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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 Governor Fired for 'Disloyalty' as Xi Tightens Grip - ABC News February 5, 2016
      China Governor Fired for 'Disloyalty' as Xi Tightens GripABC NewsThe governor of a major Chinese province has been accused of disloyalty to the ruling Communist Party and removed from his post, amid a growing consolidation of power by President Xi Jinping that some have likened to a personality cult. Deposed Sichuan ...and more »
    • In 'Communist' China, Alibaba Is Training People to Shop Online - WIRED February 5, 2016
      WIREDIn 'Communist' China, Alibaba Is Training People to Shop OnlineWIREDA villager from a far-flung rural community in China needs pesticides. Or fertilizers. Or maybe a tractor for his farm. Heck, maybe he just wants a 65-inch television. So what does he do? In thousands of villages across rural China, he strolls down the ...Hackers in China atta
    • Alex Teixeira: Shakhtar midfielder in 50m euro move to China - BBC Sport February 5, 2016
      BBC SportAlex Teixeira: Shakhtar midfielder in 50m euro move to ChinaBBC SportThe Chinese transfer record has been broken for the third time in 10 days after Jiangsu Suning spent £38.4m on Alex Teixeira. The Brazil midfielder had been a target for Premier League side Liverpool but has become the Chinese Super League's latest ...China's Jiangsu Suni
    • New Year rush and crush: China's long journey home - CNN International February 5, 2016
      CNN InternationalNew Year rush and crush: China's long journey homeCNN InternationalThe annual migration has boomed right along with China's economy over the past 30 years. Factory towns needed workers, with most coming from China's rural villages. Hundreds of millions of people spend the year away from their families, but the pull of ...and m
    • China says told North Korea does not want to see tensions rise - Reuters February 5, 2016
      ReutersChina says told North Korea does not want to see tensions riseReutersBEIJING China has told North Korea it does not want to see anything happen that could further raise tensions, China's foreign minister was quoted as saying on Friday, after Pyongyang announced plans to launch a satellite soon. North Korea has said it ...US-China Split Over North
    • No escape? China's crackdown on dissent goes global - CNN February 5, 2016
      CNNNo escape? China's crackdown on dissent goes globalCNNA new pattern suggests Beijing is cracking down on critics beyond Chinese borders, not only in Thailand, but also in the autonomous former British colony of Hong Kong, where Chinese security services are not supposed to have legal jurisdiction.European Parliament calls for release of HK bookseller
    • As China's economy unravels, Beijing's attempts at damage control are growing increasingly desperate - Quartz February 5, 2016
      QuartzAs China's economy unravels, Beijing's attempts at damage control are growing increasingly desperateQuartzNo longer able to convince the world it's got China's economy under control, the government in Beijing is now trying to bully it instead. China's economic weaknesses have been well documented. Among other things, there are
    • Concern Grows in US Over China's Drive to Make Chips - New York Times February 4, 2016
      New York TimesConcern Grows in US Over China's Drive to Make ChipsNew York TimesHONG KONG — China is spending billions of dollars on a major push to make its own microchips, an effort that could bolster its military capabilities as well as its homegrown technology industry.
    • Beijing's bumpy ride: Gauging China's ups, downs - CNBC February 4, 2016
      CNBCBeijing's bumpy ride: Gauging China's ups, downsCNBCThe official statistics from the Chinese government last month showing that the world's second-biggest economy grew by 6.9 percent in the fourth quarter gave a brief shot of confidence to investors. "There's no seal of approval on Chinese GDP data, but ...and more »
    • 'Why I invested in China's giant Ponzi scheme' - CNBC February 3, 2016
      CNBC'Why I invested in China's giant Ponzi scheme'CNBCInstead, Ezubo was allegedly running the largest online fraud yet seen in China. Jiang, who invested 150,000 RMB ($22,800) in Ezubo in mid-2015, just a year after the company launched, is one of more than 900,000 private investors apparently scammed by ...China's Biggest Ponzi Scheme S