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NATO must adapt while China and Russia advance, says NATO chief

NATO must adapt while China and Russia advance, says NATO chief

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Obama's foreign policy incoherence leads to clash with China

Obama's foreign policy incoherence leads to clash with China

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Warren steps up war with Obama

Warren steps up war with Obama

Donald Trump agrees with liberal Sen. Warren that Trans-Pacific Partnership and Obama's 'fast-track' authority are a "bad deal" for America.

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Democrats brawl with Obama over TPP trade agreement

Democrats brawl with Obama over TPP trade agreement

Senators Warren and Sanders issue riposte to Obama's contention that progressives are "wrong" about the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal. Labor-leaning House Dems are upset with Obama's contention that they are "making stuff up."

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Obama can't rein in Sen. Warren on fast-track or Pacific trade deal

Obama can't rein in Sen. Warren on fast-track or Pacific trade deal

The White House says Sen. Elizabeth Warren's accusations about fast-track authority and the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal are "baseless."

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Japan's revival: the sun rises in the East

Japan's revival: the sun rises in the East

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Is America no longer the world's economic engine?

Is America no longer the world's economic engine?

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China worries about US/Philippines war games

China worries about US/Philippines war games

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America can't fight China's Great Wall of Sand

America can't fight China's Great Wall of Sand

A U.S. wargame demonstrated that U.S. air assets are no match for the number of Chinese aircraft in the event of a war.

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'Essence of terrorism' says former Homeland Security chief of Sony hack

'Essence of terrorism' says former Homeland Security chief of Sony hack

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Hollywood in a state of fear over 'The Interview'

Hollywood in a state of fear over 'The Interview'

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Sony was hacked from China

Sony was hacked from China

North Korean cyberterrorists are located 'on a permanent basis' inside China and behind the Great Firewall, says analyst.

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Russia rolls into Ukraine while Obama pivots towards China

Russia rolls into Ukraine while Obama pivots towards China

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Mongolia approves standard rail gauge to match China

Mongolia approves standard rail gauge to match China

By matching China's rail gauge, Mongolia will be able to cut transportation costs of coal and other minerals by half.

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Copper held as collateral in China

Copper held as collateral in China

As copper prices tumble, questions remain how Chinese companies will repay their corporate debt.

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The 'horrible crime' committed by China's population control policies

The 'horrible crime' committed by China's population control policies

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China surveilled US bombers in disputed airspace

China surveilled US bombers in disputed airspace

Chinese defense minister: China has the capacity to exercise full control of its airspace.

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US unconfident about Chinese reforms

US unconfident about Chinese reforms

Treasury Secretary Jack Lew unsure about the sequence or pacing of reforms.

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Another step closer to LED lightbulb access to Internet

Another step closer to LED lightbulb access to Internet

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Rats on a plane? No problem, say Chinese authorities

Rats on a plane? No problem, say Chinese authorities

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China gloats over Obama's diplomatic and political mis-steps

China gloats over Obama's diplomatic and political mis-steps

"The clock is ticking," said a Chinese official about Obama's budget dilemma, while another said that without Obama's presence in Asia, US diplomatic efforts are like an orchestra without a conductor.

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Deadly hornets descend upon northern China

Deadly hornets descend upon northern China

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The Philippines faces choices in confronting Muslim jihadists

The Philippines faces choices in confronting Muslim jihadists

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China arrests dissident Catholic priest

China arrests dissident Catholic priest

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Has the end come for the Chinese economic juggernaut?

Has the end come for the Chinese economic juggernaut?

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Obama vows to do nothing

Obama vows to do nothing

Obama says he hopes China and Russia will play nice in the sandbox. He is also spreading the gay gospel in Africa. And Kenyans are glad he is not coming.

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Costs for Obama's state dinners continue to rise

Costs for Obama's state dinners continue to rise

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China seeks free trade agreement with Mexico

China seeks free trade agreement with Mexico

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China: baby boy rescued from sewer pipe

China: baby boy rescued from sewer pipe

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China: woman dies following forced sterilization

China: woman dies following forced sterilization

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Thought for the Day: Confucius says...

Thought for the Day: Confucius says...

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Has China reached the end of its rope?

Has China reached the end of its rope?

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China's 'empty cities' show no sign of slowing down

China's 'empty cities' show no sign of slowing down

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China blocks BBC English-language reports

China blocks BBC English-language reports

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North Korea fires a missle into Obama's State of the Union

North Korea fires a missle into Obama's State of the Union

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600 cats saved from becoming Chinese dinners

600 cats saved from becoming Chinese dinners

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Syria's dictator vows to stay and fight Al-Qaeda terrorists

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Venezuela making most of MERCOSUR membership

Venezuela making most of MERCOSUR membership

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China: Teacher batters kids 120 times in 30 minutes

China: Teacher batters kids 120 times in 30 minutes

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Iran's nukes and why we should worry about them

Iran's nukes and why we should worry about them

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Obama's defense budget imperils nation, says Donald Rumsfeld

Obama's defense budget imperils nation, says Donald Rumsfeld

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China: Woman kept in jail and compelled to abort her child

China: Woman kept in jail and compelled to abort her child

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Desperate Chinese sell their kidneys to support families

Desperate Chinese sell their kidneys to support families

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China: North Korea: Pyongyang seizes Chinese fishing boats and demands ransom to free them

North Korea has stopped some Chinese boats with 29 fishermen on board and now wants a large sum of money to release them. This is a rare confrontation with China, the only nation to support even the follies of Pyongyang. No comment from Beijing.

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China: Life sentence for Lai Changxing, one of the most powerful men in Jiang Zemin's China

The industrial tycoon was considered a protégé of former president and member of the "Shanghai clique", the power group linked to Jiang. His sentence (for corruption and embezzlement of state assets) is seen as a preparatory move for the next Party Congress, when China will change its leadership.

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China: United States: Chen Guangcheng tells US Congress about harassment against his family

The blind dissident speaks to the US Congress for a second time since his escape, complaining about Communist authorities in Shandong who have arbitrarily arrested his relatives and friends. US State Department confirms that a visa is waiting for him and his family, "when he and his government are ...

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China: woman commits suicide after official demolition of her home

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China: The fall of the gods: The Communist Party does not bring happiness

According to Wang Yang, Party secretary of Guangdong, a liberal, each individual must seek his or her happiness, the State and the Party must serve the person. Break with traditional rhetoric which from Mao to now gave all thanks to the Party. Religious conversions among high ranking officials.

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China: United States: Wait for Chen Guangcheng's departure cause for concern

A week after the US and China informally agreed to allow Chen and his family to leave for the US, the blind activist remains de facto under house arrest in the hospital where he is being tread. The entire family cannot leave, and friends, diplomats and journalists cannot visit. Police "advises" ...

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The conscience of China: Chen Guangcheng

The conscience of China: Chen Guangcheng

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China: United States: "Chen case" will continue to shake Beijing and Washington policies

The decision to travel to the U.S., still unconfirmed, has several implications that complicate life for two governments. The communist regime forced to persecute dissidents, his family and friends to keep intact the iron control on rural society, the Obama administration risks losing its ...

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Israel remembers Chinese diplomat who rescued Jews

Israel remembers Chinese diplomat who rescued Jews

A Chinese diplomat, inspired by Christian teachings, defied his superiors to give visas to Jews who otherwise would have been exterminated.

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South Korea seizes 'stamina' capsules made from human babies

South Korea seizes 'stamina' capsules made from human babies

Fetuses, and babies left to die, are used to make a macabre 'stamina' drug.

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China: United States: China gives foreigners greater stake in securities and insurance

Both sectors were almost exclusively in Chinese hands. US-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue ends today in Beijing with the Americans gaining some ground. However, China will not budge on the yuan. Meanwhile, the Chen Guangcheng affair waits for its denouncement.

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China: Held in hospital, Chen Guangcheng speaks to US Congress by phone

The blind activist cannot receive visitors, is threatened by China's Foreign Ministry. His house is now occupied by police with CCTV cameras and electrified wire placed around the building. Obama and China remain silent. Part of US public opinion wants the United States to accept Chen as a ...

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China: United States: Yuan replacing more and more US dollar as international currency

Payments in yuans by European enterprises now account for 47 per cent of global market. Europe has become the second-biggest area using the yuan for cross-border transaction settlements. Within 10 to 20 years, the yuan will replace the US dollar as the main currency to settle trade transactions. ...

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Romney denounces Obama government for failing to 'defend freedom'

Romney denounces Obama government for failing to 'defend freedom'

Hillary Clinton is in Beijing for high-level talks with Chinese officials. Meanwhile, the fate of Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng has become a foreign policy nightmare and a partisan political football.

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Pharaoh Obama: Bring Chen Guangchen home on Hillary's plane

Pharaoh Obama: Bring Chen Guangchen home on Hillary's plane

The blind human rights campaigner, Chen Guangcheng, is seeking asylum in the U.S. after having been talked out of the U.S. embassy. Now in hospital, he fears for his family and his life.

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Blind Chinese human rights activist seeks asylum as Clinton visits Beijing

Blind Chinese human rights activist seeks asylum as Clinton visits Beijing

Chen Guancheng is now in a hospital and fearful for his safety. His nephew, Chen Kegui, was taken by police who now claim not to know his whereabouts.

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China: United States: Do not sell out Chen Guangcheng, "the Gandhi of our time"

In an open letter, Women's Rights Without Frontiers president Reggie Littlejohn asks US leaders not to abandon this "hero" who has been fighting for years at his own peril for Chinese women. He represents the best of humanity.

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China: United States: Exile for Chen Guangcheng would get US and China out of the fix

The United States does not want to put their economic interests at risk, whilst China does not want to lose face. However, Chen and his family need protection. The activist does not want to go into exile.

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China-US relations embroiled over dissident at Beijing embassy

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China: United States: Beijing and Washington embarrassed over the Chen Guangcheng case

The dissident who allegedly found refuge in the US Embassy in Beijing is causing problems for the two countries on the eve of their annual bilateral summit. No one wants to undermine trade and investments over human rights.

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Blind Chinese dissident video now in English

Blind Chinese dissident video now in English

Blind activist calls on Chinese leaders to protect his family.

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China: The challenge of the blind dissident: "If the Party wants to survive, it must fight corruption '

Chen Guangcheng at the American embassy in Beijing. The dissident, known for his fight against forced abortions, sends a video message to Wen Jiabao in which he names his persecutors, and brings to light the corruption and violence prevailing in the Party. He is also seeking justice for his country ...

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Chinese and Russian navies in first-ever joint exercise

Chinese and Russian navies in first-ever joint exercise

When coupled with Chinese military modernization, the regional balance of power on the Asian mainland seems to be moving steadily against Moscow.

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Addressing the cyber espionage threat to the United States

Addressing the cyber espionage threat to the United States

Hackers around the world strike the U.S. via the Internet to steal national and industrial secrets.

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Asia is ga-ga for Lady Gaga

Asia is ga-ga for Lady Gaga

Protests against Lady Gaga have emerged in Korea, Indonesia, and the Philippines. Nonetheless, she is welcomed in Japan, Australia, and elsewhere on her Asian tour 'Born this way'.

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The emerging rivalry of China and India

The emerging rivalry of China and India

India and the U.S. may never become allies, but the rivalry between India and China may serve U.S. interests.

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China: Teen girl on cellphone swallowed by sink hole

China: Teen girl on cellphone swallowed by sink hole

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South Sudan president visits China over oil dispute with Sudan

South Sudan president visits China over oil dispute with Sudan

It is all about oil, says a Catholic archbishop about the current fighting between Sudan and South Sudan.

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China: Over 22,000 Christians baptized on Easter Sunday

China: Over 22,000 Christians baptized on Easter Sunday

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How the US should prepare for China's reforms

How the US should prepare for China's reforms

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China to uproot house churches

China to uproot house churches

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Promiscuous queen bees keep their families happy

Promiscuous queen bees keep their families happy

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Sudan: Oil and blood on the sand

Sudan: Oil and blood on the sand

Sudanese are killing each other over oil, as investors in China, Malaysia and India look on.

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China: United States: US debt in Chinese hands up, foreign direct investment to China down

China's holdings in US sovereign debt reach US$ 1178.9 billion. After dropping in 2011, they are up again this year. Foreign direct investment in China falls by 6.1 per cent because of a stronger yuan and competition from other countries like Vietnam and Indonesia.

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What's in a surname? New study explores what the evolution of names reveals about China

What's in a surname? New study explores what the evolution of names reveals about China

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Guinea-Bissau: Coup d'etat means risk for Angola

Guinea-Bissau: Coup d'etat means risk for Angola

A likely result of the coup is a reduction in Angolan economic interests in Guinea-Bissau.

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China Jails Activist Couple For 'Provoking Trouble'

A Chinese court has sentenced a disabled activist and her husband to jail for "provoking trouble."

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China: flushed down toilet, baby expected to recover

China: flushed down toilet, baby expected to recover

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Ugly fish: illegal alien Snakeheads

Ugly fish: illegal alien Snakeheads

There are snakeheads coming to your town. Beware!

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China: More than 2,000 people arrested on Qingming Day

They were going to the national cemetery to pay tribute to prominent Chinese leaders, followed by a visit to Tiananmen Square to lay flowers. Instead, they ended up in the black jail at Jiujingzhuang. Wen Jiabao's proposals are an illusion; he wants to change judgement on Tiananmen movement. ...

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China: After Bo Xilai: party discipline and the appeal of reforms

The move against Bo Xilai and his allies breaks the party's aura of unity and stability. Bo sought military support for a possible coup. Calls for unity and obedience of the People's Liberation Army to the leadership undermine Wen Jiabao's appeals for political reforms. Wen's words might be once ...

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China Puts 6 Uyghurs On Terrorist List

China's Ministry of Public Security has announced that it added six men to its terrorist list, all ethnic Uyghurs.

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China: In Guangzhou, protesters call on Hu Jintao to "take the lead in disclosing assets"

Police in Guangdong's capital detain at least two protesters. Planned asset disclosure law has not yet been adopted.

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China: Regime “shuts down” Weiwei’s webcam

The saga of the dissident, 81 days under house arrest. Beijing imposes a blackout on cameras installed at home against repression. China continues to smother freedom of thought and religious freedom: still no news of two Catholic bishops and six priests arrested without charge and disappeared into ...

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China Discusses Launching First Turkmen Satellite

Officials say plans are in motion for a Chinese rocket to bring Turkmenistan's first satellite to Earth orbit in 2014.

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China: imprisoned Christian dissenter allowed family visit

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China: After two years, Gao Zhisheng's family allowed to visit him in prison

Known for his work on behalf of Chinese dissidents, the Christian lawyer has been in prison in north-western China for the past two years in complete isolation. During their visit, the family found him in good health but were unable to find anything about his future or the reasons for his arrest.

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China Urges Calm Ahead Of Possible North Korea Rocket Launch

China has called for calm ahead of a possible rocket launch by nuclear-armed North Korea next month.

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China Requiring Lawyers To Swear Allegiance To Communist Party

Lawyers in China have been ordered under a new Justicy Ministry decree to swear allegiance to the ruling Communist Party.

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Reform in Myanmar may augur geopolitical realignment in Asia

Reform in Myanmar may augur geopolitical realignment in Asia

The release of political prisoners, and the normalization of relations with the Western world, by Myanmar may rearrange geopolitics in an area rich with petroleum and other natural resources.

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China: Us: Eu: Japan: Washington, Brussels and Tokyo against Beijing over 'rare earths'

For the first time, the United States, the European Union and Japan jointly file a case against China for its restrictions on rare earths, which are essential elements in electronics.

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China: For Wen Jiabao, economic and political reforms are an "urgent task"

The premier says another Cultural Revolution is a real danger. He admits to problems, such as the divide between rich and poor, the party's credibility gap and the corruption of its members. However, he has little to say about solutions. He reiterates the need for price controls to avoid a real ...

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China: Central Bank of China: more loans from banks, but the Yuan remains low

Governor Zhou Xiaochuan pledges to reduce the ratio of required reserves for banks. No promise on appreciation of the Yuan. Delayed change of model development of the country, too tied to exports and low currency value.

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UN contributes to sex selective abortion and Asian gender imbalance

UN contributes to sex selective abortion and Asian gender imbalance

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Korea: Us: China: Washington to provide 240,000 tonnes of food to North Korea

US-North Korea talks open today in Beijing to discuss food shipment in exchange of nuclear moratorium. The United States wantsthe aid to the population and not, as in the past, to the military. Meanwhile, Seoul expresses a desire to see China involved in the process of reunification of the ...

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China: Activists and ordinary people arrested to ensure security at National People's Congress

Hundreds of people are under house arrest or in "black jails" without trial. More than 750 thousand policemen, soldiers, security guards ensure the "tranquility" of the NPC. The agency CHRD denounces the lack of communication between the NPC and the population.

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China's three essential security interests

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