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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

Two Tibet monks jailed over death

Wednesday, August 31st 2011, 5:21
related places: Beijing

A Chinese court jails two more Tibetan monks over the death of a fellow monk who set himself on fire in an apparent anti-Beijing protest.
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Rating agency warns on China debt

Wednesday, August 31st 2011, 4:19

Rating agency Fitch says it may downgrade China's yuan debt rating on fears of rising defaults after record lending by banks.
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Chinese tycoon offers Iceland land deal

Tuesday, August 30th 2011, 11:05
related countries: Iceland Iceland

A Chinese businessman hopes to buy a large area of Iceland for an eco-resort, sparking concerns about foreign ownership of land.
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Miners rescued from Chinese pit

Tuesday, August 30th 2011, 9:19

Nineteen coal miners trapped underground for nearly a week in a flooded illegal pit in north-eastern China have been rescued, officials say.
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Bank of America sells CCB shares

Monday, August 29th 2011, 22:46

Bank of America is selling about half of its stake in China Construction Bank for $8.3bn in cash, as it aims to strengthen its capital base.
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China general reveals spy cases

Monday, August 29th 2011, 12:39
related places: Beijing

Video footage showing a Chinese general talking about sensitive spy cases appears on the internet, potentially embarrassing Beijing.
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Tibet monk jailed over fire death

Monday, August 29th 2011, 11:09
related places: Beijing

A Chinese court jails a Tibetan monk for 11 years, saying he hid a fellow monk who set himself on fire in an apparent anti-Beijing protest.
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Children hurt in Shanghai attack

Monday, August 29th 2011, 9:08
related places: Shanghai

A female employee at a child-care centre in the Chinese city of Shanghai slashes young children, injuring eight, reports say.
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Sinopec shares up on profit surge

Monday, August 29th 2011, 8:51
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Shares of Chinese refiner Sinopec jump at the Hong Kong stock exchange after better-than-expected first half earnings report.
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Calligraphy drive for China's texting generation

Saturday, August 27th 2011, 16:31

China tells schools to run more calligraphy classes because computers and mobile phones are ruining children's writing.
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Three charged over monk's death

Friday, August 26th 2011, 14:19
related places: Beijing

Three Tibetan monks are charged over the death of a 16-year-old monk who set himself on fire in an apparent anti-Beijing protest, state media say.
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Record profits for Chinese banks

Thursday, August 25th 2011, 14:19

Industrial and Commercial Bank of China and Agricultural Bank of China report record first-half profits helped by rising interest rates.
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Mongolia herder's killer executed

Thursday, August 25th 2011, 10:53
related countries: Mongolia Mongolia

China executes a coal mine worker whose killing of an ethnic Mongolian herder sparked Inner Mongolia's worst unrest in many years.
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China military 'closing key gaps'

Thursday, August 25th 2011, 7:59

China is on course to build a modern military by 2020, a move that could threaten stability in the Asia-Pacific region, the Pentagon says.
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Beyonce and Lady Gaga hits on China blacklist

Wednesday, August 24th 2011, 13:37

Hits by Lady Gaga, Beyonce and Take That are among 100 songs on an internet blacklist by China's culture ministry, deemed harmful to "cultural security".
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VIDEO: 26 workers trapped in China coal mine

Wednesday, August 24th 2011, 13:32

China tries to rescue 26 miners who were trapped underground when an illegal coal mine flooded.
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BYD shares drop on profit outlook

Wednesday, August 24th 2011, 9:04

Shares in BYD, the Chinese carmaker backed by Warren Buffett, drop for a second day as analysts cut the firm's profit target.
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China tops US in global PC market

Tuesday, August 23rd 2011, 18:29
related countries: United States United States

China surpasses the US to become the largest PC market in the world, according to new research figures.
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China Construction Bank profit up

Monday, August 22nd 2011, 5:03

China's second-biggest bank's profit jumps 31% to record levels in the first-half of the year on higher loans and fees.
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Biden assures China on US debt

Sunday, August 21st 2011, 4:54
related countries: United States United States
related places: America

US Vice-President Joe Biden, on a visit to China, says Washington has never defaulted on its debt and never will.
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Opera diplomacy

Saturday, August 20th 2011, 0:16
related countries: United States United States

The Chinese singer using music to build bridges with US
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VIDEO: China fears for US recession

Friday, August 19th 2011, 22:30
related countries: United States United States

There are fears that China may not be immune if the US tips back into recession, despite reassurances by US Vice-President Biden.
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China and US make up after basketball brawl

Friday, August 19th 2011, 18:40
related countries: United States United States
related places: Beijing

The Chinese basketball team that got into a brawl with US university players in an exhibition game visits Beijing airport to make amends.
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VIDEO: Brawl at US-China basketball match

Friday, August 19th 2011, 5:17
related countries: United States United States
related places: Beijing

A basketball match between American and Chinese teams ended in a brawl on Thursday in Beijing, overshadowing a visit to the country by the US Vice-President Joe Biden.
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US-China 'key to world economy'

Thursday, August 18th 2011, 21:06
related countries: United States United States

The US vice-president and his Chinese counterpart emphasise the importance of co-operation, as a US-Chinese goodwill basketball game erupts in a brawl.
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Burma calls for rebel peace talks

Thursday, August 18th 2011, 16:53
related countries: Burma Burma, Thailand Thailand

In a rare move, Burma's new government calls for peace talks with armed ethnic rebels groups along its borders with Thailand and China.
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Low-key US officials spark China debate

Thursday, August 18th 2011, 16:39
related countries: United States United States

China's netizens engage in a heated debate after top US officials are seen buying their own coffee, carrying luggage, and eating cheap noodles.
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Vietnam halts anti-China protests

Thursday, August 18th 2011, 13:52
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam
related places: Hanoi

The Vietnamese government orders an end to anti-China protests in the capital, Hanoi, after almost three months of demonstrations.
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Lenovo net profit beats estimates

Thursday, August 18th 2011, 4:59

Chinese PC maker Lenovo reports better-than-expected profits for the first quarter on higher overseas and commercial sales.
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China's Tudou slides on US debut

Thursday, August 18th 2011, 4:06
related countries: United States United States

Shares in Chinese online video site Tudou fall 12% on their first day of US trading, showing appetite for Chinese tech stocks may be waning.
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German fired for marrying Chinese

Wednesday, August 17th 2011, 17:59
related countries: Germany Germany

A German court rules that an engineer sacked for marrying a Chinese woman was unjustifiably dismissed.
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Chinese man jailed for NZ killing

Wednesday, August 17th 2011, 13:10
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

A Chinese court jails a man over a death in New Zealand, in the first such case of co-operation between the two countries.
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Biden in China amid debt concerns

Wednesday, August 17th 2011, 12:07
related countries: United States United States

US Vice-President Joe Biden is visiting China, with talks likely to focus on addressing concerns over his country's budget deficit.
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Migrant schools closed in Beijing

Wednesday, August 17th 2011, 10:30
related places: Beijing

Officials in Beijing close dozens of schools for the children of migrant workers, leaving many with nowhere to go.
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China backs HK as yuan trade hub

Wednesday, August 17th 2011, 9:42
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

China announces plans to bolster Hong Kong's role as a leading off-shore trading hub for the yuan.
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China denies seeing US helicopter

Wednesday, August 17th 2011, 6:40
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States
related places: May

China denies a report that Pakistan gave it access to the wreckage of a US "stealth" helicopter used in the covert raid to kill Osama Bin Laden in May.
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VIDEO: China prepares for US trade talks

Wednesday, August 17th 2011, 2:09
related countries: United States United States

The economic crisis in the US has had a massive impact on China's export industry and a five-day trip by US Vice President Biden is likely to focus on ways the two countries can overcome the recession.
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China bid to save toddler's leg

Tuesday, August 16th 2011, 14:08

China sends medical experts to save the crushed leg of a toddler who was pulled from the wreckage of a deadly train crash last month.
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VIDEO: Chinese boy rescued from well

Tuesday, August 16th 2011, 14:01

Firefighters have rescued a four-year-old boy who fell down a well in south west China's Guizhou Province. The dramatic rescue was shown on state television.
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Tibetan monk sets himself on fire

Monday, August 15th 2011, 16:54

A Tibetan monk burns himself to death in China's Sichuan province, near to where a similar action sparked a standoff with security forces in March.
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Chinese 'saw US raid helicopter'

Monday, August 15th 2011, 9:37
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

Pakistan allowed China to examine the remains of the US stealth helicopter downed in the raid on Osama Bin Laden, US officials believe.
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New US envoy reassures China

Monday, August 15th 2011, 1:38
related countries: United States United States
related places: Beijing

Gary Locke, the new US ambassador to China, says that Beijing's investments in the US are safe despite recent debt problems.
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China unrest shuts chemical plant

Sunday, August 14th 2011, 12:00
related places: Dalian

Officials in the north-eastern Chinese city of Dalian order the closure of a chemical plant following a mass protest over pollution.
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US urges further Syria sanctions

Friday, August 12th 2011, 10:56
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urges China, Russia and Europe to consider wider sanctions as Syria's violent military crackdown continues.
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Design flaws 'caused China crash'

Friday, August 12th 2011, 10:43

China's safety chief Luo Lin says a rail crash that killed 40 people and provoked huge public anger was caused by serious design flaws.
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China finds 22 fake Apple stores

Friday, August 12th 2011, 10:21
related places: Kunming

An investigation by Chinese authorities has uncovered more lookalike Apple stores in the city of Kunming.
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Activist Wang faces China trial

Friday, August 12th 2011, 7:57

Chinese activist Wang Lihong appears in court accused of creating a disturbance after she demonstrated in support of three bloggers.
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China parking row sparks rioting

Friday, August 12th 2011, 7:05
related places: Guizhou

Crowds of residents in Guizhou, one of China's poorest provinces, clash with police in a row with local officials about parking rules, reports say.
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China train maker orders recall

Friday, August 12th 2011, 4:03

Chinese state-owned train manufacturer, China CNR, recalls 54 bullet trains, as problems continue to plague the industry.
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Journey's end

Thursday, August 11th 2011, 19:15

China's commuters question move to halt high speed rail projects
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Artist Ai 'felt close to death'

Thursday, August 11th 2011, 13:12

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei was hooded and felt close to death during more than 80 days in a secret police detention centre, a source tells the BBC.
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China freezes new rail projects

Thursday, August 11th 2011, 7:05

Chinese officials order a temporary halt on new high-speed rail projects and limit speeds on existing lines after last month's fatal crash.
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China's warship 'starts trials'

Wednesday, August 10th 2011, 4:03
related places: Beijing

China's first aircraft carrier begins its sea trials, state-run media report, in a move likely to raise fresh concerns over Beijing's military build-up.
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VIDEO: China restores ancient Tibet ruins

Tuesday, August 9th 2011, 21:23

The Chinese government is investing $8.9m to restore and preserve the ancient Guge Kingdom ruins in Tibet.
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Chinese man in 'dancing carrots' proposal

Tuesday, August 9th 2011, 12:34

A Chinese man dressed as a carrot proposes to his girlfriend - along with 48 of his friends - in a stunt that apparently cost $15,500, reports say.
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Ai Weiwei resumes China criticism

Tuesday, August 9th 2011, 11:31

Chinese artist and critic Ai Weiwei makes his strongest anti-government remarks via Twitter since his release from police detention in June.
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VIDEO: Fears inflation may fuel China unrest

Tuesday, August 9th 2011, 6:24

The rising cost of living is causing concern in China, as many already live on the poverty line and can ill afford to pay more for essential goods and services.
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China's inflation rate quickens

Tuesday, August 9th 2011, 4:33
related places: Beijing

Consumer prices in China rise more than expected in July, despite a series of efforts by Beijing to rein in prices.
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China minister visits South Sudan

Tuesday, August 9th 2011, 2:48

China's foreign minister is to arrive in South Sudan - Beijing's first high-level visit since the country gained independence in July.
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Xinjiang chief pledges crackdown

Monday, August 8th 2011, 9:44
related places: Xinjiang

The top Communist Party official in Xinjiang promises to crackdown on "terrorism" following violence in the restive Chinese region.
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Tibetan exiles swear in 'premier'

Monday, August 8th 2011, 8:49

Harvard-trained legal scholar Lobsang Sangay vows to fight Chinese "colonialism" as he is sworn in as the Tibetan exiles' new political leader.
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Storm approaches China mainland

Monday, August 8th 2011, 4:17

High winds and torrential rain batter the coast of eastern China as tropical storm Muifa prepares to make landfall in Liaoning province.
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VIDEO: Typhoon Muifa to hit eastern China

Monday, August 8th 2011, 1:16
related places: Qingdao

Authorities in the northern Chinese port city of Qingdao have shut beaches and piled sandbags along its waterfront in preparation for Typhoon Muifa.
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Red webchat

Monday, August 8th 2011, 0:26

China's communist leaders urged to take up microblogging
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Garlic and dumplings - Ai Weiwei in Twitter return

Sunday, August 7th 2011, 9:29

Chinese artist and government critic Ai Weiwei returns to Twitter after a jail term despite a ban on him speaking publicly.
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Chinese dystopia

Sunday, August 7th 2011, 6:35

The sci-fi writer who slipped through the Great Firewall
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China scolds US on debt downgrade

Saturday, August 6th 2011, 14:37
related countries: United States United States

China criticises the US for its "addiction to debt" after a rating agency downgraded its top-notch AAA status, adding to economic uncertainty.
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Rock slows Sri Lanka port project

Friday, August 5th 2011, 11:25
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
related places: Hambantota

Sri Lanka's government says a huge rock on the seabed is delaying the completion of a massive Chinese-funded port at Hambantota in the south of the island.
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VIDEO: Bubble artist shows off his talent

Friday, August 5th 2011, 10:57
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: Beijing

Canadian artist Fan Yang has taken his bubble show to Beijing for the first time and is enjoying a positive reception.
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China in mass food safety arrests

Thursday, August 4th 2011, 8:14

China arrests 2,000 people and shuts nearly 5,000 businesses in a clampdown on illegal food additives, after a series of food safety scares.
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China angered by Japan seas fears

Thursday, August 4th 2011, 4:17
related countries: Japan Japan

China criticises Japan for its defence ministry report warning against China's growing naval power, calling the Japanese paper "irresponsible".
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VIDEO: Worried Chinese grow own food

Thursday, August 4th 2011, 1:57

A string of food scandals in China has prompted many young professionals to try growing their own produce in co-operative farms.
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Return to the soil

Thursday, August 4th 2011, 0:01

China's city slickers take up farming after safety scares
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China 'welcomes' US debt deal

Wednesday, August 3rd 2011, 2:10
related countries: United States United States

China's central bank governor welcomes measures taken by the US to avert a default on its debt obligations.
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Sneijder to play in China - Inter

Tuesday, August 2nd 2011, 14:11
related countries: Italy Italy

Inter Milan say Wesley Sneijder will play in Saturday's Italian Super Cup game despite continued speculation he will be sold to Manchester United.
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Japan warning over Chinese navy

Tuesday, August 2nd 2011, 14:08

China's naval forces are stepping up their activities in the East and South China Seas, and the Pacific, Japan warns in its annual defence report.
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UN call for Liu Xiaobo's release

Tuesday, August 2nd 2011, 9:50

A UN panel of independent legal experts calls on China to free Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo and his wife and pay them compensation.
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China kills two Xinjiang suspects

Tuesday, August 2nd 2011, 7:32
related places: Xinhua, Xinjiang

Chinese police kill two men suspected of involvement in a deadly attack on a restaurant in Xinjiang at the weekend, state media report.
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Chinese carmaker looks to Brazil

Tuesday, August 2nd 2011, 3:09
related countries: Brazil Brazil, United States United States

Chinese carmaker JAC Motors will build a factory in Brazil, to increase its presence in Latin America's biggest car market.
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China blames militants for attack

Monday, August 1st 2011, 13:25
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

China has blamed Muslim separatists trained in Pakistan for killing six civilians in Kashgar on Sunday.
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China's output slowdown continues

Monday, August 1st 2011, 7:14

Chinese manufacturing ouput slows further in July after demand for exports weakens and government measures take effect.
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Humungus fungus found on tree in China

Monday, August 1st 2011, 0:38

The largest fruiting body of any fungus yet documented is found growing on a tree in China.
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China unrest kills 15 in Kashgar

Sunday, July 31st 2011, 11:57
related places: Xinjiang

A weekend of violence in the Chinese city of Kashgar, in the country's western Xinjiang region, leaves at least 15 people dead, state media say.
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China families reject crash offer

Saturday, July 30th 2011, 15:10

Relatives of some of those killed in a major train crash in China are refusing to accept compensation from the government, even though the sum has been doubled.
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Saying sorry

Friday, July 29th 2011, 23:41

Does Australia need to apologise to its Chinese population?
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Yahoo and Alibaba agree on Alipay

Friday, July 29th 2011, 18:04

Yahoo and Chinese internet company Alibaba reach an agreement over its online payment service Alipay.
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China mourns rail crash victims

Friday, July 29th 2011, 12:18

Relatives of victims of a train crash which killed 40 people in China visit the scene of the accident and mourn their loved ones, amid widespread public anger.
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China media criticise US on debt

Friday, July 29th 2011, 11:21
related countries: United States United States
related places: Xinhua

China's state-run news agency Xinhua labels US domestic politicians as "dangerously irresponsible" for wrangling over debt policy.
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