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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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    • India-Vietnam offshore oil-exploration agreement faces China wall - Times of India September 17, 2014
      Economic TimesIndia-Vietnam offshore oil-exploration agreement faces China wallTimes of IndiaChinese foreign ministry spokesman Hong Lei said China wouldn't object to any "legitimate and lawful" agreement between Vietnam and a third country. However, Hong added, "If such agreement concerns waters administered by China or if such cooperati
    • China Joins ECB in Adding Stimulus as Fed Scales Back - Bloomberg September 17, 2014
      Wall Street JournalChina Joins ECB in Adding Stimulus as Fed Scales BackBloombergChina's central bank joined its European counterpart in boosting liquidity to address weakening growth, underscoring a divergence in direction among the world's biggest economies as the U.S. reduces stimulus. The People's Bank of China is injecting 500 ...China Ce
    • Australia Urges Russia and China to Support Coalition Against Islamic State - Wall Street Journal September 17, 2014
      Wall Street JournalAustralia Urges Russia and China to Support Coalition Against Islamic StateWall Street JournalAustralian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry sign a security agreement in Sydney in August. On Tuesday, Ms. Bishop urged Russia and China to support international efforts to stop Islamic State. European Pressphot
    • Chinese Leader Visits Sri Lanka, Challenging India's Sway - New York Times September 17, 2014
      New York TimesChinese Leader Visits Sri Lanka, Challenging India's SwayNew York TimesCOLOMBO, Sri Lanka — President Xi Jinping of China arrived in Sri Lanka on Tuesday for a 23-hour trip to this island nation to sign a raft of agreements as China chips away at India's traditional dominance in the region. Mr. Xi's plane traveled from ...
    • Risky business: China dumps our dirty coal - Sydney Morning Herald September 17, 2014
      Sydney Morning HeraldRisky business: China dumps our dirty coalSydney Morning HeraldAs much as a quarter of all coal shipped through Newcastle goes to China, up from less than 10 per cent a few years ago. Coal shipped through the port - the largest coal export port in the world - is running at around 170 million tonnes a year at present.China to Ban Coal Wit
    • China takes anti-corruption drive overseas - Financial Times September 16, 2014
      MacroBusinessChina takes anti-corruption drive overseasFinancial TimesUnderlining Beijing's rising economic and political clout, Communist party officials have already launched an investigation into assets and individuals based in New Zealand, a country that counts China as its biggest trade partner. It is unclear ...China Extends Reach of Anti-Corrupti
    • Ahead Of Alibaba: The Chinese Economy - Forbes September 16, 2014
      ABC NewsAhead Of Alibaba: The Chinese EconomyForbesAlibaba is at its very essence a Chinese company, run by a Chinese management team, with Chinese customers, and the overwhelming majority of its revenue coming from business in China. To really understand the prospects of Alibaba, understanding the ...Alibaba Risk: China's Rise Leaves out InvestorsABC N
    • China's Unhappy Rich - Wall Street Journal September 16, 2014
      Wall Street JournalChina's Unhappy RichWall Street JournalAbout 30 Chinese officials, including managers of state-owned companies, are known to have committed suicide so far this year. Among them were several high-profile cadres under investigation for graft, which confirms that supreme leader Xi Jinping's ...
    • Sri Lanka Backs China's Maritime 'Silk Road' Plan - ABC News September 16, 2014
      ABC NewsSri Lanka Backs China's Maritime 'Silk Road' PlanABC NewsChinese President Xi Jinping won Sri Lanka's support Tuesday for a proposed maritime "Silk Road" linking China with Europe, and helped launch billion-dollar power plant and port city projects funded by his government. Xi, the first Chinese leader to ...China's
    • Role Reversal: India's Growth May Surpass China's by 2016 - Businessweek September 16, 2014
      BusinessweekRole Reversal: India's Growth May Surpass China's by 2016BusinessweekChina's President Xi Jinping is due to arrive in India tomorrow, and for a change he's the one with an economy heading in the wrong direction, not Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. After several dismal years, growth in India is rebounding, and the ...The E