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  • China to lift drug price controls from June 1

    SHANGHAI, China, May 5 - The Chinese government said on Tuesday it will scrap long-standing state price controls on most medicines, effective June 1, as part of market-oriented reforms. The government will no longer impose upper limits on retail prices for drugs, government... Read more

  • Chinese fortune tellers say Britain’s new princess ‘strong-willed’

    CHINA, May 3 - Britain's new princess will be strong-willed and innovative, a free spirit who will re-energise the royal family, Chinese fortune tellers predicted on Sunday. Prince William and his wife Kate's daughter was born Saturday, falling under the Chinese zodiac... Read more

  • Hong Kong police hunt kidnappers who fled with ‘millions’

    HONG KONG, April 29- Hong Kong police were hunting for up to six men who kidnapped a woman then reportedly fled with millions in ransom after their hostage was rescued, authorities said Wednesday. Police reportedly placed roadblocks on major highways and tunnels in the... Read more

  • Obama, Abe look to counter China’s pull

    WASHINGTON, United States, Apr 28 - President Barack Obama hosts Japan's prime minister at the White House Tuesday, hoping to hammer out a bumper Pacific trade deal and cement an alliance given new relevance by China's rise. Obama will hold Oval Office talks with Shinzo... Read more

  • ‘Landmark verdict’ for abused China wife who faced death

    BEIJING, China, Apr 24 - A Chinese court on Friday commuted the death sentence of a woman who killed her abusive husband, her lawyer told AFP, with a rights group labelling the move a "landmark verdict". The case of Li Yan, who in 2010 beat to death her husband - who had... Read more