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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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      Washington PostUS Navy to China: We'll sail our ships near your man-made islands whenever we wantWashington PostU.S. officials could soon send a Navy ship steaming by a chain of man-made islands that China has built in the South China Sea, Pentagon officials said, potentially exacerbating tensions in an area in which Beijing is expanding its presence. C
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      CNNMoneyChanos got China right. Now he's betting against Elon MuskCNNMoneyAs early as 2009 Chanos correctly realized China's debt-fueled economy wasn't all it was cracked up to be. Back then it was a lonely call for the man who famously predicted Enron's downfall. China, with its explosive growth, was among the brightest ...and more »
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      The China Debt FizzleNew York Times (blog)Remember the dire threat posed by our financial dependence on China? A few years ago it was all over the media, generally stated not as a hypothesis but as a fact. Obviously, terrible things would happen if China stopped buying our debt, or worse yet, ...
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      Popular ScienceChinese Hypersonic Engine Wins Award, Reshapes Speed Race?Popular ScienceProfessor Wang's scramjet, together with combined cycle engines, could allow China to fly Mach 6 airplanes, like this fan art, which could fly anywhere in the world in under three hours, at speeds and altitudes imprevious to modern air defenses. It is ...
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      CBS NewsThe scary concerns China's credit scores are raisingCBS NewsThe new credit-rating system was launched in China this past summer and is run by the Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba (BABA) and the Chinese holding company Tencent, according to China Daily Asia. The publication also noted the new system uses a ...ACLU: Orwellian Citizen Score, China
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      TIMEChina's Graft Investigators Target Another Top Official in Sweeping Anti ...TIMEChinese antigraft officials have commenced an investigation of the former chairman of the major oil and gas company Sinopec Ltd. in their ongoing effort to purge the Chinese Communist Party of endemic corruption, Reuters reported. In a statement ...Former head of China
    • Markets Gain Confidence in China's Yuan - Wall Street Journal October 8, 2015
      Wall Street JournalMarkets Gain Confidence in China's YuanWall Street JournalOn Thursday, China's yuan rose to its strongest level since it was devalued in early August. China's yuan traded at 6.3515 on the mainland, in line with the central bank's daily fixing of 6.3505. The central bank allows the yuan to trade 2% above or ...China laun
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      Wall Street JournalChina Shares Rise After Reopening From HolidayWall Street JournalChinese stocks rose sharply Thursday, catching up to a rally in global equities after the market was closed for a weeklong holiday. The Shanghai Composite Index finished up 3% at 3143.46, putting its gains at nearly 7% since the lowest point of a ...Do China markets need a bi