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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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    • Obama Presses Case for Asia Trade Deal, Warns Failure Would Benefit China - Wall Street Journal April 28, 2015
      USA TODAYObama Presses Case for Asia Trade Deal, Warns Failure Would Benefit ChinaWall Street JournalWASHINGTON—President Barack Obama, facing a bitter struggle within his own party on trade policy, warned that China would step into the economic vacuum the U.S. would create if it fails to complete and enact a free-trade deal with Asia.Obama: Killing Asia tra
    • Inspiration From Hawaii in the Obamas' White House China - New York Times April 28, 2015
      New York TimesInspiration From Hawaii in the Obamas' White House ChinaNew York TimesWASHINGTON — Michelle Obama may be the first first lady whose nail polish matched her White House china service. Mrs. Obama did not appear publicly on Monday when the White House previewed the new state china she has chosen, which will be used ...White House Unveils Blue
    • Asean Stops Short of Harder Line on China - Wall Street Journal April 28, 2015
      Wall Street JournalAsean Stops Short of Harder Line on ChinaWall Street JournalKUALA LUMPUR—A meeting of Southeast Asian leaders stopped short of taking a harder line against Chinese territorial claims in the South China Sea Monday, despite warnings by the Philippines that a “worsening situation” in the disputed region will have ...China maritime tensions do
    • Apple's Earnings Surge, as iPhone Sales Jump and China Business Rises - New York Times April 27, 2015
      New York TimesApple's Earnings Surge, as iPhone Sales Jump and China Business RisesNew York TimesApple's growth engine has now shifted unmistakably to China. The company said on Monday that quarterly iPhone sales in greater China, which includes mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, had surpassed those in Apple's home market, the United ...The
    • Assassin's Creed Chronicles: China: The Kotaku Review - Kotaku April 27, 2015
      KotakuAssassin's Creed Chronicles: China: The Kotaku ReviewKotakuAssassin's Creed Chronicles: China, which came out last week on PC, PS4 and Xbox One, arrives in the months between last fall's Unity and Rogue and this coming fall's codenamed Victory. Our assassin this time is Shao Jun, a woman introduced in ...Assassin's Creed Chroni
    • China Opens Corruption Inquiry Into Sinopec President - New York Times April 27, 2015
      BloombergChina Opens Corruption Inquiry Into Sinopec PresidentNew York TimesBEIJING — The second-ranking executive at Sinopec, one of China's dominant oil and energy companies, is being investigated for “serious violations” of laws and discipline, according to official news reports and a statement by the commission of the ...China's anti-graft inve
    • Android Surpasses iOS In Revenue, If China's Android App Stores Are Combined - TechCrunch April 27, 2015
      TechCrunchAndroid Surpasses iOS In Revenue, If China's Android App Stores Are CombinedTechCrunchA new study out this morning upsets the traditional thinking that iOS applications make more money for mobile developers when compared to those that run on Android devices. Instead, after taking into account the large number of non-Google Play Chinese ...Andr
    • China plans mergers to cut number of big state firms to 40: state media - Reuters April 27, 2015
      ReutersChina plans mergers to cut number of big state firms to 40: state mediaReutersBEIJING (Reuters) - China will likely cut the number of its central government-owned conglomerates to 40 through a series of mergers, as Beijing pushes forward a plan to overhaul the country's underperforming state sector, state media reported on Monday.China's Sto
    • China's True Growth Is a Mystery; Economists Weigh the Clues - Wall Street Journal April 27, 2015
      Wall Street JournalChina's True Growth Is a Mystery; Economists Weigh the CluesWall Street JournalWhen China released its tabulation of first-quarter growth earlier this month, the 7% figure—the worst in six years—stirred fears of a deepening slowdown. It also raised fresh doubt about the trustworthiness of China's own statistics. “Growth Likely ..
    • Chinese Persecution of Christians Reaches Highest Level in a Decade - Washington Free Beacon April 27, 2015
      Washington Free BeaconChinese Persecution of Christians Reaches Highest Level in a DecadeWashington Free BeaconChristians and followers of other religions in China suffered the worst abuses in a decade last year as part of a state-sponsored crackdown on dissent, according to a Christian human rights group. The organization China Aid said the persecution of .