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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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N Korea leader sends envoy to China

Wednesday, May 22nd 2013, 8:10
related countries: North Korea North Korea
related places: Beijing

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has sent a special envoy to Beijing, state media announces, amid cooling relations after weeks of tension.
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The Indian doctor revered in China

Tuesday, May 21st 2013, 15:07
related countries: India India

Why does every Chinese leader want to salute this Indian?
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Pacy pigeon Bolt sets world record

Tuesday, May 21st 2013, 14:52
related countries: Belgium Belgium

A Belgian racing pigeon called Bolt is sold to a Chinese businessman for a world record price of 310,000 euros (£260,000; $400,000).
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North Koreans free Chinese crew

Tuesday, May 21st 2013, 4:00

A Chinese fishing crew seized by unidentified North Koreans two weeks ago is freed along with their boat, reports say.
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US and China leaders to hold summit

Tuesday, May 21st 2013, 3:11
related countries: United States United States
related places: California, June

The US and Chinese presidents, Barack Obama and Xi Jinping, announce they will hold their first summit in California in June.
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China 'can't be free rider on trade'

Monday, May 20th 2013, 19:43

China cannot be a "free rider" when it comes to global trade, the EU's trade commissioner, Karel De Gucht, warns.
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India and China pledge on border row

Monday, May 20th 2013, 15:44
related countries: India India

Visiting Chinese Premier Li Keqiang says India and China must "improve mechanisms" to settle a long-running border dispute, pledging his commitment to "peace and tranquility".
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Chen issues plea for relatives

Monday, May 20th 2013, 15:25
related countries: United States United States
related places: Washington

Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng tells the BBC he thinks Washington should do more to protect his relatives, a year after he fled China for the US.
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VIDEO: Getaway of blind activist retraced

Monday, May 20th 2013, 14:35

The family of Chen Guangcheng are 'paying for his activism' back home according to the Chinese dissident
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China asks N Korea to free boat crew

Monday, May 20th 2013, 8:14
related countries: North Korea North Korea

China says it has called on North Korea to secure the release of a fishing boat and its crew seized on 5 May, as captors reportedly demand a ransom.
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VIDEO: Ai Weiwei makes art from milk tins

Monday, May 20th 2013, 2:56

Artist Ai Weiwei has created a map of China made entirely out of tins of formula milk, to highlight tensions over tainted baby food.
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China's global ambitions

Sunday, May 19th 2013, 21:09

How will China spend its massive cash reserves?
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VIDEO: Record breaking demolition of viaduct

Sunday, May 19th 2013, 13:26
related places: Wuhan

A two-mile viaduct in the Chinese city of Wuhan has been demolished, breaking a record for the longest reinforced concrete bridge ever blown up in the country.
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VIDEO: Deadly floods sweep southern China

Saturday, May 18th 2013, 12:30

Deadly storms are sweeping across southern China, killing more than 50 people and leaving 14 missing
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Deadly floods sweep southern China

Saturday, May 18th 2013, 4:50

Flooding and landslides across nine southern Chinese provinces leave more than 50 people dead and 14 missing, officials say.
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Chinese man detained in Kashmir

Friday, May 17th 2013, 22:49
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Kashmir

A Chinese man in Pakistani-administered Kashmir is taken into protective custody after he was accused of desecrating the Koran, officials say.
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Chinese web activists see new pressure from censors

Friday, May 17th 2013, 16:40

China's activists see tighter web controls under new government
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China urges its tourists to behave

Friday, May 17th 2013, 15:00

A senior Chinese official says "uncivilised behaviour" by some Chinese tourists is damaging the country's image abroad.
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VIDEO: Chinese tourists told not to spit

Friday, May 17th 2013, 11:25

A top official in China has urged Chinese tourists to behave more politely when travelling abroad.
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China's Sina Corp sees loss narrow

Friday, May 17th 2013, 6:31

Sina, which runs China's biggest micro-blogging site, sees losses narrow in the first three months of the year as revenues rise.
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EU warns China over telecom payments

Thursday, May 16th 2013, 8:57

The EU warns it may investigate claims that Chinese telecom firms have been paid subsidies, allowing them to flood markets with cheap equipment.
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Fresh protests over Kunming plant

Thursday, May 16th 2013, 8:01
related places: Kunming

Protesters take to the streets of Kunming in China for the second time this month over plans for a chemical plant.
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VIDEO: China-Japan tensions 'still high'

Wednesday, May 15th 2013, 0:06
related countries: Japan Japan

With tensions between China and Japan showing no sign of abating, Mariko Oi asks the head of Japan's Maritime Self Defence Force, Katsutoshi Kawano, if he feels under pressure.
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How a Chinese journalist took on a top official

Tuesday, May 14th 2013, 10:23

How a Chinese journalist took on a top official
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Django reopens in Chinese cinemas

Tuesday, May 14th 2013, 9:50

Quentin Tarantino's Oscar-winning film, Django Unchained, has reopened in cinemas in China, a month after it was pulled for "technical reasons".
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China sex workers 'abused by police'

Tuesday, May 14th 2013, 5:14

Sex workers in China are subject to abuse by police, including physical assault, arbitrary detentions and extortion, a new report says.
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VIDEO: Singapore opens US death inquiry

Monday, May 13th 2013, 12:07
related countries: Singapore Singapore, United States United States

Singapore has opened a coroner's inquiry into the death of a US engineer whose parents believe he was killed over a China-linked project related to sensitive technology.
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China probes top economy official

Monday, May 13th 2013, 11:44

China launches an investigation into senior economic policymaker Liu Tienan for corruption, state media report.
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VIDEO: Ai Weiwei films China street tension

Monday, May 13th 2013, 10:42
related places: Beijing

Chinese artist and dissident Ai Weiwei has filmed what appears to be a bloody clash between ethnic groups outside a restaurant in Beijing.
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China industrial output disappoints

Monday, May 13th 2013, 8:59

Industrial production in China recorded a smaller-than-expected rise in April, underlining worries that the economy may be losing steam.
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VIDEO: Relatives remember Sichuan victims

Monday, May 13th 2013, 4:18

China marks the fifth anniversary of one of the most destructive earthquakes ever recorded.
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Rat meat and Chinese food safety

Monday, May 13th 2013, 0:16

A storm over food safety - Chinese style
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The Chinese balancing act

Sunday, May 12th 2013, 22:53

How services are taking over from manufacturing in China
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China colliery blast kills 27 miners

Sunday, May 12th 2013, 4:00

At least 27 miners die in an explosion at a colliery in China's south-west Sichuan province, the second such accident in 24 hours.
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China coal mine explosion kills 12

Saturday, May 11th 2013, 2:30
related places: Guizhou

An explosion at a coal mine in China's south-west Guizhou province kills 12 miners and injures two others, state media report.
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VIDEO: China rescue as truck swept away

Friday, May 10th 2013, 11:56

Firefighters and bystanders have helped rescue a group of workmen caught in a flash flood in China's Sichuan province.
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Chinese netizens vow against suicide

Friday, May 10th 2013, 10:29

Millions of Chinese internet users post online pledges not to kill themselves in recent days, in reaction to a woman's death seen as suspicious.
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Nissan profit up but China sales dip

Friday, May 10th 2013, 8:10
related countries: Japan Japan

Japanese carmaker Nissan reports a small rise in full-year profits, but sales in its key market of China fell following a territorial row between Japan and China.
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Director in 'one-child rule probe'

Thursday, May 9th 2013, 17:35

One of China's best known film directors is under investigation for allegedly violating the country's one-child policy, state-run media say.
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Huawei boss in first media interview

Thursday, May 9th 2013, 10:35
related places: Huawei

Ren Zhengfei, the founder of China's Huawei - the world's second-largest telecom equipment maker - speaks to the media for the first time.
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Tight security after Beijing protest

Thursday, May 9th 2013, 10:32
related places: Beijing

Busloads of police are brought in to a Beijing suburb a day after a protest over the death of a 22-year-old female migrant worker.
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Japan anger at China Okinawa article

Thursday, May 9th 2013, 6:43
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Okinawa

Japan protests to China over an article in Communist Party mouthpiece People's Daily calling for a review of Japanese sovereignty over Okinawa.
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Dutch probe baby milk shortage

Thursday, May 9th 2013, 3:51
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

The Dutch government is investigating a shortage of certain brands of baby formula, as well as potentially illegal exports to China.
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VIDEO: China in spotlight over food scandals

Thursday, May 9th 2013, 1:30

The seemingly endless diet of food safety scandals in China has led to growing public anger and fears when buying food.
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EU China solar panel trade war looms

Wednesday, May 8th 2013, 16:12

The European Commission is on the verge of a trade war with China over the import of solar panels.
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Cold case sparks China petition rush

Wednesday, May 8th 2013, 10:14
related countries: United States United States

A 19-year-old poisoning case sparks a rush of interest in the US White House petitions site from Chinese internet users.
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China's trade growth accelerates

Wednesday, May 8th 2013, 4:34

China's trade growth accelerates in April, beating analysts' expectations, a positive sign for the country's fragile economic recovery.
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Pacquiao to fight Rios in November

Tuesday, May 7th 2013, 10:17
related countries: United States United States
related places: Rios

Manny Pacquiao will fight for the first time since December when he meets American Brandon Rios in China in November.
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China approves GM's Cadillac plant

Tuesday, May 7th 2013, 10:04

General Motors wins approval from China to build a $1.3bn (£835m) plant to manufacture luxury Cadillac cars in the country.
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US accuses China of cyber-spying

Tuesday, May 7th 2013, 10:04
related countries: United States United States

China's government and military have targeted US government computers as part of a cyber espionage campaign, a US report on China says.
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I was the Chinese Girl

Tuesday, May 7th 2013, 0:19

The model of the Chinese Girl print tells her story
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China hosts Netanyahu and Abbas

Monday, May 6th 2013, 8:56
related countries: Israel Israel

Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visit China for separate talks with top officials.
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India, China 'pull back troops'

Monday, May 6th 2013, 8:13
related countries: India India

India and China pull back troops from disputed territory on their de facto Himalayan border after a three-week stand-off, Indian officials say.
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Protest in China at chemical plant

Saturday, May 4th 2013, 11:32
related places: Kunming

Hundreds of people turn out in the Chinese city of Kunming to protest at plans to build a factory producing a toxic chemical for the textile industry.
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China prosecutes 'sex-tape' official

Friday, May 3rd 2013, 11:38

A Chinese official who was filmed having sex with a woman as part of an apparent blackmail attempt will be charged with corruption, state media say.
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VIDEO: China arrests over rat sold as mutton

Friday, May 3rd 2013, 9:10

More than 900 people have been arrested in China for selling fake or tainted meat in the last three months, state media say.
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China arrests 900 over meat safety

Friday, May 3rd 2013, 6:00

More than 900 people have been arrested in China for selling fake or tainted meat in the last three months, state media say.
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Why US firms are turning to Mexico, leaving China behind

Thursday, May 2nd 2013, 23:19
related countries: Mexico Mexico, United States United States

Why US firms are choosing Mexico over China
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Girls poisoned 'over school rivalry'

Thursday, May 2nd 2013, 13:57
related places: Hebei

Two young girls die in northern China after drinking yogurt allegedly poisoned by the owner of a rival kindergarten, state media report.
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Twelve-year-old Ye sets tour record

Thursday, May 2nd 2013, 10:03

Twelve-year-old Chinese golf prodigy Ye Wocheng cards a 79 as he becomes the youngest ever player on the European Tour.
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China bird flu is 'serious threat'

Wednesday, May 1st 2013, 14:55

The outbreak of a new type of bird flu in China poses a "serious threat" but it is too soon to tell how far it will spread, flu experts have warned.
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China sees manufacturing growth slow

Wednesday, May 1st 2013, 3:13

Growth in China's manufacturing sector slows unexpectedly in April, underlining concerns that its economic recovery remains fragile.
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Fears for China activist nephew

Tuesday, April 30th 2013, 7:41

The imprisoned nephew of blind Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng is suffering from appendicitis and has been denied medical parole, his father says.
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Alibaba buys stake in China's Weibo

Tuesday, April 30th 2013, 1:51
related places: Weibo

Alibaba, China's biggest e-commerce group, buys an 18% stake in Weibo, China's Twitter-like service, as it looks to tap into the social media sector.
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China 'becomes biggest PC market'

Monday, April 29th 2013, 19:08
related countries: United States United States

China overtakes the US as the world's biggest market for personal computers, according to a market data report.
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VIDEO: China's 'psychedelic' jellyfish tanks

Monday, April 29th 2013, 16:27
related places: Fushun

One of China's largest jellyfish aquariums opens in the city of Fushun in north-east China with more than 3,000 jellyfish on display.
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Ding beats King to reach quarters

Monday, April 29th 2013, 16:22

China's number one Ding Junhui beats Mark King 13-9 to reach the last eight at the World Championship in Sheffield.
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VIDEO: Daredevil hangs over canyon in China

Monday, April 29th 2013, 12:14

An extreme artist has been performing aerial acrobatics from a beam hundreds of metres above a grand canyon in central China.
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'More arrests' over Xinjiang clashes

Monday, April 29th 2013, 7:45
related places: Xinjiang

More suspects are arrested over violent clashes in China's Xinjiang region that killed 21 people, state media report.
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VIDEO: China bird flu: Vigilance urged

Monday, April 29th 2013, 1:30

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang is urging vigilance against a new strain of bird flu that has so far killed 23 people.
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VIDEO: Chinese martial art in Latin America

Sunday, April 28th 2013, 3:21

Thousands of people performed the Chinese martial art of Tai Chi in public squares, parks and streets across Latin America on Saturday in celebration of World Tai Chi and Qigong Day.
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VIDEO: China violence: Victims or terrorists?

Friday, April 26th 2013, 22:34
related places: Xinjiang

The BBC finds ethnic tensions in the remote Xinjiang province of China following violence which killed 21 people.
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Doubts over China government claims on Xinjiang attack

Friday, April 26th 2013, 22:14
related places: Xinjiang

Doubts over China government claims on Xinjiang attack
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China agrees $8bn Airbus plane deal

Friday, April 26th 2013, 3:29

China agrees to buy 60 planes from European firm Airbus, in a deal worth $8bn (£5.2bn) at list prices.
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Iron Man 3 leads Hollywood's Chinese charge

Thursday, April 25th 2013, 7:58

Iron Man 3 seeks to crack the Chinese market
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Tibetan monks die after immolations

Thursday, April 25th 2013, 7:23

Two Tibetan monks die after setting themselves alight in a Tibetan area of China's Sichuan province, reports say.
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US calls for Xinjiang clash probe

Thursday, April 25th 2013, 6:00
related countries: United States United States
related places: Xinjiang

The US urges China to conduct a transparent investigation after clashes in the restive Xinjiang region on Tuesday left 21 people dead.
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Taiwan reports first bird flu case

Wednesday, April 24th 2013, 12:53
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

Health officials in Taiwan confirm that a 53-year-old businessman is the first case of the H7N9 bird flu virus outside mainland China.
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Deadly clashes in China's Xinjiang

Wednesday, April 24th 2013, 12:37
related places: Xinjiang

Clashes in China's restive Xinjiang region leave 21 people dead, including police, the local government says.
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Australia to invest in China bonds

Wednesday, April 24th 2013, 8:34
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia's central bank is planning to invest around 5% of its foreign currency reserves in Chinese government bonds, its deputy governor says.
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Japan warns China on islands landing

Tuesday, April 23rd 2013, 13:29
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Yasukuni

Japan would respond with force if any attempt is made to land on disputed islands, PM Shinzo Abe warns, as eight Chinese ships sail in the area.
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India presses China over 'incursion'

Tuesday, April 23rd 2013, 13:21
related countries: India India

India asks China to withdraw troops it says have moved into disputed territory near their de facto border in the Himalayas.
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Liu Xiaobo's wife at brother's trial

Tuesday, April 23rd 2013, 9:37
related places: Beijing

The wife of jailed Chinese Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo makes a rare appearance outside house arrest as her brother goes on trial for fraud in Beijing.
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S Korea investigates letter threat

Tuesday, April 23rd 2013, 9:15
related countries: North Korea North Korea, South Korea South Korea

South Korea probes a threatening letter and powder - now known to be flour - sent to its defence minister, amid warnings of a fourth nuclear test by Pyongyang.
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China manufacturing growth slows

Tuesday, April 23rd 2013, 5:09

Growth in China's manufacturing sector slowed in April, a survey by HSBC indicates, adding to concerns about the country's economic recovery.
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VIDEO: Inside village at China quake epicentre

Monday, April 22nd 2013, 15:23
related places: Longmen

The BBC's John Sudworth has been to the village of Longmen see the damage caused by Saturday's earthquake.
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China earthquake rescue continues

Monday, April 22nd 2013, 9:29

China is continuing rescue efforts in Sichuan province, blasting blocked roads and deploying thousands of workers, after Saturday's earthquake.
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Scissor firm's 350-year history

Sunday, April 21st 2013, 23:01

The Chinese scissor-maker that has survived for 350 years
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