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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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    • Clive Palmer's conspiracy: China, News Corp, the cops are after me - The Australian November 26, 2014
      Clive Palmer's conspiracy: China, News Corp, the cops are after meThe Australian“Without Australian iron ore, China can't survive,'' Mr Palmer said. “(Premier) Colin Barnett has no problems giving away Western Australia's GST to the eastern states and now he seeks to further tie his alliance with Chinese state-owned enterprises ...an
    • Tencent to Distribute HBO Dramas, Movies Online in China - Wall Street Journal November 25, 2014
      Wall Street JournalTencent to Distribute HBO Dramas, Movies Online in ChinaWall Street JournalHONG KONG— Time Warner Inc. 's HBO signed a deal with Tencent Holdings Ltd. to distribute its TV dramas and movies through the Chinese Internet giant's online video site as the U.S. cable network tries to expand its audience in China. For the network ...HB
    • These Are The High Tech Military Systems Japan Is Purchasing To Counter... - Business Insider November 25, 2014
      Business InsiderThese Are The High Tech Military Systems Japan Is Purchasing To Counter...Business InsiderInstead, Japan has found itself on the defensive as China has rapidly upgraded the capabilities of its military. The Chinese Navy is increasingly capable and developing nuclear submarines and ballistic missiles. China is also developing fifth ...and more
    • China, Russia and the Sinatra doctrine - Financial Times November 25, 2014
      HaaretzChina, Russia and the Sinatra doctrineFinancial TimesSo it will be quite a moment when the Chinese navy appears in the Mediterranean next spring, on joint exercises with the Russians. This plan to hold naval exercises was announced in Beijing last week, after a Russian-Chinese meeting devoted to military ...As the US retreats, how far will Russia and
    • China in Talks to Build India's First High-Speed Rail - Businessweek November 25, 2014
      BusinessweekChina in Talks to Build India's First High-Speed RailBusinessweekMuch of India's railway system was built by the British during the 19th century and the early 20th century. So it's no surprise an upgrade is badly needed. Cue China, home to the world's most extensive high-speed rail network, flush with cash, and ...China to off
    • China won't consider more rate cuts or easing until fourth quarter data out ... - Reuters November 25, 2014
      ReutersChina won't consider more rate cuts or easing until fourth quarter data out ...ReutersThe People's Bank of China surprised the markets by cutting rates last Friday for the first time in more than two years to help stabilize the world's second-largest economy. Reuters then reported that China was prepared to ease policy again. "Rega
    • Report: China building 'airstrip capable' island in disputed waters China ... - CNN November 25, 2014
      CNNReport: China building 'airstrip capable' island in disputed waters China ...CNNHong Kong (CNN) -- China is building an island in the South China Sea that could accommodate the country's first airstrip in bitterly contested waters, according to satellite images analyzed by IHS Jane's Defence Weekly. Reclamation at Fiery Cross Reef ...I
    • China's Popular YYet File-Sharing Website Is Shut Down - NBCNews.com November 25, 2014
      China's Popular YYet File-Sharing Website Is Shut DownNBCNews.comBEIJING — Fans of American television shows and movies will have to scramble to find a new way to illicitly watch their favorites after one of China's most popular websites for downloading such content was shut down. With more than 1.8 million unique ...and more »
    • China on Ferguson Violence: 'There's No Such Thing As Perfection' - Wall Street Journal (blog) November 25, 2014
      Wall Street Journal (blog)China on Ferguson Violence: 'There's No Such Thing As Perfection'Wall Street Journal (blog)Asked by reporters about events in foreign countries, China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs usually resorts to a stock response that it doesn't comment on others' domestic affairs. Japan's recent call for early
    • The Dangerous US-China Perception Gap - Wall Street Journal November 25, 2014
      Wall Street JournalThe Dangerous US-China Perception GapWall Street JournalBEIJING—The mocking tone of the editorial may have been unusual for a Chinese newspaper, but the sentiments were not: America, it scoffed, is a washed-up superpower. “Too lazy to reform,” is how the nationalist-leaning Global Times framed the American ...and more »