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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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    • Asean Chief Says 'Can't Accept' Beijing's South China Sea Claims - Wall Street Journal April 26, 2015
      Wall Street JournalAsean Chief Says 'Can't Accept' Beijing's South China Sea ClaimsWall Street JournalKUALA LUMPUR—The secretary-general of Southeast Asia's 10-member trade and security bloc Sunday said the group can't agree to China's use of its so-called nine-dash line to claim the contested waters of the South China Sea
    • Cuts to pay and perks trigger flight from China's state banks - Reuters April 26, 2015
      ReutersCuts to pay and perks trigger flight from China's state banksReutersAt Shanghai Pudong Development Bank Co Ltd (600000.SS) (SPDB), one of China's top-10 listed banks, a broad 10-20 percent pay cut at headquarters this year triggered a rush for the exit and better-paid positions elsewhere, said two bankers still at SPDB.and more »
    • Tibet quake death toll 17; China sends rescue team to Nepal - Daily News & Analysis April 26, 2015
      Daily News & AnalysisTibet quake death toll 17; China sends rescue team to NepalDaily News & AnalysisDeath toll in southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region has risen to 17 in the wake of the devastating earthquake that hit neighbouring Nepal on Saturday, while the Communist giant on Sunday dispatched a 62-member search and rescue team to help t
    • Alibaba, China Telecom Tie Up to Sell Phones - Re/code April 26, 2015
      Re/codeAlibaba, China Telecom Tie Up to Sell PhonesRe/codeChinese e-commerce leader Alibaba Group Holding Ltd and state-owned China Telecom Corp Ltd have tied up to sell inexpensive smartphones aimed at boosting mobile commerce in smaller cities and rural areas. The phones, dubbed “Tianyi Taobao ...Alibaba, China Telecom join forces to sell smartphonesMalay
    • Iran backs pipeline to China under 'One Belt, One Road' initiative - Press TV April 25, 2015
      Press TVIran backs pipeline to China under 'One Belt, One Road' initiativePress TVBut Pakistan is now seeking Chinese funding to build its portion. The country signed a basic agreement with China last Monday to construct a pipeline from the southern port of Gwadar to Nawab Shah District in the southwest of Pakistan. Islamabad says ...Iran, Pakistan
    • Mother of Wanting Qu, Gregor Robertson's girlfriend, arrested in China - CBC.ca April 25, 2015
      CBC.caMother of Wanting Qu, Gregor Robertson's girlfriend, arrested in ChinaCBC.caThe mother of Vancouver-based pop star Wanting Qu has been arrested on corruption charges in China. Qu is the girlfriend of Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson, who said Friday that the situation was "very tough." "Obviously it's a personal issue for her .
    • Lawsuit Over Banned Memoir Asks China to Explain Censorship - New York Times April 25, 2015
      New York TimesLawsuit Over Banned Memoir Asks China to Explain CensorshipNew York TimesBEIJING — When Li Nanyang flew here from Hong Kong two years ago, she brought something eagerly anticipated by many Chinese historians and thinkers: several dozen copies of her father's memoir. In it, Li Rui, a 98-year-old retired Communist Party ...and more »
    • China, in Suspending Woman's Death Sentence, Acknowledges Domestic Abuse - New York Times April 24, 2015
      New York TimesChina, in Suspending Woman's Death Sentence, Acknowledges Domestic AbuseNew York TimesBEIJING — In an acknowledgment of the problem of domestic abuse in China, a court on Friday suspended the death sentence of a battered woman who had killed her husband, a case that drew international attention and a petition from hundreds of Chinese ...Do
    • What a send-off: China's funeral strippers told to cover up - CNN April 24, 2015
      CNNWhat a send-off: China's funeral strippers told to cover upCNNIn rural China, hiring exotic dancers to perform at wakes is an increasingly common practice, but is now the latest focus of the country's crackdown on vice. Strippers are invited to perform at funerals, often at great expense, to attract more mourners ...China to citizens: Stop hirin
    • The China Syndrome: Is China Headed For A Financial Meltdown? - Forbes April 23, 2015
      ForbesThe China Syndrome: Is China Headed For A Financial Meltdown?ForbesIn the 1979 movie The China Syndrome, Jack Lemmon plays Jack Godell, a supervisor at a nuclear power plant. The facility experienced “unusual vibrations” and Jack was concerned about a potential meltdown. Today, many believe that China – a country ...and more »