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Chinese journalist jailed over leak

Friday, April 17th 2015, 6:36

China jails prominent journalist Gao Yu for seven years for leaking a confidential Communist Party strategy paper to a foreign website.
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VIDEO: Schoolchildren flee China quake

Thursday, April 16th 2015, 15:10

Earthquakes, including one measuring as magnitude 5.8, strike northern China, reportedly killing one person and damaging hundreds of houses.
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MH370 search area could be extended

Thursday, April 16th 2015, 13:44
related countries: Australia Australia

The search area for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 will be doubled if nothing is found in the current search zone, officials say.
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Japan jet scrambles near record high

Thursday, April 16th 2015, 3:20
related countries: Japan Japan, Russia Russia

Japan says it is scrambling fighters at almost Cold War levels in response to foreign aircraft - mainly Russian and Chinese - approaching its airspace.
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Chinese rival Ninebot buys Segway

Wednesday, April 15th 2015, 9:52
related countries: United States United States

Chinese vehicle maker Ninebot has bought iconic US rival Segway for an undisclosed amount, the company announced.
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China shares back up after GDP data

Wednesday, April 15th 2015, 7:08
related countries: Japan Japan

Markets rise again in China after investors digest growth data showing the mainland's economy slowed further in the three months to March this year.
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China targets human rights group

Wednesday, April 15th 2015, 4:52

China threatens to punish local human rights group Yirenping, hours after releasing five activists said to be linked to the organisation.
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China South Rail buys UK maritime firm

Tuesday, April 14th 2015, 23:59
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A subsidiary of China South Rail (CSR) buys a UK-based manufacturer of ocean engineering products for £130m.
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China activists' release welcomed

Tuesday, April 14th 2015, 6:23
related countries: United States United States

Rights groups welcome China's release of five women's activists who were held for more than a month, saying it was driven by a global outcry.
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What are Chinese shoppers buying in Hong Kong?

Monday, April 13th 2015, 14:48
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

What shoppers from China like to buy in Hong Kong
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Hamilton row in the past - Rosberg

Monday, April 13th 2015, 11:43
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

Mercedes' Nico Rosberg says his latest row with team-mate Lewis Hamilton at the China Grand Prix is a "thing of the past".
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Taiwan rejected from Asia bank

Monday, April 13th 2015, 11:38
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

China says Taiwan will not be a member of a new regional bank, but would be welcome in the future under a different name.
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Supercars crash in Beijing tunnel

Monday, April 13th 2015, 8:43
related places: Beijing

A luxury Lamborghini sports car is destroyed and a Ferrari badly damaged when they crash in a tunnel under Beijing, China.
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China's former energy chief on trial

Monday, April 13th 2015, 6:36

A court in Hubei province says China's former energy chief Jiang Jiemin has gone on trial for bribery and abuse.
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China restricts Hong Kong visits

Monday, April 13th 2015, 5:53
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong
related places: Shenzhen

China scraps unlimited Hong Kong entry permits for Shenzhen residents, as repeated shopping trips spark growing anti-mainland sentiment.
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China exports miss expectations

Monday, April 13th 2015, 4:21

China's monthly trade data shows exports fell in March from a year ago by 14.6% in yuan terms compared to expectations for a rise of more than 8%.
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I did not back Rosberg up - Hamilton

Sunday, April 12th 2015, 8:56
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda
related places: Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton rejects claims from Nico Rosberg that he tried to compromise his Mercedes' team-mate during the Chinese Grand Prix.
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Hamilton cruises to victory in China

Sunday, April 12th 2015, 8:38
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

Lewis Hamilton takes a controlled victory for Mercedes in the Chinese Grand Prix as the Ferrari revival is halted.
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Hamilton wary of Ferrari threat

Saturday, April 11th 2015, 11:41
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton says he is concerned about the threat posed by Ferrari in Sunday's Chinese Grand Prix.
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Hamilton makes pole record in China

Saturday, April 11th 2015, 8:27
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

Lewis Hamilton becomes one of only four men to score five or more poles at one track with top spot at the Chinese Grand Prix.
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Hamilton fastest in final practice

Saturday, April 11th 2015, 5:09
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

Lewis Hamilton continues his imperious form at the Chinese Grand Prix by setting fastest time in final practice before qualifying.
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China corruption 'shuts luxury fair'

Friday, April 10th 2015, 13:00
related countries: Macau Macau

A Macau luxury goods fair is being cancelled, its organisers say, because of China's crackdown on corruption.
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Hamilton top in second practice

Friday, April 10th 2015, 7:52
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton is in a league of his own throughout Friday practice at the Chinese Grand Prix.
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Hamilton fastest in China practice

Friday, April 10th 2015, 3:39
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

Lewis Hamilton sets an impressive pace for Mercedes in the first practice session at the Chinese Grand Prix.
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China 'using sheer size' in sea row

Friday, April 10th 2015, 3:22

The US fears China is using "sheer size" to strong-arm nations over the South China Sea, President Obama says, amid concern over land reclamation.
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China anchor sorry for Mao remarks

Thursday, April 9th 2015, 15:31

A top Chinese TV anchor apologises after a video emerges showing him insulting Chairman Mao at a dinner party.
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Vettel plays down Chinese GP chances

Thursday, April 9th 2015, 10:11
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel plays down the prospect of repeating his Malaysian Grand Prix victory in China on Sunday.
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Protests stop China incinerator plan

Thursday, April 9th 2015, 7:26

Officials in charge of a southern Chinese town cancel plans to build an incinerator after mass protests.
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Row over China anchor's Mao comments

Thursday, April 9th 2015, 7:14

A top Chinese TV anchor is taken off air after a video emerges showing him insulting Chairman Mao at a dinner party.
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VIDEO: Has Taiwan's Sunflower Movement wilted?

Thursday, April 9th 2015, 5:39
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

Almost a year after protests in Taiwan over a controversial trade deal with China, Cindy Sui considers the progress of the so-called Sunflower Movement.
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VIDEO: Designers flock to Shanghai fashion week

Thursday, April 9th 2015, 0:22
related places: Shanghai

Much of the global growth in the retail fashion market is being driven by China, but are middle class consumers ignoring home-grown designer talent?
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China chemical oil fire reignites

Wednesday, April 8th 2015, 11:37

Thousands are evacuated in the southern Chinese province of Fujian as a massive chemical oil fire reignites.
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Australia approves John Holland sale

Wednesday, April 8th 2015, 3:31
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia approves the sale of John Holland Group, one the country's biggest construction firms, to China Communications Construction Company (CCCC).
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Accused French senator found dead

Tuesday, April 7th 2015, 14:36
related countries: France France
related places: Loire

A French Socialist senator is found dead on the day he was due to stand trial for corruption over Chinese wedding tours.
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Former Olympic champion Liu retires

Tuesday, April 7th 2015, 10:12

China's Olympic gold medal-winning 110m hurdler Liu Xiang announces his retirement from athletics.
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Blast rocks China chemical plant

Tuesday, April 7th 2015, 8:06

An explosion and blaze rip through a plant manufacturing the controversial chemical PX in Fujian province in eastern China.
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Nanjing mayor jailed for 15 years

Tuesday, April 7th 2015, 5:56
related places: Nanjing

The former mayor of Nanjing, Ji Jianye, is sentenced to 15 years in jail for corruption, the latest official felled by China's crackdown.
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VIDEO: Fire after China chemical plant blast

Monday, April 6th 2015, 15:55

An explosion has ripped through a chemical plant in south-eastern China's Fujian province, sparking a major fire.
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Search for justice after China school abuse

Monday, April 6th 2015, 0:53

The BBC's Celia Hatton on sexual abuse at one school in China - and why the victims are still seeking justice.
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VIDEO: 'No justice' after son's school rape

Monday, April 6th 2015, 0:52

The BBC's Celia Hatton reports on sexual abuse at one school in China - and why the victims are still seeking justice.
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Rebels advance in Yemen's second city

Sunday, April 5th 2015, 17:45
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, Yemen Yemen

Yemen's Houthi rebels make more gains in the southern city of Aden, despite 11 days of Saudi-led coalition air strikes.
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China 'frees' jailed US geologist

Saturday, April 4th 2015, 6:24
related countries: United States United States

A Chinese-born US geologist is reportedly released after serving more than seven years in prison in China for stealing state secrets.
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Chinese soldiers: let them eat pickles?

Saturday, April 4th 2015, 1:01

Why people in China are worried about their soldiers' diet
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Yemen battle prompts Chinese rescue

Friday, April 3rd 2015, 17:30
related countries: Yemen Yemen

In a rare move, the Chinese navy evacuates 225 foreigners and almost 600 of its own citizens from Yemen's southern port of Aden, amid fierce fighting there.
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VIDEO: Pakistan evacuees on 'tense' Yemen

Friday, April 3rd 2015, 15:29
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, Yemen Yemen
related places: Islamabad

A plane carrying 176 Pakistani passengers who were evacuated from Yemen on a Chinese Naval vessel has arrived in the capital Islamabad.
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VIDEO: China's 'guerrilla feminists' held

Friday, April 3rd 2015, 6:56

Five Chinese feminists, known for guerrilla-style protests against domestic violence, have been detained for nearly a month, sparking concerns for their health.
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China ex-security chief Zhou charged

Friday, April 3rd 2015, 5:18

China's former security chief Zhou Yongkang is charged with bribery, abuse of power and the intentional disclosure of state secrets, state media report.
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China's detained 'guerrilla feminists'

Friday, April 3rd 2015, 1:21

The 'guerrilla feminists' being held in China
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Thai aviation under safety scrutiny

Thursday, April 2nd 2015, 12:55
related countries: South Korea South Korea, Thailand Thailand

Thailand's aviation sector is under scrutiny after an international safety audit led to a ban on new flights to China, Japan and South Korea.
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Woman in court for Australia murders

Thursday, April 2nd 2015, 4:46
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Melbourne

A Chinese woman accused of stabbing a four-year-old boy and his grandmother to death with garden shears appears in court in Melbourne.
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China cracks down on explicit anime

Wednesday, April 1st 2015, 16:16
related countries: Japan Japan

China says it will create a "blacklist" of banned Japanese anime cartoons, and plans to punish firms that hosted violent and sexual clips online.
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China building 'great wall of sand'

Wednesday, April 1st 2015, 5:39
related countries: United States United States

The scale of China's land reclamation in the South China Sea is leading to "serious questions" on its intentions, a top US official says.
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China factory activity expands again

Wednesday, April 1st 2015, 3:31

Activity in China's vast manufactory sector picked up unexpectedly in March, according to the official government survey.
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Tuesday, March 31st 2015, 19:03

Security researchers say "innocent" internet users are unwittingly carrying out the attack, most likely hijacked by the Chinese government.
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Profits jump at tech giant Huawei

Tuesday, March 31st 2015, 6:54
related places: Huawei

Chinese tech giant Huawei Technologies says profits jumped a third last year, boosted by strong performances in all its businesses.
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Asian shares higher on China easing

Tuesday, March 31st 2015, 3:19

Asian shares head higher on Tuesday following a rally on Wall Street and measures by China to boost its economy.
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Solar aeroplane lands in China

Monday, March 30th 2015, 17:37

Solar Impulse, the fuel-free aeroplane, lands in Chongqing, China, to complete leg five of its attempt to fly around the world.
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Chinese shares test seven-year highs

Monday, March 30th 2015, 9:20

Asian shares get off to a positive start in a holiday-shortened trading week, with Chinese shares leading the region's gains on stimulus hopes.
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Prada profit takes a hit from China

Monday, March 30th 2015, 4:42
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Prada

Italian luxury goods retailer Prada sees its net profit fall 28% last year as sales slumped in major markets of China and Europe.
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Steel finishes in top 20 in China

Saturday, March 28th 2015, 8:12

Britain's Gemma Steel and Rhona Auckland finish inside the top 20 at the World Cross Country Championships in China.
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Uighurs to remain in Thai detention

Friday, March 27th 2015, 14:56
related countries: Thailand Thailand, Turkey Turkey

A court in Thailand rules that a group of Muslim Uighurs at the centre of a diplomatic dispute between Turkey and China can remain in Thai detention.
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China's 'magic bunny' goes viral

Thursday, March 26th 2015, 22:39

China's endangered Ili Pika goes viral
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China ex-police boss held for murder

Thursday, March 26th 2015, 5:11

A retired police chief from China's autonomous Inner Mongolia region is formally arrested on suspicion of murder, state media report.
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China rejects call to free activists

Wednesday, March 25th 2015, 13:24

China rejects calls from foreign governments to release five women's rights activists who have spent nearly three weeks in detention.
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Australia may join China-led bank

Wednesday, March 25th 2015, 8:06
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia says it is "prepared to join" the growing number of countries signing up to a new China-led infrastructure bank.
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China brings in square-dancing rules

Tuesday, March 24th 2015, 11:39

Chinese officials say they will introduce square-dancing rules following complaints over disorderly "dancing grannies".
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ADB expects 7.2% China growth in 2015

Tuesday, March 24th 2015, 11:35

The Asian Development Bank says it expects China's economy to grow by 7.2% this year, which is faster than the target rate set by the country's officials.
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Asian stocks fall on factory data

Tuesday, March 24th 2015, 6:52
related countries: Japan Japan

Most Asian stock markets fall after two private surveys indicate manufacturing activity has weakened in China and Japan, Asia's two largest economies.
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Three executed over Kunming attack

Tuesday, March 24th 2015, 6:31
related places: Kunming

Three men convicted of involvement in the Kunming knife attack that left 31 people dead have been executed, a court in China says.
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Pirelli to be bought by Chinese firm

Monday, March 23rd 2015, 10:58
related countries: Italy Italy

Chinese state-owned China National Chemical (ChemChina) is to buy Italian tyre manufacturer Pirelli in deal that values the firm at €7.1bn (£5.1bn).
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India and China hold border talks

Monday, March 23rd 2015, 5:59
related countries: India India
related places: Delhi

Indian and Chinese officials hold talks in Delhi to resolve a contentious border dispute, the first such discussions since PM Narendra Modi came to power.
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The big lives of women with small feet

Monday, March 23rd 2015, 3:15

China's last foot-bound women
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VIDEO: China warning over global warming

Sunday, March 22nd 2015, 19:24

The head of China's weather bureau warns that the country faces serious problems as a result of climate change.
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Climate change 'big threat to China'

Sunday, March 22nd 2015, 11:10

Climate change could harm crop yields and the environment in China, says the country's top meteorologist, in a rare official admission.
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IMF to co-operate with China-led bank

Sunday, March 22nd 2015, 9:50

International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde says the IMF is happy to work with the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank.
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Asia powers hold renewed talks

Saturday, March 21st 2015, 13:19
related countries: South Korea South Korea

The foreign ministers of China, Japan and South Korea have met for the first time in three years, amid territorial and diplomatic tensions.
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Jaguar Land Rover in China recall

Friday, March 20th 2015, 8:08

Jaguar Land Rover is recalling more than 36,000 sport utility vehicles (SUVs) in China after a state television report aired complaints over its gearboxes.
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China and Japan hold security talks

Thursday, March 19th 2015, 16:40
related countries: Japan Japan

China and Japan are holding their first high-level security talks in four years, following tensions over territorial and historical issues.
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VIDEO: China-Japan talks: Facts in 60 seconds

Thursday, March 19th 2015, 15:43

Awkward handshakes and territorial rows - the background to the China-Japan talks in less than 60 seconds.
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Tanzania approves anti-foreigner law

Thursday, March 19th 2015, 13:44
related countries: Tanzania Tanzania

Tanzania's parliament approves a tough new law aimed at curbing foreign employment, as a lawmaker accuses Chinese nationals of taking local jobs.
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Officials quit after tiger flat leap

Thursday, March 19th 2015, 10:28
related places: Qingdao

Three officials resign after an endangered Siberian tiger cub leaps to its death from an 11th floor apartment in Qingdao in eastern China.
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Yahoo pulls the plug on China office

Thursday, March 19th 2015, 6:39

Internet giant Yahoo is closing its China office and laying off "around 350" employees as part of a worldwide consolidation aimed at cutting costs.
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Wang Jing: The man behind the Nicaragua canal project

Wednesday, March 18th 2015, 22:32
related countries: Nicaragua Nicaragua

The Chinese tycoon behind the Nicaragua canal project
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Chinese tourists push back against rant about poor manners

Wednesday, March 18th 2015, 22:28

Do Chinese tourists lack good manners?
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China-owned Nexen to slash 400 jobs

Wednesday, March 18th 2015, 2:41
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

Nexen Energy, a subsidiary of Chinese state-owned energy giant CNOOC, said it will cut 400 jobs in its North American and UK operations.
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Migrant given law licence 125 years on

Tuesday, March 17th 2015, 23:29

The California Supreme Court posthumously awards a law licence to a Chinese immigrant who was barred from becoming a lawyer 125 years ago.
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France and Germany join Chinese bank

Tuesday, March 17th 2015, 12:51
related countries: France France, Germany Germany, United Kingdom United Kingdom

France and Germany are to join the UK in becoming members of the Chinese-led Asian development bank, it has emerged.
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PetroChina exec in corruption probe

Tuesday, March 17th 2015, 5:47

A vice-chairman of China's biggest state-owned oil producer, PetroChina, is being investigated for "serious disciplinary violations", state media say.
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Chinese man wins panda bite payout

Monday, March 16th 2015, 13:24

A man in north-west China is awarded $80,000 in compensation after being bitten by a wild panda.
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Myanmar 'sorrow' over China deaths

Monday, March 16th 2015, 5:44

Myanmar expresses "deep sorrow" over the death of Chinese nationals amid a conflict with rebels in the border Kokang region.
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China probes auto giant FAW chairman

Monday, March 16th 2015, 4:50

China is investigating the chairman of one of its biggest state-owned automakers, the Communist Party's corruption body says.
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Disgraced Chinese ex-general dies

Monday, March 16th 2015, 4:04

A top Chinese general who was accused of taking bribes and expelled from the Communist Party has died of cancer, state media say.
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China is third largest arms exporter

Monday, March 16th 2015, 1:36
related countries: Germany Germany, Russia Russia, United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

China has overtaken Germany, France and the UK to become the world's third largest exporter of arms behind the US and Russia.
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VIDEO: Chinese parliament backs growth cut

Sunday, March 15th 2015, 9:30

China's parliament, the National People's Congress, has endorsed government plans to reduce the country's economic growth target by half a percent, to 7%.
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Chinese parliament backs growth cut

Sunday, March 15th 2015, 6:10

Parliament in China endorses government plans to reduce the country's economic growth target by half a percent, to 7%.
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