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Current Events in China: June 7

Top China dissident from Tiananmen democracy protests found dead Leading Chinese dissident Li Wangyang, jailed for more than 22 years after the 1989 Tiananmen democracy protests, died in strange circumstances in central China on Wednesday, his family and rights groups said.  Read more Claims of tear gas, blasts as 12 kids hurt in raid on […]

China Current Events: May 31

Apple’s efforts fail to end gruelling conditions at Foxconn factories Abuses continue at electronics assembly firm with staff working up to 80 hours’ overtime a month, says Hong Kong rights group.  Read more Chinese foreign investment boom to continue: official Chinese companies’ overseas investment will continue booming and is expected to total 500 billion U.S. […]

China Current Events: April 28

Workers protest at Foxconn plant in China Workers at a Chinese factory owned by Foxconn, Apple Inc’s main manufacturer, threatened to jump off the roof of a building in a protest over wages just a month after the two firms announced a landmark agreement on improving working conditions.  Read more Blind Chinese lawyer escapes from […]

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    • China's big chess move against the US: Latin America - CNNMoney March 4, 2015
      China's big chess move against the US: Latin AmericaCNNMoneyChina doesn't appear as worried about the short-term. "What we're looking at is not simply an economic play. It's an economic play that also has political and strategic undertones," says Ilan Berman, vice president of the American Foreign Policy ...and more »
    • China to boost military spending by 10% - USA TODAY March 4, 2015
      USA TODAYChina to boost military spending by 10%USA TODAYBEIJING – China, home to the world's largest standing military, will increase its military budget in 2015 by about 10%, a legislative spokeswoman said Wednesday. Outpacing China's slowing economy, which grew 7.4% last year, the hike underscores ...China's Military Budget Increasing 10% f
    • China to Show Hand on Growth Strategy - Wall Street Journal March 4, 2015
      Wall Street JournalChina to Show Hand on Growth StrategyWall Street JournalBEIJING—As China's leaders open the country's biggest political event of the year, there will be no denying that the era of slower growth has arrived. The economic mood is downshifting on almost every front, which means that as people's demand grows ...and more »
    • Smog film captivates Chinese Internet - CNBC March 4, 2015
      CNBCSmog film captivates Chinese InternetCNBCA Chinese documentary critical of the country's dense smog is generating a huge online response, suggesting greater official tolerance for discussion of the country's devastating pollution problems. Since its release at noon on Saturday, Under the Dome ...In China, documentary film on air pollution quick
    • Prince William in China: illegal wildlife trade a 'vicious form of criminality' - The Guardian March 4, 2015
      The GuardianPrince William in China: illegal wildlife trade a 'vicious form of criminality'The GuardianToday he praised China for its “contribution to the protection of wildlife in Africa” but he said that there is much more to be done including reducing the demand for products made from endangered animals. “Demand provides traffickers with their i
    • China eases 'one child' policy to boost births - USA TODAY March 4, 2015
      USA TODAYChina eases 'one child' policy to boost birthsUSA TODAYBEIJING — China's "one child" policy is still technically in force, yet Zhang Xue and her husband are expecting in March— and might even get a government bonus for the second child. That's because the world's most populous nation, with 1.35 billion ...Share “Ch
    • China says tech firms have nothing to fear from anti-terror law - Reuters March 4, 2015
      ReutersChina says tech firms have nothing to fear from anti-terror lawReutersChina's proposals, which would require tech firms to provide encryption keys and install backdoors granting law enforcement access for counterterrorism investigations, drew criticism from Obama, who told Reuters in an interview this week China would ...China and US clash over s
    • China February HSBC services PMI edges up - Reuters March 4, 2015
      ReutersChina February HSBC services PMI edges upReutersBEIJING (Reuters) - Activity in China's services sector grew modestly in February as new orders rose at their quickest pace in three months, a private survey showed just a few days after the central bank cut interest rates to stimulate the world's ...China factory sector shrinks in February, of
    • Smog blankets China once more –- this time online - USA TODAY March 4, 2015
      USA TODAYSmog blankets China once more –- this time onlineUSA TODAYBEIJING — A slick, highly critical documentary on China's choking smog has garnered widespread interest throughout the nation despite government censor efforts. The 104-minute film Under the Dome — released this weekend by well-known former news ...Woman's personal documentary of ai
    • Billionaires flock to China's top political event - CNBC March 3, 2015
      CNBCBillionaires flock to China's top political eventCNBCAn increasing number of China's wealthiest individuals are participating in the country's biggest annual political event, underscoring the country's close ties between politics and business. More than 200 wealthy Chinese are delegates to two major ...China set to approve 10% increas