China Braces For End Of World

With the apocalypse now less than ten days away, China has been joining in the global festival of panic, resignation and denial at the imminent extinction of humanity. At China Real Time Report, Chao Deng described some Chinese...

Concern at Abuse of Foreign Journalists in China

Three China-based Foreign Correspondents’ Clubs have issued a joint statement condemning “alarming” recent episodes of harassment against foreign reporters. From the Foreign Correspondents’ Club, Hong...

Heywood Murder Trial Ends Without Verdict (Updated)

Bo Xilai’s wife Gu Kailai and family aide Zhang Xiaojun stood trial for the murder of Neil Heywood on Thursday. The proceedings lasted only seven hours, and no verdict or sentence has yet been announced. From John Ruwitch...

Date Reported for Heywood Murder Trial

Gu Kailai’s trial for the murder of British businessman Neil Heywood is to start on August 9th, according to a friend of her family. From CNN’s Stephen Jiang and Jaime FlorCruz: The trial of Gu Kailai, the wife of...

China: A New Core Rises

The Financial Times reports on the new surge of industrial investment in inland Chinese provinces such as Anhui: After an impressive rebound from the global crisis, China is running into new headwinds. The government is scaling...

In China, Real Estate Fever is Rising

The real estate market is booming not just in Beijing and Shanghai, but in Hefei as well, the Los Angeles Times reports: China’s real estate rush, once confined to a handful of leading cities, has spilled into the...

Bloody Student Riot at The Hefei PLA Artillery Academy – RFA

From Radio Free Asia: Thousands of military academy students in central China’s Anhui province are rioting after news spread that the government wouldn’t recognize diplomas awarded to the fee-paying students. “It was total chaos. Many people were beaten and were bleeding. The school buildings are a mess,” one student, surnamed Peng, told RFA’s Mandarin service. […]

Angry Students Riot in China РPaul Mooney

From Chronicle.com: Thousands of students at a Chinese military academy rioted this week after learning that the government would not recognize their diplomas, Radio Free Asia reported on Thursday. The students were all enrolled at the Hefei People’s Liberation Army Artillery Academy, in China’s Anhui province, but as self-financing “contract students” with no military status. […]



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