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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: Profits rise in China's 'snake village'

Monday, February 4th 2013, 22:12

As the year of the Snake approaches, one village in China is set to see a rise in its profits as the demand for the serpents soar.
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Burma, Kachins to hold more talks

Monday, February 4th 2013, 16:31
related countries: Burma Burma

Burma's government and ethnic Kachin rebels agree to hold more talks, after negotiations aimed at paving the way for an end to their conflict.
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Cambodia's King Sihanouk cremated

Monday, February 4th 2013, 15:20
related countries: Cambodia Cambodia
related places: Beijing, Phnom Penh

Thousands of Cambodians gather in the capital for the cremation of former King Norodom Sihanouk, three months after he died in Beijing.
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Chinese snub 'Big Stupid Clock'

Monday, February 4th 2013, 12:17
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Big Ben is last on the agenda for luxury-hungry tourists visiting London from China.
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Google boss labels China 'IT menace'

Saturday, February 2nd 2013, 18:35

Google Chairman Eric Schmidt uses a new book to call China an Internet menace that backs cyber-crime for economic and political gain, reports say.
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Chinese boat ‘in Japanese waters’

Saturday, February 2nd 2013, 12:01
related countries: Japan Japan

Japanese coastguards detain a Chinese boat for allegedly fishing in a Japanese exclusive economic zone amid an ongoing row over disputed islands.
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VIDEO: China highway collapses after blast

Friday, February 1st 2013, 11:38

A truck carrying fireworks has exploded on an elevated highway in central China, killing at least five people and causing part of the road to collapse, state media report.
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China highway falls after blast

Friday, February 1st 2013, 9:33

A truck carrying fireworks explodes on a highway in central China, causing part of the road to collapse and leaving at least five people dead.
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VIDEO: China fireworks truck fells highway

Friday, February 1st 2013, 8:29

A truck carrying fireworks has exploded on an elevated highway in central China, killing at least five people and causing part of the road to collapse, state media report.
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China manufacturing growth slows

Friday, February 1st 2013, 7:14

China reports a slight slowdown in manufacturing activity, underlining the challenges its new leaders face in spurring economic growth.
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Wall Street Journal 'also hacked'

Thursday, January 31st 2013, 22:56
related countries: United States United States

The Wall Street Journal says it has become the second major US newspaper after the New York Times to have been infiltrated by Chinese hackers.
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'China hackers' attack NY Times

Thursday, January 31st 2013, 13:43

Hackers in China have attacked New York Times computers, the paper says, in a move it links to its reports on the Chinese premier's relatives' wealth.
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Smog 'airmageddon' chokes China

Thursday, January 31st 2013, 12:34

China's smog raises questions about future economic growth
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Chinese devour Joyce translation

Thursday, January 31st 2013, 9:44

A Chinese version of James Joyce's novel Finnegans Wake, which took eight years to translate, surprises by selling out its initial print run.
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Tibetans guilty over immolations

Thursday, January 31st 2013, 7:58

A Tibetan monk and his nephew are given long sentences by a Chinese court for inciting self-immolations, Chinese state media reports.
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Guilty pleas over China protest

Thursday, January 31st 2013, 4:50
related places: Qidong

Fourteen people plead guilty to "encouraging mass violence" during a high-profile environmental protest in Qidong, Chinese state media say.
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VIDEO: Coal blamed as China chokes on smog

Thursday, January 31st 2013, 3:23
related places: Beijing

Beijing residents have been warned to stay indoors as smog caused by pollution worsens. It has partly been caused by a huge increase in coal consumption in China over the last decade.
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Shenhua dispute Drogba transfer

Wednesday, January 30th 2013, 11:31

Shanghai Shenhua say Didier Drogba's move to Galatasaray violates the terms of his contract with the Chinese club.
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US clears A123 sale to China firm

Wednesday, January 30th 2013, 3:00
related countries: United States United States
related places: Wanxiang

China's Wanxiang wins US approval to buy battery maker A123 Systems, despite fears over the transfer of technology to foreign firms.
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VIDEO: Why the surf is up in China

Wednesday, January 30th 2013, 2:45
related places: Hainan

Surfing is increasing in popularity in China, and the island of Hainan is preparing to host an international surfing event.
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Chinese brands tap Hollywood in quest to go global

Wednesday, January 30th 2013, 0:02

Chinese brands tap Hollywood in quest to go global
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VIDEO: Chinese buildings collapse into hole

Tuesday, January 29th 2013, 11:02

An entire building complex has collapsed down a hole near a subway construction line in China's Guangdong province.
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Pollution shrouds Chinese capital

Tuesday, January 29th 2013, 9:22

Severe pollution covers the Chinese capital for the second time in two weeks, reducing visibility to 200m in some places.
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How serious is China on corruption?

Monday, January 28th 2013, 12:52

How serious is China's corruption crusade?
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VIDEO: Motorcycle narrowly escapes truck hit

Monday, January 28th 2013, 12:41

Traffic cameras have captured an extraordinary escape for two men in eastern China.
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Rumours swirl around Bo Xilai trial

Monday, January 28th 2013, 11:34

Damian Grammaticas assesses Chinese frenzy over Bo Xilai trial
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The perils of Beijing's great smog

Sunday, January 27th 2013, 0:57
related places: Beijing

The perils of living and breathing in Beijing
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China detaining woman at mortuary

Friday, January 25th 2013, 14:27

A Chinese woman who complained about the treatment of her husband at a labour camp has been held at a mortuary for three years, state media report.
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Chinese Girl portrait up for sale

Friday, January 25th 2013, 11:06
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London, March

Vladimir Tretchikoff's original painting of the Chinese Girl, believed to be the world's most reproduced print, is to be auctioned in London in March.
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China sacks 'sex tape' officials

Friday, January 25th 2013, 8:17
related places: Chongqing

Ten officials in the Chinese city of Chongqing are sacked as part of a widening investigation into a sex video extortion scandal.
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Japan-China in talks to calm row

Friday, January 25th 2013, 7:37
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Beijing

An envoy for Japanese PM Shinzo Abe meets China's leader Xi Jinping in Beijing, amid a growing territorial dispute.
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VIDEO: The challenges facing China's economy

Thursday, January 24th 2013, 10:22

Tanya Beckett met one of China's biggest names in TV business news to discuss his country's economy.
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Azarenka beats Stephens in semis

Thursday, January 24th 2013, 6:38
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Victoria Azarenka overcomes injury problems to beat Sloane Stephens and set up an Australian Open final with Li Na.
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China factories at two-year high

Thursday, January 24th 2013, 4:04

Manufacturing activity in China expands at its fastest pace in two years in January, according to preliminary survey data from HSBC.
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Japan runs record trade deficit

Thursday, January 24th 2013, 1:57
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan posts a record high trade deficit of 6.9tn yen ($78bn) for 2012, as exports to Europe and China continue their plunge.
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Burma learns to protest - against China

Thursday, January 24th 2013, 1:02

Burma learns to protest - and China feels the heat
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China anger at Philippine UN move

Wednesday, January 23rd 2013, 12:41
related countries: Philippines Philippines
related places: Beijing

China reiterates its claims to territory in the South China Sea, after the Philippines said it would take Beijing to a UN tribunal to settle the dispute.
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Most parents 'lie to children'

Wednesday, January 23rd 2013, 4:13
related countries: United States United States

Most parents tells lies to their children as a tactic to change their behaviour, suggests a study of families in the United States and China.
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Manila 'taking sea row to court'

Tuesday, January 22nd 2013, 12:17
related countries: Philippines Philippines

The Philippines says it will challenge Chinese claims in the South China Sea at a UN tribunal, after diplomatic efforts to resolve the row fail.
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China firms' $2bn shale gas hunt

Tuesday, January 22nd 2013, 7:52

China steps up its efforts to explore shale gas reserves as it looks to meet growing energy demand at home.
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China anger at US islands remarks

Monday, January 21st 2013, 13:07
related countries: Japan Japan, United States United States

China's foreign ministry strongly criticises the US for backing Japan's control of a disputed group of islands in the East China Sea.
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Censored Skyfall opens in China

Monday, January 21st 2013, 12:27

The latest James Bond film, Skyfall, opens in China after a two-month delay, with key scenes removed by Chinese censors.
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Huawei sees 33% jump in profit

Monday, January 21st 2013, 6:43
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Huawei

Chinese phone equipment maker Huawei forecasts a 33% jump in profit boosted by strong performance in markets such as Europe and Japan.
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VIDEO: Skyfall censored for Chinese audience

Monday, January 21st 2013, 6:22

The latest James Bond film, Skyfall, is released in China on Monday but like other films before it, parts have been cut at the request of the Chinese censors.
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China economy shows pick up signs

Friday, January 18th 2013, 8:07

China's economy, the world's second largest, is showing signs of a rebound that could help it emerge from its worst economic period in 13 years.
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Why 8% may not be the magic number for China

Friday, January 18th 2013, 0:10

Why 8% may not be the magic number for China's economy
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Tea? Reining in dissent the Chinese way

Thursday, January 17th 2013, 0:10

Reining in dissent the Chinese way
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US employee 'outsourced job to China'

Wednesday, January 16th 2013, 13:50
related countries: United States United States

A US software developer was revealed to have outsourced his job to China, instead spending his workdays surfing the internet.
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Japan PM in South East Asia push

Wednesday, January 16th 2013, 12:03
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan's Shinzo Abe is in South East Asia on his first overseas visit as PM, in what is seen as a diplomatic push amid strained China ties.
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Alibaba boss Jack Ma to step down

Wednesday, January 16th 2013, 4:37

One of China's best-known businessmen, Jack Ma, will quit as chief executive of Alibaba, the hugely successful e-commerce firm he founded.
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Unofficial World of Warcraft theme park

Tuesday, January 15th 2013, 23:49

Pictures from an unofficial theme park in China
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Greenland defiant on rare earths

Tuesday, January 15th 2013, 13:38
related countries: Greenland Greenland

Greenland says it will not favour the EU over China as major powers explore for rare earth minerals in the vast Arctic territory.
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China 'to conduct islands survey'

Tuesday, January 15th 2013, 7:58
related countries: Japan Japan

China says it will carry out a survey of islands in the East China Sea at the centre of a bitter territorial row with Japan.
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VIDEO: When will China's hazardous smog lift?

Tuesday, January 15th 2013, 2:58

China's media has urged the government to be more open about pollution levels
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Cooke attacks cycling drug cheats

Monday, January 14th 2013, 16:31

Beijing Olympic champion Nicole Cooke attacks drug cheats as she announces her retirement from road cycling.
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High pollution sparks China anger

Monday, January 14th 2013, 14:57
related places: Beijing

High levels of pollution in northern China and the capital, Beijing, in recent days prompt calls for government action in state and social media.
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Baidu launches browser for Africa

Monday, January 14th 2013, 11:13
related countries: France France
related places: Baidu

Chinese search giant Baidu and France Telecom are collaborating on a browser for low-end smartphones sold in Africa.
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In pictures: Beijing pollution

Sunday, January 13th 2013, 16:18
related places: Beijing

Hazardous air pollution levels hit Chinese capital Beijing
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Taiwan's pop culture leaps Chinese hurdles

Sunday, January 13th 2013, 0:45
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

Taiwan's pop culture overcomes Chinese hurdles
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Beijing pollution at hazard level

Saturday, January 12th 2013, 13:14
related places: Beijing

Air pollution in the Chinese capital Beijing reaches levels judged as hazardous to health, with visibility down to a few hundred metres.
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China landslide death toll rises

Saturday, January 12th 2013, 10:56

At least 46 people, including children, are now known to have died in a landslide in southern China, state media report.
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VIDEO: Search for China landslide survivors

Saturday, January 12th 2013, 8:07

Rescue teams in China are continuing to search for survivors of a landslide that buried homes in China's southern Yunnan province.
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Apple's China sales 'to beat US'

Friday, January 11th 2013, 10:42
related countries: United States United States

Apple expects China to overtake the US as its biggest sales market, the company's chief executive tells China's state news agency.
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Deadly landslip in China's Yunnan

Friday, January 11th 2013, 8:46

A landslide in a village in southern China's Yunnan province buries 16 houses, killing at least 18 people, state media says.
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Abe: China's row handling 'wrong'

Friday, January 11th 2013, 6:02
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan's new PM criticises China for allowing Japanese businesses to be harmed amid the territorial row, as more defence spending is approved.
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China's one-child policy analysed

Thursday, January 10th 2013, 20:03

Children growing up under China's one-child policy are less trusting, risk averse and pessimistic, a study in the journal Science concludes.
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VIDEO: China censorship stand-off ends

Thursday, January 10th 2013, 17:02

A Chinese newspaper that saw a stand-off over censorship has published a new issue, as police removed a small number of demonstrators outside its offices.
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Death for serial killer in China

Thursday, January 10th 2013, 14:19
related places: Xinhua

A Chinese man sentenced to death in July for killing 11 people is executed, state-run news agency Xinhua reports, citing court sources.
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China censor paper back on stands

Thursday, January 10th 2013, 9:08

A Chinese newspaper that saw a stand-off over censorship publishes a new issue, as police remove demonstrators at its offices.
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Chinese trade surge fans optimism

Thursday, January 10th 2013, 4:04

China reports better-than-expected trade data, adding to hopes that growth in the world's second-largest economy may be on the rebound.
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Foxconn faces China bribery probe

Thursday, January 10th 2013, 1:51

Foxconn, one of the world's biggest contract electronics maker, says it is being investigated by Chinese authorities over bribery allegations.
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'Deal' in China censorship row

Wednesday, January 9th 2013, 9:14

Reports from China suggest journalists at a newspaper embroiled in a censorship row are returning to work after an agreement was reached.
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Barrick calls off China gold deal

Wednesday, January 9th 2013, 6:17

Barrick Gold ends talks to sell a controlling stake of its African business to China's state-owned miner, China National Gold Group.
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Support for China censor paper

Tuesday, January 8th 2013, 13:25

A state-sanctioned editorial criticises Chinese journalists in a censorship row, but disclaimers suggest support for Southern Weekly reporters.
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Chinese newspaper in rare battle with censors

Tuesday, January 8th 2013, 12:56

What led to a paper's editorial protest in China?
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Vietnam subversion trial starts

Tuesday, January 8th 2013, 12:42
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam

Fourteen mostly Catholic activists go on trial in Vietnam accused of plotting to overthrow the government and taking part in anti-China protests.
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Man admits to $100m piracy scam

Tuesday, January 8th 2013, 10:41
related countries: United States United States

A Chinese man pleads guilty to selling hundreds of pirated US business software worth more than $100m (£62m).
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Japanese protest over China ships

Tuesday, January 8th 2013, 7:20
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Tokyo

Japan's new government summons China's envoy over a territorial row, amid reports Tokyo is to increase defence spending.
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Home ownership dreams in booming Beijing

Tuesday, January 8th 2013, 1:43
related places: Beijing

Home ownership dreams in booming Beijing
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VIDEO: China journalists in rare strike

Monday, January 7th 2013, 22:50

Journalists at a major Chinese paper, Southern Weekly, have gone on strike in a rare protest against censorship.
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China journalists in rare strike

Monday, January 7th 2013, 17:14

Journalists at a major Chinese newspaper go on strike in a rare protest against censorship, as supporters demonstrate at their office.
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VIDEO: China journalists in rare strike

Monday, January 7th 2013, 16:47

Journalists at a major Chinese paper, Southern Weekly, have gone on strike in a rare protest against censorship.
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Chinese dad hires virtual hitmen

Monday, January 7th 2013, 16:28

A concerned father hired video gamers to kill his son's avatar in online video games as he feared he was addicted to them.
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Google drops China search warning

Monday, January 7th 2013, 16:07

The company has removed a search feature that made suggestions about sensitive keywords for users in China
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China halts new traffic penalties

Sunday, January 6th 2013, 13:57

China suspends tough new traffic penalties, aimed at reducing the country's soaring accident rate, following a public outcry.
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