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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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    • Almost a third of China's Great Wall has disappeared - The Guardian June 29, 2015
      The GuardianAlmost a third of China's Great Wall has disappearedThe GuardianAround 30% of China's Ming-era Great Wall has disappeared over time as adverse natural conditions and reckless human activities – including stealing bricks to build houses – erode the Unesco world heritage site, state media has reported. The Great Wall ...China's Great
    • Japan's Presence in South China Sea Is 'Unacceptable,' China Says - NBCNews.com June 29, 2015
      NBCNews.comJapan's Presence in South China Sea Is 'Unacceptable,' China SaysNBCNews.comBEIJING — U.S. patrols in the disputed South China Sea will be permitted but a Japanese military presence there is "unacceptable," according to a Chinese general. "The United States used to have military bases in Southeast Asia, like in the ..
    • China stocks crash into bear territory as margin calls bite - Fortune June 29, 2015
      FortuneChina stocks crash into bear territory as margin calls biteFortuneThe central bank cut the one-year lending rate by 0.25 percentage point to 4.85% and reduced some banks' reserve-requirement ratio in what analysts said was the first time China's policy makers had cut both rates in the same day since Oct. 2008, when ...A Shortage of Tools for
    • China markets slump despite central bank rate cut - The Guardian June 29, 2015
      The GuardianChina markets slump despite central bank rate cutThe GuardianChina's stock market slumped into bear market territory amid panicky trading on Monday, despite its central bank unexpectedly cutting interest rates over the weekend in an effort to stem the selling. The Shanghai composite index has now lost more than ...and more »
    • China's carbon crunch - BBC News June 29, 2015
      BBC NewsChina's carbon crunchBBC NewsThere are growing expectations that China will soon give details of its pledge to cut carbon emissions ahead of key UN climate talks at the end of the year in Paris. As the world's biggest emitter of greenhouse gases, China's contribution is of global ...SA, Brazil, China, India in push for climate financin
    • Asia Markets Slide on Fears About Greece; China Extends Tumble - New York Times June 29, 2015
      Asia Markets Slide on Fears About Greece; China Extends TumbleNew York TimesHONG KONG — Asian stock markets slumped on Monday as Greece's financial difficulties triggered worry about possible broader harm to the global financial system. An interest rate cut by Beijing on Saturday failed to stem the fall in Chinese stock ...and more »
    • China-led AIIB development bank holds signing ceremony - BBC News June 29, 2015
      BBC NewsChina-led AIIB development bank holds signing ceremonyBBC NewsChina has hosted the signing ceremony of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), a new international financial institution set to rival the World Bank and Asian Development Bank. Delegates from 50 countries signed articles that determine each ...AIIB launch signals China's ne
    • China and India Are Sitting Out Refugee Crisis - New York Times June 29, 2015
      New York TimesChina and India Are Sitting Out Refugee CrisisNew York TimesHONG KONG — When a deadly earthquake rocked Nepal in April, China and India rushed to send relief supplies and search-and-rescue teams. But when another humanitarian crisis — boats bearing thousands of migrants — appeared off Southeast Asian ...and more »
    • Review: Kevin Kwan's 'China Rich Girlfriend' Skewers Vulgar Wealth in Asia - New York Times June 28, 2015
      Review: Kevin Kwan's 'China Rich Girlfriend' Skewers Vulgar Wealth in AsiaNew York TimesIf he doesn't exist, Mr. Kwan has done well to invent him for “China Rich Girlfriend,” the second volume in what has been projected as a gossipy, good-humored trilogy that will follow the richest old families of Singapore, Hong Kong and a few from ...a
    • China's economy - The Economist (blog) June 28, 2015
      The Economist (blog)China's economyThe Economist (blog)CHINESE investors jokingly call the central bank "central mama". They thanked her for dispensing a bit of love over the weekend by trimming interest rates and reducing some lenders' required reserves. The rate cut, her fourth since November, took one ...China's Debt BombWall Stre