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Current Events in China: April 6

Drought plagues 13 Chinese provinces China’s ongoing severe drought has hit 13 Chinese provinces, having an adverse impact on agricultural production, the country’s drought relief authorities said Thursday.  As of Thursday, the dry spell has left 7.82 million people and 4.58 million head of livestock without adequate drinking water in provinces including Yunnan, Sichuan, Hebei, […]

China Current Events: April 5

Giant feathered dinosaur Yutyrannus discovered in China It is by far the biggest feathered dinosaur ever to have been unearthed and raises intriguing questions as to why some of these scaly reptiles developed plumage. Three nearly complete skeletons of the dinosaur have been uncovered in beds of sediment in Liaoning province, northeastern China, scientists reported […]

China Current Events: April 3

Chinese Insider Offers Rare Glimpse of U.S.-China Frictions The senior leadership of the Chinese government increasingly views the competition between the United States and China as a zero-sum game, with China the likely long-range winner if the American economy and domestic political system continue to stumble, according to an influential Chinese policy analyst. China, Kazakhstan […]

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Weibo Comments Suspended in Coup Rumour Aftermath Following rumours of a coup by allies of dethroned Chongqing Party chief Bo Xilai, Xinhua reported on Saturday that authorities have taken action against a number of websites and individuals involved in the rumours’ spread: Beijing’s Taxicab Contention As economic expansion benefits China’s growing middle class, long stagnant […]

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    • China starts investigation of Sinochem Group president Cai Xiyou - Reuters February 6, 2016
      ReutersChina starts investigation of Sinochem Group president Cai XiyouReutersBEIJING Cai Xiyou, president of Sinochem Group, the Chinese energy and chemicals conglomerates, has been put under investigation for serious discipline violations, China's main anti-corruption agency said on Saturday, using the usual euphemism for ...and more »
    • EU governments call on Brussels to tackle China over steel - Financial Times February 6, 2016
      Financial TimesEU governments call on Brussels to tackle China over steelFinancial TimesA group of governments including the UK and Germany have urged the EU to step up its fight against cheap steel from countries such as Russia and China, warning that the European industry is at “impending risk of collapse”.China says EU should take steel dumping claims to
    • Ex-Man Utd boss David Moyes offered job in China - BBC News February 6, 2016
      BBC NewsEx-Man Utd boss David Moyes offered job in ChinaBBC NewsFormer Manchester United boss David Moyes says he was offered a job in China, one of "numerous opportunities". The Chinese transfer record was broken on Friday for the third time in 10 days, as Super League side Jiangsu Suning spent £38.4m on Alex ...and more »
    • Wanted in China: More Male Teachers, to Make Boys Men - New York Times February 6, 2016
      New York TimesWanted in China: More Male Teachers, to Make Boys MenNew York TimesIn Zhengzhou, a city on the Yellow River, schools have asked boys to sign petitions pledging to act like “real men.” In Shanghai, principals are trying boys-only classes with courses like martial arts, computer repair and physics. In Hangzhou, in ...and more »
    • Sydney turns red for biggest Chinese New Year celebration outside of China - 9news.com.au February 6, 2016
      9news.com.auSydney turns red for biggest Chinese New Year celebration outside of China9news.com.auSydney is turning red to bring in the Year of the Monkey, as the city prepares to play host to the biggest Chinese New Year celebration outside of China. More than 600,000 people are expected to pack into the city for the Lunar New Year celebrations ...At the ri
    • Markets Suffer as China Depletes Reserves - Barron's February 6, 2016
      Markets Suffer as China Depletes ReservesBarron'sCentral banks of countries with large trade surpluses also built up big caches of foreign-exchange reserves, although it wasn't Joseph's example that they followed. In some cases, as with China, the central banks bought up foreign currencies (mainly ...
    • China faces diplomatic 'crisis' over missing Hong Kong booksellers - Reuters February 6, 2016
      ReutersChina faces diplomatic 'crisis' over missing Hong Kong booksellersReutersHONG KONG/GUANGZHOU, China For years Gui Minhai, a China-born publisher of tabloid books on China's leaders, had believed he could live and work overseas on a Swedish passport without fear of persecution by Chinese authorities, which ban such ...Missing Hong Kong b
    • Alex Teixeira: Shakhtar midfielder in 50m euro move to China - BBC Sport February 5, 2016
      BBC SportAlex Teixeira: Shakhtar midfielder in 50m euro move to ChinaBBC SportThe Chinese transfer record has been broken for the third time in 10 days, with Jiangsu Suning spending £38.4m to sign Brazil midfielder Alex Teixeira. The 26-year-old, who was a target for Premier League side Liverpool, has become the Chinese Super ...Why are so many good football
    • Tianjin Explosions Were Result of Mismanagement, China Finds - New York Times February 5, 2016
      New York TimesTianjin Explosions Were Result of Mismanagement, China FindsNew York TimesBEIJING — The blasts that killed 165 people at one of China's busiest seaports last year were a result of a culture of mismanagement at a chemical warehouse and lax oversight by regulators, according to a government investigation whose results were ...China blasts: T
    • No escape? China's crackdown on dissent goes global - CNN February 5, 2016
      CNNNo escape? China's crackdown on dissent goes globalCNNA new pattern suggests Beijing is cracking down on critics beyond Chinese borders, not only in Thailand, but also in the autonomous former British colony of Hong Kong, where Chinese security services are not supposed to have legal jurisdiction.In China, Books That Make Money, and EnemiesNew York T