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Inflation picks up on rise in food costs

China’s inflation accelerated in May to the fastest pace in four months on food costs, government data showed yesterday.Consumer prices rose 2.5 percent from a ... Full story

Beijing takes dispute with Vietnam to UN 


China took its dispute with Vietnam over its deployment of an oil rig in contested waters to the United Nations yesterday, accusing Hanoi of infringing ... Full story

HONG KONG: Beijing says some misunderstand limits of autonomy

The Chinese government said that some people in Hong Kong are “confused” over the limits of the city’s autonomy, as it seeks again to shape ... Full story

Police kill man who took 50 students hostage

A convicted criminal who took 50 elementary school students and a teacher hostage was shot and killed by police in central China yesterday, the Public ... Full story

Gov’t targets “naked” Guangdong officials

China’s anti-graft campaign is now targeting officials who have sent their spouses and children abroad, where they can create channels to potentially funnel illicit gains ... Full story

S CHINA SEA DISPUTE: Beijing-Vietnam tensions rise as both say ships rammed near rig

China said Vietnam sent divers to disrupt its drilling operations as the two countries accused each other of escalating tensions in disputed waters of the ... Full story

Environmental group launches app to shame polluters 


A Chinese environmental group launched a smartphone app yesterday that tracks and shames polluting factories, highlighting how the country is making environmental data more available ... Full story

Export gains to cushion growth as imports slump

China’s exports rose more than analysts estimated in May, helping to cushion a slowdown in the world’s second-biggest economy as an unexpected slump in imports ... Full story

Beijing-based IMF? Lagarde ponders PRC gaining on US economy

The International Monetary Fund’s headquarters may one day shift to Beijing from Washington, aligning with China’s growing influence in the world economy, the fund’s managing ... Full story

TIBET: Filmmaker freed from Qinghai prison

Tibetan filmmaker Dhondup Wangchen, who made a 2008 documentary about Tibetan nomads expressing discontent over China’s rule, has been released from a Chinese prison after ... Full story

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