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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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    • Chinese astronaut calls for cooperation, access to International Space Station - CNN May 28, 2015
      Chinese astronaut calls for cooperation, access to International Space StationCNNI also look forward to going to the International Space Station," Commander Nie Haisheng told CNN. "...Space is a family affair, many countries are developing their space programs and China, as a big county, should make our own contributions in this ...and more »
    • China to Ease Limits on Overseas Investments - Wall Street Journal May 28, 2015
      Wall Street JournalChina to Ease Limits on Overseas InvestmentsWall Street JournalBEIJING—China's campaign to turn the tightly controlled yuan into a global currency is crossing a new threshold, as the government plans to make it easier for individuals and companies to invest overseas. The latest initiative, expected to be ...Stop Calling China a Curren
    • China, US engage in war of words over disputed islands - CNN May 28, 2015
      CNNChina, US engage in war of words over disputed islandsCNNThe comments came after U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter began an important trip to the Pacific region, during which he vowed that the U.S. would not back down on its military operations around islands China is manufacturing in disputed waters 600 ...US hopes Chinese island-building will spur As
    • China's High Hopes for Growing Those Rubber Tree Plants - New York Times May 28, 2015
      New York TimesChina's High Hopes for Growing Those Rubber Tree PlantsNew York TimesJINGHONG, China — In the farming village of Tuanjie, in the hills above Jinghong, in southwest Yunnan Province, nearly every family lives in a two- or three-story concrete house, testament to a prosperity built during the boom years for natural rubber ...
    • The Great American Rethink on China - Wall Street Journal May 28, 2015
      Wall Street JournalThe Great American Rethink on ChinaWall Street JournalSingapore. Beijing's bid to dominate one of the world's most important waterways, the South China Sea, is again the focus as U.S. and Asian leaders gather here for the Shangri-La Dialogue, Asia's top security summit. Last year's meeting occurred as ...China's Ag
    • This is how you know China is worried - Business Insider May 28, 2015
      Business InsiderThis is how you know China is worriedBusiness InsiderThe Chinese economy is slowing, the housing market has ground to a halt, the banking sector is laden with debt, and the Shanghai Composite is swinging wild — hitting new highs on Monday only to drop 6.5% on Thursday. As you can imagine, the Chinese ...and more »
    • The US and China can avoid a collision course – if the US gives up its empire - The Guardian May 28, 2015
      The GuardianThe US and China can avoid a collision course – if the US gives up its empireThe GuardianAmericans fear that China's rapid economic growth will slowly translate into a more expansive and assertive foreign policy that will inevitably result in a war with the US. Harvard Professor Graham Allison has found: “in 12 of 16 cases in the past 500 ..
    • Chinese Tech Firms Aim to Stay Home - Wall Street Journal May 28, 2015
      Wall Street JournalChinese Tech Firms Aim to Stay HomeWall Street JournalBankers, lawyers and early-stage investors in China said interest by companies to list shares in China has increased significantly in recent months. Companies said listing in the country will make it easier to explain their business to investors, who ...For Investors, A Better Way To Lo
    • Gender Imbalance: How China's One-Child Law Backfired on Men - Newsweek May 28, 2015
      NewsweekGender Imbalance: How China's One-Child Law Backfired on MenNewsweekZhang Wei, a 29-year-old male resident of Beijing, is at first glance an unlikely exemplar for the power of women in modern China. But hear him out. A junior executive at a state-owned energy company, Zhang has not yet been able to save enough money to ...and more »
    • Arrest Opens Window on China's Role in Designer Drug Market - New York Times May 28, 2015
      New York TimesArrest Opens Window on China's Role in Designer Drug MarketNew York TimesMr. Tian is a leading manufacturer and exporter of the chemicals used to create spice, the D.E.A. says, and his arrest underscores rising concerns that China, with its large and poorly regulated pharmaceutical sector, could become to spice what ...and more »