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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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    • Chinese astronaut calls for cooperation, access to International Space Station - CNN May 28, 2015
      Chinese astronaut calls for cooperation, access to International Space StationCNNI also look forward to going to the International Space Station," Commander Nie Haisheng told CNN. "...Space is a family affair, many countries are developing their space programs and China, as a big county, should make our own contributions in this ...and more »
    • China to Ease Limits on Overseas Investments - Wall Street Journal May 28, 2015
      Wall Street JournalChina to Ease Limits on Overseas InvestmentsWall Street JournalBEIJING—China's campaign to turn the tightly controlled yuan into a global currency is crossing a new threshold, as the government plans to make it easier for individuals and companies to invest overseas. The latest initiative, expected to be ...Stop Calling China a Curren
    • China, US engage in war of words over disputed islands - CNN May 28, 2015
      CNNChina, US engage in war of words over disputed islandsCNNThe comments came after U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter began an important trip to the Pacific region, during which he vowed that the U.S. would not back down on its military operations around islands China is manufacturing in disputed waters 600 ...US hopes Chinese island-building will spur As
    • China's High Hopes for Growing Those Rubber Tree Plants - New York Times May 28, 2015
      New York TimesChina's High Hopes for Growing Those Rubber Tree PlantsNew York TimesJINGHONG, China — In the farming village of Tuanjie, in the hills above Jinghong, in southwest Yunnan Province, nearly every family lives in a two- or three-story concrete house, testament to a prosperity built during the boom years for natural rubber ...
    • The Great American Rethink on China - Wall Street Journal May 28, 2015
      Wall Street JournalThe Great American Rethink on ChinaWall Street JournalSingapore. Beijing's bid to dominate one of the world's most important waterways, the South China Sea, is again the focus as U.S. and Asian leaders gather here for the Shangri-La Dialogue, Asia's top security summit. Last year's meeting occurred as ...China's Ag
    • This is how you know China is worried - Business Insider May 28, 2015
      Business InsiderThis is how you know China is worriedBusiness InsiderThe Chinese economy is slowing, the housing market has ground to a halt, the banking sector is laden with debt, and the Shanghai Composite is swinging wild — hitting new highs on Monday only to drop 6.5% on Thursday. As you can imagine, the Chinese ...and more »
    • The US and China can avoid a collision course – if the US gives up its empire - The Guardian May 28, 2015
      The GuardianThe US and China can avoid a collision course – if the US gives up its empireThe GuardianAmericans fear that China's rapid economic growth will slowly translate into a more expansive and assertive foreign policy that will inevitably result in a war with the US. Harvard Professor Graham Allison has found: “in 12 of 16 cases in the past 500 ..
    • Chinese Tech Firms Aim to Stay Home - Wall Street Journal May 28, 2015
      Wall Street JournalChinese Tech Firms Aim to Stay HomeWall Street JournalBankers, lawyers and early-stage investors in China said interest by companies to list shares in China has increased significantly in recent months. Companies said listing in the country will make it easier to explain their business to investors, who ...For Investors, A Better Way To Lo
    • Gender Imbalance: How China's One-Child Law Backfired on Men - Newsweek May 28, 2015
      NewsweekGender Imbalance: How China's One-Child Law Backfired on MenNewsweekZhang Wei, a 29-year-old male resident of Beijing, is at first glance an unlikely exemplar for the power of women in modern China. But hear him out. A junior executive at a state-owned energy company, Zhang has not yet been able to save enough money to ...and more »
    • Arrest Opens Window on China's Role in Designer Drug Market - New York Times May 28, 2015
      New York TimesArrest Opens Window on China's Role in Designer Drug MarketNew York TimesMr. Tian is a leading manufacturer and exporter of the chemicals used to create spice, the D.E.A. says, and his arrest underscores rising concerns that China, with its large and poorly regulated pharmaceutical sector, could become to spice what ...and more »