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West 'appalled' by UN Syria veto

Thursday, July 19th 2012, 19:59
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria
related places: Damascus

Russia and China reject a UN resolution proposing sanctions on Syria, as President Assad appears in public for the first time after a Damascus bomb.
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Mobile overtakes desktop in China

Thursday, July 19th 2012, 14:05

China's rural population flocks to the web as mobile becomes the most popular way to get online in the country, a report says.
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VIDEO: Meet China's booming middle class

Thursday, July 19th 2012, 12:03

China has become the driving force of the world's economy, creating a middle class now estimated at 300 million people.
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VIDEO: Simpson returns to Tiananmen Square

Thursday, July 19th 2012, 10:59
related places: Beijing

The BBC's World Affairs editor John Simpson returned to Tiananmen Square in Beijing to reflect on how China has changed in the last 10 years.
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AUDIO: China's social media revolution

Thursday, July 19th 2012, 10:43

More than 300m people in China are now signed up to Sina Weibo, China's version of Twitter, and the service is heralding a new wave of self expression. Duncan Hewitt travelled around China to meet the people using social media.
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Yum Brands dented by China costs

Thursday, July 19th 2012, 4:42

Yum Brands, which runs the KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell restaurant chains, sees its profit growth capped by higher costs in China.
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China aids rescue of Taiwan crew

Wednesday, July 18th 2012, 10:42
related countries: Madagascar Madagascar, Somalia Somalia, Taiwan Taiwan

A Chinese navy vessel takes the crew of a Taiwanese trawler to safety after they were released by Somali pirates following ransom talks.
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Bo Frenchman 'leaves Cambodia'

Wednesday, July 18th 2012, 4:43
related countries: Cambodia Cambodia, France France

Cambodia says a French architect with alleged links to scandal-hit Chinese politician Bo Xilai is returning to China.
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China June property prices flat

Wednesday, July 18th 2012, 3:35

Property prices in 70 Chinese cities level off in June, compared to May, after eight months of decline.
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BHP in record iron ore production

Wednesday, July 18th 2012, 2:00

Mining giant BHP Billiton boosts its quarterly iron ore output by 15%, despite worries over weaker demand from China.
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Madam Mao's model operas live on

Tuesday, July 17th 2012, 23:25

The revival of China's state-run operas
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Young Tibet monk 'self-immolates'

Tuesday, July 17th 2012, 16:11

A teenaged Tibetan Buddhist monk burns himself to death in China, the latest in a series of protests against Chinese rule, rights activists say.
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Hurdler Liu leaves 'cold' London

Tuesday, July 17th 2012, 8:54
related countries: Germany Germany, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Chinese hurdler Liu Xiang will train for his Olympic event in Germany to avoid London's "wet and cold" weather, his coach says.
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Foreign investment in China slows

Tuesday, July 17th 2012, 4:20

Foreign direct investment into China fell in June as an economic slowdown dampened companies' appetite for expansion.
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China 'monopoly' on payment cards

Tuesday, July 17th 2012, 1:40

The World Trade Organisation rules that China discriminates against foreign credit-card and debit-card providers.
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VIDEO: Floods spark rescue efforts in China

Monday, July 16th 2012, 12:12

Floods in central, eastern and southern parts of China spark rescue efforts and force residents to leave their houses.
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Five lives changed by China's Twitter

Monday, July 16th 2012, 0:19

Microblogging site changes lives and promotes social activism
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VIDEO: Human dominoes record set in China

Sunday, July 15th 2012, 15:39

A team in China has broken the world record for the longest chain of human mattress dominoes.
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China rescues stranded frigate

Sunday, July 15th 2012, 6:01
related countries: Philippines Philippines

A Chinese navy frigate stranded in disputed waters near the Philippines frees itself and is heading home, officials say, averting a potential stand-off.
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VIDEO: Crowds greet Drogba in China

Saturday, July 14th 2012, 17:01
related places: Shanghai

Ivory Coast football star Didier Drogba arrives in China to take up a reputed $300,000-a-week contract with a struggling Shanghai club.
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China quizzed on stranded frigate

Saturday, July 14th 2012, 14:04
related countries: Philippines Philippines

The Philippines asks China to explain how one of its naval vessels ran aground within its claimed territorial waters.
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VIDEO: Torrential rain causes chaos in China

Saturday, July 14th 2012, 8:35

Torrential rain has caused heavy flooding across China, swamping properties and causing disruption to flights.
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China fans hail arriving Drogba

Saturday, July 14th 2012, 8:09
related places: Shanghai

Ivory Coast football star Didier Drogba arrives in China to take up a reputed $300,000-a-week contract with a struggling Shanghai club.
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VIDEO: China hit by economic slowdown

Friday, July 13th 2012, 13:15

China, the second largest economy in the world, is experiencing its worst slowdown for 3 years. Growth in the second quarter of this year was 7.6 per cent --- down from 8.1 per cent in the previous 3 months.
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Asean fails to reach agreement

Friday, July 13th 2012, 12:41

The Association of Southest Asian Nations fails to reach an agreement on how to deal with China's claims on disputed territory in the South China Sea.
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China dissident 'killed himself'

Friday, July 13th 2012, 3:46

China police says a second investigation into the death of leading dissident Li Wangyang, found dead in June, shows he committed suicide.
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Anger over Chinese US Olympic kit

Thursday, July 12th 2012, 19:35
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States
related places: Washington

US athletes at the London Olympics will wear stylish uniforms designed in the US but made in China, prompting bipartisan dismay in Washington.
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VIDEO: Hunt for piranhas after attacks

Thursday, July 12th 2012, 15:56

A $160 reward has been offered to anyone who catches a piranha in a river in China, after two people were attacked by the flesh-eating fish over the weekend.
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US and China vow to work together

Thursday, July 12th 2012, 8:25
related countries: United States United States

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her Chinese counterpart Yang Jiechi say the two countries will co-operate on Asian issues, during talks at an Asean meeting in Phnom Penh.
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VIDEO: China's acceptance of transgender people

Thursday, July 12th 2012, 0:53

Retired civil servant Qian Jinfan feared prejudice and discrimination when he decided to live as a woman, but attitudes in China have changed to accept transgender people.
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A life of silent denial: China's 'oldest transsexual'

Thursday, July 12th 2012, 0:01

The story of China's 'oldest transsexual'
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US trade deficit narrows in May

Wednesday, July 11th 2012, 14:49
related countries: United States United States
related places: May

The US trade deficit narrowed in May from April, as cheaper oil lowered the value of imports, while exports to Europe and China rose.
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China plans new net video rules

Wednesday, July 11th 2012, 13:00

Chinese regulators say websites available in the country will have to pre-screen and censor videos for "vulgar content".
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Japan lodges China ships protest

Wednesday, July 11th 2012, 7:06
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan summons China's ambassador to protest against the appearance of Chinese patrol boats near a disputed chain of islands in the East China Sea.
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Apple brings new iPad to China

Wednesday, July 11th 2012, 6:51

Apple says it will start selling the new iPad in China on 20 July, after it settled a dispute involving rights to the "iPad" name in the country.
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China in further fuel price cut

Wednesday, July 11th 2012, 4:54

China, the second biggest consumer of fuel, has cut retail prices by about 5% starting Wednesday, as oil demand falls.
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The search for photos of China's past

Tuesday, July 10th 2012, 23:14

Making up for China's destroyed photographic record
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End of empire for Western universities?

Tuesday, July 10th 2012, 23:01

Almost one in three graduates will come from China
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China 'detains' defiant bishop

Tuesday, July 10th 2012, 16:58

A newly-ordained bishop is reportedly being held after announcing that he was quitting the body that oversees China's state-sanctioned Catholic Church.
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VIDEO: The case of the missing bishop

Tuesday, July 10th 2012, 16:29

Bishop Thaddeus Ma Daqin is said to have been confined in a seminary after upsetting the church by announcing his resignation from the China Patriotic Association (CPA).
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Mystery of China's missing bishop

Tuesday, July 10th 2012, 14:02

In search of China's missing bishop
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In pictures: Beijing's Olympic venue legacy

Tuesday, July 10th 2012, 11:23
related places: Beijing

Pictures of Beijing venues, four years after Games
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Hawker planes in China bid talks

Tuesday, July 10th 2012, 6:31
related countries: United States United States

A Chinese aerospace firm, Superior Aviation Beijing, is in exclusive talks to buy bankrupt US aircraft maker Hawker Beechcraft.
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China's trade surplus widens

Tuesday, July 10th 2012, 5:55

China's trade surplus widened in June as import growth weakened, underscoring worries about both the domestic and global economy.
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Asean adopts South China Sea code

Tuesday, July 10th 2012, 2:39

Asean is to seek China's agreement on rules governing maritime issues, after it adopted key elements of a code of conduct, officials say.
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VIDEO: China's stolen children

Monday, July 9th 2012, 22:56

Chinese authorities have hailed the success of an operation last week which saw 800 human traffickers arrested and nearly 200 children rescued - but for many parents, the search goes on.
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VIDEO: Digger ruptures Shanghai water pipe

Monday, July 9th 2012, 16:05
related places: Shanghai

Traffic in Shanghai's financial district in China was brought to a standstill when a digger driver accidentally ruptured a water main.
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Gifts for crew who foiled hijack

Monday, July 9th 2012, 10:47

A Chinese airline has awarded cars, cash and property to crew members who helped foil a hijack attempt on an internal flight, state media say.
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China inflation eases to 2.2%

Monday, July 9th 2012, 3:07

Inflation falls sharply in China, giving policymakers more room to spur economic growth amidst a global slowdown.
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VIDEO: Hollywood honours Batman director

Sunday, July 8th 2012, 11:43

Film director Christopher Nolan honoured with hand and footprints outside Grauman's Chinese theater in Hollywood.
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VIDEO: Chinese acrobat 'survives high wire fall'

Sunday, July 8th 2012, 9:05

A Chinese Dawa Zi acrobat escaped with minor injuries after falling off a high wire 200 metres above ground, according to China state television channel CCTV.
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VIDEO: China breaks up trafficking gang

Friday, July 6th 2012, 20:48

The authorities in China say they have broken up two major child-trafficking gangs, freeing almost 200 children.
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China 'smashes' trafficking gangs

Friday, July 6th 2012, 8:42

Chinese police say they have broken up two major child trafficking gangs and freed 181 children across the country.
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Cuba's Castro meets China leaders

Friday, July 6th 2012, 2:14
related countries: Cuba Cuba
related places: Beijing, Castro

Cuba's Raul Castro holds talks with Chinese leaders in Beijing, signing agreements aimed at further deepening ties between the two allies.
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US in China car import tariff row

Thursday, July 5th 2012, 15:13
related countries: United States United States

The United States has complained to the World Trade Organisation about the level of China's import duties on large-engined US-made cars.
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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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