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China Calls for North Korea to Release Fishing Crew - New York Times

China Calls for North Korea to Release Fishing Crew - New York Times | China Current Events | Scoop.it
Washington Post China Calls for North Korea to Release Fishing Crew New York Times HONG KONG — China on Monday repeated its call for North Korea to free a Chinese fishing boat and crew seized earlier this month, and the boat's owner voiced concern...
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Tibet Team Begins Summit Climb - EverestNews.com - Everest News

Tibet Team Begins Summit Climb - EverestNews.com - Everest News | China Current Events | Scoop.it
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Tibet Team Begins Summit Climb. Due to weather, time zones and technology issues, some dispatches & updates are delayed.
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China: More Pigs Found in River

China: More Pigs Found in River | China Current Events | Scoop.it
The number of dead pigs found in the river near Shanghai rose to more than 13,000 over the weekend.
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Holy floating diseased pork Batman! That's disgusting.

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China river pig toll nears 6,000

China river pig toll nears 6,000 | China Current Events | Scoop.it
Officials say the number of dead pigs found in Shanghai's Huangpu River has risen to nearly 6,000, amid online concern over water quality.
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This is disgusting! Can you imagine living down river and finding close to 6,000 dead (and probably diseased) pigs floating in your water supply? YUCK!

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Beijing Takes Emergency Steps to Fight Smog

Beijing Takes Emergency Steps to Fight Smog | China Current Events | Scoop.it
The measures include shutting down more than 100 factories and ordering one-third of government vehicles off the streets, official news reports said.
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The answers to these pollution problems need to addressed nationally, not just occassionally by one or two cities!

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Asia Unbound » Choking to Death: Health Consequences of Air Pollution in China

Asia Unbound » Choking to Death: Health Consequences of Air Pollution in China | China Current Events | Scoop.it
In the past few months, I wrote about the food the Chinese eat, and, more recently, Liz Economy wrote about ...
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Pollution of food, water, and air in China poses big health concerns. Read about the air pollution problem here.

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Spill in China Lays Bare Environmental Concerns

Spill in China Lays Bare Environmental Concerns | China Current Events | Scoop.it
A conflict over a recent chemical spill at a factory has drawn attention to growing problems with environmental degradation and officials’ reluctance to take on polluters.
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Keeping fresh water safe from pollution is so important, but it can be costly and often times businesses cut corners to save money.

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China set for People's Congress

China set for People's Congress | China Current Events | Scoop.it
China's annual National People's Congress is set to open in Beijing, setting in train the final stage of the country's once-a-decade leadership change.
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China only selects a new leader every ten years, and this is the year for a new one. Read about how Beijing is getting ready for the transition in leadership.

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China Backs Tortoise in Race to Protect Endangered Species

China Backs Tortoise in Race to Protect Endangered Species | China Current Events | Scoop.it
China has long been a major consumer of wild animals, fueling the international trade in ivory, tiger parts and shark fin.European Pressphoto AgencyBut at this year’s meeting of the 177 countries that have signed the Convention on the International...
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This is rare for China to actually do something to help protect its wildlife. Some good news for a change.

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China cracks down on Tibet protests

China cracks down on Tibet protests | China Current Events | Scoop.it
Beijing arrests 70 in ethnic Tibetan areas as it steps up efforts to blame Dalai Lama for self-immolations in protest at Chinese rule
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Some people in Tibet find conditions unde Chinese rule so depressing and intollerable that they set themselves on fire to protest the Chinese treatment of Tibetans!

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Here There Everywhere | China’s New Leader - News for Kids

Here There Everywhere | China’s New Leader - News for Kids | China Current Events | Scoop.it
[caption id=attachment_8440 align=aligncenter width=468 caption=China's new President-in-waiting, Xi Jingping. Photo: NZNationalParty via Flickr/CC][/caption] Chinese officials announced a new president this ...
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Learn about the new leader of China and how the Chinese select their leader. It is quite different from how we do it in the U.S.A.!

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Buddha 2.0 | A Journey to Xiangtangshan | Explore and Learn | Freer and Sackler Galleries

Buddha 2.0 | A Journey to Xiangtangshan | Explore and Learn | Freer and Sackler Galleries | China Current Events | Scoop.it
Buddha 2.0: Ancient Chinese Buddhist art meets digital technology in the exhibition 'Echoes of the Past: The Buddhist Cave Temples of Xiangtangshan.' Learn more about these cave temples and view photography of the sculptures from the exhibition in...
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Some amazingly old Buddhist carvings in China.

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Sandstorm pushes Beijing pollution levels off the charts

Sandstorm pushes Beijing pollution levels off the charts | China Current Events | Scoop.it
BEIJING — Beijing and other parts of northern China were stung by hazardous air pollution levels Thursday as strong winds blew a sandstorm through the region.
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Air pollution in China's capitol, Beijing, and other northern cities is a big problem for China.

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At least 12 killed and others buried during blast at Chinese explosives factory - New York Daily News

At least 12 killed and others buried during blast at Chinese explosives factory - New York Daily News | China Current Events | Scoop.it
New York Daily News At least 12 killed and others buried during blast at Chinese explosives factory New York Daily News Rescuers took care to avoid setting off additional explosions as they went through the site of the mid-morning explosion in...
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China home prices rise in February

China home prices rise in February | China Current Events | Scoop.it
New home prices rise in 66 of China's 70 major cities in February, underlining the challenge its new leaders face in controlling the sector.
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Why is this an important story in the most populated nation in the World?

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China’s Non-Communist Parties Lend an Air of Pluralism

China’s Non-Communist Parties Lend an Air of Pluralism | China Current Events | Scoop.it
Every March at the National People’s Congress in China’s capital is an elaborate display of multiparty cooperation that critics call a sham.
Todd Hillmer's insight:

An interesting look at what I would consider as part of China's growing pains. The problem is that with the Communist Party in charge, these other parties don't have any real power.

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Xi Jinping named China president

Xi Jinping named China president | China Current Events | Scoop.it
The National People's Congress in Beijing confirms Xi Jinping as China's president, completing the nation's once-in-a-decade transition of power.
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This was not expected, but now it is official.

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China's Corrupt Food Chain

China's Corrupt Food Chain | China Current Events | Scoop.it
Food-safety scandals highlight both the collapse of business ethics and Beijing's failure to keep pace with an expanding market economy.
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This may be for only those who have a strong stomach. Read about what happens when there aren't adequate checks and balances for food inspection and production.

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China's delicate balancing act with North Korea

China's delicate balancing act with North Korea | China Current Events | Scoop.it
The BBC's Celia Hatton takes a look at the complex relationship between China and North Korea and what the consequences may be should this end.
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Because China is one of North Korea's only allies, its ability to exert pressure on the North Korean government is very important. 

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Q&A: China-Japan islands row

Q&A: China-Japan islands row | China Current Events | Scoop.it
The BBC looks at the row over islands known in Japan as Senkaku and in China as Diaoyu.
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An easy to read background on this newly reignited conflict over eight small islands and who they belong to.

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New Openness From Chinese Telecom Giant

New Openness From Chinese Telecom Giant | China Current Events | Scoop.it
Huawei, like many Chinese companies, has offered scant access to its decision-makers. But now the company has begun accommodating demands for greater transparency as it goes after Western markets.
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Good news for those who value open access to information.

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Political artist Ai Weiwei

Political artist Ai Weiwei | China Current Events | Scoop.it
Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has faced censorship and imprisonment by China's government. Rita Braver reports on a U.S. exhibit of the dissident's creations.


Photo Gallery: The art of Ai Weiwei
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Sometimes we take our freedom of expression for granted. Watch this story about an artist who has been imprisoned because of his anti Chinese government political views.

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New Arrivals in India Shed Light on repression in Tibet

New Arrivals in India Shed Light on repression in Tibet | China Current Events | Scoop.it
Recent arrivals from Tibet have given their testimonies in Dharmsala, shedding more light on China’s repression in Tibet since 2008, according to the Dharmsala-based Tibetan Center for Human Right...
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The people of Tibet want to be independent of China, but China won't let that happen, therefore those who live in Tibet face a strict existence under Chinese rule.

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Here There Everywhere | Save the Pandas … Or Maybe Not? - News for Kids

Here There Everywhere | Save the Pandas … Or Maybe Not? - News for Kids | China Current Events | Scoop.it
[caption id=attachment_9679 align=aligncenter width=576 caption=6-month old panda cub. Photo credit: Flickr user dominqueb via CC][/caption] As you see the above ...
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Pandas are an endangered species and this article discusses what ought to be done, if anything, to try to save them from extinction.

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Top 10 China archaeological finds of the 20th century

Top 10 China archaeological finds of the 20th century | China Current Events | Scoop.it
Archeology is a fascinating science. The more it discovers the more mysteries it unfolds. In the last century a large collection of important archeological discoveries have been made in China, whic...
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China has some of the oldest evidence of civilization in the World. This article talks about 10 important discoveries in China.

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