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Chinese relatives of those on MH370 ask for search to continue

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BEIJING Chinese relatives of those on board Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, which went missing two years ago on a flight to Beijing, made an emotional plea on Friday for the search to continue.

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Baidu posts biggest profit decline since going public 28 Jul 2016

Baidu Inc, China's largest Internet search company, posted its steepest-ever quarterly profit decline and slowest growth in revenue in nearly eight years, hit by a healthcare scandal that ensnared the company this year.

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China says to hold drills with Russia in South China Sea 28 Jul 2016

BEIJING China and Russia will hold "routine" naval exercises in the South China Sea in September, China's Defence Ministry said on Thursday, adding that the drills were aimed at strengthening their cooperation and were not aimed at any other country.

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L'Oreal takes impairment charges on Magic, Clarisonic 28 Jul 2016

PARIS French cosmetics giant L'Oreal took a 447 million euro impairment charge in its first half results on the carrying value of two acquisitions, China's Magic Holdings face mask provider and sonic skin care Clarisonic.

China says pressing ahead with own anti-missile system 28 Jul 2016

BEIJING China's Defence Ministry confirmed on Thursday that it was pressing ahead with anti-missile system tests after pictures appeared on state television, amid anger at South Korea's decision to deploy an advanced U.S. anti-missile system.

Weak China sales drag down Smith & Nephew profits 28 Jul 2016

LONDON Smith & Nephew , Europe's biggest maker of artificial knees and hips, said on Thursday it continued to struggle with weak demand for its products in China, disappointing investors who sent the shares down 4 percent.

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U.S. diplomatic strategy on South China Sea appears to founder 28 Jul 2016

WASHINGTON In the lead-up to an international court ruling on China's claims in the South China Sea this month, United States officials talked about rallying a coalition to impose "terrible" costs to Beijing's international reputation if flouted the court's decision.

China denies access to Hong Kong magazine founder, a U.S. citizen - U.S. 27 Jul 2016

WASHINGTON The U.S. State Department confirmed on Wednesday that U.S. citizen James Wang has been imprisoned in China and that American diplomats have been denied permission to meet with him since he was arrested nearly 14 months ago.

Cambodia says urged ASEAN to avoid words that would 'escalate tension' 27 Jul 2016

PHNOM PENH Cambodia advised a grouping of South East Asian nations to avoid using words that "would escalate tension between China and the Philippines" in a weekend statement, the country's foreign ministry said on Wednesday.

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Kerry to meet Philippines' Duterte on cooperation, China talks 27 Jul 2016

MANILA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry meets Philippine's President Rodrigo Duterte in Manila on Wednesday to discuss his new government's priorities as well as possible dialogue with China on resolving tensions over the South China Sea.