Obama Draws no Red Line over China's Nine-Dash-Line but Vows to Defend Japan

US President Barack Obama reaffirmed Washington's commitment to defend Japan if disputes over contested territories in the region should come to a head but urged Japan to seek peaceful dialogue on the issue.

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Sina.com's Online Publication License Cancelled Due to Porn Content

Chinese Internet giant Sina.com could become the biggest loser in the government's crackdown against online pornography as it is set to lose its online publication license due to pornographic content, the official Xinhua News Agency reported Thursday.
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Hospital Attack in Afghanistan Kills 3 US Doctors

Three American doctors were killed when an Afghan security guard opened fire at a hospital in the country's capital, Kabul, on Thursday, the latest attack on foreigners in that country.
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Shanghai Parents Unsure of Having Second Baby

A survey conducted by the Fudan University found that Shanghai residents born in the 1980s are reluctant to have a second baby. Among the respondents, 40% said one child is enough for them. Read More »

World

Hospital Attack in Afghanistan Kills 3 US Doctors

Three American doctors were killed when an Afghan security guard opened fire at a hospital in the country's capital, Kabul, on Thursday, the latest attack on foreigners in that country.
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Tech

Sina.com's Online Publication License Cancelled Due to Porn Content

Chinese Internet giant Sina.com could become the biggest loser in the government's crackdown against online pornography as it is set to lose its online publication license due to pornographic content, the official Xinhua News Agency reported Thursday.
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Business

China to open 8 state-run industries to foreign and private investors

The Chinese government announced that it would open 80 projects in eight sectors run by state to lure in private and foreign investors. The move is designed to strengthen China's slowing economy. Read More »

Culture

Chinese Artist Charged with Fraud for Creating and Selling Forged Art

A 75-year-old Chinese artist and two other art dealers were charged for their role in a 15-year long, US$33-million art scam in the United States.
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Society

Chinese Officials Told to Buy Discounted Tickets when Traveling

The Chinese government has ordered its officials to purchase discounted tickets when on business trip as part of the ongoing drive against excessive government spending.
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Sports

China’s paralyzed former gymnast Sang Lan gives birth to a baby boy

China’s paralyzed former gymnast Sang Lan gives birth to a healthy baby boy in Beijing on Monday, her family announced on China's Twitter-like site Weibo. Read More »