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Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua: "Hong Kong's Outward Processing Fall 2 Pct in Q1"] HONG KONG, June 19 (Xinhua) - Hong Kong's total exports to the Chinese mainland for outward processing dropped 2 per cent to 101.5bn HK dollars (about 13bn US dollars) in the first quarter of 2008 year on year, the Census and Statistics Department said here Thursday [19 June].
BEIJING (Reuters) - A Chinese man set himself on fire in Beijing's central Tiananmen Square on Thursday to protest not being paid, Xinhua news agency said. The man was being treated in hospital.
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Thousands of people were expected to turn out for a democracy march in Hong Kong on Saturday marking the ninth anniversary of the former British colony's return to Chinese rule.
By John Ruwitch HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong's July 1 democracy march could attract bigger than expected crowds this year after one of the territory's best known and respected political figures emerged from retirement to back the protest.
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China has sacked or punished senior government officials in the country's affluent east over a pollution stand-off that turned violent, the official Xinhua News Agency said, as Beijing tries to get tough on industrial abuses.
By Lindsay Beck BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese President Hu Jintao gave no hint on a timetable for universal suffrage for Hong Kong on Tuesday and said any change must be gradual, a week after lawmakers there rejected Beijing-backed election reforms.
By John Ruwitch HONG KONG (Reuters) - China's Communist leaders criticised Hong Kong's pro-democracy lawmakers on Thursday for blocking an election reform package that the government argued would have made the territory more democratic.
By Brian Rhoads BEIJING (Reuters) - China criticized Hong Kong pro-democracy lawmakers on Thursday for blocking a controversial election reform package, saying it ran counter to public opinion and the desires of the Chinese central leadership.
BEIJING (Reuters) - China on Thursday criticized Hong Kong pro-democracy lawmakers for blocking a controversial election reform package, saying it was unwilling to see a result that ran counter to public opinion.
By John Ruwitch HONG KONG (Reuters) - When global trade leaders converge on Hong Kong next week for a World Trade Organization meeting, some 10,000 anti-globalization protesters are expected to be waiting for them to try to press home their demands.
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