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China’s next leader Xi Jinping ‘suffered heart attack’

China’s next leader has not been seen in public for 11 days because he suffered a heart attack, a source has told The Daily Telegraph.  Read more

Big Stimulus Would Threaten Sustainability of China’s Growth, Xinhua Says

Massive stimulus measures would be “detrimental” to China’s sustainable economic growth, the official Xinhua News Agency wrote in a commentary.  Read more

China approves measures to boost slowing exports

China said Wednesday it has approved a package of measures aimed at boosting exports, as the world’s second largest economy grapples with a slowdown.  Read more

Chinese man was unlawfully sent to ‘re-education through labour’ camp

A Chinese man who served two years in a “re-education through labour” camp is entitled to compensation after a local panel ruled he was unlawfully sent there, according to his lawyer.  Read more

Panatag Shoal remains roped off by Chinese to keep off Filipino fishers

Panatag Shoal in the West Philippine Sea remains roped off, with three Chinese vessels guarding it to keep Filipino fishermen out, a Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) official said Wednesday.  Read more

China sees 900,000 newborns with birth defects annually

About 5.6 percent of newborns in China have birth defects, with about 900,000 affected infants born each year, according to a Ministry of Health report.  Read more

Chinese to get train tickets via smartphones

The Ministry of Railways announced Wednesday that it plans to launch a new service that will allow the public to purchase tickets via smartphones by the end of the month.  Read more

China makes massive investment in affordable housing

China invested 820 billion yuan (US$129.4 billion) in building affordable housing units for low-income groups in the first eight months of this year, the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development said Monday.  Read more

Chinese minister accused of trying to recruit Indian spies

China’s defense minister, Liang Guanglie, is suspected by India’s intelligence community of attempting to set up a spy network in the country after he attempted to give cash gifts of US$900 to two Indian Air Force pilots who flew him from Mumbai to New Delhi, reports by Mail Today, a joint venture with Britain’s Daily Mail based in Delhi.  Read more

Foreign Interest in Chinese Shale Keeps Growing

ConocoPhilips is the latest foreign oil firm to express interest in Chinese shale,  showing how just at Chinese oil companies pile into North American shale gas, the reverse is also increasingly true.  Read more

Chinese Students Eager to Enroll Elsewhere, Just Not in Taiwan

With a shared language and cultural roots, many educators in Taiwan assumed the island would be an appealing destination for the masses of mainland Chinese students eager to pursue higher education in the developed world.  But after opening the doors of its universities to mainland students for the first time last year, Taiwan is still struggling to spur interest.  Read more

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