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    China evacuates almost 1 million people as powerful typhoon chan-hom approaches

    Almost 1 million people have been evacuated from coastal areas of eastern China in anticipation of a powerful typhoon Chan-hom. Chan-hom is expected to make landfall south of Shanghai later on Today Saturday. Winds have been recorded at up to 187km/h (116 mph) and about 400 flights have been cancelled. The storm left five people dead

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    Zeroing in on empty homes, China throws developers a lifeline

    BEIJING (Reuters) – Dismayed by the millions of unsold homes in China’s troubled real estate market, the Chinese government is taking matters into its own hands: by buying some properties and turning them into public housing.    Like a white knight riding to the rescue of distressed developers, a handful of local governments are snapping

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  • 6.1 magnitude earthquake in China’s Xinjiang

    BEIJING: An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.1 struck China’s far western region of Xinjiang today, the US Geological Survey said. The epicentre was 164 kilometres northwest of the city of Hotan and 131 kilometres southeast of Shache, known as Yarkand in Uighur, the language of the local mainly Muslim minority. The location given by

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  • China cuts interest rates again to support economy

    BEIJING – China’s central bank cut lending rates for the fourth time since November and trimmed the amount of cash that some banks must hold as reserves, stepping up efforts to support an economy that is headed for its poorest performance in a quarter century. The People’s Bank of China (PBOC) said on its website

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  • China presses US to invest more in its own economy

    Chinese Finance Minister Lou Jiwei on Tuesday (Jun 23) called on the United States to boost its domestic savings and investment to strengthen growth, including spending to improve infrastructure. WASHINGTON: Chinese Finance Minister Lou Jiwei on Tuesday (Jun 23) called on the United States to boost its domestic savings and investment to strengthen growth, including

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  • China: Yulin dog meat festival, 10,000 Dogs has been consumed

    The annual dog meat festival in China’s southwestern town of Yulin has attracted scores of protesters and online criticisms, after thousands of dogs were slaughtered in the annual celebration of the summer solstice. BEIJING: An annual dog meat festival in the town of Yulin, south-west of China, has provoked an increasing backlash from within the

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