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Factory data adds to slowdown signs 

An official measure of Chinese factory activity barely budged last month while a private survey found manufacturing deteriorated in the first quarter, adding to signs ... Full story

Guangdong officials to listen to public over chemical plant

A southern Chinese city has vowed to listen to public opinion in deciding whether to go ahead with a petrochemical plant after protests by residents ... Full story

Group: Beijing pressuring Nepal to control Tibetans

China has pressured Nepal to impose tough controls on thousands of Tibetan refugees, including arbitrary detention, excessive use of force and intrusive surveillance, an international ... Full story

Military inspectors find irregularities in corruption crackdown

Inspectors have uncovered widespread irregularities and suspected corruption among military units based around Beijing, China’s Defense Ministry said yesterday, a sign that a widening anti-graft ... Full story

Newspaper urges rationality over missing jet

Commentary in China’s state-run media yesterday urged people to react “rationally” to the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, after days of protests by passengers’ ... Full story

HONG KONG: Year’s worst hailstorm hits the city

Heavy rain swept Hong Kong Sunday evening with hail shattering windows as the city issued its highest rainstorm warning this year.The Hong Kong Observatory declared ... Full story

Prosecutors bring graft charges against general Gu Junshan

Chinese prosecutors brought corruption charges yesterday against a top general, state media reported, in a case highlighting abuse of power in the country’s vast military.The ... Full story

Philippines defends arbitration case against Beijing

The Philippine president said yesterday that Manila’s arbitration case against Beijing’s sweeping claims in the South China Sea is not meant to provoke China but ... Full story

Tycoon stands trial in gangland case

A mining tycoon, his brother and 34 associates stood trial yesterday on allegations of running a vast criminal gang in China’s Sichuan province that gunned ... Full story

TAIWAN: Students march as Ma fails to soothe opposition

Hundreds of thousands of protesters opposed to a trade agreement with China gathered around Taiwan’s Parliament building to pressure the president to withdraw the trade ... Full story

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