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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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Cameron defends China trade mission

Tuesday, December 3rd 2013, 14:27

Prime Minister David Cameron defends his trade mission to China after a leading Chinese newspaper casts doubt on the "sincerity" of his efforts to boost bi-lateral ties.
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China reporter denounces censorship

Tuesday, December 3rd 2013, 12:45

A Chinese journalist, recently sacked from state-run China Central Television (CCTV), angrily denounces government censorship in a blog post.
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Biden: US 'concerned' by China zone

Tuesday, December 3rd 2013, 12:23
related countries: United States United States

The US remains "deeply concerned" about China's new air defence identification zone (ADIZ), Vice-President Joe Biden tells the Japanese PM.
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VIDEO: Record price for Chinese painting

Tuesday, December 3rd 2013, 2:38

A piece of art by Zao Wou-ki sells for a record-breaking $14.72m (12.85m euros; £10.64m) in Sotheby's first major auction to be held in China.
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China: Canada spy reports 'baseless'

Tuesday, December 3rd 2013, 0:14
related countries: Canada Canada

Chinese officials dismiss accusations that an Ontario naval engineer passed on secrets about Canada's national shipbuilding strategy to them.
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Cameron pushing for trade with China

Monday, December 2nd 2013, 15:38
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

David Cameron promises to create a "partnership for growth and reform" as he visits China on a trade mission with more than 100 UK business leaders.
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China markets fall on listing rules

Monday, December 2nd 2013, 8:48

Chinese stock markets fall on Monday after the regulators issued new rules for reforming the country's share sale market over the weekend.
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Director in one-child policy breach

Monday, December 2nd 2013, 6:10

Popular film director Zhang Yimou confirms he has three children with his wife, in violation of China's strict one-child policy.
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VIDEO: Italy factory fire kills seven

Monday, December 2nd 2013, 4:31
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Prato

At least seven people have died and two are badly injured after fire swept through a Chinese-owned clothing factory in the Italian town of Prato.
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Italy factory fire kills seven

Monday, December 2nd 2013, 1:38
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Prato

At least seven people have died and two are seriously injured after fire swept through a Chinese-owned clothing factory in the Italian town of Prato.
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Canadian accused in China spy case

Monday, December 2nd 2013, 0:11
related countries: Canada Canada

Canadian police arrest and charge a man on suspicion of intending to pass classified information to China.
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China launches Moon rover mission

Sunday, December 1st 2013, 19:00

China launches its first lunar rover mission - named Jade Rabbit - the next key step in the Asian superpower's ambitious space programme.
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VIDEO: Chinese mission to Moon launches

Sunday, December 1st 2013, 18:53

China's first lunar rover mission has successfully launched. The Chang'e-3 mission should land on the Moon's northern hemisphere in mid-December.
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US carriers 'to observe China rules'

Saturday, November 30th 2013, 7:26
related countries: United States United States

The US urges its commercial aircraft to comply with China's rules in the new air defence zone around disputed islands in the East China Sea.
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China jets scrambled in air zone

Friday, November 29th 2013, 16:43
related countries: Japan Japan, United States United States

China says it has scrambled fighter jets to monitor US and Japanese planes inside its controversial new air defence zone around disputed islands.
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VIDEO: Why China is shooting for the Moon

Friday, November 29th 2013, 13:06

Science editor David Shukman visits an exhibition in China to explore the country's obsession with the Moon.
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Who are China's weibo super stars?

Friday, November 29th 2013, 0:13

China's weibo superstars and why they matter
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The first panda to leave China

Friday, November 29th 2013, 0:00
related countries: United States United States

The American socialite who got the first live panda out of China
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China sends warplanes to air zone

Thursday, November 28th 2013, 17:38

China has sent warplanes on "routine" monitoring patrols in its newly declared air defence zone, state media reports.
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New East African railway launched

Thursday, November 28th 2013, 13:11
related countries: Burundi Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya Kenya

Kenya formally launches a new Chinese-financed to extend across East Africa, eventually reaching South Sudan, DR Congo and Burundi.
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More nations defy China air zone

Thursday, November 28th 2013, 11:38
related countries: Japan Japan, South Korea South Korea

Japan and South Korea both fly planes unannounced through China's newly-declared air defence zone, officials from both nations say.
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Viewpoints: China air zone tensions

Thursday, November 28th 2013, 10:18

Five views on where the China air zone dispute is heading
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Biden to raise concerns in China

Wednesday, November 27th 2013, 17:10
related countries: United States United States
related places: White House, Asia

US Vice-President Joe Biden will convey to China US concerns over its declaration of an air defence zone over disputed islands, the White House says.
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China sold by council fetches £8m

Wednesday, November 27th 2013, 15:00
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Antique Chinese ceramics owned by Croydon Council sell for just over £8m at an auction in Hong Kong.
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VIDEO: China 'monitored' path of US bombers

Wednesday, November 27th 2013, 14:06
related countries: United States United States

China monitored the flight of two US bombers that flew across its newly-declared "air defence identification zone", its defence ministry has said.
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China 'monitored' path of US bombers

Wednesday, November 27th 2013, 10:03
related countries: United States United States

China says it monitored the flight of two US B-52 bombers that flew across its newly-declared "air defence identification zone" amid regional tensions.
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China singer son rape verdict upheld

Wednesday, November 27th 2013, 4:48

A Chinese court rejects an appeal from Li Tianyi, the son of two high-profile army singers, upholding his 10 year jail sentence for rape.
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My day: Genealogist Huihan Lie

Wednesday, November 27th 2013, 2:42

Genealogist who helps Chinese people trace their roots
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US bombers challenge China air zone

Tuesday, November 26th 2013, 19:35
related countries: United States United States

The US has flown two B-52 military aircraft over disputed islands in the East China Sea in defiance of new Chinese air defence rules, officials say.
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Japan airlines to snub China rules

Tuesday, November 26th 2013, 15:57
related countries: Japan Japan

Two of Japan's biggest airlines agree to a government request not to implement China's new air defence zone rules, officials say.
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China to send 'Jade Rabbit' to Moon

Tuesday, November 26th 2013, 11:29

Chinese officials say they intend to land the country's first unmanned probe, named Jade Rabbit, on the Moon next month.
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China slowdown hits Remy Cointreau

Tuesday, November 26th 2013, 11:21

Spirits group Remy Cointreau says profits will be hit by the slowdown in China, while fashion house Hugo Boss says China's economy is a "concern".
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Why China air zone raises risk

Tuesday, November 26th 2013, 5:17
related countries: Japan Japan, United States United States

What will China's move mean for US and Japan?
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Secret diary from a labour camp

Tuesday, November 26th 2013, 4:47

China labour camp inmate who smuggled out diary
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China arrests over oil pipe blasts

Tuesday, November 26th 2013, 3:31

Police in China arrest nine people in relation to two deadly oil pipeline explosions on Friday that killed 55 people, state media report.
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Qualcomm faces China antitrust probe

Tuesday, November 26th 2013, 1:58
related countries: United States United States

China launches an antitrust probe against one of the world's biggest chipmakers, the US firm Qualcomm.
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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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