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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 meat scandal hits Starbucks, BK, Papa John's - USA TODAY July 22, 2014
      USA TODAYChina meat scandal hits Starbucks, BK, Papa John'sUSA TODAYThe Chinese meat scandal morphed to at least three new, major fast-food brands and one new nation on Tuesday and more are expected to soon join the embarrassing fray. Burger King, Starbucks and Papa John's all said they, too, have stopped using any ...China food scandal spreads, dr […]
    • Uh oh, there's bubonic plague in China - Washington Post (blog) July 22, 2014
      Yahoo NewsUh oh, there's bubonic plague in ChinaWashington Post (blog)Police have sealed off the town of Yumen in China's northwestern Gansu province after one resident died of bubonic plague, according to reports. At least 151 people who came into contact with the victim have been kept in quarantine in the town of 30 ...China 'seals off' […]
    • Yum, McDonald's apologize as new China food scandal hits - Chicago Tribune July 22, 2014
      Yum, McDonald's apologize as new China food scandal hitsChicago TribuneSHANGHAI/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Yum Brands Inc and McDonald's Corp are facing a new food safety scare in China, denting the fast-food companies' efforts to shore up reputations and businesses that were hurt by a 2012 safety scandal in one of their ... […]
    • Typhoon Matmo Slams Taiwan, China Next Target - AccuWeather.com July 22, 2014
      The GuardianTyphoon Matmo Slams Taiwan, China Next TargetAccuWeather.comAfter Matmo leaves Taiwan, a second landfall is likely on the China coast Wednesday afternoon or evening local time. Areas from northern Fujian to Zhejiang will be at the greatest risk during this time. Rainfall of 100-200 mm (4-8 inches) is expected ...Typhoon Rammasun leaves dozens dea […]
    • China Tensions Choke Off Tourism to Vietnam - New York Times July 22, 2014
      New York TimesChina Tensions Choke Off Tourism to VietnamNew York TimesDA NANG, Vietnam — The year began well for Mai Thanh Trung, newly employed at a travel company here that caters to Chinese tour groups. Mr. Trung said he regularly greeted charter flights from the Chinese mainland and pocketed an average monthly ...China, neighbours must discuss disputesS […]
    • A quarter of McDonald's restaurants in China may have been serving expired meat - Washington Post (blog) July 22, 2014
      A quarter of McDonald's restaurants in China may have been serving expired meatWashington Post (blog)The number of food scandals is piling up for American fast food companies in China. McDonald's, KFC, and Pizza Hut, were forced to apologize this past Sunday to Chinese fast food-goers after a local meat supplier was caught mishandling its protein. […]
    • World's largest aquatic insect specimen found in China - CNN July 22, 2014
      CNNWorld's largest aquatic insect specimen found in ChinaCNN(CNN) -- The world's largest flying aquatic insect, with huge, nightmarish pincers, has been discovered in China's Sichuan province, experts say. According to the Insect Museum of West China, local villagers in the outskirts of Chengdu handed over ...SEE IT: Freakishly large fly disco […]
    • Hundreds of flights canceled at China airports, more to come - CNN July 22, 2014
      CNNHundreds of flights canceled at China airports, more to comeCNN(CNN) -- Hundreds of flights to and from eastern China were canceled or delayed Monday and state media warned that more disruptions should be expected in the next few weeks. Around 200 flights were canceled at Shanghai's two airports -- Pudong and ...Massive Flight Delays in Shanghai Ceme […]
    • China's secretive military cracks open door for glimpse inside - Reuters July 22, 2014
      ReutersChina's secretive military cracks open door for glimpse insideReutersChina has jangled regional nerves over the past few months with an increasing assertiveness over territorial disputes in the East and South China Seas, set against the backdrop of rising defense spending. But on a yearly trip for foreign reporters to a ...China insists it loves […]
    • China Pushes Limits to Closer Ties With US Military - Wall Street Journal July 22, 2014
      Wall Street JournalChina Pushes Limits to Closer Ties With US MilitaryWall Street JournalDALIAN, China—China is seeking greater access to U.S. aircraft carriers and guidance on how to operate its own first carrier, the Liaoning, testing the limits of a newly cooperative military relationship the two sides have tried to cultivate in the ...and more » […]