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Surname of Ex-Official’s Wife Adds New Twist to Mystery Chinese women, like Chinese men, are identified by their surnames followed by their given names. When Chinese women marry, they almost never take their husband’s family name, and instead keep their own, which is typically that of their father’s family. China purges Bo from power, investigates […]

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    • Strong Quake in Western China Kills 5; 54 Hurt - Wall Street Journal November 23, 2014
      Wall Street JournalStrong Quake in Western China Kills 5; 54 HurtWall Street JournalWestern China is regularly hit by earthquakes, and reports said Saturday's quake could be felt in the Sichuan provincial capital of Chengdu on the plains below the Himalayan foothills. Sichuan was struck by a magnitude-7.9 quake in May 2008 that left ...Earthquake in Wes
    • China building massive island big enough for airstrip, report says - Fox News November 23, 2014
      NEWS.com.auChina building massive island big enough for airstrip, report saysFox News30, 2014: A Chinese Coastguard vessel patrols near the BRP Sierra Madre, a marooned transport ship which Philippine Marines live on as a military outpost, in the disputed Second Thomas Shoal, part of the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea. (Reuters).Is China building a m
    • Chinese president Xi Jinping signs five agreements with Fiji as part of China ... - ABC Online November 23, 2014
      ABC OnlineChinese president Xi Jinping signs five agreements with Fiji as part of China ...ABC OnlineChinese president Xi Jinping has signed five agreements with Fiji's prime minister Frank Bainimarama, with the aim of strengthening economic and strategic ties with Pacific island nations. Five memorandums of understanding (MOU) were signed following a .
    • How the United States can counter the ambitions of Russia and China - Washington Post November 22, 2014
      RTHow the United States can counter the ambitions of Russia and ChinaWashington PostBut we cannot lose sight of the most significant challenge to American power and leadership in a quarter-century: China and Russia acting like revisionist powers, trying to undermine key elements of the existing international order, including ...Russia and China expand econom
    • China's interest rates - The Economist (blog) November 22, 2014
      New York TimesChina's interest ratesThe Economist (blog)CHINA has cut interest rates for the first time in more than two years, a powerful signal that the government wants to step up support for the slowing economy. As fate would have it, a rate cut was the very thing we had called for in our leader on ...In Change of Strategy, China Cuts Interest RateN
    • Chinese Investors Snap Up Property in Bankrupt Detroit - NBCNews.com November 22, 2014
      NBCNews.comChinese Investors Snap Up Property in Bankrupt DetroitNBCNews.com“There are factories, commercial real estate and upscale areas around Detroit with proximity to good schools that are worth investing in,” said Wang Ning, deputy manager in charge of international business at China online real estate agency SouFun. The ...Right Place CEO Birgit Klohs
    • China's rate-cut likely to hurt banks, curb new loans to small borrowers - Reuters November 22, 2014
      ReutersChina's rate-cut likely to hurt banks, curb new loans to small borrowersReutersSHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's latest interest rate cut is set to dent the profitability of domestic lenders, especially mid-sized banks, which are already suffering from higher bad loans and a slowdown in profit growth. The central bank unexpectedly cut ...
    • Google Looks to Get Back Into China - Wall Street Journal November 22, 2014
      Wall Street JournalGoogle Looks to Get Back Into ChinaWall Street JournalGoogle Inc. is considering bringing a version of its Play mobile-app store to China, a tentative but important step back into a country that Google mostly exited in 2010. In recent months, Google representatives in Asia told makers of apps for its ...Developers In China Can Now Make Mon
    • Strong earthquake strikes China killing at least 1 - Fox News November 22, 2014
      Strong earthquake strikes China killing at least 1Fox NewsBEIJING – A strong earthquake struck a lightly populated, mountainous area of western China on Saturday, killing at least one person and causing minor damage to buildings, officials and state media said. The U.S. Geological Survey said the magnitude-5 ...
    • China Detains an American Who Assists North Koreans - New York Times November 21, 2014
      Sydney Morning HeraldChina Detains an American Who Assists North KoreansNew York TimesBEIJING — A Korean-American aid worker who lived in China on the border with North Korea for more than a decade has been detained by the Chinese authorities, his lawyer said Thursday. The aid worker, Peter Hahn, who is 73 and escaped from the North ...Peter Hahn, Korean-Ame