China News

Guardian | Oct 07, 2011

Fate of second man unknown as self-immolation death rate in Sichuan province rises to seven in two and a half yearsTwo more young men, believed to be former monks, have set fire to themselves in the latest self-immolations in a troubled Tibetan area of western China, exiles and campaign groups have said.Choepel, 19, and Khayang, 18, are thought to be from the Kirti monastery in Aba, Sichuan province, known as Ngaba to Tibetans. Choepel is believed to have died at the scene while the condition and whereabouts of Khayang are unknown, Free Tibet said.The public security bureau in Aba denied...

Guardian | Oct 07, 2011

South African archbishop employs witty understatement from the pulpit to remind government controversy is far from overHis anger may not have dimmed, but Desmond Tutu, archbishop emeritus of Cape Town, was determined not to let it dominate celebrations on his 80th birthday.The South African government's failure to grant an entry visa to the Dalai Lama has cast a pall over Tutu's birthday week, with the archbishop denouncing the governing African National Congress (ANC) as worse than the apartheid regime, and warning that he would pray for its defeat.But during a service to honour his...

Christian Science Monitor | Oct 07, 2011

South Africa made the choice most in its national interest in not granting a visa to the Dalai Lama, a decision that risked angering China, a major partner, argues guest blogger Zama Ndlovu.

BBC | Oct 07, 2011

Two Tibetan teenagers set themselves on fire in China's Sichuan province, the latest in a series of similar protests against Chinese rule, rights groups say.

New York Times | Oct 07, 2011

With relations frayed with Washington, Pakistan has been trying to shore up its ties with China, which, though a benefactor, has its own set of concerns.

New York Times | Oct 07, 2011

With relations frayed with Washington, Pakistan has been trying to shore up its ties with China, which, though a benefactor, has its own set of concerns.

BBC | Oct 07, 2011

The US senate postpones its vote on a much-debated currency bill, which would impose penalties on China for under-valuing its currency.

Guardian | Oct 06, 2011

Until recently, Huaxi was a poor farming community, typical of eastern China. Now, thanks to the ambition of one man, it is a powerhouse symbol of the country's economic expansion, embodied by a giant 328m-tall towerAn incongruous new sight has risen up in the countryside of eastern China: a skyscraper taller than any building in London or Tokyo, topped by what looks very much like a giant, golden disco ball.

The Economist | Oct 06, 2011

Will you choose Manchu too?

The Economist | Oct 06, 2011

A super centenary Sun suit

The Economist | Oct 06, 2011

COUNTRIES choose their friends but not their neighbours. Mongolia has just two, China and Russia. Both are huge; and both, at different periods in history, used to dominate it. Two decades after the collapse of the Soviet Union, Mongolia—once called the 16th Soviet republic—is enjoying the exercise of full sovereignty. And it is expecting a giddy few decades of spectacular growth fuelled by the exploitation of its mineral riches. Yet its biggest market is China, which would happily gobble up as much copper, coal, gold and other minerals as Mongolia can produce. And its only alternative...

The Economist | Oct 06, 2011

THESE days, very few countries dare to offend China, however rich and powerful they may be. Yet that is exactly what one of the world’s poorest countries did on September 30th. The government of Myanmar said it was suspending the construction of an enormous $3.6 billion Chinese-backed dam on the River Irrawaddy in the north of the country.It was an audacious decision. China is Myanmar’s closest strategic ally, nearest neighbour and biggest investor. Yet the Chinese, who had expected to receive almost all the hydroelectric power generated by the Myitsone dam, were not told in advance....

BBC | Oct 06, 2011

Across the globe the tributes have poured in for Apple co-founder Steve Job. A huge reaction to this news also on the web - in China alone more than 50 million messages have been posted on the Chinese equivalents of Twitter.

The Economist | Oct 06, 2011

Will you choose Manchu too?

The Economist | Oct 06, 2011

A super centenary Sun suit

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