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Insight - Lured by hopes of easy money, amateur Chinese commodity traders lose their shirts
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Insight – Lured by hopes of easy money, amateur Chinese commodity traders lose their shirts

SHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) – Chasing the promise of outsized returns, 48-year-old businessman He Xiaolun started trading oil last August on a platform developed by the Shaanxi Non-ferrous Metal Exchange.

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Taiwan 'won't recognise' any Chinese air defence zone over South China Sea
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Taiwan ‘won’t recognise’ any Chinese air defence zone over South China Sea

TAIPEI – (Reuters) – Taiwan’s new defence minister said on Monday the island would not recognise any air defence zone declared by China over the South China Sea, as the island’s top security agency warned such a move could usher in a wave of regional tension.

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Beijing's silent prayer on Brexit vote - better in than out
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Beijing’s silent prayer on Brexit vote – better in than out

BEIJING (Reuters) – While some world leaders have trumpeted support for Britain to stay in the European Union in this month’s referendum, China has kept a low profile.

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Jaguar Land Rover sues Chinese automaker over Evoque copycat
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Jaguar Land Rover sues Chinese automaker over Evoque copycat

BEIJING (Reuters) – Jaguar Land Rover is suing Chinese automaker Jiangling MotorĀ  for allegedly copying the British firm’s Range Rover Evoque, a person with direct knowledge of the matter said – a rare move by a foreign automaker to fight copycats in the world’s biggest autos market.

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Democracy is nothing to fear, Taiwan tells China on Tiananmen anniversary

(Reuters) – On the anniversary of China’s bloody crackdown on student-led protests in and around Beijing’s Tiananmen Square, Taiwan’s new president told China on Saturday that democracy is nothing to fear. Tsai Ing-wen said in a Facebook post on the 27th anniversary that Taiwan could serve as an example to China.

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modern-slaves
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Which countries have the most slaves? Key figures from global survey index

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Nearly 46 million people around the world are living as slaves, forced to work in factories, mines and farms, sold for sex, trapped in debt bondage or born into servitude, according to the third Global Slavery Index released on Tuesday.

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China bets on duty-free paradise to keep luxury spenders at home
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China bets on duty-free paradise to keep luxury spenders at home

Sanya, China (Reuters) – China’s efforts to lift local consumption, spur domestic tourism and keep within its borders citizens that splurge in Milan or Seoul have spawned a duty-free paradise on the southern island of Hainan that it hopes will satisfy a lust for luxury.

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Beijing fetish restaurant teases with lobster and sex
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Beijing fetish restaurant teases with lobster and sex

BEIJING (Reuters) – With drinks served in breast-shaped cups and beers opened with bottle openers shaped like a wooden penis, the father and daughter team behind a Beijing S&M restaurant are encouraging customers to mix food with sex.

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