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China urges Japan to stop making new troubles over Diaoyu Islands

China on Monday urged Japan to stop causing new troubles over the Diaoyu Islands as reports say dozens of Japanese including several lawmakers had landed on the islands.  Read more

Firepower bristles in South China Sea as rivalries harden

In the early years of China’s rise to economic and military prowess, the guiding principle for its government was Deng Xiaoping’s maxim: “Hide Your Strength, Bide Your Time.”  Read more

China’s Wuhan city covered in mysterious haze

The Chinese metropolis of Wuhan was blanketed by thick yellowish cloud Monday, raising fears of pollution among its nine million inhabitants, residents told AFP.  Read more

China to send its first woman into space

Two fighter pilots battle it out for honour of joining manned mission to Tiangong-1 space lab.  Read more

Afghans say former warlord meddling in China oil deal

The Afghan government said on Monday militia loyal to army chief of staff General Abdul Rashid Dostum were disrupting oil exploration by a Chinese state firm, underlining the challenges facing foreign investors in Afghanistan.  Read more

Shell Says Early Shale-Gas Drilling in China Encouraging

European oil major Royal Dutch Shell PLC (RDSA) said Tuesday that the results of early drilling for shale gas in China are encouraging and it expects shale-gas development in the country to be a profitable proposition.  Read more

China Is Excluded From Waivers for Oil Trade With Iran

With less than three weeks to go before sweeping American sanctions take effect against countries and banks that do business with Iran, the Obama administration announced on Monday that it would exempt seven more nations — but not China — from the sanctions, saying the seven had “significantly reduced” purchases of Iranian oil.  Read more


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