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Official vows Xinjiang crackdown

Thursday, July 5th 2012, 12:28
related places: Xinjiang

A top Chinese official pledges a crackdown on "separatist forces" in Xinjiang three years after ethnic violence there, state-run media report.
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China's central bank cuts rates

Thursday, July 5th 2012, 12:08

The Chinese central bank cuts its benchmark interest rate for the second time in two months, in a bid to arrest slowing economic growth.
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China dam reaches operating peak

Thursday, July 5th 2012, 8:55

China's huge Three Gorges Dam begins running at full capacity, as the last of its 32 hydropower generators goes into operation.
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China's biggest business journalist

Wednesday, July 4th 2012, 23:38

A business journalist with rockstar status in get-rich-quick China
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Canada police confirm head find

Wednesday, July 4th 2012, 21:11

Police in Montreal confirm a human head found in a park on Sunday is that of a Chinese student allegedly killed by a former porn actor.
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Scrumpers scupper peach project

Wednesday, July 4th 2012, 16:42

The theft of peaches in China sets scientists' work back at least a year, according to a peach-growing team.
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Cuba's Raul Castro in China visit

Wednesday, July 4th 2012, 9:54
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Cuba's Raul Castro is in China for a four-day visit, his first since taking over the leadership from his brother, Fidel, in 2008.
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China 'scraps plant' amid protest

Wednesday, July 4th 2012, 8:14
related places: Shifang

Plans to build a copper alloy plant in Shifang city, Sichuan province, are scrapped following violent protests by residents, a Chinese official says.
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Boeing predicts strong demand

Tuesday, July 3rd 2012, 14:51

Boeing predicts $4.5tn (£2.8tn) of new planes will be bought over the next 20 years, driven by demand in China, India and other emerging markets.
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Protest halts China factory plan

Tuesday, July 3rd 2012, 9:30
related places: Shifang

Chinese officials halt the construction of a copper alloy plant in Shifang city, Sichuan province, following violent protests by residents.
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China's service sector speeds up

Tuesday, July 3rd 2012, 3:16

China's services sector, which includes construction, picks up pace in June, helping allay fears of a sharp slowdown in its economy.
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Angola's Chinese-built ghost town

Monday, July 2nd 2012, 23:23
related countries: Angola Angola

Why no-one lives in Angola's Chinese-built 'ghost towns'
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Xinjiang 'plane hijackers' die

Monday, July 2nd 2012, 18:52
related places: Xinjiang

Two men who allegedly tried to hijack a plane in China's restive Xinjiang region die, according to state media.
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'Human head' found in Canada park

Monday, July 2nd 2012, 17:20
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: Montreal

Police in Montreal say a suspected human head found in a park may be from a Chinese student allegedly killed by a former porn actor.
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Apple 'settles China iPad case'

Monday, July 2nd 2012, 8:01

Apple has agreed to pay $60m (£38m) to Chinese firm Proview to settle a dispute involving rights to the "iPad" name, a court in China says.
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China manufacturing growth slows

Monday, July 2nd 2012, 6:35

China's manufacturing activity grows at its slowest pace in seven months adding to fears about a slowdown in its economy.
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Protests on Hong Kong anniversary

Sunday, July 1st 2012, 15:00
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Tens of thousands of pro-democracy demonstrators march in Hong Kong as the former British colony marks 15 years since the return to Chinese rule.
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HK marks 15 years since handover

Sunday, July 1st 2012, 3:58
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Hong Kong is marking 15 years since its handover from UK to Chinese control, as small groups protest against visiting President Hu Jintao.
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VIDEO: Shaxi 'under control' say authorities

Saturday, June 30th 2012, 1:21
related places: Shaxi

Authorities in the Chinese town of Shaxi say the outbreak of violence this week has now been brought under control and the protest organisers arrested.
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China blocks Bloomberg websites

Friday, June 29th 2012, 15:51

Internet users in mainland China are unable to access Bloomberg's website, after access was blocked by the Chinese authorities.
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China's yuan convertibility trial

Friday, June 29th 2012, 14:09

China is setting up a special zone to experiment with the yuan's convertibility, the latest step in its moves to open up its capital markets.
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China spacecraft returns to Earth

Friday, June 29th 2012, 13:22

China's space capsule returns to Earth after a mission which saw the country's first manual docking procedure and its first woman in space.
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China blogger wins Bo Xilai case

Friday, June 29th 2012, 13:03

The detention of a Chinese blogger who mocked scandal-hit politician Bo Xilai was illegal, a court says.
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VIDEO: China's first woman in space returns

Friday, June 29th 2012, 10:53

A Chinese space capsule carrying three crew members has returned to Earth following a 13-day mission.
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Xinjiang 'hijack attempt foiled'

Friday, June 29th 2012, 9:15
related places: Xinjiang

Crew and passengers foil a hijack attempt by six people on a plane in the restive Xinjiang region, Chinese state media and an official say.
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Phelps bids for eight gold repeat

Friday, June 29th 2012, 8:33
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Michael Phelps, who won eight gold medals at the Beijing Olympics, confirms he intends to compete in the same events in London.
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China granted Iran oil reprieve

Friday, June 29th 2012, 3:24
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

The United States grants China a six-month reprieve from financial sanctions for buying Iranian oil.
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Oldest pottery cooking pot found

Thursday, June 28th 2012, 18:12
related countries: United States United States

US archaeologists working in southern China find the oldest known sample of pottery, used to cook food or maybe to brew alcohol.
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China shows force in Shaxi after worker riots

Thursday, June 28th 2012, 14:19
related places: Shaxi

China restores order after riots but grievances remain
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NY Times launches site in Chinese

Thursday, June 28th 2012, 8:38

The New York Times launches a Chinese language version of its website in a bid to tap into the world's biggest internet market.
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VIDEO: Police restore order after migrant riots

Thursday, June 28th 2012, 6:21

Police are guarding government buildings in a town in southern China after two nights of rioting by migrant workers.
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Arms trade 'fuels S Sudan unrest'

Thursday, June 28th 2012, 4:22
related countries: Sudan Sudan

Weapons from China, Ukraine and Sudan are fuelling conflict in South Sudan and being used in indiscriminate attacks on civilian areas, Amnesty International says.
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EU seeks WTO help in China row

Wednesday, June 27th 2012, 15:04

The European Union asks the World Trade Organisation to arbitrate in a row about China's export restrictions on its "rare earth" minerals
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Vietnam decries Chinese oil bid

Wednesday, June 27th 2012, 13:41
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam

Vietnam protests against China's plan to invite foreign oil bids in a disputed area in the South China Sea, adding to tensions in the region.
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Clashes in southern China town

Wednesday, June 27th 2012, 11:32

Clashes erupt between hundreds of local people and migrant workers in a town in the Chinese province of Guangdong, police and reports say.
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China punishes abortion officials

Wednesday, June 27th 2012, 9:20

An official is sacked and others punished over the case of a woman forced to have a late-term abortion, Chinese state-run media report.
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China in $10bn Latin America loan

Wednesday, June 27th 2012, 2:57

China offers to set up a $10bn (£6.4bn) credit line for Latin America countries to support infrastructure projects in the region.
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VIDEO: Burma refugees fleeing to China

Wednesday, June 27th 2012, 0:33
related countries: Burma Burma

Campaign group Human Rights Watch has warned of a humanitarian crisis if China does not give aid agencies access to refugees fleeing conflict in northern Burma.
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China abortion couple 'hounded'

Tuesday, June 26th 2012, 15:43

Relatives claim the husband of a Chinese woman forced to have an abortion when she was seven months pregnant has had to go into hiding after they were labelled traitors.
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Bereaved parents 'to sue' China

Tuesday, June 26th 2012, 14:43

A group of 100 parents in China who have lost their only child demands better compensation from the government to aid them in old age.
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China 'failing Burmese refugees'

Tuesday, June 26th 2012, 7:55
related countries: Burma Burma

A rights group warns of a humanitarian crisis if China does not give aid agencies access to Kachin refugees fleeing conflict in northern Burma.
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VIDEO: Why did 5,000 ducks cross the road?

Monday, June 25th 2012, 15:02
related places: Taizhou

Traffic in the Chinese coastal city of Taizhou is brought to a standstill when 70-year-old Hong Minshun takes his 5,000 ducks for a walk.
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Gatwick boosted by passenger rise

Monday, June 25th 2012, 13:19
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Gatwick Airport has cut its pre-tax losses, helped by a rise in passenger numbers and new routes to the Far East including Hong Kong and China
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Qatar seeks $5bn China investment

Monday, June 25th 2012, 2:58
related countries: Qatar Qatar

Qatar says it is applying for a licence under China's Qualified Foreign Institutional Investor programme to invest in its capital market.
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Could chicken waste help power China?

Monday, June 25th 2012, 1:42

Could avian waste help China's quest for sustainable energy?
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VIDEO: China's new use for chicken manure

Monday, June 25th 2012, 1:03
related places: Beijing

Martin Patience visits a chicken farm on the outskirts of Beijing in China, where the birds' manure is being used to create energy.
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China docks spacecraft manually

Sunday, June 24th 2012, 11:00
related places: Shenzhou

China successfully carries out its first ever manual docking of a spacecraft, the Shenzhou-9, with another space module.
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VIDEO: Dalai Lama: 'Mao saw me as a son'

Sunday, June 24th 2012, 9:18

The Dalai Lama has been speaking about his encounters with the former Chinese communist leader Mao Zedong.
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Cambodia says Frenchman to stay

Friday, June 22nd 2012, 8:56
related countries: Cambodia Cambodia, France France

Cambodia says that it will not extradite a French architect with alleged links to the scandal-hit Chinese politician Bo Xilai, pending investigation.
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Travel ban disappoints Ai Weiwei

Friday, June 22nd 2012, 5:42

Dissident artist Ai Weiwei says Chinese authorities are continuing to curtail his freedom despite the expiry of his bail.
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China and Brazil in currency deal

Friday, June 22nd 2012, 4:52
related countries: Brazil Brazil

China and Brazil agree a currency swap deal in a bid to safeguard against any global financial crisis and strengthen trade ties.
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China's Iran oil imports rebound

Friday, June 22nd 2012, 2:23
related countries: Iran Iran

China's imports of crude oil from Iran rebounded in May after the two countries resolved a payment dispute.
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US shares end with steep falls

Thursday, June 21st 2012, 21:32
related countries: United States United States
related places: Wall Street

Shares on Wall Street close 2% lower after economic reports in the US, Europe and China all point to weakening economies.
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Porn star murder suspect in court

Thursday, June 21st 2012, 20:01
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: Montreal

Luka Rocca Magnotta, the Canadian porn actor accused of murdering a Chinese student and mailing his limbs, appears in court in Montreal.
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China seeks easier investor rules

Thursday, June 21st 2012, 5:06

China's securities regulator proposes to ease rules for foreign investors, the latest step in its bid to open up the financial market.
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Two Tibetans in self-immolation

Thursday, June 21st 2012, 4:29
related places: Qinghai

Two Tibetans set themselves on fire on Wednesday in Qinghai province, activist groups and Chinese state media say.
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Drogba signs for Shanghai Shenhua

Wednesday, June 20th 2012, 9:53

Former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba joins Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua on a two-and-a-half-year deal.
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Police 'bar' Ai Weiwei from court

Wednesday, June 20th 2012, 8:00
related places: Beijing

Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei says police have prevented him from leaving his Beijing studio to attend a court hearing on his tax evasion case.
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Challenge to China on rare earths

Wednesday, June 20th 2012, 7:23
related countries: Japan Japan, Vietnam Vietnam

Vietnam and Japan have opened a centre for research into rare earth minerals to challenge China's monopoly of supply.
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China rare earth pool 'declining'

Wednesday, June 20th 2012, 7:11

China warns the decline in its reserves of rare earth elements, used in the production of electrical goods, is "accelerating", as most of the original resources are depleted.
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China protest over custody death

Wednesday, June 20th 2012, 6:20
related places: Guangzhou

Police in China's Guangzhou say they are investigating the death of a foreign man in custody, which led to clashes between African traders and police.
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VIDEO: Cambodian hair making waves

Tuesday, June 19th 2012, 16:56
related countries: Cambodia Cambodia, India India

The market in hair extensions is mainly dominated by India and China, but now Cambodian products are also becoming increasingly popular.
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Architect 'linked to Bo' arrested

Tuesday, June 19th 2012, 15:21
related countries: Cambodia Cambodia, France France

A French architect, Patrick Devillers, who is reportedly linked to the disgraced Chinese politician Bo Xilai, is arrested in Cambodia, officials say.
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VIDEO: Body parts suspect extradited to Canada

Tuesday, June 19th 2012, 11:11
related countries: Canada Canada, Germany Germany

Luka Magnotta, the Canadian porn actor suspected of murdering and dismembering a Chinese student, has been extradited from Germany.
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Chinese media push into US

Tuesday, June 19th 2012, 0:58
related countries: United States United States

Chinese state media looks to expand in the States
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VIDEO: Chinese media's US expansion

Monday, June 18th 2012, 22:51
related countries: United States United States

Chinese state-owned media is expanding its news services in foreign countries as it seeks to offer its vision of global events.
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Shenzhou docks with space lab

Monday, June 18th 2012, 14:12
related places: Shenzhou, Tiangong

China's Shenzhou-9 capsule, carrying the nation's first female astronaut, links up with the Tiangong-1 space lab.
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VIDEO: China capsule docks with space lab

Monday, June 18th 2012, 12:58
related places: Shenzhou, Tiangong

China celebrates as its Shenzhou-9 capsule - carrying the nation's first female astronaut - links up with the Tiangong-1 space lab.
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China hails Philippines' pullout

Monday, June 18th 2012, 11:09
related countries: Philippines Philippines

China welcomes the Philippines' decision to pull out from a disputed part of the South China Sea, saying it hopes that this will ease tensions.
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Bo Xilai 'damaged' China's image

Monday, June 18th 2012, 7:55

New leader of the Chinese city of Chongqing Zhang Dejiang says the Bo Xilai scandal "gravely damaged" the image of the country and the Communist Party.
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VIDEO: China puts female astronaut in orbit

Monday, June 18th 2012, 6:55
related places: Shenzhou, Tiangong

China's Shenzhou-9 capsule docks with the Tiangong-1 space lab with 33-year-old Liu Yang - the country's first female astronaut - on board.
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China property prices dip further

Monday, June 18th 2012, 5:05

Property prices in China fall further in May indicating that government policies put in place to curb speculation are having the desired effect.
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HK alarm at China activist death

Sunday, June 17th 2012, 17:08
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Anger in Hong Kong over Chinese activist's death
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China launches woman into space

Saturday, June 16th 2012, 10:42

China sends its first woman into space as 33-year-old fighter pilot Liu Yang is one of three astronauts travelling to the orbiting Tiangong space lab.
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Burger King eyes China expansion

Friday, June 15th 2012, 22:10

Fast-food giant Burger King says it will open 1,000 restaurants in China over the next five to seven years.
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China to see first woman in space

Friday, June 15th 2012, 16:25

China has named the female astronaut who is set to become the nation's first woman in space when the Shenzhou 9 spacecraft launches on Saturday.
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VIDEO: China's first woman astronaut 'proud'

Friday, June 15th 2012, 14:53

China has named the female astronaut who on Saturday is set to become the nation's first woman in space.
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China's Yili in baby milk recall

Friday, June 15th 2012, 12:31

Major Chinese dairy firm Yili has recalls some of its baby formula products after a watchdog check finds mercury contamination.
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Apology for China abortion woman

Friday, June 15th 2012, 7:21

City officials in China apologise to a woman forced to have an abortion and suspend three people after shocking photos sparked outrage.
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China snubs UK in Dalai Lama row

Thursday, June 14th 2012, 11:37
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

China has suspended high-level contact with Britain since May, over a private encounter between David Cameron and the Dalai Lama in London.
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Shock at Chinese abortion photo

Thursday, June 14th 2012, 10:52

A photo of a foetus whose mother was forced to have an abortion while seven months pregnant shocks Chinese web users and sparks an inquiry.
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Profile: Andy Zhang, China's teenage golfer

Wednesday, June 13th 2012, 23:58
related countries: United States United States

Chinese boy poised to make US Open golf history
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World support for Obama tails off

Wednesday, June 13th 2012, 17:15

Support for Barack Obama's foreign policy has declined over the course of his presidency, especially in China, a global survey suggests.
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VIDEO: China football officials jailed

Wednesday, June 13th 2012, 16:07

Two former senior football officials in China have been been convicted of corruption and given sentences of up to ten and a half years each.
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China denies missile truck export

Wednesday, June 13th 2012, 10:38
related countries: North Korea North Korea

China denies allegations that a Chinese company exported missile transportation vehicles to North Korea.
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China football ex-chiefs jailed

Wednesday, June 13th 2012, 8:08

The former head of China's football association, Nan Yong and his predecessor, Xie Yalong are both sentenced to 10-and-a-half-years in jail each for corruption.
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HK official questions Li's death

Tuesday, June 12th 2012, 23:21

Senior Hong Kong official York Chow says he doubts Li Wangyang - a leading Chinese dissident found dead last week - could have killed himself.
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China's female astronaut quandary

Tuesday, June 12th 2012, 13:09

China prepares to put its first woman into space
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VIDEO: Smog grips parts of eastern China

Tuesday, June 12th 2012, 12:28

Farmers who burn straw after their wheat harvests are being blamed for the onset of heavy fog in parts of Eastern China.
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NZ 'runaway millionaire' guilty

Tuesday, June 12th 2012, 8:14
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

A New Zealand man who fled to China after taking millions of dollars, which were accidentally credited to his bank account pleads guilty.
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VIDEO: New Terracotta Warriors found in China

Monday, June 11th 2012, 18:31

Nearly 120 new Terracotta Warriors and about 30 statues of entertainers have been discovered at Chinese Emperor Qin Shihuang's mausoleum.
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In pictures: China's new terracotta warriors

Monday, June 11th 2012, 11:59

China unveils new discoveries at the terracotta warriors' tomb
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First golfing major win for China

Monday, June 11th 2012, 3:27
related countries: United States United States

Golfer Feng Shanshan becomes the first player from China to win a major event after winning the LPGA Championship in the United States.
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China trade data in surprise rise

Monday, June 11th 2012, 3:00

China's export growth rise, while inflation slows, in a sign of strength in the world's second biggest economy.
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New Great Wall sections opened

Saturday, June 9th 2012, 14:22
related places: Beijing, Xinhua

Authorities in Beijing announce that they will open two new sections of the Great Wall of China to ease overcrowding, Xinhua state news agency reports.
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China in new manned space flight

Saturday, June 9th 2012, 8:12

China is set to carry out its fourth manned space flight, sending astronauts to work on its space station project.
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