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Beijing officials deny any involvement in the electronic spy ring dubbed "GhostNet," which has infiltrated more than 1,000 computers around the world and has been linked to computers in China.

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China on Tuesday denied a research report's contention that a China-based computer spy ring stole sensitive information from thousands of hard drives worldwide, calling the accusation a lie meant to feed anxiety over Beijing's growing influence.


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Top Southeast Asian military brass toured a tank base north of Beijing on Tuesday, highlighting China's growing engagement with a region that has long felt neglected by the United States.

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The Dalai Lama appealed to China to let journalists and international observers into Tibet, a day after the Chinese government said it would permit tourists to visit.


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A Tibetan monk was beaten to death by police in southwestern China after urging Tibetans to boycott farming to protest a massive security clampdown, a U.S.-funded radio station reported Tuesday.

China’s Minmetals Revises Bid for Oz Minerals

BETTINA WASSENER New York Times 31.03.2009
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A closely watched transaction in the Australian mining sector received a lifeline on Tuesday when the state-run China Minmetals Corporation revised its offer for Oz Minerals’s assets after Australian authorities rejected the original bid on securi...


China Publishes Listing Rules for Planned Nasdaq-Style Bourse

Chua Kong Ho and Zhao Yidi Bloomberg 31.03.2009
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China’s planned trading board for start-ups moved a step closer to creation after regulators approved listing rules for companies.

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Chinese and Taiwanese military officials will meet for the first time since the civil war ended in 1949, China Daily newspaper reported, citing an unidentified mainland defense official.


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Southern China’s Guangzhou city police arrested nine people for selling pork tainted with clenbuterol in an investigation spurred by 70 cases of poisoning linked to the banned chemical, Xinhua News Agency said.

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China will go to the Group of 20 summit aiming to assert its growing role in global finance, but its expectations for what it can achieve in a U.S.-dominated world are modest, analysts said.


In China, job seekers are resorting to plastic surgery

Don Lee Los Angeles Times 30.03.2009
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The cosmetic surgery business is booming in China as a hyper-competitive labor market has job hunters altering their looks to get an edge with potential employers.

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Telstra, Australia's biggest phone operator, is considering investing in phone and Internet companies in China and other parts of Asia to expand its services, Chief Executive Officer Sol Trujillo said.


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European aircraft maker Airbus has had no order cancellations from Chinese airlines so far amid the global industry downturn, its China president said on Monday.

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China's first report on city distribution competitiveness was published in Beijing on March 26.


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Testimonials about the misery of life in old Tibet kicked off celebrations Saturday for the newest holiday on China's political calendar — an anniversary that marks the communist government's overturning of the region's feudal hierarchy.

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Investigators have recovered potentially lethal radioactive material that was lost during the demolition of a cement plant in northwest China, an official said Friday.


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China has room to cut interest rates as consumer prices may end the year unchanged, the central bank said after inflation fell in February for the first time since 2002.

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China Resources Land Ltd. plans to buy a residential and commercial redevelopment project in southern China from its parent as early as 2011, the South China Morning Post reported.


Bestseller targets China's angry youths

Kathrin Hille FT 28.03.2009
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China is unhappy. So much is clear as a book stating just this and recommending a confrontation with the west as a remedy has conquered the country's bestseller lists and triggered a fierce online debate over China's place in the world and its ide...

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Death will come soon for Jiang Yong. A corrupt local planning official with a taste for the high life, Yong solicited money from businessmen eager to expand in China's economic boom.



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