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China warns US on Taiwan leader's stopover

Monday, January 9th 2017, 9:14
related countries: United States United States, Taiwan Taiwan
related places: Houston

Chinese media warns the US to respect the one-China policy, as Taiwan's leader stops in Houston.
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McDonald's agrees China franchise sale

Monday, January 9th 2017, 6:40
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

McDonald's agrees to sell 80% of its China and Hong Kong business, as it focuses more on franchises.
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CES 2017: Nokia Android phone spurns the West

Sunday, January 8th 2017, 8:27

The first Android smartphone to carry Nokia's brand is announced as a China exclusive.
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Beijing pollution: Police force to combat toxic smog

Sunday, January 8th 2017, 1:35
related places: Beijing

A new team of environmental police will try to combat toxic smog engulfing Beijing, its mayor says.
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Sri Lanka protest over Chinese investment turns ugly

Saturday, January 7th 2017, 10:36
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Clashes erupt in southern Sri Lanka over plans to evict villagers to allow China to build a port.
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China pollution: 'It can be completely dark'

Friday, January 6th 2017, 22:00
related places: Shijiazhuang

A look at life inside China's most polluted city. Shijiazhuang is currently underneath a thick layer of toxic smog.
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Chinese fake bank founders jailed for swindling

Friday, January 6th 2017, 5:21
related places: Nanjing

A court in Nanjing, China, jails two men for swindling customers of their savings through a fake bank.
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China's Great Wall filmed by drone

Thursday, January 5th 2017, 23:59
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: How

How drone photography shed new light on the Great Wall of China for one British obsessive.
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Celebrations mark opening of giant floating walkway in China

Thursday, January 5th 2017, 10:00

Covering 54,000 sq m, it's hoped the path will attract more tourists to the Hongshui River in Guizhou Province.
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Apple pulls New York Times app from China app store

Thursday, January 5th 2017, 5:38

At the request of Chinese authorities, the New York Times app is no longer in Apple's China App Store.
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Alibaba cracks down on counterfeiters on their platform

Thursday, January 5th 2017, 1:16

For the first time, Chinese online giant Alibaba is suing two vendors for selling counterfeit goods.
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China officials try to rein in 'bride price'

Wednesday, January 4th 2017, 12:13

Officials in eastern China want to limit amount grooms must pay out to brides' families.
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Mayor of Panzhihua, China, 'shot by senior official'

Wednesday, January 4th 2017, 11:02
related places: Panzhihua

A high-ranking official in Panzhihua, China, reportedly shoots the mayor and local party secretary.
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Fireworks explode after lorry overturns in China

Tuesday, January 3rd 2017, 16:55

Fireworks explode for nearly five hours after the lorry carrying them overturns in China. The driver, who is now out of danger, was pulled from beneath the lorry and taken to hospital.
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China: Limited victory for man in transgender dismissal case

Tuesday, January 3rd 2017, 13:49

A court in China agrees that a man was illegally fired from his job, but not because he is transgender.
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Time-lapse footage of Beijing smog

Tuesday, January 3rd 2017, 9:32
related places: Beijing

Time-lapse footage of smog in Beijing filmed over 20 minutes shows how fast the pollution rolls in.
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'Just for fun': People's Daily's sweary New Year puzzle

Tuesday, January 3rd 2017, 5:16

China's Communist Party mouthpiece spits New Year obscenities at readers in smutty puzzle.
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China court jails 16 for black market kidney trading

Saturday, December 31st 2016, 18:52

A Chinese court jails 16 people for involvement in illegal kidney transplants, state media report.
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World's oldest male panda Pan Pan dies in China aged 31

Friday, December 30th 2016, 12:36

The world's oldest male panda, Pan Pan, has died in China's Sichuan province at the age of 31.
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World's oldest male panda Pan Pan dies aged 31

Friday, December 30th 2016, 9:18

Pan Pan, the world's oldest male panda dies in China, six months after being diagnosed with cancer.
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World's highest bridge opens to traffic in China

Thursday, December 29th 2016, 11:19

The Beipanjiang bridge in southern China has opened to traffic following three years of construction.
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Chinese Year of the Rooster marked with huge Trump sculpture

Thursday, December 29th 2016, 5:01

A China shopping centre celebrates the upcoming Lunar New Year with a giant rooster resembling Donald Trump.
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US cyber fraud: Three men accused of $4m insider deal

Wednesday, December 28th 2016, 12:03
related countries: United States United States

Three Chinese citizens are accused of making $4m by hacking into the computers of US law firms.
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'Skinny blue mushroom'

Tuesday, December 27th 2016, 3:12

From skinny blue mushrooms to melon-eating masses, it's been a banner year for meme-loving Chinese.
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A day in the life of a panda nanny

Monday, December 26th 2016, 1:16

Competition is fierce to become a panda nanny in China, but what is the job really like?
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China's first aircraft carrier in Western Pacific drill

Sunday, December 25th 2016, 16:40

China's first aircraft carrier has set off for the Pacific in what are described as routine exercises.
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Toddler survives after being hit by truck in eastern China

Saturday, December 24th 2016, 12:32

Shocking footage shows the three-year-old being dragged along the road in Huzhou City, eastern China.
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Trump appoints China critic Peter Navarro to trade post

Thursday, December 22nd 2016, 12:06
related countries: United States United States

Donald Trump appoints one of his advisers, a strong critic of China, to a top US trade post.
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Chinese pour scorn over golden smartphone

Thursday, December 22nd 2016, 10:52
related places: Beijing

Chinese social media users express shock about a gaudy phone created in partnership with Beijing's Forbidden City museum.
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Japan in record military spending amid Chinese tensions

Thursday, December 22nd 2016, 5:01

PM Shinzo Abe has signed off on an increase in military spending, amid regional tensions.
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China's Alibaba back on US counterfeits blacklist

Thursday, December 22nd 2016, 1:16
related countries: United States United States

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba is back on the US's "notorious markets" list over selling counterfeit goods.
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'Plastic rice' seized in Nigeria

Wednesday, December 21st 2016, 15:04
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Nigeria confiscates 2.5 tonnes of "plastic rice" smuggled into the country from China, officials say.
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Health of 'young and old' hit by China smog

Wednesday, December 21st 2016, 12:26
related places: Beijing

People in Beijing in China outline their health concerns at the city's smog problem.
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Chinese justice

Wednesday, December 21st 2016, 7:09

A video of school bullying has re-ignited calls for tougher action, as Chinese parents seek redress.
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Girl with a 'dolphin' voice

Wednesday, December 21st 2016, 1:05

Pop star Jane Zhang's breakthrough music video could make her the first Chinese artist to go global.
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Beijing 'trapped under giant toxic cloud'

Tuesday, December 20th 2016, 12:06

The Chinese capital has seen hazardous smog for four days, but how bad is it?
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China returns seized underwater US drone

Tuesday, December 20th 2016, 8:04
related countries: United States United States

A US underwater drone seized by China last week has been returned, both sides confirm.
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China safety campaign runs into snobbery charge

Monday, December 19th 2016, 15:50

A Chinese helmet campaign stands accused of class-shaming cyclists.
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New audience

Monday, December 19th 2016, 4:32
related countries: Japan Japan

Japanese anime film Your Name has become the country's most successful film at the Chinese box office - so what is its secret?
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China finds new love for wildlife films

Monday, December 19th 2016, 0:20
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British-Chinese cameraman Jacky Poon is one of a few professionals documenting endangered animals in China.
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China to return seized US underwater drone, Pentagon says

Sunday, December 18th 2016, 1:16
related countries: United States United States

The US says it has "secured an understanding" that China will return an underwater drone it has seized.
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China accuses US of 'hyping-up' seizure of underwater drone

Saturday, December 17th 2016, 18:40
related countries: United States United States

China accuses the US of "hyping-up" the issue of a US underwater drone seized by the Chinese Navy.
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Mermaid training in China

Saturday, December 17th 2016, 13:15

Swimmers at one Chinese aquarium are learning how to be mermaids.
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Kyrgyz concerns about donkey exports to China

Friday, December 16th 2016, 17:23

Kyrgyz media report concerns at live donkey exports to China.
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Sunning the harvest

Friday, December 16th 2016, 6:51

A village in south-eastern China is painted orange, as farmers sun their persimmon harvests.
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Smog of war

Friday, December 16th 2016, 3:39

It's winter in China, and that means air pollution - and the perennial cat-and-mouse game between protestors censors.
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Chinese activist Zheng Churan: 'Hey Trump, feminists are watching you"

Thursday, December 15th 2016, 10:10
related countries: United States United States

Chinese activist Zheng Churan warns US President-elect Donald Trump against sexist behaviour.
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The 'selfie firm' worth $4.6bn

Thursday, December 15th 2016, 6:34

What price beauty? A Chinese start-up best known for an app that helps people tweak their selfies has listed on the stock market for $4.6bn,
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Chinese imperial seal sold for record $22m at auction

Thursday, December 15th 2016, 2:42
related countries: France France
related places: Paris, Qianlong

An imperial seal owned by China's emperor Qianlong sells for a record €21m (£18m, $22m) in Paris.
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Housing worries

Thursday, December 15th 2016, 0:28

Property prices in China's cities are soaring, making it hard for many to own their own place.
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Spanish police arrest 200 Chinese nationals in €16m fraud

Wednesday, December 14th 2016, 23:23
related countries: Spain Spain

Police in Spain arrest more than 200 Chinese nationals in a fraud investigation, officials say.
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South China Sea: Satellite photos 'show weapons' built on islands

Wednesday, December 14th 2016, 18:31

New satellite photos seem to show "significant" Chinese military defences on controversial islands.
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China 'space capsule' experiment ends after 180 days

Wednesday, December 14th 2016, 15:12

Four volunteers emerge from a capsule in China after a six month "deep space" experiment ends.
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China: Trump's One China comments 'risk Taiwan peace'

Wednesday, December 14th 2016, 10:25
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan
related places: Beijing

Beijing says Donald Trump's challenge to the 'One China' policy could threaten peace with Taiwan.
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Creative dissent

Tuesday, December 13th 2016, 10:49

Chinese artists detained for a brief pollution protest shows just how sensitive the issue remains.
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Indonesia blasphemy case: Emotional scenes as Ahok trial begins

Tuesday, December 13th 2016, 9:33
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia
related places: Jakarta

There were emotional scenes in court on the first day of the blasphemy trial of Jakarta's governor.
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China 'seriously concerned' over Trump's Taiwan policy

Monday, December 12th 2016, 10:45
related places: Beijing

Beijing is "seriously concerned" at President-elect Donald Trump's comments on the "One China" policy.
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'War on law'

Saturday, December 10th 2016, 1:50

John Sudworth speaks to the families of rights lawyers detained in China's "War on Law" crackdown.
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Wives of detained Chinese rights lawyers demand answers

Friday, December 9th 2016, 23:39

The wives of three detained rights Chinese lawyers are demanding answers from authorities.
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China: Xi calls for stricter ideological control of universities

Friday, December 9th 2016, 11:21

China's universities must serve Communist Party, says President Xi, in crackdown on academic freedom.
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What happened to China's arrested rights lawyers?

Friday, December 9th 2016, 0:12

As the world marks Human Rights Day, the BBC looks at China's sweeping crackdown on lawyers.
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Michael Jordan wins trademark case in China's top court

Thursday, December 8th 2016, 7:55

China's supreme court rules in favour of basketball legend Michael Jordan in a long-running trademark dispute.
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Trump 'selects ambassador to China'

Wednesday, December 7th 2016, 17:00
related countries: United States United States

Iowa Governor Terry Branstad will be the new US ambassador to China, according to US media.
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China shuts down thousands of live stream accounts

Wednesday, December 7th 2016, 14:18

Chinese authorities order thousands of accounts on popular live streaming apps and sites to shut down.
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Apple says iPhones safe despite China 'fires'

Wednesday, December 7th 2016, 9:26

Apple has blamed "external factors" for a handful of iPhone batteries overheating in China.
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‘Man up!’ Saying no to period leave

Wednesday, December 7th 2016, 0:14

Churan Zheng, an events organiser in China, told the BBC all women should be offered menstrual leave, but some readers disagreed.
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China blockbuster?

Tuesday, December 6th 2016, 17:56

China seeks to rival Hollywood with its lavish epic The Great Wall, starring Matt Damon
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Damon defends his role in Chinese film 'The Great Wall'

Tuesday, December 6th 2016, 17:30

Actor Matt Damon has defended his role in the Chinese film The Great Wall following accusations of 'whitewashing'.
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White House looks to reassure China after Trump-Taiwan call

Tuesday, December 6th 2016, 4:01
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

The White House seeks to reassure China after President-elect Trump spoke to Taiwan's president.
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Aleppo battle: Russia and China veto UN truce resolution

Monday, December 5th 2016, 22:45
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria
related places: Aleppo

Russia and China veto a draft UN resolution calling for a ceasefire in Syria's embattled city of Aleppo.
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Give and take

Monday, December 5th 2016, 22:27

A father in China is accused of exploiting his daughter’s cancer in order to get donations.
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How might China respond to Trump tweets?

Monday, December 5th 2016, 17:08
related countries: United States United States
related places: Beijing, Trump

US President-elect Donald Trump has attacked China on social media - how might Beijing respond?
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Trump attacks China in Twitter outburst

Monday, December 5th 2016, 11:31
related countries: United States United States

US President-elect Donald Trump tweets criticism of China's monetary and South China Sea policies.
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China's hi-tech bike hire startups

Sunday, December 4th 2016, 22:11

China's tech giants are backing sophisticated bike hire as a solution to the country's congested roads.
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General Tso's Chicken creator dies in Taiwan aged 98

Sunday, December 4th 2016, 9:18
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

The chef who created the much-loved Chinese dish General Tso's Chicken dies in Taiwan, aged 98.
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Trump-Taiwan call: China lodges protest

Saturday, December 3rd 2016, 14:08
related countries: United States United States, Taiwan Taiwan
related places: Trump

China lodges a protest with the US over Donald Trump's phone call with the Taiwanese president.
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Nie Shubin: China clears man 21 years after execution

Friday, December 2nd 2016, 15:43

China's highest court clears a man of rape and murder, 21 years after he was executed by firing squad.
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China's rebellious Catholics

Friday, December 2nd 2016, 9:57
related places: Hebei

Carrie Gracie meets Father Dong Guanhua who runs an underground Catholic church in Hebei, China.
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Full-size Titanic replica being built in China

Thursday, December 1st 2016, 13:34

A full-sized replica of the Titanic is to become the top attraction at a Chinese theme-park.
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'Over-fed' squirrels at China tourist spot

Thursday, December 1st 2016, 6:36

Squirrels at China’s top tourist spots are putting on weight and have triggered much online humour..
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China introduces 10% extra tax on 'super cars'

Thursday, December 1st 2016, 6:20

China introduces an additional 10% tax on "super cars", including Ferrari and Rolls-Royce.
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Exam fail

Thursday, December 1st 2016, 0:44

A million people took China's civil service exam. One woman is on her sixth attempt.
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North Korea sanctions: UN curbs lucrative coal trade with China

Wednesday, November 30th 2016, 16:16
related countries: North Korea North Korea

New UN sanctions restrict North Korea's valuable coal exports to China over its nuclear programme.
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Black swan sculpture unnerves Beijing investors

Monday, November 28th 2016, 13:00
related places: Beijing

Sculpture removed from shopping centre over worries it could bring bad luck to stock market.
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Bid to free toddler from washing machine

Sunday, November 27th 2016, 15:25

Firefighters have tried to free a two-year-old girl from north-west China after she got trapped in a washing machine.
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Mini Ma

Sunday, November 27th 2016, 0:39

An eight-year-old boy in China is getting visitors from across the country as people try to cash in on the fact that he looks like Chinese billionaire Jack Ma.
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Cut!

Saturday, November 26th 2016, 1:14

Will new censorship laws destroy Chinese cinema, or will directors just have to get more creative?
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100 Women 2016: Hong Kong's celebrity democracy rebel

Friday, November 25th 2016, 7:15
related places: Beijing

100 Women 2016: Denise Ho, the canto-pop singer who defied Beijing
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Photographer Luo Yang captures China's new generation of 'Girls'

Friday, November 25th 2016, 0:04

Photographer Luo Yang's 'Girls' series shows China to the world through the eyes of its young women.
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Convict-spotting algorithm criticised

Thursday, November 24th 2016, 16:44

An experiment to see whether computers can identify criminals based on their faces has been conducted in China.
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China power station collapse kills 67 in Jiangxi

Thursday, November 24th 2016, 13:46
related places: Jiangxi

At least 67 people die in an accident at a power station under construction in Jiangxi, China.
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Skyscanner sold to China travel firm Ctrip in £1.4bn deal

Thursday, November 24th 2016, 8:05

Travel search business Skyscanner is bought by Ctrip, China's biggest online travel firm, in a deal that values it at £1.4bn ($1.75bn).
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China's LingLong launches DingDong smart home speaker

Thursday, November 24th 2016, 4:40
related places: Dingdong, Linglong

China's LingLong unveils DingDong, its first smart home speaker and an answer to Amazon's Echo and Google's Home.
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China 56-car pile-up on icy motorway kills 17

Tuesday, November 22nd 2016, 10:53

More than 50 cars crash on a motorway in northern China, killing 17 people.
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Daimler chief removed after 'racist rant' in China

Tuesday, November 22nd 2016, 10:10

Carmaker Daimler removes a senior executive from his job after he allegedly makes racist comments in a row in China.
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Huge pile-up on China motorway

Tuesday, November 22nd 2016, 9:55

A pile-up of cars and trucks on an icy motorway has killed at least 17 people, after 56 vehicles crashed into each other in China.
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Ginkgo 'living fossil' genome decoded

Monday, November 21st 2016, 17:07

The genetic code that underpins the Ginkgo tree has been laid bare by a team of researchers led from China.
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In pictures: Steel ladder makes 800m climb easier

Monday, November 21st 2016, 12:54

A group of children in Sichuan, China, have a new ladder to assist their 800-metre climb down to school.
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Emma Watson-inspired book-sharing drive stumbles in China

Friday, November 18th 2016, 12:27

Can an Emma Watson-inspired book-sharing drive in China succeed where few people have time to read books?
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