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  • China News.Net – Wednesday 13th November, 2013

    Chinese leaders have promised that markets would play a leading decisive role in allocating resources, and added that state ownership would remain a pillar of the economy, following the closed-door “Third Plenum” meeting. The Communist Party leaders unveiled a series of key economic reforms aimed at overhauling its economy over the next decade, the BBC reports. According to the report, a new …

  • Fossil find reveals big cats may have evolved in Asia not Africa

    China News.Net – Wednesday 13th November, 2013

    US and Chinese palaeontologists have claimed that big cats evolved in central Asia and not Africa, and spread throughout the world, following the discovery of the oldest big cat fossil in Tibet. Dated between 4.1 and 5.95 million years old, the skull fragments of the newly-dubbed Panthera blytheae have been unearthed in the Himalayas, the BBC reported. Lead author Dr. Jack Tseng from the …

  • Chinese President holds welcoming ceremony for visiting Yemeni President in Beijing

    Global Times – Wednesday 13th November, 2013

    Xi Jinping (front, L) holds a welcoming ceremony for visiting Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi in Beijing, capital of China, Nov. 13, 2013. Xi held talks with Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi in Beijing on Wednesday. (Xinhua/Yao Dawei) Xi Jinping (R) holds a welcoming ceremony for visiting Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi in Beijing, capital of China, Nov. 13, 2013. Xi …

  • Green group reports on Chinas biodiversity

    China Daily – Wednesday 13th November, 2013

    /enpproperty–> People know climate change has been unsettling our planet’s geological, biological and ecological systems, but how does it affect the living animals and plants on our planet, especially those rare species that live in protected areas? Recently, the Nature Conservancy, an international green group, released a report in Beijing to address the question. The organization …

  • Chinas changing fashion since 1978

    China Daily – Wednesday 13th November, 2013

    Since 1978, when the reform and opening-up policy was put forward at the Third Plenary Session of the 11th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC), Chinese people’s concept of fashion has been changing day by day, as new messages and ways of life update their thinking. …

  • Delegating powers needed for Chinas reforms

    China Daily – Wednesday 13th November, 2013

    /enpproperty–> The core principal of China’s “comprehensively deepening reforms” is the government should delegate powers to lower levels to unleash all the social vitality and give full play to all sources of social wealth for the benefit of the people, said an economist. The government is not only expected to delegate powers in the economic field, but also in social issues, …

  • Chinese police are on UN mission

    China Daily – Wednesday 13th November, 2013

    Expedition members salute as they say farewell to the public at Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport, Nov 12, 2013. Fifteen policemen and policewomen from Southwest China’s Sichuan province kicked off a one-year peacekeeping mission for the United Nations in South Sudan in a departure ceremony held in Chengdu, capital of Sichuan. The mission team consists of police officers with various …

  • China may change rules on animal tests for cosmetics

    China.org.cn – Wednesday 13th November, 2013

    China is considering changing the rules to allow the sale of some cosmetics without requiring them to be tested on animals, opening up the mainland market to international firms opposed to the …

  • Copper chlorophylin found in 12 more oils in Taiwan

    Asia News Network – Wednesday 13th November, 2013

    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) yesterday announced that copper chlorophyllin complex, a prohibited additive, was discovered in 12 cooking oils manufactured by major local oil companies, including Fwusow Industry Co and Taisun Enterprise Co. The FDA said that in addition to Fwusow and Taisun, Ting Hsin International Group, Changchi Foodstuff Factory Co, and Formosa Oilseed Processing Co …

  • Hong Kong stocks kick off 0.73 higher

    Sky News – Wednesday 13th November, 2013

    Hong Kong stocks have risen 0.73 per cent in early trade after the Dow and SP 500 on Wall Street ended at new record highs.The benchmark Hang Seng Index added 163.26 points to 22,627.09 on Thursday.Chinese shares were up slightly in morning trade, rebounding after plunging nearly two per cent the previous day on disappointment over a key policy meeting, dealers said.The benchmark Shanghai …

  • H6N1 Bird flu strain infects young Taiwan girl for first time

    The Standard – Wednesday 13th November, 2013

    (1 hr 9 mins ago) A strain of bird flu that scientists thought could not infect people has shown up in a Taiwanese woman, a nasty surprise that shows scientists must do more to spot worrisome flu strains before they ignite a global outbreak, doctors say. On a more hopeful front, a company reported encouraging results from its first human tests of a possible vaccine against a different type of …

  • China money markets tense again after c.bank drains more funds

    Reuters – Wednesday 13th November, 2013

    * Regulators move to reduce cost pressure without crimping growth * Benchmark rate leaps after c.bank sits out open mkt operations * 3-month deposit auction yields 6 pct, highest in 2 years * Agricultural Dev Bank of China auction fails to sell out * Jitters about c.bank strategy, but actual cash supply adequate By Pete Sweeney SHANGHAI, Nov 14 (Reuters) – China’s money markets showed signs …

  • China‚Äôs 1st flight experience store to open in Sanya in April 2014

    whatsonsanya – Wednesday 13th November, 2013

    Pacific Simulators says it has completed deals that will lead to its Flight Experience stores opening soon in the large consumer markets of the United States and China. Flight Experience is the retail division of Christchurch-based flight simulator manufacturer, Pacific Simulators 2010 Ltd. In 2009 one of the company’s founders bought it back off receivers, after it was placed into …

  • Chinese army told to study requirements of key CPC meeting

    Global Times – Wednesday 13th November, 2013

    The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) and armed police on Wednesday were told to study the requirements of the just concluded key meeting of the Communist Party of China (CPC).The 18th CPC Central Committee on Tuesday approved a decision on “major issues concerning comprehensively deepening reforms” at the close of its four-day Third Plenary Session.The General Political Department …

  • Chinas reforms influence world experts

    Global Times – Wednesday 13th November, 2013

    The 18th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) unveiled here Tuesday an outline for comprehensively deepening reform, which foreign media and experts believe will have far-reaching influence on the world.”China must build on the reality that it remains in the primary stage of socialism and will long remain so while pursuing comprehensive, deeper reform,” according to …

  • Chinese Yemeni foreign ministers hold meeting

    Global Times – Wednesday 13th November, 2013

    Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Wednesday met with his Yemeni counterpart Abu Bakr al-Qirbi, who is with Yemeni President Abdorabuh Mansour Hadi in China.Wang said China attaches importance to its traditional friendship with Yemen, respects the country’s sovereign independence and territorial integrity and supports its political transition process, according to a Chinese Foreign …

  • Local Chinese govts urged to fulfill pre-set reform tasks

    Global Times – Wednesday 13th November, 2013

    Local Chinese governments were ordered on Wednesday to speed up reforms and fulfill related tasks that were already set by the central government earlier this year.Reform plans should be in accordance with the guidelines of the just …

  • Chinas Huawei wins business award for services in UAE

    Global Times – Wednesday 13th November, 2013

    China’s biggest provider of information and communication technology (ICT) Huawei said in Dubai on Wednesday it has been awarded the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Business Award 2013 in the service category.The award was given to Huawei at the seventh annual Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Business Awards 2013 held at the holiday and conference resort Madinat Jumeirah on November 13.In an …

  • Hosszu continues to shine in FINA World Cup in Beijing

    Global Times – Wednesday 13th November, 2013

    Though no world record or World Cup record is broken on the first day of the FINA Swimming World Cup 2013, world champion Katinka Hosszu of Hungary still took the limelight by wining 2 gold and 1 bronze medals from her five individual events while Cate Campbell of Australia slammed down 3 titles at the FINA World Cup here at the China National Aquatic Center (Water Cube) on Wednesday.As the …

  • Beijing ends road losses to Shanxi

    Global Times – Wednesday 13th November, 2013

    Randolph Morris had 32 points and 12 rebounds to lift the Beijing Ducks to a 104-94 road victory over Shanxi Fenjiu on Wednesday, in the second round of the CBA League.With the victory, the Ducks ended their four consecutive road losses to Shanxi.Sun Yue contributed nine points, seven rebounds, six steals, two assists and two blocks, while Zhai Xiaochuan and Zhu Yanxi scored 17 and 18 points …

  • US air force chief touts importance of communications with Chinese military

    Global Times – Wednesday 13th November, 2013

    US Air Force Chief of Staff Mark Welsh said Wednesday that opening up lines of communication with China is good for the United States, the region and the world.Welsh was briefing reporters of the Defense Writers Group on his week-long visit to China in later September, during which he held discussions with Chinese counterparts, toured air bases and saw demonstration flights by Chinese pilots.His …

  • Chinese yo-yo combines art culture and exercise

    China Daily – Wednesday 13th November, 2013

    /enpproperty–> Kongzhu, also known as the Chinese yo-yo, works as a diabolo spinning and buzzing like an acrobat on a string. It’s an art that dates back more than 1,000 years. It has passed down from the hands of lords and dignitaries to become a household pastime. It was the “clap-less bells” during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), and “vibrating bells” in southern …

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