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  1. News - China

    China slams US-Japan treaty on Diaoyus

    Posted Dec 03rd 2012, 06:03pm by Agence France-Presse in Beijing China

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing China China on Monday branded a US-Japan security treaty “a product of the cold war” after Washington reaffirmed its commitment to Japan in its territorial dispute with China over the Senkaku Islands, known in Chinese as the Diaoyus. The amendment, attached to the National Defence Authorisation Bill, noted that while the United States “takes ...

  2. News - China

    Taiwan wins visa free travel to US

    Posted Nov 02nd 2012, 08:29am by Agence France-Presse in New York

    ... Agence France-Presse in New York Six Taiwanese tourists arrived in New York on Thursday as the first from their disputed island to be allowed to visit the United States without visas, officials said. Taiwan is the first territory of any kind which does not have formal diplomatic relations with the United States to get visa waiver status, said its de facto ambassador in New York, ...

  3. News - China

    Actor calls Chen Guangcheng ‘giant among men’

    Posted Oct 26th 2012, 09:10am by Agence France-Presse in New York

    ... Agence France-Presse in New York Actor Christian Bale hailed Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng as a “giant among men” during an emotional meeting nearly a year after the Batman star ... in Beijing. After tense talks during a previously scheduled visit by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, China allowed Chen to leave with his family to study in New York. Bale, describing Chen ...

  4. News - China

    Big tipping defence minister breaches protocol in India

    Posted Sep 06th 2012, 03:35pm by Agence France-Presse in New Delhi

    ... Agence France-Presse in New Delhi Red faces as China's defence minister tips Indian pilots nearly US$2,000 China’s defence minister caused a diplomatic headache during his trip to India by offering nearly US$2,000 as a tip to two air force pilots who flew him from Mumbai to New Delhi, reports said on Thursday. Liang Guanglie, who leaves on Thursday after a four-day tour, ...

  5. News - China - CHINA DIGEST

    China Digest, November 26, 2012

    Posted Nov 26th 2012, 04:53am by AGENCIES

    ... their buildings taller, by up to 100 metres, to help them better match their surrounding landscape, which will include the 510-metre-tall China Zun building to be completed in 2016, the Beijing Morning Post reports. China Zun will be Beijing's tallest building. The public has been given a month to provide feedback on the six revised blueprints. Reluctant father pays An octogenarian has ...

  6. News - China

    China expresses concern as Singapore charges drivers for strike

    Posted Nov 30th 2012, 11:24am by Bloomberg in New York and Singapore

    ... Bloomberg in New York and Singapore China said on Friday it was “very concerned” about the arrest of four of its citizens by Singapore authorities for their role in a labour protest, ... concerned” about the pay dispute and wants involved parties to “respond to the legitimate demands of Chinese bus drivers for equal pay and treatment,” the nation’s official Xinhua News Agency said ...

  7. News - China

    China Digest

    Posted Sep 10th 2012, 02:16am by AGENCIES

    ... BEIJING Museum security updated The installation of a new security system for the Palace Museum, also known as the Forbidden City, will be completed by 2014, the Beijing Times reports. About 60 per cent of the museum already uses the new system, which had not been updated for 14 years. In May of last year, a 27-year-old man stole nine artefacts from the museum, highlighting  ...

  8. News - China

    Briefs, September 17, 2012

    Posted Sep 17th 2012, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... firefighters said. The bus had 17 people on board. Xinhua New construction at cross-border zone North Korea and China broke ground on a building to manage the Hwanggumphyong Economic Zone, the official Korean Central News Agency reported yesterday. It was the first official construction activity at the zone since the two sides discussed its development in Beijing last month. Bloomberg Swimmers ...

  9. News - World - WEATHER

    Sandy leaves US east coast reeling

    Posted Oct 31st 2012, 12:00am by Agencies in New York

    ... Agencies in New York Sandy leaves residents in the city facing up to a week without power and days of travel turmoil after tidal surges cause mayhem in Manhattan New York reels from storm ... backs Mitt Romney. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie produced a glowing character reference for Obama, which is already shaping endgame election news coverage. "The president's been ...

  10. News - World - WEATHER

    Superstorm Sandy wreaks havoc in US, kills 40

    Posted Oct 31st 2012, 12:00am by Agencies in New York

    ... Agencies in New York At least 40 people were reported killed in the US by Sandy, one of the biggest storms to ever hit the country, including 17 in New York City. Killer storm Sandy wreaks havoc in eastern US Millions of people in the eastern United States awoke yesterday to flooded homes, fallen trees and power cuts caused by the giant storm Sandy, which swamped New York's ...




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