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Concern surrounds Chinese security forces in Iraq

There are more than 15,000 Chinese living in Iraq, many working for energy companies such as PetroChina and Sinopec and they are under the care of Chinese ex-service special forces, according to the Global Times.  Most Chinese security forces officials are former senior non-commissioned officers, according to Zhang Dongfang, vice president of the China Bodyguards [...]

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PLA official rips Tokyo’s ‘historical distortions’

Japan’s latest historical revisionist move is fueling the tension above the East China Sea, making a political settlement more unlikely, senior officials and experts warned on Sunday. Policy insiders from several nations said “a deeper problem” behind the historical and maritime feuds is that an effective regional security consulting mechanism is “yet to be established” [...]

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Home prices in more cities start to fall

China’s property sector continued to cool in May, as new home prices in half of a sample of 70 major cities showed month-on-month drops, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said in an online statement on Wednesday.  Thirty-five cities saw month-on-month drops in new home prices last month, contrasted with eight in April. Only 15 [...]

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NGOs boost charitable donations in China

China received charitable donations worth 56.64 billion yuan ($9.2 billion) in 2013, most of it raised by non-governmental organizations (NGOs), according to the Ministry of Civil Affairs. NGOs with charitable status raised 45.88 billion yuan in money and goods, while civil affairs authorities received donations worth 10.76 billion yuan, according to figures released by the [...]

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Chinese premier proposes expanding China-Britain trade to 100 billion dollars in 2015

Visiting Chinese Premier Li Keqiang proposed here Tuesday that China and Britain expand two-way trade to reach a target of 100 billion U.S. dollars in 2015. Li, at an annual meeting with his British counterpart, David Cameron, also called on China and Britain to boost cooperation in such areas as nuclear power, high-speed railway, infrastructure [...]

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Beijing residents can ‘expect 58 years in good health’

Beijingers could live on average 58.17 years in full health, about 10 years fewer than the average in most industrialized countries, according to the top public health official in the capital. Deng Ying, director of the Beijing Center for Disease Prevention and Control, said the first research on healthy life expectancy in Beijing, and probably [...]

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