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Chinese Official on Rohingya Crisis: Foreign Interference Doesn't Work

Experience shows that foreign interference in crises does not work and China supports the Myanmar government's efforts to protect stability, a senior Chinese official said on Saturday, amid ongoing violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state. More than 500,000 Muslim Rohingya have fled across the ...

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China to Spend Billions More on 'One Belt' Initiative; Campaigners Want Focus on Poverty

At China's Communist Party Congress this week, President Xi Jinping said the country would be a contributor to global development. Key to that is the so-called One Belt One Road Initiative, which seeks to rekindle the ancient Silk Road trade routes linking China with Europe and Africa. Billions ...

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India Looking Forward to Visit by US Secretary of State

India on Friday said it is looking forward to a visit by U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson next week to further strengthen a partnership based on a shared commitment to a rule-based international order. Indian External Affairs Ministry spokesman Raveesh Kumar welcomed a recent statement by ...

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Xi Jinping Lays out Vision for New Era in Communist-Ruled China

Chinese President Xi Jinping delivered a sober assessment of the challenges facing the world's second-largest economy and its ruling Communist Party at the opening of a top-level political meeting Wednesday in Beijing. Xi declared it is time for China to be a "mighty force," and he outlined a ...

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China's President Opens Biennial National Congress

Chinese President Xi Jinping said his country faces both opportunity and challenge in the opening speech of the ruling Communist Party's twice-a-decade national congress on Wednesday. President Xi told more than 2,000 delegates gathered in the Great Hall of the People Wednesday that China was ...

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Chinese Leader Xi Jinping to See Power Grow at Upcoming Party Congress

China will host one of the biggest events of its political cycle next week, a once-in-five-year Party Congress that will reshuffle the country's top leadership. Anticipation is building about which leaders will stay or leave China's top decision-making body of the Politburo Standing Committee, ...

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20 Hong Kong Activists Guilty of Contempt in 2014 Protests

A Hong Kong court on Friday convicted 20 activists, including prominent student leader Joshua Wong, for defying authorities trying to clear a protest site during massive 2014 pro-democracy demonstrations in the Chinese-controlled city. A High Court judge found the group guilty of criminal ...

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Evergrande Property Magnate Seizes Top Spot On China Rich List

China has a new richest man, according to the annual Hurun rich list of the country's top movers and shakers. Xu Jiayin, the chairman of developer China Evergrande Group, has seized top spot - beating out more familiar faces such as Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's Jack Ma and rival property ...

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Floods, Landslides Kill 43, Leave 34 Missing in Vietnam

Floods and landslides caused by a tropical depression have killed at least 43 people, left 34 others missing and damaged homes and crops in northern and central Vietnam, officials said Thursday. The storm injured 21 people and destroyed or damaged more than 1,000 houses, submerged 16,740 other ...

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Gas Trucks Boom in China As Government Curbs Diesel in War On Smog

On a recent morning in Yutian, a dusty town bisected by the highway that connects Beijing to the sea, Su Meiquan strolled into a dealership packed with hulking trucks and prepared to drive off with a brand new rig. After years of driving a diesel truck for a trucking company, he had decided to ...

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