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China finds itself pulled deeper into Syria crisis

THE LEVANT NEWS — As its global business interests grow, China is cautiously revising the noninterventionist policy espoused in 1955 by then-Premier Zhou Enlai. The killing of a Chinese hostage by the Islamic State group and Chinese businessmen in Friday’s attack in Mali could change that. The violence swirling out …

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US flies B-52 bombers near Chinese islands

The Levant News– The United States has flown two B-52 bombers very close to China’s artificial islands in the South China Sea, a move apparently designed to increase tensions with Beijing. A US official, speaking on condition of anonymity, told The Hill newspaper on Thursday that the bombers made one pass …

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The Uyghurs’ Role With ISIS

THE LEVANT NEWS EXCLUSIVE — by Dr. Geoffrey Cook*– The Uyghurs are a non-Han (Sinic) Islamic people who reside in the northwest of China (in the Xinjiang Autonomous Region) next to the (also restive) Tibetans.   Within Xinjiang, they are forty-five percent of the population, but they are spread over a …

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Explosion at restaurant in China kills 17: state media

The Levant News — At least 17 people were killed on Saturday after an explosion ripped through a restaurant in eastern China, state media said. A gas cylinder exploded in a restaurant in the city of Wuhu in Anhui province, causing a fire, the state-run Xinhua news agency said. Similar explosions …

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The Value of Reading Propaganda

The Levant News — by Graham E. Fuller — All countries do it—promoting their own societies in ideal terms in order to influence others. The US devotes a huge amount of time and money to selling its self-image and a view of the world as seen through American eyes—and perhaps …

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China Again Calls for Political Solution for Syria

The Levant News — China’s foreign minister has repeated a plea for the crisis in Syria to be resolved politically, during a meeting of the permanent members of the U.N. Security Council, the Xinhua state news agency reported on Wednesday. Russia and the United States, two other permanent members, agreed on …

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China To Invest In Salmas Special Economic Zone

The Levant News — Managing Director of Salmas Special Economic Zone Ali Rahimi said that China has declared interest in participating in different projects in the zone, the Islamic Republic News Agency “IRNA” reported. The source added that the director made the remarks on Friday on the sidelines of meeting …

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China’s Crisis: The Price of Change

The Levant News — By Rodger Baker —  Last week was an eventful one for China. First, the People’s Bank of China shocked the financial world when it cut the yuan’s reference rate against the U.S. dollar by nearly 2 percent, leading to a greater than 2 percent drop in …

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Why China’s Stock Markets Matter

Source: Stratfor Analysis Beijing will continue to intervene where possible to prop up markets and market sentiment. A collapse of the stock market would likely increase deposits in ordinary bank accounts. This would compel Beijing to rely more heavily on banks to fuel growth and pressure China to accelerate financial liberalization efforts as …

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Dangers of a Declining Global Power

By Graham E. Fuller* – Source: grahamefuller.com — Much has been written about the dangers and challenges posed by China as a rising global power. Indeed, historians speak of generic tensions between rising powers and status quo powers that have often led to war. But instability takes at least two …

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