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McCain Calls on US to Take Greater Role in South China Sea Disputes

Posted June 21st, 2011 at 8:05 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Senator John McCain says the United States must help nations in the Southeast Asian region boost their maritime forces to counter China’s “unsubstantiated” territorial claims in the South China Sea. Speaking in Washington late Monday, the former presidential candidate said he is troubled about Beijing’s increasingly assertive actions in the South China Sea, especially […]

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China Hosts Libyan Rebel Envoy, Seeking Mediator’s Role

Posted June 21st, 2011 at 6:30 am (UTC-5)
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China said Tuesday it is hoping to help find a political solution to the conflict in Libya during talks this week with a representative of the Libyan rebel movement. Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said the talks on Tuesday and Wednesday with rebel envoy Mahmoud Jibril reflect China’s desire to maintain contact with all parties […]

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McCain Calls on US to Take Greater Role in South China Sea Disputes

Posted June 21st, 2011 at 5:50 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Senator John McCain says the United States must help nations in the Southeast Asian region boost their maritime forces to counter China’s “unsubstantiated” territorial claims in the South China Sea. Speaking in Washington late Monday, the former presidential candidate said he is troubled over Beijing’s increasingly assertive actions in the South China Sea, especially […]

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China Hosts Libyan Rebel Envoy, Seeking Mediator’s Role

Posted June 21st, 2011 at 5:05 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese state media say talks Tuesday between Chinese officials and a top representative of the Libyan rebel movement will likely focus on Beijing’s efforts to mediate an end to the North African conflict. The Chinese Foreign Ministry has said little about the visit, announcing only that Mahmoud Jibril, the chairman of the executive board of […]

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Wife of Chinese Dissident Sees Husband Before Release

Posted June 21st, 2011 at 1:25 am (UTC-5)
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The wife of a leading Chinese dissident says she has been taken to see her husband in prison ahead of his scheduled release on Sunday. Zeng Jinyan, the wife of prominent dissident Hu Jia, has written on her Twitter account and confirmed to journalists that she was detained by eight men when she arrived from […]

China Offers Riot Informers Rewards

Posted June 20th, 2011 at 7:00 pm (UTC-5)
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China has offered rewards to migrant workers who help identify participants in recent riots in southern city of Zengcheng. The city’s newspaper, the Zengcheng Daily, published a notice offering rewards to individuals who provide information on suspected rioters. The rewards include cash of up to $1,500, “outstanding migrant worker” titles, and workers residency permits for […]

Chinese President Wraps Up Eurasian Tour

Posted June 20th, 2011 at 5:25 pm (UTC-5)
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China’s President Hu Jintao is returning to Beijing after wrapping up his Eurasian tour, which took him to Kazakhstan, Russia and Ukraine. China’s official news agency Xinhua reported that President Hu left Ukraine’s capital Kyiv late Monday. Earlier in the day, the Chinese president and his Ukrainian counterpart Viktor Yanukovych oversaw the signing of $3.5 […]

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Ukraine, China Billion-Dollar Business Deals

Posted June 20th, 2011 at 12:00 pm (UTC-5)
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China’s President Hu Jintao has attended the signing of $3.5 billion in business deals with Ukraine. Mr. Hu and Ukranian President Viktor Yanukovych on Monday praised the agreements as part of a new “strategic partnership” between the two nations. The deals covered the energy, technology and trade sectors. China’s official news agency Xinhua has said […]

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China’s Three Gorges Dam Operator Defends Project

Posted June 20th, 2011 at 11:55 am (UTC-5)
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The operator of China’s Three Gorges Dam is defending the controversial mega-project, saying it benefits society and the Chinese economy. The Three Gorges Corporation, in a report on social responsibility, says the dam guards against flooding along the middle and lower Yangtze River, and say it helped alleviate a drought that ravaged much of southern […]

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Ukraine, China Billion-Dollar Business Deals

Posted June 20th, 2011 at 11:45 am (UTC-5)
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China’s President Hu Jintao has attended the signing of $3.5 billion in business deals with Ukraine. Mr. Hu and Ukranian President Viktor Yanukovytch on Monday praised the agreements as part of a new “strategic partnership” between the two nations. The deals covered the energy, technology and trade sectors. China’s official news agency Xinhua has said […]

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