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Tibet’s second-largest city builds leading solar power base

A leading solar photovoltaic power generation base is being built in Xigaze, the second-largest city in southwest China’s Tibet, to ease winter power shortages by harnessing the area’s ample sunshine. Read more

Briton killed to stop exposure of Bo wife: sources

The British businessman whose murder has sparked political upheaval in China was poisoned after he threatened to expose a plan by a Chinese leader’s wife to move money abroad, two sources with knowledge of the police investigation said. Read more

Large Jurassic dinosaur fossil discovered in NW China

Chinese paleontologists announced Sunday that they have discovered the largest Jurassic dinosaur fossil in the country so far, in the northwestern region of Xinjiang. Read more

Insight: “Made in Japan” engineers find second life in China

Their technical skills helped Japan’s corporate giants sweep all before them in the 1980s, and now thousands of aging Japanese engineers are finding a new lease on life in booming China. Read more

Natural Gas Vehicles In China

With the price of a gallon of gasoline in the United States now at $4 — and climbing — CNBC’s Rick Santelli is making it his personal mission to demonstrate to the world that cars can easily be converted to run on natural gas. Read more

Aquino: We’re not going to war with China

Stressing that he did not intend to go to war against China, President Benigno Aquino III said on Monday he was attempting to ease tensions at Scarborough Shoal by deploying a Coast Guard cutter in the area to match Beijing’s civilian vessel there and continuing talks with Chinese diplomats. Read more


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