popping up around the country and churning out beer tasting of everything from goji berries to green tea. But like many things in China, what's new isn't that new. In this cas