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China's finance minister sees 'Brexit' heightening uncertainty for markets

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BEIJING/TIANJIN, China China's finance minister and leading economists on Sunday voiced concerns about Britain's vote to leave the European Union, with the policymaker saying it has heightened market uncertainty, though some expect a limited impact on the Chinese economy.

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China's Xi lauds new Silk Road, says $15 billion invested last year 7:42am BST

SHANGHAI Chinese companies invested nearly $15 billion in countries participating in Beijing's new Silk Road initiative last year, up one-fifth from 2014, President Xi Jinping said in Uzbekistan, lauding a scheme that is one of his key foreign policy.

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China touts new bank's greater understanding of developing world 7:14am BST

BEIJING The China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) will be different from institutions like the World Bank because it has a greater understanding of the developing world's needs, officials said on Sunday at its first annual meeting.

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Russia secures energy deals, talks security with China as Putin visits 2:08am BST

BEIJING Russia and China sealed a raft of energy deals during President Vladimir Putin's visit to Beijing on Saturday, strengthening economic ties while pledging to preserve the strategic balance of power among nations.

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Chinese insurers run 'Titanic' risks for titanic returns 2:04am BST

HONG KONG Years of breakneck growth for China's top insurers has been partly fuelled by a splurge on risky investment products that could punch multi-billion-dollar holes in their balance sheets if the slowing economy triggers heavy debt defaults.

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China says has stopped communication mechanism with Taiwan 25 Jun 2016

BEIJING The Chinese government said on Saturday it had stopped a communication mechanism with Taiwan because of the refusal of the self-ruled island's new government to recognise the "one China" principle, in the latest show of tension between the two.

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Brexit puts UK-China financial services linkages at risk 25 Jun 2016

HONG KONG Britain's shock vote to leave the European Union could derail a raft of financial services projects agreed between China and the United Kingdom, which for years has marketed itself to Beijing as its best economic and financial friend in Europe.

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China rejects bending rule for India to join nuclear club 24 Jun 2016

SEOUL China maintains its opposition to India joining a group of nations seeking to prevent the proliferation of nuclear weapons by controlling access to sensitive technology, said the head of the arms control department in China's Foreign Ministry.

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China calls for swift agreement between Britain, EU 24 Jun 2016

BEIJING China on Friday called for Britain and the European Union to reach agreement as soon as possible after Britain voted to leave the bloc, while an influential state-run newspaper warned Britain was becoming a "small country".

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Are fears of mass unemployment in China overblown? 24 Jun 2016

WENXI, China Despite its sputtering economy - or perhaps because of it - China's labour market may be able to provide more jobs for laid off workers than many think.