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  • China urges Israel to create conditions for Palestine peace talks

    UNITED NATIONS, Oct 21 - A Chinese envoy on Tuesday called on Israel to create necessary conditions for the resumption of peace talks with Palestine. At an open debate of the Security Council on the situation of the Middle East, Liu Jieyi, China's permanent representative... Read more

  • Hong Kong protesters add helmets to their umbrellas

    HONG KONG, October 21- When Anson Lau first joined Hong Kong's pro-democracy rallies he carried little more than a raincoat and a bottle of water. But as police began wielding pepper spray and batons, the 20 year old insurance agent has donned a hard hat and home made... Read more

  • China economic growth falls to five-year low of 7.3pc

    CHINA, Oct 21 - China's gross domestic product (GDP) expanded in the third quarter at its slowest pace since the depths of the global financial crisis, official data showed Tuesday, but analysts said the world's second-largest economy may have bottomed out. The 7.3 percent... Read more

  • Hong Kong leader says poor would dominate free vote

    HONG KONG, Oct 21 - Hong Kong's leader has said open elections would result in the city's many poor dominating politics, as his government headed into talks with activists who have staged three weeks of rallies. In an interview with foreign media, carried in the Wall Street... Read more

  • US, China in ‘candid exchanges’ ahead of Obama trip

    WASHINGTON, United States, Oct 19 - US Secretary of State John Kerry and a top Chinese official had "candid exchanges" over several contentious issues dogging relations between Washington and Beijing, an American diplomat said Saturday. The pro-democracy protests in Hong... Read more