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

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VIDEO: Giant crane collapse in China

Wednesday, June 17th 2015, 15:27

A crane collapses in the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region of southern China after heavy rains hit the area.
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China deports UK investigator couple

Wednesday, June 17th 2015, 11:07
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British investigator and his wife who were jailed in China as part of the GSK corruption scandal have been deported back to the UK, their son says.
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Heavy metal art for Ai Weiwei show

Tuesday, June 16th 2015, 10:18

A monumental work by Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei will be the heaviest sculpture ever shown at the Royal Academy of Arts.
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China to 'complete' land reclamation

Tuesday, June 16th 2015, 5:28

China will complete a series of controversial land reclamation projects in the South China Sea "soon", the foreign ministry says.
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China ‘deserves credit’ for renewables

Monday, June 15th 2015, 21:03

China should be given more credit for its investment in clean electricity, the head of the International Energy Agency says.
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China's teenage spin doctors

Monday, June 15th 2015, 17:48

Chinese university places unusual job ad
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Snowden 'smeared by UK officials'

Monday, June 15th 2015, 16:04
related countries: Russia Russia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Claims that Russia and China have accessed documents stolen by whistleblower Edward Snowden are a "smear" by UK "cowards", a journalist says.
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China revises down Yangtze survivors

Monday, June 15th 2015, 9:17

Chinese authorities say only 12 people survived the Yangtze River cruise ship disaster, not 14 as originally thought.
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Ex PetroChina vice-chairman charged

Monday, June 15th 2015, 6:48

The former vice-chairman of China's biggest state-owned oil and gas producer, PetroChina, is being charged with corruption.
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UK spies 'moved over Snowden files'

Sunday, June 14th 2015, 17:18
related countries: Russia Russia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK intelligence agents have been moved because Russia and China have information from files stolen by whistleblower Edward Snowden, a newspaper claims.
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Hackers 'hit US military data'

Saturday, June 13th 2015, 1:33
related countries: United States United States

Hackers with suspected links to China appear to have accessed sensitive data on US intelligence and military personnel, officials say.
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The fall of Zhou Yongkang

Friday, June 12th 2015, 23:32

The fall of one of China's most powerful men
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China jails top leader for corruption

Thursday, June 11th 2015, 15:11

China's former security chief Zhou Yongkang is jailed for life, the most senior politician to face corruption charges under Communist rule.
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China children 'pesticide deaths'

Thursday, June 11th 2015, 12:04

Police are investigating the apparent pesticide poisoning of four abandoned siblings in rural south-west China.
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BP: Demand for energy 'slowing'

Wednesday, June 10th 2015, 15:12

The growth in global demand for energy sources like oil and gas has slowed to late-90s levels, largely due to China's refocusing on energy alternatives, a BP report suggests.
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Aung San Suu Kyi arrives in China

Wednesday, June 10th 2015, 10:26

Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar's opposition leader, arrives in China for the first time at a time of tension between the two countries.
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China shares down on MSCI delay

Wednesday, June 10th 2015, 9:31
related countries: United States United States
related places: Market

Mainland Chinese shares close lower on Wednesday after the US index provider MSCI held off including China-listed shares in a key benchmark index
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Alibaba boss in US charm offensive

Tuesday, June 9th 2015, 19:51
related countries: United States United States

The boss of the Chinese internet firm Alibaba, Jack Ma, tells the US "we need more American products for China".
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Chinese 'to release' UK investigator

Tuesday, June 9th 2015, 15:43
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British company investigator Peter Humphrey is to be released early from a Chinese jail, according to reports.
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High stakes in China's gaokao exam

Tuesday, June 9th 2015, 12:57

Stories from China's high-stakes examination
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Five dead in China 'mass shooting'

Tuesday, June 9th 2015, 7:23
related places: Hebei

Four people and a suspected gunman die and several are injured in a rare shooting in a village in China's Hebei province, state media report.
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Chinese armpit hair competition triggers online debate

Monday, June 8th 2015, 20:44

The competition that sparked an armpit hair debate in China
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DNA collected from China ship dead

Monday, June 8th 2015, 10:55

China completes the DNA collection needed to identify the 432 bodies recovered so far from the Yangtze boat disaster.
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China exports fall for a third month

Monday, June 8th 2015, 3:22

Exports in the world's second largest economy, China, fall for a third consecutive month in May, showing slowing demand.
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China sees greenhouse gas 'progress'

Sunday, June 7th 2015, 23:43
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

China's greenhouse gas emissions could start to decline within 10 years, says a London School of Economics report.
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VIDEO: China ship capsize victims mourned

Sunday, June 7th 2015, 16:50

Rescuers and relatives of those who died when a Chinese cruise ship capsized on the River Yangtze have gathered to mourn their loss.
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Ceremonies held for China ship dead

Sunday, June 7th 2015, 11:58

Mourning ceremonies are held to remember the hundreds of people who died in Monday's Yangtze cruise ship disaster.
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Canada Women 1-0 China Women

Sunday, June 7th 2015, 6:48
related countries: Canada Canada

Christine Sinclair scores a late penalty for hosts Canada as they beat China in the first game of the Women's World Cup.
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Hundreds more China ship dead found

Saturday, June 6th 2015, 7:16

The Chinese authorities put the death toll from the Yangtze River cruise ship disaster at 396 as emergency workers continue to search the vessel.
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US facing 'dedicated' hacking enemy

Friday, June 5th 2015, 18:34
related countries: United States United States

The US says it faces a "dedicated adversary" and an "ever evolving threat" to the nation's cyber security, after a major data breach.
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Relatives demand China ship answers

Friday, June 5th 2015, 17:35

Relatives of the 400 people missing, feared dead, after their ship capsized on China's Yangtze River express their anger at government officials.
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Suu Kyi to visit China next week

Friday, June 5th 2015, 15:06

Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar's opposition leader, will visit China for the first time next week at a time of tension between the two countries.
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VIDEO: View from Yangtze as recovery begins

Friday, June 5th 2015, 14:11

The Chinese authorities begin recovering the bodies of victims after successfully righting the capsized ship.
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VIDEO: China police block BBC filming at protest

Friday, June 5th 2015, 12:40

Relatives of missing passengers who were on board the Chinese cruise ship that sank on Monday stage a protest.
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China rights capsized Yangtze ship

Friday, June 5th 2015, 4:50

Chinese salvagers right cruise ship the Eastern Star, which capsized in the Yangtze River, but more than 300 people are still missing.
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VIDEO: Hong Kong holds Tiananmen memorial

Thursday, June 4th 2015, 23:28
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong
related places: Beijing

Commemorations are held in Hong Kong to mark 26 years since the pro-democracy demonstrations in Beijing's Tiananmen Square.
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VIDEO: Recovery work begins on China ship

Thursday, June 4th 2015, 23:18

John Sudworth is given access to see the recovery operation of the ship which capsized on China's Yangtze River.
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China rescuers find dozens of bodies

Thursday, June 4th 2015, 13:20

Rescuers pull dozens of bodies from a capsized cruise ship in China's Yangtze River, as authorities promise "no cover-up" over the disaster.
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Why did cruise ship capsize?

Thursday, June 4th 2015, 8:47

Why did Chinese cruise ship capsize in Yangtze?
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China boat relatives in angry protest

Thursday, June 4th 2015, 4:29

Relatives of some of the hundreds missing after a boat capsized on China's Yangtze River break through police cordons at the site as they protest against a lack of information.
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VIDEO: China ship relatives' 'anger rising'

Thursday, June 4th 2015, 3:08

Relatives of some of the nearly 400 people missing after a cruise ship capsized on China's Yangtze River have staged a protest near the sinking site.
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Hopes fade in Yangtze boat rescue

Wednesday, June 3rd 2015, 15:10

Divers spend the night searching a cruise ship which capsized in China's Yangtze River, but the death toll rises to 18 and hundreds are still missing.
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VIDEO: Forensic teams gather at Yangtze site

Wednesday, June 3rd 2015, 6:11

John Sudworth watches as the Chinese authorities prepare to recover bodies from a capsized boat on the Yangtze River.
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'Race against time' in China capsize

Tuesday, June 2nd 2015, 23:04

Chinese rescuers are in a "race against time" to find survivors among hundreds of people missing in a capsized cruise ship on the Yangtze River.
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Why do so many Chinese students choose US universities?

Tuesday, June 2nd 2015, 21:02
related countries: United States United States
related places: Why

Why do so many Chinese students choose US colleges?
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Hundreds missing as China ship sinks

Tuesday, June 2nd 2015, 16:11

Five people are dead and hundreds are missing after a cruise ship with more than 450 people, mostly elderly tourists, capsizes on China's Yangtze River.
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VIDEO: State TV shows rescue of woman

Tuesday, June 2nd 2015, 12:02
related places: Hubei

Footage has emerged showing the rescue of a woman after a cruise ship carrying more than 450 people capsized in a storm on the Yangtze River in China's southern Hubei province.
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Chinese dog-eating festival outrages foreigners

Monday, June 1st 2015, 20:12

International campaign targets Chinese festival
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China hospital ballot over Mers case

Monday, June 1st 2015, 18:34
related countries: North Korea North Korea

Nurses at a hospital in China reportedly draw lots to decide who should treat a South Korean patient with Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (Mers).
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Beijing bans smoking in public

Monday, June 1st 2015, 16:14
related places: Beijing

Smoking is now banned in restaurants, offices and on public transport in China's capital, Beijing, after existing rules are toughened up.
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KFC sues over 'eight-legged chicken'

Monday, June 1st 2015, 15:33

KFC is to sue three Chinese companies after they made claims about its food - including one saying its chickens have eight legs.
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Weather forces Solar Impulse landing

Monday, June 1st 2015, 10:25
related countries: Japan Japan

Poor weather forces solar-powered plane Solar Impulse to make unscheduled stop in Japan en route from China to Hawaii.
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US vows to play 'pivotal' Asia role

Monday, June 1st 2015, 9:10
related countries: United States United States
related places: Asia

US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter says the US will continue to play a "pivotal" role in Asia, amid fresh tensions over China's maritime claims.
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VIDEO: Beijing smokers on city's smoking ban

Sunday, May 31st 2015, 23:01
related places: Beijing

Martin Patience tests the mood among Beijing diners ahead of the city introducing a ban on smoking in public.
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Solar plane begins Pacific crossing

Saturday, May 30th 2015, 23:28
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

Swiss pilot Andre Borschberg begins his bid to cross the Pacific, from China to Hawaii, in the zero-fuel Solar Impulse aeroplane.
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VIDEO: Take-off for Solar Impulse 2

Saturday, May 30th 2015, 19:39

Solar Impulse, a plane powered entirely by the sun, takes off on the most difficult leg of its mission to fly a solar plane around the world from China to Hawaii.
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VIDEO: Splashdown for tightrope competitor

Saturday, May 30th 2015, 17:21

Tightrope walkers compete in China but not all competitors making the crossing smoothly.
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US demands China halt reclamations

Saturday, May 30th 2015, 7:59
related countries: United States United States

The US calls for an "immediate halt" to land reclamation in disputed areas of the South China Sea, saying China is "out of step" with international rules.
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India's economy surges by 7.5%

Friday, May 29th 2015, 13:58

India's economy grows 7.5% in the three months to March, above expectations and outpacing China's economic expansion.
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China on alert after first Mers case

Friday, May 29th 2015, 12:50

China is trying to track at least 193 people who may have come in contact with a man with Mers - the country's first confirmed case of the virus.
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Top fugitive set for China return

Friday, May 29th 2015, 11:46
related countries: United States United States

A former senior official described as China's most wanted fugitive, accused of embezzling more than $40m, is set to be extradited from the US.
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Imax to list China unit in Hong Kong

Friday, May 29th 2015, 6:41
related countries: Canada Canada, Hong Kong Hong Kong

Imax, the Canadian maker of widescreen cinema theatres, is planning an initial public offering (IPO) of its China unit in Hong Kong.
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China executes teacher for abuse

Friday, May 29th 2015, 5:34

China's top court says it has executed a primary school teacher found guilty of raping or sexually abusing 26 girls.
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US charges Chinese in testing scam

Thursday, May 28th 2015, 18:35
related countries: United States United States
related places: Justice

The US Department of Justice has charged 15 Chinese nationals with developing a scheme to have imposters take university entrance exams.
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Concern over Mers spread in S Korea

Thursday, May 28th 2015, 18:21
related countries: South Korea South Korea

Concern is growing in South Korea over the spread of the Mers virus after a man defied quarantine to travel to China.
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Burnt China care home 'poorly built'

Thursday, May 28th 2015, 10:31
related places: Henan

China says a Henan nursing home which caught fire killing 38 people was poorly constructed, and top-level prosecutors are investigating.
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Lenovo phone beams virtual keyboard

Thursday, May 28th 2015, 10:27

Chinese electronics giant Lenovo has unveiled a phone with a built-in laser projector that can be used to display a virtual keyboard or display.
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Johnson-Thompson 'ready' for Worlds

Thursday, May 28th 2015, 9:35
related places: Beijing

Heptathlete Katarina Johnson-Thompson says she would be disappointed not to win a World Championships medal in Beijing this year.
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VIDEO: China's new law-enforcement gadgets

Wednesday, May 27th 2015, 22:31

The BBC's John Sudworth reports from the annual Beijing Police Equipment Expo, an event showcasing the latest law-enforcement gadgetry at the disposal of China's ruling Communist Party.
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China arrests over stolen artefacts

Wednesday, May 27th 2015, 4:56

Chinese police take 175 people into custody and recover stolen artefacts worth more than 500m yuan ($80m; £52m), calling it the biggest operation of its kind.
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VIDEO: Man covered in bees sets record

Tuesday, May 26th 2015, 12:35

A man in China, Gao Bingguo, sets a new world record after coating his body with bees.
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China's yuan 'no longer undervalued'

Tuesday, May 26th 2015, 10:53

China's yuan has strengthened over the past year to its correct value, according to the International Monetary Fund.
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Chinese navy to focus on 'open seas'

Tuesday, May 26th 2015, 9:14

China announces its strategy to focus the navy beyond its borders into open water, in a military strategy document.
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China nursing home fire kills 38

Tuesday, May 26th 2015, 7:35
related places: Henan

A fire at a care home for elderly people in China's Henan province kills 38 people and leaves six injured, state media report.
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VIDEO: Fire in China care home kills 38

Tuesday, May 26th 2015, 5:58

A fire at a rest home in china has killed 38 people and injured 6 others, state media says.
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China officials forced on jail tour

Monday, May 25th 2015, 11:08

Authorities in eastern China sent local officials on enforced tours of a prison, as a warning against the temptations of corruption.
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China cuts taxes on range of imports

Monday, May 25th 2015, 7:45

China will cut import taxes on consumer goods by an average of more than 50%, in a bid to kick-start its economy.
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China's Amazon railway plan advances

Saturday, May 23rd 2015, 15:32
related countries: Peru Peru

A Chinese scheme to build a railway across South America, crossing the Amazon rain forest, moves a step closer as Peru agrees to study the plan.
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Mexico compensates China rail firm

Friday, May 22nd 2015, 5:00
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Mexico will compensate China Railway Construction Corporation (CRCC) $1.31m (£835,953) for cancelling a $3.75bn high-speed rail contract.
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HP sells China unit stake for $2.3bn

Friday, May 22nd 2015, 1:05
related countries: United States United States
related places: Hewlett

US tech giant Hewlett-Packard is selling a 51% stake in its Chinese server business for $2.3bn (£1.4bn) to Tsinghua Holdings.
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Jail for Beijing supercar crash pair

Thursday, May 21st 2015, 10:14
related places: Beijing

Two drivers are jailed after crashing a Lamborghini and Ferrari during a "Fast & Furious" style race through central Beijing.
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Chinese shares hit seven-year high

Thursday, May 21st 2015, 8:59

Mainland Chinese shares close at a seven-year high despite a survey indicating manufacturing activity in the country continued to decline in May.
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Revenues up 20% at China's Lenovo

Thursday, May 21st 2015, 7:17

China's Lenovo, the world's biggest personal computer maker, said its revenues rose 20% in the year to March, but profits grew by just 1%, missing expectations.
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VIDEO: Plucky crane survives tussle with tigers

Wednesday, May 20th 2015, 21:09

Zoo visitors in China were astonished to see a crane fight off attacks by tigers after it became trapped in their enclosure.
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China 'illegally fishing off W Africa'

Wednesday, May 20th 2015, 16:59

More than 70 Chinese vessels have been found fishing illegally off the coast of West Africa, a new Greenpeace study reports.
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Chinese 'Walter White' arrested

Wednesday, May 20th 2015, 16:02
related countries: United States United States

Police in China arrest a chemistry professor for his part in producing a psychoactive drug in a case that has been likened to US crime drama Breaking Bad.
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Weighing the threat of Chinese spies

Tuesday, May 19th 2015, 23:03

How big a threat are Chinese spies?
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China group 'stole US trade secrets'

Tuesday, May 19th 2015, 18:14
related countries: United States United States
related places: Beijing

The US charges six Chinese nationals with economic espionage, accusing them of stealing mobile phone technology to benefit Beijing.
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Man 'with 17 girlfriends' arrested

Tuesday, May 19th 2015, 14:24

A Chinese man who was caught cheating on 17 girlfriends at once is arrested for fraud.
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Gatlin 'kicked out' of Beijing meet

Tuesday, May 19th 2015, 12:04
related places: Beijing

Sprinter Justin Gatlin says organisers of the Beijing World Challenge did not want him to compete at the event.
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Gucci sues Alibaba over 'fake goods'

Monday, May 18th 2015, 11:47
related countries: France France

The French owner of Gucci and other luxury brands sues Chinese internet shopping giant Alibaba over the alleged sale of counterfeit goods.
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China's new home prices fall again

Monday, May 18th 2015, 8:10

The price of new homes in China fell for the eighth consecutive month in April, showing the property sector continues to be a major drag on the economy.
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