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Catherine Ashton, the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, meets Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera at Defense Ministry in Tokyo, Oct.28,2013.
(photo: EC / EU)
US Backs Militarization Of Japan In Response To China
Business Insider
U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel (L) shakes hands with Japan's Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera | TOKYO (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said he welcomed the possibility of Japan giving its military a greater role by allowing it to come to the aid of allies under attack. | The co...
(photo: WN / Bhaskar Mallick)
EU to make visa rules easier for Chinese visitors
China Daily
The European Union is proposing to simplify visa rules in an aim to stimulate the economy by wooing global tourists, especially from China, a top EU official has said. | Antonio Tajani, vice-president of the European Commission, said the EU's executive body is presenting proposals for an overhaul of...
China media: Ukraine crisis
BBC News
The ongoing political crisis in Ukraine, corruption and soil pollution in China are the main themes in Friday's papers. | Four-party talks involving Ukraine, Russia, the US and the EU ended in Geneva on Thursday with an agreement to "de-esc...
Coolpad obtains fresh funds for 4G smartphone expansion
South China Morning Post
Coolpad Group, the third-biggest smartphone supplier on the mainland, is poised to boost its 4G mobile phone development plans and global expansion with new financing worth as much as US$175 million. | Shenzhen-based Coolpad, formerly known as China ...
Chinese Government Admits One-Fifth Of Country's Farmland Is Polluted
Business Insider
See Also | BEIJING (AP) — China's government says in a report that nearly one-fifth of the country's farmland is polluted, mostly from yearslong accumulations of toxins from factories, mining and agriculture. | The report raises sharp concerns ...
30,000 Workers Are Striking At China’s Biggest Shoe Factory In One Of Country’s Biggest Strikes Ever
Business Insider
Workers gather during a strike inside the factory area of Yue Yuen Industrial, in Dongguan, Guangdong province April 16, 2014. | BEIJING (AP) — A strike at the Chinese factories of the world's biggest athletic shoe maker snowballed Thursday to ...
CHINA: Our Economy Is In Way Better Shape Than What The Data Suggests
Business Insider
A man fishes next to a lake with the reflection of newly-built residential buildings at a park in Shenyang | BEIJING (Reuters) - China's economy is doing better than official data suggests, the Commerce Ministry said a day after figures showed growth...
Hong Kong shares supported by blue chips, China stocks flat
* FTZ stocks up after foreign investment rules simplified | * Property stocks down ahead of data | * Tencent gains on plans to bring Candy Crush to China | By Natalie Thomas | BEIJING, April 17 (Reuters) - China stocks traded flat on Thursday, as inv...
Traders David O'Day, left center, and Richard Cohen, second from right, wait for the IPO of Starwood Properties to open on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2009
AP / Richard Drew
US STOCKS-Wall St rallies, S&P 500 cuts losses for the week
* Markets in broad rally on hopes for China stimulus | * Momentum stocks still in focus, Netflix edges lower | * Red Hat down after outlook, BlackBerry up on results | * Indexes up...
From left to right: The Peace Hotel, Bank of China building, and former Yokohama Specie Bank.
Creative Commons / Shizhao
UBS: China's Shadow Banking Sector Is Actually Pretty Small
Business Insider
A businessman looks at his mobile phone as he walks in the financial area of Pudong in Shanghai May 30, 2013. | Investors are worried that defaults in China's shadow banking system...
Two men look at a signs indicating the US dollar and euro rates near a currency exchange office in Moscow, Russia, Monday, Jan. 12, 2009. Russia's Central Bank allowed the ruble to drop sharply against the dollar Sunday, resuming a controlled devaluation of the currency that began Nov. 11 as the country's economy continued to weaken
AP / Mikhail Metzel
Russia Will Create National Payment System – Putin
NOVO-OGARYOVO (Moscow Region), March 27 (RIA Novosti) - Russia will create a national payment system similar to either in Japan or China, President Vladimir Putin announced on Thur...
Bad News for Beijing As Rebels Attack Oil Fields
All Africa
[African Arguments]The current conflict in South Sudan has now lasted nearly half a year, killing thousands and displacing hundreds of thousands of South Sudanese. Oil, South Sudan's only major source of revenue, has neither been the reason for nor t...
Futures gain after Chinese data, Yahoo up on Alibaba
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures rose on Wednesday after China's economic growth came in above expectations and Yahoo shares rallied on the strength of revenue growth in Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, in which it has a stake. | * Chin...
Solar power surging in Latin America with World Cup fever
China Daily
When the FIFA World Cup kicks off in Brazil in June, China's Yingli Solar will join brands such as Budweiser, McDonald's and Johnson & Johnson - household names that usually sponsor international sporting events - and be the only Chinese and only...
China Financial
Snow In London 2013.
(photo: WN / Periasamy)
Room at the top: London's super-prime housing market
The Observer
One Hyde Park in Knightsbridge, London: in 2013, 85% of new houses in London were sold to non-UK buyers. Photograph: Graham Turner for the Guardian | Where Hampstead Heath meets Highgate Hill, behind steep red-brick walls, there is a garden. In the garden, hidden by a protective coppice of tall trees, there is a house. If we were to step through th...

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