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Compassion over Chinese mother's 'mercy killing'

Thursday, November 2nd 2017, 12:37

Social media users react with compassion as a woman of 83 is sentenced for killing her disabled son.
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Outcry over Russia teenage model's death after Shanghai show

Monday, October 30th 2017, 18:19
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Shanghai

The Chinese agency that represented Vlada Dzyuba, 14, denies claims she died from overwork.
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Dinosaur sported 'bandit mask'

Thursday, October 26th 2017, 18:11

A dinosaur from China had a "bandit mask" pattern in the feather on its faces, fossil analysis has shown.
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Ikea apologises for 'sexist' China advert

Thursday, October 26th 2017, 5:48

The TV commercial showed a mother scolding her daughter for not "bringing home a boyfriend".
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Donald Trump notes Xi Jinping's 'extraordinary' rise

Thursday, October 26th 2017, 4:00
related countries: United States United States

The US president also said in an interview that some might call Xi Jinping "king of China".
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What's different about China's new leadership

Wednesday, October 25th 2017, 20:04

The BBC's China Editor Carrie Gracie takes a look at the country's new top leadership.
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China congress: No heir apparent as Xi reveals top leadership

Wednesday, October 25th 2017, 13:16

Xi Jinping promotes supporters at a party congress, indicating he could rule China for a long time.
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Chinese uni uses facial recognition to track absent students

Wednesday, October 25th 2017, 10:49

A university in China has introduced facial recognition into classrooms to check if students miss class.
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Politburo boy band?

Wednesday, October 25th 2017, 10:04

China unveiled its new leaders and social media had a lot to say about boy bands, lifts and sharing.
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Xi Jinping 'most powerful Chinese leader since Mao Zedong'

Tuesday, October 24th 2017, 14:31

China's president is now on a level where challenging him means threatening Communist Party rule.
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Hong Kong bookseller released by China is missing - daughter

Tuesday, October 24th 2017, 11:43

The daughter of jailed publisher Gui Minhai says no-one has heard from him since his "release".
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Pollution hot spots around the world

Friday, October 20th 2017, 16:37
related places: Beijing

What's it like to live somewhere like Beijing, where you can even see pollution with the naked eye?
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Top Chinese officials 'plotted to overthrow Xi Jinping'

Friday, October 20th 2017, 11:54

A top official's claim of a power struggle has contradicted the Communist Party's unified image.
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Reality Check

Friday, October 20th 2017, 0:42

How badly are women represented in China's Communist Party and how does it compare?
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US: Tillerson calls for India ties to counter China

Thursday, October 19th 2017, 4:44
related countries: India India, United States United States

The US would "never have the same relationship with China, a non-democratic society," he added.
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What does China's Congress think of Kim Jong-un?

Wednesday, October 18th 2017, 23:16

Getting views on Kim Jong-un proved quite a challenge for our correspondent at the Communist Party Congress.
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Xi Jinping: 'Time for China to take centre stage'

Wednesday, October 18th 2017, 8:51
related places: Beijing

The president tells the Communist Party congress it is time for China to "take centre stage".
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China congress: The Communist slogans praising Xi Jinping

Tuesday, October 17th 2017, 23:14
related places: Beijing

Ahead of China's party congress, Beijing is plastered with posters praising leader Xi Jinping.
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Seeing red

Sunday, October 15th 2017, 23:47

The BBC's Stephen McDonell examines China's clampdown on free speech ahead of the party congress.
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'Leftover men'

Sunday, October 15th 2017, 0:03

China has become richer and more powerful, but what does this mean for the ordinary Chinese family?
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Cubs born in 2017 go on show in China's Sichuan Province

Friday, October 13th 2017, 10:41

Three dozen panda cubs, all born during 2017, have gone on show in China's Sichuan Province.
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WeChat translates 'black foreigner' into racial slur

Friday, October 13th 2017, 10:40

Chinese chat app WeChat apologises after its software translated "black foreigner" into the N-word.
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Following the money

Wednesday, October 11th 2017, 4:00
related countries: United States United States

China was recently a foreign aid recipient but now rivals the US as the world's largest donor, research shows.
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China's Spotify: How Tencent leads the music streaming market

Tuesday, October 10th 2017, 23:48

Chinese tech giant Tencent is dominating the music streaming market after clamping down on piracy.
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Students skate 352 miles during Chinese holiday week

Tuesday, October 10th 2017, 12:40
related places: Beijing

A couple of students made an unconventional long-distance journey to Beijing during the Golden Week holiday.
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Falling into line

Sunday, October 8th 2017, 23:10

Political analyst Cheng Li explains Xi Jinping's revamp of China's military.
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Red alert

Saturday, October 7th 2017, 23:39

The BBC takes a look at the men widely expected to take over the reins of China's ruling party.
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Behind closed doors

Friday, October 6th 2017, 23:28

Every five years, China chooses new leaders at the closed-door Communist Party congress.
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Donkey ‘crisis’

Friday, October 6th 2017, 23:16

The demand for donkey products in China is wiping out millions of animals, many of them in Africa.
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Huyang trees in China turn to gold

Friday, October 6th 2017, 16:50
related places: Huyang

This forest of Huyang trees is a big tourist attraction for its autumn leaves.
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Hong Kong football fans boo China national anthem

Friday, October 6th 2017, 4:47
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Fans raised their middle fingers as the anthem - which Hong Kong shares with mainland China - played.
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Chinese web users make light of Golden Week travel woes

Monday, October 2nd 2017, 15:10

Millions of Chinese grind to a halt as the nation travels during the annual holiday period.
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Trump vows to tackle N Korea on Asia trip

Friday, September 29th 2017, 14:29
related countries: Japan Japan, North Korea North Korea, South Korea South Korea, Philippines Philippines, Vietnam Vietnam
related places: Asia

The trip with wife Melania will be to Japan, China, South Korea, Vietnam and the Philippines.
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China to shut down North Korean companies

Thursday, September 28th 2017, 16:01
related countries: North Korea North Korea
related places: Pyongyang

The move from Pyongyang's biggest ally means that all North Korean companies in China will be closed.
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DNA surgery on embryos removes disease

Thursday, September 28th 2017, 4:57

A Chinese team corrected the potentially fatal blood disorder beta-thalassemia.
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China disrupts WhatsApp ahead of Communist Party meeting

Tuesday, September 26th 2017, 6:09

The clampdown comes ahead of a big gathering of China's Communist Party next month.
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North Korea: Mystery quake 'not nuclear test'

Saturday, September 23rd 2017, 16:17
related countries: North Korea North Korea, South Korea South Korea

Experts say they believe a tremor detected near North Korea's nuclear test site was a natural event.
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China limits oil trade to North Korea and bans textile trade

Saturday, September 23rd 2017, 8:57
related countries: North Korea North Korea

Traditionally Pyongyang's only ally, China is targeting the North's economy after new UN sanctions.
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Boeing 747s offered for public auction in China

Thursday, September 21st 2017, 8:50

Cargo jets are being put up for online auction in China after failing to find buyers.
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Pyramid selling

Monday, September 18th 2017, 23:15

Low levels of education have fuelled the spread of illegal and harmful pyramid schemes in rural China.
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Chinese sex doll rental service suspended amid controversy

Monday, September 18th 2017, 12:14

A Chinese firm offering sex dolls for rent pulls the service after criticism from authorities.
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China and India water 'dispute' after border stand-off

Monday, September 18th 2017, 5:52
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh, India India

China stops giving India crucial data for "technical reasons" but is providing it to Bangladesh.
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North Korea missile test splits world powers

Friday, September 15th 2017, 21:52
related countries: Japan Japan, United States United States
related places: North

The US and China trade accusations after the North test-fires another missile over Japan.
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Chinese maze: Village makes giant tech code from trees

Friday, September 15th 2017, 14:38

A tech-savvy Chinese village creates a giant QR code from shrubs in a bid to attract visitors.
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World's oldest giant panda dies aged 37

Thursday, September 14th 2017, 9:00

Basi, the world's oldest captive giant panda, has died in China aged 37.
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World's oldest captive panda Basi dies in China

Thursday, September 14th 2017, 5:36
related places: Fuzhou

At 37 Basi had outlived her panda peers and led a celebrated life in China's Fuzhou province.
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Trump blocks sale of US tech firm to Chinese company

Thursday, September 14th 2017, 0:15
related countries: United States United States

The administration said it barred the $1.3bn deal because of national security concerns.
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New Zealand MP Jian Yang denies being a Chinese spy

Wednesday, September 13th 2017, 14:40
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Jian Yang, an MP for New Zealand's ruling National party, says the allegations are defamatory.
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Rap battle

Tuesday, September 12th 2017, 23:29

An internet reality show puts hip hop music in the national spotlight for the first time in China.
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Is the world ready for Chinese hip hop?

Tuesday, September 12th 2017, 23:28

An online reality show has catapulted a new generation of Chinese rappers to stardom.
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Walking the wall

Tuesday, September 12th 2017, 23:01

Three friends finished their epic trek along the Great Wall of China in September 1985.
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Lee Ming-che: Taiwanese activist goes on trial in China

Monday, September 11th 2017, 5:48

Lee Ming-che is accused of "subverting state power" in a case straining cross-strait relations.
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China looks at plans to ban petrol and diesel cars

Sunday, September 10th 2017, 10:25

China has started "relevant research" but has not yet decided when the ban would come into force.
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Beijing bans new bikes as sharing schemes cause chaos

Friday, September 8th 2017, 6:55

Bike sharing schemes, popular in Chinese cities, are causing traffic congestion and public hazards.
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Exiled Chinese billionaire Guo Wengu seeks US asylum

Thursday, September 7th 2017, 18:35
related countries: United States United States

Guo Wengui is seeking asylum in the US after months of accusing Chinese officials of corruption.
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Chinese debate medical rights after pregnant woman's suicide

Thursday, September 7th 2017, 0:10

People are shocked after a Chinese women killed herself after reportedly being denied a caesarean.
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'What test?'

Wednesday, September 6th 2017, 1:12
related places: Dandong

N Korea's powerful nuclear test has raised barely a murmur in China's border city of Dandong.
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Team effort

Tuesday, September 5th 2017, 23:07
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: How

How the UK's football expertise could help China win World Cup.
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Sensitive topics

Tuesday, September 5th 2017, 14:51

Chinese students have complained about teaching materials - sparking debate about freedom of speech.
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Chinese man jailed for helping net users evade state blocks

Tuesday, September 5th 2017, 10:02

The man will spend nine months in jail for helping people evade government controls on net access.
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China bans initial coin offerings calling them 'illegal fundraising'

Tuesday, September 5th 2017, 4:41

Chinese regulators make it illegal to raise funds by offering digital currencies.
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China censors discussion of North Korea's bomb test

Monday, September 4th 2017, 16:37
related countries: North Korea North Korea

Chinese media appear to be blocking posts that mention North Korea during the Brics summit.
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Hong Kong replaces BBC world radio with Chinese broadcaster

Monday, September 4th 2017, 15:40

The public broadcasters' 24-hour BBC coverage has been replaced with Chinese state radio.
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Unwanted guests

Sunday, September 3rd 2017, 23:30
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

The killing of two young Chinese Christians in Pakistan draws attention to an overlooked phenomenon.
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Iran court upholds 10-year jail sentence of US 'spy'

Sunday, September 3rd 2017, 20:31
related countries: United States United States

Chinese-American Xiyue Wang was imprisoned in July for "collaborating with foreign governments".
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'Nightmare neighbour' shakes China

Sunday, September 3rd 2017, 13:05

Chinese people felt the ground tremble, but the government is more like to be shaking with anger.
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Jail term for US man who illegally shared nuclear tech

Friday, September 1st 2017, 14:04
related countries: United States United States

US man given two years in jail for recruiting experts and sharing sensitive information with China.
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'Elegant, incisive and funny'

Thursday, August 31st 2017, 4:21
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong
related places: Beijing

The legendary Hong Kong businessman and socialite was both an admirer of China and critic of Beijing.
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Chinese men sent home in Australia people-smuggling probe

Wednesday, August 30th 2017, 6:09
related countries: Australia Australia

The men had tried to enter Australia on a boat operated by people smugglers, authorities say.
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China claims victory over India in Himalayan border row

Monday, August 28th 2017, 14:34
related countries: India India

China says India has withdrawn "trespassing" troops from a tense area along the disputed border.
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Clear-up operation begins after Typhoon Hato destruction

Thursday, August 24th 2017, 6:57
related countries: Macau Macau

Typhoon Hato has left 12 people dead in Macau and southern China.
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Typhoon Hato: Twelve killed as storm sweeps south China

Thursday, August 24th 2017, 2:55
related countries: Macau Macau

The powerful storm caused widespread flooding and destruction in Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macau.
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Great Wall Motor dampens Fiat bid speculation

Wednesday, August 23rd 2017, 6:39

The Chinese automaker says it has not spoken with Fiat Chrysler over a possible acquisition.
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US hits Chinese and Russian firms over North Korea

Wednesday, August 23rd 2017, 2:16
related countries: North Korea North Korea, Russia Russia, United States United States

Ten companies and six individuals in Russia and China are subject to a new round of US sanctions.
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Bear bites man in China 'tiger death' wildlife park

Tuesday, August 22nd 2017, 8:14

The man rolled down his car window at the drive-through park to feed bears despite warnings.
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Personal bodyguard app to launch in northeast China

Monday, August 21st 2017, 10:51

A mobile application is set to launch in northeast China for people seeking that VIP touch.
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Liu Xiaobo's widow Liu Xia makes first appearance since funeral

Saturday, August 19th 2017, 15:04

Liu Xia, the widow of China's most prominent critic Liu Xiaobo, had not been seen since his funeral.
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US to review China intellectual property policies

Friday, August 18th 2017, 23:13
related countries: United States United States

China has voiced "serious concern" over the investigation, which could result in US trade sanctions.
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Samurai sword attack at Taiwan's presidential palace

Friday, August 18th 2017, 10:27
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

The attacker, carrying a stolen samurai sword and a Chinese flag, injured a military policeman.
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Chinese vendors 'exploiting' African children removed from Taobao

Friday, August 18th 2017, 9:24

Customers could pay to have African children shout out messages like "Looking for loans?" in Chinese.
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Wrestling bids to boost interest in China

Friday, August 18th 2017, 8:55
related countries: United States United States

Is it real or is it fake? The fans don't care in the US, and the WWE hopes they won't in China.
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Fire at PetroChina oil refinery

Thursday, August 17th 2017, 21:39
related places: Dalian

Firefighters brought the blaze in Dalian, China, under control within two hours, state media said.
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Ecuador detains Chinese boat with endangered sharks

Wednesday, August 16th 2017, 2:44

The boat was caught in the Galapagos Islands with 300 tonnes of fish, including endangered sharks.
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Trump orders review of China's trade practices

Tuesday, August 15th 2017, 3:45
related countries: United States United States

The president asks the top US trade official to review China's approach to intellectual property.
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China's 'Butcher'

Monday, August 14th 2017, 20:21

The feisty campaigner is one of the last to face court after China's 2015 crackdown on activists.
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Teen's death at Chinese internet addiction camp sparks anger

Monday, August 14th 2017, 7:32

The death has reignited criticism of internet addiction 'boot camps' known to employ harsh practices.
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North Korea: China urges Trump not to worsen situation

Saturday, August 12th 2017, 10:54
related countries: North Korea North Korea, United States United States
related places: Trump

China wants the US and North Korea to show restraint as a war of words escalates.
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Hong Kong activist 'abducted by Chinese agents'

Friday, August 11th 2017, 11:07

Howard Lam says men kidnapped and beat him over of a photo he wished to send to Liu Xiaobo's widow.
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Deadly coach crash in Chinese road tunnel

Friday, August 11th 2017, 3:47

The crash killed at least 36 people in the province of Shaanxi, state media say.
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Chinese satellite sends 'hack-proof' message

Thursday, August 10th 2017, 11:45

The test should boost the chances that secure communications will be carried out over very long distances
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China earthquake: Sichuan tremor leaves least 19 dead

Wednesday, August 9th 2017, 10:36

Several people die and scores more are injured by a strong quake in mountainous Sichuan province.
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Chinese man caught transporting two human arms

Tuesday, August 8th 2017, 10:59

A Chinese man was stopped in transit transporting two human arms in his bag.
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Chinese restaurant offers bra size discounts

Monday, August 7th 2017, 13:37

A Chinese restaurant has made headlines by offering discounts to customers based on their bra size.
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India boxer Vijender Singh offers to return belt for China peace

Sunday, August 6th 2017, 12:04

Vijender Singh offers to return the title belt to his beaten Chinese opponent, amid border tensions.
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Chinese tourists arrested for Hitler salute in Germany

Sunday, August 6th 2017, 10:48
related countries: Germany Germany

Two Chinese men were caught making the banned sign outside the German parliament.
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North Korea: China urges neighbour to stop missile tests

Sunday, August 6th 2017, 10:21
related countries: North Korea North Korea

China's foreign minister meets his North Korean counterpart after the UN imposes fresh sanctions.
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Wolf Warrior 2

Friday, August 4th 2017, 4:25

Box office-pleasing Wolf Warrior 2 sees a Chinese hero facing off against Western mercenaries.
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Chinese chatbots shut down after anti-government posts

Thursday, August 3rd 2017, 12:14

The pair of Chinese chatbots were removed after they sent anti-government messages.
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Racist messages cause anger at Australian universities

Thursday, August 3rd 2017, 10:18
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Offensive graffiti and posters targeting Chinese students cause anger at three top institutions.
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Buying time

Wednesday, August 2nd 2017, 0:58

Many Chinese women want to freeze their eggs, but they are forced overseas as it is banned in China.
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