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China blocks access to NYT websites

China blocks access to NYT websites

BEIJING, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- The New York Times says China blocked its websites after its report that Premier Wen Jiabao's relatives have accumulated "controlled assets" of $2.7 billion.

Wen promises support to European recovery

BRUSSELS, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- China pledged to maintain support to Europe, its main trading partner, to recover from its debt crisis.

At least 64 dead in Chinese earthquake

KUNMING, China, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- A series of earthquakes in southwest China Friday killed at least 64 people, injured scores more and collapsed or damaged about 40,000 homes, officials said.

N. Korean envoy meets with Chinese leaders

BEIJING, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- North Korea and China have agreed to speed up the joint creation of two economic development zones in North Korea, observers said.

Top Chinese leaders meet in seaside resort

BEIJING, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- Top leaders of China, including Xi Jinping, and leading experts met in a seaside resort as the Communist country readies for leadership change this year.
'Gay' dictionary omission ignites row

'Gay' dictionary omission ignites row

BEIJING, July 21 (UPI) -- Chinese gay rights activists are upset over a new dictionary edition's failure to include a definition widely used by homosexuals in China for "gay."
Thai-born panda turns 3

Thai-born panda turns 3

CHIANG MAI, Thailand, June 27 (UPI) -- Administrators at a Thailand zoo said they threw a party to mark the third birthday of the first giant panda to be born in the country.
Obama, Aquino to sustain countries' bond

Obama, Aquino to sustain countries' bond

WASHINGTON, June 8 (UPI) -- The United States and the Philippines plan to maintain their long relationship on economic and strategic issues of mutual interest, President Obama said Friday.

Croatia, China laud deepening ties

ZAGREB, Croatia, May 15 (UPI) -- China and Croatia vowed to strengthen their economic and political ties over the weekend as the two countries marked 20 years of diplomatic relations.

Lawyer: China won't keep promises to Chen

BEIJING, May 2 (UPI) -- A lawyer for the blind dissident who took refuge in the U.S. Embassy, said Wednesday he doubts the government will allow him to live in China unmolested.

Pillay: Syrian children detained, tortured

WASHINGTON, March 28 (UPI) -- The Syrian government has detained and tortured hundreds of children, a situation called "horrendous" by Navi Pillay, the U.N. human rights chief.

Anti-crime campaign called 'red terror'

BEIJING, March 27 (UPI) -- Critics say the crackdown on organized crime by Bo Xilai, a former Communist official in southwestern China, used torture and framed innocent people.
Wen stresses political reform

Wen stresses political reform

BEIJING, March 15 (UPI) -- Premier Wen Jiabao warned China could again face a tragedy such as the Cultural Revolution if it failed to implement urgently needed political reforms.

Chinese dissident says he was tortured

WASHINGTON, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Chinese dissident Yu Jie, an outspoken government critic, says he is seeking asylum in the United States after being tortured in China.
China rebuffs Geithner on Iran

China rebuffs Geithner on Iran

BEIJING, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- China Wednesday rebuffed U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner's entreaties to have it comply with a policy of economic sanctions on Iran.
Geithner has tough assignments in Beijing

Geithner has tough assignments in Beijing

BEIJING, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner has an uphill battle trying to convince China to comply with requests on currency and foreign policy, analysts say.

Standoff ends in Chinese village

BEIJING, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- Police have released three representatives from the South Chinese village of Wukan but are still holding one, a village spokesman said Tuesday.

Toll in China school bus crash rises to 15

BEIJING, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- The death toll in a school bus accident in China's Jiangsu province rose to 15 Tuesday, when three hospitalized children died of their injuries, officials said.
Putin to visit China in October

Putin to visit China in October

BEIJING, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin will meet in China in October with Prime Minister Wen Jiabao on economic cooperation and other issues, a spokesman said.

Wen offers help to Europe on debt

BEIJING, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- Premier Wen Jiabao Wednesday offered to help ease the European debt burden by increasing Chinese investments in the continent.
Euro leaders pledge to press Wen on rights

Euro leaders pledge to press Wen on rights

BERLIN, June 27 (UPI) -- Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao isn't being let off the hook on human rights despite the desperate need for financial help, European officials say.
Chinese premier boosts drought relief

Chinese premier boosts drought relief

WUHAN, China, June 4 (UPI) -- Premier Wen Jiabao toured drought-stricken central China Saturday and promoted relief efforts to help farmers.
China, S. Korea discuss new nuke talks

China, S. Korea discuss new nuke talks

BEIJING, March 30 (UPI) -- China and South Korea have discussed reviving the six-party talks on denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula, Beijing's Foreign Ministry says.

China's Wen says yuan should appreciate

BEIJING, March 14 (UPI) -- Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao said Monday the renminbi, China's currency, should be allowed to appreciate slowly.
Chinese vice-PM eyes Scottish power

Chinese vice-PM eyes Scottish power

EDINBURGH, Scotland, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Britain's wind and tidal energy projects were among the priorities of Chinese Vice Premier Li Keqiang's state visit to Scotland Sunday.
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