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China ropes off Scarborough Shoal

To cut or not to cut?  Chinese fishing vessels left Panatag Shoal (Scarborough Shoal) in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) but they roped off the mouth of its lagoon to prevent other fishermen from getting in, Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin said Thursday.  Read more

China Non-Manufacturing Index Fell in July

China’s non-manufacturing industries expanded at a slower pace in July as new orders and outlooks for future business slipped, an official survey indicated.  Read more

Chinese teenager stabs 8 people to death

A Chinese teenager has been arrested after killing eight people and wounding five others in a knife attack in the nation’s northeast, state media have reported.  Read more

J-20 can penetrate US air defenses: Russian media

The J-20, China’s fifth-generation stealth fighter, is able to penetrate US air defense systems, according to a report from Russia’s Military Analysis.  Read more

China protests US sanctions against bank

China’s Foreign Ministry on Wednesday urged the United States to rescind sanctions imposed on a Chinese bank over its transactions with Iran, saying the move damaged China-U.S. relations. Read more

India’s power failure a lesson for China

India’s recent power blackout could be a lesson for China, which is also facing several developmental challenges, a commentary published in Chinese state-run Global Times has noted.  Read more

China’s Yu Yang quits badminton after Olympic match-fixing disqualification

Yu Yang, one of eight competitors who deliberately played to lose, makes announcement as Beijing orders public apology.  Read more

Netizens discuss German’s observations on Chinese society

An article by an unidentified German author offering observations on people in China has become a hot topic among internet users in the country, with some agreeing with the remarks and others dismissing them as tired stereotypes, according to our sister Chinese-language paper Want Daily.  Read more



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