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Obama's defense commitment would be war trigger for Abe

[2014-04-24 20:58]

Visiting US President Barack Obama on Thursday made a commitment to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe that the disputed Diaoyu Islands between Japan and China fall under US-Japan security treaty, but the commitment would become a risky war trigger at the hawkish Japanese leader's hands.

Misreading Obama's commitment over Diaoyu Islands is dangerous

[2014-04-24 20:24]

After serving his guest at Tokyo's most celebrated sushi restaurant, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe finally got a long-awaited commitment from US President Barack Obama.

Sun Yang's coach quits, citing health

[2014-04-24 20:14]

Olympic champion swimmer Sun Yang has parted company with longtime coach Zhu Zhigen again, the Zhejiang College of Sports, with which they are affiliated, confirmed at a media briefing on Thursday.

Alleged rioters detained, punished

[2014-04-24 20:10]

Twenty-four people were detained, five were approved for arrest in Maoming, Guangdong province, following a violent protest against the construction of a petrochemical plant.

China notes Japanese military activity near Diaoyu Islands

[2014-04-24 20:07]

A Chinese Defense Ministry spokesman said Thursday that China has been closely following Japan's recent military moves on its westernmost outpost, a tropical island some 150 km from China's Diaoyu Islands.

Copper mine wastewater contaminates NW China river

[2014-04-24 20:04]

A wastewater leak from a copper mine has contaminated a river and nearby grassland in northwest China's Qinghai Province, government authorities said on Thursday.

China to punish crimes in doctor-patient flare-ups

[2014-04-24 20:02]

China will severely punish people who insult medical workers or set up shrines to late patients in hospitals, according to a guideline issued on Thursday.

China an elephant in the room for Obama's Asia tour

[2014-04-24 19:56]

Beijing is not on Obama's itinerary during his Asia tour but, as he visits other allies and discusses economics and security, China will be on their minds.

Chinese vice president vows closer exchanges with Mongolia

[2014-04-24 19:46]

Chinese Vice President Li Yuanchao on Thursday pledged stronger party-to-party exchanges with Mongolia.

China relieved at Manila hostage crisis settlement: FM

[2014-04-24 19:43]

China's central government has expressed relief at the settlement of the Manila hostage crisis which left eight Hong Kong tourists dead in August 2010, a Foreign Ministry spokesman said on Thursday.

Sinopec announces financial consultants for opening-up move

[2014-04-24 19:42]

China's top oil refiner Sinopec on Thursday announced the names of four financial consultants as it looks to attract social and private investment in its lucrative oil distribution business.

Abe, Obama hail bilateral alliance but TPP progress sluggish

[2014-04-24 19:40]

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and US President Barack Obama on Thursday agreed to continue to underpin the strong alliance between the two countries and that the special US-Japan relationship represents the corner stone of future peace and stability in the Asia-Pacific region.

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