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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, 21 Other Countries Initiate New Asian Bank - ABC News October 24, 2014
      ABC NewsChina, 21 Other Countries Initiate New Asian BankABC NewsChina and 21 other Asian nations signed on Friday to a new Beijing-backed international bank for Asia that Washington opposes as an unnecessary rival to established institutions such as the World Bank. Representatives of the 22 nations signed a ...Three major nations absent as China launches Wo
    • UN Human Rights Panel Urges China To Allow Free Elections in Hong Kong - New York Times October 24, 2014
      The GuardianUN Human Rights Panel Urges China To Allow Free Elections in Hong KongNew York TimesHONG KONG — The United Nations Human Rights Committee urged China on Thursday to allow elections in Hong Kong without restrictions on who can run as a candidate. The move appeared likely to draw strong criticism from Beijing, where officials ...China furious after
    • China Moves to Reinforce Rule of Law, With Caveats - New York Times October 24, 2014
      New York TimesChina Moves to Reinforce Rule of Law, With CaveatsNew York TimesBEIJING — Communist Party leaders, seeking to address widespread dissatisfaction with China's politicized and corrupt judiciary, endorsed a raft of legal changes on Thursday to foster a more predictable legal system while keeping the courts under the ...4 Things We Learned fro
    • China's top diplomat to visit Vietnam again amid sea dispute - Reuters October 24, 2014
      euronewsChina's top diplomat to visit Vietnam again amid sea disputeReutersBEIJING (Reuters) - China's top diplomat will visit Vietnam next week, China said on Friday, five months after he last visited during a period of tension over a Chinese oil drilling rig working in part of the South China Sea both countries claim. State ...Vietnam Boat Attack
    • Mark Zuckerberg, Speaking Mandarin, Tries to Win Over China for Facebook - New York Times (blog) October 24, 2014
      ForbesMark Zuckerberg, Speaking Mandarin, Tries to Win Over China for FacebookNew York Times (blog)Facebook's social network is almost completely blocked in China, but maybe Mark Zuckerberg hopes to charm his way past the government's censors — by speaking to them in their own language. On Wednesday, Mr. Zuckerberg, Facebook's chief executive,
    • China's future growth - The Economist October 23, 2014
      BusinessweekChina's future growthThe EconomistTHE announcement this week that China's economy had grown by 7.3% in the third quarter year-on-year was widely seen as marking the country's “new normal” of slower growth. It was well below the roughly 10% pace China had averaged from 1980 until ...What's Ahead for China's Economy? Nobody
    • China Wants More Military Co-op With Iran (Sorry, US and Pakistan) - The Diplomat October 23, 2014
      The DiplomatChina Wants More Military Co-op With Iran (Sorry, US and Pakistan)The DiplomatThis week, the commander of Iran's navy made his first ever visit to China, Chinese media reported. Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari met with Chinese Defense Minister Chang Wanquan as well as Admiral Wu Shengli, commander of the PLA Navy. Sayyari's ...China say
    • Yan Lianke on Writing in China - New York Times October 23, 2014
      New York TimesYan Lianke on Writing in ChinaNew York TimesBEIJING — China's efforts to promote socialism in the late 1950s and early 1960s resulted in what is euphemistically known as the three years of natural disasters, during which more than 30 million people starved to death. One evening when I was a ...
    • In China, a Drought Tests Nomadic Herders' Culture of Survival - New York Times October 23, 2014
      New York TimesIn China, a Drought Tests Nomadic Herders' Culture of SurvivalNew York TimesALTAY, China — It has been a bad year for the big-tailed sheep. The grass in the high mountain pastures here in northwest China has been sparse, and the sheep have not eaten well. They are scrawny. That means the Kazakh herders have suffered, too.
    • China deploys troops and fighter jets in response to unauthorised flight - The Guardian October 23, 2014
      The GuardianChina deploys troops and fighter jets in response to unauthorised flightThe GuardianA New Zealand man was briefly detained by police in June after he flew a camera-equipped drone over the Forbidden City, a popular tourist site and former residence of China's emperors, which sits next to China's top-secret leadership compound.China Deplo