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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 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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British adventurer's re-education in China

Saturday, September 28th 2013, 0:56
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British adventurer's re-education in China camp
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On the prowl with China's 'love hunters'

Friday, September 27th 2013, 23:33

The Chinese love hunters scouting for brides for picky billionaires
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China killer's murder claim rejected

Friday, September 27th 2013, 8:03

A Chinese court rejects a convicted killer's claim that he raped and killed a woman in 1994, in an unusual court case that has ignited controversy in China.
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VIDEO: China dairy firm in HK market debut

Friday, September 27th 2013, 3:27
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Shares of one of China's biggest dairy producers, Huishan Dairy, start trading in Hong Kong after a successful share sale.
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Iran urged to accept nuclear offer

Thursday, September 26th 2013, 17:25
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

The US and China are urging Iran to respond "positively" to existing offers by world powers over its nuclear programme ahead of a key meeting at the UN, US officials say.
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China singers' son jailed for rape

Thursday, September 26th 2013, 12:53

A court in China convicts Li Tianyi, the son of two famous army singers, of rape and sentences him to 10 years in jail, state media say.
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VIDEO: Man has new nose grown on forehead

Thursday, September 26th 2013, 10:03

A Chinese man has had a new nose grown on his forehead following a traffic accident last year.
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Chinese firm in $2bn Uganda oil deal

Thursday, September 26th 2013, 5:54
related countries: Uganda Uganda

China's state-owned oil firm China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) wins a $2bn (£1.3bn) contract to develop a Uganda oil field.
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Danone in new China bribery claims

Thursday, September 26th 2013, 2:13
related countries: France France

A second unit of the French food group Danone starts an internal investigation into claims that it bribed doctors in China in an effort to boost sales.
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Outcry over China vendor execution

Wednesday, September 25th 2013, 9:50

A Chinese court says a street food vendor has been executed after being convicted of killing two security officials, prompting a social media outcry.
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China to execute toddler thrower

Wednesday, September 25th 2013, 8:38
related places: Beijing

A court in China sentences a man to death for killing a two-year-old girl in Beijing over a parking space row, state media report.
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Wednesday, September 25th 2013, 8:35
related places: Beijing

Chinese legal rights activist Cao Shunli "disappears" after being questioned by Beijing airport police, Human Rights Watch says.
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Chinese airlines order Airbus A320s

Wednesday, September 25th 2013, 7:03

Two new Chinese airlines announce orders to buy 43 aircraft from the Airbus A320 family of planes.
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Smithfield China deal approved

Wednesday, September 25th 2013, 4:54
related countries: United States United States

Shareholders of US pork producer Smithfield Foods agree to buyout by China's Shuanghui International for $4.7bn (£3.1bn) in cash.
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VIDEO: Rescue efforts after China floods

Tuesday, September 24th 2013, 17:14

Rescue efforts have begun in China, after floods caused by Typhoon Usagi left many families stranded.
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VIDEO: China shows off 14 baby pandas

Tuesday, September 24th 2013, 13:55

A group of 14 artificially-bred panda cubs have been put on display in China's Sichuan province.
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China 'unblocks' Twitter and others

Tuesday, September 24th 2013, 11:49
related places: Shanghai

China is about to unblock access to websites including Twitter and Facebook in one area of Shanghai.
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China ex-banker tried for forgery

Tuesday, September 24th 2013, 8:23

The trial has begun in China of a former banker suspected of purchasing dozens of properties under fake identities, state media report.
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Bo Xilai appealing against life term

Monday, September 23rd 2013, 13:29

China's disgraced former top politician Bo Xilai is appealing against his life sentence for corruption and abuse of power, reports say.
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VIDEO: Typhoon Usagi kills 25 in China

Monday, September 23rd 2013, 12:27

At least 25 people died in Guangdong province of south China as Typhoon Usagi struck, the government has said.
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China media: Bo Xilai's sentence

Monday, September 23rd 2013, 8:13
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

China's state media praise disgraced politician Bo Xilai's sentencing as a victory against corruption, while Hong Kong papers see the trial as part of a factional struggle in the ruling party.
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China manufacturing growth speeds up

Monday, September 23rd 2013, 5:40

China's manufacturing activity picked up speed in September, an initial survey by HSBC shows, adding to signs of a rebound in its economy.
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VIDEO: Bo Xilai found guilty of corruption

Sunday, September 22nd 2013, 15:25

A Chinese court has found disgraced former top politician Bo Xilai guilty of bribery, embezzlement and abuse of power.
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Bo Xilai found guilty of corruption

Sunday, September 22nd 2013, 4:48

A Chinese court sentences disgraced former top politician Bo Xilai to life after finding him guilty of abuse of power, corruption and bribery.
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Admiration lingers for Bo Xilai in China's Chongqing

Friday, September 20th 2013, 21:09
related places: Chongqing

Admiration for Bo Xilai in the Chinese city he governed
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Weibo anger 'shared faster than joy'

Friday, September 20th 2013, 8:55
related places: Weibo

Anger spreads faster online than other emotions such as joy, an analysis of the Chinese social network Weibo reveals.
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Could Bo Xilai be housed in China's 'luxury' prison?

Friday, September 20th 2013, 0:51

Could Bo Xilai be sent to China's 'luxury' prison?
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Why taste for luxury fuels China corruption

Thursday, September 19th 2013, 4:12

The taste for luxury which fuels China corruption
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China to issue Bo Xilai verdict

Wednesday, September 18th 2013, 11:10
related places: Jinan, Shandong

A Chinese court says it will announce a verdict in the case of disgraced former top politician Bo Xilai on Sunday, 22 September.
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Chinese house prices continue rising

Wednesday, September 18th 2013, 6:45

Property prices in China rose for an eighth straight month in August, despite government efforts to cool the market.
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Woman survives 15 days in China well

Wednesday, September 18th 2013, 5:14

A woman is taken to hospital after surviving 15 days trapped down an abandoned well in central China, state media report.
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Novartis hit by China bribery claims

Wednesday, September 18th 2013, 3:33

Novartis says that it is investigating claims its eye care unit Alcon bribed doctors in over 200 hospitals in China to promote its lens implants.
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China unveils electric car subsidies

Wednesday, September 18th 2013, 1:16

China unveils a new round of subsidies for fuel-efficient vehicles in a bid to combat rising air pollution in its major cities.
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China interrogators put on trial

Tuesday, September 17th 2013, 13:41

Six Chinese Communist Party officials are on trial for causing the death of a man who drowned after his head was repeatedly plunged in icy water during an investigation.
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Beijing airport blast trial begins

Tuesday, September 17th 2013, 9:13

China begins the trial of a man in a wheelchair who detonated a small device at Beijing International Airport in July, state media report.
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Danone hit by China bribery claims

Tuesday, September 17th 2013, 1:42
related countries: France France

A baby food brand owned by France's Danone says it is investigating claims the company bribed hospital staff in China to promote its products.
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China toddler death suspect tried

Monday, September 16th 2013, 8:49
related places: Beijing

A Chinese man accused of throwing a toddler to the ground during a parking space row, leading to her death, has been put on trial in Beijing, state media report.
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VIDEO: Stranded Chinese tourists return

Sunday, September 15th 2013, 19:10
related countries: South Korea South Korea

Hundreds of passengers left stranded when their luxury Chinese cruise liner was detained in South Korea have begun arriving home.
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Chinese cruise passengers evacuated

Sunday, September 15th 2013, 7:24
related countries: South Korea South Korea

Passengers stuck on board a Chinese cruise ship held in South Korea over a legal dispute are being evacuated and flown back to China, officials say.
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Dispute strands China luxury liner

Saturday, September 14th 2013, 15:23
related countries: South Korea South Korea

A ship described as China's first luxury cruise liner is stranded at a port in South Korea because of a legal dispute in China.
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Death penalty for Xinjiang attackers

Friday, September 13th 2013, 3:47
related places: Xinjiang

A Chinese court sentences three men to death over violence in Xinjiang that left 35 people dead, state media say.
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China steps up fight on pollution

Thursday, September 12th 2013, 15:10

China announces new plans to control the use of coal to combat dangerous levels of air pollution in its major cities.
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Tomb of China 'female premier' found

Thursday, September 12th 2013, 10:29

Archaeologists discover the tomb of China's "female prime minister", Shangguan Wan'er, who was killed in a palace coup in 710 AD.
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Louvre fears mass ticket scam

Thursday, September 12th 2013, 9:49
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

The Louvre museum in Paris calls in the police amid fears thousands of fake tickets have been sent in from China.
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VIDEO: Brutal reality of China's urbanisation

Wednesday, September 11th 2013, 22:10

China's government planning to move 100m people from rural areas to cities in the next 10 years, but many Chinese feel abandoned or intimidated by the change.
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Panda diplomacy sparks Belgium row

Wednesday, September 11th 2013, 17:04
related countries: Belgium Belgium, France France

China's loan of two giant pandas to Belgium triggers a row, after it emerges the bears will go to a zoo in the French-speaking part of the country.
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China economy 'at crucial stage'

Wednesday, September 11th 2013, 12:52

China's Premier Li Keqiang says the country's economy is at a "crucial" stage, as he pledges to promote growth by improving the investment climate for foreign companies.
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Property mogul tops China rich list

Wednesday, September 11th 2013, 7:27

The founder of property developer Dalian Wanda tops an annual ranking of China's richest people for the first time with a personal fortune of $22bn (£14bn).
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Japan: 'No dispute' over islands

Wednesday, September 11th 2013, 7:14
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan tightens security around disputed islands and restates its ownership, a year after its nationalisation of the islands triggered a bitter row with China.
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Surgery for boy in eye-gouge case

Tuesday, September 10th 2013, 10:03

The six-year-old Chinese boy whose eyes were gouged out has begun surgery for prosthetic eye implants.
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China factory output beats estimates

Tuesday, September 10th 2013, 7:00

China's industrial production rises more than expected in August, the latest indication that the world's second-largest economy may be on the mend.
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China issues tough online rules

Monday, September 9th 2013, 12:56

Chinese officials have issued new guidelines that could see internet users jailed for writing posts that spread rumours online, state media say.
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China school blast leaves two dead

Monday, September 9th 2013, 7:44

An explosion outside a school in southern China kills at least two people and injures several others, state media say.
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Thai plane skids off Bangkok runway

Monday, September 9th 2013, 4:00
related countries: Thailand Thailand
related places: Bangkok

A Thai Airways plane arriving from China skids off the runway at Bangkok's main international airport, injuring 14 people.
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VIDEO: Can China help save Greece?

Monday, September 9th 2013, 3:57
related countries: Greece Greece

A growing business relationship is developing between China and crisis-ridden Greece, where unemployment is at a record high.
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Chinese exports strong in August

Monday, September 9th 2013, 3:10

China's exports rose more than expected in August, adding to hopes that the world's second-largest economy may be recovering from its recent slump.
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Can China lead Greece out of darkness?

Monday, September 9th 2013, 0:57
related countries: Greece Greece

Can Chinese investment lead Greece out of darkness?
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Chinese leader urges 'hedonism' curb

Saturday, September 7th 2013, 12:03

Wang Qishan, a member of China's politburo, wants Communist Party members to live frugally to set an example to the rest of society.
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Death for Chinese factory arsonist

Friday, September 6th 2013, 15:28

A Chinese factory worker is sentenced to death for setting fire to his former workplace, killing 14 people, in a row over unpaid wages.
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VIDEO: New Chinese helicopters wow crowds

Friday, September 6th 2013, 15:01
related places: Tianjin

China has been showing off the latest additions to its military air fleet - the new WZ10 attack helicopters at an air show Tianjin.
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Many Chinese 'cannot speak Mandarin'

Friday, September 6th 2013, 7:08

China's Education Ministry says that about 400 million people - or 30% of the population - cannot speak the national language.
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