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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 freezes new rail projects

Thursday, August 11th 2011, 7:05

Chinese officials order a temporary halt on new high-speed rail projects and limit speeds on existing lines after last month's fatal crash.
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China's warship 'starts trials'

Wednesday, August 10th 2011, 4:03
related places: Beijing

China's first aircraft carrier begins its sea trials, state-run media report, in a move likely to raise fresh concerns over Beijing's military build-up.
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VIDEO: China restores ancient Tibet ruins

Tuesday, August 9th 2011, 21:23

The Chinese government is investing $8.9m to restore and preserve the ancient Guge Kingdom ruins in Tibet.
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Chinese man in 'dancing carrots' proposal

Tuesday, August 9th 2011, 12:34

A Chinese man dressed as a carrot proposes to his girlfriend - along with 48 of his friends - in a stunt that apparently cost $15,500, reports say.
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Ai Weiwei resumes China criticism

Tuesday, August 9th 2011, 11:31

Chinese artist and critic Ai Weiwei makes his strongest anti-government remarks via Twitter since his release from police detention in June.
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VIDEO: Fears inflation may fuel China unrest

Tuesday, August 9th 2011, 6:24

The rising cost of living is causing concern in China, as many already live on the poverty line and can ill afford to pay more for essential goods and services.
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China's inflation rate quickens

Tuesday, August 9th 2011, 4:33
related places: Beijing

Consumer prices in China rise more than expected in July, despite a series of efforts by Beijing to rein in prices.
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China minister visits South Sudan

Tuesday, August 9th 2011, 2:48

China's foreign minister is to arrive in South Sudan - Beijing's first high-level visit since the country gained independence in July.
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Xinjiang chief pledges crackdown

Monday, August 8th 2011, 9:44
related places: Xinjiang

The top Communist Party official in Xinjiang promises to crackdown on "terrorism" following violence in the restive Chinese region.
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Tibetan exiles swear in 'premier'

Monday, August 8th 2011, 8:49

Harvard-trained legal scholar Lobsang Sangay vows to fight Chinese "colonialism" as he is sworn in as the Tibetan exiles' new political leader.
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Storm approaches China mainland

Monday, August 8th 2011, 4:17

High winds and torrential rain batter the coast of eastern China as tropical storm Muifa prepares to make landfall in Liaoning province.
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VIDEO: Typhoon Muifa to hit eastern China

Monday, August 8th 2011, 1:16
related places: Qingdao

Authorities in the northern Chinese port city of Qingdao have shut beaches and piled sandbags along its waterfront in preparation for Typhoon Muifa.
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Red webchat

Monday, August 8th 2011, 0:26

China's communist leaders urged to take up microblogging
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Garlic and dumplings - Ai Weiwei in Twitter return

Sunday, August 7th 2011, 9:29

Chinese artist and government critic Ai Weiwei returns to Twitter after a jail term despite a ban on him speaking publicly.
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Chinese dystopia

Sunday, August 7th 2011, 6:35

The sci-fi writer who slipped through the Great Firewall
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China scolds US on debt downgrade

Saturday, August 6th 2011, 14:37
related countries: United States United States

China criticises the US for its "addiction to debt" after a rating agency downgraded its top-notch AAA status, adding to economic uncertainty.
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Rock slows Sri Lanka port project

Friday, August 5th 2011, 11:25
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
related places: Hambantota

Sri Lanka's government says a huge rock on the seabed is delaying the completion of a massive Chinese-funded port at Hambantota in the south of the island.
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VIDEO: Bubble artist shows off his talent

Friday, August 5th 2011, 10:57
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: Beijing

Canadian artist Fan Yang has taken his bubble show to Beijing for the first time and is enjoying a positive reception.
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China in mass food safety arrests

Thursday, August 4th 2011, 8:14

China arrests 2,000 people and shuts nearly 5,000 businesses in a clampdown on illegal food additives, after a series of food safety scares.
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China angered by Japan seas fears

Thursday, August 4th 2011, 4:17
related countries: Japan Japan

China criticises Japan for its defence ministry report warning against China's growing naval power, calling the Japanese paper "irresponsible".
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VIDEO: Worried Chinese grow own food

Thursday, August 4th 2011, 1:57

A string of food scandals in China has prompted many young professionals to try growing their own produce in co-operative farms.
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Return to the soil

Thursday, August 4th 2011, 0:01

China's city slickers take up farming after safety scares
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China 'welcomes' US debt deal

Wednesday, August 3rd 2011, 2:10
related countries: United States United States

China's central bank governor welcomes measures taken by the US to avert a default on its debt obligations.
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Sneijder to play in China - Inter

Tuesday, August 2nd 2011, 14:11
related countries: Italy Italy

Inter Milan say Wesley Sneijder will play in Saturday's Italian Super Cup game despite continued speculation he will be sold to Manchester United.
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Japan warning over Chinese navy

Tuesday, August 2nd 2011, 14:08

China's naval forces are stepping up their activities in the East and South China Seas, and the Pacific, Japan warns in its annual defence report.
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UN call for Liu Xiaobo's release

Tuesday, August 2nd 2011, 9:50

A UN panel of independent legal experts calls on China to free Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo and his wife and pay them compensation.
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China kills two Xinjiang suspects

Tuesday, August 2nd 2011, 7:32
related places: Xinhua, Xinjiang

Chinese police kill two men suspected of involvement in a deadly attack on a restaurant in Xinjiang at the weekend, state media report.
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Chinese carmaker looks to Brazil

Tuesday, August 2nd 2011, 3:09
related countries: Brazil Brazil, United States United States

Chinese carmaker JAC Motors will build a factory in Brazil, to increase its presence in Latin America's biggest car market.
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China blames militants for attack

Monday, August 1st 2011, 13:25
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

China has blamed Muslim separatists trained in Pakistan for killing six civilians in Kashgar on Sunday.
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China's output slowdown continues

Monday, August 1st 2011, 7:14

Chinese manufacturing ouput slows further in July after demand for exports weakens and government measures take effect.
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Humungus fungus found on tree in China

Monday, August 1st 2011, 0:38

The largest fruiting body of any fungus yet documented is found growing on a tree in China.
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China unrest kills 15 in Kashgar

Sunday, July 31st 2011, 11:57
related places: Xinjiang

A weekend of violence in the Chinese city of Kashgar, in the country's western Xinjiang region, leaves at least 15 people dead, state media say.
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China families reject crash offer

Saturday, July 30th 2011, 15:10

Relatives of some of those killed in a major train crash in China are refusing to accept compensation from the government, even though the sum has been doubled.
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Saying sorry

Friday, July 29th 2011, 23:41

Does Australia need to apologise to its Chinese population?
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Yahoo and Alibaba agree on Alipay

Friday, July 29th 2011, 18:04

Yahoo and Chinese internet company Alibaba reach an agreement over its online payment service Alipay.
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China mourns rail crash victims

Friday, July 29th 2011, 12:18

Relatives of victims of a train crash which killed 40 people in China visit the scene of the accident and mourn their loved ones, amid widespread public anger.
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China media criticise US on debt

Friday, July 29th 2011, 11:21
related countries: United States United States
related places: Xinhua

China's state-run news agency Xinhua labels US domestic politicians as "dangerously irresponsible" for wrangling over debt policy.
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Millions hit in South Korean hack

Thursday, July 28th 2011, 11:07
related countries: North Korea North Korea, South Korea South Korea

South Korea has blamed Chinese hackers for stealing data from 35 million accounts on a popular social network.
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China signal 'caused rail crash'

Thursday, July 28th 2011, 9:03
related places: Wenzhou

A train crash which killed 39 people in China was caused by serious signalling flaws, an official says, as public anger mounts.
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VIDEO: China premier visits train crash site

Thursday, July 28th 2011, 8:38
related places: Wenzhou

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao has vowed to "severely punish" those responsible for a train crash on a viaduct near Wenzhou that killed 39 people.
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Cargo plane crashes off S Korea

Thursday, July 28th 2011, 1:13
related countries: South Korea South Korea

Both pilots aboard a China-bound Boeing 747 cargo jet die when it crashes off South Korea after experiencing mechanical problems.
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IOC chief happy with London 2012

Wednesday, July 27th 2011, 20:34
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

International Olympic Committee chief Jacques Rogge puts London 2012's readiness for the Games on a par with Sydney 2000 and Beijing 2008.
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VIDEO: Chinese police target baby smugglers

Wednesday, July 27th 2011, 16:17

Police in China say they have rescued 89 kidnapped babies during operations to break up child smuggling gangs.
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Swift China rail inquiry demanded

Wednesday, July 27th 2011, 11:46

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao urges a swift and transparent inquiry into the weekend's fatal rail crash, amid rising public anger with officials.
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Trader death sparks Chinese riot

Wednesday, July 27th 2011, 8:28

Chinese police clash with hundreds of people angry over the death of a disabled fruit seller who they claim was beaten by local officials.
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Sun Art shares surge on HK debut

Wednesday, July 27th 2011, 5:52
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Shares of Sun Art surge on their debut at the Hong Kong stock exchange as investors bet on China.
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VIDEO: China explores depths of the sea

Tuesday, July 26th 2011, 21:29

China becomes the fifth country in the world to send manned submersible 3500 metres below sea level.
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VIDEO: Angry protests over China train crash

Tuesday, July 26th 2011, 16:10

China has ordered a two-month nationwide safety campaign for its railways amid public outrage at a train crash on Saturday that killed nearly 40 people.
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Nissan plans $7.8bn push in China

Tuesday, July 26th 2011, 14:14

Nissan Motor says it plans to invest 50bn yuan ($7.8bn; £4.7bn) in China, the world's biggest car market.
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China orders rail safety review

Tuesday, July 26th 2011, 9:35

China orders a two-month nationwide safety review of its railways amid public anger at a deadly crash between two high-speed trains.
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GE to shift X-Ray unit to China

Tuesday, July 26th 2011, 5:34

General Electric is shifting the headquarters of its X-Ray unit to China in an attempt to capture emerging markets.
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Baidu's profits almost double

Tuesday, July 26th 2011, 1:40
related places: Baidu

China's internet search engine Baidu reports a 95% surge in profits for the second quarter as advertising revenue grows.
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VIDEO: Chinese girl survives train crash

Monday, July 25th 2011, 16:05

A two-year-old Chinese girl, Xiang Weiyi, has survived a train crash which happened on Saturday.
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Taiwan jails spy general for life

Monday, July 25th 2011, 10:29
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

Taiwan jails an army general for spying for China - the highest-ranking officer involved in espionage in decades.
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China shuts down fake Apple shops

Monday, July 25th 2011, 7:59
related countries: United States United States
related places: Apple

Several fake Apple stores in China have been shut down by officials after being exposed by an American blogger.
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China fires officials over crash

Monday, July 25th 2011, 6:15

China fires three senior railway officials and orders a nationwide safety check following a fatal high-speed train crash.
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Dozens die in China train crash

Sunday, July 24th 2011, 7:46

Two high-speed trains collide in the eastern Chinese province of Zhejiang, killing at least 35 and injuring more than 200, state media say.
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VIDEO: China train crash kills dozens

Sunday, July 24th 2011, 1:02

At least 32 people die and more than 100 are hurt after two high-speed trains crash in eastern China, state media reports.
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Canada returns Chinese fugitive

Saturday, July 23rd 2011, 13:46
related countries: Canada Canada

One of China's most-wanted fugitives, Lai Changxing, is deported home from Canada after a lengthy legal battle.
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VIDEO: Fake Apple stores found in China

Friday, July 22nd 2011, 20:44
related places: Kunming

Fake Apple stores operating in Kunming city, China, have been exposed.
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China will 'ordain more bishops'

Friday, July 22nd 2011, 10:19

A senior church official in China says the country's state-controlled church plans to ordain seven more bishops, without seeking Vatican approval.
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Dozens killed in China bus blaze

Friday, July 22nd 2011, 10:15
related places: Henan

At least 41 passengers are killed as a bus that was also carrying hazardous materials catches fire in China's Henan province, state media say.
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Canada to deport Chinese fugitive

Friday, July 22nd 2011, 4:04
related countries: Canada Canada

A Canadian court clears the way for one of China's most-wanted fugitives, Lai Changxing, to be deported home after a lengthy legal battle.
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It's quiz time!

Thursday, July 21st 2011, 23:12

Mrs Murdoch has a new fan base in China. What do they call her?
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Asian leaders seek island accord

Thursday, July 21st 2011, 17:35

South East Asian officials are trying to play down a rumbling dispute over territory in the South China Sea, signing a preliminary deal with China.
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Fake Apple stores found in China

Thursday, July 21st 2011, 14:24
related countries: United States United States
related places: Kunming, Apple

Three entirely counterfeit Apple stores have been discovered in the Chinese city of Kunming by an American blogger.
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Spratly Islands trip riles China

Thursday, July 21st 2011, 6:54
related countries: Philippines Philippines, Spratly Islands Spratly Islands
related places: Beijing

China says a visit by Philippine politicians to the Spratly Islands infringed Beijing's sovereignty, in a rumbling row over territory in the South China Sea.
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China buys Canadian oil producer

Wednesday, July 20th 2011, 10:40
related countries: Canada Canada

The Chinese state oil company CNOOC agrees to buy Canadian oil sands producer OPTI Canada for $2.1bn.
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Yao Ming retires from basketball

Wednesday, July 20th 2011, 7:27

China's biggest sporting superstar Yao Ming confirms that he is retiring from basketball, after suffering a series of injuries.
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China to 'smash' Tibet separatism

Tuesday, July 19th 2011, 15:24
related places: Lhasa

The man expected to be China's next president, Xi Jinping, says in a speech in Lhasa he will "smash" any attempt to undermine Tibetan stability.
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Baidu in deal with music labels

Tuesday, July 19th 2011, 8:36
related places: Baidu

Chinese search engine Baidu signs a deal with leading music labels, ending years of legal wrangling over rights.
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Xinjiang attack 'was terrorism'

Tuesday, July 19th 2011, 6:51
related places: Xinjiang

Chinese officials blame ethnic Uighur Muslim separatists for Monday's fatal attack on a police station in Xinjiang province.
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Fatal attack on Xinjiang police

Monday, July 18th 2011, 11:03
related places: Xinjiang

Several people, including two hostages, are killed in an attack on a police station in China's restive Xinjiang province, state media report.
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Private healthcare

Monday, July 18th 2011, 10:24

Wealthy Chinese are increasingly looking beyond the state sector
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Pork prices hurt Chinese consumer

Monday, July 18th 2011, 2:58

China plans to release pork supplies onto the market to help cut the price of the country's most widely consumed meat product.
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Honey trap: China stages 'bee-wearing' contest

Sunday, July 17th 2011, 12:19
related places: Hunan

Images from a "bee-attracting" competition in China's Hunan province, which pitted two fearless bee keepers, Lu Kongjiang and Wang Dalin, against one another.
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VIDEO: Obama-Dalai Lama talks anger China

Sunday, July 17th 2011, 2:59
related countries: United States United States

China responds angrily to a meeting between US President Barack Obama and Tibet's exiled spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama.
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Obama ignores China on Dalai Lama

Saturday, July 16th 2011, 20:30
related countries: United States United States
related places: White House

US President Barack Obama hosts talks at the White House with the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, angering China.
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China demands US Dalai Lama snub

Saturday, July 16th 2011, 11:54
related countries: United States United States

China asks US President Barack Obama to cancel a planned Saturday private meeting with exiled Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama.
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Foreign investment in China slows

Friday, July 15th 2011, 8:31

Foreign direct investment in to China slows down as the government steps up its efforts to rein in the country's growth.
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Poet fled 'to tell China's story'

Thursday, July 14th 2011, 8:12
related countries: Germany Germany

A Chinese poet who was jailed in his homeland tells the BBC he fled to Germany so he could tell the story of ordinary people in China.
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Chinese demand for KFC boosts Yum

Thursday, July 14th 2011, 6:10

Profits at KFC owner Yum Brands rise 10% thanks to another big increase in sales at its Chinese outlets.
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VIDEO: Heavy rains cause chaos in China

Wednesday, July 13th 2011, 22:29
related places: Yajiang

Heavy rains have caused widespread flooding and landslides in Yajiang province in south-west China.
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Ai accepts Berlin lecturer role

Wednesday, July 13th 2011, 12:47
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Berlin

Chinese artist and government critic Ai Weiwei has accepted an offer to join Berlin's University of Arts as a visiting lecturer, it says.
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China shut 1.3m websites in 2010

Wednesday, July 13th 2011, 11:03

Some 1.3 million websites closed down in China during 2010, a report from a state-run think tank says.
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China's growth rate slows to 9.5%

Wednesday, July 13th 2011, 9:31

China's economy slows further in the second quarter after the government steps up its battle against inflation.
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BYD shares fall on profit warning

Wednesday, July 13th 2011, 5:22
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Shares of Chinese car and battery maker BYD fall at the Hong Kong and Shenzhen stock exchanges after a profit warning.
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VIDEO: US scramble for rare earth elements

Tuesday, July 12th 2011, 21:40
related countries: United States United States

The US hopes to make sure it is not left in China's dust in the rush to mine the rare 'earth elements' vital for manufacturing the latest technology.
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