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Current Events in China: August 8

200,000 evacuated as typhoon nears Shanghai China evacuated 200,000 people from Shanghai as the third typhoon in a week bore down on the east coast, state media said Tuesday, warning it could be the most powerful storm to hit since 2005.  Read more Tibetan woman self-immolates in China: Group A 26-year-old woman immolated herself Tuesday […]

China Current Events: July 9

Deaths, rescues at mines in Hunan province Rescuers on Sunday pulled to safety four of about a dozen miners trapped underground for more than three days in a flooded coal mine pit in central China, while seven workers in another mine were killed by an outburst of gas.  Read more Anti-Chinese protests in Vietnam as […]

Current Events in China: July 7

China reacts calmly to US after WTO auto complaint China on Friday urged the United States to ensure trade disputes did not harm overall economic ties, after Washington filed a WTO complaint over Chinese duties on imported American cars.  Read more In U.S.-China Car Clash, Obama Should Drive Harder President Obama is right to blast […]

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 […]

China Current Events: June 22

Beijing strongly protests Hanoi’s claim over islands China said it summoned Vietnam’s ambassador Thursday and strongly protested a law adopted by the Vietnamese parliament that places the disputed Spratly and Paracel Islands under Hanoi’s sovereignty.  Read more Two Tibetans immolate themselves holding flags in Qinghai, west China Two young Tibetans, a herder and a migrant […]

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 1

‘China detains hundreds in Tibet over self-immolation protests’ Hundreds of people have been detained in Lhasa after two men set themselves on fire in the Tibetan regional capital on Sunday in protest against Chinese rule, a US-based broadcaster reported.  Read more Air Pollution Fuels Hospital Visits in Hong Kong Deteriorating air quality in Hong Kong […]

China Current Events: May 29

China to become world’s largest consumer market in 2015: Commerce Minister China’s Commerce Minister Chen Deming said Monday that China is expected to become the world’s largest consumer market in 2015.  Read more Two Tibetans set selves on fire outside temple in Lhasa Two men engulfed themselves in towering flames outside a temple that is […]

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: April 20

Two Tibetans ‘set themselves on fire in China’ Two more Tibetans have set themselves on fire in a restive southwestern region of China, a rights group said, the latest in a wave of such protests against Beijing’s rule.  Read more Cities get a sinking feeling: report A diminishing water table, combined with a growing number […]

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    • China Said to Turn Reef Into Airstrip in Disputed Water - New York Times November 24, 2014
      Daily MailChina Said to Turn Reef Into Airstrip in Disputed WaterNew York TimesBEIJING — A major reclamation project by the Chinese government on a tiny reef 500 miles from the mainland would enable China to land military aircraft there, expanding its reach into the contested South China Sea, analysts have said. The analysts ...China building island large en
    • China's Surprise Rate Cut Signals Desperation, Bad News Ahead - Forbes November 24, 2014
      ReutersChina's Surprise Rate Cut Signals Desperation, Bad News AheadForbesIn a move taking virtually everyone by surprise, the People's Bank of China on Friday announced a cut in the one-year benchmark lending rate of 40 basis points, the first reduction in more than two years. The central bank also lowered the benchmark ...Exclusive: China ready t
    • In China Coal Hub, City Struggles to Survive Amid Economic Slowdown - Wall Street Journal November 24, 2014
      Wall Street JournalIn China Coal Hub, City Struggles to Survive Amid Economic SlowdownWall Street JournalJixi is among the slowest-growing cities in China's slowest-growing province. In 2013, its economy grew 0.9%, the lowest rate among China's 288 larger cities. In the first three quarters of 2014, it contracted 3.7% year-on-year, according to gov
    • Asia cheered by China, European stimulus - Reuters November 23, 2014
      ReutersAsia cheered by China, European stimulusReutersPedestrians with umbrellas walk past an electronic board showing Japan's Nikkei average (top middle L) and the exchange rates between the Japanese yen and the U.S. dollar (top middle R), outside a brokerage in Tokyo November 11, 2014.Asia stocks jump as China, Europe step up stimulusReuters UKMarkets
    • U.S.-China Climate Agreement Won't Slow Warming Enough, World Bank Says - Bloomberg November 23, 2014
      BloombergU.S.-China Climate Agreement Won't Slow Warming Enough, World Bank SaysBloombergAn agreement between the U.S. and China to curb greenhouse-gas emissions won't slow global warming enough to prevent extreme weather that damages crops, World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim said. President Barack Obama committed the U.S. ...and more »
    • Loan 'Guarantee Chains' in China Prove Flimsy - Wall Street Journal November 23, 2014
      Wall Street JournalLoan 'Guarantee Chains' in China Prove FlimsyWall Street JournalWith China's economic growth flagging, businesses such as Xueyuan are foundering. And these chains of guarantees, in which companies back loans to other firms, are causing pain for the wider Chinese economy. The central bank cut benchmark lending ...and more »
    • 5.9-magnitude earthquake kills at least 5, injures dozens in western China - Fox News November 23, 2014
      Fox News5.9-magnitude earthquake kills at least 5, injures dozens in western ChinaFox NewsWestern China is regularly hit by earthquakes, and reports said Saturday's quake could be felt in the Sichuan provincial capital of Chengdu on the plains below the Himalayan foothills. Sichuan was struck by a magnitude-7.9 quake in May 2008 that left ...Strong Quak
    • Hey, America! China Has a Stealth Fighter Too -- And It's for Sale - Motley Fool November 23, 2014
      Motley FoolHey, America! China Has a Stealth Fighter Too -- And It's for SaleMotley FoolAt last week's Airshow China in Zhuhai, Chinese officials unveiled the nation's newest fighter jet: the Shenyang J-31 Falcon Eagle. Built by Shenyang Aircraft, a subsidiary of state-owned Aviation Industry Corporation of China, the J-31 is the latest ...Pak
    • Google Looks to Get Back Into China - Wall Street Journal November 22, 2014
      Wall Street JournalGoogle Looks to Get Back Into ChinaWall Street JournalGoogle Inc. is considering bringing a version of its Play mobile-app store to China, a tentative but important step back into a country that Google mostly exited in 2010. In recent months, Google representatives in Asia told makers of apps for its ...Developers In China Can Now Make Mon
    • China Detains an American Who Assists North Koreans - New York Times November 21, 2014
      China Detains an American Who Assists North KoreansNew York TimesBEIJING — A Korean-American aid worker who lived in China on the border with North Korea for more than a decade has been detained by the Chinese authorities, his lawyer said Thursday. The aid worker, Peter Hahn, who is 73 and escaped from the North ...and more »