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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 official meets HK lawmakers

Tuesday, July 16th 2013, 9:30
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

China's top representative in Hong Kong meets the city's pro-democracy lawmakers over lunch, in the first such meeting since the 1997 handover.
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Glencore halts Australian iron ore

Tuesday, July 16th 2013, 8:27
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Australia Australia, Peru Peru

Glencore Xstrata suspends iron ore production in Australia due to weak demand, and prepares to sell off a Peruvian copper mine on orders from China.
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Baidu in China app store deal

Tuesday, July 16th 2013, 4:49
related places: Baidu

China's largest search engine, Baidu, will buy a Chinese app store firm for $1.9bn, as it looks to compete in the lucrative telecommunications industry.
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VIDEO: China bus crash kills eight

Monday, July 15th 2013, 17:15

A bus has fallen into a valley in China's Yunnan province leaving eight people dead and 19 injured
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Apple probes electrocution report

Monday, July 15th 2013, 15:07

Apple says it is investigating reports that a woman was electrocuted and died while using an iPhone plugged into the mains via one of its chargers in China.
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Chinese police say GSK 'broke laws'

Monday, July 15th 2013, 12:08
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Police in China say British pharmaceuticals company GlaxoSmithKline made "illegal" transfers, as they release details of a bribery investigation.
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China's economic growth slows again

Monday, July 15th 2013, 8:40

China's economic growth slows in the April to June period, the second consecutive quarter of weaker expansion.
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China compensates labour camp mother

Monday, July 15th 2013, 7:22

A court in China awards compensation to a mother who was sent to labour camp after she sought harsher punishment for her daughter's attackers, state media say.
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VIDEO: Feeling effects of China's slowdown

Monday, July 15th 2013, 5:14
related places: Rongsheng

Rongsheng shipyard, one of the country's biggest, has become a symbol of China's economic slowdown, reports John Sudworth.
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Typhoon Soulik kills three in China

Sunday, July 14th 2013, 22:03

Three people die in China's Guangdong province as Typhoon Soulik forces hundreds of thousands to flee their homes, state media say.
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VIDEO: Army deployed as storms hit China

Sunday, July 14th 2013, 7:45

China's army has been deployed to deliver emergency supplies after strong winds and heavy rains battered the country.
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China evacuations as typhoon hits

Saturday, July 13th 2013, 13:32

Some 300,000 people are forced from their homes in China where Typhoon Soulik is gradually moving inland, amid warnings of floods and landslides.
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China cancels planned uranium plant

Saturday, July 13th 2013, 9:58
related places: Jiangmen

China cancels plans to build a uranium plant the day after hundreds of protesters took to the streets of Jiangmen to oppose the 37-billion yuan project.
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VIDEO: Man escapes as house collapses

Saturday, July 13th 2013, 8:18

Torrential rain has hit the west of China, causing landslides and devastating towns.
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VIDEO: Typhoon Soulik batters Taiwan

Saturday, July 13th 2013, 3:06
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

A medium-force typhoon is moving towards China after battering Taiwan, leaving one person dead.
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Third US plane crash victim dies

Saturday, July 13th 2013, 0:09
related countries: United States United States
related places: San Francisco

A San Francisco hospital says a third victim of a plane crash landing, a Chinese girl, has died from her injuries.
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China 'may accept growth below 7%'

Friday, July 12th 2013, 11:12
related places: Beijing

China's finance minister, Lou Jiwei, hints that economic growth may fall below 7% as Beijing seeks to rein in the country's construction boom.
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VIDEO: Floods destroy areas of western China

Friday, July 12th 2013, 9:47

At least 25 people have died and many more are missing in floods in the Himalayan foothills in western China.
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China 'suffers worst flight delays'

Friday, July 12th 2013, 9:22
related places: Beijing, Shanghai

China's Beijing and Shanghai airports experience the worst flight delays in the world, a report from travel industry monitor FlightStats says.
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S Korea car firms hit by China fears

Friday, July 12th 2013, 6:25
related countries: North Korea North Korea

Shares in South Korean car makers Hyundai and Kia fall by about 5% after reports that eight Chinese cities could implement curbs on car sales.
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VIDEO: US rebukes China over Snowden

Friday, July 12th 2013, 5:21
related countries: United States United States
related places: Snowden

The US says it is "disappointed" over China's failure to hand over fugitive intelligence analyst Edward Snowden.
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China to resume US investment talks

Friday, July 12th 2013, 1:38
related countries: United States United States

China agrees to resume talks on a bilateral investment treaty with the US which could open up new opportunities for businesses in both the countries.
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US rebukes China over Snowden case

Friday, July 12th 2013, 1:18
related countries: United States United States
related places: Snowden

The US tells China it is "disappointed" over its failure to hand over fugitive intelligence analyst Edward Snowden, who has leaked secret US documents.
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GSK staff face China bribery probe

Thursday, July 11th 2013, 10:48

Some senior executives of the Chinese division of GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) are facing a criminal investigation over allegations of bribery.
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China axes 'show ancient writing'

Thursday, July 11th 2013, 10:08

Fragments of two ancient stone axes found in China could display some of the world's earliest primitive writing, Chinese archaeologists say.
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Search for China landslide missing

Thursday, July 11th 2013, 7:05

The death toll from a landslide caused by heavy rain in China's Sichuan province reaches 12, with at least 11 more missing, state media report.
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Yum profit hit by China chicken woes

Thursday, July 11th 2013, 0:55

Yum Brands, owner of KFC and Pizza Hut restaurant chains, reports a drop in profits as a food safety scare continued to hurt its sales in China.
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China landslide 'buries up to 40'

Wednesday, July 10th 2013, 14:52

A landslide buries between 30 and 40 people following days of heavy rain and floods in China's Sichuan province, state media say.
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VIDEO: Worker rescued as factory washed away

Wednesday, July 10th 2013, 12:46

More than 2,500 people were evacuated from their homes on Tuesday as an extraordinary flood wreaked havoc in southwest China's Sichuan Province.
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China's exports and imports decline

Wednesday, July 10th 2013, 11:22

China reports weaker than expected trade data, underlying concerns of a slowdown in the world's second-largest economy,
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VIDEO: China's coal addiction 'shortens lives'

Tuesday, July 9th 2013, 19:02

Research carried out in northern China suggests that air pollution is causing people to die up to five years earlier on average.
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Chinese police 'fired on Tibetans'

Tuesday, July 9th 2013, 12:51

Chinese police opened fire on a group of Tibetans marking the Dalai Lama's birthday, leaving several people injured, rights groups and news reports say.
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Japan paper warns of China 'danger'

Tuesday, July 9th 2013, 6:13
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan warns that China is engaging in "dangerous actions" and attempting to change the status quo in the East China Sea "by force".
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Chinese firm to buy Lloyd's building

Tuesday, July 9th 2013, 5:23
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

China's Ping An Insurance Group agrees to buy the Lloyd's building in London for £260m ($388m).
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China and US in cyber security talks

Tuesday, July 9th 2013, 3:59
related countries: United States United States

Chinese and US officials discuss hacking concerns at the inaugural meeting of a joint working group on cyber security, after months of hacking allegations.
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China coal policy 'cut lifespans'

Tuesday, July 9th 2013, 3:32

China's policy of giving free coal for heating to residents in the north has contributed to shaving 5.5 years off life expectancy, a study says.
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VIDEO: Middle class yearn for 'Chinese Dream'

Monday, July 8th 2013, 15:17

China's economy has grown enormously over the past decade and its middle class is now estimated to number 150m.
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Chinese general's son in rape charge

Monday, July 8th 2013, 13:35

The son of high-profile Chinese army general Li Shuangjiang is charged for taking part in a gang rape, state media say.
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German exports to eurozone fall 9.6%

Monday, July 8th 2013, 9:31
related countries: Germany Germany

German exports suffered their sharpest fall since 2009 as demand in China eased off and eurozone exports fell by 9.6%.
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China ex-railway minister convicted

Monday, July 8th 2013, 8:45

A Chinese court gives former Railways Minister Liu Zhijun a suspended death sentence for bribery and abuse of power, state media report.
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VIDEO: Footage of giant panda birth

Sunday, July 7th 2013, 9:16
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan
related places: Taipei

A giant panda, one of a pair presented by China four years ago to mark warming ties with Taiwan, has given birth to a female cub at a Taipei zoo.
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VIDEO: China and Russia hold joint naval drills

Friday, July 5th 2013, 18:47
related countries: Japan Japan, Russia Russia

China and Russia are holding their largest-ever joint naval exercises in the Sea of Japan in a bid to improve the two country's efforts at military cooperation.
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Officials detained over Chinese fire

Friday, July 5th 2013, 6:27
related places: Jilin

Eleven local officials are detained over a fire at a poultry plant in China's Jilin province that left 121 people dead, state media say.
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China launches drug pricing probe

Friday, July 5th 2013, 5:47

China initiates a wide-ranging investigation into the cost of medicines, probing as many as 60 domestic and international drugmakers.
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China and Russia conduct joint drill

Friday, July 5th 2013, 5:06
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Beijing

China and Russia are beginning joint naval drills which Beijing has described as the country's largest with a foreign partner.
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VIDEO: Chinese beach engulfed by algae

Thursday, July 4th 2013, 15:43
related places: Qingdao

Swimmers are being driven away from a popular coastal resort in Qingdao in north-east China after it was engulfed by algae.
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VIDEO: Baby girl freed from collapsed house

Thursday, July 4th 2013, 15:28

A woman, who was killed in a landslide in China, has been hailed as "a hero" for saving her granddaughter's life when their family home collapsed.
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Baby milk firms to cut China prices

Thursday, July 4th 2013, 5:38
related places: Beijing

Food giants Nestle and Danone say they will cut prices of some of their infant milk formula products in China, a day after Beijing announced a probe.
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Japan complains over China drill rig

Wednesday, July 3rd 2013, 13:24
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan expresses serious concern to China over the construction of a drilling rig near a disputed gas field in the East China Sea.
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China probes foreign baby milk firms

Wednesday, July 3rd 2013, 9:46

China's top economic planning body launches an investigation into alleged price fixing by some foreign manufacturers of infant milk formula.
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China sacks senior party official

Wednesday, July 3rd 2013, 8:15

China sacks Wang Suyi, a top regional party official, for suspected "disciplinary violations", state media report, amid a high-profile crackdown on corruption.
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VIDEO: Deadly floods hit southern China

Wednesday, July 3rd 2013, 5:31
related places: Hainan

There has been heavy flooding across southern China with the provinces of Guangdong and Hainan worst affected.
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China sex film screened in error

Tuesday, July 2nd 2013, 14:15
related places: Jilin

A sex film is accidentally shown on a big screen in a public square in China's Jilin province to the surprise of passers-by, Chinese media report.
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VIDEO: Inside Australia's unnatural wonder

Tuesday, July 2nd 2013, 10:14
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia's economy has proved resilient during the global economic downturn, but there are fears the slowdown in Chinese manufacturing could depress demand for iron ore and other commodities.
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China launches online petition site

Tuesday, July 2nd 2013, 8:22

China launches a new online petitions platform, but internet users fear the site - which crashed on its first day - could expose people to retribution.
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Chinese woman 'must visit mother'

Tuesday, July 2nd 2013, 7:39

A Chinese court orders a woman to visit her mother once every two months, state media say, a day after a new law on parental visits came into effect.
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Lantern 'caused largest blaze'

Monday, July 1st 2013, 21:18

A huge fire involving 100,000 tonnes of plastic recycling, thought to have been sparked by a Chinese lantern, is contained, firefighters say.
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Letter from Africa: Dollar dominion

Monday, July 1st 2013, 17:59
related countries: United States United States
related places: Africa

US currency proliferates but Chinese businessmen dominate
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Hong Kong marchers demand democracy

Monday, July 1st 2013, 11:56
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong
related places: Huge

Tens of thousands of people march in Hong Kong to demand China honour promises to hold fully democratic elections in 2017.
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VIDEO: China offers US economic hope

Monday, July 1st 2013, 11:20
related countries: United States United States
related places: Whitsett

Chinese computer maker Lenovo recently celebrated the opening of its first US manufacturing plant in Whitsett, North Carolina
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China children 'must visit parents'

Monday, July 1st 2013, 10:04

Grown children in China must visit their parents or potentially face fines or jail, a new law that came into effect on Monday says.
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China manufacturing growth slows

Monday, July 1st 2013, 3:30

China reports a slowdown in growth of its manufacturing sector, underlining concerns that its economic recovery remains fragile.
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Chinese bank tops global ranking

Monday, July 1st 2013, 0:25

A Chinese bank has topped a list of the world's top 1,000 banks for the first time, according to a survey by The Banker news and intelligence service.
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Why China loves to build copycat towns

Monday, July 1st 2013, 0:09

It's Venice, but in China - why the craze for copycat towns?
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Chinese banking system 'stable'

Sunday, June 30th 2013, 10:29

China's banking system is stable despite ongoing fears of a "credit crunch" spooking financial markets, according to the country's top regulator.
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China increases security in Xinjiang

Saturday, June 29th 2013, 17:47
related places: Xinjiang

China says it will step up its operations against violent attacks in the western region of Xinjiang after several days of unrest, according to state-run media.
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VIDEO: Rare sighting of snow leopards

Saturday, June 29th 2013, 7:55
related places: Yushu

Three snow leopards have been spotted in the Yushu hills in China.
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VIDEO: Tibetans rehoused into 'socialist villages'

Friday, June 28th 2013, 17:39

The New York based group Human Rights Watch releases a report claiming that between 2006 and 2012 more than two million Tibetans were moved into new housing by Chinese authorities.
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VIDEO: Crate opened to reveal looted heads

Friday, June 28th 2013, 15:12
related places: Beijing

Two bronze animal heads, returned to China after more than 150 years, will soon be on display in their new home in Beijing's National Museum of China
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Looted statues returned to China

Friday, June 28th 2013, 12:58
related places: Beijing

Two Chinese bronzes looted from a Beijing palace 150 years ago are returned to China by the Pinault family, owners of luxury brands such as Gucci.
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China jails 'sex-tape' official

Friday, June 28th 2013, 12:26

A former Chinese official accused of accepting bribes in a sex tape extortion scandal that captivated China is jailed for 13 years.
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China denies lifting Dalai Lama ban

Friday, June 28th 2013, 10:48

The Chinese government issues a strong denial of reports that its long-standing ban on openly worshipping the Dalai Lama has changed.
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China riots death toll 'rises to 35'

Friday, June 28th 2013, 6:56
related places: Xinjiang

The death toll after Wednesday's riots in China's far western region of Xinjiang rises to 35, state media say.
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China finds 'violations' in lending

Friday, June 28th 2013, 5:40

China's National Audit Office says that some state-owned banks "violated" lending regulations.
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VIDEO: Surprise house guest removed

Thursday, June 27th 2013, 15:33

Firefighters were called to a house in China's Sichuan province to help capture a large lizard which had taken up shelter in the residence.
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VIDEO: 'No explanation' for China violence

Thursday, June 27th 2013, 13:58
related places: Xinjiang

Riots have killed 27 people in China's restive far western region of Xinjiang, Chinese state media report
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China 'moves two million Tibetans'

Thursday, June 27th 2013, 13:58

More than two million Tibetans have been moved into so-called "socialist villages" by China over the last seven years, Human Rights Watch says.
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US boss released from China factory

Thursday, June 27th 2013, 6:29
related countries: United States United States

US businessman Chip Starnes has been freed after being detained by workers in his factory in China for nearly a week over an industrial dispute.
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VIDEO: Turning olive oil to liquid gold

Thursday, June 27th 2013, 5:30
related countries: Italy Italy

As the Italian economy remains mired in recession, there are hopes that one of the country's quality food products, olive oil, could open up new markets in China.
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S Korea president in China visit

Thursday, June 27th 2013, 5:22
related countries: North Korea North Korea
related places: Beijing

South Korean President Park Geun-hye arrives in Beijing for a four-day visit expected to focus on North Korea.
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Qantas embroiled in China prison row

Wednesday, June 26th 2013, 14:34
related countries: Aruba Aruba

The Australian airline Qantas investigates newspaper allegations that its in-flight headphones were made by abused inmates in Chinese prisons.
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Violence in China's Xinjiang 'kills 27'

Wednesday, June 26th 2013, 11:25
related places: Xinjiang

Twenty-seven people are killed in riots in China's restive far western region of Xinjiang, Chinese state media report.
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Four Chinese stabbed to death in PNG

Wednesday, June 26th 2013, 4:35
related countries: Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea

Four Chinese nationals are stabbed to death in Papua New Guinea, in an attack described by police as "inhumane and barbaric".
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China astronauts return to Earth

Wednesday, June 26th 2013, 2:52
related places: Tiangong

Astronauts from China's fifth manned space mission land safely after a 15-day trip to the Tiangong-1 space laboratory.
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Nicaragua canal project 'not a joke'

Wednesday, June 26th 2013, 0:09
related countries: Nicaragua Nicaragua

The Chinese businessman behind a $40bn (£26bn) plan to build a canal through Nicaragua promises transparency and insists his project is not a joke.
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US boss 'held' in China factory

Tuesday, June 25th 2013, 9:57
related countries: United States United States
related places: Beijing

Chinese workers at a factory in Beijing prevent their American boss from leaving for five days amid a dispute over payment.
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Credit crunch fears hit China stocks

Tuesday, June 25th 2013, 9:31

Chinese stocks touch a four-and-a-half-year low, but then rebound after the central bank seeks to ease fears over a possible credit crunch.
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Sony launches waterproof giant phone

Tuesday, June 25th 2013, 9:03

Sony unveils a 6.4in waterproof handset in China which can be used with a normal pencil or metal-tipped pen as an alternative to a stylus.
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Beijing rebuffs US Snowden charge

Tuesday, June 25th 2013, 8:59
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong, United States United States

China describes US accusations that it facilitated the departure of fugitive Edward Snowden from Hong Kong as "groundless and unacceptable".
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