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Japanese Lawmaker in China for Talks on Island Dispute

Posted January 22nd, 2013 at 2:45 am (UTC-5)
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A Japanese ruling party envoy is in China for talks aimed at reducing tensions over a bitter territorial dispute. Natsuo Yamaguchi arrived Tuesday in Beijing, where he is delivering a letter from Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Yamaguchi hopes to meet with new Chinese leader Xi Jinping and other senior leaders during his four-day visit. […]

China Rejects Clinton’s View of Islands Dispute

Posted January 20th, 2013 at 10:15 pm (UTC-5)
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China says it is strongly dissatisfied with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s remarks concerning disputed islands claimed by both China and Japan. The Chinese Foreign Ministry said Monday that it “resolutely opposes” the U.S. stance and warns the United States to be “careful in words and cautious in action.” Clinton said after a Washington […]

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US, China Agree on UN Resolution For North Korea

Posted January 18th, 2013 at 7:10 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States and China have reached a tentative agreement on a draft United Nations Security Council resolution condemning North Korea for its December rocket launch. U.N. diplomats said Friday that the resolution would not impose new sanctions against Pyongyang, but would call for expanding the existing ones. U.N. envoys say a draft was expected […]

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China Reveals Economic Gap Between Rich and Poor

Posted January 18th, 2013 at 3:20 am (UTC-5)
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China has released statistics on the income gap between rich and poor after keeping the figures secret since 2000. Ma Jiantang, chief of the National Bureau of Statistics, told a news conference Friday that figures from 2003 to the present showed “the income gap was rather big.” The NBS used the “Gini coefficient” – a […]

China Breaks Decline in Economic Growth

Posted January 18th, 2013 at 12:35 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese officials say the country’s economic growth rose to 7.9 percent in the fourth quarter of 2012, ending seven straight quarters of slowing down. The National Bureau of Statistics Friday said the growth rate for the period October through December was up from 7.4 percent the previous quarter. It said this brought the growth rate […]

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Chinese Official Calls for Dialogue with Japan on Island Dispute

Posted January 17th, 2013 at 6:00 am (UTC-5)
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A senior Chinese leader is calling for talks with Japan to resolve an increasingly bitter dispute over a group of islands in the East China Sea. Jia Qinglin, who heads China’s top political advisory body, made the comments during a meeting with former Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama. The state-run China Daily quoted Jia as […]

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Chinese Official Calls for Dialogue with Japan on Island Dispute

Posted January 17th, 2013 at 12:05 am (UTC-5)
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A senior Chinese leader is calling for talks with Japan to resolve an increasingly bitter dispute over a group of islands in the East China Sea. Jia Qinglin, who heads China’s top political advisory body, says the two sides should handle the dispute in order to protect relations and preserve regional stability. His comments, published […]

China to Survey Disputed Islands

Posted January 15th, 2013 at 7:00 am (UTC-5)
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China says it plans to conduct a geographical survey of a group of islands at the center of a heated territorial dispute with Japan. The official Xinhua news agency says the survey of the Diaoyu Islands, known as Senkaku in Japan, is part of a wider plan to map China’s territorial claims. It gave no […]

China: Factory Fire Burns Unnoticed for Hours Because of Smog

Posted January 15th, 2013 at 3:45 am (UTC-5)
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A factory fire in eastern China raged out of control unnoticed for hours Monday, after local residents were unable to distinguish the smoke from the dense smog that has filled the region. The official Xinhua news agency says the furniture factory in Zheijiang province burned for nearly three hours before residents noticed the blaze. It […]

Business as Usual for China’s Forced Labor Camps: State Media

Posted January 15th, 2013 at 1:30 am (UTC-5)
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Local officials in charge of China’s controversial forced labor camps say they are operating as usual and have not received any word from Beijing about a possible end to the system. The state-run Global Times Tuesday said officials in at least six regions across China have received no information about proposed changes to the so-called […]

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