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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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    • Will China Ever Be Good At Soccer? - Forbes February 10, 2016
      ForbesWill China Ever Be Good At Soccer?ForbesSupporters of Guangzhou Evergrande of China display a huge banner before the start of the third-place Club World Cup football match between Guangzhou Evergrande of China and Sanfreece Hiroshima in Yokohama on December 20, 2015. AFP PHOTO ...
    • Blame an Ivory Ban for China's Vanishing Giant Clams - WIRED February 10, 2016
      WIREDBlame an Ivory Ban for China's Vanishing Giant ClamsWIREDLast fall, the United States and China came together to crack down on the ivory trade. Both countries—the two biggest markets for illegal ivory—banned the import and export of the stuff, hoping to save some of the elephants being poached for their tusks.
    • China is expanding its pursuit of fleeing dissidents worldwide - PRI February 10, 2016
      PRIChina is expanding its pursuit of fleeing dissidents worldwidePRIUnder mysterious circumstances, critics of China's ruling party have been yanked from various foreign countries as well as the quasi-autonomous city-state of Hong Kong. These operations are increasingly brash. In Myanmar, Chinese authorities captured ...China's message to dissenter
    • China reports first case of Zika virus after traveler returned from Venezuela - Fox News February 10, 2016
      Fox NewsChina reports first case of Zika virus after traveler returned from VenezuelaFox NewsBEIJING – China's first case of the Zika virus has been found in a 34-year-old man who recently traveled to Venezuela and is now making a speedy recovery, the government said Wednesday. The man from the southern city of Ganzhou had been treated in ...China confi
    • North Korea's Rocket Launch Frays Ties Between South Korea and China - New York Times February 10, 2016
      New York TimesNorth Korea's Rocket Launch Frays Ties Between South Korea and ChinaNew York TimesBut the prospect of a friendly new era between China and South Korea seemed to collapse this week. After North Korea, China's treaty ally, launched a rocket, apparently to test ballistic missile technology, South Korea embraced what China had been ...Why
    • Exclusive: US and India consider joint patrols in South China Sea - US official - Reuters February 10, 2016
      ReutersExclusive: US and India consider joint patrols in South China Sea - US officialReutersThe patrols would likely be in the Indian Ocean where the Indian navy is a major player as well as the South China Sea, the official told Reuters in New Delhi on condition of anonymity. The official gave no details on the scale of the proposed patrols.US & India
    • Forget rice and noodles, China looks to potatoes as the new staple - USA TODAY February 10, 2016
      USA TODAYForget rice and noodles, China looks to potatoes as the new stapleUSA TODAYYANQING, China — In a lab 50 miles north of Beijing, technicians propagate potato plants by slicing the leaves off the tiny sprouts and dropping the cuttings into jars of growth jelly. Within a few weeks each snippet should send up a shoot of its own ...and more »
    • The Fed is watching China very, very closely right now - Business Insider February 10, 2016
      Business InsiderThe Fed is watching China very, very closely right nowBusiness InsiderIn prepared remarks set to be delivered to Congress on Wednesday morning, Fed chair Janet Yellen made a number of references to China, specifically how financial conditions in the world's second-largest economy could impact US financial conditions ...Market turmoil: Ye
    • Trump: China should make Kim Jong Un 'disappear' - Politico February 10, 2016
      PoliticoTrump: China should make Kim Jong Un 'disappear'Politico“China has control — absolute control — over North Korea. They don't say it, but they do,” Trump explained. “And they should make that problem disappear. China is sucking us dry. They're taking our money. They're taking our jobs. They're doing so much.and more »
    • China Says Its Students, Even Those Abroad, Need More 'Patriotic Education' - New York Times February 10, 2016
      New York TimesChina Says Its Students, Even Those Abroad, Need More 'Patriotic Education'New York TimesBEIJING — Chinese students, already immersed in classes and textbooks that promote nationalist loyalty to the Communist Party as a bedrock value, must be made even more patriotic and devoted to the party, even when they are studying in universitie