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China ready to mediate between Myanmar, Bangladesh over Rohingya row

DHAKA China offered on Tuesday to help tackle a diplomatic row between Bangladesh and Myanmar over the flight of minority Rohingyas, two Bangladesh foreign ministry officials said.

China court hands U.S. citizen jail, then orders deportation for espionage 2:00pm BST

BEIJING A Chinese court on Tuesday sentenced a U.S. citizen to three-years and six-months in prison for espionage but then ordered she be deported, her lawyer said, in a case that has added to U.S.-China tension.

Air China to increase flights to North Korea in May 11:33am BST

SHANGHAI Air China Ltd will increase its flights between Beijing and the North Korean capital, Pyongyang, from early May, after it cancelled some flights this month because of what it said was weak demand.

Japan's ruling party heavyweight to attend China's New Silk Road summit 9:14am BST

TOKYO The secretary-general of Japan's ruling party said on Tuesday he will attend China's New Silk Road summit in May, a sign Prime Minister Shinzo Abe wants to improve ties with Beijing amid tensions over North Korea's missile and nuclear programmes.


China's unemployment rate falls below 4 percent at end of first quarter 7:33am BST

BEIJING China's registered urban unemployment rate fell below 4 percent for the first time in years, in a hopeful sign slower economic growth is not creating the massive unemployment Beijing fears will sow social instability.


China targets 35 million vehicle sales by 2025, NEVs to make up one-fifth 7:24am BST

BEIJING/SHANGHAI China is targeting 35 million vehicle sales by 2025 and wants new energy vehicles (NEVs) to make up at least one-fifth of that total, the industry ministry said on Tuesday.

China says fewer graft suspects fleeing as controls stepped up 4:59am BST

BEIJING The number of corruption suspects fleeing China in the last four years has fallen dramatically as the government steps up controls on things like passport issuance for officials, the ruling Communist Party's anti-graft watchdog said on Tuesday.


Ready for take-off? China's answer to Boeing now just needs to sell 12:12am BST

SHANGHAI/PARIS When China unveiled an historic order for its first large commercial jetliner at a national air show in 2010, Western journalists were kept away, and only local media were allowed to witness a major turning point in China's aviation ambitions.


China plans maiden flight of C919 jetliner around May 5 - sources 24 Apr 2017

PARIS/SHANGHAI China plans to stage the maiden flight of its C919 passenger jet on or around May 5, two people familiar with the project said.

Thailand approves $393-million purchase of Chinese submarines 24 Apr 2017

BANGKOK Thailand's cabinet has approved the first of three planned submarine purchases from China worth $393 million, a government spokesman said on Monday.

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