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  • Reddest red envelope: Chinese Communist party hands out cash

    BEIJING, China, Feb 5 - China's Communist Party has found a new way to court technology-savvy web users, setting phrases by President Xi Jinping as the password for electronic "red envelopes" of online cash offered ahead of the Lunar New Year. In China, elderly family members... Read more

  • China spends heavy on overseas acquisitions

    BEIJING, Feb 4 - Chinese companies buying spree of overseas assets have made world headlines as Beijing encourages entrepreneurs to acquire foreign resources and technologies, market share and management expertise while domestic economic growth slowed. Slumping global commodity... Read more

  • Free upgrades for stranded Chinese travellers

    BEIJING, Feb 3- Chinese rail authorities offered 10,000 stranded Lunar New Year travellers free upgrades to high speed trains Wednesday as they tackled a huge backlog of passengers stuck in Guangzhou by snow and ice. The city is the capital of the southern province of Guangdong,... Read more

  • US says SE Asian summit ‘not anti-China’

    WASHINGTON, Feb 3- A summit with Southeast Asian leaders that President Barack Obama is hosting later this month is "not anti China," a State Department official said. The meeting will bring leaders from the 10-nation Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) at... Read more

  • ‘Nearly 100,000’ Chinese new year travellers stranded

    BEIJING, China, Feb 2 - Tens of thousands of Lunar New Year travellers in China were stranded Tuesday at a station in Guangzhou, state media said, after snow and ice elsewhere disrupted the world's largest annual human migration. Many trains to the capital of the southern... Read more