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China Current Events: June 30

Plane hijacking foiled in restive western China Passengers and crew foiled a hijacking attempt by six people on a plane in China’s restive far-western Xinjiang region Friday, a regional airline and state media said.  Read more Shanghai ‘face-eater’ tries to chew off woman’s face According to local Chinese press, an intoxicated bus driver in Wenzhou […]

Current Events in China: June 28

Riot in Guangdong village after son of migrant worker beaten A riot took place in a village under the jurisdcition of Zhongshan in China’s southern province of Guangdong after local officials beat a 13-year-old boy from Sichuan, Hong Kong’s Ming Pao reported on Jun. 27.  Read more Uproar over ‘soft’ penalties after China abortion scandal […]

China Current Events: June 26

Husband of Chinese woman forced to have abortion ‘disappears’ A father whose seven month-old unborn daughter was forcibly aborted by Chinese officials has gone into hiding after his family were branded as “national traitors” for speaking to the foreign media.  Read more China has forced refugees back to Myanmar conflict zone Chinese authorities have forced […]

China Current Events: June 12

China urges Japan to stop making new troubles over Diaoyu Islands China on Monday urged Japan to stop causing new troubles over the Diaoyu Islands as reports say dozens of Japanese including several lawmakers had landed on the islands.  Read more Firepower bristles in South China Sea as rivalries harden In the early years of […]

China Current Events: June 6

ConocoPhillips China Confirms Oil Is Leaking Into Bohai Again Failed safety device blamed for another spill in area where the company struggled to contain huge mess last year.  Read more China embraces for largest exam About three out of four applicants of China’s annual national college entrance exam, the largest in the country and the […]

China Current Events: May 26

Man in China suspected of cannibalism: reports Police in southwest China have detained a man suspected of murdering more than a dozen boys and young men, chopping up their bodies and selling the flesh to unsuspecting consumers, reports said Friday.  Read more 254 enterprises producing unsafe gel capsules China’s food and drug watchdog announced on […]

China Current Events: May 16

China to increase residential land supplies this year China will increase residential land supplies by more than 20 percent this year in order to further restrain property prices, according to a plan released by land resource authorities Tuesday.  Read more US launches air pollution data in Shanghai The United States consulate in Shanghai has begun […]

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    • See China's rapid island-building strategy in action - Washington Post (blog) July 1, 2015
      BloombergSee China's rapid island-building strategy in actionWashington Post (blog)New images taken just this week show China building what look like military bases on reclaimed land in the South China Sea, a development likely to add to concerns in the United States and among its Asian neighbors. China said on Tuesday that land ...China: "Nothing
    • China Adopts Sweeping National Security Law - Wall Street Journal July 1, 2015
      Wall Street JournalChina Adopts Sweeping National Security LawWall Street JournalBEIJING—China adopted a sweeping, new national security law that the government says is needed to counter emerging threats but that critics say may be used to quash dissent and exclude foreign investment. Approved by the legislature's standing ...China security law tightens
    • China Invites North Korea's Kim Jong Un to Beijing in September - Wall Street Journal July 1, 2015
      Wall Street JournalChina Invites North Korea's Kim Jong Un to Beijing in SeptemberWall Street JournalChina is North Korea's only major ally and traditional provider of diplomatic and economic support. However, Chinese officials say that in recent years Beijing has become increasingly frustrated with Pyongyang's belligerent behavior, including
    • China Returns to Bear Market - Wall Street Journal July 1, 2015
      Wall Street JournalChina Returns to Bear MarketWall Street JournalHONG KONG—China's main market fell sharply after a stretch of calm earlier Wednesday, reviving the choppy trade that dominated the past two weeks and erased some gains from a yearlong bull market. The Shanghai Composite Index closed down 5.2% ...better to stay out of China A-sharesFinanci
    • World Bank warns China to reform 'distorted' financial system - Financial Times July 1, 2015
      Wall Street JournalWorld Bank warns China to reform 'distorted' financial systemFinancial TimesChina must take urgent steps to reform a “distorted” financial system in its transition to a more balanced economic model, the World Bank has warned in its latest review of the country's economy. “Financial reform will only prove effective if it ...C
    • Alibaba Strikes Entertainment Deal in China - Wall Street Journal July 1, 2015
      Wall Street JournalAlibaba Strikes Entertainment Deal in ChinaWall Street JournalThe three companies will first offer the service, which includes gaming, film and TV content, to Hunan TV's six million cable TV subscribers and will then expand it across China, according to a filing Wednesday to the Shenzhen Stock Exchange, where DMG ...and more »
    • China June factory, services surveys fuel hopes economy leveling out - Reuters July 1, 2015
      ReutersChina June factory, services surveys fuel hopes economy leveling outReutersBEIJING Activity in China's factory sector expanded slightly in June though not as much as expected, while growth in the services sector sped up, official surveys showed, offering some signs that the world's second-largest economy may be starting to ...China's Ec
    • China PMI paints lackluster picture - CNBC July 1, 2015
      CNBCChina PMI paints lackluster pictureCNBCChina's vast manufacturing sector remained lackluster in June, twin Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) surveys showed on Wednesday, fueling calls for additional stimulus measures to boost the world's number two economy. China's official manufacturing ...Euro zone factory growth stutters as China, J
    • Fears raised as 'one third' of China's Great Wall disappears - CNN June 30, 2015
      CNNFears raised as 'one third' of China's Great Wall disappearsCNNMany visitors to China associate the Great Wall with an extensively restored stretch of Ming era wall at Badaling near Beijing, but this is far from typical of most of the structure. According to a 2014 survey done by the Great Wall of China Society ...China's Great Wall: 3
    • The Chinese Ride-Hailing Startup That's Out-Ubering Uber - Wired June 30, 2015
      WiredThe Chinese Ride-Hailing Startup That's Out-Ubering UberWiredOne of tech's fiercest rivalries is shaping up in China right now, but the leading contender isn't a familiar name in the US. Didi Kuaidi is taking on Uber for the title of largest ride-hailing company in the world's largest country—or more precisely ...and more »