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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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    • Vietnam, the US, and Japan in the South China Sea - The Diplomat November 27, 2014
      The DiplomatVietnam, the US, and Japan in the South China SeaThe DiplomatBetween May and July 2014, China unilaterally deployed a giant drilling rig in waters claimed by Vietnam as its exclusive economic zone (EEZ). The move led to a fierce confrontation between Chinese and Vietnamese government vessels and saw relations ...China strengthening claim to South
    • Rémy Cointreau Takes a Bet on China - Wall Street Journal November 27, 2014
      Wall Street JournalRémy Cointreau Takes a Bet on ChinaWall Street JournalPARIS— Rémy Cointreau SA is making a millionaire's bet. The French drinks maker is convinced that ultra-rich Chinese will again sip from the world's most expensive bottles of cognac following a slump in demand that stems from an anticorruption ...* China weighs on first half g
    • Prince William to visit Japan and China, as Kate stays at home - Telegraph.co.uk November 27, 2014
      Telegraph.co.ukPrince William to visit Japan and China, as Kate stays at homeTelegraph.co.ukFor the Duke, the visit to China will be a valuable chance to promote his favourite cause - a crackdown on the illegal trade in wildlife parts - in the country that is the biggest market for many products made from poached ivory, rhino horn and other ...Prince William
    • Special Report: How China's shadowy agency is working to absorb Taiwan - Reuters November 27, 2014
      ReutersSpecial Report: How China's shadowy agency is working to absorb TaiwanReutersThe United Front's 2013 annual work report for the Chinese province of Zhejiang, for instance, includes the number of Taiwanese living in the province, the number of businesses they run as well as an entry on background checks that have been conducted ...Why, Like C
    • Chinese Official Says West Is Hampering Anticorruption Efforts - Wall Street Journal November 27, 2014
      Wall Street JournalChinese Official Says West Is Hampering Anticorruption EffortsWall Street JournalBEIJING—A Chinese diplomat said the lack of an extradition treaty with the U.S. and the prejudices of some Western officials are hampering China's efforts to retrieve fugitives involved in corruption cases and their assets. Xu Hong, head of the ...China A
    • Why Boston's $29 billion man avoids China - Sydney Morning Herald November 27, 2014
      Sydney Morning HeraldWhy Boston's $29 billion man avoids ChinaSydney Morning HeraldDan Fuss, 81, has made a career profiting off debt crises. In the 1980s, he loaded up on distressed Latin American assets others wouldn't touch. A decade later, to the consternation of peers, he bet on Malaysian and South Korean bonds. As Lehman ...and more »
    • China: Beijing store 'bans Chinese customers' - BBC News November 27, 2014
      BBC NewsChina: Beijing store 'bans Chinese customers'BBC NewsA clothes shop in Beijing has caused an outcry after putting up a sign banning Chinese customers, it's been reported. The store is embroiled in a racism row after posting a sign which reads: "Chinese not admitted, except for staff", the official ...and more »
    • Another Feline Incursion From Russia Into China - New York Times November 27, 2014
      New York TimesAnother Feline Incursion From Russia Into ChinaNew York TimesBEIJING — The two dead goats in a farm building in northeast China each had a hole in its head the size of a human finger. Their skulls had been crushed. Three other goats were missing. There was only one animal in the vicinity known to possess such ...Vladimir Putin's Tiger Caus
    • Is This the End of China's Economic Miracle? - Newsweek November 26, 2014
      NewsweekIs This the End of China's Economic Miracle?NewsweekMa Jijiang and his once poor family are the flesh and blood of China's modern economic miracle, living proof of how radically the country has been reshaped since the late Deng Xiaoping changed the world in 1978 by proclaiming that to get rich is ...and more »
    • Being gay in China: Does the rainbow flag fly free? Are there gay rights in China? - CNN November 26, 2014
      CNNBeing gay in China: Does the rainbow flag fly free? Are there gay rights in China?CNNHere, I meet with some of the country's leading LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) advocates to learn about gay identity in China. In the last two decades, China's LGBT community has made huge gains in social acceptance. Homosexuality was ...and more