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Three Chinese Ships Sail Near Disputed Islands: Japanese Coast Guard

Posted October 3rd, 2012 at 3:45 am (UTC-5)
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The Japanese Coast Guard says three Chinese government ships have entered the waters near a hotly disputed island chain in the East China Sea. In a statement Wednesday, the coast guard says the Chinese ships ignored warnings from Japanese patrol vessels and sailed near the Tokyo-controlled islands. It says the Japanese ships are demanding that […]

Chinese Ships Again Enter Disputed Waters

Posted October 2nd, 2012 at 9:50 am (UTC-5)
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Four Chinese surveillance ships have entered waters near disputed Japanese-controlled islands in the East China Sea, further intensifying a bitter territorial dispute. Japan’s Foreign Minister Koichiro Gemba said Tuesday authorities have called on the ships to leave the Japanese waters, and that a complaint has been lodged with China’s government. In Beijing, a Chinese foreign […]

China to Shut Down Ai Weiwei’s Art Firm

Posted October 2nd, 2012 at 7:45 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese authorities plan to shut down the company founded by prominent artist and dissident Ai Weiwei. Ai’s legal consultant Liu Xiaoyuan said in a blog post Tuesday local authorities are pulling the business license of Beijing Fake Cultural Development because it did not follow annual registration requirements. The company, which markets Ai’s art, last week […]

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China’s Manufacturing Declines

Posted September 29th, 2012 at 7:15 am (UTC-5)
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A business survey in Beijing shows September marks the 11th straight month of decline for Chinese manufacturing. Export orders also fell in September at the sharpest rate in 42 months amid weak international demand. The HSBC Managers Index measures manufacturing activities on a 100-point scale on which numbers below 50 show a contraction. The index […]

China Claims Islands in NY Times Ad

Posted September 29th, 2012 at 6:40 am (UTC-5)
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China has published an expensive, two-page color advertisement in a prominent U.S. newspaper, defending its claim to disputed islands in the East China Sea. The ad in The New York Times Friday says China has “indisputable sovereignty” over the Diaoyu islands. The tiny islands and rock formations are at the center of an ongoing dispute […]

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Bo Xilai Expelled from Communist Party; China Vows ‘Justice’

Posted September 28th, 2012 at 7:05 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese state media say disgraced politician Bo Xilai, who is at the center of China’s biggest political scandal in decades, has been kicked out of the country’s Communist Party and will “face justice.” The official Xinhua news agency said Bo, once considered a rising star in Chinese politics, will face charges including corruption, abuse of […]

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Bo Xilai Expelled from Communist Party; China Vows ‘Justice’

Posted September 28th, 2012 at 6:35 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese state media say disgraced politician Bo Xilai, who is at the center of China’s biggest political scandal in decades, has been kicked out of the country’s Communist Party and will “face justice.” The official Xinhua news agency said Bo, once considered a rising star in Chinese politics, has been expelled from public office and […]

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Bo Xilai Expelled from Communist Party; China Vows ‘Justice’

Posted September 28th, 2012 at 6:10 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese state media say disgraced politician Bo Xilai, who has been at the center of China’s biggest political scandal in decades, has been kicked out of the country’s Communist Party and will “face justice.” The long-awaited announcement regarding Bo’s fate was made Friday by China’s official Xinhua news agency. The brief announcement said Bo, once […]

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Chinese Gov’t Expert Casts Doubt on Neil Heywood Poisoning

Posted September 28th, 2012 at 2:50 am (UTC-5)
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A top Chinese forensic expert says there is little evidence that British businessman Neil Heywood died of cyanide poisoning, casting doubt on Beijing’s official narrative of an event that sparked a major political scandal. The 41-year-old businessman was found dead in a hotel room last November in the southwest city Chongqing. Gu Kailai, the wife […]

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China Minister to UN: Japan ‘Stole’ Disputed Islands

Posted September 28th, 2012 at 12:20 am (UTC-5)
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China’s foreign minister says Japan’s recent purchase of disputed islands in the East China Sea is “illegal and invalid” and that the move does not affect Beijing’s historical claim to the rocky archipelago. In a speech late Thursday to the United Nations General Assembly, Yang Jiechi said the Japanese purchase “grossly violated” Chinese sovereignty. He […]

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