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We have started to collect the most important news related to China in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

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China executes hit-and-run killer

Tuesday, June 7th 2011, 10:11

A 21-year-old Chinese music student is executed in China, after being convicted of stabbing a woman to death in an attempt to cover up a traffic accident.
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Fatal China floods follow drought

Tuesday, June 7th 2011, 4:09
related places: Guizhou

At least 14 people are killed by raging flood waters in southern China's Guizhou province, following months of crop-destroying drought.
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VIDEO: China floods force 60,000 to move

Tuesday, June 7th 2011, 1:34

More than 60,000 people have been evacuated from their homes in central and southern China after continuous downpours caused heavy flooding.
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Li Na win prompts call for reform

Monday, June 6th 2011, 11:26
related countries: France France

China's top tennis official calls for reforms to the country's state-run sports system following the success of Li Na at the French Open this weekend.
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China threat to EU airline scheme

Monday, June 6th 2011, 10:58

China threatens legal action against the EU for the emissions trading scheme it is planning to introduce for airlines next year.
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Vietnam protests over S China Sea

Sunday, June 5th 2011, 14:53
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam
related places: Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City

Hundreds of Vietnamese turn out in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City to protest against Chinese naval operations in the disputed South China Sea.
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Hong Kong vigil marks Tiananmen

Saturday, June 4th 2011, 22:04
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong
related places: Beijing

Tens of thousands of people in Hong Kong attend a candlelight vigil to mark the 22nd anniversary of the Tiananmen crackdown in Beijing.
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Li hails 'dream' French Open win

Saturday, June 4th 2011, 18:37
related countries: France France

Li Na describes becoming China's first Grand Slam champion as "a dream come true" after her French Open final win over Francesca Schiavone.
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China's Li wins French Open title

Saturday, June 4th 2011, 15:07
related countries: France France

Li Na powers past Francesca Schiavone in straight sets to secure the French Open crown and China's first Grand Slam singles title.
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French Open final live - Schiavone v Li

Saturday, June 4th 2011, 12:33
related countries: France France, Italy Italy

Li Na beats defending champion Francesca Schiavone in the French Open final to become the first Chinese player to win a Grand Slam singles title.
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Life underground

Saturday, June 4th 2011, 11:00
related places: Beijing

Where home is an old air raid shelter for Beijing's poor
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VIDEO: Chinese teen 'sells kidney for iPad'

Friday, June 3rd 2011, 15:47

A 17-year-old Chinese boy has sold one of his kidneys in order to buy an iPhone and iPad, according to local media reports.
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Chinese boy 'sells kidney for iPad'

Friday, June 3rd 2011, 13:08

A 17-year-old boy from China has sold one of his kidneys over the internet in order to buy an iPad 2, Chinese media report.
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FBI to probe 'China e-mail hack'

Friday, June 3rd 2011, 10:24
related countries: United States United States

The FBI is investigating "serious" allegations that hackers in China breached personal e-mail of top US officials, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says.
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China rejects Gmail spying claims

Thursday, June 2nd 2011, 9:37
related countries: United States United States

China rejects allegations of involvement in a cyber-spying campaign targeting the Gmail accounts of top US officials, military personnel and journalists.
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Royal Academy honours Ai Weiwei

Thursday, June 2nd 2011, 7:38
related countries: Denmark Denmark, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Detained Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei has been made an honorary member of Britain's Royal Academy along with Danish painter Per Kirkeby.
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VIDEO: Gmail users hit by 'Chinese hackers'

Thursday, June 2nd 2011, 5:09
related countries: United States United States

Google believes Chinese hackers have tried to access the Gmail accounts of hundreds of users, including US government officials, and Chinese journalists.
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US 'not keen to hold down China'

Thursday, June 2nd 2011, 4:15
related countries: United States United States

The US is not trying to hold China down or block its role as a global power, US Defence Secretary Robert Gates says ahead of strategic talks.
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Lenovo buys German vendor Medion

Thursday, June 2nd 2011, 3:32
related countries: Germany Germany

Chinese PC maker Lenovo agrees to buy German electronics retailer Medion in a bid to boost its market share in Europe.
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'China hackers' hit Google e-mail

Wednesday, June 1st 2011, 23:01
related countries: United States United States

Hackers in China have compromised personal e-mail accounts of top US officials, military personnel and journalists, Google says.
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China factories in credit squeeze

Wednesday, June 1st 2011, 5:49

China's manufacturers are starting to feel the effects of the government's policy to reduce credit-fuelled growth in the country.
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China warns over Mongolian unrest

Tuesday, May 31st 2011, 11:43
related countries: Mongolia Mongolia

Chinese officials say foreigners are stirring up trouble in Inner Mongolia, which has seen large protests by ethnic Mongolians in recent days.
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China ups industrial power prices

Tuesday, May 31st 2011, 3:30

China raises electricity prices for non-residential users, as the government grapples with a shortage of power.
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Poisoning shuts China factories

Monday, May 30th 2011, 14:36

China detains more than 70 people after adults and children fall ill with possible lead poisoning from battery factories.
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Lagarde in IMF charm offensive

Monday, May 30th 2011, 14:01
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Christine Lagarde plans to visit China, India and Brazil to drum up support for her bid to head the International Monetary Fund.
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China clampdown in Inner Mongolia

Monday, May 30th 2011, 11:34

Chinese police reportedly step up security across China's northern Inner Mongolia province amid fears of unrest by ethnic Mongolians.
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Yuan at record high versus dollar

Monday, May 30th 2011, 6:32
related countries: United States United States

The yuan hits a record high against the US dollar as the US Treasury department says the Chinese currency is not manipulated.
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Vietnam accuses China in seas row

Monday, May 30th 2011, 6:09
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam

Vietnam accuses China of deliberately cutting ship cables in an escalating maritime territorial dispute in the South China Sea.
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RBS launches China joint venture

Sunday, May 29th 2011, 16:00
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Royal Bank of Scotland launches a securities joint venture in China
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North Korea releases US detainee

Saturday, May 28th 2011, 6:11
related countries: North Korea North Korea, United States United States

A US man detained in North Korea for six months is released and leaves for China with a US government delegation.
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US House blocks China defence bid

Friday, May 27th 2011, 7:37
related countries: United States United States

Lawmakers in the US House of Representatives vote to bar Chinese defence firms from receiving Pentagon contracts.
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N Korea leader's China trip ends

Friday, May 27th 2011, 4:48
related countries: North Korea North Korea

Chinese and North Korean state media confirm that the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-il, has been visiting China.
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China's Alipay gets bank licence

Friday, May 27th 2011, 3:04

Alipay, the online payments firm at the centre of a dispute with Yahoo, receives a licence from China's central bank.
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China explosions leave two dead

Thursday, May 26th 2011, 11:10
related places: Jiangxi

Near-simultaneous explosions hit government buildings in eastern China's Jiangxi province, state media say, killing two people and injuring six others.
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Retirement planning 'is lacking'

Thursday, May 26th 2011, 10:08
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Some 39% of UK people have a financial plan to save for their retirement - far fewer than people in Malaysia and China, a report suggests.
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Kim Jong-il 'in Beijing summit'

Wednesday, May 25th 2011, 10:17
related countries: North Korea North Korea
related places: Beijing

North Korean leader Kim Jong-il is reported to be in Beijing to meet Chinese President Hu Jintao, as the North faces a food shortage.
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China 'to limit death sentences'

Wednesday, May 25th 2011, 8:45

China has apparently introduced steps to cut the number of criminals it executes, ordering courts to suspend death sentences where possible.
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China 'unfair to foreign firms'

Wednesday, May 25th 2011, 7:23

A growing number of European companies operating in China believe they are treated unfairly by the government, a survey suggests.
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Liger cubs nursed by dog in China

Tuesday, May 24th 2011, 11:13

Rare liger cubs - a cross between a lion and a tiger - are nursed by a dog in eastern China after their mother abandons them.
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Foxconn part-suspends production

Tuesday, May 24th 2011, 8:01

Technology manufacturer Foxconn suspends production at its Chinese workshops that handle electronics polishing.
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Wal-Mart China executives resign

Tuesday, May 24th 2011, 6:54
related countries: United States United States

Two executives resign from Wal-Mart's China business, at a time when the US retail giant is trying to expand in the reigon.
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Cisco rejects Falun Gong lawsuit

Tuesday, May 24th 2011, 6:08

Cisco Systems rejects a Falun Gong lawsuit that alleges it helps the Chinese government repress the spiritual group via the Golden Shield project.
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Chinese painting sells for $65m

Monday, May 23rd 2011, 11:29
related places: Beijing

A modern Chinese painting is sold at auction in Beijing for more than $65m (£40m), the second-highest price ever paid in mainland China.
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North Korea leader in China again

Monday, May 23rd 2011, 4:45
related countries: South Korea South Korea

A spokesman for South Korea's President Lee Myung-bak says the Chinese prime minster has confirmed a visit by North leader Kim Jong-il.
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At cross purposes

Sunday, May 22nd 2011, 1:40
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

Bold plan to end China-Taiwan linguistic confusion
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VIDEO: Leaders meet Japan quake homeless

Saturday, May 21st 2011, 12:23
related countries: Japan Japan, North Korea North Korea
related places: Fukushima

Chinese and South Korean leaders have toured the area near Japan's damaged Fukushima nuclear plant, in a show of support for the quake-hit country.
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Leaders meet Japan quake victims

Saturday, May 21st 2011, 10:59
related countries: Japan Japan, North Korea North Korea
related places: Fukushima

The Chinese and South Korean leaders show support for Japan quake victims in the zone around the Fukushima nuclear plant.
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Leaders to visit Japan quake zone

Saturday, May 21st 2011, 3:13
related countries: Japan Japan, North Korea North Korea
related places: Fukushima

Chinese and South Korean leaders will start a visit to Japan by touring Fukushima prefecture, where a nuclear plant was damaged by the March earthquake and tsunami.
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Foxconn plant explosion kills two

Friday, May 20th 2011, 18:02

Two people are killed in an explosion at a factory in south-west China that produces the iPad and is owned by tech firm Foxconn.
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Chinese artist Ai 'evaded taxes'

Friday, May 20th 2011, 16:42

Detained Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has been accused by the authorities of evading a "huge amount" of taxes, state media report.
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Taiwan general accused of spying

Friday, May 20th 2011, 7:25
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

Taiwan military prosecutors charge a senior general with spying for China - the highest-ranking officer involved in alleged espionage in decades.
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N Korea heir Kim Jong-un in China

Friday, May 20th 2011, 4:05
related countries: North Korea North Korea

The North Korean leader's youngest son, Kim Jong-un, is reported to be on a visit to China in what may be a further clue to the state's succession plans.
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China tightens grip on rare earth

Friday, May 20th 2011, 2:40

China expands export quotas of rare earth metals, further tightening its grip on the minerals used in a number of high-tech electronics.
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VIDEO: China admits dam problems

Thursday, May 19th 2011, 15:30

China has admitted that the Three Gorges Dam has caused a range of environmental problems that need to be urgently addressed.
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China online censor 'hit by shoe'

Thursday, May 19th 2011, 12:57

Police in China say they are seeking a man who allegedly threw an egg and shoes at the designer of China's Great Firewall of web controls.
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China acknowledges dam 'problems'

Thursday, May 19th 2011, 7:18

The Chinese leadership admits the Three Gorges Dam has created a range of major problems that need solving quickly.
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China 'has no plans' to match US

Thursday, May 19th 2011, 0:13
related countries: United States United States
related places: Washington

China has no intention to match US military power, a top Chinese general says during a visit to Washington.
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VIDEO: Is this the world's most battered bus?

Wednesday, May 18th 2011, 17:00

Police in eastern China have pulled over a dilapidated bus due to safety concerns.
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Mutual respect

Wednesday, May 18th 2011, 14:17
related countries: United States United States

China-US military 'harmony' masks underlying tensions
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China blocks N Korea-Iran report

Wednesday, May 18th 2011, 11:32
related countries: Iran Iran, North Korea North Korea

China blocks the release of a UN report accusing North Korea of sharing ballistic missile technology with Iran in violation of sanctions.
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China set to face energy crunch

Wednesday, May 18th 2011, 4:55

China starts rationing electricity to try and stave off an energy shortage that government officials say could be the worst since 2004.
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China online travel scene sizzles

Wednesday, May 18th 2011, 2:38

Shares in China's second-biggest online travel firm jump after Tencent, Expedia buy stakes, as China's online travel market heats up.
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Tuesday, May 17th 2011, 17:45

Force India racing driver Adrian Sutil may face legal action after a nightclub incident at last month's Chinese Formula One Grand Prix.
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VIDEO: 'Exploding' watermelons in China

Tuesday, May 17th 2011, 14:24

Some watermelon farmers in China have been left perplexed about why their fruit has been exploding.
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Gilani hails 'best friend' China

Tuesday, May 17th 2011, 13:08
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistani PM Yousuf Raza Gilani describes China as Pakistan's "best friend" as he begins a four-day visit to the country.
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China rejects N Korea-Iran claims

Tuesday, May 17th 2011, 11:48
related countries: Iran Iran, North Korea North Korea

China dismisses suggestions it has been a transit point for illegal shipments of ballistic missile technology between North Korea and Iran.
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World's oldest panda 'dead at 34'

Tuesday, May 17th 2011, 9:40

The world's oldest panda, Ming Ming, dies in China at the age of 34, reports say.
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Exploding watermelons perplex Chinese farmers

Tuesday, May 17th 2011, 8:49

Farmers in eastern China are left perplexed after their watermelon crops began to explode one by one, resulting in the loss of acres of fruit.
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Forbidden City admits 'rich club' in U-turn

Tuesday, May 17th 2011, 8:06
related places: Beijing

Officials make a U-turn after initially denying rumours of a club for rich people inside the home of China's former emperors in the heart of Beijing.
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VIDEO: Celebrating the art of Ai Weiwei

Monday, May 16th 2011, 15:49

Carol Yarwood from the BBC's Chinese Service takes visits a new exhibition of the works of the detained Chinese artist Ai Weiwei.
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Forbidden City in 'rich club' row

Monday, May 16th 2011, 9:48
related places: Beijing

Chinese officials deny the Beijing palace, which was once home to China's emperors, is being used as a club for the rich to entertain family and friends.
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Ai Weiwei gets first family visit

Monday, May 16th 2011, 6:22

Detained Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has been allowed his first contact with his family since his arrest in Beijing more than 40 days ago.
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Yahoo and Alibaba set for talks

Monday, May 16th 2011, 6:15

Yahoo and Chinese internet company Alibaba say they are trying to resolve their disagreement, presenting a united front after a public spat.
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$2bn Galaxy casino opens in Macau

Monday, May 16th 2011, 1:47
related countries: Macau Macau

The Galaxy Macau, a casino resort, opens its doors to visitors aiming to attract China's growing middle class.
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VIDEO: The chilli that caused a year-long cough

Saturday, May 14th 2011, 13:47

A chilli pepper has been removed from the lung of a man in China's Heilongjiang province, one year after he choked on it.
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Dominant Stosur into Rome final

Saturday, May 14th 2011, 12:08
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Italy Italy
related places: Rome

Australian Sam Stosur defeats China's Ni La in straight sets to set up a final with Caroline Wozniacki or Maria Sharapova in the Rome Masters.
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Dylan denies China 'censorship'

Saturday, May 14th 2011, 10:38

Legendary folk-rock singer Bob Dylan insists he was not censored by Chinese authorities ahead of concerts he performed there earlier this year.
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Taiwan buzz over 'pregnant' panda

Saturday, May 14th 2011, 8:34
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

Excited speculation in Taiwan over the possible pregnancy of Yuan Yuan, a giant panda gifted by China three years ago.
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China rebuffs new Tibetan leader

Friday, May 13th 2011, 14:58

China appears to rule out talks with the Tibetan government-in-exile and its new prime minister, saying it has "no legitimacy".
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Petrol bomb attack on China bank

Friday, May 13th 2011, 6:09

A petrol bomb attack during a staff meeting at a rural bank in north-west China injures dozens of people, state media report.
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China's CIC prepares for new cash

Friday, May 13th 2011, 5:40

One of the world's biggest sovereign wealth funds, China's CIC, says it is preparing to receive new capital for future investment.
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China lifts bank reserves again

Friday, May 13th 2011, 0:32

China increases its bank reserve requirements for the fifth time this year as it continues in its attempts to cool inflation.
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Congo to revamp decrepit railways

Thursday, May 12th 2011, 16:09
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

A $600m (£368m) project to revamp DR Congo's decrepit railways within four years is launched, with the World Bank and China as its principle backers.
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Saab loses vital Chinese funding

Thursday, May 12th 2011, 16:00

Saab-owner Spyker says its vital funding deal with China's Hawtai Motor Group has fallen through, throwing plans to resume production in doubt.
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China Christians deliver petition

Thursday, May 12th 2011, 14:01

The leaders of 17 unofficial Christian churches in China appeal to the government to protect their right to worship, after a crackdown on followers.
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Arrest after Forbidden City theft

Thursday, May 12th 2011, 9:06
related places: Beijing

Police in China arrest a man they say broke into Beijing's famed Forbidden City, and stole seven pieces of art from the Palace Museum.
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