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China cleans up after anti-Japan protests

China was returning to normalcy Wednesday after angry protests over Japan’s wartime occupation and Tokyo’s recent purchase of islands also claimed by Beijing.  Read more

Six suspects of deadly Mekong River attack stand trial in China

Six suspects of last year’s deadly attack on the Mekong River that left 13 Chinese sailors killed will stand trial on Thursday in a court in southwest China’s Yunnan Province.  Read more

Beijing demonstrators damage US ambassador’s car

A car carrying the U.S. ambassador to China was mildly damaged after becoming the target of boisterous anti-Japan demonstrators who were expressing outrage over a territorial dispute and marking the 81st anniversary of Japan’s invasion of China.  Read more

Bo Xilai ‘may be charged’ in Neil Heywood case

China appears set to prosecute Bo Xilai, the disgraced former top Communist party leader, on criminal charges over Neil Heywood’s murder after publishing the fullest account yet of the days after the killing.  Read more

Xi Jinping ‘hurt his back swimming’

Xi Jinping, China’s leader-in-waiting, suffered a back injury from sport, according to a senior Chinese official, in the clearest explanation so far as to why he disappeared for two weeks from the public eye.  Read more

Foreign, Domestic Firms Show Interest in Newest Round of Shale Gas Bidding

China’s largest private oil company and Royal Dutch Shell are among the companies already eyeing involvement.  Read more

Analysis: Inventory mountain adds to pain for Chinese solar firms

In China’s Jiangsu province, near Shanghai, mountains of solar panels sitting around a factory owned by Trina Solar Ltd are fast losing their value.  Read more

Avian flu kills 6,300 birds in Guangdong

The H5N1 avian flu virus has been detected in the city of Zhanjiang in south China’s Guangdong province, experts confirmed on Tuesday.  Read more

Chinese Developers Start Tapping Equity Markets

The fundraising window for Chinese developers is opening even more.  After a series of high-yield bond issuances by developers last week which were well-received by investors, a Hong Kong-listed real estate firm Wednesday moved to tap the stockmarkets for funds.  Read more

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