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07/24/2014

48 dead, 10 injured in Taiwan plane crash

Forty-eight people have been confirmed dead and 10 injured in a Taiwan plane crash Wednesday, the airline said in a statement Thursday morning. Flight GE 222, carrying 54 passengers and four crew members, smashed into residential buildings after a failed emergency landing in the outlying island county of Penghu Wednesday evening.Twelve people were injured and [...]

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07/16/2014

China urges countries to stay out of disputes

China on Tuesday urged “countries outside the region” to stay out of disputes over the South China Sea after a US official proposed that claimants freeze actions which could change the status-quo in the region.  In response to US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Michael Fuchs’s remarks, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said, “China [...]

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07/16/2014

BRICS eyes closer partnership

The emerging-market bloc of BRICS on Tuesday vowed to strive for more comprehensive cooperation and forge a closer economic partnership. Since its inception, the grouping of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa has been guided by the overarching objectives of peace, security, development and cooperation, they noted in a declaration following their sixth summit [...]

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07/14/2014

Targeting roots of corruption

With 16 vice-ministerial or higher level government officials placed under investigation for abuse of power in the past more than six months and no sign of such momentum subsiding, no one can doubt the top leadership’s resolve to tackle corruption. With the recent publication of the latest auditing report, which listed the abuse of power [...]

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07/14/2014

GSK China’s private-eye agents indicted in Shanghai for illegal investigation

Prosecutors in Shanghai have indicted a foreign couple for illegally obtaining private information of Chinese citizens, prosecutor sources said on Sunday. The couple, Peter William Humphrey, a 58-year-old British national, and his wife Yu Ying Zeng, a 61-year old American, were arrested in last August. They were hired by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) China’s Mark Reilly as [...]

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07/14/2014

China to step up foreign cooperation in environment

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said Friday that China has designated ecological and environmental protection as a key area in opening up to the outside world. Li made the remark in a message sent to the Eco Forum Global Annual Conference 2014 that opened Friday in Guiyang, capital of the southwest province of Guizhou. Li said [...]

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