China's top graft-buster says fight will never end

BEIJING - China's fight against deeply ingrained corruption will never end, the top official in charge of tackling graft said before a meeting intended to clean up business in the world's second-largest economy.


China's auto market growth may halve to 7 percent this year - industry body head 7:34am BST

SHANGHAI - Growth in China's auto market, the world's biggest, will halve to 7 percent this year weighed down by a slowing economy, the head of an industry body said on Saturday.

China to offer $82 million in fourth round of Ebola aid 24 Oct 2014

BEIJING - China said on Friday it would donate 500 million yuan ($82 million) (51.02 million pound) to Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea to battle Ebola, its largest round of aid to help contain the spread of the deadly virus.


China to open up more sectors to private investment to spur growth 24 Oct 2014

BEIJING - China's State Council will expand the scope of private investment in key sectors, including telecoms and transport, it said on Friday, as part of measures to support the slowing economy.


Three major nations absent as China launches World Bank rival in Asia 24 Oct 2014

SHANGHAI - Australia, Indonesia and South Korea skipped the launch of a China-backed Asian infrastructure bank on Friday as the United States said it had concerns about the new rival to Western-dominated multilateral lenders.


ADB chief doesn't welcome Chinese-backed Chinese rival 24 Oct 2014

BEIJING - The Asian Development Bank (ADB) chief said on Thursday he doesn't welcome a China-backed rival bank that will have a virtually identical aim.

China says U.N. rights covenant no measure for Hong Kong reform 24 Oct 2014

BEIJING - China rebuffed a U.N. call for full political rights for Hong Kong on Friday, saying that an international covenant on such rights was not a "measure for reform" in the Chinese-ruled territory.


China's top diplomat to visit Vietnam again amid sea dispute 24 Oct 2014

BEIJING - China's top diplomat will visit Vietnam next week, China said on Friday, five months after he last visited during a period of tension over a Chinese oil drilling rig working in part of the South China Sea both countries claim.

Canadian couple accused of spying in China held in near isolation, son says 24 Oct 2014

BEIJING - A Canadian couple accused of spying near China's sensitive border with North Korea have been kept separately in near isolation for more than 80 days and denied access to legal counsel, their son said on Friday.


Former Japan PM Fukuda to meet China's Xi next week - source 24 Oct 2014

TOKYO - Former Japanese Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda will meet Chinese President Xi Jinping next Wednesday in Beijing, a source familiar with the matter said, setting the stage for a possible meeting between the leaders of Japan and China in November.

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