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Ketua Partai asosiasi ilmu pengetahuan nasional Cina diselidiki

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Shen Weichen, sekretaris Partai dan wakil presiden eksekutif dari Asosiasi Cina untuk Sains dan Teknologi, sekarang sedang diselidiki.

Satu tewas di Cina terjun cable car

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Salah satu turis tewas dan empat lainnya terluka ketika sebuah mobil kabel jatuh dari kereta kabel di resor pegunungan di China timur Provinsi Jiangxi Sabtu.

Siswa berjuang untuk pekerjaan sebagai pendekatan kelulusan

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"Aku tidak akan pernah melupakan pengalaman itu," kata Li Mingzhen, seorang mahasiswa senior di Fudan University di Shanghai, ketika mengingat wawancara dengan perusahaan mesin pencari terkenal Cina.

China Protes Kunjungan Menteri Jepang ke kuil perang

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Vist menteri Kabinet Jepang baru-baru ini ke Kuil Yasukuni telah memicu protes dari pemerintah China sebagai kunjungan dipandang sebagai kasus lagi sikap keliru tentang masa lalu.

Patroli China Diaoyu Islands

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Tiga kapal polisi maritim China berpatroli di wilayah perairan China sekitar Kepulauan Diaoyu Sabtu, kata State Oceanic Administration.

Pejabat senior diperiksa di SW Cina

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Zhao Miao, seorang pejabat di Chengdu, ibukota provinsi Sichuan barat daya China, sedang diselidiki untuk dugaan pelanggaran disiplin.

Cina dibom oleh 300b SMS spam yang pada tahun 2013

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Pengguna ponsel Cina menerima lebih dari 300 miliar lembar spam SMS tahun lalu, berdasarkan analisis dari 270 juta keluhan.

Tidak ada berita dari 22 terperangkap di tambang banjir

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Setengah air dari tambang batu bara yang banjir di provinsi Yunnan Southwest China telah dipompa keluar, tapi tidak ada kemajuan substansial dibuat dalam pencarian selama 22 penambang yang terperangkap sejak Senin.

Kebocoran minyak disalahkan untuk pencemaran air

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Kebocoran minyak mentah dari pipa milik Petrokimia Lanzhou di provinsi Gansu telah disalahkan untuk tingkat yang berlebihan dari benzena dalam air keran.

Unit rudal perempuan bergabung dengan tentara China

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Tentara dari China pertama perempuan Unit peluncuran roket dalam pelatihan, 3 April 2014, hari yang sama mereka menjadi bagian resmi dari artileri bangsa setelah sebelumnya hanya menjadi unit sementara.

Kebakaran hutan pecah di SW Cina

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Pemadam kebakaran mencoba untuk memadamkan api mengamuk melalui hutan di Desa Changbanqiao dari Anha kota di Xichang, Provinsi Sichuan China, 11 April 2014.

Tingginya kadar benzene yang ditemukan dalam pasokan air

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Tingkat berlebihan benzena, bahan kimia penyebab kanker beracun, dalam air keran telah mempengaruhi lebih dari 2,4 juta orang di pusat kota Lanzhou, provinsi Gansu, pemerintah provinsi mengatakan.

Stimulus dikesampingkan karena pertumbuhan tetap dalam kisaran target

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Tidak ada kebijakan yang agresif diperlukan untuk meningkatkan perekonomian, tapi situasi mungkin memerlukan kebijakan sederhana "fine-tuning", gubernur bank sentral mengatakan.

Beijing Pertimbangkan melarang uang pemerintah dalam pembelian tembakau

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Beijing merilis sebuah rancangan peraturan pada hari Jumat yang akan melarang dana masyarakat dalam pembelian tembakau dan merokok set dalam langkah terbaru untuk mengendalikan merokok, menurut kota urusan hukum kantor.

Ruang maritim China yang diukir

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China sedang menghadapi tantangan serius terhadap hak-hak maritimnya, dengan sumber daya yang dijarah dan laut diukir, kata seorang pejabat senior samudera Jumat.

Pembakar dieksekusi di SW Cina

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Seorang pria dihukum mati pada hari Jumat atas pembunuhan mantan pacarnya dan anaknya yang belum lahir ketika dia membakar rumahnya di kota Wuzhou di Guangxi.

China menunda surat kabar di skandal suap

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China telah menangguhkan surat kabar setelah dua dari kepala pasca memeras uang dari pejabat daerah dan perusahaan dengan mengancam untuk mengekspos malpraktek mereka.

Italia meliberalisasi proses visa di China

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Italia telah disederhanakan prosedur untuk mengeluarkan visa bagi warga negara Cina dengan memungkinkan mereka untuk menerapkan di Kedutaan Besar Italia di Beijing atau di salah satu konsulat jenderal paling dekat dengan tempat tinggal mereka mulai Sabtu.

Australia, Cina untuk membangun Sydney sebagai pusat perdagangan RMB

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Australia dan Cina telah sepakat untuk meningkatkan pengembangan pasar luar negeri dari Renminbi (RMB) dan bank sentral kedua negara bekerja sama dalam pengaturan kliring dan penyelesaian masa depan potensi di Sydney, Bendahara Joe Hockey mengatakan dalam siaran pers, Jumat.

Pembakar dieksekusi di SW Cina

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Seorang pria dihukum mati pada hari Jumat atas pembunuhan mantan pacarnya dan anaknya yang belum lahir ketika dia membakar rumahnya di Kota Wuzhou di Guangxi.

Presiden China bertemu PM Australia

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Presiden China Xi Jinping bertemu dengan Perdana Menteri Australia Tony Abbott Jumat sore di Balai Agung Rakyat di pusat kota Beijing.

Lebih merek asing mencari peluang di Guangzhou

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Lebih merek asing high-end telah memasuki pasar Guangzhou selama tiga bulan pertama tahun ini karena fasilitas komersial ditingkatkan di kota, menurut laporan industri.

China untuk memeriksa bangunan tempat tinggal run-down

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China akan memulai pemeriksaan nasional bangunan tempat tinggal run-down setelah beberapa runtuh mematikan, Kementerian Perumahan dan Pembangunan Perkotaan-Pedesaan mengumumkan pada hari Jumat.

High-end permintaan kantor di Guangzhou

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Penjualan dan penyewaan Grade-A kantor di Guangzhou, provinsi Guangdong, terus tren yang meningkat pada semester pertama 2014, menyusul peningkatan permintaan dari perusahaan swasta, menurut laporan industri.

Cina untuk membangun sistem petisi secara online nasional

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Cina akan mendirikan sistem online nasional untuk mengajukan petisi pada akhir tahun ini, kata pihak berwenang pada pertemuan di Huai'an provinsi Jiangsu Cina Timur, Jumat.

China, Laos sumpah kemitraan lebih dekat

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Penasihat politik terkemuka China, Yu Zhengsheng, bertemu dengan Perdana Menteri Laos Thongsing Thammavong di Beijing, Jumat.

Mereka memegang separuh langit menginginkan pengakuan yang sama

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Ini bagus bagi perempuan untuk mencari dan menikmati kekuasaan di tempat kerja, tetapi mereka juga perlu untuk menikmati sisa hidup mereka dan menemukan keseimbangan antara keduanya, kata seorang ahli sumber daya manusia.

Regulator kemudahan investasi luar negeri

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Cina akan menyederhanakan proses di mana perusahaan domestik dapat berinvestasi di negara-negara di luar negeri, hanya membutuhkan pendaftaran penawaran senilai kurang dari $ 1 miliar dan meringankan proses deklarasi, perencana utama ekonomi negara itu mengatakan pada Kamis malam.

Lanzhou air keran tercemar dengan benzena

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Warga di Lanzhou, ibukota provinsi Gansu Northwest China, tersentak botol air pada hari Jumat setelah air keran kota ditemukan tercemar oleh benzena, bahan kimia penyebab kanker beracun, China News Service melaporkan.

Sebagian besar anak-anak perkotaan menggunakan media digital, menunjukkan survei

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Enam puluh delapan persen responden anak di 15 kota Cina telah menggunakan perangkat tablet, dengan 73 persen hanya menggunakan perangkat untuk bermain game, survei terbaru menunjukkan.

Booming bunga IVF untuk anak-anak 2 di Hunan

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Dengan provinsi Hunan segera untuk memungkinkan pasangan untuk memiliki anak kedua jika salah satu pasangan adalah anak tunggal, semakin banyak pasangan mencari konsultasi tentang memiliki bayi kedua melalui in-vitro fertilisasi perawatan dari rumah sakit terkenal dengan teknologi IVF nya.

Polisi menahan 70 di Huizhou patung narkoba

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Polisi telah menahan 70 tersangka setelah tiga geng obat utama yang rusak di Huizhou, Provinsi Guangdong, selama operasi baru-baru ini, pemerintah setempat mengatakan.

Pembedahan untuk bayi dengan kelebihan tungkai menarik perhatian

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Sebuah operasi untuk bayi laki-laki lahir dengan empat tangan dan empat kaki telah menarik perhatian besar dari media lokal dan warga di ibukota provinsi Guangdong, Guangzhou Daily melaporkan.

Shanghai rilis pedoman pelayanan penitipan usia

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Shanghai merilis pedoman pada hari Jumat untuk mempercepat pengembangan industri jasa perawatan usia nya, bagian dari upaya untuk menangani masalah penuaan semakin mendesak.

Kecelakaan kelas pelatihan membunuh 1, melukai 5

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Seorang mahasiswa tewas dan lima lainnya cedera ketika sekoci jatuh karena kabel baja yang rusak, memukul enam siswa dari kelas pelatihan di Guangzhou Ocean Shipping Technical School, Kamis.

Inovatif mikro-langkah menambah semangat pertumbuhan di Cina

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Dengan fokus pada pembangunan jangka panjang, China sedang mencoba untuk mendorong pertumbuhan dengan mikro-langkah dan prakarsa reformasi yang inovatif, bukan kebijakan stimulus jangka pendek.

Operasi otak menyembuhkan gejala berat remaja gadis

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Seorang gadis remaja dari provinsi Sichuan barat daya China yang menderita kondisi aneh selama lima tahun, gejala yang termasuk menampar wajahnya sendiri terus-menerus, akhirnya sembuh setelah operasi, Chengdu Business Daily melaporkan pada hari Jumat.

Pasien menjalani operasi setelah menerima laporan yang salah

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Seorang pasien di provinsi Zhejiang memiliki dua-pertiga dari perutnya dihapus dalam kesalahan setelah ia menerima laporan hasil pemeriksaan patologi lain pasien karena kesalahan, Qianjiang Evening News melaporkan pada hari Jumat.

Manusia harus membeli kembali rumah untuk harga dua kali

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Seorang pria yang menjual rumah almarhum ayahnya meninggalkan dia dan saudara-saudaranya untuk 1 juta yuan ($ 161.016) harus membayar lebih dari dua kali lipat untuk membeli kembali properti.

Penjara 10 tahun untuk pengemudi yang menyebabkan kematian

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Seorang pengemudi di Beijing telah dijatuhi hukuman 10 tahun penjara karena menyeret seorang kolektor tol di tempat parkir kematiannya, Beijing Times melaporkan.

Shanghai menjanjikan tiket Disney terjangkau

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Pembangunan Shanghai Disneyland berjalan dengan baik, dan harga tiket nya akan ditetapkan pada tingkat yang terjangkau bagi wisatawan domestik, kata seorang pejabat Shanghai.

Diduga pembunuh diadili karena menipu pemilik tambang

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Sekelompok 21 dari provinsi Sichuan ditipu besi pemilik tambang bijih di provinsi Hebei dari 1,84 juta yuan ($ 296.323) senilai kompensasi kecelakaan dengan menewaskan empat orang di tambang dan membuatnya terlihat seperti kecelakaan.

Sebagian besar anak-anak perkotaan menggunakan media digital, menunjukkan survei

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Enam puluh delapan persen responden anak di 15 kota Cina telah menggunakan perangkat tablet, dengan 73 persen hanya menggunakan perangkat untuk bermain game, survei terbaru menunjukkan.

Bensin kebocoran di SW Cina, ledakan tidak mungkin

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Sebuah kebocoran bensin terjadi di dekat stasiun kereta api cahaya di Chongqing sekitar 11 pada hari Jumat, memaksa evakuasi dari beberapa warga.

Zona ekonomi di China

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The Pearl River Delta daerah merupakan salah satu zona ekonomi yang paling dinamis di Cina. Kegiatan komersial skala besar dan perdagangan luar negeri dapat ditelusuri kembali pada Dinasti Qing (1616-1911).

Konstruksi ilegal di menyamar hijau

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Hampir tiga lantai proyek konstruksi yang tidak sah tinggi di atap sebuah bangunan perumahan di sebuah komunitas di Guangzhou, provinsi Guangdong Cina Selatan, 8 April 2014. Hal ini ditutupi oleh pertumbuhan tebal berkembang tanaman hijau.

Pembuat desas-desus Internet mengaku bersalah

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Qin Zhihui, lebih dikenal secara online sebagai Qin Huohuo, yang menciptakan rumor secara online dimaksudkan untuk memfitnah dan menyebabkan masalah, mengaku bersalah pada hari Jumat.

Diamonds dapat bangkit dari abu orang yang dicintai

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Seorang wanita Chongqing dan akhir ibunya tak perlu terpisah lagi setelah 200 gram abu wanita tua itu telah diubah menjadi berlian 0,27 karat.

Amerika Serikat: model pertumbuhan bijaksana dari New York

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Sebagai salah satu kota besar, New York mengalami pertumbuhan yang berlebihan dan memburuknya lingkungan di abad ke-20. Sejak itu, ia telah berbalik ke arah suburbanization.

Inovasi manajemen Paris ': France

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Prancis berangkat untuk membangun kota-kota satelit setelah pembangunan industri dipercepat pada akhir abad ke-19 dan perusahaan di sekitar Paris diperluas tanpa perencanaan.

Jepang: didanai swasta lingkaran kota Tokyo

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Kota satelit Tokyo dirancang untuk mengontrol masuknya orang-orang pedesaan daripada mendistribusikan penduduk perkotaan.

UK: 'London circle' yang dipimpin oleh pemerintah

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Sebagai negara industri pertama, Inggris juga memimpin orang lain dalam perencanaan kota-kota satelit. Pada tahun 1940 London dibangun delapan, masing-masing 50 kilometer dari jantung ibukota.

Benzena yang berlebihan ditemukan di NW Cina air keran

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Air keran di pusat kota Lanzhou, ibu kota barat laut Provinsi Gansu, China, telah ditemukan mengandung kadar yang berlebihan benzena.

Man berdiri diadili atas menyebarkan desas-desus

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Qin Zhihui, lebih dikenal dengan nama online-nya, Qin Huohuo, berdiri sidang di Pengadilan Chaoyang District Rakyat di Beijing, Jumat.

Guizhou kehilangan banyak lahan basah di dekade terakhir

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Provinsi Guizhou di barat daya Cina, yang memiliki banyak karst di lansekap, melihat lahan basah nya, disebut-sebut sebagai "ginjal bumi", menurun sebesar 6.800 hektar selama dekade 2003-2013, menurut hasil survey.

Wakil Gubernur Jiangxi dihapus dari posting

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Yao Mugen, wakil gubernur China timur Provinsi Jiangxi telah dihapus dari jabatannya pada Jumat untuk pelanggaran disiplin dan hukum yang berat.

Tidak pernah terlalu tua untuk belajar

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Wu Tianxiong, lebah madu peternak 92 tahun di Hefei, menghadiri kursus di universitas lokal dua kali seminggu. Wu diterima oleh Universitas Sains dan Teknologi Cina dua tahun lalu. Dia juga pergi ke perpustakaan setiap tiga hari. Dia telah membantu untuk berkembang biak hewan di School of Life Sciences di universitas selama sekitar lima tahun setelah pensiun pada tahun 1980 dan memasuki sekolah menengah setempat pada tahun 2002.

Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei hub

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The Beijing-Tianjin-Hehei wilayah metropolitan, dengan populasi 8,5 juta, meliputi 183.400 kilometer persegi.

Tantangan ketika datang ke integrasi

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Beberapa tantangan harus dihadapi ketika datang ke integrasi

Pembuat desas-desus online

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Dituduh pembuat desas-desus secara online diadili

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Qin Zhihui, lebih dikenal secara online sebagai Qin Huohuo, berdiri sidang di pengadilan Beijing atas tuduhan membuat dan memposting rumor online.

Pinggiran luar manfaat dari integrasi Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei

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pinggiran luar di distrik dan kabupaten Beijing paling diuntungkan dari integrasi Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei, daripada Hebei atau Tianjin.

Asap mempengaruhi tourim

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Proyek Jalan Sutra

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Rencana pemilahan sampah

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Kecelakaan bus sekolah

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Cina menyangkal permintaan tebusan bagi wisatawan

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Pejabat Malaysia mengatakan kidappers menuntut $ 11.300.000 untuk seorang wanita Cina yang diculik pekan lalu dari resor di negara bagian Sabah, tetapi konsulat China mengatakan telah menerima permintaan tersebut.

Beijing badai debu diharapkan untuk berlama-lama sampai Minggu

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Badai debu yang telah enshrouded ibukota Cina sejak Rabu malam tidak akan bubar sampai hari Minggu, kata pengawas lingkungan kota.

Apresiasi awan asap turis dari kota-kota besar

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Smog sedang disalahkan untuk penurunan dalam indeks kepuasan pariwisata domestik Cina.

Desa Gansu mencoba untuk membuat gurun mekar

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Penduduk desa di Linze kabupaten, kota di provinsi Gansu Zhangye Northwest China, menggunakan jaring nilon pada hari Kamis untuk menekan gurun pasir ke teras sebelum tanam dengan tanaman yang tahan kekeringan. Metode pertanian telah terbukti efektif.

Terowongan jalan raya membuka dunia untuk kelompok etnis Derung

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Sebuah terowongan jalan raya telah membuat terobosan besar untuk menghubungkan Derung kelompok etnis Cina, itu negara terkecil, ke dunia luar.

Bus sekolah menjungkirbalikkan, menewaskan 8

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Premier Li Keqiang mendesak penyelamat dan dokter di provinsi Hainan untuk memberikan perawatan yang terbaik dan konseling kepada 32 terluka dalam sebuah kecelakaan bus.

Ekspatriat mencari menghirup udara segar di luar besar, kota penuh asbut

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Seperti polusi menurunkan kualitas hidup bagi banyak orang asing, lebih kecil atau pesisir kota menjadi magnet berkat lingkungan yang baik.

Ekspatriat mencari menghirup udara segar di luar besar, kota penuh asbut

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Seperti polusi menurunkan kualitas hidup bagi banyak orang asing, lebih kecil atau pesisir kota menjadi magnet berkat lingkungan yang baik, laporan Zhang Yuchen

Charity mengisi sekolah di pedesaan dengan musik

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Radio Dalian mengambil sukacita suara ke ruang kelas di masyarakat miskin.

'Kematian' dari XP peringatan bagi China

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April 8 menandai akhir dari dukungan Microsoft untuk Windows XP. Setelah merilis dua patch resmi terakhir, Microsoft berhenti menambal lubang keamanan pada sistem operasi 12-tahun-lama. Hal ini membuat pengguna Windows XP terbuka untuk serangan cyber, yang akan tidak diselidiki atau tetap.

Pemutusan Windows XP

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Pemutusan Windows XP

Li menekankan lintas-Selat harmoni

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Kedua sisi Selat Taiwan harus menghargai situasi saat pembangunan damai dan terus meningkatkan kerja sama, kata Li Keqiang Premier.

Majelis negara mendesak kerjasama dalam proyek-proyek Silk Road

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Negara-negara Asia harus membangun kepercayaan dan mengoptimalkan mekanisme pembangunan dalam semangat regionalisme untuk memajukan Silk Road Belt Ekonomi dan ke-21 inisiatif Century Maritime Silk Road, kata seorang pejabat senior China, Kamis.

Ex-karyawan layak kompensasi yang adil

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Catatan Editor: Gao Zhi (alias), 34, telah bekerja untuk Wal-Mart selama 13 tahun dan di cabang Changde selama lima tahun. Dia tidak akan mengidentifikasi dirinya karena takut sengketa hukum dengan Wal-Mart saat ia menandatangani perjanjian untuk kompensasi dengan perusahaan yang mengatakan dia akan mendapatkan pembayaran pada kondisi ia menjaga rahasia perjanjian.

Shanghai memperluas rencana pemilahan sampah

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Shanghai adalah membuka 2.000 pusat daur ulang limbah elektronik tahun ini sebagai bagian dari upaya untuk mengurangi jumlah sampah yang dihasilkan di kota.

Li menekankan lintas-Selat harmoni

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Kedua sisi Selat Taiwan harus menghargai situasi saat pembangunan damai dan terus meningkatkan kerja sama, kata Li Keqiang Premier.

Teks lengkap pidato Li Keqiang pada upacara pembukaan Boao Forum

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Cina Li Keqiang Premier menyampaikan pidato kunci pada pleno pembukaan Boao Forum for Asia Konferensi Tahunan 2014 hari Kamis di Boao, provinsi Hainan Cina Selatan.

Tenaga medis Cina di bawah tekanan

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Tenaga medis China berada di bawah tekanan dari tumbuh sengketa dokter-pasien, menurut sebuah survei yang dirilis oleh DXY.COM, sebuah komunitas online untuk staf medis.

Li janji perlakuan yang sama kepada perusahaan asing

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Cina Li Keqiang Premier pada hari Kamis berjanji untuk memberikan perlakuan yang sama kepada perusahaan-perusahaan asing di Cina, dan menciptakan lingkungan operasi dengan persaingan yang sehat.

China memudahkan kontrol pada investasi luar negeri

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Cina telah mengambil langkah-langkah untuk mengurangi kontrol pada investasi di luar negeri perusahaan-perusahaan China, Pembangunan Nasional dan Komisi Reformasi (NDRC), Kamis.

'Tanggung jawab bersama' menekankan

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Premier Li Keqiang ditetapkan visi "tanggung jawab bersama" sebagai salah satu dari tiga pilar bagi masyarakat Asia pada konferensi regional yang besar pada hari Kamis.

Daratan, HK mengungkap rencana perdagangan lintas batas untuk saham

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Sebuah rencana untuk memungkinkan perdagangan saham lintas batas antara pasar saham Hong Kong dan Shanghai disajikan pada hari Kamis, langkah terbaru daratan untuk membuka pasar modal.

Li mengatakan semua perusahaan akan mendapatkan perlakuan yang sama dalam reformasi

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China akan memperlakukan semua perusahaan, semata-mata dimiliki atau joint venture, sebagai sama dalam reformasi masa depan dan menciptakan sebuah platform persaingan yang sehat bagi mereka, Li Keqiang Premier meyakinkan para pemimpin perusahaan multinasional, Kamis.

Li menyerukan China, ROK untuk mempercepat negosiasi FTA

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Cina Li Keqiang Premier pada hari Kamis menyerukan kepada China dan Republik Korea (ROK) untuk mempercepat negosiasi mereka pada kawasan perdagangan bebas bilateral (FTA).

E China api membunuh 3 anak

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Tiga anak tewas setelah kebakaran terjadi pada Kamis sore di sebuah gedung perkantoran di provinsi Zhejiang Cina Timur, kata polisi setempat.

Mantan Kepala WTO: Uni Eropa harus berhenti mengajar China

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Mantan Organisasi Perdagangan Dunia Pascal Lamy direktur jenderal mengatakan pada seminar internasional pada tanggal 1 April bahwa Uni Eropa "harus berhenti kuliah" China dan lain-lain pada kebutuhan untuk mereformasi sistem internal mereka.

Perdana Menteri China panggilan untuk integrasi Asia dengan dunia

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Cina Li Keqiang Premier mengatakan hari Kamis bahwa Asia perlu mendalam mengintegrasikan dengan dunia untuk prestasi yang lebih baik.

Li mempromosikan kerjasama ekonomi lintas-Selat

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Premier Li Keqiang, Kamis meminta kedua belah pihak di Selat Taiwan untuk memperluas dan memperdalam kerja sama ekonomi.

1 tewas, 1 luka-luka dalam kecelakaan helikopter Beijing

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Satu pilot tewas dan satu lainnya terluka setelah kecelakaan helikopter di Miyun county di pinggiran kota Beijing pada Kamis pagi.

Investasi PE Cina diperkirakan melonjak

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Investasi ekuitas swasta di China siap untuk maju pada tahun 2014 pada kekuatan harapan investor untuk peningkatan volume transaksi dan ukuran, menurut sebuah laporan yang dirilis di Shanghai pada 10 April.

Pusat-pusat lainnya untuk kelompok kesehatan Ikang

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Penyedia layanan pemeriksaan kesehatan Cina Ikang Healthcare Group akan membangun pusat medis yang lebih untuk pasar Cina setelah listing di pasar saham Nasdaq, menurut ketua perusahaan.

Bus listrik Cina masuk ke Brazil

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CSR Zhuzhou Listrik Lokomotif Co, anak perusahaan CSR Corp, mengatakan pada hari Kamis telah mengalahkan saingan asing Mercedes-Benz dan Volvo, bersama dengan merek lokal Brasil Marco Polo dan Neobus, untuk memasok bus baru-energi di Curitiba, kota tuan rumah untuk Piala Dunia FIFA 2014 dan ibukota negara bagian selatan Brazil Parana.

Bank infrastruktur mengambil bentuk

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China sedang mempersiapkan pembentukan Infrastructure Asia Investment Bank dan akan mencoba untuk menyelesaikan nota antar pemerintah awal oleh musim gugur ini, Menteri Keuangan Lou Jiwei mengatakan pada konferensi tahunan Forum Boao untuk Asia di provinsi Hainan, Kamis.

Produsen garmen berinvestasi besar dalam jaringan distribusi

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Potensi pertumbuhan yang pesat di China mendorong perusahaan untuk meningkatkan investasi di fasilitas distribusi untuk mempertahankan perkembangan mereka, kata sumber-sumber.

AIG memberikan $ 300.000 untuk membantu korban gempa

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American International Group Inc mengumumkan pada hari Kamis bahwa ia akan menyumbangkan $ 300.000 untuk China Yayasan Pengentasan Kemiskinan untuk mendukung korban gempa yang melanda provinsi Sichuan China pada tahun 2013.

China mendesak AS untuk memblokir persetujuan RUU Taiwan terkait

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China, Kamis mendesak Amerika Serikat untuk memblokir persetujuan kongres dari tagihan Taiwan terkait.

34 tersangka penipuan telekomunikasi ditangkap

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Polisi Taiyuan bubar geng mereka mengatakan sedang melakukan tindak penipuan telekomunikasi dan menangkap 34 tersangka yang terlibat dalam penipuan 118 di 27 provinsi, kota dan daerah otonom.

Dua ditikam di shopping mall sengketa

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Seorang turis diduga ditikam dua salesclerks di pusat perbelanjaan Shanghai dalam sengketa atas harga lotion wajah pada Kamis pagi, Shanghai Morning Post melaporkan.

2.000 produk impor dihancurkan oleh otoritas karantina

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Otoritas karantina di Beijing menghancurkan lebih dari 2.000 item produk mekanik dan listrik yang diimpor pada hari Kamis setelah menemukan bahwa mereka gagal memenuhi standar nasional kualitas produk.

China mendesak Jepang untuk mengambil tindakan kuat untuk memperbaiki hubungan

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Juru bicara Kementerian Luar Negeri China Hong Lei menanggapi pertanyaan tentang kunjungan ke Jepang dari Hu Deping, mendesak Jepang untuk menunjukkan ketulusan dan mengambil tindakan yang solid untuk menempatkan hubungan China-Jepang kembali ke jalur.

Tidak perlu untuk meningkatkan likuiditas

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Perekonomian Cina tidak melakukannya dengan sangat baik, jika tingkat pertumbuhan dianggap.

760-gram bayi rumah akhirnya

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Bayi dengan berat hanya 760 gram saat lahir sudah pulang setelah perawatan di rumah sakit selama empat bulan, China News Service melaporkan pada hari Rabu.

Shaanxi untuk memikat siswa di luar negeri

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Provinsi Shaanxi adalah untuk meluncurkan beasiswa mahasiswa luar negeri untuk mendorong lebih banyak mahasiswa asing untuk belajar di provinsi ini, Xinhua News Agency melaporkan pada hari Kamis.

Beijing Pertimbangkan asuransi untuk reaksi vaksin yang merugikan

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Beijing sedang mempertimbangkan memperkenalkan asuransi untuk menutupi reaksi vaksin yang merugikan, Beijing Komisi Kesehatan dan Keluarga Berencana mengatakan di situsnya pada tanggal 9 April.

Wartawan, tanggung jawab sosial penyelidikan universitas emiten

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Sebuah penyelidikan telah dimulai pada, pembangunan berkelanjutan lingkungan dan tanggung jawab sosial perusahaan yang terdaftar Cina pada tahun 2013, para pejabat dari China Forum Jurnalis Lingkungan mengungkapkan pada hari Kamis.

Pesawat Kecil Jatuh di dekat Miyun Reservoir

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Sebuah pesawat sipil kecil jatuh di dekat Miyun Reservoir di Miyun county timur laut Beijing pada siang hari Kamis, Beijing Times melaporkan pada akun weibo nya.

Pejabat diselidiki untuk kematian jalan Shanxi

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Delapan pejabat telah diselidiki menyusul kecelakaan lalu lintas fatal dan terowongan ledakan pada bulan Maret di provinsi Shanxi Cina Utara, menurut Kejaksaan Rakyat Agung.

Menteri pertahanan China memenuhi French kepala angkatan udara

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Cina Negara Anggota Dewan dan Menteri Pertahanan Chang Wanquan bertemu dengan Denis Mercier, Kepala Staf Angkatan Udara Perancis, di Beijing, Kamis.

Penduduk Beijing membuat catatan jumlah aplikasi paten

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Jumlah aplikasi paten penemuan mencapai rekor tinggi di Beijing tahun lalu, menurut Beijing Kantor Kekayaan Intelektual.

Siapa yang berani memakai mantel berdengung ini?

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Peternak lebah melepaskan lebah untuk menutupi Dia Ping, yang mencoba untuk mengatur rekor dunia lebah mantel terberat di Mu'er kota, Chongqing, 9 April 2014.

Foto khusus: Membiarkan off steam

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Ini foto yang diambil pada tanggal 7 menunjukkan wanita yang berpartisipasi dalam perang bantal di Changsha, provinsi Hunan China Tengah, sebagai bagian dari sebuah inisiatif yang bertujuan membantu mereka untuk mengatasi stres.

Man menawarkan hadiah $ 16.112 untuk menguji youtiao

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Wang Dawei, yang menjalankan sebuah toko yang menjual youtiao, adonan tongkat goreng yang sarapan ringan yang populer untuk Cina, telah mendapatkan dirinya julukan "youtiao saudara" karena ia menawarkan 100.000 yuan ($ 16.112) hadiah bagi siapa saja yang dapat membuktikan yang youtiao dia menjual tidak aluminium bebas.

Siswa pindah setelah bangunan dianggap berbahaya

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More than 1,500 students of a kindergarten and a primary school in Haining, Zhejiang province, have been moved out of their damaged school buildings after a residential building collapsed in the neighboring city of Fenghua, causing one death and injuring six people, Qianjiang Evening reported.

Senior petitions official dead in apparent suicide

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A senior official in charge of China's petitioning issues has been found dead in his office in an apparent suicide, according to a news report.

Jiangsu official charged with embezzling public funds

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A government official in Jiangsu province stood trial on Wednesday for embezzling public funds to buy personal items, including food.

Tibet region focuses on bilingual publications

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More than 2 million volumes of Tibetan books in 300 categories are published annually in the Tibet autonomous region, the regional press and publication bureau said on Thursday.

Father builds 3-ton tank for son

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A farmer in Mianzhu, Sichuan province, built a 3-metric-ton tank for his son as a gift, Chengdu Commercial Daily reported on Thursday.

Family limited by living over ancient tomb

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A family in Chaoyang county, Liaoning province, has lived over an ancient tomb that is listed as a key national cultural relics protection unit for more than 30 years, Liaoshen Evening News reported.

Angry TV presenter asked to leave studio

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A television presenter in Wuhan, Hubei province, was asked to leave the studio when he became angry while criticizing a county government for using public funds to build luxury office buildings.

School bus accident in S. China leaves 8 dead

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Eight pupils died and 32 were injured when a bus overturned in China's southernmost province of Hainan on Thursday morning.

Beijing swept by sandstorm

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Urban Beijing is enveloped by sand on April 9, 2014. A sandstorm swept Beijing on Wednesday, lowering the visibility and polluting the air.

In China, jar of French mountain air fetches $860

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Beijing artist Liang Kegang returned from a business trip in southern France with well-rested lungs and a small item of protest against his home city's choking pollution: a glass jar of clean, Provence air.

Beijing pollutants too much for environment

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The amount of pollutants discharged in Beijing last year was much greater than its environment could handle, with PM 2.5 in particular exceeding standards, according to an annual environmental report released on Thursday.

Official commits suicide following building collapse

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A construction management official whose office was responsible for a building involved in a fatal collapse earlier this month committed suicide on Wednesday, police sources said.

E China officials probed for violations

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Two officials in east China's Jiangxi Province are under investigation suspected of serious violations of discipline and laws, the provincial discipline inspection commission announced on Thursday.

Li lays out policy on South China Sea

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Premier Li says China will give full support to initiatives that strengthen maritime cooperation while also responding firmly to provocations that undermine peace and stability in the S China Sea.

Dongguan economy

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Chongqing police 'heroes'

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Anti-terror forces

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Private healthcare push

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Photo special: Dangerous buildings in China

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The recent collapse of a 20-year-old residential building that claimed one life and injured six others in Fenghua, East China's Zhejiang province, has sent a signal warning for government overhaul of many other buildings in China that could potentially fall.

Fate of Chongqing police 'heroes'

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Many Chongqing police officers were hailed as heroes during Bo Xilai's crackdown on organized crime which started in 2008. What has become of them?

Xinjiang police boost anti-terror tactics

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Police from a frontier police station in Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region attend an anti-terror drill on Wednesday with a focus on quick use of weapons in emergencies.

Beijing aims to clean up air during APEC meeting

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To prevent the smog from enshrouding the capital during the APEC event, Beijing vowed to reprise measures taken during the 2008 Olympics.

Dongguan's economy not hurt by sex-trade crackdown

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The prostitution crackdown in Dongguan, Guangdong province, that began early this year has not affected the city's economy, a local government official said.

Nation's top railway operator adds to new projects budget

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China's national railway operator announced in a report on Wednesday that it will launch 48 new rail lines this year, a substantial increase from the 44 projects budgeted at the beginning of the year.

Nations vow to complete FTA

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China and Australia pledged to ramp up efforts to complete their nearly decadelong work on a free trade agreement, Premier Li Keqiang and Australian Prime Minister said.

Environmental watchdog to tighten supervision

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The country's environmental watchdog has vowed to tighten its supervision of polluting enterprises nationwide to further improve air quality.

Private hospitals get more flexibility in market

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Chinese authorities unveiled a package of healthcare measures on Wednesday that consist of relaxing price controls covering non-public hospital services and encouraging the private sector to build health institutions.

When an only child dies, hope evaporates

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Project explores ways to provide care and support for parents whose child has predeceased them.

Hagel gets recipe of goodwill

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US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel savors traditional Chinese cuisine including kung pao chicken, dumplings and broccoli with garlic at a noncommissioned officer school in Beijing.

Economy still in upward phase despite weak figures

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Despite recent softening economic figures, China's economy remains resilient and could maintain a growth rate of 7 to 8 percent in the next five years, Zeng Peiyan, vice-chairman of the Boao Forum for Asia, said on Wednesday.

World leaders join Weibo

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Some 200 world leaders, including British Prime Minister David Cameron and UN Secretary-general Ban Ki-moon, have joined Weibo, Twitter-like microbloging service.

RMB to be global reserve currency by 2030: Economist

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China's currency yuan is expected to become one of three global reserve currencies by 2030 on a par with the US dollar and euro.

Suspect detained for kindergarten poisoning

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Police have detained a woman who allegedly poisoned food in a kindergarten in Southwest China's Yunnan province that killed two pupils, local authorities said Wednesday.

China to spend more on railways in 2014

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China plans more railways in 2014, China Railway Corporation (CRC) said Wednesday.

China uses satellite, drones to fight pollution

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China is using satellites and drones to detect air pollution around Beijing and the practice will be expanded, the Ministry of Environmental Protection said on Wednesday.

Xi calls for better anti-terror forces

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President Xi Jinping calls on the armed police forces to stay on high alert and forcefully act against terrorism to safeguard national security and stability.

China revokes blackmail newspaper license

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Chinese authority has revoked the license of a newspaper for its involvement in blackmail.

National Museum plans special exhibition on April 11

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Renoir, Picasso, Caravaggio, Rodin and Repin — these are some of the masters who will be on the National Museum of China's calendar in the following months, starting with a special exhibition on April 11 to mark the 50th anniversary of the establishment of Sino-French diplomatic relations.

Chinese president meets US defence secretary

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Chinese President Xi Jinping met with visiting US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel in Beijing on Wednesday, calling on the two countries to build a new model of military relationship.

Top 10 archaeology finds announced

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The State Administration of Cultural Heritage announced its Top 10 list of China archeological discoveries for 2013 on Wednesday in what has been dubbed the Academy Awards of Chinese archeology.

China aims to draw more overseas talents

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China seeks to attract more foreign experts to work in China as part of the country's development drive, an official said in Beijing on Wednesday.

TV debate in BFA annual conference 2014

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Chinese economist Zhang Weiying(R) speaks at a TV debate named "Debate on Economics: Keynesian vs Supply-Side" during the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) annual conference 2014 in Boao, South China's Hainan province, April 9, 2014.

China's auto industry booms amid challenges

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China's automobile industry is booming on the back of strong domestic demand, but challenges remain due to a spate of governmental and environmental factors, experts warned.

China urges US to stop Taiwan arms sales

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The United Stated must stop selling arms to Taiwan and respect China's core interests.

Anniversary of costly battle commemorated

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More than 100 people, including some from Taiwan, marked the 76th anniversary of the Tai' erzhuang Battle at Zaozhuang, Shandong province, on April 8 to commemorate unidentified soldiers killed in the battle.

China, Russia vow to deepen energy cooperation

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Leaders from China and Russia called on Wednesday for efforts to promote solid bilateral cooperation in the nuclear, natural gas, oil, electricity and new energy sectors.

Alipay, partners to create cybersecurity fund

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Alipay, the e-payment arm of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, said on Wednesday it is going to set up a fund with partners to invest in technologies that can enhance cybersecurity.

PBOC chief in trade zone appeal

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Zhou Xiaochuan, head of the People's Bank of China, says financial services in the China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone need to support development of the real economy.

Fire teacher, kindergarten urged

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A kindergarten has been urged to sack a teacher who allegedly sealed children's mouths with gummed paper when they refused to take afternoon naps.

Cold front to sweep North China

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A cold front will sweep North China in the coming two days, bringing gales and temperature drops, the National Meteorological Center (NMC) said on Wednesday.

Experts urge heart disease prevention

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With one death every 10 seconds from cardiovascular disease in China, top experts are urging enhanced efforts toward prevention and intervention.

Cross-Straits service pact benefits Taiwan: economist

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The signing of a service trade pact between the Chinese mainland and Taiwan will benefit Taiwan's economy, former Chief Economist and Senior Vice-President of the World Bank Justin Yifu Lin said on Wednesday.

China urges stop of US interference in HK internal affairs

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China on Wednesday expressed strong dissatisfaction and firm opposition to US interference in Hong Kong's internal affairs, urging the United States to respect China's concerns.

China improves fire safety at historical sites

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China has new rules on fire prevention and control in historical towns and buildings following severe damage to two sites.

China plans world's largest duty-free shop

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South China's tourist island province of Hainan is to build the world's largest duty free shop (DFS).

Beijing experiences unseasonably warm temperatures

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Visitors wear summer outfits in Beijing's trendy Sanlitun area as the capital city experiences unseasonably warm weather on April 9.

NDRC works to integrate Beijing, Tianjin, Hebei

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The National Development and Reform Commission, the country's top economic planner, is working with related authorities and regional governments on a development plan to boost the economic integration of Beijing and its surrounding provincial areas, namely Tianjin municipality and Hebei province, according to its official website on Wednesday.

US arms sales to Taiwan disrupt ties: Spokesman

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The recent passage of a US bill by the House of Representatives allowing naval vessel transfers to Taiwan has torpedoed the healthy development of Sino-US military ties and disrupted cross-Straits relations, spokesman for the Ministry of National Defense Geng Yansheng said on Wednesday.

UK visa center opens doors in Shanghai

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The United Kingdom's visa application center in Shanghai opened its doors on Tuesday.

Shanghai business HQ takes off

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AgustaWestland, the Anglo-Italian helicopter company owned by Italy's Finmeccanica, joined hands with Sino-US Intercontinental to launch a joint regional business headquarters in Shanghai on Wednesday.

Depressed parrot pulls out its feathers

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A macaw in a zoo in Wuxi, Jiangsu province, has pulled out all of its feathers after being neglected by visitors, Yangtze Evening News reported on Tuesday.

Official accused of hiding property from Party

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A senior official under investigation in East China's Jiangxi province is accused of trying to hide property when declaring his assets to the Party's personnel agency.

Official accused of ordering police attack

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A senior official under investigation in Yunnan province has been accused of instructing more than 100 policemen to attack local residents who accused him of corruption.

Official disciplined for downloading porn in office

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An official in Hunan province has been punished by the disciplinary authorities for downloading pornographic videos and pictures in his office.

Guizhou promotes ecotourism in 5 major cities

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Guizhou, Southwest China's mountainous province, is promoting its ecotourism in five major cities, including Shanghai and Nanjing, from April 9 to 24.

Former policeman's death sentence upheld for killing woman

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A former policeman who shot and killed a pregnant woman had his death sentence upheld in an appeal in Guigang, the Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, by the Guangxi High People's Court on Wednesday morning.

Couple sweeps streets 23 years to repay debt

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A couple in Chifeng, the Inner Mongolia autonomous region, swept streets for 23 years to pay off debts they ran up for hospital treatment for their two sons.

District bans dancers sound systems

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A district in Wenzhou, Zhejiang province, has ruled that dancers cannot bring sound equipment to public areas after more than 600 local residents collectively bought an expensive sound amplification system to deter people from dancing near their homes.

University widens 'dream' for the poor

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Renmin University of China plans to increase by 50 percent the number of students it recruits through its University Dream Plan this year, two years after the plan was launched.

Tall building 'for the birds'

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A 20-meter-tall building has been established for birds in Changzhou, Jiangsu province, Yangtze Evening News reported.

Former anti-gang detective's death ruled suicide

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Zhou Yu, a former detective in the economic crime investigation department of the Yuzhong public security bureau, was found dead in a hotel in the department's jurisdiction on April 4, the day before Tomb Sweeping Day, the bureau said in a statement released on its micro blog late on Monday.

Mineral and Gem Show to be held in Changsha

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The 2nd China Mineral and Gem Show will be launched in Changsha, Hunan province, on May 15, attracting exhibitors and visitors across the world.

Mandarin-learning app a boon for English speakers

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A new app to help English-speakers learn Mandarin with fun and efficiency was launched on Tuesday at the London Book Fair.

Former Sichuan official removed from Party

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Guo Yongxiang, former head of the provincial federation of literary and art circles, has been stripped of Party membership and removed from public office for serious law and discipline violations.

Policeman's death sentence appeal rejected

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A court on Wednesday rejected the appeal of a former policeman who was given a death sentence for shooting a pregnant woman dead in south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.

China encourages development of private healthcare

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China unveiled a package of measures on Wednesday, which consist of relaxing price controls covering non-public hospital services and encouraging the private sector to build health institutions.

Kindergarten drugs ban

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Tough smoking rule

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Cancer intervention

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Cleaver-wielding man subdued after tense standoff

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A man held a woman hostage with a cleaver in Kunming, Yunnan province, April 8. The man, who apparently had a dispute with the woman, was finally subdued after an hour-long standoff. The woman was unharmed.

Active govt blogs

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Surgical insurance offered

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Report identifies sources of mass protests

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Public protests since 2000 were usually sparked by labor disputes, land acquisitions, forced demolitions, pollution, traffic accidents and incidents involving ethnic groups, a major report found.

Submarine captain devotes life underwater

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A Chinese submarine captain finds his life's work below the waves.

Govt blogs remain active amid shift to new media

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Governmental departments and officials continue to use their micro blogs as channels to listen to residents and publicize services, despite a slowdown in the growth of accounts.

2 Beijing hospitals now offer surgical insurance

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Beijing's You'an Hospital and Anzhen Hospital have started to offer surgical insurance programs, following an increasing number of medical disputes.

Fallen building's ex-tenants unhappy with compensation

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The remnants of a collapsed building that claimed one life and injured six people on Friday in Fenghua, Zhejiang province, were brought down on Monday, as residents expressed their dissatisfaction with the amount of compensation they have been offered by the local government.

Govt urged to get tough on smoking

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The health warnings on cigarettes packages in China have failed to raise public awareness of the dangers of smoking, a report has found.

Students pull back after three-week protest in Taipei

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Most student activists had retreated from Taiwan's legislative building by Tuesday morning, following three weeks of protests over a cross-Straits service trade pact.

Ming Dynasty 'chicken cup' sells for record $36m

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An 8.2-centimeter-tall porcelain cup from the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) fetched a staggering HK$281.24 million ($36 million) at an auction in Hong Kong on Tuesday, setting a new record for Chinese porcelain at auction.

China's top research vessel on maiden expedition

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China's most advanced marine research vessel Kexue embarked on its first scientific mission from Qingdao in Shandong province on Tuesday, exploring the origins of life.

Intervention needed to stem rise in cancer

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A new report says the number of cases of the disease in China is increasing and - unless there is timely intervention - this will become a major public health challenge.

Report identifies sources of mass protests

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Public protests since 2000 are usually sparked by labor disputes, land acquisitions, forced demolitions, pollution, and incidents involving ethnic groups.

Parents put kindergartens to the test

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At least six private establishments in four provinces had administered anti-viral drugs to children without their parents' knowledge or consent.

US urged to restrain Japan

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Beijing warns Washington to "stay vigilant" about Japan and not to be "permissive or supportive" of Tokyo's provocations.

China reiterates ban on kindergarten drugs

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Feed toddlers drugs without authority should be resolutely banned, a Chinese health official said on Tuesday.

More Chinese small firms to enjoy tax breaks

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More small businesses in China will enjoy tax breaks as part of the government's efforts to address the pressure on economic growth, authorities said Tuesday.

First 24-hr Beijing bookstore opens

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The first 24-hour bookstore in Beijing opened but did not close its doors on Tuesday, to the applause of a bookish public.

China, US vow to boost new type military ties

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Chinese Defense Minister Chang Wanquan on Tuesday held talks with his US counterpart Chuck Hagel on promoting the sound and stable development of a new type of military relations.

China, Israel vow to further deepen cooperation

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Chinese President Xi Jinping Tuesday held talks with his Israeli counterpart Shimon Peres, calling for tangible progress in Israel-Palestine peace talks at an early date.

Research vessel begins mission

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China's most advanced marine research vessel Ke Xue embarked on its first scientific mission from Qingdao in Shandong province on Tuesday, exploring the origins of life.

Authorities to wrap up probe of drug-dispensing schools

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A nationwide inspection into kindergartens giving students prescription drugs without the authorization of doctors will be finished before April 10, an official said on Tuesday.

China calls for flexibility in Iran talks

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China called for Iran and six world powers to be flexible in the latest nuclear talks which started Tuesday in Vienna.

Zhengzhou sees hike in monthly salaries

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Roughly 70 percent of employers in Zhengzhou, Henan province, have had their monthly salaries raised to at least 2,000 yuan ($320), an increase of 200 yuan from last year, according to statistics released by a local job fair organizer this month, Dahe Daily reported on Tuesday.

China's supreme court to cut red tape

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China's Supreme People's Court (SPC) has axed 28 leading groups, or 65 percent of its total, as it ramps up efforts to cut red tape.

China cited as example in promotion of food security

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The 2013 report of the International Research Institute for Food Policies, IFPRI, that was released on Monday in Dakar, praised China for having managed to halve the prevalence of under-nutrition since 1990.

China hopes for smooth Indian election

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China hopes India's general election proceeds smoothly, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei told a daily press briefing on Tuesday.

China's DM warns US against Taiwan arms sales

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China's defense minister on Tuesday urged the United States to stop a bill that reaffirms commitment to Taiwan and calls for continued arms sales to the island.

China invests 3 trillion yuan in healthcare

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The Chinese government has pumped around three trillion yuan (about $488 billion) into its medical care reform in the past five years.

China, Timor-Leste announce all-round cooperative partnership

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Chinese President Xi Jinping met with Timor-Leste's Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao on Tuesday and both announced to forge an all-round cooperative partnership between the two countries.

Nobody can contain China's development: defense chief

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China's defense minister on Tuesday said the country's development cannot be contained by anyone.

Student film festival opens in Beijing

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The 21st Beijing College Student Film Festival opened on April 8 with French director Philippe Muyl's latest film The Nightingale.

Man to stand trial in rumor fabrication

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A man accused of manufacturing and posting rumors online will stand at a Beijing court on Friday.

China, Namibia eye closer relationship

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Chinese President Xi Jinping met with visiting Namibian Prime Minister Hage Geingob on Tuesday, and the two leaders pledged to boost cooperation between the two countries.

Mother, son drown selves in river after argument

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A mother and son drowned themselves in a river in Guangyuan, Sichuan province, after arguing on Friday night, Chengdu Commercial Daily reported.

Train travel surges during Qingming Festival

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Data released Tuesday by China's railway authorities showed train trips in the country hit 34.53 million during the three-day break for Tomb-sweeping Day.

Man quits well-paid job to pursue Phd for Beijing Hukou

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"Whatever difficulties ahead, I must get a Beijing hukou ," said Wang Haijun, a non-Beijinger who resigned his high salary job in Beijing to pursue a Phd to have a chance to get a hukou here.

Chinese army follows cyber laws: defense minister

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China's military has always limited its cyber operations within domestic and international law, said Defense Minister Chang Wanquan on Tuesday.

China's defense minister: neighbors 'stirring trouble'

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Chinese Defense Minister Chang Wanquan said on Tuesday, when answering a question about the regional security situation, that there are some people "stirring up trouble" around China.

Hagel's Liaoning tour sign of China's transparency, confidence

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US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel became the first foreigner to visit China's only aircraft carrier Liaoning on Monday. It was a genuine gesture showing China's transparency, and its growing confidence.

China 'dissatisfied' with Hagel's remarks

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China was "dissatisfied" with remarks made by US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel in ASEAN defence ministers meeting and in Japan, a Chinese military leader said here Tuesday.

China's defense minister vows no territorial compromise

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Chang Wanquan said on Tuesday that China will not make any concessions on issues regarding territory and sovereignty.

Online rumormonger to go on trial Friday

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Qin Zhihui, better known by his pseudonym Qin Huohuo, is accused of fabricating rumors on the Internet and harming the reputation of others.

Couple found guilty of embezzling public funds

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An official and her husband in Chongqing have been sentenced to imprisonment for embezzling public funds.

Most Shenzhen hopeful second-child mothers in 30s

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Shenzhen women aged 30 to 39 showed the most desire to have a second child after the city started to accept applications from qualified families from March 28.

Official investigated after teacher's death

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A government official who is suspected of involvement in the death of a female teacher is being investigated by anti-corruption authorities in Fujian province.

China's anti-graft body reveals 183 cases

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China's top anti-graft agency made public on Tuesday the names of 183 officials who violated Party guidelines on improving work style.

Racing against time for rescue in Yunnan mine flood

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Rescuers work at the Xiahaizi Coal Mine in Qujing, Yunnan province, on Monday after the mine flooded, trapping 22 miners.

Water-releasing festival opens in Dujiangyan

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The China Dujiangyan Qingming Water-Releasing Festival, together with the launch of Dujiangyan's summer travel season, kicked off in Sichuan province on April 5.

Travel congestion for last day of Qingming Festival

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Jingcheng Expressway, connecting Beijing to Hebei province's Chengde, is packed with traffic headed to Beijing on the last day of the Qingming Festival, April 7, 2014. Many people went to their hometowns during the weekend to pay their respects to their ancestors, returning home on the last day of the festival.

Photo special: Weird buildings in China

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Some call it creative, others crazy, but there is no denying we are witnessing a wealth of shapes and sizes spring up across China's cities.

NE China tunnel collapse workers leave hospital

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Seven of 12 workers rescued after more than 80 hours trapped in a collapsed tunnel in northeast China's Jilin Province have been discharged from hospital, local authorities said Tuesday.

Chinese, US defense chiefs begin talks

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Chinese Defense Minister Chang Wanquan says US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will deepen his understanding of China and the Chinese armed forces during his visit to China.

Showing their brass

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After a lifetime of farming, members of a village orchestra arrive in Beijing with their French horns and trumpets - and a new outlook on life.

Organ donors increased

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Anti-terrorism fight

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Crackdown on graft

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Water pollution fight

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Tree funerals

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Water pollution fight intensifies

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Hubei province, a key water source for northern regions and a center for grain farming, is increasing measures to fight water pollution.

Govt asks netizens for help in exposing graft

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China's top anti-graft agency has called on netizens to expose corruption, such as lavish banquets at private clubs, as part of its crackdown on graft ahead of the holiday season.

Murder leaves a heartfelt legacy

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Relatives and friends of slain family raise funds to support poor communities that breed desperation and violence.

Wuxi puts new spin on cultural traditions

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Legislators from Wuxi, a center of traditional culture in Jiangsu province, aim to boost traditional and local culture through innovations of their own.

Fears over PX 'unfounded', experts say

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The protest over a PX chemical plant by residents of Maoming shows that local authorities need to encourage public involvement in decision-making.

22 miners trapped in Yunnan coal mine flood

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Rescuers race against time on Monday to pump water from a flooded coal mine in Qujing, Yunnan province, where 22 miners were trapped underground. Up to 7 am on Tuesday, rescuers still have not made contact with the trapped miners.

Xinjiang leaders warn against religious extremism

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Nur Bekri, chairman of Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, promises to root out religious extremism and call on officials to counter extremists' lies.

China tours by Pentagon chiefs

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China tours by Pentagon chiefs

Chinese military institutions visited by US officials

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Here are some of the Chinese military institutions that top US military officials have visited.

Govt asks netizens for help in exposing graft

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China's top anti-graft agency has called on netizens to expose corruption, as part of its crackdown on graft ahead of the holiday season.

'Tree funerals' take root: memories for less money

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A cemetery in Shanxi province is leading the way in the nationwide drive to make funerals more frugal and green.

Activist works to increase donations of organs, bodies

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Chinese honor their dead on Tomb Sweeping Day, which fell on April 5 this year, but Qian Tongsheng also remembers his lost family members on March 25, when organ donors are remembered in China.

Shanghai top spot for graduates

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High cost of living and bad air quality in Beijing are cited as reasons why Shanghai edges out the capital as the No 1 destination for universtiy graduates.

Nomads embrace changes brought by education

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Remote townships have been reaping the rewards of increased government funding and aid donated by China-based expats, including China Daily journalists.

Carrier visit underscores transparency

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US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel starts his first trip to China with a landmark visit to the Liaoning aircraft carrier, the first foreign visitor to board the ship.

Taiwan students to withdraw from legislative building

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Student protest leaders Monday announced that they would retreat from the chamber of Taiwan's legislative building at 6 pm Thursday.

Forest fire under control

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A forest fire that broke out on Sunday morning in Baoding, Hebei province, has largely been brought under control and no casualties have been reported, an official with the city government said on Monday.

Offshore bond returns expected to improve

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An HSBC research note said on Monday that returns of offshore yuan-dominated bonds may improve in the second quarter of 2014 with 0.8 percent gains amid stabi-lized rates of China's yuan.

Pests on rise in Shenzhen

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The number of mosquitoes, flies and rats in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, in-creased in the first three months of this year, posing a growing risk of epidemics, disease control experts say.

Xinjiang chairman vows to stop religious extremism

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Nur Bekri, chairman of Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, promises to root out religious extremism and call on officials to counter extremists' lies.

Chengdu hosts China's first licensed-horse racing event

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On April 6, Chengdu, Sichuan province, hosted the first ever horse race in China that had licensed imported horses from all over the world.

Korean star visits Beijing

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South Korean actor Kim Soo-hyun held a meeting with fans on Sunday in Beijing after he spoke at a news conference. The trip was the last station of his tour through Asia starting in March.

State council approves market modernization

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The All China Federation of Supply and Marketing Cooperatives has received approval from the State Council of China to rebuild and modernize 100 wholesale markets in Hebei, Zhejiang, Shandong and Guangdong provinces, People's Daily reported on Sunday.

China's PE market has matured, expert says

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The Chinese private equity and venture capital market has matured and become newly attractive to investors, Gong Jie, a partner at Pantheon Ventures, said on Monday.

Boao Forum to hold 2 events featuring Hong Kong

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Two events featuring Hong Kong will be held on this year's Boao Forum Annual Conference, Hong Kong government said here on Monday.

1,500 battle N China forest fire

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Over 1,500 people have rushed to deal with a forest fire in Fuping County of north China's Hebei Province, said the county government on Monday.

Boeing 787-9 untuk membuat penerbangan pertama China

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Boeing terbaru menengah 787-9 Dreamliner dijadwalkan untuk membuat penerbangan pertama ke China pada bulan November, yang dioperasikan oleh Air New Zealand pada perusahaan Shanghai-Auckland dengan rute, kata kantor China Air New Zealand, Senin dalam sebuah pernyataan.

Zhang lukisan mengambil harga tertinggi pada lelang Sotheby

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Sotheby uang terlaris penjualan malam Modern dan Kontemporer Asia Art ambil di HK $ 670.000.000 ($ 865.900.000) pada tanggal 5 April di Hong Kong. Atas banyak pergi harga dibayar untuk untuk yang cukup besar, Bloodline simbolis Zhang Xiaogang: Big Family No 3, yang diambil untuk dijual HK $ 94.200.000, re-kabel baru bagi seniman di lelang.

Tidak ada yang terluka dalam kebakaran Lijiang

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Petugas pemadam kebakaran mencoba untuk memadamkan api di Shuhei Street, distrik Old City, Lijiang, Provinsi Yunnan, yang pecah pada dini hari tanggal 6 April 2014.

22 anggota keluarga berbagi atap, biaya

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Meskipun keluarga inti telah menjadi norma sosial di China, sebuah keluarga besar di Wuhan, ibukota provinsi Hubei, telah berbagi atap yang sama selama lebih dari tujuh dekade.

'Supermarket' menghubungkan relawan dengan mereka yang membutuhkan

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Sebuah jaringan layanan sukarela berbasis masyarakat, dengan penuh kasih disebut oleh penduduk setempat sebagai "Lei Feng Supermarket", telah beroperasi di Liuzhou, wilayah otonomi Guangxi Zhuang, selama dua tahun, China Youth Daily melaporkan.

Pengusaha berusaha untuk membayar hadiah menyelamatkan nyawa

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Seorang pria di Wenzhou, Provinsi Zhejiang, sedang mencari seorang wanita yang memberinya 50 yuan ($ 8) sekitar 10 tahun yang lalu, yang katanya mengubah hidupnya.

Beijing untuk mengadakan adil kuda Mei

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2014 International Akhal-Teke Horse Association Conference Khusus dan Festival Budaya Kuda China akan diselenggarakan pada pertengahan Mei di Beijing.

Menteri Pertahanan AS untuk mengunjungi kapal induk China

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Menteri Pertahanan AS akan mengunjungi Liaoning kapal induk China pada Senin sore, menurut siaran pers dari Departemen Pertahanan Nasional.

China mendesak AS untuk menahan diri dari mencampuri urusan HK

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China pada Minggu menyuarakan keberatan pertemuan Wakil Presiden AS Joe Biden dengan dua mantan legislator Hong Kong dan meminta Amerika Serikat untuk menahan diri dari mencampuri urusan Hong Kong.

22 terjebak dalam SW Cina banjir tambang

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Tim penyelamat berlomba untuk memompa air dari tambang batu bara yang banjir di provinsi Yunnan Southwest China, karena semua 22 penambang yang terperangkap tetap hilang.

Joki Inggris Royston Ffrench menang Chengdu Dubai Cup Intl

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Royston Ffrench, joki dari Inggris, memenangkan 2.200 meter Chengdu Dubai Cup International, ras terkaya dengan total hadiah 1,5 juta yuan ($ 241.500), di Dubai International Cup Chengdu.

Mimpi terbang selamanya muda

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Liu Yi memiliki jabat tangan yang kuat, dia meninggalkan telapak tangan perih dari cengkeramannya dan ia menetapkan kecepatan yang cepat saat ia batas atas penerbangan tangga.

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As one of the most important festivals in the Chinese calendar, Qingming, also known as Pure Brightness Festival or Tomb Sweeping Day, falls on April 5 this year.

Confucian coming of age ceremony in Xi'an

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A Confucian coming of age ceremony for teenage girls is held in Xi'an, capital of northwest China's Shaanxi Province, April 6, 2014.

Online sellers look at new sites to make business click

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With the cost of advertising on major Internet marketplaces increasing, smaller companies are starting to look at other options.

Fireworks firms fire up for innovation

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After a sharp drop in Spring Festival sales, fireworks companies in Liuyang, Hunan province and the authorities overseeing their production hope to re-ignite demand by making more innovative and environmentally friendly products.

Experts: TCM herbs need strict oversight regimen

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Amid concerns over soil pollution and use of pesticide, the government should strengthen oversight of ingredients in traditional Chinese medicine, industry insiders suggested

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S. Korea denounces Japanese minister's visit to war shrine

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South Korea on Saturday denounced a Japanese Cabinet minister's visit to the controversial war-linked Yasukuni Shrine.

Govt buildings seized in Ukraine

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Gunmen seize a state security building and a police station in eastern Ukraine amid simmering tensions in the country's Russian-speaking regions.

12 die in clash in S Philippines

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A day-long fighting between Philippine government forces and rebel group of Abu Sayyaf in Southern Philippine province of Basilan has left at least 12 dead and scores of others wounded.

Search zone for MH370 narrowed to 40 km by 50 km

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Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott says the search zone for missing Malaysian flight MH370 has narrowed to a grid of 40 km by 50 km.

Iran regrettable over US visa denial

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Iranian deputy foreign minister says that Iran does not have a replacement for its new UN ambassador who has been denied an entry visa by the US.

China protests Japanese minister's visit to war shrine

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Japanese Cabinet minister's recent vist to the Yasukuni Shrine has sparked outcry from China's government as the visit is viewed as yet another case of mistaken attitudes about the past.

Prince William, Kate visit war memorial in NZ

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Britain's Prince William and his wife Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, hold flowers as they prepare to lay them on the war memorial in Cambridge, New Zealand, April 12, 2014.

Lavrov warns European stability at risk

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Global powers need to be ready if tensions rise over Ukraine: Obama

Regions should have more say: PM

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Ukraine's prime minister told leaders in the country's restive east on Friday that he is committed to allowing regions to have more powers, but left it unclear how his ideas differed from the demands of protesters now occupying government buildings or Russia's advocacy of federalization.

Russia has no intention to incorporate SE Ukraine

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Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says his country has no intention of annexing south-eastern Ukraine as it would contradict national interests.

Plane search resumes after 'very confident' message

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Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott says signals picked up during the search in the remote southern Indian Ocean, believed to be "pings" from the black box recorders, were "rapidly fading".

Indian PM in office, but 'not in power'

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Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is no doubt in office, but he has never been in power during the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance's 10-year rule, says a new book.

ROK, US hold largest-ever air drill

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South Korea and the United States launched their largest-ever joint air exercise on Friday to beef up their combined strategic capability amid the escalating tensions over the peninsula.

Japanese PM sued for Yasukuni visit

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A citizens' group in Japan's Osaka files a lawsuit claiming that Shinzo Abe's controversial visit to the Yasukuni shrine has violated their constitutional right to "live in peace".

Crimean parliament adopts new constitution

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The Crimean parliament on Friday voted unanimously in favor of adopting a new constitution that proclaims the Black Sea peninsula a legal and democratic state within the Russian Federation.

China praises Australia for plane search efforts

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A spokesman for China's Foreign Ministry on Friday expressed the country's appreciation for Australia's efforts in searching for the missing flight MH370.

DPRK vows self-defense against US hostility

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The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) vowed to take self-defense countermeasures against Washington's "hostile policy," official news agency KCNA said Friday.

Eyelash fantasy 2014 gallery

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A model presents hair and make-up creations at the eyelash extension competition during the Ideal of Beauty spring festival in Russia's Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, April 10, 2014.

Japan should take realistic view of history

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Hitoshi Tanaka, former Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, said Friday that Japan should take a realistic view of history.

M7.3 quake hits near Papua New Guinea

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A major earthquake with a magnitude of 7.3 was recorded off Papua New Guinea's remote Bougainville Island, the US Geological Survey said on Friday, but there were no immediate reports of damage.

US, South Korea hold joint live-fire military exercise

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The drill is part of Foal Eagle, an annual military training between US and South Korea that runs from February 24 to April 18.

Venezuela's Maduro and opposition hold talk

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Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro hosts opposition leaders at the start of mediated talks intended to stem two months of political unrest that has killed dozens in the OPEC nation.

DPRK sends 3 drones to ROK for reconnaissance

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ROK's Defense Ministry spokesman Kim Min-seok says multiple circumstantial evidences were identified to confirm the three unmanned aerial vehicles were dispatched by the DRPK.

Latest 'ping' unlikely to be from MH370

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The latest acoustic signal detected in the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 was unlikely to be from the missing plane

Obama threatens more sanctions against Russia

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US President Barack Obama on Thursday urged European and other allies to be prepared to join US in imposing additional sanctions on Russia if it "escalates the crisis in Ukraine."

Australian PM confident signals are from missing plane

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Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott says searchers are confident they knew the position of the black box flight recorder to within some kilometers.

Boston bombing report cites information lapses

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Report finds that the US was alerted by Russia in 2011 that Tsarnaev might pose a threat. But the case was later closed because the FBI found no link between Tsarnaev and terrorism.

Argentina hit by nationwide strike over inflation

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A nationwide strike paralyzed Argentina's economy, shutting down air, train and bus traffic, closing businesses and ports and emptying classrooms.

Meet royal Princes and Princesses

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World's royal Princes and Princesses

Coldest marathon: a song of ice and fire

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The 2014 UVU North Pole marathon takes place at a temperature of minus 30 degrees. Run over the classic 42.195km (26.2 miles) marathon distance, it is described as the world's coldest marathon.

Another possible signal heard

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An underwater sensor detects the fifth signal in southern Indian Ocean, raising hopes that searchers are closing in on what could be a flight recorder.

Swiss pilot forced to land by Indonesian jet fighters

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Indonesian Air Force personnel escort 65-year-old Swiss pilot Heinz Peier after his plane was intercepted by jet fighters and forced to land at Soewondo Air Base in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia, April 10, 2014.

Putin suggests consultations over Ukraine

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Russian President Vladimir Putin called on European Union leaders to jointly hold urgent consultations over Ukraine's gloomy economy.

Hillary Clinton dodges shoe during speech

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A woman hurled a shoe at Hillary Clinton on Thursday as the former secretary of state was delivering a speech at a Las Vegas hotel, but Clinton dodged it and continued with her remarks.

Prince William, Kate unveil portrait of Queen Elizabeth

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge unveil a painting of Britain's Queen Elizabeth for her diamond Jubillee by Nick Cuthell at a reception at Government House Wellington, NZ.

US health secretary resigns after Obamacare launch woes

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US Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is resigning after overseeing the botched rollout of President Barack Obama's signature healthcare reforms.

China denies ransom demand for tourist

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Malaysian official says kidappers demand $11.3 million for a Chinese woman abducted last week from resort in Sabah state, but Chinese consulate says it has received no such request.

Abe's friends lend him wrong ideas

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's administration is receiving flak all round, a situation made worse by friends and like-minded people that he has recruited to push his nationalist right-wing agenda.

A pointless exercise in futility

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By seeking arbitration the Philippines is seeking to 'legitimize' and gain US support for its invasion of China's territory

'Death' of XP a warning for China

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April 8 marked the end of Microsoft's support to Windows XP. After releasing its last two official patches, Microsoft stopped patching security holes in its 12-year-old operating system. This leaves Windows XP users open to cyber attacks, which will neither be investigated nor fixed.

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Songkran water festival marks Thailand's New Year

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Elephants spray water at people in celebration of the Songkran water festival in Thailand's Ayutthaya province, April 9, 2014. Songkran, the most celebrated festival of the year, marks the start of Thailand's traditional New Year.

Rio vows 'great Games' despite concerns

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Organizers of the 2016 Olympics have acknowledged there are issues to be resolved in preparing Rio de Janeiro to host the event but said on Wednesday they were making progress and would deliver a "great Games".

Australian ex-foreign minister defends book as 'darn good read'

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Former Australian foreign minister Bob Carr has defended his new book in which he savages colleagues, speculates about whether US peers have had plastic surgery and derides business class travel as inspired by the slave trade.

Suspect claims he killed 40 as hitman for drug cartel

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A suspected contract killer charged in California with killing nine people confessed to investigators that he carried out up to 40 slayings in a career spanning decades, a prosecutor said.

European Council strips moscow of voting rights

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Russian lawmakers at the Council of Europe's parliamentary assembly were stripped of their voting rights until the end of 2014 on Thursday over Russia's annexation of Crimea.

India's main opposition BJP expected to gain in Delhi polls

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Voters in the Indian capital went to the polls on Thursday, the third day of the mammoth nine-phase general elections across the country, with experts predicting losses for the ruling Congress party.

Zoo puts tradition out to pasture

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Paris to unveil new stress-free, biodiverse enclosures following $234m renovation

Two car bombs kill 25 in Homs

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Two car bombs killed at least 25 people, including women and children, in a government-held neighborhood of Syria's central city of Homs on Wednesday, state news agency SANA reported.

Ukraine offers amnesty to pro-Russian separatists

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Ukraine will not prosecute pro-Russian separatists who seized government buildings if they surrender their weapons and disperse, the country's president said on Thursday, in a bid to ease a crisis that stoked fears of the country's breakup.

Clinton: New laws roll back civil rights progress

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Restrictions on voting rights in US conservative states endanger the core of the country's civil rights movement and force its citizens to recreate "a yesterday we're better off done with," former US president Bill Clinton said on Wednesday.

Decision on Crimea based on public opinion: Putin

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Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that the decision to take Crimea was made following a thorough study of public sentiments in that peninsula.

Pilot was last to speak to air controllers

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The pilot of the missing Malaysian passenger jet MH370, Zaharie Ahmad Shah, was the last to speak to air controllers, the Cable News Network (CNN) reported Thursday.

Australian plane detects suspicious signal in MH370 search

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A Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) AP-3C Orion aircraft has detected a possible signal in the vicinity of the Australian Defence Vessel Ocean Shield.

China's defense minister meets French air force chief

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Chinese State Councilor and Defense Minister Chang Wanquan met with Denis Mercier, Chief of Staff of the French Air Force, in Beijing on Thursday.

People enjoy cherry blossoms in Washington

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People enjoy the famed cherry blossoms along the Tidal Basin in Washington April 9, 2014.

Somewhere over the rainbow, angry birds fly

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Hot Air Balloons in different shapes and sizes float over spectators during the Philippine International Balloon festival in Lubao town, Pampanga province, north of Manila April 10, 2014.

Bakers perform with dough in Pizza World Championships

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Bakers perform with their dough in Pizza World Championships in Italy

Obama pays tribute to victims in Fort Hood shooting

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US President Barack Obama attended a memorial service and offered public condolences Wednesday at the US Army post of Fort Hood in Texas where a shooting spree last week left four soldiers dead and 16 others wounded.

US sends one more Navy destroyer to Black Sea

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The US Navy destroyer USS Donald Cook, the second American military ship to be deployed in the Black Sea amid the Ukraine crisis, is scheduled to arrive in the designated waters Thursday.

Indian general elections enter key phase

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Hundreds of millions of Indian voters go to the polls in a key phase of general elections on Thursday.

Brazil's daily life ahead of the soccer World Cup

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A view over Rio de Janeiro ahead of the soccer World Cup which kicks off on June 12 with 32 teams vying for the trophy in Brazil.

Search for MH370 continues after encouraging lead

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Up to 14 planes and 13 ships will assist in Thursday's search for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 following Wednesday's "encouraging lead" found by the Ocean Shield.

Obama blasts 'least productive Congress in modern history'

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President Barack Obama sharply criticized what he called the least productive US Congress in modern history on Wednesday in a fund-raising speech that he used to try to energize Democrats to vote in November congressional elections.

Panda Xing Bao on official presentation at Madrid Zoo

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Panda bear cub Xing Bao meets visitors during its official presentation at Madrid Zoo, April 9, 2014.

Brazil invites World Cup nations to provide police

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Police from each of the World Cup's 32 participating nations have been invited to protect fans during football's showpiece tournament in Brazil.

Opposition warns Abe could 'destabilize' region

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Japan's main opposition leader chided Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday for conservative statements on wartime history and voiced fears he could be a "destabilizing" factor in East Asia.

Sign of shared confidence

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Some saw the visiting US Secretary of State Chuck Hagel and his Chinese hosts "trade barbs". Others saw them "face off" in public.

Knife-wielding student wounds 22 in US school

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A 16-year-old student wielding two knives went on a stabbing rampage in the hallways of a Pittsburgh-area high school, injuring 22 people before he was tackled by an assistant principal.

Activists campaign to save Moscow steel tower from being dismantled

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Thousands of Muscovites and several top international architects have launched a campaign to save a conical steel tower that has marked Moscow's skyline since 1922.

US secretly fed political satire to Cuba in social media

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Draft messages produced for a Twitter-like service in Cuba that the US government secretly funded were overtly political.

President Xi meets with Hagel

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US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel savors traditional Chinese cuisine including kung pao chicken, dumplings and broccoli with garlic at a noncommissioned officer school in Beijing.

DPRK holds parliamentary session, forms new government

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The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Wednesday held the first session of its newly elected parliament and formed a new government.

UN deplores killing of experts in Somalia

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The UN anti-drug agency on Wednesday deplored the killing of its staff in Somalia and called on the authorities to speed up arrest of those involved in the heinous act.

Putin looses gas policy with Ukraine

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Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday told the government to drop contractual options and allow Ukraine to get natural gas without one-month prepayment.

20 students hurt in US school stabbing

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About 20 students were injured Wednesday morning after a stabbing spree inside a high school in the US State of Pennsylvanian at the start of the school day.

Humans bear some blame in MH370 search

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The Australian Defense Force vessel Ocean Shield detected more pings on Tuesday raising hopes that the search for the missing Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 is getting closer in a search area of more than 77,000 square kilometers.

China appeals against US tariff act amendment

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China has filed an appeal to the World Trade Organization (WTO) against a US tariff act amendment, the Ministry of Commerce (MOC) announced on Wednesday.

Australia confident in search for missing MH370

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Premier Li Keqiang said Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has assured him that Australia has confidence in the search for missing flight MH370.

Mummy & me in NZ

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Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, attends a Plunket nurse and parents' group event with her son Prince George at Government House in Wellington.

Hillary Clinton 'thinking' about 2016 White House run

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Asked again the question on the mind of everyone who follows US politics, Hillary Clinton said on Tuesday she was "thinking" about running for president in 2016.

Kim Jong Un reelected first chairman of NDC

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Kim Jong Un, top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), was re-elected Wednesday as first chairman of the country's National Defense Commission at its ongoing parliamentary session.

Blast kills 20 in market on edge of Pakistani capital

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A bomb exploded at a vegetable market on the outskirts of the capital on Wednesday, killing 23 people and injuring at least 39.

Crimes of Hirohito : `We can't let it happen again'

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Olson was in the play when it was put on at the Historic Hoover Theatre in San Jose, California, on April 5.The production was performed by American volunteers of the Foundation Honoring Nanjing Massacre Survivors.

The tough battle with the army of American lobbyists

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The political TV drama series, House of Cards, has offered a Hollywood approach to US politics little known to the vast majority of Chinese.

China's green environmental march benefits US, world

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China, the country that consumes more energy and emits more greenhouse gases than any other nation, has made a name for itself as an environmental leader. Its breakthroughs in green technology stand to help not only its residents, but those of the US and the rest of the world.

Floating objects spotted in area where signals were detected

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Multiple floating objects were spotted by patrol aircraft in area where Australian ship Ocean Shield detected suspicious signals, officials at Chinese patrol ship Haixun 01 said Wednesday.

Underwater search continues for MH370

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Up to 11 military planes, four civil planes and 14 ships will assist in Wednesday's search for the missing Malaysian flight MH370.

Two more 'pings' detected in search for MH370

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Australian officials say two new "ping" signals have been detected in the search for missing flight MH370, injecting fresh confidence into the search.

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Abe opens Pandora's box

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The Japanese cabinet on April 1 approved eased principles and guidelines on the transfer of defense equipment to replace the country's original Three Principles on Arms Exports. The Japanese government's "success" in renewing arms exports after decades of an absolute ban on the trade of defense equipment and technologies marks a major change in the country's defense and security policy and suggests that the Shinzo Abe cabinet has made an important step toward turning the country into a military power.

History can't be denied

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A shadow was cast over regional peace and stability last week when Japan's chief cabinet secretary rejected Chinese President Xi Jinping's remarks on Japan's invasion of China and the Nanjing Massacre, says a Xinhua commentary.

Xi visit cements ties with EU

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President Xi Jinping returned to Beijing on April 1 after spending more than a week in the European Union meeting with royalty, heads of state and government, business leaders, students - he even found time for a quick visit to see Hao Hao and Xing Hui, the two pandas that China presented to Belgium last year.

Cross-border deals headed south?

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Numerous cross-border acquisitions by Asian companies will turn out badly in the next five years because the acquiring party will be under-prepared to succeed in the fiercely competitive global marketplace.

Asia Society in NYC launches think tank

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Dubbing this century the "Asian Century", the Asia Society officially launched a new non-partisan, Asia-focused think tank on Tuesday in New York.

Rwandans told 'never again'

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The United Nations chief told a packed stadium of sombre and weeping Rwandans on Monday the world would "never again" let genocide tear their nation apart, at a ceremony marking 20 years since 800,000 people were butchered.

Irish president begins state visit to UK

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President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins, his wife Sabina Coyne (L), Britain's Queen Elizabeth II (2nd R) and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, (R) pose for a photograph ahead of a state banquet in Windsor, England April 8, 2014.

Australian divers start underwater search for MH370

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Divers embarked on Australian Defence Vessel Ocean Shield, scan the water for debris in the search zone in the southern Indian Ocean for the missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370.

Mideast peace effort compounds US policy woes

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Addressing the United Nations General Assembly in September, President Barack Obama declared the pursuit of Israeli-Palestinian peace one of the two main US foreign policy priorities for his second term.

2014 London Book Fair kicks off

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The 43rd London Book Fair opened Tuesday at the Earls Court in London, attracting lots of visitors to explore their new books and get involved in various cultural programs.

G20 to focus on boosting global growth, not Crimea -official

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Global financial leaders will thrash out details of individual country pledges to boost growth and overhaul their economies at this week's meetings in Washington, a senior Australian official said on Tuesday.

Ten people killed in Nigeria village attack: police

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Gunmen killed ten people in a village in Nigeria's Wukari Local Government Area in the country's northern Taraba State, local police confirmed Tuesday.

US says Iran's pick for UN envoy is `not viable'

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The United States notified Iran's government on Tuesday that Tehran's pick for a new UN envoy is "not viable," a day after the US Senate voted against letting the diplomat enter the country.

Candlelight prayers offered for missing 239

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Family members of Chinese passengers aboard the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 held a candlelight prayer ceremony at the Beijing Lido Hotel on Tuesday for all those on board.

2 UNODC staff members shot dead in Somalia

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Two staff member of UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) were shot dead in Puntland, Somalia by an unidentified gunman, UNODC said on Tuesday.

Investigation of pings yet to bear fruit

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Ships off Australia listening for underwater signals from the black box of MH370 have not been able to relocate signals that were detected last weekend.

China is 'biggest spender' in search

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The hunt for the Malaysia Airlines jet has become the most expensive maritime search operation that China has been involved in, according to experts.

Boost to Sino-US military ties

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The US should also make more efforts to improve Sino-US military ties. Hagel's visit is the third by a US secretary of defense in a little more than three years.

Explanation from Hagel needed

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US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel started his first visit to China since taking office on Monday.

Pro-Russian demonstrators announce Kharkov's independence

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Pro-Russian demonstrators announce Kharkov's independence in Eastern Ukraine.

Hagel says US not 'containing China'

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US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel reviews Washington's vision on military-to-military ties with China and his country's Asia-Pacific rebalancing strategy in a speech at China's National Defense University.

Getty Museum to return stolen Bible manuscript

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The J. Paul Getty Museum said on Monday it will return a 12th-century New Testament manuscript to a monastery in Greece after museum officials learned it was stolen decades before the museum acquired it in 1983.

UN group puts New Zealand human rights image in doubt

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New Zealand's reputation for human rights has taken a battering after a United Nations working group took the government to task on its justice and prison systems, human rights groups said on Tuesday.

Moscow warns Kiev of 'civil war' in Ukraine

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Russia warns Kiev that any use of force in Ukraine's east, where pro-Kremlin militants have seized government buildings in several cities, could tip the country into civil war.

US urged to restrain Japan

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Beijing warns Washington to "stay vigilant" about Japan and not to be "permissive or supportive" of Tokyo's provocations.

China calls for flexibility in Iran talks

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China called for Iran and six world powers to be flexible in the latest nuclear talks which started Tuesday in Vienna.

Chinese naval vessels expand search for MH370

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Chinese naval vessels on Tuesday expanded the search area in the Indian Ocean for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane in a bid to pick up suspicious pulse signals detected last week.

Breakdancer 'freezes' in front of Paris landmarks

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A break dancer has been snapped doing handstands in front of dozens of famous landmarks in Paris.

Maria Contreras-Sweet sworn in as SBA Administrator

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Maria Contreras-Sweet is ceremonially sworn-in as Administrator of the Small Business Administration by Vice-President Joe Biden (R) at the White House in Washington April 7, 2014.

Jiaolong 'up to MH370 salvage task'

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China's deep-sea manned submersible Jiaolong is capable of salvaging the black box flight recorders from the missing Malaysia Airlines jet, according to an official.

2 pilots killed as army plane crashes in Pakistan

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Two pilots were killed when an army trainer plane crashed in Pakistan's eastern Gujranwala district on Tuesday morning, an army statement said.

Spotlights on 2014 Hanover Industrial Trade Fair

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The world's leading fair for industrial technology, with about 5,000 exhibitors from 65 nations, runs till April 11 with the Netherlands as this year's partner country.

US college sports system a rarity across the globe

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The US college sports system, which generates billions of dollars and draws millions of fans and viewers every year, is a rarity across the globe.

US visitors speak with one voice

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Visiting United States Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel spoke at China's National Defense University this afternoon. Many US political leaders and officials visiting China speak on various occasions to establish friendly relations and promote cooperation.

US, Japan, S.Korea resolute on 'verifiable denuclearization'

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The US, Japan and the ROK reaffirm their pursuit of a "verifiable denuclearization" of the Korean Peninsula in a peaceful manner.

'No robot submersible' operation before more signals

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The search leader hunting for missing Malaysian flight MH370 said that no submersible onboard the Australian vessel "Ocean Shield" would be deployed unless the ship detects more credible signal.

Simply child's play

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Child diplomacy is not a patent for British royals however, as other leaders have a tradition of making foreign trip with their kids.

Australian ship trawls for signals from missing Malaysian plane

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Australia's Ocean Shield, which picked up possible "pings" from the black box recorders of flight MH370, has been unable to detect any further signals.

Search for MH370 to be most expensive in aviation history

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The hunt for missing Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 is on track to cost hundreds of millions of dollars, becoming the most expensive search in aviation history.

Chinese, US defense chiefs begin talks

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Chinese Defense Minister Chang Wanquan says US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will deepen his understanding of China and the Chinese armed forces during his visit to China.

Vigil marks one month since MH370 vanished

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More than 100 family members and relatives pray in the early morning at the Metropark Lido Hotel in Beijing during a candlelight vigil for the 239 passengers and crew onboard the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, April 8, 2014.

Search for missing Malaysia plane set to move to sea floor

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A robotic search vehicle is likely to be sent deep into the Indian Ocean on Tuesday to look for wreckage of a missing Malaysian jetliner on the sea floor.

The world in photos: March 31-April 6

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Pupils take mobile phone 'selfies' with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, as she arrives for a visit at Robert-Jungk Europe High School as part of the Europe-Project Day, in Berlin March 31, 2014.

'Promising lead' emerges in hunt for Flight 370

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A concentrated air and sea search was underway in the Indian Ocean after an Australian ship detected faint pings deep underwater.

US Senate approves jobless-benefits bill

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The US Senate passed legislation Monday to renew a program of jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed that expired last December, but the bill faced an uphill climb in the House of Representatives, where majority Republicans are generally opposed.

Two foreign UN workers killed in Somalia

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A Briton and a Frenchman working for the United Nations were shot dead on Monday at an airport in north-central Somalia, officials said.

Over 2,000 Sudanese seek UN shelter in North Darfur in a week

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More than 2,000 Sudanese have sought shelter at a UN base in North Darfur in a week after insurgents have attacked their villages.

Better seaplanes 'vital' for rescue missions

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China must speed up the development of amphibious aircraft to be better equipped to conduct maritime search and rescue missions, said an aviation expert.

China urged to add fixed-wing aircraft

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China is haunted by the lack of a fixed-wing aircraft specializing in maritime search, experts said, adding that the government should pay attention to the issue.

Hagel's insensible remarks

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US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's visit to China is a sign of the enhanced dialogue and exchanges between Chinese and US militaries.

Poor weather greets baby prince

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Britain's baby Prince George embarked on his first official tour on Monday, visiting New Zealand with parents William and Kate.

Chinese-American youngsters shine at Augusta National

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Chinese-American children win the first four titles in the inaugural Drive, Chip and Putt Championship at Augusta National.

Media: Japan, US differ in alliance expectations

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Japanese media are calling the visit by US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel to Tokyo over the weekend part of the US' "appeal" to its allies in Asia.

China tours by Pentagon chiefs

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China tours by Pentagon chiefs

Chinese military institutions visited by US officials

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Here are some of the Chinese military institutions that top US military officials have visited.

Pro-Russians declare independence in eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk

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Pro-Russian activists who seized the main administration building in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk proclaimed the creation of a sovereign "people's republic" independent from Kiev on Monday.

Cuba accuses US of subverting govt

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Cuba says the US continues to use social media to "subvert" the island's government and that last week's revelation of a US-created, Twitter-like service for Cuba was just one of several examples.

Hagel often at odds with his party

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Chuck Hagel is not a party man, at least when that party is the Republicans. The US defense secretary does not pull his punches and has often been described by fellow Republicans as a maverick.

Tech gap exposed in plane's search mission

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Foreign experts are skeptical about whether China's equipment is advanced enough to obtain signals from as deep as 4,500 meters under the sea.

Chinese ships continue hunt for MH370 signals

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Four Chinese ships and a British ship Monday continued the hunt for the missing flight MH370 in an expanded area in the South Indian Ocean, where a Chinese vessel had earlier picked up a pulse signal consistent with flight recorders.

Carrier visit underscores transparency

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US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel starts his first trip to China with a landmark visit to the Liaoning aircraft carrier, the first foreign visitor to board the ship.

Africa on solid growth course in 2014, risks remain

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The economic outlook for Sub- Saharan Africa remains robust, but growth is vulnerable to lower commodity prices and a slowdown in capital flows, the World Bank said in a report on Monday.

Time running out in search for MH370

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For journalists covering the search for Malaysian Airlines Fflight MH370 it has been a long, drawn out affair.

Australian ship detects signals in search of MH370

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An Australian vessel searching the missing Malaysian flight 370 has detected electronic pulse signals probably related to the black box in the Indian Ocean during the past 24 hours.

Pistorius takes stand in own defence at murder trial

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Oscar Pistorius took the witness stand in his own defence, saying the Valentine's Day shooting of his girlfriend last year had left him sleepless, terrified and plagued by nightmares.

Tightrope walker completes walk over Seine river in Paris

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French acrobat Denis Josselin balances on a tightrope as he crosses the Seine river in front of the Austerlitz bridge in Paris, April 6, 2014.

Chinese ships continue scanning for possible MH370 signals

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Four Chinese ships and a British ship on Monday continued the hunt for missing flight MH370, scanning an expanded sea area in the Indian Ocean.

S. Korea takes seriously DPRK aerial reconnaissance

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South Korean President Park Geun-hye said Monday that it should be taken seriously for the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) to have ratcheted up its aerial reconnaissance over South Korea's territorial air with drones.

ROK discusses ways to defend airspace from DPRK drones

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Major military officials in the Republic of Korea met Monday morning to discuss how to defend its airspace from drones dispatched by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK).

China minister cautions US

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Maintaining peace and stability in the Asia-Pacific region serves the common interests of China, the US and other regional countries, Minister Wu Xi of the Chinese Embassy in the US said in a speech on Friday.

China's green march benefits US, world

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China's breakthroughs in green technology stand to help not only its residents, but those of the US and the rest of the world.

US Defense Secretary to visit China's aircraft carrier

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US Defense Secretary will visit China's Liaoning aircraft carrier on Monday afternoon, according to a press release from the Ministry of National Defense.

M5.3 quake hits Iquique, Chile - USGS

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An earthquake measuring 5.3 on the Richter scale jolted 99km WSW of Iquique, Chile at 14:06:07 GMT on Sunday (22:06:07 Beijing Time), the US Geological Survey said.

Search moved to area where signals detected

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Up to nine military planes, three civilian planes and 14 ships will assist in Monday's search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.

Prayers continue for MH370

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Relatives of the passengers of flight MH370 pray during a gathering of thousands of people in Kuala Lumpur for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane on Sunday.

Advisers' Thatcherite ambitions

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When Indian opposition leader Narendra Modi gave a speech on the virtues of smaller government and privatization on April 8 last year, supporters called him an ideological heir to former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher, who died that day.

Actions speak louder than words in military relations

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Editor's Note: US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel begins his first visit to China on Monday since taking office. A Chinese military expert offers her views on bilateral military ties.

Possible pings present 'encouraging' lead in MH370 search

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Chinese and Australian ships have picked up acoustic signals while searching for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 in the southern Indian Ocean.

Calls for patience despite progress

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Despite the progress being made, experts have warned that the search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 will be a long process due to its complexity.

Latest sounds signal hope to search team

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Three separate but fleeting sounds from deep in the Indian Ocean offered new hope over the weekend in the hunt for flight MH370.

Change likely as India goes to polls

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The biggest general election the world has ever seen begins on Monday in a remote backwater of tea gardens and rice paddies, with India looking increasingly likely to embrace a coalition led by a Hindu nationalist to jumpstart a flagging economy.

Japanese, US defense chiefs meet on boosting security ties

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Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera held talks on Sunday with visiting US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, centering on improving bilateral defense cooperation.

Young entrepreneurs get a lift in Seattle

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The Lyceum conference room at University of Washington was packed with more than 500 people on Saturday for the final presentations of the China Business Challenge (CBC) and the China Entrepreneur Forum.

China search vessels find no clues to missing flight

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China's search vessels still failed to find any confirmed clues to the fate of the Malaysian flight MH370, now missing for 30 days, an official said Sunday.

JACC chief Angus Houston: The man for the job

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When Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott appointed Angus Houston to head the Joint Agency Coordination Center (JACC), he could not have picked a better person for the job.

MH370 skirted Indonesia apparently to avoid radar

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Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 flew around Indonesian airspace after vanishing from Malaysian military radar, CNN quoted an unnamed senior Malaysian official as saying Sunday.

ROK returns 3 DPRK sailors, 2 bodies

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South Korea returned three sailors of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea rescued two days ago in its waters along with two bodies, Seoul's Unification Ministry said Sunday.

Female journalist shot in N. Philippine province

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A female journalist was shot and critically wounded at the doorstep of her house in Cavite province of northern Philippines by unidentified gunmen on Sunday.

One more suspected DPRK drone discovered in ROK

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One more drone suspected of coming from the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) was discovered on a mountain in South Korea's northeastern region.

Chinese experts urge Diaoyu Islands school textbooks

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Chinese experts have suggested school textbooks include Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) literary evidence on the discovery of the Diaoyu Islands by China, following Japanese approval for competing claims to be covered in school books in Japan.

New Zealand sends air force to Solomon Islands

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New Zealand is sending an air force Hercules with relief supplies to the flood-ravaged Solomon Islands.

Finland's PM says to resign in June

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Finnish Prime Minister Jyrki Katainen has announced that he will resign as chair of the National Coalition Party and head of the government in June.

Kidnappers make 1st phone call to family of Chinese tourist

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Gunmen contact the family of the Chinese tourist they abducted along with a Filipino resort worker from a Semporna resort to tell them that the victims are safe, a Malaysian newspaper reported.

Search leader confirms suspected signals

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Head of team looking for Malaysian plane confirmed that vessels from Australia and China had detected suspected pulse signals in recent days.

International pillow fight day

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People take part in the International Pillow Fight Day in central Bucharest April 5, 2014.

Australia also detects suspicious pulse signal

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Chinese and Australian ships hunting for MH370 have picked up separate acoustic signals in different parts of Indian Ocean search area.

Search effort for flight MH370 continues after new discovery

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The month-long hunt for flight MH370 continued Sunday after a Chinese ship reported the detection of electronic pulse signals possibly related to the missing jet in the southern Indian Ocean.

Chilean quake-affected residents demand more help

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Residents from Laguna Verde of Iquiqu took part in the demonstration demanding more help for the people affected by the 8.2 magnitude earthquake that affected the north of Chile on April 1.

Relief in Afghanistan after largely peaceful landmark election

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Afghanistan's presidential election closed on Saturday amid relief that attacks by Taliban fighters were fewer than feared for a vote that will bring the first-ever democratic transfer of power in the country.

Malaysia: 'We will not give up search for MH370'

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Malaysia vowed that it would not give up on trying to find the missing jetliner and announced details of a multinational investigation team to solve the aviation mystery.

FIle photos: Patrol vessel Haixun 01

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Patrol vessel 'Haixun 01' is launched in Central China's Hubei province.

New floating objects spotted in south Indian Ocean

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A Chinese air force plane searching for missing Malaysian passenger jet MH370 spotted a number of white floating objects in the search area Saturday.

Pulse signal discovered in ocean

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China needs to work with other countries to confirm if a pulse signal with a frequency of 37.5kHz per second is from the missing Malaysia Airlines jet.

Ballot boxes on donkeys in Afghanistan

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Afghan election workers lead donkeys carrying ballot boxes and other materials to polling stations which are not accessible by road in the Kishindih district of Balkh Province, northern Afghanistan.

Hostages taken to Philippines' small island

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Gunmen who kidnapped a Chinese tourist and a Filipino worker from a Malaysian resort have brought their captives to an island township in the Philippines' southernmost province.

Afghans begin voting in presidential election

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Afghans began voting on Saturday morning to elect a new president for the next five years in the first transfer of power through polling.

Biggest search yet for Malaysian jet in Indian Ocean

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Four weeks after Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 vanished, investigators search the southern Indian Ocean for the plane's black box recorders before their batteries run out.

Japan approves new textbooks claiming Diaoyu Islands

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Japanese government on Friday approved new elementary school textbooks claiming the disputed Diaoyu Islands as part of Japan's territory, arousing strong denunciation from China immediately.

Japan approves new textbooks claiming Diaoyu Islands

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Japanese government on Friday approved new elementary school textbooks claiming the disputed Diaoyu Islands as part of Japan's territory, arousing strong denunciation from China immediately.

Japan approves new textbooks claiming Diaoyu Islands

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Japan's approval of new elementary school textbooks which claim the disputed Diaoyu Islands as part of its territory draws strong condemnation from China.

India launches navigation satellite

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India on Friday launched into space its navigation satellite IRNSS-1B -- the second in a series of seven -- from the southern spaceport of Sriharikota in the state of Andhra Pradesh.

China slams Japan's 'Diplomatic Bluebook for 2014'

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China on Friday expressed deep concern and strong dissatisfaction over Japan's outrageous claim of the "China Threat" laid through its "Diplomatic Bluebook for 2014".

S.Korean satellites help in search for missing MH370

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Three South Korean satellites have searched for debris of the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, with four photos of possible wreckage taken by one of the satellites late last month.

China, Britain aim at more medical cooperation

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The 2014 China-Britain International Forum on Medical Education was held in Beijing on April 3.

China urges Japan's efforts on improvement of ties

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Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei on Friday again urged Japan to make serious efforts for the improvement of bilateral relations.

Malaysia detains 4 over Sabah abduction

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Malaysian police said Friday they had detained four people on Thursday evening for further investigation into the Semporna resort kidnapping.

Afghanistan beefs up security ahead of general elections

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Security personnel have been deployed in sensitive areas and roads leading to the voting centers in Kabul and other cities as well as in towns and villages.

The Philippines' violation of int'l laws to end in vain

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The Philippines should fully recognize how sensitive and complicated the South China Sea issue is, and return to the right track of resolving the dispute through consultations and negotiations.

ESA successfully launches new monitoring satellite

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The European Space Agency says it has successfully launched the first in a series of satellites that will form the nucleus of its new Copernicus monitoring system aimed at providing better and quicker information about natural disasters and other catastrophes.

Israeli military confirms Gaza air strikes following rocket fire

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Israeli aircraft struck targets in the Gaza Strip overnight Thursday after Palestinian militants renewed rocket fire into southern Israel, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said in a statement Friday.

Erdogan says favours keeping 3-term limit for MPs

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Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday he favoured keeping a three-term limit for deputies in his ruling AK Party, comments which suggest he may not himself seek a fourth term and could instead be a candidate in August presidential elections.

India jails 24 men for gang rape of teen in 1996

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An attorney says one man was sentenced to life and 23 others to varying prison terms for raping a teenager who was kidnapped and held for several weeks in southern India 18 years ago.

Hunt for Malaysian plane heads underwater

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A US Navy high tech "black box" locator is deployed for the first time as the battery life of the cockpit data recorder dwindles.

China steps up MH370 black box detection efforts

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Chinese vessel Haixun 01 has intensified its effort to detect signals emitted from the black box of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370.

World's unusual graveyards

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For many thousands of years, humans have preserved the remains of objects - even themselves. The locations for the demised objects are usually called graveyeards, but they are not always for people. Pets, military tanks, airplanes and trains all have their own graveyards.

Jorg Monar

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China Daily's exclusive interview with Jorg Monar, rector of the College of Europe in Bruges.

Jan Truszczynski

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China Daily's exclusive interview with Jan Truszczynski, director general for Education, Training, Culture and Youth of the European Commission.

Grassroots and old friends converge in the Iowa heartland

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Muscatine, a quiet Iowa city of about 23,000 on the Mississippi River, has been busy welcoming some Chinese guests with whom it has formed a new Sister-City relationship.

Hagel visits China amid celebration and concern

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When US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel visits China from April 7-10, China and US will find things for celebration and concern.

US real estate market gets boon

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When Chris Cooper and his wife heard that a house next door to their home in San Mateo was for sale, they decided to take a look at it on its pre-opening day.

Job prospects unify towns at US-China parley

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For hard-hit towns of the deep US South, the three-day US China Manufacturing Symposium underway in Dothan, Alabama means jobs.

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China Daily's exclusive interview with Professor Francis Snyder of Beijing University on China-EU relations.

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China Daily's exclusive interview with Victor Bostinaru, vice-chairman, the delegation for relations with China of the European Parliament.

Olympic athletes get their White House moment

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President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama surrounded themselves with Olympians and Paralympians Thursday, saluting their success at the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, praising their perseverance and marveling at their performances.

Bodybuilders prepare backstage before competition

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Bodybuilders prepare backstage before an amateur competition in the Israeli city of Dimona.

Satellite to monitor environment, disasters in Europe

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Europe on Thursday launched the first satellite of its multibillion-euro Copernicus Earth observation project that will supply valuable images in the event of natural disasters or even a plane crash.

Faith in Gandhi dynasty wavers

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Schoolteacher Arun Singh said he will vote once again for Rahul Gandhi as his member of Parliament in India's upcoming election, but more out of loyalty than conviction.

US soldier kills 3 in army base shooting

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At least 16 wounded before gunman kills himself in Ford Hood incident

Stolen Gauguin on Sicily kitchen wall for 40 years

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A Paul Gauguin still life stolen from a wealthy collector's home in Britain decades ago has been recovered after hanging for 40 years in a Sicilian autoworker's kitchen.

Challenges in search for MH370 'unprecedented'

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Chinese operations in the multinational effort to search for the missing Malaysian flight have covered more than 200,000 square kilometers in the area 1,850 km west of Perth, Australia.

Kidnapping of tourist in Malaysia scares Chinese

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Chinese tourists at a Malaysian resort have left or plan to leave for home after a raid by gunmen who kidnapped a Chinese citizen.

Answering the call to prayer

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Ukraine detains 12 former riot police in deaths of protesters

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Twelve members of Ukraine's disbanded "Berkut" riot police have been detained on suspicion of shooting civilian participants in Kiev's months long anti-government protests, a spokesman for the general prosecutor said on Thursday.

Yakuza groups turn to Web in change of approach

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Japan's biggest organized crime syndicate has launched its own website, complete with a corporate song and a strong anti-drugs message, as the yakuza tackles its outdated image and falling membership.

Kidnapped victim Gao is a seasoned traveler

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Gao Huayun, a 29-year-old tourist from Shanghai, chose Semporna as her destination in Malaysia, a country currently not so popular among Chinese tourists that it is often not even listed in group packages of China-based travel agencies.

Chinese who want driver's licenses get them cheap in S. Korea

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Chinese shoppers already have a seemingly insatiable appetite for South Korean pop music, TV dramas, cosmetics and fashion. Now they're after another must-have item: a driver's license.

Sabah still involved in territorial row

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The territorial dispute between Malaysia and the Philippines is over much of the eastern part of the state of Sabah, a territory known as North Borneo before the formation of Malaysia in 1963. The Philippines, presenting itself as the successor state of the Sultanate of Sulu, retains a "dormant claim" on Sabah on the basis that the territory was only leased to the British North Borneo Co in 1878, with the sovereignty of the sultanate over the territory never having been relinquished.

Malaysian honeymoon interrupted by abduction

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Journalist Li Xue, 30, had been planning a relaxing honeymoon under the Sabah sun away from the pressures of work for the last two months. Instead, she made headlines in China on Thursday after reporting an armed raid and kidnapping.

A 'perfect storm' of smog in UK prompts health alert

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Pollution from Europe and dust swirling in from the Sahara desert created a "perfect storm" of smog in Britain on Wednesday.

New ship joins search for MH370 in southern Indian Ocean

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The Malaysian frigate KD Lekiu departed Thursday evening from Royal Australian Navy's primary base in the west coast with HMAS Stirling to become another ship enrolled in search operations in Southern Indian Ocean.

China urges rescue of tourist kidnapped in Malaysia

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China appeals to Malaysian police to rescue a Chinese national abducted on Wednesday night by unknown gunmen in the eastern Malaysian state of Sabah.

Navy ships in S. Philippines placed on alert over kidnapping

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The military said Thursday that it has alerted Navy ships in southern Philippines to be on guard against the kidnappers of a Chinese tourist and a Filipino resort staff who were forcibly taken in Sabah, Malaysia.

Just the one amazing snap can be worth millions

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Let's take a closer look at the life of foreign paparazzi.

Philippine coast guard members charged with homicide

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Charges have been filed against eight Philippine Coast Guard officials and personnel for their involvement in the fatal shooting of a Taiwanese fisherman in northern Philippines last year.

Massive operation carried out to hunt for abductors in Malaysia

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A massive operation has been carried out to hunt for a group of armed men who abducted a Chinese tourist and a Filipino resort worker in Semporna of Malaysia's state of Sabah.

200 fans clash before PSG-Chelsea match

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About 200 supporters of Paris Saint-Germain and Chelsea fought in a city center street prior to their teams' Champions League quarterfinal match on Wednesday.

7.6 aftershock rattles Chile's far-northern coast

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A powerful 7.6-magnitude aftershock hit Chile's far-northern coast late Wednesday night, shaking the same area where a magnitude-8.2 earthquake hit just a day before causing some damage and six deaths.

Old bomb explodes in Bangkok scrap shop, killing 8

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Workers at a scrap shop in Thailand's capital accidentally detonated a large bomb believed to have been dropped during World War II, killing at least eight people and injuring 20 others, police said.

President Xi in Europe: Forging deals, boosting business

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President Xi Jinping in Europe has over looked many international deals signing ceremonies. Here are some major deals.

Chinese tourist 'abducted' in Malaysia

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Malaysia confirms that a Chinese tourist and a Filipino resort worker have been abducted by a group of men in Semporna, state of Sabah of Malaysia.

Xi bids farewell to Belgium, wraps up trip to Europe

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ASEAN+3 finance, central bank deputy governors' meeting held in Myanmar

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An ASEAN+3 Finance and Central Bank Vice Governors' Meeting took place at the Myanmar International Convention Center in Nay Pyi Taw Wednesday.

British FM welcomes ratification of global ATT

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British Foreign Secretary William Hague on Wednesday welcomed his country's ratification of the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) said Wednesday.

Chinese consulate probes alleged abduction

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The Chinese government on Thursday expressed its concerns over the alleged abduction of a Chinese tourist in Malaysia's eastern state of Sabah.

Chinese official concerned about alleged abduction of Chinese

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The Chinese government on Thursday expressed its concerns over the alleged abduction of a Chinese tourist in Malaysia's eastern state of Sabah.

Malaysian PM arrives in Australia

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Malaysia's prime minister arrived at the Australian air force base serving as a hub for the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.

Koala selfie

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An Australian Koala looks at a camera as it sits atop a branch in its enclosure at Wild Life Sydney Zoo April 3, 2014.

40cm tsunami waves hit Japan following Chile quake

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A tsunami of up to 40 centimeters was observed on early Thursday morning at a port of Iwate Prefecture, which lies on the Pacific coast of northeastern Japan, after a powerful 8.2-magnitude earthquake in Chile, local media reported.

European trip yields ripe fruit

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President Xi Jinping returned to Beijing on Wednesday morning from a four-nation European tour that took him to the Netherlands, France, Germany and Belgium over 11 days. Here are some tour highlights.

Xi's initiatives for EU partnership

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The president's intensive discussions, speeches and articles show the importance Chinese leadership attaches to relationship

NASA suspends co-op with Russia

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US space agency NASA has suspended all contacts with its Russian counterpart Roscosmos except for ongoing activities aboard the International Space Station (ISS).

Putin officially divorces his wife

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Russian President Vladimir Putin has formally divorced his wife Lyudmila after more than 30 years of marriage.

Chinese tourist abducted in Malaysia

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Suspected Philippine gunmen allegedly kidnap a female Chinese tourist and a hotel staffer and escape by boat in the Malaysian state of Sabah.

Fort Hood shooting leaves 3 dead

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A US soldier shot dead three people and injured at least 16 on Wednesday before taking his own life at an Army base in Fort Hood, Texas, the site of another deadly rampage in 2009, US officials said.

World record skydive attempt

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Skydivers jump from a plane during practice Skydivers practice for largest double-formation skydive world record attempt, Arizona, America, March 29, 2014.

Abbas intends to sign more intl conventions

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Israel seeks Palestinian pledge on talks before releasing long-serving prisoners

Myanmar census ban on Muslims sparks concerns

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The UN agency that helped Myanmar prepare for its first census in decades said on Tuesday it was deeply concerned about a government decision to bar Muslims from identifying themselves as Rohingya, warning it could stoke tensions.

NATO reverting to Cold War language, Russian FM says

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Russia accused NATO on Wednesday of reverting to the language of the Cold War by suspending cooperation with Moscow, and said neither side would gain from the move.

8.2 temblor rattles northern regions

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Country declares inland disaster as 2.1-meter waves wash shoreline

300 female inmates escape

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About 300 inmates escaped from a women's prison in the northern coastal city of Iquique after the prison's power supply went down when Tuesday's tsunami hit.

No Chinese were injured in disaster, embassy says

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There have been no reports of Chinese casualties in Chile following the 8.2-magnitude earthquake that hit the country on Tuesday, the Chinese embassy in Chile confirmed on Wednesday.

FTA agenda for APEC economic leaders

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China is hosting the 22nd APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting. The theme of the meeting will be "shaping the future through Asia-Pacific partnership" and one of the three topics will be "advancing Asia-Pacific regional economic integration".

US stand on reef is wrong

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WHEN THE US STATE DEPARTMENT DEPUTY Spokesperson Marie Harf accused China of making a provocative and destabilizing move by blocking a Philippines supply vessel from approaching Ren'ai Reef in the South China Sea on Sunday, the United States was clearly siding with the Philippines.

Emerge from the shadow of the tragedy

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Because of the contradictory information coming from the Malaysian government and Malaysia Airlines about Flight MH370, the anger of the families of the 154 Chinese passengers on the plane is growing - relatives of the missing passengers held a protest in front of the Malaysian embassy in Beijing - and there has been an outpouring of anti-Malaysia sentiments via social media in China.

4 Chinese workers killed in explosion in Ecuador

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Four Chinese workers have been killed by an explosion at the construction site of the Sopladora hydroelectric station in Ecuador, the Chinese embassy has confirmed.

Chile assesses damage after massive quake, tsunami

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Chilean authorities on Wednesday were assessing the damage from a massive earthquake that struck off the northern coast, causing a small tsunami, but the impact appeared to be mostly limited.

Turkey expects China's investment in high speed rail

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Turkey expects China to invest in its high speed railway project from the eastern tip to the western part of the country, which would constitute an important part of the modern Silk Railroad, said the General Director of Turkish State Railway Suleyman Karaman here on Wednesday.

4th EU-Africa summit kicks off in Brussels

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The 4th EU-Africa summit kicked off in Brussels on Wednesday under the theme of "Investing in People, Prosperity and Peace", aiming to promote breadth and scope of cooperation between the two continents.

Preparation pays off in Chile quake aftermath

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When Tuesday's earthquake struck Chile — one of the world's most quake-prone countries — the nation's preparations helped to keep damage to a minimum, a senior embassy official said in Beijing.

No Chinese were injured in disaster, embassy says

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There have been no reports of Chinese casualties in Chile following the 8.2-magnitude earthquake that hit the country on Tuesday, the Chinese embassy in Chile confirmed on Wednesday.

Search for MH370 'must not ease up'

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Premier Li Keqiang says the multinational hunt for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet remains challenging, but it must not be abandoned.

China, Australia step up efforts in MH370 search

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Chinese Premier Li Keqiang talks on the phone with his Australian counterpart, Tony Abbott, and they both pledge to continue the search for the missing jet.

Xi bids farewell to Belgium, wraps up trip to Europe

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Chinese President Xi Jinping (C) and King Philippe (R) of Belgium attend the sending-off ceremony in Brugge, Belgium, April 1, 2014.

Earthquakes that shook the world

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With an increasing number of major quakes around the world, we take a look at some that have caused death and despair.

Backgrounder: Major earthquakes in Chile's history

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Chile is one of the world's most earthquake-prone countries. A magnitude-8.8 quake and the tsunami it unleashed in 2010 killed more than 500 people it was so strong it shortened the Earth's day fractionally by changing the planet's rotation. The strongest earthquake recorded anywhere also occurred in Chile, a magnitude-9.5 in 1960 that killed more than 1,600 people.

Obama hails progress of Affordable Care Act

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Under the law, the percentage of Americans with healthcare insurance is up and the growth of healthcare costs is down, which is good news for the middle class and America's fiscal future.

Full text of China's policy paper on EU

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China's Policy Paper on the EU: Deepen the China-EU Comprehensive Strategic Partnership for Mutual Benefit and Win-win Cooperation

China Daily European Weekly wins media award

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China Daily European Weekly won the International Newspaper of the Year award at this year's Newspaper Awards in London on Tuesday, the first time that a Chinese media organization has won the award.

Obamacare attracts 7 million sign-ups

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More than 7 million people have signed up for medical insurance through exchanges set up by US President Barack Obama's new health care program by Monday night's deadline.

Policy paper charts China-EU cooperation in next decade

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China on Wednesday issued a policy paper to define its policy objectives towards the European Union and blueprint comprehensive bilateral cooperation in the next five to ten years.

April Fools' Day: Stunts show off a marketing man's mettle

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April Fool's Day again proved the world's most creative occasion with millions of pranks going on. The public will never know how gullible they are until they are fooled. Here are some of the classic stunts being pulled.

Manila betrays agreement

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Shutting the door to a negotiated solution, the Philippine government went its own way on Sunday pleading for international arbitration over its territorial disputes with China in the South China Sea.

Scholar: India-China ties need better interaction

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Alka Acharya, director of New Delhi-based Institute of Chinese Studies, says the two nations are witnessing a transformed scenario, from the hurt and lack of trust after the 1962 conflict to an increase in trade and interaction.

President Xi Jinping's first overseas visit in 2014

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In review: President Xi Jinping's first overseas visit in 2014

Quotes by President Xi Jinping during his European trip

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Quotes by President Xi Jinping during his European trip

Palestine to pursue more UN recognition

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Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas signed a request on Tuesday to join 15 UN agencies and international treaties.

NATO suspends co-op with Russia

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NATO announces new measures to intensify cooperation with Ukraine and suspend all practical civilian and military cooperation with Russia.

Chinese president visits Belgian plant of Volvo

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President Xi returns from Europe visit

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Chinese President Xi Jinping returned to Beijing Wednesday morning from his four-nation Europe tour, which took him to the Netherlands, France, Germany and Belgium.

2.57 millions World Cup tickets allocated to fans

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More than 2.57 millions tickets for the 2014 World Cup have already been allocated through all sales phases and channels to date, soccer's world governing body FIFA announced on Tuesday.

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'Two moms' meet again in Houston

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More than 100 fans attended a conversation between Chinese actress Liu Xiaoqing and former actress Lily Chen Foster (Chen Ye) at the Baker Institute at Rice University.

China must curb credit growth: IMF official

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China must move to rein in a record expansion of lending that endangers the financial system, even if growth slows, an International Monetary Fund official said.

'Shared responsibility' emphasized

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Premier Li Keqiang set out a vision of "shared responsibility" as one of three pillars for the Asian community at a major regional conference on Thursday.

Signals heard again in hunt

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Pings 'consistent' with expectations for black boxes raise hope of finding jet

Sound Bites

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"The revitalization of the Silk Road will no doubt bring bigger development to related regions, and bring prosperity and happiness to the people. Laos will fully support the initiatives for the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road and work with other countries to participate deeply in regional cooperation."

State councilor urges cooperation in Silk Road projects

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Asian countries should build trust and optimize development mechanisms in the spirit of regionalism to advance the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road initiatives, a senior Chinese official said on Thursday.

Li stresses cross-Straits harmony

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Both sides of the Taiwan Straits should cherish the current situation of peaceful development and keep enhancing cooperation, Premier Li Keqiang said.

Wal-Mart to shut down its outlet in Hangzhou

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Closing part of company's plan to jettison underperforming stores

Ex-employees deserve fair compensation

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Editor's note: Gao Zhi (an alias), 34, has worked for Wal-Mart for 13 years and at the Changde branch for five years. He would not identify himself for fear of legal disputes with Wal-Mart as he signed an agreement for compensation with the company that says he will get payment on the condition he keep the agreement secret.

Smog clouds tourists' appreciation of big cities

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Smog is being blamed for a drop in the Chinese domestic tourism satisfaction index.

School bus overturns, killing 8

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Premier Li Keqiang urged rescuers and doctors in Hainan province to provide the best treatment and counseling to the 32 injured in a bus accident on Thursday morning that killed eight primary school students .

Tom Klitgaard: Cultivator for US-China relations

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One day in 1985, a Red Flag limousine pulled up in front of a US delegation that had just arrived at Hongqiao International Airport in Shanghai. The driver got out, and put up a large name board for "Mr Thomas Klitgaard", one of the delegation members. They soon found out the car had been sent by the mayor of Shanghai, Wang Daohan, especially to pick up Klitgaard.

Chengdu visa-free policy fuels more tourism

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Chengdu, capital of Southwest China's Sichuan province, has seen a boom in tourism since it adopted a 72-hour visa-free policy last September.

School of sound

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'Why so serious? Come on, when the photographer counts 'one... two... three', let's say 'qiezi' (eggplant) together," Yao Jiange calls out to dozens of people posing for a group photo at a recent charity event in Dalian.

Songbird blends musical worlds

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She is slim, tall and fair-skinned with a pair of big, innocent eyes. Her dark hair is long and straight. Her pleasant smile and sweet voice give her the appearance of the perfect girl next door.

Shanghai city impressions

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For the next three months, I shall be exploring China's brightest city skyline and everything that lies below. Two weeks into my stay, I am already amazed and amused by the differences I see between China's political hub and its commercial heart.

A pointless exercise in futility

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By seeking arbitration the Philippines is seeking to 'legitimize' and gain US support for its invasion of China's territory

Abe's friends lend him wrong ideas

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's administration is receiving flak all round, a situation made worse by friends and like-minded people that he has recruited to push his nationalist right-wing agenda.

Change growth engine

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NEGATIVE TRADE GROWTH IN THE FIRST quarter definitely surprised Chinese policymakers who have forecast annual trade growth of 7.5 percent.

Move colleges out of capital

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That Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei province are working on a joint development plan to ease the population pressure on the capital and boost the overall development of the surrounding areas, has grabbed much public attention lately.

Weak buildings threaten life

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On April 4, a building collapsed in Fenghua, Zhejiang province. Five days later, the deputy chief of construction of the street where the building once stood is said to have committed suicide.

'Death' of XP a warning for China

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April 8 marked the end of Microsoft's support to Windows XP. After releasing its last two official patches, Microsoft stopped patching security holes in its 12-year-old operating system. This leaves Windows XP users open to cyber attacks, which will neither be investigated nor fixed.

Hot Words

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Termination of Windows XP

From the Chinese press

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CCTV dress code dilemma

Government won't resort to short-term stimulus, Li says

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Premier Li Keqiang on Thursday dismissed speculation of major policy easing amid the current economic slowdown, saying the government will not opt for a massive short-term stimulus because of "temporary" volatility.

China trying for regional trade pact by 2015: Premier

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Premier Li Keqiang said on Thursday that Beijing will work to speed up the pace of China-backed trade negotiations for the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, trying to have the pact inked by 2015.

SOEs in search of strategy for change amid reform drive

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State-owned enterprises are losing competitiveness and the support from investors, but the way forward is still far from clear, reports Shi Jing in Shanghai

Mutual access for bourses 'good for Hong Kong'

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Hong Kong officials believe the establishment of mutual access between the stock markets of Shanghai and Hong Kong will enhance the city's position as an international financial center and an offshore yuan hub.

What's news

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PBOC and banking regulator deny 'turf war' reports

Weak trade figures 'signal slowing economy'

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Tough times seen for industry as exports contract for the second consecutive month

Top Minds on China's Financial Reform

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With World Bank and IMF Spring meeting going on in Washington, top minds in finance get together at a leading think tank on Thursday to address issues in China's financial reform and its impact on the world. Yi Gang, deputy governor of People's Bank of China, and Stephen Schwarzman, chairman and CEO of Blackstone Group, are among the speakers.

China's US envoy: `Yes, we can!'

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Cui Tiankai, China's ambassador to the United States, told China experts in Washington on Thursday that the major country relationship proposed by Chinese President Xi Jinping and US President Barack Obama is a framework for cooperation that needs commitment from both sides.

Michael Chu: Making Flushing more livable

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The neighborhood watch team gathers at 8 pm every weeknight, and the group of 10 volunteers patrols the downtown streets of Flushing, the largest urban center in the New York City borough of Queens and home to the city's second-largest Chinatown.

Experts: 'Biased mindset' needs change

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Borrowing costs soar for MSEs forced to rely upon expensive private lenders

Matchmaker has love of online education

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It takes some time to identify Gong Haiyanin's work station, from where she runs her second business after the success of Jiayuan.com - one of China's leading online matchmaking platforms.

Thrifty businesswoman finds balance between home and career

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When Gong Haiyan showed up in the interviewee room, I found it hard to associate her with a Nasdaq-listed Chinese company because she was inexpensively dressed and wasn't wearing any makeup. She looked more like a young neighborhood mother than an ambitious entrepreneur who has already achieved something significant in her first career.

Private firms shy away from SOEs

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Although the central government is encouraging private companies to enter sectors traditionally dominated by State-owned Enterprises, most entrepreneurs still balk at the doorstep of these sectors, according to an informal survey conducted on Wednesday at the Boao Forum for Asia.

Hainan expanding duty-free shopping

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Hainan province will establish the world's largest duty-free store in Sanya as a way to attract more tourists and benefit the local economy, a provincial official said on Wednesday.

China asks WTO to overturn ruling on US anti-subsidy duties

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China appealed the World Trade Organization ruling on the US anti-subsidy duties case on Wednesday, the Ministry of Commerce announced.

What's news

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Deutsche Bank economist to be joining central bank

Alibaba picks up digital content stake

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$1.1 billion for piece of Wasu Media part of recent buying spree

Fine-tuning crucial for growth

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The nation's top economic planning agency said on Wednesday that domestic economic growth will be under pressure over the next two years and macroeconomic policies must be fine-tuned to ensure long-term expansion.

From mainland to 'made in Vietnam'

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HK factory owners are debating options of building new bases in Southeast Asia, Emma Dai reports

Printing firms write new path to profit to counter falling margins

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Printing businesses in Guangdong province have been investing in digital printing, one-stop service, industrial parks, electronic applications and environmental certification, to counter shrinking margins.

Guangdong companies go 'green', high-tech

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Shenzhen Artron Color Printing Co, which is engaged in high-end printing, produces high-quality copies of art, including Chinese and oil paintings, in cooperation with domestic and foreign museums, art galleries and artists. It runs three art museums in Shenzhen, Beijing and Shanghai.

Lessons learned from Rwanda

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Today in the Central African Republic, government and community leaders are struggling to help the country find the path of peace.

What Indian election holds for China

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Polling began in India's general election on April 7, and a new government is expected to assume office by the end of May. The excitement in the country over the outcome of the keenly contested election is palpable. The questions being asked both within and outside the country are what will be India's foreign policy orientation after the election - and what will be its economic policy, which will have a bearing on the foreign policy. Some people are also asking whether there will be any change in India's policy toward China.

Letters

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EU must serve tourists better

From the Chinese press

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Tighten construction rules

Nation aims for growth amid changes to the economy

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In his first work report to the National People's Congress, Premier Li Keqiang set China's GDP growth target at about 7.5 percent for the third straight year in 2014 and pledged to continue economic reforms.

Might does not make right

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US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel started his first visit to China since taking office on Monday, expressing the wish that his visit will help promote China-US military exchanges and stabilize relations between the two powers. If Washington is sincere in wanting the two nations and their militaries to work better together, China welcomes the gesture.

Sign of shared confidence

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SOME SAW THE VISITING US SECRETARY OF State Chuck Hagel and his Chinese hosts "trade barbs". Others saw them "face off" in public. Still others were surprised at their "adversarial statements".

Internet financing boom

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The success of online wealth management products such as Yu'ebao has pushed Internet financing into the spotlight and it even appeared in the government work report in March this year.

Countryside charm

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Like most women from the mountainous Nahui village who work the farmland in Southwest China's Guizhou province, Yang Chaozhen, 60, looks much older than her age.

Flowers with power

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The beauty of the rape flower can be enjoyed in southern China, but a rape flower field planted to resemble the traditional Chinese character long, meaning dragon, can only be seen in Anshun, Guizhou province.

Battle for the small screen

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With foreign TV series and entertainment shows as a drawing card, Chinese Internet video websites are trying harder to win over young audiences, prompting concern that traditional TV will eventually be replaced by online videos.

Myanmar switched on to Chinese TV

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Chinese soap operas are making inroads in the fast-growing Myanmar TV market, and are poised to challenge the dominant position held by South Korean programs.

When an only child dies, hope evaporates

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After six months of self-imposed seclusion following the unexpected death of her son, Zhang Liying was determined to muster the courage to have another child.

Beijing boosts bereaved parents

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More than 8,000 bereaved parents in Beijing have joined a free insurance program to help relieve the financial burden as they grow older and become susceptible to illness and accidents.

Beijing aims to clean up air during APEC meeting

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With Tianjin and Hebei, capital to reprise measures from 2008 Games

Private hospitals get more flexibility in market

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Chinese authorities unveiled a package of healthcare measures on Wednesday that consist of relaxing price controls covering non-public hospital services and encouraging the private sector to build health institutions.

Nation's top railway operator adds to new projects budget

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China's national railway operator announced in a report on Wednesday that it will launch 48 new rail lines this year, a substantial increase from the 44 projects budgeted at the beginning of the year.

Dongguan's economy not hurt by sex-trade crackdown

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The prostitution crackdown in Dongguan, Guangdong province, that began early this year has not affected the city's economy, a senior local government official said.

Nations vow to complete FTA

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China and Australia pledged to ramp up efforts to complete their nearly decadelong work on a free trade agreement, Premier Li Keqiang and Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Wednesday.

Premier lauds Australia's work in MH370 search

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Premier Li Keqiang praised Australia's efforts in the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, and he said China appreciates the country's assistance.

Around China

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Zhang Jianguo, head of the State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs, pledged on Wednesday to introduce more flexible immigration policies to attract top foreign talent to China. At a seminar in the capital to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the administration's establishment, he said it will also work to improve the treatment of overseas Chinese. About 610,000 foreign experts worked in or visited China in 2013, according to the administration's statistics.

Exchanges

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Since China and the United States agreed to build a new type of major power relationship in June, military ties have been enhanced.

Hagel gets recipe of goodwill

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It was a recipe for successful military interaction, with light-hearted banter and easy conversation on the menu as US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel savored traditional Chinese cuisine for his lunch on Wednesday at a noncommissioned officer school in Beijing.

Economy still in upward phase despite weak figures

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Despite recent softening economic figures, China's economy remains resilient and could maintain a growth rate of 7 to 8 percent in the next five years, Zeng Peiyan, vice-chairman of the Boao Forum for Asia, said on Wednesday.

US, China firms team up on green truck play

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The heavy-duty truck market is usually seen as a barometer of the macro-economy, since it reflects the scale of infrastructure development. Although the Chinese truck market is slowly picking up from a downturn last year, it is still far from its level of 2010.

Report identifies sources of mass protests

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Most-common incidents caused by labor disputes, land acquisitions

Govt blogs remain active amid shift to new media

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Governmental departments and officials continue to use their micro blogs as channels to listen to residents and publicize services, despite a slowdown in the growth of accounts, according to a report released on Tuesday.

Nokia sale of unit to Microsoft approved

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The Ministry of Commerce on Tuesday agreed to conclude an antitrust investigation into the sale of Nokia Corp's devices and services division to Microsoft Corp, paving the way to boosting the two companies' business and sounding the alarm for Chinese smartphone makers.

China auto sales rise 9 percent in March

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China's passenger vehicle sales rose 9 percent year-on-year in March, driven by delayed new model launches ahead of the Beijing auto show and a rush to buy before curbs were introduced by the Hangzhou government.

Putting logistics at the heart of commerce

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Global courier companies deliver with upgraded services and tactics that now include rail, Zhong Nan reports

Couriers' business soars with e-commerce's rise

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Domestic express delivery services are getting a business boost from the explosive growth of e-commerce and using that revenue stream to expand their cargo fleets - but they're also looking over their shoulders as international logistics giants move further into the Chinese market.

What's news

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Cotton futures prices rally by most in more than 1 year

End of Windows XP helps open doors to outsiders

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Chinese Internet firms have stepped up to offer security support to hundreds of millions of Windows XP users in China after Microsoft Corp stopped providing technical assistance for the 13-year-old operating system on Tuesday, a move that may serve as growth catalyst for China's nascent cybersecurity market.

Smartphone maker Xiaomi woos buyers off mainland

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Xiaomi Corp, a Beijing-based smartphone maker, faces branding and localization problems in its pursuit of rapid, healthy development beyond China's mainland.

Imax sells 20% of its China business

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Imax Corp, the world's leading giant-screen theater operator, plans to sell a 20 percent stake in its Chinese business to two China-focused investment companies in an $80 million deal to pave the way for expansion and an anticipated initial public offering in the China market, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal on Tuesday.

Nation ranks first in online shopping, PwC poll shows

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The Chinese are first in line when it comes to online shopping, with one in seven turning to the Internet for a purchase every day and more than 60 percent shopping weekly, a ratio that is much higher than the global average, said a report released on Tuesday in Shanghai by consultancy PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Caofeidian zone faces competition

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The Caofeidian industrial park of Tangshan city in Hebei province applied to the State Council in late February to set up a free trade zone, the local administration confirmed to the Information Daily newspaper on Tuesday.

FTZ arbitration rules published

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China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone Arbitration Rules, which legal experts say are tailored for the FTZ and consistent with international standards, were published on Tuesday.

China set to be top market for tourism

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China will overtake the US this year as the largest overseas tourism market measured by travelers and continue to grow, the industry's biggest global distribution system provider said on Tuesday.

Toughening conditions weigh on XCMG

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XCMG Construction Machinery Co Ltd, one of the top domestic producers of heavy equipment, has reported declines in revenue and net profit for 2013.

Slowdown can be tolerated

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The government will push forward further reforms and opening-up to release the potential for economic growth

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Terrorist violence is not an ethnic problem

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Editor's Note: The following is part of an interview Zhu Weiqun, director of the Committee for Ethnic and Religious Affairs of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, the country's top advisory body, gave with the www.ifeng.com website on China's anti-terrorism struggle in the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region and the country's work on ethnic issues.

Start new growth engines

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THE SEEMINGLY BUMPY START FOR THE CHINESE economy has recently sparked talk of possible stimulus measures.

Explanation from Hagel needed

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US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel started his first visit to China since taking office on Monday.

Boost to Sino-US military ties

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US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel started his four-day official visit to China on Monday in Qingdao, Shandong province, where he visited China's sole aircraft carrier, Liaoning, which showed Chinese military's sincerity in improving Sino-US military ties by further raising military transparency.

Pricing for a blue revolution

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China's economic growth during the past three decades has been dazzling. During this period, the country has lifted an estimated 650 million people out of poverty. The speed and extent of this growth is unprecedented in human history. Viewed from any direction, this has been a remarkable transformation.

Letters

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Mistake to be too transparent

New blood for an old art

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Liu Feng doesn't spend weekends going to karaoke bars or cinemas. Along with a dozen of his friends, the graphic designer drives for over an hour to Shijingshan district in western Beijing.

His underwater world

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To regular people, the idea of a submarine might be of a fantastic journey with Captain Nemo at the helm, as described by French writer Jules Verne in his book Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea. But for Hua Ming, a submarine represents the responsibility of guarding the country and also a lifelong love.

Scientists probe mysteries of South China Sea

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The South China Sea has long been widely known for its messy mix of rival territorial claims. Less is understood about its geology and how it formed.

Cancer rates on the rise

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When Zhang Qing started to work at the Beijing Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine in the early 1990s, "cancer" was a strange word to most people. Many could not tell the difference between a tumor and a cancer, recalls the oncologist.

Finding friendship through hardship

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March 27 was a special day for Beijing resident Zhang Jun.

Policies pursue new and better drugs through innovation

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China is calling for closer ties among the bio-pharmaceutical industry, academic bodies and government departments so as to boost innovation in research and development.

Parents put kindergartens to the test

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During the past year, Xu Xinchang has been busy visiting kindergartens, doing research and gathering parental feedback.

Fallen building's ex-tenants unhappy with compensation

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Residents get lump sum, yearlong subsidy, but no cash for lost property

2 Beijing hospitals now offer surgical insurance

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Beijing's You'an Hospital and Anzhen Hospital have started to offer surgical insurance programs, following an increasing number of medical disputes.

Hagel says US not 'containing China'

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Pentagon chief: Growth in region an opportunity for all countries

Candlelight prayers offered for missing 239

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Families provide mutual support with bonds born of shared grief

Investigation of pings yet to bear fruit

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Ships off Australia listening for underwater signals from the flight recorder, or black box, of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 have not been able to relocate signals, or "pings", that were first detected last weekend, authorities said.

China is 'biggest spender' in search

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The hunt for the Malaysia Airlines jet has become the most expensive maritime search operation that China has been involved in, according to experts.

Govt urged to get tough on smoking

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The health warnings on cigarettes packages in China have failed to raise public awareness of the dangers of smoking, a report by the World Health Organization has found.

Ming Dynasty 'chicken cup' sells for record $36 million

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An 8.2-centimeter-tall porcelain cup from the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) fetched a staggering HK$281.24 million ($36 million) at an auction in Hong Kong on Tuesday, setting a new record for Chinese porcelain at auction.

China, Laos to speed up rail construction talks

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China and Laos pledged on Tuesday to speed up railway construction talks with the aim of signing agreements as soon as possible.

Students pull back after three-week protest in Taipei

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Most student activists had retreated from Taiwan's legislative building by Tuesday morning, following three weeks of protests over a cross-Straits service trade pact.

Xi urges Israel to make brave decisions

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Visiting President Peres pledges to move Palestinian peace talks ahead

Around China

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A man charged with making up and posting rumors online will stand trial on Friday. Qin Zhihui, known online as Qin Huohuo, was arrested last year on suspicion of spreading rumors, Beijing Chaoyang District People's Court said in a statement on Tuesday. Prosecutors say Qin wrote on his micro blog that the government paid 200 million yuan ($32.3 million) in compensation to a foreign passenger after two trains collided in Wenzhou, Zhejiang province, in July 2011.

Ships sale to Taiwan 'unlikely'

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The US House of Representatives passed a bill authorizing the sale of four naval vessels to Taiwan on Monday, the same day that US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel kicked off a four-day visit in China.

Asia Society in NYC launches think tank

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Dubbing this century the "Asian Century", the Asia Society officially launched a new non-partisan, Asia-focused think tank on Tuesday in New York.

US urged to restrain Japan

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Beijing warned Washington on Tuesday to "stay vigilant" about Japan and not to be "permissive or supportive" of Tokyo's provocations as Chinese and US defense chiefs vowed wider cooperation in the Asia-Pacific region.

Vice-minister calls for logistics improvement

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With the retail industry in the world's second-largest economy maintaining sustainable growth, an ongoing e-commerce boom and the recognition that the circulation of commodities needs to be improved, many are saying it is time the logistics industry improved its efficiency.

Ito Yokado to shut Beijing shop

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Japanese retailer Ito Yokado Co Ltd is to close its Wangjing store in Beijing on April 25, with employees and goods withdrawn on May 15. Industry experts said fewer customers and a less-than-satisfactory performance are to blame for the end of eight years' operation.

Shanghai to be 2nd Tingyi headquarters

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Tingyi (Cayman Islands) Holding Corp, the company that owns instant noodle brand Master Kong and specializes in beverages and instant food, intends to establish an operations headquarters in Shanghai.

ZTE, Huawei hope to ring up sales in Europe

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Chinese telecom equipment vendors have expressed optimism about the future development in the European market, with company officials saying they plan to invest more in the region.

Online finance now 'due for consolidation'

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Finance | Zheng Yangpeng

Emphasize real economy: Entrepreneurs

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Industry | Zhao Shengnan

Getting intervention right will take careful targeting

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Economy | Mike Bastin

World Bank pares 2014 outlook

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The World Bank has lowered its forecast for China's economic growth this year to 7.6 percent from 7.7 percent, taking into account soft data on industrial output and exports in the first two months of the year, the multilateral organization said in a report on Monday.

Nuclear security law in the works: Lawmaker

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China is expected to enact a nuclear security law by 2018 as it builds new nuclear plants while targeting a higher security standard, a senior lawmaker said.

Jereh poised for a gusher of growth in US

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About 19 kilometers northeast of Houston, 39 acres (about 16 hectares) of office buildings and factories hold a dream for a Chinese-Amercian business team to establish a brand in the United States.

Company looks abroad as economy falters

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Jereh Group, a Chinese private oil and gas equipment manufacturing and engineering service company, is taking big steps in its overseas expansion against the background of a slowing domestic economy.

Provinces vie for Beijing's industrial castoffs

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Representatives from at least seven Chinese provinces met with officials from the National Development and Reform Commission, the country's top economic planner, hoping to secure industries to potentially be relocated outside Beijing, it was reported.

Used home sales at a 6-year low, inventories up

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Purchases of pre-owned homes in Beijing reached a six-year low in March, Centaline Property Agency said on Monday.

What's news

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Boeing 787-9 to make first China flight in November

Xi visit cements ties with EU

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President Xi Jinping returned to Beijing on April 1 after spending more than a week in the European Union meeting with royalty, heads of state and government, business leaders, students - he even found time for a quick visit to see Hao Hao and Xing Hui, the two pandas that China presented to Belgium last year.

Strategy for workforce health needed

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World Heath Day, which is celebrated on April 7 every year, should remind employers to attach greater importance to the health of employees.

Letters

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Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has announced that the flight of the missing Malaysia Airlines aircraft "ended in southern Indian Ocean", but the mystery is still to be uncovered. As a Chinese, I will never forget the efforts our Vietnamese friends made to try and find the missing crew and passengers.

From the Chinese press

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First ladies' soft power

Abe opens Pandora's box

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The Japanese cabinet on April 1 approved eased principles and guidelines on the transfer of defense equipment to replace the country's original Three Principles on Arms Exports. The Japanese government's "success" in renewing arms exports after decades of an absolute ban on the trade of defense equipment and technologies marks a major change in the country's defense and security policy and suggests that the Shinzo Abe cabinet has made an important step toward turning the country into a military power.

Hagel's insensible remarks

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US DEFENSE SECRETARY CHUCK HAGEL'S four-day visit to China starting from Monday is a sign of the enhanced dialogue and exchanges between Chinese and US militaries, which are very important because they could help reduce misunderstandings and miscalculations.

History can't be denied

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A shadow was cast over regional peace and stability last week when Japan's chief cabinet secretary rejected Chinese President Xi Jinping's remarks on Japan's invasion of China and the Nanjing Massacre, says a Xinhua commentary.

Emerging countries need their own model

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The three-day Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference 2014, which starts in Hainan on Tuesday with the theme "Asia's New Future: Identifying New Growth Drivers", is expected to give answers to such questions as how China can deepen reforms and release new institutional dividends.

300 shots and still standing

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If you think of baijiu, the typical Chinese spirit, as burning your throat, fouling your nostrils and offending your taste buds, read on, for your impression is a grave injustice to the country's national drink that should soon be dispelled.

FT critic Lander says chefs over-hyped

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Restaurateur Michelle Garnaut helped reinvent the historic Bund waterfront as a premium location for eateries and nightclubs in Shanghai by opening M on the Bund in 1999, a move that also earned her a privileged place in Nicholas Lander's book The Art of the Restaurateur.

Fair event's outreach: Storytelling goes across cultures

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Skyscrapers, software and digital devices are similar across the globe. But while the world becomes more homogenized, there's an equally strong counter-force seeking the roots and characters of different cultures.

Murder leaves a heartfelt legacy

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This story has a bloody and sad beginning.

It's all Chinese for French stand-up comic

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Bad timing, jokes that fall flat or an audience that just doesn't get it; such occupational hazards can lead to a slow, painful "stage death" for the stand-up comic.

Bilingual guide to offer ships tips for safe Arctic travel

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A Chinese/English version of the Arctic Voyage Guide (The Northeast Passage) will be published in July, aiming to enhance navigation safety for national and international vessels traveling in the Arctic.

Showing their brass

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Three years ago, they were famers cultivating their land with hoes and sickles. Their daily life was all about planting corn and raising their families.

Davies serves up art for the tasting

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Lady Linda Wong Davies didn't listen to her first pop record until she was 15. Raised by her father, Dato Wong Kee Tat, a Chinese-Malaysian businessman, she grew up with Italian opera and Mozart.

Working together

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Q&A | Linda Wong Davies

Nomads embrace changes brought by education

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Long ago, the nomads of Yege township in Qinghai province were noted for drinking and cutting each other with swords. But the aim was not to maim or kill. The reason was honor - the illiterate nomads settled their disputes with swords, not words.

'Promising' signals detected

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An Australian navy ship has detected new signals "consistent" with aircraft "black boxes", the head of Australia's Joint Agency Coordination Centre said on Monday, as search teams raced against time in the hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370.

US captain unwilling to say whether 'black box' detected

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US navy Captain Mark Matthews is not prepared to say whether his crew located the "black box" from Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370.

China urged to add fixed-wing aircraft

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China is haunted by the lack of a fixed-wing aircraft specializing in maritime search, experts said, adding that the government should pay attention to the issue.

Shanghai top spot for graduates

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Shanghai has eclipsed Beijing as the No 1 place of employment for Chinese university graduates, a recent survey concludes.

22 miners trapped in Yunnan coal mine flood

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Rescuers in Qujing, Yunnan province, are working to free 22 coal miners who were trapped underground in a mine flood on Monday, local authorities said.

Govt asks netizens for help in exposing graft

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China's top anti-graft agency has called on netizens to expose corruption, such as lavish banquets at private clubs, as part of its crackdown on graft ahead of the holiday season.

Anti-corruption forum

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The Communist Party of China Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, China's top anti-graft watchdog, established a forum on its website in September.

Fears over PX 'unfounded', experts say

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The protest over a PX chemical plant by residents of Maoming, Guangdong province, shows that local authorities need to encourage public involvement in decision-making - particularly since PX represents a low risk to humans, experts said.

Around China

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The number of tourists traveling to the Tibet autonomous region increased by 11.4 percent year-on-year in the first three months of 2014, local authorities said on Sunday. Some 486,600 tourists visited the region from Jan 1 to the end of March. The tourists brought Tibet 503 million yuan ($81 million) in tourism income, up 12.53 percent year-on-year.

Xinjiang leaders warn against religious extremism

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The number of mosques and religious leaders in the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region can fully accommodate local Muslims' normal religious activities that are protected by law and fundamentally different from religious extremism, the deputy director of the Xinjiang Islamic Association said on Monday.

Tech gap exposed in search mission

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Experts say more development needed in nation's advanced maritime equipment

China to lead Asian cruise industry

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Region promises 33 percent annual growth until the end of the decade, government says

Fakta

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World's 10 Most Popular Cruise Ships

Shanghai offers 1st cruise program

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When Marc Mancini first arrived at Shanghai Maritime University, he was impressed by its size.

ICBC reports 'stable' profits of 263b yuan

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Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Ltd posted a net profit of 263 billion yuan ($42.3 billion) in 2013, up 10.2 percent from the previous year.

Lenovo aims to sell 1 million smart TVs

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Lenovo Group Ltd is aiming to sell 1 million "smart" television sets in China this year after releasing a highly anticipated second-generation flagship product on Thursday.

Backdoor listing boosts Citic Pacific

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Citic Pacific's share price rose as much as 31 percent on Thursday after its parent company Citic Group's injected assets.

Systemic banking crisis not in sight, analyst says

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As more trust and wealth management products mature and as the economy slows this year, the number of payment issues and defaults hitting headlines will inevitably rise. However, a systemic "Lehman-style" financial crisis remains highly unlikely in our view.

Finance minister puts change in context

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Reform | Zheng Yangpeng

'Self-reward' may explain luxury purchases in China

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Consumption | Mike Bastin

Transformation for State-owned Shanghai Media into corporation

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Shanghai Media & Entertainment Group has officially transformed itself from a State-owned administrative institution to a corporation and merged into a new media and entertainment conglomerate in partnership with Shanghai Media Group, one of its wholly owned subsidiaries.

Chinalco to partly halt Peru copper project

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Aluminum Corp of China, known as Chinalco, said on Monday the company will stop some production at its Toromocho Mine in Peru after a request from the local authority but says the move will not affect the company's operations in general.

CCB plans debt issue to rebuild capital in line with Basel rules

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China Construction Bank Corp said on Monday it plans to sell 20 billion yuan ($3.24 billion) in Basel III-compliant subordinated debt in China to replenish its tier-2 capital.

PICC backs off Shanghai listing, awaits 'appropriate timing'

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People's Insurance Co (Group) of China, one of the nation's largest insurers, probably will suspend its listing plan on the Shanghai stock exchange this year, according to the group's chairman, Wu Yan.

Dreams of flying are forever young

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Liu Yi has a strong handshake, he leaves your palm smarting from his grip and he sets a quick pace as he bounds up a flight of stairs.

Doctor wins hearts in Tibet with free health checks

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For doctor Zhang Weida, the Tibet autonomous region is not only a holy land filled with blue skies and vast grasslands, but also a high-risk place for congenital heart disease.

Long live the king of waltz

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Andre Rieu is "another name for waltz", a Chinese music critic has said.

Taking a hike out to Cheung Chau

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Working in Hong Kong can be a hyper-charged experience at breakneck speed and most of its urban high-flyers search for weekend retreats that can help them recover enough for the next burst. One of their favorite places to go is Cheung Chau Island, one of the several haunts for seafood and relaxation.

Australian artists' sentimental strokes of China inspiration

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Michael Nock has come full circle.

French kiss

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There is an old Irish saying: "A new broom sweeps clean, but the old brush knows all the corners." Luckily, the new broom in what is arguably the city's best French kitchen is inheriting a kitchen that hasn't been left to him with dirty corners.

After the Revolution, a speakeasy arrives

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Lyu Dongming considers himself something of an odd duck.

Modern meets mellow with Asian twist

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When I first saw the name Upper Modern Bistro, I expected a small and quiet venue decorated with lots of wood. I guess with the word "modern" in it, I shouldn't have been surprised to find a very contemporary and welcoming restaurant on an out-of-the-way side street.

Glowing with excitement

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It was a pitch-dark winter night and the time was way beyond midnight. With the outside temperature hovering between - 23 C to - 25 C, we patiently sat on the couch inside a heated log cabin, sipping hot coffee and waiting for the aurora borealis to appear.

Group cooking offers so much food for thought

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It can be a recipe for disaster: renting a vacation house with friends without talking about meal planning.

Tombs of notable foreigners in China

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Norman Bethune (1890-1939)

Staying till death do us part

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Fallen leaves return to their roots, according to an old Chinese saying, referring to most people's wish to be buried in their place of origin.

Startups, not classrooms

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Lackluster students can shine as business owners and entrepreneurs

Fireworks firms fire up for innovation

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After a sharp drop in Spring Festival sales, fireworks companies in Liuyang, Hunan province and the authorities overseeing their production hope to re-ignite demand by making more innovative and environmentally friendly products.

Experts: TCM herbs need strict oversight regimen

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Amid concerns over soil pollution and use of pesticide, the government should strengthen oversight of ingredients in traditional Chinese medicine, industry insiders suggested

Japanese, US defense chiefs meet on boosting security ties

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Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera held talks on Sunday with visiting US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, centering on improving bilateral defense cooperation.

Actions speak louder than words in military relations

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Editor's Note: US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel begins his first visit to China on Monday since taking office. A Chinese military expert offers her views on bilateral military ties.

Calls for patience despite progress

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Locating, retrieving plane's black box still time-consuming process

Latest signals fuel hope

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More resources deployed to verify progress on search in Indian Ocean

Cabinet backs self-regulation of online financial industry

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China's State Council, or its cabinet, approved the formation of an Internet finance association to promote self-regulation of the online financial industry. The association, which will run under the leadership of the People's Bank of China, needs ratification by the Ministry of Civil Affairs, an industry source who declined to be named said.

Yunnan town to cultivate 'green' future

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The city of Pu'er in Yunnan province has established the country's first pilot zone to develop a range of "green industries" that will feature low pollution - and high profit.

Tianneng storing hope in batteries

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Fires in vehicles and the high price of energy storage technology have hampered the market for batteries powering electric vehicles.

Animals honored in simulated cemetery

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Standing in a cemetery in Beijing, Guo Geng reads out poems and presents flowers as part of his offerings for the dead.

Education on animals critical

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Editor's note: Guo Geng, 53, deputy director of the Milu Ecological Research Center in Beijing Nanhaizi Milu Park, shared his thoughts on animal protection and education with China Daily.

Smuggling of food products on the rise

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The smuggling of agricultural products, including rice and frozen meat, into China is soaring because of the nation's rising cost of food, according to the General Administration of Customs on Thursday.

Tarena fizzles in its market debut

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The US market for initial public offerings from China continues to show new life. How hot the market will get amid an expected deluge of Chinese technology-related IPOs this spring remains open to question.

NBA does a slam-dunk in China

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On the National Basketball Association's official blog in China - http://e.weibo.com/nba - 27.5 million fans. On the league's website in China - NBA.com/China - 8.6 million registered fans. There are 70 million NBA followers on Sina Weibo, Tencent Weibo, Tencent Qzone and Tencent WeChat.

Sponsorships are major revenue source

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For NBA China, corporate sponsorships (signage sales) have been a major part of revenue, and throughout the years big multinational corporations such as McDonald's, Budweiser, Coca-Cola and Adidas have used the NBA to expand their market shares in China.

Former Everbright exec goes to court

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The lawsuit of a former Everbright Securities executive against the China Securities Regulatory Commission went to trial on Thursday.

Home sales revenue slumps

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China Real Estate Information Corp said the amount of sales revenue to be realized to make its top 50 list of best-selling developers dropped by a quarter in the first three months of the year to 2.4 billion yuan ($387 million).

Alibaba Group company set to pay $535 million for Zhejiang Rongxin

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A company controlled by Alibaba Group Holding Ltd Chairman Jack Ma will pay 3.3 billion yuan ($535 million) to become the largest shareholder of financial software company Hundsun Technologies Inc.

Maersk readies for China's emerging markets

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Maersk Line, the shipping unit of Denmark's Maersk shipping and oil conglomerate, is speeding up plans to offer a wider range of services in China because more Chinese companies are keen to move to emerging markets to benefit from booming bilateral trade, preferential trade tariffs and investment opportunities.

Salesmen angle for big fish at Sanya event

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Endowed with glamorous tropical scenery and unspoiled beaches, the southern Chinese city of Sanya is an ideal place for a party.

What's news

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Sinopec raises $5 billion in dollar-denominated debt

Government rolls out railway stimulus plan

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Investment has again emerged as a key means to prop up the economy as a run of disappointing economic figures have raised concerns that economic growth in the first quarter might slip below the official target of "about 7.5 percent".

Services mitigate manufacturing malaise

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The steady expansion of Chinese service businesses in March comforted policymakers during a period of gloom for the manufacturing sector, but it is unlikely to stop the slowing momentum for economic growth in the first quarter of the year.

Japanese car firms face rocky sales road

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Conditions have improved in China for Japanese vehicle producers, which saw their sales slump amid the Diaoyu Islands dispute in 2012. But the Japanese companies are still facing tough challenges in regaining market share.

Sailing into choppy waters

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The yacht industry enters a more tempestuous time as the economy slows down, Xie Yu reports from Sanya in Hainan province

Qingming values remain the same

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Since ancient times, Qingming, or Tomb Sweeping Festival, has been a time for honoring ancestors and mourning deceased relatives. Although it is still regarded as a serious and solemn family ceremony in modern China, its nature is changing due to the transformation of society.

Protect those most vulnerable to HIV

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Monday is World Health Day. As the day approaches, we should recognize the huge progress the world has made in the response to HIV. Globally, new HIV infections have fallen by one-third since 2001. AIDS-related deaths have fallen to 1.6 million, compared with 2.3 million in 2005. More and more people living with HIV are leading long, healthy, productive lives.

Hot Words

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Storm in a tea egg 茶蛋风波 (cha dan feng bo)

From the Chinese Press

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Live a responsible life

Strategic ties that stabilize the world

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China and Saudi Arabia have realized close collaboration will help to secure each country's core interests

Number of victims in Nanjing Massacre irrefutable

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When delivering a speech in Berlin on March 28, President Xi Jinping recalled the atrocities the Japanese military committed when it occupied what was then the Chinese capital Nanjing in 1937, saying that the Nanjing Massacre of more than 300,000 people is still fresh in the memory of all Chinese people.

Price full cost of water

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THE THREE-TIRED WATER PRICING REFORM that Beijing is set to introduce is a badly-needed first step to deal with the looming water shortage the city faces.

Violation of international laws

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The Philippines should fully recognize how sensitive and complicated the South China Sea issue is, and return to the right track of resolving the dispute through consultations and negotiations.

Why we love to catch a falling star

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There is a joke going around town that Malaysia is being salvaged by a Chinese star whose extramarital affair has finally taken the heat off the airline mystery.

Apa yang baru

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Fan reprises classic film role

Answering the call to prayer

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For Chinese residents living near narrow, tree-lined Jinrong Street in the center of Guangzhou, Guangdong province, Friday is the day when they are treated to a spectacle - a weekly event they can almost set their clocks by.

Kidnapped victim Gao is a seasoned traveler

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Gao Huayun, a 29-year-old tourist from Shanghai, chose Semporna as her destination in Malaysia, a country currently not so popular among Chinese tourists that it is often not even listed in group packages of China-based travel agencies.

Sabah still involved in territorial row

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The territorial dispute between Malaysia and the Philippines is over much of the eastern part of the state of Sabah, a territory known as North Borneo before the formation of Malaysia in 1963. The Philippines, presenting itself as the successor state of the Sultanate of Sulu, retains a "dormant claim" on Sabah on the basis that the territory was only leased to the British North Borneo Co in 1878, with the sovereignty of the sultanate over the territory never having been relinquished.

Malaysian honeymoon interrupted by abduction

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Journalist Li Xue, 30, had been planning a relaxing honeymoon under the Sabah sun away from the pressures of work for the last two months. Instead, she made headlines in China on Thursday after reporting an armed raid and kidnapping.

A sea change in burial services

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Family members finding new ways to spread loved ones' ashes

Challenges in search for MH370 'unprecedented'

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Chinese team has scoured more than 200,000 sq km of Indian Ocean

Little progress made as leaders meet at debriefing

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Business at the Mean Bean Cafe has been brisk these past few weeks.

Guangdong cracks down on graft

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Most cases involve people holding positions of trust and authority

Officials urged to focus on food and drug safety

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Prosecutors must focus their attention on dereliction of duty by officials and malpractice concerning food and drug safety or the environment, a senior prosecutor from the Supreme People's Procuratorate said.

Guangxi has new holiday to sing about

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Residents of the Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region are enjoying a new two-day official holiday the local government is offering in the hope it will encourage participation in an annual ethnic minority singing festival.

Watch out for dengue, malaria, public told

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China's top health authority has issued a public alert for dengue fever and malaria, which pose a risk to more than half the world's population.

44 investigated after Maoming petrochemical plant protest

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Police have investigated 44 people suspected of violating laws and regulations during a protest against the construction of a petrochemical project in Maoming, Guangdong province.

Senior PLA generals back Xi's orders

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High-ranking officers of the People's Liberation Army have voiced support for President Xi Jinping's instructions to build a strong military.

Around China

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Beijing

Kidnapping scares Chinese

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Chinese tourists at a Malaysian resort have left or plan to leave for home after a raid by gunmen who kidnapped a Chinese citizen.

Legendary actress keeps learning

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Stage drama fans in Silicon Valley will get a blast to the past — to China's Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) to be precise — with this weekend's performance of Stunning Beauty at the Cupertino Flint Center.

Study zooms in on health of youth

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China ranks 14 out of 30 countries in the first Global Youth Wellbeing Index that was released on Thursday in Washington.

Manhattan fights NJ, Flushing for Chinese tourists

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Manhattan hotels are struggling to cash in on the increase of Chinese tourists because value-conscious Chinese are staying in New Jersey.

Consul General views historic MOCA exhibit

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The general store looks like an old New York storefront, complete with tin ceilings, built-in wooden cabinets and red brick walls.

Stanford dean: Builds bridges with CI

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“Confucius Institute is particularly in humanities, so we have contemporary Chinese authors talk about comparative literature. Within our department we try to offer a full range of Chinese studies at the Institute. Professors Wang Ban, for instance, teaches Chinese literature and film, comparative literature, aesthetics, critical theory, intellectual history; and Sun Chaofeng teaches Chinese linguistics, history of Chinese, Chinese classical, and even Chinese as a second language.”

Stanford dean: Builds bridges with CI

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“Confucius Institute is particularly in humanities, so we have contemporary Chinese authors talk about comparative literature. Within our department we try to offer a full range of Chinese studies at the Institute. Professors Wang Ban, for instance, teaches Chinese literature and film, comparative literature, aesthetics, critical theory, intellectual history; and Sun Chaofeng teaches Chinese linguistics, history of Chinese, Chinese classical, and even Chinese as a second language.”

HKEx: No Shanghai deal yet

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The Hong Kong Stock exchange denied speculation on Wednesday that a mutual market trading mechanism with the Shanghai Stock Exchange has been established.

JD.com restructures in advance of IPO

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JD.com Inc, China's second-largest e-commerce company, will be split into four different business units, a move that not only paves the way for its upcoming initial public offering in the United States but also will give the businesses room to grow.

China may sell debt to combat climate change

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China may sell debt and is considering other ways to raise funds for combating climate change, an official at the country's top economic planner said on Tuesday.

Intel to open development center for smart devices in Shenzhen

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Intel Corp is building its first global development center for smart devices in Shenzhen, the world's largest consumer electronics manufacturing hub, as its chief executive looks for profit growth from mobile devices in a post-personal computer era.

Cashing in on Internet Protocol Television

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As the five rings finally blossomed during the closing ceremony of the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games, television broadcasters were celebrating the breaking of yet another world record.

What's news

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Leading group formed to establish property register

Central bank in a monetary dilemma

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Expanding credit and rapidly cooling economy pose challenge to tactical approach to debt risks

Internet finance shaking up Chinese banks

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Chinese banks' resilience to the growing popularity of Internet finance has been "so far, so good" and sector change will come as the industry catches the trend, analysts in Hong Kong said.

Traditional banking perceived as more secure

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Traditional banks in China are under severe pressure from the fast-growing online finance sector, which combines the convenience and efficiency of the Internet with the sophistication of wealth management products - while also offering rates higher than what bank deposits pay.

COFCO to take 51% stake in Noble Agri for $1.5b

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State-owned China National Cereals, Oils and Foodstuffs Corp (COFCO) said on Wednesday it will pay $1.5 billion in cash for a 51 percent stake in the agribusiness operations of Hong Kong-based Noble Group Ltd, the second big move by China's largest food trader within two months.

Banking on brighter prospects

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Country's 'Big Four' banks are set to see a dipin profit growth amid an economic slowdown, Jiang Xueqing reports

Rise in Japan sales tax may hit China exporters

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Japan raised its sales tax on Tuesday, a move likely to depress Chinese export prices to Japan while bilateral trade remains full of uncertainties amid political tensions, experts said.

Corporate debt market on growth trend, report says

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China's bond market is projected to more than double within five years and account for 70 percent of the Asian bond market, a Boston Consulting Group report said.

Emerge from the shadow of the tragedy

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Because of the contradictory information coming from the Malaysian government and Malaysia Airlines about Flight MH370, the anger of the families of the 154 Chinese passengers on the plane is growing - relatives of the missing passengers held a protest in front of the Malaysian embassy in Beijing - and there has been an outpouring of anti-Malaysia sentiments via social media in China.

Climate change adaptation at local level

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On Monday, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change published the second installment of its Fifth Assessment Report and delivered a strong warning that climate change is already affecting every continent, and that all people are vulnerable to extreme weather events. It also warned water scarcity will worsen as water supplies are being affected by the changes in precipitation, temperature and radiation.

Letters

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Too many marry for wrong reason

From the Chinese press

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PLA's zero tolerance to corruption

Xi's initiatives for EU partnership

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The president's intensive discussions, speeches and articles show the importance Chinese leadership attaches to relationship

FTA agenda for APEC economic leaders

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China is hosting the 22nd APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting. The theme of the meeting will be "shaping the future through Asia-Pacific partnership" and one of the three topics will be "advancing Asia-Pacific regional economic integration".

US stand on reef is wrong

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WHEN THE US STATE DEPARTMENT DEPUTY Spokesperson Marie Harf accused China of making a provocative and destabilizing move by blocking a Philippines supply vessel from approaching Ren'ai Reef in the South China Sea on Sunday, the United States was clearly siding with the Philippines.

Embracing Internet economy

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March marks the beginning of spring; and this year it applies to both the season and the flourishing Internet economy, as Internet financing appeared for the first time in the national Government Work Report, and Yu'ebao, an emerging on-line financial product, has seen its accumulated funds rise to 540 billion yuan ($87 billion) within months.

Blue sky thinking

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Against a clear blue sky, several jet fighters painted in bright colors roll, flip and twist above a multitude of spectators. They might dive sharply like hawks swooping for prey or pose mid-air, but in the next second they dash across the sky In the eyes of Zhao Wei, these breathtaking aerobatic maneuvers are still too easy. He can do better with a greater degree of difficulty. For normal aerobatic performance, the plane can only roll once or twice each time, but Zhao can make his aircraft roll a dozen times.

World Scene

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Chris Evans to quit acting

Kiwi savors his slice of Chinese life

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In his 15 years in China, New Zealander Jade Gray has worked as a ski instructor, owned a fitness center, run a nightclub, launched a pizza company and been program manager on a farm.

Come See my movie

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Every film company wants to make hits, but not every one of them is ready to engage in marketing and sales maneuvers so outlandish many deem them barely legal.

Green wheels keep on turning, in vintage style

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Years ago, bikes were simply vehicles that transported people from one place to another. Today, fashion and vintage style have become part of bicycle culture and a cool pair of wheels is essential to a green lifestyle.

European trip yields ripe fruit

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President Xi Jinping returned to Beijing on Wednesday morning from a four-nation European tour that took him to the Netherlands, France, Germany and Belgium over 11 days. Here are some tour highlights.

White Crane dance takes flight

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A new dance craze has been sweeping Faku county in Liaoning province. Like the traditional dances performed by generations of locals through the ages, the White Crane, which mimics the movements of the majestic bird for which it's named, is based on the natural world.

The regular visitor

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Faku welcomes regular guests every year, enthusiasts who travel across China to follow in the footsteps of the white cranes to observe them and take photos.

Village election follows new allegations of corruption

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Lin Zulian, who has led Wukan, a village in Guangdong province, since his election two years ago, has been re-elected as head of the village committee.

Timeline of events in Wukan

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Timeline of events in Wukan

Architects warn $1b airport may not be watertight

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Expert blames poor quality materials used in construction

Yunnan set to allocate $4 billion to clean lakes

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Water diversion, anti-pollution ditches planned to upgrade quality

JACC has its work cut out for it

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The Joint Agency Coordination Center has not gotten off to a good start if Wednesday's effort is anything to go on.

Media digest

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British sub joins search for jetliner

Protests show growing concern over environment

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Protests staged since Sunday against a planned paraxylene plant in Maoming, Guangdong province, seemed to die down on Wednesday. But the quandary for a local government seeking a balance between development and stability never ends.

Economic pro-growth initiatives announced

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China announced a slew of pro-growth measures on Wednesday in what economists described as a targeted stimulus program, after a run of disappointing economic indicators raised concerns that economic growth in the first quarter might slip below the official target.

Draft on protecting waterways passes

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A draft law on protecting and making full use of the country's limited waterway resources was passed on Wednesday at a regular executive conference of China's Cabinet.

Authorities intercept mislabeled infant formula from Australia

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31,000 cans destroyed, 19,000 more await customs declaration

Outlying pharmacies see success in sales

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A pilot program undertaken in August to encourage pharmacies across the country to sell infant formula should expand to less-developed provinces, said an official in the organization that led the program.

New industry standards published for makers of baby-feeding bottles

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China's producers of baby-feeding bottles have published the country's first industrywide standards for the bottles and their nipples.

Search for MH370 'must not ease up'

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Li promises continued support in call with Australian prime minister

Preparation pays off in quake aftermath

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Chile finds that innovation in building and communication systems helpful

East West Bank celebrates Houston merger with reception

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Los Angeles-based East West Bank (EWB) held a reception in Houston for more than 100 local officials, community leaders and business partners to celebrate its acquisition of MetroCorp, which will give it branches in Houston and Dallas.

Britain's Wei leads healthcare initiative

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The healthcare expertise of the United Kingdom can help China develop a stronger economy, said Nathanael Ming-Yan Wei, the only active Chinese peer in Britain's House of Lords.

Robot industry gets down to nuts and bolts

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Guangzhou-based GSK CNC Equipment Co, one of the leading domestic computer numerical control providers, estimates its industrial robot sales will double to over 800 sets this year and 3,000 sets next year.

Wenzhou's bad loan ratio growing, but at a slower pace

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Wenzhou's nonperforming loan ratio is growing at a slower pace and is projected to reach its peak, according to the mayor of the city.

Pollution battle is creating market for waste

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Ongoing urbanization and the battle with smog pollution in China has created a huge market for generating heat from industrial waste that has attracted foreign investment and technology.

Convenience stores still have room for expansion

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Beijing is the second-least-developed city for convenience stores in the country, although this part of the retail sector grew faster than department stores and hypermarkets last year, an industry survey shows.

China Post, Horizon plan retail chain in rural areas

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Plans by China Post and US-based China Horizon Investments Group to open 500 directly operated retail stores in rural China have raised doubts over the risks of high logistic costs and insufficient purchasing power in rural communities.

Coca-Cola teams with Tsinghua to explore marketing

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The Coca-Cola Co began a decade-long program in partnership with Tsinghua University on March 31 that will include business courses, research into marketing and faculty development, said Qian Yingyi, dean of the School of Economics and Management.

Banks' exposure to property sector rises in 2013

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Eleven publicly listed lenders that have released their 2013 results have reported a combined 3.2 trillion yuan ($516 billion) in outstanding property loans as of Dec 31.

what's news

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Bond sales down more than 5% in January-February

Tight credit for developers, buyers keeps lid on home prices

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Property prices in 100 major cities are stabilizing, with month-on-month gains continuing to ease, the China Index Academy said on Tuesday.

Lessons to be learnt from MH370 search

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Weeks have passed since the world lost contact with Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 and its 239 passengers and crew.

Car curbing policies should be fairer

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On March 25, Hangzhou introduced a car license plate lottery, making it the sixth city in China - the others being Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou, Guiyang and Tianjin - to put restrictions on car purchases.

Letters

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Ban students' phones in school

From the Chinese press

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Against the spirit of democracy

Manufacturing under lingering pressure

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China's manufacturing sector is still suffering from weak demand, according to the latest Purchasing Managers' Index for March, adding to signs that the world's second-largest economy slowed in the first quarter.

Web offers vendors a world of choices

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Chinese merchants are moving into the global market via cross-border e-commerce, and their expansion into this segment will grow at a double-digit pace in the coming years, a study has found.

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