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Wednesday, March 26, 2014
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.
A Chinese court on Monday jailed for 18 months a man who applied to hold a protest on the anniversary of the 1989 Tiananmen Square killings, his lawyer said.
Kim Jong Un look-alike fuels  hilarity on Internet in China
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un strikes fear into some hearts, but photos of a Chinese street food vendor with a distinct resemblance to the Pyongyang strongman have fuelled online mirth.
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Chinese telecoms and Internet giant Huawei condemned the U.S. National Security Agency on Monday after reports revealed the organization had been secretly tapping the company's networks for years.
  
  
  
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