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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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    • Taiwan stands up to China with World War II military parade - Yahoo News July 4, 2015
      Yahoo NewsTaiwan stands up to China with World War II military paradeYahoo NewsTAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan marched out thousands of troops and displayed its most modern military hardware Saturday to spotlight an old but often forgotten claim that its forces, not the Chinese Communists, led the campaign that routed imperial ...and more »
    • China Setting Up Fund to Stabilize Stock Market - Wall Street Journal July 4, 2015
      Wall Street JournalChina Setting Up Fund to Stabilize Stock MarketWall Street JournalBEIJING—China is establishing a market-stabilization fund aimed at fighting off the biggest stock selloff in years, according to an official statement and people with knowledge of the matter. A total of 21 Chinese brokerages will invest 120 billion ...and more »
    • Japan pledges $6 billion to Mekong nations as China prepares new bank - Yahoo News July 4, 2015
      Yahoo NewsJapan pledges $6 billion to Mekong nations as China prepares new bankYahoo NewsTOKYO (Reuters) - Japan said on Saturday it would extend around $6 billion in development aid to Mekong region countries, as China prepares to launch a new institutional lender seen as encroaching on the regional clout of Tokyo and ally Washington.China and Japan Are Get
    • South Korean navy officer arrested on charges of spying for China - The Guardian July 4, 2015
      The GuardianSouth Korean navy officer arrested on charges of spying for ChinaThe GuardianA lieutenant commander assigned to the Defense Security Command faces charges that he handed over classified information to a suspected Chinese agent while studying in China from 2009 to 2012. He allegedly passed military materials to a university ...South Korean Navy Of
    • Panic wipes £2tn off Chinese shares - The Guardian July 3, 2015
      The GuardianPanic wipes £2tn off Chinese sharesThe GuardianThe China Securities Regulatory Commission, the market watchdog, said it would launch an investigation into suspected stock market manipulation, without giving details of how long the probe would take or which organisations were under suspicion.Troubling Lessons in China's Crumbling Stock Market
    • China's abandoned children - Aljazeera.com July 3, 2015
      Aljazeera.comChina's abandoned childrenAljazeera.comChina has been shocked by the apparent suicide of four children abandoned by their parents. The five to 14-year-olds were left to fend for themselves in the southwestern province of Guizhou, one of China's poorest regions. First their mother moved out ...and more »
    • Earthquake Rocks Western China; At Least 3 Dead, Several Injured, Thousands ... - The Weather Channel July 3, 2015
      The Weather ChannelEarthquake Rocks Western China; At Least 3 Dead, Several Injured, Thousands ...The Weather ChannelState-run Xinhua news agency said that the Chinese government had issued a grade-IV emergency response -- the lowest level in China's emergency response efforts -- for areas hit by the earthquake, mobilizing resources for recovery efforts
    • Margin calls fuel China's dramatic stock market collapse - The Guardian (blog) July 3, 2015
      The Guardian (blog)Margin calls fuel China's dramatic stock market collapseThe Guardian (blog)What goes up, can also come down, as the old adage and the modern-day investor warning go. And that is precisely what the tens of millions of people who hold shares in China have been discovering. Chinese stocks had doubled between last November ...
    • World Bank Deletes Critical Passage on China - Wall Street Journal July 3, 2015
      Wall Street JournalWorld Bank Deletes Critical Passage on ChinaWall Street JournalBEIJING—The section of a World Bank report that calls on China to reduce government interference in the nation's financial system starting “at the highest level” has been removed from the bank's website two days after it was released. A note on the ...China's Boo
    • 'Cold War mentality': Beijing slams new US military strategy over South China Sea - RT July 3, 2015
      RT'Cold War mentality': Beijing slams new US military strategy over South China SeaRTBeijing has been expressed outrage over the recently updated US National Military Strategy, which called Chinese claims in the South China Sea worrisome and “inconsistent with international law.” China's Foreign Ministry spokeswoman, Hua Chunying, ...China Clo