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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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    • India raises defence budget modestly as it confronts China challenge - Reuters February 28, 2015
      ReutersIndia raises defence budget modestly as it confronts China challengeReutersAfter years of neglect, India is trying to narrow the military gap with China, which has been building up its fleet of ships and submarines making forays in the Indian Ocean. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, unveiling the federal budget for 2015/16, said ...and more »
    • China's Neighbors Bulk Up Militaries - Wall Street Journal February 28, 2015
      Wall Street JournalChina's Neighbors Bulk Up MilitariesWall Street JournalMANILA—China's neighbors are moving forward with the modernization of their militaries with new fighter jets, submarines and other hardware, even as Beijing has tried to tamp down territorial tensions in the region. The military buildup is an ...The Ultimate Nightmare: Are th
    • Breitbart's Adelle Nazarian on CPAC 'China Rising' Panel - Breitbart News February 28, 2015
      Breitbart NewsBreitbart's Adelle Nazarian on CPAC 'China Rising' PanelBreitbart NewsNATIONAL HARBOR, MARYLAND– Breitbart News' Adelle Nazarian was part of a distinguished panel of experts on Friday at the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) titled “China Rising,” where speakers elaborated on the threats posed by ...
    • Wild Giant Pandas Making a Comeback in China - TIME February 28, 2015
      TIMEWild Giant Pandas Making a Comeback in ChinaTIMEThe Chinese government has some good news for panda lovers. A new survey by China's State Forestry Administration indicates that the wild giant panda population has grown to 1,864, representing an increase of 268 pandas since 2003. The number of ...Wild giant panda population increases in ChinaFox News
    • China Cuts Interest Rates to Stimulate Slowing Economy - New York Times February 28, 2015
      Wall Street JournalChina Cuts Interest Rates to Stimulate Slowing EconomyNew York TimesSHANGHAI — With its growth engine slowing, China said on Saturday that it was reducing the nation's benchmark interest rates for the second time in three months. In an announcement on its website, China's central bank said that, effective Sunday, the ...China
    • US says China aggressively expanding into South China Sea - Press TV February 28, 2015
      Press TVUS says China aggressively expanding into South China SeaPress TVSpeaking at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on Thursday, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper voiced concern over land reclamation activities in the South China Sea that could further escalate tensions between China and its ...China 'aggressively' expandin
    • China's Yuan Slumps on Growth Worries - Wall Street Journal February 28, 2015
      Wall Street JournalChina's Yuan Slumps on Growth WorriesWall Street JournalChina's yuan fell to its weakest level against the dollar in more than two years on Friday, extending a decline driven by the prospect of a slowdown in the world's second-largest economy. Investors have been selling the yuan in recent months amid a ...China under pressu
    • Mutual Suspicion Mars Tech Trade With China - New York Times February 28, 2015
      New York TimesMutual Suspicion Mars Tech Trade With ChinaNew York TimesBEIJING — At an elegant guesthouse here recently, China's top Internet regulator entertained ambassadors and diplomats with platters of tempura and roast on a spit, unusual lavishness in an era of official austerity in China, to celebrate the Chinese ...US Presses China on Technology
    • Americans See China's Economic Power as Diminished Threat - Gallup.com February 27, 2015
      Gallup.comAmericans See China's Economic Power as Diminished ThreatGallup.comPRINCETON, N.J. -- Forty percent of Americans regard "the economic power of China" as a critical threat to the vital interests of the U.S., down from 52% in both 2013 and 2014. Since last year, Americans have shifted more toward viewing China's ...and more »
    • In China, Civic Groups' Freedom, and Followers, Are Vanishing - New York Times February 26, 2015
      New York TimesIn China, Civic Groups' Freedom, and Followers, Are VanishingNew York TimesAnother employee fled China's capital, fearing he would be forced to testify against his colleagues in rigged trials. “The anxiety is overwhelming, not knowing if they are coming for you,” said the employee, Yang Zili, a researcher at the Transition ...