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Drogba 'happy' to stay in China

Friday, September 21st 2012, 5:59

Former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba insists he is happy in China and intends to see out his contract at Shanghai Shenhua.
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Wang Lijun verdict 'due Monday'

Friday, September 21st 2012, 5:35

The verdict in the case against the ex-police chief at the heart of China's biggest political scandal in years will be delivered on Monday, a court official says.
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Nexen shareholders back CNOOC bid

Friday, September 21st 2012, 3:28
related countries: Canada Canada

Shareholders of Canada's Nexen approve the takeover bid by China's state oil firm CNOOC to acquire the firm in a $15.1bn (£9.3bn) deal.
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Wen urges end to EU arms embargo

Thursday, September 20th 2012, 12:06

China's premier Wen Jiabao urges the EU to lift its arms embargo on Beijing at his last EU-China summit before handing over power this year.
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Japan seeks China damages payment

Thursday, September 20th 2012, 10:37
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan will seek compensation from China for damages to its diplomatic missions there during protests over disputed islands, officials say.
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VIDEO: US ambassador's car attacked in China

Thursday, September 20th 2012, 8:40
related countries: United States United States
related places: Beijing

The US ambassador's car was surrounded by protesters at the gates of the American embassy in Beijing. The demonstrators chanted anti-American slogans, and threw small objects at the vehicle.
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Japan data raises growth concerns

Thursday, September 20th 2012, 2:24
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan's exports and imports dip in August, raising fears about the impact of a global slowdown on its economy.
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VIDEO: China's Wen set for last EU summit

Thursday, September 20th 2012, 1:51

China's Prime Minister Wen Jiabao is due to attend his final EU summit on Thursday, ahead of an imminent change of leadership in the country.
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Ageing China: Changes and challenges

Wednesday, September 19th 2012, 23:57

Interactive look at changing population challenge
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Is Taiwanese democracy changing Chinese students?

Wednesday, September 19th 2012, 21:02
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

Is Taiwan experience changing Chinese students?
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China's Bo 'implicated in crime'

Wednesday, September 19th 2012, 16:32
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

China's news agency links fallen politician Bo Xilai to a criminal act for the first time, alleging he knew his wife was suspected of murdering a British man.
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China's Xi healthy, says Panetta

Wednesday, September 19th 2012, 15:01
related countries: United States United States
related places: Beijing

China's Vice-President appears "healthy", the US Defence Secretary said after holding Beijing talks with the leader, who vanished for two weeks.
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China issues stern Japan warning

Wednesday, September 19th 2012, 14:34
related countries: Japan Japan

China's leader-in-waiting Xi Jinping warns Japan to "rein in its behaviour" and stop undermining Chinese sovereignty, state media report, as a row continues over disputed islands.
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VIDEO: Embassies hit by China islands row

Wednesday, September 19th 2012, 1:04
related countries: Japan Japan

Chinese communities in a number of cities around the world have held protests outside Japanese embassies, over the continued row over a group of disputed islands.
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VIDEO: Wang Lijun 'does not contest charges'

Tuesday, September 18th 2012, 22:34

The ex-police chief at the heart of China's biggest political scandal in years did not contest the charges against him, court officials have said.
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VIDEO: Wang Lijun charges 'not contested'

Tuesday, September 18th 2012, 15:55

The ex-police chief at the heart of China's biggest political scandal in years did not contest the charges against him, court officials have said.
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Fears grow over Japan-China trade

Tuesday, September 18th 2012, 12:30
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Tokyo

Fears grow over the possible economic impact of the dispute between China and Japan if the row over islands in the East China Sea is not resolved soon.
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Wang trial charge 'not contested'

Tuesday, September 18th 2012, 9:34

The ex-police chief at the heart of China's biggest political scandal in years did not contest the charges against him, the court says after a two-day trial.
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Fresh protests in China-Japan row

Tuesday, September 18th 2012, 9:19
related countries: Japan Japan

Fresh anti-Japan protests erupt in China over disputed islands amid heightened tension on the anniversary of Japan's invasion of north-east China.
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VIDEO: Bo Xilai case: Lijun trial starts

Tuesday, September 18th 2012, 0:11

The trial has begun in secret of the former police chief at the heart of China's biggest political scandal in years.
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Obama and Romney duel over China

Monday, September 17th 2012, 20:51
related countries: United States United States

Barack Obama and Mitt Romney spar over Chinese trade relations, as the White House accuses Beijing of illegally subsidising car exports.
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China protests hit Japanese firms

Monday, September 17th 2012, 14:13
related countries: Japan Japan

Some of Japan's biggest firms - Panasonic, Canon and Honda - suspend operations at some factories in China amid violent anti-Japan protests.
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Bo Xilai scandal: Trial 'starts'

Monday, September 17th 2012, 13:35

The trial begins in secret of an ex-police chief at the heart of China's biggest scandal in years involving the politician Bo Xilai, lawyers say.
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VIDEO: Anti-Japan protests hit China

Monday, September 17th 2012, 9:50
related countries: Japan Japan

Protesters in China have targetted Japanese car manufacturers and electronics firms.
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China claims island boat success

Monday, September 17th 2012, 6:22
related countries: Japan Japan

After a weekend of anti-Japanese protests across China, Beijing says six boats sent to patrol disputed islands at the centre of the row completed their task.
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China's Xi 'to attend Asean expo'

Monday, September 17th 2012, 3:41

China's Vice-President, Xi Jinping, will attend a China-Asean trade event, state media say, after he emerged from a two-week absence.
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Boots agrees deal with China firm

Monday, September 17th 2012, 2:07

Alliance Boots, one of Europe's biggest pharmacy chains, agrees a deal to buy a stake in a Chinese pharmaceutical wholesaler.
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US alarm over Asia territory rows

Sunday, September 16th 2012, 16:18
related countries: Japan Japan, United States United States
related places: Asia

Escalating territorial disputes in Asia, such as the one between China and Japan, could trigger wider conflicts, the US defence secretary warns.
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Japan urges China to stop attacks

Sunday, September 16th 2012, 4:48
related countries: Japan Japan

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda urges China to ensure the safety of Japanese citizens as protests intensify over disputed islands.
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VIDEO: China holds world goldfish championships

Saturday, September 15th 2012, 18:02

More than 3,000 goldfish have been competing at the first International Goldfish Championships in China's Fujian Province.
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Anti-Japan protests across China

Saturday, September 15th 2012, 15:00
related countries: Japan Japan

Angry protesters besiege Japanese diplomatic missions and businesses in cities around China, as a row over disputed islands escalates.
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VIDEO: Chinese tightrope walkers set record

Saturday, September 15th 2012, 14:24

Chinese tightrope walker Adil Hoshur and two disciples created a new world record on Saturday, for simultaneously walking on a 1,400-metre long wire.
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China's Xi reappears in public

Saturday, September 15th 2012, 4:03

The man expected to be China's next leader, Xi Jinping, appears in public after a two-week absence that fuelled speculation about his health.
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Google 'blocks' Alibaba handset

Friday, September 14th 2012, 13:26

Google is accused of preventing Acer from launching a handset in China powered by Alibaba's rival Aliyun operating system.
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Rare 'doorstop' vase raises $1.3m

Friday, September 14th 2012, 12:41

A rare Chinese vase which was discovered being used as a doorstop fetches more than $1.3 million (£809,500) at an auction at Sotheby's in New York.
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China ships sail amid islands row

Friday, September 14th 2012, 8:10
related countries: Japan Japan

Six Chinese surveillance ships briefly enter waters around islands claimed by both Japan and China, amid a bitter territorial dispute.
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Huawei and ZTE deny US charges

Friday, September 14th 2012, 6:14
related countries: United States United States
related places: Huawei

Chinese telecom firms Huawei and ZTE deny US charges that some of their equipment has been installed with codes to help spying.
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Bo Xilai scandal: Wang trial set

Friday, September 14th 2012, 4:13
related places: Chengdu

The former police chief who triggered China's biggest political scandal in years will be tried in Chengdu next week, says a Chinese court official.
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China media cite absent leader Xi

Thursday, September 13th 2012, 6:14

Chinese Vice-President Xi Jinping is cited in state media - the first reported communication since he disappeared from view 12 days ago.
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Buzz over China's new prototype warship

Thursday, September 13th 2012, 3:07

Buzz over China's new prototype warship
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US urges calm in China-Japan row

Wednesday, September 12th 2012, 6:36
related countries: Japan Japan, United States United States

The US urges "cooler heads to prevail" as tension intensifies between China and Japan in a row over disputed islands in the East China Sea.
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Haier makes Fisher & Paykel bid

Wednesday, September 12th 2012, 2:27
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

China's electronics maker Haier launches a takeover bid for New Zealand's Fisher & Paykel in a bid to boost its global presence.
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Huawei investing £1.3bn in the UK

Tuesday, September 11th 2012, 16:45
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Chinese telecoms and computer network giant Huawei Technologies is to invest £1.3bn in expanding its UK operations.
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'Robber swallowed fake diamond'

Tuesday, September 11th 2012, 12:37
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

A Chinese man accused of swallowing a diamond worth $13,000 ingested a fake gem in a ruse to enable the real thief to escape, police in Sri Lanka say.
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China sends ships in islands row

Tuesday, September 11th 2012, 12:06
related countries: Japan Japan

Two Chinese patrol ships are sent to islands disputed with Japan, which has just completed a deal to buy the territory, state media in China say.
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Wen: 'Chinese economy on track'

Tuesday, September 11th 2012, 12:02
related places: Tianjin

China's Premier, Wen Jiabao, tells the World Economic Forum in Tianjin that his country is on track to hit growth targets for this year.
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Where is Xi Jinping?

Tuesday, September 11th 2012, 8:00

Whispers over the whereabouts of China's next leader
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Absent Chinese VP prompts rumours

Tuesday, September 11th 2012, 3:34

Speculation mounts over China's Vice-President Xi Jinping, who missed key meetings in the past week, as the country prepares for a change in leadership.
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VIDEO: Absent Chinese VP prompts rumours

Tuesday, September 11th 2012, 1:45

Speculation has been mounting about the whereabouts of China's leader-in-waiting, Xi Jinping, who has not been seen for over a week.
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Japan confirms islands purchase

Monday, September 10th 2012, 10:01
related countries: Japan Japan

The Japanese government confirms it intends to purchase disputed islands also claimed by China from private owners, amid tension over the issue.
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China data raises growth concerns

Monday, September 10th 2012, 5:19

China's exports grow less-than-forecast and imports fall in August, adding to fears about a sharp slowdown in its economy.
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VIDEO: Anti-China feeling rises in HK poll

Sunday, September 9th 2012, 14:40
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Hong Kong voters are electing a new legislature, with pro-democracy candidates expected to benefit from weeks of anti-China protests.
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The forbidden toilets of China

Saturday, September 8th 2012, 23:40
related places: Beijing

The forbidden public toilets of Beijing
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VIDEO: HK backs down on patriot classes

Saturday, September 8th 2012, 20:05
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

The Hong Kong government has backed down over plans to make schoolchildren take Chinese patriotism classes, after weeks of protests.
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HK backs down on patriot classes

Saturday, September 8th 2012, 13:48
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

The Hong Kong government backs down over plans to force schoolchildren to take Chinese patriotism classes, after weeks of protests.
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VIDEO: Scenes of devastation after China quake

Saturday, September 8th 2012, 11:44

At least 80 people are now known to have died in a series of earthquakes in south-western China, as rescuers struggle to reach remote areas.
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Hu makes pledge on Chinese growth

Saturday, September 8th 2012, 7:11

Chinese President Hu Jintao promises to maintain economic growth to support a global recovery, at the start of the Apec summit in Vladivostok.
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China's quake death toll rises

Saturday, September 8th 2012, 3:53

At least 80 people are now known to have died in a series of earthquakes in south-western China, as rescuers struggle to reach remote areas.
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Earthquakes hit south-west China

Friday, September 7th 2012, 16:02

A series of earthquakes hit south-west China, leaving at least 64 people dead and 715 injured, state-run media say.
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VIDEO: Earthquakes hit south-west China

Friday, September 7th 2012, 10:24

A series of earthquakes has hit south-west China, leaving at least 50 people dead and 150 injured, state-run media say.
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Land Rovers to be built in China

Thursday, September 6th 2012, 23:05
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The British luxury car company Jaguar Land Rover has announced plans to build two of its models in China.
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China hit-and-run driver jailed

Thursday, September 6th 2012, 12:25

A man who knocked down a toddler in a hit-and-run case that caused outrage in China is jailed for three-and-a-half years, state media say.
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China solar panels face EU probe

Thursday, September 6th 2012, 5:09

The European Union launches an investigation into alleged 'dumping' of solar panels into the region's markets by Chinese manufacturers.
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N Korea criticises Chinese firm

Wednesday, September 5th 2012, 14:31
related countries: North Korea North Korea

North Korea's state-run media has issued rare criticism of a Chinese mining company that accused it of being a "nightmare" to do business with.
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Bo Xilai ex-police chief charged

Wednesday, September 5th 2012, 14:28

The former police chief at the centre of China's biggest political scandal for years is charged with a number of offences, Chinese state media say.
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Police arrest 'diamond swallower'

Wednesday, September 5th 2012, 11:13
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
related places: Colombo

A Chinese man accused of swallowing a diamond at a gem exhibition in the Sri Lankan capital, Colombo, is arrested for attempted theft, police say.
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Clinton meets Hu amid sea tension

Wednesday, September 5th 2012, 6:10
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia, United States United States
related places: Beijing

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton meets Chinese leaders, amid rumbling regional tensions over the South China Sea.
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Lenovo shares slide on NEC sale

Wednesday, September 5th 2012, 5:43
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong, Japan Japan

Shares of Chinese PC maker Lenovo dip in Hong Kong after Japan's NEC sells its entire stake in the firm.
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Beijing revisited after half a century

Tuesday, September 4th 2012, 23:35

Shaking the hand of China's last Emperor
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VIDEO: Paralysed man in suicide bombing

Tuesday, September 4th 2012, 22:32

China has been left shocked after a paralysed villager blew himself up in a government office following a long-running dispute with local officials.
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Weir wins second Paralympic gold

Tuesday, September 4th 2012, 21:15
related places: Beijing

David Weir successfully defends the T54 1500m Paralympic title he won in Beijing with a stunning display.
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Malaysians lose 'massacre' fight

Tuesday, September 4th 2012, 16:13
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

A group of Malaysians seeking an inquiry into the 1948 killing of 24 villagers by British troops lose their fight in London's High Court.
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India, China in military pledge

Tuesday, September 4th 2012, 11:56
related countries: India India

India and China announce they will resume joint military exercises after a gap of four years.
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China assault official suspended

Tuesday, September 4th 2012, 8:18

A Chinese official accused of beating a flight attendant is suspended from his post pending an investigation, Chinese state media say.
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Clinton urges Asean sea row unity

Monday, September 3rd 2012, 16:12
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia, United States United States
related places: Clinton

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urges Asean nations and China to work together to resolve territorial disputes without "coercion or force".
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China official in shock demotion

Monday, September 3rd 2012, 15:49

Ling Jihua, a senior Chinese official with close ties to President Hu Jintao, is demoted amid rumours of a scandal.
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China manufacturing dips further

Monday, September 3rd 2012, 10:55

China's manufacturing activity falls to a nine-month low in August, adding to fears that its economy is slowing faster than estimated.
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China probes 'gutter oil' claims

Monday, September 3rd 2012, 10:53

Chinese pharmaceutical firms are told to check their suppliers after claims that some have used "gutter oil" to make antibiotics, state-run media report.
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Japan survey of disputed islands

Sunday, September 2nd 2012, 12:00
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Beijing

A group of Japanese officials conduct a survey of a group of islands claimed by both Japan and China, drawing protests from Beijing.
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China mine blast death toll rises

Saturday, September 1st 2012, 4:44

The number of dead in China's worst mine accident in recent years has risen to 43, with three men still trapped underground, state media say.
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VIDEO: How are social media sites changing China?

Friday, August 31st 2012, 23:27
related places: Weibo

BBC Monitoring's Qiang Zhang explains how social media websites such as Weibo, Renren and YouKu are changing the way news is made and consumed in China.
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Robson knocks Li out of US Open

Friday, August 31st 2012, 21:47
related countries: United States United States

Britain's Laura Robson reaches the fourth round of the US Open with a 6-4 6-7 (5-7) 6-2 win over Li Na of China.
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China activist Wang Xiaoning free

Friday, August 31st 2012, 4:13
related countries: United States United States

A Chinese dissident convicted of subversion charges with the help of evidence provided by US internet giant Yahoo is released from jail.
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US man admits China spy attempt

Friday, August 31st 2012, 3:55
related countries: United States United States

A US man who worked as a guard at a US consulate in China admits trying to sell secret information to the Chinese government.
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Bid to save trapped China miners

Friday, August 31st 2012, 2:46

Rescuers struggle to reach 10 men trapped in a coal mine following a gas explosion in south-west China as the death toll rises to 37.
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China in $3.5bn deal with Airbus

Thursday, August 30th 2012, 6:57

China agrees to buy 50 Airbus planes worth $3.5bn (£2.2bn), as part of a slew of trade deals signed by Angela Merkel at the start of a visit to China.
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China mine blast kills workers

Thursday, August 30th 2012, 6:01

A gas explosion at a coal mine in south-west China has killed 19 people and left 28 trapped underground, state media say.
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Chinese factories turn to Bangladesh

Wednesday, August 29th 2012, 22:04
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

Chinese factories turn to Bangladesh as labour costs rise
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VIDEO: The secret behind Ukraine's success

Wednesday, August 29th 2012, 13:04
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Ukraine finished fourth in the medal table at the Beijing Olympics in 2008. Why have they made such an impact so quickly?
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China official 'fled with money'

Wednesday, August 29th 2012, 7:44

A former top official of a city in northeast China has fled the country - reportedly with millions of dollars, Chinese reports say.
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VIDEO: Paralympics changing attitudes in China

Wednesday, August 29th 2012, 6:56
related countries: United States United States

The 2012 Olympic Games saw China finish second behind the US, if Chinese athletes perform as well in the Paralympic Games it could help change attitudes towards disabled people in China.
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Japan and North Korea renew talks

Wednesday, August 29th 2012, 3:31
related countries: Japan Japan, North Korea North Korea
related places: Beijing

Government officials from Japan and North Korea meet in Beijing for their first direct talks in four years.
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HK regulator in China secrecy row

Wednesday, August 29th 2012, 3:08
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Hong Kong's financial market regulator is taking Ernst and Young to court, to force it to reveal information on a former China-based client.
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VIDEO: Typhoon Bolaven hits Korean peninsula

Tuesday, August 28th 2012, 9:52
related countries: South Korea South Korea

Typhoon Bolaven has left at least nine people dead and several others missing on the Korean peninsula.
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China fishermen killed in typhoon

Tuesday, August 28th 2012, 9:27
related countries: South Korea South Korea

At least five Chinese fishermen are killed and 10 others are missing after their boats capsize as Typhoon Bolaven hit South Korea, officials say.
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Japan urges probe on flag attack

Tuesday, August 28th 2012, 6:29
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Beijing

Japan calls an incident in which an unknown man ripped the flag off a car carrying its ambassador in Beijing "very regrettable".
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Carmaker BYD profits plunge 94%

Tuesday, August 28th 2012, 2:02

Chinese car and battery maker BYD, posts a 94% drop in earnings for the first half of the year.
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Flag ripped off Japan envoy's car

Monday, August 27th 2012, 15:15
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Beijing

An assailant has snapped the flag off the car of Japan's envoy to Beijing, amid heightened tension caused by a dispute over a small island group.
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