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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 Puts Ex-Security Chief Zhou Yongkang Under Investigation - Wall Street Journal July 30, 2014
      Wall Street JournalChina Puts Ex-Security Chief Zhou Yongkang Under InvestigationWall Street JournalChina announced a probe into ex-security chief Zhou Yongkang, making him the highest-ranking official to be placed under formal investigation in 20 years. Jeremy Page tells Ramy Inocencio about the accusations of "serious disciplinary violations.".Ch
    • China Xinjiang: Violence 'kills or injures dozens' - BBC News July 30, 2014
      BBC NewsChina Xinjiang: Violence 'kills or injures dozens'BBC NewsDozens of people have been killed or injured in violence in China's Xinjiang region, state media say. Xinhua news agency said a knife-wielding gang had attacked a police station and government offices in Shache county early on Monday. Local Uighurs as ...China Reports Deadly Att
    • China announces probe into former domestic security czar - CNN July 30, 2014
      China announces probe into former domestic security czarCNNBeijing (CNN) -- After months of intense political rumors, China's ruling Communist Party announced Tuesday an official probe into a retired senior leader for suspected "serious disciplinary violation." Zhou Yongkang, the former domestic security czar ...
    • China's Square Running Track: Fact Or Fiction? - Deadspin July 29, 2014
      Telegraph.co.ukChina's Square Running Track: Fact Or Fiction?DeadspinA sports complex in China may or may not feature a track with right-angled lanes for running. Is it true? Possibly. The backstory contains just enough logic to make it believable. Reported by The Telegraph, who themselves were rehashing a Chinese ...China gets wooden spoon for right-an
    • Vietnam's Communists Urged to Sue China - Voice of America July 29, 2014
      Vietnam's Communists Urged to Sue ChinaVoice of AmericaDozens of prominent members of Vietnam's Communist Party (VCP), voicing concerns over China's actions in the South China Sea, are calling on their leaders to file a legal case against Beijing with the International Tribunal on the Law of the Sea.and more »
    • Companies Behind Israel's Iron Dome Hacked by China: Report - Newsweek July 29, 2014
      NewsweekCompanies Behind Israel's Iron Dome Hacked by China: ReportNewsweekVIENNA (Reuters) - Three Israeli defense contractors behind the Iron Dome missile shield and related systems were themselves robbed of hundreds of documents by hackers linked to the Chinese government starting in 2011, according to an independent ...Chinese Hackers Stole Plans Fo
    • In China, two weeks of flight delays have passengers seething - Washington Post July 29, 2014
      the DiplomatIn China, two weeks of flight delays have passengers seethingWashington PostBEIJING — While passengers normally measure flight delays in terms of hours, in China it's been two weeks of hell — and it only looks to be getting worse. The delays and cancellations — the worse so far this year — began suddenly last week with ...Military Exercises
    • Chinese Corruption Probe Stretches Into Canada - Wall Street Journal July 29, 2014
      Wall Street JournalChinese Corruption Probe Stretches Into CanadaWall Street JournalA Chinese government anticorruption investigation that already has swept aside dozens of officials is now stretching into Canada. A shake-up has hit state-run China National Petroleum Corp.'s Canadian operations and a billion-dollar oil-sands project ...UPDATE 3-In rare
    • China Raids Microsoft Offices - Wall Street Journal July 29, 2014
      Wall Street JournalChina Raids Microsoft OfficesWall Street JournalRoughly 100 investigators on Monday raided Microsoft offices in four Chinese cities including Beijing, China's State Administration for Industry and Commerce said on Tuesday. The agency said that Microsoft had not disclosed relevant information about ...Next Up, Microsoft. McDonald'
    • China Removes Crosses From Two More Churches in Crackdown - New York Times July 28, 2014
      New York TimesChina Removes Crosses From Two More Churches in CrackdownNew York TimesBEIJING — In another sign of the authorities' efforts to contain one of China's fastest-growing religions, a government demolition campaign against public symbols of the Christian faith has toppled crosses at two more churches in the coastal province ...Chinese pol