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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's 50-Lane Traffic Jam Is Every Commuter's Worst Nightmare - CityLab October 9, 2015
      CityLabChina's 50-Lane Traffic Jam Is Every Commuter's Worst NightmareCityLabTraffic after the holidays tend to be pretty awful. But China may have just turned every driver's worst nightmare into reality as hundreds of millions of people headed home at the end of a Golden Week, a week-long national holiday. Thousands of ...Unbelievable Photos
    • Why China doesn't mind being left out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership - USA TODAY October 9, 2015
      Wall Street JournalWhy China doesn't mind being left out of the Trans-Pacific PartnershipUSA TODAYIn case you hadn't heard, the Trans-Pacific Partnership is a really big deal — unless you're China. The largest regional trade agreement in history involves the United States and 11 countries in the Asia Pacific and the Americas, which collectivel
    • China will not allow violations of its territorial waters - Reuters October 9, 2015
      ReutersChina will not allow violations of its territorial watersReutersA U.S. defense official told Reuters the United States was mulling sending ships within the next two weeks to waters inside the 12-nautical-mile zones that China claims as territory around islands it has built in the Spratly chain. China claims most of ...US naval manoeuvres in South Chin
    • China credit rating systems raise Big Brother fears - Financial Times October 9, 2015 credit rating systems raise Big Brother fearsFinancial TimesChinese internet companies are battling it out to create credit ratings based not just on citizens' finances but also their social networks, raising fears that Big Brother could take up residence in consumers' wallets. Sesame Credit and other credit ...Latest In lifestyleN
    • A $15 billion tech merger could create China's biggest meal delivery service ... - Quartz October 9, 2015
      A $15 billion tech merger could create China's biggest meal delivery service ...QuartzYet another merger has occurred in China's internet industry, and like those that preceded it, the union looks to be a marriage of convenience rather than romance. Dianping and Meituan, which announced a merger yesterday (Oct. 8) are two companies that ...and more
    • One in three young Chinese men will die from smoking, study says - BBC News October 9, 2015
      BBC NewsOne in three young Chinese men will die from smoking, study saysBBC NewsA new study has warned that a third of all men currently under the age of 20 in China will eventually die prematurely if they do not give up smoking. The research, published in The Lancet medical journal, says two-thirds of men in China now start to ...Smoking set to kill one in
    • Asian markets perk up on US lead, China rally stalls - CNBC October 9, 2015
      CNBCAsian markets perk up on US lead, China rally stallsCNBC"It's the perception that easier Fed policy means a weaker U.S. dollar and that helps emerging markets like China to grow," said Damien Boey, equity strategist, Credit Suisse told Reuters. "I'm not sure that we've seen the end of the problems for China ...Fed believes e
    • Myanmar Official: China Meddled in Rebel Peace Talks - Newsweek October 9, 2015
      NewsweekMyanmar Official: China Meddled in Rebel Peace TalksNewsweekBeijing has denied the accusation but the rare public criticism exposes growing tensions between China and the Southeast Asian nation, which has sought to reduce its dependence on Beijing and build relations across the globe since a reformist ...and more »
    • Is China Tennis' Next Frontier? - ATP World Tour October 8, 2015
      ESPNIs China Tennis' Next Frontier?ATP World TourWhen Michael Chang broke through at Roland Garros in 1989, a 17-year-old Chinese-American who moon-balled and scoop-served his way past the steely Ivan Lendl en route to becoming the youngest male champion in Grand Slam history, folks began to ...Djokovic 26-0 at China Open; 2nd-longest unbeaten mark at A
    • China's Terrifying 3500-ft Glass-Bottomed Bridge Just Cracked - TIME October 8, 2015
      TIMEChina's Terrifying 3500-ft Glass-Bottomed Bridge Just CrackedTIMEA Chinese tourism administration is trying to calm tourist fears after cracks began to appear in a glass bridge suspended 3,500 feet above sea level. The bridge is in Shiniuzhai National Geological Park in the Hunan province and is more than 1,200 feet ...Don't look down: official