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China rebukes monastery at heart of fiery protests

BEIJING (AP) – Chinese officials have castigated a Tibetan monastery at the center of a wave of self-immolations, saying it has been inciting the fiery protests. They also indicate authorities will not relax controls over the region. Wu Zegang, the governor of Aba prefecture in …

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China plans next manned space mission for summer

BEIJING (UNS ) – The country s manned space program released a statement Thursday saying the Shenzhou 10 spacecraft would take flight sometime between June and August. It will deliver its crew to the Tiangong 1, where they will conduct further tests of the station …

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China poised to control strategic Pakistani port

BY TARQ KHAN China is poised to take over operational control of a strategic deep-water Pakistani seaport that could serve as a vital economic hub for Beijing and perhaps a key military outpost, according to officials.    The construction of the port, in the former fishing …

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In China, signs that one-child policy may be coming to an end

JIUQUAN, China: China could be considering relaxing its harsh one-child policy because of women like Hu Yanqin, who lives in a village at the edge of the Gobi desert. When Hu married a construction worker seven years ago, she knew she was going to have …

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