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Survey Finds Chinese Focused on Quality of Life Issues

Posted October 17th, 2012 at 9:00 am (UTC-5)
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People in China are spending more and more time worried about their quality of life. A survey by the Pew Global Attitudes Project finds corruption, inequality and food safety top the list of concerns in China even as most Chinese say their financial situation is better. The survey finds inflation remains the number one concern […]

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Philippine President Sees Improved Ties With China After Power Transfer

Posted October 17th, 2012 at 5:35 am (UTC-5)
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Philippine President Benigno Aquino says he hopes to see progress in his country’s lingering territorial dispute with China following Beijing’s leadership transition next month. Mr. Aquino told reporters Wednesday that “domestic pressures” in China had complicated efforts to resolve the standoff over a group of uninhabited islets, which flared up in April. “There will be […]

Chinese Tech Company Says It Hired Underage Workers

Posted October 16th, 2012 at 3:30 pm (UTC-5)
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A major Chinese manufacturer for global technology companies says it hired underage workers, some as young as 14. Foxconn Technology Group said Tuesday that it employed an undisclosed number of underage interns for about three weeks at its Yantai campus in the Shandong province. The company said it took “immediate steps” to return the interns […]

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Tokyo: Seven Chinese Navy Ships Near Japanese Island

Posted October 16th, 2012 at 12:50 am (UTC-5)
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Japan says it has spotted seven Chinese naval ships near one of its islands, as tensions between the two Asian powers remain high over a territorial dispute in the East China Sea. Japan’s Defense Ministry says the Chinese ships were spotted early Tuesday by Japanese aircraft about 50 kilometers outside Yonaguni Island, Japan’s westernmost island. […]

China’s Exports Rise Nearly 10%

Posted October 13th, 2012 at 6:00 am (UTC-5)
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China’s exports increased more than expected in September, contributing to a widening trade surplus with the rest of the world. Figures released by the government Saturday showed exports up 9.9 percent from a year earlier, despite economic problems in Europe and the United States. China says its imports rose 2.4 percent in September, an improvement […]

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China’s Mo Yan Hopes for Jailed Nobel Winner’s Release from Jail

Posted October 12th, 2012 at 6:10 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese Nobel literature prize winner Mo Yan has unexpectedly broken his silence on the plight of fellow Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo, saying he hopes the dissident writer will soon be freed from prison. Mo, who won the prestigious award Thursday, has come under criticism by dissidents for previously failing to speak out about Liu, […]

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China’s Mo Yan Hopes for Jailed Nobel Winner’s Release from Jail

Posted October 12th, 2012 at 5:25 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese Nobel literature prize winner Mo Yan has unexpectedly broken his silence on the plight of fellow Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo, saying he hopes the dissident writer will soon be freed from prison. Mo, who won the prestigious award Thursday, has come under criticism by dissidents for previously failing to speak out about Liu, who […]

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China’s Mo Yan Hopes for Jailed Nobel Winner’s Release from Jail

Posted October 12th, 2012 at 4:10 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese Nobel literature prize winner Mo Yan says he hopes jailed 2010 Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo can soon be freed from prison. Mo on Thursday became the first Chinese national to win the prestigious literature prize. He has come under criticism for failing to speak out about the plight of Liu or against […]

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Tense History Between China, Nobel Organization

Posted October 11th, 2012 at 4:35 pm (UTC-5)
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The 2012 Nobel Prize for Literature is making big news in China, being hailed on television and the Internet, in a marked departure from the past. Just minutes after the Swedish Academy gave the award to Chinese writer Mo Yan, state-run television broke into its usual programming to relay the news. Millions of Chinese took […]

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Tense History Between China, Nobel Organization

Posted October 11th, 2012 at 2:10 pm (UTC-5)
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The 2012 Nobel Prize for Literature is making big news in China, being hailed on television and the Internet, in a marked departure from the past. Just minutes after the Swedish Academy gave the award to Chinese writer Mo Yan, state-run television broke into its usual programming to relay the news. Millions of Chinese took […]

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