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​Unequal development: What’s the social cost of the BRICS’ economic growth?
After the frantic GDP growth of the past decade in the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) countries, experts are trying to assess how far the benefits of this growth have trickled down to their citizens.

16.04.2014 12:10

China to boost space defense in ‘new-type combat force’
China is planning to beef up its combat capability by increasing resources in a "new-type combat force," which includes integrating air and space capability in reaction to the international development of space weapons, local media reported.

15.04.2014 21:18

'Russia should take a closer look at China's Union Pay'
By 2018 China will be Russian energy’s biggest customer, along with huge trade volume between the two states. So it makes sense for Russia to take advantage of the China’s Union Pay system, Chinese expert, Andrew Leung, told RT.

15.04.2014 11:54

Asia invests in infrastructure projects despite economic hurdles
While old Europe is sliding into a Cold War redux of self-destructive anti-Russian and pro-US attitudes, Asia is moving fast to consolidate and improve its business.

15.04.2014 11:59

‘We are to see severe destruction of Western economic system’
With $1.7 quadrillion debt and the present bailout policy that will inflate prices, we’ll see the West collapsing while China and Russia will not be responsible for it or able to help, Lawrence Freeman from Executive Intelligence Review Magazine told RT.

15.04.2014 09:58

​US corn exports to China drop 85 percent after ban on GMO strains – industry report
China’s rejection of shipments of US corn containing traces of unapproved genetically modified maize has caused a significant drop in exports. According to a new report, US traders have lost $427 million in sales.

12.04.2014 10:37

​Cancer-inducing benzene traced in China water supply
Residents of Lanzhou, northwest China, have started panic-buying bottled water after city authorities confirmed the lethal chemical compound benzene was contaminating the city’s drinking water at 20 times the national safety level.

11.04.2014 18:16

​Trash & treasure: Hong Kong cops scour landfill for $3.7mn painting
Police in Hong Kong are searching through a landfill site after cleaners allegedly tossed a multi-million dollar painting in the trash. The ink-wash painting ‘Snowy Mountain’ had been auctioned off the day before for US$3.7 million.

09.04.2014 08:40

China tells US not to meddle in Hong Kong's internal affairs
China has warned the United States against meddling in Hong Kong’s internal affairs after Vice President Joe Biden met with two former Hong Kong legislators who expressed concern that Beijing is tightening control over the territory.

07.04.2014 14:15

'Bumpy start': World Bank trims China growth forecast to 7.6%
​The Chinese economy continues to cool, and the World Bank has lowered its 2014 forecast to 7.6 percent growth, down from an earlier 7.7 percent. The global recovery remains shaky as 2014 kicks off with a “bumpy start”.

07.04.2014 11:19

US Defense Secretary seeks to convince Chinese of American integrity in cyber-space
The US Defense Secretary is in China building bridges following the recent scandal of the NSA staging cyber-attacks against the Chinese government and business. Beijing expects Washington to set an example of ‘intelligence restraint’ in cyber space.

07.04.2014 05:25

​India refuses to rock Sri Lanka’s boat on human rights issues, but for how long?
India has managed to negotiate a dangerous curve in its relations with Sri Lanka, a crucial Indian backyard where China and Pakistan have steadily enlarged their strategic footprints in recent years.

07.04.2014 09:12

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