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NewsBeat: Post-Christmas headlines on China

As a new feature of this blog, I will provide weekly updates with links to some of the web’s most-circulated articles on China and other articles I find of personal interest.  If you come across an article you would like to see submitted to the NewsBeat, shoot me an email at ahk59@cornell.edu.

China's Mengniu Dairy Co. the latest to emerge in ongoing dairy industry scandal

Tainted milk redux – China’s Mengniu Dairy Co. is the latest to emerge as target of dairy industry scandal (from the Wall Street Journal)

iPhone 4S introduced to China as early as January – second generation rich rejoice! (from MobileBeat)

China launches GPS alternative – is “Compass” a threat to the U.S. military? (from the Wall Street Journal)

China wins first foreign oil contract in Afghanistan – nice to know our American sacrifices have opened new Chinese opportunities! (from The Independent)

China and Japan strike a currency deal – good or bad for the U.S. economy? (from Bloomberg)

Mainland Chinese student enrollment up dramatically at U.S. schools – at greatest disadvantage to Asian-American applicants? (from Bloomberg)

Using mental hospitals to quiet dissent – the Chinese state commits protesters to mental institutions in an effort to silence them. (from USA Today)

Black box results on Wenzhou rail crash – government report surprisingly harsh on high-speed rail industry, corrupt officials (from the Wall Street Journal)

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