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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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      The Economist (blog)China's monetary policyThe Economist (blog)CHINESE monetary policy is rarely straightforward. This weekend's interest cut was no exception. The third loosening move in little more than three months, it should be evident that China is now in all-out easing mode. But in describing its actions ...China's Rate Cut Renews Econom
    • China Anticorruption Campaign Targets Party 'Cliques' - Wall Street Journal March 3, 2015
      Wall Street JournalChina Anticorruption Campaign Targets Party 'Cliques'Wall Street JournalThe corruption fight reached deeper into China's armed forces Monday as the military reported that 14 generals were either placed under investigation or convicted by authorities in recent months. Those named ranged from a vice political commissar with ..
    • Billionaire Lawmakers Ensure the Rich Are Represented in China's Legislature - New York Times March 3, 2015
      NDTVBillionaire Lawmakers Ensure the Rich Are Represented in China's LegislatureNew York TimesBut there's a difference in China. Here, the lawmakers are the billionaires. Among the 1,271 richest Chinese people tracked by the Shanghai-based Hurun Report, a record 203, or more than one in seven, are delegates to the nation's Parliament or its ..
    • For the US and China, a Test of Diplomacy on South Sudan - New York Times March 3, 2015
      New York TimesFor the US and China, a Test of Diplomacy on South SudanNew York TimesNow, more than a year after South Sudan's leaders plunged their country into a nasty civil war, the nation has become something of a test of diplomacy between the United States and China, raising the question: Can Washington and Beijing turn their ...and more »
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      China Seen Becoming the Economic Superpower That Wasn'tBloomberg(Bloomberg) -- Forecasts for China to surpass the U.S. as the world's main economic power are misplaced. So says an observer who foresaw Japan's eventual demise a year before its land-price bubble began to burst. “The vulnerabilities in China today are ...China's rate cut won
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      Yahoo TravelChinese shoppers are angry that their luxury Japanese toilet lids are made in ...QuartzChinese tourists flocking to Japan to buy high-tech “smart toilet lids,” which come with built-in bidets, heat and other functions, are shocked to learn that many of these prized commodes are actually made in China. A weaker yen has boosted Chinese ...Why China
    • Exclusive: Obama sharply criticizes China's plans for new technology rules - Reuters March 2, 2015
      ReutersExclusive: Obama sharply criticizes China's plans for new technology rulesReutersThe initial draft, published by the National People's Congress late last year, requires companies to also keep servers and user data within China, supply law enforcement authorities with communications records and censor terrorism-related Internet content.Obama
    • Only In China: Why A Smog Documentary Sends Chinese Stocks Soaring ... - Forbes March 2, 2015
      ForbesOnly In China: Why A Smog Documentary Sends Chinese Stocks Soaring ...ForbesWhen journalist Chai Jing released her documentary on China's air pollution, she probably could not have dreamed that her message would resonate so widely while boosting the share prices of so many “environmentally friendly” companies. On Monday ...
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      The AtlanticWhy It's So Hard to Stop ISIS PropagandaThe AtlanticOn Saturday, Chai Jing, a former television journalist from China, released a feature-length documentary film that, unusually for China, took the government to task. Titled Under the Dome, the video featured Chai giving a presentation on stage, using ...Documentary on Air Pollution Grips Ch
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      Phenomenal success for new film that criticises China's environmental policyThe GuardianAs a well-known investigative reporter, Chai worked on features about China's environmental problems. But since becoming pregnant in 2013 – and discovering her baby was carrying a benign tumour in her womb – pollution has become a more personal ...