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Air China Resumes North Korea Flights After Speculation Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

BEIJING, (AFP): Air China has resumed flights to the North Korean capital after their temporary suspension sparked speculation that Beijing was pressuring Pyongyang to curb its nuclear and missile programmes. Flights between Beijing and Pyongyang every Monday and Friday on China's flag carrier..

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Five Detained Following Self-Immolation in Kardze Town Thursday, April 20th, 2017

Police in western China’s Sichuan province detained five Tibetans following the April 15 self-immolation of a 39 year-old father of four, severely beating at least three suspected of close ties to the protest, Tibetan sources say. Three of those taken into custody were identified as Konchok..

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Analysis: Can tough-talking Trump solve North Korea? Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

TOKYO (AP): President Donald Trump is suggesting ahead of his meeting later this week with Chinese President Xi Jinping that he can handle Washington's North Korea problem with or without Beijing's help — "totally." Is the self-proclaimed master of the deal doing what he does best — talking up..

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China’s Beard, Veil Ban In Xinjiang Comes Into Effect Sunday, April 2nd, 2017

BEIJING, (IANS): China has introduced new restrictions in the far-western region of Xinjiang in what it describes as a campaign against Islamist extremism. The measures, which took effect from Saturday, include prohibiting "abnormally" long beards and the wearing of veils in public places,..

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China opposes India hosting Dalai Lama in disputed border region Saturday, April 1st, 2017

(REUTERS): China on Friday said it opposes plans by Indian government officials to host Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama in a sensitive border region controlled by India but claimed by China. Indian government representatives told Reuters in early March that officials would meet the Dalai..

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China champions economic globalization, braves challenges Sunday, March 26th, 2017

BOAO, Hainan, (Xinhua): Economic globalization, not isolation, will ensure a better future for Asia and the world, according to the ongoing Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) in Hainan Province. The theme of the conference - "Globalization and Free Trade: The Asian Perspectives" - reflects the attention to..

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Toilets In China Install Cameras To Stop Toilet Paper Theft Sunday, March 19th, 2017

BEIJING, (PTI): Public toilets in Beijing have started using facial recognition technology to stop toilet paper theft after it became rampant. At the Temple of Heaven, one of the capital's busiest tourist sites and a former hotbed of toilet paper kleptomania, a user in need of tissue paper must..

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