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UPI Almanac for Friday, March 14, 2014.
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The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013.
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Jiang Jiemin, top Chinese economic official, fired in corruption probe

BEIJING, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- Top Chinese economic official Jiang Jiemin was fired on suspicion of "serious disciplinary violations," state media reported Tuesday.

Gu Kailai, Bo Xilai's wife, testifies about gifts from Xu Ming

JINAN, China, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- Prosecutors showed videotaped questioning Friday of Gu Kailai, the wife of disgraced Chinese politician Bo Xilai, about gifts she received from a businessman.

Xi pledges to keep China open

BEIJING, April 9 (UPI) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping, addressing the Boao Forum for Asia, promised to oppose protectionism and protect the rights of foreign enterprises in China.

China tightens grip on Africa's resources

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, March 27 (UPI) -- China's new president is touring Africa, underlining the continent's strategic importance for Beijing in its relentless drive to acquire vital resources.

Li: Disclosure key to clean government

BEIJING, March 27 (UPI) -- China's new Premier Li Keqiang, addressing the problem of official corruption, said disclosure is the key to clean governance.
Xi promises effort achieve 'Chinese dream'

Xi promises effort achieve 'Chinese dream'

BEIJING, March 17 (UPI) -- The top two new leaders of China said the government will work toward achieving the "Chinese dream" and to deepen reforms in the world's second-largest economy.

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Li Keqiang becomes premier of China

Li Keqiang becomes premier of China

BEIJING, March 15 (UPI) -- Li Keqiang, 58, an economist, became China's premier Friday, succeeding Wen Jiabao.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, March 14, 2013.
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Xi Jinping becomes China president

BEIJING, March 14 (UPI) -- China's new leader Xi Jinping, 61, seen as a reformist, Thursday took over as president, becoming the most powerful man in the country of 1.3 billion people.

China military stresses loyalty to party

BEIJING, March 12 (UPI) -- The Chinese military asked its armed forces to heed their new leader Xi Jingping's call to be loyal to the Communist Party.
Wen sets 7.5 percent growth target in 2013

Wen sets 7.5 percent growth target in 2013

BEIJING, March 5 (UPI) -- Outgoing Premier Wen Jiabao, inaugurating China's annual Parliament session, Monday set an economic growth target of 7.5 percent for this year.
Political reforms in China sought

Political reforms in China sought

BEIJING, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- An open letter from more than 100 people, including prominent scholars and activists, urged China's new leaders to promote to political reforms.

Former diplomat: Japan underestimated China in territorial dispute

BANGKOK, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- A former Japanese ambassador said that Tokyo underestimated China's possible reaction on the Senkakus.

China Shipbuilding Industry Corp. develops submarine

BEIJING, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- China Shipbuilding Industry Corp. has developed a new manned submersible capable of deep dives.

China plans vigorous anti-corruption fight

BEIJING, Jan. 1 (UPI) -- China's Communist Party promises to fight official corruption, which has become a major problem in the country, more vigorously in 2013.

Hu stresses reform, peaceful development

BEIJING, Jan. 1 (UPI) -- China will continue with reform and opening up in 2013 to build a prosperous society, President Hu Jintao said in his New Year's broadcast address.
Xi Jinping, 59, to lead China into next decade

Xi Jinping, 59, to lead China into next decade

BEIJING, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- The most important development in China in 2012 was the completion of the Communist Party's once-a-decade regime change that brought to the helm Xi Jinping, 59, an economic reformer who, along with other six members of the powerful Politburo Standing Committee, will lead the country in the coming decade.

China policymakers stress reforms

BEIJING, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- China will show "greater courage and intelligence" in promoting market reforms, policymakers told a conference led by the country's new leader, Xi Jinping.
World sends sympathies over school slaying

World sends sympathies over school slaying

WASHINGTON, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- The international community sent condolences to the United States Saturday after the massacre of 26 children and adults at a Connecticut elementary school.

Xi discusses foreign policy

BEIJING, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- China's new leader Xi Jinping, in a foreign policy discussion with foreign experts in Beijing, said the country is committed to peaceful development.

Seoul, Beijing to weigh regional issues

SEOUL, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- The South Korean Foreign Ministry said Wednesday that Seoul's nuclear envoy is visiting Beijing to discus regional issues amid missile concerns.

China may relax one-child policy

BEIJING, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- China, faced with an aging population, is considering relaxing its one-child policy in urban areas, a former national population minister said.
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