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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 Says Former Security Chief Is Under Investigation - New York Times July 29, 2014
      New York TimesChina Says Former Security Chief Is Under InvestigationNew York TimesHONG KONG — President Xi Jinping's campaign against corruption among the Chinese elite took public aim on Tuesday at its biggest target so far, when the Communist Party announced an investigation of Zhou Yongkang, the former head of domestic ...China Puts Ex-Security Chie
    • China Looking Bullish, But Not For Long - Forbes July 29, 2014
      China Looking Bullish, But Not For LongForbesThe market loves a good Chinese stimulus package. It's finally pushed the FTSE China (FXI) exchange traded fund over $41 for the first time since February 2013. It won't last for long, according to analyst from PNC Financial in Pittsburgh. Several ...and more »
    • Government Offices Attacked, Ethnic Han Killed in Far-Western China - Wall Street Journal July 29, 2014
      Wall Street JournalGovernment Offices Attacked, Ethnic Han Killed in Far-Western ChinaWall Street JournalBEIJING—A large group of unknown assailants launched coordinated attacks on government and police buildings in China's far-western Xinjiang region on Monday, leaving dozens of people dead a day before the mostly Muslim area was set to celebrate the .
    • China's Ex-Security Czar Ensnared in Corruption Probe - TIME July 29, 2014
      China's Ex-Security Czar Ensnared in Corruption ProbeTIMEFor years, as head of China's police state, Zhou Yongkang was wrapped in an aura of menace. At his disposal was a $110 billion annual budget for domestic security—more than China's official military spending—as well as reams of dossiers on Communist ...
    • China Xinjiang: Attack 'kills or injures dozens' - BBC News July 29, 2014
      BBC NewsChina Xinjiang: Attack 'kills or injures dozens'BBC NewsDozens of people have been killed or injured in an attack in China's Xinjiang region, state media say. Xinhua news agency said a knife-wielding gang had attacked a police station and government offices in Shache county early on Monday. Local Uighurs as ...China says dozens killed
    • China Probes Microsoft Over Antimonopoly Issues - Wall Street Journal July 29, 2014
      Wall Street JournalChina Probes Microsoft Over Antimonopoly IssuesWall Street JournalIn a statement on Tuesday, China's State Administration for Industry and Commerce said about 100 investigators participated in raids on Microsoft's offices on Monday in the cities of Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu and Guangzhou. It said they confiscated ...With Microso
    • Chinese Corruption Probe Stretches Into Canada - Wall Street Journal July 29, 2014
      Wall Street JournalChinese Corruption Probe Stretches Into CanadaWall Street JournalA Chinese government anticorruption investigation that already has swept aside dozens of officials is now stretching into Canada. A shake-up has hit state-run China National Petroleum Corp.'s Canadian operations and a billion-dollar oil-sands project ...Canadian spy agen
    • Investors Bet on China's Large Property Developers - Wall Street Journal July 29, 2014
      Wall Street JournalInvestors Bet on China's Large Property DevelopersWall Street JournalAs China's real-estate market slows, investors are turning bullish and buying up stocks of large property developers, betting they won't only ride out the storm but also grow. The MSCI China Real Estate Index, which tracks the stocks of mainland ...and more
    • Why did this river in China turn red? - Washington Post July 29, 2014
      Voice of AmericaWhy did this river in China turn red?Washington PostWenzhou is a center for commerce on China's eastern coast. It is also a center of Christian faith in China and is often referred to as China's Jerusalem. After the river water turned red some residents posted on social media that the crimson waters ...China's Wenzhou River Tur
    • China Removes Crosses From Two More Churches in Crackdown - New York Times July 28, 2014
      New York TimesChina Removes Crosses From Two More Churches in CrackdownNew York TimesBEIJING — In another sign of the authorities' efforts to contain one of China's fastest-growing religions, a government demolition campaign against public symbols of the Christian faith has toppled crosses at two more churches in the coastal province ...Chinese pol