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China Economy | Oct 15, 2010 PM

China's yuan hits new high at 6.65 against USD

BEIJING, Oct. 15 (Xinhua) -- Friday's central parity rate beat the previous record of 6.6582 on Oct. 14.The yuan has picked up its strength against t...

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Fiscal Revenue

China Economy | Oct 15, 2010 PM

China September fiscal revenue rises 12.1%

BEIJING, Oct. 15 (Xinhua) -- For the first nine months this year, fiscal revenues rose 22.4 percent from the same period last year to 6.3 trillion yu...

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Property Market

China Economy | Oct 15, 2010 PM

Property prices in major Chinese cities up 9.1% in September

BEIJING, Oct. 15 (Xinhua) -- The rate was down 0.2 percentage points from the 9.3-percent growth rate in August, a statement on the NBS website said....

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Hainan Deluge

Chinese Society | Oct 8, 2010 PM

Torrential rainfall continues to hammer Hainan

BEIJING, Oct. 8 (Xinhuanet) -- Millions of people visit Hainan Island every year. It's one of China's most popular tourist destinations. But, not at ...

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Road Accident

Chinese Society | Oct 8, 2010 PM

Road accidents kill 1,010 people over China's National Day week

BEIJING, Oct. 8 (Xinhua) -- Road accidents killed 1,010 people in China from Oct. 1 to 7, the National Day break, down by 25.5 percent from the same ...

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building collapse

Chinese Society | Oct 3, 2010 PM

8 killed in building collapse in Xi'an

XI'AN -- The accident occurred at around 10:50 a.m. in Chang'an District of Xi'an City, capital of Shaanxi. Rescue work involving more than 300 fire ...

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Foxconn

China Economy | Oct 2, 2010 AM

Foxconn hikes salaries again in south China factory after suicides

SHENZHEN, Oct. 1 (Xinhua) -- The rise, which will start from October, is the second this year for Foxconn workers at its production base in Shenzhen....

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Freighter sank

Chinese Society | Oct 2, 2010 AM

Three dead, 9 missing after freighter sinks in Fuzhou

FUZHOU, Sept. 30 (Xinhua) -- The freighter, with 15 crew members on board, sank in the waters off Ao'qian Township in Pingtan City of Fujian. Three c...

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lunar probe

Chinese Society | Oct 2, 2010 AM

China launches lunar probe Chang'e-2

BEIJING, Oct. 1 (Xinhuanet) -- China launched its second unmanned lunar probe, Chang'e-2 on Friday, inaugurating the second phase of a three-step moo...

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property market

China Economy | Sep 30, 2010 PM

China issues tough measures to cool property market

BEIJING - New measures to curb rising real estate prices, including raising down payments for home purchases and expanding property tax trials nation...

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