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China Current Events: June 30

Plane hijacking foiled in restive western China Passengers and crew foiled a hijacking attempt by six people on a plane in China’s restive far-western Xinjiang region Friday, a regional airline and state media said.  Read more Shanghai ‘face-eater’ tries to chew off woman’s face According to local Chinese press, an intoxicated bus driver in Wenzhou […]

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 […]

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 […]

China Current Events: June 19

Chinese spacecraft docks with module A Chinese spacecraft carrying three astronauts docked with an orbiting module Monday, another first for the country as it strives to match American and Russian exploits in space.  Read more Chinese bank ‘owner’ highlights audacious mainland fraud In a China awash with fake iPhones, pirated DVDs and knockoff Louis Vuitton […]

China Current Events: June 12

China urges Japan to stop making new troubles over Diaoyu Islands China on Monday urged Japan to stop causing new troubles over the Diaoyu Islands as reports say dozens of Japanese including several lawmakers had landed on the islands.  Read more Firepower bristles in South China Sea as rivalries harden In the early years of […]

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    • China stocks battered by deleverage moves, industrial data - Reuters November 27, 2015
      Wall Street JournalChina stocks battered by deleverage moves, industrial dataReutersSHANGHAI, Nov 27 China shares fell over 1 percent on Friday morning, heading for their biggest one-day drop in a month, hit by fresh regulatory crackdown on leverage activities and weak industrial profit data. The wave of bad news, which also includes ...China's Stock-Ma
    • Canada's Miss World contestant Anastasia Lin: China's barred me - CNN November 27, 2015
      CNNCanada's Miss World contestant Anastasia Lin: China's barred meCNNAnastasia Lin, who was born in China and moved to Canada as a teen, told CNN that she had been unable to board her Thursday connecting flight in Hong Kong to the city of Sanya, Hainan, where the Miss World contest is already underway. A Chinese ...and more »
    • China Unveils Biggest Army Overhaul in Decades to Project Power - Bloomberg November 27, 2015
      BloombergChina Unveils Biggest Army Overhaul in Decades to Project PowerBloombergPresident Xi Jinping announced a major overhaul of China's military to make the world's largest army more combat ready and better equipped to project force beyond the country's borders. Under the reorganization, all branches of the armed forces would ...China
    • Top 10 China Dependent Countries - Forbes November 27, 2015
      Top 10 China Dependent CountriesForbesChina's economy is slowing down. Surprise surprise. Investors are basically discounting government reported growth rates by at least 100 basis points, which puts China's GDP growth this year at around 6%. As it slows further next year, countries that ...
    • China Bars Anastasia Lin, Miss World Canada (and Rights Advocate) - New York Times November 27, 2015
      New York TimesChina Bars Anastasia Lin, Miss World Canada (and Rights Advocate)New York TimesBut one contestant was absent from the opening ceremony: Miss Canada, otherwise known as Anastasia Lin, a 25-year-old actress and classically trained pianist who has been denied a Chinese visa to attend the monthlong pageant, apparently because of ...Canadian Miss Wo
    • China Retools Its Military With a First Overseas Outpost in Djibouti - New York Times November 26, 2015
      New York TimesChina Retools Its Military With a First Overseas Outpost in DjiboutiNew York TimesBEIJING — China announced on Thursday that it would establish its first overseas military outpost and unveiled a sweeping plan to reorganize its military into a more agile force capable of projecting power abroad.China to Build Naval Hub in DjiboutiWall Street Jou
    • China Says It Has Detained 2 Dissidents Sent Back by Thailand - New York Times November 26, 2015
      Bangkok PostChina Says It Has Detained 2 Dissidents Sent Back by ThailandNew York TimesThe Thai police handed the two Chinese men, Jiang Yefei and Dong Guanping, over to the Chinese police this month, although the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees had arranged for their resettlement to another country, human ...China says 2 activist
    • Disagreements over the South China Sea worsen as China digs in - The Economist November 26, 2015
      The EconomistDisagreements over the South China Sea worsen as China digs inThe EconomistAN ANNUAL round of Asian regional summitry has ended with few signs of progress towards easing rising tensions in the South China Sea. No sooner had the leaders left the meetings that it was reported in China that the People's Liberation Army had ...The Hague hearing
    • China defends coal use ahead of Paris climate summit - CNN November 26, 2015
      CNNChina defends coal use ahead of Paris climate summitCNNAccording to Greenpeace, authorities have issued more than 150 permits to build new coal-fired power plants this year alone, despite the government's pledges to reduce China's dependence on fossil fuel. "In the past decade... the capacity of coal-fired ...Obama to meet China's Xi,
    • Is the West ignoring China's terror threat? - CNBC November 26, 2015
      CNBCIs the West ignoring China's terror threat?CNBCBeijing's renewed crackdown against homegrown acts of violence has not only cast a fresh spotlight on terrorism in the mainland, but also sparked complaints over the world's perceived double standards when it comes to China's efforts at stifling ...Q. and A.: Christina Lin on China's