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iPhone-maker rallies workers after China suicides

GILLIAN WONG My Way News 08/19/2010
HK to Further Allocate 50 Mln HKD for Mudslide Victims

A further grant of 50 million HK dollars (6.4 million U.S. dollars) in donation has been approved via the Disaster Relief Fund to provide relief for the mudslide victims in northwest China's Gansu Province, a spokesman for the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government announced on Thursday.

iPhone-maker rallies workers after China suicides

Young workers who normally spend their days assembling iPhones and other high-tech gadgets packed a stadium at their massive campus Wednesday, waving pompoms and shouting slogans at a rally to raise morale following a string of suicides at the company's heavily regimented factories.

'Straddling Bus' Offered as a Traffic Fix in China

BETTINA WASSENER and ANDREA DENG The New York Times 08/18/2010
Pentagon warning over China military build-up

China is extending its military advantage over Taiwan and increasingly looking beyond, building up a force with power to strike in Asia as far afield as the US territory of Guam, the Pentagon said.

'Straddling Bus' Offered as a Traffic Fix in China

What do you do if your roads are congested and polluted? Try designing a vehicle that takes up no road space. And make it partly solar powered. A company in the southern Chinese town of Shenzhen has done just that.

Babies with breasts shock China

Kent Ewing Asia Times 08/16/2010

China warns U.S. over fresh military drill in region

Chris Buckley Yahoo! News 08/13/2010
Babies with breasts shock China

Once again, China's most vulnerable citizens - its babies - are the central figures in a food-safety scandal. Two years ago, milk powder tainted with the industrial chemical melamine killed six infants and left 300,000 more suffering from kidney stones. Now, some Chinese babies are growing breasts, and their parents are blaming the Nasdaq-listed company that produces the baby formula they were drinking.

China warns U.S. over fresh military drill in region

China's People Liberation Army demanded a tough response to U.S. plans to send an aircraft carrier to naval exercises near its coast, saying that "respect" was at stake.

China zoos in 'barbaric' animal abuse: report

Chinese zoos and safari parks treat their animals "barbarically," including abusing them to perform tricks and depriving them of proper food and shelter, an animal welfare group said.

China taps celebs to star in image-boosting commercials

China has hired a New York advertising agency to create promotional commercials starring celebrities such as basketball superstar Yao Ming and pianist Lang Lang in a bid to boost its image abroad.

Man Held in China After 3 Children Murdered in Kindergarten Stabbing

Chinese police detained a suspect in the stabbing to death of three children at a kindergarten in eastern Shandong province, Xinhua News Agency reported, in the first such incident reported since Premier Wen Jiabao pledged in May to end school attacks.

A volunteer holds a card printed with "free hugs" during the "Men's Day" commonweal activity at Sanlitun area in Beijing, capital of China, Aug. 3, 2010.

A recent online poll of 6,021 people nationwide found 80 percent saying Chinese men are under so much stress that a "men's day", which is supposed to fall on Aug 3 every year, is essential.

Three detained in China over pro-Cantonese rally

Chinese police have confirmed the detention of three people for disrupting public order during a weekend rally in Guangzhou for the preservation of the region's Cantonese dialect.

Striking workers at a Honda plant in Zhongshan, Guangdong in June.

High-profile strikes at Honda and other factories have put workers in southern China on the verge of gaining new rights, campaigners believe.

Air China subsidiary to buy 10 Airbus planes: statement

Chinese flag carrier Air China announced Friday that its subsidiary Shenzhen Airlines had agreed to buy 10 aeroplanes from Airbus at a price of 814 million US dollars.

Giant Panda Accidently Gassed in China

This just might be the saddest news you will hear today—a giant panda, living in China's Jinan Zoo, died after accidently being gassed with carbon monoxide and chlorine.

Move to Limit Cantonese on Chinese TV Is Assailed

Protests over land grabs, industrial pollution and poor work conditions often rattle the Chinese authorities. Now add to that outrage over language policy. More than 1,000 people gathered Sunday in Guangzhou, in southern China, to demonstrate against a local politician’s proposal to force a major local television network to stop broadcasting in Cantonese and switch to the country’s official language, Mandarin.

Party and government officials whose spouses and children have emigrated overseas are to be subject to strict examination when applying for private passports and going abroad, according to a new regulation released Sunday.

Strikes end at two Chinese automotive suppliers

Bonnie Cao Reuters India 07/23/2010
An angry crowd belonging to the Chinese Uyghur Moslem miniority try to grab hold of a police officer during protests in Urumqi

A Chinese court in the troubled western province of Xinjiang has sentenced an ethnic Uighur journalist to 15 years in prison for "endangering state security" by speaking to foreign reporters.

Strikes end at two Chinese automotive suppliers

Chinese factory workers at two suppliers for foreign automakers returned to work on Thursday after winning hefty pay rises, ending strikes that again highlighted the carmakers' vulnerability to their China suppliers.

Large China oil spill threatens sea life, water

CARA ANNA Yahoo! News 07/22/2010
Large China oil spill threatens sea life, water

China's largest reported oil spill emptied beaches along the Yellow Sea as its size doubled Wednesday, while cleanup efforts included straw mats and frazzled workers with little more than rubber gloves.


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