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Top China official in bribery trial

Wednesday, September 24th 2014, 9:53

Liu Tienan, a former top economic official, is on trial for accepting millions of dollars in bribes, Chinese officials say.
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HK protests muddle China's politics

Wednesday, September 24th 2014, 9:08
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Hong Kong protests muddle China's political lines
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US condemns China scholar sentence

Wednesday, September 24th 2014, 3:33
related countries: United States United States

US Secretary of State John Kerry says he is "deeply disturbed" after China jailed well-known Uighur academic Ilham Tohti for life.
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VIDEO: China's Eco City looks for residents

Wednesday, September 24th 2014, 0:49

China's Eco City was built to house 350,000 residents but so far just 12,000 people live there.
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China noodle shop 'sold opium-laced noodles'

Tuesday, September 23rd 2014, 11:21

A Chinese noodle shop owner is accused of lacing his wares with poppy-seed to entice more customers.
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Jack Ma heads China rich list

Tuesday, September 23rd 2014, 10:37

Alibaba founder Jack Ma is China's richest person following his company's record listing, according to a wealth survey by the Hurun Report.
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China firm in Portuguese hospital bid

Tuesday, September 23rd 2014, 9:48
related countries: Portugal Portugal

China's biggest privately-held company Fosun joins a bidding war for Portuguese hospital operator Espirito Santo Saude.
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China jails Uighur academic for life

Tuesday, September 23rd 2014, 9:40

A Chinese court jails Uighur scholar Ilham Tohti for life for separatism, his lawyer says, in a verdict a rights group calls "deplorable".
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Asia Market Report

Tuesday, September 23rd 2014, 5:36

Asian markets reversed earlier losses, after better-than-expected China manufacturing activity data, according to a private survey.
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Fireworks blast at China factory

Tuesday, September 23rd 2014, 5:26

An explosion at a fireworks factory in China has killed at least 12 people and injured 33 others, local government officials say.
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China exporting 'tools of torture'

Tuesday, September 23rd 2014, 5:06

A growing number of Chinese companies are exporting "tools of torture" such as electric shock batons and spiked metal batons, Amnesty says.
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Alibaba 'breaks share sale record'

Monday, September 22nd 2014, 15:39
related countries: United States United States

Chinese internet giant Alibaba has raised $25bn in its share flotation, according to US media, making it the largest initial public offering in history.
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Thousands of HK students at boycott

Monday, September 22nd 2014, 13:09
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Hong Kong students begin a week-long boycott of classes to protest against China's stance on electoral reform in the territory.
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Shoe firm boss denies taking money

Monday, September 22nd 2014, 7:51

The chief executive of Chinese footwear firm Ultrasonic has spoken to Chinese media and denied running off with the firm's cash.
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'Deadly blasts' in China's Xinjiang

Monday, September 22nd 2014, 3:09
related places: Xinjiang

Two people are killed and others injured in a series of blasts in Luntai county in China's restive Xinjiang region, Chinese media say.
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China overtakes EU on 'per head' CO2

Sunday, September 21st 2014, 17:42

New research shows China's rising emissions per head of population have overtaken the EU while the global total reaches a new high.
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VIDEO: Base jumpers leap from 370m bridge

Saturday, September 20th 2014, 15:39
related places: Anshun, Guizhou

Base jumpers from around the world have been competing in Anshun city in China's Guizhou province.
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Alibaba shares surge on NY debut

Friday, September 19th 2014, 20:31

Alibaba's shares closed significantly above their initial price on the New York Stock Exchange on Friday, a sign of the excitement surrounding the Chinese internet giant.
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GSK fined $490m by China for bribery

Friday, September 19th 2014, 10:28

China fines UK pharmaceuticals firm GlaxoSmithKline $490m (£297m) for bribery and its former head of Chinese operations is given a suspended jail sentence.
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China tennis star Li Na retires

Friday, September 19th 2014, 8:41

China's sporting hero Li Na announces her retirement from tennis at the age of 32, citing injury problems.
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Double Grand Slam winner Li retires

Friday, September 19th 2014, 5:49

China's two-time Grand Slam winner Li Na announces her retirement from tennis because of "chronic injuries".
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Alibaba sets share price at $68

Friday, September 19th 2014, 0:52
related countries: United States United States

Chinese online giant Alibaba prices its shares $68 ahead of the start of trading on Friday, making it one of the biggest stock market listings ever.
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India and China sign landmark deals

Thursday, September 18th 2014, 15:59
related countries: India India
related places: Delhi

India and China sign 12 agreements, one of which will see China investing $20bn in India's infrastructure over five years.
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Alibaba set to announce share price

Thursday, September 18th 2014, 10:34

Chinese online giant Alibaba is expected to set the price of its shares later in what could be a record-breaking initial public offering in New York.
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Spy claims over absent China envoy

Thursday, September 18th 2014, 9:33
related countries: Iceland Iceland, Japan Japan

A Chinese newspaper calls for clarification about China's envoy to Iceland, who has gone missing amid rumours he was a Japanese spy.
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China trial for Uighur academic

Wednesday, September 17th 2014, 12:43
related places: Xinjiang

Prominent Uighur academic Ilham Tohti goes on trial for separatism in China's far western region of Xinjiang.
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China 'injects $81bn' into top banks

Wednesday, September 17th 2014, 6:17

China's central bank is said to be injecting 500bn yuan ($81bn; £50bn) into the five biggest state-owned banks to counter slowing growth.
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Bosses and cash vanish at shoe firm

Tuesday, September 16th 2014, 15:45

Chinese footwear firm Ultrasonic has announced the disappearance of its chief executive and chief operating officer, along with most of its cash.
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Alibaba raises price of share sale

Monday, September 15th 2014, 22:48

Chinese online giant Alibaba increases the price range of its initial public offering, meaning it could raise more than $25bn when it lists in New York.
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Chinese writer Tie Liu detained

Monday, September 15th 2014, 11:23

Chinese police detain writer Huang Zerong, also known as Tie Liu, allegedly for writing articles critical of a senior official.
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Ancient China fish 'nearly extinct'

Monday, September 15th 2014, 6:28

The Chinese sturgeon, thought to have existed for more than 140 million years, is now on the brink of extinction, say local media.
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What exactly is Alibaba?

Sunday, September 14th 2014, 19:01

Getting the lowdown on China's internet giant
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The changing face of Chinese adverts

Saturday, September 13th 2014, 23:48

Foreign actors chart evolution of Chinese ads
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Beijing stages first Formula E race

Saturday, September 13th 2014, 14:45
related countries: Botswana Botswana
related places: Beijing

A Brazilian driver wins the first Formula E, a new electric motor racing championship backed by some of the sport's biggest brands, in Beijing.
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Di Grassi wins first Formula E race

Saturday, September 13th 2014, 11:51
related places: Beijing

Lucas Di Grassi wins the first Formula E race after a spectacular crash on the last corner.
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VIDEO: Alibaba makes waves in California

Friday, September 12th 2014, 22:28
related countries: United States United States
related places: California, Wall Street

Internet retailer Alibaba may have floated on the US stock market, but the China-based company is making waves in Silicon Valley as well as in Wall Street.
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Bard to be translated into Mandarin

Friday, September 12th 2014, 15:35
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK government is donating £1.5m for the first translation of all William Shakespeare's works into Mandarin for audiences in China.
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VIDEO: Formula E ready to race

Friday, September 12th 2014, 15:17

Formula E is backed by some of the biggest names in the industry and on Saturday Beijing will hold the inaugural race of the season.
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China activist lawyers boycott trial

Friday, September 12th 2014, 13:25

A court in China postponed the trial of prominent human rights activist Yang Maodong after he instructed his lawyers to boycott proceedings.
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Death penalties for Kunming attack

Friday, September 12th 2014, 9:22
related places: Kunming

Three people have been sentenced to death for a deadly mass knife attack in Kunming, with a fourth jailed for life, Chinese state TV says.
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China's inflation below target

Thursday, September 11th 2014, 4:49

China's consumer inflation rate rises 2% in August from a year earlier, below the government's target of 3.5% and marking a four-month low.
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The row over a bus seat in China

Wednesday, September 10th 2014, 13:22

A young man who refused to give up his seat was attacked by elderly passengers.
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China defends land reclamation move

Wednesday, September 10th 2014, 10:49

China says its land reclamation work in the South China Sea is "totally justifiable" as it has "sovereignty" over the area.
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China investment at 'record high'

Wednesday, September 10th 2014, 3:46
related places: Xinhua

China is world's third largest investor for the second year in 2013, according to state news agency Xinhua, as its outbound investment reaches a record high.
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HK democracy activists shave heads

Tuesday, September 9th 2014, 12:16
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong shave their heads in a protest against what they see as China's increasing political control over the city.
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VIDEO: China tidal bore draws huge crowds

Tuesday, September 9th 2014, 3:43

Tens of thousands of people lined the banks of the Qiantang River in China on Monday to watch the world-famous tidal bore.
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Alibaba IPO: Chairman Ma's China

Monday, September 8th 2014, 21:54

The brains behind e-commerce firm Alibaba
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China boy finds 3,000-year-old sword

Monday, September 8th 2014, 10:01

Archaeologists date the weapon to the Shang or Zhou dynasties - the dawn of Chinese civilisation.
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Emotional scenes at MH370 gathering

Monday, September 8th 2014, 8:08
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

There are emotional scenes at a Beijing temple as relatives of MH370 passengers gather to mark six months since the Malaysian plane disappeared.
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China's exports beat forecasts

Monday, September 8th 2014, 6:14

China's latest export numbers beat forecasts for August, rising by 9.4% for the month, compared with forecasts of 8%.
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Hi-tech classes for Chinese children

Sunday, September 7th 2014, 19:00

The cutting-edge tech workshop for Chinese children
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China's Pakistan visit 'postponed'

Saturday, September 6th 2014, 9:57
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Islamabad

The Chinese president's state visit to Pakistan has been postponed due to ongoing anti-government protests in Islamabad, Pakistani officials say.
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Alibaba announces share sale details

Friday, September 5th 2014, 20:43

China's biggest e-commerce firm Alibaba Group Holding says it expects to price its initial public offering (IPO) at between $60 and $66 per a share.
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'Smart' chopsticks unveiled in China

Thursday, September 4th 2014, 10:44
related places: Baidu

Electronic chopsticks that can detect whether food is unsafe to eat are shown off by Chinese tech company Baidu.
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China editors 'held for extortion'

Thursday, September 4th 2014, 8:26

Top staff of a business news website have been arrested for extorting money from companies, Chinese state media say.
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VIDEO: CCTV shows China prisoners walk out

Wednesday, September 3rd 2014, 14:15

Three inmates have a escaped from a detention centre in north eastern China and a huge manhunt is now under way.
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Wozniacki strolls into US Open semis

Wednesday, September 3rd 2014, 3:08
related countries: Denmark Denmark, United States United States

Caroline Wozniacki loses only one game in beating Sara Errani to set up a US Open semi-final meeting with Peng Shuai.
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Philippines 'foils anti-China plot'

Tuesday, September 2nd 2014, 9:13
related countries: Philippines Philippines
related places: Manila

Philippine police arrest three men suspected of planning "anti-China" firebomb attacks at several locations in Manila, officials say.
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China's museum boom hatches roast duck tribute

Tuesday, September 2nd 2014, 2:24

China's museum boom hatches roast duck tribute
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China accuses MPs of 'interference'

Monday, September 1st 2014, 22:38
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Chinese authorities have accused British MPs of interfering in Hong Kong's affairs by investigating tensions there, Newsnight learns.
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Russia and China launch gas pipeline

Monday, September 1st 2014, 12:13
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Yakutsk

Russia and China begin the construction of a new gas pipeline linking the countries, with a ceremony in the Siberian city of Yakutsk.
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VIDEO: HK protesters disrupt vote speech

Monday, September 1st 2014, 10:47
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong
related places: Beijing

Pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong have disrupted a speech by a Beijing official who was explaining how new voting procedures will be introduced for the city.
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Three dead in China school stabbing

Monday, September 1st 2014, 8:54
related places: Hubei

At least three children have died and six people were injured in a knife attack on a school in China's central Hubei province, state media report.
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Official heckled amid HK poll anger

Monday, September 1st 2014, 7:24
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong
related places: Beijing

Hong Kong pro-democracy activists disrupt a speech by a Beijing official, a day after China ruled out a direct leadership election in 2017.
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China factory growth misses forecast

Monday, September 1st 2014, 2:13

China's manufacturing activity misses expectations in August, indicating that the country's economy may be losing momentum.
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Hong Kong's battle for hearts and minds

Sunday, August 31st 2014, 21:28
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

China's decision on Hong Kong's elections raises tensions
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VIDEO: Saying 'I do' underwater in China

Sunday, August 31st 2014, 19:24

Why Chinese couples are queuing up to put on waterproof make-up and get their wedding pictures taken underwater.
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Smile please, but hold your breath

Sunday, August 31st 2014, 19:23

Chinese couples told to smile, but please hold your breath
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VIDEO: China rules out open Hong Kong poll

Sunday, August 31st 2014, 15:04
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

China rules out open nominations for the next Hong Kong leadership election, in a move that has dismayed pro-democracy activists.
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Protesters condemn Hong Kong ruling

Sunday, August 31st 2014, 14:49
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Democratic groups in Hong Kong vow to fight a Chinese government decision that rules out open nominations for the next leadership election.
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China rules out open Hong Kong poll

Sunday, August 31st 2014, 9:16
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

China rules out open nominations for the next Hong Kong leadership election, in a move that has dismayed pro-democracy activists.
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China warns of Hong Kong 'meddling'

Saturday, August 30th 2014, 10:35
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

China warns foreign countries against "meddling" in Hong Kong's politics ahead of a crucial announcement on the territory's election process.
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MSN Messenger to end after 15 years

Friday, August 29th 2014, 17:48

Microsoft's MSN Messenger will be switched off in China in October, bringing a final end to the 15-year-old service.
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Biggest Japan defence budget sought

Friday, August 29th 2014, 10:45
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan's defence ministry has requested its biggest ever budget amid severe tensions with China over a maritime dispute in the East China Sea.
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Deadly landslide in south-west China

Thursday, August 28th 2014, 7:11

At least six people have died and 21 others are missing after a landslide swept through a village in south-west China.
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Alibaba profits up ahead of flotation

Wednesday, August 27th 2014, 15:13
related countries: United States United States

Profits at Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba have nearly tripled, latest filings reveal, ahead of the firm's planned US stock market debut later this year.
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Fonterra in big China dairy tie-up

Wednesday, August 27th 2014, 11:51
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra announces its intention to take a 20% stake in one of China's biggest milk processors, Beingmate.
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Japan PM marks war criminal ceremony

Wednesday, August 27th 2014, 10:06
related countries: Japan Japan, South Korea South Korea

Japanese PM Shinzo Abe sent a message to a ceremony honouring war criminals, official confirm, amid strained ties with China and South Korea.
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China 'violated Taiwanese airspace'

Wednesday, August 27th 2014, 4:41
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan
related places: Beijing

Two Chinese military aircraft violated Taiwan's airspace on Monday causing jets to scramble, officials say, but Beijing rejects the claim.
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When Chinese children forget how to write

Wednesday, August 27th 2014, 2:19

When China's children forget how to write
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VIDEO: Chinese calligraphy: Thing of the past?

Wednesday, August 27th 2014, 0:02

Many people in China are forgetting how to write their own language.
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Australia tycoon makes China apology

Tuesday, August 26th 2014, 6:58
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australian billionaire Clive Palmer apologises for calling the Chinese government "mongrels", after widespread criticism of his comments.
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Chinese move into US luxury property

Monday, August 25th 2014, 14:41
related countries: United States United States

Chinese buyers are snapping up US luxury real estate
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Shares rebound at carmaker BYD

Monday, August 25th 2014, 8:44
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Shares in Chinese carmarker BYD bounce back after falling by more than 8% in Hong Kong, following worse-than-expected first half results.
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China mulls Hong Kong political fate

Monday, August 25th 2014, 5:02
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

China's top leaders meet this week for talks on the divisive issue of how Hong Kong picks its next leader, as democracy activists warn of protests.
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China executes Tiananmen attackers

Sunday, August 24th 2014, 8:46
related places: Beijing, Xinjiang

Three people convicted of an attack in Beijing's Tiananmen Square are among eight executed in the Chinese region of Xinjiang, state media say.
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VIDEO: China shuts down Beijing Film Festival

Sunday, August 24th 2014, 3:18

Chinese authorities shut down the 11th Beijing Independent Film Festival on its opening day.
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China film festival shut down

Saturday, August 23rd 2014, 14:58

The Chinese authorities shut down an independent film festival, which had suffered disruption in the past, on its opening day.
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US anger at China 'air interception'

Friday, August 22nd 2014, 23:05
related countries: United States United States

A Chinese fighter came perilously close to a US military patrol plane over international waters east of China's Hainan Island, the Pentagon says.
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Xi Jinping: The heir to Deng Xiaoping?

Friday, August 22nd 2014, 10:25

Looking back could help cement the legacy of China's leader
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Rare China death row acquittal

Friday, August 22nd 2014, 8:08

A man convicted of murdering two children is acquitted by China's highest court, in a rare move.
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Chinese cult murder trial opens

Thursday, August 21st 2014, 7:47
related places: Shandong, Yantai

The trial of a group of cult members in China who beat a woman to death at a McDonald's restaurant opens in Yantai in Shandong province.
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Amazon in Shanghai e-commerce pact

Thursday, August 21st 2014, 4:34
related countries: United States United States
related places: Shanghai, Amazon

US online retail giant Amazon steps up its presence in China with a strategic partnership with the Shanghai Free Trade Zone.
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Australian winemaker reports a loss

Thursday, August 21st 2014, 1:47
related countries: Aruba Aruba, United States United States

Australian winemaker Treasury Wine Estates has reported its first annual loss due to slower sales in China and oversupply in the US market.
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Explosion traps China coal miners

Wednesday, August 20th 2014, 7:36

Two workers have died and 25 others remain trapped underground after an explosion in a Chinese coal mine, state media reports.
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China fines 12 Japan car parts firms

Wednesday, August 20th 2014, 6:59
related countries: Japan Japan

China levies a record fine totalling 1.24bn yuan ($202m; £121m) on twelve Japanese car parts companies for price-fixing.
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