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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: news

Samsung finds China 'child labour'

Monday, July 14th 2014, 6:44

Samsung Electronics says it has found "evidence of suspected child labour" at the factory of its Chinese supplier Dongguan Shinyang Electronics.
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VIDEO: World's biggest football academy

Monday, July 14th 2014, 2:12

The world's biggest football academy has opened in China.
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Can a school help China qualify for the World Cup?

Monday, July 14th 2014, 0:47

Will a Chinese football academy produce a World Cup star?
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Pizza Express sold to Chinese firm

Saturday, July 12th 2014, 16:33
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British restaurant chain Pizza Express is sold to a Chinese private equity firm for around £900m.
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China businessman 'hacked US firms'

Saturday, July 12th 2014, 12:13
related countries: United States United States

US officials charge a Chinese businessman with hacking into the systems of Boeing and other large defence contractors to steal military data.
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VIDEO: Huge mudslides amid China rain

Friday, July 11th 2014, 16:33

Torrential rain has triggered mudslides in many parts of southwest China's Sichuan and Yunnan provinces in the last few days causing damage to houses, roads and vast areas of farmland.
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China 'admits' trading in tiger skins

Friday, July 11th 2014, 13:23

China has publicly admitted permitting the trade in skins from captive tigers, an international convention to protect endangered species hears.
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Ramadan students 'forced to eat'

Friday, July 11th 2014, 10:46

Chinese Muslim students banned from Ramadan fasting
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China jails 32 on terror charges

Friday, July 11th 2014, 8:09
related places: Xinjiang

Courts in China's Xinjiang region jail 32 on charges of spreading extremist content online and organising terror groups, state media report.
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China children's bus crash kills 11

Friday, July 11th 2014, 3:46
related places: Hunan

An overloaded minivan ferrying children home from kindergarten in China's Hunan province crashes into a pond, killing all 11 on board.
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US man sentenced for China espionage

Thursday, July 10th 2014, 23:59
related countries: United States United States

A US man convicted of selling trade secrets to a Chinese state-owned company is sentenced to 15 years in prison.
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Chinese 'hacked US personnel data'

Thursday, July 10th 2014, 14:47
related countries: United States United States

Chinese hackers broke into a US government database in an attempt to gain personal information of thousands of employees, US media report.
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US-China clash would be 'disaster'

Wednesday, July 9th 2014, 6:35
related countries: United States United States

Confrontation with the US would be a "disaster", Chinese President Xi Jinping says, opening an annual dialogue between the two countries.
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VIDEO: US does not seek to contain China

Wednesday, July 9th 2014, 4:19
related countries: United States United States

US Secretary of State John Kerry is in China for talks with President Xi Jinping.
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China firm to sue Transformers film

Tuesday, July 8th 2014, 9:26

A Chinese company says it will sue the producers of the latest Transformers film for breach of contract, according to state media.
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US 'to work with Germany' on spy row

Monday, July 7th 2014, 16:56
related countries: Germany Germany

The White House vows to work with Germany to resolve the row over a German reportedly arrested for being a US spy.
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VIDEO: Better times for Indonesia's Chinese?

Sunday, July 6th 2014, 23:43
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

Ahead of Indonesia's presidential election, some of the country's ethnic minority Chinese reflect on what has changed for them since the country's move from dictatorship to democracy.
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VIDEO: Angela Merkel begins China visit

Sunday, July 6th 2014, 16:53
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Beijing

The German Chancellor Angela Merkel has met the Chinese Premier Li Keqiang in Beijing as she begins her three-day visit to China.
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VIDEO: Floods form seven-metre-deep lake

Sunday, July 6th 2014, 8:22

Flooding in parts of China has formed a lake of more than 150 sq km (58 sq miles) has been formed due to flooding in parts of China.
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China detains Vietnamese fishermen

Friday, July 4th 2014, 14:57
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam

Chinese authorities arrest six Vietnamese fishermen in a move that could heighten tensions in the South China Sea.
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S Korea to get yuan clearing system

Friday, July 4th 2014, 4:21
related countries: South Korea South Korea
related places: Seoul

South Korea will get a yuan clearing system in Seoul, expanding the list of countries with direct access to trade in the Chinese currency.
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GSK China mass bribery 'credible'

Thursday, July 3rd 2014, 21:01

Claims that pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline systematically bribed doctors in China are credible, says an investigator hired by the firm.
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Neighbours oppose NK nuclear tests

Thursday, July 3rd 2014, 12:49
related countries: North Korea North Korea, South Korea South Korea

China and South Korea have reaffirmed their opposition to North Korean nuclear tests during a trip by Chinese president Xi Jinping to Seoul.
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New voting power of Chinese Indonesians

Wednesday, July 2nd 2014, 20:54

Chinese Indonesians head to vote, 16 years after deadly violence
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China restricts Ramadan fasting

Wednesday, July 2nd 2014, 12:37
related places: Xinjiang

Several government departments in China's far western region of Xinjiang ban Muslim staff from fasting during the month of Ramadan.
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North Korea test-fires more missiles

Wednesday, July 2nd 2014, 3:52
related countries: Japan Japan, North Korea North Korea, South Korea South Korea
related places: Seoul, Tokyo

North Korea test-fires two more short-range rockets amid tensions with Seoul and Tokyo, and ahead of a visit to South Korea by China's president.
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What do you do with millions of extra graduates?

Tuesday, July 1st 2014, 19:00
related countries: India India

What will China and India do with millions more graduates?
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China manufacturing growth speeds up

Tuesday, July 1st 2014, 1:50

China's manufacturing activity grows at its fastest pace for six months in June, adding to signs that recent stimulus moves have started to have an impact.
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What's behind GSK's China scandal?

Monday, June 30th 2014, 23:12

Sex tape gives new twist to GSK China probe
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VIDEO: Flood chaos hits south west China

Monday, June 30th 2014, 14:03

Flooding has hit southwest China after prolonged heavy rain, sweeping away vehicles in its path.
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Top China military official accused

Monday, June 30th 2014, 13:25

A top Chinese general is accused of corruption and expelled from the Communist Party, state media report, in what could be the biggest military scandal in years.
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Four charged over Kunming attack

Monday, June 30th 2014, 11:03
related places: Kunming

China charges four people with murder and terrorism for a mass knife attack at Kunming railway station in which 29 people were killed.
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Sex tape adds to GSK China scandal

Monday, June 30th 2014, 7:07

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) confirms the existence of a sex tape of its former head in China, the latest twist in its corruption scandal in the country.
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HK 'referendum' draws nearly 800,000

Monday, June 30th 2014, 6:15
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

A total of 792,808 voters took part in an unofficial referendum on universal suffrage in Hong Kong, organisers said.
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Xi promises Chinese soft power

Saturday, June 28th 2014, 14:49

Chinese President Xi Jinping says China will never seek to impose its will on other nations, no matter how strong it becomes.
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China party boss in corruption probe

Saturday, June 28th 2014, 7:27
related places: Guangzhou

The Communist Party boss of the major southern Chinese city of Guangzhou is being investigated for corruption, party officials say.
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China boat sinks near disputed isles

Friday, June 27th 2014, 9:56
related countries: Japan Japan

Five men are missing after a fishing boat sank near islands claimed by China and Japan in the East China Sea, according to Chinese media.
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China 'denies food' to held academic

Friday, June 27th 2014, 4:01

Prominent academic Ilham Tohti was denied food in detention in China, and went on a hunger strike when served non-Islamic food, his lawyer says.
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Why China is land of opportunity for young Taiwanese

Thursday, June 26th 2014, 20:28

Young Taiwanese protest against China, but also want to work there
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Alibaba chooses NY Stock Exchange

Thursday, June 26th 2014, 18:57

The Chinese online retailer, Alibaba, has chosen to float its shares on the New York Stock Exchange in what could be one of the biggest public listings in history.
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VIDEO: US 'to rename' Chinese embassy street

Wednesday, June 25th 2014, 22:49
related countries: United States United States
related places: The Street

The street holding the Chinese embassy in Washington DC could be renamed after a noted Chinese dissident.
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China dismisses 'corrupt' official

Wednesday, June 25th 2014, 18:17

China's most senior serving politician to be investigated for corruption since President Xi Jinping took power is removed from office.
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Primark investigating 'SOS note'

Wednesday, June 25th 2014, 16:46

Primark investigates a shopper's claim that she found a "cry for help" note inside a pair of Primark trousers alleging slave labour conditions in a Chinese prison.
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US 'to rename' China embassy street

Wednesday, June 25th 2014, 16:02
related countries: United States United States

The US is set to rename the street in front of the Chinese embassy in Washington DC after a noted Chinese dissident.
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China sends first minister to Taiwan

Wednesday, June 25th 2014, 6:13
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

China sends its first ever ministerial-level official on a charm offensive to Taiwan following mass protests over a proposed trade agreement.
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Growing pains of China's water needs

Tuesday, June 24th 2014, 15:54

China's scarce water supply is being wasted as crops grown in water-stressed provinces are exported to rainfall-rich areas, a study reports.
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China abuse victim avoids execution

Tuesday, June 24th 2014, 13:22

China's supreme court has overturned the death sentence for Li Yan, who killed her husband after months of abuse.
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VIDEO: Pancake man 'looks like Chinese leader'

Monday, June 23rd 2014, 19:31

A pancake seller in central China is fast becoming a tourist attraction, as he bears an uncanny resemblance to China's current president, Xi Jinping.
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China tops supercomputer chart again

Monday, June 23rd 2014, 10:26

China has the world's most powerful supercomputer for the third time in a row as the country once again ups its presence in the global top 500.
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China factory activity 'picks up'

Monday, June 23rd 2014, 3:24

China's manufacturing activity picks up pace in June, an initial survey by HSBC shows, a sign that its economy is benefiting from recent stimulus moves.
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Wimbledon 2014: Li Na courts fans and sponsors

Sunday, June 22nd 2014, 21:43

Chinese megastar Li Na on life as a global tennis brand
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China and Greece sign major deals

Saturday, June 21st 2014, 22:11
related countries: Greece Greece

China and Greece sign business deals worth about $5bn (£2.94bn) during Chinese Premier Li Keqiang's visit, in areas including airports and shipping.
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VIDEO: China police kill 13 'attackers'

Saturday, June 21st 2014, 10:09
related places: Xinjiang

Thirteen assailants are killed in an attack on a police station in China's restive far-western province of Xinjiang, officials say.
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China police 'kill 13 attackers'

Saturday, June 21st 2014, 5:09
related places: Xinjiang

An assault on police in Xinjiang results in the death of 13 assailants, the latest incident in the restive Chinese province, officials say.
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China struggles with dog-meat dilemma

Saturday, June 21st 2014, 2:35

China's rising middle class forces debate on centuries-old tradition
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China jails corruption activists

Thursday, June 19th 2014, 4:04

China hands down lengthy jail terms to three anti-corruption activists who had called for officials to disclose their personal wealth.
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eBay pulls sales of 'spyware phones'

Wednesday, June 18th 2014, 15:21

Online marketplace eBay is blocking the sale of a Chinese-made Android handset after reports the model is pre-installed with spyware.
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BoE appoints yuan clearing house

Wednesday, June 18th 2014, 14:55
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

The Bank of England appoints China Construction Bank as the Chinese currency clearing bank in London.
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Deadlock at China-Vietnam talks

Wednesday, June 18th 2014, 10:13
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam

The first day of high-level talks between China and Vietnam over territorial disputes in the South China Sea ends with no sign of progress.
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China rejects shipping alliance

Wednesday, June 18th 2014, 6:19
related countries: United States United States

China rejects a shipping alliance aimed at saving the industry money, despite approval from the US and the EU.
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China signs £14bn of deals with UK

Tuesday, June 17th 2014, 17:30

China says it wants to back major UK infrastructure projects and signs £14bn in trade deals on the first full day of a visit by its leader.
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Chinese Premier Li meets the Queen

Tuesday, June 17th 2014, 13:42
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang meets the Queen at Windsor Castle on the first full day of his visit to the UK.
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VIDEO: Could 'hotspot' solve MH370 mystery?

Tuesday, June 17th 2014, 12:50
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia
related places: Beijing, Kuala Lumpur

It is more than 100 days since Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 disappeared en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, but international search teams have yet to find any trace of the missing plane.
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Foreign investment into China falls

Tuesday, June 17th 2014, 6:45

Foreign investment into China falls in May to its lowest level in 16 months, due to slowing growth momentum in the world's second-largest economy.
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Chinese leader Li arrives in UK

Monday, June 16th 2014, 19:11
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang arrives in the UK for his first official visit since taking on the job last year.
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China executes 13 for 'terrorism'

Monday, June 16th 2014, 17:26
related places: Beijing, Xinjiang

China executes 13 people in Xinjiang province for "terrorism", and sentences three others to death over a deadly car crash in Beijing last year.
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Death penalty for Tiananmen crash

Monday, June 16th 2014, 16:03
related places: Beijing

A court in China's western Xinjiang province sentences three men to death over a deadly car crash in Beijing's Tiananmen Square last October.
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Chinese school for disputed island

Sunday, June 15th 2014, 10:38
related countries: Paracel Islands Paracel Islands, Vietnam Vietnam, Taiwan Taiwan

China says it will build a school in the disputed Paracel Islands, boosting its presence in waters also claimed by Taiwan and Vietnam.
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Ai Weiwei backs digital arts launch

Friday, June 13th 2014, 14:20

The Chinese artist Ai Weiwei helps to launch a website dedicated to digital art.
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Pandas denied World Cup pundit role

Friday, June 13th 2014, 9:46

A panda centre in western China has pulled out of an attempt to get its giant bears to predict the scores of World Cup matches.
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China's literal take on World Cup fever

Friday, June 13th 2014, 8:21

Chinese taking ‘World Cup fever’ too literally
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China takes new steps to boost growth

Thursday, June 12th 2014, 1:37

China announces new measures, including infrastructure spending and increased lending for exporters, to bolster its economic growth.
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China's Alibaba plans US online shop

Wednesday, June 11th 2014, 5:27
related countries: United States United States

China's e-commerce giant Alibaba is launching its first online marketplace in the US - 11Main.com - as it looks to expand its operations outside China.
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UN 'to mediate in China-Vietnam row'

Wednesday, June 11th 2014, 3:40
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam
related places: Ban Ki

The United Nations says it is willing to mediate in the territorial dispute between China and Vietnam, after both handed dossiers to Ban Ki-moon.
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Canada's cancelled visa programme

Tuesday, June 10th 2014, 21:02
related countries: Canada Canada

Anger in China as Canada cancels visa programme
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China ships 'rammed 1,400 times'

Monday, June 9th 2014, 5:14
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam
related places: Beijing

Vietnamese vessels have rammed Chinese ships 1,400 times near a drilling rig, Beijing claims, as tensions over territorial disputes intensify.
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VIDEO: Farmer's suitcase scooter in action

Saturday, June 7th 2014, 15:14

A farmer in China has invented a motorised suitcase which he hopes could revolutionise the way people travel, solving pollution and traffic problems.
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China probe finds 'naked officials'

Saturday, June 7th 2014, 11:24

An anti-corruption investigation in China reveals hundreds of civil servants, termed "naked officials", who sent wives and children to live abroad.
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VIDEO: China 'sinks' Vietnamese boat

Friday, June 6th 2014, 9:17
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam

Vietnam's state television (VTV) has broadcast a video in which a large Chinese ship can be seen chasing and later sinking a small Vietnamese fishing boat.
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Is pie-seller China leader's double?

Friday, June 6th 2014, 8:49

But he insists his meat pies are the main draw.
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China to deport Australian artist

Friday, June 6th 2014, 5:03
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Australia Australia
related places: Beijing

Chinese-born Australian artist Guo Jian, detained before the Tiananmen anniversary, will be deported from Beijing, Canberra says.
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China defence spend tops $145bn - US

Friday, June 6th 2014, 3:30
related countries: United States United States
related places: Beijing

China under-reports its defence spending by about 20%, the US says in an annual report likely to anger Beijing.
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China divided over carbon peak

Thursday, June 5th 2014, 18:59

A senior Chinese climate negotiator says his scientists are divided over when their carbon emissions will peak.
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Nine sentenced to death in Xinjiang

Thursday, June 5th 2014, 11:02
related places: Xinjiang

Nine people are sentenced to death on terrorism charges in China's north-western region of Xinjiang.
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China crackdown hits Remy Cointreau

Thursday, June 5th 2014, 8:59
related countries: France France

French spirits group Remy Cointreau reports a fall in profits after a crackdown on corruption in China hit sales of its premium brands in the country.
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Alibaba buys Chinese football stake

Thursday, June 5th 2014, 6:23

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba buys a 50% stake in Guangzhou Evergrande Football Club for a reported 1.2 billion yuan ($192m; £114m)
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Risk posed by China mountain removal

Thursday, June 5th 2014, 5:50

China's campaign to bulldoze mountains to create land to build on could cause extensive environmental problems, scientists say.
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