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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

China factory activity expands again

Wednesday, April 1st 2015, 3:31

Activity in China's vast manufactory sector picked up unexpectedly in March, according to the official government survey.
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Tuesday, March 31st 2015, 19:03

Security researchers say "innocent" internet users are unwittingly carrying out the attack, most likely hijacked by the Chinese government.
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Profits jump at tech giant Huawei

Tuesday, March 31st 2015, 6:54
related places: Huawei

Chinese tech giant Huawei Technologies says profits jumped a third last year, boosted by strong performances in all its businesses.
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Asian shares higher on China easing

Tuesday, March 31st 2015, 3:19

Asian shares head higher on Tuesday following a rally on Wall Street and measures by China to boost its economy.
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Solar aeroplane lands in China

Monday, March 30th 2015, 17:37

Solar Impulse, the fuel-free aeroplane, lands in Chongqing, China, to complete leg five of its attempt to fly around the world.
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Chinese shares test seven-year highs

Monday, March 30th 2015, 9:20

Asian shares get off to a positive start in a holiday-shortened trading week, with Chinese shares leading the region's gains on stimulus hopes.
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Prada profit takes a hit from China

Monday, March 30th 2015, 4:42
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Prada

Italian luxury goods retailer Prada sees its net profit fall 28% last year as sales slumped in major markets of China and Europe.
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Steel finishes in top 20 in China

Saturday, March 28th 2015, 8:12

Britain's Gemma Steel and Rhona Auckland finish inside the top 20 at the World Cross Country Championships in China.
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Uighurs to remain in Thai detention

Friday, March 27th 2015, 14:56
related countries: Thailand Thailand, Turkey Turkey

A court in Thailand rules that a group of Muslim Uighurs at the centre of a diplomatic dispute between Turkey and China can remain in Thai detention.
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China's 'magic bunny' goes viral

Thursday, March 26th 2015, 22:39

China's endangered Ili Pika goes viral
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China ex-police boss held for murder

Thursday, March 26th 2015, 5:11

A retired police chief from China's autonomous Inner Mongolia region is formally arrested on suspicion of murder, state media report.
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China rejects call to free activists

Wednesday, March 25th 2015, 13:24

China rejects calls from foreign governments to release five women's rights activists who have spent nearly three weeks in detention.
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Australia may join China-led bank

Wednesday, March 25th 2015, 8:06
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia says it is "prepared to join" the growing number of countries signing up to a new China-led infrastructure bank.
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China brings in square-dancing rules

Tuesday, March 24th 2015, 11:39

Chinese officials say they will introduce square-dancing rules following complaints over disorderly "dancing grannies".
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ADB expects 7.2% China growth in 2015

Tuesday, March 24th 2015, 11:35

The Asian Development Bank says it expects China's economy to grow by 7.2% this year, which is faster than the target rate set by the country's officials.
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Asian stocks fall on factory data

Tuesday, March 24th 2015, 6:52
related countries: Japan Japan

Most Asian stock markets fall after two private surveys indicate manufacturing activity has weakened in China and Japan, Asia's two largest economies.
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Three executed over Kunming attack

Tuesday, March 24th 2015, 6:31
related places: Kunming

Three men convicted of involvement in the Kunming knife attack that left 31 people dead have been executed, a court in China says.
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Pirelli to be bought by Chinese firm

Monday, March 23rd 2015, 10:58
related countries: Italy Italy

Chinese state-owned China National Chemical (ChemChina) is to buy Italian tyre manufacturer Pirelli in deal that values the firm at €7.1bn (£5.1bn).
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India and China hold border talks

Monday, March 23rd 2015, 5:59
related countries: India India
related places: Delhi

Indian and Chinese officials hold talks in Delhi to resolve a contentious border dispute, the first such discussions since PM Narendra Modi came to power.
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The big lives of women with small feet

Monday, March 23rd 2015, 3:15

China's last foot-bound women
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VIDEO: China warning over global warming

Sunday, March 22nd 2015, 19:24

The head of China's weather bureau warns that the country faces serious problems as a result of climate change.
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Climate change 'big threat to China'

Sunday, March 22nd 2015, 11:10

Climate change could harm crop yields and the environment in China, says the country's top meteorologist, in a rare official admission.
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IMF to co-operate with China-led bank

Sunday, March 22nd 2015, 9:50

International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde says the IMF is happy to work with the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank.
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Asia powers hold renewed talks

Saturday, March 21st 2015, 13:19
related countries: South Korea South Korea

The foreign ministers of China, Japan and South Korea have met for the first time in three years, amid territorial and diplomatic tensions.
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Jaguar Land Rover in China recall

Friday, March 20th 2015, 8:08

Jaguar Land Rover is recalling more than 36,000 sport utility vehicles (SUVs) in China after a state television report aired complaints over its gearboxes.
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China and Japan hold security talks

Thursday, March 19th 2015, 16:40
related countries: Japan Japan

China and Japan are holding their first high-level security talks in four years, following tensions over territorial and historical issues.
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VIDEO: China-Japan talks: Facts in 60 seconds

Thursday, March 19th 2015, 15:43

Awkward handshakes and territorial rows - the background to the China-Japan talks in less than 60 seconds.
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Tanzania approves anti-foreigner law

Thursday, March 19th 2015, 13:44
related countries: Tanzania Tanzania

Tanzania's parliament approves a tough new law aimed at curbing foreign employment, as a lawmaker accuses Chinese nationals of taking local jobs.
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Officials quit after tiger flat leap

Thursday, March 19th 2015, 10:28
related places: Qingdao

Three officials resign after an endangered Siberian tiger cub leaps to its death from an 11th floor apartment in Qingdao in eastern China.
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Yahoo pulls the plug on China office

Thursday, March 19th 2015, 6:39

Internet giant Yahoo is closing its China office and laying off "around 350" employees as part of a worldwide consolidation aimed at cutting costs.
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Wang Jing: The man behind the Nicaragua canal project

Wednesday, March 18th 2015, 22:32
related countries: Nicaragua Nicaragua

The Chinese tycoon behind the Nicaragua canal project
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Chinese tourists push back against rant about poor manners

Wednesday, March 18th 2015, 22:28

Do Chinese tourists lack good manners?
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China-owned Nexen to slash 400 jobs

Wednesday, March 18th 2015, 2:41
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

Nexen Energy, a subsidiary of Chinese state-owned energy giant CNOOC, said it will cut 400 jobs in its North American and UK operations.
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Migrant given law licence 125 years on

Tuesday, March 17th 2015, 23:29

The California Supreme Court posthumously awards a law licence to a Chinese immigrant who was barred from becoming a lawyer 125 years ago.
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France and Germany join Chinese bank

Tuesday, March 17th 2015, 12:51
related countries: France France, Germany Germany, United Kingdom United Kingdom

France and Germany are to join the UK in becoming members of the Chinese-led Asian development bank, it has emerged.
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PetroChina exec in corruption probe

Tuesday, March 17th 2015, 5:47

A vice-chairman of China's biggest state-owned oil producer, PetroChina, is being investigated for "serious disciplinary violations", state media say.
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Chinese man wins panda bite payout

Monday, March 16th 2015, 13:24

A man in north-west China is awarded $80,000 in compensation after being bitten by a wild panda.
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Myanmar 'sorrow' over China deaths

Monday, March 16th 2015, 5:44

Myanmar expresses "deep sorrow" over the death of Chinese nationals amid a conflict with rebels in the border Kokang region.
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China probes auto giant FAW chairman

Monday, March 16th 2015, 4:50

China is investigating the chairman of one of its biggest state-owned automakers, the Communist Party's corruption body says.
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Disgraced Chinese ex-general dies

Monday, March 16th 2015, 4:04

A top Chinese general who was accused of taking bribes and expelled from the Communist Party has died of cancer, state media say.
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China is third largest arms exporter

Monday, March 16th 2015, 1:36
related countries: Germany Germany, Russia Russia, United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

China has overtaken Germany, France and the UK to become the world's third largest exporter of arms behind the US and Russia.
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VIDEO: Chinese parliament backs growth cut

Sunday, March 15th 2015, 9:30

China's parliament, the National People's Congress, has endorsed government plans to reduce the country's economic growth target by half a percent, to 7%.
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Chinese parliament backs growth cut

Sunday, March 15th 2015, 6:10

Parliament in China endorses government plans to reduce the country's economic growth target by half a percent, to 7%.
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Myanmar 'border raid' angers China

Saturday, March 14th 2015, 8:20

China sends fighter jets and lodges a protest after a Myanmar warplane reportedly dropped a bomb on its territory, killing four civilians.
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US rebukes UK over Chinese bank plan

Friday, March 13th 2015, 16:33
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Prime Minister's office plays down a rare rebuke from the US over the UK's plan to join a Chinese-led development bank.
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Cheap 'Apple Watch' copies on sale

Wednesday, March 11th 2015, 14:41

Smartwatches that mirror the Apple Watch's design and graphics are being sold via a site run by China's Alibaba.
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Chinese Muslims 'fighting with IS'

Wednesday, March 11th 2015, 6:12
related places: Xinjiang

Chinese Muslims from Xinjiang have fought with Islamic State militants and returned to conduct "terrorist plots", a top Chinese official says.
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The father searching for his abducted son

Wednesday, March 11th 2015, 6:04

The BBC finds evidence that babies are being advertised for sale on the internet in China, despite police efforts to crack down on child trafficking.
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P&G fined in China for toothpaste ad

Tuesday, March 10th 2015, 8:07
related countries: United States United States
related places: Crest

US giant Procter & Gamble has been fined close to $1m (£662,876) in China for what regulators say was false advertising of Crest toothpaste.
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China trade surplus hits new record

Sunday, March 8th 2015, 10:32

China's monthly trade surplus hit a record $60.6bn (£40.3bn) in February, as exports grew and imports slid back.
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VIDEO: MH370: Families criticise China

Sunday, March 8th 2015, 5:30

Relatives of some of the missing passengers and crew of flight MH370 criticise China's Communist Party over its treatment of the plane's disappearance.
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China takes pollution film offline

Saturday, March 7th 2015, 9:39

The authorities in China remove from websites a popular documentary which highlights the country's severe pollution problem.
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Thomas Cook shares jump on China deal

Friday, March 6th 2015, 16:58
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Shares in Thomas Cook jump nearly 25% on news Chinese conglomerate Fosun, which owns Club Med, has bought a 5% stake in the UK travel company.
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Nine hurt in China station attack

Friday, March 6th 2015, 7:00
related places: Guangzhou

Nine people have been injured in a knife attack at a station in Guangzhou, with one attacker shot dead, police say.
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VIDEO: China's 'tough stance' on corruption

Thursday, March 5th 2015, 23:16

China's Premier Li Keqiang has admitted that his country is facing big challenges.
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VIDEO: On board the ship searching for MH370

Thursday, March 5th 2015, 20:24
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia
related places: Beijing

This weekend will mark a year since the Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 disappeared soon after take off on route from Kuala Lumpar to Beijing.
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VIDEO: China premier speech on slowing economy

Thursday, March 5th 2015, 8:09

The Chinese Prime Minister, Li Keqiang, has said this year's lower growth target of 7% reflects what he has called the difficulties the country will face in the next twelve months.
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China premier unveils economic goals

Thursday, March 5th 2015, 4:53

China's Premier Li Keqiang unveils a lower growth target and vows tighter environmental controls as he opens parliament's annual session.
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China sets 2015 growth target at 7%

Thursday, March 5th 2015, 3:40

China, the world's second-largest economy, has set its growth target at about 7% for this year, the government said.
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China shares down on growth target

Thursday, March 5th 2015, 2:17

Asian markets traded mostly lower on Thursday with the focus on China after the government set its official growth target at 7% for this year.
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VIDEO: Chinese 'maternity tourism' to US

Thursday, March 5th 2015, 2:10
related countries: United States United States

Many Chinese women are travelling to the US to give birth, a phenomenon known as maternity tourism.
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Prince condemns illegal ivory trade

Wednesday, March 4th 2015, 11:02

Prince William condemns illegal wildlife trading and calls for more international help in a speech on the final day of his tour of China.
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The man protecting China's elephants

Wednesday, March 4th 2015, 10:50

The man protecting China's elephants and their home
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Colombia stops Chinese arms ship

Wednesday, March 4th 2015, 10:29
related countries: Colombia Colombia, Cuba Cuba

The Colombian authorities arrest the captain of a Chinese ship on its way to Cuba after finding undeclared gunpowder and cannon shells aboard.
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VIDEO: Sports diplomacy for prince in China

Tuesday, March 3rd 2015, 15:39

Prince William has been practicing his sports diplomacy skills on the second day of his trip to China.
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Prince promotes UK and Paddington

Tuesday, March 3rd 2015, 13:01
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Cambridge

The Duke of Cambridge promotes British business and meets Paddington bear, as his tour of China continues.
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Record drop in Macau casino revenue

Tuesday, March 3rd 2015, 10:42
related countries: Macau Macau

Revenue in Macau's casinos fell by a record amount last month as China's corruption crackdown continued to hit the region's gambling industry.
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China bus plunge kills opera troupe

Tuesday, March 3rd 2015, 3:52
related places: Henan

Twenty members of a Chinese opera company are killed and 13 injured after their tour bus plunges off a cliff in Henan province.
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VIDEO: Chinese treasures stolen in France

Monday, March 2nd 2015, 23:52
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

More than a dozen artefacts have been stolen from a Chinese museum near Paris, including a replica of the King of Siam's crown that was given to Napoleon III.
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Under the Dome: The climate film taking China by storm

Monday, March 2nd 2015, 16:39

Chinese climate film inspired by baby's tumour goes viral
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Prince William meets China president

Monday, March 2nd 2015, 14:51
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Cambridge

The Duke of Cambridge meets Chinese President Xi Jinping, as the prince begins the highest-profile UK royal visit to China in nearly 30 years.
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Thieves raid museum in French palace

Monday, March 2nd 2015, 14:05
related countries: France France

Thieves take 15 "priceless" Chinese artefacts from Fontainebleau palace in France, in a raid that lasted just seven minutes.
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VIDEO: Prince William welcomed in China

Monday, March 2nd 2015, 7:46
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Cambridge

The Duke of Cambridge has met Chinese President Xi Jinping, as the prince begins the highest-profile UK royal visit to China in nearly 30 years.
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China's shares rise after rate cut

Monday, March 2nd 2015, 7:46

Shares in China remained up on Monday after the mainland's central bank unexpectedly cut interest rates for the second time since November.
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Arrests after HK shopping protest

Monday, March 2nd 2015, 5:42
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Hong Kong police arrest more than 30 people after protesters gathered for a third time against mainland Chinese tourists.
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VIDEO: Fresh violence on Hong Kong streets

Sunday, March 1st 2015, 23:55
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Angry protests have taken place in Hong Kong against Chinese visitors who come to the territory to shop.
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The prince and the Party: Five elephants in the room

Saturday, February 28th 2015, 21:11

The five elephants in the room during William's visit to China
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VIDEO: Chinese community faces painful past

Friday, February 27th 2015, 22:19
related countries: United States United States

One US city comes to terms with its legacy of Chinese exclusion
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China in temporary ivory import ban

Thursday, February 26th 2015, 18:00

China imposes a one-year ban on the import of ivory, amid criticism that demand among Chinese consumers is fuelling poaching in Africa.
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China's loans to Latin America rise

Thursday, February 26th 2015, 14:48

Loans from China to Latin America rose by 71% to $22bn in 2014, new figures from the China-Latin America Finance Database suggest.
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Lenovo victim of cyber-attack

Thursday, February 26th 2015, 11:17
related countries: United States United States

Chinese computer maker Lenovo becomes the victim of a cyber-attack following a warning by the US government about software called Superfish.
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China's Xi unveils latest slogan

Wednesday, February 25th 2015, 17:14

Chinese leader Xi Jinping unveils the "four comprehensives" as his latest political philosophy, following in a long line of Communist sloganeering.
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Is Weibo on the way out?

Tuesday, February 24th 2015, 10:56

Why Chinese netizens are signing off
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Chinese feast: Year of the lobster?

Monday, February 23rd 2015, 0:52
related countries: United States United States

A US export is the newest Chinese New Year delicacy
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Coming out as gay at Chinese New Year

Monday, February 23rd 2015, 0:33

100 million watch daring Chinese New Year video
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Lenovo offers fix for hidden adware

Saturday, February 21st 2015, 15:55

Chinese computer maker Lenovo offers free software so users can remove hidden software that experts warned made them vulnerable to a cyber-attack.
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Myanmar seeks China aid on 'terror'

Thursday, February 19th 2015, 18:18
related places: Beijing

Myanmar asks Beijing for co-operation in helping prevent "terrorists" from using Chinese territory to launch cross-border attacks.
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Turkey favours China missile deal

Thursday, February 19th 2015, 16:14
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Nato member Turkey appears ready to buy a Chinese missile defence system incompatible with Nato equipment.
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VIDEO: Rare Amur tigers filmed in China

Thursday, February 19th 2015, 14:08
related places: Amur

Rare video footage of wild Amur tigers in China has been captured in the Wangqing Nature Reserve.
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VIDEO: Inside Myanmar's troubled Kokang

Thursday, February 19th 2015, 0:00

Inside the troubled Myanmar town on China's doorstep
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VIDEO: The Chinese puppet shows dying out

Wednesday, February 18th 2015, 21:35

Trying to keep Chinese shadow puppetry alive
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