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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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VIDEO: Horrors of life in China labour camp

Tuesday, November 26th 2013, 1:07
related places: Beijing

Chinese police are allowed to send anyone to prison for up to four years without trial and with little chance of appeal, but Beijing has now said it will abolish "re-education through labour" camps.
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Growing danger in Japan-China row

Monday, November 25th 2013, 17:37
related countries: Japan Japan

China and Japan give themselves little room for manoeuvre
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Abe: China defence zone 'dangerous'

Monday, November 25th 2013, 10:06
related countries: Japan Japan, United States United States

Japan PM Shinzo Abe describes China's move to create a new "air defence identification zone" over disputed waters as "dangerous".
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VIDEO: Golden Horse awards celebrates 50 years

Sunday, November 24th 2013, 14:00

The stars have turned out in force for the Golden Horse film awards - known as the Oscars of the Chinese-language film industry.
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China extends air-defence perimeter

Saturday, November 23rd 2013, 15:42
related countries: Japan Japan

China extends its national defence perimeter to include islands in the East China Sea also claimed by Japan, which has protested at an "escalation".
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China oil pipe blast 'kills 44'

Saturday, November 23rd 2013, 5:36
related places: Qingdao

At least 44 people are killed when a leaking oil pipeline catches fire and explodes in the Chinese city of Qingdao, reports say.
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Courses to interpret Chinese jargon

Friday, November 22nd 2013, 16:48

Universities in China are charging hefty fees for courses that help participants understand Communist Party jargon, state media reports.
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China 'flies first stealth drone'

Friday, November 22nd 2013, 14:30

China successfully flies a stealth drone for the first time on Thursday, state media say, citing eyewitness reports.
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VIDEO: New eyes for boy injured in attack

Friday, November 22nd 2013, 14:13

A Chinese boy whose eyes were gouged out in an attack in August has undergone surgery to complete the process of implanting prosthetic eyes.
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Implants for boy in eye-gouge case

Friday, November 22nd 2013, 9:18

The Chinese boy Guo Bin, whose eyes were gouged out in an attack last summer, finishes the final fitting for prosthetic eye implants.
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N Korea demands return of defectors

Friday, November 22nd 2013, 6:10
related countries: North Korea North Korea, South Korea South Korea

North Korea demands China return 13 defectors who were arrested as they tried to make their way to South Korea, accusing Seoul of "abducting" its citizens.
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'I had to burn my writing in secret'

Friday, November 22nd 2013, 0:52

The Chinese Nobel Laureate who had to burn his writing
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A side-effect of China's one-child policy

Friday, November 22nd 2013, 0:48

What's it like growing up without a brother, sister or cousin?
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VIDEO: 'China's number one matchmaker'

Friday, November 22nd 2013, 0:15

Serial entrepreneur Rose Gong talks about how she was inspired to create what is now China's biggest online dating site, Jiayuan.
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China top court bans use of torture

Thursday, November 21st 2013, 13:50

China's Supreme Court orders police and other officials to stop using torture to extract confessions from crime suspects.
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Reasons for optimism over China plans

Thursday, November 21st 2013, 11:29

Reasons for optimism after China's closed-door conclave
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VIDEO: 'I burnt my works to avoid trouble'

Wednesday, November 20th 2013, 23:18

The first Chinese-born writer to win the Nobel Prize for Literature, Gao Xingjian, talks to Helier Cheung about the three distinct periods of his life and China's decision to ban his work.
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US ambassador to China to quit post

Wednesday, November 20th 2013, 9:08
related countries: United States United States

US ambassador to China Gary Locke announces he will step down from his post early next year for personal reasons.
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Chinese tourist bus crashes in Bali

Tuesday, November 19th 2013, 9:31
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia
related places: Bali

At least six people, including four Chinese tourists, die after their bus plunges into a ravine in Indonesia's Bali island.
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China retains supercomputer crown

Monday, November 18th 2013, 14:32
related places: Tianhe

China's Tianhe-2 retains its status at the peak of the Top500 list of supercomputers, but IBM believes there are problems with the way it is calculated.
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Deadly clash at China police station

Sunday, November 17th 2013, 4:00
related places: Xinjiang

Nine axe-wielding attackers and two policemen are killed in clashes at a police station in China's volatile Xinjiang province, state media say.
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Smog? There's an app for that

Saturday, November 16th 2013, 0:58
related places: Beijing

Can new app help Beijing residents plan their play?
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China to loosen one-child policy

Friday, November 15th 2013, 15:37

China is to relax its policy of restricting most couples to having only a single child, state media say, part of a raft of reforms being announced.
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Pictures censored by China revealed

Friday, November 15th 2013, 12:33

A collection showing the types of images censored on Sina Weibo - known as "China's Twitter" - has been revealed.
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Six bid for 2022 Winter Olympics

Friday, November 15th 2013, 10:29
related countries: Norway Norway, Sweden Sweden
related places: Beijing, Oslo, Stockholm

Beijing, Stockholm, Oslo, Krakow, Almaty and Lviv unveiled as bidders to host the 2022 Winter Olympics.
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Gambia severs ties with Taiwan

Friday, November 15th 2013, 5:02
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

Gambia has announced that it has cut diplomatic ties with Taiwan, amid China's growing influence on the continent.
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Volkswagen recalls 2.6 million cars

Thursday, November 14th 2013, 15:23
related countries: Germany Germany

German carmaker Volkswagen announces a recall of about 2.6 million cars worldwide, including 640,000 in China, a crucial growth market.
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China bride in 'lucky' cash handout

Thursday, November 14th 2013, 10:27

A Chinese man gives his future wife 8.88m yuan ($1.5m; £900,000) as an engagement gift, raising eyebrows on microblogs, local media report.
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Concerns over UN rights body members

Wednesday, November 13th 2013, 6:04
related countries: Russia Russia, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, Vietnam Vietnam

China, Russia, Saudi Arabia and Vietnam are elected to the UN's highest human rights watchdog, despite concerns about their rights records.
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Chinese leaders unveil reforms

Tuesday, November 12th 2013, 15:42

China's leaders end a crucial meeting by announcing a series of economic reforms aimed at overhauling the world's second largest economy.
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VIDEO: Moment dredger hits bridge in storm

Tuesday, November 12th 2013, 13:03

Flooding caused by Tropical Storm Haiyan forced two sand pump dredgers into a bridge in south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region on Monday afternoon.
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VIDEO: Chinese invest in empty homes

Tuesday, November 12th 2013, 10:13

Rapid urbanisation and a lack of other investment opportunities have created fears of a housing bubble in China, as Lucy Williamson reports.
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PM to lead trade delegation to China

Monday, November 11th 2013, 22:47
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: City of London

Prime Minister David Cameron will lead a trade delegation to China next month, he tells an audience in the City of London.
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VIDEO: Chinese ship rescue amid typhoon

Monday, November 11th 2013, 15:40

Despite being downgraded to a weaker Category One storm, Typhoon Haiyan triggers strong winds, rain and waves and threatens ships off the coast of southern China.
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China to boost Zimbabwe electricity

Monday, November 11th 2013, 14:49
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe
related places: Kariba

China gives Zimbabwe a $319m (£199m) loan to ease electricity shortages by expanding its Kariba hydropower station, Zimbabwe's finance minister says.
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Storm makes landfall in Vietnam

Monday, November 11th 2013, 14:10
related countries: Philippines Philippines, Vietnam Vietnam

Severe Tropical Storm Haiyan makes landfall in northern Vietnam, close to China's border, reportedly killing at least 13 people and injuring 81.
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The consumerism of Singles' Day

Monday, November 11th 2013, 13:05

Chinese spend billions on Singles' Day binge shopping
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Pro-Bo Xilai party set up in China

Monday, November 11th 2013, 9:19

Supporters of disgraced politician Bo Xilai say they have set up a political party, an unusual move in China where the ruling party retains a monopoly on power.
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VIDEO: Why Chinese tourists flock to Cambridge

Monday, November 11th 2013, 7:59

Chinese tourists are flooding into Cambridge to pay homage to the 20th century poet, Xu Zhimo.
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VIDEO: Chinese stay up for Cyber Monday

Monday, November 11th 2013, 1:16
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Millions of Chinese consumers logged on at midnight on Sunday in the hope of grabbing a bargain on what has become known as Cyber Monday. Juliana Liu reports reports from Hong Kong.
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VIDEO: Panda cubs given climbing lesson

Sunday, November 10th 2013, 17:41
related places: Chengdu

Giant panda cubs at the Chengdu breeding research base in China have been getting lessons in how to climb.
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Lung cancer cases soar in Beijing

Saturday, November 9th 2013, 13:35
related places: Beijing

Beijing health officials reveal that the number of lung cancer cases has gone up by more than 50% in the past decade.
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VIDEO: What do people want from China Plenum?

Saturday, November 9th 2013, 8:14
related places: Beijing

The BBC has been out in Beijing asking what people they want from the Third Plenum.
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Chinese leaders discuss reforms

Saturday, November 9th 2013, 4:06

China's leaders begin a key meeting - known as the Third Plenum - where the economic and political agenda for the next decade will be discussed.
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Tensions flare over government 'land grabs' in China

Saturday, November 9th 2013, 0:53

Anger rises among China's farmers over 'land grabs'
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VIDEO: Key issues causing concern in China

Saturday, November 9th 2013, 0:04

China's ruling Communist Party is to hold a major meeting from 9-12 November - during which time it is expected to unveil its blueprint for new reforms.
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China's quest for global golf domination

Friday, November 8th 2013, 23:40

China starts them young at special schools
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VIDEO: Why China is embracing golf

Friday, November 8th 2013, 18:58

The BBC's Katherine Downes reports from China, where golf is now among the sports where they hope they're training future champions
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China's 'weird' monuments to living leaders

Friday, November 8th 2013, 12:30

China's 'weird' monuments to living leaders lampooned
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VIDEO: What does future hold for China?

Friday, November 8th 2013, 8:35

The BBC's Celia Hatton explains the significance of China's Third Plenum meeting which brings together the country's top leaders to decide on its economic future.
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Why China's Third Plenum matters

Friday, November 8th 2013, 7:34

How leaders' summit could change China
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China data adds to recovery hopes

Friday, November 8th 2013, 5:23

China's exports and imports rise in October, the latest in a series of figures indicating a recovery in its economy.
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Explosions by China Communist office

Wednesday, November 6th 2013, 8:58
related places: Shanxi

A series of small explosions kill at least one person outside a provincial office of the ruling Communist Party in northern China, state media report.
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China's three-year-old boarders

Tuesday, November 5th 2013, 1:11

The three-year-olds sent to boarding school in China
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Chinese Olympic swimmer Sun jailed

Monday, November 4th 2013, 14:45

China's Olympic gold medallist Sun Yang is sentenced to seven days in police detention for driving without a licence.
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VIDEO: Ikea gets its China formula right

Monday, November 4th 2013, 1:01
related countries: Sweden Sweden

After years of struggling in China, the Swedish furniture giant Ikea is now making profits there at last.
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China service sector growth speeds up

Monday, November 4th 2013, 0:55

China's service sector grows at its fastest pace in a year in October, the latest sign of a recovery in the world's second-largest economy.
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Xinjiang general stripped of role

Sunday, November 3rd 2013, 10:18
related places: Xinjiang

The military commander in China's restive western province of Xinjiang has been stripped of his Communist Party position, state media report.
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VIDEO: Disguises used to help timid panda

Saturday, November 2nd 2013, 8:36

Chinese conservation workers are planning to release a female panda cub into the wild, after spending two years teaching her the skills she will need to survive.
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China fireworks blast kills 11

Saturday, November 2nd 2013, 3:29

An explosion at a fireworks factory in the southern Chinese region of Guangxi kills 11 people and injures 17, state media say.
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Q&A: East Turkestan Islamic Movement

Friday, November 1st 2013, 11:04

The group blamed by China for the deadly Tiananmen car crash
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Tiananmen crash blamed on Islamists

Friday, November 1st 2013, 6:55
related places: Beijing

A Chinese official says a deadly crash in Beijing's Tiananmen Square was incited by the East Turkestan Islamic Movement, a militant Uighur group.
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China plea paper 'to be overhauled'

Friday, November 1st 2013, 5:09

A Chinese newspaper that made a front-page appeal for the release of a reporter accused of defamation is to be overhauled, a press regulator says.
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VIDEO: Inside 'the world's largest laundry'

Friday, November 1st 2013, 3:34
related countries: India India

Linda Yueh reports from Dhoby Ghat in India - often described as the world's largest laundry - to investigate why India's fortunes have fallen behind China.
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China manufacturing at 18-month high

Friday, November 1st 2013, 2:48

China's manufacturing activity grows at its fastest pace in 18 months in October, adding to signs of a recovery in the world's second largest economy.
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Xinjiang security tight after crash

Thursday, October 31st 2013, 10:32

Security appears to have been increased in China's Xinjiang region, a day after police said they had detained five suspects over the Tiananmen crash, the BBC's Celia Hatton reports.
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Ghana arrests Chinese gold miners

Wednesday, October 30th 2013, 19:42
related countries: Ghana Ghana, India India

Ghanaian police arrest 46 foreign nationals from China and India accused of illegally mining gold in the River Offin in central Ghana.
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VIDEO: Tiananmen fire 'was terrorist attack'

Wednesday, October 30th 2013, 18:51
related places: Beijing

China's national broadcaster, CCTV, says police have confirmed that the car crash and fire in Tiananmen Square in Beijing on Monday was a terrorist attack.
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China 'detains Tiananmen suspects'

Wednesday, October 30th 2013, 12:29

Police in China detain several people over Monday's car crash in Tiananmen Square, saying it was a "terror attack", state media report.
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Beijing police accused of sexism

Wednesday, October 30th 2013, 12:15
related places: Beijing

Police in China's capital, Beijing, have been accused of sexism over their safety tips to women drivers.
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China village in land stand-off

Wednesday, October 30th 2013, 5:30

A stand-off is continuing a tiny hamlet in China's southern Yunnan province following a violent confrontation between villagers and police last week.
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Tiananmen: A political square

Wednesday, October 30th 2013, 1:30

Why Beijing's Tiananmen remains so politically important
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Tiananmen crash 'suspects' sought

Tuesday, October 29th 2013, 13:37
related places: Beijing

Chinese police seek two suspects from Xinjiang linked to a "major incident" in Beijing, after the deadly car crash in Tiananmen Square, state media say.
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Pianist Lang made UN peace messenger

Tuesday, October 29th 2013, 10:59

Award-winning Chinese concert pianist Lang Lang has been made a messenger of peace by the United Nations.
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Japan warns China on islands row

Tuesday, October 29th 2013, 9:11
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan's defence minister says China's behaviour over disputed East China Sea islands is jeopardising peace, amid heightened tensions.
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VIDEO: Helicopter skid opens a beer bottle

Tuesday, October 29th 2013, 6:24

During the last event in the three-day-long China Helicopter Tournament, pilots had to take the top off a beer bottle using an opener tied to the skid.
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VIDEO: Five die after Tiananmen car crash

Monday, October 28th 2013, 23:08
related places: Beijing

Chinese state media say five people have died after a vehicle crashed in Tiananmen Square in the capital, Beijing.
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Outcry in China at pig trotter bills

Monday, October 28th 2013, 15:01

A Communist Party official in China has been suspended after running up huge unpaid bills at a pig trotter restaurant, state media report.
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Tiananmen car blaze kills five

Monday, October 28th 2013, 11:50
related places: Beijing

Chinese state media say five people have died and 38 are injured after a vehicle crashed and caught fire in Beijing's Tiananmen Square.
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China anti-corruption trio on trial

Monday, October 28th 2013, 9:55

China puts three anti-corruption activists on trial, in what is being seen as a sign of President Xi Jinping's tough stance against campaigners.
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Returned Koreans 'entered via China'

Monday, October 28th 2013, 3:55
related countries: North Korea North Korea

South Korea says six men returned by North Korea on Friday all entered the communist state via China, some in search of a better life.
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Fears over Taiwan and China deal

Monday, October 28th 2013, 0:06
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

Who benefits most from a trade deal between China and Taiwan?
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O'Sullivan makes winning return

Sunday, October 27th 2013, 13:33

Ronnie O'Sullivan beats Anthony McGill 6-2 at the International Open in China on his return to ranking event action.
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China paper 'sorry' for Chen reports

Sunday, October 27th 2013, 6:01

China's New Express newspaper, which made front-page appeals for the release of its journalist Chen Yongzhou, issues an apology over his reports.
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The Tibetan monk who befriended China's leaders

Saturday, October 26th 2013, 23:33

The Tibetan monk who befriended China's leaders
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Japan will 'stand up to China' - Abe

Saturday, October 26th 2013, 15:51

Japan will reassert its influence and stand up to China, warns Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, in words likely to inflame already tense relations.
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China reporter 'confesses' on TV

Saturday, October 26th 2013, 12:09

A detained Chinese journalist whose newspaper has made front-page appeals for his release confesses to wrongdoing on state TV.
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Can Xi's campaign revive public trust?

Saturday, October 26th 2013, 6:58

Can Mao-style campaign restore public trust in China?
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