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China's FDI inflows down 6.7% in May
BEIJING, June 17 (Xinhua) -- Foreign direct investment (FDI) into the Chinese mainland fell 6.7 percent year on year to 8.6 billion U.S. dollars in May, the Ministry of Commerce (MOC) said on Tuesday. In the first five months of 2014, the FDI, which ...

Concerns rise over China's detention of Uighur scholar
By Megha Rajagopalan BEIJING (Reuters) - Concerns about the prolonged detention in China of prominent Uighur academic Ilham Tohti are rising amid a crackdown by Beijing on Islamist separatists it says are seeking to establish an independent state in ...

With Take Private Of China Unit Nixed, New World Sits On $1.7Bln
After minority shareholders shot down a $2.4 billion bid to take its China unit private, New World Development Ltd. has been left holding the bag. The Hong Kong property-to-transport conglomerate raised HK$13.32 billion (US$1.72 billion) in cash from ...

China's Answer To Its Poverty Of Space: Moving Mountains
Near the city of Lanzhou, in the mountains of central China, as far as eyesight can carry, the tortured hills are barren. Dozens of excavators claw through the dirt and giant heavy-duty trucks on makeshift roads groan under the strain as they move ...

China to Begin Talks With Vietnam Over Territorial Dispute in South China Sea
HANOI — A senior Chinese official will hold talks in Hanoi on Wednesday with Vietnam about the contentious deep-sea oil rig stationed by China in disputed waters, the two countries announced Tuesday. The official, Yang Jiechi, will meet with Deputy ...

China plan to gag lawyers online denounced as insult
BEIJING (Reuters) - China has drafted rules banning lawyers from drawing attention to cases through the internet and media, which critics say amounts to a gag order stopping them publicizing controversial cases and miscarriages of justice. China, where ...

China starts bribery trial of former China AgBank exec
SHANGHAI, June 18 (Reuters) - Chinese prosecutors on Tuesday started a trial of a former Agricultural Bank of China Ltd executive suspected of taking around $5 million in bribes, the country's Supreme Court said on Tuesday. The government has cracked ...

Equestrian Extravaganza: Riders Compete in Chinese Tradition
Riders wearing ethnic costumes competed in a traditional horseback riding event in Hongyuan county of Aba town, or Ngawa town, in China's Sichuan province on Tuesday. Approximately 300 riders from 15 teams around the country took part in the ...

China's sovereign fund mismanaged some investment: audit
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's $575-billion sovereign wealth fund mismanaged some of its overseas investments between 2008 and 2013 that led to losses, the country's top auditor said on Wednesday, without specifying the size of the loss. The National ...

Are American Dreams Compatible With the China Dream?
Americans and Chinese, like peoples everywhere, have dreams. China's top leader, President Xi Jinping, frequently refers to the China dream of the great renewal of the Chinese nation. This is not a new departure. For over a century the dream of Chinese ...

Hop-on Staffs New Office in Shenzhen, China
TEMECULA, CA and SHENZHEN, CHINA, Jun 18, 2014 (Marketwired via COMTEX) -- Hop-on, Inc. (otc pink:HPNN) (pinksheets:HPNN) a global electronics OEM, is pleased to announce today that a new office has been opened in Shenzhen, China with ...

UPDATE 2-Premier Li says China's economy won't suffer hard landing
... * Chinese Premier predicts medium to high growth. * Pledges there'll be no hard landing for economy (Recasts, adds economic context, currency trading deals). By William James and David Milliken. LONDON, June 18 (Reuters) - Chinese Premier Li ...

China jails citizen activists up to 6 1/2 years
BEIJING (AP) — A court in eastern China on Thursday sentenced to up to 6 ½ years in prison three activists who were part of a nascent civil rights movement that has urged government officials to publicly disclose their assets. The sentences, decried ...

China Sentences Three Activists
BEIJING — Three activists in China who had demanded that public officials disclose their assets were sentenced on Thursday to prison, according to one of their lawyers and a daughter of one of the defendants. “I think it's ridiculous,” said Liao ...

China Uncensored: China's Gestapo: The 610 Office
Chen Guangcheng, Chinese human rights activist and target of the notorious 610 Office, in Washington, D.C., April 9, 2013. (Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images). Just because they first came for Falun Gong, then the Buddhists and the Christians, then the ...

China Accuses Vietnam of Hyping Oil Rig Dispute
Talks between Chinese and Vietnamese officials in Hanoi over disputed waters turned turbulent Wednesday, as China's representative accused his counterparts of "hyping up" the conflict. China's Foreign Ministry quotes State Councilor Yang Jiechi as ...

China says moving 2nd oil rig closer to Vietnam
BEIJING (AP) — China said Thursday it is moving a second oil rig closer to Vietnam's coast, showing its determination to press its territorial claims and continue searching for resources in disputed waters despite a tense confrontation with Vietnam ...

UPDATE 2-China completes pilot carbon market rollout, but take up uncertain
... * China's 7th and last pilot carbon market launched in Chongqing. * Permits covering 145,000 tonnes of carbon traded in first session. * Some participants sceptical about the platform gaining traction (Adds trader quotes). By Kathy Chen and David ...

The uncertain future of gender 'rebalancing' in China
China is the most gender imbalanced country in the world, with an official sex ratio at birth (SRB) of 117.78 (boys for every one hundred girls) in 2011. Over the past two decades the rise in China's SRB has had a wide range of economic and social ...

China Denies Trying to Ban Unapproved Critical Media Coverage
BEIJING (Reuters) - China is not trying to ban reporters from publishing critical reports without prior approval, an official told state media on Thursday, insisting an order had been misinterpreted and its real goal was to stop journalists abusing ...

Nuclear Regulators 'Overwhelmed' as China Races to Launch World's Most ...
Nuclear Regulators 'Overwhelmed' as China Races to Launch World's Most ...

Tea With a Queen? China Mounts Charm Offensive
Queen Elizabeth II receives Chinese premier Li Keqiang at Windsor Castle, during their visit to the UK on June 17 in Windsor, England. China Launches Cautious Charm Offensive While in U.K.. By Shanshan Dong. LONDON - China's leaders have for ...

Stunning Drone Video Shows Beijing From a Risky Angle
On multiple occasions in the past year, the marriage of high-definition cameras with inexpensive Chinese-made drones has won the Internet by feeding lunchtime Web surfers the kind of eye-popping images that used to be the sole province of IMAX show ...

Fleeing the Party: Anxieties Laid Bare in China Emigration Dispute
It's also increasingly sensitive about reports of sizable numbers of Chinese citizens deciding to leave the country – a sign to some that, despite the notable success the Communist Party has had in growing the economy and giving the country a higher ...

China launches campaign to cleanse web of terror content
BEIJING (Reuters) - China began a campaign on Friday to purge the Internet of content it says promotes terror and violence, enlisting the aid of major websites, state media said, as the country moves to damp violence in its restive far west. The ...

China's Scariest Doomsday Sect
China has declared a massive crackdown on a so-called religious cult in the wake of a brutal murder of a woman at a McDonald's restaurant. HONG KONG — On May 28, Zhang Lidong beat a woman to death in a McDonald's restaurant in eastern China after ...

China Says Hong Kong Online Referendum Illegal as Website Hacked
China said a “referendum” on how Hong Kong's chief executive is elected isn't constitutional and would be considered illegal and invalid, the official Xinhua News Agency reported today. The Hong Kong government is considering proposals on how to elect ...

China Prepares for Possible Iraq Evacuation
China, the biggest foreign investor in Iraq, is preparing for a possible evacuation, as the crisis deepens, of some of the more than 10,000 Chinese working there. “China hopes that the Iraqi side can take concrete measures to ensure the security of ...

China Investigates Brother of Ex-President's Aide
China's latest anti-graft investigation is raising questions about the fate of the former president's top aide, whose political ascent was hurt by a lurid scandal involving his alleged cover-up of his son's death in a speeding Ferrari. The Communist ...

In China, Rich Population Growth Beats World Average
It's not that the poor are getting poorer in China, but the rich are definitely getting richer. At least in numbers. The population of Chinese high net worth individuals, those with assets of $1 million or more, rose by 18% last year according to ...


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