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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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    • US to Continue Push for Stronger Military Ties With China - Wall Street Journal December 18, 2014
      Wall Street JournalUS to Continue Push for Stronger Military Ties With ChinaWall Street JournalSINGAPORE—The next commander of U.S. military forces in the Pacific said Thursday he wouldn't deviate from his predecessor's strategy of seeking stronger military ties with China and other countries in the region despite conflicting territorial claims ...
    • China Currency Freedoms Beckon as Shanghai Zone Offers Test Run - Bloomberg December 18, 2014
      China Currency Freedoms Beckon as Shanghai Zone Offers Test RunBloombergIt's called pooling, and it's made all the difference to the financial operations of refrigeration-equipment maker Dover Corp. (DOV) in China. Taking advantage of new freedoms in Shanghai's free-trade zone since April, Dover is pooling yuan ...China's rising interest
    • New Tariffs on Chinese Solar-Panel Makers Split the US Solar Industry - Greentech Media December 18, 2014
      New York TimesNew Tariffs on Chinese Solar-Panel Makers Split the US Solar IndustryGreentech MediaThe Department of Commerce slapped high tariffs on solar products from China and Taiwan yesterday in a decision intended to address dumping and unfair subsidization of imports to the United States. The final ruling marks another victory for petitioner ...US Impo
    • Air China passengers in mid-air brawl between mother and women over crying ... - Daily Mail December 18, 2014
      Daily MailAir China passengers in mid-air brawl between mother and women over crying ...Daily MailA brawl involving three women erupted on a Chinese flight from to Chongqing to Hong Kong yesterday when two of them complained to a mum that her baby was making too much noise. The women, all believed to be Chinese, were warned that the pilot ...4 Chinese women
    • China Tests ICBM With Multiple Warheads - Washington Free Beacon December 18, 2014
      Washington Free BeaconChina Tests ICBM With Multiple WarheadsWashington Free BeaconChina carried out a long-range missile flight test on Saturday using multiple, independently targetable reentry vehicles, or MIRVs, according to U.S. defense officials. The flight test Saturday of a new DF-41 missile, China's longest-range ...China Reportedly Tests New Mi
    • China village petitions to 'isolate' HIV positive boy - BBC News December 18, 2014
      BBC NewsChina village petitions to 'isolate' HIV positive boyBBC NewsVillagers in China's Sichuan province have petitioned authorities to "isolate" an HIV positive eight-year-old boy, state media report. Kun Kun lives with his grandparents, who struggle to care for him. Local people said he had been running wild and had ...Shame in C
    • Avon To Pay $135 Million For China Bribes - Huffington Post December 18, 2014
      BBC NewsAvon To Pay $135 Million For China BribesHuffington PostNEW YORK (AP) — The world's largest direct seller of cosmetics, Avon Products Inc., will pay $135 million to settle criminal and civil charges after its China unit pleaded guilty Wednesday to conspiring to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act by ...US watchdog fines Avon $135m for Chin
    • China is Planning to Purge Foreign Technology and Replace With Homegrown ... - Bloomberg December 18, 2014
      BloombergChina is Planning to Purge Foreign Technology and Replace With Homegrown ...BloombergChina is aiming to purge most foreign technology from banks, the military, state-owned enterprises and key government agencies by 2020, stepping up efforts to shift to Chinese suppliers, according to people familiar with the effort. The push comes ...and more »
    • Is China's economy really the largest in the world? - BBC News December 18, 2014
      BBC NewsIs China's economy really the largest in the world?BBC NewsFor the first time in more than 140 years, the US has lost the title of the world's largest economy - it has been stolen by China, according to the IMF. But how reliable are the statistics underpinning this claim? The BBC's economics editor, Robert ...China's GDP May Be Up
    • What China's 2014 internet memes said about the country's hopes and fears - Quartz December 17, 2014
      QuartzWhat China's 2014 internet memes said about the country's hopes and fearsQuartzIn 2014, Chinese president Xi Jinping's crackdown on corrupt officials and activists grew harsher. Pollution, food safety worries, the threat of a real estate collapse, and a slower growing economy remained high on everyone's list of worries. And if ...