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Friday, January 20, 2012»

AFP Chinese 'Red Pad' reserved for top officials

1/20/2012 1:39:00 PM GMT
For the communist cadre who has everything, a shadowy Chinese company is offering a $1,590 tablet computer called the "Red Pad" reserved for the nation's top officials.
Thursday, January 19, 2012»

AFP China's Wen defends oil trade with Iran

1/19/2012 4:26:00 PM GMT
Premier Wen Jiabao has defended China's vast oil trade with Iran as legitimate while stressing the Beijing government's opposition to Tehran acquiring nuclear weapons.

AFP China working-age population fell in 2011

1/19/2012 4:26:00 PM GMT
The proportion of China's population that is of working age fell last year for the first time since 2002, the National Bureau of Statistics said, as the country struggles with a labour shortage.

AFP China villagers win quick concessions with protest

1/19/2012 4:26:00 PM GMT
Villagers in Guangdong province who protested against their leader have won unusually speedy official concessions, a resident said Thursday, amid fears of more unrest in China's manufacturing heartland.
Tuesday, January 17, 2012»

AFP Britain announces research deals with China

1/17/2012 6:12:00 PM GMT
Britain said Tuesday it had signed deals with China to research stem cells and smart grids, after Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne held talks with officials in Beijing aimed at attracting investment.

AFP China's economic growth slows to 9.2% in 2011

1/17/2012 3:33:00 PM GMT
China said on Tuesday its economy expanded by 9.2 percent last year, slowing from 2010, as global turbulence and efforts to tame high inflation put the brakes on growth.

AFP China's urban population outnumbers rural for first time

1/17/2012 6:49:00 AM GMT
China said the number of people living in cities outnumbered those living in the countryside for the first time, as more and more people leave rural areas to seek better economic opportunities.

AFP China's city dwellers overtake rural population

1/17/2012 6:49:00 AM GMT
China said the number of people living in cities exceeded the rural population for the first time, a development experts warned was likely to put strain on society and the environment.
Monday, January 16, 2012»

AFP China's Wen vows to promote Mideast peace

1/16/2012 4:33:00 PM GMT
China's prime minister vowed on Monday to keep promoting peace in energy-rich Middle East and North Africa through the United Nations, at a time of high tension between the West and major oil producer Iran.

AFP Eldest son of late Kim spotted in Beijing: reports

1/16/2012 3:47:00 AM GMT
The eldest son of late North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il has been spotted in Beijing almost a month after his father's death, according to South Korean media reports.
Sunday, January 15, 2012»

AFP 'VIP' Chinese pandas arrive for new life in France

1/15/2012 10:07:00 PM GMT
Two Chinese pandas got a red-carpet welcome Sunday when they arrived in Paris for a new life in a country zoo after Beijing put aside its differences with France and extended the hand of bear diplomacy.

AFP China's Wen holds talks in Saudi

1/15/2012 10:07:00 PM GMT
Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao held talks with Saudi officials in Riyadh on the first stop of a Gulf tour, as tensions over Iran's nuclear programme spark fears of major oil supply disruptions, local media said.

AFP China's Guo takes third gold in Beijing

1/15/2012 10:07:00 PM GMT
China's Guo Shuang won a third gold at the track cycling World Cup in Beijing Sunday, completing a perfect comeback after she was forced out of the competition last year through injury.
Saturday, January 14, 2012»

AFP Tibetan 'attempts self-immolation in China'

1/14/2012 7:17:00 PM GMT
A Tibetan set themselves on fire near the restive Kirti monastery in southwest China on Saturday and police fired on a crowd of locals who attempted to rescue the burned body, rights groups said.

AFP China forecasts 10% growth in foreign trade

1/14/2012 7:25:00 AM GMT
China is predicting sharply slower foreign trade growth of about 10 percent year-on-year in 2012 as officials forecast "grim" export prospects, the official Xinhua news agency said Saturday.
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