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China Data From Home to Investment Show Hope for Growth

China’s weakest expansion in three years masked a surge in home sales and a jump in investment that show lower interest rates and banks’ reserve requirements may be starting to stabilize growth in the second-largest economy.  Read more

U.S. indicts Iranian, Chinese for nuclear export plot

A federal grand jury has indicted two men, one from Iran and the other from China, on charges of conspiring to send materials from the United States to Iran for the purpose of enriching uranium, the U.S. Justice Department said on Friday.  Read more

Disbelief as Investigation Rules Dissident’s Death a Suicide

The disputed death of a Tiananmen Square protestor in a Hunan hospital last month was indeed a suicide, Chinese authorities have announced following a controversial investigation.  Read more

Sexual pun riles netizens

The tourism advertisement was supposed to be a clever play on words. But it has generated a heated debate because the meaning turned out to be too “insulting and obscene”.  Read more

China navy ship ‘stranded’ in disputed waters

A Chinese naval frigate has run aground while patrolling disputed waters in the South China Sea, the defence ministry said Friday, amid tensions with the Philippines over territorial claims.  Read more

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