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Report: China’s GDP grew by 6.9% in 2017

China’s GDP grew 6.9% compared with the previous year, above the annual target of around 6.5%. The head of the National Bureau of Statistics said the expansion was driven by a supply-side reforms, rebound trade and high infrastructure spending.

Cui Tiankai

Cui Tiankai: Protectionism impedes relationship of China-US

Cui Tiankai, China’s Ambassador to the U.S., at The China General Chamber of Commerce said the belief that protectionism will bring economic security is as false as the belief that nuclear weapons will bring better security for the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK).


Prosecutor describes torture allegations against California couple

The California couple accused of holding their 13 children captive and torturing them for years appeared in court Thursday.

“Severe, emotional, physical abuse,” Riverside County District Attorney Mike Hestrin said in announcing numerous charges against David Allen Turpin, 57, and Louise Anna Turpin, 49. “This is depraved conduct.”