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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 Inc. Finds Cure to Debt Hangover in Stock-Market Boom - Bloomberg April 27, 2015
      MarketWatchChina Inc. Finds Cure to Debt Hangover in Stock-Market BoomBloombergChina Inc. is turning to the stock market for a cure to its unprecedented debt hangover. As authorities show a newfound tolerance for defaults and debt levels at Shanghai Composite Index members climb to all-time highs, Chinese companies are ...Opinion: China's stock-rally pa
    • Chinese island-building in South China Sea 'may undermine peace', says Asean - The Guardian April 27, 2015
      The GuardianChinese island-building in South China Sea 'may undermine peace', says AseanThe GuardianDespite its rhetoric of a united Asean community, the regional grouping has a history of failing to respond in a robust manner to Beijing due to China's immense trade and diplomatic leverage and because not all Asean states have a stake in the m
    • China: the economic behemoth gives Australian mining a glimmer of hope - The Guardian April 27, 2015
      The GuardianChina: the economic behemoth gives Australian mining a glimmer of hopeThe GuardianThis provided a brief moment of light for the mining sector as hopes grew that Chinese economic growth might stabilise. But it is also worth remembering that, while China will not again grow as fast as it did in the past decade, the size of its economy ...China cban
    • 'Cinderella' Scores In Japan; 'Home' Lands In China: More International Box Office - Deadline April 26, 2015
      Deadline'Cinderella' Scores In Japan; 'Home' Lands In China: More International Box OfficeDeadlineFor a closer picture at Ultron's marvels, see my separate story. Furious 7, meanwhile, became the third film ever to cross $1B internationally, and has now transformed itself into the top-grossing movie ever in China (more on that here).
    • Apple IPhone Sales in China Seen Surpassing U.S. for First Time - Bloomberg April 26, 2015
      BloombergApple IPhone Sales in China Seen Surpassing U.S. for First TimeBloombergApple Inc.'s IPhone sales in China may have exceeded the U.S. for the first time in the latest quarter, thanks to brisk demand during the country's New Year celebrations. Apple will probably show on Monday that earnings jumped by more than 20 percent ...Apple iPhone 6
    • US, China, India Race to Send Aid to Earthquake-Battered … - Foreign Policy (blog) April 26, 2015
      Foreign Policy (blog)US, China, India Race to Send Aid to Earthquake-Battered …Foreign Policy (blog)The United States, China, and India are sending disaster response teams to earthquake-ravaged Nepal, highlighting the role that disaster diplomacy can play in foreign affairs as countries project soft-power influence and aim to win goodwill among their ...Nepa
    • China's True Growth Is a Mystery; Economists Weigh the Clues - Wall Street Journal April 26, 2015
      Wall Street JournalChina's True Growth Is a Mystery; Economists Weigh the CluesWall Street JournalWhen China released its tabulation of first-quarter growth earlier this month, the 7% figure—the worst in six years—stirred fears of a deepening slowdown. It also raised fresh doubt about the trustworthiness of China's own statistics. “Growth Likely ..
    • China Open: David Howell finishes second to home winner Wu Ashun - BBC Sport April 26, 2015
      BBC SportChina Open: David Howell finishes second to home winner Wu AshunBBC SportDavid Howell narrowly failed to win his first European Tour title since 2013 as he finished a shot adrift of China's Wu Ashun in the Volvo China Open. Wu, 29, finished on nine under after a final-round one-under 71 to secure a maiden European Tour ...Wu Ashun wins Volvo Ch
    • China-Pakistan Pacts Worth Billions Reveal Beijing's Ambitions - NBCNews.com April 26, 2015
      NBCNews.comChina-Pakistan Pacts Worth Billions Reveal Beijing's AmbitionsNBCNews.com"My friend's lovely image dwells in the mirror of my heart; I tilt my head slightly, and here it comes into my sight," China's President Xi Jinping proclaimed in an editorial in the Daily Times newspaper at the start of a two-day trip to Pakistan ...O
    • Mother of Wanting Qu, Gregor Robertson's girlfriend, arrested in China - CBC.ca April 25, 2015
      CBC.caMother of Wanting Qu, Gregor Robertson's girlfriend, arrested in ChinaCBC.caThe mother of Vancouver-based pop star Wanting Qu has been arrested on corruption charges in China. Qu is the girlfriend of Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson, who said Friday that the situation was "very tough." "Obviously it's a personal issue for her .