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Chinese Premier to Visit Germany, Britain

Posted June 16th, 2011 at 9:30 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao will make official visits to Hungary, Britain and Germany next week. Foreign Ministry Spokesman Hong Lei says Mr. Wen is visiting at the invitation of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, British Prime Minister David Cameron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel. He says the meetings will focus on bilateral relations and international […]

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Sudanese Leader Charged with War Crimes to Visit China

Posted June 16th, 2011 at 7:05 am (UTC-5)
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China’s foreign ministry says Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir will visit Beijing later this month, despite being wanted by the International Criminal Court on war crimes charges. Ministry spokesman Hong Lei told reporters in Beijing Thursday that Mr. Bashir will begin a four-day visit to China on June 27. He said Mr. Bashir and Chinese President […]

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EU, China Hold Annual Human Rights Dialogue

Posted June 16th, 2011 at 5:50 am (UTC-5)
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Diplomats from the European Union are holding annual talks with their Chinese counterparts in Beijing Thursday on China’s human rights record. The EU delegates are likely to bring up the government’s recent crackdown on dissidents and activists, including artist Ai Weiwei and Liu Xia, the wife of jailed dissident and Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo. […]

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Rights Group Reports New Rioting in Eastern China

Posted June 16th, 2011 at 5:30 am (UTC-5)
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A Hong Kong-based rights group says thousands of security forces have been deployed to put down unrest in China’s eastern Zhejiang province, the latest in a series of recent disturbances across the country. The Information Center for Human Rights and Democracy said Thursday that residents have been rioting since Tuesday in Taizhou City after a […]

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Mexican IMF Candidate Takes Campaign to China

Posted June 16th, 2011 at 2:05 am (UTC-5)
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Mexican central bank Governor Agustin Carstens was due in Beijing Thursday to meet with Chinese leaders in his campaign to become head of the International Monetary Fund. Carstens is scheduled to meet with his Chinese counterpart Zhou Xiaochuan and Finance Minister Xie Xuren. He and French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde were named by the IMF […]

Chinese Navy Ship Heads to Singapore for Unprecedented Visit

Posted June 16th, 2011 at 1:30 am (UTC-5)
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China says one of its largest naval patrol ships is on its way to Singapore for an unprecedented port call. The official Xinhua news agency said Thursday that the two-week visit by the Haixun 31 will mark the first time China has sent a major patrol ship to a foreign country. The 3,000-ton ship was […]

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China Forecast to Overcome US as World’s Biggest Car Buyer

Posted June 15th, 2011 at 8:10 pm (UTC-5)
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A U.S. market research firm says light-vehicle sales in China are eclipsing sales in the United States and that China could become the world’s biggest car buyer this year. J.D. Power and Associates, which tracks the auto industry, said that in 2011, automakers expect to sell more than 18 million vehicles in China, which is […]

Heavy Rain Kills More People in China, Forces Evacuations

Posted June 15th, 2011 at 6:55 pm (UTC-5)
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A new round of rainstorms pounded central and southern China Wednesday, causing more deaths and massive evacuations. The government has ordered some 88,000 people in six provinces to evacuate. The Xinhua news agency reported that 72,000 people were evacuated in southern Jiangxi and Zhejiang provinces Wednesday. It said the rain also toppled more than 1,300 […]

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Philippines Says it Removed “Foreign” Markers From South China Sea

Posted June 15th, 2011 at 6:46 pm (UTC-5)
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The Philippine navy has removed foreign marker posts installed on three reefs and banks in the disputed waters of the South China Sea, which Manila now calls the West Philippine Sea. Officials said Wednesday the unidentified posts were removed in May from Reed bank, Boxall Reef and Amy Douglas Bank, shortly before the government protested […]

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Philippines Says it Removed Disputed South China Sea Markers

Posted June 15th, 2011 at 3:55 am (UTC-5)
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Military officials in the Philippines say their navy has removed a number of marker posts from shoals and reefs in the South China Sea that are mutually claimed by the Philippines and China. Officials said Wednesday the posts were removed in May, shortly before the government protested that China had offloaded building materials and erected […]

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