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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 […]

China Current Events: August 9

Typhoon ploughs into China east coast, causes severe destruction A strong typhoon ploughed into China’s eastern coast on Wednesday, the country’s third in a week, knocking down buildings and cutting off power to hundreds of thousands of people, state media said.  Read more US blueprint for war with China flawed and could spark nuclear strikes, […]

Current Events in China: July 7

China reacts calmly to US after WTO auto complaint China on Friday urged the United States to ensure trade disputes did not harm overall economic ties, after Washington filed a WTO complaint over Chinese duties on imported American cars.  Read more In U.S.-China Car Clash, Obama Should Drive Harder President Obama is right to blast […]

Current Events in China: July 4

China rushes surveillance ships to islands claimed by Vietnam Amid rising tensions between China and its neighbours over the disputed territories in the South China Sea, Beijing today sent four surveillance ships to the area also claimed by Vietnam after spotting a foreign fishing vessel there.  Read more China protest against alloy plant enters third […]

Current Events in China: July 3

Sichuan Protest Turns Violent Police in southwestern Sichuan province deployed tear gas against residents protesting a planned molybdenum copper plant in the latest case of environmental activism facing at times violent resistance from authorities.  Read more China confirms H5N1 bird flu outbreak in Xinjiang China’s northwestern Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region has reported an outbreak of […]

Current Events in China: July 2

Hong Kong protests as Leung takes helm A pro-democracy heckler interrupted a speech by Chinese President Hu Jintao at the swearing-in of Hong Kong’s new leader Sunday and tens of thousands of residents marched to protest Chinese rule on the 15th anniversary of the Asian financial hub’s return to Beijing’s control.  Read more Manufacturing falls […]

China Current Events: June 30

Plane hijacking foiled in restive western China Passengers and crew foiled a hijacking attempt by six people on a plane in China’s restive far-western Xinjiang region Friday, a regional airline and state media said.  Read more Shanghai ‘face-eater’ tries to chew off woman’s face According to local Chinese press, an intoxicated bus driver in Wenzhou […]

China Current Events: June 20

Neil Heywood scandal widens to Cambodia as Patrick Devillers arrested The investigation into the murder of the British businessman Neil Heywood took another twist after it emerged that the former business partner of his alleged killer had been arrested in Cambodia.  Read more China dissatisfied over Vietnam’s island patrols: spokesman A spokesman for China’s Foreign […]

China Current Events: June 19

Chinese spacecraft docks with module A Chinese spacecraft carrying three astronauts docked with an orbiting module Monday, another first for the country as it strives to match American and Russian exploits in space.  Read more Chinese bank ‘owner’ highlights audacious mainland fraud In a China awash with fake iPhones, pirated DVDs and knockoff Louis Vuitton […]

Current Events in China: June 11

China’s growth flags in May ahead of rate cut China’s inflation, industrial output and retail sales all flagged in May for a second straight month of sluggish growth that galvanized policymakers last week into taking their boldest action yet to combat a sharpening slowdown.  Read more More terracotta warriors discovered in NW China Archeologists unearthed […]

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      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
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      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
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    • 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