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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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    • China Inc. Finds Cure to Debt Hangover in Stock-Market Boom - Bloomberg April 27, 2015
      MarketWatchChina Inc. Finds Cure to Debt Hangover in Stock-Market BoomBloombergChina Inc. is turning to the stock market for a cure to its unprecedented debt hangover. As authorities show a newfound tolerance for defaults and debt levels at Shanghai Composite Index members climb to all-time highs, Chinese companies are ...Opinion: China's stock-rally pa
    • Chinese island-building in South China Sea 'may undermine peace', says Asean - The Guardian April 27, 2015
      The GuardianChinese island-building in South China Sea 'may undermine peace', says AseanThe GuardianDespite its rhetoric of a united Asean community, the regional grouping has a history of failing to respond in a robust manner to Beijing due to China's immense trade and diplomatic leverage and because not all Asean states have a stake in the m
    • China: the economic behemoth gives Australian mining a glimmer of hope - The Guardian April 27, 2015
      The GuardianChina: the economic behemoth gives Australian mining a glimmer of hopeThe GuardianThis provided a brief moment of light for the mining sector as hopes grew that Chinese economic growth might stabilise. But it is also worth remembering that, while China will not again grow as fast as it did in the past decade, the size of its economy ...China cban
    • 'Cinderella' Scores In Japan; 'Home' Lands In China: More International Box Office - Deadline April 26, 2015
      Deadline'Cinderella' Scores In Japan; 'Home' Lands In China: More International Box OfficeDeadlineFor a closer picture at Ultron's marvels, see my separate story. Furious 7, meanwhile, became the third film ever to cross $1B internationally, and has now transformed itself into the top-grossing movie ever in China (more on that here).
    • Apple IPhone Sales in China Seen Surpassing U.S. for First Time - Bloomberg April 26, 2015
      BloombergApple IPhone Sales in China Seen Surpassing U.S. for First TimeBloombergApple Inc.'s IPhone sales in China may have exceeded the U.S. for the first time in the latest quarter, thanks to brisk demand during the country's New Year celebrations. Apple will probably show on Monday that earnings jumped by more than 20 percent ...Apple iPhone 6
    • US, China, India Race to Send Aid to Earthquake-Battered … - Foreign Policy (blog) April 26, 2015
      Foreign Policy (blog)US, China, India Race to Send Aid to Earthquake-Battered …Foreign Policy (blog)The United States, China, and India are sending disaster response teams to earthquake-ravaged Nepal, highlighting the role that disaster diplomacy can play in foreign affairs as countries project soft-power influence and aim to win goodwill among their ...Nepa
    • China's True Growth Is a Mystery; Economists Weigh the Clues - Wall Street Journal April 26, 2015
      Wall Street JournalChina's True Growth Is a Mystery; Economists Weigh the CluesWall Street JournalWhen China released its tabulation of first-quarter growth earlier this month, the 7% figure—the worst in six years—stirred fears of a deepening slowdown. It also raised fresh doubt about the trustworthiness of China's own statistics. “Growth Likely ..
    • China Open: David Howell finishes second to home winner Wu Ashun - BBC Sport April 26, 2015
      BBC SportChina Open: David Howell finishes second to home winner Wu AshunBBC SportDavid Howell narrowly failed to win his first European Tour title since 2013 as he finished a shot adrift of China's Wu Ashun in the Volvo China Open. Wu, 29, finished on nine under after a final-round one-under 71 to secure a maiden European Tour ...Wu Ashun wins Volvo Ch
    • China-Pakistan Pacts Worth Billions Reveal Beijing's Ambitions - NBCNews.com April 26, 2015
      NBCNews.comChina-Pakistan Pacts Worth Billions Reveal Beijing's AmbitionsNBCNews.com"My friend's lovely image dwells in the mirror of my heart; I tilt my head slightly, and here it comes into my sight," China's President Xi Jinping proclaimed in an editorial in the Daily Times newspaper at the start of a two-day trip to Pakistan ...O
    • Mother of Wanting Qu, Gregor Robertson's girlfriend, arrested in China - CBC.ca April 25, 2015
      CBC.caMother of Wanting Qu, Gregor Robertson's girlfriend, arrested in ChinaCBC.caThe mother of Vancouver-based pop star Wanting Qu has been arrested on corruption charges in China. Qu is the girlfriend of Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson, who said Friday that the situation was "very tough." "Obviously it's a personal issue for her .