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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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    • Fiat and Chrysler to build Jeep models in China - USA TODAY April 19, 2014
      MiamiHerald.comFiat and Chrysler to build Jeep models in ChinaUSA TODAYROME (AP) — Fiat and Chrysler announced plans Saturday to build three new Jeep models in China for that market, the biggest for the vehicles outside the United States, as they attempt to boost sales in a country where they lag behind their competitors.Fiat Chrysler strikes deal to produce […]
    • 2 Charts That Put the Chinese Pollution Crisis in Perspective - The Atlantic April 19, 2014
      The Atlantic2 Charts That Put the Chinese Pollution Crisis in PerspectiveThe AtlanticI've written over the years, and still believe, that environmental sustainability in all forms is China's biggest emergency, in every sense: for its people, for its government, for its effect on the world. And yes, I understand that the same is true ...China Admits […]
    • China on course to become 'world's most Christian nation' within 15 years - Telegraph.co.uk April 19, 2014
      Telegraph.co.ukChina on course to become 'world's most Christian nation' within 15 yearsTelegraph.co.ukIt is said to be China's biggest church and on Easter Sunday thousands of worshippers will flock to this Asian mega-temple to pledge their allegiance – not to the Communist Party, but to the Cross. The 5,000-capacity Liushi church, which […]
    • China silent on deadly knife attack in Kunming railway station - Los Angeles Times April 19, 2014
      China silent on deadly knife attack in Kunming railway stationLos Angeles TimesBEIJING— On the first Sunday of March, China awoke to sickening news: Black-clad attackers with knives had hacked through crowds at the train station in the southern city of Kunming, killing 29 and injuring more than 140. Reporters leaped into action, ...and more » […]
    • Seven killed in China-Vietnam border shootout - ABC Online April 19, 2014
      Press TVSeven killed in China-Vietnam border shootoutABC OnlineA deadly gun battle along the China-Vietnam border has left seven people dead, including five Chinese migrants and two Vietnamese border guards. According to local officials, a shootout erupted when Vietnamese border guards tried to turn back a group ...7 Die in Shooting at China-Vietnam BorderAB […]
    • Lewis Hamilton takes stunning pole for Mercedes in China - Radio 1 April 19, 2014
      Radio 1Lewis Hamilton takes stunning pole for Mercedes in ChinaRadio 1Lewis Hamilton takes stunning pole for Mercedes in China. By Andrew Benson Chief F1 writer. Lewis Hamilton took his third pole position in four races this season with a stunning performance in qualifying at the Chinese Grand Prix. Hamilton was more ...Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton admits […]
    • Himalayan obstacles - The Economist (blog) April 18, 2014
      Himalayan obstaclesThe Economist (blog)ODDLY, for a democratic country in the midst of an election, India this week held its sixth “strategic dialogue” with China. The talks in Beijing, between the two countries' most senior diplomats, at least show how keen their foreign ministries are ...and more » […]
    • Building the dream - The Economist April 18, 2014
      the DiplomatBuilding the dreamThe EconomistSOME HISTORIANS BELIEVE that Marco Polo never went to China. But even if the 13th-century Venetian merchant did not lay eyes on the coastal city of Hangzhou himself, he certainly reflected the awe it inspired in other foreign traders when he described ...Can China's New Urbanization Plan Work?the Diplomatall 20 […]
    • Malaysia airliner search points up China's technology gap - Los Angeles Times April 17, 2014
      Malaysia airliner search points up China's technology gapLos Angeles TimesBEIJING — In June 2012, China reveled in a major scientific achievement: The nation's first manned deep-sea submersible, the Jiaolong, had dived more than 4.3 miles into the Mariana Trench in the Pacific Ocean. The feat, state-run media said, put ... […]
    • For China and Japan, the Economic Challenges Ahead Are Similar - New York Times April 17, 2014
      The GuardianFor China and Japan, the Economic Challenges Ahead Are SimilarNew York TimesHONG KONG — Japan and China do not always see eye to eye on politics. But when it comes to economic policy, Tokyo and Beijing have remarkably similar goals: Both want to push through far-reaching changes in their economies in the face of mounting ...China has far bigger c […]