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Earthquake Kills Six In Rural China

An earthquake, measuring magnitude 6.4, has struck rural China, killing at least six people, and injuring a further 50 others. 257 more words

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outsourced soft power channels Xi Jinping's dream to Icelanders

“Chinese propaganda,” translated for the convenience of Icelandic readers, is being delivered by news site gbtimes, writes Hjálmar Friðriksson on Stundin. While most of the content on the Icelandic version of Gbtimes, notably an article praising Xi Jinping’s concept of the ‘Chinese… 2,685 more words

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In the spring I met a very precious new friend that works down the hall from my office and she’s from China and working on her PhD at Virginia Tech.   332 more words

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4 July 2015 (AFR) - China acts to stem market rout - cracks down on market manipulation

(4 July 2015, AFR, p13, by Lisa Murray )

‘China’s securities regulator will investigate whether there has been any market manipulation following three weeks of volatile trading, which has wiped more than 25 per cent from the country’s two main exchanges. 40 more words

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South China Sea On The Brink Of War?

The Spratly Islands are an unremarkable scattering of reefs and sandbars in the South China Sea. But, rich in resources and claimed by six countries, could they be the trigger for the world’s next major conflict? 230 more words

Sri Lanka: Need to make solid understanding with India a priority

Many who supported Maithripala Sirisena during the last presidential campaign felt that handling of foreign relations by the previous government had been inept. In particular, it seemed that relations with India had deteriorated, sadly so given how solidly India had supported us during our war against terror. 764 more words

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