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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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    • Censorship in China Not letting a hundred flowers bloom - The Economist (blog) July 31, 2014
      The Economist (blog)Censorship in China Not letting a hundred flowers bloomThe Economist (blog)IT WAS in a rather brusque and unceremonious fashion that the Cenci Journalism Project, a crowdsourced and volunteer-run media translation site, was systematically removed this month from the Chinese internet. Its website was blocked and erased from ...
    • Flight Delays In China Leave Travelers Feeling Squeezed - NPR (blog) July 31, 2014
      NPR (blog)Flight Delays In China Leave Travelers Feeling SqueezedNPR (blog)Air travel in some of eastern China's busiest airports has slowed to a crawl over the past week or so, stranding thousands of travelers and igniting debate about the increasing competition between military and civilian flights for the country's airspace.and more »
    • Report: Metta World Peace to play in China next season - CBSSports.com July 31, 2014
      CBSSports.comReport: Metta World Peace to play in China next seasonCBSSports.comMetta World Peace is off to China, according to ESPN's Ian Begley, who reported that the free agent forward is close to a deal with the Chinese Basketball Association's Sichuan Blue Whales. World Peace had dropped a pretty big hint that this was ...Report: Metta World P
    • State-Appointed Muslim Leader Killed in China - Wall Street Journal July 31, 2014
      Wall Street JournalState-Appointed Muslim Leader Killed in ChinaWall Street JournalSHANGHAI—The state-approved leader of China's largest mosque by size was killed in the far western Chinese city of Kashgar, according to multiple accounts, in the latest violence in a region beset by ethnic and religious strife. Jume Tahir was killed ...China: Dozens Dead
    • Food scare driving away Yum, McDonald's diners in China - Reuters July 31, 2014
      ReutersFood scare driving away Yum, McDonald's diners in ChinaReuters(Reuters) - A food safety scare in China is testing local consumers' loyalty to foreign fast-food brands, including McDonald's Corp and Yum Brands Inc, which owns the KFC and Pizza Hut chains. Yum said on Wednesday that the scare, triggered by a TV ...Yum! Brands Says China F
    • Zhou Yongkang: oil boss who became China's third most powerful man - The Guardian July 31, 2014
      The GuardianZhou Yongkang: oil boss who became China's third most powerful manThe GuardianThe Chinese Communist party prizes conformity, and many of its aesthetic trademarks – the uniform black suits, the turgid speeches – call to mind a massively powerful machine, its anonymous parts in perfect lockstep. Within this system, the fallen ...China Says For
    • China's Xiaomi Becomes World's 5th Largest Smartphone Maker - Forbes July 31, 2014
      ForbesChina's Xiaomi Becomes World's 5th Largest Smartphone MakerForbesXiaomi CEO Lei Jun speaks during a product launch on May 15, 2014 in Beijing, China. (ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images). Global smartphone sales are still growing, but the market's star performer in the last three months wasn't Apple or even Samsung.Half of World's Top
    • China Moves to Ease Home-Registration Rules in Urbanization Push - New York Times July 31, 2014
      New York TimesChina Moves to Ease Home-Registration Rules in Urbanization PushNew York TimesHONG KONG — The Chinese government issued proposals on Wednesday to break down barriers that a nationwide household registration system has long imposed between rural and urban residents and among regions, reinforcing inequality, breeding ...China reforms hukou system
    • Yuan Rising as China Economy Shows Signs of Improvement - Wall Street Journal July 31, 2014
      Wall Street JournalYuan Rising as China Economy Shows Signs of ImprovementWall Street JournalChina's yuan has rebounded from an unprecedented tumble earlier in the year, finishing July with a third monthly advance against the U.S. dollar and traders saying it is primed for further gains amid signs that the world's second-largest economy is ...China
    • China Puts Ex-Security Chief Zhou Yongkang Under Investigation - Wall Street Journal July 30, 2014
      Wall Street JournalChina Puts Ex-Security Chief Zhou Yongkang Under InvestigationWall Street JournalChina announced a probe into ex-security chief Zhou Yongkang, making him the highest-ranking official to be placed under formal investigation in 20 years. Jeremy Page tells Ramy Inocencio about the accusations of "serious disciplinary violations.".an