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npr | Nov 04, 2011

U.S. Ambassador Gary Locke returns to his ancestral village in southern China for the first time since his appointment. The Chinese American was criticized as "a fake foreign devil who can't speak Chinese." But his humble behavior — flying economy, carrying his own bag — has won him many fans.» E-Mail This     » Add to Del.icio.us

Guardian | Nov 04, 2011

Sarkozy condemns Iran's 'obsession', while China's foreign ministry urges the regime to co-operate fully with the IAEAIran faced mounting pressure over its nuclear ambitions on Friday when France and China made separate pleas to Tehran ahead of a crucial report next week.The French president Nicolas Sarkozy condemned Iran's "obsession" with developing nuclear capability, and said any attempt to engineer atomic weapons was a clear violation of all international rules. Though he appeared to rule out any imminent military campaign, he said France would be prepared to act if Israel was under...

Voice of Russia | Nov 04, 2011

Russia’s duo, the 2010 world champions Yuko Kavaguti and Alexander Smirnov, are leading in the Cup of China figure skating event in Shanghai after the short program. They scored 64,45 points.

Guardian | Nov 04, 2011

Energy efficient lighting is the cheapest way of tackling climate change – and with China churning out billions, costs will fallChina's light bulb moment – a bright idea hovering over its collective head – is a desperately needed glimmer of hope in a world that appears unable to resist its headlong charge into climate darkness.The commitment by the world's workshop to end the manufacture of wasteful incandescent light bulbs comes on the same day as...

Guardian | Nov 04, 2011

US intelligence report identifying country as key perpetrator of cyber espionage is 'irresponsible', says BeijingChina has criticised a US intelligence report that named the country as the world's "most active and persistent" culprit of cyber espionage.A report by the US national counterintelligence executive on Thursday took the rare step of explicitly naming China and Russia as leading perpetrators of online spying.But China's foreign ministry spokesman Hong Lei dismissed the...

Guardian | Nov 04, 2011

Seven miners have been pulled out alive from the Qianqiu shaft in Sanmenxia, in central China's Henan province

Christian Science Monitor | Nov 04, 2011

This year’s floods in Thailand, now threatening central Bangkok, have killed 437 people and done tens of millions of dollars’ worth of damage. But it is far from the worst flood in history.  By comparison, the deadliest US flood killed about 2,000 people, when the South Fork dam, upstream from Johnstown, Pa., collapsed on May 31, 1889, after unusually heavy rain. And even that pales beside the destruction wrought by the five deadliest floods in history – all of which took place in China. When did they happen, and just how deadly were they?
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Voice of Russia | Nov 04, 2011

Russia's Artur Gachinski has been ranked first after the men’s short program at the third leg in the Cup of China Grand Prix in Figure Skating held in Shanghai. The Moscow 2011 bronze champion scored 81,64 points outskating Japan’s Yuzuru Hanyu and American Jeremy Abbott (RIAN)

The Sydney Morning Herald | Nov 04, 2011

China says a recent wave of self-immolations by Buddhist monks and nuns should be condemned, a day after the 11th such incident hit the country.

BBC | Nov 04, 2011

Authorities in China's Hunan province are to investigate the case of a village leader found dead after he went to petition the local government.

Christian Science Monitor | Nov 04, 2011

Donations have poured in from thousands of donors since Chinese authorities slapped dissident Ai Weiwei with a $2.4 million tax bill this week. 'China is really hopeful,' Mr. Ai said in an interview.

Guardian | Nov 04, 2011

• Companies must pay in up to 37% of salaries into the system• Scheme will affect more than 230,000 foreign workers in China• Concerns that expats will not be able to claim • US/UK chambers of commerce worried about costsNew Chinese rules bringing foreigners into the social welfare system are under fire, with businesses warning that contributors appear unable to claim most of the benefits.Foreign companies have also complained that they cannot find out exactly how much to pay, or how to pay it, because the scheme has been rushed through.

Foxnews | Nov 04, 2011

Health authorities in southern China said Friday they were investigating a hospital medical team for mistakenly diagnosing a stillbirth and disposing of a baby that was alive

 

People's Daily | Nov 04, 2011

Beijing, Nov.4 (People's Daily Online) --Tingyi Holding Corp., one of the major food and beverage companies in China, is going to swap a stake for the bottling operations of PepsiCo Inc. in China.

Tingyi and PepsiCo Friday announced they have entered into an agreement to form a strategic alliance in China. PepsiCo will transfer its beverage bottling operations in China for 9.5 percent direct equity of Tingyi’s beverage subsidiary.

Tingyi's Chairman and CEO Wei Ing-Chou said, "Ready to ...

Foxnews | Nov 04, 2011

Rescuers pulled seven injured miners to the surface Friday and were trying to reach 50 others trapped after a cave-in at a coal mine in central China, state media reported.

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