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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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    • The Economist explains - The Economist (blog) October 1, 2014
      The Economist (blog)The Economist explainsThe Economist (blog)AS PROTESTS grip Hong Kong and worries mount about how China might respond, one of the most unsettling questions for the city's residents is whether its fate matters much to the rest of the country. Hong Kong has long served as the bridge between China ...China is Hong Kong's future – no
    • China September factory activity steadies but economic outlook still weak - Reuters October 1, 2014
      ReutersChina September factory activity steadies but economic outlook still weakReutersThe data came a day after China cut mortgage rates for the first time since the 2008 global financial crisis to boost its flagging economy, and reinforced a view among some analysts that sluggish domestic demand and a cooling property market were ...China manufacturing gro
    • Hong Kong activists, officials continue standoff as deadline looms Stormy Hong ... - CNN October 1, 2014
      Hong Kong activists, officials continue standoff as deadline looms Stormy Hong ...CNNHong Kong (CNN) -- Wednesday is National Day, a day for all Chinese to celebrate the People's Republic of China. Yes, dignitaries gathered and ceremonies took place to mark the holiday in Hong Kong. But the national pride mixed with profound dissent as ...
    • China's trade in torture, repression devices is flourishing, report finds - Fox News October 1, 2014
      Fox NewsChina's trade in torture, repression devices is flourishing, report findsFox NewsThe report by Amnesty International and the Omega Research Foundation — "China's Trade in Tools of Torture and Repression" — found that China is the only country known to manufacture spiked batons or plastic batons with spiked metal heads, ...and more
    • The iPhone 6 Coming Soon to China, After Stern Look at Security - New York Times (blog) September 30, 2014
      Wall Street JournalThe iPhone 6 Coming Soon to China, After Stern Look at SecurityNew York Times (blog)“What the ministry tests to give this license has nothing to do with the warnings they included about these holes in security,” said Wang Yanhui, secretary of the China Mobile Alliance, a semiofficial organization that facilitates communication between ...C
    • Air China is second to get Boeing's newest, biggest 747 - USA TODAY September 30, 2014
      USA TODAYAir China is second to get Boeing's newest, biggest 747USA TODAYEVERETT, Wash. — Air China became the second airline Monday to take delivery of the Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental passenger jet, the U.S. jetmaker's newest and biggest version of its iconic jumbo jet. Air China's delivery of the jet comes as sagging ...and more »
    • China's Crackdown in Hong Kong - New York Times September 30, 2014
      China's Crackdown in Hong KongNew York TimesIf China had honored the political commitments it made before taking control of Hong Kong from Britain in 1997, it is likely there would be no protests in the city streets and no crackdown over the weekend by riot police using tear gas, pepper spray ...
    • China Faces Tricky Balance In Hong Kong's Protests - Huffington Post September 29, 2014
      China Faces Tricky Balance In Hong Kong's ProtestsHuffington PostBEIJING (AP) — Pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong have handed China's Communist leadership a thorny political dilemma. Beijing cannot crack down too harshly on the semi-autonomous territory where a freewheeling media ensures global visibility, but ...
    • The hidden history of protest in China and Hong Kong - Vox September 29, 2014
      The hidden history of protest in China and Hong KongVoxThe protests in Hong Kong would seem to be, in many ways, about the city's special status: it is largely autonomous from the rest of China, has vastly greater freedom (including the freedom to protest), and even has a promise from Beijing to have free ...
    • China's biggest political challenge since Tiananmen in 1989 - Financial Times September 29, 2014
      China's biggest political challenge since Tiananmen in 1989Financial TimesThe demonstrations on the streets of Hong Kong present China with its biggest political challenge since the pro-democracy movement was crushed in and around Tiananmen Square in 1989. The parallels between the demonstrations in Hong Kong now and ...