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Former China security chief under investigation

The most senior official to face corruption charges in the history of modern China has been formally placed under investigation by the ruling Communist party, nearly eight months after he and his family members were detained. Lucy Hornby reports. Read more ...

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30 Jul 2014

Sino-Japanese War still stings China 120 years later

When China and Japan went to war on the first day of August 120 years ago, Beijing suffered a "national humiliation" that resonates to this day as tensions between the Asian rivals intensify again. Unlike most defeated nations, China marks the anniversaries of its losses with fervour, as the ruling Communist Party -- which espouses nationalism in i [...] Read more ...

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30 Jul 2014

Tesla to compromise with China on chargers

HONG KONG (MarketWatch) -- Tesla Motors Inc. said it would compromise with China on its car-charging standard, making its electric vehicles compatible with China's future charging network, according to various media reports. China is still drafting its national standard for charging electric cars, but Tesla "is willing to cooperate with China" and [...] Read more ...

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30 Jul 2014

China to help 100 mln settle in cities

China plans to help about 100 million people without urban ID records to settle in towns and cities by 2020, the State Council, China's cabinet, said on Wednesday. It issued a circular aimed at accelerating reform of the nation's household registration, or [...] Read more ...

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30 Jul 2014

China Reports Deadly Attack in Northwest

A mob armed with knives and axes rampaged through part of China's volatile northwestern region of Xinjiang and police responded with gunfire, leaving dozens of people dead in the latest violence blamed Islamic militants, state media reported Tuesday. Many other people were injured in the [...] Read more ...

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30 Jul 2014

Hangzhou to sterilize stray cats

Hangzhou eases restrictions on home purchases

Authorities in the eastern Chinese city of Hangzhou plan to round up stray cats for sterilization surgery to control their population, they announced on Wednesday. Facing surging numbers of strays, Hangzhou's municipal government said it will invest 300,000 yuan (about 48,400 U.S. dollars) on the operations from September. Read more ...

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30 Jul 2014

Hong Kong stocks extend winning streak

HONG KONG (MarketWatch) -- Ignoring a negative lead from the U.S. overnight, Hong Kong stocks climbed toward a seventh day of gains Wednesday morning, with sentiment still getting a boost from China's latest plans to open up its capital markets and allow direct share trading between Hong Kong and Shanghai. The Hang Seng Index rose 0.6%, and the Sh [...] Read more ...

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30 Jul 2014