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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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    • Ethiopia Becomes China's China in Global Search for Cheap Labor - Bloomberg July 23, 2014
      BloombergEthiopia Becomes China's China in Global Search for Cheap LaborBloombergEthiopian workers strolling through the parking lot of Huajian Shoes' factory outside Addis Ababa last month chose the wrong day to leave their shirts untucked. Company President Zhang Huarong, just arrived on a visit from China, spotted them through ...and more » […]
    • China 'Seals Off' Town After Man Dies of Bubonic Plague - Yahoo Health July 23, 2014
      Yahoo HealthChina 'Seals Off' Town After Man Dies of Bubonic PlagueYahoo HealthThe 30,000 people living in Yumen in the northwestern province of Gansu are not being allowed to leave, and police at roadblocks on its perimeter are telling motorists to find alternative routes, state broadcaster China Central Television (CCTV) said.Dozens placed in qua […]
    • Think Your Flight Delays Are Bad? Try China, Where the Military Hogs Most of ... - TIME July 23, 2014
      TIMEThink Your Flight Delays Are Bad? Try China, Where the Military Hogs Most of ...TIMEAirplanes At The Shanghai Pudong International Airport Air China aircraft stand parked at Shanghai Pudong International Airport in Shanghai, China, on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013. Bloomberg—Bloomberg via Getty Images ...Hundreds of flights canceled at China airports, more to […]
    • The Factory in the China Food Scandal Is Foreign-Owned. That Could Have ... - TIME July 23, 2014
      USA TODAYThe Factory in the China Food Scandal Is Foreign-Owned. That Could Have ...TIMEBrands, which operates KFC, garners more than 40% of its total operating profit from China, while McDonald's considers the country one of its most important growth markets, so neither can afford tainting their brands with tainted food. KFC and McDonald ...China detai […]
    • China's Huatong Road & Bridge Avoids Bond Default - Wall Street Journal July 23, 2014
      Gulf TimesChina's Huatong Road & Bridge Avoids Bond DefaultWall Street JournalHuatong Road & Bridge Group Co., a closely held construction company based in northern China's Shanxi province, raised sufficient funds to repay both the principal and interest of a 400 million yuan bond that was due by the end of the day, according to ...China Av […]
    • China braces for 2nd typhoon; Taiwan drenched - USA TODAY July 23, 2014
      USA TODAYChina braces for 2nd typhoon; Taiwan drenchedUSA TODAYBEIJING (AP) — China was bracing Wednesday for the arrival of a second typhoon in as many weeks, as communities along the country's southern coast cleared away debris in the wake of the earlier storm that killed 46 people. Authorities in eastern ...Typhoon Matmo Slams Taiwan, Now Inland Over […]
    • China Meat Supplier 'Appalled' by Allegations - Wall Street Journal July 23, 2014
      Wall Street JournalChina Meat Supplier 'Appalled' by AllegationsWall Street JournalThe episode is the latest in a long series of food-industry flaps in China that have prompted calls for improved safety standards and oversight. Concerns about the conditions of domestic hog farms and the use of antibiotics in poultry production have ... […]
    • China Tensions Choke Off Tourism to Vietnam - New York Times July 22, 2014
      New York TimesChina Tensions Choke Off Tourism to VietnamNew York TimesDA NANG, Vietnam — The year began well for Mai Thanh Trung, newly employed at a travel company here that caters to Chinese tour groups. Mr. Trung said he regularly greeted charter flights from the Chinese mainland and pocketed an average monthly ...China's oil rig withdrawal from Vie […]
    • China Detains Employees of Suspect Meat Seller - ABC News July 22, 2014
      China Detains Employees of Suspect Meat SellerABC NewsFive employees of a company accused of selling expired beef and chicken to McDonald's, KFC and other restaurants were detained by police Wednesday after an official said illegal activity was an organized effort by the supplier. China's food safety ... […]
    • China Pushes Limits to Closer Ties With US Military - Wall Street Journal July 22, 2014
      Wall Street JournalChina Pushes Limits to Closer Ties With US MilitaryWall Street JournalDALIAN, China—China is seeking greater access to U.S. aircraft carriers and guidance on how to operate its own first carrier, the Liaoning, testing the limits of a newly cooperative military relationship the two sides have tried to cultivate in the ...and more » […]