Qualcomm shows off robot technology, but mum on China dispute


SAN FRANCISCO - Qualcomm Inc executives showed off robots made with smartphone technology at an annual developer conference on Thursday, but they steered clear of talking about China, a key growth market where the chipmaker is entangled in an antitrust investigation.


China separatism trial of Muslim scholar ends, verdict next week - lawyer 18 Sep 2014

BEIJING - China's trial of a Uighur scholar on separatism charges completed its two days of evidence on Thursday, and his lawyer said a verdict in a case that has drawn international criticism might come next week.

China joins nations eyeing India's civil nuclear sector 18 Sep 2014

NEW DELHI - China became the latest nation to line up for a stake in India's civil nuclear energy drive on Thursday, agreeing to open talks on cooperation in a sector that New Delhi sees as the solution to its chronic power problems.


Developing world revives nuclear power prospects, but yet to commit 18 Sep 2014

LONDON - Developing nations are leading a revival of interest in nuclear power, say atomic plant builders, but orders remain elusive as more safety features post-Fukushima have inflated investment costs.

China's Xi says determined to settle India border issue 18 Sep 2014

NEW DELHI - China is determined to bridge differences over its shared border with India, President Xi Jinping said on Thursday, adding that both sides were capable of dealing with fallout from security incidents on the disputed frontier.


China's house prices fall further, economic gloom deepens 18 Sep 2014

BEIJING/SHANGHAI - Worries that China's economy may be slowing further intensified on Thursday as data showed home prices fell for the fourth straight month, adding to expectations that Beijing will need to do more to stimulate activity. | Video


As Xi visits India, Dalai Lama raises China border woes 18 Sep 2014

NEW DELHI/MUMBAI - Tibet's exiled spiritual leader said on Thursday that an unsettled border with China encompassing large parts of the Tibetan plateau was a problem for India and called for talks to resolve the dispute as Chinese President Xi Jinping toured India.

China official hangs himself after being sacked in graft probe - Xinhua 18 Sep 2014

BEIJING - An official in eastern China hanged himself on Thursday after being sacked following a corruption probe into his presence at an extravagant banquet, state media said on Thursday, offering a rare explanation following a spate of suicides by bureaucrats.


China sticks to targeted support as leaders work on reform 18 Sep 2014

BEIJING - When China's top leaders gathered at the seaside resort town of Beidaihe last month, they agreed the economic focus for the rest of the year would be to put reform ahead of stimulus and accept growth could come in below their target of 7.5 percent.


China house prices fall for fourth straight month as downtrend deepens 18 Sep 2014

BEIJING - China's new home prices fell in August for a fourth straight month and declines spread to a record number of cities, underlining a deepening downtrend in the property market that is increasingly weighing on the broader economy. | Video

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