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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 Deploy Drones After Unrest in Xinjiang - New York Times (blog) August 20, 2014
      New York Times (blog)China Said to Deploy Drones After Unrest in XinjiangNew York Times (blog)Three days after an eruption of violence in the western Chinese region of Xinjiang this summer left nearly 100 people dead, the region's “antiterrorist command” asked the country's biggest space and defense contractor for help. It wanted technical ...China
    • China pulls plug on genetically modified rice and corn - Science AAAS August 20, 2014
      Science AAASChina pulls plug on genetically modified rice and cornScience AAASChina's Ministry of Agriculture has decided not to renew biosafety certificates that allowed research groups to grow genetically modified (GM) rice and corn. The permits, to grow 2 varieties of GM rice and one transgenic corn strain, expired on 17 August.
    • Pope Francis hints at US trip, says he would go to China 'tomorrow' if invited - The Guardian August 20, 2014
      The GuardianPope Francis hints at US trip, says he would go to China 'tomorrow' if invitedThe GuardianDuring the encounter that has become a tradition at the end of his foreign journeys, Francis, 77, also said he planned to visit the United States next year and that he was ready to go to China "tomorrow" if the communist government allowe
    • World Cup Hopes And History In China - Forbes August 20, 2014
      ForbesWorld Cup Hopes And History In ChinaForbesOne month after the Germanic victory at the 2014 World Cup, the topic of soccer has mostly fallen off the headlines in America (with the exception of Qatar's 2022 slave-labor scandal), and yet in China the football phenomenon is still being hotly ...
    • China Fines Japanese Auto Parts and Bearings Firms for Price Rigging - New York Times August 20, 2014
      ReutersChina Fines Japanese Auto Parts and Bearings Firms for Price RiggingNew York TimesThe fines, a record for China, are also notable for being levied exclusively against Japanese companies. They coincide with deteriorating diplomatic relations between Tokyo and Beijing over territorial disputes and how events in World War II are ...China fines Japanese a
    • China arrests 1000 members of banned religious cult 'Eastern Lightning' - CNN August 20, 2014
      Q13 FOXChina arrests 1000 members of banned religious cult 'Eastern Lightning'CNNHong Kong (CNN) -- Chinese police have arrested nearly 1,000 suspected members of a banned religious group, state media reported. The arrests come months after five members of the group, known as the Church of Almighty God or "Quannengshen", were ...China arr
    • Mongolia Seeks Economic Lifeline With Pivot to China, Russia - Bloomberg August 20, 2014
      Reuters UKMongolia Seeks Economic Lifeline With Pivot to China, RussiaBloombergAfter two decades courting Western investors and political allies, Mongolia is refocusing on foreign ties closer to home seeking to revive its economy. China's President Xi Jinping is scheduled to arrive tomorrow in the country landlocked between his ...China's Xi Jinpin
    • Clive Palmer 'mongrel' comments irresponsible, says Chinese embassy - The Guardian August 19, 2014
      Sydney Morning HeraldClive Palmer 'mongrel' comments irresponsible, says Chinese embassyThe GuardianThe Chinese embassy in Australia has attacked as “absurd and irresponsible” comments by Clive Palmer in a tirade on live television in which he referred to Chinese “mongrels” who shoot their own people. Palmer sought to clarify his statements on ...P
    • China Secretly Conducts Second Flight Test Of New Ultra High-Speed Missile - Washington Free Beacon August 19, 2014
      China Secretly Conducts Second Flight Test Of New Ultra High-Speed MissileWashington Free BeaconChina recently conducted the second flight test of a new, ultra-high-speed missile that is part of what analysts say is Beijing's global system of attack weapons capable of striking the United States with nuclear warheads. The latest test of the new ...
    • Profit Rises at Bank of China, but So Do Bad Loans - Wall Street Journal August 19, 2014
      Wall Street JournalProfit Rises at Bank of China, but So Do Bad LoansWall Street JournalBank of China, the country's fourth-largest lender by assets, is the first of China's big state-controlled banks to post first-half results. Beijing uses the lenders as conduits to pump money into many sectors of the economy to spur growth. Their ...Bank of Chin