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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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    • Racist commercial in China sparks ... outrage? Not exactly - Los Angeles Times May 27, 2016
      Los Angeles TimesRacist commercial in China sparks ... outrage? Not exactlyLos Angeles TimesThe ad is so brazenly racist that it delivers a visceral shock. A young Chinese woman is doing laundry. A young black man appears in the doorway, his face and white T-shirt smudged with paint. He gives the woman a classic wolf whistle, and winks.China's Qiaobi de
    • US panel launches trade secret theft probe into China steel - Reuters May 27, 2016
      ReutersUS panel launches trade secret theft probe into China steelReutersU.S. Steel is seeking to halt nearly all imports from China's largest steel producers and trading houses, in its complaint made under section 337 of the main U.S. tariff law. The International Trade Commission (ITC) said in a statement that it has not ...Trade fight: China calls ne
    • Qualcomm Will Make China-Customized Chips Through Chinese Venture - Wall Street Journal May 27, 2016
      Wall Street JournalQualcomm Will Make China-Customized Chips Through Chinese VentureWall Street JournalQualcomm President Derek Aberle said in an interview Friday in Beijing that his company set up a joint-venture with China's Guizhou province last year partly because he expects China's server demand to eventually eclipse that of the U.S. While wes
    • China's "Land Airbus" will let you drive directly under a bus - Fox News May 27, 2016
      Fox NewsChina's "Land Airbus" will let you drive directly under a busFox NewsA new take on mass transit may be headed to China as early as the end of the year: A so-called "Land Airbus" system that looks like an overgrown monorail as it motors over existing lanes of traffic. The big catch: cars can actually drive under the Land ...an
    • China's Zoomlion Abandons Pursuit of US Crane Maker Terex - Wall Street Journal May 27, 2016
      Wall Street JournalChina's Zoomlion Abandons Pursuit of US Crane Maker TerexWall Street JournalChina's Zoomlion Heavy Industry Science & Technology Co. walked away from a proposed multibillion-dollar acquisition of U.S. crane maker Terex Corp., the latest Chinese takeover deal to fall through. The Chinese maker of cranes and bulldozers had been
    • Obama's Hiroshima visit: China and South Korea wary - Aljazeera.com (blog) May 27, 2016
      Aljazeera.com (blog)Obama's Hiroshima visit: China and South Korea waryAljazeera.com (blog)President Barack Obama has become the first sitting US president to visit the western Japanese city of Hiroshima, the site of the first atomic bombing at the end of World War II in 1945. Friday's visit - the culmination of Obama's nuclear policy since ..
    • Asia Pacific|Bus Project Finds a Way Around China's Traffic Jams: Gliding Above Them - New York Times May 27, 2016
      New York TimesAsia Pacific|Bus Project Finds a Way Around China's Traffic Jams: Gliding Above ThemNew York TimesBEIJING — Could the solution to China's urban gridlock be a flying bus? A model for a giant, elevated bus was presented over the weekend at the Beijing International High-Tech Expo, though it was not the first time that what has been call
    • China faces headaches from warming Vietnam-US ties - Reuters May 27, 2016
      ReutersChina faces headaches from warming Vietnam-US tiesReutersAnd yet regional military sources and security analysts say China will face short and longer term strategic headaches from the fully normalized relationship between former enemies in Hanoi and Washington. Operationally, China faces the short-term ...China And Japan On A Collision Course With The
    • China Swaps Troupes for Troops - Wall Street Journal May 26, 2016
      Wall Street JournalChina Swaps Troupes for TroopsWall Street JournalBEIJING—One military unit in China's northeast has racked up some notable international victories. They're just not the kind President Xi Jinping wants as he undertakes the biggest restructuring of the People's Liberation Army since the 1950s. Among ...and more »
    • China's Middle Class Is About to Demand Big Changes - Fortune May 26, 2016
      FortuneChina's Middle Class Is About to Demand Big ChangesFortuneIn the case of China, this rule does not seem to apply, at least up to this point. Depending on what estimates one uses, the number of middle class people in China varies from roughly 70% of the urban population (based on a McKinsey study in 2013) to ...and more »