Malaysia airliner search points up China's technology gap

Los Angeles Times | Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:01:50 -0700

BEIJING — In June 2012, China reveled in a major scientific achievement: The nation's first manned deep-sea submersible, the Jiaolong, had dived more than 4.3 miles into the Mariana Trench in the Pacific Ocean. The feat, state-run media said, put ...

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Building the dream

The Economist | Wed, 16 Apr 2014 08:00:25 -0700

SOME HISTORIANS BELIEVE that Marco Polo never went to China. But even if the 13th-century Venetian merchant did not lay eyes on the coastal city of Hangzhou himself, he certainly reflected the awe it inspired in other foreign traders when he described ...

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Why Ukraine crisis has China in a bind

CNN (blog) | Tue, 15 Apr 2014 11:34:02 -0700

To be sure, it will be hard for China to take a tough position against Russia for several reasons. Geopolitically, China shares a long border with Russia, which it views as a key trading and strategic partner. President Xi Jinping's first foreign visit ...

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Japan's Abe dubs China vital partner amid territorial disputes

Reuters | Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:35:30 -0700

Sino-Japanese ties have been strained by a territorial row over tiny disputed isles in the East China Sea and perceptions in Beijing that Abe wants to rewrite Japan's wartime history and tone down past apologies. "China's growth is a chance for Japan ...


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