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Singapore Urges Beijing to Spell Out China Sea Claims

Posted June 20th, 2011 at 3:15 am (UTC-5)
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Singapore is urging China to spell out its territorial claims in the South China Sea with more precision. In a formal statement Monday, Singapore’s foreign ministry said it is in China’s own interest to clarify the extent of its claims, saying the current ambiguity is causing concern among other maritime nations. The statement comes as […]

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Continued Rain Raises Flood Threat in Southern China

Posted June 20th, 2011 at 3:05 am (UTC-5)
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Torrential rains continued Monday across southern China, where severe flooding has claimed more than 100 lives and driven hundreds of thousands of people from their homes. Weather forecasters predicted at least three more days of rain, while authorities called on local officials to pay close attention to the condition of dikes, reservoirs and dams. At […]

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Indian Military Delegation Visits China

Posted June 19th, 2011 at 4:05 pm (UTC-5)
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An Indian military delegation has arrived in China for a visit aimed at re-establishing defense ties between the two Asian giants after a year-long freeze. The eight-member delegation led by Major General Gurmeet Singh arrived in Beijing Sunday. The week-long visit will include meetings with Chinese counterparts in Beijing, Shanghai and the restive Xinjiang region […]

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Vietnamese Protesters Rally Against China for 3rd Sunday

Posted June 19th, 2011 at 1:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Vietnamese demonstrators have rallied in Hanoi for a third straight Sunday to protest Chinese maritime practices, in an escalating regional dispute over potentially energy-rich islets in the South China Sea. The protesters gathered at the Chinese embassy and marched through nearby streets demanding that Beijing stay out of what Hanoi insists is Vietnamese territory. The […]

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Chinese President Arrives in Ukraine

Posted June 18th, 2011 at 5:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Chinese President Hu Jintao has begun his state visit to Ukraine aimed at boosting China’s economic and political ties with the eastern European country. Ukrainian Foreign Minister Konstantin Grishchenko met President Hu and his wife on arrival Saturday at the Simferopol airport in Crimea. From there, they continued to the city of Yalta on the […]

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Weather Disaster Worsens in China

Posted June 17th, 2011 at 6:55 am (UTC-5)
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At least 168 people are either dead or missing after two weeks of torrential rains and flash floods in various parts of China. The official China Daily newspaper says disaster relief teams have been dispatched to Zhejiang, Anhui and Jiangxi provinces, where waterways have overflowed their banks and forced thousands of residents to evacuate their […]

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India, China to Resume Defense Contacts

Posted June 17th, 2011 at 6:05 am (UTC-5)
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Indian officials say they are sending a military delegation to China Sunday, marking a resumption of defense ties suspended for a year over a visa spat. The eight member Indian group will visit Beijing and the Xinjiang region that borders Kashmir on the six-day visit. India cut off defense contacts with China last year to […]

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Report: China to Boost Maritime Patrol Forces

Posted June 17th, 2011 at 4:25 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese state media say the country will expand its offshore maritime patrol force within the next decade, as tensions increase between Beijing and its South China Sea neighbors over a set of islands said to hold vast reserves of natural resources. The China Daily newspaper says the China Maritime Surveillance Forces will add 16 aircraft […]

Hu: Chinese-Russian Border Disputes Resolved ‘Once and for All’

Posted June 16th, 2011 at 8:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Chinese President Hu Jintao says China and Russia have resolved their border disputes once and for all, and are now each other’s most important strategic partner. Mr. Hu was in Moscow Thursday as he and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev marked the 10th anniversary of the Treaty of Good Neighborliness. The pact solidified Chinese-Russian friendship after […]

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Mexican IMF Candidate Takes Campaign to China

Posted June 16th, 2011 at 11:05 am (UTC-5)
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Mexican central bank Governor Agustin Carstens has failed to receive Chinese support in his campaign to become the next head of the International Monetary Fund. Carstens met Thursday with his Chinese counterpart Zhou Xiaochuan and Finance Minister Xie Xuren in Beijing, Carstens, who ended the meeting without a public endorsement, said it is time for […]

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