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People's Daily | Nov 10, 2011

Five brands of oolong tea manufactured by Shanghai companies were found to contain excessive levels of potentially harmful rare-earth elements, China's quality watchdog said yesterday.

The five were among 19 oolong products, including Lipton Tieguanyin, which were found to be below regulatory standards in a check on quality.

The check targeted 58 oolong products from seven provinces and regions - Shanghai, Beijing and the provinces of Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Anhui, Fujian and Guangdong, accordi ...

People's Daily | Nov 10, 2011

BEIJING -- China's consumer price index (CPI), the main gauge of inflation, rose 5.5 percent year-on-year in October, weakening from September's 6.1 percent, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said on Wednesday.

The October CPI growth marked the slowest surge since May this year, softening from 6.1 percent in September, 6.2 percent in August, 6.5 percent in July and 6.4 percent in June.

"The October CPI data showed that the government's price control efforts have started to pay off," ...

Foxnews | Nov 10, 2011

China, with its growing prominence on the global stage and its powerful purse strings, was front and center, lapping up the limelight, at the G-20 summit in Cannes, France last week.

Voice of Russia | Nov 09, 2011

Two medals, a gold and a bronze, were won by Russian weightlifter on the national team on the fifth day of the World Cup in Weightlifting currently being held in Paris. The winner in the under 69 kilogram weight category was Oksana Slivenko. Silver went to Xiang Yanmey from China. Tatiana Matveeva won bronze in the same weight category. RIAN

People's Daily | Nov 09, 2011

Iran's picture is becoming clearer. IAEA criticized it in its latest report, saying Iran's nuclear technology is on track to develop nuclear weapons. The cries from the West to punish Iran grow louder. More strict sanctions seem inevitable. We cannot rule out the possibility that the West might resort to force. Again, China is trapped in a dilemma.

Chinese diplomats are forced to weigh their every word again. The dilemma, which sees China finding it hard to follow or oppose the international ...

npr | Nov 09, 2011

Last week, the Chinese government slapped artist Ai Weiwei — one of China's most famous dissidents — with a $2.4 million tax bill. So far, thousands of people have loaned Ai nearly $1 million to pay the fine. Ai says he will continue to attack the government for corruption and repression.» E-Mail This     » Add to Del.icio.us

Guardian | Nov 09, 2011

Moscow wary of moves towards 'regime change' after IEAA report, effectively guaranteeing a muted international responseRussia has rejected as "unacceptable" EU calls for further sanctions against Iran in the wake of a UN report that Tehran had experimented with nuclear weapon designs, in effect guaranteeing that the international response would be muted.Moscow's reaction to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) report was delivered by the deputy foreign minister Gennady Gatilov, who spoke on Wednesdayduring a visit to Moscow by a senior Iranian official, Ali Baqeri."Any additional...

Christian Science Monitor | Nov 09, 2011

A top monk in exile has appealed to Tibetans inside China-controlled Tibet for a different approach to fighting for independence than taking their own lives.
  

Christian Science Monitor | Nov 09, 2011

China's growing gas and oil ties to Iran are testing its oft-stated commitment to nuclear nonproliferation as fresh international calls for harsh Iran sanctions multiply in the wake of a new UN report on Iran's nuclear program.

People's Daily | Nov 09, 2011

BEIJING, Nov. 9 (People's Daily Online) -- China's top economic planner is investigating two Chinese telecommunications giants over a suspected monopoly in the broadband access business, the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) confirmed Wednesday.

"We have generally confirmed that the China Telecom and China Unicom combined account for more than a 66 percent market share in the broadband access business," Li Qing, deputy head of the anti-monopoly bureau at the NDRC, said. "The ...

BBC | Nov 09, 2011

A Taiwanese man says police in mainland China refused to return his hand after it was amputated following a robbery.

BBC | Nov 09, 2011

Hundreds of Cubans enrol in Mandarin Chinese classes as China's role in the island's economy expands.

Guardian | Nov 09, 2011

The row over hydrofluorocarbon-23 offsets has intensified before international climate negotiations in Durban this monthAn environmental group has accused China of climate blackmail after threats to vent powerful greenhouse gases if Europe cuts off carbon credits next year. The row over hydrofluorocarbon-23 offsets – which have a much greater warming effect than carbon dioxide and linger in the atmosphere for 200 years – has intensified before international climate negotiations in Durban this month.Since 2005, Chinese firms have received the bulk of the $6bn in carbon credits for the...

Voice of Russia | Nov 09, 2011

Since its establishment 10 years ago the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) has grown from an informal association of Russia, China, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan into an organization, which influences the national policies of its member states. These days, St. Petersburg is hosting the 10th Heads of Government Council meeting of the SCO.

Voice of Russia | Nov 09, 2011

Russia’s Oleg Chen has won silver in men’s 69kg category at the World Weightlifting Championships in Paris, lifting 156 kg in snatch and 180kg in jerk. Chen comes after China’s Tang Deshang, whose total is 341kg. Among women, Russia’s Svetlana Tsarukayeva won gold setting a world snatch record in the 63kg category.

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