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VIDEO: 'I woke in a panic and the sky was red'

Wednesday, August 12th 2015, 21:06
related places: Tianjin

An eyewitness has described the moment a huge explosion hit a major port and industrial area in China's northern city of Tianjin.
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VIDEO: World reactions on yuan devaluation

Wednesday, August 12th 2015, 17:53

For the second day in a row, China has cut the value of its currency, the yuan.
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VIDEO: China's yuan currency devalues again

Wednesday, August 12th 2015, 15:32

China's Central Bank has again cut the guiding rate for the national currency, the yuan, a day after Tuesday's record 1.9% devaluation.
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Alibaba revenues miss expectations

Wednesday, August 12th 2015, 15:07

Profits from Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba miss forecasts as it reported its slowest quarterly growth in three years.
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Sculptor denounces Chinese 'copy'

Wednesday, August 12th 2015, 15:01

Artist Anish Kapoor complains of plagiarism following reports that a sculpture similar to one he made for Chicago has been constructed in China.
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China currency falls for second day

Wednesday, August 12th 2015, 10:20

China's commerce ministry says a lower yuan will help exports, as the Central Bank cuts the currency's rate against the dollar for a second day.
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Dozens missing in China landslide

Wednesday, August 12th 2015, 4:39

At least 26 people are missing after a landslide in China's northwest Shaanxi province, state media report.
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Markets down as yuan sinks further

Wednesday, August 12th 2015, 2:31

Asian shares are lower as China's central bank cuts the value of the yuan against the dollar for a second consecutive day.
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China devaluation 'watched' in US

Tuesday, August 11th 2015, 21:34
related countries: United States United States

China's central bank devalues the yuan to its lowest rate against the US dollar in almost three years, prompting a cautious response from the US.
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US stocks hit after yuan devaluation

Tuesday, August 11th 2015, 21:03
related countries: United States United States

US stocks fall after China's surprise devaluation of the yuan, sending the currency to a three-year low against the dollar.
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VIDEO: Why has China devalued the yuan?

Tuesday, August 11th 2015, 14:47

China has devalued its currency by the biggest amount ever, knocking nearly 2% off its value.
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Shares jump on Alibaba-Suning deal

Tuesday, August 11th 2015, 4:20
related places: Suning

Alibaba and Suning stocks jump on news that the Chinese online giant will take a major stake in the offline retailer.
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VIDEO: Scars of China's organ trafficking trade

Tuesday, August 11th 2015, 0:04

A shortage of organ donors has created a lucrative black market in China, a BBC investigation has found.
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China's black market for organ donations

Monday, August 10th 2015, 23:07

China's thriving black market for human organs
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China corruption general sentenced

Monday, August 10th 2015, 17:04

A Chinese military court gives a former general a suspended death sentence for crimes including bribery, abuse of power and misuse of public funds.
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Alibaba to buy stake in Suning

Monday, August 10th 2015, 10:56
related places: Suning

Chinese online retail giant Alibaba says it will invest $4.6bn in electronics chain Suning, one of China's largest physical retailers, to integrate online and offline commerce.
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China shares jump despite weak data

Monday, August 10th 2015, 8:58

Shares in mainland China jump despite the world's second largest economy reporting weak export data over the weekend.
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The Stilwell Road 70 years on

Monday, August 10th 2015, 0:59
related countries: India India

Images from the WW2 route linking India and China
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China typhoon leaves trail of damage

Monday, August 10th 2015, 0:53

Powerful Typhoon Soudelor causes mudslides and floods in parts of south-eastern China, leaving at least 14 people dead.
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China's inflation rise misses target

Sunday, August 9th 2015, 10:04

China's consumer inflation rate hit its highest level this year in July, edging up to 1.6% from 1.4% the month before, well below a government target of about 3%.
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VIDEO: Angry MH370 relatives demand answers

Friday, August 7th 2015, 14:29

Chinese relatives of passengers from the missing flight MH370 have staged a protest in Bejing for the third day running.
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Weak Jaguar sales hit Tata profit

Friday, August 7th 2015, 14:09

Tata Motors sees quarterly profits almost halve due to weak sales of Jaguar Land Rover in China.
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China shares gain on funding reports

Friday, August 7th 2015, 8:29

Mainland Chinese shares make solid gains after reports that a government agency and Chinese funds are looking to add billions into the market.
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VIDEO: MH370 families' anger at meeting access

Friday, August 7th 2015, 4:08
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia
related places: Beijing

Some of the Chinese relatives of the passengers on board flight MH370 have been protesting outside the Malaysian Airlines offices in Beijing.
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Chinese shares continue to fall

Thursday, August 6th 2015, 6:50

Mainland Chinese shares trade lower, extending losses from the previous day, despite recent government actions to stabilise markets.
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Adams will not defend shot put title

Wednesday, August 5th 2015, 22:18
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Beijing

New Zealand shot-putter Valerie Adams will not defend the world title she has held since 2007 in Beijing this month.
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China detains 'cross row' Christians

Wednesday, August 5th 2015, 9:00

China detains seven Christians for embezzlement, but their lawyer says they are being punished for protesting against their church cross being removed.
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Loss of world's rarest ape charted

Wednesday, August 5th 2015, 2:10
related places: Hainan

The decline of the Hainan gibbon - the world's rarest primate - has been revealed by a trawl through historical Chinese documents.
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Furore over China egg freezing ban

Tuesday, August 4th 2015, 15:31
related countries: United States United States

There is intense debate in China over a ban on women freezing their eggs, after an actress revealed that she used the procedure in the US.
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China Olympic song: Frozen rip-off?

Tuesday, August 4th 2015, 11:20

Internet users spot a striking similarity between China's Winter Olympics theme tune a hit song from the Disney musical Frozen.
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The wonder of a rainbow in Beijing

Tuesday, August 4th 2015, 6:12
related places: Beijing

It probably isn't the first time a rainbow has landed in China but it is rare enough for thousands to upload photographs in an explosion of delight at the mere sight of one in smog-ridden Beijing.
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Asian markets lower on China data

Monday, August 3rd 2015, 8:20
related countries: United States United States
related places: August

Asian shares start August lower as disappointing economic data from the US and China weighed on investors' confidence.
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China factory activity shrinks again

Monday, August 3rd 2015, 3:15

Factory activity in the world's second largest economy, China, shrank the most in two years in July as new orders fell more than expected.
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VIDEO: BBC presenters dancing with lions

Monday, August 3rd 2015, 1:18
related countries: Singapore Singapore

Chinese lions, oranges and drummers help BBC Newsday presenters Rico Hizon and Sharanjit Leyl, celebrate the opening of the BBC's new studio in Singapore.
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Viagra 'added to Chinese alcohol'

Sunday, August 2nd 2015, 11:59

Two distillers in China added Viagra to thousands of bottles of spirits and told customers it had "health-preserving qualities", food officials say.
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Ai Weiwei to get six-month UK visa

Friday, July 31st 2015, 16:03
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Home Secretary Theresa May orders officials to issue Chinese artist Ai Weiwei a full six-month visa, reversing an earlier decision to restrict his entry.
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VIDEO: Beijing to host 2022 Winter Olympics

Friday, July 31st 2015, 11:34

Beijing is chosen to host the 2022 Winter Olympics, becoming the first city ever to host both a summer and winter games.
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Chinese scrutiny and Olympic 'openness'

Friday, July 31st 2015, 11:25

Sensitivity and suspicion surround China's 2022 bid
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Beijing to host 2022 Winter Olympics

Friday, July 31st 2015, 11:00
related countries: Kazakhstan Kazakhstan
related places: Almaty

Beijing has been chosen to host the 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics, beating the bid of Kazakhstan city Almaty.
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Taiwan ministry stormed by students

Friday, July 31st 2015, 8:46
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

Hundreds of students in Taiwan storm the education ministry, protesting against proposed changes to the curriculum which they say promote a pro-China view.
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China shares lower amid crackdown

Friday, July 31st 2015, 1:51

Chinese shares fall on Friday as the government restricted several trading accounts for suspected irregularities.
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VIDEO: Beijing's bid for 2022 Winter Olympics

Thursday, July 30th 2015, 23:21
related countries: Kazakhstan Kazakhstan
related places: Almaty, Beijing

A decision is soon to be made on who will host the 2022 Winter Olympics, with Beijing in China or Almaty in Kazakhstan the two possible options.
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China ex-general in corruption probe

Thursday, July 30th 2015, 17:02

Former high-ranking Chinese army figure Guo Boxiong is expelled from the Communist Party amid corruption allegations.
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India 'to overtake China' by 2022

Thursday, July 30th 2015, 13:02

India is set to overtake China to become the most populous nation by 2022 - six years earlier than previously predicted, a new UN study finds.
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Ai Weiwei denied six-month UK visa

Thursday, July 30th 2015, 12:26
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei is refused a six-month visa by the British government amid claims he lied on his visa application form.
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China mall blamed for escalator death

Wednesday, July 29th 2015, 17:46

A Chinese shopping mall and the manufacturers of one of its escalators were to blame for the death of a young mother, investigators say.
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Chinese shares end three-day slide

Wednesday, July 29th 2015, 10:50

Shares in mainland China bounced back significantly as the government's moves to reassure investors restores some stability to the market.
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Erdogan in China amid Uighur tension

Wednesday, July 29th 2015, 3:01
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is in China for a state visit, following recent tensions over the treatment of China's Uighur minority.
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Ford warns on China car demand

Tuesday, July 28th 2015, 17:08

Ford has predicted industry-wide sales will be flat or fall in China this year - the world's biggest car market.
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China shares continue to slide

Tuesday, July 28th 2015, 8:28

Shares in mainland China continued their slide on Tuesday, a day after the Shanghai Composite index saw its biggest one-day drop in eight years.
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Apple 'fake factory' raided in China

Monday, July 27th 2015, 23:45

A factory which officials say made up to 41,000 fake Apple iPhones is raided in China, leading to nine arrests.
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Baidu profits miss expectations

Monday, July 27th 2015, 22:35
related places: Baidu

China's biggest online search engine Baidu missed analysts' expectations as profits took a hit from investment redirected elsewhere.
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VIDEO: Panic grips China's stock market

Monday, July 27th 2015, 17:47

Shares in mainland China have recorded their biggest one-day fall for more than eight years following a sell-off towards the end of the trading day.
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China says share purchase continues

Monday, July 27th 2015, 17:24

In an effort to prop up its stock market, Chinese regulators said they are continuing their purchase of shares.
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China shares tumble more than 8%

Monday, July 27th 2015, 10:31

Shares in China record their biggest one-day fall for more than eight years after weak data raises concerns about the health of economy.
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VIDEO: Birthday celebrations for panda triplets

Monday, July 27th 2015, 8:52

Chimelong Safari Park in south China's Guangdong province is preparing to hold a birthday party for the world's only surviving giant panda triplets.
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Chinese woman swallowed by escalator

Monday, July 27th 2015, 8:46

A woman dies after falling into an escalator in a shopping centre in China, after pushing her toddler to safety, Chinese media report.
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Monster Hunt sets China movie record

Monday, July 27th 2015, 7:13

Fantasy comedy Monster Hunt has become the highest-grossing domestic film in China, according to local media.
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Taiwan president rues lack of progress with China

Sunday, July 26th 2015, 23:18
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

Taiwan president rues lack of progress with China
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Sunday, July 26th 2015, 23:16
related countries: Japan Japan

The Japanese comics that are too racy for Chinese censors
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VIDEO: Taiwan: China progress 'disappointing'

Sunday, July 26th 2015, 23:03
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

Speaking in a rare interview with the BBC, Taiwan's President Ma Ying-jeou says he is disappointed there has been no reliable progress towards democracy on mainland China.
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VIDEO: Aiming to hit a home run in China

Sunday, July 26th 2015, 7:54

Many of the world's biggest sports organisations see China as a key target in their global expansion plans, but cracking the market can be a whole new ball game.
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Fund to target whisky fans in China

Sunday, July 26th 2015, 1:01
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A new £3m fund is created to allow whisky connoisseurs in China to invest in some of Scotland's rarest drams.
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China dissident runs in Taiwan vote

Friday, July 24th 2015, 9:24
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

A Chinese democracy activist who was among the leaders of the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests is running for a seat in Taiwan's parliament.
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Arrests over dead cleft lip baby

Friday, July 24th 2015, 6:53
related places: Shanghai

A doctor and man in Shanghai are arrested on suspicion of murdering the man's newborn grandson born with a cleft palate, say Chinese state media.
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The Taylor Swift fakes on the Chinese internet

Friday, July 24th 2015, 6:19

The Taylor Swift fakes on the Chinese internet
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Where the US and China compete

Friday, July 24th 2015, 0:39
related countries: United States United States
related places: Africa

Africa sees effect of competition between US and China
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VIDEO: Writer critical of China security laws

Thursday, July 23rd 2015, 23:00

Award-winning Chinese writer Murong Xuecun has criticised China's new national security laws, saying they are a further attempt by the government to control its people.
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GM profits accelerate on US demand

Thursday, July 23rd 2015, 14:32
related countries: United States United States
related places: Profit

Profit at US car giant General Motors more than trebled in the second quarter to £1.1bn, driven by North American truck sales and continued strength in China.
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Myanmar jails China loggers for life

Thursday, July 23rd 2015, 1:13

Myanmar jails 153 Chinese nationals to life for illegal logging, prompting China to complain about the severity of the sentences.
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China army liberated from smelly feet

Wednesday, July 22nd 2015, 14:58

The armed police division of China's army tests a new style of shoe which will replace the green canvas "liberation shoe" worn since the 1950s.
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China returns passport to Ai Weiwei

Wednesday, July 22nd 2015, 12:11

Dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has his passport returned to him after more than four years.
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Japan's humanoids scoop 1-0 win

Wednesday, July 22nd 2015, 11:56
related countries: Japan Japan

A team from Japan wins the child-sized humanoid football final at the RoboCup World Championships in China.
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Huawei smartphones sales jump 39%

Wednesday, July 22nd 2015, 4:12
related places: Huawei

Chinese tech giant Huawei says its global smartphone sales jumped by 39% in the first half of the year.
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China curator forged 140 paintings

Tuesday, July 21st 2015, 13:07

A man in China admits stealing more than 140 paintings from a university he was working for and replacing them with his own forgeries.
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Japan censures China sea activity

Tuesday, July 21st 2015, 4:40
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan strengthens criticism of Chinese activity in disputed seas in its annual defence report, after the first draft was rejected.
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Australia, China in live cattle deal

Tuesday, July 21st 2015, 1:11
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia could earn up to $1.5bn a year in cattle exports to China in a deal being negotiated between the two countries.
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Aide to China's Hu Jintao charged

Monday, July 20th 2015, 16:31

China charges former President Hu Jintao's top aide Ling Jihua with corruption, state media reports.
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China airs 'bomb attack confession'

Monday, July 20th 2015, 12:41
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Xinjiang

Chinese state media airs an interview with a Xinjiang man who it says was planning a bomb attack on a shopping centre after receiving training in Syria.
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Huawei reports 30% jump in revenue

Monday, July 20th 2015, 7:19

Chinese telecoms giant Huawei Technologies reports a 30% increase in revenue for the first six months of the year, helped by "solid" smartphone sales.
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Briton wants China detentions apology

Sunday, July 19th 2015, 16:54
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British man arrested along with 19 other tourists in Inner Mongolia criticises Chinese authorities for a "serious error of judgment".
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Five held over Uniqlo sex tape

Sunday, July 19th 2015, 7:07
related places: Beijing

Police in Beijing arrest five people, including a young couple, over a sex tape filmed in a branch of the Uniqlo clothes shop, Chinese state media say.
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China tour arrests were 'mistake'

Saturday, July 18th 2015, 19:54
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Beijing

A misunderstanding about a documentary members of a tour to China watched in their hotel led to their detention, says a spokesman for two of the group.
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China police tight-lipped on 'Ordos ordeal'

Saturday, July 18th 2015, 7:05

China remains tight-lipped on tourist deportations
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VIDEO: Why China held Genghis Khan tourists

Saturday, July 18th 2015, 7:04

The last of 20 foreign tourists arrested in Ordos, Inner Mongolia are to be deported from China on Saturday.
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China to deport tour group members

Friday, July 17th 2015, 14:01
related countries: South Africa South Africa, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Nine tourists, including three Britons and two UK-South African nationals, are to be deported from China, days after 11 other members of their group were sent home.
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Axed Maroon 5 gigs linked to tweet

Friday, July 17th 2015, 13:04
related countries: United States United States

Two cancelled gigs in China by the US band Maroon 5 are linked to a band member's tweet wishing the Dalai Lama a happy birthday.
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China guru 'held over disciple death'

Friday, July 17th 2015, 8:20

A Chinese guru known for his celebrity clients is arrested over the kidnapping and murder of one of his disciples, Chinese state media report.
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Britons 'held over terrorist videos'

Thursday, July 16th 2015, 10:56

A group of foreigners, including nine Britons, who were arrested in China are suspected of distributing "terrorist videos", local officials say.
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China protests at Philippine ship plan

Thursday, July 16th 2015, 4:22
related countries: Philippines Philippines

China is urging the Philippines to remove a ship which serves as a military outpost in the disputed South China Sea.
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The damage done by China's growth

Thursday, July 16th 2015, 2:31

The human cost of China's rapid growth
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VIDEO: Tackling China's contaminated farmland

Wednesday, July 15th 2015, 22:45

After three decades of growth, the world's biggest country, China, faces a major challenge of dealing with environmental damage, as Carrie Gracie reports.
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Six Britons deported from China

Wednesday, July 15th 2015, 14:22
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Beijing

Six British tourists arrested in northern China are being deported, the Foreign Office says, as it tries to clarify the reason for their detention.
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China shares down despite GDP growth

Wednesday, July 15th 2015, 7:13

Chinese shares are lower despite the world's second largest economy reporting growth in the second quarter that was slightly higher than expected.
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KFC owner Yum sales take another hit

Wednesday, July 15th 2015, 0:37
related countries: United States United States

Sales of US fast food giant Yum Brands, which owns Pizza Hut and KFC, fall for a fourth consecutive quarter as its Chinese business slumps.
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Google Maps alters disputed reef name

Tuesday, July 14th 2015, 10:27

Google updates its map of a disputed shoal in the South China Sea, removing the Chinese name for the reef after complaints from many Filipinos.
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VIDEO: A crackdown on Chinese lawyers?

Monday, July 13th 2015, 15:24

Dozens of Chinese lawyers have been detained or interrogated over recent days in what seems to be a co-ordinated crackdown.
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