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Brazil: China’s New Pilbara

The “proximity premium” afforded to Australian iron ore companies and which provides a competitive advantage in the minerals sector, is under threat from Brazilian mining company, Vale. In June, the…

FBI Launches Investigation Into Chinese Attack on Gmail

Chinese computer hackers are suspected of having broken into Google’s email system and the FBI has launched an investigation into the allegations, says the Obama administration. Although no government email…

China Global Leader in Clean Energy, Australia in 12th Place

China has taken the lead in green energy, with Germany runner-up, and Australia in 12th place, a new study shows. The survey, by Pew Charitable Trusts, established a significant global…

West Australian Vision for 2011 Outlined by Premier Barnett

Premier Collin Barnett, West Australia, addressed the parliament for the first time this year and announced his vision for the new year. Mr Barnett talked about West Australia’s legislative agenda…

Searches About Turmoil in Egypt Blocked in China

On the instruction of the Chinese authorities, the word ‘Egypt’ has been blocked from the most popular twitter-like micro-blogging service in the country. In addition to this, there is a…

North Korea Calls for Talks, South Thinks It Is Merely Propaganda

In their strategy that has been executed more than once in the past, North Korea has called for unconditional talks to reduce tensions that arose after it shelled a South…

High Absenteeism at this Year’s Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony

Several countries have declined their invitation to attend the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony to be held on Friday December 10 in Norway’s capital Oslo, including China who is boycotting the…

China Embarking on Green Technology Journey

Although reportedly the world’s largest emitter of carbon dioxide, and with a history of water pollution and contaminated food, China is planning a “green” restructuring of its unrelenting economic development…

Thomas Cook’s Joint Venture with Russian Intourists

Russian travel group Intourist will be bought by Thomas Cook, the second biggest tour operator in Europe. The statement was made on Thursday, as Thomas Cook is planning to expand…

Countries Decline Nobel Peace Prize Award Invitation

The Nobel Institute said on Thursday that six countries have declined their invitation to attend the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony to be held in Oslo in December. Geir Lundestad, Nobel…

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