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Russia increasing use of Chinese Yuan in trade transactions

Moscow - Russia has increased its use of the Chinese yuan or remnimbi nine-fold just in the period from January to September this year according to the Chinese Ministry of Economic Development.

5.9 magnitude quake hits China's Sichuan province: USGS

Bejing - A 5.9 magnitude earthquake struck China's southwestern province of Sichuan on Saturday, the US Geological Survey said, with Chinese state media reporting one fatality.

China rejects Uighur scholar's appeal against life sentence

Bejing - A Chinese court on Friday rejected an appeal against a life sentence handed to a prominent scholar from the mostly-Muslim Uighur minority, as a 70-year-old journalist stood trial in a deepening crackdown on dissent.

Today is National Unfriend Day on Facebook

A new trend that is now making people take long looks at their friend list and deleting those "extra" friends. With the encouragement of privacy and security, Today is National Unfriend Day. It reminds us all that cleaning your friend list is a good idea.

Fire at factory in eastern China 'kills 18'

Bejing - Eighteen people died in a fire at a food packaging plant in China, state media said Monday, the latest accident in a country blighted by poor industrial safety standards.

Enterovirus infection linked to type 1 diabetes

Children infected with enterovirus are around fifty percent more likely to develop type 1 diabetes in later life. Genetic and disease factors account for this increased probability.

Six banks fined over $4 billion after exchange rate manipulation

Six giant banks have agreed to forfeit $4.33 billion to global regulators to resolve allegations that its traders tried to fiddle foreign exchange rates.

Multiple Ebola drug trial planned

Washington - Due to the rising number of Ebola cases a clinical trial in the U.S. for Ebola drugs will be run in an unusual way: multiple drugs will be tested within the same trial.

Drunk power plant supervisor responsible for Chinese power outage

Henan - A Nov. 2 power outage that left thousands of Chinese residents in the dark was caused not by energy overconsumption or a faulty grid, but by an intoxicated supervisor put off by how he was treated at a local pub.

China shows off new stealth fighter

Zhuhai - China's new stealth jet fighter rocketed skywards Wednesday as Beijing puts on an unprecedented display of openness -- and military force -- at the country's premier airshow.

Secret talks yield ambitious U.S. — China climate change deal

Beijing - The United States and China agreed on Wednesday to an ambitious action plan to combat climate change, the result of secret high-level communications between the two countries over the past nine months.

US and China announce 'historic' climate accord

Bejing - The United States and China on Wednesday announced ambitious targets on greenhouse gas emissions as part of a "historic" pact that climate scientists acclaimed but US Republicans denounced as a job-killer.

Elite Talk: A talk with Alan Bollard on FTAAP, New Silk Road Special

APEC Secretariat Executive Director Alan Bollard joins the Elite Talk show from People's Daily Online to talk about the on-going APEC events.

West confronts Putin at Asia-Pacific summit

Bejing - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday had a close-up brush with Western anger over the Ukraine crisis and the downing of Flight MH17, as the White House warned that his sanctions-hit government was staring at "isolation".

Canada named a trading hub for Chinese currency

Beijing - Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper returned to Canada after a successful trade mission to China. While Harper did raise human rights and religious freedom issues this did not prevent negotiation of trade deals.

China wins APEC support for free trade 'roadmap'

Bejing - Asia-Pacific leaders Tuesday backed China's roadmap for a vast new free trade area rivalling US plans for the region at a summit in Beijing where Russian leader Vladimir Putin had a tense showdown with Barack Obama.

Op-Ed: US marine parks' bid for Russian belugas affected wild stocks

Last year, NOAA Fisheries denied Georgia Aquarium a permit to import 18 captured beluga whales from Russia. It seems they were right to do so. According to scientific papers, multiple facility requests have negatively impacted Russia's wild beluga stocks.

Global excitement around Apple’s newest iPhone stretches to China

When Apple announced its plans to release two new iPhones, the news set off a tremor that went all the way around the world. In China, the world’s largest mobile market, people are lining up to purchase the newest version of smartphone technology.

US wants China 'to do well', Obama says in announcing visa deal

Bejing - President Barack Obama announced a deal Monday to extend visas for Chinese visitors to the United States for up to a decade, insisting he wants China "to do well" despite simmering tensions between the world's two largest economies.

Xi, Abe meet as big-power rivalries take APEC centre-stage

Bejing - The leaders of China and Japan held an ice-breaking summit Monday after two years of dangerous animosity, as world leaders including Barack Obama gathered for an Asia-Pacific meeting spotlighting intensifying big-power rivalries.
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