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China boats enter disputed waters amid anti-Japan rallies

Tens of thousands of anti-Japan demonstrators rallied across China over disputed islands on Tuesday, a key historical anniversary, as Tokyo said 11 Chinese government vessels had entered the area.  Read more

Wang Lijun likely to escape death penalty

Wang Lijun, the police chief at the heart of the Neil Heywood murder scandal, is likely to escape the death penalty, after prosecutors admitted he helped solve the case.  Read more

Double Vision: Making Sense of China’s Second ‘Stealth’ Fighter Prototype

In the span of a week, Chinese government vessels have been dispatched to waters near the contested Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands, anti-Japanese riots have erupted in major Chinese cities — and a new highly-prestigious piece of military hardware has been unveiled.  Read more

Hong Kong jails mainlander for ‘pregnancy lie’

A Hong Kong court sentenced Tuesday a mainland Chinese woman to eight months in jail for lying about her pregnancy upon her entry into the city, as measures to limit mainland births are stepped up.  Read more

Burberry stops handbag production in Chinese factory in ethics row

Workers at factory in Guangdong Province have complained about low pay and aggressive and verbally abusive behavior.  Read more

Smoking rule has little effect

A new regulation that allows law enforcement personnel to fine people smoking in public places appears to have had limited effect.  Read more

China’s Alibaba buys back half of Yahoo’s stake

China’s Alibaba Group said it bought back half the stake Yahoo Inc owned in the company for about $7.6 billion, moving closer to an initial public offering.  Read more

U.S., China file dueling complaints as trade tensions heat up

Washington alleges that Beijing is illegally subsidizing exports of autos and auto parts. The Chinese challenge anti-dumping duties that the Americans levied.  Read more

Foreign Firms Lining Up to List in China

Long-delayed plans to let foreign companies list their stocks in China could move ahead in 2013.  Much of the technical work on a listing venue has been finished, and the naming of new leadership, following a once-in-a-decade transition this fall, is expected to lead to a broad range of policy initiatives.  Read more

 

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