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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: 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 […]

China Current Events: June 27

Bo Xilai denies knowledge of how Neil Heywood died in China The disgraced Chinese politician Bo Xilai has told government investigators he has no knowledge of the circumstances surrounding the mysterious death of British businessman Neil Heywood, The Daily Telegraph understands.  Read more Cover up, Shanghai metro tells women An appeal by the Shanghai subway […]

Current Events in China: June 21

China denies military drill with Russia, Syria, Iran China on Wednesday said there was no truth to an Iranian media report about a joint military drill involving China, Russia, Syria and Iran.  Read more Russia jails two men for giving China nuke secrets Russia has jailed two university professors for passing top secret information on […]

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: May 24

Human Rights Watch condemns mainland’s ‘X-Men’ para-police Human Rights Watch on Wednesday condemned a Chinese “para-police” force nicknamed “X-Men” by the local media, accusing it of rampant brutality and illegal detentions for even minor offences.  Read more Technology Reaches Remote Tibetan Corners, Fanning Unrest The young Buddhist monk, his voice hushed and nervous, was discussing […]

Current Events in China: May 7

Newspaper ‘apologizes’ for criticizing US in Chen Guangcheng affair A prominent Chinese newspaper has posted a cryptic apology on its microblog account, supposedly for publishing a scathing article criticizing the American government’s handling of the Chen Guangcheng affair, and appearing to suggest that it may have been pressured into writing the editorial by the Chinese […]

China Current Events: April 29

Neil Heywood: new details emerge of British business dealings of Chinese woman suspected of murder The death of Neil Heywood has come under fresh scrutiny after a Sunday Telegraph investigation unearthed details of the British business dealings of the Chinese woman suspected of his murder.  Read more Dissident Chen Guangcheng ‘chased by undercover Chinese agents’ […]

China Current Events: April 27

Chinese army to safeguard national marine rights China’s armed forces will work closely with fishery and maritime supervision agencies to jointly safeguard national marine rights and interests, a Defense Ministry spokesman said here Thursday.  Read more Chinese farmer builds wind-powered car A 55-year-old man in China built himself a wind-powered car using 10,000 Yuan (S$2,000). […]

Current Events in China: April 25

China, South Sudan vow to promote ties Chinese President Hu Jintao held talks with South Sudanese President Salva Kiir Mayardit on Tuesday afternoon in Beijing, agreeing to expand cooperation and advance friendly ties.  Read more Bo Xilai’s wife ‘was in the room when Neil Heywood was poisoned’ Bo Xilai’s’s wife Gu Kailai, accused of murdering […]

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      New York TimesPresumed Guilty in China's War on Corruption, Targets Suffer AbusesNew York TimesBEIJING — He was starved, pummeled and interrogated for days on end in an ice-cold room where sleeping, sitting or even leaning against a wall were forbidden. One beating left Wang Guanglong, a midlevel official from China's Fujian Province, partly ...
    • At Least 22 People Are Reported Killed in Attack at a Market in Western China - New York Times October 20, 2014
      Times of IndiaAt Least 22 People Are Reported Killed in Attack at a Market in Western ChinaNew York TimesBEIJING — An attack on a farmers market in the western Chinese region of Xinjiang has reportedly left at least 22 people dead and dozens injured, Radio Free Asia, the news service financed by the American government, has reported. Radio Free Asia said ...
    • PRESS DIGEST - China - Oct 20 - Reuters October 20, 2014
      Gatestone InstitutePRESS DIGEST - China - Oct 20ReutersFive companies face delisting within 30 days after the China Securities Regulatory Commission on Friday issued new rules to get loss-making companies or those in violation of regulatory practices to delist. For Hong Kong and South China newspapers see.Chinese Shares Advance Most in Three Weeks on Economi
    • China's crackdown slows Tibetan refugee crossings to freedom in India - Washington Post October 20, 2014
      China's crackdown slows Tibetan refugee crossings to freedom in IndiaWashington PostThe International Campaign for Tibet, a Washington advocacy group, says the Chinese have conducted two large-scale military drills in Tibet since May to prepare for “combat,” as well as training sessions for police stationed inside Buddhist monasteries.and more »
    • China seeks Australian help in corruption crackdown - Sydney Morning Herald October 19, 2014
      Sydney Morning HeraldChina seeks Australian help in corruption crackdownSydney Morning HeraldBeijing: China is seeking the extradition and seizure of assets of corrupt officials who have fled to Australia with illicit funds running into the hundreds of millions of dollars. In an unprecedented joint operation with its Chinese counterparts, the ...China seeks
    • What China Means by 'Rule of Law' - New York Times October 19, 2014
      CNBCWhat China Means by 'Rule of Law'New York TimesNEW HAVEN — Two weeks ago, with the democracy protests in Hong Kong in full swing, China's official People's Daily newspaper labeled them “illegal” and called for protecting “the rule of law” in Hong Kong. Such statements left observers with little ...China's Fourth Plenum: What you
    • Bear bites off boy's arm at Chinese zoo - The Guardian October 19, 2014
      The GuardianBear bites off boy's arm at Chinese zooThe GuardianA bear in central China has bitten off the arm of a nine-year-old boy who tried to feed it through the bars of its cage. Media reports said the attack happened on Saturday afternoon at a zoo in Pingdingshan Hebin park in Henan province. A doctor at the ...
    • China says it's hard to resume cyber security talks with US - Reuters October 19, 2014
      The GuardianChina says it's hard to resume cyber security talks with USReutersBEIJING (Reuters) - Resuming cyber security cooperation between China and the United States would be difficult because of "mistaken U.S. practices", China's top diplomat told U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. Cyber security is an irritant to ...China says US m
    • Aging S.F. dry dock will be China-bound - SFGate October 18, 2014
      SFGateAging S.F. dry dock will be China-boundSFGateAfter 57 years of maritime service and another 15 years as something of a San Francisco eyesore, the historic, 4,200-ton Drydock 1 was hoisted onto the deck of a cargo ship bound for a ship recycler in China. The carefully choreographed maneuver ...Coast Guard enforces safety zone around drydock headed to Ch
    • Nets and Kings Visit China as NBA Practices Basketball Diplomacy - New York Times October 18, 2014
      New York TimesNets and Kings Visit China as NBA Practices Basketball DiplomacyNew York TimesLast year, the Agricultural Bank of China, one of China's so-called Big Four state-owned banks, was a Nets sponsor, and Yormark said the team was close to developing three or four other major partnerships with Chinese companies. “They see us as the ...NBA to part