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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    How they see it

    Posted Mar 17th 2013, 12:00am by CHINA DAILY, GUARDIAN, Gulf News

    ... Xi Jinping's formal election as president 1. China Daily Hopes are running high for the coming decade, as Xi Jinping has made a stir with his refreshing no-nonsense style … His ... for people to swim in five years from now. (Beijing)   2. The Guardian It has been a long time since China has had a presentable first lady. But marriage to the folk singer Peng Liyuan has imbued ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - JAKE'S VIEW

    China's currency swap deal with Switzerland is just plain dumb

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 04:01am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp China's currency swap deal with Swiss is just plain dumb Switzerland stepped closer to becoming an offshore yuan hub yesterday after it signed a bilateral currency swap agreement with the People's Bank of China... The SNB [Swiss National Bank] also obtained a yuan investment quota, with which it could invest part of its foreign exchange reserves ...

  3. Comment - Blogs

    The Great LOL of China North America Tour!

    Posted Oct 07th 2014, 05:43pm by Jesse Appell

    ... But I enjoy the absurdity, and have decided to embrace it and double down. So, it is with great pleasure that I have the chance to announce the Great LOL of China North America Tour! I will be doing ... There is too little knowledge about China abroad, and I hope that by making people laugh, maybe they will learn something as well. Off to Vancouver for the first leg of the tour! Stay tuned! Interested ...

  4. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North Korea to shut borders to all foreign tourists amid Ebola fears

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 05:34pm by KRISTINE SERVANDO

    ... for health checks North Korea is sealing off all its borders in response to the global Ebola threat, two China-based travel agencies specialising in North Korea tours said on Thursday. Nick Bonner, ... of the country’s borders this morning from their North Korean partners in northeastern China, who said: “starting from tomorrow, no tourists will be allowed into the country”. “We have since then confirmed ...

  5. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    China to host Japan-North Korea abduction talks

    Posted Sep 25th 2014, 11:34am by Reuters

    ... Reuters Japanese and North Korean officials will meet in China next week for an update on the North's probe into the fate of Japanese citizens it kidnapped decades ago. North Korea agreed in July to reopen an investigation into the fate of Japanese citizens it kidnapped in the 1970s and 1980s to help train spies, prompting Japan to ease some sanctions on the North ...

  6. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    EU, Japan pressure UN for sanctions on North Korea

    Posted Oct 10th 2014, 10:23pm by AP

    ... up the recommendation to refer North Korea's situation to the ICC, the effort is expected to fail because permanent member China, North Korea's most powerful ally, would likely use ... Associated Press in New York The European Union and Japan are encouraging the UN Security Council to follow the recommendations of a groundbreaking inquiry into North Korea's human ...

  7. North Texas presents ideal location for businesses

    Posted Oct 08th 2014, 03:09pm

    ... "We want to be a growth partner of Asia, especially China," Walton says. "We're eager to see more collaboration between these two strong economies." North Texas Commission ... fastest-growing region- North Texas. Comprising 12 counties in the northern part of the state, the DFW region, or North Texas, adds a new person every four minutes. It has become a fast-rising global ...

  8. News - China

    New channel in huge south-north water transfer project to bring relief to parched Beijing

    Posted Oct 08th 2014, 01:24pm

    ... Jing Li Jing.Li@scmp.com Arid capital to see water supply boosted by nearly half as latest phase of vast South-North Water Diversion Project prepares to enter operation but challenges will remain in future Beijing’s water supply will be increased by nearly 50 per cent when the latest section of the vast South-North Water Diversion Project enters operation, the Beijing News ...

  9. Infographics

    China marks 50 years of nuclear weapons

    Posted Oct 17th 2014, 08:38am by SCMP Graphics

    ... SCMP Graphics Nuclear missile ‘596’ was detonated at the Lop Nur test base on October 16, 1964, establishing China as the world’s fifth nuclear power. India joined the club a decade later, followed by Pakistan and North Korea Click to view the full-size infographic in high resolution.  ...

  10. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North Korea's Yongbyon nuclear facility may be idle again

    Posted Oct 04th 2014, 09:07pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Vienna Yongbyon facility that can yield plutonium was only recently restarted Nuclear reactor may be idle again North Korea may have shut down a recently restarted reactor that can yield plutonium for bombs, possibly for renovation or partial refuelling, a US security institute said, citing new satellite imagery. North Korea announced in April last year that it would ...




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