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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, […]

China Current Events: April 5

Giant feathered dinosaur Yutyrannus discovered in China It is by far the biggest feathered dinosaur ever to have been unearthed and raises intriguing questions as to why some of these scaly reptiles developed plumage. Three nearly complete skeletons of the dinosaur have been uncovered in beds of sediment in Liaoning province, northeastern China, scientists reported […]

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    • Apple's capitulation to China undermines Obama's tough talk on snooping - Quartz March 5, 2015
      QuartzApple's capitulation to China undermines Obama's tough talk on snoopingQuartzBeijing is putting heavy pressure on US technology firms who want to do business in China to fork over proprietary source code, provide encryption keys so that Chinese authorities can access user information, and store user data on servers in China.
    • China signals 'new normal' with lower annual growth target - Reuters March 5, 2015
      CNBCChina signals 'new normal' with lower annual growth targetReutersBEIJING (Reuters) - China announced an economic growth target for 2015 of around 7 percent on Thursday and said it would boost government spending, signaling that the lowest rate of expansion for a quarter of a century is the "new normal" for the world ...China sets 2015
    • China asks Myanmar to 'lower temperature' on border - Reuters March 5, 2015
      Channel News AsiaChina asks Myanmar to 'lower temperature' on borderReutersIt was not immediately clear from the Chinese-language statement how the Myanmar envoy's name is translated in English. China's Foreign Ministry said the envoy was a former ambassador to China who was visiting Beijing as a special representative.How China Fuels Mya
    • The Base Investment Case -- India vs. China - Forbes March 4, 2015
      ForbesThe Base Investment Case -- India vs. ChinaForbesInfant mortality (babies dying in their first year of life) has fallen, from a rate of 7.2 percent in 1998 to 4.3 percent in 2014 (compared to 6.2 percent in the U.S.) India's population has grown by 44 percent since 1990 while China's has grown by 19 ...
    • Liquidity evaporates in China as 'fiscal cliff' nears - Telegraph.co.uk March 4, 2015
      Telegraph.co.ukLiquidity evaporates in China as 'fiscal cliff' nearsTelegraph.co.ukPut together, China is pursuing the most contractionary mix of economic policies in the G20, relative to the status quo ante. Collateral damage is already visible in the sliding global prices of iron ore, copper, nickel, lead and zinc over recent ...and more »
    • Hong Kong to Chinese shoppers: 'Go home' - CNN March 4, 2015
      CNNHong Kong to Chinese shoppers: 'Go home'CNNThese were just some of the insults hurled at Chinese shoppers Sunday as hundreds of Hong Kongers surged through through the old neighborhood of Yuen Long, an area close to the city's border with China. It was the latest in a series of angry protests ...China Anticorruption Campaign Targets Party
    • The Anti-Pollution Documentary That's Taken China By Storm - NPR (blog) March 4, 2015
      NPR (blog)The Anti-Pollution Documentary That's Taken China By StormNPR (blog)Two hundred million and counting: That's how many times a documentary about China's massive air pollution problem has been viewed online since the weekend. Environmentalists are hailing it as an eye-opener for Chinese citizens. The filmmaker, Chai ...Smog blankets Ch
    • China's big chess move against the US: Latin America - CNNMoney March 4, 2015
      China's big chess move against the US: Latin AmericaCNNMoneyThis comes as U.S. power in the Americas is starting to erode. U.S. cash is actually fleeing the region as investors see better deals at home or elsewhere. China doesn't appear as worried about the short-term. "What we're looking at is not simply an ...and more »
    • Prince William in China: illegal wildlife trade a 'vicious form of criminality' - The Guardian March 4, 2015
      The GuardianPrince William in China: illegal wildlife trade a 'vicious form of criminality'The GuardianToday he praised China for its “contribution to the protection of wildlife in Africa” but he said that there is much more to be done including reducing the demand for products made from endangered animals. “Demand provides traffickers with their i
    • China says tech firms have nothing to fear from anti-terror law - Reuters March 4, 2015
      ReutersChina says tech firms have nothing to fear from anti-terror lawReutersChina's proposals, which would require tech firms to provide encryption keys and install backdoors granting law enforcement access for counterterrorism investigations, drew criticism from Obama, who told Reuters in an interview this week China would ...China Rejects Obama'