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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 increases security in Xinjiang

Saturday, June 29th 2013, 17:47
related places: Xinjiang

China says it will step up its operations against violent attacks in the western region of Xinjiang after several days of unrest, according to state-run media.
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VIDEO: Rare sighting of snow leopards

Saturday, June 29th 2013, 7:55
related places: Yushu

Three snow leopards have been spotted in the Yushu hills in China.
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VIDEO: Tibetans rehoused into 'socialist villages'

Friday, June 28th 2013, 17:39

The New York based group Human Rights Watch releases a report claiming that between 2006 and 2012 more than two million Tibetans were moved into new housing by Chinese authorities.
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VIDEO: Crate opened to reveal looted heads

Friday, June 28th 2013, 15:12
related places: Beijing

Two bronze animal heads, returned to China after more than 150 years, will soon be on display in their new home in Beijing's National Museum of China
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Looted statues returned to China

Friday, June 28th 2013, 12:58
related places: Beijing

Two Chinese bronzes looted from a Beijing palace 150 years ago are returned to China by the Pinault family, owners of luxury brands such as Gucci.
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China jails 'sex-tape' official

Friday, June 28th 2013, 12:26

A former Chinese official accused of accepting bribes in a sex tape extortion scandal that captivated China is jailed for 13 years.
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China denies lifting Dalai Lama ban

Friday, June 28th 2013, 10:48

The Chinese government issues a strong denial of reports that its long-standing ban on openly worshipping the Dalai Lama has changed.
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China riots death toll 'rises to 35'

Friday, June 28th 2013, 6:56
related places: Xinjiang

The death toll after Wednesday's riots in China's far western region of Xinjiang rises to 35, state media say.
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China finds 'violations' in lending

Friday, June 28th 2013, 5:40

China's National Audit Office says that some state-owned banks "violated" lending regulations.
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VIDEO: Surprise house guest removed

Thursday, June 27th 2013, 15:33

Firefighters were called to a house in China's Sichuan province to help capture a large lizard which had taken up shelter in the residence.
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VIDEO: 'No explanation' for China violence

Thursday, June 27th 2013, 13:58
related places: Xinjiang

Riots have killed 27 people in China's restive far western region of Xinjiang, Chinese state media report
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China 'moves two million Tibetans'

Thursday, June 27th 2013, 13:58

More than two million Tibetans have been moved into so-called "socialist villages" by China over the last seven years, Human Rights Watch says.
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US boss released from China factory

Thursday, June 27th 2013, 6:29
related countries: United States United States

US businessman Chip Starnes has been freed after being detained by workers in his factory in China for nearly a week over an industrial dispute.
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VIDEO: Turning olive oil to liquid gold

Thursday, June 27th 2013, 5:30
related countries: Italy Italy

As the Italian economy remains mired in recession, there are hopes that one of the country's quality food products, olive oil, could open up new markets in China.
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S Korea president in China visit

Thursday, June 27th 2013, 5:22
related countries: North Korea North Korea
related places: Beijing

South Korean President Park Geun-hye arrives in Beijing for a four-day visit expected to focus on North Korea.
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Qantas embroiled in China prison row

Wednesday, June 26th 2013, 14:34
related countries: Aruba Aruba

The Australian airline Qantas investigates newspaper allegations that its in-flight headphones were made by abused inmates in Chinese prisons.
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Violence in China's Xinjiang 'kills 27'

Wednesday, June 26th 2013, 11:25
related places: Xinjiang

Twenty-seven people are killed in riots in China's restive far western region of Xinjiang, Chinese state media report.
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Four Chinese stabbed to death in PNG

Wednesday, June 26th 2013, 4:35
related countries: Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea

Four Chinese nationals are stabbed to death in Papua New Guinea, in an attack described by police as "inhumane and barbaric".
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China astronauts return to Earth

Wednesday, June 26th 2013, 2:52
related places: Tiangong

Astronauts from China's fifth manned space mission land safely after a 15-day trip to the Tiangong-1 space laboratory.
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Nicaragua canal project 'not a joke'

Wednesday, June 26th 2013, 0:09
related countries: Nicaragua Nicaragua

The Chinese businessman behind a $40bn (£26bn) plan to build a canal through Nicaragua promises transparency and insists his project is not a joke.
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US boss 'held' in China factory

Tuesday, June 25th 2013, 9:57
related countries: United States United States
related places: Beijing

Chinese workers at a factory in Beijing prevent their American boss from leaving for five days amid a dispute over payment.
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Credit crunch fears hit China stocks

Tuesday, June 25th 2013, 9:31

Chinese stocks touch a four-and-a-half-year low, but then rebound after the central bank seeks to ease fears over a possible credit crunch.
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Sony launches waterproof giant phone

Tuesday, June 25th 2013, 9:03

Sony unveils a 6.4in waterproof handset in China which can be used with a normal pencil or metal-tipped pen as an alternative to a stylus.
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Beijing rebuffs US Snowden charge

Tuesday, June 25th 2013, 8:59
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong, United States United States

China describes US accusations that it facilitated the departure of fugitive Edward Snowden from Hong Kong as "groundless and unacceptable".
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VIDEO: US criticises Russia over Snowden

Tuesday, June 25th 2013, 6:07
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong, Russia Russia, United States United States
related places: Moscow, Snowden

America has criticised Russia and China after fugitive Edward Snowden left Hong Kong for Moscow.
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Sinopec in $1.5bn Angola oil deal

Tuesday, June 25th 2013, 1:03
related countries: Angola Angola, United States United States

China Petrochemical Corporation, also known as Sinopec, agrees a deal to buy US firm Marathon Oil Corporations's stake in an Angolan oil and gas field.
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Washington voices anger over Snowden

Monday, June 24th 2013, 19:21
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States
related places: Snowden

The US criticises Russia and China for failing to detain fugitive Edward Snowden, with President Obama saying he is pursuing "all legal options".
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China stocks slump on credit fears

Monday, June 24th 2013, 9:37

Chinese stocks fall further as the country's central bank indicates its credit tightening policy will continue.
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VIDEO: Giant panda twins born in China

Monday, June 24th 2013, 6:05

A giant panda gives birth to twins in China - the first pair to be born in the world this year, according to conservation workers.
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Chinese activist arrives in Taiwan

Monday, June 24th 2013, 3:35
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan
related places: Beijing

Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng arrives in Taiwan to meet opposition lawmakers and discuss human rights, in a move likely to anger Beijing.
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UK and China in £21bn currency deal

Sunday, June 23rd 2013, 14:07
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Bank of England and its Chinese counterpart agree a currency deal likely to boost trade between the UK and China in the yuan.
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VIDEO: CCTV shows 'family feud' car ramming

Friday, June 21st 2013, 17:21

A "family feud" in China led to a confrontation on a public highway, according to China state TV (CCTV).
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Rosneft in $270bn China oil deal

Friday, June 21st 2013, 13:34
related countries: Russia Russia

Russian state-owned oil company Rosneft signs a 25-year deal worth $270bn to double its oil supplies to China.
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VIDEO: Toddler caught after five-storey fall

Friday, June 21st 2013, 9:35
related places: Ninghai

A young child has been rescued by delivery men who heard her cries from five storeys up.
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VIDEO: Several injured in Beckham stampede

Friday, June 21st 2013, 3:11

At least ten people have been hurt in a stampede in China, which happened when the football star David Beckham arrived at Shanghai Tongji University.
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VIDEO: Chinese astronaut gives lecture from space

Thursday, June 20th 2013, 17:25

China's second female astronaut, Wang Yaping, has delivered the country's first-ever video lecture from space
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Chinese injured in Beckham stampede

Thursday, June 20th 2013, 16:29
related places: Shanghai

Fans eager to see the football star David Beckham storm a police cordon in Shanghai and start a stampede in which seven people are injured.
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Anger at US human trafficking report

Thursday, June 20th 2013, 10:36
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States

Russia and China react angrily after the US downgrades them to its lowest category in a report on efforts to fight human trafficking.
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Eleven jailed in China's Xinjiang

Thursday, June 20th 2013, 8:50
related places: Xinjiang

China jails 11 people for crimes of ethnic and religious hatred in the far western region of Xinjiang, state media say.
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China gives first lecture from space

Thursday, June 20th 2013, 4:23
related places: Tiangong

China's second female astronaut, Wang Yaping, delivers the country's first-ever video lecture from the Tiangong-1 space laboratory.
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VIDEO: Astronaut gives lecture from space

Thursday, June 20th 2013, 4:21

China has held its first classroom lecture from its orbiting space station as part of efforts to appeal to young people.
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China factory activity slows further

Thursday, June 20th 2013, 4:00

China's manufacturing activity weakens further in June, falling to a nine-month low as demand falls, according to a preliminary survey by HSBC.
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North Korea 'willing to join talks'

Wednesday, June 19th 2013, 20:11
related countries: North Korea North Korea

The government in North Korea is willing to restart talks over its nuclear programme which broke down five years ago, according to Chinese officials.
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China's Wanda to buy UK yacht maker

Wednesday, June 19th 2013, 13:43
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Dalian Wanda Group, a Chinese property developer, says it will spend £1bn ($1.6bn) to buy a British yacht maker and property in London.
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China 'sex-tape' official on trial

Wednesday, June 19th 2013, 6:34

A former Chinese official accused of accepting bribes in an alleged sex tape extortion scandal is put on trial, state media say.
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Bear paws seized at Chinese border

Tuesday, June 18th 2013, 8:42
related countries: Russia Russia

Chinese officials confiscate 213 bear paws hidden inside the tyres of a vehicle crossing the border from Russia, state media report.
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Maradona in China compensation win

Tuesday, June 18th 2013, 8:05

Diego Maradona wins compensation from two Chinese firms for using his name in an online game, Hot-Blooded Soccer, without his consent.
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China in carbon trading experiment

Tuesday, June 18th 2013, 7:26
related places: Shenzhen

China, the world's biggest carbon emitter, is to launch its first carbon trading scheme as a pilot project in Shenzhen.
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China retakes supercomputer crown

Monday, June 17th 2013, 13:39
related countries: United States United States

A China-based supercomputer has been ranked the world's fastest, offering nearly double the processing speeds of the US's most powerful system.
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Activist blames Beijing for NYU exit

Monday, June 17th 2013, 4:22
related places: Beijing

Blind Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng links his departure from New York University to "unrelenting pressure" from Beijing, claims NYU denies.
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Chinese students attacked in France

Sunday, June 16th 2013, 9:04
related countries: France France
related places: Bordeaux

Bloggers in China react with outrage to news of an assault on six Chinese students in France's wine-producing Bordeaux region.
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China orders firms to curb pollution

Saturday, June 15th 2013, 21:37

China's State Council orders firms in heavy-polluting industries to cut emissions by 30% in the next four years.
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VIDEO: 'Extinct' horses released in China

Friday, June 14th 2013, 18:48

Rare Przewalski horses have been returned to their native habitat in northwest China
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India 'most populous nation' by 2028

Friday, June 14th 2013, 16:01
related countries: India India

The United Nations says India will overtake China as the world's most populous country by 2028, and that the global population will reach 9.6 billion by 2050.
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Hundreds 'taken ill' at China school

Friday, June 14th 2013, 11:25

Hundreds of children at a school in China's Sichuan province are taken to hospital after falling ill, Chinese state media report.
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Chen Guangcheng to leave NYU

Friday, June 14th 2013, 4:57

Blind Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng is to leave New York University, where he is a visiting fellow, this summer, the university confirms.
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Quiz of the week's news

Thursday, June 13th 2013, 23:42

How did this 'alien' land a Chinese man in jail?
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Nicaragua approves canal project

Thursday, June 13th 2013, 21:58
related countries: Nicaragua Nicaragua, Panama Panama

Nicaragua's Congress votes in favour of a Chinese plan to built a waterway between the Caribbean and the Pacific, to rival the Panama Canal.
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VIDEO: Snowden in hiding after China claims

Thursday, June 13th 2013, 12:31
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong, United States United States

The US government has been hacking computers in mainland China and Hong Kong for years according to the whistleblower and former CIA contractor Edward Snowden
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China crew docks with space lab

Thursday, June 13th 2013, 7:06
related places: Tiangong

A capsule carrying three Chinese astronauts is reported to have docked with the Tiangong-1 space laboratory.
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China detains journalist Du Bin

Thursday, June 13th 2013, 6:53
related places: Beijing

A Chinese journalist who disappeared days before the anniversary of the Tiananmen killings is under criminal detention in Beijing, his sister says.
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World Bank cuts China growth outlook

Thursday, June 13th 2013, 2:36

The World Bank cuts its forecast for China as it warns that global economy is transitioning towards a period of more stable, but slower growth.
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VIDEO: China prepares for Dragon Boat Festival

Wednesday, June 12th 2013, 14:59

People across China are getting ready to celebrate the annual Dragon Boat Festival which falls on the fifth day of the fifth month of the Chinese lunar calendar.
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US jails Chinese software pirate

Wednesday, June 12th 2013, 6:20
related countries: United States United States

A US judge sentences a Chinese national, Xiang Li, to 12 years in prison for selling more than $100m (£62m) of pirated US software.
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VIDEO: China launches manned spacecraft

Tuesday, June 11th 2013, 15:59

China's latest manned spacecraft has blasted off into orbit from it launch centre in the Gobi Desert.
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VIDEO: China launches manned space mission

Tuesday, June 11th 2013, 10:29
related places: Shenzhou, Tiangong

China has launched its latest Shenzhou manned space mission, carrying three astronauts on their journey to the orbiting Tiangong space lab.
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China launches manned space mission

Tuesday, June 11th 2013, 9:38
related places: Tiangong

Three Chinese astronauts launch on their Long March rocket for a 15-day mission that will take them to the Tiangong orbiting laboratory.
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China works to ease water woes

Tuesday, June 11th 2013, 2:58

Will desalination work for parched Chinese region?
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China tries ex-railways minister

Monday, June 10th 2013, 5:40

China held a half-day trial for former railways minister Liu Zhijun, accused of embezzling funds and accepting bribes of over $10m, on Sunday, reports say.
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VIDEO: Liu Xiaobo's brother-in-law jailed

Sunday, June 9th 2013, 11:09

A Chinese court has sentenced the brother-in-law of the jailed Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo to 11 years in prison on charges of fraud.
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Obama-Xi summit 'constructive'

Sunday, June 9th 2013, 8:53
related countries: United States United States
related places: California

US President Barack Obama and Chinese leader Xi Jinping end a two-day summit described by a US official as "unique, positive and constructive".
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Liu Xiaobo's brother-in-law jailed

Sunday, June 9th 2013, 5:52

A court in China sentences the brother-in-law of jailed Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo to 11 years in prison on fraud charges.
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Gung Ho: Beijing business battles to keep staff

Saturday, June 8th 2013, 23:00
related places: Beijing

Beijing business gets creative to keep staff
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Xi Jinping and Obama open summit

Saturday, June 8th 2013, 15:22

Chinese President Xi Jinping and his US counterpart Barack Obama open two days of talks in California on a number of high-stakes issues.
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'Suicidal' man caused China bus fire

Saturday, June 8th 2013, 14:44

A suicidal man started a fire on a packed commuter bus in south-eastern China that killed 47 people, state media report.
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China bus blaze 'could be arson'

Saturday, June 8th 2013, 3:17

A deadly bus explosion and fire in south-east China is being treated as "a serious criminal case", state media say.
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VIDEO: Is China key to boosting US economy?

Friday, June 7th 2013, 21:50
related countries: United States United States
related places: California

President Obama is on his way to a desert retreat in California where he will hold key talks with the Chinese leader Xi Jinping.
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Dozens dead in China bus fire

Friday, June 7th 2013, 16:50
related places: Xiamen

A fire engulfs a bus during rush hour in China's south-eastern city of Xiamen, killing at least 42 people and injuring 30, officials say.
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French president calls Japan 'China'

Friday, June 7th 2013, 11:38
related countries: France France, Japan Japan
related places: Tokyo

The French President is embarrassed by a slip of the tongue at a news conference in Tokyo as he confuses his hosts with the Chinese.
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UK defends China telecom firm deals

Thursday, June 6th 2013, 12:42
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The government defends UK deals with Chinese firms - amid warnings that security risks in infrastructure contracts were being "overlooked".
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Ghana arrests 'illegal China miners'

Thursday, June 6th 2013, 12:13
related countries: Ghana Ghana
related places: Accra

At least 124 Chinese nationals suspected of illegal gold mining are detained in Ghana's capital, Accra, officials say.
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VIDEO: China uncorks 'wine war' with France

Thursday, June 6th 2013, 1:48
related countries: France France

The French government has labelled a Chinese anti-dumping probe into wine imported from the European Union "inappropriate and reprehensible".
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What does Xi Jinping's China Dream mean?

Wednesday, June 5th 2013, 23:40

President Xi Jinping has a slogan - but what does it mean?
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Primate fossil is oldest yet found

Wednesday, June 5th 2013, 17:06

A 55-million-year-old, mouse-sized fossil from China provides remarkable new insights into the origin of primates, the broad grouping of animals that also includes humans.
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France criticises Chinese wine probe

Wednesday, June 5th 2013, 12:18

The French government calls a Chinese anti-dumping probe into wine imported from the European Union "inappropriate and reprehensible".
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US businessman released from China

Wednesday, June 5th 2013, 11:01
related countries: United States United States

An American businessman who has been unable to leave China for nearly five years due to a trade secrets row returns to the US days before a key US-China meeting.
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EU imposes China solar panel duties

Tuesday, June 4th 2013, 18:18

The European Commission announces it is imposing temporary anti-dumping levies on Chinese solar panel imports.
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Official linked to Tiananmen dies

Tuesday, June 4th 2013, 17:26
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong
related places: Beijing

Former Beijing mayor Chen Xitong, said to have backed the Tiananmen crackdown, dies as Hong Kong marks the protest's 24th anniversary.
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