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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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    • Composer pioneers 'made in China' musicals - CNN International January 27, 2015
      CNN InternationalComposer pioneers 'made in China' musicalsCNN International(CNN) In 1982, songwriter San Bao fell in love with musical theater -- then an alien art form in China -- when he saw a videotaped version of CATS, which became the longest running musical in Broadway history. Fast forward three decades, and San Bao, ...and more »
    • Carnival eyes new China line for burgeoning cruise market - Reuters January 27, 2015
      TradeWinds (subscription)Carnival eyes new China line for burgeoning cruise marketReutersSHANGHAI (Reuters) - Cruise operator Carnival Corp is in talks with state-owned China Merchants Group Ltd (CMG) to develop a new cruise line for the fast-growing China market, the U.S. firm said in a statement on Tuesday. Carnival said the pair have ...Carnival in new Ch
    • US and India Share Sense of Unease Over China - New York Times January 27, 2015
      New York TimesUS and India Share Sense of Unease Over ChinaNew York TimesBut when he and Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India sat down to talk, the first 45 minutes were dominated by just one: China. Mr. Obama and his aides discovered to their surprise that Mr. Modi's assessment of China's rise and its impact on the ...China red-flags India's
    • China's Other E-Commerce Giant Follows Its Own Path - New York Times January 27, 2015
      New York TimesChina's Other E-Commerce Giant Follows Its Own PathNew York TimesLike Amazon, JD has invested heavily in infrastructure, pumping more than $1.5 billion into building and leasing warehouses and order-fulfillment centers around China. But JD has gone even further, venturing into home delivery with its own fleet of ...and more »
    • China's Li says to create 10 million jobs in 2015: China Daily - Reuters January 26, 2015
      ReutersChina's Li says to create 10 million jobs in 2015: China DailyReutersSHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's Premier Li Keqiang pledged to create at least 10 million new jobs in 2015, the state run China Daily newspaper said on Tuesday, despite economic growth that slowed to its weakest pace in nearly a quarter of a century last ...Opinion: The real re
    • Foreign Law Firms Face Pressure in China - Wall Street Journal January 26, 2015
      Wall Street JournalForeign Law Firms Face Pressure in ChinaWall Street JournalThe moves underscore the pressure on law firms to succeed in China. Foreign lawyers looking for work there must compete not only with the 170 other international firms with offices there, but increasingly with the more than 19,000 Chinese firms ...Dentons to Merge With Dacheng of C
    • With Obama in India, China Hosts Pakistan's Army Chief - The Diplomat January 26, 2015
      The DiplomatWith Obama in India, China Hosts Pakistan's Army ChiefThe DiplomatWhile U.S. President Barack Obama watched India's Republic Day parade as the chief guest, China welcomed Pakistan's army chief, General Raheel Sharif, to Beijing for talks. While in the Chinese capital, Sharif met with General Qi Jianguo, deputy chief ...Pakistan is
    • Why China's US Treasury Sell-Off Is Good News - Foreign Policy (blog) January 26, 2015
      Foreign Policy (blog)Why China's US Treasury Sell-Off Is Good NewsForeign Policy (blog)So when China's foreign exchange reserves — after piling up steadily, year after year, to an astounding $4 trillion — fell by $153 billion in the second half of 2014, some people grew worried. They fear that if China starts selling off U.S. Treasurys ...and more 
    • China to Force Authors to Provide Real Names When Publishing Online - New York Times (blog) January 26, 2015
      New York Times (blog)China to Force Authors to Provide Real Names When Publishing OnlineNew York Times (blog)The longstanding Chinese tradition of using pen names persists on blogs and the Internet, as authors seek to separate their writerly personas from their real identities. In some cases — particularly when writings may be deemed controversial or ...
    • Chinese Spies Expand Operations in Taiwan - DefenseNews.com January 26, 2015
      DefenseNews.comChinese Spies Expand Operations in TaiwanDefenseNews.comTAIPEI — As relations continue to expand between China and Taiwan since the election of Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou in 2008, so does espionage. With the 2009 Economic Cooperation Framework Agreement, cross-strait ties have flourished.and more »