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Current Events in China: August 11

Chinese police ‘admit’ Gu Kailai cover-up: official Four Chinese police officers on Friday admitted in court to covering up the killing of a British businessman to protect the wife of a senior politician charged with his murder, an official said.  Read more China export growth slows to 1% China’s trade and domestic demand have weakened […]

Current Events in China: July 26

Beijing sees reshuffle amid flood scandal Beijing’s mayor and a vice mayor have resigned, state media reported Wednesday, in what is likely a routine reshuffling that comes amid public questioning of the city government’s handling of rainstorms that left at least 37 dead in the capital. Read more China to form high-speed railway network by […]

China Current Events: July 19

US man tortured in Chinese custody: lawyer Police in southern China have tortured a Chinese-American businessman who is in custody suspected of leading an organised crime gang, his lawyer said on Wednesday.  Read more Average Chinese person’s carbon footprint now equals European’s The per capita emissions of the world’s largest national emitter is almost on […]

China Current Events: July 10

Chinese bloggers embroiled in park brawl A group of China’s leading opinion-makers and intellectuals became embroiled in a violent fracas thanks to a simmering feud between rival internet bloggers.  Read more Chinese Wind Power Company Eyes Vestas’ Assets Ming Yang Wind Power Group seeks to buy market-leading equipment maker.  Read more China GDP to Rebound […]

China Current Events: June 8

Global markets rally on news of China rate cuts World shares rallied to their highest in more than a week and the euro gained on Thursday after China surprisingly cut interest rates to shore up sluggish economic growth, fueling hopes other major central banks may follow suit.  Read more Crucial new details of exchange that […]

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    • China's trade in torture, repression devices is flourishing, report finds - Fox News September 30, 2014
      Fox NewsChina's trade in torture, repression devices is flourishing, report findsFox NewsThe report by Amnesty International and the Omega Research Foundation — "China's Trade in Tools of Torture and Repression" — found that China is the only country known to manufacture spiked batons or plastic batons with spiked metal heads, ...and more
    • The iPhone 6 Coming Soon to China, After Stern Look at Security - New York Times (blog) September 30, 2014
      Wall Street JournalThe iPhone 6 Coming Soon to China, After Stern Look at SecurityNew York Times (blog)“What the ministry tests to give this license has nothing to do with the warnings they included about these holes in security,” said Wang Yanhui, secretary of the China Mobile Alliance, a semiofficial organization that facilitates communication between ...C
    • Air China is second to get Boeing's newest, biggest 747 - USA TODAY September 30, 2014
      USA TODAYAir China is second to get Boeing's newest, biggest 747USA TODAYEVERETT, Wash. — Air China became the second airline Monday to take delivery of the Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental passenger jet, the U.S. jetmaker's newest and biggest version of its iconic jumbo jet. Air China's delivery of the jet comes as sagging ...China's First
    • China's Crackdown in Hong Kong - New York Times September 30, 2014
      Sydney Morning HeraldChina's Crackdown in Hong KongNew York TimesWhen the Chinese Army entered Hong Kong in July 1997 and peacefully reclaimed the city after more than 150 years of British rule, there was reason to hope that China would fulfill its promise to maintain “one country, two systems” until 2047. For one ...China's biggest political chall
    • China President Xi Jinping Faces Stark Choices Over Hong Kong Protests - Wall Street Journal September 30, 2014
      Wall Street JournalChina President Xi Jinping Faces Stark Choices Over Hong Kong ProtestsWall Street JournalSHANGHAI—Massive democracy rallies in Hong Kong have offered Chinese President Xi Jinping stark choices between concession and crackdown, either of which poses problems for his government—and his own political standing. Throughout the ...
    • China Celebrates New Holiday of Martyr's Day - ABC News September 30, 2014
      New York TimesChina Celebrates New Holiday of Martyr's DayABC NewsThe other two holidays created this year, marking the Japanese surrender and the massacre of civilians by Japanese forces in Nanjing, refer specifically to China's fight against Japanese occupiers and were created during a Chinese government campaign ...In Creating 'Martyrs
    • For China, Limited Tools to Quell Unrest in Hong Kong - New York Times September 30, 2014
      New York TimesFor China, Limited Tools to Quell Unrest in Hong KongNew York TimesBut as he faces swelling street demonstrations in Hong Kong pressing for more democracy in the territory, the toolbox of President Xi Jinping of China appears remarkably empty of instruments that could lead to palatable long-term solutions for all ...
    • The economic roots of Hong Kong's fight with China - Washington Post (blog) September 30, 2014
      The economic roots of Hong Kong's fight with ChinaWashington Post (blog)Hong Kong's struggle for the democratic rights that China promised it has erupted into the streets in recent days. But although this is a political battle, part of the reason Hong Kong is fighting so hard for its freedom is that it's already seen what ...
    • US Steps Up China Criticism Amid Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Protests - Wall Street Journal September 29, 2014
      Wall Street JournalUS Steps Up China Criticism Amid Hong Kong Pro-Democracy ProtestsWall Street JournalAside from trying to foster better commercial ties with the world's second-largest economy, Washington wants to avoid confrontations with Beijing that could impinge on talks over North Korea's and Iran's nuclear weapon programs, the South Chi
    • The hidden history of protest in China and Hong Kong - Vox September 29, 2014
      The hidden history of protest in China and Hong KongVoxThe protests in Hong Kong would seem to be, in many ways, about the city's special status: it is largely autonomous from the rest of China, has vastly greater freedom (including the freedom to protest), and even has a promise from Beijing to have free ...