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China will promote health-care reform in four areas -- public health services, medical treatment, medical insurance and drug supply -- for both urban and rural residents, according to a central government document released on Monday.

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China will push its lumbering state-run publishers to become bigger and more business-like and give a firmer foothold to smaller private publishing ventures, according to a policy document issued by state media today.


China reaction low key

The Standard 06.04.2009
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China, North Korea's chief ally, offered a muted response to the launch, calling on all sides to maintain calm and exercise restraint.

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China's Ministry of Public Security said it would make efforts to prevent "unnatural deaths" of inmates and removing safety risks in detention houses nationwide.


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Buying a place to live in China's cities has long been beyond the pocket of most ordinary Chinese thanks to a massive boom in property prices, but now affording a final resting place is out of reach.

China, U.S. Celebrate 30-Year Tie in Houston

NED HIBBERD My Fox Houston 04.04.2009
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Most reporters' eyes would roll if they were asked to cover a convention marking 30 years of US-China diplomatic relations.


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Five officials and a school teacher will stand trial next week on child rape charges in southwest China's Guizhou Province, the local government confirmed Friday.

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China's economy is showing signs of recovering, the nation's statistics chief said as government data indicated manufacturing activity expanded in March for the first time in six months.


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China says it wants to boost its automobile industry by reducing the number of companies through mergers and promoting carmakers to become the dominant players.

China's other ethnic problem

Tim Johnson McClatchy 03.04.2009
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There’s been a lot of noise in the last few days about how China and France have repaired very tattered relations. In a joint statement, France said it “fully understands” the sensitivity of the Tibet issue to China and vowed no support to “any ki...


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China denied on Friday that its spies attempted to hack into the phone and computer of Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd during a visit to Beijing, amid growing unease in Canberra over Chinese investment.

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China is trying to persuade North Korea not to go ahead with a planned rocket launch and is urging calm among countries in the region, the Associated Press reported, citing a Japanese official.


China launches new website honouring Communist revolution

Jane Macartney Times Online 03.04.2009
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In the year when it will celebrate 60 years in power, China’s ruling Communist Party has launched a campaign to encourage people to pay their respect to the martyrs who helped to make the revolution possible.

China challenges US global financial leadership

ELAINE KURTENBACH Washington Post 02.04.2009
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The only major economy still growing at a fast clip, China is being unusually forthright in challenging the U.S.-led global order ahead of an April 2 summit on the financial crisis.


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China's envoy in Australia called for calm over Beijing's push into its resources sector, saying in an article published Thursday that it was not trying to control the country's mineral base.

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Costa Rica has said that a contract with China to jointly build an oil refinery was valid, despite objections from the government's own legal watchdog.


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China's Antarctic research ship has made a port call in southern Taiwan in the latest sign of improved relations between the rivals, officials said Thursday.

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BEIJING -- Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao will attend the meetings on the sidelines of the Association of the Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) meeting in Pattaya of Thailand from April 10 to 12 at the invitation of Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva.


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China’s President Hu Jintao said the nation’s stimulus package has “begun to take effect,” giving the government confidence that the economy can maintain steady and rapid growth.

Building A Bridge Between Israel & China

Jonathan Matsey Wall Street Journal 01.04.2009
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Israeli entrepreneurs have long oriented their long-term growth at overseas markets. But with a $300 million fund under its belt, Infinity Group is jumping past the usual destinations of the U.S. or Europe and heading straight to China.



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