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South China Sea: US carrier group begins 'routine' patrols

Sunday, February 19th 2017, 7:49
related countries: United States United States
related places: Beijing, Washington

China's foreign ministry has warned Washington against challenging Beijing's sovereignty.
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Slap in the face

Saturday, February 18th 2017, 2:25
related countries: North Korea North Korea
related places: Beijing

Some see Kim Jong-nam's death as a slap in the face for Beijing from the North Korean leader.
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'Shattered hopes'

Saturday, February 18th 2017, 2:19
related countries: United States United States

Long Zhenyang sought asylum in the US, saying his hopes of reform in China were "shattered".
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Donald Tsang: Hong Kong ex-leader guilty of misconduct

Friday, February 17th 2017, 13:34

Donald Tsang is the most senior Hong Kong official to face a corruption trial.
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China's anti-baby trafficking app

Thursday, February 16th 2017, 0:02

A new police app in China puts child abduction at the top of a list of crimes citizens can now report.
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China drone 'performance' may be record-breaker

Sunday, February 12th 2017, 16:55
related places: Guangzhou

Up to 1,000 coloured drones flew through the sky in Guangzhou, southern China.
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Man sees family for first time in 50 years

Saturday, February 11th 2017, 16:52
related countries: India India

Wang Qi accidentally crossed into India in 1963 and had not seen his family since.
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Chinese man trapped in India goes home after 50 years

Saturday, February 11th 2017, 13:15
related countries: India India

Wang Qi, who says he strayed across the Indian border in 1963, is finally reunited with his family.
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Trump agrees to honour 'One China' policy despite threats

Friday, February 10th 2017, 19:29
related countries: United States United States

The US president had a 'cordial' call with China, after it raised complaints about his conduct.
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Reckitt Benckiser buys baby formula firm Mead Johnson

Friday, February 10th 2017, 7:54

Reckitt Benckiser, which makes Durex and Dettol, says the $16.6bn deal will help it grow in China.
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Chinese hospital infects five with HIV by reusing equipment

Thursday, February 9th 2017, 14:43

The hospital reused equipment, something health officials called a "severe violation of procedure".
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Think your commute is bad? Think again.

Thursday, February 9th 2017, 6:33

Villagers in Sichuan, China, have a new ladder to assist their 800-metre climb to the outside world.
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Excess baggage

Thursday, February 9th 2017, 1:24

Thousands of people are sharing photos of food their parents gave them after the Chinese New Year holiday.
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Family rescued from dangling cliff-edge truck

Wednesday, February 8th 2017, 19:05

A family has been rescued from their truck that was dangling over a cliff-edge in southern China.
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Chinese family reunites 500 members for rare photo

Wednesday, February 8th 2017, 4:21

A family in China tracked down seven generations of living descendants for the ultimate family photo.
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Vatican defends China invite to organ trafficking summit

Tuesday, February 7th 2017, 19:55

The Vatican says the invitation to an organ trafficking event does not whitewash China's record.
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Chinese protest against hotelier's Nanjing massacre denial

Sunday, February 5th 2017, 21:05
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Nanjing, Tokyo

Chinese in Tokyo protest against a hotel chain that puts books in its rooms denying a 1937 massacre.
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Trump presidency: Will China step up to lead?

Friday, February 3rd 2017, 0:14

As America appears to turn in on itself, will China step up to lead?
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The mystery of a Chinese tycoon's disappearance

Wednesday, February 1st 2017, 9:10
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Xiao Jianhua, one of China's richest men, was staying at a five star hotel in Hong Kong when he vanished.
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'Tuberculosis-resistant' cattle developed in China

Wednesday, February 1st 2017, 1:05

Scientists in China say they have produced cloned cattle with increased resistance to bovine tuberculosis.
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Before v After

Wednesday, February 1st 2017, 0:47

The Year of the Rooster prompts young Chinese social media users to revisit their humbler rural origins.
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Prisoner of a past war

Tuesday, January 31st 2017, 1:27

Former army surveyor Wang Qi's wish in his last years is to see his family in China again.
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The Chinese man 'trapped' in India for half a century

Tuesday, January 31st 2017, 0:03
related countries: India India

Wang Qi says he accidentally crossed into India in 1963 and has not been allowed to leave.
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Visitor mauled to death by tiger in Ningbo zoo in China

Monday, January 30th 2017, 7:56
related places: Ningbo

Police shot the tiger dead at the Ningbo zoo after it attacked the man who entered its enclosure.
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Malaysia boat sinks: 23 Chinese tourists and two crew rescued

Sunday, January 29th 2017, 15:12
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

A major rescue operation continues after a catamaran carrying 31 people sank off Malaysia's coast.
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A Chinese New Year 'survival guide'

Saturday, January 28th 2017, 0:20

A song about the horror of the parental interrogation has become an internet sensation.
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Beijing makes 'no fireworks' plea amid smog concerns

Friday, January 27th 2017, 7:30

Parts of the country are grappling with intense air pollution as Chinese New Year begins.
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Not going home for Chinese New Year

Friday, January 27th 2017, 3:35

Chinese New Year is about spending time with family, but some young people are breaking that tradition.
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Lucky money

Friday, January 27th 2017, 0:26

Chinese New Year will see billions of cash-filled "red envelopes" sent digitally to friends and family.
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Moment of opportunity?

Friday, January 27th 2017, 0:10
related countries: United States United States

The BBC examines China's bid for global leadership a week into Donald Trump's US presidency.
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Chinese man cycles 500km in wrong direction to get home

Wednesday, January 25th 2017, 18:18

Police paid for the man's ticket home when they realised he had been cycling off course for 30 days.
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Terrex: Hong Kong to return Singapore army vehicles

Wednesday, January 25th 2017, 2:17
related countries: Singapore Singapore

The seizing of the infantry carriers sparked a diplomatic dispute between China and Singapore.
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Lego copycats fool China boss

Wednesday, January 25th 2017, 0:12

Lego now has a factory in China, but there are fears about copyright violation there.
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Inflatable 'Trump' rooster orders overwhelm Chinese factory

Wednesday, January 25th 2017, 0:06
related countries: United States United States

A factory in China is cashing on the inauguration of the new US president as the Year of the Rooster approaches.
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One firm's view on Trump's 'Make in America'

Tuesday, January 24th 2017, 9:58
related countries: United States United States
related places: Trump

US President Donald Trump talked about a trade war with China during his election campaign.
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Making a statement

Tuesday, January 24th 2017, 0:09

Chinese hotels are using art to try and stand out from their competitors, but does it make business sense?
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In numbers: Chinese New Year exodus

Monday, January 23rd 2017, 22:38
related places: Beijing

Nearly 15m people are preparing to leave Beijing alone as the country welcomes the Year of the Rooster.
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China birth rate up after one-child rule change

Monday, January 23rd 2017, 13:22

Many of the 17.86 million babies born in China last year already had an older sibling, say officials.
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Ten seconds to demolish 19 buildings

Sunday, January 22nd 2017, 21:42
related places: Wuhan

Five tonnes of explosives are used to demolish a series of tower blocks in Wuhan, China.
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China's economy grows 6.7% in 2016

Friday, January 20th 2017, 8:46
related places: Beijing

The figure meets Beijing's forecasts, but some say growth is slower than the official data suggests.
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Japan hotelier's Nanjing massacre denial angers China

Thursday, January 19th 2017, 5:58
related places: Nanjing

Toshio Motoya claims in a book available in his APA hotels that the Nanjing massacre did not take place.
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Twenty years later

Thursday, January 19th 2017, 0:03
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Hong Kong has spent 20 years under Chinese sovereignty. What's changed?
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China city bans second-time wedding banquets

Wednesday, January 18th 2017, 13:56

A city in China forbids banquets for people marrying for a second time.
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East to West

Wednesday, January 18th 2017, 13:44
related places: Yiwu

The Yiwu-to-Barking express is the newest way to send your freight from China to Europe.
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Travelling from China to London

Wednesday, January 18th 2017, 0:07
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

China has launched a direct rail freight service to London, as part of its drive to develop trade.
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China's Xi tells World Economic Forum there are no winners in trade wars

Tuesday, January 17th 2017, 12:03

China's President Xi Jinping champions globalisation at the World Economic Forum in Davos.
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Google Play and iOS apps demand surges in India and China

Tuesday, January 17th 2017, 8:01
related countries: India India

India set a new record for Google Play downloads in 2016, while demand for iOS software soared in China, a study says.
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Tibet activists arrested in Switzerland protest during Xi visit

Monday, January 16th 2017, 2:13
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland
related places: Bern

The group were protesting against a visit to Bern by Chinese President Xi Jinping.
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Toxic air

Sunday, January 15th 2017, 0:07

China's capital is notorious for its chronic pollution. Even indoors it's a struggle to find clean air, says John Sudworth.
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Pandas help mark Lunar New Year in China

Saturday, January 14th 2017, 12:30

Eight giant panda cubs pose for pictures ahead of the Chinese Lunar New Year.
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South China Sea: China media warn US over 'confrontation'

Friday, January 13th 2017, 10:39
related countries: United States United States
related places: Beijing

Blocking China from artificial islands would cause "devastating confrontation", Chinese media warn.
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Singapore sings for return of Terrex army vehicles

Friday, January 13th 2017, 6:14
related countries: Singapore Singapore

Singaporeans opt for musical diplomacy with protest songs demanding China releases impounded army vehicles.
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South China Sea: Tillerson says US should block China from new islands

Thursday, January 12th 2017, 9:51
related countries: United States United States
related places: Beijing, Trump

The comments by Trump's nominee for secretary of state are likely to hike tensions with Beijing.
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China aircraft carrier crosses Taiwan Strait amid tension

Wednesday, January 11th 2017, 14:47
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

China's aircraft carrier prompts nervous response from Taiwan as it sails through the Taiwan Strait.
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Chinese medicine expert say 'anti-smog' teas ineffective

Wednesday, January 11th 2017, 9:59

A leading Chinese medicine practitioner says herbal teas claiming to "cleanse lungs" are infective.
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'Star Wars gibbon' is new primate species

Wednesday, January 11th 2017, 6:01

Scientists have found a new species of gibbon living in the tropical forests of south west China.
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Tipping point

Tuesday, January 10th 2017, 8:16

China is close to producing a fully domestically-made ballpoint pen after a long struggle.
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China combats corruption within anti-corruption agency

Monday, January 9th 2017, 10:45

China's anti-corruption watchdog admits corruption within its ranks and tightens rules.
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China warns US on Taiwan leader's stopover

Monday, January 9th 2017, 9:14
related countries: United States United States, Taiwan Taiwan
related places: Houston

Chinese media warns the US to respect the one-China policy, as Taiwan's leader stops in Houston.
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McDonald's agrees China franchise sale

Monday, January 9th 2017, 6:40
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

McDonald's agrees to sell 80% of its China and Hong Kong business, as it focuses more on franchises.
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CES 2017: Nokia Android phone spurns the West

Sunday, January 8th 2017, 8:27

The first Android smartphone to carry Nokia's brand is announced as a China exclusive.
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Beijing pollution: Police force to combat toxic smog

Sunday, January 8th 2017, 1:35
related places: Beijing

A new team of environmental police will try to combat toxic smog engulfing Beijing, its mayor says.
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Sri Lanka protest over Chinese investment turns ugly

Saturday, January 7th 2017, 10:36
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Clashes erupt in southern Sri Lanka over plans to evict villagers to allow China to build a port.
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China pollution: 'It can be completely dark'

Friday, January 6th 2017, 22:00
related places: Shijiazhuang

A look at life inside China's most polluted city. Shijiazhuang is currently underneath a thick layer of toxic smog.
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Chinese fake bank founders jailed for swindling

Friday, January 6th 2017, 5:21
related places: Nanjing

A court in Nanjing, China, jails two men for swindling customers of their savings through a fake bank.
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China's Great Wall filmed by drone

Thursday, January 5th 2017, 23:59
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: How

How drone photography shed new light on the Great Wall of China for one British obsessive.
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Celebrations mark opening of giant floating walkway in China

Thursday, January 5th 2017, 10:00

Covering 54,000 sq m, it's hoped the path will attract more tourists to the Hongshui River in Guizhou Province.
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Apple pulls New York Times app from China app store

Thursday, January 5th 2017, 5:38

At the request of Chinese authorities, the New York Times app is no longer in Apple's China App Store.
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Alibaba cracks down on counterfeiters on their platform

Thursday, January 5th 2017, 1:16

For the first time, Chinese online giant Alibaba is suing two vendors for selling counterfeit goods.
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China officials try to rein in 'bride price'

Wednesday, January 4th 2017, 12:13

Officials in eastern China want to limit amount grooms must pay out to brides' families.
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Mayor of Panzhihua, China, 'shot by senior official'

Wednesday, January 4th 2017, 11:02
related places: Panzhihua

A high-ranking official in Panzhihua, China, reportedly shoots the mayor and local party secretary.
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Fireworks explode after lorry overturns in China

Tuesday, January 3rd 2017, 16:55

Fireworks explode for nearly five hours after the lorry carrying them overturns in China. The driver, who is now out of danger, was pulled from beneath the lorry and taken to hospital.
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China: Limited victory for man in transgender dismissal case

Tuesday, January 3rd 2017, 13:49

A court in China agrees that a man was illegally fired from his job, but not because he is transgender.
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Time-lapse footage of Beijing smog

Tuesday, January 3rd 2017, 9:32
related places: Beijing

Time-lapse footage of smog in Beijing filmed over 20 minutes shows how fast the pollution rolls in.
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'Just for fun': People's Daily's sweary New Year puzzle

Tuesday, January 3rd 2017, 5:16

China's Communist Party mouthpiece spits New Year obscenities at readers in smutty puzzle.
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China court jails 16 for black market kidney trading

Saturday, December 31st 2016, 18:52

A Chinese court jails 16 people for involvement in illegal kidney transplants, state media report.
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World's oldest male panda Pan Pan dies in China aged 31

Friday, December 30th 2016, 12:36

The world's oldest male panda, Pan Pan, has died in China's Sichuan province at the age of 31.
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World's oldest male panda Pan Pan dies aged 31

Friday, December 30th 2016, 9:18

Pan Pan, the world's oldest male panda dies in China, six months after being diagnosed with cancer.
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World's highest bridge opens to traffic in China

Thursday, December 29th 2016, 11:19

The Beipanjiang bridge in southern China has opened to traffic following three years of construction.
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Chinese Year of the Rooster marked with huge Trump sculpture

Thursday, December 29th 2016, 5:01

A China shopping centre celebrates the upcoming Lunar New Year with a giant rooster resembling Donald Trump.
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US cyber fraud: Three men accused of $4m insider deal

Wednesday, December 28th 2016, 12:03
related countries: United States United States

Three Chinese citizens are accused of making $4m by hacking into the computers of US law firms.
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'Skinny blue mushroom'

Tuesday, December 27th 2016, 3:12

From skinny blue mushrooms to melon-eating masses, it's been a banner year for meme-loving Chinese.
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A day in the life of a panda nanny

Monday, December 26th 2016, 1:16

Competition is fierce to become a panda nanny in China, but what is the job really like?
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China's first aircraft carrier in Western Pacific drill

Sunday, December 25th 2016, 16:40

China's first aircraft carrier has set off for the Pacific in what are described as routine exercises.
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Toddler survives after being hit by truck in eastern China

Saturday, December 24th 2016, 12:32

Shocking footage shows the three-year-old being dragged along the road in Huzhou City, eastern China.
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Trump appoints China critic Peter Navarro to trade post

Thursday, December 22nd 2016, 12:06
related countries: United States United States

Donald Trump appoints one of his advisers, a strong critic of China, to a top US trade post.
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Chinese pour scorn over golden smartphone

Thursday, December 22nd 2016, 10:52
related places: Beijing

Chinese social media users express shock about a gaudy phone created in partnership with Beijing's Forbidden City museum.
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Japan in record military spending amid Chinese tensions

Thursday, December 22nd 2016, 5:01

PM Shinzo Abe has signed off on an increase in military spending, amid regional tensions.
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China's Alibaba back on US counterfeits blacklist

Thursday, December 22nd 2016, 1:16
related countries: United States United States

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba is back on the US's "notorious markets" list over selling counterfeit goods.
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'Plastic rice' seized in Nigeria

Wednesday, December 21st 2016, 15:04
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Nigeria confiscates 2.5 tonnes of "plastic rice" smuggled into the country from China, officials say.
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Health of 'young and old' hit by China smog

Wednesday, December 21st 2016, 12:26
related places: Beijing

People in Beijing in China outline their health concerns at the city's smog problem.
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Chinese justice

Wednesday, December 21st 2016, 7:09

A video of school bullying has re-ignited calls for tougher action, as Chinese parents seek redress.
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Girl with a 'dolphin' voice

Wednesday, December 21st 2016, 1:05

Pop star Jane Zhang's breakthrough music video could make her the first Chinese artist to go global.
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Beijing 'trapped under giant toxic cloud'

Tuesday, December 20th 2016, 12:06

The Chinese capital has seen hazardous smog for four days, but how bad is it?
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China returns seized underwater US drone

Tuesday, December 20th 2016, 8:04
related countries: United States United States

A US underwater drone seized by China last week has been returned, both sides confirm.
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China safety campaign runs into snobbery charge

Monday, December 19th 2016, 15:50

A Chinese helmet campaign stands accused of class-shaming cyclists.
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New audience

Monday, December 19th 2016, 4:32
related countries: Japan Japan

Japanese anime film Your Name has become the country's most successful film at the Chinese box office - so what is its secret?
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China finds new love for wildlife films

Monday, December 19th 2016, 0:20
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British-Chinese cameraman Jacky Poon is one of a few professionals documenting endangered animals in China.
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China to return seized US underwater drone, Pentagon says

Sunday, December 18th 2016, 1:16
related countries: United States United States

The US says it has "secured an understanding" that China will return an underwater drone it has seized.
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China accuses US of 'hyping-up' seizure of underwater drone

Saturday, December 17th 2016, 18:40
related countries: United States United States

China accuses the US of "hyping-up" the issue of a US underwater drone seized by the Chinese Navy.
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