Airbus to help China enter plane seat market amid Western delays


PARIS - Airbus is to help China set up production of aircraft seats and galleys in a move to ease shortages and delays that have threatened disruption to global aircraft production.

China joins Greece, Puerto Rico on investors' watchlists 02 Jul 2015

NEW YORK - Greece's full-blown debt crisis and Puerto Rico's unfolding one have dominated headlines all week, but some of the biggest U.S. investors have China at the top of their worry lists.

China navy holds first missile combat resupply drill 02 Jul 2015

BEIJING - China's navy held its first drill simulating the resupply of missiles in a combat environment in the Yellow Sea, the Defence Ministry said on Thursday, the latest sign of the country's growing military prowess.


Images show Chinese airstrip on man-made Spratly island nearly finished 02 Jul 2015

- China has almost finished building a 3,000-metre-long (10,000-foot) airstrip on one of its artificial islands in the disputed Spratly archipelago of the South China Sea, new satellite photographs of the area show.


Aero-engine makers seek boost from major Airbus China deal 01 Jul 2015

PARIS - After Airbus's success it was the turn of engine makers to seek a boost from China's spending power on Tuesday as a major plane order generates lucrative follow-on opportunities.

China calls for Greek debt talks to continue 01 Jul 2015

BEIJING - China's Foreign Ministry on Wednesday called for talks between Greece and its creditors to continue, after the country defaulted on a loan with the International Monetary Fund.

China parliament ratifies BRICS Bank agreement 01 Jul 2015

BEIJING - China's largely rubber-stamp parliament ratified an agreement with the world's largest emerging nations on Wednesday to create a new development bank, state news agency Xinhua reported.

China upset with Turkey's concern on Ramadan restrictions 01 Jul 2015

BEIJING - China's Foreign Ministry denied restricting religious freedom on Wednesday in a sharp response to Turkey for voicing concern over reports that ethnic Uighur muslims had been banned from worship and fasting during Ramadan.


China adopts new security law to make networks, systems "controllable" 01 Jul 2015

BEIJING - China's legislature adopted a sweeping national security law on Wednesday that covers everything from territorial sovereignty to measures to tighten cyber security, a move likely to rile foreign businesses.

China's military on mission to bring 'modern civilization' to Xinjiang 01 Jul 2015

BEIJING - China's military must bring "modern civilization" to the restive southern areas of the Xinjiang region, where Muslim ethnic Uighurs are in majority, and help develop its economy, two senior army officers wrote in an influential journal.

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