Monthly Archives: December 2016

China would ‘outlast’ US in trade war

China would outlast the US in a trade war, which is a “distinct possibility” next year after President-elect Donald Trump takes office, a commentator wrote in the $1 billion Pine River China Fund’s investor letter.

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New areas opened to offshore investors

China is opening more sectors to foreign investment and introducing a slew of measures to invite participation, top officials said.

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Two bullet train lines now connect southwest to coast

China opened two major high-speed rail lines on Wednesday, linking the country’s less developed southwest with built-up coastal areas.

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World’s oldest ‘panda grandpa’ dies in China

Pan Pan, the world’s oldest male giant panda and genetically linked to several pandas at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo in Washington, died on Wednesday morning in Southwest China’s Sichuan province.

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Support for UN is firm, Xi tells Ban

President Xi Jinping praised cooperation between China and the United Nations and reaffirmed China’s firm support for the organization in a phone conversation on Monday with outgoing UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

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China hopes for better Vatican ties

Religious affairs official says dialogue can lessen divisions, but certain conditions must be met China is willing to conduct constructive dialogue with the Vatican and hopes that the Vatican will take a more flexible and pragmatic attitude in such a dialogue, a top religious affairs official said on Tuesday, as the country’s Catholic church representatives […]

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