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Oversees loans exposes China to US rate hikes
HONG KONG--China's overseas borrowings are leaving the country increasingly vulnerable to a rise in U.S. interest rates, potentially creating funding problems for some companies and tighter conditions for the financial system overall. The world's ...

Japan Criticizes China's Maritime Action as Abe Seeks Summit
Protesters display placards and mock missiles at the Chinese Consulate in Manila, Philippines. Various civil society groups, in simultaneous protests at Chinese Embassies and consular offices around the world, renewed their calls against China's ...

Kerry to Push China, Neighbors to Stop Destabilizing Moves
A senior U.S. diplomat says Secretary of State John Kerry will urge China and its neighbors at an upcoming summit to agree to voluntarily refrain from destabilizing actions in the South China Sea. Assistant Secretary of State Daniel Russel said Kerry ...

Volunteers join soldiers to dig out residents and roads in quake-hit ...
Volunteers join soldiers to dig out residents and roads in quake-hit ...

In China, President of Hospital Tied to Organ Harvesting Investigated
The Chinese Communist Party's disciplinary body is investigating Wang Guanjun, president of The First Hospital Of Jilin University. Transplantation at that hospital has been linked to the forced, live organ harvesting from Falun Gong practitioners by ...

Europe up but Asian stocks dip on China
SEOUL, South Korea — European stock markets were higher Tuesday, continuing to recoup losses after last week's sell-off. Asian stock markets mostly retreated after China's services industries weakened in July. KEEPING SCORE: France's CAC-40 added ...

Mystery of China's Terracotta Army solved
(NEWSER) – Every member of First Emperor Qin Shihuang's Terracotta Army — thousands of replicas of Chinese imperial guards rendered in clay around 221 BC — is unique and incredibly realistic, which is why they've fascinated researchers since they ...

China investigates Canadian couple for stealing state secrets
BEIJING — Canadian Christians Kevin and Julie Garratt promised the "best coffee on the border" to customers who found their riverside cafe in Dandong, on China's border with reclusive North Korea. Tuesday, Chinese authorities accused the couple of ...

China says to punish Audi, Chrysler for monopoly behavior
SHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) - China's antitrust regulator said on Wednesday it would punish Audi and Chrysler for monopoly practices, potentially paving the way for the automakers to be fined up to 10 percent of their domestic annual sales revenue in ...

Volunteers step up in China's response to quake
LONGTOUSHAN, China — Minutes after a deadly earthquake shook western China, disaster teams were on the move. Within hours, food, tents, and even a 4G cellphone network were in place, showing how a fast-developing China can bring its plentiful ...

China Said to Exclude Apple From Procurement List
China's government excluded Apple Inc. iPads and MacBook laptops from the list of products that can be bought with public money because of security concerns, according to government officials familiar with the matter. Ten Apple products -- including ...

Reflections on lecturing in China
I spent most of the last month teaching and lecturing about property rights issues in China and Taiwan. In addition to presenting a series of lectures for students and faculty at Zhengzhou University, I also gave talks on property and eminent domain at ...

Canadian couple detained by China safe but closely watched, says son
DANDONG China (Reuters) - A Canadian couple detained in China on suspicion they stole state secrets are safe but under constant guard, according to messages they passed on via the Canadian embassy, their son said on Wednesday. Kevin and Julia ...

US in Africa: There's no race with China
Kicking off a three-day U.S.-Africa summit in Washington, D.C., President Obama announced that U.S. companies have committed $14 billion in new investments in “clean energy, aviation, banking, and construction.” It makes sense that the U.S. government ...

Villages Left With Little After Yunnan Quake
YINPING, China—This devastated village in southwestern China illustrates why the death toll from an earthquake three days ago has risen quickly—and why it could rise still. China on Wednesday raised the death toll from Sunday's 6.1 magnitude ...

China Home Glut May Worsen as Developers Avoid Price Drop
The biggest immediate risk facing China's economy is about to get worse. A reluctance among some developers to sell units at prices lower than they could fetch just months ago threatens to cause a swelling in unsold properties. The worsening glut would ...

China frees prominent lawyer who defended religious freedom
BEIJING (Reuters) - China freed a prominent human rights lawyer after three years in prison on Thursday, his brother told Reuters, ending the latest period of detention for the religious-freedom campaigner whose treatment attracted international ...

China Cracks Down on Messaging Apps
China issued new restrictions on public accounts on messaging apps such as WeChat and Laiwang. Reuters. China issued new restrictions on messaging apps Thursday in a move it said was to "help build a clean cyberspace" and safeguard national ...

Exclusive: China police investigate US citizen in city on border with North ...
Exclusive: China police investigate US citizen in city on border with North ...

China has a Long Corruption, Reform Struggle Ahead
BEIJING—. China's investigation into one of the country's once most powerful politicians, former domestic security tsar Zhou Yongkang, is a crucial step, analysts say, but only the beginning of what is likely to be a more drawn out and increasingly ...

China finds shale gas challenging, halves 2020 output target
BEIJING (Reuters) - China has halved the quantum of shale gas it expects to produce by 2020 after early exploration efforts to unlock the unconventional fuel proved challenging, according to an industry website and a government source. China, believed ...

UPDATE 2-China suspends work at hundreds of factories after deadly blast
(Adds comments from companies, details). By Samuel Shen and Fayen Wong. KUNSHAN, China Aug 7 (Reuters) - China has suspended work at more than 200 factories in an eastern province for safety checks as part of a nationwide review following an ...

The uncertain limits of intellectual freedom in China
In my last post about my time lecturing on property rights in China, I mentioned that many Chinese academics and intellectuals are very open about criticizing their government in private and semi-public settings. There is little question that there is ...

UPDATE 1-China loses appeal of WTO ruling on exports of rare earths
(Adds Chinese comment, background, detail). GENEVA Aug 7 (Reuters) - China lost an appeal at the World Trade Organization in a case brought by the United States, the European Union and Japan to challenge China's restrictions on exports of rare earths, ...

China Military Trump Vacationers as Drills Ground Flights
Shen Zhihong arrived at Shanghai's Pudong International Airport looking forward to a vacation at the beach only to find his flight delayed indefinitely and his holiday plans at the mercy of the People’s Liberation Army. The 64-year-old retired ...

China Reports Record Trade Surplus
China's trade surplus surged to a record in July as export growth unexpectedly accelerated and imports fell, suggesting the U.S. and European recoveries will help sustain expansion in the world's second-largest economy. Overseas shipments increased 14 ...

China issues emergency order to freeze new cement, glass
SHANGHAI Aug 8 (Reuters) - China has issued an emergency decree ordering officials to halt the development of new cement and plate glass capacity, as it struggles to overcome entrenched local government resistance to halting wasteful investment in ...

New rules for mobile IM in China: Will it hamper innovation?
(CNN) -- China's 700 million smartphone users will no longer be able to share stories about politics without official approval, according to new regulations announced by authorities on Thursday, which took immediate effect. The State Internet ...

Briton's Trial Reflects Dangers of Probing China Secrets
The Chinese national flag is raised in front of the Shanghai No.1 Intermediate People's Court in Shanghai. The couple will come up for trial at 9:30 a.m. in Shanghai today in what would be one of the most high profile cases involving foreigners in at ...

In China, Japanese cars are losing their cachet
SHANGHAI--In April, 30-year-old financial manager Deng Dan replaced her three-year Nissan Qashqai crossover and upgraded to an Audi sedan. "Audi is very popular among young people. I just wanted to go with the fashion," said Ms. Deng, who lives on ...


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