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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 issues warning over Hong Kong 'illegal' protests - BBC News October 1, 2014
      BBC NewsChina issues warning over Hong Kong 'illegal' protestsBBC NewsChina's Foreign Minister Wang Yi has issued a stern warning against any "illegal" protests in Hong Kong. Visiting Washington, Mr Wang also warned that the matter was an "internal affair" for China. His US counterpart, John Kerry, urged Hong Kong to ...Chi
    • Xi Jinping Could Be China's Last Communist Ruler - TIME October 1, 2014
      TIMEXi Jinping Could Be China's Last Communist RulerTIMEChina's Communist rulers have only themselves to blame for the political crisis in Hong Kong. Since it reverted from British colonial rule to Chinese sovereignty in 1997, Hong Kong has enjoyed significant autonomy and civil freedom under the principle ...China's coming of age in Hong Kong
    • How will China respond to the Hong Kong protests? - CNN October 1, 2014
      CNNHow will China respond to the Hong Kong protests?CNNHong Kong (CNN) -- The massive street rallies that have swept Hong Kong since the weekend present a major dilemma for China's leadership. China has called the protests "illegal" and Hong Kong's leader C.Y. Leung has said repeatedly that China's ...
    • Free as a bird? Not in China, where pigeons get 'anal security checks' - The Guardian October 1, 2014
      The GuardianFree as a bird? Not in China, where pigeons get 'anal security checks'The GuardianWith pro-democracy protests raging in Hong Kong, terrorist attacks on the rise in Xinjiang, and crackdowns underway across the country, China's leadership may be feeling a bit on edge. So as the ruling Communist party celebrates its National Day ...Ch
    • China media: Hong Kong's 'social order' - BBC News October 1, 2014
      BBC NewsChina media: Hong Kong's 'social order'BBC NewsIn the past three days most Chinese-language mainland papers have offered little or no coverage of the protests, but that appears to have changed. Several papers, including the Beijing Times, the Southern Metropolis and the overseas edition of the ...
    • Standoff in Hong Kong on China's National Day - USA TODAY October 1, 2014
      USA TODAYStandoff in Hong Kong on China's National DayUSA TODAYHONG KONG — Tens of thousands of Hong Kong residents marked China's National Day holiday on Wednesday with another show of defiance toward the city's pro-Beijing government, but there were no immediate signs authorities would try to disperse the ...
    • Hong Kong erupts even as China tightens screws on civil society - Washington Post October 1, 2014
      Hong Kong erupts even as China tightens screws on civil societyWashington PostBEIJING — Chinese leaders unnerved by protests elsewhere this year have been steadily tightening controls over civic organizations on the mainland suspected of carrying out the work of foreign powers. The campaign aims to insulate China from ...
    • China September factory activity steadies but economic outlook still weak - Reuters October 1, 2014
      ReutersChina September factory activity steadies but economic outlook still weakReutersThe data came a day after China cut mortgage rates for the first time since the 2008 global financial crisis to boost its flagging economy, and reinforced a view among some analysts that sluggish domestic demand and a cooling property market were ...China manufacturing gro
    • Chinese Web Censors Struggle With Hong Kong Protest - New York Times October 1, 2014
      Chinese Web Censors Struggle With Hong Kong ProtestNew York TimesAs protesters in Hong Kong continue to defy the authorities with their demands for greater democracy, mainland China's politically minded web users have been trying to outmaneuver the invisible army of Internet guardians working to scour social media ...
    • Hong Kong activists, officials continue standoff on China's National Day Hong ... - CNN October 1, 2014
      Hong Kong activists, officials continue standoff on China's National Day Hong ...CNNHong Kong (CNN) -- Wednesday is National Day, a day for all Chinese to celebrate the People's Republic of China. Yes, dignitaries gathered and ceremonies took place to mark the holiday in Hong Kong. But the national pride mixed with profound dissent as ...