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Current Events in China: July 5

Chinese ships patrol disputed waterway A combat-ready Chinese patrol reached reefs and islands in the center of the Spratly archipelago on Tuesday and immediately began to assert China’s sovereignty over the disputed area in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea).  Read more China’s controversial Three Gorges dam completed Final turbine of £38bn mega-dam, whose […]

China Current Events: June 13

Chinese police bust trafficking scheme, arresting 23 for smuggling guns from US Chinese police on Tuesday announced the arrests of 23 people as part of a joint U.S.-Chinese investigation into a gun trafficking ring that smuggled dozens of firearms into the country.  Read more ‘Crouching Tiger’ actress denies paid sex with Bo China’s roaring sex […]

China Current Events: June 12

China urges Japan to stop making new troubles over Diaoyu Islands China on Monday urged Japan to stop causing new troubles over the Diaoyu Islands as reports say dozens of Japanese including several lawmakers had landed on the islands.  Read more Firepower bristles in South China Sea as rivalries harden In the early years of […]

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 […]

China Current Events: June 6

ConocoPhillips China Confirms Oil Is Leaking Into Bohai Again Failed safety device blamed for another spill in area where the company struggled to contain huge mess last year.  Read more China embraces for largest exam About three out of four applicants of China’s annual national college entrance exam, the largest in the country and the […]

China Current Events: May 16

China to increase residential land supplies this year China will increase residential land supplies by more than 20 percent this year in order to further restrain property prices, according to a plan released by land resource authorities Tuesday.  Read more US launches air pollution data in Shanghai The United States consulate in Shanghai has begun […]

China Current Events: April 10

  Fake police academy exposed in China A fake police academy in China has been exposed in a bizarre sting operation that involved undercover authentic female officers disguised as schoolgirls.   Bo Xilai’s wife questioned over the murder in China of Neil Heywood The wife of the former high-flying Communist Party chief Bo Xilai is […]

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    • China's emissions are plummeting — and fast. What is going on? - Vox May 22, 2015
      VoxChina's emissions are plummeting — and fast. What is going on?VoxArguably the most important climate story in the world right now is the question of what's going on in China. A recent analysis by Greenpeace found that China's carbon dioxide emissions have plummeted nearly 5 percent, year over year, in the first four ...and more »
    • US threatens peace in South China Sea, Beijing says - CNN May 22, 2015
      Washington Free BeaconUS threatens peace in South China Sea, Beijing saysCNN"The recent surveillance activity by a U.S. plane posed potential threats to China's islands and reefs, making it highly possible to lead to misjudgment, which could cause maritime or air accidents," said Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei, ...Chinese Military
    • China Shares Hit Seven-Year High - Wall Street Journal May 22, 2015
      Wall Street JournalChina Shares Hit Seven-Year HighWall Street JournalChina's stock market burst back in to life this week with the Shenzhen index recording its best performance since 2008, while Shanghai rose for a fourth day on Friday to hit a fresh seven-year high. The rapid gains extend an explosive yearlong rally in ...China equities surge caps tur
    • Temple professor accused of sharing sensitive technology with China - CBS News May 22, 2015
      CBS NewsTemple professor accused of sharing sensitive technology with ChinaCBS NewsPHILADELPHIA -- The chairman of Temple University's physics department sought prestigious appointments in China in exchange for providing data on electronics technology invented by a U.S. firm and offered to make the country a leader in the field of ...Prosecutors: Profes
    • China getting panicky over US-led Pacific trade deal - MarketWatch May 22, 2015
      MarketWatchChina getting panicky over US-led Pacific trade dealMarketWatchGiven the perceived threat of the TPP, not to mention a proposed free-trade deal between the U.S. and the European Union known as the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, China has been taking various measures to safeguard its trade position.Obama's Pacific trade deal w
    • A Chinese App That Steals Wifi Passwords Just Raised $50 Million - TIME May 22, 2015
      TIMEA Chinese App That Steals Wifi Passwords Just Raised $50 MillionTIMEChina cynics might think that a business model that looks like brazen theft is a pretty good summary of the country's whole business model in the tech sphere. The reality is somewhat more nuanced. Wifi has been assiduously promoted as a public good by ...and more »
    • HP's China sale should 'unlock organic growth,' Whitman says - USA TODAY May 22, 2015
      USA TODAYHP's China sale should 'unlock organic growth,' Whitman saysUSA TODAYSAN FRANCISCO — Hewlett-Packard ushered in sweeping changes to its China operations Thursday before quarterly financial results that were mostly in line with forecasts. The company said it was selling a majority stake in its data-networking operation ...Hewlett-Packa
    • Welcome to Baoding, China's most polluted city - The Guardian May 22, 2015
      The GuardianWelcome to Baoding, China's most polluted cityThe GuardianBaoding, a city of 10 million people, was named in February as China's most polluted city by the Ministry of Environmental Protection, based on air pollution figures gathered for 2014. By mid-May of this year, the city had only enjoyed 16 days of air ...
    • China says US actions in South China Sea 'irresponsible, dangerous' - Reuters May 22, 2015
      ReutersChina says US actions in South China Sea 'irresponsible, dangerous'ReutersForeign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said the Chinese military drove away the U.S. aircraft, in accordance with relevant regulations, labeling the U.S. action a security threat to China's islands and reefs. "Such action is likely to cause an accident ...US pub
    • China's military has declared war on Western thought on the internet - Quartz May 22, 2015
      QuartzChina's military has declared war on Western thought on the internetQuartzChina's military says the internet has become its main ideological battlefield and that it should build a “Great Wall” online to protect the country's citizens from “hostile Western forces.” A strongly worded editorial (link in Chinese) published in ...Chinese Army