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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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China unveils 2020 Mars mission probe and rover

Wednesday, August 24th 2016, 4:43

China gives the world a first glimpse of the space probe and rover it plans to use in its first mission to Mars in 2020.
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A public proposal that went wrong

Monday, August 22nd 2016, 0:00

A Chinese girl got in trouble after receiving a public marriage proposal from her girlfriend in Guangdong, China.
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Cheers and jeers

Saturday, August 20th 2016, 23:27

As another Olympic Games draws to a close, BBC Chinese's Yuwen Wu makes a personal journey through China's Olympics of the last few decades.
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Glass bridge: China opens world's highest and longest

Saturday, August 20th 2016, 11:24
related places: Hunan, Zhangjiajie

The world's highest and longest glass-bottomed bridge opens in Zhangjiajie city, in China's Hunan province.
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Opening up

Friday, August 19th 2016, 23:10

How the Rio 2016 Olympics have revealed a more personal side to China's athletes.
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The race for 2nd

Friday, August 19th 2016, 12:45
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Team GB has been second in the Olympic medal table for nearly a week, pushing China into second place - how much does the UK have China to thank for that?
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Australia blocks Ausgrid energy grid sale to Chinese companies

Friday, August 19th 2016, 10:32
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia blocks the sale of Ausgrid, the country's biggest energy grid, to two Chinese companies over security concerns.
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China demands stricter rules for live streaming

Friday, August 19th 2016, 8:28

China's internet regulator demands stricter controls over the hugely popular practice of live streaming, as part of a range of new requirements for websites.
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China staff fined for not liking boss's Weibo posts

Thursday, August 18th 2016, 11:55
related places: Weibo

Company in China punishes employees who don't comment on manager's social media posts.
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China to restrict North Korea's Air Koryo after emergency landing

Thursday, August 18th 2016, 8:06
related countries: North Korea North Korea
related places: Beijing

Chinese authorities will limit operations of North Korean carrier Air Koryo after a Beijing-bound flight made an emergency landing last month.
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'A fairyland'

Wednesday, August 17th 2016, 23:14

Despite decades of change and development, nomads still migrate to the Tibetan Plateau every summer, from where China Correspondent Stephen McDonell reports.
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Chinese medal-winning diver's 'complicated' feelings about proposal

Wednesday, August 17th 2016, 10:57

He Zi says her feelings were "complicated" when fellow Olympic diver Qin Kai proposed after she won a silver medal.
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North Korean restaurant defectors released in South Korea

Wednesday, August 17th 2016, 6:14
related countries: North Korea North Korea, South Korea South Korea
related places: Pyongyang

A group of 13 North Koreans who defected from a Pyongyang-run restaurant in China to South Korea are released, South Korea says.
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Off message

Wednesday, August 17th 2016, 0:51

A distinguished, if somewhat dry, history magazine finds itself the latest - seemingly unlikely - target of the Chinese government, reports the BBC's John Sudworth.
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Five billion clicks

Tuesday, August 16th 2016, 13:08

Chinese actor Wang Baoqiang's divorce with his wife, over her alleged extramarital affair, has social media buzzing, with over five billion views online.
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Chinese drivers fashion rat-proof car 'skirts'

Tuesday, August 16th 2016, 11:49
related places: Nanning

Rodent trouble prompts locals in Nanning to create wraparound shields for their cars.
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China launches quantum-enabled satellite Micius

Tuesday, August 16th 2016, 10:49

China successfully launches its first quantum-enabled satellite, named after the ancient Chinese scientist and philosopher Micius.
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Red flag

Monday, August 15th 2016, 17:24
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A new partnership between conservative British paper the Daily Mail and the Chinese Communist Party's People's Daily raises eyebrows in the UK, but barely registers in mainland China.
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Breaking a taboo

Monday, August 15th 2016, 14:17

China's swimming star Fu Yuanhui spoke about her period during the Olympics - sparking a discussion about competing during menstruation, and tampons, online.
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An indecent proposal?

Monday, August 15th 2016, 13:53

Was the marriage proposal to Chinese diver He Zi at her medal ceremony romantic or a form of male control?
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Woman 'survives 38 hours in sea after cruise ship fall'

Monday, August 15th 2016, 9:21

A Chinese woman who fell off a cruise ship and drifted at sea for 38 hours before being rescued by fishermen has lived to tell the tale, local media report.
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Rio 2016: A marriage proposal at the Olympics medal ceremony

Monday, August 15th 2016, 3:41

One Chinese diver shocks another by proposing to her during an Olympics medal ceremony - in front of a global TV audience.
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Paris Aubervilliers attack: Chinese community mourn mugging victim as fear grows

Sunday, August 14th 2016, 20:56
related countries: France France
related places: Aubervilliers

Members of the Chinese community in the Parisian suburb of Aubervilliers mourn a man killed by muggers amid fears they are being deliberately targeted.
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Sweary rant

Saturday, August 13th 2016, 23:26

Chinese tourist's rant against misbehaviour abroad goes viral, picking up admirers in China and beyond.
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Cars swept down streets in Chinese city

Saturday, August 13th 2016, 17:19
related places: Yulin

Heavy rain floods streets in the Chinese city of Yulin, in Shaanxi Province.
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‘Japanese doll’

Thursday, August 11th 2016, 23:41
related countries: Japan Japan

Though she may not have walked away with gold, 27-year-old table tennis Olympian Ai Fukuhara has captured the hearts of the Chinese.
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Alibaba shows strong global growth

Thursday, August 11th 2016, 15:53

China's Alibaba has seen a sharp increase in international sales, a sign that it is finally making strides outside its home turf.
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Japan rescues Chinese fishing boat amid tense relations

Thursday, August 11th 2016, 7:27
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Beijing

Beijing has thanked the Japanese coast guard for rescuing a sinking Chinese fishing boat in the East China Sea, amid a territorial dispute in the area.
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China's cinema boom loses its lustre as sales slump

Thursday, August 11th 2016, 1:42

Some of the shine has come off the silver screen in China as a 15% fall in cinema attendance in July added to an ongoing box office downturn.
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Chinese couple tie knot on glass bridge over gorge

Wednesday, August 10th 2016, 16:15

A Chinese couple get married and then have wedding photos taken while suspended off a glass bridge, 180m (590 ft) above the ground.
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Building boom

Wednesday, August 10th 2016, 11:05

The apparent construction of fighter jet aircraft hangars by China on disputed islands in the South China Sea will stoke tension, analyst Alexander Neill explains.
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Fu Yuanhui: China's disarming and expressive Olympic swimming star

Wednesday, August 10th 2016, 9:24

All Olympians can count on the support of their home country, but one Chinese swimmer has found overnight fame with her expressive enthusiasm.
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Traffic trouble

Wednesday, August 10th 2016, 3:58

A futuristic traffic-straddling bus was "road-tested" in China to great fanfare, but serious questions have been raised about the future of the project.
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Japan says ties with China 'deteriorating' over disputed islands

Tuesday, August 9th 2016, 8:49
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan's foreign minister says ties with China are "significantly deteriorating" amid a rise in Chinese vessels entering disputed waters in the East China Sea.
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Error puts Chinese tourist in German migrant hostel

Monday, August 8th 2016, 17:32
related countries: Germany Germany

A Chinese tourist spent nearly two weeks in a German migrant hostel after mistakenly applying for asylum when he actually wanted to report a theft.
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Taiwan protests at 'forced deportation' from Kenya to China

Monday, August 8th 2016, 13:36
related countries: Kenya Kenya, Taiwan Taiwan

Taiwan protests against what it calls Kenya's forced deportation of five Taiwanese citizens to China after they were acquitted of organised crime charges.
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China demands apology for Australian swimming 'drug cheat' slur

Monday, August 8th 2016, 5:46
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Chinese officials and social media users demand an apology after Australian gold medallist Mack Horton calls defending champion Sun Yang a drug cheat.
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Chinese trade drop adds to global economic woes

Monday, August 8th 2016, 5:30

Chinese exports see a further decline in July, adding to concerns over the global economic outlook.
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