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US Senate Bill Seeks Action in China Sea Disputes

Posted June 14th, 2011 at 1:35 am (UTC-5)
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Two United States senators have introduced legislation criticizing Chinese use of force in maritime disputes with its neighbors, and calling for the U.S. military to defend freedom of navigation in the South China Sea. The bill was introduced Monday by Jim Webb and James Inhofe, the top Democrat and Republican on the Senate subcommittee that […]

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Chinese Inflation Rate Rises in May

Posted June 14th, 2011 at 1:10 am (UTC-5)
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China’s inflation rate rose to 5.5. percent in May, its highest level in nearly three years despite government efforts to slow the fast-growing economy. Last month’s inflation rate edged above the 5.3 percent rate posted in April, driven by rising food prices brought on by crippling drought conditions in some parts of China. Beijing has […]

China Preps Huge Oil Platform for Deployment in South China Sea

Posted June 13th, 2011 at 5:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Chinese state media are reporting that a massive deepwater oil platform, Marine Oil 981, will begin testing this week for the first time in preparation for its deployment to the South China Sea in July. The deployment of the semi-submersible platform comes as tensions rise in the hotly contested South China Sea. Shortly after China […]

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Chinese Riot Police Patrol Chinese City After Migrant Riots

Posted June 13th, 2011 at 12:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Hundreds of riot police have taken up posts in a city in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong, seeking to establish order after three days of rioting triggered by the alleged mistreatment of a pregnant migrant worker by security officials. The heavy police presence Monday in Zengcheng city follows a rampage late Sunday in which […]

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Chinese, Kazakh Presidents Meet

Posted June 13th, 2011 at 7:10 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese President Hu Jintao met Monday with his Kazakh counterpart Nursultan Nazarbayev in Astana. The Chinese leader’s visit to Kazakhstan began Sunday and is aimed at boosting ties with the central Asian country and a regional cooperation group. Before his trip, the President Hu issued a statement praising the relations between China and Kazakhstan since […]

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Philippines Bolsters China Sea Claim With Change of Name

Posted June 13th, 2011 at 6:25 am (UTC-5)
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While Vietnam stages artillery exercises in the midst of a territorial dispute with China, the Philippines is adopting a different approach to its own spat with Beijing. A spokesman for President Benigno Aquino said Monday that henceforth, his government will refer to the area of the South China Sea surrounding the disputed Spratly Islands as […]

Residents Battle Police in Southern Chinese Township

Posted June 13th, 2011 at 2:55 am (UTC-5)
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Authorities in southern China are trying to calm tensions after days of repeated clashes between residents and police. The state-run China Daily newspaper said officials have been sent to neighborhoods and factories to talk to residents after the clashes, in which angry rioters hurled bricks and rocks, and set fire to vehicles in an industrial […]

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China Bans Eight New Food Additives

Posted June 12th, 2011 at 9:45 pm (UTC-5)
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China has banned eight new food additives after they were found to be tainted with an industrial chemical. The state food and drug administration has ordered catering companies to stop using products contaminated with DEHP that may cause hormonal disfunction in children if consumed in large doses. Primarily employed in the manufacture of plastics, DEHP […]

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Chinese President Begins Visit to Kazakhstan

Posted June 12th, 2011 at 7:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Chinese President Hu Jintao has begun a state visit to Kazakhstan, aimed at boosting ties with the central Asian country and a regional cooperation group. Kazakhstan’s President Nursultan Nazarbayev met Mr. Hu and his wife Sunday on arrival at the airport in the Kazakh capital Astana. Before his trip, the Chinese leader issued a statement […]

China Flood Death Toll Rises to 94

Posted June 12th, 2011 at 6:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Chinese officials say the death toll from heavy rains in central and southern provinces has risen to at least 94 and that 78 people are missing. The state flood control and drought relief agency said Sunday that torrential rains in the past week have triggered floods and landslides in 13 provinces, affecting more than 8 […]

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