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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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    • Pentagon Pauses New Exchanges With China - Wall Street Journal January 29, 2015
      Pentagon Pauses New Exchanges With ChinaWall Street JournalThe Pentagon put on hold an effort to expand defense ties with China, saying it wouldn't agree to a major new military exchange until the two countries can agree on rules for airborne encounters between their warplanes. The delay, which doesn't affect ...and more »
    • Tiger fight: China and Alibaba face off over fake goods - U.S. News & World Report January 28, 2015
      U.S. News & World ReportTiger fight: China and Alibaba face off over fake goodsU.S. News & World ReportFILE - In this Sept. 19, 2014 file photo, the Alibaba logo is displayed during the company's IPO at the New York Stock Exchange in New York. Chinese regulators accused e-commerce giant Alibaba on Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015 of permitting sales of
    • It Is Time To Stand Up To China - Forbes January 28, 2015
      It Is Time To Stand Up To ChinaForbesIn 2001 America opened free trade with China and they were accepted into the World Trade Organization. Open free trade with China was supposed to help move China closer to democracy and freedom. President Clinton said “If you believe in a future of ...
    • China's man-made islands in disputed waters raise worries - Los Angeles Times January 28, 2015
      Los Angeles TimesChina's man-made islands in disputed waters raise worriesLos Angeles TimesChina is rapidly building five man-made islands from tiny reefs and shoals in the South China Sea, U.S. officials say, sparking concern that Beijing is growing more assertive in the disputed waters even as the United States boosts its own forces in the ...ASEAN to
    • China to launch new probe into leveraged stock speculation - sources - Reuters January 28, 2015
      ReutersChina to launch new probe into leveraged stock speculation - sourcesReutersThe previous crackdown in early January saw three of China's largest brokerages temporarily suspended from taking new business, as a punishment for improper use of margin credit. The second round of investigations in margin trading is expected to run ...China Hops on a
    • China Continues To Push The (Fake) Envelope - NPR (blog) January 28, 2015
      NPR (blog)China Continues To Push The (Fake) EnvelopeNPR (blog)Nobody does fake like China. In 2011, a fake Apple store popped up in the southwestern city of Kunming. It looked so authentic, even some employees thought it was real. This year, three farmers in central China set up a fake local government. This ...and more »
    • New Rules in China Upset Western Tech Companies - New York Times January 28, 2015
      New York TimesNew Rules in China Upset Western Tech CompaniesNew York TimesHONG KONG — The Chinese government has adopted new regulations requiring companies that sell computer equipment to Chinese banks to turn over secret source code, submit to invasive audits and build so-called back doors into hardware and software ...New Laws In China Could Force Tech C
    • IPhone Sales in China Bolster Apple Earnings - New York Times January 28, 2015
      New York TimesIPhone Sales in China Bolster Apple EarningsNew York TimesIn China, though, Apple has found success by following one. For years, Apple rivals like Samsung offered large-screen smartphones. Although the bigger phones sold well in China, Apple held off on releasing a similar model, and the country remained a ...How Apple sold more phones than any
    • China crackdown makes it harder to get around the Great Firewall - CNNMoney January 28, 2015
      CNNMoneyChina crackdown makes it harder to get around the Great FirewallCNNMoneyChina has beefed up its Great Firewall yet again, this time cracking down on virtual private networks, or VPNs, which allow users to access censored and blocked content on the web. The action, confirmed by state media, has affected VPN providers ...See China's Internet Dilem
    • US-India Ties Deepen; China Takes It in Stride - New York Times January 28, 2015
      Times of IndiaUS-India Ties Deepen; China Takes It in StrideNew York TimesBEIJING — When Chinese troops provoked a standoff with Indian forces on a disputed border high in the Himalayas just before President Xi Jinping of China arrived in India last year, a pall fell over what was supposed to be a landmark visit. That ...Sushma Swaraj's Beijing visit