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Maldives election: Votes cast in controversial poll

Sunday, September 23rd 2018, 8:50
related countries: India India, Maldives Maldives

The island nation's Chinese-backed leader seeks another five-year term, with India watching closely.
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The Chinese storyteller loved by millions

Saturday, September 22nd 2018, 23:10

Shan Tianfang was loved across China for his emotional storytelling through the ancient art of pingshu.
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ICYMI: Fashion that's off the (Great) Wall

Saturday, September 22nd 2018, 14:41

A catwalk on the Great Wall of China plus other stories you may have missed this week.
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Saturday, September 22nd 2018, 14:41
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

It cuts the journey time to mainland China - but Chinese police will be allowed to operate in Hong Kong.
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China Catholic bishops: Historic deal with Vatican reached

Saturday, September 22nd 2018, 14:26

Seven state-appointed bishops are recognised by the Vatican as part of a historic accord with China.
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Chinese nanny Mo Huanjing executed for arson killings

Friday, September 21st 2018, 11:38

A nanny who killed her employer and three children in a house fire is executed in Zhejiang Province.
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Chinese anger at US sanctions for Russian weapons purchases

Friday, September 21st 2018, 11:29
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States

China tells the US to withdraw sanctions on its military over Russian weapons purchases.
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US imposes sanctions on China for buying Russian weapons

Friday, September 21st 2018, 1:51
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States
related places: Beijing

Beijing is being penalised for buying Russian combat jets and surface-to-air missiles.
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Chinese city debuts 'bus-pooling' service

Tuesday, September 18th 2018, 15:00
related places: Beijing

Ever felt the frustration of waiting for a bus that never comes? Beijing's got an answer to that.
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China hits back at Trump with tariffs on $60bn of US goods

Tuesday, September 18th 2018, 14:55
related countries: United States United States
related places: Beijing

The measures come after the US imposed tariffs on $200bn of Chinese imports.
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Typhoon Mangkhut: Miners and families buried by landslide

Monday, September 17th 2018, 13:44
related countries: Philippines Philippines

Rescuers are digging to recover bodies in the Philippines, as Typhoon Mangkhut weakens over China.
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Typhoon Mangkhut: South China battered by deadly storm

Monday, September 17th 2018, 4:18
related countries: Philippines Philippines

The storm kills at least two people in China after claiming the lives of dozens in the Philippines.
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Typhoon Mangkhut: Deadly typhoon lands in south China

Sunday, September 16th 2018, 15:33

A powerful storm that has already killed more than 50 people in the Philippines hits China.
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Typhoon Mangkhut: Philippines counts cost of deadly typhoon

Sunday, September 16th 2018, 4:34

At least 25 people are dead and crops are damaged by the storm, now bearing down on Hong Kong.
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Chinese gambling boom looms over Cambodia's Kampot

Sunday, September 16th 2018, 1:10
related countries: Cambodia Cambodia
related places: Kampot

Chinese gambling is bringing cash to Kampot, but threatening the peace of this once sleepy Cambodian town.
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Trump 'orders further China tariffs'

Friday, September 14th 2018, 17:48
related countries: United States United States

US President Donald Trump reportedly tells staff to move ahead with tariffs on $200bn worth of Chinese goods.
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Trump says US under 'no pressure' for China trade deal

Friday, September 14th 2018, 5:54
related countries: United States United States

The comments follow reports that the US and China may hold talks on the escalating trade conflict.
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Dua Lipa 'proud' of fans after concert removal

Thursday, September 13th 2018, 13:56

The singer says she wants to perform again for her supporters and see "a room full of rainbows".
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Huawei promises foldable phone within a year

Thursday, September 13th 2018, 9:47

The chief executive of the Chinese firm has said it is developing a device with a fold-out screen.
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Restaurant loses $190m in value after dead rat found in soup

Thursday, September 13th 2018, 5:34

A pregnant woman in China found the boiled rat in her dish after she had taken a few bites.
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Russia launches biggest war games since Cold War

Tuesday, September 11th 2018, 9:47

Some 300,000 personnel are to join a giant exercise also involving Chinese troops.
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Fan Bingbing: Vanished Chinese star 'not socially responsible'

Monday, September 10th 2018, 23:16

Fan Bingbing, a film star not seen in more than two months, is ranked last in a report judging A-listers.
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Five things about Alibaba's Jack Ma

Monday, September 10th 2018, 7:11

China's charismatic tech billionaire dubbed the "Steve Jobs of China"' will leave the firm on his 55th birthday.
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Alibaba's Jack Ma to step down in September 2019

Monday, September 10th 2018, 6:58

Jack Ma, one of China's richest men, will hand the reins of the firm he founded to his chief executive.
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Alibaba's Jack Ma 'to step down and focus on philanthropy'

Saturday, September 8th 2018, 3:18

The Chinese tycoon says he will resign as chairman on Monday to focus on philanthropy in education.
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British navy's HMS Albion warned over South China Sea 'provocation'

Thursday, September 6th 2018, 14:09
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

China said HMS Albion had "violated Chinese law" by entering disputed waters in the South China Sea.
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Kenya deports Chinese man over 'racist rant'

Thursday, September 6th 2018, 13:30

Liu Jiaqi is deported after calling all Kenyans, including President Uhuru Kenyatta, monkeys.
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State data to be used to limit child gamers in China

Thursday, September 6th 2018, 10:03

China's net giant Tencent is introducing a real-name registration system for one of its popular games.
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Pole-dancing at Chinese nursery school shocks parents

Monday, September 3rd 2018, 13:25

China's education authority is investigating why a preschool hosted a pole dancer at its welcome ceremony.
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China-Africa summit: Xi denies money being spent on vanity projects

Monday, September 3rd 2018, 12:46

China's president announces $60bn (£42bn) in aid and loans to boost development in Africa.
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Chinese billionaire briefly arrested in US

Monday, September 3rd 2018, 4:25
related countries: United States United States
related places: Minneapolis

Billionaire Liu Qiangdong's company say he was "falsely accused" of sexual misconduct in Minneapolis.
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Should Africa be wary of Chinese debt?

Sunday, September 2nd 2018, 23:55

African countries have shown a healthy appetite for Chinese loans but some experts now worry that the continent is gorging on debt, and could soon choke.
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UN 'alarmed' by reports of China's mass detention of Uighurs

Friday, August 31st 2018, 10:07

The UN says credible reports suggest that up to a million Muslim Uighurs are held in the camps.
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Movie madness: Why Chinese cinemas are empty but full

Thursday, August 30th 2018, 23:07

Chinese government investigators say certain investment companies are faking box office results.
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Coffee war brews in the land of tea

Thursday, August 30th 2018, 11:42

Luckin Coffee, a new chain in China where customers must pay by app, is taking on traditional cafes.
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Trump accuses China of stalling progress with North Korea

Thursday, August 30th 2018, 8:19
related countries: North Korea North Korea, South Korea South Korea, United States United States

In a series of tweets, Mr Trump also said the US should not spend on war games with South Korea.
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China's Didi 'sorry' for carpool murder

Tuesday, August 28th 2018, 21:33

Chinese ride-hailing firm Didi Chuxing blames "breathless expansion" for lapses that led to passenger murder.
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Russia war games: Biggest since Cold War 'justified'

Tuesday, August 28th 2018, 15:55
related countries: Russia Russia

Next month's drills in eastern Russia will involve 300,000 personnel and Chinese troops.
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Air pollution may harm cognitive intelligence, study says

Tuesday, August 28th 2018, 8:20

Chronic exposure to toxic air has a bigger negative impact on older men, a new study in China suggests.
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Didi Chuxing suspends carpool service after woman killed

Sunday, August 26th 2018, 15:56

Ride-hailing app Didi Chuxing suspends its trip-sharing service after a woman is raped and murdered.
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Asian Games: Unified Korea boating team win historic gold

Sunday, August 26th 2018, 13:11
related countries: Thailand Thailand

The 500m women's dragon boating team saw off competition from China and Thailand.
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US North Korea visit: China says Trump criticism is 'irresponsible'

Saturday, August 25th 2018, 13:45
related countries: United States United States
related places: Beijing, Trump

Beijing angrily denies the US leader's charge it is not helping on N Korea due to trade tensions.
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Abandoned tiger and lion cubs frolic with puppies at Beijing zoo

Saturday, August 25th 2018, 11:30
related places: Beijing

Tiger and lion cubs are pictured alongside golden retriever puppies after they were raised together.
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North Korea visit: Trump calls off Pompeo's trip

Friday, August 24th 2018, 20:55
related countries: North Korea North Korea

US secretary of state won't visit North Korea, due to "insufficient progress" on denuclearisation.
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Asian Games 2018: China's Wang Shanshan scores nine goals in one game

Friday, August 24th 2018, 9:07
related countries: Tajikistan Tajikistan

Wang Shanshan nets a hat-trick of hat-tricks in less than half an hour as a substitute for China against Tajikistan at the Asian Games.
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Reunited at last: The friends who escaped China's Cultural Revolution

Friday, August 24th 2018, 0:26

How two childhood friends who were separated for more than 50 years came to find each other again.
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Huawei and ZTE handed 5G network ban in Australia

Thursday, August 23rd 2018, 9:49
related countries: Australia Australia

National security concerns are reportedly the reason the companies have been stopped from providing kit.
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US-China trade war: New tariffs come into force

Thursday, August 23rd 2018, 9:33
related countries: United States United States

The tit-for-tat conflict moves up a gear as China immediately retaliates with its own new taxes.
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Chinese tourists flock to North Yorkshire chippy

Thursday, August 23rd 2018, 8:53

Coachloads of tourists are turning up at Scotts Fish and Chips near York every week.
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eSwatini stands by Taiwan despite Chinese overtures

Wednesday, August 22nd 2018, 12:06
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

eSwatini says it will maintain relations with Taiwan after China seeks diplomatic ties.
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More protection needed for Chinese pangolins

Wednesday, August 22nd 2018, 8:45

Pangolins should be considered top priority for conservation in China, say scientists studying their decline.
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How coffee in LA sparked diplomatic row

Friday, August 17th 2018, 11:25
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

The welcome given to Taiwan's president at a bakery in LA led to calls in China for a boycott.
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China 'training for strikes' on US targets

Friday, August 17th 2018, 9:54
related countries: United States United States
related places: Congress, Pacific

The Pentagon's annual report to Congress warns of Chinese military ambitions in the Pacific.
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Google employees criticise 'censored China search engine'

Thursday, August 16th 2018, 23:22

Employees have written to the firm criticising its plans to launch a 'censored Chinese search service'.
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Why your next flight may go via China

Wednesday, August 15th 2018, 23:10

As Chinese airlines launch more and more international flights, are they playing fair to attract passengers?
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Goose called Gugu wins place at Chinese university

Wednesday, August 15th 2018, 8:28

Gugu was accepted by the prestigious university after its owner says she was "reluctant to cook it".
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Viewpoint: Chinese mosque standoff risks peace in model Muslim province

Wednesday, August 15th 2018, 7:15

China's determination to control religion puts progress at risk in a model city, writes David Stroup.
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US pushes back on foreign takeover deals

Tuesday, August 14th 2018, 6:42
related countries: United States United States

The US has strengthened its power to review and block business deals, with an eye to China.
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How China's ire put global spotlight on Hong Kong activist Andy Chan

Tuesday, August 14th 2018, 6:12
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong
related places: Beijing

A lunchtime talk from local separatist Andy Chan has drawn Beijing's anger - and worldwide attention.
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Rainbow trout can now be called salmon in China

Tuesday, August 14th 2018, 4:16

A move to let rainbow trout be labelled as salmon after a food scandal causes a splash in China.
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Kenya fraud charges over Chinese-funded $3bn railway

Monday, August 13th 2018, 15:42

Officials are accused of paying compensation for land already owned by the government.
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China Uighurs: Beijing denies detaining one million

Monday, August 13th 2018, 14:40
related places: Beijing

Beijing says reports of mass detentions are untrue, but admits sending some to "re-education centres".
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Hippo bite kills Taiwan tourist in Kenya

Monday, August 13th 2018, 3:50
related countries: Kenya Kenya

The animal turned on the Taiwanese man after he got too close with his camera at Lake Naivasha.
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In pictures: World Architecture Festival 2018 shortlist

Monday, August 13th 2018, 0:22
related countries: Iran Iran, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia
related places: Riyadh

A research centre in Riyadh, a village lounge in rural China and a mosque without a minaret in Iran are among the projects shortlisted in the World Architecture Festival Awards 2018.
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China hints at three-child policy with 'happy family' stamps

Thursday, August 9th 2018, 23:19

There is widespread speculation that China’s Year of the Pig stamps hint at a loosening of the two-child policy.
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Airbnb cancels Great Wall sleepover competition

Wednesday, August 8th 2018, 6:17

The campaign promising a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity had a mixed reaction on Chinese social media.
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Beijing Olympics 2008: A hope lost or fulfilled?

Tuesday, August 7th 2018, 23:53

Ten years ago the Games energised a rising China, but do locals still feel a legacy of hope?
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Christopher Robin: Winnie the Pooh film denied release in China

Monday, August 6th 2018, 12:37

The bear has become a symbol of political resistance in the country after comparisons with President Xi.
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Senegal star 'racially abused' in China

Sunday, August 5th 2018, 11:48

Senegal striker Demba Ba is the victim of alleged racial abuse in a Chinese Super League game, according to his Shanghai Shenhua manager Wu Jingui.
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Ai Weiwei's Beijing studio destroyed

Sunday, August 5th 2018, 3:58
related places: Beijing

The prominent Chinese artist says the authorities have demolished his studio "without warning".
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China's football future: The mountain school producing prodigies

Sunday, August 5th 2018, 0:20

Pupils in China's Gansu province hope football can help them escape poverty.
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Ai Weiwei Beijing studio demolished 'without warning'

Saturday, August 4th 2018, 19:11

The dissident artist says authorities demolished this building without giving him notice.
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China plans tariffs after latest US trade threat

Friday, August 3rd 2018, 17:22
related countries: United States United States

China targets $60bn of US products, as tensions between the world's two biggest economies escalate.
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Sun Wenguang: Chinese activist's live interview shut down by police

Friday, August 3rd 2018, 6:34
related countries: United States United States

The 84-year-old government critic was speaking to a US broadcaster when the line abruptly went dead.
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Google in China: Internet giant 'plans censored search engine'

Thursday, August 2nd 2018, 7:39
related countries: United States United States

The US giant is reportedly developing a search engine that would block sensitive queries.
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High-ranking Chinese monk accused of sexually harassing nuns

Thursday, August 2nd 2018, 5:51

The senior abbot denies the accusations, the latest in a growing #MeToo movement in China.
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Trump threatens higher tariffs on Chinese imports

Wednesday, August 1st 2018, 20:40
related countries: United States United States

Import tariffs the US is preparing on $200bn of goods from China may be higher than expected.
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'Disappearance' of top Chinese actress Fan Bingbing concerns fans

Wednesday, August 1st 2018, 16:33

Fan Bingbing has reportedly not been seen in public for a month and has gone silent on social media.
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US mulls 25% tariff on $200bn of Chinese goods, say reports

Wednesday, August 1st 2018, 4:19
related countries: United States United States

Tariffs on an additional $200bn of goods could be much more than the expected 10%, say media reports.
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Chinese ex-online tsar Lu Wei charged with bribery

Monday, July 30th 2018, 13:48

Lu Wei was once one of China's most senior officials, overseeing online media regulation.
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Why Jeremy Hunt's 'Japanese' wife gaffe is a bad mistake

Monday, July 30th 2018, 12:13
related countries: Japan Japan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK's foreign secretary called his Chinese wife "Japanese". Here's why it was such a bad mistake.
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Custody battle after Briton Michael Simpson murdered in China

Thursday, July 26th 2018, 23:00

A couple are in a bitter fight for custody of their grandchildren after their son was killed in China.
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Beijing blast: Small explosive device set off near US embassy

Thursday, July 26th 2018, 7:40
related countries: United States United States

Police say the blast was caused by a "suspected firecracker device" and only the attacker was hurt.
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China says there will be 'no winner' in global trade war

Wednesday, July 25th 2018, 16:59

China has told developing nations there would be no winner in a global trade war
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American Airlines, Delta and Cathay Pacific bow to China Taiwan pressure

Wednesday, July 25th 2018, 9:21
related countries: United States United States, Taiwan Taiwan

Many already bowed to pressure to list Taiwan as part of China, but until now US carriers held out.
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Facebook plans office in China

Tuesday, July 24th 2018, 22:14

The firm has registered an office in China, but details are no longer visible on the government website.
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Chinese Premier Li Keqiang calls for crackdown on vaccine industry

Monday, July 23rd 2018, 14:11

It is unclear how many people have received faulty vaccines for rabies and other diseases.
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Trump 'ready' to tax all Chinese imports

Friday, July 20th 2018, 13:17
related countries: United States United States

The US president says he is prepared to slap tariffs on all $500bn of imports from China.
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Friday, July 20th 2018, 11:12

As China embarks on one of the greatest infrastructure projects in history, it is changing how railways are built.
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Unlikely partners? China and Israel deepen trade ties

Wednesday, July 18th 2018, 23:04
related countries: Israel Israel, United States United States

Israel may be a big ally of the US, but it is moving ahead with ever more business deals with China.
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China film: Box office hit moves China to act on cancer drugs

Wednesday, July 18th 2018, 14:52

Premier Li Keqiang calls for cheaper and more accessible medication after a hit film sparks debate.
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Apple iCloud: State firm hosts user data in China

Wednesday, July 18th 2018, 13:45

Privacy advocates have warned that storing iCloud data on Chinese servers will make emails and messages vulnerable.
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Chinese whispers around Malaysia's 1MDB scandal

Monday, July 16th 2018, 21:35
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

Two Chinese companies are implicated in the scandal around the Malaysian investment fund, 1MDB.
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US lifts order against China's ZTE

Friday, July 13th 2018, 17:52
related countries: United States United States

The move follows a settlement reached last month after intervention by the US and Chinese leaders.
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Typhoon Maria wreaks havoc in east China

Thursday, July 12th 2018, 12:38

Residents clean up in the wake of Typhoon Maria, which made landfall on Wednesday in eastern China.
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ZTE inches closer to resuming business in US

Thursday, July 12th 2018, 3:20
related countries: United States United States

Once the Chinese tech giant pays a $400m deposit it can start buying US-made parts for its phones again.
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China 'shocked' by US actions in trade dispute

Wednesday, July 11th 2018, 9:43
related countries: United States United States
related places: Beijing, Washington

Beijing describes Washington's latest tariff threat on $200bn of imports as "totally unacceptable".
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Qin Yongmin: Prominent Chinese dissident jailed for 13 years

Wednesday, July 11th 2018, 3:47

Qin Yongmin, 64, is a veteran democracy campaigner who was convicted of "subversion of state power".
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US fires next shot in China trade war

Wednesday, July 11th 2018, 2:34
related countries: United States United States
related places: White House

The White House has identified a list of 6,000 Chinese items worth $200bn that it will put tariffs on.
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Dissident Liu Xiaobo's widow Liu Xia allowed to leave China

Tuesday, July 10th 2018, 15:59
related countries: Germany Germany

The wife of late Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo leaves China after years in de facto detention.
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