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56 min ago | West Australian

In the driving seat: China's yuppies are new market force for global automakers

Global automakers are scrambling to meet the demands of China's young urban professionals, who want a car that makes them stand out, yet don't always have the money to splurge on a top-end model.

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5 hrs ago | Greenwich Citizen

Automakers unveil China-focused models in Beijing

Performers dance near Trax a Chevrolet urban SUV during it's China launch ahead of Auto China 2014 in Beijing, China, Saturday, April 19, 2014.

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7 hrs ago | Channelnewsasia.com

China auto show to open amid environmental, growth concerns

Leading automakers are gathering in Beijing on Sunday for the kickoff of China's biggest car show, but lackluster growth and environmental restrictions in the world's largest car market have thrown uncertainty into the mix.

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Sat Apr 19, 2014

Suria

China's shadow to follow Obama around Asia

President Barack Obama will not visit China on his Asia tour next week, but its broadening shadow will be cast everywhere he goes at a time of complex regional disputes and questions about US strategy.

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Malaysian National News Agency

Forest Fire Put Out In Southwest China After Three Days

A forest fire that broke out three days ago was put out by 4,700 firefighters and soldiers on Saturday in southwest Yunnan Province, Xinhua news agency reported local authorities as saying.

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TurkishPress.com

Fiat-Chrysler to produce iconic Jeep in China from 2015

Automaker Fiat-Chrysler said on Saturday that it would begin producing the iconic American brand Jeep in China from 2015 to meet demand in the world's largest car market.

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Reuters

China Resources chairman sacked amid corruption investigation

A Chinese executive under investigation for suspected corruption has been sacked as chairman of powerful state-owned conglomerate China Resources Holdings Co.

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Malaysian National News Agency

Death Toll In East China Factory Blast Rises To Seven

The death toll from a chemical plant explosion in east China's Jiangsu Province has risen to seven.

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Reuters

China releases list of companies planning to list after IPO drought

China's securities regulator on Saturday released draft prospectuses for a small group of companies planning to list, in a move that may soothe investor concerns that the country had put in place a de facto freeze on IPOs.

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Fri Apr 18, 2014

Telegram

China says 1/5 of its farmland polluted

Faced with growing public anger about a poisonous environment, China's government released a yearslong study that shows nearly one-fifth of the country's farmland is contaminated with toxic metals, a stunning indictment of unfettered industrialization under the Communist Party's authoritarian rule.

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Mashable

Internet Freedom Crackdown: China Jails Blogger, Shuts Down Sites

China is stepping up its long-running crackdown on Internet freedom this week, launching a new campaign to purge the web of porn while jailing a blogger for spreading "rumors" online.

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Nerve News

170 dead pigs found in China river

At least 170 dead pigs have been retrieved from a river in China's Qinghai province, authorities said Wednesday.

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Greenwich Citizen

Chinese relatives pray over lost Malaysian plane

One of relatives of Chinese passengers onboard the Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 grieves at a hotel conference room in Beijing, China, Friday, April 18, 2014.

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National Public Radio

Chinese Trade Group To Mediate Shoe Factory Strike

A Chinese government trade union says it will mediate a labor dispute in which tens of thousands of workers have joined a massive strike against the world's largest shoemaker.

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Sydney Morning Herald

In win for advocates, China will turn bear farm into refuge

Beijing: In what's being described as a major victory against abusive animal practices in China, a government-owned company that has bred bears for traditional medicines has agreed to convert itself into a sanctuary.

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Thu Apr 17, 2014

South China Morning Post

China sentences activists for urging officials to disclose assets, says lawyer

Four New Citizens' Movement activists sentenced by Beijing court for 'gathering a crowd to disturb public order' after they called on officials to reveal their assets China sentenced four activists to jail for up to three-and-a-half years on Friday for urging officials to reveal their assets, a lawyer said, the latest convictions in a crackdown on ... (more)

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AlertNet

Chinese police shoot man dead at checkpoint in Xinjiang

Police in China's far-western region of Xinjiang have shot dead a man who drove through a security checkpoint, the local government said on Thursday, the latest violence to hit the troubled area with a large Muslim population.

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Foreign Policy

China's Failed Porn-Killing Hashtag

The Chinese government's latest effort to bring the country's social web under control appears to be backfiring.

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Reuters

UPDATE 1-China Resources chairman under investigation by anti-graft body

The chairman of state-owned China Resources Holdings Co. Ltd., a holding company for a group of energy, land and consumer businesses in mainland China and Hong Kong, is under investigation, China's top anti-corruption body said on Thursday.

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ABC News

China Says Man Attacked Checkpoint in Xinjiang

China says police killed a youth who attacked a checkpoint in the restive northwestern Xinjiang region, contradicting allegations he was gunned down after running a red light.

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