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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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    • Google Pursuing a Return to China - Wall Street Journal September 4, 2015
      Wall Street JournalGoogle Pursuing a Return to ChinaWall Street JournalFor more than a year, Google has been working on a version of its Play app store that includes only apps and services approved by the Chinese government, those people said. This app store would come installed on new smartphones made for the Chinese ...Google plans to return to mainland Ch
    • Chinese Diplomat Talks Up Warm Relations Between U.S. And China - Huffington Post September 4, 2015
      Huffington PostChinese Diplomat Talks Up Warm Relations Between U.S. And ChinaHuffington PostShe spoke fondly of her personal experiences with what she called "people-to-people exchanges" between the U.S. and China, as well as praising projects like New York University's Shanghai campus. Zhang mentioned the economic benefits of good ...and mor
    • Chinese Navy ships entered US waters off Alaskan coast - CNN September 4, 2015
      CNNChinese Navy ships entered US waters off Alaskan coastCNNWhen a CNN crew was aboard a U.S. P8 surveillance aircraft near manmade islands off the coast of China -- islands the U.S. does not recognize as Chinese territory -- the Chinese military warned the flight crew eight times to leave Chinese territory ...Chinese naval ships came within 12 nautical mile
    • Officials: China cyber sanctions could come next week - CNN September 4, 2015
      The New YorkerOfficials: China cyber sanctions could come next weekCNNConventional wisdom had been that the sanctions would not come until after Chinese President Xi Jinping's state visit to Washington at the end of the month. Experts believed the White House was looking to gain leverage by the credible threat of ...Why Is China Parading Missiles on TV?
    • G-20 Increasingly Concerned About Slowing Chinese Economy - Wall Street Journal September 4, 2015
      Wall Street JournalG-20 Increasingly Concerned About Slowing Chinese EconomyWall Street JournalANKARA—The world's biggest economies, rattled by recent market routs in China, are growing increasingly concerned that the country's slowdown could fuel further market instability globally and drag down growth. Finance leaders from the Group of 20 ...The
    • China's troubles another loss for Vladimir Putin - CNBC September 4, 2015
      CNBCChina's troubles another loss for Vladimir PutinCNBCPutin is in China this week for a World War II commemoration ceremony and for talks with his counterpart, Xi Jinping. The focus of the trip, according to the Kremlin, is to discuss trade and economic issues. Both are big priorities for Russia and China ...Putin's China Energy Deals May Hide Pa
    • A tour of European-themed ghost cities of China - CNBC September 4, 2015
      CNBCA tour of European-themed ghost cities of ChinaCNBCImages of hundreds of empty apartment buildings in new Chinese urban areas have generated worldwide fascination in the country's so-called ghost cities in recent years. Independent journalist and "Ghost Cities of China" author Wade Shepard said Friday ...
    • Why many drivers in China intentionally kill the pedestrians they hit - National Post September 4, 2015
      National PostWhy many drivers in China intentionally kill the pedestrians they hitNational PostIn April a BMW racing through a fruit market in Foshan in China's Guangdong province knocked down a 2-year-old girl and rolled over her head. As the girl's grandmother shouted, “Stop! You've hit a child!” the BMW's driver paused, then switched i
    • China's Smartphone Sector Set for Shakeout, Says Huawei - Wall Street Journal September 4, 2015
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    • China parades 'carrier-killer,' missile advances - CNN September 4, 2015
      CNNChina parades 'carrier-killer,' missile advancesCNNGaps in capability remain -- most notably in the development of some sophisticated electronic systems and sufficiently reliable and powerful propulsion systems -- but China's defense industry is now producing warships and submarines, land systems and ...Did China's New Assassin Mace Mi