China's Ministry of Health confirmed on Wednesday its first human cases of bird flu, heightening fears of a global flu pandemic that could kill millions. Two of the three cases in China have already killed those infected.

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Merchants selling fake products such as Pfizer's Viagra in violation of intellectual property rights threaten manufacturers who depend on patents to protect large monetary investments in research and development. The sixth report in a series on China's rising economy examines…

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Misinvestment in China

In recent years, China's government has channeled investment into urban and business development, neglecting its enormous peasant class. The government recently pledged, however, to bridge the income gap.

The Chinese government said Thursday it is moving to a more flexible exchange system that ties its currency, the yuan, to a marketbasket of currencies rather than linking it at a fixed rate to the U.S. dollar.

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China Completes Power Shift

Chinese President Hu Jintao assumed control of the military from former president Jiang Zemin on Monday, completing the orderly transfer of power in the communist country.

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