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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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Women kidnapped in Malaysia rescued

Friday, May 30th 2014, 19:14
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

A Chinese tourist and Filipina hotel worker abducted from a Malaysian island resort by suspected Islamic militants have been rescued, PM Najib Razak says.
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VIDEO: Japan PM Abe urges security role

Friday, May 30th 2014, 18:54
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan's PM says his country will play a greater role in regional security and support South-East Asian countries in territorial disputes with China.
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VIDEO: Mass anti-riot drill held in Beijing

Friday, May 30th 2014, 17:07
related places: Beijing

Police in the Chinese capital Beijing held a mass anti-terrorism and anti-riot drill amid recent violent attacks across the country.
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Japan urges regional security role

Friday, May 30th 2014, 15:14
related countries: Japan Japan

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says Japan will play a "greater and more proactive role" in regional security in Asia, angering Beijing.
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VIDEO: Huge queues amid new China checks

Thursday, May 29th 2014, 16:02
related places: Beijing

Heightened security checks cause disruption and delays for commuters in the Chinese capital Beijing
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Chinese Star Wars comic unearthed

Thursday, May 29th 2014, 9:44

A Chinese comic adaptation of Star Wars is unearthed.
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Tesco finalises China retail deal

Thursday, May 29th 2014, 1:30

Tesco has finalised its joint venture with China Resources Enterprise (CRE) creating the largest food retailer in China.
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China holds Xinjiang mass sentencing

Wednesday, May 28th 2014, 13:27
related places: Xinjiang

Fifty-five people are given sentences for terrorism, separatism and murder at a stadium in China's Xinjiang region.
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Alibaba buys stake in SingPost

Wednesday, May 28th 2014, 8:38
related countries: Singapore Singapore

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba buys a 10% stake in Singapore's national postal service provider SingPost for S$312.5m ($249m; £148m).
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China to 'clean up' messaging apps

Wednesday, May 28th 2014, 1:40

Chinese authorities launch a campaign to "eliminate" malpractice on instant messaging services which have become hugely popular in the country.
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China accuses US of spying online

Tuesday, May 27th 2014, 10:58
related countries: United States United States

A report by the Chinese government has accused the US of using internet surveillance on its leaders and key institutions.
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China arrests Xinjiang 'terror gang'

Tuesday, May 27th 2014, 7:41
related places: Xinjiang

Police in China's Xinjiang region arrest a "terror group", following a spate of attacks blamed on extremists, state media report.
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Vietnam boat sinks after collision

Tuesday, May 27th 2014, 4:55
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam

A Vietnamese fishing boat sinks after colliding with a Chinese vessel near a controversial oil rig in the South China Sea, amid ongoing tensions.
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China to scrap millions of cars

Tuesday, May 27th 2014, 1:28

China will remove six million vehicles that do not meet exhaust emission standards by the end of the year in order to improve air quality.
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Sony to sell PlayStation 4 in China

Monday, May 26th 2014, 23:53
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan's Sony signs a partnership in China to manufacture and sell its PlayStation consoles on the mainland.
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Federer and Serena claim easy wins

Sunday, May 25th 2014, 14:07
related countries: France France, Poland Poland

The multiple Grand Slam winners both eased to comfortable straight-sets wins on the first day at Roland Garros.
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China tries to block Xinjiang blast memorial

Saturday, May 24th 2014, 14:58
related places: Xinjiang

China tries to block mourning for Xinjiang blast
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China arrest over Urumqi attack

Saturday, May 24th 2014, 6:41
related places: Urumqi

Authorities in China say they have arrested a suspect over Thursday's attack in the city of Urumqi that killed 39 people.
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VIDEO: Security 'tense' after China attack

Friday, May 23rd 2014, 16:19
related places: Xinjiang

Security has been tightened in China's north-western region of Xinjiang after an attack on Thursday that left 31 people dead.
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US wins car ruling against China

Friday, May 23rd 2014, 15:53
related countries: United States United States

The World Trade Organisation rules in favour of the US in a dispute against China over tariffs on US luxury cars.
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Chinese tycoon sentenced to death

Friday, May 23rd 2014, 13:37

Liu Han, a Chinese tycoon believed to have links to China's former security chief Zhou Yongkang, has been sentenced to death, state media say.
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VIDEO: Baby caught by man after window fall

Friday, May 23rd 2014, 10:05

Chinese TV has aired footage it says shows the moment a baby was caught after falling from a second storey apartment window.
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VIDEO: Security tightened after China attack

Friday, May 23rd 2014, 9:37
related places: Urumqi, Xinjiang

A heavy security presence has been deployed in the Xinjiang city of Urumqi following the attack that killed 31 people on Thursday.
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Why is Xinjiang violence escalating?

Friday, May 23rd 2014, 7:37
related places: Xinjiang

Why is violence in China's Xinjiang region worsening?
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'Five suspects dead' in China attack

Friday, May 23rd 2014, 6:23
related places: Urumqi, Xinjiang

Five people who carried out the attack in Xinjiang's Urumqi that killed 31 people "blew themselves up", a Chinese report says.
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Attack on Chinese market kills 31

Friday, May 23rd 2014, 5:43
related places: Urumqi, Xinjiang

Attackers in China's restive Xinjiang region have crashed two cars into shoppers at a market, killing 31 people, Chinese media reports say.
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China's JD.com shares surge on debut

Friday, May 23rd 2014, 1:13
related countries: United States United States

Shares in JD.com jump 10% after the Chinese online retailer raised $1.8bn in its US share sale, valuing the company at more than $25bn.
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VIDEO: Attack on Chinese market kills 31

Thursday, May 22nd 2014, 12:52
related places: Xinjiang

Attackers in China's restive Xinjiang region have crashed two cars into shoppers at a market, killing 31 people, Chinese media reports say.
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VIDEO: Attack hits Xinjiang capital Urumqi

Thursday, May 22nd 2014, 3:57
related places: Urumqi, Xinjiang

Attackers have crashed two cars into shoppers at a market in the Xinjiang capital, Urumqi, and thrown explosives, Chinese reports say.
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China's JD.com to debut on Nasdaq

Thursday, May 22nd 2014, 1:17
related countries: United States United States
related places: America, Bank

Chinese online retailer JD.com raises $1.8bn in its US share sale, valuing the company at more $25bn according to underwriters Bank of America and UBS Investment Bank.
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China and Russia sign huge gas deal

Wednesday, May 21st 2014, 12:58
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Shanghai

Russia's President Vladimir Putin agrees a multi-billion dollar, 30-year gas deal with China at a summit between the two in Shanghai.
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VIDEO: China and Russia in huge gas deal

Wednesday, May 21st 2014, 11:00
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Shanghai

China and Russia have agreed a huge gas supply contract in Shanghai after a decade of talks.
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China warns on Asian security ties

Wednesday, May 21st 2014, 9:01

China's President Xi Jinping calls on Asian countries to avoid strengthening military alliances with "third party" powers.
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China sends pandas to Malaysia

Wednesday, May 21st 2014, 3:53
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

Two pandas from China arrive in Malaysia - a loan delayed by the tension over the missing Malaysia Airlines plane.
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China bans Microsoft Windows 8

Tuesday, May 20th 2014, 17:45

Beijing bans the use of Windows 8 on government computers as a reaction to the firm's decision to stop supporting its older XP operating system.
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Putin seeks gas deal on China visit

Tuesday, May 20th 2014, 15:34
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Shanghai

Russia's President Vladimir Putin has begun a two-day state visit to China in which he hopes to deepen ties and sign a major gas deal.
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China denounces cyber-theft charges

Tuesday, May 20th 2014, 9:20
related countries: United States United States

China denies it has conducted cyber espionage, saying the US is guilty of "double standards" for spying and conducting cyber thefts on other countries.
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China ships evacuate Vietnam workers

Monday, May 19th 2014, 10:48
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam

Two of four ships evacuating Chinese workers from Vietnam set sail, Chinese state media say, after protests over a territorial dispute.
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Chinese workers abducted in Myanmar

Monday, May 19th 2014, 8:42

Two Chinese workers at a controversial copper mine in Myanmar are kidnapped by activists opposed to the project, the mining company says.
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VIDEO: Russia's scramble for China deal

Monday, May 19th 2014, 4:02
related countries: Russia Russia

Ahead of Russian President Vladimir Putin's trip to China, Steve Rosenberg assesses just how dependent Russia is on sales of oil and gas.
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VIDEO: The children in China's orphanages

Sunday, May 18th 2014, 23:01
related places: Beijing

Most children living in orphanages in China have serious health problems or disabilities. BBC News visited one private foster home outside Beijing.
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China's sick baby dilemma

Sunday, May 18th 2014, 21:47

The Chinese city with five abandoned babies a day
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China ships in Vietnam evacuation

Sunday, May 18th 2014, 6:15
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam

China is sending five ships to evacuate Chinese nationals from Vietnam following a wave of anti-Chinese riots over an oil drilling dispute.
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Satire of British food goes viral

Friday, May 16th 2014, 21:17
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Satire of British food amuses Chinese netizens
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VIDEO: Video shows South China Sea collision

Friday, May 16th 2014, 11:40
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam

Footage has emerged of a collision between a Chinese coastguard vessel and a Vietnamese ship in disputed waters in the South China Sea.
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China drilling to go on despite riot

Friday, May 16th 2014, 6:46
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam
related places: Beijing

China says its oil rig will continue drilling in contested waters in the South China Sea, despite deadly anti-Beijing riots in Vietnam.
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Vietnam protests not just jingoism

Friday, May 16th 2014, 4:28

Why Vietnam's China protests are not just jingoism
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Vietnam anti-China protest kills one

Thursday, May 15th 2014, 10:07
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam

A Chinese worker is killed and almost 150 others hurt as protesters attack a steel mill in Vietnam, amid anti-China tensions over the South China Sea dispute.
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VIDEO: Rise in Chinese visitors to UK

Wednesday, May 14th 2014, 19:55
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

New figures demonstrate the growing importance to the UK of tourism from China.
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VIDEO: Anti-China sentiment 'intense'

Wednesday, May 14th 2014, 19:43
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam

Several factories have been set on fire amid anti-China protests at an industrial park in southern Vietnam.
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Factories burnt in Vietnam-China row

Wednesday, May 14th 2014, 14:56
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam

At least 15 foreign-owned factories are set on fire amid anti-China protests in southern Vietnam over tensions in the South China Sea.
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Glaxo China head named in probe

Wednesday, May 14th 2014, 8:34
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Chinese authorities accuse a British GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) executive of ordering staff to bribe hospital officials to use its products.
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Chinese tourists: 'Make UK visas easier!'

Wednesday, May 14th 2014, 5:59
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

'Make visas easier', say Chinese tourists
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US warns Beijing on South China Sea

Tuesday, May 13th 2014, 9:27
related countries: United States United States, Vietnam Vietnam
related places: Beijing

US Secretary of State John Kerry warns China that the introduction of a drilling rig into seas disputed with Vietnam is "provocative".
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Monkeys tackle airbase 'bird threat'

Tuesday, May 13th 2014, 8:28

The new recruits keeping birds away from Chinese planes
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China arrest over 'false stories'

Tuesday, May 13th 2014, 7:14

Chinese authorities detain a man who posted "false stories" on a foreign news site, amid an ongoing clampdown as the Tiananmen anniversary looms.
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China manufacturing loses steam

Tuesday, May 13th 2014, 6:48

China releases weaker-than-expected manufacturing data, reinforcing concerns the world's second-largest economy is losing steam.
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Suspect killed in China bus blaze

Tuesday, May 13th 2014, 3:42

A man who died in a bus fire in southwest China that injured 77 people is thought to have started the blaze, authorities say.
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China to build new Africa railway

Monday, May 12th 2014, 10:40
related countries: Kenya Kenya
related places: Nairobi

Agreements for plans to build a new railway line in East Africa with Chinese help have been signed in the Kenyan capital Nairobi.
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China tightens security in Beijing

Monday, May 12th 2014, 7:34
related places: Beijing

China deploys armed police patrol vehicles in Beijing after a series of high-profile attacks at transport hubs around the country.
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Large anti-China protests in Vietnam

Sunday, May 11th 2014, 15:08
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam

Hundreds of people in Vietnam protest against China's role in a sea dispute - the largest recent rally of its kind in the communist country.
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VIDEO: Vietnam holds anti-China protests

Sunday, May 11th 2014, 13:22
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam

Protesters in Vietnam have staged large anti-China rallies in cities across the country, following a week of tension.
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'Many hurt' in China waste protest

Sunday, May 11th 2014, 7:51

At least 39 people are reportedly hurt and dozens of vehicles damaged in a protest against a planned waste incinerator in a Chinese city.
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VIDEO: China-Vietnam clash dominates ASEAN

Sunday, May 11th 2014, 7:35
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam

South east Asian governments have called on China and Vietnam to end their confrontation in the South China Sea and to resolve their dispute peacefully.
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China warns Vietnam over sea dispute

Thursday, May 8th 2014, 16:05
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam

China warns Vietnam to withdraw its ships from disputed South China Sea waters after vessels from the two sides collide in a tense confrontation.
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US concern over China-Vietnam clash

Thursday, May 8th 2014, 9:59
related countries: United States United States, Vietnam Vietnam

The US voices concern over "dangerous conduct and intimidation" in the South China Sea, after ships from Vietnam and China collide in disputed waters.
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Chinese journalist Gao Yu detained

Thursday, May 8th 2014, 8:10

Prominent journalist Gao Yu is detained over a leaked document, China says, as several critics are rounded up ahead of the Tiananmen anniversary.
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China's exports and imports rebound

Thursday, May 8th 2014, 5:04

China's exports and imports rebound in April, helping allay some fears about a slowdown in its economy.
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VIDEO: The mystery of MH370 two months on

Wednesday, May 7th 2014, 22:39
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia
related places: Beijing, Kuala Lumpur

Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 disappeared en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing two months ago and despite extensive search efforts, teams have yet to find any items from the plane.
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VIDEO: Alibaba eyes US share sale

Wednesday, May 7th 2014, 15:43
related countries: United States United States

Chinese internet giant Alibaba has filed documents for a public share sale in the US, which is widely expected to be one of the biggest in history.
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China's mind-boggling market size

Wednesday, May 7th 2014, 12:27

Alibaba reminds us of China's mind-boggling market size
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Vietnam and China ships 'collide'

Wednesday, May 7th 2014, 11:57
related countries: Philippines Philippines

Vietnamese naval ships and Chinese vessels collide in a disputed part of the South China Sea, as Beijing seeks to set up an oil rig, Vietnam says.
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New Tyrannosaur named 'Pinocchio'

Wednesday, May 7th 2014, 9:02
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A new type of tyrannosaur with a very long nose has been discovered by scientists in Scotland and China.
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Alibaba files for public share sale

Wednesday, May 7th 2014, 6:49
related countries: United States United States

Chinese internet giant Alibaba files documents for a public share sale in the US, which is widely expected to be one of the biggest in history.
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Guangzhou attacker 'acted alone'

Wednesday, May 7th 2014, 4:05
related places: Guangzhou

Local authorities in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou say they believe Tuesday's attack at a railway station was carried out by a lone suspect.
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VIDEO: Fighting tigers: China's power struggle

Tuesday, May 6th 2014, 21:35

In China - the disappearance of the country's former spy chief - is seen as evidence of a major power struggle.
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Warning before Tiananmen anniversary

Tuesday, May 6th 2014, 12:40

Activists cautioned before pro-democracy protest anniversary
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Knife attack at south China station

Tuesday, May 6th 2014, 11:01
related places: Guangzhou

At least six people are injured in a knife attack at a station in Guangzhou, Chinese officials say, in the third such attack on a transport hub in three months.
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VIDEO: Fatal knife attack at Chinese station

Tuesday, May 6th 2014, 10:37
related places: Guangzhou

At least six people have been injured in a knife attack at a station in Guangzhou, Chinese officials say.
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VIDEO: Does a game reflect China's politics?

Tuesday, May 6th 2014, 2:23

China Editor Carrie Gracie has been finding out what an ancient Chinese game can tell us about China's political landscape.
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China corruption campaign: On the trail of Zhou Yongkang

Monday, May 5th 2014, 23:53

Will China fell its former security chief?
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US rescues injured Chinese sailors

Monday, May 5th 2014, 20:24
related countries: Pacific Ocean Pacific Ocean, United States United States

US rescuers parachute into the middle of the Pacific Ocean to provide medical aid to two badly burned Chinese sailors after their boat sank.
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China bans British cheese imports

Monday, May 5th 2014, 11:17
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

China temporarily bans imports of British cheese after the country's food inspectors complained about hygiene standards at a UK dairy.
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China jails man for military leak

Monday, May 5th 2014, 9:40

A Chinese court has jailed a man in Guangdong for leaking military information to an unspecified foreign power, state media say.
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US-Philippine military drills begin

Monday, May 5th 2014, 7:26
related countries: Philippines Philippines, United States United States
related places: Manila

About 5,500 troops from the United States and the Philippines begin an annual military exercise, amid tensions between Manila and China.
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Monday, May 5th 2014, 6:46
related countries: Australia Australia, Malaysia Malaysia

Officials from Australia, Malaysia and China meet to map out a way forward in the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane.
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China's city of churches brought to heel

Sunday, May 4th 2014, 19:01

China's city of churches brought to heel
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VIDEO: Chinese Christians fear crackdown

Sunday, May 4th 2014, 17:03
related places: Wenzhou

Christians in the south eastern city of Wenzhou are warning of a crackdown on their faith, following the destruction of one church and warnings to others.
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China bridge collapse kills 11

Sunday, May 4th 2014, 10:03

An illegal bridge being built in southern China's Guangdong province collapses, killing 11 people and injuring several others, officials say.
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VIDEO: Thousands of twins celebrate in China

Saturday, May 3rd 2014, 7:48

More than 1,000 pairs of twins have attended a festival in southwest China.
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VIDEO: China's topsy-turvy upside-down house

Thursday, May 1st 2014, 18:10
related places: Fengjing, Shanghai

Chinese tourists visit a specially-made upside-down house in Fengjing township in Shanghai.
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