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VIDEO: Dark by day in smog-filled Beijing

Tuesday, December 8th 2015, 23:46
related places: Beijing

Schools in Beijing are closed and outdoor construction halted as the Chinese capital's first ever pollution "red alert" comes into effect.
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The Chinese man fighting Islamic State

Tuesday, December 8th 2015, 22:00

The Chinese man fighting Islamic State
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US spy plane deployed to Singapore

Tuesday, December 8th 2015, 10:35
related countries: Singapore Singapore, United States United States

The US deploys a US P-8 Poseidon spy plane to Singapore for the first time, amid China's increasingly assertive claims over South China Sea territory.
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Smog 'red alert' in effect in Beijing

Tuesday, December 8th 2015, 5:26
related places: Beijing

Schools in Beijing are closed and outdoor construction halted as the Chinese capital's first ever pollution "red alert" comes into effect over smog levels.
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VIDEO: Colourful anti-pollution protest in China

Monday, December 7th 2015, 13:19
related places: Beijing

Schools in Beijing are to close and outdoor construction to stop after the Chinese capital issued its first "red alert" over smog levels.
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China attack due to 'border dispute'

Monday, December 7th 2015, 7:56

Chinese authorities say an attack on a remote checkpoint in Inner Mongolia was because of a 'provincial border dispute', state media reports.
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Mob attacks northern China checkpoint

Sunday, December 6th 2015, 14:29

A large mob attacks a remote checkpoint in northern China, injuring staff, destroying buildings and making off with money and other items, state media report.
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China-Africa co-operation 'win-win'

Saturday, December 5th 2015, 20:05
related countries: South Africa South Africa

South African President Jacob Zuma says closer ties between Africa and China will be a "win-win" co-operation.
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Seven surprising numbers from China-Africa trade

Saturday, December 5th 2015, 0:57

Seven surprising Africa-China transactions
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Can Chinese migrants integrate in Africa?

Friday, December 4th 2015, 5:21

The Chinese families trying to integrate in Africa
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VIDEO: The young Chinese at home in Africa

Friday, December 4th 2015, 0:04
related countries: Zambia Zambia

Lu Cheng's family moved to Zambia from China seven years ago.
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Is China a brake on Africa's progress?

Thursday, December 3rd 2015, 0:19

What does China's slowing economy mean for Africa?
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VIDEO: Building Kenya's giant new mall

Thursday, December 3rd 2015, 0:15
related countries: Kenya Kenya
related places: Nairobi

Karen Allen visits the site of a new shopping mall being built in Nairobi, built and part-funded by a Chinese company, which is set to be the biggest in sub-Saharan Africa.
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VIDEO: Chinese separated from family in Kenya

Wednesday, December 2nd 2015, 23:45
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Chinese managers have been sent to countries like Kenya and are having to adapt to a new way of life.
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Australia weather bureau 'hacked'

Wednesday, December 2nd 2015, 10:43
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia's Bureau of Meteorology refuses to comment on reports it has been the victim of a hack, which ABC says came from China.
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What China hopes to achieve with first peacekeeping mission

Wednesday, December 2nd 2015, 0:04

China's troops winning hearts and minds in South Sudan
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VIDEO: On patrol with China’s first UN peacekeepers

Wednesday, December 2nd 2015, 0:04

For the first time a Chinese infantry battalion has been sent on a UN peacekeeping mission and more than 1,000 Chinese soldiers are currently serving in South Sudan.
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Beijing smog: The difference a month makes

Tuesday, December 1st 2015, 12:34

What a difference a month makes
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Mugabe welcomes Chinese leader

Tuesday, December 1st 2015, 11:24
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

China's President Xi Jinping arrives in Zimbabwe to a 21-gun salute, making him the most prominent global leader in many years to visit the country.
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VIDEO: China smog: 'Sky dark from air pollution'

Tuesday, December 1st 2015, 9:37

Schools and factories have been shut as large sections of northeast China are covered by hazardous smog.
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Macau's casino revenues fall by a third

Tuesday, December 1st 2015, 9:14
related countries: Macau Macau

Macau's casino revenues fall by more than a third in November from a year earlier as China's corruption crackdown continues to drive away some punters.
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Will Nigeria follow China's lead?

Monday, November 30th 2015, 23:54

Will Nigeria follow China's economic transformation?
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China's yuan gains IMF reserve status

Monday, November 30th 2015, 17:28

The International Monetary Fund announces that China's currency, the yuan, will join the fund's select group of international reserve currencies.
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Taiwan and China in spy swap

Monday, November 30th 2015, 11:26
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

Taiwan and China confirm they swapped spies in a mutual gesture of goodwill, ahead of a historic meeting between their leaders this month.
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China factory gas leak kills 10

Monday, November 30th 2015, 7:42
related places: Shandong

A gas leak at a stainless steel factory in the eastern Chinese province of Shandong has killed 10 people and poisoned seven others, authorities say.
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VIDEO: The 'biggest' solar farm in the world

Monday, November 30th 2015, 0:37

China produces two-thirds of the world's solar panels. The BBC's China Editor Carrie Gracie explains the country's plans for solar energy.
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Beijing issues severe smog warning

Sunday, November 29th 2015, 11:32
related places: Beijing

Authorities in the Chinese capital Beijing issue their highest smog alert so far this year after pollution readings reach 17 times safe levels.
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VIDEO: Why did Miss World contender get flight ban?

Friday, November 27th 2015, 9:22
related countries: Canada Canada, Hong Kong Hong Kong

Canada's Miss World contender says she was barred from boarding a plane from Hong Kong to the China city hosting this year's pageant.
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Miss World Canada 'barred from China'

Friday, November 27th 2015, 8:19
related countries: Canada Canada, Hong Kong Hong Kong

Canada's Miss World contender says she was barred from boarding a plane from Hong Kong to the Chinese city hosting this year's pageant.
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Prominent Chinese activist jailed

Friday, November 27th 2015, 7:26

Leading Chinese rights activist Yang Maodong is jailed for six years for disturbing public order with a newspaper protest.
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China journalist released from jail

Thursday, November 26th 2015, 13:45

Chinese journalist, Gao Yu, will be allowed to serve her sentence for leaking state secrets outside jail on medical grounds, state media say.
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China robot event pulls Beijing crowds

Wednesday, November 25th 2015, 9:38
related places: Beijing

The World Robot Conference in Beijing has drawn big crowds to its showcase of "jiqiren", or "machine people".
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Fifa probes second HK-China booing

Wednesday, November 25th 2015, 3:49
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Fifa is investigates the Hong Kong Football Association after fans booed the national anthem during a match against China, despite a previous warning.
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'Flamethrowers used' in Xinjiang raid

Monday, November 23rd 2015, 16:50
related places: Xinjiang

A Chinese military newspaper gives graphic details of a raid in Xinjiang province against suspected militants.
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VIDEO: Shanghai's American Chinese restaurant

Monday, November 23rd 2015, 1:08
related countries: United States United States
related places: Shanghai

Fortune Cookie is bringing the "Chinese" food served in western countries such as the US to diners in Shanghai.
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Shanghai's first American Chinese restaurant

Sunday, November 22nd 2015, 22:30
related countries: United States United States

The city's first American-style Chinese restaurant takes off
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China defiant over disputed islands

Sunday, November 22nd 2015, 16:13

China defends its construction of infrastructure on disputed islands in the South China Sea in the facing of growing opposition from some states in the region.
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China coal mine blaze kills 21

Saturday, November 21st 2015, 5:44

A fire at a mine in north-eastern China has killed 21 people, and one person is still missing, state media report.
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Miss Canada World denied entry to China contest

Friday, November 20th 2015, 22:30
related countries: Canada Canada

Canadian beauty queen shut out of Chinese contest
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China Xinjiang operation 'kills 28'

Friday, November 20th 2015, 6:55
related places: Xinjiang

Chinese security forces kill 28 people allegedly behind a deadly attack on a coal mine in Xinjiang, state media says, in the first official comment on the incident.
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IS killing of Chinese hostage: A game changer?

Thursday, November 19th 2015, 16:54
related places: Beijing

How might Beijing react after IS kills hostage?
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IS claims two more hostage killings

Thursday, November 19th 2015, 6:56
related countries: Norway Norway

Islamic State militants say they have killed two hostages - a Norwegian and a Chinese national - after demanding ransoms from their governments.
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HK fans on notice for China game

Tuesday, November 17th 2015, 4:19
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

How will fans react at Hong Kong v China football match?
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Landslide kills 25 in Chinese village

Monday, November 16th 2015, 6:30

More than 2,000 rescuers are searching for survivors in a village in eastern China, after a landslide that has killed at least 25 people.
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US B-52s fly near China-built islands

Friday, November 13th 2015, 3:09
related countries: United States United States

Two US B-52 bomber flew near Chinese-built islands in the South China Sea, despite warnings from Chinese ground control, the Pentagon says.
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VIDEO: Can Chinese films beat James Bond?

Thursday, November 12th 2015, 22:36

As the latest James Bond film, Spectre, opens in China, can the country's homegrown films hold on to the domestic market?
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Report alleges China police torture

Thursday, November 12th 2015, 4:47

Suspects in police detention in China are tortured with implements like spiked rods and torture chairs regularly to extract confessions, a report says.
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Alibaba breaks Singles Day record

Wednesday, November 11th 2015, 11:03

E-commerce giant Alibaba has broken its own record for sales on China's Singles Day, the world's biggest online shopping event.
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VIDEO: China's Singles Day sparks online spree

Wednesday, November 11th 2015, 0:26

China's "Singles Day" was originally a sort of anti-Valentine's day for the unattached, but has morphed into the biggest online shopping day of the year.
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'Worst ever' China pollution decried

Tuesday, November 10th 2015, 3:56
related places: Shenyang

Chinese state media and netizens express outrage at pollution levels in Shenyang which activists say could be the "worst ever" air quality seen in China.
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Uproar over college chastity pledge

Monday, November 9th 2015, 12:16

Chinese college faces online backlash over "commitment card" for female students.
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'Deep concern' over trade slowdown

Monday, November 9th 2015, 12:04

A "deeply concerning" slowdown in trade, particularly with China, will lead to lower global economic growth this year, the OECD says.
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VIDEO: Huge flock of geese blocks traffic

Saturday, November 7th 2015, 18:47

A flock of more than 1,000 geese have been found strolling along an expressway in China.
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China and Taiwan hold historic talks

Saturday, November 7th 2015, 11:30
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

China and Taiwan look forward to closer ties after symbolic talks in Singapore - the first between their leaders since the Chinese Civil War ended in 1949.
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VIDEO: Dramatic wingsuit display at China air show

Saturday, November 7th 2015, 10:52

More than 30 competitors took to the skies in a dramatic wingsuit display in south-west China.
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China and Vietnam pledge maritime peace

Friday, November 6th 2015, 8:40
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam

China and Vietnam pledge to be "good neighbours" and maintain peace in the South China Sea, as Chinese President Xi Jinping ends his state visit to Vietnam.
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US chief wades into South China Sea row

Thursday, November 5th 2015, 15:37
related countries: United States United States

US defence chief Ash Carter sends a pointed signal to China by visiting a US aircraft carrier in the hotly-contested South China Sea.
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Asean summit stumbles on S China Sea

Wednesday, November 4th 2015, 9:05

A meeting of South East Asian defence ministers ends without a joint statement, amid disagreement over China's activity in the South China Sea.
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Taiwan and China to hold key summit

Wednesday, November 4th 2015, 8:19
related countries: Singapore Singapore, Taiwan Taiwan

Taiwan's President Ma Ying-jeou is to hold talks with China's Xi Jinping, the first ever meeting between leaders of the two sides.
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China unveils passenger aircraft

Monday, November 2nd 2015, 14:12

China unveils its first large passenger aircraft in decades in an effort to mount a challenge to planemakers Boeing and Airbus.
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Google set for 'return' to China

Monday, November 2nd 2015, 12:15

Google plans to expand its presence in China and re-launch some of its services in the country, says its chairman.
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Xinjiang editor sacked after criticism

Monday, November 2nd 2015, 10:39
related places: Xinjiang

The editor of a regional newspaper in China's restive Xinjiang region is to be prosecuted after criticising official party policy on combating terrorism.
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China warning over two-child policy

Monday, November 2nd 2015, 9:26

China's top family planning body warns couples and officials that they must continue to obey the country's one-child policy until the law changes in March.
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What about China's single mothers?

Monday, November 2nd 2015, 8:20

Will China's two-child policy mean anything to lone mothers?
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Asian shares down on weak China PMI

Monday, November 2nd 2015, 7:13

Asian markets start the week lower as investors' confidence is dented by new manufacturing data from China.
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VIDEO: China unveils C919 passenger jet

Monday, November 2nd 2015, 6:24
related places: Shanghai

China's first large passenger aircraft to be made in the country was rolled out of the final assembly line in Shanghai on Monday.
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Chinese factory activity slows again

Sunday, November 1st 2015, 9:50

Chinese manufacturing shrinks for a third month in a row, according to the government's latest factory survey.
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China building collapse kills workers

Saturday, October 31st 2015, 8:21
related places: Henan

A two-storey building collapses in China's central Henan province killing 17 construction workers and injuring 23 others, state media reports.
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Taking stock of China's five year economic model

Friday, October 30th 2015, 21:01

Does China still need five-year plans?
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Claws out over China cat meat scandal

Friday, October 30th 2015, 19:17
related places: Tianjin

Chinese social media users express outrage at news that a "feline house" in Tianjin has been keeping cats to be sold for use as human food nationwide.
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Living under China's one-child policy

Friday, October 30th 2015, 17:12

Being a child and a parent under China’s one-child rule
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VIDEO: Two children: Burden or blessing?

Friday, October 30th 2015, 15:59

The BBC hears from students in their 20s in China about how it feels to be the only child in their families.
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Cautious welcome for China child policy

Friday, October 30th 2015, 9:32

State media have mostly welcomed news China is reforming its one-child policy, but rights groups say restrictions should be abolished altogether.
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China warns US over 'provocative acts'

Friday, October 30th 2015, 6:14
related countries: United States United States

China warns the US against "provocative acts" as the countries hold video talks days after a US ship sailed near contested South China Sea islands.
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Five numbers that sum up China's one-child policy

Thursday, October 29th 2015, 23:56

Five numbers that sum up the one-child policy
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UN panel can rule on South China Sea

Thursday, October 29th 2015, 20:06
related countries: Philippines Philippines

A Hague-based arbitration panel rules that it can hear a case brought by the Philippines in its dispute with China over islands in the South China Sea.
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China to end one-child policy

Thursday, October 29th 2015, 17:24
related places: Xinhua

China decides to end its decades-long policy of allowing couples to have only one child, increasing the number permitted to two.
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Chinese students face 'character test'

Thursday, October 29th 2015, 9:42

A professor in China's Sichuan province introduces a difficult penalty for his students - to write a new and complicated character 1,000 times.
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Shifting to a two child policy in China?

Thursday, October 29th 2015, 9:39

Can a two child policy prevent a demographic time bomb in China ?
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China to buy 130 aircraft from Airbus

Thursday, October 29th 2015, 9:36
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Beijing

China signs a $17bn contract to buy 130 aircraft from European consortium Airbus, during a visit by the German Chancellor Angela Merkel to Beijing.
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China's farm-buying runs into opposition

Thursday, October 29th 2015, 0:00
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

China's farm-buying hits opposition in New Zealand
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China media denounce US warship

Wednesday, October 28th 2015, 10:09
related countries: United States United States
related places: Beijing

Editorials in Chinese state media denounce the presence of a US warship in the South China Sea, and warn that Beijing is prepared to take action.
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VIDEO: The 'trippy' propaganda message from China that went viral

Tuesday, October 27th 2015, 20:53

The net reacts to China's 'trippy' video message
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China fury at US 'illegal' ship passage

Tuesday, October 27th 2015, 16:21
related countries: United States United States
related places: Beijing

Beijing condemns a US guided-missile destroyer's passage near disputed artificial islands in the South China Sea as an "illegal" act.
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VIDEO: Bumper crop: Six pairs of panda twins

Tuesday, October 27th 2015, 14:49

Six pairs of giant panda twins, born in China's Sichuan province, make their public debut.
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Alibaba sees revenues rise sharply

Tuesday, October 27th 2015, 12:30

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba reports a sharp rise in sales as more customers spend money through the online retailer.
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England women beat Australia in China

Tuesday, October 27th 2015, 10:53
related countries: Australia Australia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Izzy Christiansen's goal earns England's women's team a 1-0 win over Australia in the CFA International Tournament.
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US ship passes disputed China islands

Tuesday, October 27th 2015, 6:50
related countries: Spratly Islands Spratly Islands, United States United States
related places: South China, Navy

A US Navy ship has sailed close to islands built by China in the disputed waters of the South China Sea, defence officials say, in a move Beijing condemned as "illegal".
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China sets up huge 'social credit' system

Monday, October 26th 2015, 22:29

China builds huge credit scoring system
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Chinese city loses fried rice record

Monday, October 26th 2015, 15:07
related places: Yangzhou

The Chinese city of Yangzhou has its world record for cooking the largest amount of fried rice revoked after some of the dish was used as pig feed.
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Ai sets up Lego collection points

Monday, October 26th 2015, 11:18

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei sets up Lego collection points as fans offer to donate their toy bricks, following the company's refusal to supply him with a bulk order for a new exhibition.
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China rate cut fails to ignite markets

Monday, October 26th 2015, 9:16
related places: Beijing

News of the world's second largest economy, China, cutting interest rates on Friday resulted in mixed trade in the region on Monday.
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Ai Weiwei hits out at Lego ban

Sunday, October 25th 2015, 11:20

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei accuses Lego of "censorship and discrimination" after the company refused to let him use its bricks in a new exhibition.
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China wife-sharing idea sparks ire

Friday, October 23rd 2015, 21:30

Professor's controversial idea sparks online debate in China
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US shares higher on China rate cut

Friday, October 23rd 2015, 21:08
related countries: United States United States
related places: Wall Street, Friday

Shares on Wall Street rose on Friday boosted by news of China's rate cut and positive company earnings.
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Northern project has 'Chinese backing'

Friday, October 23rd 2015, 17:10
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The government's Northern Powerhouse project is gathering strength and now has "Chinese backing", Prime Minister David Cameron says.
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China 'robbing pupils of individuality'

Friday, October 23rd 2015, 11:08

A leading educationalist says China's education system needs to change or its young and economy will suffer
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Aluko scores but England women lose

Friday, October 23rd 2015, 11:08
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A first-half Eniola Aluko goal is not enough to prevent England losing 2-1 to hosts China at the CFA International Tournament.
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Xi Jinping and PM in Chequers talks

Friday, October 23rd 2015, 0:16
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Edinburgh

China's President Xi Jinping and David Cameron hold talks at Chequers - and visit a local pub - on the third day of Mr Xi's state visit to the UK.
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