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China sets death penalty threshold in graft cases
China sets death penalty threshold in graft cases

Corruption cases involving three million yuan ($463,000) or more may incur the death penalty in future.

China sets death penalty threshold in graft cases
Researchers at the Cloning & Genetic Engineering section of the Beijing Genomics Institute. ©Reuters/Bobby Yip
Human genetic research with Chinese characteristics

Researchers from Guangzhou Medical University used a gene-editing technique CRISPR to artificially induce a mutation in human cells.

Human genetic research with Chinese characteristics
Europe 'negligent' over Chinese steel dumping: US boss
Europe 'negligent' over Chinese steel dumping: US boss

The head of US Steel has accused Britain and the wider European Union of negligence over China dumping cheep steel on world markets.

Europe 'negligent' over Chinese steel dumping: US boss
Samsung follows Apple with launch in China of mobile payment
Samsung follows Apple with launch in China of mobile payment

South Korea's Samsung announced the launch of its mobile payment service in China, a market its arch-rival Apple entered six weeks ago.

Samsung follows Apple with launch in China of mobile payment
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China's Evergrande 'world's most valuable club'

China's Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao has become the world's most valuable football club.

China's Evergrande 'world's most valuable club'
Przewalski's horse in the wild in Hustain Nuruu national park, Mongolia. ©flickr.com
Once extinct, world's last wild horse returns to steppes

The path out of oblivion for Przewalski's horse lies in getting on a plane to China, Mongolia and, most recently, the Russian steppes.

Once extinct, world's last wild horse returns to steppes
China defence spending to rise '7 to 8%' in 2016
China defence spending to rise '7 to 8%' in 2016

China will raise its defence spending by seven to eight percent this year.

China defence spending to rise '7 to 8%' in 2016
North Korea sanction loopholes give China room for manoeuvre
North Korea sanction loopholes give China room for manoeuvre

New United Nations sanctions against nuclear-armed North Korea leave plenty of room for China to continue business as usual.

North Korea sanction loopholes give China room for manoeuvre
China jails Christian pastor for 14 years: official
China jails Christian pastor for 14 years: official

Chinese court sentenced a Christian pastor to 14 years in jail for embezzlement, after he opposed forced removal of crosses from churches.

China jails Christian pastor for 14 years: official
Beijing deploys missiles on disputed island: Taiwan
Beijing deploys missiles on disputed island: Taiwan

China deployed surface-to-air missiles on a disputed island in the South China Sea, insisting it had a right to build "self-defence".

Beijing deploys missiles on disputed island: Taiwan
Opera Software welcomes Chinese consortium's $1.2 billion bid

Chinese consortium led by the Golden Brick Silk Road investment fund offered 10.5 billion kroner ($1.2 billion) to take over Opera Software

Opera Software welcomes Chinese consortium's $1.2 billion bid
US missile shield spotlights divisions on handling N. Korea
US missile shield spotlights divisions on handling N. Korea

Official moves towards the deployment -- fiercely opposed by China -- of a US missile defence system in South Korea highlight the inherent dangers of disunity in dealing with North Korea's growing military threat.

US missile shield spotlights divisions on handling N. Korea
Renault opens first China factory
Renault opens first China factory

French car giant Renault opened its first car factory in China.

Renault opens first China factory
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China planning to build floating nuclear power plant

China is planning to build a floating nuclear power station as it seeks to double its atomic capacity by 2020.

China planning to build floating nuclear power plant
Chinese conglomerate to buy stake in Hollywood studio
Chinese conglomerate to buy stake in Hollywood studio

Chinese powerhouse Dalian Wanda is reportedly in talks to buy a controlling stake in US film studio Legendary, providing the company with a key anchor in Hollywood.

Chinese conglomerate to buy stake in Hollywood studio
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China adopts first counter-terrorism law

China adopted its first counter-terrorism law Sunday: its provisions may tighten media controls and threaten the intellectual property of foreign firms.

China adopts first counter-terrorism law
Thousands of plants cut production as Beijing smog persists
Thousands of plants cut production as Beijing smog persists

Beijing has ordered 2,100 factories to suspend or reduce production as part of its 'red alert' measures to deal with smog.

Thousands of plants cut production as Beijing smog persists
Hard economic lessons as China's coal boom ends
Hard economic lessons as China's coal boom ends

China's coal industry is now crippled by oversupply, but its companies are too big to fail.

Hard economic lessons as China's coal boom ends
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Pegging or no pegging: tenge in new monetary policy

Experts believe, the financial sector of Kazakhstan has not reached a complete freedom from pegging to the US dollar.

Pegging or no pegging: tenge in new monetary policy
VW puts off China investment amid costly emissions scandal
VW puts off China investment amid costly emissions scandal

German automaker Volkswagen, tainted by an emissions scandal expected to cost it billions, said it had postponed a planned investment in China.

VW puts off China investment amid costly emissions scandal