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President Xi Jinping vows to tackle China’s football woes

By Wed, Mar 04, 2015 6:24PM UTC President Xi Jinping vows to tackle China's football woes

On February 27, Chinese President Xi Jinping embarked on his latest attention-grabbing initiative. After a sweeping anti-corruption campaign – which many see as an attempt to purge the party from adversaries – and a series of reforms, the government he leads is now beginning to tackle yet another thorny issue: the poor quality of Chinese football.

Australia clamps down on illegal foreign housing investment

By Wed, Mar 04, 2015 6:07PM UTC

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australian authorities are clamping down on wealthy foreigners illegally buying real estate, ordering a Chinese billionaire to sell a Sydney mansion he recently bought for $30 million. The billionaire, Hui Ka Yan, is chairman of Hong Kong-listed real estate developer Evergrande Real Estate Group, which is

US cracks down on Chinese maternity tourism rings

By Wed, Mar 04, 2015 5:21PM UTC US cracks down on Chinese maternity tourism rings

IRVINE, California (AP) — Federal agents are searching more than a dozen homes in a crackdown on an industry that helps pregnant Chinese women travel to the U.S. to give birth to American babies.

Official says China to boost military budget by 10 percent

By Wed, Mar 04, 2015 4:59PM UTC Chinese paramilitary police men.

BEIJING (AP) — China’s legislative spokeswoman says the country’s military budget will grow by about 10 percent in the coming year.

Philippines suspends oil, gas exploration in disputed waters

By Tue, Mar 03, 2015 7:14PM UTC Philippines suspends oil, gas exploration in disputed waters

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Filipino-British company says the Philippine government has ordered the suspension of all exploration at an offshore oil and gas field because of an ongoing territorial dispute with China.