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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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    • China faces diplomatic 'crisis' over missing Hong Kong booksellers - Reuters February 6, 2016
      ReutersChina faces diplomatic 'crisis' over missing Hong Kong booksellersReutersChina's reluctance to provide information and its refusal to allow Swedish or British envoys access to Gui or Lee - a breach of international conventions - is fuelling a diplomatic crisis, several senior Western diplomats said. "It's another indication ..
    • 'Armani Communist' - BBC News February 6, 2016
      BBC News'Armani Communist'BBC NewsNor was it the remarks which the 14-year-old made to the Shenzhen People's Political Consultative Conference, calling for the greater use of non-exam based assessments in the Chinese education system. What made people stare, and what rapidly become ...and more »
    • Obama Calls Chinese President, Urging More Pressure on North Korea - Wall Street Journal February 5, 2016
      Wall Street JournalObama Calls Chinese President, Urging More Pressure on North KoreaWall Street JournalPresident Barack Obama spoke Friday with Chinese President Xi Jinping to persuade Beijing to do more to pressure North Korea in response to its nuclear test last month and a planned rocket launch in coming days. Mr. Obama called Mr. Xi to coordinate a ...C
    • China group to buy Chicago Stock Exchange - CNNMoney February 5, 2016
      CNNMoneyChina group to buy Chicago Stock ExchangeCNNMoneyThe purchase by Chongqing Casin Enterprise Group is the latest U.S. investment made by China and would give the country a foothold in the vast American stock market. The struggling Chicago Stock Exchange is a very small player in the exchange world ...Chinese company buys Chicago Stock ExchangeCBS News
    • Alex Teixeira: Shakhtar midfielder in 50m euro move to China - BBC Sport February 5, 2016
      BBC SportAlex Teixeira: Shakhtar midfielder in 50m euro move to ChinaBBC SportThe Chinese transfer record has been broken for the third time in 10 days, with Jiangsu Suning spending £38.4m to sign Brazil midfielder Alex Teixeira. The 26-year-old, who was a target for Premier League side Liverpool, has become the Chinese Super ...Why are so many good football
    • Tianjin Explosions Were Result of Mismanagement, China Finds - New York Times February 5, 2016
      New York TimesTianjin Explosions Were Result of Mismanagement, China FindsNew York TimesBEIJING — The blasts that killed 165 people at one of China's busiest seaports last year were a result of a culture of mismanagement at a chemical warehouse and lax oversight by regulators, according to a government investigation whose results were ...China blasts: T
    • If you import from China, you know it's Chinese New Year -- because business grinds to a halt - Los Angeles Times February 5, 2016
      Los Angeles TimesIf you import from China, you know it's Chinese New Year -- because business grinds to a haltLos Angeles TimesSo while people in China are eating dumplings, shooting fireworks and doling out lucky money, Sagehorn and her team use the downtime to partake in lunar new year traditions of their own — namely cleaning, organizing and holding
    • In 'Communist' China, Alibaba Is Training People to Shop Online - WIRED February 5, 2016
      WIREDIn 'Communist' China, Alibaba Is Training People to Shop OnlineWIREDA villager from a far-flung rural community in China needs pesticides. Or fertilizers. Or maybe a tractor for his farm. Heck, maybe he just wants a 65-inch television. So what does he do? In thousands of villages across rural China, he strolls down the ...and more »
    • No escape? China's crackdown on dissent goes global - CNN February 5, 2016
      CNNNo escape? China's crackdown on dissent goes globalCNNA new pattern suggests Beijing is cracking down on critics beyond Chinese borders, not only in Thailand, but also in the autonomous former British colony of Hong Kong, where Chinese security services are not supposed to have legal jurisdiction.China Has Finally Told Hong Kong It Is Holding the 3 M
    • As China's economy unravels, Beijing's attempts at damage control are growing increasingly desperate - Quartz February 5, 2016
      QuartzAs China's economy unravels, Beijing's attempts at damage control are growing increasingly desperateQuartzNo longer able to convince the world it's got China's economy under control, the government in Beijing is now trying to bully it instead. China's economic weaknesses have been well documented. Among other things, there are