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  • Philippines dismisses China concerns over South China Sea military repairs
    Philippines dismisses China concerns over South China Sea military repairs 44 minutes ago

    The Philippines dismissed concerns by China over its plan to repair military facilities in South China Sea, a foreign ministry spokesman said on Saturday, insisting Manila has sovereign rights over territories in the disputed areas. The possible repair "is no way comparable to China's massive reclamation activities, which not only violate international law...but also unnecessarily raise regional tensions", spokesman Charles Jose said in a statement. "China's recent statement expressing concern over what the Philippines plan to do should not distract us from the real issues in the South China Sea, which are China's illegitimate 'nine-dash line' claim," Jose said. Maritime lawyers note Beijing routinely outlines the scope of its claims with reference to the so-called nine-dashed line that takes in about 90 percent of the 3.5 million square kilometres South China Sea on Chinese maps. More »

  • Philippines dismisses China concerns over Sth China Sea military repairs 1 hour 14 minutes ago

    The Philippines dismissed concerns by China over its plan to repair military facilities in South China Sea, a foreign ministry spokesman said on Saturday, insisting Manila has sovereign rights over territories in the disputed areas. The possible repair "is no way comparable to China's massive reclamation activities, which not only violate international law...but also unnecessarily raise regional tensions", spokesman Charles Jose said in a statement. "China's recent statement expressing concern over what the Philippines plan to do should not distract us from the real issues in the South China Sea, which are China's illegitimate 'nine-dash line' claim," Jose said. Maritime lawyers note Beijing routinely outlines the scope of its claims with reference to the so-called nine-dashed line that takes in about 90 percent of the 3.5 million square kilometers South China Sea on Chinese maps. More »

  • Athletics-World cross-country championship men's team cross country long … 1 hour 58 minutes ago

    March 28 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the World cross-country championship Men's Team Cross Country Long Distance on Saturday 1. Ethiopia 20 2. Kenya 20 3. Bahrain 54 4. Eritrea 91 5. Uganda 92 6. Tanzania 130 7. U.S. 131 8. Rwanda 153 9. South Africa 162 10. Algeria 189 11. Australia 210 12. Spain 256 13. Peru 264 14. China 285 15. Britain 295 16. Ecuador 299 17. Canada 323 More »

  • Figure Skating-World championships women's results 2 hours 18 minutes ago

    March 28 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the World championships Women's on Thursday 1. Elizaveta Tuktamysheva (Russia) 210.36 2. Satoko Miyahara (Japan) 193.60 3. Elena Radionova (Russia) 191.47 4. Gracie Gold (U.S.) 188.96 5. Ashley Wagner (U.S.) 185.01 6. Rika Hongo (Japan) 184.58 7. Kanako Murakami (Japan) 179.66 8. Polina Edmunds (U.S.) 177.83 9. Li Zijun (China) 165.22 10. Mae Berenice Meite (France) 162.75 11. Alaine Chartrand (Canada) 161.18 12. Park So-Youn (Korea) 160.75 13. Anna Pogorilaya (Russia) 160.31 14. Joshi Helgesson (Sweden) 155.35 15. Nicole Rajicova (Slovakia) 152. ... More »

  • Figure Skating-World championships women's free program results 2 hours 37 minutes ago

    March 28 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the World championships Women's Free Program on Saturday 1. Elizaveta Tuktamysheva (Russia) 132.74 2. Gracie Gold (U.S.) 128.23 3. Ashley Wagner (U.S.) 127.20 4. Satoko Miyahara (Japan) 126.58 5. Rika Hongo (Japan) 122.41 6. Elena Radionova (Russia) 121.96 7. Polina Edmunds (U.S.) 116.12 8. Kanako Murakami (Japan) 114.18 9. Park So-Youn (Korea) 106.80 10. Mae Berenice Meite (France) 105.67 11. Li Zijun (China) 103.39 12. Alaine Chartrand (Canada) 100.94 13. Anna Pogorilaya (Russia) 99.81 14. Joshi Helgesson (Sweden) 99.07 15. ... More »

  • Athletics-World cross-country championship women's team cross country long … 2 hours 59 minutes ago

    March 28 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the World cross-country championship Women's Team Cross Country Long Distance on Saturday 1. Ethiopia 17 2. Kenya 19 3. Uganda 101 4. China 122 5. U.S. 128 6. Algeria 139 7. Spain 139 8. Peru 156 9. Japan 159 10. Canada 171 11. Australia 187 12. South Africa 192 More »

  • Chinese president promotes regional vision at Boao Forum
    Chinese president promotes regional vision at Boao Forum 3 hours ago

    Chinese President Xi Jinping argued Saturday for strong China-led efforts to promote Asian economic and political cooperation while opening a major regional economic conference. Xi delivered the keynote ... More »

  • Outrage At China Treatment Of Activists
    Outrage At China Treatment Of Activists 3 hours ago

    The lawyer for one of five women held in China after campaigning for women's rights has told Sky News their treatment is beyond anything he could ever have imagined. Wang Qiushi represents Wei Tingting, who was detained by Chinese authorities on 6 March with four other young women. They were accused of "picking a quarrel" after they had planned a public campaign to end sexual harassment on International Women's Day. In a coordinated police operation, the women - Zheng Churan, Li Tingting, both 25, Wei Tingting, 27, Wu Rongrong, 30 and Wang Man, 32 - were arrested in different parts of China and brought to Haidian Detention Centre in northwest Beijing. More »

  • Iran, powers close in on two-three page nuclear deal; success uncertain - o …
    Iran, powers close in on two-three page nuclear deal; success uncertain - o … 4 hours ago

    By Louis Charbonneau and Parisa Hafezi LAUSANNE, Switzerland/ANKARA (Reuters) - Iran and major powers are close to agreement on a 2- or 3-page accord with specific numbers that would form the basis of a long-term settlement aimed at ending a 12-year standoff over Tehran's nuclear ambitions, officials said on Friday. Western and Iranian officials familiar with the negotiations between Iran, the United States, Britain, France, Germany, Russia and China cautioned that they still had not agreed on the framework of a deal and key details were still being hotly negotiated. More »

  • U.K. and Switzerland follow Brazil to China-backed Asia investment bank
    U.K. and Switzerland follow Brazil to China-backed Asia investment bank 4 hours ago

    SHANGHAI/RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - China's Finance Ministry said on Saturday that the U.K. and Switzerland had been formally accepted as founding members of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), a day after Brazil accepted China's invitation to join the AIIB. China's AIIB has been seen as a challenge to the World Bank and Asian Development Bank, and a significant step for China's global influence. China's Finance Ministry said that Austria had also applied to join, and has submitted its documents to China. More »

  • China's Xi preaches peace in key note address 4 hours ago

    By Adam Jourdan BOAO, China (Reuters) - Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Saturday that turmoil at home or abroad were not in the country's interests as its bitter past has shown, pledging that Beijing will never stray from its proclaimed path of peaceful development. Xi has jangled regional nerves with a more muscular approach to diplomacy since assuming the presidency two years ago, ramping up development of advanced weapons and being more assertive in territorial disputes in the East and South China Seas. Speaking at a high-level forum in Boao, on the southern Chinese island of Hainan, Xi said that China was ready to sign more friendship treaties with its neighbours and proposed holding dialogue among Asian civilisations. "What China most needs a harmonious and stable domestic environment and peaceful and tranquil international environment," Xi said, to an audience including leaders of countries like Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Indonesia and Nepal. More »

  • President Xi says China should not focus on growth rate only
    President Xi says China should not focus on growth rate only 5 hours ago

    Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Saturday that the country should not focus on its economic growth rate only, reiterating China's push for a more sustainable, higher-quality expansion. Chinese leaders have announced an economic growth target of around 7 percent for this year, below the 7.5 percent goal in 2014 and the slowest rate in a quarter-century. Analysts anticipate further interest rate cuts in China this year. More »

  • Chinese drywall company pays $3.2 million to 7 homeowners 7 hours ago

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Attorneys say a Chinese drywall manufacturer — Taishan Gypsum Co. Ltd. — has paid a $3.2 million judgment to the owners of seven homes damaged by the product. More »

  • Brazil says will join China-backed Asia investment bank 9 hours ago

    Brazil said on Friday it had accepted China's invitation to join its Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) as a founding member. "Brazil is very interested in participating in this initiative," the office of President Dilma Rousseff said in a short statement. The AIIB has been seen as a challenge to the World Bank and Asian Development Bank, and a significant step for China's global influence. China is Brazil's top trading partner. More »

  • Iran, powers close in on 2-3 page nuclear deal; success uncertain - officia …
    Iran, powers close in on 2-3 page nuclear deal; success uncertain - officia … 9 hours ago

    By Louis Charbonneau and Parisa Hafezi LAUSANNE, Switzerland/ANKARA (Reuters) - Iran and major powers are close to agreement on a 2- or 3-page accord with specific numbers that would form the basis of a long-term settlement aimed at ending a 12-year standoff over Tehran's nuclear ambitions, officials said on Friday. Western and Iranian officials familiar with the negotiations between Iran, the United States, Britain, France, Germany, Russia and China cautioned that they still had not agreed on the framework of a deal and key details were still being hotly negotiated. More »

  • Saudis want U.N. arms embargo on Yemen groups spoiling peace process 10 hours ago

    By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Gulf Arab states are negotiating with United Nations Security Council veto-wielding powers on a draft resolution on Yemen that would impose an arms embargo on groups spoiling the peace and political process, Saudi Arabia's U.N. envoy said on Friday. Ambassador Abdallah Al-Mouallimi told reporters that the Gulf Cooperation Council had shared a draft resolution with the United States, France, Britain, Russia and China and he hoped it could be circulated to the remaining 10 council members "soon." "There should be an arms embargo to any party who spoils the peace process and the consultations, the constitutional process that has been taking place. More »

  • Nasdaq stocks posting largest volume increases 11 hours ago

    A look at the 10 biggest volume gainers on Nasdaq at the close of trading: China Information Technology Inc. : Approximately 504,800 shares changed hands, a 1,742.6 percent increase over its 65-day average ... More »

  • Pope Francis to visit Chinese community in Florence
    Pope Francis to visit Chinese community in Florence 12 hours ago

    Pope Francis will visit one of Italy's largest Chinese communities in November, at a time when the Vatican is engaged in negotiations to normalise relations with Beijing, the Holy See said on Friday. More »

  • Chinese NGO considering legal action over police raid
    Chinese NGO considering legal action over police raid 13 hours ago

    BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese anti-discrimination civic group said Friday it is considering legal action over a police raid on the group's offices that was apparently prompted by its advocacy for five women's rights activists whose detentions have drawn international scrutiny. More »

  • Briton With Ebola Cured After Taking New Drug
    Briton With Ebola Cured After Taking New Drug 15 hours ago

    A British military health worker has been declared free of Ebola after being the first patient in the world treated with an experimental drug. Corporal Anna Cross, 25, was admitted to the Royal Free Hospital on 12 March after contracting the disease. She said she decided to allow doctors to use MIL 77, which they acquired from China, after "careful consideration". Doctors at the hospital acquired the drug from a company in China and Cpl Cross chose to be treated with the MIL 77 following "careful consideration," she said. More »

  • Beijing pledges free internet, optimum use of 2008 venues
    Beijing pledges free internet, optimum use of 2008 venues 16 hours ago

    By Karolos Grohmann BERLIN (Reuters) - Beijing's Olympic experience and infrastructure are key in delivering a successful 2022 winter Games, senior bid official Wu Jingmi said on Friday, pledging also free internet during the event. The bid's Deputy Secretary General told Reuters that the use of the venues from the 2008 summer Games fit with the International Olympic Committee's Agenda 2020 reforms of keeping costs low and using more existing or temporary venues. Beijing, along with the nearby city of Zhangjiakou are jointly bidding for the Games to return to China. Beijing and Kazakhstan's Almaty are the only two cities left in the race after Stockholm, Lviv, Krakow and Oslo pulled out over a lack of support or financial concerns among other reasons. More »

  • Olympics-Beijing pledges free internet, optimum use of 2008 venues 16 hours ago

    By Karolos Grohmann BERLIN, March 27 (Reuters) - Beijing's Olympic experience and infrastructure are key in delivering a successful 2022 winter Games, senior bid official Wu Jingmi said on Friday, pledging also free internet during the event. The bid's Deputy Secretary General told Reuters that the use of the venues from the 2008 summer Games fit with the International Olympic Committee's Agenda 2020 reforms of keeping costs low and using more existing or temporary venues. Beijing, along with the nearby city of Zhangjiakou are jointly bidding for the Games to return to China. Beijing and Kazakhstan's Almaty are the only two cities left in the race after Stockholm, Lviv, Krakow and Oslo pulled out over a lack of support or financial concerns among other reasons. More »

  • Pirelli chief executive Marco Tronchetti Provera predicts a strong future with …
    Pirelli chief executive Marco Tronchetti Provera predicts a strong future with … 16 hours ago

    Italian tyre maker Pirelli has had no contacts over a possible counterbid that would trump a buyout deal by China National Chemical Corp (ChemChina), its chairman and chief executive Marco Tronchetti Provera said in an interview on 26 March. ChemChina has agreed to buy into the world's fifth-largest tyre maker in a €7.3bn (£5.4bn, $8bn) deal that will put the 143-year-old Italian company in Chinese hands. Asked about market talk that Japan's Bridgestone could also be considering a takeover move, Tronchetti Provera said such an option would be "a disaster", adding there were too many overlaps between the two companies. I'm an industrialist and I want to guarantee the future to Pirelli, its people...This transaction doesn't affect the employment in any place of the world so I think it is good for everybody," he told Reuters at the company's Milan headquarters. More »

  • China starts relocating endangered porpoises: Xinhua
    China starts relocating endangered porpoises: Xinhua 16 hours ago

    Chinese authorities on Friday began relocating the country's rare finless porpoise population in a bid to revive a species threatened by pollution, overfishing and heavy traffic in their Yangtze River habitat, state media reported. More »

  • BRIEF-Shanghai Shibei Hi-tech gets regulatory approval to acquire assets 18 hours ago

    March 27 (Reuters) - Shanghai Shibei Hi-Tech Co Ltd * Says gets regulatory approval to acquire assets, tradingof shares to resume on March 30 Source text in Chinese: http://bit.ly/1EISSJA Further company coverage: (Reporting by Hong Kong and Singapore newsrooms) More »

  • BRIEF-Angel Yeast to invest 336.7 mln yuan in yeast project 18 hours ago

    March 27 (Reuters) - Angel Yeast Co Ltd * Says plans to invest 336.7 million yuan ($54.18 million)in yeast project Source text in Chinese: http://bit.ly/1H5SZlj Further company coverage: ($1 = 6.2145 Chinese yuan renminbi) (Reporting by Hong Kong and Singapore newsrooms) More »

  • BRIEF-Shandong Nanshan Aluminum's 2014 net profit up 15 pct 18 hours ago

    March 27 (Reuters) - Shandong Nanshan Aluminum Co Ltd * Says 2014 net profit up 15.0 percent y/y at 913.0 millionyuan ($146.91 million) Source text in Chinese: http://bit.ly/1H5S3gP Further company coverage: ($1 = 6.2145 Chinese yuan renminbi) (Reporting by Hong Kong and Singapore newsrooms) More »

  • BRIEF-Inner Mongolia Baotou Steel Union gets regulatory approval for private … 18 hours ago

    March 27 (Reuters) - Inner Mongolia Baotou Steel Union CoLtd * Says gets regulatory approval to issue shares in privateplacement Source text in Chinese: http://bit.ly/1FRHPDB Further company coverage: (Reporting by Hong Kong and Singapore newsrooms) More »

  • BRIEF-Nari Technology's 2014 net profit down 19.8 pct 18 hours ago

    March 27 (Reuters) - Nari Technology Development Co Ltd * Says 2014 net profit down 19.8 percent y/y at 1.3 billionyuan ($209.19 million) Source text in Chinese: http://bit.ly/1ODecrX Further company coverage: ($1 = 6.2145 Chinese yuan renminbi) (Reporting by Hong Kong and Singapore newsrooms) More »

  • BRIEF-Shanghai Construction's 2014 net profit up 9.2 pct 18 hours ago

    March 27 (Reuters) - Shanghai Construction Group Co Ltd * Says 2014 net profit up 9.2 percent y/y at 1.8 billionyuan ($289.65 million) Source text in Chinese: http://bit.ly/1BPZqnM Further company coverage: ($1 = 6.2145 Chinese yuan renminbi) (Reporting by Hong Kong and Singapore newsrooms) More »

  • BRIEF-Fiberhome Telecommunication Technologies gets regulatory approval to acquire … 18 hours ago

    March 27 (Reuters) - Fiberhome TelecommunicationTechnologies Co Ltd * Says gets regulatory approval to acquire assets, tradingof shares to resume on March 30 Source text in Chinese: http://bit.ly/1IDQrvM Further company coverage: (Reporting by Hong Kong and Singapore newsrooms) More »

  • BRIEF-Hangxiao Steel Structure to raise 315.2 mln yuan in private placement 18 hours ago

    March 27 (Reuters) - Hangxiao Steel Structure Co Ltd * Says plans to raise 315.2 million yuan ($50.72 million)in private placement of shares to repay bank loans * Says trading of shares to resume on March 30 Source text in Chinese: http://bit.ly/1CU4FIl;http://bit.ly/1yiXHae Further company coverage: ($1 = 6.2145 Chinese yuan renminbi) (Reporting by Hong Kong and Singapore newsrooms) More »

  • After Lee, no sign of welcome home for Singapore's dissidents
    After Lee, no sign of welcome home for Singapore's dissidents 18 hours ago

    By Rujun Shen and Saeed Azhar SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Some dissidents and opponents of Lee Kuan Yew believe that, with the death of modern Singapore's iron-handed founding father this week, the political restrictions he imposed in the name of security will begin to ease. There is little sign of immediate change, however, as Lee's son, who is prime minister, has given no indication he will allow those in self-imposed exile an easy return home. Tang Fong Har, now living in Hong Kong, who was among 22 people detained in 1987 for allegedly being part of a Marxist plot against the government, said the "litmus test" would be whether Singapore abolished the Internal Security Act, a legacy of British colonial rule. Teo Soh Lung, a retired lawyer who was among activists arrested in 1987 and 1988 but who remained in Singapore and resumed her legal practice, was not optimistic of rapid change. More »

  • BRIEF-Haitong Securities' 2014 net profit up 91.1 pct 18 hours ago

    March 27 (Reuters) - Haitong Securities Co Ltd * Says 2014 net profit up 91.1 percent y/y at 7.7 billionyuan ($1.24 billion) Source text in Chinese: http://bit.ly/194bEm0 Further company coverage: ($1 = 6.2145 Chinese yuan renminbi) (Reporting by Hong Kong and Singapore newsrooms) More »

  • Fiji, NZ, SAfrica start Hong Kong 7s with comfy wins
    Fiji, NZ, SAfrica start Hong Kong 7s with comfy wins 18 hours ago

    HONG KONG (AP) — Fiji eased past a team it lost to twice in the final when Samoa was smothered 38-12 in their Hong Kong Sevens opener on Friday. More »