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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 Mobile Falls on Profit Drop as IPhone Boosts Costs - Bloomberg April 23, 2014
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    • China's seizure of Japanese ship has pre-World War Two roots - Reuters April 22, 2014
      China's seizure of Japanese ship has pre-World War Two rootsReutersThe impoundment has created unease in Japan's government, which warns that the action could affect Japanese businesses in China. It remains unclear whether the sudden ruling by the Shanghai Maritime Court would herald the seizure of more Japanese ... […]
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