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Increasing migration requires better family planning in China

China’s family planning service, which has effectively implemented the one-child policy over three decades, is facing challenges from the increasing migrant population, said a senior family planning official in Beijing Friday.

China pulls out 1 ship but no end to sea standoff

China withdrew one of three ships engaged in a standoff with Philippines vessels in a disputed area of the South China Sea on Friday as both sides pursued talks to defuse the dispute.

Police gag widow of Briton in Bo family murder scandal

The Chinese widow of a British businessman thought to have been murdered in a case that has rocked China’s political establishment has been gagged by local police, a source with direct knowledge of the matter said.

Neil Heywood’s widow ‘silenced by Chinese police’

Mr Heywood, 41, may have been murdered in the Chinese city of Chongqing by the wife of Bo Xilai, one of the country’s most prominent politicians, according to the Chinese government. Mr Bo and his wife, Gu Kailai, are both thought to be under house arrest.

Neil Heywood death: Bo Xilai’s son ‘escorted from his home near Harvard university by US officials’

The son of the Chinese power couple embroiled in the scandal over British businessman Neil Heywood’s death was escorted from his home by US officials, as experts said he could obtain asylum in America.

Plotting the Course

In a rare exclusive interview, Commerce Minister Chen Deming speaks about a range of issues, including China’s economic growth, pursuit of high-tech industries and stance on trade agreements

Chinese postgraduates flock to US schools

Postgraduate schools in the United States have seen a record-breaking number of Chinese applicants over the past year, a new survey showed.

Shanghai’s drinking water supply guarded

Police helicopters and boats have started patrolling a reservoir to protect Shanghai’s drinking water supply.  The patrols, which began on Thursday, will support 24-hour surveillance to prevent anyone breaking into the Qingcaosha Reservoir at the estuary of the Yangtze River.

U.S. politics clash with reality over China currency

U.S. politicians readily muscle up to talk tough against China on the campaign trail, charging its policies undermine American manufacturing, but two key planks of the argument for criticizing Beijing are crumbling.

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