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Tuesday, January 17, 2012»

Washington Post China's December growth slowest in 2½ years

1/17/2012 10:52:03 AM GMT
BEIJING — China’s economy grew by 8.9 percent in the final quarter of last year, better than economists had predicted but still signaling that the world’s second largest economy is starting to cool. A steep year-end drop in exports and a cooling real estate market contributed to the slowdown.
Sunday, January 15, 2012»
Saturday, January 14, 2012»

Washington Post Ma Ying-jeou, Taiwan’s pro-China president, wins reelection

1/14/2012 1:07:00 PM GMT
TAIPEI, Taiwan — President Ma Ying-jeou of Taiwan won reelection Saturday, cruising to a comfortable victory that should soothe Beijing and calm worries in Washington that the island — a rambunctious democracy just over 100 miles from China — might back away from a policy of detente with its giant, authoritarian and increasingly well-armed neighbor.
Monday, January 09, 2012»

Washington Post Beijing rejects sanctions on Iranian oil

1/9/2012 3:11:02 PM GMT
In a briefing for reporters Monday, Cui Tiankai, the vice foreign minister responsible for U.S. relations, said that although China supports global nonproliferation efforts, “trade relations have nothing to do with the nuclear issue.”

Washington Post Report says body paraded through streets after another self-immolation in Tibet area of China

1/9/2012 2:49:02 PM GMT
U.S. broadcaster Radio Free Asia said hundreds of angry Tibetans forced police to hand over the remains of the 42-year-old monk, named Sopa, and then carried them through the streets in Dari county in Qinghai province.
Wednesday, January 04, 2012»

Washington Post Amid N. Korea succession, China makes push for stability

1/4/2012 7:00:00 PM GMT
BEIJING — In the days after Kim Jong Il’s death last month, China’s most powerful leaders hurried to the North Korean Embassy in Beijing, where they fanned across the parquet floor and bowed three times to Kim’s portrait. One Chinese state councilor was “hardly” able to keep back tears, North Korea’s state-run news agency later said.
Tuesday, January 03, 2012»

Washington Post Truck, bus collide in central China, killing 13, injuring 41

1/3/2012 9:17:01 AM GMT
The official Xinhua News Agency said the accident occurred Tuesday morning on a highway in Hunan province after the truck went through a road divider and crashed into the bus that was on the opposite side.

Washington Post Chinese president says hostile forces seek to westernize, divide nation using culture

1/3/2012 8:43:02 AM GMT
The party magazine Seeking Truth this week published an excerpt of a speech by Hu to party leaders in October in which he said China is facing a difficult ideological struggle.
Saturday, December 31, 2011»

Washington Post Chinese bus driver infected with bird flu dies in city bordering Hong Kong

12/31/2011 10:28:01 AM GMT
The man surnamed Chen died in the wealthy southern city of Shenzhen, provincial health officials said. Shenzhen is separated by a small river from Hong Kong, where thousands of birds have been slaughtered after two were confirmed to have the virus last week.

Washington Post China suspects bus driver infected with bird flu in southern city bordering Hong Kong

12/31/2011 3:54:04 AM GMT
The 39-year-old man surnamed Chen was hospitalized with a fever on Dec. 21 and tested positive for the highly pathogenic H5N1 on Friday, said a statement on the websites of the Shenzhen city and Guangdong provincial health authorities.
Friday, December 30, 2011»

Washington Post China’s Octomom: Mother with 8 babies stirs debate on surrogate births and one-child policy

12/30/2011 8:46:02 AM GMT
Intended as an advertisement for the studio, the photo grabbed a different kind of attention: In a country that limits most couples to one child, many Chinese were amazed to learn that a couple had spent nearly a million yuan ($160,000) and illegally enlisted two surrogate mothers to help have the four boys and four girls.
Thursday, December 29, 2011»

Washington Post China reveals its future plans in space: more spaceships, a space lab and studying black holes

12/29/2011 12:02:04 PM GMT
China has already said its eventual goals are to have a space station and put an astronaut on the moon. It has made methodical progress with its ambitious lunar and human spaceflight programs, but its latest five-year plan beginning next year signals an acceleration.

Washington Post Chinese housing activist is latest dissident put on trial in sweeping government crackdown

12/29/2011 8:24:03 AM GMT
Looking thin and frail, Ni Yulan lay on a bed and used an oxygen machine to help her breathe during the hearing, her daughter, Dong Xuan, said afterward. Dong said she told the court about her mother’s run-ins with police since 2002 and how police beatings left her crippled.

Washington Post Chinese netizens criticize limited penalties for 54 officials blamed in deadly train crash

12/29/2011 7:18:01 AM GMT
In hundreds of comments posted online, Chinese Web users complained Thursday the government had picked scapegoats such as a former railway minister, who already had been detained ahead of the accident in a corruption investigation.

Washington Post Police shoot 7 ‘terrorists’ to end kidnapping in China’s restive Central Asia border area

12/29/2011 6:17:00 AM GMT
Accounts from officials and government websites said police officers opened fire after they encountered resistance in a Wednesday night raid on a mountain hideout outside Hotan city to free two men kidnapped by “a violent terrorist group.”
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