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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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    • China Appears to Attack GitHub by Diverting Web Traffic - New York Times March 30, 2015
      Business InsiderChina Appears to Attack GitHub by Diverting Web TrafficNew York TimesBut in a recent series of cyberattacks on websites that try to help Internet users in China circumvent this censorship, the Great Firewall appears to have been used instead as a weapon, diverting a portion of the torrents of Internet traffic that flow ...People think China h
    • Solar Impulse plane lands in China - BBC News March 30, 2015
      BBC NewsSolar Impulse plane lands in ChinaBBC NewsSolar Impulse, the fuel-free aeroplane, has completed the fifth leg of its round-the-world flight. The vehicle, with Bertrand Piccard at the controls, touched down in Chongqing in China just after 17:30 GMT. It had left Mandalay in Myanmar (Burma) some ...MCC Clears Solar Impulse 5th Flight To Chongqing, Chin
    • China to Delay Some Bank Technology Rules - Wall Street Journal March 30, 2015
      Wall Street JournalChina to Delay Some Bank Technology RulesWall Street JournalBEIJING—China has agreed to delay implementation of some bank technology rules that have sparked heavy lobbying from the U.S. government and technology companies due to protectionist concerns, a senior U.S. Treasury official said Monday. While it is ...Jack Lew to discuss China te
    • Chinese court jails man for growing beard - USA TODAY March 30, 2015
      Al Jazeera AmericaChinese court jails man for growing beardUSA TODAYBEIJING — A court in China sentenced a man from the country's mainly Muslim Xinjiang region to six years in jail for "picking quarrels and provoking trouble" that included growing a beard, state-run media reported over the weekend. The man's wife was ...China jails a Musl
    • China Evacuates Citizens From Yemen - Wall Street Journal March 30, 2015
      Wall Street JournalChina Evacuates Citizens From YemenWall Street JournalChina said it successfully evacuated more than 600 nationals from conflict-torn Yemen and conducted an air force drill on Monday over the western Pacific Ocean—two operations that illustrate the country's growing military capabilities. Nearly 500 ...China air force conducts drill i
    • Rhodes Scholarships Expanding to Include Chinese Students - New York Times March 30, 2015
      New York TimesRhodes Scholarships Expanding to Include Chinese StudentsNew York TimesThe move into China is the first step in what the program expects to be its biggest expansion since it made women eligible in the 1970s. It is meant to cultivate a more diverse crop of young people the program hopes will become leaders in their ...and more »
    • Photos: Inside China's unknown mega-city - Quartz March 30, 2015
      QuartzPhotos: Inside China's unknown mega-cityQuartzTim Franco, a Paris-born photographer now based in Shanghai, has spent the past five-plus years documenting the intense change that urbanization has brought to the Chinese mega-city of Chongqing. Until 1997, Chongqing was a neglected city in the poor ...
    • China Lowers Down Payments for Buyers of Second Homes - Wall Street Journal March 30, 2015
      Wall Street JournalChina Lowers Down Payments for Buyers of Second HomesWall Street JournalSHANGHAI—China is ramping up efforts to support its flagging housing market in a new sign that Chinese leaders are worried about economic growth. Buyers of second homes would be required to make a minimum down payment of 40%, down from the ...China Lowers Down Payment
    • China Shares Surge on Easing Hopes - Wall Street Journal March 30, 2015
      Wall Street JournalChina Shares Surge on Easing HopesWall Street JournalChinese stocks surged Monday after Beijing signaled it can ease monetary policy to lift sluggish growth, with indexes in Hong Kong and Shanghai chalking up their biggest one-day gains in months. Capital flows into Hong Kong from China using the Stock ...Chinese Stocks in Hong Kong Rally
    • All of the countries joining China's alternative to the World Bank - Quartz March 30, 2015
      QuartzAll of the countries joining China's alternative to the World BankQuartzUnable to increase its voice in the current institutions—China commands just 6.47% of the vote in the Asian Development Bank, 5.17% in the World Bank, and 3.81% in the International Monetary Fund—China is building its own alternative. The bank is ...Australia to Join Regional