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Sep 26, 2010

China repeats apology demand after Japan frees fisherman

BEIJING/TOKYO (Reuters) – China pushed its demand for an apology from Japan for detaining a Chinese fishing trawler captain, showing no sign of an end to the row after Japan released the captain and said no apology was necessary.

The dispute illustrates the fragility of ties between Asia’s two biggest economies troubled by Chinese memories of Japanese wartime occupation and territorial disputes over parts of the East China Sea that could hold rich reserves of gas.

Sep 23, 2010

China says 4 Japanese suspected of illegal filming

BEIJING/TOKYO (Reuters) – China is investigating four Japanese suspected of entering a military zone and illegally videotaping military targets, Xinhua news agency said, the latest row to threaten ties between Asia’s biggest economies.

The two sides are already locked in an increasingly heated dispute triggered by Japan’s detention of a Chinese fishing boat captain whose trawler collided earlier this month with a Japanese patrol boat in waters near islands both sides claim.

Sep 3, 2010

SAP sees new round of global growth, led by BRIC

BEIJING, Sept 3 (Reuters) – European software giant SAP AG
(SAPG.DE: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) said on Friday that a new round of growth has begun in
the global economy, led by emerging countries such as China,
Brazil, Russia and India.

Following rapid growth in the so-called BRIC countries, China
could become SAP’s top market globally in the next five to 10
years, Chief Executive Bill McDermott told Reuters in an

Aug 19, 2010

Attack on military police kills 7 in Xinjiang, China

URUMQI, China (Reuters) – Seven Chinese military police were killed on Thursday when a member of the Uighur minority rammed them with an explosives-laden vehicle in the Xinjiang border region, long the scene of ethnic tension and violence.

Police arrested a Uighur suspect who drove the motorized three-wheel vehicle into a group of police and paramilitary guards at a highway intersection in Yiganqi township near the city of Aksu, according to a report from a local news conference carried on the People’s Daily website.

Aug 19, 2010

Attack kills 7 in China’s restive Xinjiang

URUMQI, China (Reuters) – A member of China’s restive Uighur minority killed seven people on Thursday in an explosion in far western Xinjiang, an official said, a region which has long been the scene of ethnic tension and occasional violence.

Police arrested a Uighur suspect who drove a three-wheeled vehicle into a crowd in a town near the southern Xinjiang city of Aksu, Xinjiang government spokeswoman Hou Hanmin told a news conference in the regional capital, Urumqi.

Jul 17, 2010

Chinese miner Zijin ignored repair orders last yr-filing

BEIJING, July 17 (Reuters) – Embattled Chinese gold miner
Zijin ignored orders to repair a breach in a tailings reservoir
last year, according to a stock exchange filing on a toxic
wastewater discharge that polluted a river earlier in July.

Zijin Mining Group (2899.HK: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz)(601899.SS: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) on Saturday issued
the results of an investigation into the July 3 leak, when the
lining of a tailings reservoir was breached after heavy rains.

Jul 17, 2010

Typhoon Conson heads for Vietnam, brushes China

BEIJING, July 17 (Reuters) – Falling billboards killed at least two people on China’s southern island of Hainan, as typhoon Conson passed over the island on its way toward northern Vietnam.

Strong winds and heavy rains partially cut power in Sanya, a resort city on the southern tip of Hainan, after the first typhoon to hit China this season hit on Friday evening.

A security guard was buried when a billboard toppled over near Sanya, and a motorcyclist died when he was clipped by another falling billboard, China’s Xinhua news agency said.

The storm is expected to come ashore in northern Vietnam’s scenic Halong Bay, near the industrial port of Haiphong, later on Saturday. The army is evacuating about 150,000 people in its path.

Fishing boats were called back to port from the South China Sea.

Several tours to Halong Bay and nearby coastal areas this weekend have been cancelled and boats have been called back to shore, the official Vietnam News Agency reported.

National flag carrier Vietnam Airlines said at least four flights in and out of Haiphong will be cancelled on Saturday while a number of other flights may face delays.

Typhoons and tropical storms regularly hit the Philippines, China, Taiwan and Japan in the second half of the year, gathering strength from the warm waters of the Pacific Ocean or South China Sea before normally weakening over land.

Conson left at least 39 people dead in the Philippines.

The storm brought wind and rain to the Chinese coastal province of Guangdong, and forced shipping services and flights from Hainan to be halted since Thursday.

(Editing by Jeremy Laurence)

Jul 5, 2010

China convicts U.S. geologist of stealing state secrets

BEIJING (Reuters) – A geologist accused of stealing state secrets after he brokered the sale of an oil database has been sentenced to eight years in jail, the U.S. embassy said on Monday, over two-and-one-half years after he was detained.

Geologist Xue Feng, a 44-year-old U.S. citizen born in China, was detained late in 2007 after negotiating the sale of an oil industry database to his employer at the time, Colorado-based consultancy IHS Energy, now known as IHS Inc.

Jul 2, 2010

Silk Road city razed to remake west in China’s image

KASHGAR, China (Reuters) – A drive to modernise the old Silk Road city of Kashgar has obliterated whole stretches of old Uighur neighbourhoods, even as the government tries to win over residents wary of Chinese rule.

A year after riots engulfed Urumqi, capital of Xinjiang region, the razing of old Kashgar is a prime example of how China’s modernising campaigns can come at the expense of local sensitivities.

Jun 29, 2010

Taiwan, China sign historic trade pact

CHONGQING, China (Reuters) – China and Taiwan signed a historic deal on Tuesday to boost trade after decades of hostility, which Beijing hopes will lure the island neighbour into its embrace.

The strongest ever tie-up between self-ruled Taiwan and China, which claims sovereignty over the island, will slash tariffs on about 800 items and and ease financial sector rules.

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