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Thousands of workers protest at Sanyo's China plant

Thousands of Chinese workers protesting over compensation and job security at a Sanyo Electric Co Ltd plant clashed with police in southern Shenzhen, media said on Monday, the latest outbreak of labor unrest in China's manufacturing hub.

Fastest-Aging Society Greets Re-elected Ma

Chinmei Sung Bloomberg.com 17.01.2012
Fastest-Aging Society Greets Re-elected Ma

Ma Ying-jeou’ssecond term as president of Taiwan, secured in an election win three days ago, may be one of the island’s last opportunities to address the consequences of something unmentioned on the campaign trail: the world’s fastest-aging society.


China denounces 'Hong Konger' trend

Andrew Higgins The Washington Post 13.01.2012
China denounces 'Hong Konger' trend

Fifteen years after taking back Hong Kong amid a blaze of fireworks and patriotic fervor, China is battling what it sees as a subversive challenge: an academic survey showing that many in this former British colony identify little with China.

Hundreds Threaten Suicide At Foxconn Plant In China

Some 300 Chinese Foxconn employees who manufacture X-box 360 machines said they would throw themselves from their Wuhan, China, plant if demands for lost wages were not met.


Violent Clashes Reported in China Over Mosque Demolition

Hundreds of Muslims in a northwestern China village trying to prevent the demolition of their mosque clashed with police, causing several deaths, Hong Kong media and residents said on Tuesday.

Hong Kong Stocks Decline as Wen Warns of ’Difficult’ Conditions for China

Hong Kong stocks (HSI) fell as Premier Wen Jiabao said China faces “relatively difficult” business conditions, tempering gains by exporters on better-than- estimated economic data from the U.S. and Germany.


China villagers threaten to march on government offices

Protesting villagers in southern China said they will march on government offices this week unless the body of a local leader is released and four villagers in police custody are freed.

Chinese village fights back against land seizures

San Francisco Chronicle 18.12.2011
Chinese village fights back against land seizures

Wukan is quickly gaining the reputation as the village that fought back.


Chinese madam who ran prostitution racket executed by lethal injection

A madam who forced hundreds of women into prostitution has been executed in China.Wang Ziqi was sentenced to death for luring young women to work in brothels which were disguised as tea houses, beauty salons or hotels.

China's Hu urges navy to prepare for combat

Robert Saiget Yahoo! News 08.12.2011
China's Hu urges navy to prepare for combat

Chinese President Hu Jintao on Tuesday urged the navy to prepare for military combat, amid growing regional tensions over maritime disputes and a US campaign to assert itself as a Pacific power.


China's PICC to raise $786 mln in rights issues

PICC Property & Casualty Co. said Tuesday it plans to raise HK$6.13 billion ($786 million) through rights issues in mainland China and Hong Kong.

Mapping Genes From Pandas to Deadly E. Coli Show China’s Science Ambition

German doctors racing this summer to halt the deadliest outbreak on record of E. coli turned to a Chinese genome-sequencing center for help unraveling the bacteria’s genetic code, bypassing more established institutions in the U.S. and Europe.


Hong Kong Pavilion opens at Marintec China 2011

The Permanent Secretary for Transport and Housing (Transport), Mr Francis Ho, today (November 29) officiated at the opening of the Hong Kong Pavilion at Marintec China 2011, a biennial international shipping and maritime trade fair being held in S...

China's CNOOC replaces CEO Yang after spill

China's state-owned oil company CNOOC Ltd. said on Wednesday that it has replaced its CEO. The news follows an oil spill that brought criticism from oceanic officials and environmental groups.


China's Hu urges bigger voice for emerging nations

President Hu Jintao sought to soothe the nerves of foreign businesses over market conditions in China on Saturday and vowed to boost his country's global role amid growing uncertainty and trade protectionism.

China sells missiles to Iran in violation of UN sanctions

Bill Gertz The Washington Times 04.11.2011
China sells missiles to Iran in violation of UN sanctions

China is continuing to provide advanced missiles and other conventional arms to Iran and may be doing so in violation of U.N. sanctions against the Tehran regime, according to a draft report by the congressional U.S.-China Commission.


Chinese Banks Increase Mortgage Rates as Property Prices Decline

At least two Chinese banks increased interest rates on mortgages for first homes, after property prices posted their first monthly decline in a year.

Shanghai has most overseas residents in China

Shi Yingying China Daily 12.10.2011
Shanghai has most overseas residents in China

Nine out of every 1,000 people living in Shanghai come from foreign countries or Hong Kong, Macao or Taiwan, making it the Chinese mainland city that is most densely populated with overseas residents, according to a recent report.


China rural migrants young, restless and online: report

Chris Buckley Chicago Tribune 11.10.2011
China rural migrants young, restless and online: report

China's young migrant workers believe manufacturers can afford bigger pay rises and they are increasingly willing to strike to win them, according to a report that documents the spread of labor unrest across the country's export zones.

Former Chinese president Jiang Zemin makes rare public appearance at 1911 Anniversary

China's former President Jiang Zemin appeared in Beijing on Sunday, the first time he's been seen publicly since rumors surfaced months ago that he had died.



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