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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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    • GM, Ford Make a Play for China's Luxury-Car Buyers - Wall Street Journal March 30, 2015
      Wall Street JournalGM, Ford Make a Play for China's Luxury-Car BuyersWall Street JournalDETROIT—The American premium sedan is going on a road trip. Destination? China. The two biggest U.S. auto makers will unveil new passenger cars at the New York International Auto Show later this week. While earmarked for sale in the U.S. and other ...Ford revives the
    • China's Zhou Says PBOC Has Room to Act on Growth Slowdown - Bloomberg March 30, 2015
      BloombergChina's Zhou Says PBOC Has Room to Act on Growth SlowdownBloombergPeople's Bank of China Governor Zhou Xiaochuan, seen here, said at Boao Sunday, that the economy had slowed “a bit too sharply,” while adding that patience was needed to see the effect of steps already taken. Photographer: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg ...China's leaders fo
    • This Magic Number Can Make or Break You in China's Stock Market - Bloomberg March 30, 2015
      BloombergThis Magic Number Can Make or Break You in China's Stock MarketBloomberg(Bloomberg) -- It's the magic number in China, a figure that conjures up public companies and private fortunes. The number is 23 -- and it's one of the most powerful forces in China's $6.4 trillion equity market today. As the Shanghai benchmark index ...and m
    • Solar Impulse plane leaves Myanmar for China - BBC News March 29, 2015
      BBC NewsSolar Impulse plane leaves Myanmar for ChinaBBC NewsThe vehicle, with Bertrand Piccard at the controls, left Mandalay in Myanmar (Burma) just after 21:00 GMT on Sunday, and is heading for Chongqing in China. The intention is to make a brief stop there, and then try to reach Nanjing on the east coast of ...Solar Impulse 2 leaves Myanmar for ChinaDeuts
    • Searching For Buried Treasure In China, A Writer Discovers Himself - NPR March 29, 2015
      NPRSearching For Buried Treasure In China, A Writer Discovers HimselfNPRWriter Huan Hsu's great-great-grandfather Liu Feng Shu was a scholar in China's Qing Dynasty during the late 1800s and early 1900s. As a patron of the arts, he built up an immense porcelain collection. During the Sino-Japanese War, the Japanese landed ...and more »
    • Mearsheimer's War With China - The Diplomat March 29, 2015
      The DiplomatMearsheimer's War With ChinaThe DiplomatIn the new edition of his 2001 book, The Tragedy of Great Power Politics, John J. Mearsheimer lives up to his reputation as a provocative political scientist. In a substantial new chapter on China, Mearsheimer extends his previous argument that the ...
    • Musk Reboots Tesla China Strategy as Range Anxiety Crimps Sales - Bloomberg March 29, 2015
      BloombergMusk Reboots Tesla China Strategy as Range Anxiety Crimps SalesBloomberg(Bloomberg) -- After rushing to get a Tesla Motors Inc. Model S, Shanghai resident Sunny Zhang is suffering from buyer's remorse. Zhang ordered the car last April and received it in September. Echoing complaints from other Chinese Tesla owners, he says ...Tesla reboots in C
    • China's Xi: Trade between China and Silk Road nations to exceed $2.5 trillion - Reuters March 29, 2015
      ReutersChina's Xi: Trade between China and Silk Road nations to exceed $2.5 trillionReutersUnder the so-called "One Belt, One Road" initiative, China aims to create a modern Silk Road Economic Belt and a 21st Century Maritime Silk Road to boost trade and extend its global influence. Commerce Minister Gao Hucheng said previously that more ...Ch
    • China Banks on Sharing Wealth to Shape New Asian Order - Wall Street Journal March 29, 2015
      Wall Street JournalChina Banks on Sharing Wealth to Shape New Asian OrderWall Street JournalBOAO, China—President Xi Jinping sketched out China's vision for a new security and economic order in Asia, offering to spread the benefits of Chinese prosperity and cooperation across the region. In a speech to a regional forum Saturday, Mr. Xi ...President Xi s
    • Australia to Join Regional Development Bank Led by China - New York Times March 29, 2015
      ForbesAustralia to Join Regional Development Bank Led by ChinaNew York TimesBEIJING — Australia plans to join an Asian infrastructure bank led by China, the government announced on Sunday, reversing an earlier decision taken at the urging of the United States not to become a member. The move made Australia the latest of a ...Russia Joins China's Asian I