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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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    • To Temper Unrest in Western China, Officials Offer Money for Intermarriage - New York Times September 3, 2014
      New York TimesTo Temper Unrest in Western China, Officials Offer Money for IntermarriageNew York TimesBEIJING — Officials in the Xinjiang region of western China are offering cash and other incentives to encourage marriages between minorities and Han, the country's dominant ethnic group, in an effort to soothe growing ethnic violence in the region.Tight
    • US Firms Feel Unwelcome in China, According to Survey - Wall Street Journal September 2, 2014
      Wall Street JournalUS Firms Feel Unwelcome in China, According to SurveyWall Street JournalA survey by the American Chamber of Commerce in China released on Tuesday shows that 60% of companies feel less welcome in China than before, a sharp increase from 41% in the previous poll a year ago. In a new question for its members, 49% of ...SolarWorld Americas Say
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      The GuardianInside China's Dwarf EmpireThe GuardianIn the mountains of southern China, there is an amusement park where 100 little people sing and dance for gawping tourists twice a day. Photographer Sanne De Wilde talks about what happened when she went behind the scenes at this extraordinary ...
    • China Gives Microsoft 20 Days to Explain Problems - Wall Street Journal September 2, 2014
      Wall Street JournalChina Gives Microsoft 20 Days to Explain ProblemsWall Street JournalDavid Chen, a Microsoft vice president who oversees legal and corporate affairs in China, was among the people in attendance, the agency said. "We strictly adhere to the relevant laws and rules in China and we have been actively cooperating with the ...
    • Why McDonalds' supplier failed in China - Fortune September 2, 2014
      Wall Street JournalWhy McDonalds' supplier failed in ChinaFortuneThe humiliation reached a new pitch Friday when prosecutors in Shanghai arrested six employees of the Chinese subsidiary of McDonalds's largest meat supplier, OSI Group, for selling expired meat to McDonald's, KFC, and other chains in the country.China Troubles for OSI Reflect Br
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      Business InsiderThis Map Shows Which Countries Prefer China Over The USBusiness InsiderThe power struggle between China and the United States was thrust into daylight last week when a Chinese jet intercepted a U.S. naval patrol plane over the South China Sea. After the fact, the U.S. military said its plane had been flying routine ...and more »
    • Visiting Japan, India's Modi Pokes at China - Businessweek September 2, 2014
      BusinessweekVisiting Japan, India's Modi Pokes at ChinaBusinessweekNow, as Abe looks for allies to help counter China, he clearly hopes ties to the Hindu nationalist will pay off for Japan. “Mr. Modi is an old friend of mine,” Abe reminded everyone on Monday, following their meeting in Tokyo. The relationship between ...China media: India-Japan tiesBBC
    • China real estate: A bubble bursting? - CNBC September 2, 2014
      CNBCChina real estate: A bubble bursting?CNBCFor 31-year old Beijing resident Wang Yuanzhi, talk about a bubble in Chinese property is not something to be too concerned about. "If you look at the real estate market in China, it has already seen a golden decade of extreme fast growth. There will ...and more »