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Motohide Yoshikawa, center, Japan's ambassador to the United Nations, speaks to the media following a Security Council meeting at U.N. headquarters, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016. Samantha Power, left, the U.S. ambassador, and South Korean Ambassador Oh Joon listen to his comments. The council is meeting about North Korea's successful launch of a long-range missile. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

US urges China to increase sanctions pressure on North Korea

The UN Security Council on Sunday strongly condemned North Korea’s rocket launch and promised to take action


Air business: Pollution-hit Chinese buying expensive British air

The company which started out bottling fresh air has seen its product fly off the shelves in pollution-hit China.

Read more: Beijing, China, fresh air
Young entrepreneurs work at an office area inside the University Students Venture Park, in Shanghai, China, July 29, 2015. REUTERS/Aly Song

Beat the heat: China to implement two-and-a-half day weekend come summer

Under the provisions, a 40-hour work-week is still required, meaning employees who get a 2.5-day weekend are going to have to make up the hours somewhere else during their week.

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US says SE Asian summit ‘not anti-China’

“This is not about China, this is not anti-China,” said a State Department official.

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First Chinese airline passengers to start transiting Taiwan from today

The plan had been discussed for years and China announced early last month it would start the transit programme with three trial cities in China.

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Nepal's Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli, also known as KP Oli, observes a minute of silence for earthquake victims during an event organised to mark the 18th National Earthquake Safety Day and the official launch of earthquake reconstruction efforts in Bungamati village, Nepal January 16, 2016. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

Nepal PM may visit China ahead of India if blockade remains, says a CPN-UML official

Recently, Oli told a select group of journalists that “it would not be appropriate for him to visit India before lifting of the border blockade.”

Read more: China, K P Oli, Nepal
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North Korea poses an overt threat to the world: John Kerry

As Kerry arrived in Beijing on Tuesday, the state-run China Daily ran an article headlined: “Experts have low hopes for Kerry’s China trip.”

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China planning to build floating nuclear power plant

The CNNC plant is expected to start operation in 2019 and CGN’s the following year, according to their statements.

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Head of China’s statistics bureau probed for corruption

The announcement came just hours after Wang appeared at a press briefing in Beijing on China’s economy in 2015. Last week the National Bureau of Statistics release

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A hostess walks through the door of a branch of the Hu Da hot pot restaurant chain in Beijing, Friday, Jan. 22, 2016. Thirty-five restaurants across China, including the popular Beijing hot pot chain, have been prosecuted or are under investigation for illegally using opium poppies as seasoning, one of the more unusual practices bedeviling the country's food regulators. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

35 restaurants in China busted for using opium poppies as seasoning

Sprinkling utensils with poppy derivatives like morphine and codeine is a common practice in Chinese restaurants.


Earthquake strikes China, damages dozens of homes

The epicenter of China earthquake was in an unpopulated area about 33 kilometers (20 miles) from the county seat of Menyuan in Qinghai province.

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After pro-independence party win election, China says Taiwan an internal affair

Shortly after Tsai’s victory, China’s Taiwan Affairs Office warned it would oppose any move towards independence and that Beijing was determined to defend the country’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.

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A supporter of Taiwan's Democratic Progressive Party presidential candidate Tsai Ing-wen cheers at a rally before polling day in Banqiao district of Taipei, Taiwan, Friday, Jan. 15, 2016. Taiwan will hold its presidential election on Jan. 16, 2016. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

Pro-China party likely to lose power in Taiwan election

Tsai supporters appeared confident that ties with China would weather a change in government.

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China envoy calls for calm and restraint between Saudi Arabia, Iran

Tensions between the Sunni Muslim kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Shi’ite Muslim Iran have escalated since Saudi authorities executed Shi’ite cleric Nimr al-Nimr on Jan. 2, triggering outrage among Shi’ites across the Middle East.

Read more: China, Iran, Saudi Arabia
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Vietnam issues second warning to China over island flights

The Philippines has also said it would file a protest.