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US Senate Deplores China’s Use of Force At Sea

Posted June 27th, 2011 at 10:55 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. Senate has condemned China’s use of force in the disputed waters of the South China Sea. Senators voted unanimously Monday to adopt a resolution that “deplores the use of force” by Chinese vessels in the strategic maritime zone claimed by several countries. The resolution calls for a peaceful solution of these disputes. In […]

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US Senate Deplores China’s Use of Force At Sea

Posted June 27th, 2011 at 10:20 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. Senate has condemned China’s use of force in the disputed waters of the South China Sea. Senators voted unanimously Monday to adopt a resolution that “deplores the use of force” by Chinese vessels in the strategic maritime zone claimed by several countries. The resolution calls for a peaceful solution of these disputes. In […]

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China, Britain Sign $2.2 Billion Trade Deals

Posted June 27th, 2011 at 3:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao has traveled to Germany after wrapping up a three-day visit to Britain where he and British Prime Minister David Cameron signed trade deals worth $2.2 billion. At their Monday summit, both leaders expressed optimism about increasing bilateral trade with a goal of $100 billion by 2015. But they also voiced differences […]

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China Readies Panda Census

Posted June 27th, 2011 at 12:35 pm (UTC-5)
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China is preparing to launch a once-a-decade census of its giant panda population to determine how many of the endangered animals are living in the wild. The official Xinhua news agency said Monday that training has begun in a national reserve in Sichuan province where 70 trackers are conducting a pilot survey. The general census […]

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China, Britain Sign $2.2 Billion Trade Deals

Posted June 27th, 2011 at 11:30 am (UTC-5)
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Mr. Wen’s trip to Britain came as two prominent Chinese dissidents, Hu Jia and artist Ai Weiwei, were released from prison. Both have been warned by the authorities that they face further punishment unless they stay silent. Following his meeting with Mr. Cameron on Monday, the Chinese leader will travel to Germany, where German officials […]

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Sudanese President’s Visit to China Delayed

Posted June 27th, 2011 at 10:40 am (UTC-5)
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A controversial meeting between Chinese President Hu Jintao and Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir was postponed Monday, after Mr. Bashir was delayed traveling to Beijing. Sudan’s foreign ministry says Mr. Bashir was flying from Iran to China late Sunday when his plane was given a new flight path over Turkmenistan. It says the change was not […]

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China Moves to Ease High-Speed Train Concerns

Posted June 27th, 2011 at 10:00 am (UTC-5)
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The Chinese government is seeking to ease public concerns about its showcase Beijing-to-Shanghai high-speed train, after a former rail official accused Beijing of ignoring safety problems on the $32.5 billion rail line and exaggerating the train’s top speed. The official Xinhua news agency on Monday dismissed the claims of the former official. The report quotes […]

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Chinese Leader Unveils Trade Deals with Britain

Posted June 27th, 2011 at 8:20 am (UTC-5)
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Britain and China announced $2.2 billion in new trade deals on Monday. The announcement came following a meeting in London between Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao and British Prime Minister David Cameron. The Chinese premier is finishing a three-day visit to Britain. On Sunday, he went to the Chinese-owned Longbridge MG car factory in the central […]

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Sudanese President’s Visit to China Delayed

Posted June 27th, 2011 at 8:00 am (UTC-5)
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A controversial meeting between Chinese President Hu Jintao and Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir was postponed Monday, after Mr. Bashir was delayed while traveling to Beijing. Sudan’s foreign ministry says Mr. Bashir was traveling from Iran to China when his plane was re-routed while flying over Turkmenistan. For unknown reasons, the president was flown back to […]

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Chinese Leader Set to Unveil Trade Deal with Britain

Posted June 27th, 2011 at 6:40 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao continued his European tour Monday, meeting with British Prime Minister David Cameron. The two were expected to announce trade deals worth up to $1.6 billion. Mr. Wen visited the central English city of Birmingham Sunday, where he visited the Chinese-owned Longbridge MG car factory. He unveiled the first new MG car […]

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