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Johnson-Thompson 'ready' for Worlds

Thursday, May 28th 2015, 9:35
related places: Beijing

Heptathlete Katarina Johnson-Thompson says she would be disappointed not to win a World Championships medal in Beijing this year.
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VIDEO: China's new law-enforcement gadgets

Wednesday, May 27th 2015, 22:31

The BBC's John Sudworth reports from the annual Beijing Police Equipment Expo, an event showcasing the latest law-enforcement gadgetry at the disposal of China's ruling Communist Party.
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China arrests over stolen artefacts

Wednesday, May 27th 2015, 4:56

Chinese police take 175 people into custody and recover stolen artefacts worth more than 500m yuan ($80m; £52m), calling it the biggest operation of its kind.
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VIDEO: Man covered in bees sets record

Tuesday, May 26th 2015, 12:35

A man in China, Gao Bingguo, sets a new world record after coating his body with bees.
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China's yuan 'no longer undervalued'

Tuesday, May 26th 2015, 10:53

China's yuan has strengthened over the past year to its correct value, according to the International Monetary Fund.
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Chinese navy to focus on 'open seas'

Tuesday, May 26th 2015, 9:14

China announces its strategy to focus the navy beyond its borders into open water, in a military strategy document.
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China nursing home fire kills 38

Tuesday, May 26th 2015, 7:35
related places: Henan

A fire at a care home for elderly people in China's Henan province kills 38 people and leaves six injured, state media report.
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VIDEO: Fire in China care home kills 38

Tuesday, May 26th 2015, 5:58

A fire at a rest home in china has killed 38 people and injured 6 others, state media says.
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China officials forced on jail tour

Monday, May 25th 2015, 11:08

Authorities in eastern China sent local officials on enforced tours of a prison, as a warning against the temptations of corruption.
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China cuts taxes on range of imports

Monday, May 25th 2015, 7:45

China will cut import taxes on consumer goods by an average of more than 50%, in a bid to kick-start its economy.
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China's Amazon railway plan advances

Saturday, May 23rd 2015, 15:32
related countries: Peru Peru

A Chinese scheme to build a railway across South America, crossing the Amazon rain forest, moves a step closer as Peru agrees to study the plan.
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Mexico compensates China rail firm

Friday, May 22nd 2015, 5:00
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Mexico will compensate China Railway Construction Corporation (CRCC) $1.31m (£835,953) for cancelling a $3.75bn high-speed rail contract.
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HP sells China unit stake for $2.3bn

Friday, May 22nd 2015, 1:05
related countries: United States United States
related places: Hewlett

US tech giant Hewlett-Packard is selling a 51% stake in its Chinese server business for $2.3bn (£1.4bn) to Tsinghua Holdings.
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Jail for Beijing supercar crash pair

Thursday, May 21st 2015, 10:14
related places: Beijing

Two drivers are jailed after crashing a Lamborghini and Ferrari during a "Fast & Furious" style race through central Beijing.
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Chinese shares hit seven-year high

Thursday, May 21st 2015, 8:59

Mainland Chinese shares close at a seven-year high despite a survey indicating manufacturing activity in the country continued to decline in May.
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Revenues up 20% at China's Lenovo

Thursday, May 21st 2015, 7:17

China's Lenovo, the world's biggest personal computer maker, said its revenues rose 20% in the year to March, but profits grew by just 1%, missing expectations.
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VIDEO: Plucky crane survives tussle with tigers

Wednesday, May 20th 2015, 21:09

Zoo visitors in China were astonished to see a crane fight off attacks by tigers after it became trapped in their enclosure.
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China 'illegally fishing off W Africa'

Wednesday, May 20th 2015, 16:59

More than 70 Chinese vessels have been found fishing illegally off the coast of West Africa, a new Greenpeace study reports.
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Chinese 'Walter White' arrested

Wednesday, May 20th 2015, 16:02
related countries: United States United States

Police in China arrest a chemistry professor for his part in producing a psychoactive drug in a case that has been likened to US crime drama Breaking Bad.
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Weighing the threat of Chinese spies

Tuesday, May 19th 2015, 23:03

How big a threat are Chinese spies?
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China group 'stole US trade secrets'

Tuesday, May 19th 2015, 18:14
related countries: United States United States
related places: Beijing

The US charges six Chinese nationals with economic espionage, accusing them of stealing mobile phone technology to benefit Beijing.
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Man 'with 17 girlfriends' arrested

Tuesday, May 19th 2015, 14:24

A Chinese man who was caught cheating on 17 girlfriends at once is arrested for fraud.
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Gatlin 'kicked out' of Beijing meet

Tuesday, May 19th 2015, 12:04
related places: Beijing

Sprinter Justin Gatlin says organisers of the Beijing World Challenge did not want him to compete at the event.
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Gucci sues Alibaba over 'fake goods'

Monday, May 18th 2015, 11:47
related countries: France France

The French owner of Gucci and other luxury brands sues Chinese internet shopping giant Alibaba over the alleged sale of counterfeit goods.
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China's new home prices fall again

Monday, May 18th 2015, 8:10

The price of new homes in China fell for the eighth consecutive month in April, showing the property sector continues to be a major drag on the economy.
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China killer lion shot dead in zoo

Monday, May 18th 2015, 4:27
related places: Shandong

A lion in a zoo in China's Shandong province is shot dead after it kills one of its keepers and escapes its enclosure.
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China urged to release Panchen Lama

Sunday, May 17th 2015, 11:58

Tibetan exiles are calling for China to release a high-ranking monk who disappeared 20 years ago when he was just six years old.
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VIDEO: US warns China over land disputes

Saturday, May 16th 2015, 16:45
related countries: United States United States

US Secretary of State John Kerry warns China that his country is concerned by the pace and scope of reclamation projects in contested areas of the South China Sea.
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US 'concern' over China sea actions

Saturday, May 16th 2015, 7:57
related countries: United States United States
related places: Beijing

US Secretary of State John Kerry expresses concern over China's actions in disputed waters in the South China Sea, while on a visit to Beijing.
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India and China sign $22bn in deals

Saturday, May 16th 2015, 4:40
related countries: India India
related places: Shanghai

India signs trade and economic co-operation deals worth $22bn ($14bn) in Shanghai as PM Narendra Modi's visit to China draws to a close.
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India and China 'to resolve dispute'

Friday, May 15th 2015, 12:33
related countries: India India
related places: Beijing

Indian PM Narendra Modi and China's Premier Li Keqiang agree to seek a "fair resolution" to border disputes arising from a boundary disagreement.
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VIDEO: China van crammed with 51 people

Friday, May 15th 2015, 11:41

A van driver in China has been fined after he was found to be carrying 51 people in a vehicle designed to seat six.
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VIDEO: India's Trans-Asian rail goes slow

Friday, May 15th 2015, 2:51
related countries: India India

The Indian prime minister's visit to China is not just focused on trade with each other - but also with the region and its transport links.
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VIDEO: What students think of China and India

Thursday, May 14th 2015, 21:31
related countries: India India
related places: Beijing, Delhi

What Chinese students living in Delhi think of India, and Indian students in Beijing think of China.
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Indian PM begins key China visit

Thursday, May 14th 2015, 12:18
related countries: India India

Indian PM Narendra Modi begins a three-day visit to China, as he and President Xi Jinping look to boost co-operation between their countries.
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Modi braves the 'Chinese whirlwind’

Wednesday, May 13th 2015, 23:27
related countries: India India
related places: Beijing

What reception can the Indian prime minister expect in Beijing?
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Ten held in panda meat scandal

Wednesday, May 13th 2015, 15:46

Ten people have been held in China over claims they hunted a panda to sell its fur and meat, Chinese state television says.
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China imposes smartwatch army ban

Wednesday, May 13th 2015, 14:01

The official newspaper of China's army says recruits have been forbidden from wearing smartwatches and other internet-connected kit.
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VIDEO: Nepal quake causes landslide

Tuesday, May 12th 2015, 12:30
related countries: Nepal Nepal
related places: Dhunche

The latest earthquake in Nepal triggers a landslide in Dhunche near the country's border with China.
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Philippines to boost Spratly tourism

Tuesday, May 12th 2015, 6:27
related countries: Philippines Philippines

The Philippines military chief visits a South China Sea island at the heart of a territorial dispute with China, vowing to help boost tourism.
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China-Russia drills in Med show shifting strategies

Monday, May 11th 2015, 13:31
related countries: Russia Russia

China and Russia take part in joint naval drills
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VIDEO: Choir falls through stage in China

Monday, May 11th 2015, 6:43

According to Chinese state television, eight choir members have been injured after the stage they were performing on collapsed.
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China's smartphone market contracts

Monday, May 11th 2015, 5:53

Smartphone shipments the world's biggest market, China, have contracted for the first time in six years, according to a market research firm.
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Asian markets rise on China rate cut

Monday, May 11th 2015, 1:56

Shares rise across the region on Monday after China cuts interest rates for the third time in six months.
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China cuts interest rates to 5.1%

Sunday, May 10th 2015, 11:57

The People's Bank of China has cut interest rates for the second time this year in the face of a continuing economic slowdown.
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China firm on mass holiday to France

Saturday, May 9th 2015, 21:18
related countries: France France

A Chinese company has paid for 6,400 of its employees to go on holiday to France for four days.
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China 'expanding island building'

Friday, May 8th 2015, 22:57

The Pentagon says that China has expanded its programme of land reclamation in the South China Sea, an area disputed by several countries.
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Arrest over China child beating

Friday, May 8th 2015, 5:30

A man allegedly caught on camera stamping on a toddler, in a random attack in China which sparked outrage, is under arrest, state media say.
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VIDEO: Returning home to rescue my village

Thursday, May 7th 2015, 23:05

Dinesh Tamang grew up in the tiny village of Lapa, close to the Chinese border. When the earthquake happened he knew he was the only one who could bring help.
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Alibaba shares jump as revenues rise

Thursday, May 7th 2015, 16:10

Shares in Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba rise 7% after it reports a strong rise in revenues and appoints a new chief executive.
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NZ-Australian in China drug trial

Thursday, May 7th 2015, 11:03
related countries: Aruba Aruba, New Zealand New Zealand

A New Zealand-Australian man goes on trial in China charged with attempting to smuggle 30kg (66lb) of crystal meth out of the country.
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IMF says China 'must free currency'

Thursday, May 7th 2015, 7:16

The IMF says China should continue to provide "greater flexibility" in its exchange rate policy as the country continues to see slower economic growth.
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VIDEO: China's smartphone giant: In 60 secs

Tuesday, May 5th 2015, 20:03
related places: Xiaomi

Xiaomi may well be the biggest smartphone maker you've never heard of. BBC News has made this guide to the Chinese tech giant.
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Feathery fossils re-date early birds

Tuesday, May 5th 2015, 18:17

Scientists in China report a new fossil species: the oldest member yet of the evolutionary branch that produced modern birds.
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The Met Ball as viewed from China

Tuesday, May 5th 2015, 10:54

The view from China on the Met ball extravaganza
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VIDEO: China-Taiwan relations in 60 secs

Monday, May 4th 2015, 16:40
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

In a clear sign of warming relations the Chinese Premier Xi Jinping has met the head of Taiwan's ruling party.
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China guide in viral video sacked

Monday, May 4th 2015, 15:01

A Chinese tour guide who was caught on camera berating tourists for not buying enough souvenirs has her licence revoked after the video goes viral.
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HK handover official Lu Ping dies

Monday, May 4th 2015, 10:52
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Lu Ping, the Chinese official who oversaw Hong Kong's transition from British to Chinese sovereignty in 1997, dies at the age of 87.
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Narendra Modi joins China's Weibo

Monday, May 4th 2015, 10:35
related places: Weibo

India's PM Narendra Modi joins China's main microblogging service Weibo, gaining thousands of followers by the hour and plenty of comments.
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Taiwan and China in high-level talks

Monday, May 4th 2015, 9:02
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

The head of Taiwan's ruling party meets Chinese President Xi Jinping, the highest level-talks between the two sides in six years.
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China eyes growing Japanese influence

Friday, May 1st 2015, 23:32
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Beijing, Tokyo

Washington and Tokyo ties cause concern in Beijing
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No tourist spots for China officials

Friday, May 1st 2015, 19:49

The Chinese government publishes 21 pictures of scenic tourist spots where civil servants are banned from meeting.
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Uber office in Guangzhou 'raided'

Friday, May 1st 2015, 10:00
related places: Guangzhou

Private online car-hire service Uber has its offices in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou raided by authorities, according to reports.
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China fairground accident kills two

Friday, May 1st 2015, 9:50

Two people die and four are injured after an accident at an amusement park in south-eastern Zhejiang province in China, say officials.
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Police probe slap therapy man

Friday, May 1st 2015, 8:52
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australian police are investigating a seven-year-old boy's death following his attendance at a "slapping workshop" by a visiting Chinese therapist.
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Song heralds new bird's arrival

Friday, May 1st 2015, 8:05

The distinctive song of a secretive and elusive bird in central China helps researchers to describe it as a new species to science.
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China's factory activity steady

Friday, May 1st 2015, 1:46

Factory activity in the world's second largest economy, China, steadied in April, coming in slightly above market expectations.
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China says no to amateur weathermen

Friday, May 1st 2015, 0:30

China has banned individuals and organisations from issuing unofficial weather forecasts from 1 May.
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McDonald's China supplier fined

Thursday, April 30th 2015, 7:19
related countries: France France
related places: Beijing

Beijing officials give the city's biggest ever pollution fine to a company that supplies French fries to McDonald's in China, say state media.
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China's Baidu revenue growth slows

Thursday, April 30th 2015, 6:50
related places: Baidu

Chinese online search giant Baidu sees its slowest revenue growth for nearly seven years in the first quarter of 2015.
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A Chinese businessman's awkward English

Thursday, April 30th 2015, 2:04

The perils of speaking a foreign tongue
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Walmart to open 115 stores in China

Wednesday, April 29th 2015, 3:16

The world's biggest retailer, Walmart, says it plans to open 115 new stores in China by 2017, but will close some under-performing outlets.
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VIDEO: Village where nearly every house flattened

Tuesday, April 28th 2015, 21:58
related countries: Nepal Nepal
related places: Gorkha

At the epicentre of the earthquake, in Gorkha near Nepal's border with China, almost all of the buildings have been flattened.
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The families revealing everything they've ever bought online

Tuesday, April 28th 2015, 21:12

The Chinese families revealing their internet shopping habits
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Asean concern over land reclamation

Tuesday, April 28th 2015, 8:12

Land reclamation in the South China Sea, where China is building artificial islands, risks undermining peace regional leaders say.
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Chinese probe Sinopec president Wang

Monday, April 27th 2015, 14:23

A senior executive at state energy firm China Sinopec Group is under investigation for suspected "serious disciplinary violations".
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China overtakes France in vineyards

Monday, April 27th 2015, 13:25
related countries: France France, Spain Spain

China has become the second-largest wine-growing area in the world after Spain, pushing France into third place, figures show.
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Viewpoint: Across China by wheelchair

Sunday, April 26th 2015, 22:22

Backpacking around China in a wheelchair
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Howell second to Wu at China Open

Sunday, April 26th 2015, 10:03

England's David Howell finishes second at the China Open as Wu Ashun wins his first European Tour title.
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Higgins loses out to Ding at Worlds

Saturday, April 25th 2015, 14:40

Ex-champions John Higgins and Graeme Dott are knocked out at the Crucible, as Ding Junhui and Stuart Bingham progress.
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Reprieve for China wife on death row

Friday, April 24th 2015, 12:34

A Chinese court gives a two-year reprieve to a woman sentenced to death for murdering her abusive husband.
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China clampdown on funeral strippers

Friday, April 24th 2015, 10:28

Chinese authorities vow to clamp down on strippers performing at funerals.
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Snooker looks to big breaks in China

Thursday, April 23rd 2015, 23:02

Snooker looks to move to the next level in China
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China fines Mercedes for price-fixing

Thursday, April 23rd 2015, 7:32

China fines Daimler's Mercedes-Benz 350m yuan ($56.5m; £37.6m) for price-fixing as part of a broader clampdown on anti-monopolistic practices.
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China official Li Chuncheng on trial

Thursday, April 23rd 2015, 4:25

Li Chuncheng, an ally of China's former security chief Zhou Yongkang, goes on trial for corruption, said authorities.
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Japan PM offers 'remorse' for WW2

Wednesday, April 22nd 2015, 11:43
related countries: Japan Japan

Japanese PM Shinzo Abe expresses "deep remorse" over his country's actions in World War Two, stopping short of the fresh apology demanded by China.
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Is China-Pakistan 'silk road' a game-changer?

Wednesday, April 22nd 2015, 11:12
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

China's $46bn mega plan for Pakistan
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VIDEO: Cheers as Solar Impulse lands in Nanjing

Tuesday, April 21st 2015, 22:40
related places: Nanjing

Solar Impulse has landed safely in Nanjing in the east of China, much to the delight of its mission control team.
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China property firm Kaisa defaults

Tuesday, April 21st 2015, 6:22

Kaisa Group becomes the first Chinese property developer to default on its overseas debt, which is estimated to be about $2.5bn (£1.7bn).
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VIDEO: China's biggest car show opens

Tuesday, April 21st 2015, 4:24

More than 23 million vehicles were sold in China last year, but as the Chinese economy slows, so has demand for new cars.
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Solar plane aims for Chinese coast

Monday, April 20th 2015, 22:15
related places: Nanjing

The round-the-world, fuel-free aeroplane, Solar Impulse, head to Nanjing to prepare for an epic Pacific crossing.
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Cirque du Soleil sold to investors

Monday, April 20th 2015, 16:08
related countries: Canada Canada, United States United States

Canadian circus firm Cirque du Soleil sells a majority stake to US and Chinese private investors, valuing the firm at $1.5bn.
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China unveils Pakistan superhighway

Monday, April 20th 2015, 15:40
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

China's President Xi Jinping has signed a deal with Pakistan promising $46bn (£30.7bn) of investment.
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Venezuela 'receives $5bn from China'

Monday, April 20th 2015, 12:18
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Venezuela has received $5bn (£3.4bn) in Chinese funding for "development", Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro says.
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Chinese stocks fall despite stimulus

Monday, April 20th 2015, 8:34

Chinese stocks are falling after the government steps up stimulus measures and cuts bank requirements for the second time this year.
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What in the world does China own?

Monday, April 20th 2015, 1:04

What in the world does China own?
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