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China's push for driverless cars accelerates

Wednesday, April 27th 2016, 23:00

China's push for driverless cars accelerates
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Obesity 'explosion' in Chinese youth

Wednesday, April 27th 2016, 4:09

Levels of obesity in China's rural youth have rapidly increased, a study warns, because of socioeconomic changes.
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Beijing ambulances get taxi-style meters

Monday, April 25th 2016, 11:51

Fixed prices brought in over public concerns about overcharging.
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Famous Peking Opera master dies

Monday, April 25th 2016, 10:00

One of China's top opera stars, Mei Baojiu, has died at the age of 82 after being hospitalised following breathing difficulties, Chinese state media report.
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China wealth manager denies taking money

Monday, April 25th 2016, 6:21

The chairman of a Chinese wealth management company whose disappearance last week sparked alarm has strongly denied taking investors' money.
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What's behind China's cheap steel?

Sunday, April 24th 2016, 23:10

But is China distorting global markets?
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VIDEO: CCTV 'captures China sinkhole collapse'

Saturday, April 23rd 2016, 13:43

Surveillance cameras capture the moment a sinkhole opens up in a busy road, China's state broadcaster reports.
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China's anti-doping lab suspended

Friday, April 22nd 2016, 7:21

China's National Anti-Doping Agency laboratory is suspended for up to four months by the World Anti-Doping Agency.
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VIDEO: 'What do I fear? Myself?' Richard III, Chinese style

Thursday, April 21st 2016, 23:02

What happened when Shakespeare's most villainous king made the transition to China.
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VIDEO: China dust devil lifts boy into air

Thursday, April 21st 2016, 17:07

A whirlwind known as a dust devil swept through a Chinese school event lifting one boy into the air.
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China's Xi named commander in chief

Thursday, April 21st 2016, 11:54

China's President Xi Jinping is named commander in chief of a military command centre, in his latest move to increase his control of the armed forces.
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China internet star 'corrects act'

Wednesday, April 20th 2016, 7:20

One of China's most popular internet stars Papi Jiang has promised to "correct" herself and clean up her act after getting warnings from officials.
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International call to curb steel glut

Wednesday, April 20th 2016, 6:33

A group of international steel producing countries calls for urgent action to curb overproduction amid concerns over cheap Chinese steel.
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VIDEO: Can China get to Mars by 2020?

Tuesday, April 19th 2016, 22:17

China is due to announce more details about a mission to Mars.
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VIDEO: Chinese bulldozers battle in the street

Tuesday, April 19th 2016, 11:14

Workers from two rival companies brawl with bulldozers in Xingtang County, Hebei Province
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Outcry over Twitter's new China boss

Tuesday, April 19th 2016, 7:50

Why is there an outcry over Twitter's new China boss?
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Chinese children 'fall sick at new school'

Monday, April 18th 2016, 18:09

China anger as hundreds of pupils fall ill
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VIDEO: The tragedy of China's bereaved parents

Monday, April 18th 2016, 12:09

Bereaved parents in China demand One Child Policy compensation
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China lands plane on disputed island

Monday, April 18th 2016, 9:25

China lands a military aircraft on a manmade island in the disputed South China Sea, in what is thought to be the first public mission of its kind.
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China criticises Taiwan over fraud case

Sunday, April 17th 2016, 11:55
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

China criticises Taiwan for releasing 20 people suspected of being involved in a telephone fraud case linked to mainland China.
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Rosberg wins as Hamilton battles back

Sunday, April 17th 2016, 8:06
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda
related places: Hamilton

Nico Rosberg takes his third straight win of 2016 as team-mate Lewis Hamilton fights back to seventh in a hectic Chinese Grand Prix.
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Chinese rights lawyer Ge Yongxi detained

Friday, April 15th 2016, 11:48
related countries: Panama Panama

Police in China detain human rights lawyer Ge Yongxi, with reports that his case could be linked to social media posts he made about the Panama Papers.
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China's economic growth slows to 6.7%

Friday, April 15th 2016, 4:36

China's economy grew at an annual rate of 6.7% in the first quarter of 2016, official data shows, the slowest quarterly growth in seven years.
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Gay Chinese pledge not to enter into sham marriages

Thursday, April 14th 2016, 20:05

China's gay community's online pledge
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Crane collapse kills 18 in China

Thursday, April 14th 2016, 3:17

At least 18 people are killed when a crane collapses in high winds at a construction site in Dongguan City, in China's Guangdong province.
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China to punish 357 over vaccine scandal

Thursday, April 14th 2016, 3:04

China says 357 officials are to be punished over a scandal involving the sale of illegal vaccines, while 192 criminal cases have been filed.
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Strong earthquake shakes Myanmar

Wednesday, April 13th 2016, 20:42
related countries: India India, United States United States

A strong earthquake has struck Myanmar, the US Geological Survey says, with shaking felt in north-east India, Bangladesh and Nepal.
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Trailblazing in the Chinese LGBT community

Wednesday, April 13th 2016, 16:56

A trailblazing case in the Chinese LGBT community
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VIDEO: Fatal crane collapse in China

Wednesday, April 13th 2016, 16:10

At least 18 people been killed and after a crane collapsed on a construction site in southern China.
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VIDEO: Gay couple lose bid to marry in China

Wednesday, April 13th 2016, 14:33

A judge in China has ruled against a gay man who wanted the authorities to recognise him and his partner as a married couple.
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Taiwanese 'under China jurisdiction'

Wednesday, April 13th 2016, 10:12
related countries: Kenya Kenya

China claims jurisdiction over a group of Taiwanese who it deported from Kenya after they were accused of a massive telecoms fraud.
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Chinese couple lose gay marriage case

Wednesday, April 13th 2016, 8:35

A judge in China rules a gay couple cannot register as married, in the first case of its kind in the country.
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China trade activity beats expectations

Wednesday, April 13th 2016, 3:45

China's export data for March soars past expectations, improving sentiment for the world's second largest economy.
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Counting the cost of China’s left-behind children

Tuesday, April 12th 2016, 20:21

The human cost of China's rapid industrialisation
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Taiwanese 'forced on to plane to China'

Tuesday, April 12th 2016, 12:30
related countries: Kenya Kenya, Taiwan Taiwan

The authorities in Taiwan accuse Kenya of using guns and tear gas to force 37 Taiwanese on to a plane bound for mainland China.
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Alarm over Chinese rural water quality

Tuesday, April 12th 2016, 11:05

More than 80% of rural wells in China's north-east contain water unsafe for drinking, water ministry officials say.
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China wedding feud erupts into battle

Tuesday, April 12th 2016, 7:19

A feud between rival families holding weddings on the same day in a southern Chinese village erupts into a four-hour street battle.
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N Korean defectors 'left China legally'

Tuesday, April 12th 2016, 5:42
related countries: North Korea North Korea

Thirteen North Korean restaurant workers who defected last week had been working in China and left the country legally, says China.
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China anger at G7 sea disputes statement

Tuesday, April 12th 2016, 3:17

China says G7 foreign ministers should stop making "irresponsible remarks" after they released a statement on maritime territorial disputes.
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US Navy officer charged with spying

Tuesday, April 12th 2016, 0:36
related countries: United States United States, Taiwan Taiwan

A US Navy officer is charged with espionage, accused of passing military secrets to China and Taiwan.
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China unveils 30-year football plan

Monday, April 11th 2016, 11:35

China unveils a strategy to become a "world football superpower" by 2050, with plans to get 50 million children and adults playing the game by 2020.
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VIDEO: Why this Chinese ad has gone viral

Friday, April 8th 2016, 14:35

An advert looking at the pressures single women in China face to get married has sparked a debate about how unmarried women are treated.
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China 'leftover women' ad goes viral

Friday, April 8th 2016, 12:01

Emotional advert about China's 'leftover women' goes viral
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Beijing hotel assault suspect arrested

Friday, April 8th 2016, 6:47
related places: Beijing

Chinese police arrest a man in connection with a high-profile video that appears to show a woman being assaulted in a Beijing hotel.
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Outrage at China hotel 'assault video'

Thursday, April 7th 2016, 16:44

A video of an alleged assault at a hotel in China sparks soul searching and prompts millions of posts on social media.
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VIDEO: What is 'smurfing'?

Thursday, April 7th 2016, 10:40

China's growth is slowing down and worried citizens are sending their money overseas at an unprecedented rate, explains the BBC's Celia Hatton.
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US poet defends Chinese food poem

Thursday, April 7th 2016, 10:34
related countries: United States United States

US poet Calvin Trillin says he has been misinterpreted after being accused of racism over a poem about Chinese food published in the New Yorker.
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Chinese military boss 'took huge bribes'

Tuesday, April 5th 2016, 14:57

China's military say a former top official, Gen Guo Boxiong, has confessed to taking "huge bribes" in return for promotions.
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China restricts North Korean trade

Tuesday, April 5th 2016, 12:30
related countries: North Korea North Korea

China says it is restricting trade with North Korea, announcing bans on gold and some coal imports and jet fuel exports, in line with UN sanctions.
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Tuesday, April 5th 2016, 6:49
related countries: Panama Panama

Close relatives of seven current or former Chinese leaders have been found to have links to offshore firms in the mass leak of files from Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca.
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Controversial HK film wins Asia award

Monday, April 4th 2016, 4:48
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong
related places: Beijing

A low-budget film depicting a bleak future for Hong Kong under Beijing's control, called Ten Years, wins one of Asia's top film awards.
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China's overheated property market

Sunday, April 3rd 2016, 20:50

China’s housing bubble balancing act
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The Chinese bodies still being found in South Korea

Saturday, April 2nd 2016, 20:12
related countries: South Korea South Korea

The Chinese bodies still being found in South Korea
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US and China to co-operate over N Korea

Friday, April 1st 2016, 4:50
related countries: North Korea North Korea, United States United States

North Korea reportedly conducts a new missile test only hours after US President Barack Obama says the US and China would work together to stop them.
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McDonalds to open 1,250 China outlets

Thursday, March 31st 2016, 19:06

McDonald's is to open 1,250 new restaurants in China as part of Asian expansion plans as it focuses on high-growth markets to boost sales.
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US and China to sign climate treaty

Thursday, March 31st 2016, 18:05
related countries: France France, United States United States

The world's two largest carbon emitters have issued a joint statement confirming that both countries will sign the Paris Climate Agreement next month.
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Chinese Korean War remains repatriated

Thursday, March 31st 2016, 3:41
related countries: North Korea North Korea, South Korea South Korea

More than 60 years after the end of the Korean war, the remains of 36 Chinese soldiers who fought against South Korea are being returned home.
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VIDEO: Activist 'barred from leaving' China

Wednesday, March 30th 2016, 16:20
related countries: United States United States

A Chinese human rights activist says she has been barred from leaving the country just as she was planning to travel to the US to accept an award.
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'Dancing grannies' join drugs fight

Wednesday, March 30th 2016, 14:55

Groups of women known for dancing in China's public squares are helping police in the fight against drugs.
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China activist 'barred from leaving'

Wednesday, March 30th 2016, 12:42
related countries: United States United States

A Chinese human rights activist tells the BBC she has been barred from leaving the country just as she was planning to travel to the US to accept an award.
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China editor resigns over censorship

Tuesday, March 29th 2016, 11:32

A senior journalist at a Chinese newspaper announces on social media that he is resigning due to the authorities' control over the media.
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Samsung Pay launches in China

Tuesday, March 29th 2016, 7:01

Samsung officially launches its mobile wallet service in China, as competition in the world's largest smartphone market heats up.
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Maserati recalls 21,000 cars in China

Tuesday, March 29th 2016, 5:33
related countries: Italy Italy

Italian luxury car maker Maserati is recalling nearly 21,000 cars in China over a design defect that could increase the risk of a collision.
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Chinese flags defaced in Prague

Saturday, March 26th 2016, 15:07
related countries: Czech Republic Czech Republic
related places: Prague

Chinese flags hoisted in the Czech capital Prague ahead of a visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping are defaced.
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Detained Chinese journalist released

Saturday, March 26th 2016, 7:29

A Chinese journalist who has reportedly been investigated over an online petition calling for the resignation of President Xi Jinping has been released.
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Why many Christians in China have turned to underground churches

Saturday, March 26th 2016, 4:23

Why many Christians join unofficial 'home' churches
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China's complex relationship with Trump

Saturday, March 26th 2016, 0:02

Why some in China love the Donald
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China 'detained 20 over Xi letter'

Friday, March 25th 2016, 17:04

A quickly deleted letter online calling for China's president to resign led to the detention of 20 people, the BBC has learned.
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VIDEO: Christians in China under scrutiny

Friday, March 25th 2016, 15:44

This Easter weekend as many as 100 million Christians will celebrate across China.
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Missing HK bookseller back in mainland

Friday, March 25th 2016, 11:56
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

A Hong Kong publisher who went missing for nearly three months is reportedly back in mainland China - a few hours after returning to Hong Kong.
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China arrests 37 over vaccines scandal

Wednesday, March 23rd 2016, 3:39

Thirty-seven people have been arrested in eastern China in connection with a vaccine scandal, report state media.
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Chinese web users mock Zuckerberg visit

Tuesday, March 22nd 2016, 23:16

Why Chinese web users mocked Mark Zuckerberg
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China anger at illegal vaccine ring

Monday, March 21st 2016, 11:05
related places: Shandong

Chinese citizens react with alarm at news of a massive illegal vaccine operation uncovered in Shandong province, said to involve hundreds of people.
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China columnist 'detained by police'

Monday, March 21st 2016, 4:52
related places: Beijing

Prominent Chinese columnist Jia Jia, who went missing last week, has been detained by Beijing police, his lawyer says.
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China columnist Jia Jia 'missing'

Friday, March 18th 2016, 11:20
related places: Beijing

A Beijing-based columnist who warned a journalist friend about publishing a controversial letter calling for President Xi Jinping's resignation is missing, his lawyer says.
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Chinese criticise Zuckerburg's smog jog

Friday, March 18th 2016, 9:34
related places: Beijing

Chinese Facebook users are criticising Mark Zuckerberg for posting a photo of himself running through Beijing without a face mask.
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VIDEO: Why is China so fascinated by unicorns?

Friday, March 18th 2016, 0:11

Chinese state media has been fascinated by unicorns in recent months - of the tech variety. The BBC's Celia Hatton explains.
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China says HK sovereignty 'impossible'

Thursday, March 17th 2016, 5:28
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

A Chinese official rules out independence for Hong Kong, days after a university newspaper called for it to become a sovereign state in 2047.
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VIDEO: Why is China dancing for 'Uncle Xi'?

Wednesday, March 16th 2016, 15:09

Critics point to what they say is a growing cult of personality surrounding Xi Jinping.
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Argentina sinks Chinese fishing boat

Wednesday, March 16th 2016, 12:11
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Argentina's coastguard chases and sinks a Chinese vessel which it says was fishing illegally in Argentine waters.
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Li reassures on economy as NPC ends

Wednesday, March 16th 2016, 8:15

Premier Li Keqiang says China's economic growth will stay on track, as the annual parliament ends with the approval of a new five-year plan.
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VIDEO: Chinese delegate's rare act of dissent

Tuesday, March 15th 2016, 22:33

Chinese delegate to the National People's Congress Jiang Hong tells the BBC he feels there has been an increase in online censorship.
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Rare act of dissent at China's annual parliament

Tuesday, March 15th 2016, 21:54

A glimpse of what's really going on at China's National People's Congress
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China's first finishing school

Tuesday, March 15th 2016, 0:07

The Chinese finishing school teaching etiquette
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China corrects Xi 'last leader' typo

Monday, March 14th 2016, 10:37

China's state news agency has had to issue a correction after it referred to President Xi Jinping as "China's last leader", an apparent copyediting error.
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Monday, March 14th 2016, 5:02

China says it will set up its own international maritime "judicial centre" to address territorial disputes, amid ongoing regional tensions.
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Slow China output fuels recovery fears

Sunday, March 13th 2016, 12:39
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Chinese industrial production slows to its weakest growth since the financial crisis, as Britain warns China's slowdown could derail the global recovery.
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VIDEO: Syrian refugee plays piano for Ai Weiwei

Saturday, March 12th 2016, 19:43
related countries: Greece Greece, Macedonia Macedonia, Syria Syria

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei set up a piano in the middle of a refugee camp on the Greek-Macedonian border.
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Why Chinese officials are afraid to look too smart

Friday, March 11th 2016, 23:00

Why Chinese officials don't want to be seen in expensive shops
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Two HK booksellers 'back in China'

Friday, March 11th 2016, 9:28
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Two of the booksellers caught up in a criminal investigation in China have returned to the mainland after a brief visit to Hong Kong, says a friend.
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VIDEO: China's toilet paper hair curls craze

Wednesday, March 9th 2016, 16:45

Chinese women are using toilet paper to curl their hair and taking to social media to show off their results.
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China magazine defiant on censorship

Wednesday, March 9th 2016, 4:39

Prominent Chinese financial magazine Caixin has highlighted censorship of its content, in a rare defiant move against the government.
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VIDEO: The story of Hooligan Sparrow

Monday, March 7th 2016, 23:51

A filmmaker's experience of women's rights in China
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MH370 Chinese families seek answers

Monday, March 7th 2016, 16:38
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

Families of 12 Chinese passengers of the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 file lawsuits in a bid to help establish what happened to the plane.
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Lift death: 'Why did no-one miss her?'

Monday, March 7th 2016, 5:30

News that a Chinese woman died after being trapped in a lift for a month after it was turned off prompts shock, anger and questions online.
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China punished '300,000 for corruption'

Monday, March 7th 2016, 2:02

China's Communist Party says it punished nearly 300,000 officials last year under its high-profile campaign to tackle corruption.
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China 'not heading for hard landing'

Sunday, March 6th 2016, 10:25

China's chief economic planner says the world's second largest economy will "absolutely not experience a hard landing" despite cuts to growth forecasts.
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