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08/19/2014

Jackie Chan’s son detained on drug charges in China

Hong Kong action superstar Jackie Chan’s actor-son Jaycee Chan has been detained in Beijing on drug-related charges, the latest high-profile celebrity to be ensnared in one of China’s biggest anti-drug crackdowns in two decades. Jaycee Chan, 31, was detained last Thursday together with the 23-year-old Taiwanese movie star Kai Ko, Beijing police said late Monday [...]

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08/19/2014

Heinz Recalls Some Infant Cereal in China After Excessive Lead Is Found

H.J. Heinz Co. recalled some infant food in China after regulators found excessive levels of lead affecting more than 1,400 boxes. The recall is the latest food scare in China, where both foreign and domestic companies have grappled with quality and contamination issues. The Pittsburgh company, which sells products such as ketchup and baby food [...]

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08/19/2014

China reveals media shake-up plan

Shares in Chinese media companies jumped on Tuesday after President Xi Jinping announced plans to build several new media groups. The statement, which contained few details, appeared to presage a restructuring of China’s media landscape, which has been shaken in recent months by a purge of senior figures at CCTV, the official broadcaster. The government [...]

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08/18/2014

Philippines Warns China About Vessels in Disputed Seas

The Philippines on Monday warned China that what it described as the frequent presence of Chinese ships in a disputed area of the South China Sea could potentially spark renewed tensions between the neighbors. Department of Foreign Affairs spokesman Charles Jose said that Chinese vessels are regularly seen in an area called the Reed Bank, [...]

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08/18/2014

China Says Mercedes Guilty of Price Abuses

China’s government said Monday it has concluded Mercedes-Benz violated anti-monopoly law and charged excessive prices for parts, adding to a growing number of global automakers snared in an investigation of the industry. The luxury unit of Germany’s Daimler AG abused its control over supplies of spare parts to engage in “vertical price-fixing,” according to the [...]

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08/18/2014

Former enemy Vietnam seeks U.S. help to counter China

Army Gen. Martin Dempsey has served 40 years in the Army, fought in Iraq, traveled the world many times over. None of that fully prepared him for his first visit to Vietnam — the first by a chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff since Adm. Thomas Moorer visited in 1971. At that time, there [...]

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