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China’s artificial islands explained


Extending south of China and ringed in by the Philippines, Vietnam, Brunei, and Malaysia is a 1.35 million-square-mile body of water known as the South China Sea. If it truly is the case that East Asia is the global economy’s center of gravity, then the South China Sea might be its …

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China’s new heavy-lift ship is one of the biggest ever built


Even if you’ve been a commercial fishing rig or a giant cruise ship before, it’s still a bit difficult to grasp just how enormous Cosco Shipping Co. Ltd’s “Guang Hua Kou” is. Launched last month at Guangdong Shipyard International, the Guang Hua Kou falls into a class of vessels known as …

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China’s economy grows 6.7% in 2016


China’s economy grew by 6.7% in 2016, compared with 6.9% a year earlier, according to official data, marking its slowest growth since 1990. The figure is in line with Beijing’s growth target of between 6.5% and 7%. But the data comes days after the leader of one Chinese province admitted …

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Sunken, 600-year-old Buddha emerges from water in China

A 600-year-old Buddha statue has been discovered in a reservoir in east China’s Jiangxi Province after water levels fell during renovation work. A local villager first spotted the head of the Buddha last month when the water level fell by more than 10 meters during work on a hydropower gate, …

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China’s economy maintains steady, sound growth in 2016


China’s economy maintained a steady and healthy growth in 2016, indicating a good start for the country’s 13th Five-Year Plan period, a Chinese official said on Tuesday. Head of the National Development and Reform Commission Xu Shaoshi made the remarks at a news conference in Beijing while briefing reporters on …

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In China Health authority calls for reinforced prevention of H7N9 avian flu


China’s Health Authority has called for more efforts to prevent and control the spread of the H7N9 avian flu virus. The National Health and Family Planning Commission made the call following reports of H7N9 cases in the provinces of Jiangxi and Hunan. H7N9, a bird flu strain, is most likely …

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