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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 'will not change mind' on HK

Sunday, October 12th 2014, 10:31

Hong Kong's Chief Executive CY Leung insists China will not change its mind on 2017 elections and says protests have "spun out of control".
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Cameroon Boko Haram hostages freed

Saturday, October 11th 2014, 15:51
related countries: Cameroon Cameroon

Twenty-seven people, including 10 Chinese workers, believed to have been kidnapped by Boko Haram militants arrive in Cameroon's capital.
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Argentina 0-2 Brazil

Saturday, October 11th 2014, 14:42
related countries: Argentina Argentina, Brazil Brazil
related places: Beijing

Diego Tardelli scores twice as Brazil secure a morale-boosting 2-0 win against Argentina in a friendly in Beijing.
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Death penalty for China cult killers

Saturday, October 11th 2014, 5:26
related places: Shandong

A Chinese court passes sentence on five cult members who beat a woman to death at a McDonald's restaurant in Shandong province in May.
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China 'confident in HK stability'

Friday, October 10th 2014, 23:52
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

China's Premier Li Keqiang says he is sure social stability can be maintained in Hong Kong, as pro-democracy protests there enter a third week.
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VIDEO: Smog engulfs parts of northern China

Friday, October 10th 2014, 13:04
related places: Beijing

Parts of northern China have suffered the worst bout of smog since July, pushing pollution well past healthy levels and reducing visibility. Martin Patience reports from Beijing.
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Chinese fisherman killed off S Korea

Friday, October 10th 2014, 8:20
related countries: North Korea North Korea

A Chinese fisherman has been killed during a South Korean coastguard operation against illegal fishing in the Yellow Sea, say officials.
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Former China mining head extradited

Friday, October 10th 2014, 6:44
related countries: Australia Australia, Hong Kong Hong Kong

A former Chinese mining firm executive on the run from insider trading charges in Australia has been extradited from Hong Kong.
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Heavy smog engulfs parts of China

Friday, October 10th 2014, 6:32

Parts of northern China are suffering the worst bout of smog since July, pushing pollution well past healthy levels and reducing visibility.
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China hunts for tiger freed by Putin

Thursday, October 9th 2014, 11:35
related countries: Russia Russia

A Siberian tiger freed from captivity by Russian President Vladimir Putin has crossed into China in search of food, officials say.
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China screen ban on drug-using stars

Thursday, October 9th 2014, 10:00

China's media watchdog says stars who have used drugs or visited prostitutes will be banned from state television and other media outlets.
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VIDEO: Chinese schools seek innovation

Thursday, October 9th 2014, 0:19

The Chinese government is worried that the pressure to get into the best universities is turning schools into 'exam factories'
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VIDEO: Search for China earthquake victims

Thursday, October 9th 2014, 0:14

Thousands of rescuers are sent to Yunnan province, China, after a shallow 6.0 magnitude earthquake forces tens of thousands of people from their homes.
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Murray impresses in Janowicz win

Wednesday, October 8th 2014, 12:45

Andy Murray produces a convincing display as he beats Jerzy Janowicz 7-5 6-2 in the second round of the Shanghai Masters in China.
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KFC owner Yum cuts profit outlook

Wednesday, October 8th 2014, 0:42
related countries: United States United States

Yum Brands, the US owner of fast food chains KFC and Pizza Hut, cuts its full-year profit forecast after a food scare hurt its sales in China.
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Six dead in China dengue outbreak

Tuesday, October 7th 2014, 8:01

China is hit by the worst outbreak of dengue fever in 20 years, say state media, as six people die in Guangdong province and 21,000 are infected.
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Waldorf hotel sold to Chinese firm

Tuesday, October 7th 2014, 4:58

New York's iconic Waldorf Astoria hotel is sold by Hilton Worldwide to Chinese insurance firm Anbang Insurance Group for $1.95bn (£1.22bn).
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China's guide to democracy

Monday, October 6th 2014, 20:07

Carrie Gracie on China's efforts to filter 'umbrella revolution' images
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World Bank cuts Chinese outlook

Monday, October 6th 2014, 6:57

The World Bank cuts China's growth forecast for the next three years as the world's second largest economy tackles structural reforms.
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Djokovic powers to fifth China Open

Sunday, October 5th 2014, 13:31
related places: Beijing

World number one Novak Djokovic wins his fifth China Open title by beating Tomas Berdych 6-0 6-2 in Beijing.
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Sharapova secures China Open crown

Sunday, October 5th 2014, 11:22

World number four Maria Sharapova captures the China Open with a thrilling three-set win over Petra Kvitova.
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Djokovic beats Murray in China semis

Saturday, October 4th 2014, 13:16

Andy Murray misses out on a place in the China Open final as he loses 6-3 6-4 to defending champion Novak Djokovic.
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Murray into last four in China Open

Friday, October 3rd 2014, 9:06
related countries: Bulgaria Bulgaria
related places: Beijing

Andy Murray will face Novak Djokovic in the China Open semi-finals after defeating Marin Cilic 6-1 6-4.
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Serena withdraws from China Open

Friday, October 3rd 2014, 5:54

Serena Williams pulls out of the China Open because of a knee injury, her second consecutive withdrawal from a tournament.
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HK protests 'cost retailers millions'

Friday, October 3rd 2014, 1:33
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Hong Kong's protests may have cost retailers more than $2bn Hong Kong dollars (£175,7m), ANZ bank estimates as China bans travel permits from mainland.
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China throws weight behind HK leader

Thursday, October 2nd 2014, 10:56
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

China's state media strongly back Hong Kong's embattled leader CY Leung, while condemning democracy protests as "chaos".
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Nadal through to last eight in China

Thursday, October 2nd 2014, 10:18
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Beijing

Rafael Nadal defeats German qualifier Peter Gojowczyk 6-3 6-4 to reach the quarter-finals of the China Open in Beijing.
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China warns on 'illegal' HK protests

Thursday, October 2nd 2014, 6:34
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

China issues a warning against "illegal acts" in Hong Kong, as protesters there vow to step up their campaign if the chief executive does not resign.
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VIDEO: China tourists 'used' in island spat

Tuesday, September 30th 2014, 23:22
related countries: Paracel Islands Paracel Islands, Vietnam Vietnam

Tourists have become unlikely foot soldiers of China in its dispute with Vietnam over the Paracel islands in the South China sea.
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Chinese cinema set for record year

Tuesday, September 30th 2014, 10:41

Chinese cinema box office revenue surges 32% in the first nine months of the year, figures show.
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Microsoft beats Sony to China launch

Monday, September 29th 2014, 11:40

Microsoft launches the Xbox One in China to become the first major console maker to enter a potentially lucrative market.
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HK protests: Inside Xi Jinping's head

Sunday, September 28th 2014, 15:16
related places: Beijing

Carrie Gracie on what Beijing may be thinking about HK protests
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Nadal to make comeback next week

Saturday, September 27th 2014, 12:04

Rafael Nadal returns to action in next week's China Open having been ruled out by a wrist injury since Wimbledon.
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New wave of Chinese art hits UK

Friday, September 26th 2014, 22:23
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The new wave of artists offering a fresh view of China
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Ai Weiwei creates Blenheim art show

Friday, September 26th 2014, 16:22
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK's biggest exhibition of works by Chinese artist and dissident Ai Weiwei has been put together at Blenheim Palace with the help of 3D technology.
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Murray through to last four in China

Friday, September 26th 2014, 14:34
related countries: Slovakia Slovakia

Britain's Andy Murray defeats Slovakia's Lukas Lacko 6-3 7-5 to reach the Shenzhen Open semi-finals in China.
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Children crushed in China stampede

Friday, September 26th 2014, 14:07

A stampede at a primary school kills six children and injures many more, state media reports.
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VIDEO: Why 50 people died in China clashes

Friday, September 26th 2014, 10:07
related places: Xinjiang

Fifty people died in violence on Sunday in Xinjiang, Chinese state media said, in what police called a "serious terrorist attack".
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Four killed in China school stabbing

Friday, September 26th 2014, 6:24

A man with a knife kills four school children in China's southern Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, state media report.
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India and China 'to withdraw troops'

Friday, September 26th 2014, 4:38
related countries: India India

India and China agree to pull back troops after a two-week stand-off near the de facto border, India's foreign minister says.
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'Fifty dead' in Xinjiang violence

Friday, September 26th 2014, 2:31
related places: Xinjiang

Chinese state media say 50 people are now known to have died in violence in Xinjiang on Sunday, in what police called a "serious terrorist attack".
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China uncovers $10bn fake trades

Friday, September 26th 2014, 1:27

China uncovers $10bn worth of fake trades among companies as part of a nationwide crackdown.
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VIDEO: More Hong Kong protests planned

Thursday, September 25th 2014, 11:38
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong
related places: Beijing

The Occupy Central movement is planning more protests in Hong Kong over Beijing's restriction of democratic elections.
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VIDEO: Modern architecture photography on show

Thursday, September 25th 2014, 5:30
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, Venezuela Venezuela
related places: London, New York

The "Constructing Worlds" exhibition opening at London's Barbican Centre features powerful photographs of modern architecture, from the first skyscrapers in New York to the tower blocks of Venezuela, to modern construction around China's Three Gorges
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Old versus young on China's buses

Wednesday, September 24th 2014, 19:30

The old man who stopped a bus because he wasn't offered a seat
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Top China official in bribery trial

Wednesday, September 24th 2014, 9:53

Liu Tienan, a former top economic official, is on trial for accepting millions of dollars in bribes, Chinese officials say.
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HK protests muddle China's politics

Wednesday, September 24th 2014, 9:08
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Hong Kong protests muddle China's political lines
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US condemns China scholar sentence

Wednesday, September 24th 2014, 3:33
related countries: United States United States

US Secretary of State John Kerry says he is "deeply disturbed" after China jailed well-known Uighur academic Ilham Tohti for life.
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VIDEO: China's Eco City looks for residents

Wednesday, September 24th 2014, 0:49

China's Eco City was built to house 350,000 residents but so far just 12,000 people live there.
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China noodle shop 'sold opium-laced noodles'

Tuesday, September 23rd 2014, 11:21

A Chinese noodle shop owner is accused of lacing his wares with poppy-seed to entice more customers.
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Jack Ma heads China rich list

Tuesday, September 23rd 2014, 10:37

Alibaba founder Jack Ma is China's richest person following his company's record listing, according to a wealth survey by the Hurun Report.
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China firm in Portuguese hospital bid

Tuesday, September 23rd 2014, 9:48
related countries: Portugal Portugal

China's biggest privately-held company Fosun joins a bidding war for Portuguese hospital operator Espirito Santo Saude.
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China jails Uighur academic for life

Tuesday, September 23rd 2014, 9:40

A Chinese court jails Uighur scholar Ilham Tohti for life for separatism, his lawyer says, in a verdict a rights group calls "deplorable".
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Asia Market Report

Tuesday, September 23rd 2014, 5:36

Asian markets reversed earlier losses, after better-than-expected China manufacturing activity data, according to a private survey.
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Fireworks blast at China factory

Tuesday, September 23rd 2014, 5:26

An explosion at a fireworks factory in China has killed at least 12 people and injured 33 others, local government officials say.
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China exporting 'tools of torture'

Tuesday, September 23rd 2014, 5:06

A growing number of Chinese companies are exporting "tools of torture" such as electric shock batons and spiked metal batons, Amnesty says.
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Alibaba 'breaks share sale record'

Monday, September 22nd 2014, 15:39
related countries: United States United States

Chinese internet giant Alibaba has raised $25bn in its share flotation, according to US media, making it the largest initial public offering in history.
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Thousands of HK students at boycott

Monday, September 22nd 2014, 13:09
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Hong Kong students begin a week-long boycott of classes to protest against China's stance on electoral reform in the territory.
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Shoe firm boss denies taking money

Monday, September 22nd 2014, 7:51

The chief executive of Chinese footwear firm Ultrasonic has spoken to Chinese media and denied running off with the firm's cash.
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'Deadly blasts' in China's Xinjiang

Monday, September 22nd 2014, 3:09
related places: Xinjiang

Two people are killed and others injured in a series of blasts in Luntai county in China's restive Xinjiang region, Chinese media say.
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China overtakes EU on 'per head' CO2

Sunday, September 21st 2014, 17:42

New research shows China's rising emissions per head of population have overtaken the EU while the global total reaches a new high.
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VIDEO: Base jumpers leap from 370m bridge

Saturday, September 20th 2014, 15:39
related places: Anshun, Guizhou

Base jumpers from around the world have been competing in Anshun city in China's Guizhou province.
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Alibaba shares surge on NY debut

Friday, September 19th 2014, 20:31

Alibaba's shares closed significantly above their initial price on the New York Stock Exchange on Friday, a sign of the excitement surrounding the Chinese internet giant.
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GSK fined $490m by China for bribery

Friday, September 19th 2014, 10:28

China fines UK pharmaceuticals firm GlaxoSmithKline $490m (£297m) for bribery and its former head of Chinese operations is given a suspended jail sentence.
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China tennis star Li Na retires

Friday, September 19th 2014, 8:41

China's sporting hero Li Na announces her retirement from tennis at the age of 32, citing injury problems.
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Double Grand Slam winner Li retires

Friday, September 19th 2014, 5:49

China's two-time Grand Slam winner Li Na announces her retirement from tennis because of "chronic injuries".
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Alibaba sets share price at $68

Friday, September 19th 2014, 0:52
related countries: United States United States

Chinese online giant Alibaba prices its shares $68 ahead of the start of trading on Friday, making it one of the biggest stock market listings ever.
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India and China sign landmark deals

Thursday, September 18th 2014, 15:59
related countries: India India
related places: Delhi

India and China sign 12 agreements, one of which will see China investing $20bn in India's infrastructure over five years.
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Alibaba set to announce share price

Thursday, September 18th 2014, 10:34

Chinese online giant Alibaba is expected to set the price of its shares later in what could be a record-breaking initial public offering in New York.
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Spy claims over absent China envoy

Thursday, September 18th 2014, 9:33
related countries: Iceland Iceland, Japan Japan

A Chinese newspaper calls for clarification about China's envoy to Iceland, who has gone missing amid rumours he was a Japanese spy.
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China trial for Uighur academic

Wednesday, September 17th 2014, 12:43
related places: Xinjiang

Prominent Uighur academic Ilham Tohti goes on trial for separatism in China's far western region of Xinjiang.
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China 'injects $81bn' into top banks

Wednesday, September 17th 2014, 6:17

China's central bank is said to be injecting 500bn yuan ($81bn; £50bn) into the five biggest state-owned banks to counter slowing growth.
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Bosses and cash vanish at shoe firm

Tuesday, September 16th 2014, 15:45

Chinese footwear firm Ultrasonic has announced the disappearance of its chief executive and chief operating officer, along with most of its cash.
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Alibaba raises price of share sale

Monday, September 15th 2014, 22:48

Chinese online giant Alibaba increases the price range of its initial public offering, meaning it could raise more than $25bn when it lists in New York.
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Chinese writer Tie Liu detained

Monday, September 15th 2014, 11:23

Chinese police detain writer Huang Zerong, also known as Tie Liu, allegedly for writing articles critical of a senior official.
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Ancient China fish 'nearly extinct'

Monday, September 15th 2014, 6:28

The Chinese sturgeon, thought to have existed for more than 140 million years, is now on the brink of extinction, say local media.
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What exactly is Alibaba?

Sunday, September 14th 2014, 19:01

Getting the lowdown on China's internet giant
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The changing face of Chinese adverts

Saturday, September 13th 2014, 23:48

Foreign actors chart evolution of Chinese ads
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Beijing stages first Formula E race

Saturday, September 13th 2014, 14:45
related countries: Botswana Botswana
related places: Beijing

A Brazilian driver wins the first Formula E, a new electric motor racing championship backed by some of the sport's biggest brands, in Beijing.
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Di Grassi wins first Formula E race

Saturday, September 13th 2014, 11:51
related places: Beijing

Lucas Di Grassi wins the first Formula E race after a spectacular crash on the last corner.
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VIDEO: Alibaba makes waves in California

Friday, September 12th 2014, 22:28
related countries: United States United States
related places: California, Wall Street

Internet retailer Alibaba may have floated on the US stock market, but the China-based company is making waves in Silicon Valley as well as in Wall Street.
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Bard to be translated into Mandarin

Friday, September 12th 2014, 15:35
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK government is donating £1.5m for the first translation of all William Shakespeare's works into Mandarin for audiences in China.
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VIDEO: Formula E ready to race

Friday, September 12th 2014, 15:17

Formula E is backed by some of the biggest names in the industry and on Saturday Beijing will hold the inaugural race of the season.
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China activist lawyers boycott trial

Friday, September 12th 2014, 13:25

A court in China postponed the trial of prominent human rights activist Yang Maodong after he instructed his lawyers to boycott proceedings.
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Death penalties for Kunming attack

Friday, September 12th 2014, 9:22
related places: Kunming

Three people have been sentenced to death for a deadly mass knife attack in Kunming, with a fourth jailed for life, Chinese state TV says.
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China's inflation below target

Thursday, September 11th 2014, 4:49

China's consumer inflation rate rises 2% in August from a year earlier, below the government's target of 3.5% and marking a four-month low.
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The row over a bus seat in China

Wednesday, September 10th 2014, 13:22

A young man who refused to give up his seat was attacked by elderly passengers.
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China defends land reclamation move

Wednesday, September 10th 2014, 10:49

China says its land reclamation work in the South China Sea is "totally justifiable" as it has "sovereignty" over the area.
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China investment at 'record high'

Wednesday, September 10th 2014, 3:46
related places: Xinhua

China is world's third largest investor for the second year in 2013, according to state news agency Xinhua, as its outbound investment reaches a record high.
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