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There are no confirmed human cases of swine flu in China, the World Health Organization said, but mainland authorities warned that the possibility of transmission has not been eliminated.

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Annual growth in China's gross domestic product (GDP) slowed in the first quarter of 2009 to 6.1%, the National Bureau of Statistics has announced.


China bank lending may slow, but not dramatically

V. Phani Kumar MarketWatch 16.04.2009
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HONG KONG (MarketWatch) -- Chinese banks will likely moderate their lending activity in the remaining months of 2009 after making a burst of loans in the first quarter, but the slowdown won't be so dramatic as to halt the mainland's economic recov...

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China's dairy industry is seeking government aid as it struggles to recover from last year's tainted milk scandal that left at least six babies dead, state media reported.


China Denies Cyberattacks on U.S. Power Grid

Owen Fletcher PC World 10.04.2009
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Malware attacks from China and Russia designed to shut down the U.S. electrical grid in a time of war did not occur, China said Thursday.

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After stunning the world at its international coming out party last August when Beijing hosted the Olympics, China stepped onto the world stage this week at the G-20 summit in London as a major player.


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Carrier aims to expand its fleet with highly efficient, low cost A320 Family aircraft China’s Chongqing Airlines has taken delivery of the first of three Airbus A319s it has agreed to lease from ILFC, at a delivery ceremony in Hamburg, Germany.

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China’s southern province of Hainan plans to build 5 million tons of emergency crude oil stockpiles as the nation steps up efforts to provide a buffer against disruptions in supply, said a local government official.


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China’s demand for stainless steel may rise as much as 8 percent this year as government stimulus spending spurs consumption in the world’s largest metals consumer, said an economist with Taiyuan Iron & Steel Group.

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As China's leadership works to glorify its rule in Tibet, one of China's most prominent dissidents is on a very different mission -- to document his country's atrocities in the Himalayan land.


HIV/AIDS Deaths on Rise in China

Kayla Webley Time 09.04.2009
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It's hard to fight an epidemic when no one wants to talk about the cause.

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China’s wheat production is forecast to decline this year as the worst drought in decades in the past winter damaged some of the crop, the China National Grain and Oils Information Center said in an e-mailed report today.


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Media exchange between China and Europe is a century-old story. In the early 20th century, George Morrison was The Times' resident correspondent in Beijing. He told the world what was going on in China.

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U.S. Senator John McCain said Thursday he urged Chinese officials in talks here to back a strong U.N. response to North Korea's rocket launch, but indicated China had resisted.


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China’s shipyards may be faced with cash shortages of about $30 billion over the next three to four years, China Daily reported, citing Li Li, a deputy general manager at Export-Import Bank of China’s ship finance department.

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China surely has much to learn from the United States when it comes to reducing air pollution, and who better than Environmental Protection Agency chief Stephen L. Johnson to return to the Middle Kingdom for a week-long trip -- his second visit th...


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The Shenhua Group, China's biggest coal producer, is planning to launch the country's first carbon capture and storage (CCS) project, according to a government statement. Skip related content

China cushions drop in Taiwan exports

Raphael Minder and Robin Kwong FT 08.04.2009
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Taiwan on Tuesday posted a seventh consecutive month of falling exports, but at a slower rate of decline thanks to stronger demand from China.


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Canada plans to open six new trade offices in China in an effort to broaden relations with the emerging economic power, International Trade Minister Stockwell Day said on Tuesday.

China Oil Demand Growth Would Slow on High Prices, Westpac Says

Angela Macdonald-Smith Bloomberg 07.04.2009
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Oil demand growth in China, the world’s second-biggest energy user, would be slowed by high prices as consumers respond to rising costs, said a senior economist at Australia’s biggest lender by market value.



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