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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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      NBCNews.comExclusive: Secret NSA Map Shows China Cyber Attacks on US TargetsNBCNews.comA secret NSA map obtained exclusively by NBC News shows the Chinese government's massive cyber assault on all sectors of the U.S economy, including major firms like Google and Lockheed Martin, as well as the U.S. government and military. The map ...and more »
    • Ex-Military Leader in China Is Subject of Graft Inquiry - New York Times July 30, 2015
      New York TimesEx-Military Leader in China Is Subject of Graft InquiryNew York TimesHONG KONG — A former commander of the People's Liberation Army was expelled from the Chinese Communist Party and placed under investigation for graft crimes on Thursday, becoming the most senior military figure brought down in President Xi ...Chinese general Guo Boxiong a
    • China Blames US Military Actions for Tensions in the South China Sea - New York Times July 30, 2015
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      Wall Street JournalIn China Stocks, Late Jolts Are New NormalWall Street JournalFor now, they have identified two key factors: afternoon margin calls from lenders, which often prompt a wave of selling, and the looming presence of Chinese authorities. China has vowed to support the market by buying stocks, but investors have ...China stock regulator restricts
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      Financial TimesCorporate giants sound profits alarm over China slowdownFinancial Times“In Asia, the China market has clearly slowed,” said Akhil Johri, chief financial officer at United Technologies, the US industrial group at the company's earnings call last week. “Real estate investment, new construction starts and floor space sold ...and more »
    • Obama Orders Development Of Supercomputer To Rival China's 'Milky Way' - NPR July 30, 2015
      NPRObama Orders Development Of Supercomputer To Rival China's 'Milky Way'NPRPresident Obama has ordered the development of a supercomputer that is some 20 times faster than the world's current record-holder and is expected to go online by 2025. A machine at China's National University of Defense Technology in Guangzhou, ...and more »
    • Why China is not a global superpower — yet - Fortune July 30, 2015
      FortuneWhy China is not a global superpower — yetFortuneWhat do the fluctuations in China's capital market mean for the global economy? As can be seen in the recent stock market slide, capital markets outside of China were impacted, but quickly rebounded. Make no mistake, whatever happens in China certainly ...and more »
    • Some fear China's slide may crash the art market - CNBC July 30, 2015
      CNBCSome fear China's slide may crash the art marketCNBCChinese property company Dalian Wanda Group shelled out $20.4 million for one of Monet's masterpieces: "Bassin aux nympheas les rosiers." Chinese media mogul Wang Zhongjun paid $29.9 million for Picasso's "Femme au Chignon un Fauteuil," while an ...
    • In China, Michael Jordan does not hold the rights to his own name - Quartz July 30, 2015
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    • Fears over China's market crash are overblown - CNNMoney July 29, 2015
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