Friday 2015/08/28
A People's Liberation Army soldier of its anti-chemical warfare corps in a protection suit sprays a liquid on debris at the site of last week's blasts in Tianjin, China, Aug. 21, 2015.

New Fires at Tianjin as China Raids Chemical Firms Over Safety Hazards

Responding to public pressure, authorities launch what they are calling a nationwide overhaul of the sector’s safety and emergency practices More

Samples taken from an area near last week's explosions are seen on a table at a monitoring station to check for environmental pollution in Tianjin, China, August 18, 2015.

Officials: Extreme Cyanide Levels in Waters Near China Blast

Despite levels at 350 times the acceptable limit, city's drinking water remains safe, director of Tianjin's environmental monitoring center tells media More

A teller counts yuan banknotes in a bank in Lianyungang, east China's Jiangsu province, Aug. 11, 2015.

IMF Puts Off Decision on Using China's Currency for Reserve Status

International Monetary Fund says it will delay a decision by a year on whether or not to include yuan in its basket of reserve currencies More

A drone operated by paramilitary police flies over the site of last week's explosions at Binhai new district in Tianjin, China, August 17, 2015.

Chinese State Media Reports Corruption in Tianjin Safety Licensing

On Tuesday, China's anti-graft watchdog said the head of the country's work safety regulator is under investigation More

Charred remains of a warehouse and new cars are left burned after an explosion at a warehouse in northeastern China's Tianjin municipality, Aug. 13, 2015.

Multimedia China Blast Aftermath Resembles War Zone

Police have blocked streets and set up strict controls to try to keep people from getting too close to blast area; it is still unknown what caused explosions More


China's Premier Seeks Stronger Ties with Pakistan

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  • A soldier walks near a bus as he helps to secure the area and clear the roads before the motorcade of Chinese Premier Li Keqiang passes by in Islamabad May 22, 2013.
  • People sit on top of a bus as they go past flags of Pakistan and China that are displayed along a road, ahead of Chinese Premier Li Keqiang's visit to Islamabad.
  • A man walks next to huge portraits of Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, right, and Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari, left, displayed near the presidency in Islamabad, Pakistan.
  • A police officer stands guard next to billboards welcoming Chinese premier Li Keqiang hung on poles near the presidency in Islamabad, Pakistan.
  • A soldier speaks to a man as he secures the area and clears the roads before the motorcade of Chinese Premier Li Keqiang.
  • A military helicopter flies overhead as police officers and soldiers secure the area before the motorcade of Chinese Premier Li Keqiang passes through Islamabad.

China Devalues Currency Again

Yuan has lost more than 3 percent of its value since first change in market midpoint on Tuesday
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Britain's Hammond in China for Security, Climate Talks

Foreign Secretary is in Beijing for talks on security cooperation and climate change
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Uighurs Deported from Thailand to China Remain in Detention

State media report Uighurs will remain in detention while authorities investigate whether some planned to join Islamic State or other groups in the Middle East
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Critics: China’s President Using Law to Tighten Grip on Power

President Xi, who has stressed importance of 'rule of law' and law-based governance, has exerted increasingly tighter grip over society since coming to office
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Erdogan in China Amid Tensions on Uighurs, Missile System

Turkey's president has criticized China's heavy-handed policies toward Uighurs in violence-plagued Xinjiang region, where China says it is fighting foreign-backed separatists
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Beijing Asks Myanmar to Free Chinese Convicted of Illegal Logging

Foreign ministry asks for its jailed nationals to be treated in a 'lawful, reasonable and justified manner' after 150 sentenced to life in prison
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Chinese Dissident Seeks Seat in Taiwan Parliament

Wu'er Kaixi and a party rival have struck a deal in their efforts to unseat Nationalist Party incumbent in central Taiwan next year
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Chinese Police Detain 'Spartan Warriors'

Group of 40 bare-chested young men, part of a local restaurant's promotion stunt, rattled Beijing police, who were seen in photos restraining them as they made arrests
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Taylor Swift, Fighting Knockoffs, to Sell Branded Clothing in China

Each clothing item from the official Taylor Swift line will include a special tag that allows customers to track the authenticity online
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China Returns Passport to Artist, Critic Ai Weiwei

Passport was taken from him in 2011 when he was arrested and detained for nearly three months
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China: 4 Militants Killed in Crackdown on Uighurs

State media report says police in Yunnan province said they have shot dead four militants and found 553 people attempting to flee country since 2014
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Experts Question China’s Economic Policy

Chinese leaders have tolerated slower growth as the country transitions from a trade- and investment-driven economy toward a more sustainable model
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