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Hong Kong protesters march after fruitless talks with government

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HONG KONG - About 200 Hong Kong protesters marched to the home of the city's Beijing-backed leader on Wednesday to push their case for greater democracy a day after talks between student leaders and senior officials failed to break the deadlock. | Video

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GSK eyes prime FTSE 100 slot for standalone HIV drugs business 22 Oct 2014

LONDON - GlaxoSmithKline , battered by weak U.S. drug sales and a bribery scandal in China, is looking to float its fast-growing HIV drugs business as part of a recovery plan that includes a fresh round of cost cutting.

Boeing and Chinese partner to make jet fuel from 'gutter oil' 22 Oct 2014

BEIJING - Aircraft makers Boeing and Commercial Aircraft Corp of China have launched a joint pilot project to turn used cooking oil into jet fuel.

China overseas direct investment seen rising 10 percent a year 22 Oct 2014

BEIJING - China's overseas direct investment is projected to rise at least 10 percent annually for the next five years, a trend that will soon make the country a net capital exporter, a senior commerce ministry official said on Wednesday.

South Korean firms, unfazed by slowing economy, step up China investment 22 Oct 2014

SHANGHAI/SEOUL - South Korean firms have accelerated investment into China by a third this year, encouraged by improving diplomatic ties including a pending free trade deal.

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China central bank seen playing safe as slowdown fans policy debate 22 Oct 2014

BEIJING - China's central bank is likely to hold its line against an interest rate cut even as growth slows to a quarter-century trough, as the politics of reform influence the conduct of monetary policy, government sources involved in internal policy discussions say.

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China central bank seen playing safe as slowdown fans policy debate 21 Oct 2014

BEIJING - China's central bank is likely to hold its line against an interest rate cut even as growth slows to a quarter-century trough, as the politics of reform influence the conduct of monetary policy, government sources involved in internal policy discussions say.

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China's growth slowest since global crisis, annual target at risk 21 Oct 2014

BEIJING - China grew at its slowest pace since the global financial crisis in the September quarter and risks missing its official target for the first time in 15 years, adding to concerns the world's second-largest economy is becoming a drag on global growth. | Video

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Veteran Chinese democracy activist Chen Ziming dies from cancer 21 Oct 2014

BEIJING - Chen Ziming, a veteran Chinese dissident who was jailed by Beijing for what it said was his role as one of two "black hands" behind the 1989 Tiananmen Square pro-democracy protests, died of cancer on Tuesday, friends said. He was 62.

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China's Sept. property investment slows further; sales, construction slump 21 Oct 2014

BEIJING - Growth in China real estate investment slowed in the first nine months of 2014, while property sales and new construction tumbled, helping to drag broader economic growth to a near six-year low.

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