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Hong Kong protests as Leung takes helm

A pro-democracy heckler interrupted a speech by Chinese President Hu Jintao at the swearing-in of Hong Kong’s new leader Sunday and tens of thousands of residents marched to protest Chinese rule on the 15th anniversary of the Asian financial hub’s return to Beijing’s control.  Read more

Manufacturing falls to seven-month low in June

China’s manufacturing activity fell to a seven-month low in June, official figures showed Sunday, despite government efforts to arrest a slowdown in the world’s second largest economy.  Read more

China sends 4 ships to disputed area with Vietnam

China has deployed four patrol ships to a disputed area of the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea), state media said on Sunday, amid a deepening row with Vietnam over competing territorial claims.  Read more

Blogger who mocked politician wins case

A Chinese blogger sentenced to a year in a labour camp said a court cleared his name yesterday in the first known instance of judges overturning a case linked to China’s biggest political scandal in years.  Read more

Major high-speed railway opens in central China

The Hanyi Railway, a section of a major high-speed rail corridor between the eastern metropolis of Shanghai and southwest China’s city of Chengdu, opened on Sunday.  Read more

New law in China targets foreigners working illegally

China’s national legislature adopted a new law Saturday that will target foreigners who are living and working in China illegally, the official Xinhua News Agency said, adding that the government encourages citizens to inform on suspected illegal workers.  Read more

Electronics giant Haier aims for Europe and ‘Made in China’ upgrade

Chinese appliance and electronics giant Haier is aiming to expand into Europe with higher-end products, helping to upgrade China’s reputation for churning out mostly cheap, low-quality goods.  Read more

China caps car sales in Guangzhou to ease jams

China’s booming southern city of Guangzhou is limiting the number of new cars on the streets to ease traffic jams and cut pollution, state media said on Sunday, a move that could weigh on sales in the world’s largest car market.  Read more

Rare protest in Vietnam over China claims to offshore oil blocks

Hundreds of Vietnamese demonstrated in Hanoi on Sunday against China’s moves to strengthen its claim to disputed islands in the South China Sea and its invitation to oil firms to bid for blocks in offshore areas that Vietnam claims as its territory.  Read more

China hires tens of thousands of North Korea guest workers

Because of sanctions, North Korea is unable to export weapons. So it is using its people to raise money. Most of their earnings will go directly to the North Korean regime.  Read more

Test That Can Determine the Course of Life in China Gets a Closer Examination

Millions of high school graduates across China have been furiously dialing telephone hot lines or gathering with family members around the home computer in recent days in a nail-biter of a ritual not unlike that of waiting for a winning lottery number.  Read more

Xinjiang ‘hijacking’ shrouded in mystery

The circumstances surrounding Friday’s alleged hijacking in Xinjiang remain unclear, with the World Uyghur Congress contradicting the official account of what happened.  Read more

Photo shows what could be Chinese carrier-based stealth fighter

With China’s J-20, the country’s first fifth-generation fighter, still in its testing phase, a photo of another stealth fighter dubbed the F-60 and designed by Shenyang Aircraft Corporation has also appeared on the internet.  Read more

China Seeks Oil-Pricing Power

China is increasingly central to world trade in crude oil. But the No. 2 consumer of crude – 11.4% of the global total last year according to BP PLC figures  – is frustrated it doesn’t have a bigger role in a key aspect of the trade: the commodity futures trading that dictates market prices.  Read more

New Hong Kong Leader Opts for Mandarin

New Hong Kong leader Leung Chun-ying caused controversy within minutes of being sworn in by Chinese president Hu Jintao on Sunday, choosing to deliver his inaugural speech in Mandarin, not the local dialect Cantonese that is spoken by the majority in the city.  Read more

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