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Iran oil: US to end sanctions exemptions for major importers

Monday, April 22nd 2019, 18:56
related countries: India India, Iran Iran, Japan Japan, Turkey Turkey, United States United States

The move, which could affect five countries, is intended "to bring Iran's oil exports to zero".
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Why the US-China rivalry will not end with a trade deal

Monday, April 22nd 2019, 4:09
related countries: United States United States

As the US and China edge closer to a trade deal, analysts expect a new battle in the technology sector.
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Tesla says investigating car explosion in Shanghai

Monday, April 22nd 2019, 4:07
related places: Shanghai

A video circulating on Chinese social media appears to show a parked Tesla car erupting into flames.
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How much of Europe does China own?

Saturday, April 20th 2019, 22:31

The EU wants to screen foreign investment as concerns grow about China's role.
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The special flavour of rock’n’roll Beijing

Saturday, April 20th 2019, 22:25
related places: Beijing

The indie bands of the Chinese capital, Beijing, have their own raw, distinctive sound, says the BBC's Stephen McDonell.
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Leica China video sparks backlash over Tiananmen Square image

Friday, April 19th 2019, 11:11

Chinese social media users have called for a boycott of the brand following the release of the video.
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Amazon plans to shut online store in China

Thursday, April 18th 2019, 7:32
related countries: United States United States

The partial retreat from China comes as the US tech giant battles tough competition from local rivals.
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Taiwan's Foxconn boss Terry Gou says sea goddess inspired presidential bid

Wednesday, April 17th 2019, 8:53
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

Foxconn's Terry Gou says goddess Mazu encouraged him to promote peace between Taiwan and China.
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China economy: First quarter growth beats expectations at 6.4%

Wednesday, April 17th 2019, 3:47
related places: Beijing

Data indicates Beijing's efforts to arrest a slowdown in the world's second-largest economy may be working.
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Chinese school's car project prompts class bias debate

Tuesday, April 16th 2019, 15:54

A Chinese school's family cars exhibition has triggered a fierce debate online about class discrimination in the education system.
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China turtle death: One of last four known Yangtze giant softshells dies

Monday, April 15th 2019, 12:50

Possibly the last remaining female, the turtle was artificially inseminated 24 hours before dying.
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What does the world's largest single-building airport terminal look like?

Sunday, April 14th 2019, 23:03
related places: Beijing, Daxing

Beijing's new Daxing airport will have the world’s largest terminal housed in a single building, officials claim.
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Hamilton wins Formula 1's 1,000th race

Sunday, April 14th 2019, 7:46
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

Lewis Hamilton wins Chinese Grand Prix - Formula 1's 1,000th race - ahead of Valtteri Bottas.
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Indonesia 2019 elections: How many Chinese workers are there?

Saturday, April 13th 2019, 0:20
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

Claims and rumours spread on social media dispute the size of the Chinese workforce in Indonesia.
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Cultural appropriation: Why is food such a sensitive subject?

Saturday, April 13th 2019, 0:17

A Chinese restaurant in New York, run by a white couple, has been accused of cultural appropriation.
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All-singing, all-dancing Chinese Trump opera

Friday, April 12th 2019, 23:20
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong, United States United States

A new Cantonese opera inspired by the US president has opened in Hong Kong.
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Ai Weiwei unveils Lego portraits of missing Mexico students

Friday, April 12th 2019, 10:22
related countries: Mexico Mexico

The Chinese artist’s provocative show features portraits of Mexican students who disappeared in 2014.
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Chinese mum criticised for kicking child

Wednesday, April 10th 2019, 13:14

A mum has apologised after a video of her kicking her child prompted outrage but says it 'was not abuse'
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Xiaomi's founder Lei Jun receives £735m bonus

Wednesday, April 10th 2019, 11:15
related places: Xiaomi

Lei Jun, the founder of Chinese tech giant Xiaomi, says he will give the award to charity.
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Global executions fall to lowest level in a decade, Amnesty says

Tuesday, April 9th 2019, 23:59

Recorded deaths, excluding China, drop to 690 in 2018, the lowest in more than a decade, Amnesty says.
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Hong Kong 'Umbrella' protesters found guilty of public nuisance

Tuesday, April 9th 2019, 10:40

Those charged include professors and a Baptist minister at the heart of the pro-democracy movement.
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China city pulls smartwatch snooping

Monday, April 8th 2019, 15:10
related places: Nanjing

The Chinese city of Nanjing has cancelled its initiative to monitor street sweepers through smartwatches after criticism on social media.
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Fears over Hong Kong-China extradition plans

Monday, April 8th 2019, 3:31
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong
related places: Beijing

Critics say the plan will erode the city's judicial independence amid Beijing's growing influence.
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Malaysian golfer dies aged 28 in China

Sunday, April 7th 2019, 12:54
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia
related places: Hainan

Malaysian golfer Arie Irawan dies aged 28 in his hotel room during the Sanya Championship on the Chinese resort island of Hainan.
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US and China edge closer to 'epic' trade deal, says Trump

Friday, April 5th 2019, 3:24
related countries: United States United States
related places: Trump

The two countries have been in talks to try to end a trade war since striking a truce in December.
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Zhao Lixin apologises for 'defending' Japanese invaders

Thursday, April 4th 2019, 12:28
related countries: Japan Japan, Sweden Sweden

Chinese-Swedish actor Zhao Lixin is criticised for appearing to defend the Japanese invasion of China.
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'Living fossil' given new home at ZSL London Zoo

Wednesday, April 3rd 2019, 5:03
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The extremely rare Chinese giant salamander was rescued after an attempt to smuggle it into the UK.
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Chinese boxer fights depression to be 'Queen of the Ring'

Tuesday, April 2nd 2019, 14:12

Huang Wensi is one of a small number of female boxers in China.
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Chinese teacher suspected of poisoning children's porridge

Tuesday, April 2nd 2019, 7:51

Twenty-three kindergarten pupils fell sick after eating porridge laced with nitrite, police say.
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Boy's funny faces make him a China star

Monday, April 1st 2019, 22:31

How does an eight-year-old from Minneapolis become so famous in China that he gets mobbed on arrival?
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China bouncy castle: Dust devil kills two children and injures 20 people

Monday, April 1st 2019, 14:56

The inflatable is torn from the ground and blown high into the sky in central China.
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China forest blaze: 30 firefighters killed in Sichuan

Monday, April 1st 2019, 14:19

The firefighters die after being trapped in a "fireball" in the mountains of Sichuan, reports say.
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UK fashion brands battle for China's growing market

Saturday, March 30th 2019, 4:36
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Shanghai

UK fashion designers are chasing business in Shanghai - one of Asia's biggest fashion weeks.
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Tom Hiddleston: Why China loves the 'creepy' Centrum ad

Friday, March 29th 2019, 10:08

Hiddleston plays the role of a caring partner in an advertisement that has Chinese women hooked.
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Grindr 'up for sale on security grounds'

Thursday, March 28th 2019, 11:39
related countries: United States United States

The app's Chinese owner, Kunlun Group, is reportedly seen as a security risk by US authorities.
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Meng Hongwei: China to prosecute former Interpol chief

Wednesday, March 27th 2019, 11:04

Meng Hongwei, who was arrested while visiting China last year, is accused of taking bribes
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Elephant in 'bad mood' joins commute in Chinese town

Tuesday, March 26th 2019, 14:27
related places: Meng'a

The animal wrecked several cars in the Chinese city of Meng’a after being forced out of its herd.
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Airbus secures multi-billion dollar jet order from China

Tuesday, March 26th 2019, 2:52

It comes as rival Boeing works to rebuild confidence in its 737 Max aircraft after two fatal crashes.
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How a Chinese firm fell victim to intellectual property theft

Monday, March 25th 2019, 23:58

Business owner Frank Liu, a victim of IP theft, says ideas should be protected like "human rights".
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US v China: Lessons from ancient Greek historian Thucydides

Monday, March 25th 2019, 17:19
related countries: Greece Greece, United States United States

Thucydides lived more than 2,400 years ago. So what's he got to say about US-China relations?
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Chinese student Wangzhen Lu kidnapped in Canadian car park

Monday, March 25th 2019, 11:26
related countries: Canada Canada

Police say there was a "significant" level of violence involved. The motive remains unknown.
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The woman bringing Mandarin to Uganda

Monday, March 25th 2019, 1:42
related countries: Uganda Uganda

Wang Li Hong Sooma wants secondary schools students in Uganda to be able to speak China's dominant language.
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Huge fossil discovery made in China's Hubei province

Sunday, March 24th 2019, 8:39
related places: Hubei

The fossils found on a river bed in eastern China are estimated to be about 518 million years old.
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Italy joins China's New Silk Road project

Saturday, March 23rd 2019, 17:55
related countries: Italy Italy

Italy is the first G7 country to sign up to China's global investment programme, despite Western concerns.
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China chemical plant explosion: 'The blast smashed it all'

Friday, March 22nd 2019, 21:56

Dozens have died and hundreds of people were injured in the explosion at a chemical plant in eastern China.
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China chemical blast death toll rises to 47

Friday, March 22nd 2019, 5:29

A chemical factory blast in eastern China killed 47 people and badly injured 90, state media says.
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Italy takes a shine to China's New Silk Road

Thursday, March 21st 2019, 12:05

Italy is ready to let Chinese money build its infrastructure - but its allies remain sceptical.
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Chinese imports 'driving fishermen to despair'

Thursday, March 21st 2019, 0:09
related countries: Kenya Kenya, Seychelles Seychelles

Kenya's Lake Victoria fishermen are struggling to compete with cheap Chinese fish imports.
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Trump spooks markets with China trade tariffs warning

Wednesday, March 20th 2019, 17:59
related countries: United States United States

The US president says tariffs on goods could stay for longer to make sure China 'lives by the deal'.
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Woman in China nearly dies after injecting herself with fruit juice

Tuesday, March 19th 2019, 10:30

The woman in China suffered liver, kidney, heart and lung damage and spent days in intensive care.
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Chinese goths post selfies in protest after subway incident

Tuesday, March 19th 2019, 1:40

It comes after a woman was refused entry onto the subway because of her "horrible" make-up.
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Chinese uni trades canteen discount for workout

Friday, March 15th 2019, 11:59

A university in China is rewarding physical exercise with food discounts in its campus canteen.
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Anger over 'disgusting' food found in Chinese school kitchen

Thursday, March 14th 2019, 7:32

Parents stormed the high school after pictures of rotting meat and mouldy bread were shared on social media.
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China foreign investment: How doing business will change

Thursday, March 14th 2019, 0:15

China's new foreign investment law is an apparent attempt to placate the US amid trade war talks.
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China exports saw biggest fall in three years in February

Friday, March 8th 2019, 7:02

The latest China trade data points to further signs of strain in the world's second largest economy.
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China accuses 11 of smuggling totoaba swim fish bladder

Thursday, March 7th 2019, 13:47

The defendants are accused of importing totoaba swim bladders, used in traditional Chinese medicine.
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Huawei sues US government over product ban

Thursday, March 7th 2019, 10:02
related countries: United States United States

The Chinese telecoms firm takes action against claims its products present security risks.
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China admits 'tough economic struggle'

Tuesday, March 5th 2019, 7:31

China's premier told its annual parliamentary session the country faces "a tough struggle".
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Why Chinese mothers turned away from C-sections

Saturday, March 2nd 2019, 23:30

China is the only country to have reduced the rate of increase in Caesareans, bucking a global trend.
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Donald Trump asks China to lift all US agricultural tariffs

Saturday, March 2nd 2019, 5:40
related countries: United States United States

In a tweet the president calls on China to "immediately" lift tariffs on US agriculture products.
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From NFL to curling: American football stars set sights on Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics

Friday, March 1st 2019, 21:00
related countries: United States United States

Four former NFL pros had a competitive itch to scratch and a dream of competing at the Olympics - so they have taken up curling.
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Huawei reaches out to Americans in ad

Friday, March 1st 2019, 7:37
related countries: United States United States
related places: Huawei

Chinese tech giant Huawei runs a US newspaper ad telling readers, "don’t believe everything you hear".
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Donald Trump in Vietnam for summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un

Tuesday, February 26th 2019, 17:20
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam
related places: Dong Dang

The US president lands in Hanoi for his second summit with the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un.
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Chinese broadcaster censors Rami Malek Oscars speech

Tuesday, February 26th 2019, 12:35

Mango TV changes "gay man" to "special group" in translating best actor Rami Malek's acceptance speech.
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Taiwan game 'Devotion' upsets China with Winnie the Pooh reference

Monday, February 25th 2019, 17:34
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

A Taiwanese game that hid references to Chinese President Xi Jinping has been pulled from the mainland.
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GCHQ: Chinese tech 'threats' must be understood

Monday, February 25th 2019, 9:12
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The agency's chief says there are "opportunities" too, but UK telecoms cyber-security must improve.
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Trump to delay further tariffs on Chinese goods

Monday, February 25th 2019, 7:25
related countries: United States United States
related places: Beijing

President Donald Trump says "substantial progress" has been made in trade talks with Beijing.
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5G networks: Trump says US shouldn't block technology

Friday, February 22nd 2019, 3:29
related countries: United States United States
related places: Huawei, Trump

The comments come as the US has pressured its allies to exclude China's Huawei from their 5G networks.
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Australia seeks clarification on China coal import 'block'

Friday, February 22nd 2019, 3:16
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Canberra

Canberra is seeking "urgent" clarification about reports that a key Chinese port has blocked imports.
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Could Huawei threaten the Five Eyes alliance?

Wednesday, February 20th 2019, 18:06

Different views about the threat posed by the Chinese firm pose risks to the intelligence alliance.
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Uighur Australian's plea to 'save' his family in China

Wednesday, February 20th 2019, 16:42
related countries: Aruba Aruba

The man fears that his wife will be detained in China, meaning he may never meet his son.
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Chinese 'Ivory Queen' Yang Fenglan jailed in Tanzania

Tuesday, February 19th 2019, 14:22
related countries: Tanzania Tanzania

The Chinese businesswoman was sentenced to 15 years in prison for operating an ivory-smuggling ring.
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Channel storm damaged Russian S-400 missiles bound for China

Tuesday, February 19th 2019, 11:31
related countries: Russia Russia

The anti-aircraft missiles were on a Russian ship, but two other missile ships did reach China.
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Chinese slowdown hits HSBC profits

Tuesday, February 19th 2019, 8:33

Profits at Europe's largest bank rise by less than forecast after a challenging end to 2018.
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Ai Weiwei hits out at film censorship over Berlin I Love You

Monday, February 18th 2019, 17:42
related countries: Germany Germany

The artist accuses film-makers of cutting his part because they didn't want to upset China.
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Zara advert gets China asking: Are freckles beautiful?

Monday, February 18th 2019, 15:26
related places: Zara

An advert for Zara has sparked a row over whether freckles "uglify" Chinese people.
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Chinese actor quits doctorate over plagiarism admission

Friday, February 15th 2019, 14:04

A Chinese actor has apologised after it was revealed he plagiarised two pieces of academic work
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China closes its Everest base camp to tourists

Friday, February 15th 2019, 6:50

China says the base camp on its side of the mountain needs to be cleared of rubbish left by visitors.
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Sweden recalls China envoy over 'deal' on detained bookseller

Thursday, February 14th 2019, 12:17
related countries: Sweden Sweden

Anna Lindstedt is being investigated about a case involving a detained Swedish-Chinese bookseller.
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Chinese student charged for throwing soybean pudding at Filipino officer

Thursday, February 14th 2019, 5:41

She threw a cup of the dessert at a police officer when he stopped her entering the metro.
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Uighurs ask China: 'Show me my mother and father are alive'

Tuesday, February 12th 2019, 15:48

China released a video of a Uighur musician reported dead, prompting appeals for missing relatives.
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Huang Xiangmo: China billionaire mocks 'giant baby' Australia

Tuesday, February 12th 2019, 10:49
related countries: Australia Australia

Chinese donor Huang Xiangmo criticises Australia after he is stripped of his permanent residency.
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Uighur crackdown: 'I spent seven days of hell in Chinese camps'

Tuesday, February 12th 2019, 1:17

Kazakhs tell the BBC they and their relatives are being jailed in camps China says are for training.
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Abdurehim Heyit Chinese video 'disproves Uighur musician's death'

Monday, February 11th 2019, 10:25

Abdurehim Heyit, a Uighur musician, has been in a detention camp after a crackdown on the minority.
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Reddit backlash over 'China tech funding'

Monday, February 11th 2019, 6:28

Redditors flooded the site with snarky posts after reports of funding from Chinese tech giant Tencent.
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Turkey demands China close camps after reports of musician's death

Sunday, February 10th 2019, 8:32

The statement follows the reported death in a camp of a prominent musician from the Uighur minority.
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TikTok: When gummy bears singing Adele rule online

Saturday, February 9th 2019, 0:35

The Chinese-owned meme platform taking over the internet.
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Friday, February 8th 2019, 3:53

Yanxi Palace was streamed 15 billion times, but then China said it was bad for audiences.
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French-German rail merger blocked by Brussels

Wednesday, February 6th 2019, 12:55
related countries: Belgium Belgium, France France, Germany Germany
related places: Brussels

France's finance minister says ruling against the Siemens-Alstom tie-up 'serves the interests of China'.
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China's new year gala: Martial arts and patriotism

Wednesday, February 6th 2019, 4:07

Martial arts and patriotism were on display in China's new year gala, the world's most-watched show.
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US-China trade war: UN warns of 'massive' impact of tariff hike

Tuesday, February 5th 2019, 4:20
related countries: United States United States

A UN trade official has warned of 'massive' implications if the US raises tariffs on Chinese goods.
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Chinese New Year: Lai see tips

Tuesday, February 5th 2019, 0:12

Lai see, also known as hong bao and ang pao, are given to celebrate the Chinese New Year
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China banks on lending to ease slowdown

Tuesday, February 5th 2019, 0:05

China is pushing to boost consumption to help manage the slowdown in the world's second largest economy.
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Xinjiang: Ex-Blackwater chief's security firm linked to China training centre

Friday, February 1st 2019, 16:08
related places: Xinjiang

A security firm founded by Erik Prince signs a preliminary deal to build a training centre in Xinjiang.
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China's factory activity shrinks as slowdown worries rise

Thursday, January 31st 2019, 2:53

The data comes as several global firms warn China's slowing economy will hit their bottom line.
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Can the US and China reach a trade deal?

Wednesday, January 30th 2019, 4:52
related countries: United States United States
related places: Top

Top trade officials from both countries are meeting to try and defuse an escalating tariff war.
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Kevin and Julia Garratt on their experience as detainees in China

Tuesday, January 29th 2019, 22:54
related countries: Canada Canada

The Canadian missionaries were arrested in 2014 and accused of espionage. Here is their story.
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Huawei denies wrongdoing after US criminal charges

Tuesday, January 29th 2019, 12:30
related countries: United States United States

The Chinese telecoms giant said it was "disappointed" by the US charges, which include theft and fraud.
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Huawei: Will US charges sink the Chinese tech company?

Tuesday, January 29th 2019, 7:04
related countries: United States United States
related places: Huawei

The US Justice Department has filed criminal charges against Huawei - will this sink the Chinese telecoms giant?
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US files charges against China's Huawei and CFO Meng Wanzhou

Tuesday, January 29th 2019, 4:39
related countries: United States United States
related places: Huawei

Among the charges are accusations of fraud, obstruction of justice and theft of technology.
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