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August 21, 2014
Australia tycoon blasts Chinese government 'mongrels'
Sydney (AFP) Aug 19, 2014
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". The billionaire politician, who was elected to parliament last year as head of the Palmer United Party and is known for his efforts to rebuild a replica of the Titanic, also called the Chinese "bastards" who "want to take over this country". The flamboyant mining baron is locked in a long-running d ... read more

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Bald ambition: Chinese county exports human hair to Africa
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China confirms Microsoft probe for 'monopoly' actions
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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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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
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BRICS bank will reduce Western dominance: China media
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China's leader Xi departs for South America visit
Chinese President Xi Jinping on Sunday departed for a visit to four South American countries, including Brazil, to build ties in a resource-rich region traditionally considered the backyard of the United States. ... more
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Samsung finds 'evidence' of child labour at China plant
Samsung said Monday it temporarily suspended business with one of its suppliers in China over the suspected use of child workers, following criticism that its monitoring of illegal labour practices was ineffective. ... more
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China's economy on track as June trade surplus jumps
China's monthly trade surplus jumped 16.4 percent in June to $31.6 billion, official data showed Thursday, as exports and imports both rose in the latest sign of recovering strength in the world's second-largest economy. ... more
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Maersk in shipping alliance with MSC after Chinese snub
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Economic giants China and US talk trade
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