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Voice of Russia | Oct 16, 2011

Team Russia has been ranked third at the 2011 Gymnastics Worlds in Tokyo, Japan. China was first with four golds, five silvers and three bronzes. Then comes the US with four golds and three bronzes. Russia had six medals, two of them gold. (RIAN)

Voice of Russia | Oct 16, 2011

The percent of undernourished people in the US is three-fold higher than in China, Gallup pollster reports. It says that 19 percent of Americans (some 60 mln people) had troubles providing for themselves in 2011 while in China only 6 percent were underfed.

Voice of Russia | Oct 16, 2011

China has outrun the US and become the EU’s top trade partner. Bilateral turnover totaled $49.4 billion which exceeds US-EU trade by 1,09 mln dollars, China’s Trade Ministry reports. (TASS

Voice of Russia | Oct 16, 2011

Russia’s Ksenia Afanasyeva won the world gymnastics title in the women’s floor exercise in Tokyo on Sunday. Afanasyeva, who replaced Viktoria Komova in the finals, put in a flawless performance. The second place went to China. American gymnast Alexandra Raisman took the bronze. (TASS)

New York Times | Oct 16, 2011

Just as everyone who moves to San Diego considers learning how to surf, nobody comes to Hong Kong without considering some entrepreneurial endeavor.

Voice of Russia | Oct 16, 2011

The number of Americans suffering from hunger is three times as large as the share of the Chinese population facing the same problem, a Gallup survey shows. It says that 19 percent of U.S. citizens, nearly 60 million people, have been facing the lack of food in the past year, compared to China`s six percent.

People's Daily | Oct 16, 2011

The tragedy of the 13 Chinese sailors killed on the Mekong River illustrates the new risks Chinese people face in the Golden Triangle region as the China-ASEAN trade relationship expands. The region has been known for drug trafficking for centuries.

The Golden Triangle and surrounding areas are strategically located. The railway and highway system linking China and Southeast Asia, as well as some oil pipelines, pass through there. The Mekong River is a major regional transportation route.

Los Angeles Times | Oct 15, 2011

Descendants of Persian traders in Kaifeng, China, move to Israel with the help of a religious group and finally learn Jewish rules and traditions.As a child growing up in Kaifeng in central China, Jin Jin was constantly reminded of her unusual heritage.

Guardian | Oct 15, 2011

China's exports may be in decline – which is not the economic good news that some might thinkWhile furious US senators were demanding retaliation against cut-price Chinese exports last week, the latest news from Beijing suggested they should be careful what they wish for.Exports from China fell by 0.7% in the third quarter of the year. That sounds modest, but it marked a rapid turnaround from the 6.4% growth rate three months earlier, and points to a dramatic weakening of economic growth. Some experts are speculating that it could be evidence of the Chinese "hard landing" long dreaded...

Voice of Russia | Oct 15, 2011

One of the two pilots of the plane that crashed during an air show in China on Friday is dead, according to the Chinese news media. The Flying Leopard bomber crashed during a demonstration flight at the Shaanxi province air show in the northwest of China on Friday.

People's Daily | Oct 15, 2011

GUANGZHOU - Premier Wen Jiabao on Friday called for joint international efforts to combat rising trade protectionism, which he said is damaging the world economy amid ongoing global economic turbulence.

"We should embrace opening-up and development, instead of closed doors and stagnation. This is a general trend," said Wen at the opening ceremony of the 110th Canton Fair in Guangzhou.

The forum falls on the 10th anniversary of China's entry into the World Trade Organization.

"The curren ...

People's Daily | Oct 15, 2011

BEIJING, Oct. 14 (Xinhua) -- Senior official Zhou Yongkang on Friday said more efforts are needed to prevent juvenile delinquency and strengthen school security management.

"Ensuring the safety of juveniles and preventing juvenile delinquency plays a vital role in family happiness and social stability," said Zhou, a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, Friday at a meeting on social management.

Zhou said the government w ...

People's Daily | Oct 15, 2011

FRANKFURT, Germany - The English version of Why and How the CPC Works in China, a book looking at the secrets behind the Communist Party of China's (CPC) success in the nine decades since its birth, was launched on Wednesday afternoon at the world's biggest book fair.

Written by five authors and edited by Professor Xie Chuntao of the Party School of the Central Committee of the CPC, the book aims to provide a clear and concrete insight into the history and the workings of the CPC.

"The boo ...

People's Daily | Oct 15, 2011

BEIJING, Oct. 13 (Xinhua) -- The China Chamber of International Commerce (CCOIC) on Thursday joined the opposition to the U.S. Senate's passage of a bill that would pressure China to revalue its currency, saying the bill is "unfair."

This latest reaction from China comes two days after the U.S. Senate passed the Currency Exchange Rate Oversight Reform Act in a vote of 63 to 35.

The passage of the bill "is not fair" and "seriously violates relevant World Trade Organization (WTO) rules," sai ...

People's Daily | Oct 15, 2011

BEIJING, Oct. 12 (Xinhua) -- A senior legislator has urged the promotion of gender equity in order to encourage more women to participate in political affairs and management.

Chen Zhili, vice chairwoman of China's National People's Congress Standing Committee and chairwoman of the All-China Women's Federation, made the remarks at a meeting held in Beijing to review a program that promotes research and policies for the development of female workers.

Ten government departments created the pr ...