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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: Beijing store 'bans Chinese customers' - BBC News November 27, 2014
      BBC NewsChina: Beijing store 'bans Chinese customers'BBC NewsA clothes shop in Beijing has caused an outcry after putting up a sign banning Chinese customers, it's been reported. The store is embroiled in a racism row after posting a sign which reads: "Chinese not admitted, except for staff", the official ...and more »
    • Special Report: How China's shadowy agency is working to absorb Taiwan - Reuters November 27, 2014
      ReutersSpecial Report: How China's shadowy agency is working to absorb TaiwanReutersThe United Front's 2013 annual work report for the Chinese province of Zhejiang, for instance, includes the number of Taiwanese living in the province, the number of businesses they run as well as an entry on background checks that have been conducted ...Taiwan vote
    • Chinese Official Says West Is Hampering Anticorruption Efforts - Wall Street Journal November 27, 2014
      Wall Street JournalChinese Official Says West Is Hampering Anticorruption EffortsWall Street JournalBEIJING—A Chinese diplomat said the lack of an extradition treaty with the U.S. and the prejudices of some Western officials are hampering China's efforts to retrieve fugitives involved in corruption cases and their assets. Xu Hong, head of the ...China a
    • Vladimir Putin's Tiger Causes Mayhem in China - The Atlantic November 26, 2014
      The AtlanticVladimir Putin's Tiger Causes Mayhem in ChinaThe AtlanticAlong with two others, he was found at near starvation two years ago in the Ussuri Taiga forest alongside Russia's border with China. Officials captured the tigers, nursed them to health, taught them to hunt, and re-released them into the wild in a ...Putin's tiger kills 15 g
    • China charges Microsoft $140m for tax 'evasion' - Financial Times November 26, 2014
      ReutersChina charges Microsoft $140m for tax 'evasion'Financial TimesA report about the tax ruling in Xinhua, the official Chinese news agency, did not mention Microsoft by name but said that a company beginning with “M” and with an identical financial profile to the Seattle-based group had been penalised for transfer ...Microsoft to pay China $140
    • Is This the End of China's Economic Miracle - Newsweek November 26, 2014
      NewsweekIs This the End of China's Economic MiracleNewsweekMa Jijiang and his once poor family are the flesh and blood of China's modern economic miracle, living proof of how radically the country has been reshaped since the late Deng Xiaoping changed the world in 1978 by proclaiming that to get rich is ...
    • South Korea Looks to Prosper in China While Staying Close to US - Wall Street Journal November 26, 2014
      Wall Street JournalSouth Korea Looks to Prosper in China While Staying Close to USWall Street JournalSEOUL—South Korea is one of the closest U.S. allies in Asia but its growing economic dependency on China is forcing policy makers here into a diplomatic balancing act that is getting trickier as the two giants seek to expand their influence. The ...and more »
    • China Has Finally Drafted a Domestic-Violence Law - TIME November 26, 2014
      TIMEChina Has Finally Drafted a Domestic-Violence LawTIMEWhen people speak up about family violence in China, they typically hear one thing: That's a private matter. Though beating another person is technically illegal, the abuse of your spouse or child is seen as a household, rather than societal, concern ...China drafts first national domestic violenc
    • Being gay in China: Does the rainbow flag fly free? Are there gay rights in China? - CNN November 26, 2014
      CNNBeing gay in China: Does the rainbow flag fly free? Are there gay rights in China?CNNI'm in Two Cities Cafe, a popular meeting place for the local gay community. Here, I meet with some of the country's leading LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) advocates to learn about gay identity in China. In the last two decades, China's ...an
    • Report: China building 'airstrip capable' island in disputed waters China ... - CNN November 25, 2014
      CNNReport: China building 'airstrip capable' island in disputed waters China ...CNNHong Kong (CNN) -- China is building an island in the South China Sea that could accommodate the country's first airstrip in bitterly contested waters, according to satellite images analyzed by IHS Jane's Defence Weekly. Reclamation at Fiery Cross Reef ...V