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Sep 9, 2010

China warns Japan ties at risk over boat incident

BEIJING (Reuters) – China warned Japan on Thursday that ties would suffer if Tokyo mishandles a dispute over a Chinese boat seized in disputed seas, intensifying a territorial rift that could deepen discord between Asia’s top two economies.

China said Japan was playing a risky game when it arrested the captain of a boat that collided with two Japanese coast guard boats near disputed islets in the East China Sea.

Jul 27, 2010

Analysis: South China Sea spat fresh threat to Sino-US ties

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s angry response to a U.S.-led confrontation over the disputed South China Sea raises the specter of a fresh rift between Beijing and Washington just as wounds from a combative start to the year are healing.

China was furious after it was ambushed at Asia’s top security forum by a discussion of sensitive territorial claims in the South China Sea, an area rich in energy and key for shipping.

Jul 23, 2010

China jails Uighur journalist for 15 years: employer

BEIJING (Reuters) – A Chinese court in the restive western region of Xinjiang has given a Uighur journalist and website manager 15 years in jail for endangering state security by speaking to foreign journalists, his employer said on Friday.

Uighurbiz.net, where Gheyret Niyaz worked as an administrator, posted a notice saying he had been sentenced at a hearing on Friday, quoting his wife who was in the court.

Jul 20, 2010

China shows military strength ahead of U.S. drill

BEIJING (Reuters) – China has shown off its growing military strength with naval exercises off its eastern coast, shortly before Washington and Seoul are expected to carry out their own drills which Beijing has criticized.

State television broadcast images on Tuesday it said showed the East Sea Fleet on recent maneuvers, including helicopters and a submarine launching a long-range missile underwater.

Jul 16, 2010

Typhoon grazes China, Vietnam evacuates thousands

BEIJING/HANOI (Reuters) – Southern China battened down on Friday as Typhoon Conson hit the edge of a tourist island and Vietnam deployed nearly 3,000 troops to areas in the path of the storm that gathered strength over the South China Sea.

Swollen rivers and landslides have killed 135 people across China since the start of July and another 41 are missing, state media reported.

Jul 16, 2010

China braces for typhoon

BEIJING/HANOI (Reuters) – Southern China on Friday battened down to await the arrival of Typhoon Conson, gathering strength over the South China Sea, and Vietnam deployed nearly 3,000 troops to areas in the path of the storm.

Swollen rivers and landslides have killed 135 people across China since the start of July and another 41 are missing, state media reported.

Jul 16, 2010

China braces for typhoon, Vietnam evacuates thousands

BEIJING/HANOI (Reuters) – Southern China on Friday battened down to await the arrival of Typhoon Conson, gathering strength over the South China Sea, and Vietnam deployed nearly 3,000 troops to areas in the path of the storm.

Swollen rivers and landslides have killed 135 people across China since the start of July and another 41 are missing, state media reported.

Jul 14, 2010

China splashes billions on Argentine rail, subway

BEIJING (Reuters) – China and Argentina have agreed to invest about $10 billion over several years to renovate the Latin American country’s dilapidated railway system and build a subway for its second-largest city.

Argentine President Cristina Fernandez is in the Chinese capital to boost ties, promoting her land-rich nation as a natural partner for commodity-hungry China, and seeking to resolve a Chinese freeze on imports of Argentina soyoil that has threatened a key hard-currency earner for Argentina.

Jul 5, 2010

Far west China tense but quiet year after riots

URUMQI, China (Reuters) – Chinese security forces kept a wary watch on Monday on a far-western city that erupted in deadly ethnic violence a year ago, flooding the streets with paramilitary police, some armed and others in riot gear.

Groups of Uighurs, a Turkic-speaking people who call Xinjiang their homeland, attacked hundreds of Han Chinese last July 5 after a demonstration by Uighurs was broken up. At least 197 people died in the violence.

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      "I moved to Afghanistan in late 2010 after nearly six years reporting from China, initially covering energy issues and more recently writing about political and general news. I have also worked in Spain and Britain."
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