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Revolutionary tours for China officials

Thursday, October 20th 2016, 23:28

In an effort to tackle corruption, China is sending Communist Party officials on educational visits to the pilgrimage sites of the revolution.
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Duterte in China: Xi lauds 'milestone' Duterte visit

Thursday, October 20th 2016, 17:33
related countries: Philippines Philippines
related places: Beijing

Chinese leader Xi Jinping welcomes his Filipino counterpart's visit to Beijing as a "milestone" as the two preside over of trade deals worth $13.5bn.
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China's Shenzhou 11 docks at Tiangong 2 space station

Wednesday, October 19th 2016, 6:01

Two Chinese astronauts have docked with the Tiangong 2 space lab, where they will live for the next 30 days conducting experiments.
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Astronauts enter China's space station

Wednesday, October 19th 2016, 2:53

A pair of astronauts have entered China's Tiangong 2 space station as they begin the country's longest manned space mission.
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US extradites Mexican-Chinese businessman Zhenli Ye Gon

Wednesday, October 19th 2016, 0:38
related countries: Mexico Mexico, United States United States

A Chinese-born Mexican businessman accused of drug trafficking arrives in Mexico after losing a nine-year battle against extradition from the US.
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China officials confess to corruption in new TV series

Tuesday, October 18th 2016, 16:35

A new documentary series showing corrupt Communist Party officials making confessions is proving a hit in China.
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Ban rap track, White House urged

Monday, October 17th 2016, 16:11

Petition against song said to incite crime against Chinese Americans gets enough signatures to obligate White House to respond.
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Inside China's space base as mission blasts off

Monday, October 17th 2016, 14:59

The BBC's Stephen McDonnell gets a rare glimpse inside China's launch base as two astronauts blast off to spend 30 days in orbit in the Tiangong 2 space lab.
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Dutch ambassador to China suspended amid 'affair' reports

Monday, October 17th 2016, 11:39
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

An inquiry has begun into the Dutch ambassador to China, Ron Keller, amid reports that he had a secret relationship with a Chinese employee.
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China's Shenzhou 11 blasts off on space station mission

Monday, October 17th 2016, 10:12

China launches a rocket carrying two astronauts to its orbiting space station in a mission designed to develop the country's ability to explore space.
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Chinese space mission blasts off

Monday, October 17th 2016, 1:01

China launches a manned mission to its Tiangong 2 space station.
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China backs Brics nations despite global uncertainty

Sunday, October 16th 2016, 12:50
related countries: Brazil Brazil, India India, Russia Russia, South Africa South Africa

China's president says the long-term prospects of Brics nations Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa are still positive despite global uncertainty.
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China arrests over illegal network determining baby gender

Saturday, October 15th 2016, 16:30

Police in China detain 75 people in connection with a widespread network that illegally determined the gender of unborn babies.
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Crown Resorts employees including Australians 'held' in China

Saturday, October 15th 2016, 10:48
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Australia Australia

Australian officials say they are investigating reports that 18 employees of a gambling company based in Australia have been detained in China.
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Three elephants rescued from reservoir in China

Thursday, October 13th 2016, 8:14

Three wild elephants that were stuck in a reservoir in China's Yunnan province for more than two days have been freed.
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Western contact with China began long before Marco Polo, experts say

Wednesday, October 12th 2016, 14:16

China and the West were in contact more than 1,500 years before European explorer Marco Polo arrived in China, new finds suggest.
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Hong Kong rebel lawmakers protest China at oath-taking

Wednesday, October 12th 2016, 11:03
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Three incoming Hong Kong lawmakers are not sworn into the Legislative Council after using their oaths to stage anti-China protests.
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Chinese authorities hunt for 50 cobras after mass escape

Wednesday, October 12th 2016, 4:47

Authorities in eastern China are searching for 50 monocled baby cobras, after about 200 escape from an illegal farm in August.
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China building collapse kills at least 22

Tuesday, October 11th 2016, 4:15
related places: Wenzhou

Twenty two people are confirmed dead after a row of residential buildings collapses in Wenzhou in eastern China, state media reports.
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Spielberg and Alibaba in global movie tie-up

Monday, October 10th 2016, 6:59

China's Alibaba teams up with Steven Spielberg to "bring more of China to America, and bring some more of America to China".
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Chinese wine-tasters scoop surprise win in France

Sunday, October 9th 2016, 11:13
related countries: France France

A Chinese team wins a wine taste test in France, in what organisers call "a thunderbolt in the world of wine".
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China's bright future

Thursday, October 6th 2016, 9:40

The majority of Chinese people are hopeful that their living standards will improve, that corruption is being cleaned up and that their country's power is rising, a survey says.
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Ethiopia-Djibouti electric railway line opens

Wednesday, October 5th 2016, 17:01
related countries: Djibouti Djibouti, Ethiopia Ethiopia
related places: Addis Ababa

A Chinese-built electric train service from Ethiopia's capital, Addis Ababa, to the Red Sea port in Djibouti opens with a test run for passengers.
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Taking the rap?

Monday, October 3rd 2016, 23:36

Chinese Americans are petitioning President Obama to act against a rap track they say incites criminals to target their homes.
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iPhone 7? You're fired!

Saturday, October 1st 2016, 23:10

Why buying Apple's latest phone could be a bad career move in China.
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Up close at the 'Olympics of Chinese food'

Saturday, October 1st 2016, 0:07

The BBC's The Food Chain visited Rotterdam for an event known as 'the Olympics of Chinese food'.
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Chinese man 'killed 17 neighbours to cover up murder of parents'

Friday, September 30th 2016, 15:21

A Chinese man has confessed to killing his parents and then killing 17 neighbours in an attempt to cover up his crime, state media report.
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Chinese fishermen killed in S Korea coastguard clash

Friday, September 30th 2016, 10:26
related countries: North Korea North Korea

Three Chinese fishermen die in a fire after South Korean coastguard officers boarded their boat and threw "flashbang" grenades into the wheel-house.
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Divorce on display

Friday, September 30th 2016, 10:18

China has begun to live-stream court proceedings across much of the country, but does this really mean greater transparency?
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China starts streaming court trials

Friday, September 30th 2016, 10:17

China has begun streaming court proceedings in many parts of the country in an apparent show of transparency.
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Glass loos with a view open in China

Friday, September 30th 2016, 4:02

China's recent obsession with glass tourist attractions goes round the U-bend with the opening of see-through treetop toilets.
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How many baby pandas can you count?

Thursday, September 29th 2016, 18:08
related places: Chengdu

Twenty-three giant panda cubs have made their public debut at a research centre in Chengdu in south west China.
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Typhoon Megi: Search for missing after China landslides

Thursday, September 29th 2016, 9:47

At least 33 people are missing in China's eastern Zhejiang province after heavy rains triggered two landslides, state media says.
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China Typhoon Megi: Rescuers struggle with mudslides and floods

Thursday, September 29th 2016, 9:41

Rescuers in China's eastern Zhejiang province have been searching for survivors at the site of landslides triggered by heavy rain.
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Chinese investors pay A$88.88m for Sydney property

Wednesday, September 28th 2016, 5:19
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Chinese investors pay a "lucky" A$88,888,888.88 for a Sydney property, as new warnings emerge about a property bubble in the Australian city.
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US hits Chinese firm with sanctions over North Korea ties

Tuesday, September 27th 2016, 0:55
related countries: North Korea North Korea, United States United States

The US puts sanctions on a Chinese company and four executives alleged to have helped North Korea's nuclear programme.
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Japan scrambles jets over China flights along Miyako Straits

Monday, September 26th 2016, 7:22
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan says it scrambled fighter jets on Sunday after Chinese military aircraft flew between two southern Japanese islands.
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Wanda steps up rivalry against Disney in China with second park

Monday, September 26th 2016, 6:08
related places: Shanghai

China's Dalian Wanda steps up competition with Walt Disney's Shanghai resort, opening its second theme park in the country.
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Shocking death

Friday, September 23rd 2016, 23:33

A murder case in China - where a teenager reportedly killed her mother after being sent to an internet addiction treatment centre, has sparked shock across the country.
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China spends more in the world than the world spends in China

Friday, September 23rd 2016, 9:51

For the first time, Chinese companies invest more abroad than foreign companies invest in China, data for 2015 shows.
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Italian driver races China daredevil road in record time

Friday, September 23rd 2016, 7:20
related countries: Italy Italy

An Italian driver races China's Tongtian Road, considered one of the world's most dangerous, in record time.
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Journalist 'suspended for her accessories' in China

Friday, September 23rd 2016, 0:08

A Chinese journalist is suspended after a photograph of her interviewing flood workers while wearing sunglasses and carrying an umbrella went viral.
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Chinese officials criticised over 'ugly' Great Wall repairs

Thursday, September 22nd 2016, 16:29

Photos posted to social media show repair works on China's Great Wall from two years ago resembling modern concrete paths.
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China rights lawyer Xia Lin jailed for 12 years

Thursday, September 22nd 2016, 11:05

Chinese human rights lawyer Xia Lin, whose clients included dissident artist Ai Weiwei, faces 12 years behind bars after being found guilty of fraud.
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Tesla updates software after car hack

Wednesday, September 21st 2016, 1:48

Tesla updates its software after Chinese researchers hack into its electric cars and take control.
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Pinewood Studios to expand into China

Tuesday, September 20th 2016, 8:55

Pinewood Studios, which has produced blockbusters such as Star Wars and the James Bond franchise, is now setting up a representative office in China.
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US President Barack Obama urges China to tackle excess capacity

Tuesday, September 20th 2016, 1:58
related countries: United States United States

In a meeting with China's Premier Li Keqiang, US President Barack Obama urges the nation to speed up efforts to tackle excess capacity.
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Be-all-and-end-all?

Monday, September 19th 2016, 23:55

Chinese social media users have been expressing doubts about the institution of marriage, prompted by a post on a popular Sina Weibo account about a New York Times report.
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Great Barrier Reef disaster: Chinese coal ship to pay $29m

Monday, September 19th 2016, 10:12

A Chinese coal ship which destroyed a stretch of coral in the Great Barrier Reef is to pay $29.6m in compensation - an amount criticised as "inadequate".
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Global banking watchdog warns over Chinese banks

Sunday, September 18th 2016, 20:30

Risks of a Chinese banking crisis are mounting according to a warning indicator from the Bank for International Settlements.
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Dog helps Chinese share pain of rejection

Friday, September 16th 2016, 11:16

A video showing a dog in an animal shelter going through an array of emotions after finding out he has been adopted has hit a nerve in China.
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China releases Canadian in spy case after two years

Friday, September 16th 2016, 1:06
related countries: Canada Canada

A Canadian man arrested with his wife in China two years ago on espionage charges returns home.
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Blast off for China's second trial space station

Thursday, September 15th 2016, 15:01
related places: Gobi

China's second experimental space station, Tiangong 2, has launched from the Gobi desert.
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China launches second trial space station

Thursday, September 15th 2016, 14:48

China launches a second experimental space station, Tiangong 2, as it looks to have a crewed outpost by around 2022.
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Chinese actress' death sparks cancer treatment debate

Thursday, September 15th 2016, 11:28

The death of a young Chinese actress from cancer has sparked a debate online - because she initially chose traditional Chinese medicine over chemotherapy.
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Typhoon Meranti mop up continues in southern China

Thursday, September 15th 2016, 10:33

Communities are mopping up in southern China after the region was hit by a powerful typhoon but doing so in a hurry because another storm is closing in. Stephen McDonell reports.
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Typhoon Meranti slams southern China after battering Taiwan

Thursday, September 15th 2016, 3:24
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

Powerful Typhoon Meranti hits south-east China after killing one person in Taiwan and leaving more than half a million homes without power.
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That's my seat

Wednesday, September 14th 2016, 23:05

Claims that a senior police official travelled first class in somebody else's reserved seat vanish from Chinese social media.
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Wukan China unrest: 'A village under siege'

Wednesday, September 14th 2016, 15:35
related places: Wukan

The village of Wukan in the southern Guangdong province of China is in apparent lockdown, as police arrest those seen as agitators, and BBC journalists are told to leave.
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Wukan unrest: Chinese police offer rewards to find five suspects

Tuesday, September 13th 2016, 17:39
related places: Wukan

Police in China offer large rewards to find five people following violent protests in the southern fishing village of Wukan.
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Cheers and jeers

Tuesday, September 13th 2016, 16:56

An infamous alcoholic drink, Four Loko, has made its way to China, amid a discussion about the country's drinking culture.
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Homes raided in China protest village

Tuesday, September 13th 2016, 9:00
related places: Wukan

Police launch an operation in the Chinese village of Wukan to end protests over the jailing of the elected village chief, with reports of clashes.
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'Suicidal driver' cause of deadly Taiwan bus crash

Saturday, September 10th 2016, 13:38
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

A suicidal driver was the cause of a bus crash in Taiwan that killed an entire Chinese tour group in July, investigators say.
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How one man is saving China's endangered bees

Friday, September 9th 2016, 10:27

Watch how 60-year-old Li Yongchang decided to keep indigenous Chinese bees a decade ago in order to protect them
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China protest village leader Lin Zuluan convicted

Thursday, September 8th 2016, 10:04

A Chinese village leader involved in protests against land seizures is sentenced to three years in jail on corruption charges.
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Australian senator resigns over Chinese payments scandal

Wednesday, September 7th 2016, 8:51
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australian opposition senator Sam Dastyari resigns from the Labor front bench over a foreign donation scandal involving Chinese companies.
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A 16-year-old British girl earns £48,000 helping Chinese people name their babies

Wednesday, September 7th 2016, 4:54
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Beau Jessop, a 16-year-old from Gloucestershire, names more than 200,000 babies in China and is paid £48,000 for the privilege.
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Hong Kong activist Nathan Law denies seeking independence

Tuesday, September 6th 2016, 15:06
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Hong Kong democracy activist Nathan Law says he is "not advocating" independence from China after winning a Legislative Council seat.
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China warns Hong Kong democracy activists after election

Tuesday, September 6th 2016, 12:39
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Anyone advocating Hong Kong's independence could be punished, China warns, after young pro-democracy activists win seats on the Legislative Council.
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Hong Kong election: Youth protest leaders win LegCo seats

Monday, September 5th 2016, 13:16
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

A new generation of young pro-democracy activists wins seats on Hong Kong's Legislative Council - unseating some established politicians.
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Giant pandas rebound off endangered list

Sunday, September 4th 2016, 20:50

Decades of conservation efforts by China lead to a rise in the number of giant pandas, as they are taken off the endangered species list.
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G20: Seeing red over a red carpet

Sunday, September 4th 2016, 14:40
related places: Hangzhou

Why the red carpet has suddenly taken centre stage at the G20 summit in Hangzhou, China.
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G20 leaders told 'avoid empty talk' by China's Xi Jinping

Sunday, September 4th 2016, 14:37

China's President Xi Jinping urges leaders of the world's 20 largest economies to match their words with actions as they look to quicken economic growth.
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US-China diplomacy: Spy agency tweet adds to protocol spat

Sunday, September 4th 2016, 13:57
related countries: United States United States

A now-deleted US spy agency tweet saying "Classy as always China", adds to a protocol spat involving President Obama at the G20 meeting.
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South China Sea: Obama urges Beijing to abide by ruling

Saturday, September 3rd 2016, 16:14
related countries: United States United States
related places: Beijing

US President Barack Obama calls on China to abide by its obligations under an international treaty in its activities in the South China Sea.
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Paris climate deal: US and China formally join pact

Saturday, September 3rd 2016, 14:18
related countries: France France, United States United States
related places: Paris

The US and China - together responsible for 40% of the world's carbon emissions - formally join the Paris global climate agreement.
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China's Zhangjiajie glass bridge closes after two weeks

Friday, September 2nd 2016, 22:48
related places: Zhangjiajie

A glass-bottomed bridge in China heralded as a record-breaker when it opened just 13 days ago has closed for an urgent upgrade, officials say.
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China students pay for 'excessive' toilet flushing

Thursday, September 1st 2016, 14:46

College in south-west China gives students a water quota to help conserve resources.
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Dolls and diplomacy at the G20

Thursday, September 1st 2016, 1:20

The BBC's China editor Carrie Gracie explains what is at stake in the G20, with the help of some dolls.
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Croc of gold

Wednesday, August 31st 2016, 23:01
related countries: Kenya Kenya

A look at Kenya's fast-growing crocodile farm industry, which is enjoying a big rise in demand for the animal's meat, led by China.
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Diggers demolish overpass in China in one night

Wednesday, August 31st 2016, 13:35

Dozens of diggers have been used in a marathon project to demolish an overpass in China's Jiangxi Province.
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Beijing and Shanghai ban electric scooters and segways on roads

Wednesday, August 31st 2016, 11:32
related places: Shanghai

China's two biggest cities ban the use of electric scooters and segways on public roads because of growing safety concerns.
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Pacific grim

Tuesday, August 30th 2016, 15:25
related countries: Australia Australia, United States United States
related places: Asia

Australia's diplomatic relations have become increasingly complicated as China throws its weight around in the Asia-Pacific region, to the concern of the US.
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Chinese embassy blast: Car bomb attack in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Tuesday, August 30th 2016, 11:27
related countries: Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan
related places: Bishkek

A car driven by a suicide bomber explodes after ramming the gates of the Chinese embassy in the Kyrgyz capital, Bishkek, officials say.
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Man arrested in China 'Ripper' case

Monday, August 29th 2016, 14:26

A man has admitted to the rape and murder of 11 victims in northern China over more than a decade, officials say.
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Bourne's 3D conversion sends Chinese heads spinning

Monday, August 29th 2016, 10:31

Chinese audiences are complaining that a 3D version of the latest Bourne movie is causing headaches and nausea.
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Chinese 'Jack the Ripper' serial killer caught

Monday, August 29th 2016, 8:38

A man alleged to have killed and raped 11 women and girls over more than a decade is caught by police in northern China.
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'Bare branches'

Sunday, August 28th 2016, 22:24

Xiong Jigen, 43, is one of many men inside China's remote "bachelor village', where bad roads and few women make it hard to find a wife.
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Police in Spain dismantle 'illegal Chinese immigration ring'

Sunday, August 28th 2016, 0:32
related countries: Spain Spain

Police in Spain say they have dismantled a nationwide network that illegally regularised the working status of Chinese immigrants.
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China school pollution reports 'wrong' - investigation

Saturday, August 27th 2016, 13:26

Investigators in China say they have found no evidence that pollution caused hundreds of school pupils to become sick, as suggested in dramatic TV reports earlier this year.
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China joins UN in condemning North Korea ballistic missile tests

Saturday, August 27th 2016, 4:52
related countries: North Korea North Korea

China joins the 14 other members of the UN Security Council in strongly condemning North Korea's recent missile tests.
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Ultra marathon runner's reunion with stray dog

Friday, August 26th 2016, 15:26

Their story had already captured hearts across the world - the marathon runner and the stray dog that stuck by his side through a gruelling desert race in China.
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Marathon runner on reunion with missing dog, Gobi

Thursday, August 25th 2016, 17:45
related places: Gobi

A marathon runner has been reunited with a dog who unexpectedly joined him during a 250km race across China, after she went missing.
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Shanghai mulls removing English from street signs

Thursday, August 25th 2016, 12:47

Highways agency says getting rid of English and pinyin would make more space for Chinese characters.
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Finding Gobi: Runner reunited with marathon companion dog

Thursday, August 25th 2016, 7:57
related places: Gobi

A runner and the dog which joined him on a Chinese ultra-marathon, winning fans worldwide, are reunited after "Gobi" goes missing in China.
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China jaywalkers given instant road safety lesson

Wednesday, August 24th 2016, 11:26

Jaywalkers in a Chinese city are taken to a classroom and taught about traffic rules.
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Sinkhole opens up in pavement in China

Wednesday, August 24th 2016, 9:37

Footage has emerged of the moment a pavement opened up in a city in China.
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Ghost weddings

Wednesday, August 24th 2016, 6:41

The alleged murder of two women in China, reportedly so their bodies could be used in ghost weddings, shines a light on an ancient and enduring Chinese ritual.
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