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  • Earnings Review: China Growth Keeps Ford Profitable
    Strong results in China drove the region’s record profit. The improvement in the region’s profitability is attributable to improved volume, favorable sales mix and higher royalties from the company’s joint ventures in China.
    By Trefis Team.  Forbes.  Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:36:00 GMT.
  • Turkey may even lag behind China in mining safety, productivity
    Turkey is set to fall behind even China in working conditions at coal mines and will become the world’s worst, according to a fresh report by TEPAV
    Hurriyet.  Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:38:00 +0200.
  • Google Glass rival has neck battery
    Chinese computing giant Lenovo has shown off what it hopes will be a rival to Google Glass - but with a better battery life.
    BBC News.  Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:05:21 GMT.
  • China Plans Extension of Railroad to India Through Tibet
    The railway was criticized by Tibet advocates who said it would bring too many ethnic Han migrants to the capital, Lhasa, and other Tibetan areas.
    By Edward Wong.  International Herald Tribune.  Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:49:07 GMT.
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  • Sinosphere Blog: A Troubled Outlook for China-Japan Ties
    The decay in the countries’ relations “has spiraled beyond an island sovereignty dispute and risks an armed conflict neither wants,” the International Crisis Group says in a new report.
    By Austin Ramzy.  International Herald Tribune.  Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:14:49 GMT.
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  • Africa: U.S., Russia, China Hamper ICC's Reach
    [IPS]United Nations -Despite making important strides in the first dozen years of its existence, the International Criminal Court (ICC) faces a daunting task if it hopes to create a reputation as a truly global institution.
    All Africa.  Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:13:48 GMT.
  • TransAsia Flight GE222: Taiwan plane crash survivor crawls out, phones dad
    The 10 survivors of Taiwan's worst air disaster in more than a decade include a 34-year-old woman who called her father after scrambling from the wreckage and seeking help at a nearby home.
    Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.  Fri, 25 Jul 2014 09:37:05 EDT.
  • VIDEO: Soldiers clear Taiwan plane wreckage
    Soldiers and recovery teams are continuing to clear the wreckage from a plane crash on a Taiwanese island that killed 48 people.
    BBC News.  Fri, 25 Jul 2014 09:27:18 GMT.
  • McDonald's Halts Chicken Nugget Sales in Hong Kong After Food Safety Scare
    McDonald's Corp has suspended sales of chicken nuggets and other items in Hong Kong after it said it imported products from Shanghai Husi Food, the U.S.-owned Chinese company at the center of a food safety scare in China. ...
    Voice of America.  Fri, 25 Jul 2014 08:57:33 -0400.
  • Bad weather not the cause of TransAsia plane crash
    Taiwan authorities say the weather had been suitable for flying when the TransAsia plane crashed, killing 48 people.
    Mail & Guardian.  Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:23:00 +0200.
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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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