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Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday urged efforts to build a strong and modern strategic support force for the Chinese armed forces.

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G20 comes to China -- When nova meets tradition

When this year's G20 summit, scheduled for Sept. 4-5, opens in the eastern city of Hangzhou, it is hoped representatives will discuss how to transform the meeting from a mechanism of crisis response to one of long-term governance.

ISIL claims responsibility for Aden's suicide bombing

Islamic State has claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing at a local militia compound in the southern city of Aden. Yemeni officials say at least 65 people have been killed and dozens wounded.

China's industrial profits in July rise due to better sales

Profits in July from China's industrial firms grew at its fastest pace in four months, thanks to a pick-up in sales and reduced costs.

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