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UK Approves Chinese-Backed Nuclear Plant, Sets Tighter Controls

By William James LONDON, Sept 15 – Britain gave the go-ahead on Thursday for a $24 billion nuclear power plant, ending weeks of uncertainty that strained ties with China and France but also signalling a more cautious approach to foreign investment in critical infrastructure projects. The government of new Prime Minister Theresa May said it

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Attacks Have Killed 44 Pakistanis Working on China Corridor Since 2014

By Syed Raza Hassan KARACHI, Pakistan, Sept 8  – Militants trying to disrupt construction of an “economic corridor” linking China with Pakistan’s coast have killed 44 workers since 2014, an official said on Thursday, a rising toll likely to reinforce Chinese worry about the project’s security. The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is a $46 billion

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China Blames United States, Journalists for Obama Airport Fiasco

BEIJING, Sept 5 – China on Monday leveled responsibility at the United States and journalists for a fracas at a Chinese airport, in which officials of both countries exchanged heated remarks as President Barack Obama disembarked from his aircraft. The comments by a foreign ministry spokeswoman were in response to questions whether China, which is

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Russia Meeting on Syria Ends Without a Deal

HANGZHOU, China, Sept 5  – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov were unable to strike a deal for a ceasefire in Syria and differences remain, a senior State Department official said after their meeting in China on Monday. Kerry and Lavrov met on the sidelines of the G20 summit

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China’s Xi at G20 says World Economy at Risk, Warns Against Protectionism

By Kevin Yao and Kiyoshi Takenaka HANGZHOU, China, Sept 4  – The global economy is being threatened by rising protectionism and risks from highly leveraged financial markets, Chinese President Xi Jinping said at the open of a two-day summit of leaders from G20 nations. His warning on Sunday followed bilateral talks with Barack Obama that

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China says Should Constructively Handle Disputes with India

BEIJING, Sept 4- Chinese President Xi Jinping told Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday that the two countries should respect each other’s concerns and constructively handle their differences. The two nuclear-armed neighbours have been moving to gradually ease long-existing tensions between them. Leaders of Asia’s two giants pledged last year to cool a festering

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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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Indian Politician Hangs Himself From Ceiling Fan

GUWAHATI, India, Aug 9 – The former chief minister of a remote Indian region disputed with China was found dead and hanging from a ceiling fan on Tuesday, police and officials said, after a court ruled last month that his appointment had been illegal. The Supreme Court ruling dealt a blow to Prime Minister Narendra

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China Joins Afghanistan, Pakistan, Tajikistan in Security Alliance

BEIJING, Aug 4 – China is to set up an anti-terrorism alliance with Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Tajikistan, state media said on Thursday, as it seeks to boost coordination with neighbours to tackle what it says is a growing domestic militant threat. Fang Fenghui, a member of the powerful Central Military Commission which controls China’s armed

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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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