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China Current Events: May 21

China ‘collecting Dalai Lama blood samples’ Chinese agencies are secretly collecting samples of the Dalai Lama’s blood, urine and hair and are stepping up efforts to harm him, the Tibetan government in exile said on Sunday.  Read more Dissident From China Arrives in U.S., Ending an Ordeal Chen Guangcheng, the blind legal advocate who recently […]

Current Events in China: May 3

Blind activist emerges from US embassy A blind Chinese activist who fled persecution by local officials in his rural town and sparked a diplomatic standoff by holing up in the U.S. embassy for six days emerged Wednesday after U.S. officials said China had assured his safety.  Read more Chen Guangcheng forced to leave US embassy […]

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    • These ancient manuscripts show China dominated Vietnam in the 1800s, too - Quartz August 27, 2014
      QuartzThese ancient manuscripts show China dominated Vietnam in the 1800s, tooQuartzOne of Chinese officials and diplomats favorite, oft-cited historical fact is that for many centuries, China has not been a colonizing power (link in Chinese), but has instead been a frequent victim of colonialism by Western powers as well as Japan ...China says wants to mend
    • China Weighs $16 Billion Car-Charging Fund - Bloomberg August 27, 2014
      BloombergChina Weighs $16 Billion Car-Charging FundBloombergChina is considering providing as much as 100 billion yuan ($16 billion) in government funding to build electric-vehicle charging facilities and spur demand for clean cars, according to two people familiar with the matter. The policy will be announced ...China's BYD develops new electric car wi
    • China hopes trade, tourism can calm Silk Road terror - USA TODAY August 27, 2014
      CNNChina hopes trade, tourism can calm Silk Road terrorUSA TODAYKASHGAR, China — Touted as the Disneyland of western China, a new theme park called Apandiland stands on the ancient Silk Road that leads to nearby Afghanistan and Pakistan — almost 3,000 miles from Beijing, the Chinese capital. Standing in for ...China's restive far west hopes to win heart
    • Sport in China: What's wrong with winning? - CNN August 27, 2014
      Sport in China: What's wrong with winning?CNNNanjing, China (CNN) -- Off-camera, I'm getting parenting advice from China's first athlete to win gold in any sport at the Winter Olympics. "Your daughter should go for ice skating," Yang Yang advises me. "It's great for her balance!" My five-year old ...and more »
    • China planes 'violated Taiwanese airspace' - BBC News August 27, 2014
      BBC NewsChina planes 'violated Taiwanese airspace'BBC NewsTwo Chinese military aircraft violated Taiwan's airspace on Monday, officials said, causing Taiwan to scramble jets. Taiwan said Chinese Y-8 maritime patrol planes entered the island's ADIZ (air defence identification zone) in both the morning and the ...Buzzing Taiwan's Airsp
    • China's Supersonic Submarine? Not Gonna Happen - TIME August 26, 2014
      Daily MailChina's Supersonic Submarine? Not Gonna HappenTIMEAnd despite what you have been reading practically everywhere today, no, China won't be deploying a submarine capable of moving at 6,100 mph (9,800 k/h) and covering the distance from Shanghai to San Francisco in 100 minutes—at least not in anything ...China building SUPERSONIC SUBMARINE t
    • China's Reckless Military - Wall Street Journal August 26, 2014
      Wall Street JournalChina's Reckless MilitaryWall Street JournalThat's how Pentagon spokesman Admiral John Kirby describes last week's encounter in which a Chinese fighter jet maneuvered, much like Tom Cruise's character in "Top Gun," within 20 feet of a U.S. Navy reconnaissance plane over the South China Sea.China media: US secu
    • China Is Awash in Grain Crops - Wall Street Journal August 26, 2014
      Wall Street JournalChina Is Awash in Grain CropsWall Street Journal"Chinese officials always talk about having a big harvest," said Fred Gale, an economist at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. "That sounds like a good thing, as they have been worried about supply keeping up with demand. But now, China seems to be ...and more »
    • Australian tycoon Clive Palmer 'sorry' for China 'mongrel' rant - CNN August 26, 2014
      CNNAustralian tycoon Clive Palmer 'sorry' for China 'mongrel' rantCNN(CNN) -- Outspoken Australian billionaire tycoon and politician Clive Palmer has apologized for his verbal attack on China during a television interview last week, when he called Chinese people "mongrels" who "shoot their own people." The leader of th
    • China seizes 30000 tons of chicken feet tainted by hydrogen peroxide - CNN August 26, 2014
      CNNChina seizes 30000 tons of chicken feet tainted by hydrogen peroxideCNNHong Kong (CNN) -- In the latest stomach-churning food scandal to hit China, authorities have seized over 30,000 tons of chicken feet contaminated with hydrogen peroxide, according to state media. Thirty eight people have been arrested on charges of ...China police seize 30000 tonnes o