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  • China GDP beats expectations but debt risks loom
    China’s economy grew a faster-than-expected 6.8 percent in the fourth quarter, boosted by higher government spending and record bank lending, giving it a solid tailwind heading into what is expected to be a turbulent year.
    Hurriyet.  Fri, 20 Jan 2017 12:27:00 +0200.
  • Getting it right
    When children in Shanghai took part in the Pisa tests of educational attainment, the world was shocked by their maths results. Should the rest of the world be teaching maths the same way?
    BBC News.  Fri, 20 Jan 2017 10:57:30 GMT.
  • China’s Economy Grows Strongly, Yet Central Bank Eases Policy
    Rising debt helped fuel growth last year. But the central bank told big banks that they could lend even more during an upcoming holiday period.
    Keith Bradsher.  New York Times.  Fri, 20 Jan 2017 10:45:19 GMT.
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  • China's economy grows 6.7% in 2016
    The figure meets Beijing's forecasts, but some say growth is slower than the official data suggests.
    BBC News.  Fri, 20 Jan 2017 08:46:46 GMT.
  • Tungsten Market Looks to Rebalance in 2017
    LONDON, January 20, 2017 -- For the last 20 years China has been the world's largest consumer of tungsten. ...
    PR Newswire.  Fri, 20 Jan 2017 06:00:00 EST.
  • China data boosts Shanghai but Asia traders on edge
    Shanghai stocks jumped Friday after China's economy enjoyed its first growth pick-up in two years, but traders in most other Asian markets were subdued ahead of Donald Trump's inauguration. ...
    Yahoo.  Fri, 20 Jan 2017 03:44:19 -0500.
  • China’s Growth Weakest Since 1990, Vulnerable in a Trade War
    China’s economic growth ticked up in the final quarter of 2016, but its full-year performance was the weakest in three decades as it heads into a potential trade battle with U.S. President-elect Donald Trump. ...
    Voice of America.  Fri, 20 Jan 2017 02:44:53 -0500.
  • 2017 Taiwan WHO Simulation Kicks off at NCKU with 240 Medical Students Sharing
    TAINAN, Taiwan--(BUSINESS WIRE)--National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) is currently hosting a special international conference organized by a group of medical students in Taiwan. ... ...
    Business Wire.  Fri, 20 Jan 2017 01:58:00 UTC.
  • Tesla Model S P100D Does 0-60 in 2.39 Seconds With Latest Update
    Chinese-backed startup Faraday Future made big headlines last month when it announced its FF 91 concept beat out Tesla in the 0-60 arms race, cracking 60 mph in just 2.39 seconds. ...
    Cgolden.  Motor Trend.  Fri, 20 Jan 2017 01:00:50 +0000.
  • China Tycoon Reinforces Message By Singing -- Could You Do This, Too?
    Does your CEO sing or dance on video? If so, follow Jianlin Wang (the richest man in China's) example for maximizing the opportunity and minimizing the risk of a PR mistake.
    By Cheryl Conner, Contributor.  Forbes.  Fri, 20 Jan 2017 00:31:00 -0500.
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The People's Republic of China is a socialist state located in central and eastern Asia.  Its capital city is Beijing; other major Chinese cities include Shanghai, Tianjin, and Hong Kong.  China's national currency is the Renminbi Yuan, which equals 10 jiao or 100 fen.  In 2007, China's estimated population was 1,351,852,000.

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