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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 Is Tearing Down Crosses - Daily Beast August 2, 2015
      Daily BeastChina Is Tearing Down CrossesDaily BeastHONG KONG—Christians in China sometimes paint their crosses red to remind them of the blood shed by the faithful when Chairman Mao Zedong's shock troops tried to obliterate their faith almost 50 years ago. Now, many of China's Christians fear that the ...
    • There's a giant underground ocean hidden in the middle of this Chinese desert - Business Insider August 1, 2015
      Business InsiderThere's a giant underground ocean hidden in the middle of this Chinese desertBusiness InsiderWhen we think about the deserts of the world, water abundance is one of the last things that come to mind. But that might change for the Taklamakan Desert in northwest China. While studying the amount of carbon dioxide in the desert's air, a
    • Making sense of a wild week for China's economy - CNBC August 1, 2015
      CNBCMaking sense of a wild week for China's economyCNBCOn Friday, China was awarded the 2022 Winter Olympics, which will make it the first country to host both Summer and Winter Games. But that wasn't the big news out of China in the past week. A huge slide in the Chinese stock market on Monday and ...China woes fail to frighten big fund managersFi
    • China's National Summer Blackout Is A Roaring Success - Forbes August 1, 2015
      ForbesChina's National Summer Blackout Is A Roaring SuccessForbesSeveral times each year China's film authorities impose blackouts—or 'domestic film protection periods', in local parlance—that severely limit the exhibition of foreign films in mainland theaters. The idea is to open up more screen time for Chinese ...and more »
    • China's large manufacturers stall as demand weakens at home and abroad - The Guardian August 1, 2015
      The GuardianChina's large manufacturers stall as demand weakens at home and abroadThe GuardianGrowth at China's big manufacturers unexpectedly stalled in July as demand at home and abroad weakened, an official survey showed on Saturday, reinforcing views that the economy needs more stimulus as it faces fresh risks from a stock market slump.China Of
    • China's military is jangling nerves again - Business Insider August 1, 2015
      Business InsiderChina's military is jangling nerves againBusiness InsiderBEIJING (Reuters) - China's military warned on Saturday on its founding anniversary of growing risks along its borders, including in the disputed waters of the South and East China Seas. The Chinese military, the world's largest, has embarked upon an ...On Army Day, China
    • Do China's Stock Markets Portend The Chickens Are Finally Coming Home To Roost? - Forbes August 1, 2015
      Do China's Stock Markets Portend The Chickens Are Finally Coming Home To Roost?ForbesNo economy can have its cake and eat it too. The overarching objective of modern China's economic reform program, which was launched in 1978 soon after the death of Mao Tse Tung and perhaps best encapsulated in Deng Xiao Ping's 1992 ...
    • 2022 Olympics Leave China Beaming From Its Growing Clout - New York Times August 1, 2015
      New York Times2022 Olympics Leave China Beaming From Its Growing CloutNew York TimesCheers broke out across China on Friday as the International Olympic Committee announced that Beijing would become the first city to host both the Winter and Summer Games. People waved giant red flags at the Great Wall and performed dragon dances ...China gets the 2022 winter
    • Obama team, military at odds over South China Sea - Politico July 31, 2015
      PoliticoObama team, military at odds over South China SeaPoliticoSome U.S. naval commanders are at odds with the Obama administration over whether to sail Navy ships right into a disputed area in the South China Sea — a debate that pits some military leaders who want to exercise their freedom of navigation against ...China: US Working to 'Militarize the
    • What China Has Been Building in the South China Sea - New York Times July 31, 2015
      New York TimesWhat China Has Been Building in the South China SeaNew York Times“The announcement marks a change in diplomatic tone, and indicates that China has reached its scheduled completion on several land reclamation projects and is now moving into the construction phase,” said Mira Rapp-Hooper, director of the Asia Maritime ...China, Southeast Asia to