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US-South Korea missile defence system 'threatens China'

BBC News - ‎9 hours ago‎
China's foreign minister says a planned US missile defence system to protect South Korea from North Korea could threaten Chinese security. Wang Yi told Reuters news agency that the system went "far beyond the defence needs of the Korean peninsula".
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White House to Cruz: We'll veto your China bill

Politico - ‎2 hours ago‎
"While we continue to impress upon China the imperative of respecting human rights and releasing Liu Xiaobo, as well as other political prisoners, we do not believe Sen. Cruz's ploy to rename a street in Washington, D.C.
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We should be so lucky as to have China's crash: Olive

Toronto Star - ‎6 hours ago‎
It seems useful to mention a few of these Chinese realities since, in the West, there has been a conviction for the past year that the Chinese economy is cratering. And indeed, China's rate of GDP growth last year was the lowest in a quarter-century, ...
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That time China censored an art summit — in another country

Washington Post - ‎10 hours ago‎
Sophie Richardson, China director for Human Rights Watch, drew a line between what happened in Bangladesh this week and the apparent abductions, from Thailand and Hong Kong, of booksellers affiliated with a publishing house that specializes in ...

China's New Tech Economy Could Offset Slowdown: Kai-Fu Lee

Forbes - ‎4 hours ago‎
Chinese New Year is going on but Kai-Fu Lee isn't celebrating much, at least not in China. He's been in New York City this week making the rounds with his message that China's new tech economy is far from reaching a plateau. In fact, he's contending ...
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Stuart Robert resigns from Turnbull ministry following probe into China trip

ABC Online - ‎19 hours ago‎
Labor has been calling for Mr Robert to be sacked over a trip to China in 2014, where he appeared at a signing ceremony for a mining deal between Australian company Nimrod Resources and a Chinese business. The Opposition argued the trip was ...

A chance for China to overcome its growth hurdle

Business Spectator - ‎22 hours ago‎
Consider China. It is in the midst of undertaking the immense challenge of trying to restructure its economy after 30 years of uninhibited, unsynchronised growth.

Why is China's greatest novel virtually unknown in the west?

The Guardian - ‎9 hours ago‎
As a student at Peking University, he had been in Tiananmen Square in 1949 when Mao proclaimed the People's Republic of China. Later, as a teacher, he had done a wonderful translation of the Songs of the South, part of a poetic tradition earlier than ...

China's Roaring February Box Office Is Double North America's

Forbes - ‎13 hours ago‎
It was a headline-worthy occurrence last year when China's February movie box office total of 4 billion RMB (US$650 million) exceeded that of the U.S.
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China Set To Get Down To Business In The Year Of The Monkey

Investor's Business Daily - ‎2 hours ago‎
China Set To Get Down To Business In The Year Of The Monkey. Hong Kong's market ended down 5% in a short two-day week after its Lunar New Year holiday.
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China May Put its Nuclear Weapons on High Alert, and It's a Dangerous Idea

Huffington Post - ‎9 hours ago‎
China's military wants to put its relatively small nuclear arsenal on hair-trigger alert for the first time, according to newly translated documents.
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Latin America: China's power play right under the U.S.

CNNMoney - ‎22 hours ago‎
The Chinese government too has greatly expanded relations with Latin America. China hosted all Latin American presidents in Beijing for the first time last year and China's President Xi Jinping pledged to invest $250 billion in the region over the next ...

The Pentagon Is Betting Big on Space Warfare — Against China and Russia

VICE News - ‎5 hours ago‎
The US Defense Department has asked Congress for $108 million to fund a new facility in Colorado dedicated to drawing up plans and running experiments for war in outer space, as anxiety grows about the possibility of extraterrestrial conflict with ...
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Here's a great summary of where China's economy is at, and why it matters for Australia

Business Insider Australia - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
China might be telling the markets that growth in the world's second biggest economy is still pumping along close to 7% but Westpac and Australia's Department of Industry Innovation and Sciences beg to differ.
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US to corral Asean support in South China Sea spat

Financial Times - ‎16 hours ago‎
Later this year an obscure international tribunal in The Hague will issue a decision about contested islands in the South China Sea. For the Obama administration, the ruling will be a seminal moment in the fierce disputes about the South China Sea - a ...
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Syngenta deal could pave way for biotech acceptance from China users

Reuters - ‎8 hours ago‎
VX) could remove some of the suspicion around genetically modified crops and ultimately lead to more rapid user acceptance of biotechnology in food production in China, Syngenta's Chief Operating Officer Davor Pisk told Reuters. The $43 billion all ...

The tangled threads in China's Silk Road strategy

Business Spectator - ‎18 hours ago‎
Having decided that China's west needs to be reconnected to the world, Beijing has poured massive investment into Xinjiang and across the border into Pakistan and Central Asia.
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Reserve Bank governor Glenn Stevens plays down share market, China concerns

ABC Online - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
On that front, Mr Stevens said the recent fall in value of China's currency, the yuan, has been modest and should be a long-term positive.
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