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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 brokerages investigated over margin trading contracts - Reuters November 29, 2015
      ReutersChina brokerages investigated over margin trading contractsReutersShares in Shanghai sank more than 5 percent on Friday, the biggest drop since the summer rout, after brokerages announced that they were under investigation by the China Securities Regulatory Commission. China's biggest brokerage, CITIC Securities ...China brokerages pledge continu
    • Rio Tinto And Vale Killed The Commodities Supercycle, Not China Or The Fed - Forbes November 29, 2015
      Rio Tinto And Vale Killed The Commodities Supercycle, Not China Or The FedForbesThat the commodities supercycle is over is obvious: we can see that just by looking at the falling values of pretty much all of the commodities. However, there's a number of implications of this being bandied about which are wrong. It's not, for ...
    • China learns lessons of past failures ahead of Paris climate talks - Financial Times November 29, 2015
      Financial TimesChina learns lessons of past failures ahead of Paris climate talksFinancial TimesWhat became clear following the failure in Copenhagen, say observers, was that Mr Wen could not personally commit on behalf of China's consensus-driven leadership and powerful industrial lobbies. This time, Chinese negotiators are on solid ground ...and more 
    • China's 'Flying Phoenix' Jet Set to Take Off, but Turbulent Path Lies Ahead - Wall Street Journal November 29, 2015
      Wall Street JournalChina's 'Flying Phoenix' Jet Set to Take Off, but Turbulent Path Lies AheadWall Street JournalBEIJING—China's first homemade jetliner is poised to make its commercial debut nearly a decade behind schedule, as a local airline took delivery of a regional aircraft that illustrates Beijing's woes in getting its aerospa
    • Why China is now the world's biggest champion for a united Africa - Quartz November 29, 2015
      AsiaOneWhy China is now the world's biggest champion for a united AfricaQuartzIt may also show his desire to reassure Africa that, despite recent sharp declines in China's trade and investment, the Chinese view is that this partnership is of long-term importance. And perhaps it signals China's deepening special relationship with ...Lauren John
    • China's path to Africa paved with growth - Independent Online November 29, 2015
      Independent OnlineChina's path to Africa paved with growthIndependent OnlineAn assessment of China's engagement with Africa confirms a significant range of benefits and potential benefits for both sides, writes Professor Garth Shelton. China's ongoing engagement with Africa is a major success story and constitutes a positive ...Africa to focus
    • IMF Move Would Put China's Yuan Under Spotlight - Wall Street Journal November 29, 2015
      Wall Street JournalIMF Move Would Put China's Yuan Under SpotlightWall Street JournalBEIJING—The International Monetary Fund is on the verge of labeling China's yuan a reserve currency. Now Chinese officials will have to prove they can treat it like one. The IMF is widely expected on Monday to say that next year it will add the yuan ...Internationa
    • Beijing aims to refill medicine chest with "Made in China" drugs - Reuters November 29, 2015
      Beijing aims to refill medicine chest with "Made in China" drugsReutersSHANGHAI, Nov 29 China, already a global powerhouse in high-tech areas from solar panels to bullet trains, is turning its industrial might to the challenge of making more of its own drugs for a vast and ageing population. Given the 10 years or more it ...and more »
    • China to stake leadership claim on climate change, emissions reduction at ... - ABC Online November 28, 2015
      ABC OnlineChina to stake leadership claim on climate change, emissions reduction at ...ABC OnlineDespite pumping as much carbon dioxide into the atmosphere as the next four biggest polluters combined, China will use this week's UN conference in Paris to stake a global leadership claim on climate change. Six years on from the disappointing ...China to la
    • Notes on the China I'm Leaving Behind - New York Times November 28, 2015
      New York TimesNotes on the China I'm Leaving BehindNew York TimesBEIJING — I GOT together at a restaurant the other night with some Chinese and expatriate friends. While bossa nova played in the background, we sipped French merlot and snapped iPhone photos of one another making goofy faces.