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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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    • Hong Kong, the dealmaker for China's 'One Belt, One Road' - South China Morning Post May 29, 2016
      South China Morning PostHong Kong, the dealmaker for China's 'One Belt, One Road'South China Morning PostThe success of the “Belt and Road” initiative will not be a solo effort for China – it needs a chorus of supporting partnerships from participating countries. Hong Kong's strengths in finance, logistics, trade and market infrastructure
    • 'Very Uncool' In China: Will Starbucks Become Mundane? - Forbes May 29, 2016
      Forbes'Very Uncool' In China: Will Starbucks Become Mundane?Forbes“On June 16, we will open in China what will in all probability become the Starbucks highest grossing retail store in the world virtually overnight,” said CEO Howard Schultz in an April conference call. “It is a stunning new Starbucks store at the main ...
    • The Plan Taiwan Needs to Defend against China - The National Interest Online May 29, 2016
      The National Interest OnlineThe Plan Taiwan Needs to Defend against ChinaThe National Interest OnlineTherefore, as the Tsai administration performs the onerous act of balancing between stability in the Taiwan Strait and meeting the expectations of its China-wary citizens, it must continue to prepare against the eventuality that China could resort to ...Chine
    • This is How a Bloody US-China War Could Start - The National Interest Online May 29, 2016
      The National Interest OnlineThis is How a Bloody US-China War Could StartThe National Interest OnlineEditor's note: The following is a translation of Chapter 14 of the book If the U.S.and China Go to War《假如中美开战》 by the author and analyst Chen Pokong. The current volume was published in Chinese in 2013 and was later translated to Japanese.
    • China's richest man opens Wanda World to rival Shanghai Disney - The Guardian May 29, 2016
      The GuardianChina's richest man opens Wanda World to rival Shanghai DisneyThe GuardianChina's largest private property developer, the Wanda Group, has opened an entertainment complex that it is positioning as a distinctly homegrown rival to Disney and its $5.5bn Shanghai theme park opening next month. Wanda executives unveiled the $3bn ...China Wan
    • Cargo trains link China, Germany - China.org.cn May 29, 2016
      Cargo trains link China, GermanyChina.org.cnA cargo train linking Germany and northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region began operation on Saturday, local authorities said. It takes ten days for the train to reach Germany's industrial city of Duisburg from Xinjiang's regional capital ...
    • Black man is washed whiter in China's racist detergent advert - The Guardian May 28, 2016
      The GuardianBlack man is washed whiter in China's racist detergent advertThe GuardianThe company behind a Chinese advert for detergent that has been dubbed the most racist ever has defended the bizarre content, saying any discrimination is in the eye of the viewer. In the advert a pouch of Qiaobi cleaning liquid is forced into the man ...Chinese firm ap
    • China Promoting Tourism for Disputed Paracel Islands - New York Times May 28, 2016
      New York TimesChina Promoting Tourism for Disputed Paracel IslandsNew York TimesThe Paracels, a cluster of islands on the western edge of the South China Sea where Vietnam and Taiwan also have claims, are perfect for tourism, water sports and romantic weddings, Mr. Xiao told China Daily, a state-run English-language newspaper, in ...and more »
    • Xi Jinping Says China Should Invest More In the Elderly - Fortune May 28, 2016
      FortuneXi Jinping Says China Should Invest More In the ElderlyFortuneChina should increase investment in care for the elderly, President Xi Jinping told a meeting of the country's top leaders on its aging population, official Xinhua news agency reported. “Our policies measures, work base, institutional mechanisms, and ...and more »
    • A President Trump Would Have Limited South China Sea Options - Forbes May 28, 2016
      ForbesA President Trump Would Have Limited South China Sea OptionsForbesPresumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump talks tough, particularly when it comes to China . He has already blasted China for being a currency manipulator, which they are. It's no secret that China artificially drives down its currency's ...China unhappy with G7I