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Mango boycott

Wednesday, July 13th 2016, 10:25
related countries: Philippines Philippines

Jokes, frustrations and a call for a boycott of Philippine mangoes trend on Chinese social media after the South China Sea ruling.
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South China Sea: China 'has right to set up air defence zone'

Wednesday, July 13th 2016, 6:27

China says it has the right to set up an air defence zone in the South China Sea, its latest response to a ruling on its territorial claims.
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South China Sea: Tribunal backs case against China brought by Philippines

Tuesday, July 12th 2016, 14:33
related countries: Philippines Philippines

An international tribunal rules against Chinese claims to rights in the South China Sea, backing a case brought by the Philippines.
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South China Sea: Philippines and Beijing await court ruling

Tuesday, July 12th 2016, 7:14

An international tribunal is set to give a long-awaited ruling, with implications for China's controversial claims in the disputed South China Sea.
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Street portraits

Saturday, July 9th 2016, 23:52

Huang Qingjun spent nearly a decade travelling to remote parts of China to persuade people to be photographed with all their possessions. Now he has done the same for homeless people in California.
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Force of words

Friday, July 8th 2016, 23:05

With the result of a UN tribunal over territorial claims in the South China Sea imminent, Chinese ambassadors have been on a charm offensive in foreign media
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China floods: Inside a housing estate submerged by water

Thursday, July 7th 2016, 11:17
related places: Hubei, Xinzhou

The BBC's Robin Brant reports from Xinzhou, Hubei, in China - where flooding has cut off a whole housing estate.
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China steps up flood rescue in Wuhan

Thursday, July 7th 2016, 4:15
related places: Wuhan

Flood relief and rescue efforts are being stepped up in the Chinese city of Wuhan, as the country's premier warns of further downpours.
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Drone footage of China floods devastation

Wednesday, July 6th 2016, 15:37
related places: Nanling

Drone footage from Nanling, Anhui Province in China, shows the extent of flooding there.
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China flooding: Wuhan on red alert for further rain

Wednesday, July 6th 2016, 13:55
related places: Wuhan

The Chinese city of Wuhan is on red alert for more heavy rainfall, after torrential downpours overnight left parts of the city submerged.
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Berlusconi: AC Milan sold to Chinese consortium

Wednesday, July 6th 2016, 0:31
related countries: Italy Italy

Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi says he has sold football club AC Milan to a Chinese consortium.
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Hopes rise for pigs trapped by floods

Tuesday, July 5th 2016, 9:36

Photographs of two farmers bidding an emotional farewell to 6,000 pigs who they feared would drown in severe Chinese floods may have helped secure their rescue.
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'Where is my husband?'

Monday, July 4th 2016, 14:45
related places: Beijing

China has detained hundreds of human rights lawyers in the past year. Now, the wives of some of the lawyers have taken their protest to Beijing, demanding the right to see their husbands.
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China students given ice to beat heat

Monday, July 4th 2016, 12:27

University in southern China buys 28 tonnes of ice in the absence of air conditioning.
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Flooding kills more than 180 people in central and southern China

Monday, July 4th 2016, 10:51

More than 180 people are killed in flooding along the Yangtze River, following torrential rain in central and southern China.
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Ling Jihua: China jails top Hu Jintao aide for corruption

Monday, July 4th 2016, 10:15

An ex-aide to retired Chinese President Hu Jintao is jailed for life for corruption, illegally obtaining state secrets and abuse of power.
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China fits final piece on world's largest radio telescope

Monday, July 4th 2016, 8:16

China has fitted the final piece on what is set to be the world's largest radio telescope, the size of 30 football fields and worth $180m (£135m).
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China incinerator plans lead thousands to protest

Sunday, July 3rd 2016, 14:03

Thousands of people in southern China turn out in an unusually large protest against plans for a new incinerator, leading riot police to be deployed.
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Taiwan mistakenly fires supersonic missile killing one

Friday, July 1st 2016, 14:35
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

A patrol boat at Taiwan's naval base accidentally fires a missile in the direction of China during an inspection, killing a local fisherman, the navy says.
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Party propaganda rap aims to 'tell foreigners truth' about China

Thursday, June 30th 2016, 11:05

A rap video posted by China's Communist Youth League, shared more than 40,000 times, aims to change foreign impressions of China.
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Chinese anger over 'sex degrades girls' textbook comment

Tuesday, June 28th 2016, 5:44

A sex education textbook issued to students in China describing girls who have premarital sex as "cheap" causes online anger.
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Chinese anger at Lady Gaga-Dalai Lama meeting

Monday, June 27th 2016, 13:56

Chinese fans are reacting with outrage to Lady Gaga's meeting with the Dalai Lama over the weekend.
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Jitters surface

Monday, June 27th 2016, 12:09
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Tianjin

Chinese business and political leaders at the World Economic Forum gathering in Tianjin are putting a brave face on the uncertainty caused by Britain's vote to leave the EU.
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Schezwan dosa anyone?

Sunday, June 26th 2016, 23:24

Food writer Samar Halarnkar explains what Indians have done to Chinese and other cuisines of the world.
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First voyage through expanded Panama canal

Sunday, June 26th 2016, 23:13
related countries: Panama Panama

A Chinese container ship has become the first vessel to sail into the newly expanded Panama Canal.
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Brexit: Asian powers warnings over global stability

Sunday, June 26th 2016, 18:18
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Some of Asia's biggest economies have expressed concerns over the world's economic stability as a result of Britain's decision to leave the EU.
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Earthy and eggy

Saturday, June 25th 2016, 23:44

From Beijing to San Francisco, brewers are trying to recreate the unique chemical conditions produced naturally beneath a small Midlands town.
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China launches new generation space rocket

Saturday, June 25th 2016, 14:49

China has launched its new generation Long March-7 carrier rocker into space, transporting cargo for the country's planned space station.
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View from BBC drone reveals China tornado damage

Friday, June 24th 2016, 13:05

BBC drone footage shows the devastation in Jiangsu province, eastern China, following a tornado and hailstorm in which at least 98 people died.
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China weather: Tornado and hail kill scores in Jiangsu

Friday, June 24th 2016, 11:23

A tornado and hailstorm kill at least 98 people and injure nearly 800 in the east Chinese province of Jiangsu, says state media.
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Disney sues over Chinese cartoon 'strikingly similar' to Cars hit

Thursday, June 23rd 2016, 15:00
related countries: United States United States

A week after Shanghai Disney opened its doors, the US entertainment giant is suing over a Chinese cartoon it says shares striking similarities with its Cars hit.
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Chinese authorities to tear up 'toxic' school running tracks

Thursday, June 23rd 2016, 7:34

China's Ministry of Education says it will tear up any school running tracks found to contain hazardous materials blamed for making students ill.
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Indonesia president visits islands in disputed waters

Thursday, June 23rd 2016, 7:08
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

Indonesia's President Joko Widodo visits the remote Natuna Islands in the South China Sea, as maritime rights dispute with China.
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First bid for McDonald's China franchises confirmed

Thursday, June 23rd 2016, 7:00
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong, United States United States
related places: McDonald

The first bid is confirmed for McDonald's China and Hong Kong restaurants, as the US fast food giant plans to franchise its business in the country.
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China's Communist Party members given quiz online

Thursday, June 23rd 2016, 5:49

Millions of members of the Chinese Communist Party are being asked to complete a 20 question quiz testing their knowledge of party doctrine.
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The language of watermelon tapping

Thursday, June 23rd 2016, 0:40
related countries: Italy Italy

An Italian supermarket causes a social media storm in China by urging customers not to knock watermelons to test their ripeness.
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Death of a dove

Wednesday, June 22nd 2016, 21:00

The sudden death of influential foreign policy "dove" Wu Jianmin sparks a rare moment of reflection in China on its foreign policy challenges, the BBC's Vincent Ni explains.
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Children rescued from China flood and mudslide

Wednesday, June 22nd 2016, 16:57
related places: Zhaotong

Buildings have been damaged and people evacuated following a flood and mudslide in Zhaotong, southwest China.
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Wukan, China: Village rebellion after chief 'confession'

Tuesday, June 21st 2016, 17:41
related places: Wukan

The Chinese village of Wukan is in open rebellion, demanding that their local Communist Party chief is released from detention.
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Wukan, China: Villagers rally behind chief after 'confession'

Tuesday, June 21st 2016, 16:11
related places: Wukan

Supporters of a village chief who led protests against land grabs demand his release after he appears on TV saying he accepted bribes.
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Chinese bank employees spanked for poor performance

Tuesday, June 21st 2016, 13:27

A video showing staff at a Chinese bank being spanked during a training session has sparked outrage.
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Video shows China bank employees being spanked

Tuesday, June 21st 2016, 9:59

A video showing staff at a Chinese bank being publicly spanked for poor performance during a training session attracts outrage online.
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Dog meat festival

Tuesday, June 21st 2016, 6:58
related places: Yulin

The southern Chinese city of Yulin begins a 10-day dog meat festival, which will see about 10,000 animals killed and eaten, amid widespread opposition.
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South China Sea: Chinese tours of disputed waters

Tuesday, June 21st 2016, 0:39
related countries: Paracel Islands Paracel Islands

Some 10,000 Chinese citizens have visited the disputed Paracel Islands in the South China Sea. The BBC joined one of the tours.
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Walmart announces Chinese partnership with JD.com

Monday, June 20th 2016, 18:53

Walmart announces a partnership with the Chinese e-commerce firm JD.com to help revive the struggling website Yihaodian.
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Indonesian navy fires on Chinese fishing boat in disputed waters

Monday, June 20th 2016, 3:09
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

China says one person was injured when the Indonesian navy fired on a Chinese fishing boat, in the latest South China Sea confrontation.
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Is ancient South China Sea 'evidence'?

Sunday, June 19th 2016, 22:26

The BBC's John Sudworth tries to trace a book that Chinese media claim is "proof" of the country's claim to sovereignty over the South China Sea.
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Maritime claims

Sunday, June 19th 2016, 22:25

The maritime militias, missing history books, and package holiday tourists being used to bolster China's South China Sea claims.
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Missing HK bookseller considered suicide 'many times' in China

Sunday, June 19th 2016, 11:04

Bookseller Lam Wing Kee tells the BBC he considered taking his own life "many times" after being abducted and imprisoned in China.
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Hong Kong bookseller Lam Wing Kee defiant

Sunday, June 19th 2016, 8:16
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Lam Wing Kee, 61, a Hong Kong bookseller who was imprisoned in China, has told the BBC he considered taking his own life while in custody.
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'No further questions'

Saturday, June 18th 2016, 0:00
related places: Beijing

Many foreign correspondents in China believe that major Western leaders are providing an increasingly bad example when it comes to speaking about their dealings with Beijing.
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China rights lawyer Xia Lin put on trial

Friday, June 17th 2016, 17:46

A prominent Chinese civil rights lawyer has been put on trial for fraud, with journalists and supporters barred from entering the courtroom, the BBC's Stephen McDonell reports.
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China rules against Apple over iPhone patent claim

Friday, June 17th 2016, 14:51
related places: Beijing

Beijing's Intellectual Property Office has ruled against Apple in a patent dispute brought by a Chinese handset maker.
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HK missing bookseller was on 'toothbrush suicide watch'

Friday, June 17th 2016, 8:41
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

A news conference by a recently released Hong Kong bookseller Lam Wing-kee had some intriguing revelations about his eight months in Chinese detention.
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Sleepless nights

Thursday, June 16th 2016, 23:48
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

China's growing economic relationship with Britain means it will be watching the EU referendum result closely, as Celia Hatton reports.
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Hong Kong bookseller: China TV confession was 'forced'

Thursday, June 16th 2016, 16:46
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

One of five Hong Kong booksellers who disappeared last year says he was forced by Chinese agents into a confession of "illegal trading".
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Hong Kong bookseller says China TV confession 'forced'

Thursday, June 16th 2016, 16:43
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

One of five Hong Kong booksellers who disappeared last year says a confession he made for "illegal trading" was forced.
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Inside Disney's new Shanghai resort

Thursday, June 16th 2016, 16:02
related places: Shanghai

Disney is preparing to open its first park in Shanghai, but has the park been changed for China?
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China cancels Taiwan choir invitation over anthem singing

Thursday, June 16th 2016, 12:45
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

China cancels an invitation to a Taiwanese children's choir after they sang the national anthem at the inauguration of the island's president.
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Chinese lesbian sues ministry over gay 'disorder' textbook

Thursday, June 16th 2016, 6:38
related places: Beijing

A Beijing court accepts a student's case against the ministry of education over textbooks that describe homosexuality as a "psychological disorder", Chinese media say.
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Biggest step

Thursday, June 16th 2016, 1:39
related countries: United States United States
related places: Disney

Disney's latest park, in China, is the corporation's most unusual. Will its distinctly American charms capture the Chinese market?
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Obama tells Dalai Lama to speak to China

Wednesday, June 15th 2016, 19:47
related countries: United States United States
related places: White House

US President Barack Obama will meet the Dalai Lama at the White House despite Chinese objections.
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Fakes often better quality - Alibaba founder

Wednesday, June 15th 2016, 7:01

The founder of Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba says fake products are often better quality than originals, complicating anti-counterfeit efforts.
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US charges Chinese ex-IBM worker with espionage

Wednesday, June 15th 2016, 4:21
related countries: United States United States

US authorities charge Chinese national Xu Jiaqiang, a former IBM employee, with espionage for allegedly stealing source code.
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Dissident's daughter

Tuesday, June 14th 2016, 21:04

The daughter of dissident Chinese human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng, talks to the BBC's Juliana Liu about her father's new memoir.
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Shanghai Pudong airport explosion wounds four

Sunday, June 12th 2016, 15:41
related places: Shanghai

A man sets off a homemade bomb at Shanghai international airport, injuring four people before stabbing his own neck, Chinese officials say.
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Las Vegas racing

Saturday, June 11th 2016, 0:41

Plans for a Grand Prix in Las Vegas hit top gear as organisers reveal that a Chinese conglomerate has agreed to commit the £100m needed for the race to get the green light.
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China dog meat row: Millions back petition against Yulin festival

Friday, June 10th 2016, 15:47
related places: Yulin

Animal rights campaigners in China submit a petition with 11 million signatures calling for an end to an annual dog eating festival in the south-west.
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China: Snake slaughter after kindness ritual goes wrong

Friday, June 10th 2016, 12:22

A Chinese woman frees hundreds of snakes to improve her karma, but local villagers are outraged
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Beijing to probe running tracks after reports children suffered nosebleeds

Friday, June 10th 2016, 2:02
related places: Beijing

Beijing authorities are investigating claims that school children suffered nose bleeds and allergies after exercising on a track in a primary school, the latest in a spate of similar cases.
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Japan in protest over Chinese ship

Thursday, June 9th 2016, 4:09
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Tokyo

Japan lodges a protest with the Chinese ambassador in Tokyo after a Chinese ship sailed close to contested islands in the East China Sea.
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Japan protests to China over ship in disputed waters

Thursday, June 9th 2016, 4:09
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Tokyo

Japan lodges a protest with the Chinese ambassador in Tokyo after a Chinese ship sailed close to contested islands in the East China Sea.
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Bomb threat forces EgyptAir jet to land

Wednesday, June 8th 2016, 9:35
related countries: Egypt Egypt, Uzbekistan Uzbekistan
related places: Beijing, Cairo

An EgyptAir jet forced to land in Uzbekistan due to a hoax bomb threat is cleared to resume its journey from Cairo to Beijing, Egyptian officials say.
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China seeks DNA for Xinjiang passports

Tuesday, June 7th 2016, 18:30
related places: Xinjiang

Police in China's north-western border region ask some residents to provide DNA samples and other biological data when applying for travel documents.
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The Chinese lawyer who had his clothes ripped off in court

Tuesday, June 7th 2016, 9:52

The Chinese lawyer who had his clothes ripped off in court
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China moves up 'power women' list

Monday, June 6th 2016, 15:36
related countries: United States United States
related places: Forbes

More Chinese women than ever have been featured on Forbes magazine's 'Most Powerful Women' list, though the US dominates.
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Lancome HK faces online backlash in China

Monday, June 6th 2016, 10:25
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Cosmetics giant Lancome cancels a promotional concert in Hong Kong after an online backlash in mainland China over an artist apparently set to perform.
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US warns China on steel production

Monday, June 6th 2016, 8:39
related countries: United States United States

US Treasury Secretary Jack Lew says China's excess steel capacity is causing damage in global markets and will hurt its economy.
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VIDEO: Tornado tears through China township

Sunday, June 5th 2016, 17:52
related places: Hainan

At least one person has died after a tornado hit a township in south China's Hainan province on Sunday.
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'Rude' cartoon bear statue removed

Thursday, June 2nd 2016, 12:58

A cartoon bear statue is removed from outside China's securities regulator after complaints about its "middle finger" gesture.
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China stresses 'friendly' N Korea ties

Thursday, June 2nd 2016, 2:07
related countries: North Korea North Korea
related places: Pyongyang

China's President Xi Jinping stresses the importance of "friendly" ties with North Korea, during a rare visit from a senior Pyongyang official.
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Mitsubishi in deal with forced labourers

Wednesday, June 1st 2016, 11:19
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan's Mitsubishi Materials agrees a deal with Chinese groups seeking compensation for workers who were used as forced labourers during World War Two.
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What made a Chinese teen stow away to Dubai?

Wednesday, June 1st 2016, 8:07

The rumour that may have lured a Chinese stowaway
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Chinese stowaway found on Dubai flight

Tuesday, May 31st 2016, 20:48
related places: Shanghai

A Chinese teenager is found hiding in the cargo hold of an Emirates passenger jet that had flown from Shanghai to Dubai.
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China bans students tearing up textbooks

Monday, May 30th 2016, 6:26

A Chinese city bans high school students from tearing up textbooks or yelling in hallways to relieve exam pressure, state media said.
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VIDEO: 'Human arrow' leap over Great Wall of China

Monday, May 30th 2016, 2:04
related countries: United States United States

US wingsuit pilot Jeb Corliss successfully hits a target suspended over the Great Wall of China.
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VIDEO: Can you force people to care for the elderly?

Sunday, May 29th 2016, 23:13
related places: Shanghai

The Shanghai government thinks the tradition of caring for your elderly is fading in China and so the worst offenders could have their credit scores downgraded.
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China firm sorry over race-row advert

Sunday, May 29th 2016, 5:55

A Chinese firm apologises over a now notorious advert in which a black man is stuffed into a washing machine and emerges a light-skinned Asian.
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Chinese theme park 'to take on Disney'

Saturday, May 28th 2016, 15:30
related places: Nanchang

China's richest man opens a huge entertainment complex in the city of Nanchang to compete with Disney, which is launching its own theme park next month.
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Xiaomi Mi Drone poses price challenge

Wednesday, May 25th 2016, 17:48
related places: Xiaomi

China's Xiaomi announces its first drone, pricing it significantly lower than a comparable model by the market leader DJI.
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Anger over Tsai 'erratic and single' article

Wednesday, May 25th 2016, 6:34
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

An article on Chinese state media that said Taiwan's new leader Tsai Ing-wen has an "extremist style" because she is single prompts outrage online.
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VIDEO: Flooding causes Chinese building to collapse

Wednesday, May 25th 2016, 2:27
related places: Rongxian

A three-story building has collapsed after flooding in the Rongxian county of China's southern Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.
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New tests find Russian athletes positive

Tuesday, May 24th 2016, 22:34
related countries: Russia Russia

The Russian Olympic Committee says 14 of its athletes at the 2008 Beijing Olympics have tested positive for doping during re-tests of their samples.
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VIDEO: Inside infamous Moscow anti-doping lab

Tuesday, May 24th 2016, 22:34
related countries: Russia Russia

Dan Roan is granted rare behind-the-scenes access to the discredited Moscow laboratory at the centre of the Russian doping scandal.
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VIDEO: How a pig helped this man to see again

Tuesday, May 24th 2016, 8:55

Wu Pinggui talks to the BBC after having an operation to transplant a pig's cornea into his eye.
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VIDEO: Building the world's largest radio telescope

Monday, May 23rd 2016, 7:06

BBC science correspondent Rebecca Morelle travels to China to take a close up tour of the Five-hundred-metre Aperture Spherical Telescope - or Fast for short.
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VIDEO: Sinkhole swallows four cars in China

Sunday, May 22nd 2016, 8:38

Footage shows cars falling into a sinkhole in Ruijin City, Jiangxi Province, east China- and firefighters pull them out.
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