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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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    • European Stocks Drop as Treasuries Gain; Copper Rebounds - Bloomberg September 23, 2014
      The Malay Mail OnlineEuropean Stocks Drop as Treasuries Gain; Copper ReboundsBloombergEuropean stocks dropped and a gauge of emerging-market shares headed for a three-month low as government bonds rose. The Australian dollar strengthened as a China factory gauge unexpectedly advanced. The Stoxx Europe 600 Index dropped 0.9 ...European Stocks Drop as Bonds Ga
    • China Court Sentences Uighur Scholar to Life in Separatism Case - New York Times September 23, 2014
      BBC NewsChina Court Sentences Uighur Scholar to Life in Separatism CaseNew York TimesALTAY, China — A university professor who has become the most visible symbol of peaceful resistance by ethnic Uighurs to Chinese policies was sentenced to life in prison on Tuesday after being found guilty of separatism by court officials in the ...China jails prominent Uigh
    • Sale of a Landmark Skyscraper Puts Spain on the Map of Chinese Investors - New York Times September 23, 2014
      New York TimesSale of a Landmark Skyscraper Puts Spain on the Map of Chinese InvestorsNew York TimesMADRID — In June, one of China's richest men, Wang Jianlin, bought a landmark office tower in Madrid that had stood empty for years. The Franco-era building, Spain's tallest skyscraper when it opened in 1953, had become a symbol of the Spanish real .
    • Amnesty Blasts China's Torture Tool Industry - ABC News September 23, 2014
      ABC NewsAmnesty Blasts China's Torture Tool IndustryABC NewsChinese production and export of police equipment primarily used for torture, such as electric shock wands and neck-and-wrist cuffs connected by a chain, has grown dramatically, enabling human rights violations at home and abroad, Amnesty International ...Chinese firms exporting tools of tortur
    • Amid Border Stand-Off With China, Army Chief Postpones Visit to Bhutan - NDTV September 23, 2014
      NDTVAmid Border Stand-Off With China, Army Chief Postpones Visit to BhutanNDTVNew Delhi: Army Chief General Dalbir Suhag has postponed a four-day official trip to Bhutan which was to begin from today, in the wake of the stand-off with the Chinese troops at the border. The Army has deployed about 2000 soldiers at Chumur in South ...As China pushes, Indian tro
    • China's factory activity picks up, but jobs a worry - CNBC September 23, 2014
      CNBCChina's factory activity picks up, but jobs a worryCNBCChina's manufacturing activity unexpectedly picked up pace in September on strong orders, a private survey showed on Tuesday, but the optimism was offset by factory employment which slumped to a five-and-a-half year low. The HSBC flash manufacturing ...Euro data hits stocks, China reading s
    • Wall Street Retreats, as China's Weakening Growth Pulls Shares and Oil Lower - New York Times September 23, 2014
      Chron.comWall Street Retreats, as China's Weakening Growth Pulls Shares and Oil LowerNew York TimesWorries about the outlook for growth in China and a slide in the price of oil pushed the stock market to its biggest loss in almost seven weeks on Monday. Investors are nervous about China after a run of soft economic data that suggested growth there ...Sn
    • China-Indonesia Territorial Dispute: Chinese South China Sea Occupation Is A ... - International Business Times September 22, 2014
      International Business TimesChina-Indonesia Territorial Dispute: Chinese South China Sea Occupation Is A ...International Business TimesIndonesia's caution follows faceoffs between China and several Southeast Asian nations involving military ships, fishing boats and oil rigs in disputed waters. “This becomes complicated as there are conflicts between fe
    • How Do Alibaba's IPO and China's New Nationalism Fit Together? - Huffington Post September 22, 2014
      BBC NewsHow Do Alibaba's IPO and China's New Nationalism Fit Together?Huffington PostChina's e-commerce leader, Alibaba, celebrated its landmark U.S. $21.8 billion listing in New York on Friday -- the largest IPO in American history -- on the same day that British pharmaceuticals giant GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) was hit by a record fine of ...China
    • iPhone 6s being sold for insane amounts of money in China - Washington Post (blog) September 22, 2014
      WantChinaTimesiPhone 6s being sold for insane amounts of money in ChinaWashington Post (blog)BEIJING -- For those complaining about the price of a new iPhone, try buying one in China. Delayed by governmental red tape, the iPhone 6 is selling for as much as 10 times the U.S. price in a thriving black market that's popped up in a matter of days.China