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Current Events in China: May 7

Newspaper ‘apologizes’ for criticizing US in Chen Guangcheng affair A prominent Chinese newspaper has posted a cryptic apology on its microblog account, supposedly for publishing a scathing article criticizing the American government’s handling of the Chen Guangcheng affair, and appearing to suggest that it may have been pressured into writing the editorial by the Chinese […]

China Current Events: April 18

Bo backed, then blocked wife’s murder probe: sources Chinese politician Bo Xilai initially agreed to a police probe of his wife’s role in the murder of a British businessman before abruptly reversing course and demoting his police chief, causing upheavals that led to the downfall of both men, sources said.  Read more Neil Heywood death […]

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    • Kung Hei Fat Choy! What to expect in China's Year of the Monkey - South China Morning Post (subscription) February 8, 2016
      South China Morning Post (subscription)Kung Hei Fat Choy! What to expect in China's Year of the MonkeySouth China Morning Post (subscription)Tensions in the South China Sea are also expected to rise, as China is likely to continue building structures in the disputed waters. How the United States and China handle the issue – especially the Pentagon'
    • China Struggles for Balance in Response to North Korea's Boldness - New York Times February 7, 2016
      New York TimesChina Struggles for Balance in Response to North Korea's BoldnessNew York TimesBEIJING — When the veteran Chinese diplomat Wu Dawei left for North Korea last week, he probably knew he had been dispatched on mission impossible: to persuade the country's young leader, Kim Jong-un, to climb down from his threat to launch a rocket ...Why
    • Labor demands answers on government frontbencher Stuart Robert's China trip - Sydney Morning Herald February 7, 2016
      Sydney Morning HeraldLabor demands answers on government frontbencher Stuart Robert's China tripSydney Morning HeraldScandal is threatening to engulf another Turnbull government minister, with Labor accusing Stuart Robert of potentially breaching frontbench rules over his role in a mining deal between a major Liberal Party donor and China. Mr Robert has
    • Tagore Translation Deemed Racy Is Pulled From Stores in China - New York Times February 7, 2016
      New York TimesTagore Translation Deemed Racy Is Pulled From Stores in ChinaNew York TimesBEIJING — More than 80 years after his death, Rabindranath Tagore, the Bengali poet and Nobel laureate, still has a huge following in Asia. Outside India and Bangladesh, perhaps nowhere is his legacy more alive than in China, where his works have been ...and more »
    • Chinese Animal Trainers Looking for Respect in the Year of the Monkey - New York Times February 7, 2016
      New York TimesChinese Animal Trainers Looking for Respect in the Year of the MonkeyNew York TimesHundreds of buskers from this rural part of Henan Province in central China roam the country to perform street-side shows with chattering macaques who wear red vests and impertinent scowls. Their grizzled masters hope that this simian-themed year will ...and more
    • Holding Back China's Capital Flight 'Dam' Is Key - Bloomberg February 7, 2016
      BloombergHolding Back China's Capital Flight 'Dam' Is KeyBloombergThat puts a premium on maintaining confidence in the outlook, amid volatility in the stock market and a trenchant decline in old-line industries including shipbuilding as China shifts its economy toward services and consumption. Continued progress in ...China's Forex Reserv
    • China's digital giants engage in 'red envelope' wars - Financial Times February 7, 2016
      Financial TimesChina's digital giants engage in 'red envelope' warsFinancial TimesChina's internet companies are ramping up handouts of coupons, as well as hundreds of millions of dollars worth of cash, in the annual effort to buy customers on China's grandest public holiday. In a week of feasting, reunions, and charity for the ...an
    • What stock market turmoil means for China's economy - Financial Times February 7, 2016
      Financial TimesWhat stock market turmoil means for China's economyFinancial TimesChina's stock market tremors this year have shaken investors across the world. But there is some consolation from January's 23 per cent fall in the Shanghai Composite index: the panic has little direct effect on the country's economy.and more »
    • The great windfall of China: a football revolution that may lead to World Cup - The Guardian (blog) February 6, 2016
      The Guardian (blog)The great windfall of China: a football revolution that may lead to World CupThe Guardian (blog)A mildly bemused Jackson Martínez being paraded before the cameras at Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao following his £31m move from Atlético Madrid, part-owned by the Chinese billionaire Wang Jianlin. A gurning Sergio Agüero squeezing between ...and
    • Wanted in China: More Male Teachers, to Make Boys Men - New York Times February 6, 2016
      New York TimesWanted in China: More Male Teachers, to Make Boys MenNew York TimesEducation officials across China are aggressively recruiting male teachers, as the Chinese news media warns of a need to “salvage masculinity in schools.” The call for more male-oriented education has prompted a broader debate about gender equality and ...and more »