Recent News from China

  • 02/18/2010: U.S. President Barack Obama will meet with Tibet’s spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, today despite Chinese concerns. China views the Dalai Lama as a threat because he calls for autonomy for Tibet, CNN.  More on the relationship between the West and the Dalai Lama, BBC News.
  • 01/14/2010: Google announced on Tuesday that the company is willing to pull out of China if the country does not relax its censorship laws. Google says that Chinese human rights advocates using the Gmail service have had their accounts attacked. Chinese officials responded by saying that companies doing business in China must follow Chinese laws, even if they include censorship, New York Times.
  • 11/24/2009: 2 people were executed yesterday in China for their involvement in the processing of milk that was tainted with melamine that killed 6 babies and sickened 300,000 last year, CNN. Timeline of the scandal, Wikipedia.
  • 11/21/2009: A gas explosion at a Chinese mine has killed 42 people and trapped over 60 underground. China has the most dangerous mining industry in the world, Reuters.

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