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Second prototype of China's C919 jet conducts test flight - state TV

BEIJING A second prototype of China's home-built C919 passenger jet took off for a test flight in Shanghai on Sunday, state television reported, another step forward in the country's ambitions to muscle in to the global jet market.

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Hoping to extend maritime reach, China lavishes aid on Pakistan town 1:46am GMT

GWADAR, Pakistan China is lavishing vast amounts of aid on a small Pakistani fishing town to win over locals and build a commercial deep-water port that the United States and India suspect may also one day serve the Chinese navy.

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China, UK vow to bolster economic cooperation, speed up stock connect plan 16 Dec 2017

BEIJING China and Britain have vowed to continue and strengthen cooperation on a wide range of economic, financial and trade issues, including speeding the introduction of a London-Shanghai stock connect programme.

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Factbox - Airbnb, Spotify among unicorns likely to list in 2018 15 Dec 2017

The 2018 U.S. IPO market is expected to see the debut of some of the most anticipated unicorns — companies that have reached $1 billion in valuation without tapping the stock markets.

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Factbox: Airbnb, Spotify among unicorns likely to list in 2018 15 Dec 2017

The 2018 U.S. IPO market is expected to see the debut of some of the most anticipated unicorns — companies that have reached $1 billion in valuation without tapping the stock markets.

China goes public in WTO dispute with EU and US 15 Dec 2017

GENEVA China has accused the United States and the European Union of breaking promises that they made when China joined the World Trade Organization, according to testimony published by China's Commerce Ministry in an unusual step.

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China says stalled projects with South Korea to resume, hails 'springtime' in ties 15 Dec 2017

SEOUL/BEIJING China's stalled projects with South Korea will resume as ties between the two nations thaw, South Korea's presidential office spokesman on Friday quoted Chinese Premier Li Keqiang as saying.

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Renault, China's Brilliance Auto form light commercial vehicle venture 15 Dec 2017

BEIJING Renault and Brilliance China Automotive Holdings Ltd have formed a joint venture to design and manufacture light commercial vehicles (LCVs) in China, with an aim to sell 150,000 such vehicles a year by 2022, the two firms said on Friday.

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Britain eyes closer Belt and Road cooperation with China 15 Dec 2017

BEIJING/LONDON Britain wants closer cooperation with China over its landmark Belt and Road infrastructure scheme, finance minister Philip Hammond said on Friday at the start of a Beijing trip on which he hopes to seal a billion pounds in deals.

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Beijing evictions leave migrant workers in limbo as winter deepens 15 Dec 2017

BEIJING Winter is bringing a frigid existence and an uncertain future for migrant workers in Beijing deprived of electricity and heating as they resist a month-long campaign to evict them from the city's urban villages. | Video