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  1. News - China

    Michael Jackson's voice coach takes on 13-year-old Chinese singing sensation

    Posted Sep 28th 2013, 07:07pm by XINHUA

    ... Xinhua US vocal coach Seth Riggs has been the master behind the magic of several superstars, including Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder and Madonna. Now the 83-year-old is coaching a new Chinese singing sensation - and she’s just 13 years old. In early September, Riggs and his family travelled to the Chinese mainland for the first time, offering hands-on vocal training to teen ...

  2. News - China

    Briefs, December 18, 2012

    Posted Dec 18th 2012, 12:00am by XINHUA/AFP/STAFF REPORTER

    ... not to be identified because the order has not been made public. Bloomberg Rocket scientist Tu Shoue dies, aged 95 Prominent rocket scientist Tu Shou'e died on Saturday in Beijing, China News Service ... spilled over a Baosteel refining furnace in Shanghai. The accident happened when the workers were clearing molten slag, Xinhua reported. One worker suffered 99 per cent burns, according ...

  3. Business - Economy

    What does the US government shutdown mean for the global economy?

    Posted Oct 02nd 2013, 12:30pm by Guardian News Service

    ... in autocratic single-party states – China reacted with fury. Xinhua, the official news agency, said: “The days when the debt-ridden Uncle Sam could leisurely squander unlimited overseas borrowing appear ... The Guardian The US dollar is down, and a prolonged crisis could damage consumer spending, confidence and China’s attitude to US debt How have financial markets reacted to news ...

  4. News - China

    Briefs, December 22, 2012

    Posted Dec 22nd 2012, 12:00am by XINHUA. AFP

    ... He was a deputy minister of industry and information technology from 2008 to 2010 before being transferred to Shaanxi. Staff Reporter, Xinhua   Blogger seeks support for flight attendant ... the food served in business class, the Shanghai Evening News reported. The British airline confirmed her dismissal but did not give a reason. Alice Yan   Government allocates funds for Lhasa ...

  5. News - World - KENYA

    Israeli 'advisers' assist troops after attack in Kenya

    Posted Sep 23rd 2013, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... Agencies in Nairobi Military personnel reportedly involved in ending operation 'purely in an advisory role' Israelis 'assist' Kenyan siege troops Israeli ... Xinhua reported. It quoted her husband Wang Cuo, who works in Kenya, as saying his 13-year-old-son was in hospital with injuries. In Beijing, foreign ministry spokesman Hong Lei said embassy ...

  6. News - China - BRIEFS

    Briefs, November 19, 2012

    Posted Nov 19th 2012, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... it to escape the night-time cold, a newspaper reported Sunday. A garbage collector discovered the bodies of the five boys, aged about 10 on Friday morning, according to a report in Beijing News quoting city officials. Police believe they suffocated in the container where they started a fire with wood to keep themselves warm, Xinhua reported last night. Agence France-Presse   Urumqi ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Comment - Blogs

    China's news agency Xinhua tries to be hip and fails

    Posted Jun 18th 2013, 04:43pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler patrick.boehler@scmp.com In an effort to bring more transparency to the secretive halls of power in Beijing and China's provincial capitals, state-run news agency ... Television expands into Africa and the Americas, and soon to Europe, the move seems another attempt by the mammoth state-run news agency, which releases 15,000 news stories a day, to re-invent itself ...

  9. News - China - NORTH KOREA

    Chinese, North Korean ministers discuss nuclear impasse

    Posted Jun 20th 2013, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... told Deputy Foreign Minister Zhang Yesui that Pyongyang was willing to develop friendly and co-operative relations with Beijing, Xinhua reported, adding that the country was willing to engage ... format of dialogues," Xinhua quoted Kim as saying. Zhang said China supported dialogue among all concerned parties and wished the stalled six-party talks could resume as soon as possible. He ...

  10. News - China


    Posted Sep 01st 2012, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... Landslide at power plant leaves 10 dead Ten people were killed and 14 are missing after a landslide hit a hydro-electric power station in southwest China. Xinhua News Agency said rescue ... Xinhua did not say if anyone had survived the landslide and provincial officials could not immediately be reached for comment. AP Inquiry into grinning official at death site Authorities have ...




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