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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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    • US Asks China to Help Rein In Korean Hackers - New York Times December 20, 2014
      New York TimesUS Asks China to Help Rein In Korean HackersNew York TimesWASHINGTON — The Obama administration has sought China's help in recent days in blocking North Korea's ability to launch cyberattacks, the first steps toward the “proportional response” President Obama vowed to make the North pay for the assault on ...Obama Could Hit China to P
    • China's Xiaomi Valued at More Than $45 Billion - Wall Street Journal December 20, 2014
      Wall Street JournalChina's Xiaomi Valued at More Than $45 BillionWall Street JournalHONG KONG—Xiaomi Corp. is raising more than $1 billion in its latest round of funding, valuing the fast-growing Chinese smartphone maker at more than $45 billion and making it one of the most valuable technology startups in the world, a person ...The 'Apple Of China
    • Under Xi, China's Wave of 'Weird Architecture' May Have Peaked - New York Times (blog) December 20, 2014
      New York Times (blog)Under Xi, China's Wave of 'Weird Architecture' May Have PeakedNew York Times (blog)When it opens in two years on Beijing's east side, Chaoyang Park Plaza, a ring of glass towers molded like mountains in a classic Chinese landscape painting and designed by the renowned architect Ma Yansong, will feature apartments, off
    • What BMW's China sales really say about the country's slowing economy - Quartz December 20, 2014
      QuartzWhat BMW's China sales really say about the country's slowing economyQuartzTargets are great motivational tools—to both deceive as well as achieve. In China, the government's promotion system sees local officials overstate their provincial outputs to the tune of a few trillion yuan, for example. It's not just Communist Party ...
    • Xi Jinping defends 'one-China' idea in Macau, amid protests - BBC News December 20, 2014
      BBC NewsXi Jinping defends 'one-China' idea in Macau, amid protestsBBC NewsChinese President Xi Jinping has urged Macau residents to respect the "one-China" policy during a visit to the former Portuguese colony. Mr Xi was marking the 15th anniversary of the territory's return to China. Like neighbouring Hong Kong, Macau is a ...China
    • 10 things to know about China, Latin America and the environment - The Guardian December 20, 2014
      The Guardian10 things to know about China, Latin America and the environmentThe GuardianQuestion: when did contemporary political and media debate start on China's “entry” into the Western hemisphere? Answer: January 1997, when Panama awarded concessions to a Chinese company to operate port facilities on the Atlantic and Pacific coasts ...
    • China offers $3 billion in aid and loans to neighbors: Xinhua - Reuters December 20, 2014
      ReutersChina offers $3 billion in aid and loans to neighbors: XinhuaReutersChinese Premier Li Keqiang said the offer included $1 billion for infrastructure, $490 million for poverty alleviation and $1.6 billion in special loans for China's production capacity export, Xinhua news agency said. During a speech to the fifth ...China to offer funds, producat
    • Dispute between China and Vietnam is felt in Little Saigon - Los Angeles Times December 20, 2014
      Los Angeles TimesDispute between China and Vietnam is felt in Little SaigonLos Angeles TimesFor months, anger has grown among Vietnamese as China has become more assertive in its claim to the Paracel and Spratly islands, which offer rich fishing grounds for countries such as Vietnam and strategic outposts for countries such as China. Reports ...China's
    • China GDP Is Revised 3.4% Higher For Last Year - New York Times December 20, 2014
      Wall Street JournalChina GDP Is Revised 3.4% Higher For Last YearNew York TimesSHANGHAI — China said on Friday that the size of its economy in 2013 was about 3.4 percent larger than previously reported and that gross domestic product reached $9.6 trillion, according to the National Bureau of Statistics. The revision added more ...China Revises Its GDP Calcul
    • China Protests Planned US Sale of Warships to Taiwan - New York Times December 19, 2014
      USNI NewsChina Protests Planned US Sale of Warships to TaiwanNew York TimesA spokesman for China's Foreign Affairs Ministry, Qin Gang, said Friday during a regularly scheduled news conference that China “is firmly opposed to the arms sales by the U.S. to Taiwan.” He added that the warship transfer “brutally interferes in ...China lodges protest after Ob