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Top Headlines: Westpac Posts $3.3B Profit – Businessweek

Chinese legal activist Chen Guangcheng is being treated in a Beijing hospital after leaving the U.S. embassy under a deal that quickly started to unravel and now threatens to derail annual cabinet-level talks between the two nations. Susan Li reports.

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US presses China over currency in economy talks – AP – msnbc.com

U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner urged Beijing to let China’s tightly controlled currency rise in value amid strains over trade and industrial policy at a high-level economic dialogue Thursday. Beijing has allowed the yuan to rise gradually but…

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China rail ministry lost $1.1 billion in first-quarter: report – Chicago Tribune

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s heavily-indebted Ministry of Railways suffered a loss of 7 billion yuan ($1.1 billion) in the first quarter, local media reported on Thursday, after steep debt repayments of more than 28 billion yuan depleted its cash holdings.

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Geithner Sees Need for 1970s-Style Shift in China Economy – Bloomberg

To contact the reporter on this story: Ian Katz in Beijing at ikatz2@bloomberg.net. To contact the editor responsible for this story: Paul Panckhurst at ppanckhurst@bloomberg.net

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Geithner repeats call for stronger yuan – Reuters

BloombergGeithner repeats call for stronger yuanReuters| BEIJING (Reuters) – US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner reiterated calls for China to embrace a stronger yuan on Thursday by saying a firmer currency would give Beijing more flexibility in man…

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Chinese activist wants to go to US – CNN International

USA TODAYChinese activist wants to go to USCNN InternationalBeijing (CNN) — The Chinese activist who walked out of the US Embassy in Beijing on Wednesday after what officials said was a decision he had made on his own said Thursday that he regrets the…

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China’s defense minister to visit the US, meet Panetta next week – Washington Post

AFPChina's defense minister to visit the US, meet Panetta next weekWashington PostWASHINGTON — China's defense minister will visit the US despite the controversy in Beijing over the fate of a dissident who sought protection in the US Embassy….

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Prestowitz: Kabuki in Beijing – Foreign Policy (blog)

Prestowitz: Kabuki in BeijingForeign Policy (blog)So Hillary Clinton and half the US cabinet members have now landed in Beijing for the semi-annual US-China Strategic Dialogue. Had it not been scheduled for the Chinese capital far in advance, it might …

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Bo Downfall Shows Crony Communism Widening Rich-Poor Gap – BusinessWeek

Globe and MailBo Downfall Shows Crony Communism Widening Rich-Poor GapBusinessWeekBy Bloomberg News on May 02, 2012 Behind the crimson walls of the former imperial compound that is Beijing's equivalent of the White House, Communist Party leaders cr…

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Activist Chen Guangcheng has left the US embassy, makes deal with Beijing – The Australian

CHINESE activist Chen Guangcheng has “reluctantly” left the US embassy where he had sought protection, ahead of a visit by Hillary Clinton. China Aid said it had been told by “reliable sources” that Beijing had made threats against relatives of the leg…

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Biden in Beijing, embarrassment and servility – AsiaNews.IT

The recent visit of U.S. Vice President Biden in Beijing (7-21 August) has done more harm than good. Yet, the White House called it a success. Biden made it clear that, in the States, the perception towards human rights in China is changing and this is…

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China-South Korea Trade Pact Seen Aiding Regional Stability (Beijing) – nola.com

BEIJING — China and South Korea are starting discussions toward reaching a free-trade agreement and want to establish the accord as early as possible, Chinese Commerce Minister Chen Deming said. The first round of talks will take place this month, Ch…

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Amid Mountains Outside Beijing, Ruins With Romance – New York Times

BEIJING — At Silver Mountain, nature and Buddhism interlace in ways so ethereally beautiful and historically rich that visitors know immediately they have arrived somewhere special. Here, not far from the Great Wall, the smog of China’s …

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Amid Mountains Outside Beijing, Ruins With Romance – New York Times

Amid Mountains Outside Beijing, Ruins With RomanceNew York TimesBEIJING — At Silver Mountain, nature and Buddhism interlace in ways so ethereally beautiful and historically rich that visitors know immediately they have arrived somewhere special. Here…

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Dissident to stay in China, Beijing denounces U.S. meddling – msnbc.com

BEIJING (Reuters) – Blind Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng left the U.S. Embassy in Beijing on Wednesday after days of negotiation between the two governments, but supporters said Chen agreed to the deal reluctantly after his family were threatened wi…

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