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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 stocks end higher after unprecedented rescue efforts - Reuters July 6, 2015
      ReutersChina stocks end higher after unprecedented rescue effortsReutersMarket supportive measures unveiled over the weekend included a collective pledge by China's top brokerages and fund managers to invest at least 120 billion yuan ($19.33 billion) into stocks, and state investor Central Huijin's promise to buy more ...China stocks rise after Bei
    • Meet China's Young and Rebellious Hip-Hop Dancers - TIME July 6, 2015
      TIMEMeet China's Young and Rebellious Hip-Hop DancersTIMEIn China, where personal expression is often discouraged, a group of young dancers are riding the wave of an imported cultural phenomenon, appropriating the highly individual hip-hop genre to transform it into a choreographed group performance.and more »
    • Oil falls on Greece vote, China stock market turmoil - Reuters July 6, 2015
      ReutersOil falls on Greece vote, China stock market turmoilReutersLONDON Oil prices fell sharply on Monday after Greece rejected debt bailout terms and as China rolled out emergency measures to prevent a full-blown stock market crash, adding to worries about poor demand growth at a time of global oversupply.China stocks buck regional selloff in volatile trad
    • Hong Kong Shares Take the Plunge as China Stabilizes - Wall Street Journal July 6, 2015
      Wall Street JournalHong Kong Shares Take the Plunge as China StabilizesWall Street JournalStocks in Hong Kong tumbled after Greeks rejected bailout terms, while China's shares stabilized amid Beijing's efforts to prop up markets. Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index shed 3.5% Monday. The index is now down 11.6% since its April high, entering ...Hong Ko
    • Beijing issues travel warning after Turkey protests target Chinese - CNN July 6, 2015
      CNNBeijing issues travel warning after Turkey protests target ChineseCNNTurkish newspapers have also shown photos of the Turkish-owned "Happy China" restaurant in Istanbul, which had its window smashed, reportedly by anti-Chinese Turkish demonstrators. Last week Turkey sent a diplomatic note to China, expressing concern ...Travel warning as Muslim
    • China Brokers Dust Off Wall Street Playbook From 1929 Crash - Bloomberg July 6, 2015
      BloombergChina Brokers Dust Off Wall Street Playbook From 1929 CrashBloombergOn Wall Street in 1929, it was the great banking houses of J.P. Morgan and Guaranty Trust Company. In China today, it's names like Citic Securities Co. and Guotai Junan Securities Co. They're separated by 86 years and 7,300 miles, but Chinese ...China Takes Steps To Halt P
    • 'Terminator Genisys' Release In China Will Be A Litmus Test For Hollywood - Forbes July 6, 2015
      Forbes'Terminator Genisys' Release In China Will Be A Litmus Test For HollywoodForbesThis week's lackluster global debut of Terminator Genisys, the new installment in the 31 year-old Terminator franchise, will have the executives at Paramount looking east and hoping for a China save. With its massive movie market now routinely ...and more »
    • China's Hunger for Robots Marks Significant Shift - Wall Street Journal July 5, 2015
      Wall Street JournalChina's Hunger for Robots Marks Significant ShiftWall Street JournalHaving devoured many of the world's factory jobs, China is now handing them over to robots. China already ranks as the world's largest market for robotic machines. Sales last year grew 54% from a year earlier, and the boom shows every sign of increasing.and
    • Meanwhile In China - New York Times (blog) July 5, 2015
      Meanwhile In ChinaNew York Times (blog)Some of us have been worrying quite a lot about China — an economy that at market exchange rates is 40 times the size of Greece, and is severely unbalanced. And in the past month, mainly in the past few days, the Shanghai stock index has fallen almost ...
    • Hillary Clinton says China hacks into “everything that doesn't move” - Quartz July 5, 2015
      QuartzHillary Clinton says China hacks into “everything that doesn't move”QuartzFormer US secretary of state and Democratic candidate for president Hillary Clinton warns supporters of an increasingly aggressive China during a campaign event in New Hampshire on July 4, 2015. (Reuters/Dominick Reuter) ...Clinton has strong words on Chinese hackingCNNHilla