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BEIJING, Jul. 23, 2010 (Xinhua News Agency) -- The People's Bank of China (OOTC:BACHY) (PBOC), the central bank, said Friday that it has signed a 150-billion-yuan (22.12 billion U.S. dollars) currency swap agreement with the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS).

* 1st Ld-Writethru: China faces increasing employment pressure despite stable jobless rate

BEIJING, July 23 (Xinhua) -- Although China's employment figures in the first half were "ideal", the country still faces great pressure to create jobs, a senior official said Friday.

* 1st Ld-Writethru: Former top provincial political advisor given suspended death sentence for corruption

CHONGQING, July 23 (Xinhua) -- Chen Shaoji, former top political advisor of south China's Guangdong Province, was sentenced to death with a two-year reprieve for accepting bribes, a court in southwestern Chongqing Municipality said Friday.

* Experts: Climate change challenges global food security

LANZHOU, July 23 (Xinhua) -- Climate change, such as global warming and changes in rainfall, has become a challenge to food security across the world, scientists said at a workshop in Lanzhou, capital of northwest China's Gansu Province.


* 1st Ld-Writethru: China's stocks post fifth consecutive gain on policy stability

BEIJING, July 23 (Xinhua) -- Chinese shares advanced for the fifth day in a row Friday, driving up the benchmark index to end the week with a 6.1 percent growth, after the government pledged policy stability in the second half of the year.

* UN report shows Hong Kong ranks 4th globally by foreign direct investment

HONG KONG, July 23 (Xinhua) -- Hong Kong, the Asian financial (NYSE:DYP) hub, attracted 48.4 billion U.S. dollars of foreign direct investment (FDI) in 2009, down 19 percent from a year earlier, according to a UN report on global FDI released here Friday.


* China Exclusive: Hip-hop finds champion in Uygur dancer by Xinhua writer Li Huizi

URUMQI, July 23 (Xinhua) -- He could have been a lawyer, but for this young Uyghur man, the lure of the dancefloor and a hip-hop beat proved more powerful than the promise of a steady income behind a desk.

* China Focus: Morality rules spark debate on official conduct by Xinhua writer Cheng Zhuo, Gu Ye

BEIJING, July 23 (Xinhua) -- Local officials in an east China county are finding their love lives are a matter of public concern in a new requirement for them to meet "morality" standards.



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