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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 bird flu is 'serious threat'

Wednesday, May 1st 2013, 14:55

The outbreak of a new type of bird flu in China poses a "serious threat" but it is too soon to tell how far it will spread, flu experts have warned.
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China sees manufacturing growth slow

Wednesday, May 1st 2013, 3:13

Growth in China's manufacturing sector slows unexpectedly in April, underlining concerns that its economic recovery remains fragile.
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Fears for China activist nephew

Tuesday, April 30th 2013, 7:41

The imprisoned nephew of blind Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng is suffering from appendicitis and has been denied medical parole, his father says.
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Alibaba buys stake in China's Weibo

Tuesday, April 30th 2013, 1:51
related places: Weibo

Alibaba, China's biggest e-commerce group, buys an 18% stake in Weibo, China's Twitter-like service, as it looks to tap into the social media sector.
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China 'becomes biggest PC market'

Monday, April 29th 2013, 19:08
related countries: United States United States

China overtakes the US as the world's biggest market for personal computers, according to a market data report.
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VIDEO: China's 'psychedelic' jellyfish tanks

Monday, April 29th 2013, 16:27
related places: Fushun

One of China's largest jellyfish aquariums opens in the city of Fushun in north-east China with more than 3,000 jellyfish on display.
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Ding beats King to reach quarters

Monday, April 29th 2013, 16:22

China's number one Ding Junhui beats Mark King 13-9 to reach the last eight at the World Championship in Sheffield.
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VIDEO: Daredevil hangs over canyon in China

Monday, April 29th 2013, 12:14

An extreme artist has been performing aerial acrobatics from a beam hundreds of metres above a grand canyon in central China.
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'More arrests' over Xinjiang clashes

Monday, April 29th 2013, 7:45
related places: Xinjiang

More suspects are arrested over violent clashes in China's Xinjiang region that killed 21 people, state media report.
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VIDEO: China bird flu: Vigilance urged

Monday, April 29th 2013, 1:30

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang is urging vigilance against a new strain of bird flu that has so far killed 23 people.
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VIDEO: Chinese martial art in Latin America

Sunday, April 28th 2013, 3:21

Thousands of people performed the Chinese martial art of Tai Chi in public squares, parks and streets across Latin America on Saturday in celebration of World Tai Chi and Qigong Day.
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VIDEO: China violence: Victims or terrorists?

Friday, April 26th 2013, 22:34
related places: Xinjiang

The BBC finds ethnic tensions in the remote Xinjiang province of China following violence which killed 21 people.
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Doubts over China government claims on Xinjiang attack

Friday, April 26th 2013, 22:14
related places: Xinjiang

Doubts over China government claims on Xinjiang attack
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China agrees $8bn Airbus plane deal

Friday, April 26th 2013, 3:29

China agrees to buy 60 planes from European firm Airbus, in a deal worth $8bn (£5.2bn) at list prices.
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Iron Man 3 leads Hollywood's Chinese charge

Thursday, April 25th 2013, 7:58

Iron Man 3 seeks to crack the Chinese market
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Tibetan monks die after immolations

Thursday, April 25th 2013, 7:23

Two Tibetan monks die after setting themselves alight in a Tibetan area of China's Sichuan province, reports say.
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US calls for Xinjiang clash probe

Thursday, April 25th 2013, 6:00
related countries: United States United States
related places: Xinjiang

The US urges China to conduct a transparent investigation after clashes in the restive Xinjiang region on Tuesday left 21 people dead.
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Taiwan reports first bird flu case

Wednesday, April 24th 2013, 12:53
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

Health officials in Taiwan confirm that a 53-year-old businessman is the first case of the H7N9 bird flu virus outside mainland China.
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Deadly clashes in China's Xinjiang

Wednesday, April 24th 2013, 12:37
related places: Xinjiang

Clashes in China's restive Xinjiang region leave 21 people dead, including police, the local government says.
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Australia to invest in China bonds

Wednesday, April 24th 2013, 8:34
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia's central bank is planning to invest around 5% of its foreign currency reserves in Chinese government bonds, its deputy governor says.
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Japan warns China on islands landing

Tuesday, April 23rd 2013, 13:29
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Yasukuni

Japan would respond with force if any attempt is made to land on disputed islands, PM Shinzo Abe warns, as eight Chinese ships sail in the area.
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India presses China over 'incursion'

Tuesday, April 23rd 2013, 13:21
related countries: India India

India asks China to withdraw troops it says have moved into disputed territory near their de facto border in the Himalayas.
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Liu Xiaobo's wife at brother's trial

Tuesday, April 23rd 2013, 9:37
related places: Beijing

The wife of jailed Chinese Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo makes a rare appearance outside house arrest as her brother goes on trial for fraud in Beijing.
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S Korea investigates letter threat

Tuesday, April 23rd 2013, 9:15
related countries: North Korea North Korea, South Korea South Korea

South Korea probes a threatening letter and powder - now known to be flour - sent to its defence minister, amid warnings of a fourth nuclear test by Pyongyang.
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China manufacturing growth slows

Tuesday, April 23rd 2013, 5:09

Growth in China's manufacturing sector slowed in April, a survey by HSBC indicates, adding to concerns about the country's economic recovery.
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VIDEO: Inside village at China quake epicentre

Monday, April 22nd 2013, 15:23
related places: Longmen

The BBC's John Sudworth has been to the village of Longmen see the damage caused by Saturday's earthquake.
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China earthquake rescue continues

Monday, April 22nd 2013, 9:29

China is continuing rescue efforts in Sichuan province, blasting blocked roads and deploying thousands of workers, after Saturday's earthquake.
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Scissor firm's 350-year history

Sunday, April 21st 2013, 23:01

The Chinese scissor-maker that has survived for 350 years
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VIDEO: Aftershocks hamper China quake rescue

Sunday, April 21st 2013, 22:19

More than 200 people are now known to be dead or missing after Saturday's earthquake in China. The authorities in Sichuan province say more than 11,000 people have been injured.
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Chinese teams reach quake-hit region

Sunday, April 21st 2013, 13:16

Chinese rescue teams on foot arrive in remote villages in Sichuan hit by a quake that left some 200 people dead and 11,500 hurt, say state media.
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US tycoon unveils China scholar fund

Sunday, April 21st 2013, 8:53
related countries: United States United States

US private-equity magnate Stephen Schwarzman launches a $300m scholarship fund that aims to send hundreds of students to study in China.
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Scores die in rural China earthquake

Saturday, April 20th 2013, 21:39

A quake wrecks villages, kills at least 160 people and injures 5,700 in a rural area of China's Sichuan province, scene of a devastating 2008 tremor.
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Ghana impounds 'faulty condoms'

Friday, April 19th 2013, 17:17
related countries: Ghana Ghana
related places: More

More than 110 million Chinese-made condoms are seized in Ghana after laboratory tests revealed they had holes and burst easily.
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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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