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    Politburo seats to be contested in elections, writes Reuters (UPDATED)

    Posted Nov 07th 2012, 06:59am by John Kennedy

    ... Reuters, meanwhile, breaks down what can really be expected to take place during the Congress, aside from what sources tell the news agency will be elections- contested, even- for the 25 seats ... Huang casts water, given the conservative leaning of the latest Politburo Standing Committee prediction. Also, Reuters senior correspondent John Ruwitch looks at whether de-Maoification now ...

  2. News - China

    Eleven children killed as kindergarten bus plunges into pond

    Posted Dec 24th 2012, 07:02pm by AP and Reuters

    ... Associated Press, Reuters in Beijing Chinese state media said on Monday 11 children died after their minibus plunged into a roadside pond in the east of the country. Xinhua news agency said that three children died at the scene of the accident in a rural area of Jiangxi province, while another eight children died later in hospital. The minibus was carrying 15 kindergarten ...

  3. News - China

    Plight of teen prompts education debate, protest in China

    Posted Dec 22nd 2012, 03:28pm by Reuters in Shanghai

    ... of our children to an education,” one of the protesters, who gave his family name as Tie, told Reuters on a freezing street. “We want them to get rid of these restricting rules on household ...

  4. News - China - SICHUAN

    Sichuan police arrest two Tibetans for inciting self-immolations

    Posted Dec 09th 2012, 04:50pm by Reuters in Shanghai

    ... Reuters in Shanghai Police have detained a Tibetan monk and his nephew in southwestern China for inciting eight people to set themselves on fire in anti-Chinese protests, the official Xinhua news agency said on Sunday. Ninety-two Tibetans have set themselves on fire to protest against Chinese rule since 2009, with at least 75 dying from their injuries. The number ...

  5. News - China

    China decries attempts to 'read too much into' passport map

    Posted Nov 28th 2012, 05:37pm by Reuters in Beijing

    ... Reuters in Beijing China said on Wednesday that people should not read too much into the placement of a new map in its passports that depicts claims to disputed territory, after the United States said it would raise concerns with Beijing over the issue. The Philippines and Vietnam have condemned the new microchip-equipped passports, saying the map they incorporate violates ...

  6. News - China

    Chinese firm admits nuclear export violations

    Posted Dec 04th 2012, 11:11am by Reuters in Washington

    ... Reuters in Washington A nuclear engineering company with ties to the Chinese government pleaded guilty on Monday to charges of illegally exporting coatings that can withstand high temperatures to a power plant in Pakistan, the US Justice Department said. China Nuclear Industry Huaxing Construction Co Ltd entered the guilty plea in US District Court for the District of Columbia, ...

  7. News - China

    Roll back red carpets, Xi tells senior leaders

    Posted Dec 04th 2012, 08:48pm by Reuters in Beijing

    ... Reuters in Beijing Chinese Communist Party chief Xi Jinping took aim on Tuesday at the wordy meetings and over-the-top welcoming ceremonies which are the bread-and-butter of the lives of senior leaders, demanding less show and fewer hangers-on for foreign trips. Top officials rarely go anywhere without giving stultifying speeches and getting fawning welcomes from local people, ...

  8. News - China - COURTS

    Beijing court jails 10 for illegally detaining petitioners

    Posted Dec 02nd 2012, 04:21pm by Reuters in Beijing

    ... Reuters in Beijing A Beijing court has sentenced 10 people to up to 18 months in jail for illegally detaining petitioners from another city, state media reported on Sunday, in a rare case of the judiciary taking on the shadowy men who operate on the margins of the law. Those convicted were hired by authorities from Changge city in central Henan province to stop petitioners airing ...

  9. News - World - SYRIA

    Syrian army pounds Damascus rebel districts

    Posted Dec 04th 2012, 07:49pm by Reuters in Beirut

    ... Reuters in Beirut Syrian government forces bombarded rebel districts near Damascus on Tuesday in a sustained counter-attack to stem rebel gains around President Bashar al-Assad’s power base. The fighting around Damascus has led foreign airlines to suspend flights and prompted the United Nations and European Union to reduce their presence in the capital, adding to a sense ...

  10. News - China

    Vietnam condemns China sea claims as 'serious violation'

    Posted Dec 04th 2012, 04:41pm by Reuters in Hanoi

    ... Reuters in Hanoi Vietnam steps up sea patrols as tensions with China escalate Vietnam condemned on Tuesday China’s claims to disputed South China Sea islands as a serious violation of its sovereignty after saying it was setting up patrols to protect its fisheries and accusing Chinese boats of sabotage. The condemnation of China’s claims to the sea and its numerous reefs and tiny ...




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