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  • China says unemployment rate steady at 4.07 percent at end-September

    BEIJING (Reuters) - China's urban registered unemployment rate was 4.07 percent at the end of September, down slightly from 4.08 percent at the end of the second quarter, the labor ministry said on Friday. In the first nine months of this year, China...
  • China local debt fix hangs on Beijing's wishful thinking

    SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China is asserting control over once-chaotic local government financing by banning the use of opaque funding vehicles, but filling the gap with a huge expansion of the fledgling municipal bond market will raise a whole new set of...
  • Grammy winner Bela Fleck and wife Abigail Washburn are partners in picking

    Grammy winner Bela Fleck and wife Abigail Washburn are partners in picking
    Ten years after starting a romantic partnership, bluegrass and banjo luminaries Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn have begun an artistic union as well. The couple is crisscrossing the country in a bus equipped with a bunk for their 16-month-old son Juno,...
  • Hong Kong protesters criticize officials' reform plan as vague

    Hong Kong protesters criticize officials' reform plan as vague
    Student leaders of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests said Thursday that they see little point in engaging in further dialogue with the government if officials don’t offer more specific details on a political reform proposal. Yvonne Leung,...
  • U.N. rights watchdog calls for open elections in Hong Kong

    GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations Human Rights Committee called on China on Thursday to ensure universal suffrage in Hong Kong, stressing that included the right to stand for election as well as the right to vote. The panel of 18 independent experts,...
  • Ancient treasures of Beijing on display in Virginia

    RICHMOND, Va. The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond has scored a "Palace" coup. Or at least got hold of some impressive Chinese treasures. The museum is playing host to the exhibit "Forbidden City: Imperial Treasures from the Palace Museum,...
  • China announces legal reforms, but commitment is in doubt

    BEIJING China's Communist Party on Thursday announced new legal policies that, among other things, would punish local officials found to be interfering with judicial cases. On the surface, that step and others could prove significant in making the...
  • Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg speaks Chinese in Beijing visit

    Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg speaks Chinese in Beijing visit
    Facebook has been blocked by Chinese authorities for over five years, but company founder Mark Zuckerberg appears to be on a new charm offensive to crack the massive market. In a move that has sent tongues wagging across China and around the globe,...
  • China state firms' profit growth slows in January-September

    BEIJING (Reuters) - Profit growth of China state-owned firms slowed in the first nine months of 2014, adding to signs of fragility in the world's second-largest economy as factories struggle to cope with falling prices and sluggish demand. State-owned...
  • China criticizes U.S. missile defense radar in Japan

    BEIJING (Reuters) - The United States is damaging stability in the Asia-Pacific region by positioning a missile defense radar in Japan, China said on Thursday. Japan, an ally of the United States, has voiced growing anxiety over China's more assertive...
  • China does not rule out Tibet visit by U.N. rights chief

    BEIJING (Reuters) - China has not ruled out a visit by the United Nations human rights chief to its unrest-plagued regions of Tibet and Xinjiang, but said on Thursday he must apply through "appropriate channels". Zeid Ra'ad al Hussein, the U.N. high...