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China Current Events: June 26

Husband of Chinese woman forced to have abortion ‘disappears’ A father whose seven month-old unborn daughter was forcibly aborted by Chinese officials has gone into hiding after his family were branded as “national traitors” for speaking to the foreign media.  Read more China has forced refugees back to Myanmar conflict zone Chinese authorities have forced […]

Current Events in China: June 25

Chinese ship ‘accidentally rams’ Philippines boat The Philippines alleged on Sunday that a Chinese vessel accidentally rammed a local fishing boat north of a disputed South China Sea shoal, killing one and leaving four others missing.  Read more SW China quake leaves at least four dead, over 100 injured At least two people died and […]

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 […]

Current Events in China: June 18

China astronauts complete successful space docking Chinese astronauts carried out a manned docking with an experimental space module on Monday, the latest milestone in China’s ambitious campaign to build a space station.  Read more China one-child policy leads to forced abortions, mothers’ deaths Uneven enforcement of China’s decades-old one-child policy enrages the public. Sometimes family […]

China Current Events: June 16

China launches spaceship with first female astronaut China launched Saturday Shenzhou-9 spacecraft with the country’s first female astronaut aboard.  Shenzhou-9, atop an upgraded Long March-2F carrier rocket, blast off from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwestern China at 6:37 p.m. Saturday.  Read more China’s biggest milk maker recalls baby formula China’s biggest milk producer […]

Current Events in China: May 30

Migrant workers go on rampage in China after death About 1,000 migrant workers went on the rampage in a city in eastern China on Tuesday, smashing up cars and protesting in front of a government building after a worker was apparently killed by his employer, state media said.  Read more Algal bloom kills millions of […]

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 […]

China Current Events: May 4

Chen Guangcheng: I want a seat on Hillary Clinton’s plane out of China The United States is under intense pressure to help the leading Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng flee China after he pleaded to be allowed to leave Beijing on Hillary Clinton’s plane.  Read more Romney calls US treatment of Chen Guangcheng ‘dark day for […]

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 […]

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      Los Angeles TimesSexist, maybe? Extra wide, pink parking spots for women in ChinaLos Angeles TimesThe Chinese Internet was awash in debate over sexism Monday, spurred on by an unlikely subject: parking lots. On Saturday night, the Qianjiang Evening News, a state-run newspaper, reported that since March, a highway service area in the eastern ...A Chinese park
    • Xi Jinping has changed China's winning formula - Financial Times May 30, 2016
      Financial TimesXi Jinping has changed China's winning formulaFinancial TimesIf the president's new policies succeed, then the Xi era will be remembered for the achievement of his often-stated goal of the “great rejuvenation” of the Chinese nation. But if Mr Xi's experiments go wrong, then his legacy is likely to be political ...Xi Jinping Hold
    • On Offer in China: 'Fried Swarm' and Other Tasty Translations - New York Times May 30, 2016
      New York TimesOn Offer in China: 'Fried Swarm' and Other Tasty TranslationsNew York TimesIf Michelin gave stars for unintentionally brilliant dish names, an eatery in Pingyao, China, might well be the world's top restaurant. It has a large sign outside showing some of its tastiest dishes, with English translations: “In Bowl,” “You Flour ...
    • 'Teapot' Refineries Shore Up China's Demand for Crude - Wall Street Journal May 30, 2016
      Wall Street Journal'Teapot' Refineries Shore Up China's Demand for CrudeWall Street JournalQINGDAO, China—While oil shipments to other parts of the world languish, this port in eastern China has an unusual problem—a lengthy queue of tankers waiting up to two weeks to unload their crude. The congestion is due to a surge in oil imports from ...a
    • Asia Pacific|Q. and A.: David Shambaugh on 'China's Future' - New York Times May 30, 2016
      New York TimesAsia Pacific|Q. and A.: David Shambaugh on 'China's Future'New York TimesDavid Shambaugh is a professor of political science and international affairs at George Washington University and the author or editor of more than 30 books on China, covering its military, foreign relations, the Communist Party and portraits of ...
    • Why some in China might prefer Donald Trump to Hillary Clinton - CBS News May 30, 2016
      CBS NewsWhy some in China might prefer Donald Trump to Hillary ClintonCBS NewsBEIJING-- China features prominently in the rhetoric of presumed Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, who accuses the country of stealing American jobs and cheating at global trade. In China itself, though, he's only now emerging as a public ...and more »
    • One of the biggest trends in China is slowing down — and its a bad sign for the economy - Business Insider May 30, 2016
      Business InsiderOne of the biggest trends in China is slowing down — and its a bad sign for the economyBusiness InsiderWENZHOU, China/HONG KONG (Reuters) - After two decades trying to make a life in China's entrepreneurial city of Wenzhou, Ji Shouquan and his brother Shoufang are ready to head home. They say they have no hope of stepping onto the city
    • China Buying Sparks Bitcoin Surge - Wall Street Journal May 30, 2016
      Wall Street JournalChina Buying Sparks Bitcoin SurgeWall Street JournalChinese investors are pumping up bitcoin again, sending prices up nearly 16% in the past four days just two years after the country that was at the center of a boom and bust in the crypto-currency. The four-day surge in bitcoin since Friday has added ...and more »
    • China Lashes out at US Defense Secretary Criticisms - ABC News May 30, 2016
      ABC NewsChina Lashes out at US Defense Secretary CriticismsABC NewsFILE - In this Friday, May 27, 2016 file photo, U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter delivers remarks during the U.S. Naval Academy's graduation and commissioning ceremony in Annapolis, Md. China on Monday, May 30, lashed out at criticism from Carter, ...China Says US Treating South Chin
    • Mickey Who? China's Richest Man Opens Theme Park With Warning for Disney - TIME May 30, 2016
      TIMEMickey Who? China's Richest Man Opens Theme Park With Warning for DisneyTIMEThe gates of China's newest theme park were flung open Saturday — the first salvo in billionaire property magnet Wang Jianlin's campaign to unseat Disney as the undisputed king of the world's entertainment industry. The Wanda Cultural Tourism City ...Disney vo