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Thursday, March 27, 2014
Pandas and yak soup on Michelle Obama's China menu
U.S. first lady Michelle Obama on Wednesday wrapped up a weeklong trip to China by feeding a panda before having a yak-based lunch at a Tibetan restaurant.
Air China shares fell in Hong Kong on Wednesday after the Chinese flag carrier reported a 32-percent drop in net profit last year, hit by a weak cargo market.
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Hunt for Flight 370 resumes in calmer seas
The desperate, multinational hunt for Flight 370 resumed again Wednesday across a remote stretch of the Indian Ocean after fierce winds and high waves that had forced a daylong halt eased considerably.
US first lady encourages rural residents of southwestern China via satellite link
U.S. first lady Michelle Obama encouraged rural Chinese students to aim high and get a good education despite humble roots, in a speech Tuesday that was delivered via satellite technology to remote communities in southwestern China.
Premature deaths and health problems from air pollution cost China as much as US$300 billion a year, an official report said Tuesday, calling for a new urbanization model for the world's second-largest economy.
Global media outlets have been following Taiwanese student activists closely after they took possession of the Legislative Yuan last Tuesday, many also spreading the news of the Executive Yuan break-ins and riot police eviction last Sunday.
Malaysia says search to shift to smaller area
Malaysia said Tuesday that it has narrowed the search for a downed jetliner to an area the size of Texas and Oklahoma in the southern Indian Ocean, while Australia said improved weather would allow the hunt for possible debris from the plane to resume.
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Chinese manufacturing activity contracted in March to its lowest level in eight months, data showed Monday, prompting calls for policymakers to tackle a painful slowdown of growth in the world's number two economy.
A Chinese farmer was burned to death during a protest over local land seized for development, state-run media said Monday, highlighting struggles over compensation for land.
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Visiting U.S. first lady Michelle Obama, along with her daughters and mother, came face-to-face with China's Terracotta Warriors on Monday on a week-long tour that has taken in several major sites while skirting politics.
  
  
  
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