China probes 'five networks' of disgraced ex-security chief - People's Daily

BEIJING - An investigation into China's former domestic security chief is probing five different networks, the newspaper of the ruling Communist Party said on Friday, naming senior figures it said may have benefited from his alleged corruption.


Japan military chief urges early 'crisis management' pact with China 12:05pm GMT

TOKYO - Japan's highest-ranking military officer on Friday urged an early start to a "crisis management" mechanism with China amid conflicting claims to a group of tiny East China Sea islands.

China drafts policy on emergency Ebola diagnosis, approves products 11:01am GMT

SHANGHAI - China has drafted a policy on the emergency use of diagnostic products for the Ebola virus disease and clinical trials, the country's drug regulator said on Friday, as the number of people affected globally by the epidemic nears 16,000.

China promotes controversial antitrust official - state media 10:16am GMT

BEIJING - China has promoted a controversial antitrust official to one of its top economic planning agency's most powerful departments in the wake of a corruption scandal that led to the investigation of two high-level officials, state media said on Friday.


China writer goes on trial for media censorship protest after long delay 8:27am GMT

HONG KONG - The long-awaited trial of a prominent Chinese writer and activist resumed in southern China on Friday, more than two months after his lawyers boycotted an earlier hearing with Beijing showing little sign of easing its clampdown against rights campaigners.


China nears 'peak coal' as carbon and clean growth policies bite 8:25am GMT

BEIJING - Coal use in China, the world's biggest polluter, could peak earlier than previously forecast as slower economic growth cuts power demand and the government clamps down on energy-intensive industries to meet its emissions reduction goals.


Prince William to make first UK royal visit to China in 30 years 27 Nov 2014

LONDON - Prince William will go to China early next year in the first visit to the mainland by a member of the British royal family in almost three decades, Buckingham Palace announced on Thursday.


China may soon announce plan to insure deposits - sources 27 Nov 2014

BEIJING - China's central bank has drawn up plans for the introduction of an insurance system for bank deposits, and the draft rules could be announced soon, three sources with knowledge of the matter said on Thursday.


China's official PMI seen edging down to 50.6 in November 27 Nov 2014

BEIJING - Growth in China's manufacturing sector likely slowed slightly in November as demand remained sluggish, a Reuters poll showed.

Nine injured in south China knife attack 27 Nov 2014

BEIJING - Nine people were rushed to the hospital after a man stabbed them at a grocery store in south China on Thursday, state media reported, the latest in a series of knifings that has unnerved the country.

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