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China Current Events: May 5

China approves silver futures trading China’s securities regulator on Friday approved the trading of silver futures contracts on the Shanghai Futures Exchange (SHFE).  Read more Blind activist free to study abroad: China China said on Friday blind dissident Chen Guangcheng could apply to study abroad, a move praised by U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton […]

China Current Events: April 10

  Fake police academy exposed in China A fake police academy in China has been exposed in a bizarre sting operation that involved undercover authentic female officers disguised as schoolgirls.   Bo Xilai’s wife questioned over the murder in China of Neil Heywood The wife of the former high-flying Communist Party chief Bo Xilai is […]

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    • For China's disabled, jobs are hard to find - Washington Post August 27, 2014
      For China's disabled, jobs are hard to findWashington PostBEIJING — For decades, jobs for the disabled in China have mostly been limited to masseuses, matchbox makers and hairdressers. And today, the few skills-training programs the government offers remain in those areas. Unemployment remains a daunting ...
    • 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 reveals plans for 'superso
    • US, Chinese officials to meet at Pentagon after jet intercept - Reuters August 26, 2014
      ReutersUS, Chinese officials to meet at Pentagon after jet interceptReutersLast Tuesday, a Chinese fighter pilot flew acrobatic maneuvers around the U.S. Navy's P-8 Poseidon anti-submarine and reconnaissance plane, crossing over and under it in international airspace over the South China Sea, the Pentagon said. At one point ...
    • 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.Beijing to talk toug
    • 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 »
    • Chinese reportedly working on submarine that would 'fly' in an 'air bubble' - Washington Post August 26, 2014
      Chinese reportedly working on submarine that would 'fly' in an 'air bubble'Washington PostThe reported plans for the super-fast Chinese submarine draw on research that reaches back to the Cold War on “supercavitation,” a technology that creates a friction-less air “bubble” around a vessel that allows it to “fly” underwater, facilitating .
    • China's restive far west hopes to win hearts with 'Princess Fragrant' cartoon - CNN August 26, 2014
      CNNChina's restive far west hopes to win hearts with 'Princess Fragrant' cartoonCNNHong Kong (CNN) -- China has struggled to contain ethnic tensions in the far northwest region of Xinjiang, recently launching a crackdown after a series of violent attacks left hundreds dead in recent months. But authorities think they may have found a ...China
    • China's 'Great Wall' Takes A Hit At US Heavyweight Boxing - NPR August 26, 2014
      NPRChina's 'Great Wall' Takes A Hit At US Heavyweight BoxingNPRHis promoters call him the soon-to-be Yao Ming of American boxing. But JianJun Dong — his real name — just prefers Taishan, because someday he hopes to tower over the sport of heavyweight boxing like Mount Taishan over China's Shandong province.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