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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 plans disputed islands tourism

Sunday, April 7th 2013, 6:52

China is to begin running tourist cruises to a chain of disputed South China Sea islands by May, in what is being seen as a bid to demonstrate its sovereignty.
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China confirms more bird flu cases

Saturday, April 6th 2013, 18:57
related places: Shanghai

China confirms two fresh cases of bird flu in Shanghai, as it attempts to contain the latest outbreak of the virus in the east of the country.
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China steps up bird flu precautions

Saturday, April 6th 2013, 8:31
related places: Shanghai

China bans the import of live poultry into Shanghai after closing bird markets in an attempt to contain the spread of H7N9 bird flu virus.
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China's ambitious quest for shale gas

Saturday, April 6th 2013, 0:08
related places: Beijing

Can America's success with fracking be emulated by Beijing?
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Chinese tourists top spending league

Friday, April 5th 2013, 14:41

The Chinese have become the single biggest source of global tourism income after spending $102bn (£67bn; 79bn euros) while travelling abroad in 2012.
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Shanghai markets close over bird flu

Friday, April 5th 2013, 11:05
related places: Shanghai

Chinese officials in the city of Shanghai order the temporary closure of its poultry markets due to the H7N9 bird flu outbreak.
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Australia PM on China trade mission

Friday, April 5th 2013, 6:53
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard leaves for China on a five-day visit aimed at strengthening ties with the country's largest trade partner.
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China culls birds as flu toll rises

Friday, April 5th 2013, 5:54
related places: Shanghai

China begins a mass slaughter of poultry at a market in Shanghai, after the new H7N9 bird flu virus is detected there.
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Vodafone and China Mobile team up

Friday, April 5th 2013, 0:58
related countries: Burma Burma

The two biggest telecommunications companies in the world team up to bid for mobile licences in Burma, as the country continues to open up.
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Five deaths from new China bird flu

Friday, April 5th 2013, 0:57

The World Health Organization says there have now been five deaths in China from a new bird flu virus.
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China jails man for 1967 murder

Wednesday, April 3rd 2013, 17:03

A court in China jails an elderly man for a murder committed during the Cultural Revolution after a trial which sparked fierce debate online.
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China bird flu claims third life

Wednesday, April 3rd 2013, 12:14

A third man dies in China after catching a strain of bird flu not previously known in humans
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VIDEO: Drunk man clings to electric cables

Tuesday, April 2nd 2013, 17:36

Firefighters in China have rescued a drunk man who climbed a utility pole and crawled along electricity cables, according to state TV.
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New Xstrata-Glencore merger delay

Tuesday, April 2nd 2013, 16:02

Xstrata and Glencore once again push back the date for when they expect to complete their merger, after Chinese concerns.
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China frees Tibet political prisoner

Tuesday, April 2nd 2013, 13:38

China releases Tibetan political prisoner Jigme Gyatso, charged with endangering national security, after 17 years in jail, reports say.
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VIDEO: Chinese government's video game tool

Tuesday, April 2nd 2013, 10:25

A new video game created by the Chinese government has become the latest big thing in China
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Apple apologises to China customers

Tuesday, April 2nd 2013, 6:28

Apple boss Tim Cook apologises to Chinese consumers after state media accuses the firm of arrogance and greed.
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China factory pace at 11-month high

Monday, April 1st 2013, 6:23

Chinese manufacturing activity increases at its fastest pace in 11 months during March, indicating that an economic recovery is continuing.
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Two men die of bird flu in China

Sunday, March 31st 2013, 13:42
related places: Shanghai

Two men, aged 27 and 87, have died in the Chinese city of Shanghai after catching a strain of bird flu not previously known in humans, officials say.
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Hopes fade for Tibet buried miners

Saturday, March 30th 2013, 10:30

The chances of finding survivors following a landslide in Tibet that buried 83 miners are slim, Chinese media report.
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Search for miners buried in Tibet

Saturday, March 30th 2013, 4:49
related places: Lhasa

No survivors have yet been found, as rescue efforts continue a day after a landslide in Tibet buried 83 miners as they slept.
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VIDEO: Rebel leader to review mining deals

Saturday, March 30th 2013, 3:14
related countries: Central African Republic Central African Republic, South Africa South Africa

The rebel in charge of the Central African Republic, Michel Djotodia , says his government will look into mining contracts signed with South African and Chinese companies by the ousted leader.
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CAR rebel leader reviews mine deals

Friday, March 29th 2013, 18:20
related countries: Central African Republic Central African Republic, South Africa South Africa

The Central African Republic's new leader says his government will look into mining contracts signed with South African and Chinese companies.
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China arrests Liu Xiaobo's relative

Friday, March 29th 2013, 16:05

The brother-in-law of jailed Chinese Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo is being held on fraud charges, his lawyer says.
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Two boys 'beaten to death' in China

Friday, March 29th 2013, 10:01

Two boys die after being beaten by a member of staff at a primary school in southern China, state media report.
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VIDEO: Dilemma of China's migrant workers

Thursday, March 28th 2013, 6:48

One of China's 260 million migrant workers shares her story.
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China knife attacker kills two

Thursday, March 28th 2013, 6:31
related places: Shanghai

A man kills two women and then slashes 11 people, including six children, outside a school in the Chinese city of Shanghai.
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VIDEO: Lamp post hits Chinese bus driver

Wednesday, March 27th 2013, 20:46

A bus driver in China narrowly evaded death after a lamp post smashed through the windscreen of his vehicle.
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VIDEO: 'Illegal gold miners' rounded up

Wednesday, March 27th 2013, 17:37
related countries: Ghana Ghana
related places: More

More than 120 Chinese nationals have been arrested in Ghana as part of a renewed clampdown against illegal mining
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China jails 20 in Xinjiang region

Wednesday, March 27th 2013, 13:04
related places: Xinjiang

China sentences 20 men to up to life in jail on terrorism and inciting secession charges in the troubled Xinjiang region, state media says.
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Ding succumbs to Hawkins in China

Wednesday, March 27th 2013, 11:13

Home favourite Ding Junhui becomes the latest top player to make an early exit from the China Open.
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China 'fired flares' at Vietnam boat

Wednesday, March 27th 2013, 8:07
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam

China says it fired flares, not weapons, at a Vietnamese fishing boat in the South China Sea last week, after a protest from Vietnam.
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China and Brazil sign currency deal

Wednesday, March 27th 2013, 1:20
related countries: Brazil Brazil

China and Brazil sign a $30bn (£20bn) currency swap deal, which they say will safeguard against any future global financial crisis.
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The astonishing speed of Chinese censorship

Wednesday, March 27th 2013, 0:23

The astonishing speed of China's online censors
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Vietnam-China spat over sea clash

Tuesday, March 26th 2013, 12:07
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam

China defends the action of one of its patrol boats which is accused of opening fire on a Vietnamese fishing boat last week in the South China Sea.
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US jails Chinese defence engineer

Tuesday, March 26th 2013, 3:42
related countries: United States United States

A US court sentences a Chinese national to over five years in prison for illegally exporting military trade secrets to China.
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China 'buys Russian fighter jets'

Monday, March 25th 2013, 16:43
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States

China has agreed to buy 24 fighter jets and four submarines from Russia, state media say, amid what some see as moves to counterbalance US military might.
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New Chinese leader hails Africa ties

Monday, March 25th 2013, 13:34
related countries: Tanzania Tanzania

New President Xi Jinping praises China's "sincere friendship with Africa" as he visits Tanzania - his second foreign trip since taking power.
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Dead ducks pulled from China river

Monday, March 25th 2013, 9:27
related places: Shanghai

Around 1,000 dead ducks have been pulled from a river in Sichuan, Chinese media report, while the Shanghai river pig toll passes 16,000.
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How can companies battle the fakes?

Monday, March 25th 2013, 0:05

The hi-fi speaker company that has battled Chinese fakes
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VIDEO: Peng Liyuan: China's stylish first lady

Sunday, March 24th 2013, 4:04
related countries: Russia Russia

China's new first lady has become a media and internet sensation in her homeland as she accompanies her husband, President Xi Jinping, on a visit to Russia.
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China leader Xi hails Russia ties

Saturday, March 23rd 2013, 13:30
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

Chinese leader Xi Jinping says friendship with Russia guarantees a global strategic balance, on the second day of his trip to Moscow.
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China starts work on home-grown OS

Friday, March 22nd 2013, 11:28

China is working with software firm Canonical on an open-source operating system built specifically for Chinese users.
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Friday, March 22nd 2013, 10:11
related countries: North Korea North Korea

South Korean officials say they incorrectly linked a Chinese IP address to a major cyber-attack that hit banks and broadcasters.
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China leader Xi begins Russia visit

Friday, March 22nd 2013, 8:48
related countries: Russia Russia

Xi Jinping arrives in Russia on the first stop of his maiden overseas tour as president of China, with a visit to Africa to follow.
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China growth needs 'reform momentum'

Friday, March 22nd 2013, 7:11

China needs a "renewed reform momentum" to sustain long term growth, says the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
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China is second-biggest movie market

Friday, March 22nd 2013, 4:47
related countries: Japan Japan

China becomes the world's second-biggest movie market, displacing Japan, underscoring its importance as a key market for Hollywood's moviemakers.
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Shopping on the poverty line

Friday, March 22nd 2013, 1:11

China project examines what the lowest budget buys
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Nike shares jump on strong earnings

Thursday, March 21st 2013, 22:16
related countries: United States United States

Nike's quarterly profits beat analysts' forecasts as a recovery in US sales and lower material costs help offset continued weakness in China.
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S Korea hacked 'from China address'

Thursday, March 21st 2013, 17:11
related countries: North Korea North Korea

South Korean officials say unidentified hackers used a Chinese IP address to launch a massive cyber attack on banks and media firms on Wednesday.
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VIDEO: Giant hailstorms batter southern China

Thursday, March 21st 2013, 15:39

Hailstones as large as eggs cause casualties and property damage across China's southern provinces.
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Ai Weiwei creating tents project

Thursday, March 21st 2013, 12:16
related countries: Germany Germany

Prominent Chinese artist Ai Weiwei to create a major work for this summer's Emscherkunst triennial art festival in the Ruhr region of western Germany.
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China manufacturing picks up speed

Thursday, March 21st 2013, 5:09

Manufacturing activity in China picks up speed in March, an initial HSBC survey indicates, adding to hopes of a sustained recovery in its economy.
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Chinese Girl sale nears £1m mark

Wednesday, March 20th 2013, 16:01

Vladimir Tretchikoff's original painting of the Chinese Girl, believed to be the world's most reproduced print, sells at auction for £982,050, around twice its anticipated sale price.
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China pig deaths continue to rise

Wednesday, March 20th 2013, 15:12
related places: Shanghai

About 14,000 dead pigs have been discovered in Chinese rivers around Shanghai, officials say, but there is still no explanation as to how they died.
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Volkswagen in record recall in China

Wednesday, March 20th 2013, 11:02

Volkswagen says it will recall 384,181 vehicles in China to replace a part of their gearboxes, its largest recall in the country to date.
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US garage bowl sells for $2.2m

Wednesday, March 20th 2013, 10:19
related countries: United States United States
related places: New York

A rare Chinese bowl bought for a few dollars at a New York state garage sale fetches $2.2m (£1.47m) at auction.
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Beckham begins China envoy role

Wednesday, March 20th 2013, 9:29
related places: Beijing

David Beckham is in Beijing for a four-day visit to begin his new role as a special ambassador for Chinese football.
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Canada body parts suspect collapses

Tuesday, March 19th 2013, 21:45
related countries: Canada Canada

The porn actor accused of killing and dismembering his Chinese lover and posting his body parts to Canadian politicians collapses in a court hearing.
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China and US hail 'shared interests'

Tuesday, March 19th 2013, 5:29
related countries: United States United States

Xi Jinping calls for strong ties with the US, in the first high-level meeting between the two sides since he was confirmed as China's president.
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China's Suntech in $541m default

Tuesday, March 19th 2013, 2:36

China's Suntech Power Holdings, the world's biggest solar panel maker, defaults on payment of $541m worth of bonds.
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China cautions on US missile plan

Monday, March 18th 2013, 10:22
related countries: North Korea North Korea, United States United States

China criticises a US plan to strengthen its missile defences in response to North Korea's growing military capabilities.
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China home prices rise in February

Monday, March 18th 2013, 5:14

New home prices rise in 66 of China's 70 major cities in February, underlining the challenge its new leaders face in controlling the sector.
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VIDEO: Calls to close China's 'hated gulags'

Sunday, March 17th 2013, 17:22

The BBC's Damian Grammaticas accompanies a former inmate back to the Chinese labour camp where she was sent without committing an offence or appearing in court.
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New China leader seeks renaissance

Sunday, March 17th 2013, 14:37

The new Chinese President, Xi Jinping, says he will fight for the "great renaissance of the Chinese nation", in his first speech as head of state.
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China approves new cabinet members

Saturday, March 16th 2013, 9:47

China's parliament approves a new cabinet, largely completing the transfer of power to a new generation under President Xi Jinping.
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China confirms Li Keqiang as premier

Friday, March 15th 2013, 9:58

China's leaders name Li Keqiang premier, placing him at the helm of the world's second-largest economy.
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Do Chinese leaders ever retire?

Friday, March 15th 2013, 5:04

What do Chinese leaders do when they retire?
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VIDEO: China confirms Li Keqiang as premier

Friday, March 15th 2013, 3:24

China's leaders have named Li Keqiang as premier, placing him at the helm of the world's second-largest economy.
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Xi Jinping named China president

Thursday, March 14th 2013, 4:42
related places: Beijing

The National People's Congress in Beijing confirms Xi Jinping as China's president, completing the nation's once-in-a-decade transition of power.
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What did Hu and Wen do for China?

Thursday, March 14th 2013, 0:00

What did Hu and Wen do for China?
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Obama upbraids China on hack attacks

Wednesday, March 13th 2013, 13:53
related countries: United States United States
related places: America

President Barack Obama says the US is engaging in "tough talk" with China about hacking attacks, although he plays down talk of a cyber war.
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Profits rise at Zara-owner Inditex

Wednesday, March 13th 2013, 10:56
related places: Zara

Profits at the world's largest fashion clothing retailer, Zara-owner Inditex, rose by 22% last year, helped by demand in Eastern Europe and China.
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Demise of China's unloved railways ministry

Wednesday, March 13th 2013, 5:55

Glee - and nostalgia - as China disbands railways body
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China colliery blast kills 21 miners

Wednesday, March 13th 2013, 5:49

A blast at a Chinese colliery kills 21 miners with four missing, state media say, as a search continues for 18 missing at another pit.
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BHP faces Olympic bribery probe

Wednesday, March 13th 2013, 5:41

BHP Billiton says it is co-operating with a probe into possible violations of corruption laws during its sponsorship of the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
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Burma confirms phosphorous use

Tuesday, March 12th 2013, 7:02
related countries: Burma Burma
related places: An

An official parliamentary report finds Burmese police used smoke bombs containing phosphorous during a protest against a Chinese-backed copper mine.
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US official in China hacking call

Tuesday, March 12th 2013, 4:00
related countries: United States United States

The Chinese government should acknowledge and investigate cyber crime from China, US National Security Adviser Thomas Donilon says.
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Why do China's leaders dye their hair?

Tuesday, March 12th 2013, 0:41

Why do China's leaders dye their hair black?
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Weiwei to release heavy metal album

Monday, March 11th 2013, 23:42

Dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei announces plans to move into a new area of the arts, by releasing a debut album influenced by heavy metal music.
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Canadian body-parts accused in court

Monday, March 11th 2013, 19:01
related countries: Canada Canada

A Canadian former porn actor Luka Magnotta, who is accused of killing and dismembering a Chinese university student, appears in court.
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More dead pigs found in China river

Monday, March 11th 2013, 12:55
related places: Shanghai

Workers in China are continuing to fish dead pigs from a river near Shanghai, with more than 2,000 carcasses reportedly recovered so far.
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VIDEO: Dead pigs found floating in China river

Monday, March 11th 2013, 11:57
related places: Shanghai

Over 2,000 dead pigs were found floating in a river near the eastern city of Shanghai in China.
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VIDEO: Dead pigs dumped in Chinese river

Monday, March 11th 2013, 9:36
related places: Shanghai

An inquiry has been launched in China after more than 900 dead pigs were found floating in a river near the eastern city of Shanghai.
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Alibaba appoints new chief executive

Monday, March 11th 2013, 8:08

China's e-commerce giant, Alibaba Group, names Jonathan Lu Zhaoxi as its new chief executive.
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China inflation hits 10-month high

Monday, March 11th 2013, 5:55

China's inflation rate hits a 10-month high in February, as Lunar New Year festivities drive up food prices.
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China tackles 'wasteful' ministries

Sunday, March 10th 2013, 8:47

China dissolves its powerful railways ministry in a raft of measures aimed at boosting government efficiency and tackling corruption.
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