i just found a wire service that comes up with a pretty comprehensive seeming collection of news bits based on search queries you enter.
some of these i found interesting:
-the university of utah will open a joint cooperation with sichuan university (where i attended for a semester). says the son of some guy who donated $100,000 to the program, "This will be an opportunity for people who want to learn about China, who want to learn about the mysterious East that many have read about and thought about."
-fuel-price inflation finally hits china. it's about time.