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Chinese parliament backs growth cut

Sunday, March 15th 2015, 6:10

Parliament in China endorses government plans to reduce the country's economic growth target by half a percent, to 7%.
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Myanmar 'border raid' angers China

Saturday, March 14th 2015, 8:20

China sends fighter jets and lodges a protest after a Myanmar warplane reportedly dropped a bomb on its territory, killing four civilians.
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US rebukes UK over Chinese bank plan

Friday, March 13th 2015, 16:33
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Prime Minister's office plays down a rare rebuke from the US over the UK's plan to join a Chinese-led development bank.
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Cheap 'Apple Watch' copies on sale

Wednesday, March 11th 2015, 14:41

Smartwatches that mirror the Apple Watch's design and graphics are being sold via a site run by China's Alibaba.
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Chinese Muslims 'fighting with IS'

Wednesday, March 11th 2015, 6:12
related places: Xinjiang

Chinese Muslims from Xinjiang have fought with Islamic State militants and returned to conduct "terrorist plots", a top Chinese official says.
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The father searching for his abducted son

Wednesday, March 11th 2015, 6:04

The BBC finds evidence that babies are being advertised for sale on the internet in China, despite police efforts to crack down on child trafficking.
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P&G fined in China for toothpaste ad

Tuesday, March 10th 2015, 8:07
related countries: United States United States
related places: Crest

US giant Procter & Gamble has been fined close to $1m (£662,876) in China for what regulators say was false advertising of Crest toothpaste.
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China trade surplus hits new record

Sunday, March 8th 2015, 10:32

China's monthly trade surplus hit a record $60.6bn (£40.3bn) in February, as exports grew and imports slid back.
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VIDEO: MH370: Families criticise China

Sunday, March 8th 2015, 5:30

Relatives of some of the missing passengers and crew of flight MH370 criticise China's Communist Party over its treatment of the plane's disappearance.
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China takes pollution film offline

Saturday, March 7th 2015, 9:39

The authorities in China remove from websites a popular documentary which highlights the country's severe pollution problem.
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Thomas Cook shares jump on China deal

Friday, March 6th 2015, 16:58
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Shares in Thomas Cook jump nearly 25% on news Chinese conglomerate Fosun, which owns Club Med, has bought a 5% stake in the UK travel company.
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Nine hurt in China station attack

Friday, March 6th 2015, 7:00
related places: Guangzhou

Nine people have been injured in a knife attack at a station in Guangzhou, with one attacker shot dead, police say.
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VIDEO: China's 'tough stance' on corruption

Thursday, March 5th 2015, 23:16

China's Premier Li Keqiang has admitted that his country is facing big challenges.
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VIDEO: On board the ship searching for MH370

Thursday, March 5th 2015, 20:24
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia
related places: Beijing

This weekend will mark a year since the Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 disappeared soon after take off on route from Kuala Lumpar to Beijing.
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VIDEO: China premier speech on slowing economy

Thursday, March 5th 2015, 8:09

The Chinese Prime Minister, Li Keqiang, has said this year's lower growth target of 7% reflects what he has called the difficulties the country will face in the next twelve months.
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China premier unveils economic goals

Thursday, March 5th 2015, 4:53

China's Premier Li Keqiang unveils a lower growth target and vows tighter environmental controls as he opens parliament's annual session.
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China sets 2015 growth target at 7%

Thursday, March 5th 2015, 3:40

China, the world's second-largest economy, has set its growth target at about 7% for this year, the government said.
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China shares down on growth target

Thursday, March 5th 2015, 2:17

Asian markets traded mostly lower on Thursday with the focus on China after the government set its official growth target at 7% for this year.
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VIDEO: Chinese 'maternity tourism' to US

Thursday, March 5th 2015, 2:10
related countries: United States United States

Many Chinese women are travelling to the US to give birth, a phenomenon known as maternity tourism.
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Prince condemns illegal ivory trade

Wednesday, March 4th 2015, 11:02

Prince William condemns illegal wildlife trading and calls for more international help in a speech on the final day of his tour of China.
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The man protecting China's elephants

Wednesday, March 4th 2015, 10:50

The man protecting China's elephants and their home
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Colombia stops Chinese arms ship

Wednesday, March 4th 2015, 10:29
related countries: Colombia Colombia, Cuba Cuba

The Colombian authorities arrest the captain of a Chinese ship on its way to Cuba after finding undeclared gunpowder and cannon shells aboard.
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VIDEO: Sports diplomacy for prince in China

Tuesday, March 3rd 2015, 15:39

Prince William has been practicing his sports diplomacy skills on the second day of his trip to China.
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Prince promotes UK and Paddington

Tuesday, March 3rd 2015, 13:01
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Cambridge

The Duke of Cambridge promotes British business and meets Paddington bear, as his tour of China continues.
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Record drop in Macau casino revenue

Tuesday, March 3rd 2015, 10:42
related countries: Macau Macau

Revenue in Macau's casinos fell by a record amount last month as China's corruption crackdown continued to hit the region's gambling industry.
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China bus plunge kills opera troupe

Tuesday, March 3rd 2015, 3:52
related places: Henan

Twenty members of a Chinese opera company are killed and 13 injured after their tour bus plunges off a cliff in Henan province.
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VIDEO: Chinese treasures stolen in France

Monday, March 2nd 2015, 23:52
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

More than a dozen artefacts have been stolen from a Chinese museum near Paris, including a replica of the King of Siam's crown that was given to Napoleon III.
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Under the Dome: The climate film taking China by storm

Monday, March 2nd 2015, 16:39

Chinese climate film inspired by baby's tumour goes viral
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Prince William meets China president

Monday, March 2nd 2015, 14:51
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Cambridge

The Duke of Cambridge meets Chinese President Xi Jinping, as the prince begins the highest-profile UK royal visit to China in nearly 30 years.
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Thieves raid museum in French palace

Monday, March 2nd 2015, 14:05
related countries: France France

Thieves take 15 "priceless" Chinese artefacts from Fontainebleau palace in France, in a raid that lasted just seven minutes.
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VIDEO: Prince William welcomed in China

Monday, March 2nd 2015, 7:46
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Cambridge

The Duke of Cambridge has met Chinese President Xi Jinping, as the prince begins the highest-profile UK royal visit to China in nearly 30 years.
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China's shares rise after rate cut

Monday, March 2nd 2015, 7:46

Shares in China remained up on Monday after the mainland's central bank unexpectedly cut interest rates for the second time since November.
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Arrests after HK shopping protest

Monday, March 2nd 2015, 5:42
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Hong Kong police arrest more than 30 people after protesters gathered for a third time against mainland Chinese tourists.
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VIDEO: Fresh violence on Hong Kong streets

Sunday, March 1st 2015, 23:55
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Angry protests have taken place in Hong Kong against Chinese visitors who come to the territory to shop.
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The prince and the Party: Five elephants in the room

Saturday, February 28th 2015, 21:11

The five elephants in the room during William's visit to China
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VIDEO: Chinese community faces painful past

Friday, February 27th 2015, 22:19
related countries: United States United States

One US city comes to terms with its legacy of Chinese exclusion
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China in temporary ivory import ban

Thursday, February 26th 2015, 18:00

China imposes a one-year ban on the import of ivory, amid criticism that demand among Chinese consumers is fuelling poaching in Africa.
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China's loans to Latin America rise

Thursday, February 26th 2015, 14:48

Loans from China to Latin America rose by 71% to $22bn in 2014, new figures from the China-Latin America Finance Database suggest.
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Lenovo victim of cyber-attack

Thursday, February 26th 2015, 11:17
related countries: United States United States

Chinese computer maker Lenovo becomes the victim of a cyber-attack following a warning by the US government about software called Superfish.
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China's Xi unveils latest slogan

Wednesday, February 25th 2015, 17:14

Chinese leader Xi Jinping unveils the "four comprehensives" as his latest political philosophy, following in a long line of Communist sloganeering.
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Is Weibo on the way out?

Tuesday, February 24th 2015, 10:56

Why Chinese netizens are signing off
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Chinese feast: Year of the lobster?

Monday, February 23rd 2015, 0:52
related countries: United States United States

A US export is the newest Chinese New Year delicacy
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Coming out as gay at Chinese New Year

Monday, February 23rd 2015, 0:33

100 million watch daring Chinese New Year video
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Lenovo offers fix for hidden adware

Saturday, February 21st 2015, 15:55

Chinese computer maker Lenovo offers free software so users can remove hidden software that experts warned made them vulnerable to a cyber-attack.
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Myanmar seeks China aid on 'terror'

Thursday, February 19th 2015, 18:18
related places: Beijing

Myanmar asks Beijing for co-operation in helping prevent "terrorists" from using Chinese territory to launch cross-border attacks.
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Turkey favours China missile deal

Thursday, February 19th 2015, 16:14
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Nato member Turkey appears ready to buy a Chinese missile defence system incompatible with Nato equipment.
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VIDEO: Rare Amur tigers filmed in China

Thursday, February 19th 2015, 14:08
related places: Amur

Rare video footage of wild Amur tigers in China has been captured in the Wangqing Nature Reserve.
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VIDEO: Inside Myanmar's troubled Kokang

Thursday, February 19th 2015, 0:00

Inside the troubled Myanmar town on China's doorstep
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VIDEO: The Chinese puppet shows dying out

Wednesday, February 18th 2015, 21:35

Trying to keep Chinese shadow puppetry alive
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Lunar New Year celebrations begin

Wednesday, February 18th 2015, 10:57

Countries across Asia begin Lunar New Year celebrations to welcome the year of the sheep, with tens of millions of people on the move in China.
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China sacking for salamander scandal

Tuesday, February 17th 2015, 13:59

A Chinese police chief is sacked over the roughing up of reporters who caught officials eating a giant salamander at a lavish banquet.
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China home prices continue to slump

Tuesday, February 17th 2015, 3:39

The average price of new homes in China's 70 major cities fell 0.4% in January from a month ago, marking the ninth consecutive decline.
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Sri Lanka leader in key India visit

Monday, February 16th 2015, 11:31
related countries: India India, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
related places: Colombo

Sri Lanka's new president signs agreements with the India's leader in a bid to mend ties hit by China's growing influence on Colombo.
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China expels top party official

Monday, February 16th 2015, 8:00

Former senior official Su Rong has been expelled from the Chinese Communist Party for corruption and faces prosecution, says the country's anti-corruption body.
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In pictures: Hong Kong shopping protests

Monday, February 16th 2015, 5:01
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Images from Hong Kong where angry protests broke out on Sunday in a shopping centre over shopping tourism by mainland Chinese.
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VIDEO: HK anger flares at shoppers from China

Monday, February 16th 2015, 2:47
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Police in Hong Kong have used pepper spray and made several arrests following clashes with anti-Chinese protesters in a shopping mall.
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Ai Weiwei sculptures in record sale

Friday, February 13th 2015, 12:47

A set of 12 gold-plated animal head sculptures by dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei sells for £2.8m ($4.3m) at auction - a new record for the artist.
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Jackie Chan's son released from jail

Friday, February 13th 2015, 4:30

Jaycee Chan, the son of movie star Jackie Chan, has been released after six months in prison in China for a drug offence.
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Xiaomi to open online US store

Thursday, February 12th 2015, 23:00
related countries: United States United States
related places: Xiaomi

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi announces it will open an online US store but will not sell its phones, instead offering lesser known products such as headphones and a fitness tracker.
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Baidu shares plunge after revenue miss

Thursday, February 12th 2015, 1:15
related places: Baidu

Shares in China's biggest online search engine, Baidu, fall nearly 10% after disappointing results as users switch to mobiles.
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China's Fosun finally wins Club Med

Wednesday, February 11th 2015, 23:59
related countries: France France

The long-running takeover battle for the French holiday company, Club Med, has finally come to an end with Chinese conglomerate Fosun taking control.
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Tesla losses mount over China woes

Wednesday, February 11th 2015, 22:36

Electric car maker Tesla reports a fourth-quarter loss of $108m (£71m), compared to a loss of just $16m during the same period a year ago, as investments ramp up and China sales disappoint.
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Greece 'may go elsewhere for deal'

Tuesday, February 10th 2015, 10:52
related countries: Greece Greece, United States United States

Greece could turn to the US, Russia or China if it fails to reach a new debt agreement with the eurozone, its defence minister says.
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Dalian Wanda buys Swiss sports firm

Tuesday, February 10th 2015, 7:58
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

Chinese conglomerate Dalian Wanda will buy Swiss sports marketing firm Infront Sports & Media with a group of investors for $1.19bn (£780m).
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Qualcomm's $975m record China fine

Tuesday, February 10th 2015, 0:54
related countries: United States United States

US chipmaker Qualcomm will pay $975m (£640m) to Chinese authorities to end a 14 month anti-trust investigation into its patent licensing practices.
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China exports cap Asian share gains

Monday, February 9th 2015, 9:18

Asian markets traded mixed on Monday as surprisingly weak trade data from the world's second largest economy, China, capped gains.
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China executes 'mafia' mining tycoon

Monday, February 9th 2015, 6:24

Chinese authorities execute Liu Han, a powerful Sichuan-based mining tycoon, for "leading mafia-style crime and murder".
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Crouching Tiger star wooed by drone

Sunday, February 8th 2015, 22:40

Chinese actress Zhang Ziyi, star of Crouching Tiger, is getting married after her musician boyfriend used a drone to propose to her.
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VIDEO: Car shop crash caught on CCTV

Sunday, February 8th 2015, 17:25
related places: Shanxi

A driver and shoppers escaped unhurt when a car accidentally ploughed into the front of a supermarket in China's Shanxi province last week.
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VIDEO: Obama meets Dalai Lama 'spiritually'

Saturday, February 7th 2015, 9:26
related countries: United States United States
related places: Beijing

A "spiritual meeting" was held between the Dalai Lama and the US president Barack Obama, despite Beijing objecting to this by saying the meeting was politically motivated.
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China seizes HK novelty toilet rolls

Saturday, February 7th 2015, 9:18
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

China's authorities have seized 7,600 toilet rolls and 20,000 packets of tissue printed with the image of Hong Kong chief executive CY Leung.
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Boy's lighter 'started China blaze'

Friday, February 6th 2015, 15:18

A blaze at a southern Chinese shopping centre that killed 17 people was started by a nine-year-old boy playing with a lighter, police say.
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China detains Canadian over secrets

Friday, February 6th 2015, 2:24
related countries: Canada Canada

China says it is holding a Canadian man on suspicion of stealing state secrets but releases his wife on bail, six months after they were detained.
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Chinese shares end down after rally

Thursday, February 5th 2015, 8:35

Chinese shares reversed gains to close lower after rallying on the central bank's unexpected move to cut a key lending rate on Wednesday.
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Argentine leader's tweet ridiculed

Thursday, February 5th 2015, 4:02
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Twitter users in Argentina and China ridicule Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner for poking fun at what she hears on a trip to China.
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Yum swings to a loss on China sales

Thursday, February 5th 2015, 0:44

Yum Brands, the owner of KFC and Taco Bell, swings to a loss after sales in China fail to recover from food safety scandals.
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China bans 'vulgar' web pseudonyms

Wednesday, February 4th 2015, 15:15

China bans internet users from posting under the names of famous people or Chinese officials, calling it a "vulgar culture".
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Alibaba begins drone delivery trials

Wednesday, February 4th 2015, 15:05

Retail giant Alibaba says it is using quadcopter drones to deliver tea to hundreds of its customers in China as part of a test.
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Italy extradites Chinese 'fraudster'

Wednesday, February 4th 2015, 12:09
related countries: Italy Italy

Italy extradites a Chinese woman suspected of fraud, the first such extradition from a European country, state media says.
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China acts to boost bank lending

Wednesday, February 4th 2015, 11:47

China's central bank has cut the level of funds banks must hold in reserve in an effort to boost growth in the world's second-largest economy.
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Most China cities fail air test

Tuesday, February 3rd 2015, 12:44

The Chinese government says only eight of the country's 74 biggest cities met its own basic air quality standards in 2014.
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Chinese cleaner rehired after outcry

Monday, February 2nd 2015, 12:37

A Chinese street cleaner who was sacked for warming himself over a fire in freezing temperatures is re-employed after a social outcry.
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The palace of shame that makes China angry

Monday, February 2nd 2015, 8:52
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The ruins that still make China angry with Britain
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China executes two cult killers

Monday, February 2nd 2015, 5:46
related places: Shandong

Two members of a cult in China have been executed for murdering a woman in a McDonald's restaurant in Shandong.
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India PM Modi to visit China in May

Monday, February 2nd 2015, 5:19
related places: Beijing

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit China in May, India's Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj announces during her three-day visit to Beijing.
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Asian stocks fall on weak China data

Monday, February 2nd 2015, 2:21

Asian markets are mostly lower after activity in China's manufacturing sector shrank for the first time in more than two years.
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VIDEO: China's record car numbers explained

Friday, January 30th 2015, 16:43

As car ownership reaches record levels in China, BBC News looks at the numbers - and the impact.
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China warns universities on values

Friday, January 30th 2015, 11:48

China's education minister tells universities to shun textbooks promoting Western values and block criticism of the political system, state media say.
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China tops US for foreign investment

Friday, January 30th 2015, 2:25
related countries: United States United States

China overtakes the US as the top destination for foreign direct investment (FDI), for the first time since 2003.
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Alibaba's sales figures miss targets

Thursday, January 29th 2015, 15:42

Shares in the Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba fell 7% after sales fall short of targets
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Drone firm blocks White House flights

Wednesday, January 28th 2015, 16:56
related countries: United States United States
related places: White House

Chinese drone-maker DJI is to prevent its kit from flying over much of the US capital, following the crash of one of its aircraft into the White House lawn.
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China tech giant in spat with state

Wednesday, January 28th 2015, 12:46

China's biggest internet retailer, Alibaba, is involved in a harshly worded spat with one of the country's regulators in a highly unusual public clash.
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Yahoo to spin-off Alibaba stake

Wednesday, January 28th 2015, 7:32

Yahoo announces a plan to spin-off its 15% stake in China's Alibaba Group and hand the business to its shareholders.
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Why Latin America should not squander the China boom

Tuesday, January 27th 2015, 20:28

China's investment in Latin America under the spotlight
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The challenge for copycat China

Tuesday, January 27th 2015, 20:11

The drive to innovate rather than imitate
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China probes 'salamander banquet'

Tuesday, January 27th 2015, 10:00

China investigates allegations that officials ate a rare giant salamander at a lavish banquet, and that journalists who took photos were beaten up.
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UK minister makes Taiwan watch gaffe

Monday, January 26th 2015, 23:57
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, Taiwan Taiwan
related places: Taipei

A UK government minister apologies after giving a watch to the mayor of Taipei, not realising it was a taboo act in Chinese culture.
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China's concrete diplomacy in Sudan

Monday, January 26th 2015, 18:08
related countries: Sudan Sudan

Sudan's Chinese-built palace shows new balance of power
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Dalian Wanda invests $1bn in Sydney

Monday, January 26th 2015, 5:26

Chinese property giant Dalian Wanda is set to invest $1bn (£667m) in a real estate development near Sydney Harbour.
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