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We have started to collect the most important news related to China in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

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China: news

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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VIDEO: Earthquake rescue continues in China

Monday, July 22nd 2013, 15:16

Rescue efforts are continuing after a magnitude 5.98 earthquake struck China's western province of Gansu.
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China's Gansu hit by deadly quakes

Monday, July 22nd 2013, 11:37

Two powerful earthquakes hit China's north-west Gansu province, killing at least 75 people and leaving more than 400 others injured.
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Beijing airport hit in blast protest

Saturday, July 20th 2013, 14:04
related places: Beijing

A man in a wheelchair explodes a device at Beijing International Airport apparently after failing to have a grievance addressed, Chinese media say.
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Arrests in China fruit-seller death

Saturday, July 20th 2013, 6:10

Six urban security personnel are detained by police investigating the death of a fruit seller in southern China, state media report.
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China frees up bank lending rates

Friday, July 19th 2013, 15:37

Chinese banks will be able to set their own lending rates after the People's Bank of China scrapped a lower limit for interest rates.
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Huawei denies spying allegations

Friday, July 19th 2013, 8:58
related countries: United States United States
related places: Huawei

Huawei denies claims made by a former chief of the US Central ­Intelligence Agency (CIA) that it has spied for the Chinese government.
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UK to probe Huawei security staff

Thursday, July 18th 2013, 12:38
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Huawei

The UK orders an inquiry into Chinese firm Huawei after being warned a conflict of interest involving the firm could pose a security threat.
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Probe over China fruit-seller death

Thursday, July 18th 2013, 10:08

Police are investigating the death of a fruit seller in China, state media say, amid reports he was beaten by "chengguan" urban security personnel.
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GSK finance head in China travel ban

Thursday, July 18th 2013, 4:38
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Chinese authorities looking into alleged bribery by GlaxoSmithKline are barring the company's British head of finance from leaving China.
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My day: Maternity nurse

Wednesday, July 17th 2013, 23:18
related places: Beijing

Caring for Beijing's new-born babies
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Chinese internet use surges ahead

Wednesday, July 17th 2013, 11:07

New figures from China say the country had 591 million internet users at the end of June, representing 44% of the population.
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Surge in investment into China

Wednesday, July 17th 2013, 8:00

Foreign direct investment in China grew at its fastest pace in more than two years in June, despite the recent slowdown in its economy.
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Chinese stocks fail to live up to hype

Tuesday, July 16th 2013, 23:14

Chinese stocks have failed to match investors' expectations
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Foreign brands sought as China's food scares bite

Tuesday, July 16th 2013, 23:10

Foreign brands sought as China's food scares bite
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VIDEO: China: Home food safety tests on rise

Tuesday, July 16th 2013, 23:00

Five years after the baby milk scandal in China, Celia Hatton looks at how the increasingly popular home food safety tests work.
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VIDEO: Deadly landslide follows China storms

Tuesday, July 16th 2013, 16:51
related places: Guizhou

A landslide has killed five people in China's Guizhou province, according to state media (CCTV).
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Chinese GSK executive 'confesses'

Tuesday, July 16th 2013, 14:13

One of four senior GlaxoSmithKline executives detained in China over corruption allegations makes televised confession.
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China 'fake exhibit' museum closed

Tuesday, July 16th 2013, 13:15
related places: Hebei

A museum in China is forced to shut after its collection of apparent treasures was found to be full of fakes and forgeries, state media report.
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China official meets HK lawmakers

Tuesday, July 16th 2013, 9:30
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

China's top representative in Hong Kong meets the city's pro-democracy lawmakers over lunch, in the first such meeting since the 1997 handover.
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Glencore halts Australian iron ore

Tuesday, July 16th 2013, 8:27
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Australia Australia, Peru Peru

Glencore Xstrata suspends iron ore production in Australia due to weak demand, and prepares to sell off a Peruvian copper mine on orders from China.
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Baidu in China app store deal

Tuesday, July 16th 2013, 4:49
related places: Baidu

China's largest search engine, Baidu, will buy a Chinese app store firm for $1.9bn, as it looks to compete in the lucrative telecommunications industry.
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VIDEO: China bus crash kills eight

Monday, July 15th 2013, 17:15

A bus has fallen into a valley in China's Yunnan province leaving eight people dead and 19 injured
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Apple probes electrocution report

Monday, July 15th 2013, 15:07

Apple says it is investigating reports that a woman was electrocuted and died while using an iPhone plugged into the mains via one of its chargers in China.
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Chinese police say GSK 'broke laws'

Monday, July 15th 2013, 12:08
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Police in China say British pharmaceuticals company GlaxoSmithKline made "illegal" transfers, as they release details of a bribery investigation.
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China's economic growth slows again

Monday, July 15th 2013, 8:40

China's economic growth slows in the April to June period, the second consecutive quarter of weaker expansion.
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China compensates labour camp mother

Monday, July 15th 2013, 7:22

A court in China awards compensation to a mother who was sent to labour camp after she sought harsher punishment for her daughter's attackers, state media say.
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