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Current Events in China: May 30

Migrant workers go on rampage in China after death About 1,000 migrant workers went on the rampage in a city in eastern China on Tuesday, smashing up cars and protesting in front of a government building after a worker was apparently killed by his employer, state media said.  Read more Algal bloom kills millions of […]

Current Events in China: April 6

Drought plagues 13 Chinese provinces China’s ongoing severe drought has hit 13 Chinese provinces, having an adverse impact on agricultural production, the country’s drought relief authorities said Thursday.  As of Thursday, the dry spell has left 7.82 million people and 4.58 million head of livestock without adequate drinking water in provinces including Yunnan, Sichuan, Hebei, […]

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    • Black man is washed whiter in China's racist detergent advert - The Guardian May 28, 2016
      The GuardianBlack man is washed whiter in China's racist detergent advertThe GuardianThe company behind a Chinese advert for detergent that has been dubbed the most racist ever has defended the bizarre content, saying any discrimination is in the eye of the viewer. In the advert a pouch of Qiaobi cleaning liquid is applied to a black ...and more »
    • China Promoting Tourism for Disputed Paracel Islands - New York Times May 28, 2016
      New York TimesChina Promoting Tourism for Disputed Paracel IslandsNew York TimesThe Paracels, a cluster of islands on the western edge of the South China Sea where Vietnam and Taiwan also have claims, are perfect for tourism, water sports and romantic weddings, Mr. Xiao told China Daily, a state-run English-language newspaper, in ...Tough Talking Trump Would
    • China Wanda City theme park opens in a battle with Disney - BBC News May 28, 2016
      BBC NewsChina Wanda City theme park opens in a battle with DisneyBBC NewsChina's richest man has opened a massive entertainment complex to compete with US giant Disney. "Wanda City", in south-eastern city Nanchang, features rides, shopping centres and an aquarium, and cost more than $3bn (just over £2bn). Its owner, Wang ...China's Riches
    • Xi Jinping Says China Should Invest More In the Elderly - Fortune May 28, 2016
      FortuneXi Jinping Says China Should Invest More In the ElderlyFortuneChina should increase investment in care for the elderly, President Xi Jinping told a meeting of the country's top leaders on its aging population, official Xinhua news agency reported. “Our policies measures, work base, institutional mechanisms, and ...and more »
    • Chengdu, China: city of spicy food, leisurely teahouses and … software parks - Los Angeles Times May 28, 2016
      Los Angeles TimesChengdu, China: city of spicy food, leisurely teahouses and … software parksLos Angeles TimesIf you want to experience China's innovation boom, a good place to start would seem to be the Hi-tech Development Zone in Chengdu, a city known for spicy cuisine, riverside tea houses and panda bears. The zone, a 32-square-mile swath of gleaming
    • China's "Land Airbus" will let you drive directly under a bus - Fox News May 27, 2016
      Fox NewsChina's "Land Airbus" will let you drive directly under a busFox NewsA new take on mass transit may be headed to China as early as the end of the year: A so-called "Land Airbus" system that looks like an overgrown monorail as it motors over existing lanes of traffic. The big catch: cars can actually drive under the Land ...an
    • Racist commercial in China sparks ... outrage? Not exactly - Los Angeles Times May 27, 2016
      Los Angeles TimesRacist commercial in China sparks ... outrage? Not exactlyLos Angeles TimesThe ad is so brazenly racist that it delivers a visceral shock. A young Chinese woman is doing laundry. A young black man appears in the doorway, his face and white T-shirt smudged with paint. He gives the woman a classic wolf whistle, and winks.China's Qiaobi de
    • Qualcomm Will Make China-Customized Chips Through Chinese Venture - Wall Street Journal May 27, 2016
      Wall Street JournalQualcomm Will Make China-Customized Chips Through Chinese VentureWall Street JournalQualcomm President Derek Aberle said his company set up a joint-venture with China's Guizhou province last year partly because he expects China's server demand to eventually eclipse that of the U.S. While Western companies have long licensed older
    • China faces headaches from warming Vietnam-US ties - Reuters May 27, 2016
      ReutersChina faces headaches from warming Vietnam-US tiesReutersAnd yet regional military sources and security analysts say China will face short and longer term strategic headaches from the fully normalized relationship between former enemies in Hanoi and Washington. Operationally, China faces the short-term ...and more »
    • China's Middle Class Is About to Demand Big Changes - Fortune May 26, 2016
      FortuneChina's Middle Class Is About to Demand Big ChangesFortuneIn the case of China, this rule does not seem to apply, at least up to this point. Depending on what estimates one uses, the number of middle class people in China varies from roughly 70% of the urban population (based on a McKinsey study in 2013) to ...and more »