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Current Events in China: August 11

Chinese police ‘admit’ Gu Kailai cover-up: official Four Chinese police officers on Friday admitted in court to covering up the killing of a British businessman to protect the wife of a senior politician charged with his murder, an official said.  Read more China export growth slows to 1% China’s trade and domestic demand have weakened […]

Current Events in China: July 28

Chinese man rides rickshaw to London for games It’s a tale of Olympian proportions: A man, a rickshaw, and a slow journey from a Chinese village to London through 16 countries.  Read more China steps up stimulus spending at local level China is stepping up stimulus spending at the local level seeking to counter its […]

China Current Events: July 27

Gu Kailai poisoned Neil Heywood ‘after he threatened her son’ The wife of one of China’s most senior political leaders has been charged with murdering the British businessman Neil Heywood over his alleged threat to her son’s “personal security”, state media announced yesterday.  Read more China develops attack copter, denies piracy allegations China today confirmed […]

Current Events in China: July 12

Over 220,000 people evacuated as flood hits SW China county again More than 220,000 people in southwest China’s Sichuan Province have been evacuated from low-lying areas following a flood that struck the disaster-prone region on Wednesday, local authorities said.  Read more China Slowdown Seen Forcing Wen’s Hand on Property Curbs China’s weakest growth in three […]

China Current Events: June 23

China manufacturing hits 7-month low: HSBC Chinese manufacturing activity hit a seven-month low in June, data from HSBC showed Thursday, putting pressure on Beijing to do more to boost the world’s second-largest economy.  Read more China behind N. Korea embargo breaches: UN A U.N. panel has found Chinese involvement in more than half of the […]

China Current Events: May 21

China ‘collecting Dalai Lama blood samples’ Chinese agencies are secretly collecting samples of the Dalai Lama’s blood, urine and hair and are stepping up efforts to harm him, the Tibetan government in exile said on Sunday.  Read more Dissident From China Arrives in U.S., Ending an Ordeal Chen Guangcheng, the blind legal advocate who recently […]

Current Events in China: May 17

China welcomes UN decision over Japanese “island” claims China on Wednesday welcomed a decision by a United Nations (UN) commission not to adopt Japanese claims over the geopolitical classification of Okinotori Atoll, an outcropping in the Philippine Sea.  Read more Vietnam protests China’s S. China Sea fishing ban Vietnam is protesting China’s fishing ban in […]

China Current Events: May 14

Dalai Lama reveals warning of Chinese plot to kill him The Dalai Lama has revealed his fears after being warned that Chinese agents have hatched a plot to kill him.  Read more Rich Chinese, expats rent wombs as surrogate mothers rake in cash Surrogacy is illegal in the country, but try telling that to the […]

Current Events in China: May 2

9 still trapped in flooded SW China colliery Nine miners were still trapped in the flooded colliery in southwest China’s Guizhou Province, as continuous rainfall has hampered the rescue efforts, local authorities said Tuesday.  Read more Details of Chinese activist’s escape Chen Guangcheng’s blindness was a help and a hindrance as he made his way […]

Current Events in China: May 1

Chinese scientists turn kitchen waste into fuel Researchers in east China’s Zhejiang Province are working on a project that aims to convert kitchen waste into biofuel.  Read more China censors activist-related Web searches Chinese censors Monday blocked Web searches of a host of terms related to blind activist Chen Guangcheng, from his name to “Shawshank […]

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    • Presumed Guilty in China's War on Corruption, Targets Suffer Abuses - New York Times October 20, 2014
      New York TimesPresumed Guilty in China's War on Corruption, Targets Suffer AbusesNew York TimesBEIJING — He was starved, pummeled and interrogated for days on end in an ice-cold room where sleeping, sitting or even leaning against a wall were forbidden. One beating left Wang Guanglong, a midlevel official from China's Fujian Province, partly ...
    • At Least 22 People Are Reported Killed in Attack at a Market in Western China - New York Times October 20, 2014
      Times of IndiaAt Least 22 People Are Reported Killed in Attack at a Market in Western ChinaNew York TimesBEIJING — An attack on a farmers market in the western Chinese region of Xinjiang has reportedly left at least 22 people dead and dozens injured, Radio Free Asia, the news service financed by the American government, has reported. Radio Free Asia said ...
    • PRESS DIGEST - China - Oct 20 - Reuters October 20, 2014
      Gatestone InstitutePRESS DIGEST - China - Oct 20ReutersFive companies face delisting within 30 days after the China Securities Regulatory Commission on Friday issued new rules to get loss-making companies or those in violation of regulatory practices to delist. For Hong Kong and South China newspapers see.Chinese Shares Advance Most in Three Weeks on Economi
    • China's crackdown slows Tibetan refugee crossings to freedom in India - Washington Post October 20, 2014
      China's crackdown slows Tibetan refugee crossings to freedom in IndiaWashington PostThe International Campaign for Tibet, a Washington advocacy group, says the Chinese have conducted two large-scale military drills in Tibet since May to prepare for “combat,” as well as training sessions for police stationed inside Buddhist monasteries.and more »
    • China seeks Australian help in corruption crackdown - Sydney Morning Herald October 19, 2014
      Sydney Morning HeraldChina seeks Australian help in corruption crackdownSydney Morning HeraldBeijing: China is seeking the extradition and seizure of assets of corrupt officials who have fled to Australia with illicit funds running into the hundreds of millions of dollars. In an unprecedented joint operation with its Chinese counterparts, the ...China seeks
    • What China Means by 'Rule of Law' - New York Times October 19, 2014
      CNBCWhat China Means by 'Rule of Law'New York TimesNEW HAVEN — Two weeks ago, with the democracy protests in Hong Kong in full swing, China's official People's Daily newspaper labeled them “illegal” and called for protecting “the rule of law” in Hong Kong. Such statements left observers with little ...China's Fourth Plenum: What you
    • Bear bites off boy's arm at Chinese zoo - The Guardian October 19, 2014
      The GuardianBear bites off boy's arm at Chinese zooThe GuardianA bear in central China has bitten off the arm of a nine-year-old boy who tried to feed it through the bars of its cage. Media reports said the attack happened on Saturday afternoon at a zoo in Pingdingshan Hebin park in Henan province. A doctor at the ...
    • China says it's hard to resume cyber security talks with US - Reuters October 19, 2014
      The GuardianChina says it's hard to resume cyber security talks with USReutersBEIJING (Reuters) - Resuming cyber security cooperation between China and the United States would be difficult because of "mistaken U.S. practices", China's top diplomat told U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. Cyber security is an irritant to ...China says US m
    • Aging S.F. dry dock will be China-bound - SFGate October 18, 2014
      SFGateAging S.F. dry dock will be China-boundSFGateAfter 57 years of maritime service and another 15 years as something of a San Francisco eyesore, the historic, 4,200-ton Drydock 1 was hoisted onto the deck of a cargo ship bound for a ship recycler in China. The carefully choreographed maneuver ...Coast Guard enforces safety zone around drydock headed to Ch
    • Nets and Kings Visit China as NBA Practices Basketball Diplomacy - New York Times October 18, 2014
      New York TimesNets and Kings Visit China as NBA Practices Basketball DiplomacyNew York TimesLast year, the Agricultural Bank of China, one of China's so-called Big Four state-owned banks, was a Nets sponsor, and Yormark said the team was close to developing three or four other major partnerships with Chinese companies. “They see us as the ...NBA to part