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04/09/2014

China Warns Local Governments on Land Misuse

China’s land ministry on Wednesday accused six local governments of misusing farmland, making questionable land seizures and giving inadequate compensation to farmers. In a statement on its website, the Ministry of Land and Resources criticized authorities in Anhui, Henan, Hubei and Guangdong provinces as well as the regions of Ningxia and Inner Mongolia for their [...]

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04/09/2014

China angered by latest U.S. arms sale plan for Taiwan

China’s defense ministry expressed anger on Wednesday after the U.S. House of Representatives agreed to authorize the sale to Taiwan of four second-hand U.S. warships, saying the United States had ignored Chinese protests. China and Taiwan have been ruled separately since defeated Nationalist forces fled to the island at the end of a civil war [...]

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04/09/2014

China’s economy losing steam

China’s economy lost momentum in the first quarter and growth in 2014 could fall short of the government’s official target, according to a CNNMoney survey of economists. Gross domestic product is forecast to have grown by 7.3% in the first quarter, compared with the same period a year ago, according to the median of 12 [...]

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04/09/2014

Deutsche Bank Economist to Join China’s Central Bank

Deutsche Bank’s chief China economist is taking up a new role at China’s central bank. Jun Ma, a 13-year veteran of the German bank who is also its head of China and Hong Kong strategy, is leaving to become the chief economist in the research bureau at the People’s Bank of China, according to an [...]

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04/08/2014

U.S. and China Argue Over Contested Islands

The United States and China clashed over Japan on Tuesday, as the Chinese defense minister asserted that Beijing had “indisputable sovereignty” over a group of islands in the East China Sea and that his country’s military stood ready to protect its interests in territorial disputes. The minister, Gen. Chang Wanquan, said that China would not [...]

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04/08/2014

U.S.-Philippine pact to highlight Obama’s Asia rebalance: minister

An agreement on U.S.-Philippine defense cooperation, expected to be signed this month during a visit by President Barack Obama, will be a clear sign of a U.S. “rebalance” to Asia despite U.S. preoccupations elsewhere, the Philippines’ top diplomat said. The deal will enable the sharing of Philippine bases, an increase in the rotation through the [...]

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