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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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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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China and Japan leaders meet at G20

Friday, September 6th 2013, 4:55
related countries: Japan Japan

Chinese and Japanese leaders shake hands and converse briefly in an unexpected meeting at the G20, amid strained ties linked to disputed islands.
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Chinese county 'faked' economic data

Friday, September 6th 2013, 2:38

China's National Bureau of Statistics says that a county government in Yunnan province "faked" economic data.
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VIDEO: China suffers diabetes epidemic

Thursday, September 5th 2013, 11:05
related countries: United States United States

A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association suggests 114 million adults are living with diabetes in China - the highest number of diabetics in the world.
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Chinese airline fleets 'to triple'

Thursday, September 5th 2013, 10:22
related countries: United States United States

China's airlines are likely to triple the size of their fleets over the next 20 years, US airline giant Boeing forecasts in its annual sales outlook.
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China jails 'smiling official' Yang

Thursday, September 5th 2013, 3:41

A Chinese official who caused an outcry by grinning at the scene of a bus crash has been given a 14-year jail sentence for corruption, state media say.
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Toxic spill kills fish in China

Wednesday, September 4th 2013, 14:05
related places: Hubei

Chinese authorities recover 100 tonnes (220,000lb) of poisoned fish from a river in central Hubei province, state media report.
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VIDEO: Vision hope for China eye-gouge boy

Wednesday, September 4th 2013, 12:18

Chinese police have said a six-year-old boy whose eyes were gouged out, may have been attacked by his aunt. Doctors are hoping to give him artificial eyes to restore some limited sight.
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How real is China's anti-corruption campaign?

Wednesday, September 4th 2013, 12:11

How far will China's anti-corruption campaign go?
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Man 'drowned by China investigators'

Wednesday, September 4th 2013, 10:06

A Chinese official who died during interrogation was allegedly drowned by Communist Party investigators, a state-run newspaper reports.
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Aunt named suspect in eye-gouge case

Wednesday, September 4th 2013, 9:56

Chinese police say a six-year-old boy whose eyes were gouged out may have been attacked by his late aunt, state media report.
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VIDEO: 'I woke up with a Chinese accent'

Tuesday, September 3rd 2013, 21:55

A woman from Plymouth who developed a Chinese-sounding accent after being rushed to hospital with a migraine says she has accepted that her local accent may never return.
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China bans officials' mooncake buy

Tuesday, September 3rd 2013, 19:43

China bans officials from using public funds to buy mooncakes, the traditional pastries offered as gifts during the Mid-Autumn Festival.
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China sacks former energy chief

Tuesday, September 3rd 2013, 7:49

China sacks Jiang Jiemin, responsible for overseeing state-owned companies and a former energy chief, amid a corruption probe, Chinese media say.
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VIDEO: China graft probe into top official

Monday, September 2nd 2013, 12:21

Chinese authorities have announced a corruption investigation into Jiang Jiemin, the head of the commission that oversees state-owned companies.
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Yahoo ceases services in China

Monday, September 2nd 2013, 12:01

Internet giant Yahoo closed its news and community services in China at the weekend, according to local media.
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VIDEO: Malaysian minorities missing out

Monday, September 2nd 2013, 3:30
related countries: India India, Malaysia Malaysia

Some students from Malaysia's ethnic Chinese and Indian communities have missed out on university places, despite achieving top grades in their exams.
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China manufacturing at 16-month high

Monday, September 2nd 2013, 0:42

China's manufacturing activity picks up speed in August, hitting a 16-month high, allaying some fears of a sharp slowdown in its economy.
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China graft probe into top official

Sunday, September 1st 2013, 6:07

Chinese authorities announce a corruption investigation into Jiang Jiemin, the head of the commission that oversees state-owned companies.
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VIDEO: Shanghai chemical leak 'kills 15'

Sunday, September 1st 2013, 0:32
related places: Shanghai

An investigation is underway into a chemical leak that killed 15 people in China's commercial hub of Shanghai, according to China's official news agency.
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China chemical leak 'kills 15'

Saturday, August 31st 2013, 7:11
related places: Shanghai

A leak of liquid ammonia from a refrigeration unit in the Chinese city of Shanghai has killed 15 people, China's official news agency reports.
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Mexico ships finest tequila to China

Friday, August 30th 2013, 22:16

Mexico's agriculture ministry says drinks firms have shipped their first load of fine 100% blue agave tequila to China.
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Robson beaten by Li at US Open

Friday, August 30th 2013, 17:25
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

British number one Laura Robson is beaten 6-2 7-5 by China's Li Na in the third round of the US Open.
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Trial for China 'smiling official'

Friday, August 30th 2013, 15:39

A Chinese official who sparked an outcry after images showed him grinning at the scene of a fatal bus crash pleaded guilty at his trial for corruption.
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China's Sinopec signs Egypt oil deal

Friday, August 30th 2013, 2:28
related countries: Egypt Egypt, United States United States

China Petrochemical Corporation, also known as Sinopec, agrees to buy a 33% stake in the Egyptian oil and gas business of US firm Apache Corporation.
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VIDEO: Child in Chinese high-rise rescue

Friday, August 30th 2013, 1:58

A four-year-old boy has had an extraordinary escape in the city of Qinqyuan in southern China.
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Google exec poached by Chinese rival

Thursday, August 29th 2013, 12:35
related places: Xiaomi

A top Google executive leaves for Chinese firm Xiaomi, as co-founder Sergey Brin confirms he is "living apart" from his wife.
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Philippine leader cancels China trip

Thursday, August 29th 2013, 11:14
related countries: Philippines Philippines
related places: Beijing

Philippine President Benigno Aquino cancels a planned trip to attend a trade fair in China upon Beijing's request, officials say.
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VIDEO: Syria: Concern over military action

Wednesday, August 28th 2013, 18:34
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria

BBC Diplomatic Correspondent James Robbins reports on growing international concern about military action against Syria, particularly in Russia and China.
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Chinese general's son denies rape

Wednesday, August 28th 2013, 16:22

Li Tianyi, the son of high-profile Chinese army general Li Shuangjiang, denies rape in a case that has caused public outrage.
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Young boy's eyes gouged out in China

Wednesday, August 28th 2013, 11:50

Police in China offer a reward for information leading to the arrest of a woman suspected of gouging out a six-year-old boy's eyes.
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China probes PetroChina executives

Wednesday, August 28th 2013, 3:15

Chinese authorities are investigating three senior executives of state-owned energy firm PetroChina over "severe breaches of discipline".
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China hit by 'biggest' cyber-attack

Tuesday, August 27th 2013, 11:53

China says it has been hit by a large distributed denial of service attack targeting ".cn" websites.
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China rules out islands talks

Tuesday, August 27th 2013, 6:28
related countries: Japan Japan

China rules out a top-level meeting with Japan to discuss a territorial dispute in the East China Sea, accusing Tokyo of "empty talk".
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China confirms arrest of Briton

Tuesday, August 27th 2013, 6:23
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Police in China confirm the arrest of a British investigator and his wife over the alleged illegal trafficking of personal data.
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VIDEO: 'Worst China floods for a century'

Tuesday, August 27th 2013, 3:05

Parts of China are suffering from their worst flooding in more than century, according to state media.
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VIDEO: 'No leniency' call for Bo Xilai

Monday, August 26th 2013, 12:59

The trial of former top Chinese politician Bo Xilai has ended, with prosecutors calling for "no leniency" to be shown.
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Pair detained over slipper dispute

Monday, August 26th 2013, 11:31

Two women claim a dispute over slippers has left them unable to leave a Chinese city.
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'No leniency' call as Bo trial ends

Monday, August 26th 2013, 9:43

Prosecutors say there should be no leniency shown as the trial of former top Chinese politician Bo Xilai for corruption and abuse of power concludes.
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Man kills four in China knife attack

Monday, August 26th 2013, 3:48
related places: Chengdu

A man has killed at least four people and left 11 injured in a knife attack in the Chinese city of Chengdu, in Sichuan province.
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Police chief lying, says Bo Xilai

Sunday, August 25th 2013, 14:31
related places: Jinan

Former top Chinese politician Bo Xilai accuses his ex-police chief of telling lies, on the fourth day of his corruption trial in Jinan.
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China's Bo Xilai admits 'mistakes'

Saturday, August 24th 2013, 15:10

Former top Chinese politician Bo Xilai admits he "made mistakes", but continues to deny charges of abuse of office and embezzlement.
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Rickshaw rider's farewell to England

Friday, August 23rd 2013, 23:03
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Chinese man on rickshaw journey around the world to Rio Olympics
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China gripped by Bo Xilai trial

Friday, August 23rd 2013, 20:52

China's 'show trial' reads like a Hollywood script
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Bo rejects 'insane' wife's testimony

Friday, August 23rd 2013, 14:59

Former top politician Bo Xilai dismisses his wife's testimony and claims she is insane, in an unusually dramatic trial that has captivated China.
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China's arsenic risk estimated

Friday, August 23rd 2013, 9:11

Nearly 20 million people in China could be exposed to water contaminated with arsenic, a new analysis suggests.
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Eli Lilly faces China bribery claims

Friday, August 23rd 2013, 4:15
related countries: United States United States

US drugmaker Eli Lilly says it is "deeply concerned" by claims that it bribed doctors to prescribe its drugs.
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China policeman sacked over infant

Friday, August 23rd 2013, 3:04

A Chinese policeman who grabbed an infant from the arms of her father and threw her to the ground is sacked from the force and formally arrested.
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VIDEO: Bo Xilai denies bribery at trial

Thursday, August 22nd 2013, 21:46
related places: Jinan

Disgraced Chinese politician Bo Xilai has fought back in court against charges of bribery on the opening day of the country's biggest political trial in decades.
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