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We have started to collect the most important news related to China in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

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VIDEO: China's record car numbers explained

Friday, January 30th 2015, 16:43

As car ownership reaches record levels in China, BBC News looks at the numbers - and the impact.
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China warns universities on values

Friday, January 30th 2015, 11:48

China's education minister tells universities to shun textbooks promoting Western values and block criticism of the political system, state media say.
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China tops US for foreign investment

Friday, January 30th 2015, 2:25
related countries: United States United States

China overtakes the US as the top destination for foreign direct investment (FDI), for the first time since 2003.
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Alibaba's sales figures miss targets

Thursday, January 29th 2015, 15:42

Shares in the Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba fell 7% after sales fall short of targets
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Drone firm blocks White House flights

Wednesday, January 28th 2015, 16:56
related countries: United States United States
related places: White House

Chinese drone-maker DJI is to prevent its kit from flying over much of the US capital, following the crash of one of its aircraft into the White House lawn.
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China tech giant in spat with state

Wednesday, January 28th 2015, 12:46

China's biggest internet retailer, Alibaba, is involved in a harshly worded spat with one of the country's regulators in a highly unusual public clash.
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Yahoo to spin-off Alibaba stake

Wednesday, January 28th 2015, 7:32

Yahoo announces a plan to spin-off its 15% stake in China's Alibaba Group and hand the business to its shareholders.
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Why Latin America should not squander the China boom

Tuesday, January 27th 2015, 20:28

China's investment in Latin America under the spotlight
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The challenge for copycat China

Tuesday, January 27th 2015, 20:11

The drive to innovate rather than imitate
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China probes 'salamander banquet'

Tuesday, January 27th 2015, 10:00

China investigates allegations that officials ate a rare giant salamander at a lavish banquet, and that journalists who took photos were beaten up.
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UK minister makes Taiwan watch gaffe

Monday, January 26th 2015, 23:57
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, Taiwan Taiwan
related places: Taipei

A UK government minister apologies after giving a watch to the mayor of Taipei, not realising it was a taboo act in Chinese culture.
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China's concrete diplomacy in Sudan

Monday, January 26th 2015, 18:08
related countries: Sudan Sudan

Sudan's Chinese-built palace shows new balance of power
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Dalian Wanda invests $1bn in Sydney

Monday, January 26th 2015, 5:26

Chinese property giant Dalian Wanda is set to invest $1bn (£667m) in a real estate development near Sydney Harbour.
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Bulgaria seizes two million eels

Friday, January 23rd 2015, 20:36
related countries: Bulgaria Bulgaria

Customs officials in Bulgaria find two million critically endangered baby eels hidden in the luggage of two Chinese men.
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Chinese manufacturing growth stalls

Friday, January 23rd 2015, 5:28

Activity in China's vast manufacturing sector contracted for the second consecutive month, according to a preliminary survey on Friday.
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China tycoon in Atletico Madrid deal

Wednesday, January 21st 2015, 10:15
related countries: Spain Spain

Chinese billionaire Wang Jianlin is buying a 20% stake in Spanish football club Atletico Madrid as he looks to diversify his business empire.
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Surging Shanghai shares lead markets

Wednesday, January 21st 2015, 7:25

Chinese shares surged on Wednesday, making up for some of the heavy losses seen earlier in the week.
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China punishes stampede officials

Wednesday, January 21st 2015, 7:08
related places: Shanghai

China says four district officials have been sacked over a stampede on New Year's Eve in Shanghai that left 36 people dead.
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China president 'given 62% pay rise'

Tuesday, January 20th 2015, 12:08

Chinese President Xi Jinping and six other top officials have been given a 62% pay rise, according to state-run media reports.
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Asian shares up on China growth data

Tuesday, January 20th 2015, 10:00

Asian shares mostly rose on Tuesday after China's economic growth rate for 2014 came in above market expectations.
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VIDEO: Is China's 'miracle economy' in trouble?

Monday, January 19th 2015, 23:42
related places: Harbin

The BBC's China editor Carrie Gracie visits the north-east city of Harbin to look at the problems plaguing the world's second largest economy.
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VIDEO: Chinese man donates cells to UK boy

Monday, January 19th 2015, 21:51
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A man in China is donating his stem cells to a seven-year-old boy in the UK, in what is being seen as a medical miracle.
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Chinese man's rare stem cell match

Monday, January 19th 2015, 21:51
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Shanghai

Shanghai driver donates stem cells to seven-year-old UK boy
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Chinese paper photographs dead star

Monday, January 19th 2015, 14:47

A Chinese newspaper apologises after reporters secretly photograph a singer's cornea transplant surgery following her death.
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China stocks sink on lending curbs

Monday, January 19th 2015, 9:26

The main Chinese share index sees its biggest fall for more than six years after authorities crack down on certain types of share dealing.
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Uighurs shot at China-Vietnam border

Monday, January 19th 2015, 7:08
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam

Police in China have shot dead two Uighurs who were among a group trying to illegally cross into Vietnam, state media say.
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Is lack of democracy a problem for China?

Monday, January 19th 2015, 1:34

How will China respond to growing demands for liberalisation?
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Cracking China's corruption: Huge hauls and long falls

Sunday, January 18th 2015, 21:08
related places: Huge

Huge hauls and long falls as Chinese campaign continues
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Mourners grieve purged China leader

Saturday, January 17th 2015, 14:58

More than 100 people in China brave police surveillance to pay their respects to purged leader Zhao Ziyang, on the 10th anniversary of his death.
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Yangtze boat capsize leaves 22 dead

Saturday, January 17th 2015, 8:11

Twenty-two people are confirmed dead after a tugboat doing trials capsizes suddenly on the Yangtze river in eastern China, state media report.
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China Week: Press freedom and corruption

Friday, January 16th 2015, 13:27

Carrie Gracie on a week of intrigue in Chinese politics
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Search after Yangtze boat capsizes

Friday, January 16th 2015, 7:54

About 25 people are missing after a tug boat capsized while carrying out testing on the Yangtze river in Jiangsu, China, state media report.
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Xiaomi takes aim at iPhone 6 Plus

Thursday, January 15th 2015, 11:32
related places: Xiaomi

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi unveils two large phablets, comparing them directly with Apple's iPhone 6 Plus.
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Beijing smog hits hazardous levels

Thursday, January 15th 2015, 11:24
related places: Beijing

Pollution soars to hazardous levels in Beijing, reaching 20 times the limit recommended by the World Health Organisation.
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China 'breaks Turkish passport plot'

Wednesday, January 14th 2015, 11:49
related countries: Syria Syria, Turkey Turkey

China arrested a group of Uighurs and Turks in November over a plot to use fake passports to smuggle people to Syria, state media report.
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Shanghai e-commerce rules relaxed

Wednesday, January 14th 2015, 8:15

China says foreign investors will be allowed to "fully own e-commerce companies" in its Shanghai Free Trade Zone (FTZ).
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Japan approves record defence budget

Wednesday, January 14th 2015, 4:03
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan's cabinet approves a record 4.98 trillion yen (£28bn, $42bn) budget for defence spending, amid a long-running maritime dispute with China.
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Art lovers challenged to find 'fake'

Tuesday, January 13th 2015, 13:10

Dulwich Picture Gallery pays a Chinese studio to produce a copy of an Old Master painting, which will be hung in place of the original, challenging visitors to spot the fake.
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China's Huawei says profit rose 17%

Tuesday, January 13th 2015, 10:43
related places: Huawei

Chinese tech giant Huawei says its operating profit in 2014 rose by about 17% from the previous year.
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China trade data beats expectations

Tuesday, January 13th 2015, 4:45

China's December trade figures have beaten expectations with exports up 9.7% and imports down 2.3% from a year earlier.
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VIDEO: China censors period drama cleavage

Monday, January 12th 2015, 23:57

China's most popular television drama has been re-edited to get rid of the plunging necklines featured in the show.
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The colourful propaganda of Xinjiang

Monday, January 12th 2015, 21:04
related places: Xinjiang

Striking murals of Chinese propaganda seen around Xinjiang
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Car sales growth halves in China

Monday, January 12th 2015, 10:34

Growth in vehicle sales in the world's largest car market, China, halved last year as the country's economic expansion slowed.
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China arrests over 'diseased pork'

Monday, January 12th 2015, 8:20

Chinese police arrest more than 110 people suspected of selling pork and other products from diseased pigs.
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Police shoot six dead in Xinjiang

Monday, January 12th 2015, 8:04
related places: Xinjiang

Police in China's Xinjiang province shoot dead six people who they say were trying to detonate a bomb, local media report.
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VIDEO: Sold by father for drugs for $1000

Sunday, January 11th 2015, 22:36

Jonah Fisher reports on woman and children being bought, sold and trafficked from Myanmar to China.
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Sold in Myanmar and trafficked to China

Sunday, January 11th 2015, 21:55

The little girl trafficked from Myanmar to China
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Jackie Chan's son jailed in China

Friday, January 9th 2015, 5:22

The son of Chinese film star Jackie Chan, Jaycee, is jailed for six months in China for "sheltering others to use drugs".
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China's inflation near five-year low

Friday, January 9th 2015, 2:49

The inflation rate in China remained near a five-year low in December, edging up to 1.5% from 1.4% the month before, official figures show.
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Beijing subway fare hike weighs on commuters

Wednesday, January 7th 2015, 7:57
related places: Beijing

Beijing subway fare hike weighs on commuters
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Motorola heads back into China

Wednesday, January 7th 2015, 7:31

Motorola says it is to re-enter the Chinese smartphone market from February with at least three products.
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In pictures: Harbin ice festival

Tuesday, January 6th 2015, 10:51
related places: Harbin

Images from the Harbin Ice and Snow Festival in China
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VIDEO: China's ice castles open to public

Monday, January 5th 2015, 18:19
related places: Harbin

Some of the world's most breathtaking ice sculptures went on display on Monday at the 31st International Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin, China.
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North Korea 'killings' anger China

Monday, January 5th 2015, 12:02
related countries: North Korea North Korea
related places: Pyongyang

China lodges a protest with North Korea after reports emerge that an army deserter killed four people in a Chinese border city.
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Chinese box office surges in 2014

Monday, January 5th 2015, 11:53

China's box office surged by 36% in 2014, with homegrown films beating Hollywood offerings for the second year in a row.
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China scraps quotas on rare earths

Monday, January 5th 2015, 10:13

China scraps a quota system restricting exports of rare earth minerals after losing a World Trade Organisation (WTO) case.
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Revenues double at China's Xiaomi

Monday, January 5th 2015, 2:22
related places: Xiaomi

China's Xiaomi said it more than doubled its revenue in 2014, just a week after it was named the world's most valuable tech start-up.
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VIDEO: Kazakhs display eagle hunting skills

Monday, January 5th 2015, 1:52
related places: Xinjiang

Ethnic Kazakhs in China's north-western Xinjiang autonomous region have been practising the traditional art of hunting with eagles.
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Venezuela leader seeks help over oil

Monday, January 5th 2015, 1:08
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is beginning a tour to China and oil-producing countries as he tries to stem the impact of falling oil prices.
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China diplomat in corruption probe

Friday, January 2nd 2015, 15:12

Assistant Foreign Minister Zhang Kunsheng becomes the highest-ranking Chinese diplomat investigated for suspected corruption, state media report.
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VIDEO: China province where 'walls have ears'

Friday, January 2nd 2015, 13:36
related places: Xinjiang

The BBC's Carrie Gracie visits China's Xinjiang province, home to China's predominantly Muslim Uighurs, viewed by authorities as a "terrorist" threat.
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China leader seeks Shanghai answers

Friday, January 2nd 2015, 0:31
related places: Shanghai

China's President Xi Jinping demands an investigation into a crush in Shanghai on New Year's Eve that killed 36 people and injured 47.
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Xinjiang: Has the crackdown worked?

Friday, January 2nd 2015, 0:01
related places: Xinjiang

How has Xinjiang crackdown affected China's Uighur minority?
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Shanghai new year crush kills 36

Thursday, January 1st 2015, 7:46
related places: Shanghai

A crush at New Year's Eve celebrations in Shanghai has killed 36 people and injured some 47 others, Chinese officials say.
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Wigan owner Whelan banned and fined

Wednesday, December 31st 2014, 18:25

Wigan owner Dave Whelan is given a six-week ban and £50,000 fine by the FA for his comments on Jewish and Chinese people.
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Record Chinese fine for pollution

Wednesday, December 31st 2014, 5:36

Six companies in China's Jiangsu province are fined 160 million yuan (£16.6m; $26m) for polluting rivers, the highest fine of its kind, say state media.
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Shares jump on China train merger

Wednesday, December 31st 2014, 4:58

Chinese listed shares of the world's largest train makers skyrocketed on Wednesday after the firms announced plans to merge.
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Year in pictures: China 2014

Wednesday, December 31st 2014, 4:12

Images of events from China that made headlines in 2014
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China's factory activity shrinks

Wednesday, December 31st 2014, 3:48

China's manufacturing activity shrank for the first time in seven months in December, a private survey showed on Wednesday.
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What's in store for China in 2015?

Tuesday, December 30th 2014, 15:08

What's in store for the Asian giant in the coming year?
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Gmail appears to be blocked in China

Tuesday, December 30th 2014, 11:38

A remaining way to easily access Google's email service Gmail is blocked in China for some users, according to reports.
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Xiaomi most valuable tech start-up

Tuesday, December 30th 2014, 1:12
related places: Xiaomi

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi becomes the world's most valuable technology start-up just four years after it was founded.
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S Korea asks China to probe hackers

Wednesday, December 24th 2014, 11:35
related countries: South Korea South Korea
related places: Shenyang

South Korea asks for Chinese help after a cyber-attack on its nuclear power network is traced to the north-eastern Chinese city of Shenyang.
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Alibaba spends $160m fighting fakes

Wednesday, December 24th 2014, 3:34

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba says it has spent more than $160m fighting fake goods on its websites over the last two years.
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No time to eat for China's busy couriers

Tuesday, December 23rd 2014, 21:04

China's busy couriers race against time
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Air China buys 60 Boeing aircraft

Tuesday, December 23rd 2014, 1:03

China's national carrier, Air China, is set to buy 60 Boeing 737 aircraft in a deal worth more than $6bn (£3.8bn).
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UN discusses N Korea human rights

Monday, December 22nd 2014, 22:33
related countries: North Korea North Korea, Russia Russia

The UN Security Council begins a rare discussion of North Korea's human rights situation, amid reports of a large-scale internet outage in the country.
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China investigates ex-leader's aide

Monday, December 22nd 2014, 16:59

China launches an investigation into former President Hu Jintao's top aide, state media report, after he is accused of "disciplinary violations".
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Jackie Chan's son charged over drugs

Monday, December 22nd 2014, 11:32

The son of Hollywood actor Jackie Chan is charged with a drug offence, Chinese prosecutors say, and could now face three years in jail.
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Big cat trade from Burma to China up

Monday, December 22nd 2014, 9:45
related countries: Burma Burma

A new study suggests that the trade in parts of tigers and other wild cats from Myanmar into China is growing.
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China 'is against cyber attacks'

Monday, December 22nd 2014, 8:26

China is "against all forms of cyber attacks", its foreign minister says in a conversation with John Kerry about the Sony hacking controversy.
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B&Q's Kingfisher to sell China stake

Monday, December 22nd 2014, 7:49

Home improvements retailer Kingfisher will sell a controlling stake in B&Q China to Wumei Holdings in a cash deal estimated to be worth £140m
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VIDEO: How free are Confucius Institutes?

Monday, December 22nd 2014, 1:10
related countries: Canada Canada, United States United States

A large scale school and university education programme, funded by the Chinese government, has been under attack in both the USA and Canada.
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The hard side of China's soft power

Monday, December 22nd 2014, 0:19

The hard side of soft power in China's Confucius institutes
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US mulls putting NK on terror list

Sunday, December 21st 2014, 14:27
related countries: North Korea North Korea, United States United States

The US is considering putting North Korea back on its terrorism sponsors list, President Barack Obama says, after a cyber-attack on Sony Pictures.
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VIDEO: Cyclist survives fall under lorry

Saturday, December 20th 2014, 15:55

A cyclist in China avoids serious injury after being knocked off his bike by a truck at a busy junction.
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VIDEO: Protests as Xi Jinping visits Macau

Saturday, December 20th 2014, 15:02
related countries: Macau Macau, Portugal Portugal

Chinese President Xi Jinping is visiting Macau to mark the 15th anniversary of the former Portuguese colony's return to China.
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Xi defends 'one-China' idea in Macau

Saturday, December 20th 2014, 14:02
related countries: Macau Macau

Chinese President Xi Jinping urges Macau residents to respect the "one-China" policy, amid street protests in the former Portuguese colony.
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China rules against 'gay therapy'

Friday, December 19th 2014, 16:28

China orders a psychological clinic to pay compensation to a gay man who was given electric shocks in an attempt to make him heterosexual.
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Pilot jailed over deadly China crash

Friday, December 19th 2014, 7:09

A Chinese court has jailed a pilot for three years over a 2010 crash in Heilongjiang province that left 44 people dead.
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