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North Korea test-fires more missiles

Wednesday, July 2nd 2014, 3:52
related countries: Japan Japan, North Korea North Korea, South Korea South Korea
related places: Seoul, Tokyo

North Korea test-fires two more short-range rockets amid tensions with Seoul and Tokyo, and ahead of a visit to South Korea by China's president.
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What do you do with millions of extra graduates?

Tuesday, July 1st 2014, 19:00
related countries: India India

What will China and India do with millions more graduates?
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China manufacturing growth speeds up

Tuesday, July 1st 2014, 1:50

China's manufacturing activity grows at its fastest pace for six months in June, adding to signs that recent stimulus moves have started to have an impact.
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What's behind GSK's China scandal?

Monday, June 30th 2014, 23:12

Sex tape gives new twist to GSK China probe
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VIDEO: Flood chaos hits south west China

Monday, June 30th 2014, 14:03

Flooding has hit southwest China after prolonged heavy rain, sweeping away vehicles in its path.
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Top China military official accused

Monday, June 30th 2014, 13:25

A top Chinese general is accused of corruption and expelled from the Communist Party, state media report, in what could be the biggest military scandal in years.
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Four charged over Kunming attack

Monday, June 30th 2014, 11:03
related places: Kunming

China charges four people with murder and terrorism for a mass knife attack at Kunming railway station in which 29 people were killed.
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Sex tape adds to GSK China scandal

Monday, June 30th 2014, 7:07

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) confirms the existence of a sex tape of its former head in China, the latest twist in its corruption scandal in the country.
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HK 'referendum' draws nearly 800,000

Monday, June 30th 2014, 6:15
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

A total of 792,808 voters took part in an unofficial referendum on universal suffrage in Hong Kong, organisers said.
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Xi promises Chinese soft power

Saturday, June 28th 2014, 14:49

Chinese President Xi Jinping says China will never seek to impose its will on other nations, no matter how strong it becomes.
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China party boss in corruption probe

Saturday, June 28th 2014, 7:27
related places: Guangzhou

The Communist Party boss of the major southern Chinese city of Guangzhou is being investigated for corruption, party officials say.
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China boat sinks near disputed isles

Friday, June 27th 2014, 9:56
related countries: Japan Japan

Five men are missing after a fishing boat sank near islands claimed by China and Japan in the East China Sea, according to Chinese media.
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China 'denies food' to held academic

Friday, June 27th 2014, 4:01

Prominent academic Ilham Tohti was denied food in detention in China, and went on a hunger strike when served non-Islamic food, his lawyer says.
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Why China is land of opportunity for young Taiwanese

Thursday, June 26th 2014, 20:28

Young Taiwanese protest against China, but also want to work there
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Alibaba chooses NY Stock Exchange

Thursday, June 26th 2014, 18:57

The Chinese online retailer, Alibaba, has chosen to float its shares on the New York Stock Exchange in what could be one of the biggest public listings in history.
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VIDEO: US 'to rename' Chinese embassy street

Wednesday, June 25th 2014, 22:49
related countries: United States United States
related places: The Street

The street holding the Chinese embassy in Washington DC could be renamed after a noted Chinese dissident.
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China dismisses 'corrupt' official

Wednesday, June 25th 2014, 18:17

China's most senior serving politician to be investigated for corruption since President Xi Jinping took power is removed from office.
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Primark investigating 'SOS note'

Wednesday, June 25th 2014, 16:46

Primark investigates a shopper's claim that she found a "cry for help" note inside a pair of Primark trousers alleging slave labour conditions in a Chinese prison.
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US 'to rename' China embassy street

Wednesday, June 25th 2014, 16:02
related countries: United States United States

The US is set to rename the street in front of the Chinese embassy in Washington DC after a noted Chinese dissident.
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China sends first minister to Taiwan

Wednesday, June 25th 2014, 6:13
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

China sends its first ever ministerial-level official on a charm offensive to Taiwan following mass protests over a proposed trade agreement.
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Growing pains of China's water needs

Tuesday, June 24th 2014, 15:54

China's scarce water supply is being wasted as crops grown in water-stressed provinces are exported to rainfall-rich areas, a study reports.
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China abuse victim avoids execution

Tuesday, June 24th 2014, 13:22

China's supreme court has overturned the death sentence for Li Yan, who killed her husband after months of abuse.
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VIDEO: Pancake man 'looks like Chinese leader'

Monday, June 23rd 2014, 19:31

A pancake seller in central China is fast becoming a tourist attraction, as he bears an uncanny resemblance to China's current president, Xi Jinping.
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China tops supercomputer chart again

Monday, June 23rd 2014, 10:26

China has the world's most powerful supercomputer for the third time in a row as the country once again ups its presence in the global top 500.
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China factory activity 'picks up'

Monday, June 23rd 2014, 3:24

China's manufacturing activity picks up pace in June, an initial survey by HSBC shows, a sign that its economy is benefiting from recent stimulus moves.
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Wimbledon 2014: Li Na courts fans and sponsors

Sunday, June 22nd 2014, 21:43

Chinese megastar Li Na on life as a global tennis brand
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China and Greece sign major deals

Saturday, June 21st 2014, 22:11
related countries: Greece Greece

China and Greece sign business deals worth about $5bn (£2.94bn) during Chinese Premier Li Keqiang's visit, in areas including airports and shipping.
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VIDEO: China police kill 13 'attackers'

Saturday, June 21st 2014, 10:09
related places: Xinjiang

Thirteen assailants are killed in an attack on a police station in China's restive far-western province of Xinjiang, officials say.
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China police 'kill 13 attackers'

Saturday, June 21st 2014, 5:09
related places: Xinjiang

An assault on police in Xinjiang results in the death of 13 assailants, the latest incident in the restive Chinese province, officials say.
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China struggles with dog-meat dilemma

Saturday, June 21st 2014, 2:35

China's rising middle class forces debate on centuries-old tradition
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China jails corruption activists

Thursday, June 19th 2014, 4:04

China hands down lengthy jail terms to three anti-corruption activists who had called for officials to disclose their personal wealth.
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eBay pulls sales of 'spyware phones'

Wednesday, June 18th 2014, 15:21

Online marketplace eBay is blocking the sale of a Chinese-made Android handset after reports the model is pre-installed with spyware.
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BoE appoints yuan clearing house

Wednesday, June 18th 2014, 14:55
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

The Bank of England appoints China Construction Bank as the Chinese currency clearing bank in London.
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Deadlock at China-Vietnam talks

Wednesday, June 18th 2014, 10:13
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam

The first day of high-level talks between China and Vietnam over territorial disputes in the South China Sea ends with no sign of progress.
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China rejects shipping alliance

Wednesday, June 18th 2014, 6:19
related countries: United States United States

China rejects a shipping alliance aimed at saving the industry money, despite approval from the US and the EU.
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China signs £14bn of deals with UK

Tuesday, June 17th 2014, 17:30

China says it wants to back major UK infrastructure projects and signs £14bn in trade deals on the first full day of a visit by its leader.
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Chinese Premier Li meets the Queen

Tuesday, June 17th 2014, 13:42
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang meets the Queen at Windsor Castle on the first full day of his visit to the UK.
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VIDEO: Could 'hotspot' solve MH370 mystery?

Tuesday, June 17th 2014, 12:50
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia
related places: Beijing, Kuala Lumpur

It is more than 100 days since Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 disappeared en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, but international search teams have yet to find any trace of the missing plane.
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Foreign investment into China falls

Tuesday, June 17th 2014, 6:45

Foreign investment into China falls in May to its lowest level in 16 months, due to slowing growth momentum in the world's second-largest economy.
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Chinese leader Li arrives in UK

Monday, June 16th 2014, 19:11
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang arrives in the UK for his first official visit since taking on the job last year.
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China executes 13 for 'terrorism'

Monday, June 16th 2014, 17:26
related places: Beijing, Xinjiang

China executes 13 people in Xinjiang province for "terrorism", and sentences three others to death over a deadly car crash in Beijing last year.
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Death penalty for Tiananmen crash

Monday, June 16th 2014, 16:03
related places: Beijing

A court in China's western Xinjiang province sentences three men to death over a deadly car crash in Beijing's Tiananmen Square last October.
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Chinese school for disputed island

Sunday, June 15th 2014, 10:38
related countries: Paracel Islands Paracel Islands, Vietnam Vietnam, Taiwan Taiwan

China says it will build a school in the disputed Paracel Islands, boosting its presence in waters also claimed by Taiwan and Vietnam.
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Ai Weiwei backs digital arts launch

Friday, June 13th 2014, 14:20

The Chinese artist Ai Weiwei helps to launch a website dedicated to digital art.
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Pandas denied World Cup pundit role

Friday, June 13th 2014, 9:46

A panda centre in western China has pulled out of an attempt to get its giant bears to predict the scores of World Cup matches.
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China's literal take on World Cup fever

Friday, June 13th 2014, 8:21

Chinese taking ‘World Cup fever’ too literally
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China takes new steps to boost growth

Thursday, June 12th 2014, 1:37

China announces new measures, including infrastructure spending and increased lending for exporters, to bolster its economic growth.
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China's Alibaba plans US online shop

Wednesday, June 11th 2014, 5:27
related countries: United States United States

China's e-commerce giant Alibaba is launching its first online marketplace in the US - 11Main.com - as it looks to expand its operations outside China.
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UN 'to mediate in China-Vietnam row'

Wednesday, June 11th 2014, 3:40
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam
related places: Ban Ki

The United Nations says it is willing to mediate in the territorial dispute between China and Vietnam, after both handed dossiers to Ban Ki-moon.
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Canada's cancelled visa programme

Tuesday, June 10th 2014, 21:02
related countries: Canada Canada

Anger in China as Canada cancels visa programme
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China ships 'rammed 1,400 times'

Monday, June 9th 2014, 5:14
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam
related places: Beijing

Vietnamese vessels have rammed Chinese ships 1,400 times near a drilling rig, Beijing claims, as tensions over territorial disputes intensify.
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VIDEO: Farmer's suitcase scooter in action

Saturday, June 7th 2014, 15:14

A farmer in China has invented a motorised suitcase which he hopes could revolutionise the way people travel, solving pollution and traffic problems.
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China probe finds 'naked officials'

Saturday, June 7th 2014, 11:24

An anti-corruption investigation in China reveals hundreds of civil servants, termed "naked officials", who sent wives and children to live abroad.
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VIDEO: China 'sinks' Vietnamese boat

Friday, June 6th 2014, 9:17
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam

Vietnam's state television (VTV) has broadcast a video in which a large Chinese ship can be seen chasing and later sinking a small Vietnamese fishing boat.
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Is pie-seller China leader's double?

Friday, June 6th 2014, 8:49

But he insists his meat pies are the main draw.
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China to deport Australian artist

Friday, June 6th 2014, 5:03
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Australia Australia
related places: Beijing

Chinese-born Australian artist Guo Jian, detained before the Tiananmen anniversary, will be deported from Beijing, Canberra says.
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China defence spend tops $145bn - US

Friday, June 6th 2014, 3:30
related countries: United States United States
related places: Beijing

China under-reports its defence spending by about 20%, the US says in an annual report likely to anger Beijing.
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China divided over carbon peak

Thursday, June 5th 2014, 18:59

A senior Chinese climate negotiator says his scientists are divided over when their carbon emissions will peak.
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Nine sentenced to death in Xinjiang

Thursday, June 5th 2014, 11:02
related places: Xinjiang

Nine people are sentenced to death on terrorism charges in China's north-western region of Xinjiang.
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China crackdown hits Remy Cointreau

Thursday, June 5th 2014, 8:59
related countries: France France

French spirits group Remy Cointreau reports a fall in profits after a crackdown on corruption in China hit sales of its premium brands in the country.
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Alibaba buys Chinese football stake

Thursday, June 5th 2014, 6:23

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba buys a 50% stake in Guangzhou Evergrande Football Club for a reported 1.2 billion yuan ($192m; £114m)
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Risk posed by China mountain removal

Thursday, June 5th 2014, 5:50

China's campaign to bulldoze mountains to create land to build on could cause extensive environmental problems, scientists say.
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VIDEO: Hong Kong marks Tiananmen anniversary

Wednesday, June 4th 2014, 23:05
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong
related places: Beijing

Tens of thousands have gathered in Hong Kong for the only major commemoration in China of the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre in Beijing.
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VIDEO: HK vigil as security tight in Beijing

Wednesday, June 4th 2014, 19:36
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong
related places: Beijing

Thousands hold a vigil in Hong Kong to mark the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre while security remains tight in Beijing.
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Crowds at Hong Kong Tiananmen vigil

Wednesday, June 4th 2014, 17:14
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Tens of thousands of people attend a vigil in Hong Kong in China's only commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre.
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Tiananmen tense on rally anniversary

Wednesday, June 4th 2014, 13:43
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong, Taiwan Taiwan
related places: Beijing, Taipei

Chinese security personnel swamp Tiananmen Square on the 25th anniversary of the Beijing massacre, as memorials are held in Hong Kong.
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VIDEO: Tiananmen tense on anniversary

Wednesday, June 4th 2014, 13:26
related places: Beijing

Chinese security personnel have swamped Beijing's Tiananmen Square on the 25th anniversary of the Beijing massacre.
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US seeks fresh China solar tariffs

Wednesday, June 4th 2014, 1:21
related countries: United States United States
related places: Commerce

The US Department of Commerce proposes fresh duties, and seeks to increase the scope of such tariffs, on Chinese solar panels.
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VIDEO: China's post Tiananmen generation

Tuesday, June 3rd 2014, 22:49
related places: Beijing

The BBC's China Editor Carrie Gracie has been back to Beijing to find out what young people today think 25 years after Tiananmen Square.
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VIDEO: Tiananmen Square: My memories

Tuesday, June 3rd 2014, 22:15

Eyewitness recalls the 1989 Chinese army crackdown
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China tightens Tiananmen crackdown

Tuesday, June 3rd 2014, 8:46

Chinese authorities restrict the activities of dissidents and ramp up security a day before the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen massacre.
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China's service sector picks up

Tuesday, June 3rd 2014, 1:53

China's service sector grows at its fastest pace in six months in May, helping allay fears of a sharp slowdown in its economy.
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Airline profits 'to be hit by China'

Monday, June 2nd 2014, 8:00

The global airline industry cuts its profit forecast for 2014 amid fears over China's economic growth, says the International Air Transport Association.
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VIDEO: 100 rescued from highway in sandstorm

Sunday, June 1st 2014, 11:25

Firefighters in northwest China have rescued more than 100 people trapped on highways in gale force winds.
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China's factory activity picks up

Sunday, June 1st 2014, 11:01

China's factory activity grew in May at its fastest pace this year, according to government figures, a positive sign amid the wider economic slowdown.
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VIDEO: China reacts to US Japan 'provocation'

Sunday, June 1st 2014, 8:28
related countries: Singapore Singapore, United States United States

A war of words has erupted between the US and China at a security conference in Singapore.
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China denounces US-Japan speeches

Sunday, June 1st 2014, 4:12
related countries: Japan Japan, Singapore Singapore, United States United States
related places: Beijing

China denounces Japanese PM Shinzo Abe and US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel for "provocative speeches" against Beijing at a Singapore forum.
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The Chinese idealists turning to nature

Saturday, May 31st 2014, 21:00

How China's young idealists are making their point
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US says China 'destabilising' force

Saturday, May 31st 2014, 9:17
related countries: Thailand Thailand, United States United States

US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel accuses Beijing of "destabilising" the South China Sea, and urges Thailand's coup leaders to restore democracy.
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Eight charged over Tiananmen attack

Saturday, May 31st 2014, 9:09

China is to try eight people over a deadly attack last October when a car ploughed into a crowd by Tiananmen Square and caught fire.
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Women kidnapped in Malaysia rescued

Friday, May 30th 2014, 19:14
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

A Chinese tourist and Filipina hotel worker abducted from a Malaysian island resort by suspected Islamic militants have been rescued, PM Najib Razak says.
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VIDEO: Japan PM Abe urges security role

Friday, May 30th 2014, 18:54
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan's PM says his country will play a greater role in regional security and support South-East Asian countries in territorial disputes with China.
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VIDEO: Mass anti-riot drill held in Beijing

Friday, May 30th 2014, 17:07
related places: Beijing

Police in the Chinese capital Beijing held a mass anti-terrorism and anti-riot drill amid recent violent attacks across the country.
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Japan urges regional security role

Friday, May 30th 2014, 15:14
related countries: Japan Japan

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says Japan will play a "greater and more proactive role" in regional security in Asia, angering Beijing.
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VIDEO: Huge queues amid new China checks

Thursday, May 29th 2014, 16:02
related places: Beijing

Heightened security checks cause disruption and delays for commuters in the Chinese capital Beijing
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Chinese Star Wars comic unearthed

Thursday, May 29th 2014, 9:44

A Chinese comic adaptation of Star Wars is unearthed.
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Tesco finalises China retail deal

Thursday, May 29th 2014, 1:30

Tesco has finalised its joint venture with China Resources Enterprise (CRE) creating the largest food retailer in China.
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China holds Xinjiang mass sentencing

Wednesday, May 28th 2014, 13:27
related places: Xinjiang

Fifty-five people are given sentences for terrorism, separatism and murder at a stadium in China's Xinjiang region.
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Alibaba buys stake in SingPost

Wednesday, May 28th 2014, 8:38
related countries: Singapore Singapore

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba buys a 10% stake in Singapore's national postal service provider SingPost for S$312.5m ($249m; £148m).
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China to 'clean up' messaging apps

Wednesday, May 28th 2014, 1:40

Chinese authorities launch a campaign to "eliminate" malpractice on instant messaging services which have become hugely popular in the country.
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China accuses US of spying online

Tuesday, May 27th 2014, 10:58
related countries: United States United States

A report by the Chinese government has accused the US of using internet surveillance on its leaders and key institutions.
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China arrests Xinjiang 'terror gang'

Tuesday, May 27th 2014, 7:41
related places: Xinjiang

Police in China's Xinjiang region arrest a "terror group", following a spate of attacks blamed on extremists, state media report.
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Vietnam boat sinks after collision

Tuesday, May 27th 2014, 4:55
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam

A Vietnamese fishing boat sinks after colliding with a Chinese vessel near a controversial oil rig in the South China Sea, amid ongoing tensions.
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China to scrap millions of cars

Tuesday, May 27th 2014, 1:28

China will remove six million vehicles that do not meet exhaust emission standards by the end of the year in order to improve air quality.
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Sony to sell PlayStation 4 in China

Monday, May 26th 2014, 23:53
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan's Sony signs a partnership in China to manufacture and sell its PlayStation consoles on the mainland.
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