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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: Monopoly position - Financial Times January 26, 2015
      Financial TimesChina: Monopoly positionFinancial TimesWhen US chipmaker Qualcomm was threatened with a fine of $1bn for violating China's antitrust law in 2013, it took a novel approach: it decided to defend itself. This was considered an unusual move in a country where foreign companies often simply fold ...
    • Chinese Spies Expand Operations in Taiwan - DefenseNews.com January 26, 2015
      DefenseNews.comChinese Spies Expand Operations in TaiwanDefenseNews.comTAIPEI — As relations continue to expand between China and Taiwan since the election of Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou in 2008, so does espionage. With the 2009 Economic Cooperation Framework Agreement, cross-strait ties have flourished.and more »
    • China's Republic Day message to India: Want to lift our ties to higher level - India Today January 26, 2015
      India TodayChina's Republic Day message to India: Want to lift our ties to higher levelIndia TodayAs United States President Barack Obama continues his India visit marking a deepening of strategic relations, his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, on Monday in a Republic Day message to President Pranab Mukherjee said he was keen to lift India and ...and mo
    • China Bull Market Masks Momentum Breakdown as Volumes Wane - Bloomberg January 26, 2015
      ForbesChina Bull Market Masks Momentum Breakdown as Volumes WaneBloombergJust below the surface of China's world-beating equity rally, signs of trouble are emerging. While the Shanghai Composite Index touched a five-year high on Friday after a 63 percent gain during the past year, other gauges of investor enthusiasm are ...China shares edge up, airlines
    • Death Threats and Dawn Raids: Welcome to China's Anti-Graft Drive - Bloomberg January 26, 2015
      Thanh Nien DailyDeath Threats and Dawn Raids: Welcome to China's Anti-Graft DriveBloombergThe Changjiang Times, an official newspaper, said he was a junior high school dropout, the seventh of eight siblings born to a poor family in eastern China's Shandong province. He made his fortune after partnering with a Hong Kong businesswoman in the ...China
    • Obama's Appearance at India's Republic Day Sends Message to China - Wall Street Journal January 26, 2015
      Wall Street JournalObama's Appearance at India's Republic Day Sends Message to ChinaWall Street Journal-made P-8I antisubmarine-warfare plane and a Lockheed Martin C-130J transport, which India has made a point of landing at a high-altitude airstrip to demonstrate its ability to rush troops and equipment to the country's Himalayan border with
    • China buying more iPhones than US - CNBC January 26, 2015
      CNBCChina buying more iPhones than USCNBCAnalysts estimate that the US tech group reached the turning point in iPhone sales after expanding its presence in China last year via a deal with China Mobile, the country's largest network operator, and after the release of the latest iPhone 6 in the ...Apple Will Announce It Has Sold More iPhones In China Than
    • Apple expands its efforts in China with massive new Hangzhou store - Mashable January 26, 2015
      MashableApple expands its efforts in China with massive new Hangzhou storeMashableUPDATED 11:53 a.m. ET: This article and its headline originally mentioned unconfirmed reports that called the new Hangzhou Apple Store the largest in Asia. This information, though widely reported, is inaccurate, according to Apple. The story has been ...Huge crowds gather for
    • Despite a Crackdown, Use of Illegal Drugs in China Continues Unabated - New York Times January 25, 2015
      New York TimesDespite a Crackdown, Use of Illegal Drugs in China Continues UnabatedNew York Timeshe asked a passer-by, before offering his wares: cocaine, ecstasy and crystal methamphetamine, all highly illegal in China. The man was but one of several drug dealers who are a fixture in Sanlitun, one of Beijing's diplomatic districts, just down the ...Chi
    • One Clip, Two Views of China - The Atlantic January 25, 2015
      One Clip, Two Views of ChinaThe AtlanticThis item from The Nanfang, a site covering the big cities of southernmost China (nanfang, or 南方 = "southward"), does a nice job of conveying the discouraging and enlivening aspects of China that so often coexist. Discouraging: the latest tightening ...