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U.S. Alarmed by Harsh Tone of China’s Military

MICHAEL WINES The New York Times 10/12/2010
Beijing summit discusses mainland financial products with HK

To discuss the development of financial derivative products and structured products in China, over 300 regulators and market players from Hong Kong and mainland gathered in Beijing for the Treasury Markets Summit 2010 on Friday.

U.S. Alarmed by Harsh Tone of China’s Military

Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates met his Chinese counterpart, Liang Guanglie, in Vietnam on Monday for the first time since the two militaries suspended talks with each other last winter, calling for the two countries to prevent “mistrust, miscalculations and mistakes.”

George Soros warns China of global 'currency war'

Rupert Neate Telegraph 10/10/2010
After setbacks, US tries to forge military ties with China

A meeting between US and Chinese defence chiefs in Hanoi on Monday offers Washington a chance to improve fragile relations with Beijing's military and make the case for a more "reliable" dialogue, US officials said on Sunday.

George Soros warns China of global 'currency war'

George Soros has warned that a global “currency war” pitting China versus the rest of the world could lead to the collapse of the world economy.

China to Overtake Japan in Global Wealth Rankings?

The Wall Street Journal 10/10/2010
China to Overtake Japan in Global Wealth Rankings?

With China set to overtake Japan as the world’s second largest economy in 2010, the Chinese consumer could also dethrone Japan in another key category in the next few years, according to a new report by Credit Suisse.

Pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong raise pictures of Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo during a demonstration outside China's liaison office.

China's human rights campaigners were celebrating the "happiest day in years" today as the jailed dissident Liu Xiaobo was awarded the Nobel peace prize. But the Chinese government reacted in fury, describing the decision as a "blasphemy".

Foxconn 'abuses, kidnaps' interns: universities' report

The Taiwan-based Foxconn, the contract producer for companies such as Apple, is being accused of abusing interns at its mainland complex in a newly released report.

Fears of Chinese land grab as Beijing's billions buy up resources

China is pouring another $7bn (£4.4bn) into Brazil's oil industry, reigniting fears of a global "land grab" of natural resources.

Police release Chinese author after online storm

Ben Blanchard, Jonathan Thatcher Reuters 10/02/2010
Police release Chinese author after online storm

Police in southern China have released on bail the author of a popular Internet novel they deemed pornographic, state media said, following an on-line uproar about official abuse of power.

Chinese teen allegedly beaten to death at camp

A Chinese teenager was allegedly beaten to death at a boot camp for troubled youths that his mother had lured him to attend by promising he was going to study IT, state media said Thursday.

Jailed Billionaire Huang Loses Boardroom Battle for China's Gome

Debra Mao and Wendy Leung Bloomberg.com 09/29/2010
China rich make "generous" gifts at Gates and Buffett dinner

Bill Gates and Warren Buffett received some "very generous" gifts during a dinner in Beijing with a small group of ultra-rich Chinese to promote charity, saying on Thursday that the event had exceeded expectations.

Jailed Billionaire Huang Loses Boardroom Battle for China's Gome

Jailed billionaire Huang Guangyu, fighting for control of the electronics retailer he founded, failed to win investor support for his proposals to oust its chairman and install his sister and lawyer as directors.

China tells U.S. to keep out of South China Sea dispute

Ben Blanchard and Huang Yan Reuters 09/22/2010
China tells U.S. to keep out of South China Sea dispute

China told the United States not to interfere in a regional dispute over claims to the South China Sea, saying it would only complicate the matter.

Shanghai is sexiest China city: survey

Shanghai has just been granted a new title - sexiest city in China. A survey that sought to gauge the sex appeal of Chinese cities has put Shanghai on top, thanks to the city's metropolitan style and prosperous economy that people around the country deemed "quite gorgeous."

China's GOME: jailed founder's offer is 'bizarre'

Chinese appliance giant GOME on Tuesday described as "bizarre" its jailed founder's offer to sell hundreds of stores to the chain, and disputed his claim to control over the well-known brand.

Hong Kong activists give up on planned Tiaoyutai protest

Seven activists from Hong Kong yesterday failed to launch their planned voyage to a group of islands at the center of a territorial dispute between Japan, China and Taiwan to declare Chinese and Taiwanese claims to them, as a result of officials here persuading them to give up the plan.

Chinese President Hu Jintao (R) meets with Li Ka-shing, chairman of Cheung Kong (Holdings) Limited

Chinese President Hu Jintao Monday encouraged Hong Kong's richest man to play a greater role in the country's reform and opening up as well as modernization.

China approves controversial Hong Kong election reforms

China's top lawmaking body Saturday approved controversial electoral reforms for Hong Kong, the city's government-run radio station said.

Rescuers work at the site of a reported plane crash at an airport in northeast China's Heilongjiang province.

A Chinese passenger jet broke apart as it approached a fog-shrouded runway in the country's north-east and burst into flames as it hit the ground yesterday, killing 43 people and injuring 53 others, state media said.


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