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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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    • UPDATE 4-More countries say to join China-backed AIIB investment bank - Reuters March 28, 2015
      Reuters UKUPDATE 4-More countries say to join China-backed AIIB investment bankReutersChina's Finance Ministry said earlier on Saturday Britain and Switzerland had been formally accepted as founding members of the AIIB, a day after Brazil accepted China's invitation to join. China's Finance Ministry said Austria had also applied to join ...UK
    • Australia to Join China-Led Development Bank, Says Finance Minister - Wall Street Journal March 28, 2015
      Wall Street JournalAustralia to Join China-Led Development Bank, Says Finance MinisterWall Street JournalBOAO, China—Australia intends to join the new Asian infrastructure bank China is setting up, becoming the latest U.S. ally to announce its participation despite Washington's concerns about the way the bank may operate. Australian Finance Minister ...
    • China Lays Out Path to Silk Road - Wall Street Journal (blog) March 28, 2015
      Wall Street Journal (blog)China Lays Out Path to Silk RoadWall Street Journal (blog)One plan centered on the Asian land mass is called the Silk Road Economic Belt; the other looks to the South China Sea, the South Pacific and Indian Ocean and is known as the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road. Together, they go by “one belt, one road” to ...China to urge firms
    • China gearing up to overtake Japan in battle for Asian football supremacy - The Guardian (blog) March 28, 2015
      China gearing up to overtake Japan in battle for Asian football supremacyThe Guardian (blog)In the past, bright new dawns in Chinese football have been as common as clubs suddenly relocating hundreds of miles away and questions as to why a nation of 1.3 billion can't produce 11 world-class players. Yet, this time, just maybe, things are ...
    • China Banks on Sharing Wealth to Shape New Asian Order - Wall Street Journal March 28, 2015
      Wall Street JournalChina Banks on Sharing Wealth to Shape New Asian OrderWall Street JournalBOAO, China—President Xi Jinping sketched out China's vision for a new security and economic order in Asia, offering to spread the benefits of Chinese prosperity and cooperation across the region. In a speech to a regional forum Saturday, Mr. Xi ...China's X
    • Outrage At China Treatment Of Activists - Sky News March 28, 2015
      New York TimesOutrage At China Treatment Of ActivistsSky NewsIn a coordinated police operation, the women - Zheng Churan, Li Tingting, both 25, Wei Tingting, 27, Wu Rongrong, 30 and Wang Man, 32 - were arrested in different parts of China and brought to Haidian Detention Centre in northwest Beijing. Three of ...China's Fear of Women With PamphletsNew Yo
    • Once Bitten, Not Shy. Retail Investors Fuel Surge in Chinese Stocks - Wall Street Journal March 27, 2015
      Wall Street JournalOnce Bitten, Not Shy. Retail Investors Fuel Surge in Chinese StocksWall Street JournalSHANGHAI—China's economic growth is slowing, corporate earnings are under pressure, bank loans are souring and the property market is in a funk. The surprise financial bright spot: China's long-maligned stock market. Seven years after a 72% cras
    • Cruise giants Carnival, Royal Caribbean doubling down on China - Fortune March 27, 2015
      FortuneCruise giants Carnival, Royal Caribbean doubling down on ChinaFortuneCarnival, which on Friday raised its 2015 profit forecast on the strength of better than expected advance bookings, expects the overall number of outbound cruise passengers from China to hit the 1 million market for the first time in 2015, and serve ...and more »
    • Sri Lanka's pivot to India breaks China's dreams - Boston Globe (subscription) March 27, 2015
      Boston Globe (subscription)Sri Lanka's pivot to India breaks China's dreamsBoston Globe (subscription)China's building spree, including a new, 500-acre Colombo Port City project in the capital, a new international airport, and another port in Rajapaksa's home district, was seen by many as a link in China's so-called string of pearls
    • Can China Promise Blue Skies for 2022 Winter Olympics? - TIME March 27, 2015
      TIMECan China Promise Blue Skies for 2022 Winter Olympics?TIMEWith the 2022 Winter Olympics looming, there are only two significant impediments to China's efforts to host the Games in Beijing: Almaty, Kazakhstan, and the notorious smog that chokes the Chinese capital.and more »