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Chinese president congratulates Bolivia on launch of first satellite

XICHANG, China, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- China sent the first Bolivian communications satellite into orbit early Saturday morning from the Xichang launch center, officials said.

China's massive water diversion project starts delivering water

BEIJING, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- A portion of China's massive South-to-North Water Diversion Project has started to supply water.
Daughter: Mandela surrounded by family in week before his death

Daughter: Mandela surrounded by family in week before his death

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- South Africa's Nelson Mandela had a "wonderful time" in the week before his death because the entire family was with him, a daughter said.

Biden's China visit help produce bilateral agreements

BEIJING, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- The United States and China reached agreements on energy, climate change and food and drug safety on the sidelines of U.S. Vice President Joe Biden's visit.
Biden warns about China's creation of air defense zone

Biden warns about China's creation of air defense zone

BEIJING, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- Vice President Joe Biden, speaking in Beijing before flying to Seoul on an Asian trip, expressed U.S. concerns about China's newly established air defense zone.
Biden tells Xi U.S. 'deeply concerned' by air defense zone

Biden tells Xi U.S. 'deeply concerned' by air defense zone

BEIJING, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- Vice President Joe Biden told Chinese President Xi Jinping Wednesday the United States has "deep concerns" about China's air defense zone over disputed waters.

Resource-hungry Chinese lead railroad drive in Africa

MOMBASA, Kenya, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- The Chinese, investing heavily in Africa to secure its oil and other raw materials for their expanding economy, are spearheading a new era of railroad building to unlock the continent's interior.
Cameron, Xi express optimism over bilateral future

Cameron, Xi express optimism over bilateral future

BEIJING, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping said Monday a visit by the British prime minister was indicative of the strong foundation developing under bilateral affairs.

Biden heads to Asia for talks with Japan, China, South Korea

WASHINGTON, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- U.S. Vice President Joe Biden headed to Asia Sunday for talks with Japanese, Chinese and South Korean leaders on regional and global issues.

Nine arrested in deadly China pipeline blast

QINGDAO, China, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Chinese police said Tuesday seven employees from energy company Sinopec were among those arrested in a deadly oil pipeline accident last week.

9 people held in China oil pipeline blast

BEIJING, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- Police were holding nine people, including seven with the Sinopec refinery, in the deadly oil pipeline blast in China's coastal Qingdao city, officials said.

Chinese leader orders pipeline safety check after blast that killed 52

BEIJING, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping called for an investigation of country's oil and natural gas pipeline network after an explosion that killed at least 52 people.

China urges Iran to seek positive results from Geneva talks

BEIJING, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Iran should seize the opportunity and seek positive results at the new round of P5+1 talks on its nuclear program, Chinese President Xi Jinping said.

China lauds U.S. partnership

BEIJING, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping said Monday his country was working on a "new type of relationship" with his counterparts in the United States.
China to ease one-child family rule

China to ease one-child family rule

BEIJING, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- China will ease its decades-long one-child family policy, allowing couples to have two children, the Communist Party of China determined Friday.
Xi boosts China's economic recovery and security

Xi boosts China's economic recovery and security

Nov. 13 (UPI) -- China is to create two new governing bodies to tackle foreign policy and economic reform, aiming to boost the economy and urbanize the country while solidifying Communist Party power in domestic affairs.
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Yemen committed to peace, its president says

Yemen committed to peace, its president says

BEIJING, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Yemeni President Abdu Rabbo Mansour Hadi, in Beijing, said he was resolved to solve his country's national security issues in the most peaceful way possible.
China to let market play 'decisive' role

China to let market play 'decisive' role

BEIJING, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- China's Communist Party Central Committee, led by a new leadership, acknowledged the market's "decisive role" in shaping the country's economic future.
Western-style political changes unlikely outcome of China gathering

Western-style political changes unlikely outcome of China gathering

BEIJING, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Chinese leaders dispelled thoughts of Western-style political reform Friday, the eve of a Central Committee meeting on the president's economic blueprint.

Deeper reforms expected at Chinese Communist Party plenary session

BEIJING, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Deeper economic reforms and opening up that President Xi Jinping has been promising will be the focus at the upcoming key meeting of China's top leadership.

Malaysia boosts its regional defense cooperation

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- Malaysia will work more closely with Vietnam to prevent naval misunderstandings on the high seas turning into military confrontation, state news agency Bernama reported.
Forbes' list says Putin the 'World's Most Powerful' person

Forbes' list says Putin the 'World's Most Powerful' person

NEW YORK, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin replaced U.S. President Barack Obama on Forbes' list of "The World's Most Powerful People," the magazine announced Wednesday.

Ex-Secretary of State Madeleine Albright sees thaw in U.S.-China ties

HOUSTON, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright said bilateral ties between the United States and China are getting personalized.

Chinese court upholds life sentence of Bo Xilai

JINAN, China, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- A Chinese court Friday turned down Bo Xilai's appeal, upholding the disgraced senior Communist Party official's life sentence for bribery and embezzlement.

China, India sign border pact during Indian PM visit

BEIJING, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- China and India concluded a border defense cooperation pact, making it a highlight of Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's visit to the Asian neighbor.
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