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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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China crew docks with space lab

Thursday, June 13th 2013, 7:06
related places: Tiangong

A capsule carrying three Chinese astronauts is reported to have docked with the Tiangong-1 space laboratory.
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China detains journalist Du Bin

Thursday, June 13th 2013, 6:53
related places: Beijing

A Chinese journalist who disappeared days before the anniversary of the Tiananmen killings is under criminal detention in Beijing, his sister says.
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World Bank cuts China growth outlook

Thursday, June 13th 2013, 2:36

The World Bank cuts its forecast for China as it warns that global economy is transitioning towards a period of more stable, but slower growth.
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VIDEO: China prepares for Dragon Boat Festival

Wednesday, June 12th 2013, 14:59

People across China are getting ready to celebrate the annual Dragon Boat Festival which falls on the fifth day of the fifth month of the Chinese lunar calendar.
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US jails Chinese software pirate

Wednesday, June 12th 2013, 6:20
related countries: United States United States

A US judge sentences a Chinese national, Xiang Li, to 12 years in prison for selling more than $100m (£62m) of pirated US software.
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VIDEO: China launches manned spacecraft

Tuesday, June 11th 2013, 15:59

China's latest manned spacecraft has blasted off into orbit from it launch centre in the Gobi Desert.
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VIDEO: China launches manned space mission

Tuesday, June 11th 2013, 10:29
related places: Shenzhou, Tiangong

China has launched its latest Shenzhou manned space mission, carrying three astronauts on their journey to the orbiting Tiangong space lab.
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China launches manned space mission

Tuesday, June 11th 2013, 9:38
related places: Tiangong

Three Chinese astronauts launch on their Long March rocket for a 15-day mission that will take them to the Tiangong orbiting laboratory.
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China works to ease water woes

Tuesday, June 11th 2013, 2:58

Will desalination work for parched Chinese region?
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China tries ex-railways minister

Monday, June 10th 2013, 5:40

China held a half-day trial for former railways minister Liu Zhijun, accused of embezzling funds and accepting bribes of over $10m, on Sunday, reports say.
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VIDEO: Liu Xiaobo's brother-in-law jailed

Sunday, June 9th 2013, 11:09

A Chinese court has sentenced the brother-in-law of the jailed Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo to 11 years in prison on charges of fraud.
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Obama-Xi summit 'constructive'

Sunday, June 9th 2013, 8:53
related countries: United States United States
related places: California

US President Barack Obama and Chinese leader Xi Jinping end a two-day summit described by a US official as "unique, positive and constructive".
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Liu Xiaobo's brother-in-law jailed

Sunday, June 9th 2013, 5:52

A court in China sentences the brother-in-law of jailed Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo to 11 years in prison on fraud charges.
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Gung Ho: Beijing business battles to keep staff

Saturday, June 8th 2013, 23:00
related places: Beijing

Beijing business gets creative to keep staff
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Xi Jinping and Obama open summit

Saturday, June 8th 2013, 15:22

Chinese President Xi Jinping and his US counterpart Barack Obama open two days of talks in California on a number of high-stakes issues.
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'Suicidal' man caused China bus fire

Saturday, June 8th 2013, 14:44

A suicidal man started a fire on a packed commuter bus in south-eastern China that killed 47 people, state media report.
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China bus blaze 'could be arson'

Saturday, June 8th 2013, 3:17

A deadly bus explosion and fire in south-east China is being treated as "a serious criminal case", state media say.
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VIDEO: Is China key to boosting US economy?

Friday, June 7th 2013, 21:50
related countries: United States United States
related places: California

President Obama is on his way to a desert retreat in California where he will hold key talks with the Chinese leader Xi Jinping.
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Dozens dead in China bus fire

Friday, June 7th 2013, 16:50
related places: Xiamen

A fire engulfs a bus during rush hour in China's south-eastern city of Xiamen, killing at least 42 people and injuring 30, officials say.
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French president calls Japan 'China'

Friday, June 7th 2013, 11:38
related countries: France France, Japan Japan
related places: Tokyo

The French President is embarrassed by a slip of the tongue at a news conference in Tokyo as he confuses his hosts with the Chinese.
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UK defends China telecom firm deals

Thursday, June 6th 2013, 12:42
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The government defends UK deals with Chinese firms - amid warnings that security risks in infrastructure contracts were being "overlooked".
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Ghana arrests 'illegal China miners'

Thursday, June 6th 2013, 12:13
related countries: Ghana Ghana
related places: Accra

At least 124 Chinese nationals suspected of illegal gold mining are detained in Ghana's capital, Accra, officials say.
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VIDEO: China uncorks 'wine war' with France

Thursday, June 6th 2013, 1:48
related countries: France France

The French government has labelled a Chinese anti-dumping probe into wine imported from the European Union "inappropriate and reprehensible".
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What does Xi Jinping's China Dream mean?

Wednesday, June 5th 2013, 23:40

President Xi Jinping has a slogan - but what does it mean?
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Primate fossil is oldest yet found

Wednesday, June 5th 2013, 17:06

A 55-million-year-old, mouse-sized fossil from China provides remarkable new insights into the origin of primates, the broad grouping of animals that also includes humans.
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France criticises Chinese wine probe

Wednesday, June 5th 2013, 12:18

The French government calls a Chinese anti-dumping probe into wine imported from the European Union "inappropriate and reprehensible".
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US businessman released from China

Wednesday, June 5th 2013, 11:01
related countries: United States United States

An American businessman who has been unable to leave China for nearly five years due to a trade secrets row returns to the US days before a key US-China meeting.
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EU imposes China solar panel duties

Tuesday, June 4th 2013, 18:18

The European Commission announces it is imposing temporary anti-dumping levies on Chinese solar panel imports.
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Official linked to Tiananmen dies

Tuesday, June 4th 2013, 17:26
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong
related places: Beijing

Former Beijing mayor Chen Xitong, said to have backed the Tiananmen crackdown, dies as Hong Kong marks the protest's 24th anniversary.
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China labour costs spook investors

Monday, June 3rd 2013, 21:12

'Scary' rise in Chinese labour costs spooks foreign firms
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Deadly fire in China poultry plant

Monday, June 3rd 2013, 16:02

A fire kills at least 119 people at a poultry processing plant in north-east China's Jilin province, with reports that factory exits were locked.
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China poultry plant fire raises safety standards concerns

Monday, June 3rd 2013, 14:54

China fire raises factory safety fears
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VIDEO: Survival stories of deadly China blaze

Monday, June 3rd 2013, 12:30

A fire at a poultry processing plant in China has killed at least 119 people, officials say.
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Japan's Nikkei falls to six-week low

Monday, June 3rd 2013, 8:45
related countries: Japan Japan, United States United States

Japanese shares continue their recent decline, hurt by weak manufacturing data from China and fears over the US scaling back key stimulus measures.
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China general defends maritime role

Sunday, June 2nd 2013, 7:22

A senior Chinese general rejects criticism over his country's role in territorial disputes in the South and East China seas.
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China leader in Trinidad and Tobago

Saturday, June 1st 2013, 22:59
related countries: Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago

In the first visit to Trinidad and Tobago by a Chinese leader, President Xi Jinping talks trade and improving energy co-operation with the islands' prime minister.
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US Tiananmen criticism angers China

Saturday, June 1st 2013, 22:07
related countries: United States United States

China accuses the US of "prejudice" for urging Beijing to provide a full account of the Tiananmen crackdown in 1989.
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Pictures: Scariest walkway in the world?!

Saturday, June 1st 2013, 10:36

Don't look down! Daredevil tourists brave a steep drop to tackle a narrow wooden path on the side of a near-vertical mountain in China.
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Hagel makes 'cyber intrusions' claim

Saturday, June 1st 2013, 4:10
related countries: United States United States

US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel accuses China of "cyber intrusions" at a conference attended by Chinese military officials.
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UN 'dismayed' over N Korea refugees

Saturday, June 1st 2013, 1:55
related countries: North Korea North Korea, Laos Laos

UN officials express dismay at reports that nine North Korean refugees were repatriated by China after being arrested in Laos.
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Hagel calls for China cyber talks

Friday, May 31st 2013, 13:48
related countries: United States United States

US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel calls for honest dialogue with his Chinese counterparts about cyber threats and online spying.
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Xi 'no reformer' - Tiananmen group

Friday, May 31st 2013, 8:22

Relatives of victims of the 1989 Tiananmen killings criticise Xi Jinping for failing to initiate reform, as the Chinese president embarks on a foreign tour.
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VIDEO: China pipe baby case 'an accident'

Friday, May 31st 2013, 1:14

Officials in China say they are treating the case of a baby boy rescued from a sewage pipe as an accident.
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US eyes rising China at Singapore security talks

Thursday, May 30th 2013, 23:58
related countries: Singapore Singapore, United States United States

US eyes rising China at Singapore security talks
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China to buy US pork firm for $4.7bn

Thursday, May 30th 2013, 14:59
related countries: United States United States

US pork producer Smithfield Foods agrees to be bought by China's Shuanghui International for $4.7bn (£3.1bn) in cash.
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VIDEO: Sewer baby mother will not face charges

Thursday, May 30th 2013, 9:09

The mother of a new-born baby found trapped in a sewage pipe in China has been reunited with her son and will not face criminal charges.
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China 'pipe baby' out of hospital

Thursday, May 30th 2013, 9:05
related places: Jinhua

The Chinese baby boy rescued from a sewage pipe is released from hospital in Zhejiang province to relatives, officials say.
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N Korea refugees 'sent back by Laos'

Thursday, May 30th 2013, 4:39
related countries: North Korea North Korea, Laos Laos, United States United States

The US says it is concerned by South Korean media reports that China has repatriated nine North Korean refugees deported by Laos.
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VIDEO: Ostrich causes traffic chaos in China

Wednesday, May 29th 2013, 20:55

An ostrich has survived being struck twice by different cars while running through oncoming traffic on a highway in China.
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Bird ancestor reshuffles fossil pack

Wednesday, May 29th 2013, 17:12

What may be the earliest creature yet discovered on the evolutionary line to birds has been unearthed from the famous fossil beds of Liaoning Province in China.
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VIDEO: Chinese baby in pipe 'accidental'

Wednesday, May 29th 2013, 12:46

The Chinese baby that was rescued from a sewage pipe fell in accidentally, the baby's mother has said
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Chinese baby in pipe 'accidental'

Wednesday, May 29th 2013, 11:16

A Chinese baby rescued from a sewage pipe fell in accidentally during birth, the baby's mother is reported to have told police.
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China's growth forecast cut by IMF

Wednesday, May 29th 2013, 9:30

The International Monetary Fund cuts its economic growth forecast for China in 2013 to "around 7.75%", with the weak global economy set to hit exports.
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Hand, foot and mouth vaccine 'works'

Tuesday, May 28th 2013, 23:56

The first vaccine which protects children against hand, foot and mouth disease has been reported by scientists in China.
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China 'hacks' US weapon system plans

Tuesday, May 28th 2013, 18:16
related countries: United States United States

Chinese hackers have gained access to designs for more than two dozen US weapons systems, a US newspaper reports.
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China anger over girl 'handcuffing'

Tuesday, May 28th 2013, 16:47

Two Chinese officials are suspended after being accused of handcuffing and parading a 13-year-old girl down a street for spilling a drink on a government car, state media say.
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Bird flu drug resistance concern

Tuesday, May 28th 2013, 13:08

Drug resistance has been detected in patients infected with the new bird flu that has emerged in China, say doctors.
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China baby rescued from sewage pipe

Tuesday, May 28th 2013, 12:39

Firefighters in China rescue a newborn baby boy lodged inside a sewage pipe leading off a toilet at an apartment in Zhejiang province.
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UK and Germany 'oppose China duties'

Tuesday, May 28th 2013, 10:58
related countries: Germany Germany, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK and Germany are among at least 14 EU members against proposals to impose punitive tariffs on Chinese solar panel imports, according to diplomats.
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Hack claims over Australia spy HQ

Tuesday, May 28th 2013, 10:05
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Beijing

ABC alleges Chinese hackers stole blueprints for Australia's new intelligence HQ, as foreign minister declines comment.
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VIDEO: Merkel aims to ease China-EU row

Tuesday, May 28th 2013, 3:30
related countries: Germany Germany

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said she wants to reach an agreement with China over import tariffs and avoid triggering a damaging trade war.
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China anger at teen's Egypt graffiti

Monday, May 27th 2013, 14:55
related countries: Egypt Egypt

The exposure of a Chinese teenager who vandalised an ancient Egyptian artwork leads to a wave of anger among China's internet users.
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VIDEO: Low prices draw Chinese to UK

Monday, May 27th 2013, 7:41
related countries: France France, Germany Germany, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Big name brands and designer labels are attracting Chinese visitors to Britain for their holidays, but the UK is still lagging behind France, Italy and Germany.
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Merkel cools EU-China trade war talk

Monday, May 27th 2013, 4:42
related countries: Germany Germany

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she wants to reach an agreement with China over import tariffs and avoid triggering a damaging trade war.
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China in first Swiss free-trade deal

Friday, May 24th 2013, 21:56
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

China and Switzerland sign a memorandum of understanding on a free-trade agreement, the first such deal for China with a major Western economy.
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VIDEO: Chinese farmer creates 'bionic arms'

Friday, May 24th 2013, 15:53

A Chinese farmer who lost his hands in an accident is turning his misfortune into a family business with home-made 'bionic arms' that he now sells to other amputees.
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N Korea envoy meets China president

Friday, May 24th 2013, 11:58
related countries: North Korea North Korea
related places: Pyongyang

A North Korean envoy visiting China meets President Xi Jinping and hands him a letter written by Kim Jong-un, state media reports.
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Global markets fall on growth fears

Thursday, May 23rd 2013, 20:36
related countries: United States United States

Global stock markets fall after weak Chinese economic data and concerns the US may scale back monetary stimulus efforts but the Dow Jones closes flat.
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VIDEO: New cruise route to North Korea

Thursday, May 23rd 2013, 9:16
related countries: North Korea North Korea

Chinese tourists are replacing South Koreans in a resort which once symbolised the reconciliation of the two Koreas.
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US report warns on China IP theft

Thursday, May 23rd 2013, 6:25
related countries: United States United States

The theft of US intellectual property is "unprecedented" and costing billions, a US report says, pointing to China as the main culprit.
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Ai Weiwei song rages against state

Wednesday, May 22nd 2013, 15:48

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei releases a foul-mouthed music video in which he recreates his detention and rages against abuses of state power.
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N Korea leader sends envoy to China

Wednesday, May 22nd 2013, 8:10
related countries: North Korea North Korea
related places: Beijing

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has sent a special envoy to Beijing, state media announces, amid cooling relations after weeks of tension.
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The Indian doctor revered in China

Tuesday, May 21st 2013, 15:07
related countries: India India

Why does every Chinese leader want to salute this Indian?
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Pacy pigeon Bolt sets world record

Tuesday, May 21st 2013, 14:52
related countries: Belgium Belgium

A Belgian racing pigeon called Bolt is sold to a Chinese businessman for a world record price of 310,000 euros (£260,000; $400,000).
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North Koreans free Chinese crew

Tuesday, May 21st 2013, 4:00

A Chinese fishing crew seized by unidentified North Koreans two weeks ago is freed along with their boat, reports say.
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US and China leaders to hold summit

Tuesday, May 21st 2013, 3:11
related countries: United States United States
related places: California, June

The US and Chinese presidents, Barack Obama and Xi Jinping, announce they will hold their first summit in California in June.
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China 'can't be free rider on trade'

Monday, May 20th 2013, 19:43

China cannot be a "free rider" when it comes to global trade, the EU's trade commissioner, Karel De Gucht, warns.
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India and China pledge on border row

Monday, May 20th 2013, 15:44
related countries: India India

Visiting Chinese Premier Li Keqiang says India and China must "improve mechanisms" to settle a long-running border dispute, pledging his commitment to "peace and tranquility".
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Chen issues plea for relatives

Monday, May 20th 2013, 15:25
related countries: United States United States
related places: Washington

Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng tells the BBC he thinks Washington should do more to protect his relatives, a year after he fled China for the US.
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VIDEO: Getaway of blind activist retraced

Monday, May 20th 2013, 14:35

The family of Chen Guangcheng are 'paying for his activism' back home according to the Chinese dissident
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China asks N Korea to free boat crew

Monday, May 20th 2013, 8:14
related countries: North Korea North Korea

China says it has called on North Korea to secure the release of a fishing boat and its crew seized on 5 May, as captors reportedly demand a ransom.
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VIDEO: Ai Weiwei makes art from milk tins

Monday, May 20th 2013, 2:56

Artist Ai Weiwei has created a map of China made entirely out of tins of formula milk, to highlight tensions over tainted baby food.
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China's global ambitions

Sunday, May 19th 2013, 21:09

How will China spend its massive cash reserves?
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VIDEO: Record breaking demolition of viaduct

Sunday, May 19th 2013, 13:26
related places: Wuhan

A two-mile viaduct in the Chinese city of Wuhan has been demolished, breaking a record for the longest reinforced concrete bridge ever blown up in the country.
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VIDEO: Deadly floods sweep southern China

Saturday, May 18th 2013, 12:30

Deadly storms are sweeping across southern China, killing more than 50 people and leaving 14 missing
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Deadly floods sweep southern China

Saturday, May 18th 2013, 4:50

Flooding and landslides across nine southern Chinese provinces leave more than 50 people dead and 14 missing, officials say.
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Chinese man detained in Kashmir

Friday, May 17th 2013, 22:49
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Kashmir

A Chinese man in Pakistani-administered Kashmir is taken into protective custody after he was accused of desecrating the Koran, officials say.
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Chinese web activists see new pressure from censors

Friday, May 17th 2013, 16:40

China's activists see tighter web controls under new government
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