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Wanted: 500,000 pilots for China aviation gold rush

China's national civil aviation authority says the country will need to train about half a million civilian pilots by 2035, up from just a few thousand now, as wannabe flyers chase dreams of landing lucrative jobs at new air service operator

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Beijing to tap water from thousands of kilometres away

The water coming out of Beijing taps later this month may have travelled more than 1,400 kilometres, transported along a series of canals and pipelines that form part of the world's biggest water transfer project. The $62 bill

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Hong Kong returns to work after protesters clash

Hong Kong started to return to work on Monday after more than a week of pro-democracy protests disrupted the Chinese-controlled city, with the protest movement facing a test of its stamina after more clashes with police and pro-Beijing opponents

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Massive voter turnout for HK 'democracy poll'

Nearly 600,000 votes have been cast in three days of an unofficial referendum on democratic reforms in Hong Kong, part of a civil campaign that has been branded illegal by the former British colony and by Communist Party authorities in Beijing.

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Lexus to debut all-new crossover at Beijing

Lexus is set to debut its all-new NX luxury compact crossover at the 2014 Beijin International Automotive Exhibition on April 20.   The NX, which is based on the LF-NX concept, marks Lexus’ entry into the l

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China premier warns on economic slowdown

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang warned on Thursday that the economy faces "severe challenges" in 2014 - comments that came as weak data fanned speculation the central bank would relax monetary policy to support stuttering growth.

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China struggling to meet environment goals

China is struggling to meet its 2011-2015 targets to reduce pollution, cut greenhouse gas growth and introduce cleaner sources of energy, a report submitted to the country's parliament said on Wednesday. The report, which cove

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US bombers fly into East China Sea zone

Two unarmed US B-52 bombers on a training mission flew over disputed islands in the East China Sea without informing Beijing, defying China's declaration of a new airspace defense zone and raising the stakes in a territorial standoff.

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China, Bahrain to extend bilateral ties

China has pledged full support for Bahrain in its efforts to maintain security and stability as the leaders of the two nations reviewed solid ties binding both countries and ways of further cementing them. His Majesty King Hamad m

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China to hold up approvals for Sinopec, CNPC

China will stop approving some new refining projects and plant upgrades by the country's top two state oil firms, potentially holding up billions of dollars of investment to meet rising demand in the world's second largest oil market.

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