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U.S. backs democracy for Hong Kong

Hong Kong - Hong Kong pro-democracy activists admitted Tuesday they are powerless to overturn Beijing's refusal to grant them full voting rights, but the United States threw its weight behind the protesters, courting China's wrath.

Microsoft China posts Windows 9 launch teaser

Earlier today, Microsoft China wrote a post on its Weibo page that not only confirms that the "Windows 9" name is intended for the next version of the company's operating system but also that it will be "coming soon."

Hong Kong pro-democracy group admits likely defeat

Hong Kong - Organisers of a pro-democracy group who vowed to take over Hong Kong's streets admitted Tuesday they were powerless to change China's plan to vet candidates for the city's next leader, but said their protest would go ahead.

China calls for Britain to scrap Hong Kong inquiry: Report

London - Chinese authorities have demanded Britain drop an inquiry into the progress of democratic reforms in Hong Kong, accusing it of "highly inappropriate" interference in its affairs, the BBC reports.

China universities vow ideology clampdown on staff, students

Beijing - Three top Chinese universities have vowed to tighten "ideological" control over students and teachers, as a wider clampdown on free expression in the country intensifies.

Knifeman kills 3 children in China school attack: Media

Shiyan - A knifeman stabbed three children to death and wounded five more plus a teacher in a rampage at a Chinese primary school on Monday, reports said, in the country's latest attack against youngsters.

Hong Kong activists in fightback after China vote decision

Hong Kong - Hong Kong pro-democracy activists heckled a top Chinese official Monday, setting the stage for disruptive protests against the mainland's landmark decision to limit voting reforms, but Beijing insisted that there would be no turning back.

HK activists promise civil disobedience campaign

Hong Kong - Hong Kong democracy activists vowed Sunday to embark on an "era of civil disobedience" including mass sit-ins after China announced rules giving it control over candidates in the city's next leadership election.

Pakistan, China, perform joint military operations near war zone Special

Islamabad - Pakistan security forces and China's Special Forces participated in a joint field training exercises at the headquarters of the special services group, near Cherat.

Taiwan to spend $2.5 billion on anti-missile systems

Taipei - Taiwan plans to spend Tw$74.8 billion ($2.5 billion) in the next nine years to acquire anti-missile systems to boost its aerial defences against China, a lawmaker and media said Saturday.

Armoured China vehicles cause alarm in Hong Kong

Hong Kong - Hong Kong democracy advocates expressed alarm Friday after Chinese army vehicles were photographed travelling down a major thoroughfare, in what they condemned as a show of "military might" ahead of expected protests.

Australia says MH370 'may have turned south earlier than thought'

Canberra - The hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 will focus on the southern part of the existing search zone after a new clue to the plane's possible location emerged, Australia said on Thursday.

Japan PM sends support message to war criminals service

Tokyo - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has sent a message to a memorial service dedicated to World War II war criminals, organisers said Wednesday, in a move that could prompt anger from Asian neighbours.

China claims Dalai Lama in talks to return to Tibet

Lhasa - China’s government in Tibet has claimed that the Dalai Lama is in talks with Beijing through “personal envoys” on the possibility of returning to Tibet.

China executes Tiananmen Square attack leaders

Beijing - China has executed eight people for "terrorist attacks", including three it described as "masterminding" a suicide car crash in Beijing's Tiananmen Square in 2013, state media announced.

China company's Ebola test kit wins production approval

China's Academy of Military Medical Sciences announced on Thursday they received approval for the mass production of an Ebola field-test kit. The test kit will be produced by Shenzhen Puruikang Biotech Co., Ltd. at their Wuhan, Hubei province facility.

China 'cult' members on trial for McDonald's killing

Beijing - Five members of a fringe religious group in China went on trial Thursday for beating a woman to death at a McDonald's restaurant, reportedly after she rebuffed their attempts to recruit her.

China 'cult' members on trial for McDonald's killing: Court

Beijing - Five people accused by Chinese authorities of being members of a religious cult went on trial Thursday for beating a woman to death at a McDonald's restaurant, the court said.

Two charged in Malaysia with stealing from MH370 victims

Kuala Lumpur - A Malaysian bank officer and her husband were charged Wednesday with forgery, theft and other offences after allegedly stealing more than $30,000 from the accounts of four people who were aboard missing flight MH370.

Pope's message lost on China?

Seoul - When Pope Francis sent an unprecedented message to Chinese President Xi Jinping last week, it went missing -- an apparent technical glitch laden with symbolism.

Australia tycoon blasts Chinese government 'mongrels'

Sydney - Outspoken Australian tycoon Clive Palmer has labelled the Chinese government "mongrels" who "shoot their own people" in a televised tirade that was criticised by Canberra Tuesday as "hugely damaging".

China gang forced children to donate blood: Xinhua

Beijing - Police arrested seven people in northwest China allegedly involved in a scheme that forced school children to donate blood, state media reported.

Japanese politicians visit controversial war shrine

Tokyo - Dozens of Japanese politicians visited a controversial war shrine Friday in a move criticised by China and South Korea, which condemn it as a symbol of Tokyo's militarist past.

Chinese zoo sees 'miracle' birth of panda triplets

Guangdong - Officials at Guangzhou's Chimelong Safari Park have reported the birth of three pandas from mother Juxiao. Both the mother and cubs are healthy.

Kerry urges China to be cooperative partner

Sydney - US Secretary of State John Kerry urged China Tuesday to be a cooperative partner, saying Washington was not interested in conflict or confrontation with it.

Tibet bus accident kills 44 people, injures 11: Xinhua

Beijing - A tour bus plunged into a Tibetan valley on Saturday after hitting two vehicles, killing 44 people and injuring 11, China's official news agency Xinhua reported.

China requires the use of real names during instant messaging

Everyone including companies, celebrities and citizens now has to sign an agreement before using instant messaging systems. Users must agree to "obey the law and uphold the socialist system,” while using this technology and use their real names.

Son has parents (over) for dinner, kills and cooks them

Tai Kok Tsui - Henry Chau Hoi-leung, 30, and accomplice Tse Chun-kei, 36, allegedly planned the murder for months. After their son, Chau, invited his parents for lunch investigators say he and his friend overpowered them, killed them and cooked their bodies.

China jails British, US investigators hired by GSK

Beijing - A British investigator once hired by scandal-hit pharmaceutical giant GSK in China was sentenced to two-and-a-half years in jail for breaching privacy laws, a court said Friday.

Son of Canadian 'spies' held in China calls for govt action

Beijing - The son of a Canadian couple under investigation for alleged spying in China called Wednesday for Ottawa to help prevent charges being laid against his parents.
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Part of the gardens that combine rock, wood, and water in harmony
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A real elephant tusk at the hotel's entrance
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The entrance to the World Trade Winning Hotel in Jilin, northeast China
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One of the large historic buildings on top of the Xian City Wall.
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600 cats where rescued in Putuo, Shanghai, when they were being taken to be killed for fur and meat
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Leshan City _ China
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The Shenyang J-31 airborne
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A little nook at the back of the bar
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Past the gate is the old city of Li Shui
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Looking from the bedroom toward the salon
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Beautiful Night Scene of the Shanghai World Expo Park [Photo: Zhenyu Li]
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Giant panda being prepared for the wild at the Hetaoping Wilderness Training Base in southwest China's Wolong Nature Reserve.
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Leshan City_China
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Chinese visa stamp.
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Gate to the Princes Mansions
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The Long March-3B rocket carrying the Chang'e-3 lunar probe blasts off from the launch pad at Xichang Satellite Launch Center, Sichuan province December 2, 2013
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