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July 28 1976 Worst modern earthquake hits Tangshan, China


On July 28th 1976, at 3:42 a.m., an earthquake measuring between 7.8 and 8.2 magnitude on the Richter scale flattened Tangshan, a Chinese industrial city with a population of about one million people. As almost everyone was asleep in their beds, instead of outside in the relative safety of the streets, the quake was especially … Continue reading

July 3 2012 China Daily Mail Headlines


China, Vietnam: Hardened lines in the South China Sea Posted by China Daily Mail ⋅ July 3, 2012 ⋅ Leave a Comment Tit-for-tat moves by China and Vietnam represent the latest indication that tensions could break into conflict over contested and potentially resource rich maritime areas in the South China Sea. Hanoi’s National Assembly late last … Continue reading

June 21 2012 China Daily Mail Headlines


China declares Vietnam’s claim over islands “illegal and invalid” Posted by China Daily Mail ⋅ June 21, 2012 ⋅ Leave a Comment China said it summoned Vietnam‘s ambassador Thursday and strongly protested a law adopted by the Vietnamese parliament that places the disputed Spratly and Paracel islands under Hanoi‘s sovereignty. China and Vietnam, as well as … Continue reading

June 20 2012 China Daily Mail Headlines


Ai Weiwei barred from Chinese court in tax case Posted by China Daily Mail ⋅ June 20, 2012 ⋅ 2 Comments The Chinese artist Ai Weiwei was denied his day in court on Wednesday after dozens of police officers barricaded first his home in Beijing and then the court house itself. Mr Ai, 54, claims that … Continue reading

June 20 1900 Boxer Rebellion begins in China


On June 20th 1900, in response to widespread foreign encroachment upon China‘s national affairs, Chinese nationalists launched the so-called Boxer Rebellion in Peking. Calling themselves I Ho Ch’uan, or “the Righteous and Harmonious Fists,” the nationalists occupied Peking, killed several Westerners, including German ambassador Baron von Ketteler, and besieged the foreign legations in the diplomatic … Continue reading

June 9 2012 China Daily Mail Headlines


China plays down US support to Manila in South China Sea dispute Posted by chankaiyee2 ⋅ June 9, 2012 ⋅ Leave a Comment China’s official news agency, Xinhua, says that US President Barack Obama met Filipino President Benigno Aquino at the White House, and the two countries reiterated their commitment to strengthen their bilateral relations. The … Continue reading

June 8 2012 China Daily Mail Headlines


China invites Afghanistan to join Shanghai bloc as observer Posted by China Daily Mail ⋅ June 8, 2012 ⋅ 1 Comment The Shanghai Co-operation Organisation (SCO) – a bloc comprising China, Russia and four Central Asia countries – accepted Afghanistan as an observer yesterday as it ended two days of talks in Beijing. Member states also … Continue reading

June 7 2012 China Daily Mail Headlines


Bizarre “suicide” in Hunan of June 4 leader is suspected murder Posted by chankaiyee2 ⋅ June 7, 2012 ⋅ Leave a Comment Singtao Daily gives a comprehensive report today that Li Wangyang, a June 4 democracy movement leader who was imprisoned for 21 years, was found dead in a bizarre manner in a hospital in Hunan. … Continue reading

June 4 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre takes place


On June 4th 1989, Chinese troops stormed through Tiananmen Square in the centre of Beijing, killing and arresting thousands of pro-democracy protesters. The brutal Chinese government assault on the protesters shocked the West and brought denunciations and sanctions from the United States. In May 1989, nearly a million Chinese, mostly young students, crowded into central … Continue reading

June 2 2012 China Daily Mail Headlines


Google takes on China’s censors Posted by China Daily Mail ⋅ June 2, 2012 ⋅ Leave a Comment Google has fired a new salvo in a censorship battle with Beijing by adding a feature that warns mainland users when they use search keywords that might produce blocked results and suggests they try other terms. Google’s announcement … Continue reading

May 31 2012 China Daily Mail Headlines


Iran cancels $2 billion dam deal with China Posted by China Daily Mail ⋅ May 31, 2012 ⋅ Leave a Comment Iran has cancelled a $2 billion contract for a Chinese firm to help build a hydroelectric dam in the country, Chinese state media said on Thursday, a move that risks upsetting Beijing, one of Tehran’s … Continue reading

May 30 2012 China Daily Mail Headlines


Apple CEO wants to make less products in China Posted by China Daily Mail ⋅ May 30, 2012 ⋅ 4 Comments Apple Inc Chief Executive Tim Cook said he would like to see more of the company’s products assembled at home than in China and contain more U.S. components such as semiconductors. Apple has been criticised … Continue reading

May 29 2012 China Daily Mail Headlines


China kidnapped by stubborn force in Party: Chen Guangcheng Posted by chankaiyee2 ⋅ May 29, 2012 ⋅ Leave a Comment Ming Pao special report: On May 25, blind rights activist Chen Guangcheng said in an interview with Radio Free Asia in New York, “Our country is now kidnapped by stubborn force in the Communist Party and … Continue reading

May 27 2012 China Daily Mail Headlines


Manila appoints envoy to Beijing Posted by chankaiyee2 ⋅ May 27, 2012 ⋅ Leave a Comment SCMP’s Raissa Robles reports that veteran diplomat Sonia Brady, familiar with Sino-Philippine relations, has been appointed the new Philippine ambassador to China. The appointment is waiting for parliamentary approval. It shows the Philippine president’s efforts to ease the tension in … Continue reading

May 26 2012 China Daily Mail Headlines


Chinese WTO suit strikes back at U.S. duties Posted by China Daily Mail ⋅ May 26, 2012 ⋅ 1 Comment China launched a complaint at the World Trade Organisation on Friday against U.S. import duties on 22 Chinese products that the United States says are unfairly priced or subsidised, including solar panels and steel products. “China … Continue reading

May 25 2012 China Daily Mail Headlines


Visa row over teachers at US Confucius Institutes Posted by chankaiyee2 ⋅ May 25, 2012 ⋅ Leave a Comment SCMP reporter Shi Jiangtao reports in Beijing, “Beijing is caught up in a diplomatic row with Washington over alleged visa violations at Chinese government-sponsored Confucius Institutes in the United States.” According to Shi, a US State Department … Continue reading

May 24 2012 China Daily Mail Headlines


China in hardest private-sector push in decade Posted by China Daily Mail ⋅ May 24, 2012 ⋅ Leave a Comment China signalled on Wednesday it wanted to boost private investment in its energy sector as Beijing makes its most determined push since joining the World Trade Organisation to reduce the role of the state sector in … Continue reading

May 23 2012 China Daily Mail Headlines


China’s Sino-Forest Feels Heat in Canada Posted by Craig Hill ⋅ May 23, 2012 ⋅ Leave a Comment Canada‘s largest securities regulator alleged Tuesday that Sino-Forest Corp. and certain former executives inflated timber purchases and sales, capping an 11-month investigation into the troubled forest-products company. The Ontario Securities Commission signalled last month it would file fraud … Continue reading

May 21 2012 China Daily Mail Headlines


China’s Dalian Wanda to buy AMC Entertainment for $2.6 billion Posted by China Daily Mail ⋅ May 21, 2012 ⋅ Leave a Comment China’s Dalian Wanda Group agreed to acquire AMC Entertainment for $2.6 billion, becoming the biggest theatre operator in the U.S. by revenue. Ties between the U.S. and Chinese movie industries have warmed after … Continue reading

May 10 1990 China releases Tiananmen Square prisoners


On May 10th 1990, the government of the People’s Republic of China announced that it was releasing 211 people arrested during the massive protests held in Tiananmen Square in Beijing in June 1989. Most observers viewed the prisoner release as an attempt by the communist government of China to dispel much of the terrible publicity … Continue reading

April 21 1989 Tiananmen Square Protest Begins In China


On April 21st 1989, about 100,000 students gathered at Beijing’s Tiananmen Square to commemorate Hu Yaobang, and voice their discontent with China’s authoritative communist government. Hu, the deposed, reform-minded leader of the Chinese Communist Party, had died six days earlier. The next day, an official memorial service for Hu Yaobang was held in Tiananmen’s Great Hall … Continue reading

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