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China begins operation of lighthouse on artificial island in South China Sea

China has begun operating a lighthouse on one of its artificial islands in the South China Sea near which a U.S. warship sailed last year to challenge China’s territorial claims. China claims most of the energy-rich waters of the South China Sea, through which about $5 trillion in ship-borne trade …

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Asia stocks at three-week lows as China worries grow; oil up

Asian stocks held near three-week lows on Wednesday as concerns about the underlying strength of the Chinese economy dogged investors while oil prices jumped by nearly two percent on growing hopes a global output freeze may materalize soon. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was barely in positive …

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U.S. plans third patrol near disputed South China Sea islands: source

The U.S. Navy plans to conduct another passage near disputed islands in the South China Sea in early April, a source familiar with the plan said on Friday, the third in a series of challenges that have drawn sharps rebukes from China. Other U.S. officials, speaking after Reuters reported the …

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U.S. says it will not recognize South China Sea exclusion zone

The United States has told China it will not recognize an exclusion zone in the South China Sea and would view such a move as “destabilizing,” U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert Work said on Wednesday. U.S. officials have expressed concern that an international court ruling expected in the coming …

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Beijing extends leave for new parents as China hopes for more children

Authorities in China’s capital will extend leave from work for new mothers and fathers, state media reported on Friday, in what appeared to be the latest incentive to encourage families to have more children. The world’s largest economy faces a shrinking labor force and aging population, meaning it could be …

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China hopes ZTE can be removed from U.S. export restriction list as soon as possible

China’s commerce ministry said on Friday it hoped telecom equipment maker ZTE Corp could be removed as soon as possible from a U.S. list of companies slapped with tough export restrictions this month. On Tuesday the U.S. Department of Commerce said it would give ZTE a three-month reprieve on export …

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Apple’s new iPhone faces challenge measuring up in China, India

Apple Inc’s (AAPL.O) new iPhone SE has first-rate features and a relatively low price tag, but its prospects in key markets like China and India may be limited by its diminutive size. At the product launch in Cupertino, California on Monday, Apple vice president of iPhone Product Marketing Greg Joswiak …

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U.S. to offer China’s ZTE ‘temporary relief’ on export curbs: official

The U.S. Department of Commerce is expected this week to lift export curbs it imposed on Chinese telecom equipment and smartphone maker ZTE Corp (0763.HK) for alleged Iran sanctions violations. “The relief would be temporary in nature and would be maintained only if ZTE is abiding by its commitments to …

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Facebook’s Zuckerberg meets propaganda czar in China charm drive

Facebook’s co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg met China’s propaganda tsar Liu Yunshan in Beijing on Saturday as part of a charm offensive in one of the few markets where the social network cannot be accessed. The rare meeting, reported by China’s state news agency Xinhua, suggests warming relations between Facebook …

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