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March 28 2017

22:07

China devotes $22 billion to domestic chip industry expansion

China is pouring more money into chasing its semiconductor ambitions. The state-backed Tsinghua Unigroup, which has been building up the country's chip-industry infrastructure, received a 150 billion yuan in financing on Tuesday.

17:06

Wary of Trump, China launches EU charm offensive: diplomats

FILE PHOTO: European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, left and Chinese President Xi Jinping shake hands before a meeting held at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing, China, Tuesday, July 12, 2016. FILE PHOTO: From left, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, Chinese President Xi Jinping and European Council President Donald Tusk pose for photos before a meeting held at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing, China, Tuesday, July 12, 2016.

14:37

North Korean airline starts new route to China

In this image taken from video, Air Koryo cabin crew greet passengers with flowers on tarmac at Pyongyang's Sunan airport, North Korea Tuesday, March 28, 2017, as the first Air Koryo flight of the new service touched down. North Korea's national airline has started a new flight service to Dandong in China, bringing the total of its regularly scheduled international destinations to five.

12:13

China Huishan Dairy unable to contact treasury exec, denies fake invoices claims

A Chinese dairy company whose stock plunged last week, wiping billions off its market value, denied rumors today of forged invoices and misappropriated funds, but also said it can't contact a key executive. China Huishan Dairy Holdings Co.'

09:49

China summons French diplomat after Chinese person shot dead

China's Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday it has summoned in a French diplomat after police shot dead a Chinese national in Paris, in an incident that sparked a protest by scores of Chinese in front of a police station in the French capital. State news agency Xinhua said the Chinese national was killed on Sunday night after a "conflict" with police, with about 100 people from the Chinese community joining the protest on Monday evening.

March 27 2017

14:24

China's private hospitals struggle to attract top physicians

China's health care sector, expected to become a US$1 trillion a year business by 2020, has long been favoured by investors. However, a shortage of quality doctors could hinder the sector's growth and further dent the country's drive to reform its overburdened public health-care system, analysts say.

09:33

China to review murder sentence in loan shark killing case

China's top prosecutor will review a controversial sentence in which a man was jailed for life after killing a loan shark who had sexually assaulted his mother, in a case that has again ignited public anger over police incompetence. The government has promised to redress miscarriages of justice after several high profile cases, including wrongful executions of people later proven to be not guilty.

05:10

Three men arrested in Australia over $100 million ice drug bust in China

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March 26 2017

22:37

The Wall Street Journal: Apple scores victory in iPhone patent case in China

A Chinese court has overturned a ruling against Apple Inc. over iPhone patents, a win for the tech giant in one of its toughest markets. The Beijing IP Court ruled the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus don't infringe on patents for exterior smartphone design held by a defunct local manufacturer, Shenzhen Baili Marketing Services Co.

18:06

Artist exchange between New Zealand, China aims to deepen cultural ties

An Auckland art gallery director is on a mission to help Kiwis better understand Chinese culture through an artist exchange. Six New Zealand artists and eight Chinese artists displayed their works together at the Image and Imagination exhibition, which ran for one week as part of the Auckland Arts Festival.

13:40

China Vanke's profits climb 19 pct on record property sales

FILE PHOTO: Employees walk past a logo of Vanke at its headquarters in Shenzhen, south China's Guangdong province, November 2, 2015. ), the subject of a long-running battle for boardroom control, said on Sunday its core profit last year rose 19 percent, thanks to record sales.

05:05

Chinese authorities block Sydney academic from boarding flight home

Chinese authorities have blocked an Australia-based academic from boarding a flight home, Australia said on Sunday, after what sources said was repeated interrogation over his links to liberal intellectuals in mainland China. The case of long-serving University of Technology Sydney associate professor Feng Chongyi comes just as Chinese Premier Li Keqiang winds up a five-day official visit in Canberra and Sydney espousing free trade and closer economic ties between Australia and China.

March 25 2017

11:45

11 killed in two gold mine accidents in central China: Xinhua

Accidents at two neighboring gold mines in central China's Henan province killed 11 people on Friday, the official Xinhua news agency reported, citing local authorities. Thick smoke engulfed a pit at the Qinling gold mine of China National Gold Group [CNGGC.UL] in Lingbao City on Friday morning, trapping 12 workers and six management staff, Xinhua reported on Saturday.

11:45

11 killed in two gold mine accidents in central China

Antisemitism in the US is on the rise - what do US senators and Israeli ministers have to say about it? Save your seat Accidents at two neighboring gold mines in central China's Henan province killed 11 people on Friday, the official Xinhua news agency reported, citing local authorities. Thick smoke engulfed a pit at the Qinling gold mine of China National Gold Group in Lingbao City on Friday morning, trapping 12 workers and six management staff, Xinhua reported on Saturday.

09:39

Taiwan party blames China for 'anxiety and panic' over missing man

China's failure to respond on the matter of a Taiwan man missing on the mainland is causing his family "anxiety and panic", Taiwan's ruling party said on Saturday, as it called on authorities to protect the rights of Taiwan people. Concern has risen on self-ruled Taiwan about the whereabouts of Lee Ming-che, a community college worker known for supporting human rights in China who disappeared on Sunday after entering China's Zhuhai city via the coastal city of Macau.

07:32

Platform collapse at power plant in China kills nine - Xinhua

An operation platform collapsed at a power plant in China on Saturday, killing nine people and injuring two, the official Xinhua news agency reported. The accident, in the southern province of Guangdong, happened at the No.

03:30

China's new missile could threaten an arms war in the Pacific

China has a new generation of stealthy, supersonic anti-ship missiles, and the US is clearly worried about them. Former US rear admiral Eric McVadon described them as the "strategic equivalent of China's acquiring nuclear weapons in 1964".

March 24 2017

23:16

US-born panda Bao Bao makes first public appearance in China

A breeder feeds US-born giant female panda Bao Bao as it arrived at Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, Sichuan province, China, February 22, 2017. Photo: Reuters Female giant panda Bao Bao arrived at her new home in China's southwestern province of Sichuan, after leaving the Smithsonian's National Zoo in Washington, where she was born.

19:01

Shuanggui: The harsh, hidden side of China's war on graft, and how one man disappeared into it

The story of Wilson Wang illustrates how China's Communist Party disciplines 'corrupt officials' with brutal tactics that critics call torture. Through interviews with Mr. Wang's lawyers, his family in Canada and accounts from other survivors, Nathan VanderKlippe looks inside the dark world of shuanggui Wilson Wang was held for 54 days in a form of interrogation known as shuanggui, which exists outside the boundaries of China's normal legal system.

16:50

How Trump, Tillerson could bring peace to South China Sea

The current multilateral disputes in the South China Sea are complex and have deep historical roots, involving ancient civilizational and national conflicts. More recently, as well, they have a basis in a host of unproven assumptions about the energy riches that lie beneath the waters of the vast areas stretching from China to Vietnam and the Philippines, from Taiwan to Malaysia and Brunei, with Singapore, Japan and South Korea joined in for good measure.

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