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ADB to Help China Create Energy From Waste

Posted November 26th, 2012 at 3:00 am (UTC-5)
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The Asian Development Bank says it has signed a loan agreement with a Chinese company for waste-to-energy projects to reduce the environmental impact of agricultural and municipal waste disposal. The ADB said in a statement Monday that four loans of up to $200 million will be provided to two units of China Everbright International Limited […]

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China Lands Fighter Jet on Aircraft Carrier for First Time

Posted November 25th, 2012 at 10:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Chinese state media say the country’s navy has successfully landed a fighter jet on an aircraft carrier for the first time, in the latest sign of China’s growing military and economic power. In reports published Sunday, state-run news agencies said the navy landed several Chinese-made J-15 jets on the carrier Liaoning in the past week. […]

China Lands Jet on Aircraft Carrier for First Time

Posted November 25th, 2012 at 2:50 am (UTC-5)
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China’s official news agency says the People’s Liberation Army’s navy has successfully landed a fighter jet on its new aircraft carrier for the first time. The Xinhua news agency said Sunday that the landing exercise marked the debut of the carrier-based J-15 fighter jet, developed in China. China purchased the former Soviet navy’s unfinished carrier […]

18 Dead, 5 Missing in China Mine Blast

Posted November 25th, 2012 at 2:25 am (UTC-5)
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China’s official news agency says 18 people were killed and at least five remain missing after an explosion in a coal mine. The Xinhua news agency reported that there were 28 workers underground Saturday in the state-owned Xiangshi coal mine in southeastern Guizhou province when the coal and gas explosion hit at about 11 a.m. […]

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India Counters China’s Map Claim

Posted November 24th, 2012 at 5:25 am (UTC-5)
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India has begun stamping its own map on visas it issues to Chinese visitors. The action is in response to new Chinese passports that include a map showing two regions that India claims — Arunachal Pradesh and Aksai Chin — as part of China. The Indian map shows the regions as belonging to India. While […]

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Philippines Protests China’s Sea Claims Map on Passports

Posted November 22nd, 2012 at 6:25 am (UTC-5)
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The Philippines is protesting China’s depiction of its claims over the entire South China Sea in an image of a map printed on new Chinese passports. Philippine Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario said Thursday the image includes an area that is part of the “Philippines’ territory and maritime domain.” The two countries are in a […]

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China Plans to Build World’s Tallest Skyscraper in Just 90 Days

Posted November 21st, 2012 at 4:20 am (UTC-5)
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A Chinese construction company is insisting that it will be able to build the world’s tallest skyscraper in a matter of weeks. The Broad Sustainable Building corporation tells the Construction Week magazine it is confident it can complete the 220-storey building, dubbed Sky City, in just 90 days. The group says the 838-meter structure in […]

Tibetan Man Dies in Self-Immolation in China’s West

Posted November 20th, 2012 at 2:35 pm (UTC-5)
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A Tibetan man has died after setting himself on fire to protest Chinese rule of Tibet. Tibetan sources tell VOA’s Tibetan Service that 35-year-old Tsering Dhondup self-immolated near a mining site in northwestern China’s Gansu province. More than 300 monks are reported to have assembled to pray for him. Sources say Dhondup often called for […]

China Hopes Obama’s Burma Visit is Beneficial

Posted November 19th, 2012 at 7:50 am (UTC-5)
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China said on Monday that it hopes U.S. President Barack Obama’s visit to Burma will encourage “peace, stability and development” in East Asia. Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said the visit was a bilateral affair between the U.S. and Burma, but China hopes that the historic event would benefit the region as a whole. Mr. […]

Prominent Chinese Dissident Sentenced for Fraud

Posted November 19th, 2012 at 6:25 am (UTC-5)
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A lawyer for a prominent Chinese dissident says his client has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for contract fraud. The lawyer said Li Befeng was sentenced Monday at a court in southwestern Sichuan province. Li was formerly imprisoned for five years for involvement in the 1989 Tiananmen Square democracy movement. Li is a […]

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