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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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Delayed Bashir arrives in China

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

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

Monday, June 27th 2011, 12:51

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

Monday, June 27th 2011, 12:50

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

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

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

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

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

Monday, June 27th 2011, 11:36

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

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

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

Monday, June 27th 2011, 7:30

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

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

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

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

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

Sunday, June 26th 2011, 15:22

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

Sunday, June 26th 2011, 7:30

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

Sunday, June 26th 2011, 1:21

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

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

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

Saturday, June 25th 2011, 10:22

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

Saturday, June 25th 2011, 2:39

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

Friday, June 24th 2011, 13:58

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

Friday, June 24th 2011, 3:30

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday, June 23rd 2011, 7:04

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

Wednesday, June 22nd 2011, 22:15

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

Wednesday, June 22nd 2011, 15:43

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

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

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

Tuesday, June 21st 2011, 17:30

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Monday, June 20th 2011, 23:18

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

Monday, June 20th 2011, 12:02

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

Monday, June 20th 2011, 10:53

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

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

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

Monday, June 20th 2011, 10:14

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

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

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

Monday, June 20th 2011, 2:17

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

Sunday, June 19th 2011, 12:43

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

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

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

Friday, June 17th 2011, 9:39

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

Friday, June 17th 2011, 9:03

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

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

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

Thursday, June 16th 2011, 15:38

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

Thursday, June 16th 2011, 13:55

China sends one of it largest patrol ships into the South China Sea amid heightened tension with other Asian countries over the disputed waters.
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VIDEO: Rare earth: China's new gold rush

Thursday, June 16th 2011, 8:34

What are rare earths, why are they so valuable and how did China end up taking control of 97% of the world's supply?
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China's top e-shopping site split

Thursday, June 16th 2011, 5:40

Chinese internet giant Alibaba is dividing one of its biggest websites, Taobao into three separate units.
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Carstens IMF campaign hits China

Thursday, June 16th 2011, 2:17

Agustin Carstens is set to visit China in a bid to drum up support for his bid to head the International Monetary Fund.
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Burning villages

Thursday, June 16th 2011, 1:08
related countries: Russia Russia

How a Russian billionaire will feed China's hunger for electricity
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China lead poisoning 'cover-up'

Wednesday, June 15th 2011, 12:52

Human Rights Watch says China is covering up the extent of lead poisoning among children and sending sick children back to contaminated homes.
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VIDEO: Threat to 1,400 year-old Buddhas

Wednesday, June 15th 2011, 12:32
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A Chinese mining venture threatens an ancient Afghan Buddhist site.
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Vargas Llosa slates dictatorships

Wednesday, June 15th 2011, 11:52
related countries: Peru Peru

Peruvian Nobel laureate Mario Vargas Llosa criticises authoritarian governments while on an academic tour of China.
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China property rating downgraded

Wednesday, June 15th 2011, 5:40

Standard & Poor's downgrades its outlook for China's property market from stable to negative due to tightening credit policy
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The eccentric Mr Liu

Tuesday, June 14th 2011, 22:08

How a street vendor became China's top art collector
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VIDEO: Taiwan's president on China trade deal

Tuesday, June 14th 2011, 21:27
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

Taiwan's President Ma Ying-jeou has given a rare interview to the BBC about last year's landmark trade deal with China and whether his country is becoming too economically dependent on China.
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Huntsman to join White House race

Tuesday, June 14th 2011, 20:02
related countries: United States United States
related places: Republican, White House

The former US ambassador to China, Jon Huntsman, becomes the latest Republican to enter the 2012 presidential race for the White House.
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Deadly clashes in Burmese north

Tuesday, June 14th 2011, 18:41
related countries: Burma Burma

Burmese troops are involved in deadly clashes with Kachin rebels near a site where China is building hydro-electric power plants.
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Nepal declared free of landmines

Tuesday, June 14th 2011, 17:34
related countries: Nepal Nepal

The UN declares Nepal free of landmines five years after the end of a bitterly-fought civil war with Maoist rebels.
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VIDEO: Man survives fall from 10th floor

Tuesday, June 14th 2011, 15:12
related places: Beijing

An elderly man who fell two floors from his 10th floor Beijing apartment while trying to clean his windows, was saved when his leg became caught in a window grill.
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China forces quell migrant unrest

Tuesday, June 14th 2011, 11:41
related places: Zengcheng

Chinese security forces are out in force around the southern city of Zengcheng, where witnesses say unrest among migrant workers has been halted.
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China inflation at 34-month high

Tuesday, June 14th 2011, 11:24

Inflation in China's rapidly growing economy hits a 34-month high as consumer prices continue to surge.
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China 'will not use force' in row

Tuesday, June 14th 2011, 9:39
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam

China says it will not use force to resolve disputes in the South China Sea, a day after Vietnam held live-fire exercises near a disputed area of water.
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VIDEO: China protests into third day

Monday, June 13th 2011, 15:17

Protesters and police in China's Sichuan province have clashed after reports that a pregnant street vendor was mistreated by security forces.
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Vietnam in naval drill amid row

Monday, June 13th 2011, 12:43
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam

Vietnam holds live-fire drills in the South China Sea, amid escalating tensions with China over disputed waters.
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Saab closer to Chinese ownership

Monday, June 13th 2011, 10:43

Saab owner Spyker says two Chinese companies will invest 245m euros in the troubled car firm, which has had to stop production.
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China struggles to put down riot

Monday, June 13th 2011, 9:26

Hundreds of Chinese migrant workers clash with police for a third consecutive night over the alleged mistreatment of a pregnant street vendor.
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Chinese to lend Kazakhmys $1.5bn

Monday, June 13th 2011, 7:33
related countries: Kazakhstan Kazakhstan

Mining company Kazakhmys announces a $1.5bn loan from the China Development Bank to help develop a copper project in eastern Kazakhstan.
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China's bank lending dips sharply

Monday, June 13th 2011, 6:28

China's banks extend fewer than expected new loans in May as the country keeps up its efforts to rein in rising prices.
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In pictures

Sunday, June 12th 2011, 13:54

Torrential rains trigger floods and landslides in central China
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China police arrest 25 in clashes

Sunday, June 12th 2011, 8:42
related places: Guangzhou

Chinese police arrest 25 people after clashes with security forces near the southern city of Guangzhou.
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Giant appetite

Saturday, June 11th 2011, 11:00
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

Taiwan fish farmers catering for Chinese tastes
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Vietnam announces live-fire drill

Friday, June 10th 2011, 11:10
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam

Vietnam says it will hold a live-fire drill in the South China Sea next week, amid escalating tensions with China over disputed waters.
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Vietnam-China sea spat escalates

Friday, June 10th 2011, 8:44
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam

China accuses Vietnam of "gravely violating" its sovereignty in an escalating row over disputed waters in the South China Sea.
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China 'fake fines' gang arrested

Friday, June 10th 2011, 8:20

Hundreds of Chinese and Taiwanese citizens are arrested across Asia, suspected of extorting money in a scam involving fake fines.
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China's export growth slows down

Friday, June 10th 2011, 5:46

The pace of growth of China's exports slows down in May suggesting that demand in its key markets may be faltering.
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Colombia seeks abducted Chinese

Friday, June 10th 2011, 5:40
related countries: Colombia Colombia

The Colombian military launches a major operation to rescue four Chinese oil workers kidnapped by suspected Marxist rebels.
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China-Chile economic ties deepen

Friday, June 10th 2011, 1:44
related countries: Chile Chile

China and Chile sign banking and mining cooperation agreements during a visit by Vice President Xi Jinping.
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VIDEO: Lagarde visits China on IMF tour

Thursday, June 9th 2011, 21:04
related countries: France France

French finance minister, Christine Lagarde, has been in China to drum up support for her bid to get the top job at the International Monetary Fund.
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Hackers step up Vietnam-China row

Thursday, June 9th 2011, 14:38
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam

Hackers in Vietnam and China are penetrating government websites in a stepping up of a maritime territorial row.
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China rebuffs Tibetan monk plea

Thursday, June 9th 2011, 11:23

China denies claims by the UN that hundreds of Tibetan monks may have been detained at a monastery in Sichuan, saying they were being educated.
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Lagarde visits China on IMF tour

Thursday, June 9th 2011, 8:44

Christine Lagarde, the leading candidate to head the IMF, says she is "very satisfied" with her meeting with Chinese officials in Beijing.
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Chinese trio abducted in Colombia

Thursday, June 9th 2011, 6:48
related countries: Colombia Colombia

Three Chinese oil workers and another foreigner are seized by leftist Farc rebels in southern Colombia, officials say.
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North Korea pessimistic on talks

Thursday, June 9th 2011, 4:18
related countries: North Korea North Korea, South Korea South Korea
related places: Beijing

North Korea says no talks are possible with South Korea, as the South's nuclear envoy starts talks in Beijing.
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Driven to despair

Wednesday, June 8th 2011, 23:10

Chinese woman sets herself alight in 'land grab' protest
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VIDEO: China's first aircraft carrier

Wednesday, June 8th 2011, 22:34

China has officially confirmed that it is building its first ever aircraft carrier, the centrepiece for an expanding naval force.
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Verdict in Mongolian herder case

Wednesday, June 8th 2011, 14:04
related countries: Mongolia Mongolia

A Chinese coalmine worker is sentenced to death for killing an ethnic Mongolian herder, in a case that sparked Inner Mongolia's worst unrest in many years.
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China aircraft carrier confirmed

Wednesday, June 8th 2011, 12:06

A top Chinese military official confirms that Beijing is building an aircraft carrier, in the first official acknowledgement of the ship's existence.
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Wednesday, June 8th 2011, 10:27

China's building of aircraft carrier heralds power shift
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