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7 killed in shooting on China-Vietnam border

By Fri, Apr 18, 2014 6:57PM UTC Comments Off

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — The Vietnamese government says seven people have been killed in a shootout between Chinese migrants and Vietnamese border guards at a crossing in the north of the country. The government in the province of Quang Ninh says Vietnamese authorities early Friday detained a group of 16 Chinese including 10 men, four...

China: One-fifth of country’s farmland polluted

By Fri, Apr 18, 2014 11:37AM UTC Comments Off Pic: AP.

BEIJING (AP) — China's government says in a report that nearly one-fifth of the country's farmland is polluted, mostly from yearslong accumulations of toxins from factories, mining and agriculture. The report raises sharp concerns about the country's food safety after years of unbridled industrialization....

Strike at China sneaker factory snowballs

By Thu, Apr 17, 2014 5:17PM UTC Comments Off Pic: AP.

BEIJING (AP) — A labor group says a strike at the world’s biggest athletic shoe maker is snowballing, with about 30,000 of its Chinese workers protesting over insufficient benefits. Workers in the southern city of Dongguan want Taiwanese-owned Yu Yuen Industrial to make social security contributions required by Chinese law and meet other demands. They’ve...

China cracks down on Internet porn… again

By Thu, Apr 17, 2014 8:17AM UTC Comments Off Pic: AP.

If some of those who were looking for adult entertainment in Dongguan – where a massive crackdown on prostitution took place in February - thought they could escape the government by fleeing to the virtual world, they were mistaken. After closing bars and arresting sex workers in the southern town, authorities are now turning an unforgiving eye to sex on the Internet....

China’s growth slows to 24-year low of 7.4 percent

By Wed, Apr 16, 2014 1:08PM UTC Comments Off Pic: AP.

BEIJING (AP) — China's economic growth slowed to a 24-year low of 7.4 percent in the first quarter, raising the risk of job losses and a potential impact on its trading partners....

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