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Latin American, Caribbean nations bolster economic ties with China

Latin American and Caribbean cooperation with China serves economic needs on both sides.

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Chinese officials slam negligence in deadly poultry plant fire

China's top work safety official issued a stinging criticism of company management and government regulatory efforts following Monday's deadly poultry plant fire that killed 120 and injured 77.

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South India voters reject BJP

Indian voters rejected the reactionary Hindu-nationalist party, known as the BJP, in a recent state election. The huge loss spells trouble for the ultra-right party in the 2014 national elections.

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Taking China's bullet train with slow clock

Last year, after participating in a Beijing conference on the crisis of capitalism and the future of world socialism, I took the bullet train to Nanjing, 620 miles away.

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China's Communist Party elects new leaders

On Thursday November 16, the 18th Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) ended in Beijing with the election of a new team of party leaders.

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Cuba reaffirms ties with China

Cuban Council of State Vice President Marino Murillo Jorge journeyed to Beijing in late February for a "working visit."

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From grime to green: Chinese city transforms

Shenyang, China - population 8 million - was once heavily polluted by blankets of soot and smog. Now, it is transforming itself into a growing center for green technology.

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Thoughts from China: Socialism, a work in progress

The government in Beijing plans to raise the minimum wage by 15 percent every year for the next five years.

World Notes: China, Hungary, Ivory Coast – and more

International news about China, Hungary, Ivory Coast, Palestine, Costa Rica and Cuba are explored.

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Rotten Apple: iPod sweatshops hidden in China

Apple, famous for its Mac computers and iPhones, spends millions to create the image of a benevolent corporate giant that, while making money, does more than its part to better the world.

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