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November 06, 2012
New China stealth fighter in test flight: state media
Beijing (AFP) Nov 1, 2012
China's second stealth fighter has made its first test flight, state media reported Thursday, in a boost to the country's air capabilities even though the plane is unlikely to be deployed for years. The J-31, the second stealth plane to be unveiled by China in less than two years, flew for 11 minutes on Wednesday morning, the state-run Global Times reported, citing an eyewitness. Photos posted online by Chinese military enthusiasts appeared to show the black-painted combat plane in mid-flight. I ... read more
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China military shuffle to preserve Hu role: analysts
China has reshuffled its military top brass in a move analysts said Monday was probably aimed at ensuring President Hu Jintao remains commander-in-chief of the military after a 10-yearly leadership change. ... more

Japan to develop missile-detecting drone: report
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Chinese ships enter disputed waters: Japan
Four Chinese government ships temporarily sailed into the territorial waters of disputed Tokyo-controlled islands in the East China Sea on Sunday, Japan's coastguard said. ... more

China's painful past displayed under political shadow
A group of museums commemorating China's violent Cultural Revolution is opening up normally tightly controlled discussion of the chaotic era - but only up to a point. ... more
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North Korean ICBM program runs into major roadblock at reentry

US nuclear commander would resist 'illegal' order for strike

Chinese, N.Korean envoys discuss regional concerns: state media

NATO sorry after Erdogan pulls troops over Norway incident

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'Communism camp' for China's future leaders
In the remote Jinggang mountains, China's future communist elite are being trained in Mao Zedong's former guerrilla base, an effort to buttress the revolutionary roots of a regime striving to maintain its legitimacy. ... more

Speculation intensifies over China's new leaders
Speculation intensified Friday over who will be named the new leaders of China's Communist Party as the country's political elite met for a second day ahead of a once-in-a-decade power handover. ... more
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India's Wipro profits up 24%, beats forecast

China grants 95% tariff discount for Angolan exports

Iraq opens biggest trade fair in 20 years

ArcelorMittal reports plungs into loss on weak Chinese demand for steel

FAO: Africa land grabs like 'Wild West'

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NASA Maps How Nutrients Affect Plant Productivity

Nigeria military kills about 40 in northeast: residents

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Senegal foreign, interior ministers lose jobs in reshuffle

G.Bissau's alleged coup mastermind to face military court

Rwanda ex-army chief's refugee status questioned in S.Africa

Toyota hikes full-year profit target, warns on China spat

US car giants report record October in China

Hyundai, Kia to pay owners for inflated mileage

Mazda in profit, cuts sales outlook on China row

Nissan chief wary of China amid island row: report


S. Korea considers extraditing Chinese man to Japan
South Korea has started a legal process to extradite a Chinese man who attacked Japan's embassy in Seoul to Tokyo, officials said Friday, in a case that has strained Sino-Japanese relations. ... more

China's online censors prowl ahead of power handover
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China-US ties face challenges in coming decade
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China, Japan citizens back Obama for second term: poll
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Dust's Warming Counters Half of its Cooling Effect
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China's new leaders to face emboldened critics
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Lake Aibi shrinks as desertification rises
China faces a losing battle to restore Lake Aibi's ecosystem due to worsening desertification in the region of the salt lake, officials say. ... more

China's Bo Xilai expelled from Communist Party
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Vienna panda Fu Hu prepares for China with flight training
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Cambodia approves controversial dam plan
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Oil prices higher after China data, before US vote
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