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China Tests High-Speed Train Line

Posted June 27th, 2011 at 5:05 am (UTC-5)
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Developers of China’s high-speed train system conducted a test run of the showcase Beijing-to-Shanghai route Monday. A train set out from Beijing for the 1,318-kilometer trip carrying government officials, reporters and executives of the companies that are building the line. The new service takes five hours to make the trip, half as long as a […]

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Sudan’s President Praises China Ahead of Visit to Beijing

Posted June 27th, 2011 at 2:55 am (UTC-5)
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China says a controversial visit to Beijing by Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has been delayed, forcing the postponement of a scheduled meeting Monday with President Hu Jintao. The planned four-day visit has been condemned by human rights groups because of China’s refusal to arrest Mr. Bashir on warrants issued by the International Criminal Court at […]

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China Welcomes “New Channel” for Dialogue With US

Posted June 27th, 2011 at 2:20 am (UTC-5)
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China is welcoming the opening of a “new channel” of communications with the United States after talks in Hawaii where South China Sea tensions were discussed. A commentary Sunday in the official Xinhua news agency said the talks resulted from Washington’s strategic emphasis on the Asia-Pacific region and China’s growing global influence. It said China […]

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WikiLeaks Cable Ties Chinese Officials to Taiwan ‘Honey Trap’

Posted June 27th, 2011 at 1:40 am (UTC-5)
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Documents released by the anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks show that U.S. diplomats suspected a female Taiwanese spy was responsible for the downfall of a top Chinese official. When Chinese Finance Minister Jin Renqing resigned his post in August of 2007, Beijing said he was stepping down for “personal reasons.” But in a U.S. State Department cable […]

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Sudan’s President Praises China Ahead of Visit to Beijing

Posted June 27th, 2011 at 12:30 am (UTC-5)
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Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has praised China for helping his country to blunt the impact of U.S.-led economic sanctions in an interview ahead of his arrival in Beijing Monday. Mr. Bashir also said in the interview with China’s Xinhua news agency that he expects Beijing to continue to have good relations with both northern and […]

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US Official: China’s Military Expansion Raises Concerns in Asia- Pacific

Posted June 26th, 2011 at 10:15 pm (UTC-5)
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A top U.S. official for East Asian and Pacific affairs says the U.S. government has conveyed to China that its military expansion is raising concerns in the region. U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Kurt Campbell spoke to reporters in Honolulu, after a meeting with Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Cui Tiankai. The two officials held their […]

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Chinese Leader Continues European Tour in Britain

Posted June 26th, 2011 at 8:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao continued his European tour Sunday in the central English city of Birmingham, where he visited the Chinese-owned Longbridge MG car factory. Mr. Wen unveiled the first new MG car model in 15 years, calling it a potent symbol of friendship between London and Beijing. Outside the factory gates, a group of […]

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China’s Northeastern Coast Braces for Tropical Storm

Posted June 26th, 2011 at 7:25 pm (UTC-5)
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China’s eastern coast is bracing for strong winds and heavy rains as tropical storm Meari moves northward from the southern Yellow Sea waters. The National Meteorological Center said Sunday that the storm could make a landfall early Monday in northeastern China, close to the border with North Korea. China’s official news agency Xinhua says strong […]

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Chinese Leader Visits Britain on European Tour

Posted June 26th, 2011 at 9:30 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao is spending Sunday in Britain as he continues a European tour. Mr. Wen visited a Chinese-owned car manufacturing plant in Birmingham where he was met by a small group of protesters demanding freedom for Chinese-ruled Tibet. He also attended a brief performance at the Shakespeare Center in Stratford-upon-Avon. The Chinese leader […]

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Vietnam and China Pledge to Peacefully Resolve Maritime Dispute

Posted June 26th, 2011 at 7:00 am (UTC-5)
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China and Vietnam pledged Sunday to resolve their maritime dispute in the South China Sea through peaceful dialogue. Chinese media said Chinese State Councilor Dai Bingguo and Vietnamese Vice Foreign Minister Ho Xuan Son met in Beijing Saturday and agreed to address the dispute through negotiations and peaceful, friendly consultations. However, no details on specific […]

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