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Taiwan Will Open to Individual Chinese Tourists Later This Month

Posted June 9th, 2011 at 12:35 am (UTC-5)
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Officials say Chinese tourists from selected cities will be able to start visiting Taiwan on their own by the end of this month. The plan was endorsed Wednesday at a meeting of officials from China and Taiwan to review a number of agreements between the two governments. Until now, Chinese have been allowed to visit […]

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French IMF Candidate Voices Satisfaction After Beijing Talks

Posted June 9th, 2011 at 12:10 am (UTC-5)
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French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde says she is “very satisfied” after two days of talks with Chinese leaders about her bid to become managing director of the International Monetary Fund. Lagarde spoke to reporters in Beijing Thursday following her meetings with Vice Premier Wang Qishan, central bank chief Zhou Xiaochuan, and other senior officials. She […]

Lagarde; Carstens Campaign for Top IMF Job

Posted June 8th, 2011 at 1:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Both of the announced candidates to head the International Monetary Fund are visiting key economic powers, seeking support for their rival bids to become the next managing director of the global lender. French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde is in Beijing for a series of meetings with top Chinese financial and political officials. She arrived Wednesday, […]

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Lagarde & Carstens Campaign for Top IMF Job

Posted June 8th, 2011 at 11:50 am (UTC-5)
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Both of the announced candidates to head the International Monetary Fund are visiting key emerging nations, seeking support for their rival bids to become the next Managing Director of the global lender. French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde is in Beijing for a series of meetings with top Chinese financial and political officials. She arrived Wednesday, […]

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UN Presses China on Fate of Missing Monks

Posted June 8th, 2011 at 11:15 am (UTC-5)
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United Nations human rights investigators are calling on China to disclose the fate of more than 300 Tibetan Buddhist monks they say have been subjected to enforced disappearances after being taken into custody at a monastery in Sichuan province earlier this year. The U.N. Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances says the monks at […]

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Coal Drivers Go on Trial in Death of Mongolian Herder

Posted June 8th, 2011 at 5:45 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese state media say two Chinese coal miners have gone on trial for murder in Inner Mongolia in a case that prompted large-scale protests in the region. The official Xinhua news agency said Wednesday about 160 people witnessed the trial, including relatives of both the accused and the victim. The agency said prosecutors said the […]

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Lagarde Takes Bid for IMF Top Job to China

Posted June 8th, 2011 at 5:25 am (UTC-5)
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French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde is in China seeking support for her bid to become the next managing director of the International Monetary Fund. Lagarde arrived in Beijing Wednesday after a visit to India, where she held talks with her counterpart Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. She will hold two days of talks […]

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China Warns Philippines in South China Sea Dispute

Posted June 8th, 2011 at 4:10 am (UTC-5)
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China is telling the Philippines to stop harming its rights and interests by complaining about Chinese activities in the South China Sea. In a statement published on its foreign ministry website late Tuesday, spokesman Hong Lei said the Philippine government should stop publishing “irresponsible statements” that do not match the facts. He added that Chinese […]

China Opens Military Procurement to Civil Bidders

Posted June 8th, 2011 at 3:40 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese state media say the government has for the first time published a list of companies that are authorized to supply military equipment. The official Xinhua news agency said Wednesday that 1,600 suppliers are named on the list, which is being made public as part of a reform of the military procurement process. The agency […]

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Chinese-Based iPhone Maker is Stripped of Blue-Chip Status

Posted June 8th, 2011 at 3:15 am (UTC-5)
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Foxconn, the troubled, China-based manufacturer of iPhones and other electronic devices, has suffered a blow to its prestige with its delisting from Hong Kong’s Hang Seng stock index. Tuesday’s action is the latest in a series of setbacks for the world’s largest electronics subcontractor, which also assembles Apple iPads, Amazon Kindles, Nokia smartphones and other […]

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