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We have started to collect the most important news related to China in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

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China: news

Glaxo sales tumble 61% in China

Wednesday, October 23rd 2013, 15:28

GlaxoSmithKline says its drug sales in China fell by 61% in the third quarter of the year, following a bribery scandal.
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China paper in journalist plea

Wednesday, October 23rd 2013, 11:32

A Chinese newspaper publishes a full-page appeal for the release of one of its journalists detained by police.
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US warplane pulled from China river

Wednesday, October 23rd 2013, 9:43
related countries: United States United States

The wreckage of a downed US World War II bomber plane has been salvaged from China's Yangtze River, 70 years after it crashed.
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India and China in border agreement

Wednesday, October 23rd 2013, 9:33
related countries: India India

India and China sign an agreement on border defence co-operation after a stand-off between their armies in disputed territory earlier this year.
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Smashing way to start a global business

Tuesday, October 22nd 2013, 23:02

The Chinese boss who had a novel approach to quality control
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China sackings over ruined frescos

Tuesday, October 22nd 2013, 17:00

Two officials in China are sacked after unauthorised restorers paint over ancient Buddhist temple frescos with cartoon-like figures from Taoist myths.
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UN criticises China on human rights

Tuesday, October 22nd 2013, 14:43

The UN's human rights council criticises China during an official review of the country's human rights record.
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CCTV corruption tweet 'incorrect'

Tuesday, October 22nd 2013, 11:13

China's state CCTV News deletes an "incorrect" tweet on its account that said former security chief Zhou Yongkang is being investigated for corruption.
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China's home price rises speed up

Tuesday, October 22nd 2013, 4:52

China's four major cities see record rise in new home prices in September, stoking fears of a housing bubble.
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Starbucks prices criticised in China

Tuesday, October 22nd 2013, 2:34

Coffee chain Starbucks is under fire in China for reportedly charging locals higher prices than in other major markets.
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VIDEO: Lone bid wins Brazil oil auction

Tuesday, October 22nd 2013, 0:51
related countries: Brazil Brazil

The rights to explore Brazil's biggest oilfield have been won at an auction - by a consortium led by state-run Petrobras and backed by Total, Shell and Chinese firms.
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VIDEO: Walks to heal Malaysia divisions

Monday, October 21st 2013, 23:30
related countries: India India, Malaysia Malaysia

Malaysia prides itself on being a multi-ethnic and multi-religious country, more than 50% of its people are Malay-Muslims, while the Chinese, Indian and indigenous groups are mainly Buddhists, Christians or Hindus.
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Nasa reverses Chinese scientists ban

Monday, October 21st 2013, 21:52
related countries: United States United States
related places: California

The US space agency says it will allow Chinese scientists to attend an astronomy conference in California next month, reversing an earlier ban.
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VIDEO: China wife-carriers compete for house

Monday, October 21st 2013, 14:19

A wife-carrying tournament in south China offers the unusual prize of a house by the seaside for the winning couple.
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Nuclear power plant gets go-ahead

Monday, October 21st 2013, 11:13
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The government has signed a deal for the construction of Hinkley Point C, the UK's first nuclear station in a generation.
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China smog shuts schools and roads

Monday, October 21st 2013, 8:21
related places: Harbin

Smog chokes China's northern city of Harbin, Heilongjiang province, forcing schools and highways to shut and disrupting flights.
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Asthma-hit singer stops Beijing gig

Saturday, October 19th 2013, 10:37
related countries: United States United States
related places: Beijing

American jazz star Patti Austin cancels a concert in Beijing after suffering an asthma attack, amid growing concern over air pollution levels in the Chinese capital.
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Nanjing mayor sacked after inquiry

Saturday, October 19th 2013, 5:48
related places: Nanjing

The mayor of China's eastern city of Nanjing has been sacked, state media say, amid a national crackdown on corruption.
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China university 'expels economist'

Friday, October 18th 2013, 20:32

China's Peking University terminates the contract of economist and free speech champion Xia Yeliang, reports say.
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Swiss seize a million fake tablets

Friday, October 18th 2013, 19:22
related countries: Egypt Egypt, Switzerland Switzerland
related places: Zurich

Customs agents at Zurich airport seize a million fake anti-anxiety pills en route from China to Egypt, Swiss officials say.
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China's economic growth speeds up

Friday, October 18th 2013, 3:36

China's economic growth picks up pace in the July-to-September period according to officials figures - the first rise in three quarters.
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London Mayor Boris Johnson sparks Chinese interest

Thursday, October 17th 2013, 23:38
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

London's mayor wins over young admirers in China
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VIDEO: China key to Britain's nuclear plans

Thursday, October 17th 2013, 17:49
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Chancellor has announced a deal with China allowing Chinese companies to take major stakes in the next generation of nuclear power stations in Britain.
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Beijing car ban to tackle pollution

Thursday, October 17th 2013, 15:54
related places: Beijing

The Chinese capital Beijing announces measures against air pollution, including taking half of the city's private cars off the road on severe days.
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VIDEO: China's nuclear plans - in 60 seconds

Thursday, October 17th 2013, 15:29

A 60 second explanation of China's domestic and international nuclear energy ambitions.
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Osborne agrees to China nuclear deal

Thursday, October 17th 2013, 13:37
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Chancellor, George Osborne, announces that the UK will allow Chinese companies to take a stake in British nuclear power plants.
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Nanjing mayor under investigation

Thursday, October 17th 2013, 4:11
related places: Nanjing

The mayor of China's eastern city of Nanjing is under investigation, state media say, amid an ongoing high-profile anti-corruption campaign.
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China girls barred from 'boys' jobs'

Wednesday, October 16th 2013, 23:29

The jobs China just won't let women do
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China police alert on flood protest

Wednesday, October 16th 2013, 12:07
related places: Yuyao

Police in the Chinese city of Yuyao are on alert after thousands of people protested over what they say was poor handling of recent flood relief efforts.
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Yahoo to keep larger Alibaba stake

Wednesday, October 16th 2013, 0:13

Yahoo plans to retain a bigger part of its stake in Chinese online retailer Alibaba and reports a slight fall in sales.
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The story of China's wheelchair bomber

Wednesday, October 16th 2013, 0:06
related places: Beijing

What led this man to detonate a bomb at Beijing's airport?
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Arrest warrants issued for Zambia trio

Tuesday, October 15th 2013, 15:27
related countries: Brazil Brazil, Zambia Zambia

Zambia issues arrest warrants for three international players who missed the 2-0 friendly defeat by Brazil in China.
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Business deal that cuts both ways

Tuesday, October 15th 2013, 14:36
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Who wins after George Osborne's UK trade visit to China?
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UK eases rules for Chinese trading

Tuesday, October 15th 2013, 14:20
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

UK Chancellor George Osborne announces moves aimed at making London the main centre for Chinese financial business overseas.
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Danone in China management shuffle

Tuesday, October 15th 2013, 3:44
related countries: France France

Dumex, a baby food brand owned by French firm Danone, says it will appoint new management following allegations of bribery in China.
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Beijing airport blast man jailed

Tuesday, October 15th 2013, 3:19

A man who detonated an explosive device at Beijing International Airport is jailed by a Chinese court for six years.
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China drowning investigators jailed

Monday, October 14th 2013, 15:20

Six Communist Party officials in China have been jailed for torturing another official to death in a case which casts light on the darker side of party discipline.
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Chinese held in Paris euro coin row

Monday, October 14th 2013, 14:56
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

Two Chinese tourists are briefly detained in Paris on suspicion of forgery after trying to settle their hotel bill with one-euro coins.
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China: Opportunity and risk for hi-tech firms

Monday, October 14th 2013, 14:53

Hi-tech firms see opportunities in China
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China plans 'HIV bathhouse ban'

Monday, October 14th 2013, 11:39

A government proposal to bar HIV patients from using public bathhouses is condemned by many people in China as discriminatory.
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UK to relax visa rules for Chinese

Monday, October 14th 2013, 11:38
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK government will relax visa rules for Chinese nationals coming to the UK, Chancellor George Osborne announces during his China trade trip.
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Vietnam and China brace for typhoon

Monday, October 14th 2013, 7:59
related countries: Philippines Philippines, Vietnam Vietnam

Parts of Vietnam and China are bracing for the arrival of Typhoon Nari, which has left at least 13 people dead in the Philippines.
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Food prices fuel China inflation

Monday, October 14th 2013, 4:48

Consumer prices in China rise more than forecast in September, by 3.1%, fuelled mainly by a surge in food prices.
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China to invest in British airport

Sunday, October 13th 2013, 11:58
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A Chinese group announces it will invest in Manchester Airport, as Chancellor George Osborne visits Beijing to boost ties.
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VIDEO: 'Prostitution' in some China hotels

Friday, October 11th 2013, 21:55

A BBC Newsnight investigation shows that sex is being bought and sold from third party-run businesses, operating from within some hotel premises in China.
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China sex trade infiltrates international hotels

Friday, October 11th 2013, 16:12

How the sex trade is infiltrating international hotels in China
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Spain probes Hu Jintao 'genocide'

Friday, October 11th 2013, 9:17
related countries: Spain Spain

Spain's top criminal court is to hear a case brought by Tibetan rights activists who allege that China's former President Hu Jintao committed genocide in Tibet.
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China in $57bn ECB currency deal

Friday, October 11th 2013, 5:57
related places: Xinhua

China and the European Central Bank (ECB) have signed a currency swap agreement worth 350bn yuan ($57bn; £36bn), according to the Xinhua news agency.
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Foxconn admits labour violation

Friday, October 11th 2013, 1:47

Foxconn, the world's biggest contract electronics maker, says student intern shifts at a factory in China were in violation of its company policies.
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China journalist arrested over blogs

Thursday, October 10th 2013, 16:11

A Chinese journalist who blogged details of alleged corruption involving high-ranking officials has been arrested and charged with defamation, state media say.
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China overtakes US on oil imports

Thursday, October 10th 2013, 12:15
related countries: United States United States

China overtakes the US to become the biggest importer of oil in the world, US government data shows.
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The revenge of China's scorned mistresses

Thursday, October 10th 2013, 1:48

How China's scorned mistresses take their revenge
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China criticises Nasa conference ban

Wednesday, October 9th 2013, 13:21
related countries: United States United States
related places: Nasa

China has criticised the US space agency Nasa over its decision to bar Chinese scientists from attending a conference in the United States.
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China court to allow Bo Xilai appeal

Wednesday, October 9th 2013, 9:31

A Chinese court agrees to consider an appeal by disgraced politician Bo Xilai, jailed for life last month on charges of bribery and abuse of power.
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Tibetans 'injured by police fire'

Wednesday, October 9th 2013, 4:36
related countries: United States United States

At least 60 Tibetans were injured after Chinese police fired into a crowd of protesters, rights group Free Tibet and US-based Radio Free Asia report.
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Yum profits hurt by China worries

Wednesday, October 9th 2013, 1:52

Yum Brands, the owner of fast food chains KFC and Pizza Hut, posts a 68% drop in quarterly profits after food scares in China hit sales.
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China sacking over lavish wedding

Tuesday, October 8th 2013, 17:03

A local official is sacked in China over a lavish wedding for his son that cost 1.6m yuan ($260,000;£160,000), state media report.
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Buddhist monastery founder killed

Tuesday, October 8th 2013, 17:00
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A Tibetan monk who founded the first Buddhist monastery in the UK has been killed in south west China.
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China arrests over Xinjiang rumours

Tuesday, October 8th 2013, 14:44
related places: Xinjiang

Nearly 400 people in Xinjiang have been investigated for spreading online rumours, with 110 detained, Chinese state media report.
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VIDEO: Typhoon Fitow kills five in China

Tuesday, October 8th 2013, 12:59

Thousands of people in eastern China are struggling to cope with the effects of a typhoon that made landfall early on Monday morning.
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Typhoon Fitow kills five in China

Tuesday, October 8th 2013, 3:46

Powerful Typhoon Fitow has killed at least five people in China, with four others missing, Chinese media report.
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China warns US to agree debt deal

Monday, October 7th 2013, 19:59
related countries: United States United States

A senior Chinese official warns that the "clock is ticking" to avoid a US default that could harm China's economic interests and the global economy.
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World Bank cuts East Asia outlook

Monday, October 7th 2013, 10:34
related countries: United States United States

The World Bank cuts its 2013 economic growth forecast for East Asia's developing countries, citing China's slowdown and the expected end to US stimulus measures.
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Powerful typhoon hits eastern China

Monday, October 7th 2013, 8:40

Powerful Typhoon Fitow hits eastern China after triggering an evacuation of hundreds of thousands of people.
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Djokovic beats Nadal in China final

Sunday, October 6th 2013, 10:01

Rafael Nadal may be set to overtake Novak Djokovic as world number one, but he is beaten by his rival in the China Open final.
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China schools seek to nip young love in the bud

Sunday, October 6th 2013, 6:43

How some Chinese schools are trying to nip young love in the bud
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China activist Ni Yulan released

Saturday, October 5th 2013, 14:45

Disabled Chinese land activist Ni Yulan, whose imprisonment caused international concern, is released after serving two and a half years in jail.
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Nadal set to top world rankings

Saturday, October 5th 2013, 11:29
related countries: Spain Spain

Spain's Rafael Nadal will return to number one in the world rankings on Monday after reaching the China Open final.
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Serena eases into China Open final

Saturday, October 5th 2013, 11:06

World number one Serena Williams will play Jelena Jankovic in the China Open final after thrashing Agnieszka Radwanska.
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'Two million' monitor web in China

Friday, October 4th 2013, 16:46

More than two million people in China are employed by the government to monitor web activity, state media say, providing a rare glimpse into how the state tries to control the internet.
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VIDEO: Giant pufferfish tower angers Chinese

Friday, October 4th 2013, 13:29

A Chinese viewing tower, built in the shape of a giant copper fish has sparked debate on Chinese social media.
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Nadal fights back to reach semis

Friday, October 4th 2013, 12:00

Rafael Nadal is one win from regaining the number one ranking after beating Fabio Fognini to reach the China Open semi-finals.
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Apple axes China anti-firewall app

Thursday, October 3rd 2013, 21:19

Chinese web users criticise Apple after the company pulled an iPhone app which enabled users to bypass firewalls and access restricted internet sites.
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Djokovic made to battle in China

Thursday, October 3rd 2013, 16:59
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Beijing

World number one Novak Djokovic beats Spain's Fernando Verdasco to reach the quarter-finals of the China Open in Beijing.
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Thousands of China tourists stranded

Thursday, October 3rd 2013, 16:00

Thousands of Chinese tourists are stranded for up to 10 hours at a famous beauty spot in Sichuan after a bus dispute disrupts the transport system.
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VIDEO: Scores killed by China hornets

Thursday, October 3rd 2013, 13:30

Attacks by hornets in northern China have killed 41 people since July, state-run media report.
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Teachers in China 'highest status'

Thursday, October 3rd 2013, 11:48

Teachers in China are the most highly respected, in an international study comparing the status of teachers in 21 countries.
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Xi addresses Indonesia parliament

Thursday, October 3rd 2013, 8:39
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

Chinese President Xi Jinping gives a speech to Indonesia's parliament - the first foreign leader to do so at the assembly.
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Nadal reaches last eight in Beijing

Wednesday, October 2nd 2013, 15:44
related places: Beijing

Rafael Nadal takes another step towards regaining the number one ranking with victory over Philipp Kohlschreiber at the China Open.
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China hornets kill 41 since July

Wednesday, October 2nd 2013, 13:37

Attacks by hornets in northern China have killed 41 people and injured hundreds more since July, with recent hot weather seen as a possible cause.
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China activist to join US think-tank

Wednesday, October 2nd 2013, 3:35
related countries: United States United States

Blind Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng is set to join the Witherspoon Institute, a US think-tank, as a distinguished human rights fellow.
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ADB cuts outlook for developing Asia

Wednesday, October 2nd 2013, 3:11
related countries: India India

Asian Development Bank cuts its growth outlook for developing Asia, citing slower expansion in China and India, two of the region's biggest economies.
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China impounds 1,200 racing pigeons

Monday, September 30th 2013, 10:35
related countries: Belgium Belgium

Hundreds of expensive Belgian racing pigeons bought by Chinese enthusiasts have been impounded by customs in China in a dispute over import duties.
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Many missing as Typhoon Wutip hits

Monday, September 30th 2013, 7:52

At least 70 people are reported missing after three fishing boats sank in the South China Sea in strong winds caused by Typhoon Wutip, Chinese state media say.
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China offers solar power tax rebates

Monday, September 30th 2013, 1:01

China has offered tax rebates to manufacturers of solar power products in an attempt to prop up the struggling sector and also cut pollution levels.
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VIDEO: Stuntman flies through mountain

Saturday, September 28th 2013, 16:56
related countries: United States United States
related places: Quzhou

An American wingsuit flyer has performed a jump and dive through a narrow crevasse in the Langshan Mountain in Quzhou, east China's Zhejiang Province.
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Abducted children freed in China

Saturday, September 28th 2013, 4:53

Chinese police rescue 92 abducted children and detain 301 suspected members of a huge trafficking network, the authorities say.
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