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China's growth slows to 7.4 percent in 1Q

55 minutes agoNews : The Newsroom

BEIJING (AP) — China's economic growth slowed further in the latest quarter but appeared strong enough to satisfy Chinese leaders who are trying to put the country on a more sustainable path without politically dangerous job losses.

Beijing’s April ‘Snow’: Pretty, But Also Flammable

Catkins in Beijing are a mesmerizing sight, with local media dubbing then “snow in April.” They're also a fire hazard.

Chinese GDP gauge shows much deeper slowdown

China’s loss of economic momentum in the first quarter was deeper than widely cited data will show, according to analyst forecasts for a gauge that is gaining greater recognition. ||| Beijing - China’s loss of economic momentum in the...Show More Summary

Trailer: 'Nowhere to Call Home', a documentary about a Tibetan in Beijing

1 hour agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Nowhere to Call Home follows a Tibetan farmer who leaves her village to work in Beijing for the sake of her son's education despite overwhelming discrimination the two face amid the political strife that has gripped China and Tibet.Show More Summary

Beijing’s April ‘Snow’: Pretty, but Also Flammable

If you’re a Beijing resident who loves snow but didn’t get enough last winter, take heart. All across the city, fluffy white stuff is floating through the skies, wafting over hutongs and soaring as high as the 22nd floor of at least one building. It’s a mesmerizing sight, with local media dubbing it “snow in April.” It’s also a fire hazard.

Citroen DS 6WR SUV revealed ahead of 2014 Beijing auto show

2 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

The stylish French DS brand now has its first SUV offering in the form of the Citroen DS 6WR. The new Citroen DS 6WR SUV was uncovered overnight ahead of its official debut at the 2014 Beijing auto show later this month, and for now at least the new high-riding model is expected to be [...]

China’s Growth Slows to 24-Year Low of 7.4 Percent

(BEIJING) — China’s economic growth slowed to a 24-year low of 7.4 percent in the first quarter, raising the risk of job losses and a potential impact on its trading partners. The figure reported Wednesday by the government was down from the previous quarter’s 7.7 percent. It came in below the full-year official growth target…

Peugeot 2008 DKR Dakar Racer Revealed Ahead Of Beijing: Video

Peugeot has whipped the covers off its 2008 DKR purpose-built Dakar entrant, describing it as a “muscular, thoroughbred yet beastlike” racer. The French carmaker recently announced its plans to return to the Dakar Rally in 2015 after a 25-year absence, with drivers Carlos Sainz and Cyril Despres (moving over from the bike category) behind the wheel. Show More Summary

Citroen DS 6WR SUV Revealed For Beijing

Citroen has revealed its new Beijing-bound DS 6WR this week, marking the upmarket offshoot’s entry into the high-riding SUV market. Inspired by the Wild Rubis concept revealed this time last year, the 6WR was initially expected to launch as the ‘DS X7’. Show More Summary

Haymarket history is a lie that keeps on giving

By Scott Reeder SPRINGFIELD – Growing up during the Cold War, May Day always was a bit ominous. On the evening news, we’d watch tanks, missiles and soldiers march by the reviewing stands in Moscow, Beijing and Havana where stone-faced Communist leaders would look on as their minions toiled. REMEMBERING: The Haymarket Riot memorial doesn’t...

Leading British Film Group In Beijing To Explore Closer Ties With China

A group of 12 talent agents, producers, distributors, film sales companies, exhibitors and representatives from BFI, the British Film Commission and BBC Worldwide have embarked upon the first official trade visit to the Asian powerhouse. read more

Our Brutal Winter 2014? Thank Asia's Smog

Next time there's a story about how horrifically bad the smog is in China or India, don't pity only the residents of Beijing or New Delhi. A new study suggests that air pollution in Asia results in more erratic, intense winter storms over North America, reports CNN. The culprit is...

Ivan Glasenberg Does It Again: Sweet Deal For Glencore Xstrata

By MetalMiner: By Stuart Burns Glencore (OTCPK:GLNCY) has concluded the terms of sale for their Las Bambas Copper mine in Peru to a consortium of Chinese companies led by Minmetals (OTC:MMETY), Beijing's longtime favorite. As we said...Show More Summary

China Remembers Death That Catalyzed Tiananmen Protests

Nearly a quarter century after leaders in Beijing ordered the army to advance on protesters occupying Tiananmen Square, leaders have begun to recognize the contributions of he man whose death is credited with catalyzing the protest movement and, within limits, have allowed him to be commemorated online.

The DS 6WR Is Citroën's China-Bound SUV

15 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Following last year's DS Wild Rubis Concept, Citroën is going to unveil its next big news at the Beijing Auto Show, the DS 6WR SUV created with mostly the Chinese market in mind. Read more...

Citroën’s Luxury Brand DS Confirms 6WR SUV For Beijing Auto Show

16 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Motor Authority

A few years ago French automaker Citroën revived its DS nameplate for a new sub-brand catering to premium customers. Cars sold under the DS brand featured unique styling and amenities, although they were still closely related to regular models from Citroën lineup. More recently, however, Citroën has moved to establish the DS name as...

Beijing Preview: Citroen DS 6WR

19 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Leftlane

The DS 6WR will exclusively be sold in China.

Despite New Loans, China Keeps Credit Tight

China's banks made more new loans in March than the previous month. But economists pointed out the stock of outstanding bank loans grew at its slowest pace compared to a year earlier since 2005, signaling Beijing continues to keep aShow More Summary

Report: Beijing More Globally Engaged Than Washington, D.C.

According to a new study, Beijing is now the world’s eighth-most global city, breaking into the top 10 for the first time.

The rumors are true: China to expand foreign movie quota, but exclusively for arthouse films

20 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

For the past few months, rumors have been circulating that China's Beijing Film Bureau has been considering loosening its restriction on foreign films released in China each year from 34 to 44. This decision - which would "significantly...Show More Summary

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