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copper

China's state stockpiler bought at least 200,000 metric tons of imported copper stored in bonded warehouses, several sources say - @Reuters

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North and South Korea tensions

South Korean President Park asks China's President Xi to help persuade North Korea not to carry out a 4th nuclear test - @YonhapNews

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China

China drafts law to criminalize buyers who eat or knowingly buy endangered animal meat, local media reports - @BloombergNews

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China

China's HSBC Preliminary Manufacturing PMI at 48.3 for April, up from 48 in March - @CNBC

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Asia

Hong Kong stocks lose opening gain, with Hang Seng Index down 0.1% ahead of Chinese data - @MarketWatch

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Sina Weibo

Chinese social network Weibo continues gains on 3rd day as publicly-traded company; adds 4.2% - @TheStreet

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Tesla Motors

Tesla shares up 5% as company starts selling cars in China and Elon Musk vows to build cars there in the next 3 to 4 years - @MarketWatch

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China

Former Hubei Province vice governor expelled from the Communist Party of China over corruption charges - @XHNews

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China

China's new environment law with stiffer penalties for polluters submitted to parliament - @Reuters

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Sina Weibo

Chinese social network Weibo shares up 15%; 40% above IPO price - @ForbesTech

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China

#BREAKING: 2 Chinese nationals confirmed dead in S. Korean ferry #Sewol disaster. (Xinhua) #SewolFerryTragedy http://t.co/eJKZsalMqE - @cctvnews

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China

#BREAKING: Death toll from the capsized ferry #Sewol surges to 87, with 2 foreigners including 1 Chinese identified. #SewolFerryTragedy - @cctvnews

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business

China's seizure of a Japanese cargo ship over a pre-war debt could hit business ties, Japan warns - @BBCNews

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China

Indian warship arrives in China for first joint exercise with Pakistan, others - @timesofindia

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China

#BREAKING Chinese Embassy in Sudan: Unidentified armed men kidnapped 2 Chinese engineers in West Kordofan on Friday.(Xinhua) - @cctvnews

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sports

Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes wins the Formula One Chinese Grand Prix - @AP

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China

Toyota aims to double auto sales in China to around 2 million vehicles over next year, executive says - @Reuters

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Sudan

Armed militants kill 2 security staff, kidnap a Chinese, an Algerian and a Sudanese worker in attack on oil field in Sudan's West Kordofan state, army spokesman says - @Reuters

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auto industry

Fiat and Chrysler to build Jeep vehicles in China for country's market starting in late 2015, companies announce - @WSJ

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China

A third Chinese national, a high school girl, confirmed aboard the sunken ferry #Sewol: Chinese Embassy in South Korea. #BREAKING - @cctvnews

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