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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Business - Companies

    Apple’s iPhone 5 gets final approval for China release

    Posted Nov 30th 2012, 01:59pm by Reuters in Shanghai

    ... Reuters in Shanghai Apple’s latest iPhone has received final clearance from Chinese regulators, paving the way for a December debut in a highly competitive market where the lack of a new model had severely eroded its share of product sales. China is Apple’s second-largest market and its Chinese fans are eagerly awaiting the latest model of its smartphone, the iPhone 5, which ...

  4. Business - Money - IPO

    Two top China film firms look to list in Shanghai

    Posted Nov 27th 2012, 01:51pm by Reuters in Shanghai

    ... Reuters in Shanghai Two of China’s most influential state-owned film companies, China Film Group and Shanghai Film Group, have submitted their applications to list on the Shanghai stock exchange, the country’s securities regulator said. The plan comes as Beijing encourages domestic media and film firms to list in order to better compete with new media companies and privately ...

  5. News - China

    China says no to foreign rights monitors for Tibet

    Posted Nov 09th 2012, 08:06pm by Reuters in Beijing

    ... China will not allow foreign observers into restive Tibet to probe human rights abuses, an official said on Friday, dismissing mounting international pressure for an independent investigation in the troubled mountainous region. Some 68 Tibetans have set t ...

  6. News - China

    China does not want South China Sea dispute overshadowing summit

    Posted Nov 17th 2012, 02:53pm by Reuters in Beijing

    ... Reuters in Beijing A regional summit opening in Cambodia this weekend should not be overshadowed by a dispute over the South China Sea as the situation is under control and countries involved can resolve differences themselves, a top Chinese diplomat said on Saturday. China’s assertion of sovereignty over the stretch of water off its south coast and to the east of mainland ...

  7. News - China

    Zhang confident economic growth target can be met

    Posted Nov 10th 2012, 06:39pm by Reuters in Beijing

    ... a year ago slower than the 1.9 per cent posted in September. Economists polled by Reuters had expected it to hold steady. Investors, though, have been concerned that efforts to cool the economy ...

  8. News - China

    UN rights boss chides China over Tibet protests

    Posted Nov 02nd 2012, 07:31pm by Reuters in Geneva

    ... Reuters in Geneva The top UN human rights official urged China on Friday to address deep-rooted frustrations that have led to desperate forms of protest by Tibetans, including some 60 self-immolations since March. “Social stability in Tibet will never be achieved through heavy security measures and suppression of human rights,” UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said ...

  9. News - China

    China’s new rulers could have reform thrust upon them

    Posted Nov 16th 2012, 09:42am by Reuters in Beijing

    ... However ploddingly China’s new leaders might like to reform the world’s second-largest economy and the way they govern, pressures set to build over the next decade will likely force great change upon them. President-in-waiting Xi Jinping and the next prem ...

  10. News - China

    China leftists urge parliament not to expel Bo Xilai

    Posted Oct 22nd 2012, 12:18pm by Reuters in Beijing

    ... A group of Chinese leftists has issued a public letter calling on the country’s largely rubber stamp parliament not to expel disgraced former top leader Bo Xilai from its ranks, saying the move is legally questionable and politically motivated. Stripping ...




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