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Future Land Development Chair Wang Zhenhua Faces Probe Under China’s Anti Corruption Drive

Future Land Development shares have witnessed a fall of around 14% and appear to be the lowest since September 7. Meanwhile, Moody’s has changed outlook on the business to negative from stable on Monday. Fearing further price falling, the company has arranged suspension of its shares listed in the Hong Kong and Shanghai Stock Exchange.

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China passes new controversial anti-terrorism law

The Chinese government just passed a new controversial anti-terrorism law as part of the country's effort to curb any threat either from the inside or outside of the country. According to the new law, the Chinese authority has the right to request for sensitive information from any technology firms in the country.

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China pledges $60B funding package support development efforts in world's poorest continent

China shows support to its long-time ally, Africa, by providing the continent funding support worth $60 billion.

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U.S. President Barack Obama

Obama to sign TPP deal with Philippines and Vietnam in APEC Summit

US President Barack Obama is heading for an Asian trip and is expected to join the APEC Summit in Manila to talk about the Trans-Pacific Partnership. The Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC) summit, which will be attended by all Asia-Pacific leaders will be the center of Obama's attention to deliver a speech and convince leaders to sign the agreement.

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China

China to drop down its copper imports following weak domestic demand

China to face decline in copper imports for the next year as the response of its weak domestic demand on copper driven by slowing economy in the country. China released weaker than expected economic data that raised serious concerns over the country's future demand for industrial metal.

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Shipping industry

China's imports plunges 12th month in a row

China's import dropped again in October for the 12th consecutive time, according to official data revealed Sunday. BBC News reported that China's imports on October went down 18.8 percent to $130.8 billion.

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China, Taiwan Presidents to Meet in Singapore, despite growing public opinion backlash

Chinese President Xi Jinping and Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou will meet for the first time in Singapore amidst the expected public opinion backlash. Reuters reported that the meeting coincides with Taiwan's growing anti-China sentiments as the presidential and parliamentary elections are nearing this January.

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China's economy

China's economy posts weakest growth in six years

China's economy grows at its slowest pace in more than six years in the third quarter. Gross domestic product between July and September expanded 6.9% from a year ago, its weakest since the first quarter of 2009. While that is better than the forecasted 6.7% growth, it is lower than the 7% recorded in the first two quarters.

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China cloaks weakest growth since 2009

The world's second largest economy witnessed its lowest growth rate in the last two decades. China's gross domestic product (GDP) growth rate dipped below seven percent during the third quarter for the first time after the financial crisis. A record of 6.9 percent, below the Chinese government's target of seven percent and slightly better than the forecasted 6.8 percent. This is translating into more pressure on the Chinese government to lower interest rates and some measures to strengthen the growth rate.

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Huawei

Huawei to invest $1bn in ICT; keen on graphene applications

Chinese mobile maker Huawei Technologies Co Ltd has decided to invest $1billion on information and communication technology (ICT) development over the next five years. Huawei will work closely with Britain in the development of technology applications in the telecommunications segment.

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U.S.-Japan relations

Rising China spoiling party between the US and Japan

Of late, Japan has been facing a different situation albeit rough weather in the international diplomacy. Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo didn't (couldn't) meet Barack Obama, the US President, this week at the 70th year founding celebrations of the United Nations (UN) held in New York. However, the list of dignitaries that Abe met included Vladimir Putin, Russian President, and Park Geun-hye, South Korea President. Abe participated in a number of meetings and met several important global leaders on the sidelines of the UN celebrations.

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Computer

5.6 Million U.S Federal Officers' Fingerprints were Stolen

The Office of Personnel Management today said that some 5.6 million fingerprints were stolen by the hacker and not 1.1 million like it was previously reported. The new data came after the agency had conducted further investigation together with the Department of Defense.

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Dennis Muilenburg

Boeing factory will soon land in China

Plans for setting up a Boeing factory in China has been submitted to the Beijing Government. It was reported Tuesday by the state-run media ahead of President Xi Jinping's U.S. visit, where he will tour one of its plants.

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Indian rupee

Indian rupee slips in 3 sessions

Indian currency Rupee seems to be heading for its biggest drop since 2013 as INR continued to drop for the third consecutive session following the selling pressure in riskier assets owing to renewed growth concerns on Asia.

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Chinese President Xi Jinping (C)

China's president starts his first official US visit

Chinese President, Xi Jinping and his wife kick off their first official visit to the US today. The president safely landed in Paine Field, Seattle in an Air China 747 near a Boeing plant. Washington state Governor, Jay Inslee was there to welcome the president and his entourage. The president chooses Seattle as he regards Seattle as the "America's gateway to Asia".

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