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Scandal in Power Transfer Nothing New for China

The scandal around ousted Chinese political leader Bo Xilai deepened Thursday when The New York Times reported that he used wiretaps to spy on other officials, including President Hu Jintao. Margaret Warner, The Financial Times' Richard McGregor and Xiao Qiang…

Politics Nov 17

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Obama Cites Human Rights, Currency in China

Talks between President Barack Obama and Chinese President Hu Jintao yielded pledges to cooperate on climate change and the economy, but little by way of human rights and upping the value of the yuan currency.

More than 80,000 people are estimated dead or missing 10 days after the 7.9 magnitude earthquake hit Sichuan province in central China, the government said Thursday, as fears rose that disease, rainy weather and aftershocks could stir more problems.

More than 200 workers repairing quake-shattered roads in China's Sichuan province were buried over the past three days by mudslides, state media reported Monday as millions of Chinese people paused to mark the first week since the deadly quake.

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