Tuesday 16 September 2014
 
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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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China to invest $277bn to curb air pollution

China plans to invest 1.7 trillion yuan ($277 billion) to combat air pollution over the next five years, state media said on Thursday, underscoring the new government's concerns about addressing a key source of social discontent.

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China plans world's longest sea tunnel at $42bn

China will invest 260 billion yuan ($42 billion) to revive a long-stalled plan to build the world's longest undersea tunnel across the Bohai Strait linking the country's eastern and northeastern regions, state media said on Thursday.

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Dubai leads global rise in luxury rents

Prime rents are rising strongly in many emerging markets, with Dubai leading the climb with an 18.3 per cent rise in the year to March, a report said. Prime rents in key cities worldwide rose by 0.2 per cent in the first quarter o

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