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Mongolians fret over China investment as they prepare to vote

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TSOGTTSETSII, Mongolia A few miles from Mongolia's giant Tavan Tolgoi mine, about 2,000 trucks a day set off across the Gobi desert, delivering coal to China on a road so narrow and ridden with pot holes it has become an accident black spot.

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China, U.S. agree on aim of 'complete, irreversible' Korean denuclearisation 24 Jun 2017

BEIJING China and the United States agreed that efforts to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula should be "complete, verifiable and irreversible", Chinese state media said on Saturday, reporting the results of high level talks in Washington this week. | Video

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15 dead, scores missing hours after landslide buries Chinese village 24 Jun 2017

BEIJING Fifteen people were killed in a landslide in southwest China's Sichuan Province on Saturday and about 100 were believed to be still buried in the debris and feared dead, state media said. | Video

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Sectarian group claims Pakistan bombs; death toll rises to 50 24 Jun 2017

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan A faction of Pakistan-based sectarian militants Lashkar-e-Jhangvi on Saturday claimed responsibility for twin bombs that hit a market in the northwestern town of Parachinar, killing at least 50 people ahead of the holiday marking the end of Ramadan.

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China's party paper trumpets U.N. rights resolution as combating West's monopoly 24 Jun 2017

BEIJING The West's monopoly on rights has been dealt a blow by the United Nations' decision to adopt a China-led resolution saying development promotes human rights, an editorial in the official paper of China's ruling Communist Party said on Saturday.

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China's top banking regulator tells banks to push forward with reform 24 Jun 2017

BEIJING China's top banking regulator has told banks to reform by tackling China's "zombie firms", control regional housing market bubbles and push forward with debt to equity swaps, according to a statement posted on the regulator's website late Friday.

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Japanese warship takes Asian guests on cruise in defiance of China 23 Jun 2017

SOUTH CHINA SEA Japan's largest warship steamed into the South China Sea this week in defiance of Chinese assertiveness, with Asian military guests on board to witness helicopters looping over the tropical waters and gunners blasting target buoys.

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Investor activists sceptical about MSCI China inclusion 23 Jun 2017

HONG KONG MSCI's decision to add China-listed stocks to a key benchmark will give investors a stake in China's growth, but the cost of such access will be exposure to persistently weak corporate governance in the country, investor activists and analysts said.

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Elbit Systems says innovation key to crowded drone market 23 Jun 2017

PARIS Israeli defence electronics company Elbit Systems Ltd, is moving quickly to innovate and maintain its edge in a global market in which it faces increasing competition from China, France, Turkey and others.

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Tesla moves a step closer to building electric cars in China 23 Jun 2017

BEIJING/DETROIT Tesla Inc took a step closer toward establishing an electric vehicle manufacturing plant in China with its announcement on Thursday that it is in exploratory talks with the Shanghai municipal government.

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