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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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Rumours spark China web crackdown

Thursday, July 7th 2011, 5:25

Chinese censors block internet references to former leader Jiang Zemin, whose name means "river", after rumours that he has died circulate.
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Philippines in China seas talks

Thursday, July 7th 2011, 2:56
related countries: Philippines Philippines
related places: Beijing, Rosario

The Philippine Foreign Secretary, Albert del Rosario, is visiting his counterpart in Beijing, with the ongoing row over the South China Sea set to dominate talks.
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Mao book wins non-fiction prize

Wednesday, July 6th 2011, 19:11

A book about China's disastrous Great Leap Forward policy wins the £20,000 BBC Samuel Johnson Prize for non-fiction.
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Uganda shops shut down in protest

Wednesday, July 6th 2011, 18:31
related countries: Uganda Uganda
related places: Kampala

Shop owners in Uganda's capital, Kampala, shut their businesses to protest against a weakened currency and the influx of Chinese traders.
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Inflation forces China rate rise

Wednesday, July 6th 2011, 12:50

China raises its main interest rates for the third time this year in an attempt to curb its worsening inflation problem.
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China banks fall on Temasek sale

Wednesday, July 6th 2011, 6:10
related countries: Singapore Singapore

Shares in Bank of China and China Construction Bank fall after Singapore's state-owned investor Temasek Holdings sold its stakes in the institutions.
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VIDEO: Half donkey, half zebra - it's a donkra!

Tuesday, July 5th 2011, 21:19

A rare cross-breed between a zebra and donkey was born in the Haicang Zoo in China.
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WTO: China broke metals trade law

Tuesday, July 5th 2011, 16:22

The World Trade Organization rules that China broke international rules by restricting the exports of certain metals.
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Mercedes-Benz posts record sales

Tuesday, July 5th 2011, 15:31

Mercedes-Benz reports its best half-year sales on record, thanks in large part to strong demand from China and emerging economies.
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China charity scandal resignation

Tuesday, July 5th 2011, 12:04

A businessman on the board of a company with ties to China's Red Cross Society has resigned amid a charity scandal.
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Warming lull down to China's coal

Tuesday, July 5th 2011, 8:16

The pause in global warming from 1998 to 2008 was mainly caused by a sharp rise in China's coal use, a study suggests.
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Moody's warns over China bad debt

Tuesday, July 5th 2011, 7:57

Bad debts held by local governments in China are a far bigger problem than first estimated, ratings agency Moody's warns.
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Baidu and Microsoft team up again

Tuesday, July 5th 2011, 5:54
related places: Baidu

Baidu, the biggest web company in China, will partner with Microsoft to provide English-language search results.
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China food group in Nestle talks

Monday, July 4th 2011, 12:23
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

Chinese confectionery group Hsu Fu Chi says it is in preliminary discussions about a tie-up with Swiss food giant Nestle.
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Floods at China mines trap '40'

Sunday, July 3rd 2011, 11:45

Rescuers in southern China try to reach more than 40 workers in two coal mines after one pit was flooded and the other caved in.
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VIDEO: 'Red tourism' a hit in China

Sunday, July 3rd 2011, 3:34

As the Chinese Communist Party foundation celebrates its 90th anniversary, the country's "red tourism" industry is booming.
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Tibetan 'jailed' for riot reports

Saturday, July 2nd 2011, 15:19

Tibetan writer Tashi Rabten is reported to have been sentenced to four years in jail in south-west China for his magazine articles about the 2008 ethnic riots.
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VIDEO: China Communist Party's 90th birthday

Friday, July 1st 2011, 22:24

There was a sea of red flags and banners in China as the ruling Communist Party celebrated its 90th anniversary.
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Hu warns communists on corruption

Friday, July 1st 2011, 11:36

President Hu Jintao warns China's communists that corruption could cost them the support of the people, as the party marks its 90th anniversary.
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China arrests 36 in Alibaba fraud

Friday, July 1st 2011, 6:47

Chinese police arrest 36 people connected with operating an online fraud on Alibaba.com and other websites.
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China to limit forced evictions

Friday, July 1st 2011, 6:28

China passes a law that politicians say will make it harder for the authorities to force people out of their homes to make way for development projects.
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China's manufacturing slows down

Friday, July 1st 2011, 3:58

Growth in China's manufacturing sector slowed in June following government policies to prevent the economy from overheating, figures show.
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VIDEO: China marks 90 years of Communism

Friday, July 1st 2011, 0:57
related places: Yan'an

The Chinese Communist Party is celebrating its 90th anniversary, nowhere more so than Yan'an, the birthplace of the revolution.
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Mao and me

Thursday, June 30th 2011, 23:39
related countries: United States United States

The American communist who made China his home
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VIDEO: 'Why I joined China's Communists'

Thursday, June 30th 2011, 19:10
related countries: United States United States

The American Sidney Rittenberg is one of only a handful of foreigners ever to join the Chinese Communist Party.
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VIDEO: China celebrates longest sea bridge

Thursday, June 30th 2011, 18:22

The world's longest sea bridge, the Jiaozhou Bay Bridge, has been opened to general traffic in China.
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China raises income tax threshold

Thursday, June 30th 2011, 14:02

China decides to raise the level at which people start paying income tax from 2,000 yuan ($309; £193) to 3,500 yuan a month.
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China opens 'longest' sea bridge

Thursday, June 30th 2011, 11:43
related places: Huangdao, Qingdao

After four years of construction, China opens the world's longest sea bridge - spanning the 42km between the eastern coastal city of Qingdao and the suburb of Huangdao.
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VIDEO: Inside birth place of Chinese communism

Thursday, June 30th 2011, 10:41

The BBC's Chris Hogg takes a look around a museum which is housed in the building where the first congress of the Chinese Communist Party was held in 1911.
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Amnesty warns over China lawyers

Thursday, June 30th 2011, 3:33

Amnesty International says China suppresses, detains and causes to disappear lawyers who become involved in politically sensitive cases.
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BYD shares jump on Chinese debut

Thursday, June 30th 2011, 2:43

Shares in Chinese carmaker BYD surge on their debut on the Shenzen stock exchange despite the firm reporting a drop in profits.
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VIDEO: Ai Weiwei's New York photo exhibition

Thursday, June 30th 2011, 1:14

An exhibition of Chinese artist Ai Weiwei's early photographic work from his time in New York is being exhibited in the city.
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Unequal China?

Wednesday, June 29th 2011, 22:36

How is economic success changing Chinese society?
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Ai Weiwei 'to challenge tax fine'

Wednesday, June 29th 2011, 15:11

Chinese artist and government critic Ai Weiwei is to challenge a bill of more than 12m yuan ($1.9m, £1.2m) in unpaid taxes and fines, his wife tells the BBC.
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China mother jailed over killings

Wednesday, June 29th 2011, 9:17

A Chinese mother who killed her paralysed 13-year-old twins is given a "lenient" five-year sentence, to highlight the strain on parents as full-time carers.
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China and UK strike space deal

Wednesday, June 29th 2011, 9:03
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Chinese and British companies agree a deal that will see three high-resolution Earth observation spacecraft map the Asian country's extraordinary growth from orbit.
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Sudan's Bashir meets China's Hu

Wednesday, June 29th 2011, 5:47

Sudan's leader Omar al-Bashir, wanted for alleged war crimes, holds talks with China's President Hu Jintao, despite criticism by human rights groups.
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China and Germany ink $15bn deals

Wednesday, June 29th 2011, 4:35
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Berlin

China and Germany sign trade deals worth $15bn (£9bn) as the leaders of the two countries meet in Berlin.
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Ai Weiwei is ordered to pay $1.9m

Tuesday, June 28th 2011, 15:31

China's authorities are demanding that dissident artist Ai Weiwei pay almost $2m in unpaid taxes and fines, according to a friend.
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VIDEO: Beijing shows off gigantic lanterns

Tuesday, June 28th 2011, 14:02
related places: Beijing

A show has just started in Beijing featuring traditional Chinese lanterns in all shapes and sizes.
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Taiwan marks China tourism first

Tuesday, June 28th 2011, 11:23
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

Some 300 Chinese tourists arrive in Taiwan - the first time in more than 50 years tourists from the mainland have been allowed to roam on their own.
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China and Germany in trade talks

Tuesday, June 28th 2011, 10:10
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Berlin

Chinese and German leaders meet for trade talks in Berlin, with Beijing seeking new investment by hi-tech companies.
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VIDEO: Afghan Olympic man's 2012 bid

Tuesday, June 28th 2011, 9:14
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Beijing

Rohullah Nikpai proves his Olympic bronze medal from Beijing was not a one-off.
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Philippines-US stage naval drills

Tuesday, June 28th 2011, 7:28
related countries: Philippines Philippines, United States United States
related places: Beijing

The Philippines and the US begin 11 days of joint naval exercises amid growing tensions with Beijing over disputed waters in the South China Sea.
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Diageo eyes China's spirit market

Tuesday, June 28th 2011, 5:42

Drinks giant Diageo agrees a deal that will allow it to expand its business in China's fast-growing spirits market.
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Delayed Bashir arrives in China

Monday, June 27th 2011, 21:38
related countries: Sudan Sudan
related places: Bashir

Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir arrives in China a day after his plane mysteriously turned back with no explanation.
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China's huge local debt revealed

Monday, June 27th 2011, 12:51

The first ever audit of China's local government debts reveals they have reached $1.6tn after a borrowing and spending spree.
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Sharapova advances after Peng win

Monday, June 27th 2011, 12:50

Maria Sharapova is into the quarter-finals with a regulation 6-4 6-2 victory over China's Shuai Peng.
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Brutal boulevards

Monday, June 27th 2011, 12:21
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

Chinese immigrants targeted on Paris streets
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Test run for Beijing-Shanghai bullet train

Monday, June 27th 2011, 12:18
related places: Beijing, Shanghai

Chinese officials travel from Beijing to Shanghai on the test run of a high-speed train that promises to slash journey times by half.
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VIDEO: China tests high speed bullet train

Monday, June 27th 2011, 11:36

China has conducted a test of a new fast train which has a top speed of 350 km (220miles) per hour.
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Saab can now afford to pay staff

Monday, June 27th 2011, 8:46
related countries: Sweden Sweden

The Swedish carmaker Saab announces a big order from a Chinese company, which means it now can afford to pay its staff.
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Hu Jia 'held under house arrest'

Monday, June 27th 2011, 7:30

Chinese human rights activist Hu Jia, who was released from jail on Sunday, is being held under conditions equivalent to house arrest, his wife tells the BBC.
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VIDEO: Chinese seek protection in Paris

Monday, June 27th 2011, 4:08
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

The ethnic Chinese population in Paris say they are being systematically attacked and robbed which is driving them to seek greater police protection.
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China 'will welcome UK products'

Sunday, June 26th 2011, 18:46
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

China's Premier Wen Jiabao pledges to take measures to increase trade between the UK and China - and expresses support for the eurozone.
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Guarded welcome to Hu Jia release

Sunday, June 26th 2011, 15:22

China's release of the prominent dissident Hu Jia is greeted cautiously by officials in Europe, where Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao is visiting.
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China activist Hu Jia out of jail

Sunday, June 26th 2011, 7:30

Chinese dissident Hu Jia is freed after a three and a half year prison term, imposed for championing human rights and Aids sufferers, his wife says.
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VIDEO: Chinese activist Hu Jia released

Sunday, June 26th 2011, 1:21

One of China's most prominent dissidents, Hu Jia, has been released from prison, says his wife.
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China premier arrives in the UK

Saturday, June 25th 2011, 21:27
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Longbridge

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao arrives in the UK for a trade summit, and will begin his visit with a trip to the Longbridge car plant.
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Ai Weiwei associates 'also freed'

Saturday, June 25th 2011, 10:22

Four people detained with Chinese artist Ai Weiwei - his driver, accountant, assistant and a designer - have also been freed, sources tell the BBC.
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VIDEO: China's deadly floods continue

Saturday, June 25th 2011, 2:39

Torrential downpours have caused flooding across central and southern China, forcing many people to flee their homes.
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Ai Weiwei 'banned from tweeting'

Friday, June 24th 2011, 13:58

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei is reported to be under further restrictions, including a ban on using Twitter, following his release from nearly three months of detention.
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China's Wen winning inflation war

Friday, June 24th 2011, 3:30

Chinese premier Wen Jiabao says that despite global issues, China can control inflation and sustain its robust growth.
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Steaming ahead

Friday, June 24th 2011, 1:21
related countries: United States United States

China is helping build US railways again
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Ai Weiwei 'cannot leave Beijing'

Thursday, June 23rd 2011, 10:25
related places: Beijing

China's foreign ministry says that artist and government critic Ai Weiwei is barred from leaving Beijing without permission, a day after being freed from detention.
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Ai's release gets muted welcome

Thursday, June 23rd 2011, 7:04

Governments and activists welcome the release of Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei on bail, but urge the release of other detained Chinese dissidents.
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China artist Ai Weiwei released

Wednesday, June 22nd 2011, 22:15

Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei returns home "in good health" having been freed on bail after reportedly admitting to tax evasion charges.
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VIDEO: Chinese boy survives sixth floor fall

Wednesday, June 22nd 2011, 15:43

A boy who fell from a sixth floor window in Quanzhou City has had a lucky escape after his head became trapped in the window's anti-theft bars.
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VIDEO: Chinese city to grow by a third in 10 years

Wednesday, June 22nd 2011, 3:23
related places: Tianjin

Tianjin is one of five urban areas in China with more than 10 million residents, and the 13 million-strong population is expected to grow by more than a third in the next decade.
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Huntsman announces White House run

Tuesday, June 21st 2011, 17:30

Former Utah governor and ambassador to China Jon Huntsman announces his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination for 2012.
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Death sentence in Mongolia case

Tuesday, June 21st 2011, 14:54
related countries: Mongolia Mongolia

A court in China sentences a coalmine worker to death for killing a protester, in an incident that fuelled Inner Mongolia's worst unrest in years.
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China defends Omar al-Bashir trip

Tuesday, June 21st 2011, 11:19
related countries: Sudan Sudan
related places: Bashir

China says it has every right to invite Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir to the country, despite an international arrest warrant for genocide.
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'China's Evian' seeks stock list

Tuesday, June 21st 2011, 7:59
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

A Chinese mineral water company based in Tibet is looking to raise $205m by listing in Hong Kong.
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North Korea 'buys anti-riot gear'

Tuesday, June 21st 2011, 6:12
related countries: North Korea North Korea, South Korea South Korea

North Korea has bought large amounts of anti-riot equipment from China in recent months, South Korea's main news agency reports.
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Top Libya rebel holds China talks

Tuesday, June 21st 2011, 5:46
related countries: Libya Libya
related places: Beijing

The top foreign affairs figure in Libya's opposition, Mahmud Jibril, arrives in China for talks, as Beijing lifts its profile in the Libya crisis.
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Crowded cities

Monday, June 20th 2011, 23:18

How population pressures are spurring China to action
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VIDEO: Flood waters set to rise in China

Monday, June 20th 2011, 12:02

The Chinese government has warned that more than ten rivers are on the verge of bursting their banks and more downpours are forecast.
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VIDEO: Boy trapped between walls rescued

Monday, June 20th 2011, 10:53

Emergency workers have helped free a five-year-old boy who was trapped in a 20cm gap between two brick walls in northern China.
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China 'should clarify seas claim'

Monday, June 20th 2011, 10:18
related countries: Philippines Philippines, Singapore Singapore, Vietnam Vietnam

Singapore calls on China to clarify the extent of its claims in the South China Sea following a series of confrontations with Vietnam and the Philippines.
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Chinese migrants urged to inform

Monday, June 20th 2011, 10:14

Chinese authorities are offering cash and residency permits to migrant workers who inform on colleagues involved in mass riots just over a week ago.
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Shanghai in power rationing move

Monday, June 20th 2011, 5:58
related places: Shanghai

Some 3,000 non-industrial businesses in Shanghai will be urged to close on the hottest days this summer because of China's electricity shortages.
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Deadly China floods affect millions

Monday, June 20th 2011, 2:17

More than five million people are now reported to have been affected by deadly floods in eastern China.
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VIDEO: Millions affected by China floods

Sunday, June 19th 2011, 12:43

More than two million people are now reported to have been affected by severe floods in eastern China.
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Chinese officials 'stole $120bn'

Friday, June 17th 2011, 15:56
related countries: United States United States

Corrupt Chinese officials have stolen more than $120bn (£74bn) since the mid-1990s and fled overseas, mainly to the US, a Chinese report says.
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China steps up flood evacuations

Friday, June 17th 2011, 9:39

Half a million people are evacuated as floods devastate swathes of southern and central China, following months of crop-destroying drought.
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VIDEO: Alligator found in Chinese bin

Friday, June 17th 2011, 9:03

An alligator is discovered in a rubbish bin in China.
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VIDEO: Hollywood sets its sights on China

Friday, June 17th 2011, 1:09
related countries: United States United States

The US wants more access to China's booming cinema market but China is resisting because of a quota system aimed at preserving its local film industry. Tom Brook reports.
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China 'closes Tibet to tourists'

Thursday, June 16th 2011, 15:38

China closes Tibet to foreign tourists until the end of July, reports say, in an apparent attempt to prevent trouble before a politically sensitive anniversary.
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