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VIDEO: Hong Kong holds Tiananmen memorial

Thursday, June 4th 2015, 23:28
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong
related places: Beijing

Commemorations are held in Hong Kong to mark 26 years since the pro-democracy demonstrations in Beijing's Tiananmen Square.
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VIDEO: Recovery work begins on China ship

Thursday, June 4th 2015, 23:18

John Sudworth is given access to see the recovery operation of the ship which capsized on China's Yangtze River.
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China rescuers find dozens of bodies

Thursday, June 4th 2015, 13:20

Rescuers pull dozens of bodies from a capsized cruise ship in China's Yangtze River, as authorities promise "no cover-up" over the disaster.
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Why did cruise ship capsize?

Thursday, June 4th 2015, 8:47

Why did Chinese cruise ship capsize in Yangtze?
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China boat relatives in angry protest

Thursday, June 4th 2015, 4:29

Relatives of some of the hundreds missing after a boat capsized on China's Yangtze River break through police cordons at the site as they protest against a lack of information.
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VIDEO: China ship relatives' 'anger rising'

Thursday, June 4th 2015, 3:08

Relatives of some of the nearly 400 people missing after a cruise ship capsized on China's Yangtze River have staged a protest near the sinking site.
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Hopes fade in Yangtze boat rescue

Wednesday, June 3rd 2015, 15:10

Divers spend the night searching a cruise ship which capsized in China's Yangtze River, but the death toll rises to 18 and hundreds are still missing.
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VIDEO: Forensic teams gather at Yangtze site

Wednesday, June 3rd 2015, 6:11

John Sudworth watches as the Chinese authorities prepare to recover bodies from a capsized boat on the Yangtze River.
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'Race against time' in China capsize

Tuesday, June 2nd 2015, 23:04

Chinese rescuers are in a "race against time" to find survivors among hundreds of people missing in a capsized cruise ship on the Yangtze River.
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Why do so many Chinese students choose US universities?

Tuesday, June 2nd 2015, 21:02
related countries: United States United States
related places: Why

Why do so many Chinese students choose US colleges?
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Hundreds missing as China ship sinks

Tuesday, June 2nd 2015, 16:11

Five people are dead and hundreds are missing after a cruise ship with more than 450 people, mostly elderly tourists, capsizes on China's Yangtze River.
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VIDEO: State TV shows rescue of woman

Tuesday, June 2nd 2015, 12:02
related places: Hubei

Footage has emerged showing the rescue of a woman after a cruise ship carrying more than 450 people capsized in a storm on the Yangtze River in China's southern Hubei province.
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Chinese dog-eating festival outrages foreigners

Monday, June 1st 2015, 20:12

International campaign targets Chinese festival
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China hospital ballot over Mers case

Monday, June 1st 2015, 18:34
related countries: North Korea North Korea

Nurses at a hospital in China reportedly draw lots to decide who should treat a South Korean patient with Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (Mers).
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Beijing bans smoking in public

Monday, June 1st 2015, 16:14
related places: Beijing

Smoking is now banned in restaurants, offices and on public transport in China's capital, Beijing, after existing rules are toughened up.
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KFC sues over 'eight-legged chicken'

Monday, June 1st 2015, 15:33

KFC is to sue three Chinese companies after they made claims about its food - including one saying its chickens have eight legs.
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Weather forces Solar Impulse landing

Monday, June 1st 2015, 10:25
related countries: Japan Japan

Poor weather forces solar-powered plane Solar Impulse to make unscheduled stop in Japan en route from China to Hawaii.
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US vows to play 'pivotal' Asia role

Monday, June 1st 2015, 9:10
related countries: United States United States
related places: Asia

US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter says the US will continue to play a "pivotal" role in Asia, amid fresh tensions over China's maritime claims.
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VIDEO: Beijing smokers on city's smoking ban

Sunday, May 31st 2015, 23:01
related places: Beijing

Martin Patience tests the mood among Beijing diners ahead of the city introducing a ban on smoking in public.
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Solar plane begins Pacific crossing

Saturday, May 30th 2015, 23:28
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

Swiss pilot Andre Borschberg begins his bid to cross the Pacific, from China to Hawaii, in the zero-fuel Solar Impulse aeroplane.
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VIDEO: Take-off for Solar Impulse 2

Saturday, May 30th 2015, 19:39

Solar Impulse, a plane powered entirely by the sun, takes off on the most difficult leg of its mission to fly a solar plane around the world from China to Hawaii.
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VIDEO: Splashdown for tightrope competitor

Saturday, May 30th 2015, 17:21

Tightrope walkers compete in China but not all competitors making the crossing smoothly.
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US demands China halt reclamations

Saturday, May 30th 2015, 7:59
related countries: United States United States

The US calls for an "immediate halt" to land reclamation in disputed areas of the South China Sea, saying China is "out of step" with international rules.
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India's economy surges by 7.5%

Friday, May 29th 2015, 13:58

India's economy grows 7.5% in the three months to March, above expectations and outpacing China's economic expansion.
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China on alert after first Mers case

Friday, May 29th 2015, 12:50

China is trying to track at least 193 people who may have come in contact with a man with Mers - the country's first confirmed case of the virus.
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Top fugitive set for China return

Friday, May 29th 2015, 11:46
related countries: United States United States

A former senior official described as China's most wanted fugitive, accused of embezzling more than $40m, is set to be extradited from the US.
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Imax to list China unit in Hong Kong

Friday, May 29th 2015, 6:41
related countries: Canada Canada, Hong Kong Hong Kong

Imax, the Canadian maker of widescreen cinema theatres, is planning an initial public offering (IPO) of its China unit in Hong Kong.
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China executes teacher for abuse

Friday, May 29th 2015, 5:34

China's top court says it has executed a primary school teacher found guilty of raping or sexually abusing 26 girls.
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US charges Chinese in testing scam

Thursday, May 28th 2015, 18:35
related countries: United States United States
related places: Justice

The US Department of Justice has charged 15 Chinese nationals with developing a scheme to have imposters take university entrance exams.
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Concern over Mers spread in S Korea

Thursday, May 28th 2015, 18:21
related countries: South Korea South Korea

Concern is growing in South Korea over the spread of the Mers virus after a man defied quarantine to travel to China.
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Burnt China care home 'poorly built'

Thursday, May 28th 2015, 10:31
related places: Henan

China says a Henan nursing home which caught fire killing 38 people was poorly constructed, and top-level prosecutors are investigating.
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Lenovo phone beams virtual keyboard

Thursday, May 28th 2015, 10:27

Chinese electronics giant Lenovo has unveiled a phone with a built-in laser projector that can be used to display a virtual keyboard or display.
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Johnson-Thompson 'ready' for Worlds

Thursday, May 28th 2015, 9:35
related places: Beijing

Heptathlete Katarina Johnson-Thompson says she would be disappointed not to win a World Championships medal in Beijing this year.
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VIDEO: China's new law-enforcement gadgets

Wednesday, May 27th 2015, 22:31

The BBC's John Sudworth reports from the annual Beijing Police Equipment Expo, an event showcasing the latest law-enforcement gadgetry at the disposal of China's ruling Communist Party.
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China arrests over stolen artefacts

Wednesday, May 27th 2015, 4:56

Chinese police take 175 people into custody and recover stolen artefacts worth more than 500m yuan ($80m; £52m), calling it the biggest operation of its kind.
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VIDEO: Man covered in bees sets record

Tuesday, May 26th 2015, 12:35

A man in China, Gao Bingguo, sets a new world record after coating his body with bees.
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China's yuan 'no longer undervalued'

Tuesday, May 26th 2015, 10:53

China's yuan has strengthened over the past year to its correct value, according to the International Monetary Fund.
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Chinese navy to focus on 'open seas'

Tuesday, May 26th 2015, 9:14

China announces its strategy to focus the navy beyond its borders into open water, in a military strategy document.
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China nursing home fire kills 38

Tuesday, May 26th 2015, 7:35
related places: Henan

A fire at a care home for elderly people in China's Henan province kills 38 people and leaves six injured, state media report.
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VIDEO: Fire in China care home kills 38

Tuesday, May 26th 2015, 5:58

A fire at a rest home in china has killed 38 people and injured 6 others, state media says.
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China officials forced on jail tour

Monday, May 25th 2015, 11:08

Authorities in eastern China sent local officials on enforced tours of a prison, as a warning against the temptations of corruption.
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China cuts taxes on range of imports

Monday, May 25th 2015, 7:45

China will cut import taxes on consumer goods by an average of more than 50%, in a bid to kick-start its economy.
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China's Amazon railway plan advances

Saturday, May 23rd 2015, 15:32
related countries: Peru Peru

A Chinese scheme to build a railway across South America, crossing the Amazon rain forest, moves a step closer as Peru agrees to study the plan.
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Mexico compensates China rail firm

Friday, May 22nd 2015, 5:00
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Mexico will compensate China Railway Construction Corporation (CRCC) $1.31m (£835,953) for cancelling a $3.75bn high-speed rail contract.
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HP sells China unit stake for $2.3bn

Friday, May 22nd 2015, 1:05
related countries: United States United States
related places: Hewlett

US tech giant Hewlett-Packard is selling a 51% stake in its Chinese server business for $2.3bn (£1.4bn) to Tsinghua Holdings.
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Jail for Beijing supercar crash pair

Thursday, May 21st 2015, 10:14
related places: Beijing

Two drivers are jailed after crashing a Lamborghini and Ferrari during a "Fast & Furious" style race through central Beijing.
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Chinese shares hit seven-year high

Thursday, May 21st 2015, 8:59

Mainland Chinese shares close at a seven-year high despite a survey indicating manufacturing activity in the country continued to decline in May.
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Revenues up 20% at China's Lenovo

Thursday, May 21st 2015, 7:17

China's Lenovo, the world's biggest personal computer maker, said its revenues rose 20% in the year to March, but profits grew by just 1%, missing expectations.
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VIDEO: Plucky crane survives tussle with tigers

Wednesday, May 20th 2015, 21:09

Zoo visitors in China were astonished to see a crane fight off attacks by tigers after it became trapped in their enclosure.
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China 'illegally fishing off W Africa'

Wednesday, May 20th 2015, 16:59

More than 70 Chinese vessels have been found fishing illegally off the coast of West Africa, a new Greenpeace study reports.
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Chinese 'Walter White' arrested

Wednesday, May 20th 2015, 16:02
related countries: United States United States

Police in China arrest a chemistry professor for his part in producing a psychoactive drug in a case that has been likened to US crime drama Breaking Bad.
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Weighing the threat of Chinese spies

Tuesday, May 19th 2015, 23:03

How big a threat are Chinese spies?
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China group 'stole US trade secrets'

Tuesday, May 19th 2015, 18:14
related countries: United States United States
related places: Beijing

The US charges six Chinese nationals with economic espionage, accusing them of stealing mobile phone technology to benefit Beijing.
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Man 'with 17 girlfriends' arrested

Tuesday, May 19th 2015, 14:24

A Chinese man who was caught cheating on 17 girlfriends at once is arrested for fraud.
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Gatlin 'kicked out' of Beijing meet

Tuesday, May 19th 2015, 12:04
related places: Beijing

Sprinter Justin Gatlin says organisers of the Beijing World Challenge did not want him to compete at the event.
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Gucci sues Alibaba over 'fake goods'

Monday, May 18th 2015, 11:47
related countries: France France

The French owner of Gucci and other luxury brands sues Chinese internet shopping giant Alibaba over the alleged sale of counterfeit goods.
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China's new home prices fall again

Monday, May 18th 2015, 8:10

The price of new homes in China fell for the eighth consecutive month in April, showing the property sector continues to be a major drag on the economy.
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China killer lion shot dead in zoo

Monday, May 18th 2015, 4:27
related places: Shandong

A lion in a zoo in China's Shandong province is shot dead after it kills one of its keepers and escapes its enclosure.
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China urged to release Panchen Lama

Sunday, May 17th 2015, 11:58

Tibetan exiles are calling for China to release a high-ranking monk who disappeared 20 years ago when he was just six years old.
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VIDEO: US warns China over land disputes

Saturday, May 16th 2015, 16:45
related countries: United States United States

US Secretary of State John Kerry warns China that his country is concerned by the pace and scope of reclamation projects in contested areas of the South China Sea.
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US 'concern' over China sea actions

Saturday, May 16th 2015, 7:57
related countries: United States United States
related places: Beijing

US Secretary of State John Kerry expresses concern over China's actions in disputed waters in the South China Sea, while on a visit to Beijing.
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India and China sign $22bn in deals

Saturday, May 16th 2015, 4:40
related countries: India India
related places: Shanghai

India signs trade and economic co-operation deals worth $22bn ($14bn) in Shanghai as PM Narendra Modi's visit to China draws to a close.
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India and China 'to resolve dispute'

Friday, May 15th 2015, 12:33
related countries: India India
related places: Beijing

Indian PM Narendra Modi and China's Premier Li Keqiang agree to seek a "fair resolution" to border disputes arising from a boundary disagreement.
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VIDEO: China van crammed with 51 people

Friday, May 15th 2015, 11:41

A van driver in China has been fined after he was found to be carrying 51 people in a vehicle designed to seat six.
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VIDEO: India's Trans-Asian rail goes slow

Friday, May 15th 2015, 2:51
related countries: India India

The Indian prime minister's visit to China is not just focused on trade with each other - but also with the region and its transport links.
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VIDEO: What students think of China and India

Thursday, May 14th 2015, 21:31
related countries: India India
related places: Beijing, Delhi

What Chinese students living in Delhi think of India, and Indian students in Beijing think of China.
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Indian PM begins key China visit

Thursday, May 14th 2015, 12:18
related countries: India India

Indian PM Narendra Modi begins a three-day visit to China, as he and President Xi Jinping look to boost co-operation between their countries.
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Modi braves the 'Chinese whirlwind’

Wednesday, May 13th 2015, 23:27
related countries: India India
related places: Beijing

What reception can the Indian prime minister expect in Beijing?
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Ten held in panda meat scandal

Wednesday, May 13th 2015, 15:46

Ten people have been held in China over claims they hunted a panda to sell its fur and meat, Chinese state television says.
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China imposes smartwatch army ban

Wednesday, May 13th 2015, 14:01

The official newspaper of China's army says recruits have been forbidden from wearing smartwatches and other internet-connected kit.
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VIDEO: Nepal quake causes landslide

Tuesday, May 12th 2015, 12:30
related countries: Nepal Nepal
related places: Dhunche

The latest earthquake in Nepal triggers a landslide in Dhunche near the country's border with China.
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Philippines to boost Spratly tourism

Tuesday, May 12th 2015, 6:27
related countries: Philippines Philippines

The Philippines military chief visits a South China Sea island at the heart of a territorial dispute with China, vowing to help boost tourism.
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China-Russia drills in Med show shifting strategies

Monday, May 11th 2015, 13:31
related countries: Russia Russia

China and Russia take part in joint naval drills
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VIDEO: Choir falls through stage in China

Monday, May 11th 2015, 6:43

According to Chinese state television, eight choir members have been injured after the stage they were performing on collapsed.
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China's smartphone market contracts

Monday, May 11th 2015, 5:53

Smartphone shipments the world's biggest market, China, have contracted for the first time in six years, according to a market research firm.
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Asian markets rise on China rate cut

Monday, May 11th 2015, 1:56

Shares rise across the region on Monday after China cuts interest rates for the third time in six months.
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China cuts interest rates to 5.1%

Sunday, May 10th 2015, 11:57

The People's Bank of China has cut interest rates for the second time this year in the face of a continuing economic slowdown.
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China firm on mass holiday to France

Saturday, May 9th 2015, 21:18
related countries: France France

A Chinese company has paid for 6,400 of its employees to go on holiday to France for four days.
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China 'expanding island building'

Friday, May 8th 2015, 22:57

The Pentagon says that China has expanded its programme of land reclamation in the South China Sea, an area disputed by several countries.
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Arrest over China child beating

Friday, May 8th 2015, 5:30

A man allegedly caught on camera stamping on a toddler, in a random attack in China which sparked outrage, is under arrest, state media say.
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VIDEO: Returning home to rescue my village

Thursday, May 7th 2015, 23:05

Dinesh Tamang grew up in the tiny village of Lapa, close to the Chinese border. When the earthquake happened he knew he was the only one who could bring help.
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Alibaba shares jump as revenues rise

Thursday, May 7th 2015, 16:10

Shares in Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba rise 7% after it reports a strong rise in revenues and appoints a new chief executive.
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NZ-Australian in China drug trial

Thursday, May 7th 2015, 11:03
related countries: Aruba Aruba, New Zealand New Zealand

A New Zealand-Australian man goes on trial in China charged with attempting to smuggle 30kg (66lb) of crystal meth out of the country.
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IMF says China 'must free currency'

Thursday, May 7th 2015, 7:16

The IMF says China should continue to provide "greater flexibility" in its exchange rate policy as the country continues to see slower economic growth.
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VIDEO: China's smartphone giant: In 60 secs

Tuesday, May 5th 2015, 20:03
related places: Xiaomi

Xiaomi may well be the biggest smartphone maker you've never heard of. BBC News has made this guide to the Chinese tech giant.
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Feathery fossils re-date early birds

Tuesday, May 5th 2015, 18:17

Scientists in China report a new fossil species: the oldest member yet of the evolutionary branch that produced modern birds.
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The Met Ball as viewed from China

Tuesday, May 5th 2015, 10:54

The view from China on the Met ball extravaganza
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VIDEO: China-Taiwan relations in 60 secs

Monday, May 4th 2015, 16:40
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

In a clear sign of warming relations the Chinese Premier Xi Jinping has met the head of Taiwan's ruling party.
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China guide in viral video sacked

Monday, May 4th 2015, 15:01

A Chinese tour guide who was caught on camera berating tourists for not buying enough souvenirs has her licence revoked after the video goes viral.
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HK handover official Lu Ping dies

Monday, May 4th 2015, 10:52
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Lu Ping, the Chinese official who oversaw Hong Kong's transition from British to Chinese sovereignty in 1997, dies at the age of 87.
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Narendra Modi joins China's Weibo

Monday, May 4th 2015, 10:35
related places: Weibo

India's PM Narendra Modi joins China's main microblogging service Weibo, gaining thousands of followers by the hour and plenty of comments.
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Taiwan and China in high-level talks

Monday, May 4th 2015, 9:02
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

The head of Taiwan's ruling party meets Chinese President Xi Jinping, the highest level-talks between the two sides in six years.
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China eyes growing Japanese influence

Friday, May 1st 2015, 23:32
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Beijing, Tokyo

Washington and Tokyo ties cause concern in Beijing
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No tourist spots for China officials

Friday, May 1st 2015, 19:49

The Chinese government publishes 21 pictures of scenic tourist spots where civil servants are banned from meeting.
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Uber office in Guangzhou 'raided'

Friday, May 1st 2015, 10:00
related places: Guangzhou

Private online car-hire service Uber has its offices in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou raided by authorities, according to reports.
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China fairground accident kills two

Friday, May 1st 2015, 9:50

Two people die and four are injured after an accident at an amusement park in south-eastern Zhejiang province in China, say officials.
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Police probe slap therapy man

Friday, May 1st 2015, 8:52
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australian police are investigating a seven-year-old boy's death following his attendance at a "slapping workshop" by a visiting Chinese therapist.
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Song heralds new bird's arrival

Friday, May 1st 2015, 8:05

The distinctive song of a secretive and elusive bird in central China helps researchers to describe it as a new species to science.
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China's factory activity steady

Friday, May 1st 2015, 1:46

Factory activity in the world's second largest economy, China, steadied in April, coming in slightly above market expectations.
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China says no to amateur weathermen

Friday, May 1st 2015, 0:30

China has banned individuals and organisations from issuing unofficial weather forecasts from 1 May.
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