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US and China to meet in DC to tackle thorny issues

The heads of 16 US government agencies and representatives from 20 Chinese government departments will discuss the most difficult issues in a complex, interdependent relationship. The annual Strategic and Economic Dialogue comes just four months after bilateral discussions between President Barack Obama and President Hu Jintao. Read More

Indonesia seeks more Chinese investment

JAKARTA, Indonesia – Indonesia is looking to attract more direct investment from China over the coming years. The country, a member of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations trading bloc (ASEAN), hopes the move will help to narrow a gap in bilateral trade that has been widening in recent years. […]

13 crimes exempted from death penalty

BEIJING – Several important changes to China’s laws came into effect on Sunday, addressing such things as which crimes deserve the death penalty and appropriate punishments for producers of tainted food as well as bringing in harsher sentences for people who drink and drive. China’s newly revised Criminal Law has […]

Wen, Indonesian President Meet on Co-op, Ties

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao met with Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono Friday and both leaders stressed the importance of promoting mutually beneficial cooperation and bilateral ties. The two leaders exchanged views on bilateral relations as well as regional and international issues of common concern. They were confident that Wen’s visit […]

China drafting special law on climate change

BRUSSELS – China’s chief negotiator to UN climate change talks said here on Tuesday that the country is drafting a special law dedicated to climate change and will explore a low carbon development path suitable to China. “We are in the process of preparing for a special law dedicated to climate […]

China software industry Q1 revenue surges 27%

BEIJING – China’s software industry revenue in the first three months surged 27 percent year on year to 345.4 billion yuan ($53 billion), the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) said Tuesday.   Related readings:  31 central government departments complete installation of genuine software  Chinese steel firm settles software piracy […]

China calls for immediate cease-fire in Libya

China called for immediate ceasefire in Libya to prevent the country from falling into more serious humanitarian disasters, Chinese President Hu Jintao told visiting South African President Jacob Zuma on Wednesday during their meeting on the sideline of the 3rd BRICS Summit, which opens in this sea resort city of Hainan province […]

China growth sizzles, inflation bubbles

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s turbo-charged growth eased just a touch in the first quarter, while its inflation jumped to a 32-month high, putting pressure on the government to do more to rein in prices and keep the economy on an even keel. China’s gross domestic product increased by 9.7 percent […]