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New MBTA Train Cars Being Shipped From China Next Month

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Chinese food delivery startup raises $5.4 billion

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China rising: Xi Jinping sets out a road map for greatness

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5 things to know about China's twice-a-decade party congress

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China suggests Xi's political ideology to be elevated in party constitution

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Beijing hopes US can abandon bias, view China objectively - after Tillerson's sharp message

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Shanghai SIPG slip-up piles pressure on Villas-Boas
Shanghai: Chinese media piled pressure on Shanghai SIPG coach Andre Villas-Boas on Thursday after their stinging defeat to Urawa Red Diamonds in the AFC Champions League semi-finals. The Portuguese coach promised silverware in his debut season but after Urawa’s 2-1 aggregate win, his best remaining hope seems to be next month’s CFA Cup final against city rivals Shanghai Shenhua. SIPG spent big this year, hiring Brazilian midfielder Oscar for an Asian-record €60 million (Dh259 million), but they look unlikely to overhaul holders Guangzhou Evergrande at the top of the Chinese Super League   Read More ...
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China delivers global economy into blissful Goldilocks territory
Beijing/Hong Kong: China’s robust expansion is boosting a global economy that’s already racking up its best performance in a decade. China on Thursday announced that the world’s second-biggest economy expanded by 6.8 per cent in the third quarter, following on from weekend musings from central bank governor Zhou Xiaochuan of a 7 per cent pace for the second half. And in a sign the consensus view of a sharp slowdown next year is fading, Goldman Sachs economists raised their forecast for 2018’s expansion to 6   Read More ...
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Rice Noodles Stretching From Guangxi to the East Village
The karst peaks of Guilin, in the Guangxi region of southern China, touch the clouds in centuries of Chinese ink-brush paintings. But most Americans know them only as part of the backdrop for the planet of the Wookiees in “Star Wars: Episode III — Revenge of the Sith.” And Guilin mi fen (rice noodles) — for which the city is as famed as for its beauty — are still a rarity in New York   Read More ...
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Beijing says US should 'abandon biased views' of China
China said Thursday the United States should "abandon its biased views" towards the country, as it hit back at cutting remarks made by US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. Ahead of his visit to India next week, President Donald Trump's top diplomat stated the US preference to work with New Delhi over Beijing during the next century to promote a "free and open" Asia-Pacific region led by prosperous democracies   Read More ...
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700 China-Europe freight trains to depart Xinjiang in 2017
URUMQI -- A total of 700 China-Europe freight trains are expected to depart from Urumqi, Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, by the end of 2017, the regional logistic center said Thursday. Over 500 China-Europe freight trains have already headed westwards from the city this year, far more than the total number last year. Urumqi, the regional capital of Xinjiang, is a transport hub for China-Europe freight train routes   Read More ...
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Xi Jinping Lays Out Future Direction Of Party
Thousands of delegates hailed general secretary's broad, ambitious and hopeful agenda for China. Below are highlights of the report. General Secretary Xi Jinping addresses the opening session of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Wednesday.Xu Jingxing / China Daily. General Secretary Xi Jinping and former and incumbent leaders of the Communist Party of China participate in the opening session of the 19th CPC National Congress in Beijing on Wednesday   Read More ...
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Xi's report at key CPC meeting further strengthens global confidence in China
Chinese President Xi Jinping's report at a landmark meeting of the Communist Party of China (CPC) has further boosted the confidence of foreign countries and organizations in China's development prospect and global role. In the report delivered Wednesday at the opening session of the 19th CPC National Congress, Xi, who is also general secretary of the CPC Central Committee, blueprinted China's future development and reiterated Beijing's aspiration to build a community with a shared future for mankind   Read More ...
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China becomes largest source of tourists for Abu Dhabi
The number of visits from China to Abu Dhabi reached 242,000 from January to August, making China the largest source of tourists in the city, Abu Dhabi's tourism department said Thursday. Saif Saeed Ghobash, director of Abu Dhabi's Department of Culture and Tourism, said that in the first eight months the number of visits by Chinese tourists to Abu Dhabi, capital of the United Arab Emirates, increased by 68 percent year on year   Read More ...
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Move over, America. China now presents itself as the model ‘blazing a new trail’ for the world.
BEIJING — American presidents are fond of describing their nation as a “city on a hill” — a shining example for other nations to follow. But China is now officially in the business of styling itself as another polestar for the world, with a very different political, economic and cultural model. “The banner of socialism with Chinese characteristics is now flying high and proud for all to see,” Chinese President Xi Jinping said during a mammoth speech to the Communist Party elite on Wednesday   Read More ...
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Move Over America. China Now Presents Itself As The Model 'Blazing A New Trail' For The World.
BEIJING: American presidents are fond of describing their nation as a "city on a hill" - a shining example for other nations to follow. But China is now officially in the business of styling itself as another polestar for the world, with a very different political, economic and cultural model. "The banner of socialism with Chinese characteristics is now flying high and proud for all to see," Chinese President Xi Jinping said during a mammoth speech to the Communist Party elite on Wednesday   Read More ...
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Xi calls for advancing socialism with Chinese characteristics for new era
Xi Jinping on Thursday called on members of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and people of all ethnic groups in the country to advance socialism with Chinese characteristics for a new era. Xi made the remarks during a panel discussion with delegates from Guizhou Province who are here to attend the CPC's 19th National Congress. Commending Guizhou's development over the past five years, Xi said socialism with Chinese characteristics has now entered a "new era   Read More ...
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Touted as spontaneous media event, China’s 19th Party Congress news conference a tightly scripted affair
It’s the second day of the Chinese Communist Party’s twice-a-decade congress held just off Tiananmen Square, and government organizers are preparing to kick off an early-morning event billed as a rare opportunity for selected journalists to speak with party cadres. The name of the event — “delegates corridor” — might evoke spontaneous hallway scenes on Capitol Hill in Washington, where American politicians walk through a gauntlet of eager reporters and dish out soundbites   Read More ...
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China's conflicted goals: Freer markets, more party control
BEIJING -- China's ruling Communist Party is expanding its role in business even as it promises freer markets and support for entrepreneurs on the eve of President Xi Jinping's second five-year term as leader. Party officials are tightening their control over state-owned enterprises and want a voice in how some foreign companies are run. State companies that dominate energy and other fields are being made even bigger through mergers   Read More ...
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Volvo has ‘special relationship’ with Chinese government, says CEO
Volvo enjoys a commercial advantage in China over other Western car firms because of the Swedish company’s ultimate Chinese ownership, its chief executive has claimed. Volvo was acquired from Ford by Li Shufu’s Zhejiang Geely group for $1.5bn ($1.13bn) in 2011 in one of the most high-profile purchases of a well-known Western brand by a Chinese firm to date. It is building a new factory in Chengdu to manufacture its new Polestar electric-hybrid sports car and says it is involved in a “constructive dialogue” with the Beijing authorities in the roll-out of vehicle charging infrastructure   Read More ...
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China mobile users tap phones to 'applaud' president's speech
BEIJING (AFP) - Missed out on the orchestrated applause at China's Communist Party Congress? Cheer up: this being China, you can join the praise through your mobile phone. China's ubiquitous WeChat platform has released a game allowing the country's hundreds of millions of smartphone users to retroactively applaud President Xi Jinping's more than three-hour opening speech -- by tapping their phone screens   Read More ...
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US should ‘abandon biased views’ of China
BEIJING — China yesterday said the United States should “abandon its biased views” toward the country, as it hit back at cutting remarks made by US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.Ahead of his visit to India next week, President Donald Trump’s top diplomat stated the US preference to work with New Delhi over Beijing during the next century to promote a “free and open” Asia-Pacific region led by prosperous democracies   Read More ...
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Duterte on South China Sea row: We did the correct step
President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday insisted the Philippines was doing the “correct step” in dealing with the country’s maritime dispute with China over the South China Sea. Duterte made the statement during an event with former Asean leaders, diplomats and senior government officials in Pasay City. “I hope that Asean will grow strong and solve the serious problems confronting us,” he said in his speech   Read More ...
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New MBTA Train Cars Being Shipped From China Next Month
BOSTON (CBS) — Next month, the Chinese company tasked with building new Red and Orange Line cars to replace the MBTA’s aging fleet will ship the first of those cars to Boston from Shanghai. CRRC Changchun Railway Vehicles Company announced in a release that they’ll be shipping the four pilot Orange Line cars on November 18. “These state-of-the-art vehicles provide improved passenger comfort and incorporate technology, including solid state microprocessors, LCD passenger information displays, CCTV cameras, platform gap mitigation, automatic passenger counting, and computer-based training simulators,” CRRC MA Vice President Jai Bo said in a release   Read More ...
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Competition for white-collar jobs still fierce
About 30 job seekers were vying for each new white-collar vacancy in China that was advertised in September, according to a new report. Chinese human resources website Zhaopin.com released its latest job competition index on Thursday. The index, which represents the ratio of CVs recruiters receive to the number of vacancies available, stood at 30.4 nationwide in September, decreasing by 5   Read More ...
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China Medical University doctor completes landmark treatment
A doctor from the China Medical University in Shenyang, Northeastern China's Liaoning province, performed successful cryopreservation and transplantation of autologous skin. A month ago, a woman was injured in a car accident. Her left lower abdomen and thigh were badly damaged, causing an extensive skin lesion. Tian Lijie, who specializes in hand-and-foot microsurgery, led his research team that creatively preserved the patient's partly-damaged skin at the low temperature of -196 ℃ in liquid nitrogen for 13 days, in order to maintain and maximize cell activity   Read More ...
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Xi calls for advancing socialism with Chinese characteristics for new era
Xi Jinping delivers a report to the 19th CPC National Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, Oct 18, 2017. [Photo/Xinhua] BEIJING -- Xi Jinping on Thursday called on members of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and people of all ethnic groups in the country to advance socialism with Chinese characteristics for a new era. Xi made the remarks during a panel discussion with delegates from Guizhou province who are here to attend the CPC's 19th National Congress   Read More ...
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Expert suggests Xiongan can open its own universities
Xiongan New Area in North China's Hebei province can establish one or more high-level universities on its own, a university expert said. "During its construction and development, Xiongan also should improve its own innovative system, rather than only receive innovative resources from Beijing," Li Guoping, head of the Beijing Development Institute at Peking University, was quoted as saying by China Newsweek   Read More ...
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Soon Huat- Shevon stun China pair to reach quarter-finals at Denmark Open
ODENSE: Goh Soon Huat-Shevon Lai Jemie pulled off one of the biggest upset wins to reach the quarter-finals at the Danisa Denmark Open. The unseeded pair played superbly to stun sixth seeds Wang Yilyu-Huang Dongping of China 21-14, 16-21, 21-18 in the mixed doubles second round match at the Odense Sports Park on Thursday (Oct 19). "It's one of the hardest match that I've played   Read More ...
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Chinese food delivery startup raises $5.4 billion
BEIJING (AFP) - Chinese online food delivery company Meituan-Dianping raised US$4 billion (S$5.4 million) on Thursday (Oct 19) from Chinese and foreign investors, amid a growing appetite to plow cash into the country's tech start-ups. The company, born of merger of two complimentary platforms in 2015, said it had raised money at an equity valuation of US$30 billion, making it one of the largest startups in the world as valued by private investors   Read More ...
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Xi Jinping: China's president given own political theory
Chinese president Xi Jinping has been given his own political theory, according to state news agency Xinhua. It will be known as "Xi Jinping Thought" and has 14 principles, the agency says. The theory is likely to be incorporated into the constitution of the ruling Communist Party, which would strengthen Xi Jinping's position at the top. He would be the first leader to lend his name to a political theory since Deng Xiaoping, who retired in 1989   Read More ...
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China rising: Xi Jinping sets out a road map for greatness
BEIJING — Two out of five, or one out of seven? This is one question that some observers in Israel should be asking themselves regarding the new Chinese leadership lineup to be unveiled late next week. But before we get to the personnel matters of the Congress (and answer the question above), it’s worth explaining what happened in Beijing on Wednesday and its significance to Israel and the world   Read More ...
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Xi's Message In 3-Hour Speech: Chinese-Ness
When the world is moving Right -- white supremacy, Hindutva, the Neo Nazis -- and the parochial is replacing the 'global village' circa 1990s, what does China do? Xi Jinping has an answer. His prescription for his people: "Chinese-ness". In his 210 minute speech yesterday, Xi laid out the "Chinese-ness" rule for everything, except perhaps for "making out". Chinese-ness - "with Chinese characteristics or Chinese orientation or Chinese conditions"   Read More ...
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China third quarter growth meets expectations at 6.8%
China's economy grew 6.8% between July and September according to official data released Thursday, slowing slightly from the previous quarter, BBC reported. The growth rate, which compares expansion with the same three months in the previous year, met forecasts. The latest GDP figures are still above Beijing's annual growth target of 6.5% for 2017. The world's second-largest economy is trying to rein in debt and contain a housing bubble without hurting growth   Read More ...
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Xi warns party to tackle challenges as China moves into new 'modern socialist' era
Chinese President Xi Jinping mapped out a confident vision of China's rise as a global power by 2050, opening a twice-a-decade party gathering on Wednesday by reaffirming the Communist Party's continued control and pledging the start of a "new era". In one of his most important political addresses since taking power five years ago and underscoring his own pivotal role since then, Xi declared China had entered a new phase to create a "modern socialist country", a declaration analysts saw as a prelude to the omnipresent party-state under his governing philosophy   Read More ...
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Drowning inquest: Coroner warns of risks using pool after drinks
A Chinese national's first visit to Singapore with her childhood friend ended tragically when she drowned in a hotel pool after drinking whisky and beer, a coroner's court heard. Ms Fan Xiaojing, 23, a cosmetics saleswoman at Shanghai Pudong International Airport, arrived here on May 4 with Ms Qi Yue. They stayed at Novotel Singapore Clarke Quay in River Valley Road   Read More ...
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CPC yajipanga kukabiliana na rushwa
Beijing, China. Moja ya mikakati ambayo Chama cha Kikomunisti China (CPC) imeipa kipaumbele ni vita dhidi ya rushwa, na katika mkutano wake mkuu unaoendelea jijini hapa, kimetangaza kufuatilia uozo huo katika milango ya watu. Naibu Katibu wa Tume Kuu ya CPC ya Nidhamu na Ukaguzi, Yang Xiaodu akizungumza na waandishi wa habari amesema chama hicho kitaendelea kupambana na rushwa kwa nguvu zote na hakitamvumilia yeyote atakayebainika kushiriki katika rushwa   Read More ...
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440 senior officials of Communist Party of China probed for graft, says official
About 440 senior officials of the ruling Communist Party of China have been probed in the last five years in a sweeping anti-corruption campaign launched by President Xi Jinping, a party official said on Thursday. Xi launched the high-profile anti-corruption campaign five years ago, which led to the downfall of a number of high-level officials, known as “tigers”, and lower-level “flies” who serve at the grassroots level   Read More ...
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Propaganda in China means heavily scripted news conferences
BEIJING (AP) — The TV cameras are rolling, the bright lights are on and the reporters are readying their notebooks. It's the second day of the Chinese Communist Party's twice-a-decade congress held just off Tiananmen Square, and government organizers are preparing to kick off an early-morning event billed as a rare opportunity for selected journalists to speak with party cadres. The name of the event — "delegates corridor" — might evoke spontaneous hallway scenes on Capitol Hill in Washington, where American politicians walk through a gauntlet of eager reporters and dish out soundbites   Read More ...
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Chinese medical team provides free eye surgery to patients in Myanmar
TAUNGGYI -- A Chinese medical team on Thursday began a free cataract surgery program in Taunggyi, Myanmar's Shan State on Thursday. Jointly organized by the Chinese Lifeline Express and Myanmar's Lay Kyun Thu Foundation, the Chinese medical team of Henan Provincial People's Hospital is conducting a five-day surgical treatment on 300 cataract patients under the very first program in the region   Read More ...
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Spain's cabinet to meet Saturday to discuss suspending Catalan autonomy
MADRID -- Spain's cabinet will meet on Saturday to discuss suspending the Catalonia region's autonomy and imposing central rule in response to Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont's threat of secession unless talks were held on the issue. About 2.26 million people took part in a referendum on Catalan independence on Oct. 1 despite a government ban on it, with 2.02 million casting "yes" votes   Read More ...
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Trying to unblock Brexit impasse, May to make offer on EU citizens
BRUSSELS - British Prime Minister Theresa May, seeking to unblock stalled talks on Brexit, promised on Thursday to make it as easy as possible for European Union citizens living in Britain to stay after it leaves the bloc. Weakened by losing her Conservative Party's majority in a June election and failing to rally support at an ill-fated party conference, May had initially hoped she would regain her footing by persuading EU leaders at a two-day summit starting on Thursday to let Brexit talks move beyond matters of the divorce   Read More ...
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Así quiere China convertirse en la superpotencia militar
El líder del gigante asiático precisó este miércoles que se modernizarán el ejército de tierra, la armada, la fuerza aérea y la fuerza de apoyo estratégica. Con tal fin, Pekín creará instituciones de mando para desarrollar operaciones conjuntas eficientes y un sistema de combate, porque "un ejército está construido para luchar". El presidente Xi Jinping prometió que el ambicioso plan de reorganización se hará realidad en, fecha marcada por China para convertirse en una superpotencia militar   Read More ...
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China to give foreigners greater access to banking sector: Chief regulator
BEIJING (REUTERS) - China's top banking regulator said on Thursday (Oct 19) that the country will further open up its banking system to foreign investors, who have failed to make inroads into the highly regulated sector and seen their market share decline. "We will give foreign banks more space in the form of their establishment, shareholder qualifications, the percentage of their shareholding and their scope of business," said Guo Shuqing, chairman of the China Banking Regulatory Commission (CBRC) at a news conference during the 19th Party Congress   Read More ...
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US should shed its biased views: China fumes over Tillerson's speech on Indo-US relations
China today asked the US to shed its "biased views" and work with Beijing to uphold the momentum for a steady and sound relations, a day after the top American diplomat lashed out at the Chinese model of funding infrastructure projects and developmental activities. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang also said that Beijing is "happy" over the development of ties between India and America as long as they are conducive to regional peace   Read More ...
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China official says Lincoln would have approved of freeing Tibetan serfs
BEIJING (Reuters) - Late U.S. President Abraham Lincoln, who freed the slaves, would have approved of China’s policy to end serfdom in Tibet, a senior Chinese official said on Thursday. China considers devoutly Buddhist Tibet an inherent part of its territory and routinely rejects accusations from exiles and rights groups of repression and human rights abuses. Chinese forces entered Tibet in 1950 in what the government terms a peaceful liberation, and says its rule has brought prosperity and freedom to what was a backward and feudal society, including freeing a million people from serfdom, an event marked in Tibet as Serfs’ Emancipation Day   Read More ...
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