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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 clampdown on funeral strippers

Friday, April 24th 2015, 10:28

Chinese authorities vow to clamp down on strippers performing at funerals.
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Snooker looks to big breaks in China

Thursday, April 23rd 2015, 23:02

Snooker looks to move to the next level in China
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China fines Mercedes for price-fixing

Thursday, April 23rd 2015, 7:32

China fines Daimler's Mercedes-Benz 350m yuan ($56.5m; £37.6m) for price-fixing as part of a broader clampdown on anti-monopolistic practices.
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China official Li Chuncheng on trial

Thursday, April 23rd 2015, 4:25

Li Chuncheng, an ally of China's former security chief Zhou Yongkang, goes on trial for corruption, said authorities.
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Japan PM offers 'remorse' for WW2

Wednesday, April 22nd 2015, 11:43
related countries: Japan Japan

Japanese PM Shinzo Abe expresses "deep remorse" over his country's actions in World War Two, stopping short of the fresh apology demanded by China.
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Is China-Pakistan 'silk road' a game-changer?

Wednesday, April 22nd 2015, 11:12
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

China's $46bn mega plan for Pakistan
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VIDEO: Cheers as Solar Impulse lands in Nanjing

Tuesday, April 21st 2015, 22:40
related places: Nanjing

Solar Impulse has landed safely in Nanjing in the east of China, much to the delight of its mission control team.
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China property firm Kaisa defaults

Tuesday, April 21st 2015, 6:22

Kaisa Group becomes the first Chinese property developer to default on its overseas debt, which is estimated to be about $2.5bn (£1.7bn).
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VIDEO: China's biggest car show opens

Tuesday, April 21st 2015, 4:24

More than 23 million vehicles were sold in China last year, but as the Chinese economy slows, so has demand for new cars.
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Solar plane aims for Chinese coast

Monday, April 20th 2015, 22:15
related places: Nanjing

The round-the-world, fuel-free aeroplane, Solar Impulse, head to Nanjing to prepare for an epic Pacific crossing.
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Cirque du Soleil sold to investors

Monday, April 20th 2015, 16:08
related countries: Canada Canada, United States United States

Canadian circus firm Cirque du Soleil sells a majority stake to US and Chinese private investors, valuing the firm at $1.5bn.
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China unveils Pakistan superhighway

Monday, April 20th 2015, 15:40
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

China's President Xi Jinping has signed a deal with Pakistan promising $46bn (£30.7bn) of investment.
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Venezuela 'receives $5bn from China'

Monday, April 20th 2015, 12:18
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Venezuela has received $5bn (£3.4bn) in Chinese funding for "development", Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro says.
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Chinese stocks fall despite stimulus

Monday, April 20th 2015, 8:34

Chinese stocks are falling after the government steps up stimulus measures and cuts bank requirements for the second time this year.
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What in the world does China own?

Monday, April 20th 2015, 1:04

What in the world does China own?
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China cuts bank reserve requirements

Sunday, April 19th 2015, 10:54

China's central bank is to cut its bank reserve requirement ratio by one percentage point, as it aims to stimulate a cooling economy.
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The wedding photos that captivated China

Saturday, April 18th 2015, 19:30

Tibetan couple's wedding snaps captivate China
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VIDEO: Journalist jailed for 'sharing secrets'

Friday, April 17th 2015, 12:15

A prominent Chinese journalist, Gau Yu, has been sentenced to seven years in prison for allegedly leaking an internal Communist Party memo.
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China 'building runway in Spratlys'

Friday, April 17th 2015, 7:36

Satellite images show China is making progress on building an airstrip on a reef in disputed territory in the South China Sea, a report says.
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VIDEO: Freedoms and fears of the Uighurs

Friday, April 17th 2015, 7:23
related countries: Kazakhstan Kazakhstan

The BBC looks at why some Uighur communities can live freely in Kazakhstan, while others could never do so in China.
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Chinese journalist jailed over leak

Friday, April 17th 2015, 6:36

China jails prominent journalist Gao Yu for seven years for leaking a confidential Communist Party strategy paper to a foreign website.
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VIDEO: Schoolchildren flee China quake

Thursday, April 16th 2015, 15:10

Earthquakes, including one measuring as magnitude 5.8, strike northern China, reportedly killing one person and damaging hundreds of houses.
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MH370 search area could be extended

Thursday, April 16th 2015, 13:44
related countries: Australia Australia

The search area for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 will be doubled if nothing is found in the current search zone, officials say.
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Japan jet scrambles near record high

Thursday, April 16th 2015, 3:20
related countries: Japan Japan, Russia Russia

Japan says it is scrambling fighters at almost Cold War levels in response to foreign aircraft - mainly Russian and Chinese - approaching its airspace.
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Chinese rival Ninebot buys Segway

Wednesday, April 15th 2015, 9:52
related countries: United States United States

Chinese vehicle maker Ninebot has bought iconic US rival Segway for an undisclosed amount, the company announced.
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China shares back up after GDP data

Wednesday, April 15th 2015, 7:08
related countries: Japan Japan

Markets rise again in China after investors digest growth data showing the mainland's economy slowed further in the three months to March this year.
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China targets human rights group

Wednesday, April 15th 2015, 4:52

China threatens to punish local human rights group Yirenping, hours after releasing five activists said to be linked to the organisation.
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China South Rail buys UK maritime firm

Tuesday, April 14th 2015, 23:59
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A subsidiary of China South Rail (CSR) buys a UK-based manufacturer of ocean engineering products for £130m.
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China activists' release welcomed

Tuesday, April 14th 2015, 6:23
related countries: United States United States

Rights groups welcome China's release of five women's activists who were held for more than a month, saying it was driven by a global outcry.
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What are Chinese shoppers buying in Hong Kong?

Monday, April 13th 2015, 14:48
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

What shoppers from China like to buy in Hong Kong
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Hamilton row in the past - Rosberg

Monday, April 13th 2015, 11:43
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

Mercedes' Nico Rosberg says his latest row with team-mate Lewis Hamilton at the China Grand Prix is a "thing of the past".
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Taiwan rejected from Asia bank

Monday, April 13th 2015, 11:38
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

China says Taiwan will not be a member of a new regional bank, but would be welcome in the future under a different name.
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Supercars crash in Beijing tunnel

Monday, April 13th 2015, 8:43
related places: Beijing

A luxury Lamborghini sports car is destroyed and a Ferrari badly damaged when they crash in a tunnel under Beijing, China.
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China's former energy chief on trial

Monday, April 13th 2015, 6:36

A court in Hubei province says China's former energy chief Jiang Jiemin has gone on trial for bribery and abuse.
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China restricts Hong Kong visits

Monday, April 13th 2015, 5:53
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong
related places: Shenzhen

China scraps unlimited Hong Kong entry permits for Shenzhen residents, as repeated shopping trips spark growing anti-mainland sentiment.
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China exports miss expectations

Monday, April 13th 2015, 4:21

China's monthly trade data shows exports fell in March from a year ago by 14.6% in yuan terms compared to expectations for a rise of more than 8%.
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I did not back Rosberg up - Hamilton

Sunday, April 12th 2015, 8:56
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda
related places: Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton rejects claims from Nico Rosberg that he tried to compromise his Mercedes' team-mate during the Chinese Grand Prix.
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Hamilton cruises to victory in China

Sunday, April 12th 2015, 8:38
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

Lewis Hamilton takes a controlled victory for Mercedes in the Chinese Grand Prix as the Ferrari revival is halted.
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Hamilton wary of Ferrari threat

Saturday, April 11th 2015, 11:41
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton says he is concerned about the threat posed by Ferrari in Sunday's Chinese Grand Prix.
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Hamilton makes pole record in China

Saturday, April 11th 2015, 8:27
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

Lewis Hamilton becomes one of only four men to score five or more poles at one track with top spot at the Chinese Grand Prix.
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Hamilton fastest in final practice

Saturday, April 11th 2015, 5:09
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

Lewis Hamilton continues his imperious form at the Chinese Grand Prix by setting fastest time in final practice before qualifying.
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China corruption 'shuts luxury fair'

Friday, April 10th 2015, 13:00
related countries: Macau Macau

A Macau luxury goods fair is being cancelled, its organisers say, because of China's crackdown on corruption.
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Hamilton top in second practice

Friday, April 10th 2015, 7:52
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton is in a league of his own throughout Friday practice at the Chinese Grand Prix.
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Hamilton fastest in China practice

Friday, April 10th 2015, 3:39
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

Lewis Hamilton sets an impressive pace for Mercedes in the first practice session at the Chinese Grand Prix.
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China 'using sheer size' in sea row

Friday, April 10th 2015, 3:22

The US fears China is using "sheer size" to strong-arm nations over the South China Sea, President Obama says, amid concern over land reclamation.
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China anchor sorry for Mao remarks

Thursday, April 9th 2015, 15:31

A top Chinese TV anchor apologises after a video emerges showing him insulting Chairman Mao at a dinner party.
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Vettel plays down Chinese GP chances

Thursday, April 9th 2015, 10:11
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel plays down the prospect of repeating his Malaysian Grand Prix victory in China on Sunday.
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Protests stop China incinerator plan

Thursday, April 9th 2015, 7:26

Officials in charge of a southern Chinese town cancel plans to build an incinerator after mass protests.
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Row over China anchor's Mao comments

Thursday, April 9th 2015, 7:14

A top Chinese TV anchor is taken off air after a video emerges showing him insulting Chairman Mao at a dinner party.
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VIDEO: Has Taiwan's Sunflower Movement wilted?

Thursday, April 9th 2015, 5:39
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

Almost a year after protests in Taiwan over a controversial trade deal with China, Cindy Sui considers the progress of the so-called Sunflower Movement.
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VIDEO: Designers flock to Shanghai fashion week

Thursday, April 9th 2015, 0:22
related places: Shanghai

Much of the global growth in the retail fashion market is being driven by China, but are middle class consumers ignoring home-grown designer talent?
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China chemical oil fire reignites

Wednesday, April 8th 2015, 11:37

Thousands are evacuated in the southern Chinese province of Fujian as a massive chemical oil fire reignites.
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Australia approves John Holland sale

Wednesday, April 8th 2015, 3:31
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia approves the sale of John Holland Group, one the country's biggest construction firms, to China Communications Construction Company (CCCC).
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Accused French senator found dead

Tuesday, April 7th 2015, 14:36
related countries: France France
related places: Loire

A French Socialist senator is found dead on the day he was due to stand trial for corruption over Chinese wedding tours.
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Former Olympic champion Liu retires

Tuesday, April 7th 2015, 10:12

China's Olympic gold medal-winning 110m hurdler Liu Xiang announces his retirement from athletics.
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Blast rocks China chemical plant

Tuesday, April 7th 2015, 8:06

An explosion and blaze rip through a plant manufacturing the controversial chemical PX in Fujian province in eastern China.
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Nanjing mayor jailed for 15 years

Tuesday, April 7th 2015, 5:56
related places: Nanjing

The former mayor of Nanjing, Ji Jianye, is sentenced to 15 years in jail for corruption, the latest official felled by China's crackdown.
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VIDEO: Fire after China chemical plant blast

Monday, April 6th 2015, 15:55

An explosion has ripped through a chemical plant in south-eastern China's Fujian province, sparking a major fire.
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Search for justice after China school abuse

Monday, April 6th 2015, 0:53

The BBC's Celia Hatton on sexual abuse at one school in China - and why the victims are still seeking justice.
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VIDEO: 'No justice' after son's school rape

Monday, April 6th 2015, 0:52

The BBC's Celia Hatton reports on sexual abuse at one school in China - and why the victims are still seeking justice.
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Rebels advance in Yemen's second city

Sunday, April 5th 2015, 17:45
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, Yemen Yemen

Yemen's Houthi rebels make more gains in the southern city of Aden, despite 11 days of Saudi-led coalition air strikes.
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China 'frees' jailed US geologist

Saturday, April 4th 2015, 6:24
related countries: United States United States

A Chinese-born US geologist is reportedly released after serving more than seven years in prison in China for stealing state secrets.
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Chinese soldiers: let them eat pickles?

Saturday, April 4th 2015, 1:01

Why people in China are worried about their soldiers' diet
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Yemen battle prompts Chinese rescue

Friday, April 3rd 2015, 17:30
related countries: Yemen Yemen

In a rare move, the Chinese navy evacuates 225 foreigners and almost 600 of its own citizens from Yemen's southern port of Aden, amid fierce fighting there.
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VIDEO: Pakistan evacuees on 'tense' Yemen

Friday, April 3rd 2015, 15:29
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, Yemen Yemen
related places: Islamabad

A plane carrying 176 Pakistani passengers who were evacuated from Yemen on a Chinese Naval vessel has arrived in the capital Islamabad.
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VIDEO: China's 'guerrilla feminists' held

Friday, April 3rd 2015, 6:56

Five Chinese feminists, known for guerrilla-style protests against domestic violence, have been detained for nearly a month, sparking concerns for their health.
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China ex-security chief Zhou charged

Friday, April 3rd 2015, 5:18

China's former security chief Zhou Yongkang is charged with bribery, abuse of power and the intentional disclosure of state secrets, state media report.
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China's detained 'guerrilla feminists'

Friday, April 3rd 2015, 1:21

The 'guerrilla feminists' being held in China
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Thai aviation under safety scrutiny

Thursday, April 2nd 2015, 12:55
related countries: South Korea South Korea, Thailand Thailand

Thailand's aviation sector is under scrutiny after an international safety audit led to a ban on new flights to China, Japan and South Korea.
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Woman in court for Australia murders

Thursday, April 2nd 2015, 4:46
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Melbourne

A Chinese woman accused of stabbing a four-year-old boy and his grandmother to death with garden shears appears in court in Melbourne.
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China cracks down on explicit anime

Wednesday, April 1st 2015, 16:16
related countries: Japan Japan

China says it will create a "blacklist" of banned Japanese anime cartoons, and plans to punish firms that hosted violent and sexual clips online.
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China building 'great wall of sand'

Wednesday, April 1st 2015, 5:39
related countries: United States United States

The scale of China's land reclamation in the South China Sea is leading to "serious questions" on its intentions, a top US official says.
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China factory activity expands again

Wednesday, April 1st 2015, 3:31

Activity in China's vast manufactory sector picked up unexpectedly in March, according to the official government survey.
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Tuesday, March 31st 2015, 19:03

Security researchers say "innocent" internet users are unwittingly carrying out the attack, most likely hijacked by the Chinese government.
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Profits jump at tech giant Huawei

Tuesday, March 31st 2015, 6:54
related places: Huawei

Chinese tech giant Huawei Technologies says profits jumped a third last year, boosted by strong performances in all its businesses.
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Asian shares higher on China easing

Tuesday, March 31st 2015, 3:19

Asian shares head higher on Tuesday following a rally on Wall Street and measures by China to boost its economy.
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Solar aeroplane lands in China

Monday, March 30th 2015, 17:37

Solar Impulse, the fuel-free aeroplane, lands in Chongqing, China, to complete leg five of its attempt to fly around the world.
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Chinese shares test seven-year highs

Monday, March 30th 2015, 9:20

Asian shares get off to a positive start in a holiday-shortened trading week, with Chinese shares leading the region's gains on stimulus hopes.
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Prada profit takes a hit from China

Monday, March 30th 2015, 4:42
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Prada

Italian luxury goods retailer Prada sees its net profit fall 28% last year as sales slumped in major markets of China and Europe.
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Steel finishes in top 20 in China

Saturday, March 28th 2015, 8:12

Britain's Gemma Steel and Rhona Auckland finish inside the top 20 at the World Cross Country Championships in China.
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Uighurs to remain in Thai detention

Friday, March 27th 2015, 14:56
related countries: Thailand Thailand, Turkey Turkey

A court in Thailand rules that a group of Muslim Uighurs at the centre of a diplomatic dispute between Turkey and China can remain in Thai detention.
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China's 'magic bunny' goes viral

Thursday, March 26th 2015, 22:39

China's endangered Ili Pika goes viral
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China ex-police boss held for murder

Thursday, March 26th 2015, 5:11

A retired police chief from China's autonomous Inner Mongolia region is formally arrested on suspicion of murder, state media report.
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China rejects call to free activists

Wednesday, March 25th 2015, 13:24

China rejects calls from foreign governments to release five women's rights activists who have spent nearly three weeks in detention.
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Australia may join China-led bank

Wednesday, March 25th 2015, 8:06
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia says it is "prepared to join" the growing number of countries signing up to a new China-led infrastructure bank.
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China brings in square-dancing rules

Tuesday, March 24th 2015, 11:39

Chinese officials say they will introduce square-dancing rules following complaints over disorderly "dancing grannies".
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ADB expects 7.2% China growth in 2015

Tuesday, March 24th 2015, 11:35

The Asian Development Bank says it expects China's economy to grow by 7.2% this year, which is faster than the target rate set by the country's officials.
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Asian stocks fall on factory data

Tuesday, March 24th 2015, 6:52
related countries: Japan Japan

Most Asian stock markets fall after two private surveys indicate manufacturing activity has weakened in China and Japan, Asia's two largest economies.
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Three executed over Kunming attack

Tuesday, March 24th 2015, 6:31
related places: Kunming

Three men convicted of involvement in the Kunming knife attack that left 31 people dead have been executed, a court in China says.
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Pirelli to be bought by Chinese firm

Monday, March 23rd 2015, 10:58
related countries: Italy Italy

Chinese state-owned China National Chemical (ChemChina) is to buy Italian tyre manufacturer Pirelli in deal that values the firm at €7.1bn (£5.1bn).
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India and China hold border talks

Monday, March 23rd 2015, 5:59
related countries: India India
related places: Delhi

Indian and Chinese officials hold talks in Delhi to resolve a contentious border dispute, the first such discussions since PM Narendra Modi came to power.
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The big lives of women with small feet

Monday, March 23rd 2015, 3:15

China's last foot-bound women
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