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Beijing trumps New York for MKX reveal

7 hours ago
First time Lincoln has ventured outside North America for debut of a concept
Reuters

EU climate chief urges China to show international commitment

7 hours ago
BEIJING (Reuters) - China could set a new pace for slow-moving international climate talks by bringing its domestic commitment to fight global warming on to the world stage, the EU's top climate change official said on Wednesday.
Reuters

Chairman of Lanzhou Veolia apologizes after water pollution in China

9 hours ago
BEIJING (Reuters) - The chairman of the Chinese unit of French utility Veolia Environment has apologized to the public after a cancer-inducing chemical was found in tap water supplied by the company, the Xinhua news agency said.
AP

Luxury automakers scramble to woo young Chinese

7 hours ago
BEIJING (AP) -- At age 32, Jason Jia already is the kind of customer luxury automakers are seeking as competition grows in China's lucrative but crowded market....
Reuters

Chinese factories stalling as euro zone business picks up

6 hours ago
LONDON/BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese factory activity shrank for the fourth straight month in April but private businesses across the euro zone enjoyed their best month in nearly three years, surveys showed on Wednesday.
chinatechnews

Beijing's Public Security Bureau Forms Internet Security Alliance

10 hours ago
The network security safeguard team of the Beijing Municipal Public Security Bureau and the Chinese Internet security company Qihoo 360 jointly announced they will establish a network security anti-fraud initiative. The initiative's official website at Fanzhapian.360.cn has officially started operation. Meanwhile, Ye Manqing, director of the network security safeguard...
New York Times

Sinosphere Blog: 10,000 ‘Olympic Babies’ Strain the Beijing System

7 hours ago
Six years after China hosted the Olympic Games in 2008, a surge of children entering elementary school in Beijing is putting pressure on the system, but the state has enough places for them, an official said.
Reuters

China warns again ahead of Dalai Lama's Norway trip

6 hours ago
BEIJING/OSLO (Reuters) - China warned again on Wednesday that it was resolutely opposed to a visit by the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama to Norway, saying if he really was a religious figure he should be "resting in a temple" not travelling the world.
Reuters

Visitors flock to China memorial to Japanese official's assassin

7 hours ago
BEIJING (Reuters) - A memorial to a Korean who assassinated a Japanese official more than a century ago has drawn a flood of visitors since it opened in China in January despite Japanese criticism.
Reuters

China military says faces 'complex' task keeping secrets

10 hours ago
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's military faces a "severe and complex" task in maintaining secrecy, especially given the widespread use of the internet and mobile communications, and needs to ensure security is tightened, a top military paper said on Wednesday.
Irish Times

Beijing auto show: Motor industry pins hopes on boost from China

16 hours ago
Car makers are looking to China’s biggest auto show to help boost sales in this vast market
Reuters

China stops prominent rights lawyer from meeting German minister

13 hours ago
BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese police blocked a prominent human rights lawyer from meeting Germany's deputy chancellor, the lawyer said on Wednesday, in the latest example of curbs on government critics in China.
Reuters

Obama reassures Japan, other allies on China ahead of visit

12 hours ago
TOKYO (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama has said Washington welcomes China's rise but that engagement with Beijing would not come at the expense of its Asian allies - as Chinese state media greeted his imminent arrival in the region with a broadside accusing the United States of wanting to "cage" the emerging superpower.
Reuters

China factory activity shrinks for fourth month

12 hours ago
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's factory activity shrank for the fourth straight month in April, signaling economic weakness into the second quarter, a preliminary survey showed on Wednesday, although the pace of decline eased helped by policy steps to arrest the slowdown.
Reuters

Search for MH370 reveals a military vulnerability for China

19 hours ago
HONG KONG/BEIJING (Reuters) - When Chinese naval supply vessel Qiandaohu entered Australia's Albany Port this month to replenish Chinese warships helping search for a missing Malaysian airliner, it highlighted a strategic headache for Beijing - its lack of offshore bases and friendly ports to call on.
Daily Mail

David Beckham demonstrates his football skills as he appears on China's The Voice

1 day ago
He's been on a whirlwind visit to China. And David Beckham has showed no signs of slowing down as he appeared on the Chinese The Voice in Beijing on Sunday.
Reuters

Bland Theft Auto: China censorship weighs on games consoles

1 day ago
BEIJING (Reuters) - China has fully lifted a 14-year ban on selling video game consoles, but foreign console makers hoping to make a killing in a potentially huge new market will first have to find a way around the country's onerous censorship rules.
Reuters

China Mobile books lowest quarterly profit in five years as apps sap revenue

1 day ago
BEIJING (Reuters) - China Mobile Ltd booked its lowest quarterly profit in five years as the world's biggest mobile carrier by subscribers struggled to compete with mobile Internet applications offering services such as messaging.
Reuters

Another group of Chinese firms flag stock listing plans

1 day ago
BEIJING, April 22 (Reuters) - More firms, including Shanghai-based Guotai Junan Securities, announced plans to list in China's equity markets on Tuesday, sharply increasing the number of potential...
Reuters

German minister unable to meet with Beijing critics during visit

1 day ago
BEIJING (Reuters) - Germany's Deputy Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel was unable to hold talks with members of Chinese civil society during a visit to Beijing on Tuesday, but declined to comment on why the planned meeting at the German embassy had not taken place.
Daily Mail

David Beckham demonstrates his football skills as he appears on China's The Voice

1 day ago
He's been on a whirlwind visit to China. And David Beckham has showed no signs of slowing down as he appeared on the Chinese The Voice in Beijing on Sunday.
Reuters

U.S. business lobby says market access concerns in China growing

1 day ago
BEIJING (Reuters) - Multinational firms are planning to invest less in China because of market access barriers and slowing growth in the world's second-largest economy, a U.S. business lobby said on Tuesday.
Daily Mail

David Beckham demonstrates his football skills as he appears on China's The Voice

1 day ago
He's been on a whirlwind visit to China. And David Beckham has showed no signs of slowing down as he appeared on the Chinese The Voice in Beijing on Sunday.
Reuters

China's new environment law submitted to parliament

1 day ago
BEIJING (Reuters) - Amendments to China's 1989 environmental protection law that will mean stiffer punishments for polluters have been submitted to the country's parliament for deliberation, official news agency Xinhua reported late on Monday.
Daily Mail

David Beckham demonstrates his football skills as he appears on China's The Voice

1 day ago
He's been on a whirlwind visit to China. And David Beckham has showed no signs of slowing down as he appeared on the Chinese The Voice in Beijing on Sunday.
Daily Mail

David Beckham demonstrates his football skills as he appears on China's The Voice

1 day ago
He's been on a whirlwind visit to China. And David Beckham has showed no signs of slowing down as he appeared on the Chinese The Voice in Beijing on Sunday.
APA-OTS

Hisense übernimmt mit Konvergenz- und Sozialnetzwerk-Funktionen Führungsrolle im Übergang zu Smart TV 2.0

2 days ago
Beijing (ots/PRNewswire) - Hisense hat am Nachmittag des 17. April in Beijing das VIDAA2 vorgestellt, ein intelligentes Fernsehgerät. Die zwei Hauptmerkmale des neu definierten VIDAA2 sind neue Funktionen für Konvergenz (Juhaokan) und Netzwerkfähigkeit (Juxiangjia). Sie stellen wesentliche …
Gizmodo

Beijing's Giant New Desalination Plant Will Give Water to the People

2 days ago
Beijing is one thirsty city. Its population of 22 million consumes barely 100 cubic meters of water per capita—one fifth the international water-shortage level—thanks to a chronic drought in the nation's north. But this massive desalination plant could help supply a third of the city's water singlehandedly.Read more...
AP

Oil stays above $104 amid Ukraine jitters

2 days ago
BEIJING (AP) -- The price of oil edged down Monday but stayed above $104 per barrel as investors watched simmering tensions in Ukraine....
Reuters

Toyota says considering expanding China production capacity

2 days ago
BEIJING, April 21 (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp is considering significantly expanding its production capacity in China as is seeks to catch up with global rivals in the world's largest auto market,...
Reuters

China heightens alert over illegal funds as internet finance booms

2 days ago
BEIJING (Reuters) - The fast development of internet finance in China is driving an increase in cases of illegal fund raising, a situation that could worsen if regulation does not catch up, a senior official at the country's banking sector watchdog said on Monday.
CNN

Beijing Auto Show

2 days ago
AP

Asian stocks mixed after holiday weekend

2 days ago
BEIJING (AP) -- Asian stocks were mixed Monday in light trading after Japan reported a jump in its trade deficit and investors looked ahead to economic data this week from China and Korea....
Telegraph

Bentley reveals hybrid-powered luxury car

2 days ago
Luxury car-maker uses Beijing motor show to reveal combined petrol and electric-powered version of flagship Mulsanne
Reuters

Lexus aloof from China production while Nissan, Honda step in

2 days ago
BEIJING (Reuters) - The head of Lexus, the premium brand of Toyota Motor Corp , said on Sunday an emphasis on quality had kept it from manufacturing in China.
Mashable

Malaysia Discusses Financial Support for MH370 Family Members

2 days ago
A Malaysian government official met with family members of passengers who were aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 to discuss ways to offer them financial assistance. Nearly a month and a half has passed since the Boeing 777-200 plane disappeared over the Indian Ocean during a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on March 8. Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister Hamzah Zainuddin...
AP

Automakers unveil China-focused models in Beijing

3 days ago
BEIJING (AP) -- Ford Motor Co. on Sunday unveiled a new Escort sedan designed in China for global sale at a Beijing auto show that highlighted the growing influence of Chinese tastes on the industry....
AP

GM boosting China production capacity to 5 million

3 days ago
BEIJING (AP) -- The president of General Motors said Sunday that the company and local partners are boosting production capacity for GM-brand vehicles in China to 5 million....
Reuters

GM to battle VW in China with $12 billion investment and new plants

3 days ago
BEIJING (Reuters) - U.S. car giant General Motors Corp (GM) plans to invest $12 billion in China from 2014 to 2017 and build more plants next year as it competes with aggressive rivals in the world's largest auto market.
Reuters

In the driving seat: China's yuppies are new market force for global automakers

3 days ago
SHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) - Global automakers are scrambling to meet the demands of China's young urban professionals, who want a car that makes them stand out, yet don't always have the money to splurge on a top-end model.
Reuters

Premium car brands eye China's secondhand market

3 days ago
BEIJING (Reuters) - Strong demand for new automobiles in China has laid the foundations for the next leg of business for carmakers BMW , Audi and Mercedes-Benz: the second-hand premium car market.
USA Today

Is this BMW's superluxury 9 Series?

3 days ago
BMW is showing a "future luxury concept" in Beijing that could represent a new step up
Reuters

Daimler to sell DENZA electric car in China with local subsidy

3 days ago
BEIJING (Reuters) - Daimler said its DENZA electric car will be eligible for local subsidies in China when it goes on sale there in September priced at 369,000 renminbi ($60,000).
Reuters

BMW in final stages of decision on potential new factory

3 days ago
BEIJING (Reuters) - Germany's BMW is getting closer to deciding whether it will build a new factory, its board member Ian Robertson said on Sunday, as the luxury carmaker expands capacity to meet demand in key markets.
FT

China crackdown hits cognac industry

3 days ago
Anti-corruption clampdown poses serious threat as Beijing shuts karaoke and hostess bars, where cognac companies make big chunk of mainland profits
Irish Times

Mercedes-Benz reveals Concept Coupé SUV at Beijing auto show

3 days ago
Crossover coupé to take on the BMW X6 when it goes into production within a year
AP

Beijing auto show opens amid market slowdown

3 days ago
BEIJING (AP) -- Global and Chinese automakers are looking to the Beijing auto show to help boost sales in a slowing, intensely competitive market....
Reuters

Toyota Motor aims to double sales in China to 2 million vehicles in future

3 days ago
BEIJING (Reuters) - Toyota aims to double auto sales in China to around 2 million vehicles a year in the future, a senior executive said on Sunday, as the top global car maker plays catchup to rivals, such as Volkswagen , in the world's largest auto market.
Reuters

China set to replace U.S. as Volvo's biggest market this year

3 days ago
BEIJING (Reuters) - China is set to surpass the United States to become Volvo Car Group's biggest market in 2014 with sales of at least 80,000 cars in the world's largest auto market.
Mashable

Submarine-Led Search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 May End Within a Week

3 days ago
An unmanned submarine called the Bluefin-21 is scheduled to finish searching the Indian Ocean seabed for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 within one week, according to multiple reports. Nearly a month and a half after the disappearance of Flight 370, rescue workers still haven’t found the Boeing 777-200, which went missing during a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on...
Reuters

VW to push electric cars in China as market opens

4 days ago
BEIJING (Reuters) - Volkswagen will keep expanding Chinese operations and start selling battery-powered cars in the biggest auto market as the country rewards electric-vehicle buyers to tackle air pollution.
physorg

Four questions about missing Malaysian plane answered

4 days ago
Travelers at Asian airports have asked questions about the March 8 disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 while en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. Here are some of them, followed by answers.
AP

4 questions about missing Malaysian plane answered

4 days ago
Travelers at Asian airports have asked questions about the March 8 disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 while en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. Here are some of them, followed by answers....
Gizmodo

A Pedal-Powered Monowheel For When a Unicycle Is Somehow Too Cool

4 days ago
Apparently during the closing ceremonies of the 2008 Beijing Olympics a bunch of performers were riding glowing monowheels around the stadium. If you missed it, that's ok, because no one cares about the closing ceremonies—and anyways, now you can now own what sounded like the most interesting part of the event.Read more...
Daily Mail

I won't swap the Crucible for Beijing, vows Barry Hearn after rejecting Mark Selby and Mark Allen claims

5 days ago
Barry Hearn has hit back at suggestions from two of snooker’s biggest names that the World Championship’s days in Britain are numbered, claiming the Chinese are wasting their time and money by building a replica of Sheffield’s Crucible outside Beijing.
The Guardian

Huzzah for foreign experts. After all, they're better than our own

4 days ago
David Axelrod is just the latest non-British hiring in a trend that betrays all the insecurities of a post-imperial satellite stateCovering the Beijing Olympics for the Guardian, the hotel that was my home in the Chinese capital was called in an irony impossible to ignore The Foreign Experts Building. Whether that name had lost something in translation would be for the...
Daily Mail

I won't swap the Crucible for Beijing, vows Barry Hearn after rejecting Mark Selby and Mark Allen claims

5 days ago
Barry Hearn has hit back at suggestions from two of snooker’s biggest names that the World Championship’s days in Britain are numbered, claiming the Chinese are wasting their time and money by building a replica of Sheffield’s Crucible outside Beijing.
Daily Mail

I won't swap the Crucible for Beijing, vows Barry Hearn after rejecting Mark Selby and Mark Allen claims

5 days ago
Barry Hearn has hit back at suggestions from two of snooker’s biggest names that the World Championship’s days in Britain are numbered, claiming the Chinese are wasting their time and money by building a replica of Sheffield’s Crucible outside Beijing.
AP

Chinese trade group to mediate shoe factory strike

5 days ago
BEIJING (AP) -- Chinese police hauled away dozens of workers Friday to break up a march on a factory complex targeted by tens of thousands of laborers striking against the world's largest maker of athletic shoes, while a government trade union said it would mediate the labor dispute....
Reuters

Audi expects to sell half million cars in China this year

5 days ago
BEIJING (Reuters) - Volkswagen's luxury division Audi plans to sell about half a million cars this year in China, the world's biggest auto market, and raise the number of its Chinese dealers to 500 by 2017.
Irish Times

Oliver Stone urges Chinese film-makers to address Mao era

5 days ago
Director tells Beijing Film Festival that controversial historical issues such as the Cultural Revolution should be depicted
Daily Mail

I won't swap the Crucible for Beijing, vows Barry Hearn after rejecting Mark Selby and Mark Allen claims

5 days ago
Barry Hearn has hit back at suggestions from two of snooker’s biggest names that the World Championship’s days in Britain are numbered, claiming the Chinese are wasting their time and money by building a replica of Sheffield’s Crucible outside Beijing.
Daily Mail

I won't swap the Crucible for Beijing, vows Barry Hearn after rejecting Mark Selby and Mark Allen claims

5 days ago
Barry Hearn has hit back at suggestions from two of snooker’s biggest names that the World Championship’s days in Britain are numbered, claiming the Chinese are wasting their time and money by building a replica of Sheffield’s Crucible outside Beijing.
AP

Asia stocks rise in abbreviated trading

5 days ago
BEIJING (AP) -- Asian stocks were mostly higher in trading muted by Good Friday observance....
AP

China says one-fifth of its farmland is polluted

5 days ago
BEIJING (AP) -- Faced with growing public anger about a poisonous environment, China's government released a yearslong study that shows nearly one-fifth of the country's farmland is contaminated with toxic metals, a stunning indictment of unfettered industrialization under the Communist Party's authoritarian rule....
Reuters

Japan investment in Southeast Asia surges amid China slump

5 days ago
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese companies' investments in Southeast Asia surged last year to almost three times the amount invested in China, after relations between Beijing and Tokyo soured in 2012 and Chinese labor costs rose, a government agency of Japan said on Friday.
siliconindia

China's Home Price Growth Decelerates

5 days ago
Beijing : Home prices in major Chinese cities grew at a slower pace in March, with fewer cities reporting month-on-month price gains, authorities said Friday.
Reuters

As opposition grows, China defends plans for petrochemical plants

5 days ago
BEIJING (Reuters) - China has launched an intense media campaign to defend the safety of producing a chemical used to make polyester fiber, as public opposition to new petrochemical plants threatens to disrupt expansion plans by state energy giants such as Sinopec Corp.
Daily Mail

I won't swap the Crucible for Beijing, vows Barry Hearn after rejecting Mark Selby and Mark Allen claims

5 days ago
Barry Hearn has hit back at suggestions from two of snooker’s biggest names that the World Championship’s days in Britain are numbered, claiming the Chinese are wasting their time and money by building a replica of Sheffield’s Crucible outside Beijing.
Daily Mail

I won't swap the Crucible for Beijing, vows Barry Hearn after rejecting Mark Selby and Mark Allen claims

5 days ago
Barry Hearn has hit back at suggestions from two of snooker’s biggest names that the World Championship’s days in Britain are numbered, claiming the Chinese are wasting their time and money by building a replica of Sheffield’s Crucible outside Beijing.
Reuters

Weibo debut highlights complicated dance with Chinese censors

5 days ago
SAN FRANCISCO/HONG KONG (Reuters) - Weibo Corp executives on Thursday toasted the Chinese social media firm's debut at Nasdaq's New York headquarters. Hours earlier in Beijing, Charles Xue, a Chinese-American venture capitalist and prominent Weibo user, celebrated a different kind of coming-out: his release after eight months in jail.
Reuters

China sentences activists for urging asset disclosure: lawyer

5 days ago
BEIJING (Reuters) - China sentenced four activists to jail for up to three-and-a-half years on Friday for urging officials to reveal their assets, a lawyer said, the latest convictions in a crackdown on dissent that has drawn international criticism.
Daily Mail

Chinese blogger Qin Zhihui jailed for 3 YEARS for 'rumour mongering'

5 days ago
Beijing officials claimed marketing employee Qin Zhihui made up stories and accused him of slandering famous figures to drive web traffic.
Daily Mail

Chinese blogger Qin Zhihui jailed for 3 YEARS for 'rumour mongering'

5 days ago
Beijing officials claimed marketing employee Qin Zhihui made up stories and accused him of slandering famous figures to drive web traffic.
Daily Mail

Chinese blogger Qin Zhihui jailed for 3 YEARS for 'rumour mongering'

6 days ago
Beijing officials claimed marketing employee Qin Zhihui made up stories and accused him of slandering famous figures to drive web traffic.
Daily Mail

Chinese blogger Qin Zhihui jailed for 3 YEARS for 'rumour mongering'

6 days ago
Beijing officials claimed marketing employee Qin Zhihui made up stories and accused him of slandering famous figures to drive web traffic.
Los Angeles Times

In Beijing, Oliver Stone says China's movies must confront its past

6 days ago
BEIJING – China will never have a world-class movie culture and can’t truly cooperate with foreign filmmakers until authorities stop censorship and allow artists to take a critical look at Chinese history, American director Oliver Stone said Thursday in unusually frank comments that shook up the Beijing Film Festival.
Reuters

China backs away from price controls on basic drugs

6 days ago
BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China has backtracked on its policy of capping retail prices on medicines and will allow pharmaceutical companies to set prices for some drugs, after criticism that controls had caused a drug drought that derailed treatment for millions of patients.
Reuters

China government survey shows 16 percent of its soil is polluted

6 days ago
BEIJING (Reuters) - A nationwide investigation has shown that as much as 16 percent of China's soil contains higher-than-permitted levels of pollution, the environment ministry said on Thursday.
Reuters

Ford's Lincoln brand to debut in China with eight stores in seven cities: exec

6 days ago
BEIJING (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co. said on Friday it plans to launch its premium Lincoln brand in China in October, when it will open eight stores in seven Chinese cities.
Reuters

Beijing's bid to move polluting firms watched warily in nearby regions

6 days ago
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's capital has ordered more than 50 companies to shut down this year in an effort to cut pollution but pushing factories out could raise objections in surrounding areas reluctant to host Beijing's polluters.
Reuters

China to appeal WTO rare earth ruling

6 days ago
BEIJING (Reuters) - China said on Thursday it would appeal against a World Trade Organization (WTO) ruling that found it violated global trade rules with its export limits on rare earth minerals used in defense and technology products.
AP

Chinese auto brands limp into Beijing show

6 days ago
BEIJING (AP) -- China's automakers are the underdogs heading into next week's Beijing auto show, where foreign and domestic brands will jostle for attention in a market that is increasingly difficult for homegrown models....
FT

China crackdown hits Diageo and Rémy

6 days ago
Two European distillers see steep fall in Asia-Pacific sales after Beijing moves to curb the practice of executives offering luxury gifts to officials
New York Times

Sinosphere Blog: Talk About Your History, Oliver Stone Tells Chinese

6 days ago
The director Oliver Stone dropped a bombshell at the Beijing International Film Festival when he said that China had to face its history in order to stir creativity, a sensitive topic in a country where censorship is the norm.
Reuters

Japan's Abe dubs China vital partner amid territorial disputes

6 days ago
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe criticized Beijing for trying to "change the status quo" with force in maritime disputes but said China was a vital economic partner, as a series of visits suggested a possible thaw in ties between the Asian rivals.
Reuters

Chinese police shoot man dead at checkpoint in Xinjiang

6 days ago
BEIJING (Reuters) - Police in China's far-western region of Xinjiang have shot dead a man who drove through a security checkpoint, the local government said on Thursday, the latest violence to hit the troubled area with a large Muslim population.
Reuters

China releases blogger on bail, jails another amid rumor crackdown

6 days ago
BEIJING (Reuters) - A Chinese-American venture capitalist known for his controversial blogs has been released on bail after nearly eight months in detention because of a "serious illness", Beijing police said amid a crackdown on online dissent.
Daily Mail

Yifan Hou - the glamorous Women's World Chess Champion

1 week ago
Yifan Hou, from Beijing, China, has been honing her skills since she was five years old and is the youngest person ever to win the female world championship.
Los Angeles Times

Reel China: Beijing film festival opens with international emphasis

6 days ago
Reuters

Loud in a crowd: Nissan range gets grille makeover

6 days ago
BEIJING (Reuters) - Japanese carmaker Nissan Motor Co is going for a facelift to stand out from the crowd.
Reuters

China's Xi purging corrupt officials to put own men in place: sources

6 days ago
BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese President Xi Jinping plans to use a purge of senior officials suspected of corruption to put his own men and reform-minded bureaucrats into key positions across the Communist Party, the government and the military, sources said.
Irish Times

Peugeot shows new concept as Exalt makes debut at Beijing Motor Show

1 week ago
Reuters

China first-quarter GDP at 18-month low, to cut reserve ratio for small banks

1 week ago
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's economy expanded 7.4 percent between January and March, its slowest pace in 18 months, prompting authorities to act for the second time in as many weeks to shore up growth.
Reuters

China economic growth slows to 18-month low in first-quarter

1 week ago
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's economy grew at its slowest pace in 18 months at the start of 2014, but did a touch better than expected and showed some improvement in March, suggesting Beijing will not rush to follow up recent steps to support activity.
FT

China GDP growth slows in first quarter

1 week ago
Slowing growth is raising pressure on Beijing to provide fresh stimulus to head off a potential collapse in growth in the world’s second-largest economy
AP

If filed, plane lawsuits might not get heard in US

1 week ago
BEIJING (AP) -- Since Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 went missing, some lawyers have claimed they can get several millions of dollars in damages for each lost passenger by taking the cases to the United States. But past lawsuits show U.S. federal courts are more likely to throw such cases out if the crashes happened overseas....
Reuters

China blames France's Veolia for supervision flaws in tap water pollution case

1 week ago
BEIJING (Reuters) - China has blamed French utility Veolia Environnement for "supervision problems" in its water quality standards after authorities said a cancer-inducing chemical had been found in tap water supplied by the firm at 20 times above national safety levels, state media said on Wednesday.
AP

China's growth slows to 7.4 percent in 1Q

1 week ago
BEIJING (AP) -- China's economic growth slowed to 7.4 percent in the first quarter, raising the risk of job losses and a potential impact on its trading partners....
AP

US declines to name China a currency manipulator

1 week ago
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration is raising concern about the value of China's currency but is declining, as in recent years, to accuse Beijing of manipulating it....

Countries where beijing is popular

# Countries MIX
1 United States 52.804
2 India 13.290
3 China 8.125
4 United Kingdom 5.430
5 Canada 3.475
6 Indonesia 2.675
7 Australia 2.455
8 Singapore 2.270
9 Philippines 1.800
10 Argentina 1.426
11 Norway 1.350
12 Mexico 1.250
13 South Africa 1.220
14 Romania 1.194
15 Taiwan 1.180
16 Sweden 1.040
17 Hong Kong 0.600
18 Spain 0.500
19 Ireland 0.430
20 Japan 0.400
More Countries >>
# Media MIX
1 CNN Editions (International) 16.000
2 CNN 14.000
3 Dinakaran 5.000
4 Times of India 3.300
5 USA Today 2.000
6 weather.com 1.600
7 Reuters 1.600
8 channelnews asia 1.500
9 GMA TV 1.300
10 WALL STREET JOURNAL USA 1.200
11 National Geographic 1.200
12 San Francisco Chronicle 1.200
13 China Daily 1.100
14 The Sun 1.000
15 The Independent 1.000
16 abc live 1.000
17 Beijing Wan Bao 0.900
18 The Globe and Mail 0.900
19 Guangzhou Morning Post 0.900
20 MSNBC 0.850
More Media >>
# Languages MIX
1 English 80.141
2 Chinese 8.000
3 Tamil 5.000
4 Spanish 3.246
5 Indonesian 2.675
6 Norwegian 1.350
7 Romanian 1.170
8 Swedish 1.040
9 Portuguese 0.560
10 German 0.445
11 French 0.380
12 Japanese 0.350
13 Hindi 0.350
14 Danish 0.235
15 Korean 0.200
16 Gujarati 0.200
17 Vietnamese 0.130
18 Turkish 0.080
19 Thai 0.040
20 Finnish 0.000
More Languages >>
# Lists
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