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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's Moment of Truth: Financial Reform or Growth? - Wall Street Journal September 16, 2014
      Wall Street JournalChina's Moment of Truth: Financial Reform or Growth?Wall Street JournalBut for the first time since 1998, China may fall short of meeting its annual growth target, set at 7.5% this year. Beijing now must decide whether to employ more dramatic measures, such as cutting interest rates, or simply accept slower growth and ...China Provide
    • China tries top Uighur scholar on separatism charge - USA TODAY September 16, 2014
      The GuardianChina tries top Uighur scholar on separatism chargeUSA TODAYBEIJING — An outspoken scholar from China's Uighur minority, who criticized government policy in the restive Xinjiang region, faces trial Wednesday on charges that he sought to split up China. If convicted, Ilham Tohti could be sentenced up to life ...China airing details about susp
    • Sri Lanka Backs China's Maritime 'Silk Road' Plan - ABC News September 16, 2014
      ABC NewsSri Lanka Backs China's Maritime 'Silk Road' PlanABC NewsChinese President Xi Jinping won Sri Lanka's support Tuesday for a proposed maritime "Silk Road" linking China with Europe, and helped launch billion-dollar power plant and port city projects funded by his government. Xi, the first Chinese leader to ...China's
    • Role Reversal: India's Growth May Surpass China's by 2016 - Businessweek September 16, 2014
      BusinessweekRole Reversal: India's Growth May Surpass China's by 2016BusinessweekChina's President Xi Jinping is due to arrive in India tomorrow, and for a change he's the one with an economy heading in the wrong direction, not Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. After several dismal years, growth in India is rebounding, and the ...India
    • Australia Urges Russia and China to Support Coalition Against Islamic State - Wall Street Journal September 16, 2014
      Wall Street JournalAustralia Urges Russia and China to Support Coalition Against Islamic StateWall Street JournalAustralian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry sign a security agreement in Sydney in August. On Tuesday, Ms. Bishop urged Russia and China to support international efforts to stop Islamic State. European Pressphot
    • China to Ban Coal With High Ash, Sulfur - Wall Street Journal September 16, 2014
      Wall Street JournalChina to Ban Coal With High Ash, SulfurWall Street JournalThe directive from China's top economic-planning agency is aimed at low-grade coal mainly coming from Indonesia and Australia. But analysts say exporters would likely be spared from a harsher brunt because Beijing lowered its targets from earlier ...Australian export risk on Ch
    • New Treaty Allows China to Sue Canada to Change its Laws - Newsweek September 15, 2014
      NewsweekNew Treaty Allows China to Sue Canada to Change its LawsNewsweekDespite public outcry, Stephen Harper, Canada's prime minister, ratified a controversial treaty on Friday that will allow China to sue Canada in secret tribunals to repeal Canadian laws that interfere with Chinese investments. Analysts interpret the ...Terence Corcoran: Tories versu
    • China's Economic Slump Complicates Beijing's Restructuring Plans - Wall Street Journal September 15, 2014
      Wall Street JournalChina's Economic Slump Complicates Beijing's Restructuring PlansWall Street JournalBEIJING—The world's second-largest economy is faring worse than previously thought, with government stimulus measures proving too short-lived to counter China's sharp real-estate downturn or to prop up flagging factory output. The latest
    • China's 'creeping invasion' - Washington Post September 15, 2014
      Economic TimesChina's 'creeping invasion'Washington PostTOKYO. A few months ago it looked like East Asia might be the place where the crumbling global order of the past quarter-century, centered on U.S. power and values, would face a decisive crisis. Chinese boats, planes and oil rigs were pressing into ...A chance to mend China–Japan relation
    • Worry and Mystification in China Over Scotland Independence Vote - Newsweek September 15, 2014
      NewsweekWorry and Mystification in China Over Scotland Independence VoteNewsweekAs Scotland heads to the polls this week to vote on whether to become independent, one country with restive regions of its own is watching the debate unfold with nervousness and some mystification - China. China has every reason to look askance at the ...Worry, mystification in C