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China cuts rates again

China's central bank cut lending rates for the fourth time since November. ||| Beijing - China's central bank cut lending rates for the fourth time since November and trimmed the amount of cash that some banks must hold as reserves,Show More Summary

Moscow Entitled to Several Positions in China-Led AIIB Management

Russia, a prospective founding member of the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), will be eligible to several management positions due to its economic performance, Russia’s ambassador to Beijing said Saturday.

China Cuts Interest Rates for 4th Time to Boost Economy

6 days agoNews : NYTimes: News

China's central bank announced Saturday the fourth round of interest cuts in seven months and lower deposit-reserve ratios for banks to lend to small businesses, as Beijing tries to shore up the country's sluggish economy.

China says many in Japan not ready to accept its rise

BEIJING (Reuters) - The lack of acceptance by many Japanese people of China's rise is one of the root causes of the problems between the two countries, China's foreign minister, a former ambassador to Tokyo, said on Saturday.

China says changing position on sea dispute would shame ancestors

BEIJING (Reuters) - Changing position on China's claims over the South China Sea would shame its ancestors, while not facing up to infringements of Chinese sovereignty there would shame its children, Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Saturday.

Chinese mayor sacked after official dies from alcohol poisoning

BEIJING (Reuters) - A mayor from China's central Hunan province and other officials have been sacked or reprimanded after one of their colleagues died from excessive alcohol consumption at an extravagant business dinner, the provincial graft watchdog said.

China Considers Russia One of Key Global Partners – Foreign Minister

Beijing sees Moscow as one of the most important partners in global issues.

Slacking Chinese officials to face demotion or dismissal: state media

BEIJING (Reuters) - Underperforming Chinese officials will face demotion or lose their jobs, under new rules announced by the country's elite Politburo, state media said on Saturday.

US Arms Sales to E Asia Spike Amid Chinese Aggression - Former DoD Official

China’s expansion across disputed territory in the South China Sea is driving up demand for US heavy weapons and military aircraft from Beijing’s neighbors, former US Defense Department official Dov Zakheim told Sputnik.

Beijing Has Literally Quadrupled in Size Over Just the Last Decade

6 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

A group of researchers from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Stanford University used NASA’s satellite images to chart the growth of the Chinese capital city, and one of their more interesting findings was the astounding rate at which Beijing has grown during the last 10 years. Read more...

What’s on This Week Around the World

An occult Renaissance artist gets a solo show in Florence, Italy; Ming Wong shows artwork in Beijing; and some of the world's most talked about choreographers show new works in Amsterdam.

Air China $690 Los Angeles to Tokyo September to December 2015

Tokyo is a route that infrequently goes on sale, so this $690 airfare on Air China caught my eye today. The ticket routes via Beijing, but reasonable connection times of a couple hours can mean a quick transit. The next lowest fare is...Show More Summary

BRICS New Development Bank moves ahead quietly

While Beijing's Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) has won overwhelming support (to the surprise of many, including China itself), another bank headquartered in China seems to be flying under the world's radar. Few people have heard of the BRICS New Development Bank (NDB). Show More Summary

What if Beijing and Washington understood each other perfectly...but still clashed?

Blinders, Blunders and Wars is a smart, rational book. Perhaps too rational. The authors — David Gompert, Hans Binnendijk and Bonny Lin — served on all US administrations from Nixon to Obama and held four National Security Council appointments between them. Show More Summary

South China Sea: Washington says one thing but Beijing hears another

Washington has made its point loud and clear in the South China Sea. But it is likely to be lost on Beijing. 'There should be no mistake: the United States will fly, sail and operate wherever international law allows', Defense Secretary Ashton Carter declared at a late May gathering of Asia Pacific's top defence officials in Singapore. Show More Summary

Quick comment: Peter Hartcher on South China Sea tensions

An hour ago I spoke with Sydney Morning Herald International Editor Peter Hartcher on where South China Sea tensions are heading. I was intrigued by a phrase Peter used in his Monday column, where he referred to Beijing's land reclamation in the South China Sea as a 'creeping invasion of the region'. Show More Summary

Washington is targeting Chinese scientists in America, and so is Beijing

The ethnic Chinese technical research community in the US is worried. American justice authorities are stepping up actions against industrial theft. Last week alone saw two cases, with a star Chinese professor arrested on arrival in LA (five of his colleagues were also charged but remain at home) and a Philadelphia physics department head arraigned. Show More Summary

South China Sea: Beijing’s ‘low-intensity coercion’ and Southeast Asia's response

This week the annual report to the US Congress on China's Military Power was released. It noted Beijing's use of 'low-intensity coercion' across the South China Sea and East China Sea. Its assessment stated that: China often uses a progression...Show More Summary

China military to investigate who owns its land

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's military has launched a three-year project to try to work out who owns the land it uses after finding that a quarter of it lacked ownership documents, which has led to disputes with civilians, the Defense Ministry said on Friday.

Philippine official: China island-building in full swing

10 days after Beijing said land reclamation in disputed South China Sea territory was near complete, local mayor sees "full-blast construction"

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