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  • **FILE** China's only aircraft carrier, Liaoning, returns to port Oct. 30 after its first navy sea trial, in Dalian in northeastern China's Liaoning province. (Associated Press)

    China's first carrier to get blue water test voyage as Beijing readies more

    China’s first aircraft carrier will get its first test on the high seas, as officials announced that Beijing will get a second, and even third, carrier soon, Chinese state media reported.

  • A protester demonstrating against Japan's claim to disputed islands holds a picture of the rocky islands, known as Senkaku to Japanese and Diaoyu to Chinese, on Sept. 11, 2012 in front of a Chinese national flag during a rally outside the Japanese Consulate General in Hong Kong. The sign reads "Diaoyu belongs to China." (Associated Press)

    China sends patrol ships to islands held by Japan

    A territorial flare-up between China and Japan intensified Tuesday as two Beijing-sent patrol ships arrived near disputed East China Sea islands in a show of anger over Tokyo's purchase of the largely barren outcroppings from their private owners.

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    BLOOM: Chinese agitprop lights up Times Square

    Propaganda comes in all sizes, and communist China wants a piece of Times Square now. Xinhua, the state-controlled propaganda agency of the Chinese Communist Party, has leased a long-term advertising logo space in Manhattan's iconic Times Square, renting a huge LED sign called a "spectacular" in U.S. advertising parlance. According to the New York Times, the Xinhua sign is underneath a sign for Prudential and above signs for Samsung, Coca-Cola and Hyundai brands.

  • Hu pledges to keep birthrate low, economy rising

    China will maintain the strict family planning policy it imposed a generation ago to keep the birthrate low and the economy growing, President Hu Jintao said in remarks before new census data are released.

  • Rescue workers search for victims after an earthquake jolted Yingjiang County in southwestern China's Yunnan province on Thursday, March 10, 2011. The earthquake toppled houses and damaged a hotel and supermarket, killing at least 22 people and injuring more than 200, officials and state media said. (AP Photo)

    22 dead as earthquake hits southwest China

    An earthquake toppled houses and damaged a hotel and supermarket in China's extreme southwest near the border with Myanmar on Thursday, killing at least 22 people and injuring more than 200, officials and state media said.

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