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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 Requires 30% of Government Cars to Be Electric - Bloomberg July 14, 2014
      China Requires 30% of Government Cars to Be ElectricBloombergCentral government ministries and agencies will take the lead on purchases of new-energy vehicles, a term that China uses to refer to electric vehicles, plug-in hybrids and fuel-cell autos, according to a statement on the central government's website ...Xinhua Insight: Gov't organs in Chi […]
    • China indicts US, British corporate investigators - USA TODAY July 14, 2014
      China indicts US, British corporate investigatorsUSA TODAYBEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities have formally indicted two corporate investigators, an American and Briton, for allegedly illegally obtaining and selling private information. The official Xinhua News Agency said Monday it is the first time ...China charges GSK-linked investigators for illegally obt […]
    • China Looking to Play Larger Role in Funding Brazil's Infrastructure - Wall Street Journal July 14, 2014
      The National Interest OnlineChina Looking to Play Larger Role in Funding Brazil's InfrastructureWall Street JournalBut, with Brazil's economy slowing and government accounts strained, China is looking to play a larger role in funding critical infrastructure to help move South America's largest country forward. In Brazil for Monday's start […]
    • Still at Odds With China - New York Times July 14, 2014
      Breitbart NewsStill at Odds With ChinaNew York TimesFor more than a decade, the United States has been watching nervously to see how China would choose to wield its formidable and growing economic, political and military powers. The hope, as Robert Zoellick said in 2005 when he was a deputy secretary of ...World View: Australia Joins Japan, Vietnam, Philippi […]
    • Two Things Apple Shouldn't Take For Granted In China - Forbes July 13, 2014
      Two Things Apple Shouldn't Take For Granted In ChinaForbesChina may be moving into a market economy, privatizing state-owned enterprises — and town village enterprises — in several sectors across the economy. But not state media, which continue to be part of the official China, and is often used to harshly ... […]
    • China Announces New Subsidies to Encourage Officials to Buy Energy-Efficient ... - Wall Street Journal July 13, 2014
      Christian Science MonitorChina Announces New Subsidies to Encourage Officials to Buy Energy-Efficient ...Wall Street JournalSHANGHAI—China announced new subsidies and other inducements Sunday to get government officials and agencies to buy energy-efficient vehicles in a renewed boost for a sector Beijing has had high hopes for. Under the new rules, which wil […]
    • Attack On Bank Of China For "Money Laundering" Screams Infighting In Beijing - Forbes July 13, 2014
      WantChinaTimesAttack On Bank Of China For "Money Laundering" Screams Infighting In BeijingForbesThe CCTV report alleged that the bank, one of China's “Big Four,” fabricated information through its Youhuitong—“preferential money transfer”—platform. BOC, as the bank is sometimes called, also joined forces with immigration businesses to hide the […]
    • Penfolds suffers from China squatters - The Australian Financial Review July 13, 2014
      Penfolds suffers from China squattersThe Australian Financial ReviewTreasury Wine Estates failed to register the Chinese name for Penfolds and is now locked in a protracted legal battle with a notorious trademark squatter in an effort regain ownership of the iconic name. An investigation by The Australian Financial ...and more » […]
    • China's star TV anchor arrested just before airtime - CNN July 13, 2014
      CNNChina's star TV anchor arrested just before airtimeCNNBeijing (CNN) -- Rui Chenggang's anchor chair was left empty for Friday night's national newscast on China Central Television after prosecutors detained the star journalist shortly before airtime, according to state media. The detention of the ...In Inquiry in China, Police Detain Star A […]
    • Apple Denies China Assertions on IPhone as Security Risk - Bloomberg July 13, 2014
      Wall Street JournalApple Denies China Assertions on IPhone as Security RiskBloombergThe tensions follow indictments by U.S. prosecutors of five Chinese military officers for allegedly hacking into the computers of American companies and last year's revelations by former security contractor Edward Snowden of a National Security Agency ...Apple tells Chin […]