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China Stakes Out China Sea Position For US Talks

Posted June 22nd, 2011 at 6:15 am (UTC-5)
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A senior Chinese official says he will deny Chinese responsibility for disputes in the South China Sea if the issue comes up during talks with the United States this week. Vice Foreign Minister Cui Tiankai said the issue is not on the agenda for his talks on Saturday in Hawaii with U.S. Assistant Secretary of […]

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China Acknowledges Libyan Rebels as Political Force, Dialogue Partner

Posted June 22nd, 2011 at 5:30 am (UTC-5)
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China is acknowledging the Libyan rebel movement as an “important dialogue partner” that has become a vital political force in the north African country. Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi made the comment about Libya’s National Transition Council after a meeting in Beijing Wednesday with rebel envoy Mahmoud Jibril. In a posting on the ministry website, Yang […]

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China Acknowledges Libyan Rebels as Political Force, Dialogue Partner

Posted June 22nd, 2011 at 5:28 am (UTC-5)
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China is acknowledging the Libyan rebel movement as an “important dialogue partner” that has become a vital political force in the north African country. Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi made the comment about Libya’s National Transition Council after a meeting in Beijing Wednesday with rebel envoy Mahmoud Jibril. In a posting on the ministry website, Yang […]

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China Acknowledges Libyan Rebels as Political Force, Dialogue Partner

Posted June 22nd, 2011 at 5:11 am (UTC-5)
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China is acknowledging the Libyan rebel movement as an “important dialogue partner” that has become a vital political force in the north African country. Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi made the comment about Libya’s National Transition Council after a meeting in Beijing Wednesday with rebel envoy Mahmoud Jibril. In a posting on the ministry website, Yang […]

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Chinese Media See Hopeful Sign in Vietnamese Gay Wedding

Posted June 22nd, 2011 at 4:08 am (UTC-5)
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A Chinese state-controlled newspaper sees reports of a high-profile gay wedding in Vietnam as a sign of hope for gay men and lesbians in China. A commentary in the Communist party-controlled Global Times noted approvingly that the wedding — just the second of its kind in Vietnam — was approved by both men’s families and […]

China’s Ruling Party Pledges Stepped-Up Drive Against Corruption

Posted June 22nd, 2011 at 3:52 am (UTC-5)
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A Communist Party of China official says corruption in the country is becoming more severe as the nation undergoes rapid social and economic changes. Wu Yuliang, vice chairman of the party’s discipline commission, told reporters Wednesday the party will step up efforts to fight the problem, including through the supervision of officials’ financial assets. Wu […]

Industry Pressure Blamed for China’s “Shameful” Milk Safety Standards

Posted June 22nd, 2011 at 1:10 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese state media say pressure from powerful dairy interests is to blame for China having the weakest milk safety standards of any major country. The Communist Party-controlled Global Times reported Wednesday that the allowable bacteria count in Chinese milk is 20 times higher than in the United States or Europe. It also says protein requirements […]

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Waterlogged Southeastern China Braces for More Rains

Posted June 21st, 2011 at 11:15 am (UTC-5)
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Flood-ravaged southern and eastern China braced Tuesday for more torrential rains and wind, as a tropical storm menaced the country’s southern coast and approached making a landfall. The state weather bureau said the storm, with wind gusts of 30 knots, was approaching the coast of Guangdong and Fujian provinces near Hong Kong and would inundate […]

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China Defends Upcoming Visit by Indicted Sudanese Leader

Posted June 21st, 2011 at 10:45 am (UTC-5)
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China is defending an upcoming visit by Sudan’s President Omar Hassan al-Bashir, who has been indicted for war crimes and crimes against humanity. There has been widespread criticism from human rights groups that want the Sudanese leader arrested to face charges. Two warrants issued in 2009 and 2010 by the International Criminal Court accuse Bashir […]

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China Warns Vietnam of Possible Military Response in South China Sea

Posted June 21st, 2011 at 8:10 am (UTC-5)
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China’s state-controlled media are warning Vietnam that Beijing will “take whatever measures necessary,” including military action, to protect its interests in the South China Sea. The Global Times newspaper, in an editorial Tuesday, issued Beijing’s sternest public warning yet to Vietnam as regional tensions rise over conflicting maritime claims to territories thought to be rich […]

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