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Sichuan Protest Turns Violent

Police in southwestern Sichuan province deployed tear gas against residents protesting a planned molybdenum copper plant in the latest case of environmental activism facing at times violent resistance from authorities.  Read more

China confirms H5N1 bird flu outbreak in Xinjiang

China’s northwestern Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region has reported an outbreak of H5N1 in poultry, the Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) announced Monday.  Read more

Two suspects dead in China plane ‘hijack attempt’

Two men who allegedly tried to hijack a plane in far west China by battering the cockpit door with a crutch and trying to set off explosives have died from injuries sustained in a fight with passengers and crew, state media said Monday.  Read more

China’s Growth Story Is Far From Over

China’s military will stretch beyond its borders: Russian media

China will inevitably establish overseas bases as a new super power, according to an article from Russia in Global Affairs, based in Moscow.  Read more

Remnants of an Ancient Kitchen Are Found in China

Fragments of ancient pottery found in southern China turn out to date back 20,000 years, making them the world’s oldest known pottery — 2,000 to 3,000 years older than examples found in East Asia and elsewhere.  Read more

Has Beijing kept its side of the bargain with Hong Kong?

Fifteen years after the handover of Hong Kong, its people are frustrated by the lack of democracy.  Read more

Philippines looks to US spy planes to contain Chinese aggression

The Philippines is prepared to risk the rath of China by requesting US spy plane intelligence on Chinese movements in the disputed waters of the South China Sea.  Read more

Asia’s Home Prices Rebound as Low Interest Rates Boost Sales

Home prices in China, Singapore and Australia rebounded as demand for property assets rose, boosted by low interest rates as investors sought real estate investments in the Asia-Pacific region.  Read more

China’s Looming Pension Crisis Spooks Workers

How much money does a young Chinese worker need to save for retirement?  According to a post that’s gone viral on the Chinese Internet: 3.14 million yuan ($494,000).  Read more


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