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2 hrs ago | Business Times

China to pledge investment in India's railways

Beijing's bid to ramp up commercial ties in India comes despite a territorial dispute that has flared anew in recent years, raising concerns in New Delhi, where memories of a humiliating border war defeat in 1962 run deep.

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6 hrs ago | The Standard

Three Kunming attackers sentenced to death in China, one to life: CCTV

Three people were condemned to death Friday and one given life in prison for a mass stabbing that killed 31 people in China, state media said, in an attack authorities blamed on separatists from largely Muslim Xinjiang. The convictions and sentences were handed down Friday by the Intermediate People's Court in Kunming, in the southwestern province of Yunnan, state broadcaster China Central Television reported.

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10 hrs ago | Los Angeles Times

China seeks to fight smog by brainstorm: All ideas welcome

Dutch artist Daan Roosegaarde, who lives part-time in China, has proposed a smog-free park using vaccum cleaner technology, illustrated here. Dutch artist Daan Roosegaarde, who lives part-time in China, has proposed a smog-free park using vaccum cleaner technology, illustrated here.

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14 hrs ago | HeraldNet

Can China solve its pollution problem?

A sheep herder stands outside a coal power plant in northern China's Inner Mongolia province. Both day and night, the rumble of the power plant echoes across the ancient steppe and its acrid stench travels dozens of miles away.

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18 hrs ago | Dundalk Today

Matthews join tourism sales mission to China

REPRO FREE 01/09/2014, Dublin Tourism Ireland, together with 18 Irish tourism enterprises, is preparing to blitz three major cities in China later this month, as part of a targeted sales mission to increase the profile of Ireland among Chinese travel professionals. The organisation held a briefing today for the Irish tourism operators who will participate in the 2014 China sales mission.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

Big News Network.com

Downpour wreaks havoc in southwest China

Heavy rain wreaked havoc in southwest China Saturday, causing two deaths in Sichuan Province and leaving at least eight people missing in the neighbouring Chongqing Municipality, local authorities said. Heavy rain battered most parts of Sichuan Province starting Friday.

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Xinhuanet

China reveals archives of victory against Japan in WWII

China on Friday released archives of an important military victory in 1939, in which the Chinese army killed more than 4,000 Japan ese soldiers. This is the 19th part of the series released daily by the State Archives Administration from Aug. 25, as the country marks the 69th anniversary of victory against Japan's aggression.

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South China Morning Post

Xi Jinping urges China's central Asian neighbours to help step up extremism fight

China's president called on Central Asian states to increase efforts to tackle 'terrorism, extremism and cyberterrorism' at the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit in Tajikistan President Xi Jinping addresses the 14th meeting of the Council of Heads of State of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation in Dushanbe, Tajikistan on Friday. Photo: Xinhua President Xi Jinping urged Central Asian states to step up the fight against religious extremism and cyberterrorism, Chinese state media said, as Beijing reaches for help across its borders in addressing security concerns in its restive Xinjiang region.

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Star Tribune

Minnesota has built a few bridges to China

The vision dates to James J. Hill in the 1800s but took hold in the late 20th century with trade deals and cultural and student exchanges. Vice President Walter Mondale and Chinese Vice premier Deng Xiaoping exchanged cultural and hydroelectric agreements after a signing ceremony in Beijing on Aug. 28, 1979.

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The York Daily Record

Chinese protesters march against trash incinerator

Several thousand people took to the streets of a southern Chinese town on Saturday, some clashing with police, to protest a proposed garbage incinerating plant, participants and eyewitnesses said. The demonstration in Guangdong province was the latest to highlight how Chinese have become increasingly wary of the environmental hazards of such projects but still lack public forums to voice their concerns and to affect the government's decision-making process.

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South China Morning Post

Canada ratifies China investment deal, may help smooth relations

Agreement over protection for foreign investments in Canada to come into force after two-year delay in move seen as method to defuse tensions between Ottawa and Beijing Canada has finally ratified a foreign investment protection agreement with China after a two-year delay in a step that may help ease tensions between the two countries and smooth the way for a possible visit to China by Prime Minister Stephen Harper. International Trade Minister Ed Fast announced the ratification on Friday and said the agreement, designed to give investors greater legal certainty, would come into effect on October 1. It was signed in September 2012.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

Wall Street Journal

Hermes Plans Expansion in China

Paris-based HermA s International SCA is set on Monday to formally open a lavish four-story outlet in a historical government building in Shanghai's former French concession.

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Reuters

China shuts newspaper website amid extortion scandal

China has shut a respected business newspaper's website and opened an investigation, state media said on Friday, after executives confessed they extorted "huge payments" from companies in exchange for quashing critical stories. The official Xinhua news agency reported last month that eight suspects, some working at the 21st Century Business Herald and others at public relations firms, were under investigation.

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Suria

Mother of Briton murdered in China...

The mother of a Briton whose murder led to the downfall of high-flying Chinese politician Bo Xilai has hit out at Beijing for failing to pay compensation over his death, saying it left a "stain" on China's reputation. He Zhengsheng a lawyer for the family of British murder victim Neil Heywood speaks to reporters as he leaves the courthouse in Hefei, Anhui province, on August 20, 2012 - by Peter Parks Neil Heywood was found dead in a hotel room in the southwestern Chinese mega-city of Chongqing in November 2011.

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The Washington Post

5China sentences three to death, one to life in jail, for knife attack that left 31 dead

A Chinese court sentenced three men to death and a woman to life imprisonment for organizing or carrying out a knife attack in March that left 31 dead at a train station in the southwestern city of Kunming. The attack on the railway station, in which 141 people were also wounded, shocked China, signaling that tensions between the nation's ethnic Uighur minority and Han majority were spreading outside the Uighur homeland of Xinjiang.

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The Washington Post

Separatism trial set for Chinese minority scholar

A lawyer for an outspoken Chinese minority Uighur scholar accused of separatism says his trial has been set for Wednesday. Liu Xiaoyuan said Friday he has been informed by the court in the northwestern city of Urumqi of the date of Ilham Tohti's trial.

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The Age

Australians face death penalty for drug trafficking in China

The cases of several Australians potentially facing the death penalty in China for drug trafficking are centred around the southern province of Guangdong, a notorious hub for methamphetamine production and home to an anti-drug sweep that has netted hundreds, including dozens of foreign nationals. The spate of arrests of Australians - as many as eight in recent months - prompted the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade to issue atravel advisory on Thursday warning travellers of the severe drug laws in China, while also noting the "substantial risks involved in carrying parcels for others which may conceal narcotics".

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The Age

Chinese thieves targeted officials they believed corrupt, and almost succeeded

Shanghai: Police in China say they have dismantled a gang of thieves that plundered millions of dollars of goods from the houses of Communist Party officials during a two-year crime spree. The six-member band is believed to have invaded the homes of at least 50 officials in three provinces between 2010 and 2012, according to a report in The Beijing News .

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

Star-Telegram.com

China puts 4 on trial for train station attack

Chinese state media say a trial has started for four man accused of killing 29 people in a knife attack outside a railway station in the southern city of Kunming. China News Service said Friday that Iskandar Ehet, Turgun Tohtunyaz and Hasayn Muhammad face charges of organizing and leading a terror group and murder at the Kunming Intermediate People's Court.

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South China Morning Post

Chinese rights activist Yang Maodong to remain silent at trial

Yang said the court had unlawfully deprived him and his legal team of a proper defence. Photo: Leu Siew Ying Chinese human rights activist Yang Maodong said he plans to remain silent at his trial scheduled for Friday after his lawyers said they would not attend the proceedings because authorities did not let them copy court files.

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