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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: news

Shares rebound at carmaker BYD

Monday, August 25th 2014, 8:44
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Shares in Chinese carmarker BYD bounce back after falling by more than 8% in Hong Kong, following worse-than-expected first half results.
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China mulls Hong Kong political fate

Monday, August 25th 2014, 5:02
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

China's top leaders meet this week for talks on the divisive issue of how Hong Kong picks its next leader, as democracy activists warn of protests.
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China executes Tiananmen attackers

Sunday, August 24th 2014, 8:46
related places: Beijing, Xinjiang

Three people convicted of an attack in Beijing's Tiananmen Square are among eight executed in the Chinese region of Xinjiang, state media say.
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VIDEO: China shuts down Beijing Film Festival

Sunday, August 24th 2014, 3:18

Chinese authorities shut down the 11th Beijing Independent Film Festival on its opening day.
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China film festival shut down

Saturday, August 23rd 2014, 14:58

The Chinese authorities shut down an independent film festival, which had suffered disruption in the past, on its opening day.
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US anger at China 'air interception'

Friday, August 22nd 2014, 23:05
related countries: United States United States

A Chinese fighter came perilously close to a US military patrol plane over international waters east of China's Hainan Island, the Pentagon says.
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Xi Jinping: The heir to Deng Xiaoping?

Friday, August 22nd 2014, 10:25

Looking back could help cement the legacy of China's leader
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Rare China death row acquittal

Friday, August 22nd 2014, 8:08

A man convicted of murdering two children is acquitted by China's highest court, in a rare move.
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Chinese cult murder trial opens

Thursday, August 21st 2014, 7:47
related places: Shandong, Yantai

The trial of a group of cult members in China who beat a woman to death at a McDonald's restaurant opens in Yantai in Shandong province.
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Amazon in Shanghai e-commerce pact

Thursday, August 21st 2014, 4:34
related countries: United States United States
related places: Shanghai, Amazon

US online retail giant Amazon steps up its presence in China with a strategic partnership with the Shanghai Free Trade Zone.
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Australian winemaker reports a loss

Thursday, August 21st 2014, 1:47
related countries: Aruba Aruba, United States United States

Australian winemaker Treasury Wine Estates has reported its first annual loss due to slower sales in China and oversupply in the US market.
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Explosion traps China coal miners

Wednesday, August 20th 2014, 7:36

Two workers have died and 25 others remain trapped underground after an explosion in a Chinese coal mine, state media reports.
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China fines 12 Japan car parts firms

Wednesday, August 20th 2014, 6:59
related countries: Japan Japan

China levies a record fine totalling 1.24bn yuan ($202m; £121m) on twelve Japanese car parts companies for price-fixing.
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VIDEO: China's elite target New York real estate

Tuesday, August 19th 2014, 15:54
related countries: United States United States
related places: New York

With Chinese households getting richer, a growing number of people are investing their cash in American real estate.
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Egypt urges US restraint in Ferguson

Tuesday, August 19th 2014, 14:53
related countries: Egypt Egypt, Iran Iran, United States United States
related places: Ferguson

The Egyptian foreign ministry has criticised the US police response to unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, following similar criticism from Iran and China.
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VIDEO: Jackie Chan son in drug arrest

Tuesday, August 19th 2014, 12:55

The son of Hollywood actor Jackie Chan is arrested on drug-related charges, Chinese state media say, amid an ongoing crackdown on drugs.
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VIDEO: Australia MP's verbal attack on China

Tuesday, August 19th 2014, 10:55
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australian MP Clive Palmer has been criticised after he launched an extraordinary attack on the Chinese government, live on national TV.
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VIDEO: War Horse gallops into China

Tuesday, August 19th 2014, 10:44
related places: Beijing

The War Horse is due to take to the stage in China next year. Carrie Gracie reports from Beijing where rehearsals are taking place.
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Jackie Chan son in drug arrest

Tuesday, August 19th 2014, 9:56

The son of Hollywood actor Jackie Chan is arrested on drug-related charges, Chinese state media say, amid an ongoing crackdown on drugs.
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VIDEO: Life on two wheels: Beijing and Cairo

Tuesday, August 19th 2014, 9:55
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Beijing, Cairo

The BBC looks at what it is like to be a cyclist in different parts of the world.
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China says Mercedes fixed prices

Monday, August 18th 2014, 11:18

Carmaker Mercedes-Benz is found guilty of manipulating the price of spare parts following an investigation by the authorities in China.
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Protecting fair skin with China's 'face-kini'

Monday, August 18th 2014, 2:45

From China's beaches to global high fashion?
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China children 'made to give blood'

Saturday, August 16th 2014, 15:41

Police in China have arrested seven people thought to be behind a scheme that forced schoolchildren to give blood, state media says.
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Passengers with HIV sue China airline

Friday, August 15th 2014, 13:07

Two passengers with HIV are suing budget Chinese carrier, Spring Airlines, for refusing to let them board a plane at Shenyang airport.
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Japan ministers in Yasukuni visit

Friday, August 15th 2014, 7:29
related countries: Japan Japan, South Korea South Korea
related places: Yasukuni

Two cabinet ministers visit the Yasukuni shrine to mark Japan's World War Two surrender, angering South Korea and China.
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Police ‘fire on Tibetan protesters’

Friday, August 15th 2014, 4:51

Ten people were injured when Chinese police opened fire on Tibetans protesting against the detention of a village leader, activist groups and news reports say.
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Jail 'destroyed' China rights lawyer

Thursday, August 14th 2014, 15:04

Leading Chinese dissident, Gao Zhisheng, has been left "destroyed" and "unintelligible" by three years in jail, according to his lawyer.
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The Chinese cult that kills 'demons'

Wednesday, August 13th 2014, 20:25

The cult behind the murder that shocked China
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China data raises doubts over growth

Wednesday, August 13th 2014, 7:22

China's latest industrial production and retail sales figures are higher in July from one year ago but the expansion is at a slower pace from the previous month.
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Alibaba sells off loan business

Wednesday, August 13th 2014, 1:18

China's biggest e-commerce firm Alibaba sells off its loan business ahead of a forthcoming share sale.
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Panda triplets unveiled in China

Tuesday, August 12th 2014, 9:37

A zoo in southern China unveils newborn panda triplets, thought to be the world's first known surviving trio.
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Death penalty for 'jealous husband'

Tuesday, August 12th 2014, 4:19

A man who killed six people over his wife's extra-marital affairs is sentenced to death in China's Yunnan province, state media say.
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Xinjiang man held over 'rumours'

Monday, August 11th 2014, 7:20
related places: Beijing, Xinjiang

Chinese authorities detain a man accused of spreading online rumours about recent violence in Xinjiang that Beijing says left 96 people dead.
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Tibet bus plunge kills tourists

Saturday, August 9th 2014, 21:53

A bus carrying Chinese tourists crashes into two other vehicles and plunges off a 10m cliff in Tibet, killing 44 people, state media say.
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China jails British GSK investigator

Friday, August 8th 2014, 16:33
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A UK businessman and his American wife are jailed for illegally obtaining Chinese citizens' personal data, at a high-profile trial in Shanghai.
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China trial for GSK investigator

Friday, August 8th 2014, 7:26
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British investigator who worked for allegation-hit GlaxoSmithKline is on trial in China for illegally trafficking personal data.
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China restricts instant message apps

Thursday, August 7th 2014, 17:23

Chinese users of instant messaging apps will have to register their real names, and seek approval before publishing political news, under new regulations.
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Top Chinese dissident released

Thursday, August 7th 2014, 12:38

One of China's most prominent dissidents, human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng, is freed from jail.
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US travel firm in $500m China move

Thursday, August 7th 2014, 4:39
related countries: United States United States

Priceline Group, owner of travel websites including Booking.com and Agoda, agrees to invest $500m in China's biggest online travel company Ctrip.
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Chinese workers evacuated from Libya

Thursday, August 7th 2014, 0:11
related countries: Libya Libya
related places: Tripoli

China evacuates almost 900 of its workers caught up in fighting in Libya, a Chinese official tells the BBC, leaving only a few dozen in Tripoli.
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Xinjiang city in Islamic dress ban

Wednesday, August 6th 2014, 9:08
related places: Xinjiang

A city in China's restive Xinjiang region has banned those in Islamic headscarves and those with beards from public transport, a state paper says.
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VIDEO: Uighur photographer's hopes for China

Wednesday, August 6th 2014, 1:35

Uighur photographer Kurbanjan Samat tells the BBC about his mission to bridge the gap between the Chinese and the Uighurs.
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AUDIO: Futurist: Moon mining 'is possible'

Tuesday, August 5th 2014, 20:08

A futurist says it is "possible" the Chinese could start mining for fuel on the Moon.
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Changing minds through Xinjiang portraits

Tuesday, August 5th 2014, 19:06
related places: Xinjiang

Uighur photographer in China builds bridges with portraits
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Samsung re-uses 'child labour' firm

Tuesday, August 5th 2014, 17:51

Samsung will re-use a Chinese supplier suspended after evidence of child labour was found at its factory, but do 30% less business with it.
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BMW profits jump on China sales

Tuesday, August 5th 2014, 11:32
related countries: Germany Germany

Luxury German carmaker BMW reports a sharp rise in profits due to strong sales in Asia and the launch of new models.
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China pork firm shares surge on debut

Tuesday, August 5th 2014, 10:40
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Shares in China's WH Group, the world's biggest pork firm, surged 10% on their debut on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
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China 'investigating Canada couple'

Tuesday, August 5th 2014, 9:49
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: Dandong

Chinese authorities are investigating a Dandong-based Canadian couple on suspicion of stealing state secrets, state media say.
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Daimler 'assisting China' in probe

Tuesday, August 5th 2014, 8:52
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Shanghai

The German car giant Daimler says it is helping the Chinese authorities with a probe, following reports that Chinese investigators visited its Shanghai office.
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Japan security environment 'severe'

Tuesday, August 5th 2014, 5:58
related countries: Japan Japan, North Korea North Korea

The security environment around Japan has become "increasingly severe" amid tensions with China and concern over North Korea, a white paper says.
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VIDEO: Race to rescue China quake survivors

Tuesday, August 5th 2014, 0:22

A rescue operation is underway in China after a strong earthquake struck a remote area in the south west of the country, killing at least 398 people.
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The Chinese firm taking on Hollywood

Monday, August 4th 2014, 23:02

China's answer to Pixar and Dreamworks
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China food scandal hurts McDonalds

Monday, August 4th 2014, 18:03
related countries: Japan Japan

The fast-food chain McDonalds says a food scare in China and Japan is having a "significant negative impact" on sales in the region.
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Race to rescue China quake survivors

Monday, August 4th 2014, 16:50

China sends 2,500 soldiers to boost rescue efforts in Yunnan province after an earthquake that killed hundreds of people.
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In pictures: Yunnan earthquake

Monday, August 4th 2014, 4:10
related places: Hunt

Hunt for survivors after deadly quake in south-west China
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Dust 'behind deadly China blast'

Monday, August 4th 2014, 4:09

A metal dust explosion was the likely cause of a blast that tore through a plant in eastern China on Saturday, killing 75, officials say.
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Europe on the Pearl River

Sunday, August 3rd 2014, 23:26

The island where Chinese newlyweds love to pose for photos
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Southern China quake kills hundreds

Sunday, August 3rd 2014, 19:17

At least 367 people are killed and scores more injured after a magnitude 6.1 earthquake strikes in south-west China, state media say.
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China gives Xinjiang death toll

Sunday, August 3rd 2014, 9:01
related places: Xinjiang

China gives the first definitive death toll, 37 civilians, in what it calls a gang attack last week in the eastern province of Xinjiang.
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China factory blast kills dozens

Saturday, August 2nd 2014, 14:58

An explosion at a factory in eastern China has killed at least 68 people and left scores injured, according to Chinese state media.
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In pictures: China factory blast

Saturday, August 2nd 2014, 8:49

Blast rips through Chinese car parts factory
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'Nine militants killed' in Xinjiang

Friday, August 1st 2014, 18:39
related places: Xinhua, Xinjiang

Nine militants are shot dead by police and one captured in the restive Chinese region of Xinjiang, the Xinhua news agency reports.
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Held GSK detective visited by son

Friday, August 1st 2014, 15:09

The son of a private investigator linked to a GlaxoSmithKline corruption investigation in China has been allowed to visit his father.
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Japan gives Vietnam six navy ships

Friday, August 1st 2014, 11:44
related countries: Japan Japan, Vietnam Vietnam

Japan is giving Vietnam six naval ships for patrols in the South China Sea, amid regional tension over competing maritime claims with China.
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Xinjiang imam murder 'suspects shot'

Friday, August 1st 2014, 4:47

Police have shot dead two suspects in the killing of the imam of China's largest mosque and captured another, state media say.
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China manufacturing growth speeds up

Friday, August 1st 2014, 1:40

China's factory activity grows at its fastest pace in more than two year in July, the latest in a series of signs that the country's economy may be stabilising.
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Xinjiang imam killed after clashes

Thursday, July 31st 2014, 12:44
related places: Xinjiang

The imam of China's largest mosque - in the city of Kashgar in Xinjiang - has been killed, in what appears to be a targeted assassination.
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Tight security after Xinjiang unrest

Wednesday, July 30th 2014, 14:42
related places: Xinjiang

Chinese authorities step up security in parts of Xinjiang after dozens were killed or injured in the region's worst violence for months.
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Deadly violence hits China's Xinjiang

Wednesday, July 30th 2014, 7:11
related places: Xinjiang

Dozens of people have been killed or injured in violence in China's troubled western region of Xinjiang, state media say.
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China spies 'hacked Canada agency'

Tuesday, July 29th 2014, 20:02
related countries: Canada Canada

A prominent Canadian government research organisation has been attacked by Chinese hackers, the government says.
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China investigates ex-security chief

Tuesday, July 29th 2014, 15:22

China's former security chief Zhou Yongkang has been placed under investigation for "serious disciplinary violation", state media say.
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Red in tooth and claw

Tuesday, July 29th 2014, 14:39

How Zhou Yongkang case tears up rulebook of Chinese politics
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VIDEO: China's 'David Letterman'

Tuesday, July 29th 2014, 13:03

How social media is changing comedy in China
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Microsoft in China anti-trust probe

Tuesday, July 29th 2014, 10:55

An anti-monopoly investigation into US technology giant Microsoft is launched by Chinese authorities.
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Gherkin skyscraper put up for sale

Tuesday, July 29th 2014, 9:56
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States
related places: London

London's Gherkin skyscraper is put up for sale, with interest expected from Chinese, other Asian, and US buyers.
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VIDEO: Court to hear 'gay conversion' case

Monday, July 28th 2014, 22:40

Gay rights activists in China are preparing for a landmark court case against 'gay conversion therapy'.
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China activists fight gay 'conversion therapy'

Monday, July 28th 2014, 21:31

The Chinese doctors who say they can 'cure' homosexuality
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Sharp falls in China property market

Sunday, July 27th 2014, 20:45

Sharp falls in China's property market
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McDonald's halts nuggets sales in HK

Friday, July 25th 2014, 1:36
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Fast-food chain McDonald's suspends sale of chicken nuggets in Hong Kong over the out of date meat scandal at a Chinese supplier.
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Qualcomm disputes China phone sales

Thursday, July 24th 2014, 13:07
related countries: United States United States

US chipmaker Qualcomm claims some Chinese companies are misrepresenting sales to minimise their payments.
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Chinese man admits sensor smuggling

Thursday, July 24th 2014, 4:52
related countries: United States United States

A Chinese man pleads guilty to attempting to smuggle sensors made for the US military to China, after a US sting operation.
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VIDEO: China meat 'months' past expiry date

Thursday, July 24th 2014, 4:21

China detains five people as part of its probe into a firm that allegedly supplied out of date meat to fast food chains, including McDonald's and KFC.
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China manufacturing growth speeds up

Thursday, July 24th 2014, 2:34

China's manufacturing activity grows at its fastest pace in 18 months in July, an initial survey by HSBC shows, the latest sign that its economy may be stabilising.
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Glaxo profits fall hits shares

Wednesday, July 23rd 2014, 14:35

GlaxoSmithKline shares fall 6% as the drugs company's profits are hit by a slide in sales and a bribery investigation in China.
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China detains five over meat scandal

Wednesday, July 23rd 2014, 9:02

China detains five people as part of its probe into a firm that allegedly supplied out of date meat to fast food chains, including McDonald's and KFC.
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Quarantine over China plague death

Wednesday, July 23rd 2014, 6:47

Part of a city in north-west China is sealed off and dozens of people placed in quarantine after a man died of bubonic plague, state media say.
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Chinese team wins $5m gaming prize

Tuesday, July 22nd 2014, 1:21

Chinese team NewBee takes home $5m in prize money after winning the world's most lucrative gaming contest.
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China signs Venezuela oil deal

Tuesday, July 22nd 2014, 0:44
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Chinese President Xi Jinping has signed an oil deal with Venezuela, as part of a four-day tour of Latin America.
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