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Jul 9, 2014

China tells hospitals not to deny emergency care to the poor

China’s hospitals must not turn away injured people who need emergency care, the National Health and Family Planning Commission said on Tuesday, as the government tries to tackle a persistent problem in its sprawling health care sector. Providing affordable, accessible health care is one ...

Jul 9, 2014

U.S.-China strategic talks to be tested this week

The United States and China will spend time over the next couple of days testing whether their annual “Strategic and Economic Dialogue” can produce tough compromises or just serve as a venue to talk about greater cooperation. The Obama administration comes with a clear ...

Crackdown on menu for China's exotic-animal eaters

Jul 8, 2014

Crackdown on menu for China's exotic-animal eaters

Porcupines in cages, endangered tortoises in buckets and snakes in cloth bags — rare wildlife is on open sale at a Chinese market, despite courts being ordered to jail those who eat endangered species. The diners of southern China have long had a reputation ...

Bellicose North Korea promises cheer

Jul 7, 2014

Bellicose North Korea promises cheer

North Korea said Monday it will send an official cheering squad to support its athletes at the upcoming Asian Games in South Korea. In a statement, it said the gesture is aimed at promoting reconciliation between the rivals. The games are scheduled from Sept. ...

China gives rare glimpse at naval ships

Jul 7, 2014

China gives rare glimpse at naval ships

China gave Western journalists a rare look aboard two People’s Liberation Army vessels Saturday during the Rim of the Pacific naval exercises in Hawaii, showcasing a hospital ship with complex medical facilities and a destroyer flying U.S. and Chinese flags. China is participating for ...

Jul 7, 2014

Strong typhoon threatens north Philippines, Japan

A strong typhoon was blowing over the Pacific Ocean in the northeastern Philippines on Sunday and may trigger heavy rain, but is too far off to hit land, officials said. Typhoon Neoguri was blowing with sustained winds of 185 kph (115 mph) with gusts ...