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China holds combat drill in the South China Sea

The Chinese navy conducted combat drills near its southern island province of Hainan and the Paracel islands in the South China Sea, the Ministry of Defense said on Saturday. The drills come ahead of a July 12 ruling by the Hague-based Permanent Court of Arbitration on a case brought by …

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Savage storm pummels eastern China, killing 98

A violent storm in eastern China that packed gale-force winds and hail killed 98 people and injured hundreds as it flattened power lines, overturned cars and ripped roofs off houses in Jiangsu province. The storm, which included a tornado, struck mid-afternoon on Thursday near Yancheng city, a few hours’ drive …

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Virtual vintners have legs in China, toppling traditional importers

Wu Zhendong sees himself as something of a wine buff. The 25-year-old lawyer from China’s western city of Chengdu is a member of his local wine club, likes to drink Chateauneuf-du-Pape – and now, like many of his peers, buys most of his wine online. Wu reflects a major shift …

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U.S. warns China against provocations once court rules on sea claims

The United States warned China on Wednesday against taking “additional provocative actions” following an impending international court ruling on the South China Sea that is expected to largely reject Beijing’s broad territorial claims. A senior State Department official voiced skepticism at China’s claim that dozens of countries backed its position …

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China to reinvestigate anti-dumping case into stainless steel tubes from EU, Japan

China’s Commerce Ministry said on Monday it would reinvestigate its anti-dumping case into imports of high performance, seamless stainless steel tubes from Japan and the European Union. China lost an appeal ruling in October at the World Trade Organization in a dispute in which Japan and the European Union had …

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China foreign minister urges U.S. not to interfere with Tibet in call to Kerry

The United States should not interfere in China’s internal affairs on matters related to Tibet, China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi told U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in a phone call on Saturday. According to an account of the call posted on the Chinese foreign ministry website, Kerry reaffirmed that …

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Apple says iPhones still available for sale in China

Apple Inc (AAPL.O) said its iPhone 6 and 6 Plus were still available for sale in China after Beijing’s intellectual property regulators barred their sales saying the designs had infringed a patent held by a Chinese company. “We appealed an administrative order from a regional patent tribunal in Beijing last …

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China fighter jet made ‘unsafe’ intercept of U.S. spy plane: U.S.

A Chinese fighter jet carried out an “unsafe” intercept of a U.S. spy plane on routine patrol on Tuesday in international airspace over the East China Sea, U.S. Pacific Command said. The intercept involved two Chinese J-10 fighter planes and a U.S. Air Force RC-135 reconnaissance plane, it said in …

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Asian shares flat as China trade data weighs

Asian shares were flat on Wednesday, as weak Chinese export data offset a brightening energy sector outlook and an expected delay in interest rate hikes by the U.S. Federal Reserve. The MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan .MIAPJ0000PUS fell 0.1 percent, amid subdued risk appetite as markets braced …

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U.S. presses China to reduce barriers for foreign business

Senior U.S. officials pressed China again on Tuesday to reduce barriers for foreign businesses, saying concerns have grown due to a more complex regulatory environment. Foreign business confidence has been impacted by regulatory and protectionist worries, following a series of government investigations targeting foreign companies and the roll-out of a …

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