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President praises China for taking action to limit financial transactions with Kim Jong Un's regime

President Donald Trump announced a new set of sanctions on North Korea Thursday, saying the executive action would target individuals and companies that engage in finance and trade with the isolated communist nation.

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S&P Downgrades China’s Debt, Citing a Surge in Lending

The firm’s move, spurred by a borrowing spree that it said threatens the world’s No. 2 economy, comes just before a sensitive Communist Party meeting.

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Alibaba-backed Best seeks last-mile logistics growth after IPO -CEO

HONG KONG, Sept 21 (Reuters) - China's Best Inc, flush with $450 million from a U.S. initial public offering (IPO), is broadening its scope in so-called last-mile logistics in China as a key strand of its growth strategy, its chief executive told Reuters.

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China's Baidu launches $1.5 billion autonomous driving fund

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese search engine Baidu Inc announced a 10 billion yuan ($1.52 billion) autonomous driving fund on Thursday as part of a wider plan to speed up its technical development and compete with U.S. rivals.

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China's Baidu launches $1.5 bln autonomous driving fund

BEIJING, Sept 21 (Reuters) - Chinese search engine Baidu Inc announced a 10 billion yuan ($1.52 billion) autonomous driving fund on Thursday as part of a wider plan to speed up its technical development and compete with U.S. rivals.

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China says 'good preparations' should be made for Trump's visit

BEIJING (Reuters) - "Good preparations" should be made by China and the United States to ensure that U.S. President Donald Trump's visit to China later this year is a success, Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi told U.S. Vice President Mike Pence.

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BYD chief expects all vehicles to be electric in China by 2030

SHENZHEN (Reuters) - The head of Chinese automaker BYD Co Ltd expects all vehicles in the country to be electric or hybrid by 2030, a more aggressive timeframe than even Europe, as Beijing pushes ahead on a longer-term plan to shift away from petrol-engine cars.

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South Korea approves aid to North Korea, North calls Trump 'barking dog'

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea approved a plan on Thursday to send $8 million worth of aid to North Korea, as China warned the crisis on the Korean peninsula was getting more serious by the day and the war of words between Pyongyang and Washington continued.

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BYD expects all vehicles in China to be completely electrified by 2030

SHENZHEN (Reuters) - Chinese automaker BYD Co Ltd expects all vehicles in the country, including private vehicles, to be completely electrified by 2030.

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China top graft buster says corruption fight 'world class hard'

BEIJING (Reuters) - Fixing the corruption problem in China's ruling Communist Party is "world class hard" and the battle will never end, the country's top graft-buster told Singapore's prime minister in a rare meeting with a visiting foreign leader.

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China to halt new projects in pollution 'red zones'

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China will halt major projects in regions with high levels of pollution, the official Xinhua news agency reported late on Wednesday, underscoring an environmental crackdown that is starting to hit business around the country.

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Olympics: Oceania allowed small quota of athletes at 2022 Asian Games

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - A small contingent of athletes from Oceania nations will be allowed to compete at the 2022 Asian Games in China so long as their qualification paths for the 2024 Paris Olympics go through Asia, the Australian Olympic Committee said on Thursday.

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Ai Wei-Wei critical of China at opening of Swiss exhibit

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) - Ai Wei-Wei denounced China's crackdown on lawyers and free speech on Wednesday but saw little hope that the upcoming Communist Party Congress would lead to more freedoms.

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China-Russia wide-body C929 jet to rely on western suppliers for systems

* China-Russia C929 JV will involve more work by Chinese suppliers

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Where the Wild Things Are: China’s Art Dreamers at the Guggenheim

A story of China from 1989 to 2008, seen through the eyes of its avant-garde artists.

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UPDATE 1-Uber reviews Asia business amid U.S. bribery probe -source

* Review focuses on Indonesia, Malaysia, India, China, South Korea -Bloomberg

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China calls on countries to stick to Paris climate accord goals

BEIJING (Reuters) - China called on the international community to stick to Paris climate accord goals and unswervingly work together to tackle climate change, the official news agency Xinhua reported on Wednesday, citing Foreign Minister Wang Yi.

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China offers support for strife-torn Venezuela at United Nations

BEIJING (Reuters) - China believes that the Venezuelan government and people can resolve their problems within a legal framework and maintain national stability, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi told his Venezuelan counterpart at the United Nations.

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Airbus opens China A330 plant amid market push

TIANJIN (Reuters) - Airbus SE on Wednesday opened its Chinese completion plant for A330 jets, with hopes that an increased presence in the world's fastest growing aviation market would help boost demand for the firm's profitable but ageing wide-body jets.

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It's been called the 'Hawaii of China,' but it may be the new Dubai

The dancing begins almost as soon as the sun sets on Sanya, in southern Hainan.

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China's Xi demands 'strong hands' to maintain stability ahead of Congress

BEIJING (Reuters) - Stability is an absolute principle that needs to be dealt with using "strong hands", Chinese President Xi Jinping has told security officials ahead of next month's key Congress of the ruling Communist Party.

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CORRECTED-App Annie's new product offers insight into consumer trends in China

FRANKFURT, Sept 19 (Reuters) - The pioneer of mobile app analytics, App Annie, on Tuesday said it has begun tracking Android app usage in China, a landmark for understanding consumer behaviour in the world's top smartphone market, which increasingly sets the pace for global trends.

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Airbus looks to China for A380 jumbo amid sluggish global sales

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese airlines could need between 60 and 100 Airbus A380 jets over the next five or so years as passenger traffic grows, the plane maker's China head said on Tuesday, amid rising questions over future demand for the super jumbo.

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China, Singapore look to put difficulties behind them

BEIJING (Reuters) - China and Singapore on Tuesday sought to put recent difficulties in their relationship over Taiwan and the disputed South China Sea behind them as Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong began a trip to Beijing.

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Airbus eyes China for A380 jumbo amid sluggish global sales

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese airlines could need between 60 and 100 of Airbus SE's A380 jets over the next five or so years as passenger traffic grows, the plane maker's China head said on Tuesday, amid rising questions over future demand for the super jumbo.

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App Annie's new product offers insight into consumer trends in China

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - The pioneer of mobile app analytics, App Annie, on Tuesday said it has begun tracking Android app usage in China, a landmark for understanding consumer behavior in the world's top smartphone market, which increasingly sets the pace for global trends.

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Airbus expects China airlines to need 60-100 A380s over 5 years

BEIJING, Sept 19 (Reuters) - Airbus SE's China head Eric Chen on Tuesday said the French plane maker expects Chinese airlines to need between 60-100 of its A380 jets over the next five years, amid question marks over future global demand for the superjumbo.

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China's highest-profile fugitive assailed by businessman who says he was framed for crimes

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's highest profile fugitive, exiled billionaire Guo Wengui, is under attack from a former business partner who claims Guo got him framed for crimes he says he did not commit.

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Tencent, Guangzhou Auto agree to collaborate on internet-connected cars

HONG KONG (Reuters) - China's Tencent Holdings and Guangzhou Automobile Group Company Ltd have agreed to collaborate on internet-connected cars - a strategic pact that sent shares in Guangzhou Auto surging.

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METALS-London copper, zinc climb on China economy prospects

MELBOURNE, Sept 19 (Reuters) - London copper and zinc climbed on Tuesday on signs that a cooling property market in top consumer China was not derailing economic growth in the world's top metals consumer.

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Panama's president says switching China ties not 'checkbook diplomacy'

BEIJING (Reuters) - Panama's decision to ditch long-standing ties with self-ruled Taiwan and switch recognition to China had nothing to do with "checkbook diplomacy", its president has told Chinese state television.

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China-based Qudian Inc files for IPO

Sept 18 (Reuters) - China-based online credit provider Qudian Inc said on Monday it has filed for an initial public offering of up to $750 million of class A ordinary shares represented by American Depository Shares (ADSs), according to an SEC filing.

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REFILE-UPDATE 1-ChemChina gave up Pirelli control to show its market friendly face - Pirelli CEO

MILAN, Sept 18 (Reuters) - State-owned China National Chemical Corp (ChemChina) will give up control of Pirelli as part of the Italian tyremaker's return to the bourse to show Beijing has a market friendly approach to investments in Europe, Pirelli's chief executive said on Monday.

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Tennis-Wang stuns Mladenovic, Kerber gets Osaka revenge

TOKYO (Reuters) - China's Wang Qiang inflicted a 'double bagel' on eighth seed Kristina Mladenovic of France in the first round of the Pan Pacific Open on Monday.

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China to amend party constitution at October congress

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's ruling Communist Party is expected to amend its constitution at a key party congress next month, state media said on Monday, in a sign that President Xi Jinping aims to enshrine his guiding ideological doctrine in the charter.

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Institutional portion of ZhongAn's HK IPO oversubscribed: sources

HONG KONG (Reuters) - ZhongAn Online Property and Casualty Insurance Co, China's first internet-only insurer, has covered the institutional tranche of its up to $1.5 billion initial public offering...

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China Communist Party complains about 'fabricated' Twitter account

BEIJING (Reuters) - The youth wing of China's ruling Communist Party on Monday said it had complained to social network Twitter about a fake account set up in its name that has tweeted sarcastic comments about the Communist Party.

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China Communist Party complains about "fabricated" Twitter account

BEIJING, Sept 18 (Reuters) - The youth wing of China's ruling Communist Party on Monday said it had complained to social network Twitter about a fake account set up in its name that has tweeted sarcastic comments about the Communist Party.

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China plans four-month crackdown to protect foreign investors' intellectual property rights

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's commerce ministry on Monday uneveiled a four-month crackdown, running from September until the end of 2017, to protect the intellectual property rights of companies with foreign investors.

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UPDATE 1-China welcomes EU decision on solar panel import prices

BEIJING, Sept 18 (Reuters) - China's Ministry of Commerce said on Monday a European Union move to reduce the minimum price imposed on imported Chinese solar panels as a "positive step" and that it hoped that duties would end as soon as possible.

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China expresses concern over EU push to curb foreign takeovers

BEIJING (Reuters) - China expressed concern on Monday over a proposal by European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker to limit its ability to buy up European companies in the infrastructure, hi-tech manufacturing and energy industries.

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Korean peninsula draws range of military drills in show of force against North Korea

BEIJING/SEOUL (Reuters) - The U.S. military staged bombing drills with South Korea over the Korean peninsula and Russia and China began naval exercises on Monday ahead of a U.N. General Assembly meeting this week where North Korea's nuclear threat is likely to loom large.

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China's Commerce Ministry says EU solar panel decision is a "positive step"

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's Ministry of Commerce said on Monday that the European Union's decision to lower the minimum price for imported Chinese solar panels is a "positive step" for market normalization.

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Chinese capital plans full ban on older diesel trucks

(Reuters) - China's capital Beijing plans to ban all diesel trucks from the city with an emission standard of "national 3" from Sept. 21, 2019, state media reported on Monday that cites a government document.

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China, Russia begin naval drills near North Korea

BEIJING (Reuters) - China and Russia began naval drills near North Korea on Monday amid continuing tensions over the isolated state's nuclear ambitions and ahead of a United Nations General Assembly meeting this week, where North Korea is likely to loom large.

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UPDATE 2-China's Fosun Pharma to buy smaller stake in India's Gland Pharma for $1.1 bln

* Deal no longer needs Indian govt nod, seen closing in 2 weeks

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UPDATE 2-China home price growth cools further in August as curbs bear down

* Aug home prices continue to moderate but no signs of sharp drop

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China will step up supervision of overseas investment risks - insurance regulator

BEIJING (Reuters) - China will strengthen its supervision of overseas investment risks and capital flows from insurance funds, the insurance regulator said on Monday, adding that it will urge companies to improve their risk monitoring systems.

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Baidu hires Weibo CFO as its finance chief

Sept 17 (Reuters) - Baidu Inc said Jennifer Li stepped down as its chief financial officer and the biggest search engine operator in China named Herman Yu as its new CFO, effective immediately.

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GM, China JV to recall over 2.5 million vehicles over airbags: watchdog

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - General Motors and its joint venture in China, Shanghai GM, will recall more than 2.5 million vehicles due to faulty airbag inflators, China's top quality watchdog as said.

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GM, China JV to recall over 2.5 mln vehicles over airbags - watchdog

SHANGHAI, Sept 18 (Reuters) - General Motors and its joint venture in China, Shanghai GM, will recall more than 2.5 million vehicles due to faulty airbag inflators, China's top quality watchdog as said.

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ZhongAn aims to offer life insurance after HK share sale

HONG KONG, Sept 17 (Reuters) - ZhongAn Online Property and Casualty Insurance Co Ltd plans to add life insurance and other healthcare products to the range of policies China's first internet-only insurer offers to accelerate its growth after going public in Hong Kong.

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UPDATE 2-China's Zhongwang, Aleris extend merger deadline amid US probe

BEIJING, Sept 16 (Reuters) - Zhongwang USA, an investment firm backed by a Chinese aluminium tycoon, and its acquisition target Aleris Corp have decided to extend a deadline to complete their merger by two weeks, according to representatives of the two companies.

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Real Madrid adds lustre to China's wannabe 'Orlando' tourist hub

HENGQIN, China (Reuters) - Just a stone's throw across a narrow waterway from the world's largest gambling hub Macau, a former oyster farming island is being transformed into China's newest tourism haven.

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UPDATE 1-China's Zhongwang, Aleris extend merger deadline amid smuggling claims

BEIJING, Sept 16 (Reuters) - Zhongwang USA, an investment firm backed by a Chinese aluminium tycoon, and its acquisition target Aleris Corp have decided to extend a deadline to complete their merger by two weeks, according to representatives of the two companies.

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Trump move to block chipmaker deal bad for America - Xinhua

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to block a Chinese-backed firm from buying a U.S.-based chipmaker this week is detrimental to America's growth and the global economy, China's state news agency Xinhua said in a commentary on Saturday.

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Weakening Typhoon Talim brings heavy rain to southwestern Japan

TOKYO (Reuters) - Southwestern parts of Japan were bracing on Saturday for further heavy rain and high winds as Typhoon Talim moved closer to the country's main islands, having forced the evacuation of more than 200,000 people in China earlier this week.

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China's Zhongwang, Aleris extend merger deadline amid smuggling claims

BEIJING, Sept 16 (Reuters) - Chinese-owned aluminium firm Zhongwang USA and its acquisition target Aleris Corp have decided to extend a deadline to complete their merger by two weeks, according to representatives of the two companies.

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BRIEF-Ant Financial planning to file for U.S. approval of takeover of Moneygram - source

* China's Ant Financial planning to file application for third time for U.S. approval of its takeover of Moneygram International Inc - source Further company coverage:

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What crackdown? Expect more China deals, bankers say

SINGAPORE, Sept 15 (Reuters) - China will remain a major source of deals as local firms invest overseas and foreign companies put money into the world's second-largest economy, despite a government crackdown on splashy acquisitions, bankers and investors said.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-North Korea missile test leaves stocks unimpressed; yen wilts

* Bitcoin tumbles as China to shut down all exchanges by end-Sept

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China green car pivot will need state support, GM chief says

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's big push towards new-energy vehicles (NEV) will require government backing to win over consumers, Mary Barra, chief executive of General Motors Co, said on Friday, amid broader industry concerns over tough NEV quotas in the market.

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China green car pivot will need state support, GM chief says

SHANGHAI, Sept 15 (Reuters) - China's big push towards new-energy vehicles (NEV) will require government backing to win over consumers, Mary Barra, chief executive of General Motors Co , said on Friday, amid broader industry concerns over tough NEV quotas in the market.

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China body calls digital tokens risky, two bitcoin platforms to shut

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - A senior executive at China's state-backed internet finance body said on Friday "stateless" digital tokens such as bitcoin posed risks as they could be used for illegal actions, and rules are needed to support the development of "legal" digital currencies.

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Taiwan jails mainland Chinese man on national security charge

TAIPEI (Reuters) - A Taiwan court on Friday jailed a mainland Chinese man for 14 months for breaching national security laws, following months of strained relations over China's detention of a national from the self-ruled island.

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China internet finance body suggests framework for virtual currencies

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - A senior executive at China's internet finance body has urged Chinese regulators to create a tougher framework of regulations to support the development of digital currencies amid Beijing's crackdown on trading on virtual tender such as bitcoin.

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China's Hebei vows coal curbs ahead of winter smog war

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Hebei, China's smoggiest province, on Friday said it would ensure it meets its targets to replace natural gas with coal, while accelerating efforts to achieve politically crucial 2017 air quality targets.

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UPDATE 1-JD.com, Thai retailer Central Group form $500 mln e-commerce JV

BANGKOK, Sept 15 (Reuters) - JD.com Inc and top Thai retailer Central Group will form a $500 million joint venture in e-commerce and financial technology, the companies said, as China's second biggest e-commerce company seeks to boost its presence in Southeast Asia.

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JD.com, Thai retailer Central Group form $500 mln e-commerce JV

BANGKOK, Sept 15 (Reuters) - JD.com Inc and top Thai retailer Central Group will form a $500 million joint venture in e-commerce and financial technology, the companies said, as China's second biggest e-commerce company seeks to boost its presence in Southeast Asia.

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China state planner says drafting intelligent car strategy

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's state planner has begun drafting a strategy to spur development of intelligent cars in the world's top automotive market, a spokeswoman said on Friday.

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China internet finance body suggests framework to support virtual currencies

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - A senior executive at China's internet finance association has urged Chinese regulators to create a framework of regulations to support the development of digital currencies amid a fierce crackdown on trading on virtual tender such as bitcoin.

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U.S. accuses California firm of illegal Chinese aluminum imports -WSJ

Sept 14 (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department has accused California-based Perfectus Aluminum Inc of illegally importing aluminum from China, evading $1.5 billion in tariffs, the Wall Street Journal reported citing a government complaint filed on Thursday.

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Ex-Air China employee wins dismissal of U.S. smuggling charge

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A former Air China Ltd employee linked to a high-profile U.N. corruption case has won dismissal of a U.S. charge that she helped Chinese military personnel smuggle packages out of the United States, though she still faces other charges.

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UPDATE 1-China's CNOOC ends feasibility study for Western Canadian LNG terminal

CALGARY, Alberta, Sept 14 (Reuters) - China's CNOOC Ltd said on Thursday it will end the feasibility study for its (LNG) export terminal on British Columbia's coast due to low global commodity prices, in the latest setback for Canada's energy industry.

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China Bitcoin Exchange to Stop Trading Virtual Currencies Amid Crackdown

The announcement by BTC China raises the specter of other exchanges shutting down Bitcoin trading in the coming weeks.

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Commerce's Ross to lead trade mission on Trump's China visit

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross will lead a trade mission to China in mid-November as part of President Donald Trump's first visit there, the Commerce Department said in a notice posted on its website.

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Commerce's Ross to lead trade mission on Trump's first China visit

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross will lead a trade mission to China in mid-November as part of President Donald Trump's first visit there, the Commerce Department said in a notice posted on its website.

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Bitcoin exchange BTCChina says to stop trading, sparking further slide

BEIJING/SHANGHAI/LONDON (Reuters) - Chinese bitcoin exchange BTCChina said on Thursday that it would stop all trading from Sept. 30, setting off a further slide in the value of the cryptocurrency that left it over 30 percent away from the record highs it hit earlier in the month.

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Bitcoin exchange BTCChina to stop trading, cites regulators' concerns

BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Chinese bitcoin exchange BTCChina will stop all trading from Sept. 30, it said on Thursday, as regulators crack down on the nascent cryptocurrency sector in a bid to stamp out potential financial risks.

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Bitcoin exchange BTCChina to stop trading from Sept. 30

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese bitcoin exchange BTCChina will stop all trading from Sept. 30, as regulators crack down on the nascent cryptocurrency sector in a bid to stamp out potential financial risks.

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CANADA STOCKS-Futures little changed as weak China data weighs

Sept 14 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index futures were little changed on Thursday after global stocks pulled back from record highs following weaker-than-expected Chinese economic data.

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Chinese online insurer ZhongAn to seek $11 billion valuation in HK IPO: IFR

HONG KONG (Reuters) - ZhongAn Online Property and Casualty Insurance Co Ltd [IPO-ZAOL.HK], China's first internet-only insurer, plans to seek a valuation of up to $11 billion with its Hong Kong...

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NZ kingmaker calls for inquiry over China spy report

(Reuters) - A populist politician whose party could emerge as a kingmaker at this month's New Zealand election has called for an inquiry into whether a member of the ruling National Party government has been working for China's intelligence services.

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Germany's Siemens to set up robotics research center in China

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German industrial group Siemens said on Thursday it was setting up a robotics research center in China, the world's biggest market for industrial robots.

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With high-performance cells, China takes aim at high-end solar market

BEIJING/SINGAPORE (Reuters) - China, blighted by pollution and long known for churning out cheap manufactured goods, is looking to dominate the high-end of a major growth market: solar power.

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Weak China data knocks global stocks off record highs

LONDON (Reuters) - World stock prices pulled back from record highs after weaker-than-expected Chinese economic data, while sterling held steady before a Bank of England rate decision later on Thursday.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Weak China data knocks global stocks off record highs

* Graphic: World FX rates in 2017 http://tmsnrt.rs/2egbfVh (Adds graphic)

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Lotte Shopping picks Goldman to manage sales of supermarkets in China

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's Lotte Shopping has picked Goldman Sachs to manage the sale of its supermarkets in China, after most of them were shut down amid political tensions between the two countries.

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UPDATE 1-Lotte Shopping picks Goldman to manage sales of supermarkets in China

* Not decided if Lotte will sell all or part of stores in China * Most Lotte stores in China remain shut amid political tensions (Adds share price, background) SEOUL, Sept 14 (Reuters) - South Korea's Lotte Shopping has picked Goldman Sachs to manage the sale of its supermarkets in China, after most of them were shut down amid political tensions between the two countries. It has not been decided whether the retailer will sell all its China supermarkets or par

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VW, China partners to recall 4.86 million vehicles over Takata airbags

BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Volkswagen AG and its Chinese joint ventures FAW-Volkswagen and SAIC Volkswagen will recall 4.86 million vehicles in China due to potential issues with Takata Corp air bags, a blow to the carmaker in the world's largest auto market.

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Why young architects choose life in China

On her first day as an architect in China, Alina Valcarce started designing a 1.7-million-square-foot development in a city she had never heard of. Her vision for a three-tower complex in Jinhua, about 300 kilometers outside Shanghai, was chosen as the winning proposal soon afterwards. She was just 24 years old.

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Japan stocks edge lower, weak China data, North Korea risks weigh

* Foreign short-covering seems to have run its course - analyst

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Myanmar says China endorses crackdown on Rohingya, branded 'ethnic cleansing' by U.N.

YANGON (Reuters) - China endorses Myanmar's offensive against Rohingya Muslim insurgents, Myanmar state media said on Thursday, as the U.N. secretary-general described the operation, forcing nearly 400,000 people to flee to Bangladesh, as "ethnic cleansing".

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Coal mine explosion kills nine workers in northern China: Xinhua

BEIJING (Reuters) - An explosion late on Wednesday at a small coal mine in China's northern province of Heilongjiang killed nine workers, the official Xinhua News Agency said on Thursday.

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SoftBank's Vision Fund considers $500 million investment in ZhongAn IPO: IFR

HONG KONG (Reuters) - SoftBank Vision Fund, the world's largest private equity fund, is considering a $500 million investment in the Hong Kong initial public offering of ZhongAn Online Property and Casualty Insurance Co Ltd, China's first internet-only insurer, IFR reported on Thursday, citing people close to the deal.

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Myanmar says China endorses crackdown of Rohingya which U.N. sees as 'ethnic cleansing'

YANGON (Reuters) - China endorses Myanmar's offensive against Rohingya Muslim insurgents, Myanmar state media said on Thursday, as the U.N. secretary-general described the operation, forcing nearly 400,000 people to flee to Bangladesh, as "ethnic cleansing".

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UPDATE 2-China property investment, sales growth pick up in August, despite curbs

* Aug property investment +7.8 pct y/y vs +4.8 pct in July-Reuters calculation

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Asia stocks step back from decade high as China posts rare data miss

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian stocks inched down from 10-year highs on Thursday following a burst of Chinese data which was largely weaker than markets expected, while the dollar held steady ahead of U.S. inflation data due later in the day.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia stocks step back from decade high as China posts rare data miss

* China factory output, fixed-asset investment short of forecasts

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China endorses Myanmar's crackdown; U.N. sees 'ethnic cleansing'

YANGON (Reuters) - China has endorsed Myanmar's offensive against Rohingya Muslim insurgents, though the U.N. secretary-general said the operation, which has forced nearly 400,000 people to flee to Bangladesh, was best described as "ethnic cleansing".