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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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    • China media: Russia's rouble crisis - BBC News December 18, 2014
      BBC NewsChina media: Russia's rouble crisisBBC NewsPapers discuss China's economic ties with Russia in the wake of a sharp decline in the rouble's value against the dollar. Russia has been hit hard by the fall in oil prices and the crumble in the value of the rouble, triggering panic that the country ...U.S.-China Economic Role Reversal Roils
    • China is Planning to Purge Foreign Technology and Replace With Homegrown ... - Bloomberg December 18, 2014
      BloombergChina is Planning to Purge Foreign Technology and Replace With Homegrown ...BloombergChina is aiming to purge most foreign technology from banks, the military, state-owned enterprises and key government agencies by 2020, stepping up efforts to shift to Chinese suppliers, according to people familiar with the effort. The push comes ...and more »
    • Is China's economy really the largest in the world? - BBC News December 18, 2014
      BBC NewsIs China's economy really the largest in the world?BBC NewsFor the first time in more than 140 years, the US has lost the title of the world's largest economy - it has been stolen by China, according to the IMF. But how reliable are the statistics underpinning this claim? The BBC's economics editor, Robert ...China Raises Estimate of S
    • China increasingly cold to Western companies and investors - San Francisco Chronicle December 17, 2014
      China increasingly cold to Western companies and investorsSan Francisco ChronicleLocated on the Hangpu River on land that was rice paddies just decades ago, the 1,535-foot skyscraper — one of the tallest in the world — signals China's desire to emulate countries like the United States and Great Britain as modern, global powers.and more »
    • UPDATE 2-China approves imports of Viptera corn, two types of soybeans- Vilsack - Reuters December 17, 2014
      Wall Street JournalUPDATE 2-China approves imports of Viptera corn, two types of soybeans- VilsackReuters(Adds comments from Vilsack, U.S. trade negotiator). By Tom Polansek. CHICAGO Dec 17 (Reuters) - A top Chinese government official said the country has approved imports of genetically modified Agrisure Viptera corn and two varieties of biotech soybeans ..
    • What China's 2014 internet memes said about the country's hopes and fears - Quartz December 17, 2014
      QuartzWhat China's 2014 internet memes said about the country's hopes and fearsQuartzIn 2014, Chinese president Xi Jinping's crackdown on corrupt officials and activists grew harsher. Pollution, food safety worries, the threat of a real estate collapse, and a slower growing economy remained high on everyone's list of worries. And if ...
    • US Imposes Steep Tariffs on Chinese Solar Panels - New York Times December 17, 2014
      ReutersUS Imposes Steep Tariffs on Chinese Solar PanelsNew York TimesThe Commerce Department began closing a chapter in a protracted trade conflict with China over solar equipment Tuesday, approving a collection of steep tariffs on imports from China and Taiwan. The decision, intended to close a loophole that had ...US slaps hefty duties on solar goods from
    • Uber's expansion in China has been near-flawless—except it may be too late - Quartz December 17, 2014
      BloombergUber's expansion in China has been near-flawless—except it may be too lateQuartzBaidu, China's dominant search engine, today confirmed a strategic investment in Uber, the US-based on-demand car app that launched in China earlier this year. In addition to an undisclosed financial investment, Uber will be promoted on Baidu's maps ...Bai
    • Slowdown in China Bruises Economy in Latin America - New York Times December 17, 2014
      New York TimesSlowdown in China Bruises Economy in Latin AmericaNew York TimesSANTIAGO, Chile — Few people are as intensely worried about the slowing Chinese economy as Latin Americans. Not only does China buy nearly 40 percent of Chile's copper, but its once-insatiable demand helped push copper prices from $1 to $4 a pound ...and more »
    • No weddings, no funerals: China decrees new rules when singing national anthem - CNN December 15, 2014
      CNNNo weddings, no funerals: China decrees new rules when singing national anthemCNNBeijing (CNN) -- China's 1.3 billion citizens may soon find it much harder to belt out their national anthem at will. A series of rules proposed by the government will set strict limits on when, where and how "March of the Volunteers" -- the anthem of ...China