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Home girl Li enters semis

Li Na’s bid to claim her first major tournament on home soil remained on course Wednesday as she progressed to the quarter-finals of the China Open after defeating Wimbledon finalist Sabine Lisicki.

‘Will not hasten pace of talks’

India and China have decided “not to push the pace” of their boundary negotiations and resolve the issue “step-by-step”, external affairs minister Salman Khurshid has said.

25 killed as typhoon Usagi batters China


Super typhoon Usagi killed at least 25 people after it pounded south China’s Guangdong province with torrential rain and winds that blew cars off the road, crippled power lines and threw transport systems into chaos.

Body of US pilot found in Chinese lake

Divers have found the body of a missing U.S. Stunt pilot whose plane crashed into a lake in northeast China while attempting a tricky maneuver in the rain, the head of the team searching for him said Friday.

China’s ‘Brother Watch’ gets 14-year prison term

A Chinese provincial official whose grinning at the scene of a deadly bus crash sparked an outcry and, eventually, led to corruption charges was sentenced Thursday to 14 years in prison.

Liquid ammonia leak kills 15 in Shanghai


At least 15 people were killed Saturday after liquid ammonia leaked from a refrigeration unit at a cold storage plant in Shanghai, state media and the government said.

Bo’s trial continues for third day in China


The high-profile trial of disgraced Chinese leader Bo Xilai continued for the third day Saturday as prosecutors presented more evidence to prove charges of bribery, embezzlement and abuse of power against him.

China mulling relaxation of one-child policy: official

Facing a demographic crisis with an ageing population, China is mulling a move to further relax its one-child policy by permitting couples to have a second child if either the husband or wife hails from a one-child family.

China keeps wary eye on Kerry’s Pak visit

Wary of US’s “Asia Pivot” strategy, China kept an eye on secretary of state John Kerry’s first visit to Pakistan as the state media noted that the Obama administration has adopted a “milder” approach on issues like terrorism and drone strikes to improve bilateral ties.

4.5-magnitude earthquake hits northwest China

A moderate 4.5-magnitude earthquake jolted Wenxian County in northwest China Saturday.

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