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China top graft buster says corruption fight "world class hard"

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BEIJING Fixing the corruption problem in China's ruling Communist Party is "world class hard" and the battle will never end, the country's top graft-buster told Singapore's prime minister in a rare meeting with a visiting foreign leader.

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Ai Wei-Wei critical of China at opening of Swiss exhibit 20 Sep 2017

LAUSANNE, Switzerland Ai Wei-Wei denounced China's crackdown on lawyers and free speech on Wednesday but saw little hope that the upcoming Communist Party Congress would lead to more freedoms.

Record number of states punishing human rights activism - U.N. 20 Sep 2017

GENEVA A record 29 states, including China, Iran and Saudi Arabia, have retaliated in the past year against citizens who cooperate with the United Nations, the U.N. human rights office said on Wednesday.

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China, Singapore look to put difficulties behind them 20 Sep 2017

BEIJING China and Singapore on Tuesday sought to put recent difficulties in their relationship over Taiwan and the disputed South China Sea behind them as Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong began a trip to Beijing.

China's probes of rights lawyers "alarming" - Human Rights Watch 20 Sep 2017

BEIJING China has launched more rigorous investigations into the activities and finances of rights lawyers and law firms that take on politically sensitive issues, Human Rights Watch said on Tuesday, in its multi-year campaign to stifle dissent.

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China offers support for strife-torn Venezuela at United Nations 20 Sep 2017

BEIJING China believes that the Venezuelan government and people can resolve their problems within a legal framework and maintain national stability, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi told his Venezuelan counterpart at the United Nations.

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Ghost stores, lost billions as Korea Inc's China woes grow 19 Sep 2017

SEOUL/JIAXING, China On a faded notice pasted to the padlocked doors of the Lotte Mart superstore in China's Jiaxing, a date can still be read: March 6, 2017 - when the store was ordered to "temporarily" close over alleged fire safety issues. | Video

Chinese, Vietnamese Communist parties have 'shared destiny' - Beijing 19 Sep 2017

BEIJING China and Vietnam's Communist parties have a "shared destiny" and there is great potential for bilateral economic cooperation, a senior Beijing official said on Tuesday on a visit to Vietnam, which has clashed with China over the South China Sea.

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Airbus looks to China for A380 jumbo amid sluggish global sales 19 Sep 2017

BEIJING Chinese airlines could need between 60 and 100 Airbus A380 jets over the next five or so years as passenger traffic grows, the plane maker's China head said on Tuesday, amid rising questions over future demand for the super jumbo.

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European business hopes China's new leadership can cure reform 'promise fatigue' 19 Sep 2017

BEIJING A top European business lobby said on Tuesday it hopes the new leadership to emerge from China's Communist Party meeting will show a commitment to market opening, but that its members were not optimistic and suffering from "promise fatigue".