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BBC | Nov 13, 2011

The latest mining accident in southwestern China has claimed at least 34 lives and left nine men missing.

People's Daily | Nov 13, 2011

HONOLULU, United States, Nov. 12 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Commerce Minister Chen Deming said the Chinese currency's exchange rate is at a basically reasonable level and adjusting the rate can't solve the U.S. trade deficit with China.

Chen made the remarks Friday while meeting separately with U.S. Commerce Secretary John Bryson and Congressman Jim McDermott, a Democrat from Washington state, according to a news release made available Saturday.

At the meetings held on the sidelines of the Asia-P ...

People's Daily | Nov 13, 2011

BEIJING, Nov. 13 (Xinhuanet) -- Developers eyeing projects on uninhabited islands off China's coast could receive financial support from the government, as long as their plans pass muster.

In the search for fresh economic growth, the country is looking to make the most of its island assets.

Until now, the biggest hurdle facing developers has been the lack of infrastructure on these barren tracts of land. The cost of electricity and drinking water supplies, and roads and docking facilities ...

npr | Nov 13, 2011

President Obama said he was optimistic the free trade pact dubbed the Trans-Pacific Partnership could draft a legal framework by next year. The plan could help balance influence between the U.S. and an ascendant China, a concern of many in the region. China has described the plan as "overly ambitious."» E-Mail This     » Add to

People's Daily | Nov 13, 2011

NANCHANG, Nov. 12 (Xinhua) -- Chinese officials on Saturday warned of rising international protectionism in the solar panel sector, noting China's manufacturers should keep alert and work to expand domestic market to reduce reliance on foreign demand.

The excessive reliance on foreign market creates great risks for domestic solar panel producers, Ding Wenwu, an official with the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, said at a forum in Nanchang, capital of east China's Jiangxi Provi ...

People's Daily | Nov 13, 2011

NAY PYI TAW, Nov. 12 (Xinhua) -- China and Myanmar companies signed Saturday the agreement on cooperation in telecommunication technology transfer in Nay Pyi Taw, the new capital of Myanmar.

The signing ceremony on transferring broadband wireless access technology for Myanmar was held between the representatives from Beijing Xinwei Telecom Technology Co., Ltd. of China and Myanmar Link Global Co.,Ltd.

At present, the McWill technology is being used in three main cities of the country -- Na ...

People's Daily | Nov 12, 2011

HONOLULU, the United States, Nov. 12 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Commerce Minister Chen Deming has said that China-ASEAN Free Trade Area, launched at the beginning of last year, accords with the mutual interests of China and ten nations of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and brings advantage to both sides.

Chen made the remarks during his meetings with Indonesian Trade Minister Gita Wirijawan and Thai Deputy Prime Minister and Commerce Minister Kittirat Na Ranong on Friday on the s ...

People's Daily | Nov 12, 2011

HONOLULU, United States, Nov. 12 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Hu Jintao said here Saturday that China will deepen economic structural reform, grow a green economy, enhance protection of intellectual property rights and open wider to the outside world.

Hu made the remarks at the CEO summit of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) ahead of the APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting.

Hu noted that while China's economy has grown steadily and the country is opening wider to the outside world, ...

New York Times | Nov 12, 2011

President Obama promised to continue “a frank dialogue” on economic disputes with China as he prepared to meet with its president, Hu Jintao.

Christian Science Monitor | Nov 12, 2011

As costs soar in the cities, more couples in China are opting for 'naked marriages' - those without the once-required trappings of a house, a car, and other goods.

Guardian | Nov 12, 2011

Chen Guangcheng, a blind lawyer, suffers house arrest and state harassment for investigating forced abortions in ChinaAs a result of his courageous work investigating reports of forced abortions and sterilisations by local authorities in Linyi, China, Chen Guangcheng, a blind, self-taught lawyer and human-rights activist, has endured a relentless campaign of harassment, persecution and physical abuse for the past six years.Sentenced to four years and three months in prison on spurious charges of "damaging property and disturbing traffic", the 40-year-old served his sentence in full and...

Guardian | Nov 12, 2011

New book by the jailed dissident and Nobel peace prizewinner contains a moving tribute to his wife, the poet Liu XiaTo XiaMy dear,I'll never give up the struggle for freedom from the oppressors'jail, but I'll be your willing prisoner for life.I'm your lifelong prisoner, my loveI want to live in your dark insidessurviving on the dregs in your bloodinspired by the flow of your estrogenI hear your constant heartbeatdrop by drop, like melted snow from a mountain streamif I were a stubborn, million-year rockyou'd bore right...

Guardian | Nov 12, 2011

Liu Xiaobo, winner of Nobel peace prize, will have his collected writings published in English for the first timeRead 'Your Lifelong Prisoner' – Liu Xiaobo's poem from prisonThe collected writings of Chinese Nobel prizewinner Liu Xiaobo have been translated into English for the first time, but there will be no interviews, bookshop signings or appearances at literary festivals.

The Sydney Morning Herald | Nov 12, 2011

Obama has a strong message for the Asia-Pacific region and China, write David Nakamura and William Wan in Washington.

People's Daily | Nov 12, 2011

BEIJING, Nov. 12 (Xinhua) -- A new report has advised China's airlines to form a coalition and launch a lawsuit against a European Union plan that requires global airlines to buy carbon emission permits.

China should start legal procedures against the plan as soon as possible, and take actions in assembling submissions by aviation associations and enterprises in the lawsuit, said the report published Friday by the Social Sciences Academic Press under the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.