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China promises cooperation with United Nations on human rights

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BEIJING China will cooperate with the United Nations Human Rights Council, a body it has had testy relations with over the years, and invite its representatives to visit the country as appropriate, the government said in a policy paper on Thursday.

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Japan's Abe seeks breakthrough with Russia on long-disputed islands 28 Sep 2016

TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is betting that close ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin, Russia's economic woes and regional concerns about China's rise will help him make progress in a decades-old territorial row when the men meet in December.

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China urges Pakistan, India to solve differences over disputed Kashmir 28 Sep 2016

BEIJING China on Wednesday called on Pakistan and India to solve their differences over Kashmir, as tensions mount between the nuclear-armed neighbours after an attack killed 18 Indian soldiers in the disputed Himalayan region.

China agrees to help Cambodia overhaul its criticised judiciary 28 Sep 2016

PHNOM PENH China is to help Cambodia revamp its judiciary, a system that opposition party supporters say is in thrall to Prime Minister Hun Sen, and that the United States has criticised as "politicised and ineffective".

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China's economy less healthy in third quarter than data suggest - private survey 28 Sep 2016

BEIJING China's economy was less healthy in the third quarter than a recent spate of upbeat data suggest, with growth coming exclusively from manufacturing and property while the services and retail sectors faltered, a private survey showed.

China to prosecute former chief in Xinjiang city of Hotan 28 Sep 2016

BEIJING China will prosecute a former Communist Party boss in the western city of Hotan, in the troubled Xinjiang region, an anti-graft watchdog said on Wednesday, as President Xi Jinping pushes on with a years-long crackdown on corruption.

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China economy seen growing 6.6 percent in fourth quarter - government think tank 28 Sep 2016

SHANGHAI China's economy is expected to grow at an annual 6.6 percent in the fourth quarter and post overall growth of 6.7 percent for the full year, the China Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) said.

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Philippine envoy's China trip on hold till 'proper time' 27 Sep 2016

MANILA A visit to China by a Philippine special envoy tasked with rebuilding tattered ties with Beijing has been cancelled, his aides said on Tuesday, the latest turn in a foreign policy increasingly unpredictable under the new president.

Factbox - Trump's policies on immigration, economy, other issues 27 Sep 2016

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump wants to build a wall on the border with Mexico, boost spending on the military and slap trade tariffs on China.

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China September official factory gauge seen showing second month of growth 27 Sep 2016

BEIJING Activity in China's manufacturing sector likely expanded modestly for a second straight month in September, a Reuters poll showed, suggesting the economy is stabilizing thanks to government infrastructure spending and a property market boom. | Video