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China concerned at Manila decision on Chinese power workers

BEIJING - China expressed concern on Thursday after the Philippines' energy department said it would not renew visas for 16 Chinese nationals who work for the Philippine national grid after a senator raised security concerns.

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Exclusive: China drops leading tech brands for state purchases 26 Feb 2015

BEIJING - China has dropped some of the world's leading technology brands from its approved state purchase lists, while approving thousands more locally made products, in what some say is a response to revelations of widespread Western cybersurveillance. | Video

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China's military says no modernisation without respect of law 26 Feb 2015

BEIJING - China's military can only achieve its modernisation goals if it respects the law, the Central Military Commission said on Thursday, offering a warning to the armed forces which have reeled from a series of graft scandals.

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Geely-owned Volvo profit rises as China growth lifts sales to record 26 Feb 2015

STOCKHOLM - Geely-owned carmaker Volvo Car Group said on Thursday its 2014 operating profit rose 17.5 percent in its best year of sales to date as rapid expansion in China and recovery in Europe took the sting off lingering weakness for the brand in the United States.

China's top court unveils deadlines for legal reform 26 Feb 2015

BEIJING - China's top court set a five-year deadline on Thursday for legal reforms to protect the rights of individuals, prevent miscarriages of justice and make its judiciary more professional as the ruling Communist Party seeks to quell public discontent.

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After the 'Three Represents', China pushes 'Four Comprehensives' 26 Feb 2015

BEIJING - Following in the footsteps of Mao Zedong Thought, Deng Xiaoping Theory and the "Three Represents", China is promoting President Xi Jinping's "Four Comprehensives", calling for rule of law and enforcement of Communist Party discipline.

China submarines outnumber U.S. fleet: U.S. admiral 25 Feb 2015

WASHINGTON - China is building some "fairly amazing submarines" and now has more diesel- and nuclear-powered vessels than the United States, a top U.S. Navy admiral told U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday, although he said their quality was inferior.

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Exclusive - China drops leading tech brands for state purchases 25 Feb 2015

BEIJING - China has dropped some of the world's leading technology brands from its approved state purchase lists, while approving thousands more locally made products, in what some say is a response to revelations of widespread Western cybersurveillance.

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China ejects spy chief from group of advisers - Xinhua 25 Feb 2015

BEIJING - China has dropped one of its espionage chiefs from a high-profile panel of advisers, official news agency Xinhua said on Wednesday, after the ruling Communist Party announced he was being investigated for corruption.

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China February flash HSBC PMI at four-month high but export orders contract 25 Feb 2015

BEIJING - Activity in China's mammoth factory sector edged up to a four-month high in February but export orders shrank at their fastest rate in 20 months, a private survey showed, painting a murky outlook that argues for more policy support. | Video

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