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China's propaganda arms push soft power in Australian media deals

The Sydney Morning Herald - ‎20 hours ago‎
Beijing: Even in the context of China's tightly-controlled media, the adulatory tone and blanket coverage afforded to President Xi Jinping's February tour of the headquarters of the three main state-run news organisations was unusual.

In China, Homeowners Find Themselves in a Land of Doubt

New York Times - ‎2 hours ago‎
WENZHOU, China - Chen Furong and his wife bought their home 23 years ago for its proximity to the city center and for the tree-lined canal just outside.
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Flat Chinese PMIs fail to drive Asia stocks

CNBC - ‎3 hours ago‎
Asian markets failed to find a common thread Wednesday after mixed signals from China's purchasing managers' index (PMI) data and better-than-expected Australian economic growth.
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China's official manufacturing PMI unchanged in May at 50.1

The Australian Financial Review - ‎1 hour ago‎
China's sprawling manufacturing sector performed slightly better than expected in May despite government efforts to rein in credit in the banking system.
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Think China's debt mountain is inefficient? Ours is worse

ABC Online - ‎18 hours ago‎
While the world looks on aghast at the mountain of debt being built up in China, analysis of one key measure shows it is still being put to far more efficient use than Australia's debt pile.

United Flies Further Into China

Wall Street Journal - ‎4 hours ago‎
The big commitment to linking some of China's second-tier cities directly to the U.S. is made possible because the current U.S.
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China stocks spike on benchmark hopes

The Australian - ‎19 hours ago‎
In China, the Shanghai Composite Index closed 3.3 per cent stronger, the biggest intraday move since March. The smaller Shenzhen Composite Index and the tech-focused ChiNext index were also sharply higher.
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Pacific-Rim Property Firms Hurt by Slowdown in China Growth

Wall Street Journal - ‎12 hours ago‎
“The outlook has clearly turned marginally for the worse in Asia over the last couple years as China has decelerated,” said Chip McKinley, a portfolio manager with Cohen & Steers, which has about $3.3 billion invested in listed Pacific Rim real-estate ...

SitRep: China Warns US on South China Sea; Russian Military Buildup Kicks Off

Foreign Policy - ‎14 hours ago‎
When the two sides sit down next week for the Strategic and Economic Dialogue, “Beijing will pressure Washington over maritime issues…as the United States' increasing military presence in the South China Sea is among China's major concerns,” a Chinese ...
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As Beijing flexes muscles in South China Sea, Malaysia eyes harder response

Reuters - ‎4 hours ago‎
According to an officer from the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA), Chinese Coast Guard vessels have been sighted several times before around the South Luconia Shoals, off the oil-rich town of Miri.
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China's Xiaomi to Buy 1500 Patents From Microsoft

Wall Street Journal - ‎3 hours ago‎
BEIJING—Xiaomi Corp. has agreed to purchase around 1,500 patents from Microsoft Corp. in an example of the rising costs facing the Chinese smartphone startup as it expands outside China. The deal reflects Xiaomi's efforts to acquire the intellectual ...
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China's exemptions to smoking ban 'undermine' fight against tobacco at city level

South China Morning Post - ‎2 hours ago‎
Plans to modify China's proposed national smoking ban by granting exemptions to restaurants, bars, hotels and airports would deal a heavy blow to cities that have already passed the strict law and discourage other cities from approving it, tobacco ...
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How Virgin Australia's John Borghetti blindsided Air NZ with China deal

The Australian Financial Review - ‎21 hours ago‎
HNA, which has holdings in more than 10 airlines including Hainan Airlines and Hong Kong Airlines, is a private Chinese company, not a state-owned entity.

China's Attempt at the 'Bilbao Effect'

CityLab - ‎12 hours ago‎
During boom times, China's leaders bragged that the economy had done in 20 years what took the West 200. The flip side of this staggering pace of change is that certain Chinese regions have careened right into the post-industrial doldrums of American ...

Sports|'Unexplored' China? Not for Long, the Way These Climbers Are Going

New York Times - ‎3 hours ago‎
Michael Dobie moved to Liming in September 2010 with two friends who discovered the Chinese village in a travel brochure. Crisscrossed by dirt roads, the rustic setting in the mountains of Yunnan province offered few amenities.

Poo-to-Power Breakthrough Appears in China

Scientific American (blog) - ‎12 hours ago‎
XIANGYANG, China—This factory located in a quiet island of central China's Xiangyang city probably won't grab your attention.

US to talk N. Korea with China

SBS - ‎7 hours ago‎
"We have a vastly improved chance of getting that with China's full cooperation, and we intend to use the (US-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue) to game out how we can speed up the outcome that we're both working to achieve," he said.

Bold Online Photo Sharing Campaign In China To Recall June 4 Bloodshed

Forbes - ‎1 hour ago‎
June 4, the day China hopes the world will forget, comes this year with the usual memorials in spots sympathetic to the pro-democracy protesters who died on that date 27 years ago under gunfire from troops sent by the Beijing government.
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Teapot refineries shore up China's demand for crude

The Australian - ‎19 hours ago‎
The congestion is due to a surge in oil imports from a group of privately-owned refiners - dubbed “teapots” because of their small size compared with giant state-owned companies such as China Petroleum & Chemical Corp., or Sinopec, PetroChina Co., and ...