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December 21, 2014
China protests US frigate sale to Taiwan
Beijing (AFP) Dec 19, 2014
China on Friday said it had lodged a formal complaint with the United States over its approval of frigate sales to Taiwan and called for an end to arms sales to the island Beijing claims as a renegade territory. The US Congress passed a bill authorising President Barack Obama to transfer up to four Perry-class guided missile frigates to Taipei. China's Central News Agency reported from Washington that Obama signed the legislation on Thursday. Washington, which recognises Beijing as the sole ... read more
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China state media slams N. Korea parody film as 'arrogant'
Chinese state media on Saturday slammed the irreverent movie at the centre of a cyber-attack on a Hollywood studio as "senseless cultural arrogance", adding it was wrong for American film-makers to mock North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. ... more

Xi warns Hong Kong and Macau in 'one China' message
Chinese President Xi Jinping warned Hong Kong and Macau on Saturday to remember they are part of "one China", as pro-democracy campaigners in both semi-autonomous territories call for free leadership elections. ... more

N. Korea proposes joint probe with US into Sony cyber attack
North Korea called Saturday for a joint investigation with the US into a crippling cyber attack on Sony Pictures, denouncing Washington's "slandering" after President Barack Obama warned Pyongyang of retaliation and the US sought help from China on the issue. ... more
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China's Li visits Bangkok with Thai junta craving allies
Chinese premier Li Keqiang is set Friday to sign agriculture and transport agreements on a visit to Bangkok, as Thailand's junta seeks diplomatic support after their coup was given short-shrift by US and European allies. ... more


Taiwan's ailing economy major challenge for leadership hopefuls
As baker Lin Hsiao-an sits hoping for more customers to save her beloved but shrinking business she rails against Taiwan's leaders for the slowing economy that has turned many angry voters against the government ahead of presidential elections. ... more
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Umbrellas banned during China's Presidential visit to Macau
President Xi Jinping visited a drizzly Macau on Friday for the 15th anniversary of the gambling hub's return to Chinese rule, with onlookers barred from using umbrellas - the emblem of democracy protests in nearby Hong Kong. ... more

Billionaire brothers at heart of Hong Kong corruption trial
Thomas and Raymond Kwok, billionaire brothers and prominent Christians, count among Asia's wealthiest tycoons and run a property empire that dominates the city's landscape. ... more
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China protests US frigate sale to Taiwan

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Canada increases global reach with new military transporter

US says delivered 10 Apaches to Egypt


Christmas in China, with saxophones, Smurfs and steam trains
Christmas - once banned in China - has exploded in the atheist nation in recent years, with marketeers using everything from saxophones and Smurfs to steam trains to get shoppers to open their wallets. ... more

Wife makes plea for jailed China rights lawyer to Xi
The wife of a prominent Chinese human rights lawyer arrested in June has written an open letter to President Xi Jinping pleading for his release, voicing concern over the "inhuman torture" he faced in prison. ... more

China grandfather defends petition to expel HIV-positive boy: report
The grandfather of a Chinese HIV-positive boy has defended his support for a petition to banish him from their village, media reported Saturday, in a case that has sparked intense soul-searching in China. ... more
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Chinese high rollers send pigeon prices soaring
As the price flew skywards, an audience of middle-aged Chinese men erupted into cheers before the auctioneer slammed his hammer down at a record-breaking two million yuan - $320,000. ... more

Shame in China as village votes to expel HIV-positive boy
The plight of a Chinese boy with the HIV virus, reportedly pushed to leave his home by 200 villagers who signed a petition, sparked intense online soul-searching in the country on Thursday. ... more
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Dalai Lama says world must push for democracy in China
The Dalai Lama has said the world has a "moral responsibility" to push for democracy and rule of law in China. ... more

'Anyone but the Chinese': Madagascar workers demand new masters
Workers at a Chinese sugar refinery in Madagascar, where a long-simmering labour dispute boiled over into deadly riots last week that left at least four dead, are unequivocal about what it would take to get them back to work. ... more

China pledges $11.5 billion to Mekong region countries: Xinhua
China will provide more than $11.5 billion in loans and aid to neighbouring Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam, mostly for infrastructure and industrial capacity building, state media said Saturday. ... more

Crude oil prices riding global stock market waves
Word of a revision to Chinese growth domestic product and continued rallies in major stock market indices helped lift crude oil prices in global trading Friday. ... more

BOC Aviation adds two more Boeing jets to earlier order spree
Singapore-based aircraft leasing firm BOC Aviation has finalised an order for two more Boeing 737 jets, adding to the 80 it placed orders for earlier this year to meet booming Asian travel, the two firms said Friday. ... more

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WTO appeals panel sides with China in US anti-dumping duties row
The World Trade Organization strengthened its support Thursday for China in a final ruling in a dispute over punitive duties imposed by the United States on a range of Chinese products. ... more

Italy arrest 18 over China bank transfers via British company
Italy's financial police on Wednesday arrested 18 people suspected of making illicit cash transfers totalling more than a billion euros, most of them to China through a British company. ... more
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Chinese PM in talks with east and central European leaders

Executed Chinese teenager found innocent 18 years on

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