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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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    • Trust-busting in China - The Economist August 23, 2014
      The EconomistTrust-busting in ChinaThe EconomistIN RECENT weeks, Chinese authorities appear to have been singling out foreigners in bars around Beijing, harassing them for allegedly breaking the country's narcotics laws, conducting spot inspections of their bodily fluids and reportedly busting them ...and more »
    • US accuses China fighter of reckless mid-air intercept - BBC News August 23, 2014
      BBC NewsUS accuses China fighter of reckless mid-air interceptBBC NewsA Chinese fighter came perilously close to a US military patrol plane over international waters east of China's Hainan Island, the Pentagon has said. Spokesman John Kirby said that the US had protested to the Chinese military over the mid-air intercept ...Pentagon: China tried to bloc
    • US Furious After Chinese Fighter Jet Does Barrel Roll Over American Aircraft - TIME August 22, 2014
      TIMEUS Furious After Chinese Fighter Jet Does Barrel Roll Over American AircraftTIMEIn this Pentagon handout, a Chinese fighter jet is seen from a U.S. Navy P-8 Poseidon aircraft during an incident in which the Pentagon says the Chinese jet came dangerously close to the American aircraft. Department of Defense ...
    • Measuring China's Resilient Economy - Businessweek August 22, 2014
      BusinessweekMeasuring China's Resilient EconomyBusinessweekAre China's economic juices flowing like baijiu at a banquet or coagulating like the remnants of yesterday's hotpot? Official data are often distrusted. A growing database of alternative indicators—ranging from same-store sales at Kentucky Fried ...
    • iPhone 6 Apparently Confirmed By China Telecom - Forbes August 22, 2014
      Mac RumorsiPhone 6 Apparently Confirmed By China TelecomForbesIn the post, captured here by Sina News, the Chinese carrier said that the upcoming phone would be available unlocked and will support a variety of networks, including two kinds of LTE networks, WCDMA, CDMA2000, GSM, and CDMA1X. Selling unlocked ...China Telecom iPhone 6 Ad Suggests Simplified Mod
    • China Says Qualcomm Is Willing to Resolve Dispute - Wall Street Journal August 22, 2014
      Wall Street JournalChina Says Qualcomm Is Willing to Resolve DisputeWall Street JournalThe National Development and Reform Commission, China's economic planning body, said in a statement on its website that it met on Thursday with a delegation from the wireless-technology company, including President Derek Aberle. "Qualcomm ...China regulators says
    • China media: Mongolia ties - BBC News August 22, 2014
      BBC NewsChina media: Mongolia tiesBBC NewsMedia in China discuss China-Mongolia ties as President Xi Jinping visits the neighbouring country. Mr Xi Jinping is the first Chinese president to visit the neighbouring country in more than a decade. He started his two-day visit on Thursday. Both ...China's Xi courts public opinion on Mongolia tripSalt Lake Tr
    • Natural Gas Production Falls Short in China - New York Times August 22, 2014
      New York TimesNatural Gas Production Falls Short in ChinaNew York TimesFaced with severe air pollution from coal and a rising dependence on energy imports, China has been eager to follow the United States by rapidly increasing natural gas output. Replacing coal with natural gas has also been central to Beijing's hopes to ...Coal gas boom in China holds
    • What China wants - The Economist August 21, 2014
      The EconomistWhat China wantsThe EconomistSome Western hawks see a China threat wherever they look: China's state-owned businesses stealing a march in Africa; its government covering for autocrats in UN votes; its insatiable appetite for resources plundering the environment. Fortunately, there ...and more »
    • China's Top Graft Buster, Wang Qishan, Probing Thousands - Wall Street Journal August 21, 2014
      Wall Street JournalChina's Top Graft Buster, Wang Qishan, Probing ThousandsWall Street JournalNANCHANG, China—When Wang Qishan, China's top graft-buster, dispatched a dozen investigators to this south China river town last summer, his message was clear: The investigators should inspire "shock and awe" among local officials, according to a