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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

HK democracy activists shave heads

Tuesday, September 9th 2014, 12:16
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong shave their heads in a protest against what they see as China's increasing political control over the city.
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VIDEO: China tidal bore draws huge crowds

Tuesday, September 9th 2014, 3:43

Tens of thousands of people lined the banks of the Qiantang River in China on Monday to watch the world-famous tidal bore.
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Alibaba IPO: Chairman Ma's China

Monday, September 8th 2014, 21:54

The brains behind e-commerce firm Alibaba
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China boy finds 3,000-year-old sword

Monday, September 8th 2014, 10:01

Archaeologists date the weapon to the Shang or Zhou dynasties - the dawn of Chinese civilisation.
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Emotional scenes at MH370 gathering

Monday, September 8th 2014, 8:08
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

There are emotional scenes at a Beijing temple as relatives of MH370 passengers gather to mark six months since the Malaysian plane disappeared.
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China's exports beat forecasts

Monday, September 8th 2014, 6:14

China's latest export numbers beat forecasts for August, rising by 9.4% for the month, compared with forecasts of 8%.
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Hi-tech classes for Chinese children

Sunday, September 7th 2014, 19:00

The cutting-edge tech workshop for Chinese children
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China's Pakistan visit 'postponed'

Saturday, September 6th 2014, 9:57
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Islamabad

The Chinese president's state visit to Pakistan has been postponed due to ongoing anti-government protests in Islamabad, Pakistani officials say.
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Alibaba announces share sale details

Friday, September 5th 2014, 20:43

China's biggest e-commerce firm Alibaba Group Holding says it expects to price its initial public offering (IPO) at between $60 and $66 per a share.
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'Smart' chopsticks unveiled in China

Thursday, September 4th 2014, 10:44
related places: Baidu

Electronic chopsticks that can detect whether food is unsafe to eat are shown off by Chinese tech company Baidu.
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China editors 'held for extortion'

Thursday, September 4th 2014, 8:26

Top staff of a business news website have been arrested for extorting money from companies, Chinese state media say.
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VIDEO: CCTV shows China prisoners walk out

Wednesday, September 3rd 2014, 14:15

Three inmates have a escaped from a detention centre in north eastern China and a huge manhunt is now under way.
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Wozniacki strolls into US Open semis

Wednesday, September 3rd 2014, 3:08
related countries: Denmark Denmark, United States United States

Caroline Wozniacki loses only one game in beating Sara Errani to set up a US Open semi-final meeting with Peng Shuai.
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Philippines 'foils anti-China plot'

Tuesday, September 2nd 2014, 9:13
related countries: Philippines Philippines
related places: Manila

Philippine police arrest three men suspected of planning "anti-China" firebomb attacks at several locations in Manila, officials say.
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China's museum boom hatches roast duck tribute

Tuesday, September 2nd 2014, 2:24

China's museum boom hatches roast duck tribute
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China accuses MPs of 'interference'

Monday, September 1st 2014, 22:38
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Chinese authorities have accused British MPs of interfering in Hong Kong's affairs by investigating tensions there, Newsnight learns.
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Russia and China launch gas pipeline

Monday, September 1st 2014, 12:13
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Yakutsk

Russia and China begin the construction of a new gas pipeline linking the countries, with a ceremony in the Siberian city of Yakutsk.
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VIDEO: HK protesters disrupt vote speech

Monday, September 1st 2014, 10:47
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong
related places: Beijing

Pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong have disrupted a speech by a Beijing official who was explaining how new voting procedures will be introduced for the city.
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Three dead in China school stabbing

Monday, September 1st 2014, 8:54
related places: Hubei

At least three children have died and six people were injured in a knife attack on a school in China's central Hubei province, state media report.
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Official heckled amid HK poll anger

Monday, September 1st 2014, 7:24
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong
related places: Beijing

Hong Kong pro-democracy activists disrupt a speech by a Beijing official, a day after China ruled out a direct leadership election in 2017.
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China factory growth misses forecast

Monday, September 1st 2014, 2:13

China's manufacturing activity misses expectations in August, indicating that the country's economy may be losing momentum.
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Hong Kong's battle for hearts and minds

Sunday, August 31st 2014, 21:28
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

China's decision on Hong Kong's elections raises tensions
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VIDEO: Saying 'I do' underwater in China

Sunday, August 31st 2014, 19:24

Why Chinese couples are queuing up to put on waterproof make-up and get their wedding pictures taken underwater.
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Smile please, but hold your breath

Sunday, August 31st 2014, 19:23

Chinese couples told to smile, but please hold your breath
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VIDEO: China rules out open Hong Kong poll

Sunday, August 31st 2014, 15:04
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

China rules out open nominations for the next Hong Kong leadership election, in a move that has dismayed pro-democracy activists.
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Protesters condemn Hong Kong ruling

Sunday, August 31st 2014, 14:49
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Democratic groups in Hong Kong vow to fight a Chinese government decision that rules out open nominations for the next leadership election.
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China rules out open Hong Kong poll

Sunday, August 31st 2014, 9:16
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

China rules out open nominations for the next Hong Kong leadership election, in a move that has dismayed pro-democracy activists.
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China warns of Hong Kong 'meddling'

Saturday, August 30th 2014, 10:35
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

China warns foreign countries against "meddling" in Hong Kong's politics ahead of a crucial announcement on the territory's election process.
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MSN Messenger to end after 15 years

Friday, August 29th 2014, 17:48

Microsoft's MSN Messenger will be switched off in China in October, bringing a final end to the 15-year-old service.
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Biggest Japan defence budget sought

Friday, August 29th 2014, 10:45
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan's defence ministry has requested its biggest ever budget amid severe tensions with China over a maritime dispute in the East China Sea.
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Deadly landslide in south-west China

Thursday, August 28th 2014, 7:11

At least six people have died and 21 others are missing after a landslide swept through a village in south-west China.
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Alibaba profits up ahead of flotation

Wednesday, August 27th 2014, 15:13
related countries: United States United States

Profits at Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba have nearly tripled, latest filings reveal, ahead of the firm's planned US stock market debut later this year.
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Fonterra in big China dairy tie-up

Wednesday, August 27th 2014, 11:51
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra announces its intention to take a 20% stake in one of China's biggest milk processors, Beingmate.
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Japan PM marks war criminal ceremony

Wednesday, August 27th 2014, 10:06
related countries: Japan Japan, South Korea South Korea

Japanese PM Shinzo Abe sent a message to a ceremony honouring war criminals, official confirm, amid strained ties with China and South Korea.
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China 'violated Taiwanese airspace'

Wednesday, August 27th 2014, 4:41
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan
related places: Beijing

Two Chinese military aircraft violated Taiwan's airspace on Monday causing jets to scramble, officials say, but Beijing rejects the claim.
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When Chinese children forget how to write

Wednesday, August 27th 2014, 2:19

When China's children forget how to write
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VIDEO: Chinese calligraphy: Thing of the past?

Wednesday, August 27th 2014, 0:02

Many people in China are forgetting how to write their own language.
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Australia tycoon makes China apology

Tuesday, August 26th 2014, 6:58
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australian billionaire Clive Palmer apologises for calling the Chinese government "mongrels", after widespread criticism of his comments.
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Chinese move into US luxury property

Monday, August 25th 2014, 14:41
related countries: United States United States

Chinese buyers are snapping up US luxury real estate
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Shares rebound at carmaker BYD

Monday, August 25th 2014, 8:44
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Shares in Chinese carmarker BYD bounce back after falling by more than 8% in Hong Kong, following worse-than-expected first half results.
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China mulls Hong Kong political fate

Monday, August 25th 2014, 5:02
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

China's top leaders meet this week for talks on the divisive issue of how Hong Kong picks its next leader, as democracy activists warn of protests.
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China executes Tiananmen attackers

Sunday, August 24th 2014, 8:46
related places: Beijing, Xinjiang

Three people convicted of an attack in Beijing's Tiananmen Square are among eight executed in the Chinese region of Xinjiang, state media say.
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VIDEO: China shuts down Beijing Film Festival

Sunday, August 24th 2014, 3:18

Chinese authorities shut down the 11th Beijing Independent Film Festival on its opening day.
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China film festival shut down

Saturday, August 23rd 2014, 14:58

The Chinese authorities shut down an independent film festival, which had suffered disruption in the past, on its opening day.
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US anger at China 'air interception'

Friday, August 22nd 2014, 23:05
related countries: United States United States

A Chinese fighter came perilously close to a US military patrol plane over international waters east of China's Hainan Island, the Pentagon says.
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Xi Jinping: The heir to Deng Xiaoping?

Friday, August 22nd 2014, 10:25

Looking back could help cement the legacy of China's leader
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Rare China death row acquittal

Friday, August 22nd 2014, 8:08

A man convicted of murdering two children is acquitted by China's highest court, in a rare move.
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Chinese cult murder trial opens

Thursday, August 21st 2014, 7:47
related places: Shandong, Yantai

The trial of a group of cult members in China who beat a woman to death at a McDonald's restaurant opens in Yantai in Shandong province.
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Amazon in Shanghai e-commerce pact

Thursday, August 21st 2014, 4:34
related countries: United States United States
related places: Shanghai, Amazon

US online retail giant Amazon steps up its presence in China with a strategic partnership with the Shanghai Free Trade Zone.
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Australian winemaker reports a loss

Thursday, August 21st 2014, 1:47
related countries: Aruba Aruba, United States United States

Australian winemaker Treasury Wine Estates has reported its first annual loss due to slower sales in China and oversupply in the US market.
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Explosion traps China coal miners

Wednesday, August 20th 2014, 7:36

Two workers have died and 25 others remain trapped underground after an explosion in a Chinese coal mine, state media reports.
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China fines 12 Japan car parts firms

Wednesday, August 20th 2014, 6:59
related countries: Japan Japan

China levies a record fine totalling 1.24bn yuan ($202m; £121m) on twelve Japanese car parts companies for price-fixing.
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VIDEO: China's elite target New York real estate

Tuesday, August 19th 2014, 15:54
related countries: United States United States
related places: New York

With Chinese households getting richer, a growing number of people are investing their cash in American real estate.
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Egypt urges US restraint in Ferguson

Tuesday, August 19th 2014, 14:53
related countries: Egypt Egypt, Iran Iran, United States United States
related places: Ferguson

The Egyptian foreign ministry has criticised the US police response to unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, following similar criticism from Iran and China.
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VIDEO: Jackie Chan son in drug arrest

Tuesday, August 19th 2014, 12:55

The son of Hollywood actor Jackie Chan is arrested on drug-related charges, Chinese state media say, amid an ongoing crackdown on drugs.
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VIDEO: Australia MP's verbal attack on China

Tuesday, August 19th 2014, 10:55
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australian MP Clive Palmer has been criticised after he launched an extraordinary attack on the Chinese government, live on national TV.
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VIDEO: War Horse gallops into China

Tuesday, August 19th 2014, 10:44
related places: Beijing

The War Horse is due to take to the stage in China next year. Carrie Gracie reports from Beijing where rehearsals are taking place.
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Jackie Chan son in drug arrest

Tuesday, August 19th 2014, 9:56

The son of Hollywood actor Jackie Chan is arrested on drug-related charges, Chinese state media say, amid an ongoing crackdown on drugs.
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VIDEO: Life on two wheels: Beijing and Cairo

Tuesday, August 19th 2014, 9:55
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Beijing, Cairo

The BBC looks at what it is like to be a cyclist in different parts of the world.
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China says Mercedes fixed prices

Monday, August 18th 2014, 11:18

Carmaker Mercedes-Benz is found guilty of manipulating the price of spare parts following an investigation by the authorities in China.
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Protecting fair skin with China's 'face-kini'

Monday, August 18th 2014, 2:45

From China's beaches to global high fashion?
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China children 'made to give blood'

Saturday, August 16th 2014, 15:41

Police in China have arrested seven people thought to be behind a scheme that forced schoolchildren to give blood, state media says.
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Passengers with HIV sue China airline

Friday, August 15th 2014, 13:07

Two passengers with HIV are suing budget Chinese carrier, Spring Airlines, for refusing to let them board a plane at Shenyang airport.
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Japan ministers in Yasukuni visit

Friday, August 15th 2014, 7:29
related countries: Japan Japan, South Korea South Korea
related places: Yasukuni

Two cabinet ministers visit the Yasukuni shrine to mark Japan's World War Two surrender, angering South Korea and China.
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Police ‘fire on Tibetan protesters’

Friday, August 15th 2014, 4:51

Ten people were injured when Chinese police opened fire on Tibetans protesting against the detention of a village leader, activist groups and news reports say.
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Jail 'destroyed' China rights lawyer

Thursday, August 14th 2014, 15:04

Leading Chinese dissident, Gao Zhisheng, has been left "destroyed" and "unintelligible" by three years in jail, according to his lawyer.
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The Chinese cult that kills 'demons'

Wednesday, August 13th 2014, 20:25

The cult behind the murder that shocked China
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China data raises doubts over growth

Wednesday, August 13th 2014, 7:22

China's latest industrial production and retail sales figures are higher in July from one year ago but the expansion is at a slower pace from the previous month.
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Alibaba sells off loan business

Wednesday, August 13th 2014, 1:18

China's biggest e-commerce firm Alibaba sells off its loan business ahead of a forthcoming share sale.
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Panda triplets unveiled in China

Tuesday, August 12th 2014, 9:37

A zoo in southern China unveils newborn panda triplets, thought to be the world's first known surviving trio.
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Death penalty for 'jealous husband'

Tuesday, August 12th 2014, 4:19

A man who killed six people over his wife's extra-marital affairs is sentenced to death in China's Yunnan province, state media say.
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Xinjiang man held over 'rumours'

Monday, August 11th 2014, 7:20
related places: Beijing, Xinjiang

Chinese authorities detain a man accused of spreading online rumours about recent violence in Xinjiang that Beijing says left 96 people dead.
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Tibet bus plunge kills tourists

Saturday, August 9th 2014, 21:53

A bus carrying Chinese tourists crashes into two other vehicles and plunges off a 10m cliff in Tibet, killing 44 people, state media say.
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China jails British GSK investigator

Friday, August 8th 2014, 16:33
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A UK businessman and his American wife are jailed for illegally obtaining Chinese citizens' personal data, at a high-profile trial in Shanghai.
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China trial for GSK investigator

Friday, August 8th 2014, 7:26
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British investigator who worked for allegation-hit GlaxoSmithKline is on trial in China for illegally trafficking personal data.
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China restricts instant message apps

Thursday, August 7th 2014, 17:23

Chinese users of instant messaging apps will have to register their real names, and seek approval before publishing political news, under new regulations.
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Top Chinese dissident released

Thursday, August 7th 2014, 12:38

One of China's most prominent dissidents, human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng, is freed from jail.
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US travel firm in $500m China move

Thursday, August 7th 2014, 4:39
related countries: United States United States

Priceline Group, owner of travel websites including Booking.com and Agoda, agrees to invest $500m in China's biggest online travel company Ctrip.
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Chinese workers evacuated from Libya

Thursday, August 7th 2014, 0:11
related countries: Libya Libya
related places: Tripoli

China evacuates almost 900 of its workers caught up in fighting in Libya, a Chinese official tells the BBC, leaving only a few dozen in Tripoli.
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Xinjiang city in Islamic dress ban

Wednesday, August 6th 2014, 9:08
related places: Xinjiang

A city in China's restive Xinjiang region has banned those in Islamic headscarves and those with beards from public transport, a state paper says.
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VIDEO: Uighur photographer's hopes for China

Wednesday, August 6th 2014, 1:35

Uighur photographer Kurbanjan Samat tells the BBC about his mission to bridge the gap between the Chinese and the Uighurs.
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AUDIO: Futurist: Moon mining 'is possible'

Tuesday, August 5th 2014, 20:08

A futurist says it is "possible" the Chinese could start mining for fuel on the Moon.
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Changing minds through Xinjiang portraits

Tuesday, August 5th 2014, 19:06
related places: Xinjiang

Uighur photographer in China builds bridges with portraits
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Samsung re-uses 'child labour' firm

Tuesday, August 5th 2014, 17:51

Samsung will re-use a Chinese supplier suspended after evidence of child labour was found at its factory, but do 30% less business with it.
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BMW profits jump on China sales

Tuesday, August 5th 2014, 11:32
related countries: Germany Germany

Luxury German carmaker BMW reports a sharp rise in profits due to strong sales in Asia and the launch of new models.
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China pork firm shares surge on debut

Tuesday, August 5th 2014, 10:40
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Shares in China's WH Group, the world's biggest pork firm, surged 10% on their debut on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
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China 'investigating Canada couple'

Tuesday, August 5th 2014, 9:49
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: Dandong

Chinese authorities are investigating a Dandong-based Canadian couple on suspicion of stealing state secrets, state media say.
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Daimler 'assisting China' in probe

Tuesday, August 5th 2014, 8:52
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Shanghai

The German car giant Daimler says it is helping the Chinese authorities with a probe, following reports that Chinese investigators visited its Shanghai office.
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