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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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    • China Admits That One-Fifth Of Its Farmland Is Contaminated - NPR (blog) April 18, 2014
      NPR (blog)China Admits That One-Fifth Of Its Farmland Is ContaminatedNPR (blog)Unbridled industrialization with almost no environmental regulation has resulted in the toxic contamination of one-fifth of China's farmland, the Communist Party has acknowledged for the first time. The report, issued by the ministries of Environmental ...Report: One fifth of […]
    • Himalayan obstacles - The Economist (blog) April 18, 2014
      Himalayan obstaclesThe Economist (blog)ODDLY, for a democratic country in the midst of an election, India this week held its sixth “strategic dialogue” with China. The talks in Beijing, between the two countries' most senior diplomats, at least show how keen their foreign ministries are ...and more » […]
    • China Resources chairman in probe as anti-corruption net widens - Financial Times April 18, 2014
      Channel News AsiaChina Resources chairman in probe as anti-corruption net widensFinancial TimesThe chairman of one of China's largest state-owned conglomerates is being investigated by the Communist party after he was publicly accused of massive corruption and of having an extramarital affair with a UBS banker. Song Lin, chairman of China ...China Resou […]
    • Building the dream - The Economist April 18, 2014
      Building the dreamThe EconomistSOME HISTORIANS BELIEVE that Marco Polo never went to China. But even if the 13th-century Venetian merchant did not lay eyes on the coastal city of Hangzhou himself, he certainly reflected the awe it inspired in other foreign traders when he described ... […]
    • 7 Die in Shooting at China-Vietnam Border - ABC News April 18, 2014
      IBNLive7 Die in Shooting at China-Vietnam BorderABC NewsA Chinese man who was being repatriated from Vietnam along with 15 other migrants seized a gun from a border guard on Friday, triggering a gunfight and standoff in which five Chinese and two Vietnamese guards died, Vietnam's government said.Vietnam says 7 killed in shooting on China borderThe Daily […]
    • 'Leftover Women' Blamed For China's Surplus Of Unmarried Men - NPR April 18, 2014
      'Leftover Women' Blamed For China's Surplus Of Unmarried MenNPRIt's about the resurgence of social and economic discrimination against women in China. Copyright © 2014 NPR. For personal, noncommercial use only. See Terms of Use. For other uses, prior permission required. KELLY MCEVERS, HOST: In China there's ... […]
    • Where China's future will happen - The Economist April 18, 2014
      Business InsiderWhere China's future will happenThe Economist“A GREAT city”, said Benjamin Disraeli, “…is the type of some great idea. Rome represents conquest; faith hovers over the towers of Jerusalem; and Athens embodies the pre-eminent quality of the antique world, art.” In building its cities, China's ...China: Building The DreamBusiness Insid […]
    • Shares of Twitter-Like Weibo Surge on Opening Day, as China IPOs Mount - New York Times April 18, 2014
      CNBC.comShares of Twitter-Like Weibo Surge on Opening Day, as China IPOs MountNew York TimesThe warm welcomes come ahead of the expected debuts of even bigger Chinese Internet players — particularly the Alibaba Group, the online marketplace that is part eBay, part Amazon.com and wholly dominant in that country. The company is expected to ...'Twitter of […]
    • Lucrative Stardom in China, Using a Webcam and a Voice - New York Times April 18, 2014
      Lucrative Stardom in China, Using a Webcam and a VoiceNew York TimesZIGONG, China — Dolled up with makeup and a blond wig, the pretty young Chinese woman sat at home in her bedroom on a quiet Sunday evening and began singing karaoke. A large microphone and three webcams clipped to a desktop monitor streamed ...and more » […]
    • Malaysia airliner search points up China's technology gap - Los Angeles Times April 17, 2014
      Malaysia airliner search points up China's technology gapLos Angeles TimesBEIJING — In June 2012, China reveled in a major scientific achievement: The nation's first manned deep-sea submersible, the Jiaolong, had dived more than 4.3 miles into the Mariana Trench in the Pacific Ocean. The feat, state-run media said, put ... […]