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Former Chinese president Jiang Zemin makes rare public appearance at 1911 Anniversary

China's former President Jiang Zemin appeared in Beijing on Sunday, the first time he's been seen publicly since rumors surfaced months ago that he had died.

Family life in China: is one child enough?

Katy Regan Telegraph 10.10.2011
Family life in China: is one child enough?

What does China’s one-child policy mean to the 1.4 billion people for whom it is simply a fact of life? Katy Regan travelled the country in search of answers


56 die in end of holiday crashes

People's Daily 08.10.2011
56 die in end of holiday crashes

More than 50 people were killed in three major road accidents across China yesterday, as people returned home at the end of the week-long National Day holiday break.

12 Confirmed Dead in Molten Iron Spill in E China

Twelve people have been confirmed dead after molten iron spilled out of a refining furnace at a steel plant in east China's Jiangsu province on Wednesday, with rescuers retrieving another body Thursday.


China 'launches gold vending machine'

Breitbart.com 26.09.2011
China 'launches gold vending machine'

China, already the world's second largest bullion consumer, has installed the country's first gold vending machine in a busy shopping district in Beijing, state media said on Sunday.

Popular China company structure under threat

Stephen Aldred and Don Durfee Reuters India 20.09.2011
Popular China company structure under threat

China's securities regulator is asking the government to clamp down on the controversial corporate structure used by companies such as Sina and Baidu to list overseas, and employed in thousands of other investments by foreigners into domestic Chin...


China’s Growing Class of Wealthy Are Youngest in Asia Ex-Japan, HSBC Says

Wealthy people in China are the youngest in Asia excluding Japan and their numbers are poised to surpass counterparts in developed Asian markets, according to HSBC Holdings Plc.

China states price for Italian rescue

Ambrose Evans-Pritchard Telegraph 15.09.2011
China states price for Italian rescue

China has called for major strategic concessions from Europe before agreeing to rescue the eurozone, chilling hopes for immediate purchases of Italian bonds.


China Woos Caribbean With Offer of $1 Billion in Loans

China announced on Monday it will provide $1 billion in loans to Caribbean countries to finance infrastructure projects as it deepens ties in a region historically linked with the United States.

China state paper urges Internet rethink to gag foes

China's Communist Party control is at risk unless the government takes firmer steps to stop Internet opinion being shaped by increasingly organized political foes, a team of party writers warned in a commentary published on Friday.


Disney factory in China faces probe into sweatshop suicide claims

Disney's best-selling Cars toys are being made in a factory in China that uses child labour and forces staff to do three times the amount of overtime allowed by law, according to an investigation.

Pentagon report: China closer to matching modern militaries

Bill Gertz The Washington Times 25.08.2011
Pentagon report: China closer to matching modern militaries

China made impressive gains last year in its military buildup that pushed the Communist Party-controlled People’s Liberation Army closer to matching modern militaries, according to the Pentagon’s annual report to Congress made public Wednesday.


China, Libya's fair-weather friend

When the going gets rough, China gets going. After six months of attempted neutrality between Moammar Gadhafi loyalists and rebel forces, Beijing now appears to have chosen sides. This, as the end-game seemingly nears for Libya’s leader of 42 year...

Chinese journalist suspended for outspoken report

Alexa Olesen Houston Chronicle 20.08.2011
Chinese journalist suspended for outspoken report

A Chinese journalist has been suspended after publishing an article challenging the Communist Party's official take on a national hero, a newspaper reported, in the latest example of a reporter pushing the limits of censorship only to have authori...


Basket-brawl! Joe Biden's visit to China marred by mass fight at 'goodwill' exhibition game between U.S. and Chinese teams

This is nobody's interpretation of goodwill! A bench-clearing brawl at an exhibition game between American and Chinese basketball teams has marred U.S. Vice President Joe Biden's relationship-building visit to China. The incredible fight between t...

China: Dozens die as bullet trains collide in Zhejiang

At least 35 people have died and more than 200 are hurt after two high-speed trains crashed into each other in eastern China, state media reports.


Re-naming ceremony of Taiwan’s representative office held in HK

Mainland Affairs Council Chairwoman Lai Shin-yuan (賴幸媛) yesterday attended the renaming ceremony of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Hong Kong, saying the new office will be able to offer more efficient services to Taiwanese and Hong Kon...

US expatriates pursue American dream in China

Calum MacLeod USA Today 13.07.2011
US expatriates pursue American dream in China

After South Koreans, U.S. citizens had formed the second-largest national group among the nearly 600,000 foreigners living on the Chinese mainland at the end of 2010, says China's national statistics bureau. At a time when many Americans back home...


China's Jiang "rested at home" during death rumours - report

Former Chinese President Jiang Zemin was resting at home last week as rumours swirled that he had died, prompting at least two media outlets to report he had in fact passed away, a Hong Kong newspaper reported on Wednesday.

China says ex-president death reports 'pure rumour'

China's official media said Thursday that reports claiming former president Jiang Zemin had died were "pure rumour", after days of intense speculation about his health.



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