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UN set for South China Sea challenge

Tuesday, July 7th 2015, 8:20
related countries: Philippines Philippines

A UN tribunal is to begin deliberating whether it can hear a legal challenge over territorial claims in the South China Sea.
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Zimbabwe elephants flown to China

Monday, July 6th 2015, 13:28
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

At least 20 elephants from Zimbabwe are transported to China to be settled in a game reserve, after a controversial sale.
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Chinese tourists to Turkey warned

Monday, July 6th 2015, 8:47
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Istanbul

China gives safety advice to its nationals in Turkey after protests over the treatment of ethnic Uighur Muslims in Xinjiang.
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Clinton accuses China of hacking US

Sunday, July 5th 2015, 0:04
related countries: United States United States

US presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton accuses China of hacking US computers and stealing commercial secrets and government information.
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Six dead in China factory collapse

Saturday, July 4th 2015, 17:24

A shoe factory collapses in eastern China, killing six workers, according to Chinese state media.
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Dealers to prop up China shares

Saturday, July 4th 2015, 15:15

Top Chinese brokerages promise to spend at least $20bn on shares to halt the slide in the stock market, which has fallen sharply in recent weeks.
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VIDEO: Trillions lost on China stock market

Friday, July 3rd 2015, 21:51

China's Shanghai Composite index has slumped about 30% since mid-June, wiping out most of this year's gains
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China firm 'must approve pregnancies'

Friday, July 3rd 2015, 11:05

A Chinese firm reportedly plans to ask employees to seek approval before getting pregnant, provoking scorn in the state-run press and on social media.
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China to probe market manipulation

Friday, July 3rd 2015, 6:36

China will investigate suspected manipulation of the stock market, which has fallen dramatically in the past few weeks, state media report.
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Airbus plans new China plant

Friday, July 3rd 2015, 0:49

Airbus has signed a deal for its second factory in China, further expanding its growing relationship with the world's second largest economy.
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Thousands attend HK democracy rally

Wednesday, July 1st 2015, 15:13
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Tens of thousands of people in Hong Kong attend a pro-democracy rally to mark the 18th anniversary of Britain handing the territory back to China.
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China passes sweeping security law

Wednesday, July 1st 2015, 8:42

China passes a wide-ranging and controversial new national security law, tightening control of areas including cyber space among other areas.
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VIDEO: Fighting for a free press in HK

Tuesday, June 30th 2015, 22:32
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Thousands of people are expected to take to the streets on Wednesday during the annual pro-democracy protest that marks Hong Kong's return to China.
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China climate change plan unveiled

Tuesday, June 30th 2015, 13:19

China - the world's largest emitter of greenhouse gases - has announced details of its climate action plan.
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China 'to set out climate pledges'

Tuesday, June 30th 2015, 3:24

China is set to reveal how much it will cut carbon emissions by beyond 2020, says Premier Li Keqiang during a visit to Europe.
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The Brazilian who wants China to go west

Tuesday, June 30th 2015, 0:27
related countries: Botswana Botswana

The Brazilian selling Chinese phones at home
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Pop star Rihanna's designer of choice

Monday, June 29th 2015, 10:29

How the pop singer put the spotlight on a Chinese designer
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China-led global bank takes shape

Monday, June 29th 2015, 5:13

China hosts the signing ceremony of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, a new international financial institution set to rival the World Bank.
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Rupp qualifies for World Champs

Sunday, June 28th 2015, 20:07
related countries: United States United States

American Galen Rupp qualifies to run in the 5,000m and the 10,000m at the 2015 World Athletics Championships in China.
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China 0-1 USA

Saturday, June 27th 2015, 2:03
related countries: Canada Canada, Germany Germany, United States United States
related places: Ottawa

Captain Carli Lloyd scores the winner as USA beat China in Ottawa to set up a semi-final with Germany on Tuesday.
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$3bn of China's lottery 'misused'

Friday, June 26th 2015, 13:20

Investigators in China uncover evidence that $3bn from funds raised by the government-run lottery between 2012 and 2014 were misused.
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Shares in China broker soar on debut

Friday, June 26th 2015, 6:53

Shares in China's third biggest brokerage, Guotai Junan Securities, soar on their debut after the firm raises $4.8bn in China's biggest IPO since 2010.
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China 'top suspect' in US cyber hack

Friday, June 26th 2015, 4:14
related countries: United States United States

The head of US intelligence says that China is the "leading suspect" in a huge data breach of US government personnel files.
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VIDEO: White Horse Village: 'Divided families'

Friday, June 26th 2015, 3:41

For a decade, our China Editor Carrie Gracie has followed the fortunes of one rural community being transformed into a city.
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Why is China's female prison population growing?

Thursday, June 25th 2015, 10:42

Why is China's female prison population growing?
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Nepal secures millions in quake aid

Thursday, June 25th 2015, 9:02
related countries: India India, Nepal Nepal

India pledges $1 billion (£640m) in aid for Nepal's earthquake reconstruction efforts, while China says it will provide about $500 million.
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US raises cyber concerns with China

Thursday, June 25th 2015, 1:00
related countries: United States United States
related places: White House

President Barack Obama has raised continuing US concerns over China's cyber activities, says the White House, at the end of two days of talks.
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'I am a painter': A Chinese man's plea for love

Wednesday, June 24th 2015, 21:58

One man's appeal for love - and against status obsession
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In pictures: China rice paddy art

Wednesday, June 24th 2015, 11:06

Chinese farmers create vivid 3D murals on rice paddy fields
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China 'seizes 40-year-old meat'

Wednesday, June 24th 2015, 10:59

Chinese authorities seize more than 100,000 tonnes of smuggled meat - some of it more than 40 years old, according to state media.
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Xinjiang checkpoint attack 'kills 18'

Wednesday, June 24th 2015, 10:20
related countries: United States United States
related places: Xinjiang

At least 18 people are killed in the Chinese region of Xinjiang during a clash at a police checkpoint, a US media report says.
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Australia to join China-led bank

Wednesday, June 24th 2015, 7:04
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Australia Australia

Australia says it will join a China-led infrastructure bank as a founding member, contributing 930m Australian dollars over five years.
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China in baby milk powder recall

Wednesday, June 24th 2015, 3:20

China's food safety watchdog asks three local milk producers to recall infant formula powder found to contain high levels of nitrate, state media report.
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Mushroom 'helps keep fat off'

Wednesday, June 24th 2015, 2:44
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

A mushroom used for centuries in Chinese medicine reduces weight gain in animals, say researchers in Taiwan.
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VIDEO: What the world thinks of China v US

Wednesday, June 24th 2015, 1:04
related countries: United States United States

The United States and China currently have the world's biggest economies but which country does the rest of the world think will dominate in future?
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'Pregnancy wi-fi' causes controversy

Tuesday, June 23rd 2015, 11:52

Two Chinese tech firms have clashed over a new wireless router with a special setting for pregnant women.
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China factory activity shrinks again

Tuesday, June 23rd 2015, 3:04

Factory activity in the world's second largest economy, China, contracts for a fourth month in a row in June, but the sector did show signs of stabilising.
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VIDEO: US 'concerned' about China projects

Monday, June 22nd 2015, 22:44
related countries: United States United States
related places: South China

State Department spokesman John Kirby warns that China's possible militarisation of islands in South China sea is 'not good for anybody'
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VIDEO: Chinese respond to 'rude' stereotype

Monday, June 22nd 2015, 19:13

Tourists from China on perceptions of their manners
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Dog meat festival under way amid row

Monday, June 22nd 2015, 12:18

An annual dog-meat festival in south-west China is taking place on Monday amid uproar from animal rights activists.
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VIDEO: Protests at China dog meat festival

Monday, June 22nd 2015, 12:02
related places: Yulin

Protests over the health and safety of the dog meat trade take place in Yulin, southern China, where a traditional festival is taking place.
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Italy seeks 300 over China 'fraud'

Sunday, June 21st 2015, 2:44
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Milan

Italian prosecutors want to indict the Bank of China's Milan branch and almost 300 people over a money-laundering scheme.
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VIDEO: China's brand new islands

Sunday, June 21st 2015, 0:04

China has been building new islands in the South China Sea to the alarm of its neighbours.
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Hundreds attack China police station

Saturday, June 20th 2015, 10:56
related places: Hunan

Police in central China arrest 13 people after an attack on a police station in Hunan province by hundreds of villagers.
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China to rent Russian land for crops

Friday, June 19th 2015, 15:31
related countries: Russia Russia

A Chinese company is in talks with Russia about renting up to 115,000 hectares of land in eastern Siberia for farming.
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Hershey cuts sales forecast and jobs

Friday, June 19th 2015, 14:12
related countries: United States United States
related places: Hershey

US chocolate firm Hershey trims its annual sales growth forecast, and cuts 300 jobs, blaming weak sales in China.
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China stocks in worst week since 2008

Friday, June 19th 2015, 8:56

Chinese stock markets suffered their worst week since 2008, with prices hit by a flurry of IPOs and concerns about stricter trading rules.
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US and China try to build alliances

Thursday, June 18th 2015, 21:32
related countries: United States United States

China-US fight over chairs and power
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How Beijing residents are outing smokers

Thursday, June 18th 2015, 19:52
related places: Beijing

A message board is being used to post photos of smokers defying a citywide ban
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HK lawmakers shun Beijing poll plan

Thursday, June 18th 2015, 15:50
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong
related places: Beijing

Legislators in Hong Kong reject a controversial Beijing-backed election reform proposal, after a day of impassioned debate.
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VIDEO: HK election reforms rejected

Thursday, June 18th 2015, 13:05
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong
related places: Beijing

Legislators in Hong Kong have rejected a controversial Beijing-backed election reform package that sparked mass protests last year.
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VIDEO: House washed away in China floods

Thursday, June 18th 2015, 9:30
related places: Hubei

Chinese TV footage shows houses washed away and people rescued after torrential rainfall caused flooding in China's Hubei and Jiangsu province.
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VIDEO: China to crack down on Uighur runaways

Wednesday, June 17th 2015, 22:51

The Chinese government has pledged to crack down on Uighurs who, it says, are escaping and signing up with Islamic State.
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VIDEO: Giant crane collapse in China

Wednesday, June 17th 2015, 15:27

A crane collapses in the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region of southern China after heavy rains hit the area.
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China deports UK investigator couple

Wednesday, June 17th 2015, 11:07
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British investigator and his wife who were jailed in China as part of the GSK corruption scandal have been deported back to the UK, their son says.
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Heavy metal art for Ai Weiwei show

Tuesday, June 16th 2015, 10:18

A monumental work by Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei will be the heaviest sculpture ever shown at the Royal Academy of Arts.
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China to 'complete' land reclamation

Tuesday, June 16th 2015, 5:28

China will complete a series of controversial land reclamation projects in the South China Sea "soon", the foreign ministry says.
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China ‘deserves credit’ for renewables

Monday, June 15th 2015, 21:03

China should be given more credit for its investment in clean electricity, the head of the International Energy Agency says.
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China's teenage spin doctors

Monday, June 15th 2015, 17:48

Chinese university places unusual job ad
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Snowden 'smeared by UK officials'

Monday, June 15th 2015, 16:04
related countries: Russia Russia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Claims that Russia and China have accessed documents stolen by whistleblower Edward Snowden are a "smear" by UK "cowards", a journalist says.
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China revises down Yangtze survivors

Monday, June 15th 2015, 9:17

Chinese authorities say only 12 people survived the Yangtze River cruise ship disaster, not 14 as originally thought.
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Ex PetroChina vice-chairman charged

Monday, June 15th 2015, 6:48

The former vice-chairman of China's biggest state-owned oil and gas producer, PetroChina, is being charged with corruption.
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UK spies 'moved over Snowden files'

Sunday, June 14th 2015, 17:18
related countries: Russia Russia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK intelligence agents have been moved because Russia and China have information from files stolen by whistleblower Edward Snowden, a newspaper claims.
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Hackers 'hit US military data'

Saturday, June 13th 2015, 1:33
related countries: United States United States

Hackers with suspected links to China appear to have accessed sensitive data on US intelligence and military personnel, officials say.
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The fall of Zhou Yongkang

Friday, June 12th 2015, 23:32

The fall of one of China's most powerful men
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China jails top leader for corruption

Thursday, June 11th 2015, 15:11

China's former security chief Zhou Yongkang is jailed for life, the most senior politician to face corruption charges under Communist rule.
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China children 'pesticide deaths'

Thursday, June 11th 2015, 12:04

Police are investigating the apparent pesticide poisoning of four abandoned siblings in rural south-west China.
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BP: Demand for energy 'slowing'

Wednesday, June 10th 2015, 15:12

The growth in global demand for energy sources like oil and gas has slowed to late-90s levels, largely due to China's refocusing on energy alternatives, a BP report suggests.
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Aung San Suu Kyi arrives in China

Wednesday, June 10th 2015, 10:26

Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar's opposition leader, arrives in China for the first time at a time of tension between the two countries.
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China shares down on MSCI delay

Wednesday, June 10th 2015, 9:31
related countries: United States United States
related places: Market

Mainland Chinese shares close lower on Wednesday after the US index provider MSCI held off including China-listed shares in a key benchmark index
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Alibaba boss in US charm offensive

Tuesday, June 9th 2015, 19:51
related countries: United States United States

The boss of the Chinese internet firm Alibaba, Jack Ma, tells the US "we need more American products for China".
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Chinese 'to release' UK investigator

Tuesday, June 9th 2015, 15:43
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British company investigator Peter Humphrey is to be released early from a Chinese jail, according to reports.
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High stakes in China's gaokao exam

Tuesday, June 9th 2015, 12:57

Stories from China's high-stakes examination
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Five dead in China 'mass shooting'

Tuesday, June 9th 2015, 7:23
related places: Hebei

Four people and a suspected gunman die and several are injured in a rare shooting in a village in China's Hebei province, state media report.
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Chinese armpit hair competition triggers online debate

Monday, June 8th 2015, 20:44

The competition that sparked an armpit hair debate in China
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DNA collected from China ship dead

Monday, June 8th 2015, 10:55

China completes the DNA collection needed to identify the 432 bodies recovered so far from the Yangtze boat disaster.
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China exports fall for a third month

Monday, June 8th 2015, 3:22

Exports in the world's second largest economy, China, fall for a third consecutive month in May, showing slowing demand.
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China sees greenhouse gas 'progress'

Sunday, June 7th 2015, 23:43
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

China's greenhouse gas emissions could start to decline within 10 years, says a London School of Economics report.
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VIDEO: China ship capsize victims mourned

Sunday, June 7th 2015, 16:50

Rescuers and relatives of those who died when a Chinese cruise ship capsized on the River Yangtze have gathered to mourn their loss.
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Ceremonies held for China ship dead

Sunday, June 7th 2015, 11:58

Mourning ceremonies are held to remember the hundreds of people who died in Monday's Yangtze cruise ship disaster.
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Canada Women 1-0 China Women

Sunday, June 7th 2015, 6:48
related countries: Canada Canada

Christine Sinclair scores a late penalty for hosts Canada as they beat China in the first game of the Women's World Cup.
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Hundreds more China ship dead found

Saturday, June 6th 2015, 7:16

The Chinese authorities put the death toll from the Yangtze River cruise ship disaster at 396 as emergency workers continue to search the vessel.
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US facing 'dedicated' hacking enemy

Friday, June 5th 2015, 18:34
related countries: United States United States

The US says it faces a "dedicated adversary" and an "ever evolving threat" to the nation's cyber security, after a major data breach.
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Relatives demand China ship answers

Friday, June 5th 2015, 17:35

Relatives of the 400 people missing, feared dead, after their ship capsized on China's Yangtze River express their anger at government officials.
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Suu Kyi to visit China next week

Friday, June 5th 2015, 15:06

Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar's opposition leader, will visit China for the first time next week at a time of tension between the two countries.
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VIDEO: View from Yangtze as recovery begins

Friday, June 5th 2015, 14:11

The Chinese authorities begin recovering the bodies of victims after successfully righting the capsized ship.
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VIDEO: China police block BBC filming at protest

Friday, June 5th 2015, 12:40

Relatives of missing passengers who were on board the Chinese cruise ship that sank on Monday stage a protest.
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China rights capsized Yangtze ship

Friday, June 5th 2015, 4:50

Chinese salvagers right cruise ship the Eastern Star, which capsized in the Yangtze River, but more than 300 people are still missing.
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VIDEO: Hong Kong holds Tiananmen memorial

Thursday, June 4th 2015, 23:28
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong
related places: Beijing

Commemorations are held in Hong Kong to mark 26 years since the pro-democracy demonstrations in Beijing's Tiananmen Square.
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VIDEO: Recovery work begins on China ship

Thursday, June 4th 2015, 23:18

John Sudworth is given access to see the recovery operation of the ship which capsized on China's Yangtze River.
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China rescuers find dozens of bodies

Thursday, June 4th 2015, 13:20

Rescuers pull dozens of bodies from a capsized cruise ship in China's Yangtze River, as authorities promise "no cover-up" over the disaster.
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Why did cruise ship capsize?

Thursday, June 4th 2015, 8:47

Why did Chinese cruise ship capsize in Yangtze?
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China boat relatives in angry protest

Thursday, June 4th 2015, 4:29

Relatives of some of the hundreds missing after a boat capsized on China's Yangtze River break through police cordons at the site as they protest against a lack of information.
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VIDEO: China ship relatives' 'anger rising'

Thursday, June 4th 2015, 3:08

Relatives of some of the nearly 400 people missing after a cruise ship capsized on China's Yangtze River have staged a protest near the sinking site.
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Hopes fade in Yangtze boat rescue

Wednesday, June 3rd 2015, 15:10

Divers spend the night searching a cruise ship which capsized in China's Yangtze River, but the death toll rises to 18 and hundreds are still missing.
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VIDEO: Forensic teams gather at Yangtze site

Wednesday, June 3rd 2015, 6:11

John Sudworth watches as the Chinese authorities prepare to recover bodies from a capsized boat on the Yangtze River.
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'Race against time' in China capsize

Tuesday, June 2nd 2015, 23:04

Chinese rescuers are in a "race against time" to find survivors among hundreds of people missing in a capsized cruise ship on the Yangtze River.
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