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September 01, 2014
Samsung denies child labour at Chinese supplier
Seoul (AFP) Aug 29, 2014
South Korea's Samsung Electronics has refuted fresh allegations by a labour protection watchdog that one of its suppliers in China hired child workers. New York-based China Labor Watch (CLW) claimed in a report Thursday that Samsung supplier HEG Technology had hired people under the age of 16 at its facility in Huizhou, China. The report said the factory, where components for Lenovo are also built, had hired new workers, and neglected to check their identification. The youngest worker was fo ... read more

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Standard Chartered fined $300 mn over laundering controls
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China and Mongolia target $10bn trade by 2020
China and Mongolia set out plans to almost double trade to $10 billion by 2020 as Chinese President Xi Jinping began a two-day visit to the neighbouring state, Xinhua reported Thursday. ... more
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Foreign investment in China slumps in July: govt
Foreign direct investment (FDI) into China dropped by more than a sixth year-on-year to a two-year low in July, the government said Monday, but denied any link to Beijing's multiple probes into foreign companies. ... more
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Australia tycoon blasts Chinese government 'mongrels'
Outspoken Australian tycoon Clive Palmer has labelled the Chinese government "mongrels" who "shoot their own people" in a televised tirade that was criticised by Canberra Tuesday as "hugely damaging". ... more
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Standard Chartered fined $300 mn over laundering controls
New York state's banking regulator hit Standard Chartered Bank with a $300 million fine and restrictions on its dollar-clearing business Tuesday for not detecting possible money laundering. ... more
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US dominates Chinese world university rankings
US universities dominated the top 20 in an annual ranking of global educational institutions released by a Chinese organisation Friday, with Harvard remaining in first place ahead of Stanford. ... more
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Bald ambition: Chinese county exports human hair to Africa
Long, black and lucrative: sacks bulging with human hair spill onto the streets of a rural county whose farmers have helped make China the world's biggest exporter of products made from the material. ... more
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China court jails British, US investigators hired by GSK
A British investigator once hired by scandal-hit pharmaceutical giant GSK in China was sentenced to two-and-a-half years in jail for breaching privacy laws, a Shanghai court said Friday. ... more
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Judge rejects Silicon Valley anti-poaching settlement
A federal judge Friday rejected a plan to compensate employees affected by an "anti-poaching" agreement involving Silicon Valley tech giants Apple, Google, Intel and Adobe. ... more
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Chinese workers hurt in PNG mine attack: report
Five Chinese workers were hurt after armed villagers stormed a nickel mine in Papua New Guinea, damaging equipment and forcing it to close, a report said Thursday. ... more
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Standard Chartered faces new US money-laundering probe
Standard Chartered confirmed Wednesday that it faces fresh US fines over alleged breaches in its anti-money laundering systems, two years after it paid massive penalties for violating American sanctions. ... more
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Kenya launches giant port construction with $480m deal
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta launched Friday a construction deal for the first berths in a proposed multi-billion dollar port, the day after ordering vast tracts of "stolen" land be repossessed. ... more
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China confirms Microsoft probe for 'monopoly' actions
China is investigating Microsoft for allegedly operating a monopoly in its market, the government said Tuesday, as it took aim at the US software giant over business practices. ... more
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Chinese regulators visit Microsoft offices: Dow Jones
Officials from China's corporate regulator paid visits Monday to software giant Microsoft's offices in four cities in the country, Dow Jones Newswires reported, citing people familiar with the matter. ... more
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China's Xi eyes increased investment in Cuba
Chinese President Xi Jinping visited Cuba on Tuesday to expand investment in the fellow communist nation, his last stop on a four-country Latin American charm offensive. ... more
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Failed Marx letter sale disappoints Chinese capitalists
A letter by the late Karl Marx, the German philosopher who offered an alternative to capitalism, has failed to sell in Communist-ruled China because the auctioneer set too high a price. ... more
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China's Xi signs Venezuela resource deals on LatAm blitz
Chinese President Xi Jinping signed a raft of oil and mineral deals with Venezuela Monday, his latest stop on a Latin American tour showcasing China's growing influence in the region. ... more
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Volvo Trucks mulls impact of US fine on marine engines
Swedish truck maker Volvo Group is considering whether to appeal against a US ruling upholding a multimillion fine on environmental infringements of its marine engines, the firm said on Monday. ... more
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China leader signs Brazil deals on Latin America trip
China's president pressed a charm offensive with Latin America on Thursday, signing deals with Brazil and meeting with regional leaders in a trip highlighting Beijing's bid to compete with the United States. ... more
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China's Xi hails 'new horizons' in ties with Argentina
Relations between Argentina and China are poised to reach unprecedented "new horizons," Chinese President Xi Jinping told lawmakers in Buenos Aires during a summit visit Saturday. ... more
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China court pledges 'open trial' of foreign investigators
The Shanghai court that will try two foreign investigators linked to the bribery case of drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) in China said Thursday it will hold an open trial, following diplomatic and family protests. ... more
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BRICS bank will reduce Western dominance: China media
Chinese media on Wednesday hailed the creation of the BRICS development bank, to be based in Shanghai, blaming Western countries and multilateral agencies for flaws in the global financial system. ... more
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Chinese leader seeks to woo Latin America
Chinese President Xi Jinping presses a charm offensive with Latin American leaders on Thursday, highlighting Beijing's growing interest in a resource-rich region traditionally considered the backyard of the United States. ... more
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China's Alibaba stalks banks with investment product
As Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba expands beyond online retail, it is shaking up staid state banks - and drawing regulators' attentions - after 100 million customers poured more than $90 billion into its investment product. ... more
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WTO says US anti-dumping duties on Chinese products wrong
Beijing won a key victory Monday in a trade dispute with Washington, as a WTO panel said the United States was wrong to slap punitive duties on a host of Chinese goods. ... more
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