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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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VIDEO: Missing plane relatives vent anger

Friday, April 25th 2014, 11:16
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia
related places: Beijing

The BBC's Celia Hatton reports from Beijing where grieving relatives of those missing on board Malaysia airlines Flight MH370 are protesting outside the Malaysian embassy.
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VIDEO: Obama urges end to island row

Thursday, April 24th 2014, 14:10
related countries: Japan Japan, United States United States

US President Barack Obama has reaffirmed his support for Japan in its row over islands with China, after talks with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
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China releases Japanese cargo ship

Thursday, April 24th 2014, 5:33
related countries: Japan Japan

China has released a Japanese cargo ship it seized over a war-time debt, a court statement says, after the Japanese firm paid compensation.
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KFC owner's profits get China boost

Wednesday, April 23rd 2014, 0:57

Yum Brands, the owner of fast food chains KFC and Pizza Hut, reports an 18% jump in first quarter profit, helped by a rebound in sales in China.
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China 'the elephant in the room'

Tuesday, April 22nd 2014, 21:21

Why Obama's Asia tour is all about China's growing might
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'World's fastest' lift to be built

Tuesday, April 22nd 2014, 12:50
related places: Guangzhou

Hitachi says it will install a lift capable of reaching speeds of 72km/h (45mph) into a skyscraper in Guangzhou, southern China.
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Boeing gets $4.6bn China plane order

Tuesday, April 22nd 2014, 8:52

China's Shandong Airlines says it has placed an order for 50 Boeing 737 aircraft, worth $4.6bn (£2.7bn) at list prices.
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VIDEO: Robot chefs take over restaurant

Tuesday, April 22nd 2014, 2:43

A restaurant in China has started serving food that's been prepared by robots.
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10 strange things on Taobao

Tuesday, April 22nd 2014, 0:18

Ten strange things on China's biggest online marketplace
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VIDEO: Footage captures tower 'welding' fire

Monday, April 21st 2014, 15:05

Dramatic footage filmed on a mobile phone is released showing a high-rise building on fire in north China.
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VIDEO: Japan warns China over ship seizure

Monday, April 21st 2014, 15:01
related countries: Japan Japan

China's seizure of a Japanese cargo ship over a pre-war debt could hit business ties, Japanese government spokesman Yoshihide Suga has warned.
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VIDEO: Interest in Alibaba's US share debut

Monday, April 21st 2014, 11:57
related countries: United States United States
related places: Weibo

The success in Weibo has investors excited about the US stock debut of Alibaba, which is China's largest internet company.
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Japan warns over China ship seizure

Monday, April 21st 2014, 10:04
related countries: Japan Japan

China's seizure of a Japanese cargo ship over a pre-war debt could hit business ties, Japan's top government spokesman warns.
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Hamilton eases to victory in China

Sunday, April 20th 2014, 8:46
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

Lewis Hamilton takes a dominant victory in the Chinese GP to win three consecutive races for the first time in his career.
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Japan to base troops near islands

Saturday, April 19th 2014, 21:29

Japan begins building a military radar station near the Senkaku islands, focus of a bitter territorial row with China, which calls them the Diaoyus.
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China win is mine to lose - Hamilton

Saturday, April 19th 2014, 11:25
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda
related places: Hamilton

Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton admits he starts Sunday's Chinese Grand Prix as strong favourite after qualifying on pole position.
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Hamilton takes stunning pole in China

Saturday, April 19th 2014, 7:05
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

Lewis Hamilton takes his third pole position in four races with a stunning performance in qualifying at the Chinese Grand Prix.
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Ricciardo fastest in wet practice

Saturday, April 19th 2014, 4:15

Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo sets the pace during an inconclusive wet final practice at the Chinese Grand Prix.
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One fifth of China soil contaminated

Friday, April 18th 2014, 10:06

Almost a fifth of China's soil is contaminated, an official study released by the government has shown.
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Hamilton top in second practice

Friday, April 18th 2014, 7:39
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

Lewis Hamilton heads Ferrari's Fernando Alonso as the Mercedes driver sets the pace in Friday practice at the Chinese GP.
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China jails corruption activists

Friday, April 18th 2014, 5:10

China jails four more activists linked to the Xu Zhiyong-founded New Citizens' Movement, which seeks government transparency.
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Alonso quickest in China practice

Friday, April 18th 2014, 3:57

Ferrari's Fernando Alonso welcomes his new team principal to Formula 1 by setting the pace in first practice at the Chinese Grand Prix.
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Weibo shares surge on US debut

Thursday, April 17th 2014, 21:10
related countries: United States United States
related places: Weibo

Shares in China's largest Twitter-like service, Weibo, went up by almost 20% on the first day of its listing in the US, despite a disappointing start.
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Welcome (back) to Beijing

Thursday, April 17th 2014, 7:49
related places: Beijing

The BBC's new China editor on what's changed since she last lived there
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Charles Xue gets bail after illness

Thursday, April 17th 2014, 7:36

One of China's most influential bloggers, Charles Xue, is granted bail after months of detention because of a "serious illness", officials say.
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China sales fall hits Remy Cointreau

Thursday, April 17th 2014, 7:13
related countries: France France

French spirits firm Remy Cointreau says operating profits will fall by up to 40% after a crackdown by China on extravagant spending hits sales.
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Tencent brings Candy Crush to China

Thursday, April 17th 2014, 2:21

China's internet giant Tencent will launch the popular Candy Crush game on the mainland in partnership with the game's creator King Digital Entertainment.
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VIDEO: China's hard-hit steel industry

Wednesday, April 16th 2014, 9:06

China's economy grew 7.4% in the first three months of the year - slightly better than expected, but below the government's target.
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China's 7.4% growth beats forecast

Wednesday, April 16th 2014, 4:38

China's economy expanded by 7.4% in the first quarter of the year, better than expected but down from 7.7% at the end of 2013.
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China 'must allow currency to rise'

Wednesday, April 16th 2014, 1:28
related countries: United States United States

The US tells China its currency must be allowed to rise if its own and the rest of the world's economy are to see stable growth.
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Major Chinese shoe factory in strike

Tuesday, April 15th 2014, 14:57

Thousands of Chinese workers at the Yue Yuen shoe factory, which supplies brands including Nike and Adidas, strike over social security payments.
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VIDEO: Wider impact of China pollution

Tuesday, April 15th 2014, 14:54

Hazardous levels of air pollution in China and across Asia are affecting weather patterns across the Northern Hemisphere, according to a study.
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China gold demand 'on the rise'

Tuesday, April 15th 2014, 6:42

China's demand for gold is expected to rise by about 20% by 2017, as the country's population becomes increasingly wealthy, the World Gold Council says.
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Asia pollution drives Pacific storms

Monday, April 14th 2014, 23:24

Air pollution in China and other Asian countries is having far-reaching impacts on weather patterns across the Northern Hemisphere, a study suggests.
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China in 'record weapons seizure'

Monday, April 14th 2014, 8:19

Police in China seize tens of thousands of illegal guns and knives, in what state media say is the largest-ever haul of its kind.
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China buys $6bn Glencore Peru mine

Monday, April 14th 2014, 1:06
related countries: Peru Peru

A Chinese consortium buys Glencore Xstrata's copper mine in Peru in a $6bn all-cash deal, marking one of China's largest mining acquisitions.
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Shrine visit irks Japan's neighbours

Saturday, April 12th 2014, 14:38
related countries: Japan Japan, South Korea South Korea
related places: Yasukuni

China and South Korea express annoyance after Japan's internal affairs minister visits the Yasukuni shrine, which commemorates dead soldiers.
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China upholds Xu Zhiyong sentence

Friday, April 11th 2014, 12:26

A high court in China upholds the four-year jail term given to prominent rights and transparency activist Xu Zhiyong.
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Scotch whisky exports stagnate

Friday, April 11th 2014, 8:05

Scotch whisky exports remained flat last year, as sales were hit by slowing demand in China and other emerging markets.
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Fall in Chinese exports and imports

Thursday, April 10th 2014, 4:04

China's exports and imports fell sharply in March, figures show, adding to recent signs of weakness in the world's second-largest economy.
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China sacks ex-security chief's aide

Wednesday, April 9th 2014, 9:41

Chinese authorities sack another associate of Zhou Yongkang, in the latest apparent move targeting the powerful former security chief.
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VIDEO: Why is Japan building up its navy?

Tuesday, April 8th 2014, 23:20
related countries: Japan Japan

As the balance of power in Asia swings towards China, Japan is building one of the most modern and powerful naval forces in the world.
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VIDEO: Rare Chinese cup sold for $36m

Tuesday, April 8th 2014, 14:36
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

A rare Ming-era wine cup fetches a record-breaking $36m at auction in Hong Kong on Tuesday.
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Chinese Ming cup smashes sale record

Tuesday, April 8th 2014, 12:02
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

A tiny porcelain cup, dating back to the Ming Dynasty, fetches $36m (£21m) at an auction in Hong Kong, setting a new record.
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China tries corruption activists

Tuesday, April 8th 2014, 8:21

Two more anti-corruption activists linked to jailed lawyer Xu Zhiyong's New Citizens' Movement go on trial in China for disturbing public order.
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Taiwan students to end trade protest

Tuesday, April 8th 2014, 2:55
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

Students protesting against a trade deal with China say they will end their occupation of Taiwan's parliament.
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Very rare Chinese robin sighted

Monday, April 7th 2014, 23:49

Scientists make crucial new discoveries about one of the world's rarest birds, the blackthroated blue robin, with a breeding pair spotted in China.
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Canadian guilty of webcam murder

Monday, April 7th 2014, 23:22
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: Toronto

A Toronto man accused of killing a Chinese student whose boyfriend witnessed her last moments via webcam is found guilty of murder.
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GlaxoSmithKline in Iraq probe

Monday, April 7th 2014, 15:31
related countries: Iraq Iraq

GlaxoSmithKline will investigate allegations about its conduct in Iraq just nine months after a probe against the firm began in China.
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Hagel tours China aircraft carrier

Monday, April 7th 2014, 9:43
related countries: United States United States

US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel tours China's first aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, as he begins a three-day visit to China.
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World Bank cuts China growth outlook

Monday, April 7th 2014, 6:14

The World Bank trims its growth forecast for China citing a "bumpy start to the year", but says reforms should help it achieve more sustainable growth.
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Plane search ships to probe signals

Sunday, April 6th 2014, 16:40

A UK ship carrying sound detection equipment arrives in an area where a Chinese vessel searching for flight MH370 has twice detected a signal.
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Plane search signal 'important lead'

Sunday, April 6th 2014, 11:23
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australian searchers say a Chinese ship has heard a signal for a second time, calling it an encouraging lead in the hunt for missing flight MH370.
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Plane search ship 'picks up signal'

Saturday, April 5th 2014, 15:50
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

A Chinese ship searching for the missing Malaysian plane picks up a pulse signal, Chinese media say, but there is no sign it is from flight MH370.
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Chinese man 'broke Iran sanctions'

Friday, April 4th 2014, 21:36
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

A Chinese national faces US criminal charges that he conspired to export devices to Iran that could be used in uranium enrichment.
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Chinese tourist abducted in Malaysia

Thursday, April 3rd 2014, 8:43
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

A Chinese tourist and a hotel worker have been abducted by gunmen from a holiday resort in Sabah, eastern Malaysia, officials say.
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US real estate website in China move

Thursday, April 3rd 2014, 7:06
related countries: United States United States
related places: Leju

US real estate website Zillow is set to offer Chinese buyers greater access to property in the US by partnering with Leju, a similar service in China.
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Prada shares fall on luxury warning

Thursday, April 3rd 2014, 4:01

Shares in luxury retailer Prada plunge more than 8% after the firm warns that sluggish sales in Europe and a maturing China luxury market could hurt profits.
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China in economic growth boost

Thursday, April 3rd 2014, 1:27

China's government announces stimulus measures, including spending on railway construction, after a string of disappointing economic data leads to fears of a slowdown.
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Celebrity apology breaks Weibo records

Wednesday, April 2nd 2014, 11:52
related places: Weibo

The actor's affair and apology that broke China microblog records
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Clashes at China environmental rally

Wednesday, April 2nd 2014, 10:10

Chinese authorities condemn a protest over a planned petrochemical plant in Guangdong that turned violent, as residents express concern.
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Would China back a divided EU?

Wednesday, April 2nd 2014, 3:14

How would a divided EU affect its relationship with China?
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China general in corruption charges

Tuesday, April 1st 2014, 9:29

China charges ex-general Gu Junshan, who is accused of amassing several lavish properties, with corruption and abuse of power, state media report.
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Japan to relax arms export ban

Tuesday, April 1st 2014, 6:29
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan is to ease its self-imposed arms export ban for the first time in almost 50 years, in a move likely to worry China.
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China manufacturing remains weak

Tuesday, April 1st 2014, 3:15

Official data from the Chinese government show that manufacturing expanded slightly in March, but analysts say weakness remains in the world's second-largest economy.
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China demand boosts Huawei profits

Monday, March 31st 2014, 6:25
related places: Huawei

Chinese telecoms equipment maker Huawei says strong demand from China helped it to increase annual profits by 34%.
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Chinese 'mafia' gang goes on trial

Monday, March 31st 2014, 5:04

A Chinese court begins the trial of former tycoon Liu Han and his "mafia-style gang" on charges of murder and corruption, state media say.
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Case filed against China sea claims

Monday, March 31st 2014, 4:08
related countries: Philippines Philippines
related places: Beijing

The Philippines submits evidence to a UN tribunal hearing its case against China's territorial claims in the South China Sea, despite warnings from Beijing.
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Alibaba invests in Chinese mall firm

Monday, March 31st 2014, 1:18

Chinese internet giant Alibaba invests $692m in Intime, a Chinese mall operator, as the firm continues its investment spree ahead of its public stock offering.
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China families vent fury in Malaysia

Sunday, March 30th 2014, 15:09
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia
related places: Kuala Lumpur

Relatives of Chinese passengers from the missing Malaysian plane demand apologies over "misleading statements" after travelling to Kuala Lumpur.
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Mass Taiwan rally against China deal

Sunday, March 30th 2014, 11:06
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan
related places: Beijing, Taipei

Taiwanese opponents of a controversial trade deal with China hold a mass rally in Taipei, saying it will leave Taiwan too dependent on Beijing.
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China sea spat captured on camera

Sunday, March 30th 2014, 6:27
related countries: Philippines Philippines

A Chinese navy vessel harasses a Philippine supply boat off a disputed island, in a spat witnessed by Western journalists on board.
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Ships 'find no debris' on MH370 hunt

Saturday, March 29th 2014, 14:36
related countries: Aruba Aruba, India India, Indian Ocean Indian Ocean

Chinese and Australian ships fail to identify remains from the missing Malaysia Airlines plane after their first day in a new search area.
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VIDEO: Soldiers' remains returned to China

Friday, March 28th 2014, 16:21
related countries: North Korea North Korea, United States United States

More than 60 years after the end of the Korean war, the remains of 437 Chinese soldiers who died fighting against South Korean and US forces are finally being returned home.
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The gay Chinese man suing the government

Thursday, March 27th 2014, 23:17

The gay Chinese man suing the government
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VIDEO: China factory fire kills at least 11

Thursday, March 27th 2014, 13:27

A fire at an underwear factory in southern China kills at least 11 people and injures 15 more.
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Online slang ban in Chinese province

Thursday, March 27th 2014, 11:01

Chinese province bans online slang in official papers
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Airbus to supply 70 jets to China

Wednesday, March 26th 2014, 20:28

China signs a deal to buy 70 planes from the Europe's Airbus, reviving an order that has been on hold due an EU tax dispute.
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China rare earth caps 'break rules'

Wednesday, March 26th 2014, 18:57

China's caps on exports of rare earth elements break global trade rules, the World Trade Organization rules.
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Family seek Chinese activist's body

Wednesday, March 26th 2014, 16:06

The family of Cao Shunli, a Chinese activist who died in police detention, have been denied access to her body, Amnesty International says.
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BoE in China currency clearing deal

Wednesday, March 26th 2014, 13:32
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

The Bank of England and the People's Bank of China agree a plan to make London a hub for Chinese currency clearing and settlement.
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China families vent plane fury

Tuesday, March 25th 2014, 21:51
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

Angry relatives of passengers on board the missing Malaysia Airlines plane scuffle with police outside Malaysia's embassy in the Chinese capital.
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VIDEO: Missing plane relatives Beijing protest

Tuesday, March 25th 2014, 9:44
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia
related places: Beijing

Relatives of some of those on board missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 have marched to the Malaysian embassy in Beijing to demand answers about what happened to the plane.
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My Day: Ballet director Li Cunxin

Monday, March 24th 2014, 21:17

The ballet star who defected from China
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Missing plane: China spots 'objects'

Monday, March 24th 2014, 9:53
related countries: India India, Indian Ocean Indian Ocean, Japan Japan, Malaysia Malaysia

A Chinese plane spots possible debris as more nations join the search for the missing Malaysian plane in the southern Indian Ocean.
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China wants explanation on US spying

Monday, March 24th 2014, 9:23
related countries: United States United States
related places: Huawei

China demands a clear explanation from the United States following reports that it infiltrated the servers of the Chinese telecoms giant, Huawei.
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