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    China's 'Hawaii' to allow horse racing, sports lotteries

    AFP, Published on 16/04/2018

    » BEIJING: China is encouraging its southern island of Hainan to develop horse racing and introduce a raft of reforms as Beijing pushes the tropical tourism destination as a beacon of openness.

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    China slaps retaliatory tariffs on 128 US imports (video)

    AFP, Published on 02/04/2018

    » BEIJING - China on Monday imposed new tariffs on 128 US imports worth $3 billion, including fruits and pork, in retaliation to US duties on steel and aluminium, fuelling fears of a trade war.

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    Dhanin seeks China acquisitions

    Bloomberg News, Published on 07/04/2013

    » Billionaire Dhanin Chearavanont, who bought a $9.4 billion stake in Ping An Insurance Co from HSBC Holdings Plc (HSBA) in February, said he is seeking more acquisitions to tap growth in China.

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    China data pares stock losses

    Published on 13/01/2015

    » HONG KONG — Energy stocks took a hit in Asian trade Tuesday as oil prices fell towards six-year lows, with warnings of further volatility ahead, but some rare upbeat Chinese trade data boosted Hong Kong and Shanghai.

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    China is blowing an opportunity with Meng's arrest

    News, Published on 21/12/2018

    » China is blowing the geopolitical opportunity of a lifetime. There has probably never been a better moment to undo America's greatest strategic advantage by dividing the US from its global network of democratic allies, many of which are horrified by President Trump's rhetoric and policies and deeply worried about Washington's staying power. Yet, Beijing is doing its best to remind that democratic world that it has far more to fear from a hegemonic China than from an erratic America.

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    China loses its Silicon Valley link

    News, Shuli Ren, Published on 11/12/2018

    » The death of a prominent Chinese scientist in the US has passed comparatively unnoticed beside the blizzard of global headlines devoted to the Huawei dispute, yet the tragedy bears upon another important aspect of Beijing's quest for technological leadership.

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    China shows the way on drug prices

    News, Published on 13/07/2018

    » US President Donald Trump exulted this week over Pfizer Inc's decision to delay planned drug price increases a day after he attacked the company on Twitter. He should take a look at China, where President Xi Jinping has done much better.

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    China must act peacefully despite tough talk

    News, Nopporn Wong-Anan, Published on 21/07/2016

    » In April, Chinese President Xi Jinping told foreign ministers from 26 countries at the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia in the Chinese capital that Beijing is committed in maintaining peace and stability in the region and pledged to work with Southeast Asia in turning the South China Sea into a "sea of peace, friendship and cooperation".

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    Graft is not good for China's growth

    News, Tom Orlik, Published on 29/06/2016

    » Some critics dismiss President Xi Jinping's massive anti-graft campaign as a political witch hunt directed at his enemies. Others have a different complaint: They argue that bribes and favours have historically served as the grease in the wheels of China's growth. By disrupting the traditional flow of business, they contend, Mr Xi's graft enforcers have brought the country's economic engine grinding to a halt.

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    Why China muzzled an internet sensation

    News, Adam Minter, Published on 26/04/2016

    » Last autumn, Papi Jiang, a 29-year-old graduate student in Beijing, began posting short, satirical and occasionally profane monologues about daily life in urban China to social media. Within a couple of months, she'd racked up tens of millions of views, earned nearly US$2 million (70 million baht) in private funding and raised hopes that online celebrities might offer a new revenue stream for China's internet companies. Then, last week, it all ended: Papi Jiang's videos abruptly disappeared.

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