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Vietnam-China talks deadlocked

Jun 18, 2014

Vietnam-China talks deadlocked

Talks between a top Chinese diplomat and Vietnamese officials on Wednesday produced no breakthrough in the impasse over an increasingly bitter confrontation in the disputed South China Sea, a Vietnamese official said. Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi met Vietnamese Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh ...

South China Sea trade routes 'safe' despite rows

Jun 15, 2014

South China Sea trade routes 'safe' despite rows

Despite territorial standoffs between China and other nations bordering the South China Sea, analysts say governments know better than to choke off the trade shipping routes that are the lifeblood of their economies. The escalating disputes this year between China and some of its ...

Jun 14, 2014

China investigates top official for alleged graft

Chinese authorities said Saturday that they are investigating a senior national politician for alleged violations of Communist Party rules and the country’s laws, as Beijing shows no easing in its efforts to find and punish corrupt officials. Su Rong, vice chairman of the Chinese ...

China officials stashing families, cash overseas

Jun 10, 2014

China officials stashing families, cash overseas

by gillian Wong

China’s anti-corruption campaign is now targeting officials who have sent their spouses and children abroad, where they can create channels to potentially funnel illicit gains and establish footholds for eventual escape from the mainland. Nearly 900, mostly midlevel, government officials in the southern province ...