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China draws three-stage path for Myanmar, Bangladesh to resolve Rohingya crisis

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NAYPYITAW China called for a ceasefire in Myanmar's Rakhine State so that Rohingya Muslim refugees can return from Bangladesh, proposing a three-stage approach to the crisis as diplomats from 51 mostly Asian and European countries gathered in Myanmar on Monday.

China upset as Indian president visits disputed border region

BEIJING China on Monday criticized a visit by Indian President Ram Nath Kovind to the remote state of Arunachal Pradesh, which China claims, saying China opposed any activities by Indian leaders in disputed areas.

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Twenty Chinese Uighurs use blankets to escape Thai cell

BANGKOK Twenty ethnic Uighur Muslims from China broke out of a detention center near the Thai-Malaysia border, Thai officials said on Monday, after digging holes in the wall and using blankets as ladders.

World, Thailand 2:32am EST

Alibaba goes offline with $2.9 billion stake in China's top grocer

(This story corrects title of Weiwen Han in paragraph 9 from analyst to managing partner for Greater China.)

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China proposed three-phase plan for Rohingya issue

SHANGHAI China has proposed a three-phase plan for resolving the Rohingya crisis, starting with a ceasefire, that has won the support of Myanmar and Bangladesh, the Foreign Ministry said.

China says will work with North Korea to boost ties as envoy visits

BEIJING/SEOUL Traditional friendship between China and North Korea represents "valuable wealth" for their people, China said after its special envoy met a high-ranking North Korean official, but there was no mention of the crisis over North Korea's weapons.

World, North Korea Nov 17 2017

China fills part of U.S. void on climate without dominating talks

BONN, Germany China has filled some of the void on climate change leadership left by U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to quit the 2015 Paris climate pact by curbing its own greenhouse emissions and it has done so without seeking to dominate the talks, delegates said.

After ditching Taiwan, China says Panama will get the help it needs

BEIJING China will provide Panama with whatever help it needs after the Central American country ditched long-standing ties with self-ruled Taiwan in June, a senior Chinese diplomat said on Friday after talks between the two countries' presidents.

World, Nov 17 2017

China faces waste hangover after Singles' Day buying binge

SHANGHAI China's Singles' Day online discount sales bonanza on Saturday saw bargain-hungry buyers spend over $38 billion, flooding the postal and courier businesses with around 331 million packages - and leaving an estimated 160,000 tonnes of packaging waste. | Video

Daimler to invest $755 million in China for electric car, battery production: executive

GUANGZHOU/BEIJING Germany's Daimler AG plans to invest 5 billion yuan ($755 million) in China, jointly with its Chinese joint-venture partner, for capacity to produce electric cars and the batteries that power them - part of an effort to help its China operations comply with the country's green car production and sales quotas.