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The governor of Tokyo Shintaro Ishihara, who had said Tokyo will buy the Diaoyu Islands of China, again claimed that the Tokyo government had initiated a fund-raising activity for purchase of the Diaoyu Islands.
- China-U.S. dialogue highlights will for new ties
- Market should decide exchange-rate regime
- China's non-manufacturing sector slows in April
- Exports could help EU resolve debt issue
- Do not let kids addicted to iPhone, iPad games
- Chinese passports to get chipped
- Disney quickens steps into Shanghai
The fourth round of the China-U.S. Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED) has been held in Beijing since Thursday.
The standoff between China and the Philippines in the South China Sea is catching the world's attention. The issue has a direct bearing on a series of key issues...
Hu stresses partnership at China-US dialuge
The US is urged to abandon the outdated thinking that major powers are predestined to engage in conflict.
The US may loosen its restrictions on high-tech exports to China, said China's commerce minister.
Several Chinese cities have some of the world's highest per capita carbon footprints
Books on China have never been more popular, but are they teaching us anything?
President Hu Jintao called on China and the United States to nourish friendship.
The US took a Chinese citizen via abnormal means into its embassy in Beijing.
A Chinese shipyard will help the Titanic finally reach New York, after an order by an Australian billionaire.
Liang Guanglie will visit a series of military sites in the first China-US high-level military exchange in a year.
PMI climbed to 53.3 last month from 53.1 in March, the highest since March 2011.
US would not take sides in the Huangyan Island standoff between China and the Philippines.
As more foreigners come to Beijing to work, more of them are getting married - and divorced.
Algae and snails are helping scientists develop a system to ensure oxygen and food.
Yueju Opera, with its melodious arias, has never stopped touching the hearts of audiences. Mu Qian finds out more about this captivating traditional performance art.
|China-U.S. dialogue highlights will for new ties|
|A new round of China-U.S. Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED) on Thursday highlighted the will of both sides to build new relations in the era of economic globalization.|
|Hu: China, US should promote peace, stability in Asia-Pacific
Hu Jintao said Thursday that China and the United States should promote peace and stability in the Asia-Pacific and beyond.
|Chinese vice premier meets Hungarian PM on ties, cooperation|
|Visiting Chinese Vice Premier Li Keqiang and Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban agreed to promote the friendly and cooperative partnership between the two countries during a talk on Tuesday.|
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Graeme has been using ChinesePod since 2007
"I highly recommend ChinesePod, I haven't found any Online teaching programmes that come close."
The Wall Street Journal
Grauman’s Chinese Theater in Los Angeles, where the big China worry is protectionism, not currency.
Chinese officials in high-level talks with U.S. counterparts agreed to negotiate limits of export funding for state-owned firms and increase the equity stake foreign firms can take in the securities trading ventures.
China, though, never lost its interest in Mongolia. State-owned giant Aluminum Corp. of China Ltd., also known as Chalco, has made large investments in the resource-rich country in recent weeks. But a recent deal in Mongolia has hit a stumbling block, and signs are starting to show that country may be slowly closing its doors to foreign ownership, especially from China.
The case of Chen Guangcheng has drawn comments from other prominent Chinese activists and dissidents—both to Mr. Chen directly and in other forums.
On the rule of law, China continues to get it disastrously wrong. On the economic foundations of social stability, however, China is still getting it right.
The New York Times
These are difficult times for the Chinese steel industry, which has seen margins plummet and has racked up a mountain of debt as it tries to serve the state as well as the market.
For the first time, according to senior American officials, Chinese policy makers said they would commit to removing advantageous financing and regulatory conditions to state-owned enterprises.
As American and Chinese officials convene talks, Treasury officials are vowing to press China to make its currency and financial systems more responsive to market forces.
The standoff under way in a disputed corner of the South China Sea began April 8.
Christopher Buckley’s latest novel satirizes Sino-American relations.
Asia Times Online
Chen's switch throws daring US dance
As blind legal activist Chen Guangcheng switches from a willingness to stay in China to requesting resettlement in the United States, both countries look close to tripping up in the diplomatic dance over his daring escape from house arrest into (and out of) American protection. A muted triumph for US championing of human rights may sour, but China has much to gain if Chen slides uncertainly into exile and irrelevance. - Peter Lee
New life for China's political reformers
Political reformers in China are more hopeful than at any time since the Tiananmen crackdown in 1989 quashed the student-led pro-democracy movement. Their optimism is fired by expectations that the Bo Xilai saga marks an end for old-style communist corruption and a new era of transparency in the one-party state.
- Kent Ewing
THE ROVING EYE
World history, BRIC by BRIC
From a distance, the 21st century planet looks like a swirling mess crossed by a new and visible wall as the rising BRICS, economic powers with staggering problems, including swamps of corruption and potentially unsustainable levels of poverty, counter old powers that are potentially in decline, but still wage staggering clout. Up close and personal, the blueprint is set for confrontation of the full-spectrum kind. - Pepe Escobar
THE ROVING EYE
An extreme traveler, Pepe's nose for news has taken him to all parts of the Pepe Escobar globe. He was in Afghanistan and interviewed the military leader of the anti-Taliban Northern Alliance, Ahmad Shah Masoud, a couple of weeks before his assassination
- China and the United States should strive to find common ground, leader says as annual talks open
- Company executive argues Washington should focus on being more competitive, rather than call for multinationals to bring manufacturing jobs home
- Greenpeace says studies discover high levels of banned and unregulated chemicals in most samples
Protestations over supposed currency manipulation are misguided, especially when access to China's markets offers a huge opportunityStephen S. Roach
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