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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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Briton arrested in China probe

Thursday, August 22nd 2013, 2:33
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British risk consultant, Peter Humphrey, is formally arrested by Chinese authorities during an ongoing probe into pharmaceutical firms.
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VIDEO: China awaits Bo Xilai trial

Wednesday, August 21st 2013, 22:26
related places: Jinan

Bo Xilai, the disgraced Chinese politician once tipped for the highest levels of power, is to go on trial in the city of Jinan on Thursday.
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Ducks were bird flu 'melting pot'

Wednesday, August 21st 2013, 17:01

Ducks were the melting pot of viruses that led to the new bird flu emerging in China early this year, according to Chinese scientists tracking the evolution of the virus.
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China flash floods kill 21 workers

Wednesday, August 21st 2013, 7:18
related places: Qinghai

At least 21 construction workers are killed by flash flooding in a remote part of Qinghai province in north-west China, state media report.
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Famous trials of China's Communist Party

Wednesday, August 21st 2013, 5:32

Famous courtroom showdowns of China's Communist Party
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Kenya and China sign $5bn deals

Tuesday, August 20th 2013, 11:35
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Kenya signs deals worth $5bn (£3bn) with China to build a railway line, an energy project and to improve wildlife protection, officials say.
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China knife attack suspect arrested

Tuesday, August 20th 2013, 10:22

Police in China arrest a man suspected of launching a brutal knife attack on a bus that left at least three dead, state media say.
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VIDEO: Dozens killed in China floods

Tuesday, August 20th 2013, 5:33

At least 105 people have died and 115 are missing after days of torrential rain and devastating floods in north-east and southern China, according to state media.
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Bo Xilai son speaks out before trial

Tuesday, August 20th 2013, 5:25

The son of disgraced Chinese politician Bo Xilai says he hopes his father will be allowed to defend himself "without constraints" at his upcoming trial.
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Floods in China leave scores dead

Monday, August 19th 2013, 15:33

At least 105 people have died in days of torrential rain and devastating floods in north-east and southern China, state media report.
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Ethiopia in Chinese phone deal

Monday, August 19th 2013, 12:11
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia

Ethiopia signs an $800m deal with Chinese telecom giant ZTE to expand its mobile phone network to allow for 3G internet access nationwide.
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Top Chinese forensic scientist quits

Monday, August 19th 2013, 10:47
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Chinese forensic scientist Wang Xuemei, who questioned evidence over the murder of a British businessman, quits because of her doubts about a separate case.
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China home prices continue to rise

Monday, August 19th 2013, 3:45

Property prices in China continue to rise, underlining the challenge the authorities face as they try to control the sector's growth.
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China police officer 'threw infant'

Monday, August 19th 2013, 0:33

A Chinese policeman is detained for throwing an infant to the ground while drunk, say reports - but only after a furious response on social media.
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VIDEO: US brewer's dream: all the beer in China

Sunday, August 18th 2013, 23:50
related countries: United States United States

US brewer's dream to conquer world's biggest market
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US probes JP Morgan China staff

Sunday, August 18th 2013, 19:44
related countries: United States United States

Authorities in the US are investigating investment house JP Morgan over claims it hired children of influential Chinese officials to gain business.
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VIDEO: Bo Xilai trial date set

Sunday, August 18th 2013, 14:33

Disgraced Chinese politician Bo Xilai will go on trial on Thursday, charged with bribery, corruption and abuse of power, according to state media.
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China sets Bo Xilai trial date

Sunday, August 18th 2013, 11:21

Disgraced Chinese politician Bo Xilai is to go on trial on Thursday, charged with bribery, corruption and abuse of power, state media say.
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VIDEO: Demolition starts on Beijing 'rock villa'

Friday, August 16th 2013, 16:42
related places: Beijing

A Chinese man who built an imitation rock-covered villa on top of a high-rise building in Beijing starts to dismantle it after city authorities rule that it was built illegally.
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China to stop taking inmates' organs

Friday, August 16th 2013, 12:04

A senior Chinese official says the country will phase out the practice of taking organs from executed prisoners from November.
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Liu Xiaobo relative loses appeal

Friday, August 16th 2013, 7:17

A court in China upholds the jail sentence given to the brother-in-law of jailed dissident and Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo.
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L'Oreal to buy Chinese skincare firm

Friday, August 16th 2013, 5:41

L'Oreal, the world's biggest cosmetics maker, has offered to buy Chinese skincare firm Magic Holdings International.
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Chinese lion's bark exposes fraud

Thursday, August 15th 2013, 14:02
related places: Henan

An animal described as an African lion at a zoo in the Chinese province of Henan is exposed as a fraud - after the creature started barking in front of visitors.
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VIDEO: Japanese shrine visit angers Chinese

Thursday, August 15th 2013, 13:31
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Yasukuni

China has lodged a strong complaint with Japan after two of its cabinet ministers visited the Yasukuni shrine
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Chad suspends China state oil firm

Wednesday, August 14th 2013, 13:43
related countries: Chad Chad

Chad's oil minister tells the BBC he has suspended all operations of China's CNPC state-run oil firm for causing environmental damage.
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Hollywood reaches deal with China

Wednesday, August 14th 2013, 9:11

Hollywood studios reach a deal with China over a tax dispute on foreign films that left studios owed millions.
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China orders 'rock villa' demolition

Tuesday, August 13th 2013, 13:44
related places: Beijing

A Chinese man who built a rock-covered roof-top villa on top of a Beijing high-rise tells the BBC he will comply with an order to demolish it.
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Dalai Lama's Chinese website hacked

Tuesday, August 13th 2013, 10:44

The official website of the Central Tibetan Administration, headed by the Dalai Lama, has been infected with viruses and spyware.
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VIDEO: Typhoon Utor worst storm of 2013

Tuesday, August 13th 2013, 9:53

Tens of thousands of people have been left homeless as the typhoon now heads for China
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Death penalty over Xinjiang violence

Tuesday, August 13th 2013, 7:49
related places: Xinjiang

Two men are sentenced to death over a clash in Xinjiang that left 21 people dead, state media say, blaming the incident on a "terrorist group".
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China's Sina Corp in surprise loss

Tuesday, August 13th 2013, 2:39

Sina Corp, which runs China's biggest micro-blogging site, posts a surprise loss in the second quarter as it looks to increase its mobile offering.
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Meet Japan's Chinese residents

Tuesday, August 13th 2013, 0:18
related countries: Japan Japan

Meet the Chinese residents who call Japan home
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China drug costs: The human price

Monday, August 12th 2013, 16:44

The cost of drugs for ordinary Chinese people
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Drug firm bribes 'routine in China'

Monday, August 12th 2013, 13:59
related places: Beijing

Bribes are routinely paid by foreign pharmaceutical firms in China to boost product sales, the BBC learns, as Beijing widens an inquiry into drugs-price fixing.
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VIDEO: Typhoon Utor largest of 2013

Monday, August 12th 2013, 11:48

With gusts of 185km/h, Typhoon Utor has cut transport and communications links and is expected to move on to China.
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Murdered Briton mother in China plea

Monday, August 12th 2013, 6:21
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Beijing

The mother of a British businessman killed in China in a case that felled top leader Bo Xilai urges "substantive" help from Beijing for his family.
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'Human trafficking ring' broken up

Saturday, August 10th 2013, 10:16
related countries: France France, Spain Spain, United States United States

Dozens of people have been arrested in Spain and France on suspicion of smuggling Chinese migrants into Europe and the US, police say.
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Tesco in talks with China Resources

Friday, August 9th 2013, 12:05
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

China Resources Enterprise is in talks with the UK retailer Tesco about merging their hypermarkets and supermarkets in China.
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China steps up baby milk monitoring

Friday, August 9th 2013, 10:28
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

China's food safety watchdog says it will increase its scrutiny of baby milk powder after a contamination scare at New Zealand's Fonterra.
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China sacks top economic official

Friday, August 9th 2013, 7:08

Liu Tienan, a former top economic official in China, is expelled from the Communist Party and removed from public office, state media report.
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China data points to end of slowdown

Friday, August 9th 2013, 7:06

Latest economic figures suggest China's economy is stabilising, with stronger-than-expected factory output and consumer prices holding steady.
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Activist speaks from Chinese jail

Thursday, August 8th 2013, 16:09

Chinese civil rights campaigner Xu Zhiyong urges his compatriots to pursue democratic freedoms, in a video message from behind bars.
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VIDEO: China continues to struggle with heat

Thursday, August 8th 2013, 15:44

With temperatures in eastern China hitting record highs, it is not just humans who are struggling to keep themselves cool.
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China trade data beats expectations

Thursday, August 8th 2013, 5:16

Chinese exports and imports rose more than expected in July, a sharp recovery from the previous month.
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My day: Fashion designer

Wednesday, August 7th 2013, 23:41

The Chinese fashion designer making patchwork pay
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China fines infant formula companies

Wednesday, August 7th 2013, 6:00

China levies a record fine of 670m yuan ($109m; £71m) on six producers of infant formula for price-fixing, state media say.
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Bird flu 'passed between humans'

Tuesday, August 6th 2013, 23:32

Researchers report the first case of human-to-human transmission of the new bird flu strain that has emerged in China.
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Staged death thwarted by China heat

Tuesday, August 6th 2013, 3:57

A Chinese man who tried to fake his death at the hands of urban enforcers gave himself away amid searing heat, state media report.
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China police rescue 'sold baby'

Monday, August 5th 2013, 8:07

Chinese police rescue a baby boy sold to traffickers by a maternity doctor in Shaanxi province, state media report.
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China service sector growth steadies

Monday, August 5th 2013, 3:06

China's services sector expands slightly in July, an HSBC survey shows, indicating that growth in the sector has steadied.
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China bans NZ dairy imports in scare

Sunday, August 4th 2013, 9:04
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

China halts imports of New Zealand milk powder, after dairy exporter Fonterra found a strain of bacteria causing botulism in its products.
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China tallest tower gets final beam

Saturday, August 3rd 2013, 15:05

Work on the main structure of China's tallest building, the Shanghai Tower, is completed, as the last steel beam is hoisted into place.
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VIDEO: Runners race up China skyscraper

Saturday, August 3rd 2013, 11:35
related places: Shanghai

Athletes raced to the top of Shanghai's tallest building on Saturday, for China's first-ever vertical run.
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Could cricket have a future in China?

Friday, August 2nd 2013, 23:11

But could cricket have a big future in China?
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China fines US healthcare giant

Friday, August 2nd 2013, 11:29
related countries: United States United States
related places: Johnson

Healthcare giant Johnson & Johnson is the latest foreign company to be accused of misconduct in China and is fined for violating anti-monopoly laws.
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Chinese online game targets Japan

Thursday, August 1st 2013, 14:11
related countries: Japan Japan

An online game that simulates an attack on Japanese-controlled islands is released in China.
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VIDEO: Online game pits China against Japan

Thursday, August 1st 2013, 14:01
related countries: Japan Japan

Millions sign up to play online first-person-shooter which invites players to attack Japan
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China manufacturing sees mixed data

Thursday, August 1st 2013, 2:23

China's manufacturing sector sees mixed fortunes in July, underlining concerns of a slowdown in its economy.
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Hollywood studios 'not paid' by China

Wednesday, July 31st 2013, 11:23
related countries: United States United States
related places: Hollywood

China is not paying Hollywood its share of the profits from some of this year's big box office films, according to US media reports.
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VIDEO: Fastest high-wire record broken

Wednesday, July 31st 2013, 10:27

Chinese tightrope walker Aisikaier Wubulikaisimu breaks high-wire walk record by completing an 18 metre (59ft) walk between two air balloons 100 metres off the ground in just 38.35 seconds.
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VIDEO: Meat fries in Shanghai heat

Wednesday, July 31st 2013, 9:12
related places: Shanghai

People in the Chinese city of Shanghai have been frying meat on the pavement as the city is gripped by a heatwave.
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China issues alert for Shanghai heat

Wednesday, July 31st 2013, 7:46
related places: Shanghai

Temperatures in parts of China have hit record highs, leading to the "hottest July" in Shanghai on record, state media say.
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In pictures: Heat hits China

Wednesday, July 31st 2013, 7:11

Record-high temperatures prompt China alert
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China 'dumpling poisoner' tried

Tuesday, July 30th 2013, 6:57
related countries: Japan Japan

A trial has been held for a Chinese man accused of poisoning dumplings which made 10 people ill in Japan in 2008, officials and state media say.
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China orders government debt audit

Monday, July 29th 2013, 8:55

China orders a nationwide audit of all government debt, underlining fears that the recent slowdown in its economy may impact the financial sector.
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Apple in China worker abuse claims

Monday, July 29th 2013, 8:13

Technology giant Apple is facing fresh allegations of worker rights violations at Chinese factories of one of its suppliers, the Pegatron Group.
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Man held over China stabbing deaths

Monday, July 29th 2013, 5:25

Police in China detain a man accused of stabbing five people to death and wounding three others, state media say.
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Rio Tinto offloads Northparkes stake

Monday, July 29th 2013, 5:00
related countries: Australia Australia

Rio Tinto agrees a deal to sell its 80% stake in Northparkes copper and gold mine in Australia to China Molybednum for $820m (£530m).
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Is China the West's friend or enemy?

Sunday, July 28th 2013, 23:23

How does China view its relationship with the West?
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VIDEO: 'China needs good relations with West'

Sunday, July 28th 2013, 23:11

BBC world affairs editor John Simpson meets China's foreign ministry spokesman Hong Lei as part of his exploration of what modern China means to the West.
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VIDEO: Landslide escape caught on film

Sunday, July 28th 2013, 8:45

Footage has emerged of a dramatic landslide in China's Shaanxi Province in which four people escaped unharmed.
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Why are the Chinese interested in Tonga?

Saturday, July 27th 2013, 23:24
related countries: Tonga Tonga

Why are the Chinese interested in tiny Tonga?
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China toddler dies after parking row

Saturday, July 27th 2013, 10:40
related places: Beijing

A Chinese girl dies in a Beijing hospital after she was wounded during a row between her mother and a man over a parking space.
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EU and China reach solar panel deal

Saturday, July 27th 2013, 9:06

The EU says it has reached "an amicable solution" with China in a row over imports of Chinese solar panels, which threatened to spark a trade war.
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VIDEO: Memories of Chinese Korean War veterans

Friday, July 26th 2013, 22:56
related countries: North Korea North Korea
related places: Henan

60 years since the end of the war, the BBC has been to Henan province, China's main agricultural area, to meet two survivors of the conflict.
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Chinese man 'stabs five to death'

Friday, July 26th 2013, 11:01
related places: Henan

Police in China are searching for a man who reportedly stabbed five people to death and wounded three others in Henan province, state media say.
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Japan 'needs marines and drones'

Friday, July 26th 2013, 7:25
related countries: Japan Japan, North Korea North Korea

Japan says it needs marines and surveillance drones, plus better missile defence capabilities, amid concerns over China and North Korea.
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Chinese firm controls UK porn filter

Thursday, July 25th 2013, 23:01
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Huawei

A pornography filtering system praised by the Prime Minister is controlled by the controversial Chinese firm Huawei.
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GSK appoints new boss in China

Thursday, July 25th 2013, 17:25

The drugs giant GlaxoSmithKline appoints a new head of operations in China in the wake of this week's launch of a bribery probe into its business there.
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Toddler wounded in parking space row

Thursday, July 25th 2013, 17:09
related places: Beijing

A Chinese toddler is in a critical condition in a Beijing hospital after being hurt during a row between her mother and a man over a parking space.
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China takes measures to boost growth

Thursday, July 25th 2013, 4:04

China unveils a series of moves aimed at boosting growth, indicating that policymakers are concerned about the slowdown in its economy.
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How brands become big in China

Wednesday, July 24th 2013, 22:41

The secrets to achieving business success in China
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GSK: 'Some impact' from China probe

Wednesday, July 24th 2013, 12:38

GlaxoSmithKline says it expects "some impact" on its financial performance from a bribery investigation into its Chinese operations.
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Ford profits boosted by US and China

Wednesday, July 24th 2013, 12:01
related countries: United States United States

Carmaker Ford reports healthy profits thanks to strong demand in its home US market and in China, which offset more losses in Europe.
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China factory activity at 11-month low

Wednesday, July 24th 2013, 3:15

China's manufacturing activity falls to an 11-month low in July, hurt by a decline in new orders, according to a preliminary survey by HSBC.
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China bans new government buildings

Tuesday, July 23rd 2013, 17:18

China bans the construction of government buildings for five years as part of a crackdown on official corruption and waste, state media say.
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VIDEO: Race to find China quake survivors

Tuesday, July 23rd 2013, 14:55

Rescue efforts are under way following two powerful earthquakes in China that killed at least 94 people.
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Rescue as Gansu quake toll rises

Tuesday, July 23rd 2013, 9:06

Rescue efforts are under way after two earthquakes in China that killed at least 94 people, with rescuers digging through rubble for survivors.
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VIDEO: GlaxoSmithKline admit fault in China

Monday, July 22nd 2013, 22:24

GlaxoSmithKline employees detained by Chinese police on suspicion of bribing doctors
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GSK: China law has been broken

Monday, July 22nd 2013, 21:19
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK pharmaceuticals firm GlaxoSmithKline says that senior executives in its China office appear to have broken the law amid a bribery scandal.
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