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  • China to set up satellite, radar network to strengthen maritime power

    China will set up an offshore observation network, including satellite and radar stations, to strengthen the country's maritime power, the official China Daily reported on Friday, in a move that could exacerbate tensions in the region. Many of China's...
  • China's top judge urges swift, severe sentences in Xinjiang

    China must crack down "harshly and quickly" on cases involving terror attacks, national security and social stability in its restive region of Xinjiang, the country's top judge said, in comments likely to further worry rights groups and exiles. Resource-...
  • Dalai Lama's star waning in the West, China official says

    Exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama is drawing less and less attention in the West and manages to win eyeballs only with pointless suggestions that his title will die out with him, a top Chinese official told state media. Tibetan Buddhism...
  • China revises up size of 2013 economy, sees no effect on 2014 growth

    China revised up the size of its economy in 2013 but sees that having little effect on economic growth this year, amid expectations that Beijing may roll out more stimulus to support the slowing economy. Gross domestic product was up 3.4 percent to an...
  • Thai 2015 economic recovery 'will not be that bad': central bank deputy

    A deputy governor of Thailand's central bank said on Friday an economic recovery next year might not be as robust as expected "but it will not be that bad". Bank of Thailand Deputy Governor Paiboon Kittisrikangwan told reporters the main engine of growth...
  • Japan government raises view on capex, output; economy in recovery albeit weakness

    Japan's government raised its view of business investment and factory output, but stuck to its overall economic assessment of moderate recovery despite some weakness as the economy struggles to recover from recession. The government's monthly economic...
  • China lodges protest after Obama approves Taiwan frigate sale

    China said on Friday it had lodged a protest with the United States after President Barack Obama signed into law legislation authorizing the sale of up to four Perry-class guided missile frigates to Taiwan. Foreign ministry spokesman Qin Gang said the...
  • Pakistan to challenge bail for Mumbai attack 'mastermind'

    Pakistani prosecutors are to appeal against a court decision to grant bail to a man accused of plotting a 2008 militant assault in India's financial capital that killed 166 people and seriously strained ties between the nuclear-armed neighbors. The...
  • China oil giant probes 'worthless' deals in Indonesia

    It is particularly difficult to monitor smaller offshore investments in high risk oil and gas exploration, say current and former officials at China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC). Deals where managers engineer kickbacks can be disguised as...
  • Special Report: Depleted oil field is window into China's corruption crackdown

    In a muddy clearing in southern Sumatra, a portable diesel power plant hammers away alongside a wellhead, struggling to extract crude from a depleted reservoir that lies below farmland and rubber plantations. It was much easier to extract cash from a...
  • HKMA says probe found no evidence of FX rigging

    Hong Kong's de facto central bank said it found no evidence of rigging in Hong Kong's foreign exchange benchmark following an 18-month investigation into the trading operations of 10 banks. However, it identified "inappropriate" behavior by individual...