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Australia's China Challenge

Since overtaking Japan in 2009, China has been Australia’s largest export market, outweighing South Korea, India, the US and UK (in third through sixth places) combined. While growing reliance on this trade is a source of...

Chinese City Desperately Seeks Mayor

Ever since Mayor Liu Zhijie was forced to resign over the landslide at the Tashan iron ore mine which killed 300 miners in September 2008, the city of Linfen in Shanxi Province has been hard-pressed to find anyone willing to...

Illegal Iron Mine Explosion Kills 24, Injures 5 in N China

Xinhua and AP report on an explosion at an illegal iron mine that has killed 24. From Xinhua: The midday explosion happened on Sunday at the iron mine in Wu’an City, which is disguised to be a wild boar farm, and more than...

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