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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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Foreign reporters warned in China

Monday, February 20th 2012, 17:05

The Foreign Correspondents Club in China warns its members after three employees of European media companies were attacked last week.
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West 'stirring Syria civil war'

Monday, February 20th 2012, 13:58
related countries: Syria Syria

The West is stirring civil war in Syria, says an editorial in the People's Daily, the official newspaper of the Chinese Communist Party.
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China agrees to foreign film deal

Monday, February 20th 2012, 13:26

China agrees to ease restrictions on the number of foreign films shown there and to increase the amount studios can make from ticket sales.
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Japan lodges China marine protest

Monday, February 20th 2012, 9:29
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan lodges a diplomatic protest with China after its coastguards were blocked from conducting a marine survey in disputed waters, officials say.
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Monday, February 20th 2012, 3:43
related countries: Ireland Ireland

The man tipped to become China's future leader, Vice-President Xi Jinping, is making a three-day visit to the Irish Republic with the focus on trade.
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China moves to boost bank lending

Monday, February 20th 2012, 3:19

China's central bank cuts the amount of money banks must keep in reserve, in an effort to boost lending and sustain economic growth.
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Japan and China pledge euro help

Monday, February 20th 2012, 3:14
related countries: Japan Japan

Leaders in Japan and China say they will help the eurozone solve its debt crisis through the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
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In pictures: China's Xi in Ireland

Sunday, February 19th 2012, 22:29
related countries: Ireland Ireland

China's Xi tries Irish sports and coffee in three-day visit
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China's Xi in Ireland for talks

Sunday, February 19th 2012, 21:06
related countries: Ireland Ireland

The man tipped to become China's future leader, Vice-President Xi Jinping, makes a three-day visit to the Irish Republic with the focus on trade.
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Syrian troops 'fire on mourners'

Saturday, February 18th 2012, 14:43
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Damascus

Syrian troops fire on a crowd of mourners in Damascus, reportedly killing one, as a visiting Chinese envoy urges all sides to refrain from violence.
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Deportation for tortoise eaters

Saturday, February 18th 2012, 14:29
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Four Chinese nationals face deportation from Zimbabwe after they are arrested for killing and eating rare tortoises, officials say.
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China urges end to Syria violence

Saturday, February 18th 2012, 10:46
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Damascus

A Chinese envoy visiting Syria calls on all sides in the country to end violence, amid talks with President Bashar al-Assad in Damascus.
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Xi Jinping on last leg of US trip

Friday, February 17th 2012, 23:11
related countries: United States United States
related places: California

China's Vice-President Xi Jinping is in California, on the last leg of his US visit, for business talks and perhaps a basketball game.
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Chinese envoy in Syria for talks

Friday, February 17th 2012, 22:36
related countries: Syria Syria

A senior Chinese envoy visits the Syrian capital Damascus in the hope of mediating in the crisis as bloodshed continues.
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VIDEO: Deaths in Syria after Friday prayers

Friday, February 17th 2012, 21:48
related countries: Syria Syria

A senior Chinese official is visiting Syria as the violent crackdown against opposition groups continues.
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Dozens held in China land protest

Friday, February 17th 2012, 12:35

Dozens of villagers in eastern China are detained following protests against alleged land grabs by local officials, state media report.
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UN assembly adopts Syria motion

Friday, February 17th 2012, 10:09
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Damascus

A resolution condemning human rights violations in Syria and calling for President Assad to stand down is passed by the UN General Assembly.
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Advertising boosts Baidu profits

Friday, February 17th 2012, 2:45
related places: Baidu

China's largest search engine, Baidu, reports a 77% surge in profit between October to December as advertising revenue grows.
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Chinese and American leaders stick to script

Thursday, February 16th 2012, 7:32
related countries: United States United States

Obama and Xi aim for tough but friendly diplomacy
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Top China football referee jailed

Thursday, February 16th 2012, 5:56

Lu Jun, the man who was once China's top football referee, is sentenced to five-and-a-half years in jail for taking bribes to fix matches.
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Xi calls for 'deep' US-China ties

Wednesday, February 15th 2012, 21:50
related countries: United States United States
related places: Washington

Chinese Vice-President Xi Jinping calls for deeper "strategic trust" in a speech to business leaders in Washington, on the second full day of his US visit.
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New Zealand halts China farm sale

Wednesday, February 15th 2012, 8:40
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

A New Zealand court blocks a move by the government to allow Chinese investors to buy farms in the country.
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Law official to run Tibetan area

Wednesday, February 15th 2012, 8:33
related places: Aba

China appoints a career legal official as Communist Party secretary of Aba prefecture in Sichuan province, amid increasing protests in the Tibetan area.
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Obama talks tough on China trade

Wednesday, February 15th 2012, 2:27
related countries: United States United States

US President Barack Obama says China needs to follow fair trade practices as it plays an increasingly important global role.
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China's Xi defends rights record

Wednesday, February 15th 2012, 2:13
related countries: United States United States

China's leader-in-waiting, Xi Jinping, defends his country's record on human rights, at the start of a week-long visit to the United States.
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Obama hosts China's heir apparent

Wednesday, February 15th 2012, 1:51
related countries: United States United States

US President Barack Obama presses China's leader-in-waiting, Xi Jinping, on trade and human rights, as he welcomes him to the White House.
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'No Chinese protection' for Syria

Tuesday, February 14th 2012, 22:23
related countries: Syria Syria

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao says his country will "absolutely not protect any party" in the conflict in Syria, despite the veto of a UN resolution.
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China court to review Wu sentence

Tuesday, February 14th 2012, 17:41

China's Supreme Court says it will review a controversial death sentence handed down on fraud charges "with caution", after a public outcry.
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China vows eurozone co-operation

Tuesday, February 14th 2012, 15:25
related places: Beijing

China vows to help resolve the eurozone debt crisis, during talks with the EU in Beijing, but falls short of pledging investment in a bailout fund.
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Who is Xi Jinping?

Tuesday, February 14th 2012, 13:41

What do we know about the man in line to be China's next leader?
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Apple in China iPad name dispute

Tuesday, February 14th 2012, 12:37

A dispute over the ownership of the iPad name could have repercussions for sales beyond China.
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New Tibet case of self-immolation

Tuesday, February 14th 2012, 9:12

Another monk has set himself on fire in south-western China - the fifth such reported case this month, rights groups say.
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China to limit foreign TV shows

Tuesday, February 14th 2012, 6:04

China's top broadcasting regulator announces that foreign TV shows will no longer be aired during prime time, state media report.
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Brazil seeks more access to China

Tuesday, February 14th 2012, 3:35
related places: Beijing

Brazil wants China to allow more of its manufactured goods to be exported to Beijing in a bid to balance trade between the two.
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VIDEO: Xi Jinping: China's next leader?

Monday, February 13th 2012, 23:14
related countries: United States United States

Damian Grammaticas looks at Chinese vice president Xi Jinping, who has just arrived in the US where he will meet President Obama.
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US and N Korea plan nuclear talks

Monday, February 13th 2012, 18:49
related countries: North Korea North Korea, United States United States
related places: Beijing, Pyongyang, Washington

US and North Korean officials will meet in Beijing on 23 February to discuss Pyongyang's controversial nuclear programme, Washington says.
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Hackers down Microsoft India site

Monday, February 13th 2012, 16:10

A Chinese group calling itself the Evil Shadow Team says it was they who forced the closure of Microsoft India's retail website.
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Ram and deer 'to marry' in China

Monday, February 13th 2012, 9:30

A ram and a deer are set to be married at a zoo in south-western China on Valentine's Day, state-run media report.
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China 'confirms' Tibet nun death

Monday, February 13th 2012, 6:43

A Tibetan nun is confirmed dead after setting herself alight in south-western China, officials say, in the latest apparent protest against rule from Beijing.
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Web fuels NK leader death rumour

Friday, February 10th 2012, 23:32
related countries: North Korea North Korea

Twitter users pick up rumours, started in China, that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has been assassinated.
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VIDEO: China investigating police chief

Friday, February 10th 2012, 16:43
related countries: United States United States

Chinese authorities say they are investigating after one of the country's top police chiefs spent a day at a US consulate, state media reports.
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China dissident jailed over poem

Friday, February 10th 2012, 11:11

A court in eastern China has sentenced dissident writer Zhu Yufu to seven years in jail for inciting subversion, rights groups say.
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China's exports and imports fall

Friday, February 10th 2012, 7:39

China's exports and imports fell in January, raising fresh concerns about the impact of a global economic slowdown on its economy.
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China media: Xi and Harper

Friday, February 10th 2012, 5:51
related countries: United States United States
related places: Harper

Morning newspaper round-up: preview coverage on Xi Jinping's US trip is gearing up, as Stephen Harper enjoys some Chinese cuisine.
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China and Canada boost trade ties

Friday, February 10th 2012, 1:29
related countries: Canada Canada

Canada and China reach government deals in uranium exports and other sectors, as the two countries deepen trade ties.
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China lock-down seals off Tibetan unrest

Friday, February 10th 2012, 0:53

China seals off Tibetan protest communities
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China investigating police chief

Thursday, February 9th 2012, 17:35
related countries: United States United States

Chinese authorities are investigating after a top police chief spent a day at the US consulate, state media says, amid rumours he sought asylum.
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China sacks officials in Tibet

Thursday, February 9th 2012, 13:08

The Chinese Communist Party chief in Tibet sacks four officials for "endangering stability" in the region, state-media report.
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China policeman mystery deepens

Thursday, February 9th 2012, 5:33
related countries: United States United States

The mystery over a top Chinese police chief deepens as the US confirms he visited its consulate - but China says it was "resolved smoothly".
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China's inflation rate up to 4.5%

Thursday, February 9th 2012, 3:23

China's rate of inflation accelerated to 4.5% in January after consumers increased their spending around Chinese New Year.
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Singapore warns US on China talk

Thursday, February 9th 2012, 2:11
related countries: Singapore Singapore, United States United States

Singapore's foreign minister, visiting Washington DC, warns the US that anti-China election rhetoric could spark reaction.
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Rumours over top China policeman

Wednesday, February 8th 2012, 20:49

A top Chinese policeman in charge of a major crackdown on organised crime goes on leave, amid rumours of an investigation and a bid for asylum.
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Surge in anti-China sentiment in Hong Kong

Wednesday, February 8th 2012, 10:28
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Why anti-mainland sentiment is simmering in Hong Kong
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China alert after Yangtze spill

Wednesday, February 8th 2012, 9:12
related places: Beijing

Authorities are on alert after a chemical leak from a cargo ship polluted the Yangtze River, state-run media report.
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Canada PM in China to discuss oil

Wednesday, February 8th 2012, 2:27
related countries: Canada Canada

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper visits China for talks focussing on oil sales, energy and other economic ties.
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Chinese workers released in Sudan

Tuesday, February 7th 2012, 13:51
related countries: Kenya Kenya, Sudan Sudan

A group of Chinese workers kidnapped by rebels in Sudan last month has been freed and flown to Kenya, officials from both countries say.
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VIDEO: Giant baby born to Chinese couple

Tuesday, February 7th 2012, 11:34

Chinese state media has reported the birth of a baby of just over 7kg (15lb 8oz), making him what could be the heaviest birthweight baby on record in the country.
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China worker found dead in Sudan

Tuesday, February 7th 2012, 9:30
related countries: Sudan Sudan

The body of a Chinese worker who fled a camp in Sudan when rebels attacked has been found, says China, while 29 kidnapped workers are still missing.
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China drives growth for KFC owner

Tuesday, February 7th 2012, 3:10

The owner of restaurant brands KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell reports another set of strong figures, helped by growth in China.
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Citi to launch China credit cards

Tuesday, February 7th 2012, 1:15

The Chinese unit of Citigroup wins approval to launch credit cards in China, the first non-Asian bank to do so.
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Euro crisis 'could damage China'

Monday, February 6th 2012, 10:27

A eurozone recession could almost halve Chinese growth this year, according to a report by the International Monetary Fund.
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In pictures: Chinese mark Lantern Festival

Monday, February 6th 2012, 9:59

Images from celebrations marking the end of Chinese new year
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Beijing defends Syria veto at UN

Monday, February 6th 2012, 5:01
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Beijing

Chinese state media defend Beijing's veto of a UN resolution condemning Syria's violent crackdown on protesters, as violence continues across the country.
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China in EU carbon scheme 'ban'

Monday, February 6th 2012, 4:24

China tells its airlines not to pay charges to the EU's Emissions Trading Scheme, aimed at cutting carbon emissions.
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US anger at Syria veto 'travesty'

Sunday, February 5th 2012, 20:35
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria, United States United States

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton deplores as a 'travesty' Russia and China's veto of a UN resolution condemning Syria's violent crackdown on protesters.
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Three Tibetans 'in fire protest'

Sunday, February 5th 2012, 12:54
related places: Beijing

Three Tibetans set fire to themselves in south-west China in an anti-Beijing protest, reports say, meaning 19 people have now self-immolated in a year.
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Syrian veto a 'licence to kill'

Sunday, February 5th 2012, 12:06
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria

Syria's government has been handed a "licence to kill" by Russia and China, opposition activists say, after the countries blocked a draft UN resolution.
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Syria veto a mistake, says Hague

Sunday, February 5th 2012, 11:27
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria, United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK Foreign Secretary William Hague says China and Russia will be "held responsible" for violence in Syria after vetoing a UN resolution condemning government repression.
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VIDEO: Angry reaction to UN Syria veto

Sunday, February 5th 2012, 9:11
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has described as a "travesty" Russia and China's veto of a UN resolution condemning Syria's crackdown against anti-government protesters.
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West deplores UN Syria vote veto

Sunday, February 5th 2012, 7:17
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria

Western nations deplore the vetoing by Russia and China of a UN resolution condemning the crackdown in Syria, as dozens are killed in Homs.
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Resolution on Syria vetoed at UN

Saturday, February 4th 2012, 21:44
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria

Russia and China veto an Arab and Western-backed UN resolution condemning the violent crackdown in Syria, hours after scores are killed in Homs.
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Oil spurs Canadian PM China visit

Saturday, February 4th 2012, 3:03
related countries: Canada Canada

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper will visit China next week to discuss the future of Canada's oil products.
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Uganda signs oil production deal

Friday, February 3rd 2012, 13:06
related countries: France France, Uganda Uganda, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Oil production is set to start in Uganda after a deal is signed between the government and London-based Tullow oil, which also draws in Chinese and French firms.
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Friday, February 3rd 2012, 6:54
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

The Chinese government keeps a tight control on the publishing and importation of books, especially those on what it deems sensitive subjects. But in Taiwan, the trade in Chinese language books is thriving.
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China 'considering' eurozone help

Thursday, February 2nd 2012, 13:57
related countries: Germany Germany, Iran Iran, Syria Syria
related places: Beijing

Premier Wen Jiabao says Beijing is "considering" contributing to European rescue funds, during a visit by German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
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China box office tipped to surge

Thursday, February 2nd 2012, 4:14

China's box office takings surged 29% to $2.1bn in 2011 and are forecast to rise by around 20% this year, new figures show.
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Chinese workers in Egypt released

Wednesday, February 1st 2012, 10:14
related countries: Egypt Egypt

A group of 25 Chinese workers kidnapped by Bedouin tribesmen in the north of Egypt's Sinai peninsula have been freed, officials say.
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HK ad calls mainlanders 'locusts'

Wednesday, February 1st 2012, 7:40
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

A group of Hong Kong residents fund an advert in a newspaper calling Chinese mainlanders "locusts", amid tensions in the city.
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VIDEO: Chinese workers abducted by Bedouin

Wednesday, February 1st 2012, 4:35
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Bedouin tribesmen in Egypt's Sinai peninsula have kidnapped 25 Chinese workers on their way to work.
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China data shows slowing demand

Wednesday, February 1st 2012, 4:14

The demand for Chinese exports falls as global economic uncertainty continues to hurt consumer confidence.
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China 'subsidising' part makers

Wednesday, February 1st 2012, 2:15
related countries: United States United States

A US trade group accuses China of providing "illegal" subsidies to car part manufacturers, a practise it says is hurting US firms.
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Chinese workers seized in Egypt

Tuesday, January 31st 2012, 17:42
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Bedouin tribesmen have kidnapped 25 Chinese workers in Egypt's Sinai peninsula to press for the release of five jailed relatives, officials say.
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China steps up security in Tibet

Tuesday, January 31st 2012, 7:43

A senior Chinese official orders tighter security in Tibetan Buddhist monasteries and main roads following deadly protests in Sichuan.
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Chinese to seek workers' release

Tuesday, January 31st 2012, 6:29
related countries: Sudan Sudan

China has sent a team of officials to Sudan to secure the release of 29 Chinese workers held by rebels in South Kordofan, its foreign ministry says.
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Seven held in China cadmium spill

Tuesday, January 31st 2012, 2:40

Seven chemical company officials are detained over industrial waste that polluted a river in China's southern Guangxi region, state media reports.
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Policeman who became a pole-dancer

Tuesday, January 31st 2012, 0:19

Chinese police officer makes startling career change
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China loses WTO appeal on exports

Monday, January 30th 2012, 20:18

The World Trade Organization's appeals panel upholds a ruling that China broke trade rules by restricting exports of some raw materials.
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China doubts Sudan workers freed

Monday, January 30th 2012, 11:41
related countries: Sudan Sudan

The fate of 29 Chinese workers kidnapped in Sudan is unclear after Chinese officials are quoted casting doubts on reports that some have been freed.
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Chinese held by Sudanese rebels

Sunday, January 29th 2012, 10:20
related countries: Sudan Sudan

Some 29 Chinese construction workers are being held by rebels in Sudan's volatile South Kordofan region.
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African Union opens new $200m HQ

Saturday, January 28th 2012, 15:55
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia
related places: Addis Ababa

The African Union inaugurates its newly built Chinese-funded headquarters in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa.
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Tibetan 'dies in Sichuan unrest'

Friday, January 27th 2012, 16:11

Chinese security forces have shot dead a young Tibetan in Sichuan province, campaign groups say, in what would be the third such killing this week.
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Davos 2012: Where to invest this year?

Friday, January 27th 2012, 14:03
related countries: Brazil Brazil, India India, Russia Russia, United States United States

Where to invest: Russia, India, Brazil, China, US, Middle East? Hear the tips of some of the world's top investors at the World Economic Forum in Davos.
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