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Chinese man rides rickshaw to London for games It’s a tale of Olympian proportions: A man, a rickshaw, and a slow journey from a Chinese village to London through 16 countries.  Read more China steps up stimulus spending at local level China is stepping up stimulus spending at the local level seeking to counter its […]

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China, Malaysia launch first joint industrial park, pledge closer cooperation China and Malaysia on Sunday launched their first joint industrial park in south China’s Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, pledging to further strengthen cooperation between the two nations.   Shale Gas Targets on China’s Front Burner Commercial production is zero, and no one knows how much […]

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Weibo Comments Suspended in Coup Rumour Aftermath Following rumours of a coup by allies of dethroned Chongqing Party chief Bo Xilai, Xinhua reported on Saturday that authorities have taken action against a number of websites and individuals involved in the rumours’ spread: Beijing’s Taxicab Contention As economic expansion benefits China’s growing middle class, long stagnant […]

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    • China Moves to Ease Home-Registration Rules in Urbanization Push - New York Times July 30, 2014
      New York TimesChina Moves to Ease Home-Registration Rules in Urbanization PushNew York TimesHONG KONG — The Chinese government issued proposals on Wednesday to break down barriers that a nationwide household registration system has long imposed between rural and urban residents and among regions, reinforcing inequality, breeding ...China Eases Internal Passp
    • Xbox One to launch in China on September 23 for $600 - CNET July 30, 2014
      Wall Street JournalXbox One to launch in China on September 23 for $600CNETChina had previously banned sales of foreign-made game consoles, claiming that the devices caused mental harm to children. With the ban officially lifted last January, Microsoft and other manufacturers can now officially sell their products in a ...Microsoft raid highlights US trade t
    • 6 rules for playing hoops in China - ESPN July 30, 2014
      6 rules for playing hoops in ChinaESPNThe first rule that becomes clear upon landing in China is that you must adjust to the country's different organizing principle. Take, for example, my first day in Hangzhou, where Phoenix Mercury star Brittney Griner played winter ball. I was waiting ...and more »
    • Uighur Group Disputes China's Assertion of Terror Attack - Wall Street Journal July 30, 2014
      Wall Street JournalUighur Group Disputes China's Assertion of Terror AttackWall Street JournalBEIJING—An overseas group advocating on behalf of China's mostly Muslim Uighur ethnic minority cast doubt Wednesday on the Chinese government's assertion that a recent outburst of deadly violence in the far-western Xinjiang region was the result of a 
    • US Navy Chief Seeks to Ease Tensions With China Via Joint Exercises - Wall Street Journal July 30, 2014
      Wall Street JournalUS Navy Chief Seeks to Ease Tensions With China Via Joint ExercisesWall Street JournalSINGAPORE—The U.S. would welcome greater exchanges with China's navy to help deepen military ties and dial down recent maritime tensions in the Asian-Pacific region, U.S. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus said Wednesday. Washington and Beijing have ...China
    • Government Offices Attacked, Dozens Killed in Far-Western China - Wall Street Journal July 30, 2014
      Wall Street JournalGovernment Offices Attacked, Dozens Killed in Far-Western ChinaWall Street JournalBEIJING—A group of assailants launched coordinated attacks on government and police buildings in China's far-western Xinjiang region on Monday, leaving dozens of people dead a day before the mostly Muslim area was set to celebrate the end of ...China and
    • China Puts Ex-Security Chief Zhou Yongkang Under Investigation - Wall Street Journal July 30, 2014
      Wall Street JournalChina Puts Ex-Security Chief Zhou Yongkang Under InvestigationWall Street JournalChina announced a probe into ex-security chief Zhou Yongkang, making him the highest-ranking official to be placed under formal investigation in 20 years. Jeremy Page tells Ramy Inocencio about the accusations of "serious disciplinary violations.".Ch
    • China Probe of Ex-Security Chief Cracks Immunity for Elite Families - Wall Street Journal July 30, 2014
      Wall Street JournalChina Probe of Ex-Security Chief Cracks Immunity for Elite FamiliesWall Street JournalChina has broken new ground with its takedown of former security chief Zhou Yongkang : In addition to targeting the once-lofty Communist Party insider, it has also gone after his family. On Tuesday, the central leadership of China's Communist Party .
    • China's Square Running Track: Fact Or Fiction? - Deadspin July 29, 2014
      Yahoo Eurosport UK (blog)China's Square Running Track: Fact Or Fiction?DeadspinA sports complex in China may or may not feature a track with right-angled lanes for running. Is it true? Possibly. The backstory contains just enough logic to make it believable. Reported by The Telegraph, who themselves were rehashing a Chinese ...Incredible gaffe sees Chin
    • Companies Behind Israel's Iron Dome Hacked by China: Report - Newsweek July 29, 2014
      NewsweekCompanies Behind Israel's Iron Dome Hacked by China: ReportNewsweekVIENNA (Reuters) - Three Israeli defense contractors behind the Iron Dome missile shield and related systems were themselves robbed of hundreds of documents by hackers linked to the Chinese government starting in 2011, according to an independent ...Chinese hackers obtained info