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China's Panchen Lama says to uphold 'glorious tradition' of patriotism


BEIJING A youth named by China as the second-highest figure in Tibetan Buddhism, but reviled as a fake by many Tibetans, has pledged to uphold the "glorious tradition" of patriotism that holders of his position have followed, state news agency Xinhua said.


China says no intention of using currency devaluation to its advantage 24 Feb 2017

BEIJING China said on Friday it had no intention of using currency devaluation to its advantage in trade, responding to U.S. President Donald Trump's description of the Asian giant as the "grand champions" of currency manipulation.


China say North Korea's nuclear plan is a problem between U.S. and North Korea 24 Feb 2017

BEIJING China on Friday dismissed renewed pressure from U.S. President Donald Trump over its role in North Korea, saying the crux of the matter was a dispute between Washington and Pyongyang.


China's coal imports from North Korea ease after sanctions 24 Feb 2017

BEIJING China's coal imports from North Korea eased last month after new U.N. Security Council sanctions curbing the isolated country's sales abroad came into effect, while Russia, Mongolia, Australia and Indonesia raised shipments, data showed on Friday.


China steams past U.S., France to be Germany's biggest trading partner 24 Feb 2017

BERLIN China for the first time became Germany's most important trading partner in 2016, overtaking the United States, which fell back to third place behind France, data showed on Friday.

China names new planning chief, commerce minister before key meeting 24 Feb 2017

BEIJING China has appointed a new head for its top economic planning agency and a new commerce minister as part of a reshuffle ahead of a crucial Communist Party meeting later this year.


Duterte says China misunderstood Philippine minister's South China Sea remarks 24 Feb 2017

MANILA Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Friday he was not sure why China's commerce minister had cancelled a trip to his country, and that Beijing misunderstood his foreign minister's comments about its militarization in the South China Sea.

China jails ex-official linked to high-profile case featured on TV 24 Feb 2017

BEIJING A Chinese court on Friday jailed a former top city official in the southwest province of Yunnan, who bribed a couple featured on TV in one of China's most high-profile corruption cases, state media said.


Exclusive - China considers faster IPO approval to lure large tech deals - sources 24 Feb 2017

HONG KONG China's securities regulator is considering offering a shortcut for some of the country's largest technology companies to list their shares, allowing them to jump a long queue of applicants and boost domestic bourses, according to six people with knowledge of the proposals.


Exclusive - Trump wants to make sure U.S. nuclear arsenal at 'top of the pack' 24 Feb 2017

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump said on Thursday he wants to ensure the U.S. nuclear arsenal is at the "top of the pack," saying the United States has fallen behind in its weapons capacity. | Video

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