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Japanese trade hit hard by Diaoyu dispute

Japanese trade hit hard by Diaoyu dispute

The Japanese government’s illegal purchase of China’s Diaoyu Islands is hurting trade between the two countries. A poll shows a large number of Japanese companies are paying the price. And…

Top Chinese security official makes surprise visit to Afghanistan

Top Chinese security official makes surprise visit to Afghanistan

Top Chinese security official on Saturday made a surprise visit to Afghanistan, the first one by a Chinese leader in nearly half a century. Zhou Yongkang, a member of the…

China opposes Japanese landing on Diaoyu Islands

China opposes Japanese landing on Diaoyu Islands

China has strongly protested against the landing on the Diaoyu Islands by Japanese government security personnel. A number of Japanese security personnel landed on the islands illegally on Friday evening,…

China to complete local lawmaker elections by year-end

China will complete a new round of elections of lawmakers at county- and township-level by the end of 2012, with the last five provincial regions currently proceeding with their elections,…

Chinese students stage anti-Japan protest in Seoul over disputed islands

A group of Chinese students staged a protest near the Japanese embassy in Seoul on Thursday to urge the Japanese government to halt its purchase of disputed islands at the…

Details of the trials of Wang Lijun

Details of the trials of Wang Lijun

Wang Lijun, Chongqing’s former vice mayor and former police chief, stood trial on Monday and Tuesday on charges of bending the law for selfish ends, defection, abuse of power and…

Japan’s “purchase” of Diaoyu Islands will damage trade ties with China

Japan’s “purchase” of Diaoyu Islands will damage trade ties with China

Japan’s unlawful “purchase” of China’s Diaoyu Islands will certainly affect and damage the development of economic and trade relations between the two countries, the Ministry of Commerce (MOC) said Wednesday.…

China to face weaker external demand

China to face weaker external demand

China is likely to grapple with weaker external demand during the rest of 2012 due to the slowing global economy, Shen Danyang, spokesman for the Ministry of Commerce, acknowledged on…

China launches two Beidou navigation satellites

China launches two Beidou navigation satellites

The Long March-3B rocket carrying two satellites blasts off from the launch pad at the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Xichang, southwest China’s Sichuan Province, on Sept. 19, 2012. China…

China’s Cabinet announces appointments, dismissals of officials

The State Council, China’s Cabinet, announced a reshuffle of several key posts in the central government on Wednesday. Tan Tianxing was appointed deputy director of the Overseas Chinese Affairs Office…