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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 Is the World's Top Exporter of Dirty Money - Businessweek December 17, 2014
      BusinessweekChina Is the World's Top Exporter of Dirty MoneyBusinessweekChina's push to invest big bucks abroad has been heating up, following a record $108 billion of direct investment overseas last year. Just this week, premier Li Keqiang signed $14 billion of deals in Kazakhstan on Sunday and announced a $3 billion ...China, Russia, India, and M
    • What China's 2014 internet memes said about the country's hopes and fears - Quartz December 17, 2014
      QuartzWhat China's 2014 internet memes said about the country's hopes and fearsQuartzIn 2014, Chinese president Xi Jinping's crackdown on corrupt officials and activists grew harsher. Pollution, food safety worries, the threat of a real estate collapse, and a slower growing economy remained high on everyone's list of worries. And if ...
    • CORRECTED-China GMO corn approval not seen as windfall for US exporters - Reuters December 17, 2014
      BloombergCORRECTED-China GMO corn approval not seen as windfall for US exportersReutersCHICAGO Dec 16 (Reuters) - Despite molding corn stocks and unreliable alternate suppliers, China is not expected to immediately revive U.S. corn imports following Beijing's expected approval of a biotech variety responsible for a year-long halt to ...US says has not r
    • US Imposes Steep Tariffs on Chinese Solar Panels - New York Times December 17, 2014
      ReutersUS Imposes Steep Tariffs on Chinese Solar PanelsNew York TimesThe Commerce Department began closing a chapter in a protracted trade conflict with China over solar equipment Tuesday, approving a collection of steep tariffs on imports from China and Taiwan. The decision, intended to close a loophole that had ...US slaps hefty duties on solar goods from
    • ​'Human microwave': China's controversial ray gun inflicts unbearable pain - RT December 17, 2014
      RT​'Human microwave': China's controversial ray gun inflicts unbearable painRTChina has presented Poly WB-1, a non-lethal ray gun that can be used for crowd dispersal, by making its targets feel like their skin is on fire. The US version of the weapon was shelved due to practical difficulties and the potential public backlash ...and more »
    • China Criticizes Steep US Tariffs on Solar Panels - New York Times December 17, 2014
      China Criticizes Steep US Tariffs on Solar PanelsNew York TimesHONG KONG — China's Commerce Ministry strongly criticized on Wednesday afternoon the United States' decision to impose broader antidumping and antisubsidy tariffs on solar panels from China, but stopped short of threatening specific retaliation.
    • Uber's expansion in China has been near-flawless—except it may be too late - Quartz December 17, 2014
      ReutersUber's expansion in China has been near-flawless—except it may be too lateQuartzBaidu, China's dominant search engine, today confirmed a strategic investment in Uber, the US-based on-demand car app that launched in China earlier this year. In addition to an undisclosed financial investment, Uber will be promoted on Baidu's maps ...Uber
    • Slowdown in China Bruises Economy in Latin America - New York Times December 17, 2014
      New York TimesSlowdown in China Bruises Economy in Latin AmericaNew York TimesSANTIAGO, Chile — Few people are as intensely worried about the slowing Chinese economy as Latin Americans. Not only does China buy nearly 40 percent of Chile's copper, but its once-insatiable demand helped push copper prices from $1 to $4 a pound ...and more »
    • China Raises Estimate of Size of Economy - ABC News December 17, 2014
      BBC NewsChina Raises Estimate of Size of EconomyABC NewsChina on Tuesday raised its official estimate of last year's gross domestic product, possibly moving closer to passing the United States as the biggest economy. There was no indication the change would affect official policy. But higher output might ...Is China's economy really the largest in
    • China Is Planning To Build A Bullet Train That Connects Eastern And Western ... - Business Insider December 17, 2014
      Business InsiderChina Is Planning To Build A Bullet Train That Connects Eastern And Western ...Business InsiderLi Keqiang REUTERS/Wang Zhao/PoolChinese Premier Li Keqiang speaks during a meeting with business leaders who will be attending the upcoming Fortune Global Forum, at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing June 5, 2013. The Fortune Global Forum ...C