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Governments sign pact to create Chinese-led Asian bank

By Mon, Jun 29, 2015 5:50PM UTC 0 Comment

BEIJING (AP) — Envoys of governments that plan to join a proposed Chinese-led regional bank have signed an agreement that outlines its management structure and voting stakes....

Democracy activist Joshua Wong and girlfriend assaulted in Hong Kong

By Mon, Jun 29, 2015 1:57PM UTC 0 Comment

One of Hong Kong’s best known student democracy activists Joshua Wong and his girlfriend Tiffany Chin Sze-man were attacked by an unknown assailant in the Tai Kok Tsui area early Monday....

China cuts interest rates for 4th time in a year to boost economy

By Sat, Jun 27, 2015 8:06PM UTC 0 Comment

BEIJING (AP) — China’s central bank has announced the fourth recent round of interest cuts and lower reserve requirement ratios for small businesses, as Beijing tries to shore up the country’s sluggish economy. The People’s Bank of China said Saturday that it would cut the rate on a one-year loan by commercial banks by 0.25...

‘Twilight’ director Catherine Hardwicke to film love epic in China

By Fri, Jun 26, 2015 9:55AM UTC 0 Comment

BEIJING (AP) — "Twilight" director Catherine Hardwicke says she is going to make a sweeping romantic epic set in an ancient Silk Road city located in present-day western China....

China’s 40-year-old meat was smuggled in through India, HK and Vietnam

By Thu, Jun 25, 2015 12:42PM UTC 1 Comment

Chinese authorities have cracked down on 14 meat smuggling gangs, unveiling a horrific cargo of rotting meat, some of it more than 40 years old....