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China Dispatches Six more UN Military Observers to Syria

BEIJING, May 14 (Xinhua) — Six Chinese United Nations (UN) military observers left Beijing for Syria on Monday to monitor a ceasefire, upon the UN's request. The move has brought the number of Chinese military observers in Syria to eight. The other two observers have arrived in Damascus on April 25. The spokesman of the [...]

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Int’l Tribunal not Solution to Sea Tensions

BEIJING – The Philippines has been seeking an international arbitration to resolve a month-long maritime standoff with Beijing over Huangyan Island in the South China Sea, but a closer look at the proposal easily puts Manila's real motives in question. Analysts said the proposal lacks legal ground and is not a right solution at all. [...]

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Closer Look: Rules on Foreign Investors Eased

The attitude of China's securities regulator seems to have turned a corner when it comes to the domestic arena. In a recently published summary of agreements reached in the fourth China-U.S. Strategic and Economic Dialogue, China pledge to increase the ceiling of equity shares that can be held by foreign investors in domestic securities firms [...]

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Leaders at Beijing Summit Agree to Talks on Regional Free Trade Pact

CHINA, Japan and South Korea yesterday agreed to launch negotiations this year for a three-way free trade pact that they say could help fend off global economic chills. The three nations are major traders, and together accounted for 19.6 percent of global gross domestic product and 18.5 percent of exports in 2010, according to a [...]

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Dalai Lama’s Claims of Assassination Slammed

Analysts yesterday warned that the Dalai Lama could mastermind more separatist acts ahead of the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) later this year, after the exile accused Beijing of plotting to assassinate him. The Dalai Lama told the Sunday Telegraph "some Chinese agents training some Tibetans, especially women, you see, [...]

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