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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

'Self-immolation death' in Tibet

Friday, December 9th 2011, 14:07

A former Tibetan Buddhist monk dies days after setting himself on fire in protest at Chinese rule in Tibet, an overseas rights group says.
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Tutu urges Liu Xiaobo's release

Friday, December 9th 2011, 4:06

Five Nobel prize winners, including Desmond Tutu, urge China to free fellow laureate Liu Xiaobo on the eve of this year's award ceremony.
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China's inflation at 14-month low

Friday, December 9th 2011, 3:35

China's rate of inflation falls in November to its slowest pace in 14-months.
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Future of service sector in China

Friday, December 9th 2011, 0:07

Domestic demand could be key for China's economy
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VIDEO: Officer hangs on to speeding car

Thursday, December 8th 2011, 17:34

An illegal taxi driver in China's Sichuan province hit a police officer and sped around the city with him hanging on to the bonnet for 5km (3.1 miles).
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Shenzhen factory workers striking

Thursday, December 8th 2011, 9:18
related places: Shenzhen

Nearly 1,000 workers strike for a fifth day in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen, fearing a factory sell-off deal could hit their pay.
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China clears Nestle takeover deal

Thursday, December 8th 2011, 3:48

Chinese regulators approve Nestle's offer for snack and sweet maker Hsu Fu Chi International.
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China executes 'gangland madam'

Wednesday, December 7th 2011, 18:20
related places: Chongqing

The female head of a gangland prostitution ring in Chongqing in south-west China has been executed, Chinese media say.
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Children saved in China gang bust

Wednesday, December 7th 2011, 14:14

Police in China say they have rescued nearly 200 children after busting two child-trafficking gangs.
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China warns over exports slowdown

Wednesday, December 7th 2011, 13:47
related countries: United States United States

China warns of "severe challenges" to its exports due to falling demand in the US and Europe and will target developing markets.
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China navy in 'warfare' warning

Wednesday, December 7th 2011, 5:31

China's navy should speed up its development and prepare for warfare, President Hu Jintao says, amid widespread tension in the region.
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China zoo reunites ram and deer

Tuesday, December 6th 2011, 16:49

A Chinese zoo says a ram and deer couple whose love crossed the species barrier will not now be separated.
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VIDEO: Thick smog covers Beijing

Tuesday, December 6th 2011, 12:50
related places: Beijing

Sales of face masks are reported to have surged, as dense smog affects parts of northern China for a third day
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China jails Australian executive

Tuesday, December 6th 2011, 11:58
related countries: Aruba Aruba
related places: Guangzhou

An Australian Chinese businessman is jailed for 13 years for bribery and embezzlement in China's southern city of Guangzhou.
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Is Beijing's smog getting worse?

Tuesday, December 6th 2011, 11:47

Is smog in the Chinese capital getting worse?
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VIDEO: Chinese tombs mapped by Scots

Tuesday, December 6th 2011, 11:24

Cultural agreement allows Historic Scotland and Glasgow School of Art to digitally map China's Eastern Qing Tombs.
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Coca-Cola product 'was poisoned'

Tuesday, December 6th 2011, 6:45

Chinese officials say a Coca-Cola product that caused the death of a child was deliberately poisoned, clearing the firm of blame.
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HK station fined for death report

Tuesday, December 6th 2011, 4:03
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Regulators fine a Hong Kong TV station for broadcasting a report saying that former Chinese President Jiang Zemin had died.
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VIDEO: Is China's growth sustainable?

Tuesday, December 6th 2011, 2:54
related countries: South Africa South Africa

China is emerging as the potential deal-maker or deal-breaker at this year's UN climate talks taking place in South Africa.
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UN climate talks looking to China

Monday, December 5th 2011, 20:19

China is emerging as the key deal-maker or deal-breaker as the UN climate talks head into ministerial discussions, the BBC's Richard Black reports.
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Dense Beijing smog stops flights

Monday, December 5th 2011, 16:02
related places: Beijing

Smog over Beijing leads to over 200 flight cancellations in the Chinese capital while heavy fog forces motorways to shut down.
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China 'ill-prepared' for unrest

Monday, December 5th 2011, 1:17

China's security chief warns that the government needs better methods to deal with social unrest due to a slowing economy.
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Giant pandas arrive in Edinburgh

Sunday, December 4th 2011, 19:19

Two giant pandas settle into their new home at Edinburgh Zoo after a nine-hour flight from China.
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Zoo prepares for pandas' arrival

Sunday, December 4th 2011, 6:08

Last-minute preparations are being made for the arrival of two giant pandas, which are en route from China to Edinburgh Zoo.
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Beijing to target 'black jails'

Friday, December 2nd 2011, 9:02
related places: Beijing

Beijing police announce a crackdown on underground jails, which are operated by private security firms and used to silence petitioners.
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Tibet 'in first monk immolation'

Friday, December 2nd 2011, 4:43

A former monk sets himself on fire in Tibet, reports say, the first such protest in that region against Chinese rule, but the 12th in total.
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Yahoo shares up on Alibaba report

Friday, December 2nd 2011, 2:23
related countries: United States United States

Shares in Yahoo rise on reports that China's Alibaba Group is preparing a takeover bid for the US internet firm.
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Climate push from poorest nations

Thursday, December 1st 2011, 18:37
related countries: India India

Countries most vulnerable to climate impacts ask that talks on a new climate deal covering all countries begin now, putting them on a collision course with giants such as China and India.
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Bringing philanthropy to China

Thursday, December 1st 2011, 16:10

The multi-millionaire at the forefront of Chinese philanthropy
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English lessons for China pilots

Thursday, December 1st 2011, 9:48
related countries: Japan Japan

China Eastern Airlines vows to improve the English of its pilots amid claims a plane took off despite protestations from traffic controllers.
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China manufacturing falls further

Thursday, December 1st 2011, 9:28

Chinese manufacturing activity falls to its lowest level in 32 months, hurt by a slowdown in the global economy.
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VIDEO: Chinese 'Putin' is a local celebrity

Wednesday, November 30th 2011, 20:35
related countries: Russia Russia

A Chinese farmer has become a local celebrity as he bears a striking resemblance to Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.
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China lowers bank reserve ratio

Wednesday, November 30th 2011, 12:54

China says it will cut the limit on the amount of cash the country's banks have to hold in reserve, a move designed to encourage more lending.
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China redefines countryside poor

Wednesday, November 30th 2011, 3:32

China increases the level at which people in rural areas are considered poor to $1 a day, a move that should see millions more get state benefits.
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China at the heart of tight Taiwan poll race

Wednesday, November 30th 2011, 1:08
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

China at the heart of closely-fought Taiwan race
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China bans TV drama advertising

Tuesday, November 29th 2011, 10:49

China orders a ban on advertisements during TV dramas as part of its reform of cultural activities - something stations say will hit revenue hard.
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Poor rural villages show China's economic dilemma

Tuesday, November 29th 2011, 0:43

Should China bail Europe out or help its own poor farmers?
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Teachers challenge China HIV rule

Monday, November 28th 2011, 18:44

Three HIV-positive men petition the Chinese government to overturn a ruling barring them from working as teachers, an activist says.
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Chinese anger at Iceland land bar

Monday, November 28th 2011, 12:27
related countries: Iceland Iceland

A Chinese businessman who hoped to buy a large area of Iceland for an eco-resort hits out at the government's decision to reject his bid.
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China eyes UK infrastructure push

Monday, November 28th 2011, 3:32
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

China Investment Corporation says it is keen to invest in infrastructure development in the UK and other developed countries.
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Joint patrols planned on Mekong

Sunday, November 27th 2011, 10:50
related countries: Burma Burma, Thailand Thailand

China, Thailand, Laos and Burma will launch joint police patrols of the Mekong River next month, Chinese state media report.
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VIDEO: Chinese hospital ship in Costa Rica

Friday, November 25th 2011, 13:45
related countries: Costa Rica Costa Rica

A Chinese hospital ship offers Costa Ricans free treatment, in what some see as a mission to boost Chinese "soft power" in the region.
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China navy in Pacific exercises

Thursday, November 24th 2011, 4:48
related countries: Pacific Ocean Pacific Ocean

China's navy is to carry out military exercises in the Pacific Ocean, officials say, amid continuing maritime disputes in the region.
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Chinese manufacturing output dips

Wednesday, November 23rd 2011, 8:37

Chinese manufacturing output shrinks to its lowest level for 32 months in November, preliminary figures compiled by HSBC indicate.
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China dominates smartphone market

Wednesday, November 23rd 2011, 8:02
related countries: United States United States

China overtakes the US to become the world's largest smartphone market by volume with 24m smartphones shipped during the period.
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China and HK expand currency deal

Tuesday, November 22nd 2011, 7:42
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

China continues to open up its currency to international trade and finance in a $63bn swap deal with Hong Kong.
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Mystery over China crash inquiry

Tuesday, November 22nd 2011, 7:17
related places: Wenzhou

A Chinese safety investigator sparks confusion with a series of contradictory comments over the causes of July's deadly bullet-train crash near Wenzhou.
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'Earliest' evidence of violence

Monday, November 21st 2011, 21:13

A healed fracture discovered on a 150,000-year-old skull from China may be the oldest documented evidence of violence between humans.
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VIDEO: Pandas get ready for Scottish home

Monday, November 21st 2011, 19:25
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Two pandas are heading to Edinburgh Zoo from China, as part of an international conservation effort.
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VIDEO: China dog mounts graveside vigil

Monday, November 21st 2011, 16:11
related places: Panjiatun

A dog in the Chinese village of Panjiatun refuses to leave the graveyard where its owner is buried.
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VIDEO: Obama talks territory with China PM

Sunday, November 20th 2011, 4:21
related countries: United States United States

US officials praise China's attitude on South China Sea territorial disputes after talks between Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao and President Obama.
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US praises China on sea disputes

Saturday, November 19th 2011, 11:11
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia, United States United States

China was "constructive" about territorial disputes in the South China Sea during talks with President Obama, a US official says.
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VIDEO: Dalai Lama questions immolations

Friday, November 18th 2011, 20:04

Tibet's spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has told the BBC he is worried about a possible backlash in China against monks and nuns protesting about Chinese rule in Tibet. This report contains disturbing images.
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US panel to probe Chinese firms

Friday, November 18th 2011, 5:22
related countries: United States United States
related places: Huawei

US legislators launch a probe into Chinese telecom firms including Huawei and ZTE amid growing concerns over cyber espionage.
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Australia rejects China concerns

Friday, November 18th 2011, 4:15
related countries: Aruba Aruba, United States United States

Australian Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd dismisses concerns that deepening military ties with the US could anger China.
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Chinese capsule returns to Earth

Thursday, November 17th 2011, 13:30

China's unmanned Shenzhou 8 craft returns to Earth after completing the nation's first docking manoeuvres in orbit.
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Abbot hits out over immolations

Thursday, November 17th 2011, 9:37

The exiled abbot of a Tibetan monastery that has seen a wave of self-immolations this year says China's repressive policies are to blame.
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Anger over deadly China bus crash

Thursday, November 17th 2011, 7:17

There is anger in China following a crash involving a kindergarten minibus that left 18 young children and two adults dead.
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Apple looks to polish China image

Thursday, November 17th 2011, 5:59

Apple meets with environment groups in China in a bid to quell concerns about pollution caused by its Chinese manufacturers.
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Chinese man sets himself on fire

Thursday, November 17th 2011, 2:39
related places: Beijing

A Chinese man set himself on fire in a protest in Beijing's Tiananmen Square in October, officials confirm.
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China pollution 'has health toll'

Wednesday, November 16th 2011, 11:43

Chinese people are paying for the country's heavy pollution with their health, the head of the UN Environment Programme says.
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VIDEO: Ai Weiwei: 'I feel I have been robbed'

Wednesday, November 16th 2011, 5:34

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has said he feels like he has been 'robbed' after being handed a $2.4m tax bill.
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Putin in China peace prize fiasco

Wednesday, November 16th 2011, 4:43

The organisers of China's so-called Confucius Peace Prize say they are determined to give the award to Vladimir Putin, despite official opposition.
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Ai Weiwei pays to appeal tax bill

Tuesday, November 15th 2011, 11:27

Chinese artist and government critic Ai Weiwei hands over a $1.3m (£820,000) bond to the government in order to begin an appeal against a massive tax bill.
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VIDEO: Girls trapped on fairground ride

Tuesday, November 15th 2011, 7:45

Two girls have been rescued after being trapped, hanging upside down, on a fairground ride in China.
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IMF says Chinese banks face risks

Tuesday, November 15th 2011, 6:21

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) warns that China's financial system "faces a steady build up in vulnerabilities".
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Bank of America to sell CCB stake

Tuesday, November 15th 2011, 2:03

Bank of America is planning to further reduce its stake in China Construction Bank in a bid to strengthen its capital base.
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Deadly blast hits China city Xian

Monday, November 14th 2011, 9:45

At least eight people are killed by a suspected gas explosion at a restaurant in the Chinese city of Xian, officials say.
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China 'to give Tibet monks aid'

Monday, November 14th 2011, 8:18

China plans to give Tibetan monks welfare benefits in an apparent attempt to improve "stability", according to Chinese news reports.
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Obama says yuan moves not enough

Monday, November 14th 2011, 4:16
related countries: United States United States

US President Barack Obama says China has not done enough to allow its currency to rise in value, speaking at a summit of Apec leaders.
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China's young female bodyguards

Monday, November 14th 2011, 0:17

The Chinese women choosing to become bodyguards
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VIDEO: Chinese marriage rush on 11/11/11

Friday, November 11th 2011, 21:09

Attracted by the supposedly auspicious date, thousands of Chinese couples were set to break the year's record of marriages on a single day.
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Ai Weiwei to challenge tax demand

Friday, November 11th 2011, 8:46

Chinese artist and government critic Ai Weiwei says he will use money loaned from supporters to challenge his tax demand in court.
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China disaster mine 'is illegal'

Friday, November 11th 2011, 3:38

A mine where 21 Chinese workers were killed and 22 more remain trapped was being operated illegally, state media say.
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China's Sinochem plans $5.5bn IPO

Friday, November 11th 2011, 1:58
related places: Shanghai

China's Sinochem plans to raise up to 35bn yuan from a share sale in Shanghai, making it the biggest in China this year.
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Chinese activist isolated but remembered

Friday, November 11th 2011, 0:13

Blind Chinese activist confined to village but not forgotten
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China's export growth slows down

Thursday, November 10th 2011, 5:00

China's trade growth slows in October, raising fresh concerns about the impact of a global economic slowdown on its economy.
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Renegade China soldiers 'killed'

Thursday, November 10th 2011, 3:09
related places: Jilin

Three soldiers who fled their barracks near the Chinese city of Jilin armed with a rifle and hundreds of bullets are reported to have been killed.
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VIDEO: Why are Cubans learning Chinese?

Wednesday, November 9th 2011, 13:38

Hundreds of Cubans enrol in Mandarin Chinese classes as China's role in the island's economy expands.
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China inflation eases in October

Wednesday, November 9th 2011, 5:49

Inflation in China eases for a third straight month as the government continues to try and slow the economy.
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Beijing in air pollution action

Wednesday, November 9th 2011, 5:36
related places: Beijing

Chinese authorities say they will open Beijing's air-pollution monitoring station to the public, amid increasing disquiet over how pollution is monitored.
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Euro crisis holds up panda loan

Tuesday, November 8th 2011, 15:46
related countries: France France, Greece Greece
related places: Cannes

The loan of two Chinese pandas to a zoo in France has been delayed by discussions of the Greek crisis at the G20 summit in Cannes.
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Thorpe fails in freestyle heats

Tuesday, November 8th 2011, 10:18
related places: Beijing

Olympic great Ian Thorpe suffers another disappointment on his comeback as he fails to qualify for the 100m freestyle final in Beijing.
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Huawei and Microsoft talk patents

Tuesday, November 8th 2011, 2:22
related places: Huawei

Huawei confirms that patent talks with Microsoft are "in progress" regarding the Chinese firm's use of the Android system.
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GM may stop Chinese Saab buyout

Monday, November 7th 2011, 19:29

General Motors says it will stop supplying technology and cars to Saab if Saab is bought by Chinese investors.
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Supporters pay Ai Weiwei tax bill

Monday, November 7th 2011, 14:50

Thousands of people contribute money to help pay a tax bill served on dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, who was detained earlier this year.
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Dalai Lama hits out over burnings

Monday, November 7th 2011, 12:33
related places: Beijing

The Dalai Lama blames Beijing's "cultural genocide" for a wave of self-immolations among monks and nuns in ethnic Tibetan parts of Sichuan.
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Japan detains China boat captain

Monday, November 7th 2011, 6:51
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan's coast guard detains the skipper of a Chinese fishing boat accusing him of refusing to stop for an inspection.
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China firms increase net policing

Monday, November 7th 2011, 5:36

Chinese firms agree to increase their censorship of internet content as authorities seek greater control over the medium.
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VIDEO: Chinese miners rescued after cave-in

Saturday, November 5th 2011, 9:56

Emergency teams have rescued 45 miners who were trapped for more than 36 hours in a coal mine in Samenxia, Central China.
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