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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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    • Obama, on China's Turf, Presents US as a Better Partner for Africa - New York Times July 29, 2015
      New York TimesObama, on China's Turf, Presents US as a Better Partner for AfricaNew York TimesADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Without ever quite saying so explicitly, President Obama used his four-day trip to Africa to suggest that the United States offers an alternative to China's aggressive courtship of the continent. At a time when China has ...In Ethio
    • China military exercises set to deepen concerns in region - Financial Times July 29, 2015
      Financial TimesChina military exercises set to deepen concerns in regionFinancial TimesMore than 100 Chinese naval ships and dozens of aircraft fired live ammunition over the contested South China Sea this week in military manoeuvres that are likely to raise the political temperature in the region. The demonstration of firepower ...China conducts South China
    • China's crusade to remove crosses from churches 'is for safety concerns' - The Guardian July 29, 2015
      The GuardianChina's crusade to remove crosses from churches 'is for safety concerns'The GuardianIn fact, there is growing anger among China's rapidly growing Christian community over the campaign, which has affected both Catholic and Protestant congregations. Last Friday, a group of Catholic clergy – including an 89-year-old bishop – took
    • Lens | Helping China's Mentally Ill and Their Families - New York Times (blog) July 29, 2015
      New York Times (blog)Lens | Helping China's Mentally Ill and Their FamiliesNew York Times (blog)Yuyang Liu, who documented the lives of the severely mentally ill and their families in China, has won the Ian Parry scholarship that recognizes young photographers at the beginning of their career. The award is named for the Sunday Times photographer ...See
    • China stocks stage late rally to snap 3-day losing streak - CNBC July 29, 2015
      CNBCChina stocks stage late rally to snap 3-day losing streakCNBCChinese stocks rebounded on Wednesday, taking the lead in a broader recovery in Asian markets, that was encouraged by Beijing's determination to stabilize its equity markets and a positive finish on Wall Street overnight. Meanwhile, investors were in a ...China's stock-market crash ha
    • Charts and maps: How Japan's companies are beating China's in overseas M&A - Quartz July 29, 2015
      Charts and maps: How Japan's companies are beating China's in overseas M&AQuartzChinese companies' overseas shopping sprees have been well documented in recent years, after Beijing encouraged its own inefficient, bloated state-owned enterprises to “go out,” and acquire knowledge and expertise by gobbling up foreign enterprises.and more »
    • Even jail can't stop China tycoon from tainting stocks - Sydney Morning Herald July 29, 2015
      Sydney Morning HeraldEven jail can't stop China tycoon from tainting stocksSydney Morning HeraldChina's epic ploy to convince the world its stock market is safe is no match for the Huang Guangyu caper. Skepticism greeted news this week that the billionaire and one-time richest man of China had somehow pulled off a deal to consolidate control of ...
    • China has a major bubble problem - CNNMoney July 29, 2015
      CNNMoneyChina has a major bubble problemCNNMoneyChina has a problem: Its citizens are among the best savers in the world, but they don't have enough places to stick their money -- a reality that's contributing to the formation of asset bubbles. For years, the investment of choice in China was ...and more »
    • Ethnic Tensions in Xinjiang Complicate China-Turkey Ties - New York Times July 29, 2015
      New York TimesEthnic Tensions in Xinjiang Complicate China-Turkey TiesNew York TimesBEIJING — For many Chinese, the images coming out of Turkey this month have been ferocious and frightening. Online video clips and photographs from Istanbul have shown Turkish and ethnic Uighur protesters burning a Chinese flag outside China's ...Turkey president Erdogan
    • China Pushes to Rewrite Rules of Global Internet - Wall Street Journal July 28, 2015
      Wall Street JournalChina Pushes to Rewrite Rules of Global InternetWall Street JournalSHANGHAI—As social media helped topple regimes in the Middle East and northern Africa, a senior colonel in the People's Liberation Army publicly warned that an Internet dominated by the U.S. threatened to overthrow China's Communist Party. Ye Zheng ...and more »