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Apple vs. FBI: The Apple of Beijing’s Eye

Apple’s standoff over the FBI’s demand to crack open the cellphone used by San Bernardino killer Syed Rizwan Farook is more than a quintessentially American debate over the limits of privacy in an era of terrorism. Read more here: http://newsweekme.com/?p=7227 Social Streams

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China Expresses Concern About Indian Missiles on Border

BEIJING, Aug 25 – China’s Defence Ministry said on Thursday that it hoped India could put more efforts into regional peace and stability rather than the opposite, in response to Indian plans to put advanced cruise missiles along the disputed border with China. Indian military officials say the plan is to equip regiments deployed on

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China’s ‘Mosquito Factory’ Aims to Wipe Out Zika, Other Diseases

GUANGZHOU, China – Every week, scientists in southern China release 3 million bacteria-infected mosquitoes on a 3 km (two-mile) long island in a bid to wipe out diseases such as dengue, yellow fever and Zika. The scientists inject mosquito eggs with wolbachia bacteria in a laboratory, then release infected male mosquitoes on the island on

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Russia Secures Energy Deals, Talks Security With China as Putin Visits

By Denis Dyomkin BEIJING, June 25 – Russia and China sealed a raft of energy deals during President Vladimir Putin’s visit to Beijing on Saturday, strengthening economic ties while pledging to preserve the strategic balance of power among nations. The deals involve the sale of stakes in a number of Russian projects to Chinese firms,

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Asia Shares Shrug Off Losses, Dollar Wallows

By Lisa Twaronite TOKYO, April 11 – Asian stocks erased early losses and edged up on Monday as Chinese inflation data fanned optimism Beijing will continue with loose monetary policies, while Japanese shares slid as the dollar notched a fresh 17-month low against the yen. Financial spreadbetters expected subdued openings for European bourses, with Britain’s

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The Apple of Beijing’s Eye

What the tech giant did and didn’t do when China knocked on its backdoor BY Bill Powell Apple’s standoff over the FBI’s demand to crack open the cellphone used by San Bernardino killer Syed Rizwan Farook is more than a quintessentially American debate over the limits of privacy in an era of terrorism. It has

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Hong Kong Leader Pushes Integration with China in Policy peech

By Clare Baldwin and Donny Kwok HONG KONG, Jan 13 – Hong Kong’s leader announced steps on Wednesday to boost integration with China, pinning the city’s future on the success of Beijing’s international “One Belt, One Road” concept. Leung Chun-ying, who started a five-year term as chief executive in 2012, said during his annual policy

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Beijing on Security Alert for Christmas

BEIJING, Dec 24 – At least four Western countries took the unusual step on Thursday of issuing Christmas security warnings for Westerners in a popular Beijing diplomatic and entertainment district as police stepped up patrols. Beijing is generally safe and criminals rarely target foreigners, although the fashionable Sanlitun bar and restaurant area occasionally sees fights.

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China to Invite Syrian Government, Opposition for Peace Talks

BEIJING, Dec 21 – China will invite members of the Syrian government and opposition to visit as Beijing looks for ways to help with the peace process, China’s Foreign Ministry said on Monday. The U.N. Security Council on Friday unanimously approved a resolution endorsing an international road map for a Syrian peace process, a rare

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Chinese Citizen Reportedly Fighting for Daesh in Syria

BEIJING, Dec 10 (Reuters) – A young Chinese man has become the first citizen of his country known to have travelled to Syria to fight with the Kurds against Daesh, a newspaper said on Thursday, running an interview with his sister who called for him to come home. Pan Yang, from a farming family from

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