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China Suspends Search for Trapped Miners

Posted July 4th, 2011 at 3:01 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese state media say rescuers racing to save 19 trapped coal miners suspended their efforts Monday because of high levels of toxic gas. The Xinhua news agency said the rescue command center at the Heshan mine in southern Guangxi province ordered rescuers to retreat when carbon monoxide and other gases spewed out of the shaft […]

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Vietnamese Protesters Denounce China in Maritime Dispute

Posted July 3rd, 2011 at 11:20 pm (UTC-5)
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About 100 people rallied in Vietnam’s capital, Hanoi, Sunday to protest China’s recent actions in disputed regional waters. Demonstrators shouted that the Spratly and Paracel islands belong to Vietnam, and they accused China of intending to invade Vietnam’s territory. Public protests are rare in communist Vietnam, but authorities have permitted the anti-China protests for a […]

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Vietnamese Protesters Denounce China in Maritime Dispute

Posted July 3rd, 2011 at 4:45 pm (UTC-5)
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About 100 people rallied in Vietnam’s capital, Hanoi, Sunday to protest China’s recent actions in disputed regional waters. Demonstrators shouted that the Spratly and Paracel islands belong to Vietnam, and they accused China of intending to invade Vietnam’s territory. Public protests are rate in communist Vietnam, but authorities have permitted the anti-China protests for a […]

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21 Trapped in China Coal Mine

Posted July 2nd, 2011 at 3:45 am (UTC-5)
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China’s official news agency says 21 miners were trapped underground early Saturday when a coal mine in southwestern Guizhou Province flooded. The Xinhua news agency said 29 miners were working in two shafts of the Niupeng Mine in Pingtang County when the mine was flooded. Eight of the miners have been rescued. China’s coal mines […]

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China Imprisons Tibetan Writer

Posted July 2nd, 2011 at 3:30 am (UTC-5)
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A U.S.-based rights group said Saturday that China sentenced a writer to four years in prison last month for helping edit a magazine critical of policies in Tibet. The International Campaign for Tibet said Tashi Rabten, the Tibetan editor of a banned magazine called Eastern Snow Mountain, was sentenced on June 2 in Aba, in […]

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China Communist Party Celebrates 90th Anniversary

Posted July 1st, 2011 at 4:25 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese President Hu Jintao marked the 90th anniversary of China’s Communist Party Friday, by telling thousands of party officials and members that the party must ensure economic growth, while controlling civil stability. In a 90-minute televised speech at Beijing’s Great Hall of the People, Mr. Hu singled out corruption as a clear and present danger […]

China Communist Party Celebrates 90th Anniversary

Posted July 1st, 2011 at 3:50 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese President Hu Jintao marked the 90th anniversary of China’s Communist Party Friday, by telling thousands of party officials and members that the party must ensure economic growth, while controlling civil stability. In a 90-minute televised speech at Beijing’s Great Hall of the People, Mr. Hu singled out corruption as a clear and present danger […]

China Communist Party Celebrates 90th Anniversary

Posted July 1st, 2011 at 2:53 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese President Hu Jintao marked the 90th anniversary of China’s Communist Party Friday, by telling thousands of party officials and members that the party must ensure economic growth, while controlling civil stability. In a 90-minute televised speech at Beijing’s Great Hall of the People, Mr. Hu singled out corruption as a clear and present danger […]

China Opens World’s Longest Sea Bridge

Posted June 30th, 2011 at 12:40 pm (UTC-5)
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China opened the world’s longest cross-sea bridge Thursday. The 36-kilometer Jiaozhou Bay Bridge stretches from China’s eastern port city of Qingdao to the island district of Huangdao. Chinese media say the bridge – touted as the longest of its kind – cost more than $2.3 billion. The official Xinhua news agency says the bridge will […]

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UN Criticizes China’s Failure to Arrest Sudan’s Bashir

Posted June 30th, 2011 at 9:10 am (UTC-5)
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The United Nations has criticized China for failing to arrest Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir during his visit to Beijing this week. U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said Thursday she is “disappointed” China welcomed Mr. Bashir, who is wanted by the International Criminal Court. The ICC has charged Mr. Bashir with war crimes, […]

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