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The Sydney Morning Herald | Nov 08, 2011

An unidentified plane has crashed to the ground and exploded in eastern China, state media reports, but the accident remains shrouded in mystery and potential casualties remain unknown.

People's Daily | Nov 08, 2011

TIANJIN - Major helicopter producer is in talks with its Russian counterpart to jointly develop a 33-ton heavy-lift helicopter, a senior manager said.

"China can produce helicopters with a take-off weight from 1 ton to 13 tons, but only the United States and Russia can produce choppers with lift-off weight of more than 20 tons," said Xia Qunlin, deputy general manager of Avicopter, a joint venture between Aviation Industry Corp of China (AVIC) and the Tianjin municipal government.

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New York Times | Nov 08, 2011

The Dalai Lama said Monday that a recent wave of self-immolations in southwestern China came about because Tibetans faced “cultural genocide” under Chinese rule.

New York Times | Nov 07, 2011

China’s policy makers have created an artificial credit crunch in order to keep inflation in check, biting into business growth, real estate prices and lending.

BBC | Nov 07, 2011

A report by China's Ministry of Environmental Protection finds that a tenth of China's farmland contains "excessive" levels of heavy metals.

Voice of Russia | Nov 07, 2011

Russia and China may soon bring their annual trade turnover to about $200 billion. Meeting with his Chinese counterpart Wen Jabao in St. Petersburg on Monday, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said that this year’s bilateral trade figure was set to reach $80 bln from $59 bln in 2009. (TASS)

Voice of Russia | Nov 07, 2011

Russia is a member of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, which brings it together with China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. Already a political and diplomatic heavyweight, the SCO is now paying increasing attention to the economy, including trade, mutual investment and economic coordination between states and individual businesses.

Voice of Russia | Nov 07, 2011

U.S. intelligence officials accused China and Russia on Thursday of systematically stealing American high-tech data for their own national economic gain. According to a report by U.S. intelligence, "the governments of China and Russia will remain aggressive and capable collectors of sensitive U.S.

The Sydney Morning Herald | Nov 07, 2011

Two senior US senators have angrily pressed China to crack down on firms blamed for counterfeit electronics that end up in US military hardware.

Guardian | Nov 07, 2011

Tibet's exiled spiritual leader says desperate conditions under Chinese rule lie at heart of recent self-immolationsThe desperate conditions Tibetans face under Beijing's rigid controls are behind the spate of self-immolations in south-west China, Tibet's exiled spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, has said.At least 11 Tibetans have set themselves ablaze this year in a heavily Tibetan part of China's Sichuan province that has become a focus of defiance against Beijing rule. "Including many Chinese...

Christian Science Monitor | Nov 07, 2011

Since Chinese authorities slapped dissident Ai Weiwei with a $2.4 million tax bill, donations have poured in from thousands of supporters. Now, China may charge Weiwei with illegal fundraising.

Christian Science Monitor | Nov 07, 2011

Why do some societies rise and others fall? Today's must reads watch the rise of authoritarian societies like China, and the loose, question-everything innovation of Skype and Steve Jobs.

BBC | Nov 07, 2011

How did the once-mighty Europe become China's willling servant?

Los Angeles Times | Nov 07, 2011

European leaders are hoping China will be a major contributor to a $1.4-trillion bailout fund, but many in the Asian nation are uncomfortable with that prospect. One reason: Europeans are still better off than Chinese.The prospects of an emerging China stepping up to the role of global leader by becoming a major supporter of a planned $1.4-trillion European bailout fund has unsettled many in the Asian country.


BBC | Nov 07, 2011

Thousands of people contribute money to help pay a tax bill served on China's recently detained dissident artist Ai Weiwei.