Snow strands ‘nearly 100,000’ in China’s Guangzhou Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

BEIJING, (AFP): Nearly 100,000 Lunar New Year travellers in China were stranded in the city of Guangzhou, police said, as snow and ice disrupted the world's largest annual human migration. Many trains to the capital of the southern province of Guangdong were delayed after north and central China..

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China firm accused of fleecing investors of $7.6B Monday, February 1st, 2016

By GERRY SHIH, BEIJING, (AP): Police arrested the maverick founder of China's largest online finance business on suspicion of fleecing 900,000 investors of $7.6 billion, in what could be the biggest financial fraud in Chinese history. State media outlets reported the arrest of Ding Ning and 20 of..

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China shares slip as economic pulse sluggish

BY SAMUEL SHEN AND PETE SWEENEY, SHANGHAI, (REUTERS): Chinese shares stumbled lower on Monday after an official measure of activity in the giant factory sector fell to its lowest since mid-2012, offering no respite from the economic drift that has dogged markets for months. The Shanghai Composite..

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China strongly condemns US for sending warship near island Sunday, January 31st, 2016

BEIJING, (AP): China strongly condemned the United States after a U.S. warship deliberately sailed near one of the Beijing-controlled islands in the hotly contested South China Sea to exercise freedom of navigation and challenge China's vast sea claims. The missile destroyer USS Curtis Wilbur..

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4 Chinese miners rescued after 36 days trapped underground Friday, January 29th, 2016

BEIJING, (AP): Rescuers on Friday pulled out four miners who had spent 36 days trapped underground in a collapsed mine in China, state media reported. The gypsum mine in east China’s Shandong province collapsed on Christmas Day, killing one and leaving 17 missing, including the four survivors...

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US, China spar over North Korea, South China Sea Wednesday, January 27th, 2016

BEIJING, (AP): The United States and China sparred Wednesday on how to deal with North Korea's latest nuclear weapons test and ease rising tensions over territorial disputes in the South China Sea. After meeting for more than four hours in Beijing in what they both termed "constructive" and..

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China shares end at 14-month lows after late selling frenzy Tuesday, January 26th, 2016

BY SAMUEL SHEN AND PETE SWEENEY, SHANGHAI, (REUTERS): Chinese shares plunged more than 6 percent to 14-month lows on Tuesday after oil prices dropped again, reviving concerns about global growth and prompting a sell-off in the world's equity markets. Battered by a late selling frenzy, the..

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6.4 quake strikes China, damaging dozens of homes Thursday, January 21st, 2016

BEIJING, (AP): A magnitude-6.4 earthquake struck a remote region of northwest China early Thursday, damaging a few dozen homes but causing no casualties. The official Xinhua News Agency said the epicentre of the 1:13 am quake was in an unpopulated area about 33 kilometres (20 miles) from the..

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China’s slowdown challenges government, companies Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

BEIJING, (AP): China's slowdown is ratcheting up financial stress on companies while the country's leaders scramble to avoid a spike in job losses. Full-year 2015 growth of 6.9 percent was the lowest in 25 years, posing different challenges for investors, companies and the Chinese..

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China: No End to Tibet Surveillance Program

NEWYORK, (HRW): Chinese authorities have indefinitely extended an intensive surveillance program in villages across the Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) that was due to end in 2014, Human Rights Watch said today. There are indications that the “village-based cadre teams” (zhucun gongzuodui)..

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5.4-magnitude quake jolts off Taiwan

BEIJING: An earthquake measuring 5.4 magnitude hit the waters close to Taiwan at 10:13 a.m. Beijing Time on Tuesday, according to the China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC). With a depth of 27 km, the epicenter was monitored at 22.83 degrees north latitude and 121.42 degrees east longitude, in..

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Taiwan’s election poses a challenge for China Monday, January 18th, 2016

BY DOUG BANDOW, WASHINGTON: In one of the least surprising election results in Taiwanese history, Tsai Ing-wen has won the presidency in a landslide. Even more dramatically, the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) will take control of the legislature for the first time. Tsai’s victory is a..

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