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Citing Bo Case, China Vows to Get Tough on Corruption

Posted October 9th, 2012 at 4:55 am (UTC-5)
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China’s Communist Party says its decision to pursue charges against disgraced politician Bo Xilai shows it is serious about cracking down on rampant corruption within its ranks. He Guoqiang, the party’s top disciplinary official, was quoted in state media Tuesday as saying the case against the once-powerful Bo should serve as a warning to other […]

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US House Report Say China Tech Giants Pose Security Risk

Posted October 8th, 2012 at 3:45 pm (UTC-5)
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A new U.S. congressional report warns U.S. companies not to do business with two major Chinese telecommunications firms because they pose a security threat. The report by the House Intelligence Committee also recommends that U.S. government computer systems not include any components made by China’s largest phone equipment companies, Huawei and ZTE. House members say […]

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Tibetan PM-in-Exile ‘Ready to Engage’ in China Talks

Posted October 5th, 2012 at 1:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Rising tensions, including an ongoing Chinese crackdown on dissent, will not stop Tibet’s government-in-exile from seeking talks with Beijing. Prime Minister Lobsang Sangay told reporters in New Delhi Friday the next step is up to China. “We are ready to engage in dialogue with the Chinese government anytime, anywhere, this is where we stand. But […]

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Death Toll in China Landslide Climbs to 19

Posted October 5th, 2012 at 4:10 am (UTC-5)
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China’s official news agency says another body has been retrieved after a landslide on Thursday in southwestern China, bringing the death toll to 19, including 18 elementary school students The Xinhua news agency said that the body was found Friday afternoon. Xinhua did not identify the victim or say whether it was the body of […]

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18 Children Die in China Landslide

Posted October 5th, 2012 at 12:10 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese officials say all 18 elementary school students buried in a landslide in southwestern China on Thursday are dead, while one person is missing. Yilian county officials said the students were confirmed dead early Friday, about 18 hours after the landslide buried a school and three farmhouses in the village of Zhenhe. Officials said one […]

Landslide Kills 16 Students in Southwest China

Posted October 4th, 2012 at 2:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Chinese officials are now blaming a landslide that slammed into a school building for the deaths of 16 students, with three people still missing. Chinese state media say the landslide struck early Thursday in southwestern Yunnan province — a region still recovering from a devastating earthquake. The official Xinhua news agency says the landslide destroyed […]

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Japan: Chinese Officials to Attend IMF Summit in Tokyo

Posted October 4th, 2012 at 7:15 am (UTC-5)
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Japan says it expects Chinese delegates to attend next week’s meeting of the International Monetary Fund in Tokyo, despite Beijing’s heated territorial dispute with Japan. A senior Japanese finance ministry official said Thursday that China’s finance minister and central banker are both slated to attend the annual meetings. Some major Chinese banks have already pulled […]

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Obama, Romney Using China as Campaign Issue

Posted October 4th, 2012 at 6:25 am (UTC-5)
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Mitt Romney launched a fresh criticism of China on Wednesday, using the opening statement of the U.S. presidential campaign’s first debate to promise he would “crack down on China if and when they cheat.” The language is not unusual for the Republican party presidential candidate, who has promised, if elected, to designate China as a […]

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Landslide Buries 18 Students in Southwest China

Posted October 4th, 2012 at 3:30 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese state media say a landslide has buried 18 elementary school students in a southwest region that was already recovering from a devastating earthquake. The official Xinhua news agency says the landslide destroyed the Youfang Elementary School and two farmhouses in Zhenhe village early Thursday. Normally, the students would not have been in school, because […]

Obama Sued by Chinese Firm for Blocking Wind Farm Deal

Posted October 3rd, 2012 at 6:45 am (UTC-5)
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A Chinese-owned company has sued U.S. President Barack Obama for blocking its bid to build a wind farm near a sensitive American naval site used to test unmanned drones. China’s official Xinhua news agency says the company, Ralls Corp., claims Mr. Obama exceeded his constitutional rights and did not provide evidence as to why the […]

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