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China releases Japanese ship after payment

A maritime court in Shanghai Thursday released a Japanese ship after its owner paid 2.9 billion Japanese yen (US$28.5 million) in delayed rent and losses to a Chinese firm. The ship was seized Saturday at a port in east China's Zhejiang Province.

China, US should respect each other, says Premier Li

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Thursday urged China and United States to respect each other to promote sound and stable development of China-U.S. relations.

Top court steps up to end attacks on doctors

As China targets a growing trend of medical disputes, some of which involve serious violence against physicians, a new initiative was launched on Thursday to emphasize that such attacks on doctors will bring severe punishment.

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The impact of Obama's spring East Asia visit

Obama's East Asia visit is designed to cement bilateral ties and resolve tough issues, but at present he may not have what it takes to accomplish this.


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Shanghai unsure of 2nd child

Shanghai unsure of 2nd child

New survey shows that residents born in the 1980s are not rushing to have a second baby, with 40% of participants saying one child is plenty.

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