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Chinese Crime Wave Reported After Pre-Universiade Crackdown

Posted June 2nd, 2011 at 3:35 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese state media say residents are reporting increased crime in the southern city Dongguan, which has become a haven for thousands of people expelled from the nearby city of Shenzhen ahead of an international sporting event. The Communist Party-controlled Global Times said Tuesday that more than 80,000 “high-risk” people have been expelled from Shenzhen in […]

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Xinhua President Calls for Global “Media UN”

Posted June 2nd, 2011 at 2:05 am (UTC-5)
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The president of China’s official Xinhua news agency is calling for the formation of a new non-governmental organization to coordinate the world’s news media, serving as a sort of media United Nations. In an opinion article in the New York-based Wall Street Journal, Xinhua President Li Congjun argues that the rules and practices governing the […]

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Gates: US Won’t “Hold Down” Great Power China

Posted June 1st, 2011 at 11:20 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates says the United States understands that China has been a great power for thousands of years and will continue to be a great power into the future. Gates told reporters Thursday that the United States is not trying to “hold China down” but only to manage the military relationship in […]

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Google: Chinese Hackers Break Into E-Mail Accounts

Posted June 1st, 2011 at 6:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Google says computer hackers in China have broken into the e-mail accounts of hundreds of people, including senior U.S. officials, journalists, and Chinese political activists. The Internet giant says the scheme to steal user passwords from G-Mail accounts originated in Jinan in eastern China. It gave no details of whose accounts were violated but the […]

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Google: Chinese Hackers Break Into E-Mail Accounts

Posted June 1st, 2011 at 6:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Google says computer hackers in China have broken into the e-mail accounts of hundreds of people, including senior U.S. officials, journalists, and Chinese political activists. The Internet giant says the scheme to steal user passwords from G-Mail accounts originated in Jinan in eastern China. It gave no details of whose accounts were violated but says […]

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Chinese Computer Maker to Boost European Presence

Posted June 1st, 2011 at 10:30 am (UTC-5)
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China’s top computer maker is moving to increase its share of the European market. Lenovo Wednesday announced a deal to buy German electronics retailer Medion for about $900 million. If approved by regulators, the deal will double Lenovo’s share of the personal computer market in Germany to more than 14 percent. It would also boost […]

China Touts Mining Overhaul in Restive Inner Mongolia

Posted June 1st, 2011 at 10:05 am (UTC-5)
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China says authorities have begun an overhaul of the coal mining industry in its vast Inner Mongolia region, in the wake of protests against environmental damage from coal mining, and the hit-and-run death of a local shepherd by a coal truck driver. The official Xinhua news agency described the reforms, announced Wednesday, as a one-month […]

Philippines Protests Chinese Incursion in South China Sea

Posted June 1st, 2011 at 4:55 am (UTC-5)
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The Philippine government says it has conveyed “serious concerns” to the Chinese embassy about reports that Chinese ships unloaded building materials and put up markers on reefs claimed by Manila in the South China Sea. The foreign ministry said Wednesday the Philippine military observed the activity near what is known as the Iroquois or Amy […]

Philippines Protests Chinese Incursion in South China Sea

Posted June 1st, 2011 at 3:55 am (UTC-5)
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The Philippine government says it has conveyed “serious concerns” to the Chinese embassy over reports that Chinese ships unloaded building materials and put up military posts on reefs claimed by Manila in the South China Sea. The foreign ministry said Wednesday the Philippine military observed the activity near what is known as the Iroquois or […]

China’s Manufacturing Sector Declines in May

Posted June 1st, 2011 at 12:25 am (UTC-5)
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The expansion of China’s manufacturing activity slowed in May to its lowest rate in nine months, reflecting the government’s attempts to cool the economy and slow inflation. The China Federation of Logistics and Purchasing says its purchasing managers index, which measures the manufacturing sector, fell from 52.9 in April to 52 last month. The federation […]

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