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Sunday, March 9, 2014
Oil slicks found in hunt for Malaysia jet
Vietnamese air force planes on Saturday spotted two large oil slicks close to where a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 went missing earlier in the day, the first sign that the aircraft carrying 239 people had crashed.
The brother of a Taiwanese woman who was on board a Malaysia Airlines flight that has disappeared said Saturday afternoon that his family was hoping for the best.
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The Dalai Lama said Friday that China should ease its strict censorship, saying that the world's most populous nation would only achieve its full potential through greater freedoms.
Air quality was below national standards in almost all China's major cities last year, a top environment official said Saturday, after Premier Li Keqiang pledged to “declare war” on pollution.
Beijing is taking a step toward requiring local government personnel to disclose their property holdings, a top city official told media Friday, a move critics say would tackle endemic graft.
Friday, March 7, 2014
The latest double-digit increase to China's defense budget serves world peace and is no threat to anyone, state media argued Thursday after the 12.2 percent spending hike raised alarms in Japan.
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Coal miner's dilemma mirrors that of China
Forty years of digging for coal have left the miner with tuberculosis and drained his village water supply. But he, like China, clings to the resource as his economic mother lode.
Thursday, March 6, 2014
The attackers who launched a brutal mass knifing at a Chinese train station acted in desperation after a failed attempt to leave the country and become jihadists overseas, a Chinese official was Wednesday quoted as saying.
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
China vows to address stifling smog, terror threat
China's government promised sweeping reforms Wednesday to promote sustainable growth in its slowing economy by opening state-dominated industries to private investment, making its banks more market-oriented and encouraging consumer spending.
Chinese state television on Tuesday broadcast an interview with a police officer said to have shot five knife-wielding thugs who killed and injured scores of people in a railway station attack in Kunming.
  
  
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