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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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Body found in Chinese switched-off lift

Sunday, March 6th 2016, 9:43

A woman's body is found inside a lift in China a month after it was improperly switched off, a regional government statement says.
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The rising cost of a Chinese bride price

Sunday, March 6th 2016, 0:17

Why men are paying more to get married in modern China
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China PM predicts 'battle' for growth

Saturday, March 5th 2016, 5:48

China's National People's Congress sets the country's growth target for 2016 in a range of 6.5%-7%, signalling that the economy will slow further.
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Is China just playing fantasy football?

Saturday, March 5th 2016, 0:05

Or is China on the path to global domination?
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VIDEO: 'I woke up to my husband's fist'

Wednesday, March 2nd 2016, 22:24

New China law bans domestic violence against women
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VIDEO: The town that handles N Korea's trade

Wednesday, March 2nd 2016, 6:56
related places: Dandong

John Sudworth visits China's Dandong customs zone which handles much of N Korea's trade, ahead of a UN vote on tougher sanctions against N Korea.
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Moody's cuts China outlook to negative

Wednesday, March 2nd 2016, 2:09
related countries: United States United States
related places: Moody

US ratings agency Moody's cuts its outlook for China from "stable" to "negative".
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'Hairy Nose' tackles Chinese pollution

Tuesday, March 1st 2016, 8:14

A campaign group hopes its bizarre video of "hairy nose" will encourage Chinese people to tackle pollution "before it changes you".
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Missing booksellers paraded on China TV

Monday, February 29th 2016, 11:24
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Four of the five missing Hong Kong booksellers appear on Chinese TV, saying they have been detained for "illegal book trading" in the mainland.
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Xi critic's internet account blocked

Sunday, February 28th 2016, 14:41

China shuts down the microblog accounts of outspoken former property tycoon Ren Zhiqiang after he criticised President Xi Jinping.
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US condemns China lawyer 'confession'

Saturday, February 27th 2016, 5:45
related countries: United States United States

The US says a purported confession from a prominent Chinese lawyer on state television runs counter to the rule of law.
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China's high-speed sexual revolution

Saturday, February 27th 2016, 0:15

China's high-speed sexual revolution
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Chinese pastor jailed for corruption

Friday, February 26th 2016, 20:09

A Christian pastor in China who refused to remove a cross from his church's roof has been jailed for 14 years for corruption and incitement, reports say.
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Baidu apps are 'leaking' personal data

Friday, February 26th 2016, 14:07
related places: Baidu, Data

Data about millions of Chinese people is being leaked by apps that use code written by the net giant Baidu, say researchers.
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Tougher N Korea sanctions plan revealed

Friday, February 26th 2016, 1:59
related countries: North Korea North Korea, United States United States

The US, supported by China, submits a draft resolution to the UN Security Council aimed at imposing tougher sanctions on North Korea.
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VIDEO: The 'billionaire capital' of the world

Thursday, February 25th 2016, 21:52
related places: Beijing

Beijing has overtaken New York as the city with the highest number of billionaires for the first time, a report says.
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Beijing is new 'billionaire capital'

Thursday, February 25th 2016, 12:07
related places: Beijing, Hurun

The Chinese capital overtakes New York as the city with the highest number of billionaires for the first time, according to a new report by China-based firm Hurun.
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HK outrage over Chinese subtitles

Wednesday, February 24th 2016, 9:21
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Hong Kong officials get more than 10,000 complaints in three days after a TV programme began subtitling output in the Chinese characters associated with mainland China.
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Married at 16: How a story of young love gripped China

Wednesday, February 24th 2016, 8:30

How a story of young love gripped China
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'Abducted' dog returned with apology

Wednesday, February 24th 2016, 5:42

A guide dog, whose apparent abduction sparked an outcry in China, is returned to its handler with an apology note, state media report.
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US-China 'progress' on N Korea sanctions

Wednesday, February 24th 2016, 0:30
related countries: North Korea North Korea, United States United States

The US and China say they have made progress on a draft UN resolution to harden sanctions on North Korea, after its rocket launch and nuclear test.
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A misty-eyed ode to China's leader from a deputy editor

Tuesday, February 23rd 2016, 2:33

An editor's stirring ode to China's leader
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Why does China have women-only mosques?

Tuesday, February 23rd 2016, 0:25

Why does China have women-only mosques?
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HSBC shares slide after earnings

Monday, February 22nd 2016, 12:08

Shares in HSBC fell nearly 3% following a surprise fourth quarter loss and predictions of a "bumpier" road ahead because of China's slowing economy.
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China sacks securities regulator

Saturday, February 20th 2016, 7:57

China replaces the head of its securities regulator as it tries to tackle major volatility in its stock markets.
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US 'militarising South China Sea'

Friday, February 19th 2016, 13:57
related countries: United States United States
related places: Beijing

China accuses the US of militarising the disputed South China Sea, days after Beijing is accused of placing missiles on a contested island.
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Uber 'losing $1bn in China every year'

Friday, February 19th 2016, 3:47
related countries: United States United States

US online car-hire service Uber is losing more than $1bn a year in China, as it struggles against "fierce" local competition, its CEO says.
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China teens jailed in US for beating

Thursday, February 18th 2016, 6:40
related countries: United States United States

Three Chinese students in the US are jailed for kidnap and assault in a case that sparked discussion in China about "parachute kids".
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How Chinese-Indians paid the price for 1962 war

Thursday, February 18th 2016, 0:35

How Chinese-Indians paid the price for 1962 war
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US concern at China missile reports

Wednesday, February 17th 2016, 22:07
related countries: United States United States
related places: Washington

US Secretary of State John Kerry says Washington is seriously concerned about increased Chinese militarisation of the contested South China Sea.
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China 'has missiles on disputed island'

Wednesday, February 17th 2016, 16:22

Taiwan says China has deployed surface-to-air missiles on a disputed island in the South China Sea, but Beijing says it is an invention of the media.
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What next for China's property market?

Tuesday, February 16th 2016, 22:07

How the world's biggest property developer sees the market
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China to relocate 10,000 for telescope

Tuesday, February 16th 2016, 12:54

China is preparing to relocate nearly 10,000 people to make way for the world's largest radio telescope.
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Bangkok blast suspects plead not guilty

Tuesday, February 16th 2016, 8:56
related countries: Thailand Thailand
related places: Bangkok

Two ethnic Uighur Chinese plead as they make their first court appearance over the bombing of the Erawan shrine in Bangkok.
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China to protect 'left-behind' children

Monday, February 15th 2016, 21:02

Chinese government issues guidelines to help protect 61 million children in rural areas whose parents have moved to cities to work.
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Giant China slide sparks fear and jokes

Monday, February 15th 2016, 9:59
related places: Shanghai

A five-storey slide recently unveiled inside a Shanghai mall sparks fear, awe and satire on Chinese social media.
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China bank chief blames 'speculators'

Sunday, February 14th 2016, 12:52

Chinese central bank governor Zhou Xiaochuan accuses "speculative forces" of targeting the country's currency, the yuan.
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S Korea missile plan 'threatens China'

Friday, February 12th 2016, 14:56
related countries: South Korea South Korea, United States United States
related places: North

China's foreign minister says a planned US missile defence system to protect South Korea from the North could also be used to target China.
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UK challenges China over HK bookseller

Friday, February 12th 2016, 8:32
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK says a British bookseller who disappeared in Hong Kong was likely "involuntarily removed" to China, calling it a "serious breach" of protocol.
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#StationManKneelstoParents: The kowtow of one Chinese son

Friday, February 12th 2016, 0:55

Is kowtowing to parents going too far?
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VIDEO: What to expect from Year of Monkey

Monday, February 8th 2016, 15:41

Monday 8 February 2016 marks the start of the Year of the Monkey in the Chinese calendar.
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Lunar New Year in pictures

Monday, February 8th 2016, 5:01

Marking Lunar New Year and welcoming in the year of the monkey
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VIDEO: Cartoon smartphone lessons for parents

Monday, February 8th 2016, 1:48

One Chinese artist has found a novel way to help his parents get up to speed with apps and help them stay in touch.
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China's currency reserves plunge

Sunday, February 7th 2016, 10:53

China's efforts to prop up its currency result in a $99.5bn plunge in its foreign currency reserves in January.
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