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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 probes pig and dog deaths

Thursday, April 18th 2013, 8:31

A Chinese village closes nearby chemical plants after hundreds of pigs and dogs die mysteriously, sparking fears among local residents.
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Ding feeling pressure of a nation

Thursday, April 18th 2013, 5:49

China's Ding Junhui says the pressure of being the country's top player is a heavy burden to carry.
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Pinewood studio expands into China

Wednesday, April 17th 2013, 12:06
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British film studio Pinewood Shepperton agrees a joint venture deal with Chinese media group Seven Stars to investigate ways to harness the growing entertainment market there.
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Taiwan runs live-fire military drill

Wednesday, April 17th 2013, 8:03
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

Taiwan holds its first live-fire military drill since 2008, simulating a Chinese attack on its Penghu Islands.
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Hertz agrees deal with China firm

Wednesday, April 17th 2013, 4:19

Car hire firm Hertz agrees a deal to pick up a 20% stake in China Auto Rental (CAR), as it looks to expand its presence in China.
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China approves Glencore Xstrata deal

Wednesday, April 17th 2013, 2:10

China approves the merger of commodities trader Glencore and mining group Xstrata, clearing the final big hurdle in completion of the deal.
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China 'reveals military structure'

Tuesday, April 16th 2013, 16:19

China reveals the structure of its military units, in what state-run media describe as a first.
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Gold price falls to two-year low

Monday, April 15th 2013, 20:48
related countries: United States United States
related places: Gold

Gold falls to its lowest level in two years, as wider commodity prices and US shares also decline following disappointing Chinese economic data.
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'Rare pangolins found' on China boat

Monday, April 15th 2013, 12:01
related countries: Philippines Philippines

Hundreds of dead pangolins, a protected species of anteater, were found on a Chinese fishing boat that ran aground on a reef in the Philippines, officials say.
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China's growth lower than forecast

Monday, April 15th 2013, 4:42

China's economy, the world's second-largest, performs worse than many analysts had expected in the first three months of the year.
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China bird flu cases 'rise to 60'

Sunday, April 14th 2013, 17:53
related places: Henan

China reports 11 fresh cases of bird flu, with the virus now appearing in the central province of Henan and the capital Beijing.
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Title race is wide open - Alonso

Sunday, April 14th 2013, 12:41

Ferrari's Fernando Alonso says after his dominant Chinese GP victory that the world championship fight is "very open".
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Webber given Bahrain grid penalty

Sunday, April 14th 2013, 11:47
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain

Red Bull's Mark Webber has been hit with a grid penalty for causing a collision during the Chinese Grand Prix.
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Classy Alonso takes China victory

Sunday, April 14th 2013, 8:45

Ferrari's Fernando Alonso dominates to win the Chinese Grand Prix ahead of Kimi Raikkonen and Lewis Hamilton.
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Kerry hails Chinese N Korea pledge

Sunday, April 14th 2013, 6:09
related countries: North Korea North Korea, United States United States

US Secretary of State John Kerry says China is "very serious" about a pledge to help resolve tensions over North Korea's nuclear programme.
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China and US make North Korea pledge

Saturday, April 13th 2013, 16:11
related countries: North Korea North Korea, United States United States
related places: Beijing

China and the US will work together to persuade North Korea to give up its nuclear programme, the US secretary of state and China's top diplomat say.
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VIDEO: Kerry urges China over N Korea

Saturday, April 13th 2013, 11:56
related countries: North Korea North Korea, United States United States
related places: Beijing

US Secretary of State John Kerry has arrived in China, where he says he will urge Beijing to use its influence to dissuade North Korea from its nuclear ambitions.
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Hamilton earns maiden Mercedes pole

Saturday, April 13th 2013, 9:27
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

Lewis Hamilton earns his maiden pole position for new team Mercedes at the Chinese Grand Prix.
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New bird flu strain reaches Beijing

Saturday, April 13th 2013, 6:55
related places: Beijing

A girl of seven is being treated in hospital in Beijing, in the first case of H7N9 "bird flu" reported by Chinese officials in the capital.
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Alonso fastest in final practice

Saturday, April 13th 2013, 4:08

Fernando Alonso sets an impressive pace as he leads team-mate Felipe Massa to a Ferrari one-two in China.
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Guan, 14, makes cut despite penalty

Saturday, April 13th 2013, 0:09

Guan Tianlang is penalised for slow play at the Masters, but still becomes the youngest player to make the cut at a major.
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Massa fastest in second practice

Friday, April 12th 2013, 7:49

Ferrari's Felipe Massa heads Lotus's Kimi Raikkonen in second practice at the Chinese Grand Prix.
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US urges China to rein in N Korea

Friday, April 12th 2013, 7:13
related countries: North Korea North Korea, United States United States
related places: Pyongyang

The US urges China to help rein in North Korea, hours after a leaked US report said Pyongyang was able to launch nuclear-armed missiles.
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Rosberg heads Hamilton in China

Friday, April 12th 2013, 3:40
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda
related places: Hamilton

Nico Rosberg heads Lewis Hamilton to a Mercedes one-two in first practice at the Chinese Grand Prix.
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China's battle against bird flu

Friday, April 12th 2013, 0:46
related places: Beijing

Beijing's bird markets fall empty as China rushes to contain virus
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Django Unchained cancelled in China

Thursday, April 11th 2013, 11:03

The Chinese debut of Quentin Tarantino's Oscar-winning film Django Unchained has been cancelled for "technical reasons" on its opening day in China
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Chinese fishermen face reef charges

Thursday, April 11th 2013, 10:11
related countries: Philippines Philippines

The Philippines charges 12 Chinese fishermen with poaching after their boat ran aground on a protected coral reef, reports say.
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China bird flu fears hit Yum profits

Thursday, April 11th 2013, 1:08

Yum Brands, parent company of the KFC food chain, says sales have fallen in China because of concerns over a new bird flu outbreak.
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China’s baby formula fears

Wednesday, April 10th 2013, 21:58

China’s baby formula fears spark global restrictions
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China anger at Japan-Taiwan deal

Wednesday, April 10th 2013, 12:17
related countries: Japan Japan, Taiwan Taiwan

Japan and Taiwan sign a deal allowing Taiwan to fish near a group of disputed islands, prompting China to express 'extreme concerns'.
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Django scenes 'toned down for China'

Wednesday, April 10th 2013, 11:21

Bloody scenes from Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained are toned down for its cinema release in China.
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China bird flu toll 'reaches nine'

Wednesday, April 10th 2013, 9:58

Two more patients die in China die from the H7N9 strain of bird flu, bringing the total death toll to nine, state media reports.
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Former Chinese minister is charged

Wednesday, April 10th 2013, 6:08

China charges once-powerful former Railways Minister Liu Zhijun with corruption and abuse of power, state media reports.
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China trade deficit sets upbeat tone

Wednesday, April 10th 2013, 5:23

China posts a surprise trade deficit in March, as imports rise more-than-expected, a sign that domestic demand may be picking up.
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China local currency debt rating cut

Wednesday, April 10th 2013, 1:21

Fitch Ratings downgrades China's sovereign credit rating, warning about a credit build-up in the economy that could threaten the recovery.
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China and Australia in currency pact

Wednesday, April 10th 2013, 0:25
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Australia Australia, Japan Japan, United States United States

The Australian dollar becomes the third currency, along with the US dollar and the Japanese yen, that can be converted directly into and out of the Chinese yuan.
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VIDEO: China's quest to harvest shale gas

Tuesday, April 9th 2013, 10:25
related places: Xinchao

The village of Xinchao, in China's eastern province of Zhejiang, seems an unlikely place to start an energy boom - but resident have learnt that beneath them lies a vast potential supply of gas.
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White wins first world qualifier

Tuesday, April 9th 2013, 6:02

Jimmy White beats China's Tian Pengfei 10-7 to keep his hopes of qualifying for the 2013 World Championship alive.
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UK retailers ration baby milk

Monday, April 8th 2013, 18:20
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Retailers in the UK are rationing sales of powdered baby milk because of a surge in demand for foreign-made baby milk in China.
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China vows to protect foreign firms

Monday, April 8th 2013, 9:28

China's President, Xi Jinping, vows to protect foreign companies
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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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