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Spain and China Look for Ways to Expand Economic, Financial Relationship

Spanish parliament speaker Jesus Posada and Chinese President Xi Jinping looked here Friday at ways to bolster bilateral relations. continue reading »

Nicaragua, China Close to Canal Deal

Nicaragua is moving closer to granting a Chinese company a 100-year concession to build and operate a canal linking the Atlantic to the Pacific. continue reading »

Placido Domingo Brings “Authenticity” to Role at Chinese Opera

Spanish tenor Placido Domingo said the Giuseppe Verdi opera "Nabucco," in which he plays the titular character, was the best choice for showing China real "authenticity," since that is the value its composer was looking for. continue reading »

Mexican President Touts Economic Potential at Asian Forum

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto on Sunday defended his ambitious reform plans at the Boao Forum, known as the "Asian Davos." The reform plans will "unleash the economic potential" of Mexico and make it more attractive to Asian investors, the president said. continue reading »

China Could be World’s No.1 Economy by 2016, OECD Says

China could become the world's largest economy by 2016 if it fully implements a series of regulatory, market, socio-economic and tax reforms, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development said. continue reading »

Japan Defends Disputed Island, Keeps Taiwanese Boat Away

A fishing boat carrying Taiwanese activists heading to a disputed group of East China Sea islands was repelled Thursday by the Japanese coast guard, Japan's Kyodo news agency said. continue reading »

Flights Grounded Due to Heavy Smog in China

The smog blanketing the Chinese capital forced authorities at Beijing's international airport to cancel a score of flights on Wednesday. Flights bound for Russia, Singapore and the United States were among those grounded due to poor visibility, terminal managers said on the airport's Web site. continue reading »

China’s Economy Grew at Slowest Pace in a Decade in 2012

The Chinese economy grew 7.8 percent in 2012 to mark the smallest 12-month expansion in GDP in a decade, the National Statistics Bureau said Friday. continue reading »

Death Toll From Southwest China Landslide Rises to 46

The death toll from the landslide in the southwestern Chinese province of Yunnan increased to 46 after two people who had gone missing were found dead, the official news agency Xinhua said Saturday. continue reading »

Mexican Left Question Chinese-backed Commercial Project in Cancun

Leftist lawmakers have joined forces with business leaders in demanding that officials not issue building permits for a vast Chinese-backed commercial project in the Mexican Caribbean resort city of Cancun. continue reading »

Chinese Company Inching Towards Dam Project in Bolivia

Bolivia's government has signed a memorandum of understanding with Chinese company Sinohydro Corporation Ltd., which pledged to review existing studies for a hydroelectric dam project in the northern Amazon region of Beni. continue reading »

China Welcomes First Argentine Restaurant in Beijing

Chinese diners have another option available to them as Tuesday, thanks to the opening of downtown Beijing's first Argentine restaurant. continue reading »

Venezuela Considers Offering Direct Flights to “Allies” Russia, China

Venezuela is considering investments of up to $300 million for the purchase of long-range aircraft to begin intercontinental flights to "allied" countries like China and Russia, the aquatic and air transport minister told Efe. continue reading »

China Sends Venezuela’s Second Satellite Into Orbit

Venezuela's second satellite, dubbed the Miranda, was launched Saturday in optimum weather conditions from the Jiuquan space center in the northwestern Chinese province of Gansu, according to the Asian country's state television network. continue reading »

Argentina Seeks Energy Partnership with China

Argentina's planning minister sought Thursday to attract Chinese interest in his country's ambitious energy program, which includes plans to build a large hydroelectric complex in 2013 and two nuclear reactors. continue reading »

Venezuela, China Working Together to Develop Gold Mine

Venezuela and China have signed an agreement to develop one of the South American country's largest gold mines, one of a series of bilateral accords reached in different areas. continue reading »

Bolivia Looking to Enter Into Hydro-power Plant Deal with China

Bolivia signed a memorandum of understanding with Hydrochina Corporation that calls for the Chinese state-owned firm to conduct a free feasibility study for the construction of a hydroelectric power plant in the eastern province of Santa Cruz, the Andean nation's richest region, the Hydrocarbons and Energy Ministry said. continue reading »

Raul Castro Returns to Cuba After Trip Abroad

Cuban President Raul Castro returned to Havana after a 12-day tour of China, Vietnam and Russia aimed at strengthening bilateral ties and economic cooperation with those countries, the official daily Granma said Saturday. continue reading »

Raul Castro Signs Financial Cooperation Accords with China

Cuban President Raul Castro concluded Saturday his four-day visit to China after signing a number of significant accords, particularly on financial cooperation, and having met with the current leaders and their successors, the Xinhua state-run news agency reported. continue reading »

Scientists Find ‘Walking Cactus’ in China, Was it Walking to Mexico Where it Belongs?

Chinese scientists have found fossils of an ancient, spikey-thorny creature dubbed a "walking cactus" continue reading »