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Japanese firms shut China plants, US urges calm

Japanese firms have shut factories in China and urged expatriate workers to stay indoors in the wake of angry protests over a territorial dispute.

Escaped Chinese activist seeks refuge in the US

Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng is now under US protection in Beijing after fleeing from house arrest, a US-based rights group said on Saturday.

Syria accepts rough peace plan, says Annan

Syria has accepted a ceasefire and peace plan drawn up by Arab League special envoy Kofi Annan as Syrian troops thrust into Lebanon to battle rebels.

China’s Xi Jinping sets the tone for his leadership

Chinese leader-in-waiting Xi Jinping's visit to the US next week could set the mood for the next decade that he is likely to serve as president.

China breaks out tear gas to disperse Tibet protesters

Chinese forces have fired tear gas to break up a protest by Tibetans in the province of Sichuan, the latest flare-up of volatile unrest there.

ICC looks to reel in Saif al-Islam

The prosecutor for the International Criminal Court said he has evidence that Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, now on the run, had helped hire mercenaries.

China’s Wen says jobs a priority despite economic headwinds

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao says he will make job creation a more urgent priority in the face of slowed economic growth and weakened exports.

China seeks to tame the microblog tiger

A stream of warnings in state media has exposed how nervous Beijing is about microblogs and their potential to tear at the seams of party censorship.

Great Leap Backward for China’s bullet trains

China's second-biggest train maker will recall 54 bullet trains used on the new showcase Beijing-Shanghai line for safety reasons.

China’s media rein in criticism over train crash

China's media are curbing combative reporting of a train disaster after what observers said were orders from the Communist Party's propaganda arm.

Prominent Chinese dissident freed from jail

One of China's most prominent dissidents, Hu Jia, was reunited with his family early on Sunday after serving three-and-a-half-years in jail.

Unhappy rural migrants threaten China stability

China's millions of rural workers will become a serious threat to stability unless they are better treated in their new urban homes.

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