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Obama Aide Slams Romney’s Tough Talk on China as ‘Irresponsible’

Posted October 25th, 2012 at 1:15 am (UTC-5)
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A foreign policy adviser to President Barack Obama says Republican Mitt Romney’s pledge to label China a currency manipulator on his first day in office is irresponsible and risks upsetting U.S.-China relations. At a debate Wednesday at Johns Hopkins University, Mr. Obama’s former senior Asia policy aide Jeff Bader said it is “astonishing” Mr. Romney […]

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China Makes Military Changes Ahead of Transition

Posted October 23rd, 2012 at 8:40 am (UTC-5)
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China’s air force has a new commander. Chinese state-run media said Tuesday General Ma Xiaotian will take over control of the nation’s air force from General Xu Qiliang. Reports out of China say Xu will likely be promoted to vice chairman of the country’s powerful Central Military Committee. The moves come as China is set […]

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Chinese Leftists Urge Fair Treatment of Bo Xilai

Posted October 23rd, 2012 at 4:05 am (UTC-5)
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A group of Chinese leftists has signed a petition urging parliament not to expel disgraced leader Bo Xilai, saying he could be exposed to an unfair and politically motivated trial. The letter, signed by hundreds of academics and former officials, was published on the far-left Red China website. It comes as China’s largely ceremonial parliament […]

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Self-Immolation at Famous Monastery in NW China

Posted October 22nd, 2012 at 10:10 am (UTC-5)
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Another Tibetan has set himself on fire and died to protest Chinese policies in Tibet. Rights groups say a 61-year-old farmer named Dhondup set himself ablaze Monday near the remote Labrang Monastery in China’s northwestern Gansu province. Some witnesses said monks from the monastery surrounded the charred body to prevent Chinese officials from claiming the […]

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China’s Economy Slows to 7.4 Percent in Third Quarter

Posted October 18th, 2012 at 2:10 am (UTC-5)
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China’s economy grew by 7.4 percent in the third quarter, missing the government’s target and falling to its slowest rate of growth since the global financial crisis. The figures released by the National Statistics Bureau on Thursday represent the seventh consecutive quarter of easing for the world’s second largest economy. Although 7.4 percent growth would […]

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China’s Economy Slows to 7.4 Percent in Q3

Posted October 18th, 2012 at 12:20 am (UTC-5)
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China’s economy grew by 7.4 percent in the third quarter, missing the government’s target and falling to its slowest rate of growth since the global financial crisis. The figures released by the National Bureau of Statistics on Thursday represent the seventh straight quarter of easing for the world’s second largest economy. Although 7.4 percent growth […]

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China’s Economy Slows to 7.4 Percent in Q3

Posted October 17th, 2012 at 11:20 pm (UTC-5)
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China’s economy grew by 7.4 percent in the third quarter, missing the government’s target and falling to its slowest rate of growth since the global financial crisis. The figures released by the National Bureau of Statistics on Thursday represent the seventh straight quarter of easing for the world’s second largest economy. Although 7.4 percent growth […]

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Spanish Police Break Up Major Chinese Crime Ring

Posted October 17th, 2012 at 3:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Spanish police say they have broken up a major Chinese criminal operation that illegally shipped Chinese products to Spain for distribution throughout Europe. Spanish police chief Ignacio Cosido said Wednesday authorities detained 83 suspected members of the crime syndicate in nationwide raids on homes and businesses the previous day. The suspects include 58 Chinese nationals, […]

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Wen Says Chinese Economy ‘Relatively Good’

Posted October 17th, 2012 at 1:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao says his nation’s economy was “relatively good” in the past three months and Beijing now expects to achieve its goal of 7.5 percent growth this year. The growth of China’s economy, the world’s second largest after the United States, has been slowing over the past year and a half. But in […]

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Spanish Police Break Up Major Chinese Crime Ring

Posted October 17th, 2012 at 10:35 am (UTC-5)
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Spanish police say they have broken up a major Chinese criminal operation that illegally shipped Chinese products to Spain for distribution throughout Europe. Spanish police chief Ignacio Cosido said Wednesday authorities detained 83 suspected members of a crime syndicate in nationwide raids on homes and businesses the previous day. The suspects include 58 Chinese nationals, […]

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