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Huawei arrest: China demands Canada free Meng Wanzhou

Saturday, December 8th 2018, 14:42
related countries: Canada Canada, United States United States

The foreign ministry demands Canada release CFO Meng Wanzhou, who faces fraud charges in the US.
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Huawei: The rapid growth of a Chinese champion in five charts

Friday, December 7th 2018, 22:00

China's tech giant leads the market for telecoms infrastructure, and is second only to Samsung in smartphone sales.
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What's going on with Huawei?

Friday, December 7th 2018, 21:55

The Chinese telecoms giant was the focus of international scrutiny even before the arrest of a senior executive.
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Huawei arrest: Justin Trudeau denies political motivation

Friday, December 7th 2018, 4:04
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: Beijing

Canada's PM gives his first response after the arrest of a Chinese executive that angered Beijing.
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Huawei arrest: China demands release of Meng Wanzhou

Thursday, December 6th 2018, 19:00
related countries: Canada Canada, United States United States

The telecoms giant's chief financial officer is being held in Canada and faces possible US extradition.
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Cambodia releases surrogate mothers who agree to keep children

Thursday, December 6th 2018, 12:26

Thirty-two women carrying babies for Chinese clients are released after agreeing to keep the children.
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Austria clears German who imported damaged euros from China

Wednesday, December 5th 2018, 16:49
related countries: Germany Germany

A man arrested for fraud after 117kg of old coins from China were found in his car is acquitted.
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China-US trade: China vows speedy action on trade commitments

Wednesday, December 5th 2018, 4:32
related countries: United States United States

The US and China have agreed to a 90-day pause to their ongoing trade war to avoid escalation.
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China cracks down on $4.3m worth of illegal and fake beauty products

Tuesday, December 4th 2018, 8:58

Police in China have cracked down on a supply network of unlicensed and counterfeit beauty products.
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Trump's China car tariffs claim sows confusion

Tuesday, December 4th 2018, 6:51
related countries: United States United States

Uncertainty surrounds the details of the trade war truce struck by the US and China at the G20 summit.
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Donald Trump v the world: US tariffs in four charts

Monday, December 3rd 2018, 22:05
related countries: Spain Spain, United States United States

From Spanish olives to Chinese aluminium, no corner of the world has been untouched by US trade tariffs.
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Trump says China agreed to reduce tariffs on US car imports

Monday, December 3rd 2018, 12:50
related countries: United States United States

The president's comments come after China and the US agreed a trade war truce at the G20 summit.
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Ban for match-fixing Chinese snooker stars

Saturday, December 1st 2018, 12:11

China's Yu Delu is banned for 10 years and nine months and compatriot Cao Yupeng is also banned in a match-fixing scandal.
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G20 Argentina: Rifts laid bare as world leaders meet

Friday, November 30th 2018, 21:23
related countries: Argentina Argentina, Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine, United States United States
related places: Buenos Aires

Ukraine, climate change, trade and the Khashoggi affair all tax world leaders at the Argentina summit.
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Trump's trade war: Stakes are high at G20 summit

Friday, November 30th 2018, 2:29

President Trump's threats of more tariffs against China dampen hopes of a breakthrough over trade at a meeting with Xi Jinping.
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Jiang Jinfu: Chinese actor held on domestic violence charge

Thursday, November 29th 2018, 13:46
related countries: Japan Japan

Jiang Jinfu was arrested following allegations he had abused his Japanese girlfriend Haruka Nakaura.
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'Gene-edited babies': China halts work of He Jiankui

Thursday, November 29th 2018, 12:55

He Jiankui shocked the world by claiming he had created the first genetically edited children.
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Huawei: Why has UK not blocked Chinese firm's 5G kit?

Wednesday, November 28th 2018, 18:27
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand, United Kingdom United Kingdom

New Zealand's bar on the company's 5G kit raises questions about why the UK seems less concerned.
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He Jiankui defends 'world's first gene-edited babies'

Wednesday, November 28th 2018, 15:11

He Jiankui shocked the world by claiming he had created the world's first genetically edited children.
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Huawei: NZ bars Chinese firm on national security fears

Wednesday, November 28th 2018, 9:35
related places: Huawei

Concerns about espionage risks has sparked global scrutiny of telecoms gear made by China's Huawei.
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China chemical blast: Blast outside Zhangjiakou plant kills 22

Wednesday, November 28th 2018, 9:22
related places: Zhangjiakou

Initial reports say a vehicle carrying chemicals exploded while waiting to enter the north China plant.
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John Magufuli: Tanzania prefers 'condition-free' Chinese aid

Tuesday, November 27th 2018, 19:05

President Magufuli says that unlike Western aid, funding from China "is not tied to any conditions".
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Lu Guang: Award-winning Chinese photographer disappears in Xinjiang

Tuesday, November 27th 2018, 10:16
related places: Xinjiang

Lu Guang's wife says she was told police officers in Xinjiang region had taken him away.
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China defends holding fugitive businessman's US children

Monday, November 26th 2018, 21:10
related countries: United States United States

The American children of one of China's most-wanted fugitives are barred from leaving the country.
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Chinese charged over Kenya 'railway scam'

Monday, November 26th 2018, 15:14
related countries: Kenya Kenya

The three were allegedly part of a ticketing scam stealing $10,000 a day on a huge new railway.
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Huge sandstorm hits Chinese city of Zhangye

Monday, November 26th 2018, 11:30
related places: Zhangye

Strong winds and a towering ‘sand wall’ of almost 100 metres hit the city of Zhangye.
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Taiwan same-sex vote: Polls open in elections

Saturday, November 24th 2018, 5:54
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

The issue is among 10 voters are being asked to decide on - including one which has angered China.
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An otter on the loose is eating koi from a formal garden

Friday, November 23rd 2018, 20:40

Vancouver's Dr Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden hopes to capture and relocate the errant otter.
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Karachi attack: China consulate attack leaves four dead

Friday, November 23rd 2018, 17:03
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Karachi

Two policemen were among four killed when militants attacked the building in Karachi, in Pakistan.
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Dead Chinese sturgeons halt China eco resort construction

Friday, November 23rd 2018, 2:55

About 6,000 of the critically rare fish are thought to have died because of the construction work.
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China-backed coal projects prompt climate change fears

Thursday, November 22nd 2018, 23:48

A new unit at a Serbian coal-fired power station focuses concerns on China's role in global warming.
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Chinese TV reporter Tory slap case dropped

Wednesday, November 21st 2018, 16:47

Linlin Kong was arrested at the Conservatives' annual conference in Birmingham in September.
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Drones called in to save the Great Wall of China

Tuesday, November 20th 2018, 23:11

A very 21st Century piece of tech is being called in to save the crumbling Great Wall of China.
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Chinese erotic novelist jailed for 10 years for gay sex scenes

Monday, November 19th 2018, 9:30

The author's lengthy jail terms has sparked protest across Chinese social media.
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Driver fractures spine in Macau GP crash

Sunday, November 18th 2018, 11:53
related countries: Macau Macau

Formula 3 driver Sophia Florsch suffers a fractured spine in a crash at the Macau Grand Prix in China.
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Golden Horse awards: Taiwan controversy at 'Chinese Oscars'

Sunday, November 18th 2018, 6:57
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

The winner of best documentary says she hopes Taiwan will be recognised as "truly independent".
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US to join Australia in Papua New Guinea naval base plan

Saturday, November 17th 2018, 12:34
related countries: Australia Australia, Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea, United States United States

The joint base on Manus Island is seen as a move to curb China's growing regional influence.
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Xi Jinping: US-China trade war will produce no winners

Saturday, November 17th 2018, 4:53
related countries: United States United States

The Chinese leader's comments can be seen as a veiled swipe at Donald Trump's America First policies.
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US to cut Africom troops amid focus on Russia and China

Friday, November 16th 2018, 11:52
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States

Around 700 counter-terrorism troops will be moved as the Pentagon focuses on advising in West Africa.
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North Korea to expel detained US citizen, state media say

Friday, November 16th 2018, 9:18
related countries: United States United States

State media said the man entered the country illegally from China in October.
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Uganda orders military to protect Chinese businesses

Thursday, November 15th 2018, 11:26

President Museveni orders increased patrols to reassure Chinese investors after a spate of thefts.
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Alibaba Singles Day sales frenzy surpasses records

Sunday, November 11th 2018, 20:44

The Chinese firm's shopping bonanza day saw customers spend a record $30.8bn.
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New bridge spans Mozambique capital Maputo

Saturday, November 10th 2018, 17:36
related countries: Mozambique Mozambique
related places: Maputo

President Filipe Nyusi opens a Chinese-built suspension bridge worth more than $750m across Maputo Bay.
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Chinese headmaster fired over secret coin mining at school

Friday, November 9th 2018, 10:05

A stack of crypto-currency mining machines was found after teachers complained about excessive noise.
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China's 'AI newsreader': Which of these isn't real?

Thursday, November 8th 2018, 11:35
related places: Xinhua

China's Xinhua news agency says it has developed an artificial intelligence newsreader.
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Australia ramps up Pacific spending amid China debate

Thursday, November 8th 2018, 11:20

A new multi-billion dollar fund is widely seen as an attempt to counter China's influence.
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First 'retirement home' for showbiz beluga whales

Thursday, November 8th 2018, 0:24
related countries: Iceland Iceland

Beluga whales held in a Chinese marine park are to be moved to a more natural habitat in Iceland.
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Chinese staff forced to drink urine and eat roaches

Wednesday, November 7th 2018, 5:57

Managers at the Chinese firm have been given jail time for punishing staff with extreme measures.
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Chinese company curbs children's gaming

Tuesday, November 6th 2018, 3:11

China's tech giant will expand its age-based time limit system to all of its games by 2019.
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Pakistan's Imran Khan caught in 'begging' broadcast error in China

Monday, November 5th 2018, 16:41
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Beijing

A Pakistani TV channel is ridiculed after a speech broadcast from China's capital Beijing shows a typo.
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Drone Racing World Championships: Race to be crowned top pilot

Monday, November 5th 2018, 10:57
related countries: Aruba Aruba
related places: Shenzhen

A 15-year-old Australian is crowned overall winner at the drone racing world cup in Shenzhen, China.
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Xi Jinping pledges to cut Chinese import tariffs

Monday, November 5th 2018, 8:17
related places: Shanghai

In a speech in Shanghai, China's president also criticised "attacks" on the global free trade system.
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Chinese dissident Badiucao's Hong Kong show cancelled over 'threats'

Saturday, November 3rd 2018, 1:44
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Organisers say Chinese authorities "made threats relating to" cartoonist Badiucao.
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China bus plunge: Fight blamed for causing fatal crash

Friday, November 2nd 2018, 10:49

Footage from a bus that plunged into a river in China shows an altercation between the driver and a passenger.
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China stocks gain on trade war end hopes

Friday, November 2nd 2018, 6:27
related countries: United States United States

It follows possible signs of progress on resolving a bitter trade battle between the US and China.
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Canada resort staff were fired for being white - tribunal

Thursday, November 1st 2018, 21:26

A human rights tribunal found that seven resort employees were fired for not being Chinese.
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Jin Yong: The 'Tolkien of Chinese literature' dies at 94

Wednesday, October 31st 2018, 13:04

Jin Yong's fantasy novels of martial arts heroes and legends sold millions around the world.
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US targets Chinese firm over national security fears

Tuesday, October 30th 2018, 5:32
related countries: United States United States

The US said trade with Chinese chipmaker Fujian Jinhua poses a risk to "national security interests".
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Rhino horn: Alarm as China eases 25-year ban on rhino and tiger parts

Tuesday, October 30th 2018, 4:29

Experts worry this will increase demand for the animals and jeopardise efforts to protect them.
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‘The SOS in my Halloween decorations’

Monday, October 29th 2018, 1:08
related countries: United States United States

A Chinese dissident smuggled a letter into decorations he was forced to make. Years later, a woman in the US discovered it.
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Japan and China driven closer by trade tensions with US

Friday, October 26th 2018, 10:53
related countries: Japan Japan, United States United States
related places: Beijing, Tokyo, Washington

Trade tensions with Washington drives Tokyo and Beijing to boost economic and political ties.
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China knife attack injures kindergarten children

Friday, October 26th 2018, 6:02
related places: Chongqing

At least 14 children at a Chongqing pre-school are injured by a woman wielding a kitchen knife.
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Chinese 'slap' reporter charged with assault

Thursday, October 25th 2018, 18:55

Chinese journalist Linlin Kong allegedly hit an activist at the Conservative Party conference.
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China says Trump should swap iPhone for Huawei amid bugging claim

Thursday, October 25th 2018, 15:19
related places: Beijing, Huawei

Beijing jokes off a New York Times report that Donald Trump's iPhone calls are being bugged.
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Falling stars challenge: China's twist on the young rich millennial meme

Thursday, October 25th 2018, 1:38

A meme of young privileged millennial life is reinvented in China as more than just flaunting wealth.
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World's longest sea bridge: Aerial shots over the Hong Kong-Zhuhai crossing

Tuesday, October 23rd 2018, 6:14
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

It connects Hong Kong with mainland China, but the mega-bridge is not without controversy.
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Hong Kong-Zhuhai bridge: World's longest sea bridge in pictures

Monday, October 22nd 2018, 9:32
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong, Macau Macau

The 55km bridge and tunnel linking Hong Kong to mainland China via Macau has opened, years late.
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Shanghai Composite: surges on hopes of market support

Monday, October 22nd 2018, 8:44

The jump comes after Chinese officials moved to boost investor confidence as growth slows.
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Giant cave hall discovered down sinkhole in Guangxi, China

Sunday, October 21st 2018, 12:54

Climbers found the 6.7-million-cubic-metre cave at the bottom of a massive sinkhole in China.
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Top Macau official Zheng Xiaosong dead after fall from building

Sunday, October 21st 2018, 7:45
related places: Beijing

Beijing said Zheng Xiaosong had been suffering from depression, implying he had killed himself.
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China economy at slowest pace since 2009

Friday, October 19th 2018, 5:09
related places: Beijing

Growth in the world's second-largest economy cooled as Beijing battles rising financial threats.
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Meng Hongwei: Former Interpol chief's wife 'not sure he's alive'

Thursday, October 18th 2018, 22:20
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Grace Meng says "cruel" China is persecuting him – and that she's now a target – in her first UK media interview.
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Trump moves to quit 144-year-old postal treaty

Thursday, October 18th 2018, 5:26

The White House says postal rates set via the 144-year-old pact give China an 'unfair' advantage.
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US shies away from calling China a currency manipulator

Thursday, October 18th 2018, 4:05
related countries: United States United States
related places: Beijing

The US Treasury held back from blaming Beijing for holding down the value of China's currency.
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'Fake death' man's wife kills self and children

Wednesday, October 17th 2018, 17:25

The man is alleged to have faked his death for an insurance payout - but did not tell his wife.
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Chinese firm fined $1.3bn for illegal production of rabies vaccine

Wednesday, October 17th 2018, 12:10

Changchun Changsheng had blended different batches of vaccine fluid, says state media.
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China disappearances show Beijing sets its own rules

Tuesday, October 16th 2018, 23:16
related places: Beijing

Beijing's crackdown on a film star and the Interpol chief highlights its use of secret detentions.
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Xinjiang top official defends Uighur 'internment camps'

Tuesday, October 16th 2018, 12:24

Shohrat Zakir gave rare details about China's much-criticised "retraining" of Uighur Muslims.
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Sundar Pichai: Google 'exploring' censored China search app

Tuesday, October 16th 2018, 5:27

The firm's CEO defends a possible return to China, a market Google abandoned over censorship concerns.
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China star detained for 'anthem insult'

Monday, October 15th 2018, 9:02

Yang Kaili, who has millions of followers in China, apologised for not singing the anthem "seriously".
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Staff meeting ssssurprise...

Sunday, October 14th 2018, 15:02
related places: Nanning

Python drops in on a staff meeting at a bank in Nanning, southern China.
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Chinese man charged with US aviation 'espionage'

Thursday, October 11th 2018, 9:28
related countries: United States United States

Prosecutors say Yanjun Xu tried to steal trade secrets from US aviation and aerospace companies.
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BMW to take control of China venture Brilliance Automotive

Thursday, October 11th 2018, 5:09

The carmaker will take control of Brilliance Automotive and invest more to expand output in China.
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Mamamah airport: Sierra Leone cancels China-funded project

Wednesday, October 10th 2018, 17:45

The $400m project was backed by the former president against the advice of the IMF and World Bank.
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The woman behind Rihanna's yellow dress

Wednesday, October 10th 2018, 0:23

Chinese designer Guo Pei on her journey from communist uniformity to global fashion fame.
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US trade war would make world 'poorer and more dangerous'

Tuesday, October 9th 2018, 1:03
related countries: United States United States

The IMF says a full-blown dispute with China risks putting a significant dent in economic recovery.
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China US talks on North Korea get off to frosty start

Monday, October 8th 2018, 16:01
related countries: North Korea North Korea, United States United States
related places: Beijing

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited Beijing to brief China about his North Korea trip.
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Meng Hongwei: China accuses Interpol chief of bribery

Monday, October 8th 2018, 13:08
related places: Beijing

Meng Hongwei, who went missing in China, is being held and investigated for alleged corruption.
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Interpol urges China to clarify status of missing president Meng Hongwei

Saturday, October 6th 2018, 14:25

The international police agency urges China to clarify the status of Meng Hongwei.
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Interpol chief Meng Hongwei vanishes on trip to China

Friday, October 5th 2018, 18:48
related countries: France France

Meng Hongwei was last seen leaving Interpol's headquarters in France on a visit to his homeland.
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Lenovo shares hit by spyware claims

Friday, October 5th 2018, 11:05
related countries: United States United States
related places: Beijing

Shares in Lenovo and ZTE drop after a report that Beijing inserted spying devices into US computers.
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China prison break: Public appeal after rare inmate escape

Friday, October 5th 2018, 4:02

It is very unusual for an inmate to escape in China, and just as unusual for media to report it.
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'China spy attack hits Apple and Amazon'

Thursday, October 4th 2018, 12:58

A tiny chip added to server circuit boards helped Chinese spies steal corporate data, Bloomberg says.
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China celebrates with fireworks 'aerobatics'

Thursday, October 4th 2018, 11:59

The spectacle was held to mark China's national day.
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Xi Jinping game show: How well do you know China's leader?

Thursday, October 4th 2018, 6:03

Dinnertime TV audiences can catch a game show about their leader's "thought" - but does anyone care?
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Fan Bingbing: Missing Chinese actress fined for tax fraud

Wednesday, October 3rd 2018, 11:08

Fan Bingbing had disappeared from public view in July amid reports she was involved in a tax probe.
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John Simpson: How worried should the West be about China?

Tuesday, October 2nd 2018, 23:53

The BBC's John Simpson finds fashion shoots, a driverless bus and growing authoritarianism as he explores how China is changing.
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State TV reporter praised in China after ‘slapping Tory'

Tuesday, October 2nd 2018, 15:34
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The state TV reporter and known nationalist was detained by police for allegedly hitting a party activist.
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South China Sea: Chinese ship forces US destroyer off course

Tuesday, October 2nd 2018, 9:17
related countries: United States United States
related places: Beijing, Washington

The confrontation in the South China Sea comes amid worsening tensions between Washington and Beijing.
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China Uighurs: All you need to know on Muslim 'crackdown'

Sunday, September 30th 2018, 23:46

Rights groups say a million Muslims are being detained in China. Here's more on what is happening.
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