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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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Chinese anger at stolen baby murder

Wednesday, March 6th 2013, 6:44

The case of a baby who was killed in China's Jilin province after the car in which he was sleeping was stolen sparks online outrage.
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VIDEO: China urged to tackle corruption

Tuesday, March 5th 2013, 23:35

The outgoing leader of China, Wen Jiabao, has warned the country's new leadership that it must urgently tackle the serious problems of pollution, corruption and slower economic growth.
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VIDEO: US seeks 'toughest' N Korea sanctions

Tuesday, March 5th 2013, 21:45
related countries: North Korea North Korea, United States United States

The US has tabled a UN resolution - agreed with China - for sanctions that would target North Korea's diplomats and cash transfers.
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US seeks 'tough' N Korea sanctions

Tuesday, March 5th 2013, 17:58
related countries: North Korea North Korea, United States United States

The US has tabled a UN resolution - agreed with China - for sanctions that would target North Korea's diplomats and cash transfers.
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China and US 'reach N Korea deal'

Tuesday, March 5th 2013, 13:12
related countries: North Korea North Korea, United States United States

The US and China reach a tentative deal on a new sanctions resolution to punish North Korea for its nuclear test, UN diplomats say.
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Wen Jiabao opens China parliament

Tuesday, March 5th 2013, 10:06
related places: Beijing

Premier Wen Jiabao issues pledges on growth, corruption and "well-being" as he opens China's annual parliament, the final stage of the leadership change.
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VIDEO: China village clash over land grab

Tuesday, March 5th 2013, 2:59

Residents in a south China village clash with authorities and demand democratic polls amid claims local officials and businessmen are stealing their land.
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Beckham appointed to China role

Monday, March 4th 2013, 10:52

David Beckham becomes a global ambassador for Chinese football to help the image of the country's game.
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Welsh treasures go on show in China

Monday, March 4th 2013, 7:57
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

An exhibition charting the history of Wales through its treasures and artworks goes on show in China, building on links between the two countries started in 2006.
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Allen wins World Open title again

Sunday, March 3rd 2013, 15:34

Mark Allen beats Matthew Stevens 10-4 in the final of the Haikou World Open in China to win his second ranking event.
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China parades condemned killers

Friday, March 1st 2013, 14:40

Four men are paraded live on television before being executed in China for the murder of 13 Chinese fishermen on the Mekong river in 2011.
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China restaurant ban sign removed

Thursday, February 28th 2013, 12:45
related places: Beijing

A Beijing restaurant removes a sign banning customers from three Asian neighbours involved in maritime disputes with China - and dogs.
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US hackers 'attacked China websites'

Thursday, February 28th 2013, 12:04
related countries: United States United States

Hackers from the US have repeatedly launched attacks on Chinese military websites, including that of the Defence Ministry, officials say.
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Smog and haze engulf China's capital

Thursday, February 28th 2013, 7:56
related places: Beijing

Air quality in China's capital, Beijing, once again hits serious levels, with locals urged to stay indoors amid thick smog and a sandstorm.
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VIDEO: Australia finds largest meth haul

Thursday, February 28th 2013, 6:51
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australian police say they have made their largest-ever seizure of the drug methamphetamine hidden in a shipment from southern China.
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Australia finds largest meth haul

Thursday, February 28th 2013, 4:41
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australian police announce the country's largest-ever seizure of the drug methamphetamine, hidden in a shipment from China.
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Asian anger at China restaurant ban

Wednesday, February 27th 2013, 16:15
related places: Beijing

A Beijing restaurant is refusing to serve customers from three Asian neighbours currently involved in maritime disputes with China, provoking an online outcry.
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China letter urges political reforms

Wednesday, February 27th 2013, 5:45

Some of China's most prominent scholars, journalists and activists release an open letter urging leaders to implement political reforms, for the second time in three months.
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Four killed in China school crush

Wednesday, February 27th 2013, 4:41
related places: Hubei

Four children have been killed in an early morning stampede at a school in Hubei province, Chinese media report.
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VIDEO: Billionaire to rebuild Titanic

Wednesday, February 27th 2013, 3:54
related countries: Aruba Aruba

An Australian billionaire has unveiled plans to build an almost-exact replica of the ill-fated Titanic.
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China launches new stealth frigate

Tuesday, February 26th 2013, 17:15

China's navy takes delivery of the first of a new kind of stealth frigate, as tension continues with neighbouring countries over maritime borders.
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BBC shortwave blocked in China

Monday, February 25th 2013, 12:45

The BBC says its shortwave broadcasts in English of World Service radio are being jammed in China in an "extensive and co-ordinated" way.
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In pictures: China Lantern Festival

Sunday, February 24th 2013, 15:51

Lantern Festival marks end of Chinese New Year
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VIDEO: Tightrope walkers' death-defying stunts

Sunday, February 24th 2013, 4:17

Thousands of people have been celebrating the end of Chinese New Year by ushering in its annual lantern festival.
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China party sacks 'smiling official'

Friday, February 22nd 2013, 16:53

A Chinese official who sparked outrage after being shown grinning at the scene of a fatal crash is expelled by the ruling party, state media say.
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UK and China close to currency deal

Friday, February 22nd 2013, 16:20
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Bank of England is in negotiations with its Chinese counterpart on a currency-swap deal likely to boost trade between the UK and China in the yuan.
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China acknowledges 'cancer villages'

Friday, February 22nd 2013, 14:58

China's environment ministry appears to have acknowledged the existence of so-called "cancer villages", after years of public speculation about the impact of pollution in certain areas.
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China murder trial sparks debate

Thursday, February 21st 2013, 13:42

The trial of an elderly Chinese man accused of murder during the Cultural Revolution sparks online debate about the excesses of the period.
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US vows to fight trade-secrets theft

Wednesday, February 20th 2013, 21:33
related countries: United States United States
related places: White House

The White House vows to fight foreign theft of US trade secrets, a day after a report linked China's military to prolific cyber-theft.
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Two Tibetan youths 'self-immolate'

Wednesday, February 20th 2013, 17:46

Two Tibetan youths, aged 17 and 18, have burned themselves to death in protest in western China, reports from activists and Tibetan exiles say.
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Zambia seizes Chinese-owned mine

Wednesday, February 20th 2013, 15:34
related countries: Zambia Zambia

The Zambian government takes over the running of a troubled Chinese-owned coal mine after revoking its licence because of safety lapses.
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China condemns US hacking report

Wednesday, February 20th 2013, 7:30
related countries: United States United States
related places: Beijing

China's military says a report linking it to prolific hacking of US targets is flawed, as the US says it has repeatedly raised concerns about cyber theft with Beijing.
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China military unit 'behind hacking'

Tuesday, February 19th 2013, 19:57
related countries: United States United States

A Chinese military unit is likely one of the world's "most prolific cyber espionage groups", a US firm says, as the White House voices concern about cyber theft.
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VIDEO: BBC reporter detained amid China hacking

Tuesday, February 19th 2013, 12:55
related countries: United States United States

A secretive branch of China's military is most likely one of the world's "most prolific cyber espionage groups", a US cyber security firm has said.
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VIDEO: 'No one in China knew about hacking'

Tuesday, February 19th 2013, 11:11
related countries: United States United States

A computer security company based in the US says the Chinese military is behind a series of high-level cyber-hacking attacks.
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China bans footballers for fixing

Tuesday, February 19th 2013, 5:55

China's football authorities ban 33 players and officials for life and strip Shanghai Shenhua of league title after investigation.
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Ai Weiwei play to premiere in London

Monday, February 18th 2013, 16:29
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

The story of the arrest and detention of Chinese artist Ai Weiwei is to be staged in London this spring.
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Chinese buy up Bordeaux's wines

Sunday, February 17th 2013, 23:26

How China's consumers are turning to Bordeaux
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Kidnap 'kingpin' sent back to China

Friday, February 15th 2013, 11:00
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

A Chinese national suspected of heading a kidnapping ring targeting Chinese citizens in Venezuela is brought back to China, officials say.
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Three charged in rhino horn ring

Thursday, February 14th 2013, 1:27
related countries: United States United States

Three people are arrested in the US and accused of a conspiring to smuggle endangered black rhinoceros horns to China, prosecutors say.
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China's delicate balancing act with North Korea

Wednesday, February 13th 2013, 13:50
related countries: North Korea North Korea

What if China breaks ties with North Korea?
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Tibetan in Nepal self-immolation

Wednesday, February 13th 2013, 11:49
related countries: Nepal Nepal

An ethnic Tibetan man sets himself on fire in Nepal in an apparent protest against Chinese rule in Tibetan areas.
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US approves CNOOC takeover of Nexen

Wednesday, February 13th 2013, 1:48
related countries: Canada Canada, United States United States

The US approves the sale of Canadian oil firm Nexen to China's state-owned CNOOC, clearing the way for the deal to be completed.
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Coca-Cola warns of volatile outlook

Tuesday, February 12th 2013, 16:44

Coca-Cola, the world's biggest soft-drinks maker, sees sales in Europe and China fall in the last quarter of 2012 and warns the year ahead will be unpredictable.
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The Italian fashion capital being led by the Chinese

Tuesday, February 12th 2013, 0:25
related countries: Italy Italy

Chinese firms leading the way in Italy's clothing heartland
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VIDEO: Chinese hopes for Year of the Snake

Monday, February 11th 2013, 11:27

Many are hoping the Year of the Snake will bring a change of luck for the Chinese economy
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'Ping-pong diplomacy' player dies

Sunday, February 10th 2013, 14:52
related countries: United States United States

Chinese table-tennis player Zhuang Zedong, who had a pivotal role in the "ping-pong diplomacy" that led to a thaw in US-China ties in the 1970s, dies.
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In pictures: Lunar New Year celebrations

Sunday, February 10th 2013, 9:23

Images of celebrations as Chinese New Year begins
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VIDEO: Fireworks mark the Year of the Snake

Sunday, February 10th 2013, 7:42

Millions of people have celebrated to mark the Lunar New Year, also known as Chinese New Year, the most important annual holiday in much of Asia.
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Millions welcome Year of the Snake

Sunday, February 10th 2013, 7:22

Tens of millions of people welcome the Lunar - or Chinese - New Year and the Year of the Snake, the most important annual holiday in large parts of Asia.
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Japan steps up threat on China ship

Saturday, February 9th 2013, 5:30
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan says it may release evidence to prove a Chinese naval frigate locked its fire-control radar onto a Japanese ship near disputed islands.
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Quirky gadgets to ease pain of Chinese New Year getaway

Saturday, February 9th 2013, 2:03

Wacky gadgets ease the pain of Chinese New Year getaway
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VIDEO: Chinese state TV prepares for NY show

Friday, February 8th 2013, 17:11

More than 200 million people are on the move in China to be with their families for the Lunar New Year this weekend.
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China rejects Japan radar allegation

Friday, February 8th 2013, 10:15
related countries: Japan Japan

China's Defence Ministry denies Japanese allegations that its navy ships twice put a radar lock on Japanese military vessels last month.
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Chinese exports and imports surge

Friday, February 8th 2013, 8:09

China reports better-than-expected trade data, fuelling optimism that its economic growth may be rebounding from the recent slowdown.
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VIDEO: Chinese New Year: 200m on move

Friday, February 8th 2013, 1:38

Over 200 million people are on the move in China to be with their families for Chinese or Lunar new year this weekend.
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Viewpoints: How serious are China-Japan tensions?

Friday, February 8th 2013, 1:19
related countries: Japan Japan

Expert views on Japan and China's mounting row
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China arrests over Tibet immolations

Thursday, February 7th 2013, 11:45

At least 12 people have been arrested and dozens more have had their movements restricted for encouraging Tibetans to set themselves on fire, officials in western China say.
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China to probe Japan radar claim

Thursday, February 7th 2013, 11:39
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Tokyo

China says it is investigating Tokyo's claim it put a radar lock on a Japanese ship, but accuses Tokyo of "stirring up a crisis".
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China 'smuggles' Mozambique timber

Thursday, February 7th 2013, 11:27
related countries: Mozambique Mozambique

Nearly half of the timber exported from Mozambique to China is illegal, with politicians and traders involved in smuggling, a pressure group says.
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Porpoise protection 'insufficient'

Thursday, February 7th 2013, 7:52

Researchers call for conservation improvements to save China's highly threatened Yangtze finless porpoise.
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Mystery of Xi Jinping's 'fan club' blogger

Thursday, February 7th 2013, 6:42

Mystery of the blog with intimate access to China's leader
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Boyfriends for hire to beat China's wedding pressure

Thursday, February 7th 2013, 2:07

How China's singles stave off holiday wedding pressure
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VIDEO: Fireworks role in Chinese New Year

Thursday, February 7th 2013, 2:05

Despite the danger, noise and pollution, for most Chinese people, new year celebrations wouldn't be complete without fireworks
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Arrests over China baby's death

Wednesday, February 6th 2013, 18:43

Police in China detain two government workers after a baby was killed amid an altercation with a couple who had violated the one-child policy.
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Japan PM condemns China radar act

Wednesday, February 6th 2013, 15:26
related countries: Japan Japan, United States United States

Japan's PM calls the move by a Chinese frigate to put a radar lock on a Japanese navy ship a "dangerous act", as the US warns against any escalation.
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China bans luxury gift adverts

Wednesday, February 6th 2013, 12:56

China announces a ban on the broadcast of adverts for luxury gifts, as part of a campaign against extravagance ahead of new year celebrations.
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SABMiller in China expansion move

Wednesday, February 6th 2013, 7:19

SABMiller agrees to buy China's Kingway Brewery Holdings in a 5.4bn yuan ($864m; £550m) deal.
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China uses wage to narrow wealth gap

Wednesday, February 6th 2013, 5:07

China approves a plan to tackle the widening income gap between rich and poor, which includes raising its minimum wage.
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VIDEO: China turns against official extravagance

Wednesday, February 6th 2013, 4:14

The Chinese economy is booming, but a crackdown on the extravagant ways of high-spending government officials has hit the luxury hotel and hospitality industry hard.
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China turns on official extravagance

Wednesday, February 6th 2013, 0:53

China turns on big-spending officials
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China 'locks radar' on Japan ship

Tuesday, February 5th 2013, 13:21
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Tokyo

A Chinese vessel locked its weapon-targeting radar on a Japanese ship near disputed islands, Tokyo says, amid mounting tensions over a territorial row.
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China policeman 'has 192 houses'

Tuesday, February 5th 2013, 11:33
related places: Lufeng

A top policeman in the southern Chinese city of Lufeng is alleged to have bought almost 200 houses with fake identity papers, state media report, amid growing anger over official corruption.
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Two cases shine spotlight on China domestic violence

Tuesday, February 5th 2013, 10:57

Two cases shine spotlight on domestic violence in China
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Dozens in China hepatitis scare

Tuesday, February 5th 2013, 9:59

Dozens of people are treated for suspected hepatitis in China's Liaoning province after receiving injections at the same clinic.
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De Niro cemented in Hollywood

Tuesday, February 5th 2013, 9:03

Acting legend Robert De Niro is the latest Hollywood star to have his hands and feet cast in cement in front of the Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles.
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China 'jails 10 over petitioners'

Tuesday, February 5th 2013, 7:14
related places: Beijing

Ten people are jailed for illegally detaining petitioners who travelled to Beijing to appeal to the central government, Chinese state media say.
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China chicken woes hit Yum profit

Tuesday, February 5th 2013, 1:00

Yum Brands, owner of KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell restaurants, reports a dip in fourth quarter profit as a food safety scare hurts its sales in China.
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VIDEO: Profits rise in China's 'snake village'

Monday, February 4th 2013, 22:12

As the year of the Snake approaches, one village in China is set to see a rise in its profits as the demand for the serpents soar.
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Burma, Kachins to hold more talks

Monday, February 4th 2013, 16:31
related countries: Burma Burma

Burma's government and ethnic Kachin rebels agree to hold more talks, after negotiations aimed at paving the way for an end to their conflict.
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Cambodia's King Sihanouk cremated

Monday, February 4th 2013, 15:20
related countries: Cambodia Cambodia
related places: Beijing, Phnom Penh

Thousands of Cambodians gather in the capital for the cremation of former King Norodom Sihanouk, three months after he died in Beijing.
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Chinese snub 'Big Stupid Clock'

Monday, February 4th 2013, 12:17
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Big Ben is last on the agenda for luxury-hungry tourists visiting London from China.
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Google boss labels China 'IT menace'

Saturday, February 2nd 2013, 18:35

Google Chairman Eric Schmidt uses a new book to call China an Internet menace that backs cyber-crime for economic and political gain, reports say.
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Chinese boat ‘in Japanese waters’

Saturday, February 2nd 2013, 12:01
related countries: Japan Japan

Japanese coastguards detain a Chinese boat for allegedly fishing in a Japanese exclusive economic zone amid an ongoing row over disputed islands.
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VIDEO: China highway collapses after blast

Friday, February 1st 2013, 11:38

A truck carrying fireworks has exploded on an elevated highway in central China, killing at least five people and causing part of the road to collapse, state media report.
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China highway falls after blast

Friday, February 1st 2013, 9:33

A truck carrying fireworks explodes on a highway in central China, causing part of the road to collapse and leaving at least five people dead.
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