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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: news

Dalai Lama to cede political role

Thursday, March 10th 2011, 14:56

The Dalai Lama announces his long-awaited plan to devolve political responsibilities to an elected figure, in a speech marking the 1959 Tibetan uprising.
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China-Burma border hit by quake

Thursday, March 10th 2011, 14:40
related countries: Burma Burma
related places: An

At least 22 people are killed and 200 injured after a powerful earthquake hit near the border between Burma and China, reports say.
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Morning business round-up: China's surprise trade gap

Thursday, March 10th 2011, 11:36

The daily morning business round-up: China's surprise trade gap
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China leader rules out democracy

Thursday, March 10th 2011, 9:07

Top official Wu Bangguo says China will not adopt Western-style political reforms because they could reverse economic gains and cause disorder.
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China posts shock trade deficit

Thursday, March 10th 2011, 8:59

China reports a surprise trade deficit of $7.3bn in February as exports slow and imports jump by almost 20%.
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VIDEO: Where is best place to make a billion?

Thursday, March 10th 2011, 7:45

The new Forbes Rich List shows there are now more than 1200 billionaires in the world with China, Russia and the United State having more than 100 each.
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Obama names Locke envoy to China

Wednesday, March 9th 2011, 17:21
related countries: United States United States
related places: Locke

US President Barack Obama names Chinese-American Gary Locke as the new US ambassador to China, succeeding envoy Jon Huntsman.
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S Korea 'sex for secrets' scandal

Wednesday, March 9th 2011, 12:39
related countries: South Korea South Korea
related places: Shanghai

South Korea is investigating an alleged scandal involving sex and visas at its consulate in the Chinese city of Shanghai.
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Orders and profits boost air show

Wednesday, March 9th 2011, 12:38

A spate of orders plus Cathay Pacific's higher-than-expected earnings boost optimism at the Hong Kong air show.
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US urges end to China abductions

Wednesday, March 9th 2011, 9:58
related countries: United States United States

The US calls on China to stop what it calls "extralegal" abductions and detentions of lawyers and activists.
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China to invest $200bn in housing

Wednesday, March 9th 2011, 8:17

China will build 10 million low-cost homes this year in the latest move to control property prices in the country.
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Chinese sales boost Audi profits

Tuesday, March 8th 2011, 10:38
related countries: Germany Germany, United States United States

German carmaker Audi reports a sharp rise in profits for 2010 helped by strong sales growth in China and the US.
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Japan protest over China fly-by

Tuesday, March 8th 2011, 9:40
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan lodges a formal protest after a Chinese helicopter flew close to one of its destroyers near a disputed gas field in the East China Sea.
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China imposes Tibet travel limits

Tuesday, March 8th 2011, 8:03

Chinese officials announce travel restrictions to Tibet, including foreign tourists, ahead of the third anniversary of anti-government riots.
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China halts Philippines test ship

Tuesday, March 8th 2011, 5:09
related countries: Philippines Philippines

The Philippines says it is stopping seismic gas tests in the South China Sea after its survey ship was threatened by two Chinese patrol boats.
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Flagship Chinese Barbie store closes

Monday, March 7th 2011, 21:52
related countries: United States United States
related places: Shanghai

US toy manufacturer Mattel shuts its flagship, six-storey Barbie concept store in Shanghai after two years.
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China 'to keep rail plans moving'

Monday, March 7th 2011, 0:57
related places: Xinhua

China will keep developing its high-speed rail network despite corruption allegations, the state Xinhua news agency reports.
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Access denied

Monday, March 7th 2011, 0:22

Why being 'urban' or 'rural' matters in China
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China acts against protest calls

Sunday, March 6th 2011, 15:32

China mounts a huge security operation in the capital in response to renewed online calls for protests, inspired by those in the Middle East that have seen civil unrest and leaders ousted.
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'China invite' to Kim Jong-il son

Saturday, March 5th 2011, 3:36
related countries: North Korea North Korea

China formally invites Kim Jong-un, the youngest son of North Korea's leader and his likely heir, to visit, South Korean sources say.
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China premier targets 'stability'

Saturday, March 5th 2011, 2:56

China's Premier Wen Jiabao acknowledges there are concerns for social stability as he opens the annual session of parliament.
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China Congress to chart way ahead

Friday, March 4th 2011, 17:12

Premier Wen Jiabao is to deliver his report to China's annual parliament session, at the start of a 10-day meeting that will adopt a new five-year plan.
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China beefs up military spending

Friday, March 4th 2011, 8:16

China will raise its defence budget by 12.7% in 2011, stoking fears in the region that its military might is growing.
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US sees China rebalancing trade

Friday, March 4th 2011, 2:40

US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner says China is taking steps to rebalance trade policy, though more needs to be done.
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Japan sends jets in islands row

Thursday, March 3rd 2011, 8:17
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan scrambles jets as two Chinese military aircraft approach disputed East China Sea islands, the government says.
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China proposes to cut income tax

Thursday, March 3rd 2011, 0:53

China may allow taxpayers to keep more of their wages as it proposes to cut income tax in a bid to boost domestic demand.
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Kidnapped Taiwanese man rescued‎

Wednesday, March 2nd 2011, 15:39
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

Taiwan and China work together to rescue a Taiwanese businessman kidnapped in China and held for 52 days by gangsters.
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Grammaticas in China

Wednesday, March 2nd 2011, 14:04

Authorities in crackdown on the foreign press
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Four China stamps sell for $1.15m

Wednesday, March 2nd 2011, 8:08
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

A collector pays what is said to be a record price for a block of four Chinese stamps from the Cultural Revolution era at auction in Hong Kong.
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VIDEO: Tackling China's drought crisis

Tuesday, March 1st 2011, 13:17

The Chinese government is spending $1bn (£600m) on emergency measures in an attempt to combat one of the most serious droughts in decades.
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Reporters 'must work with China'

Tuesday, March 1st 2011, 12:19

China's Foreign Ministry tells journalists to "co-operate" with police, after several reporters were roughed up during a crack-down on calls for anti-government protests.
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Parched crops

Tuesday, March 1st 2011, 10:24

Impact of China's severe drought may be felt worldwide
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China minister in corruption case

Tuesday, March 1st 2011, 8:14

China's sacked railways minister is under investigation for allegedly embezzling more than 800m yuan (£75m; $100m), state media report.
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Baidu put on US pirate-goods list

Tuesday, March 1st 2011, 6:42
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baidu

The US puts China's top search engine Baidu on a list of "notorious markets" for counterfeit and pirated goods.
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China pollution 'to harm growth'

Monday, February 28th 2011, 12:51

Pollution and the scramble for resources could choke China's economic growth, its environment minister warns.
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VIDEO: Chinese authorities react to protest calls

Monday, February 28th 2011, 11:47
related places: Beijing, Shanghai

Chinese authorities have put on a show of force in Beijing and Shanghai where activists had called for people to show their opposition to government policies.
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Taiwan to lift China's tech limit

Monday, February 28th 2011, 4:55
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

Taiwan is expected to ease limits on tech-sector investment by Chinese firms to help bring money into the industry.
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China blocks any hint of protest

Monday, February 28th 2011, 4:22

Chinese police block tiny protests and harass journalists for a second Sunday in a row following overseas website calls for "Jasmine" protests.
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Islands for hire

Monday, February 28th 2011, 2:45

Tenants sought for China's offshore real estate
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From farce to brutality

Monday, February 28th 2011, 1:45

Chinese authorities turn brutal at any sign of 'Jasmine protests'
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China lowers growth rate target

Sunday, February 27th 2011, 16:14

Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao says China is lowering its annual economic growth target as it looks to fight inflation.
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LinkedIn service resumes in China

Saturday, February 26th 2011, 3:52

Business networking site LinkedIn says it is back online in China, a day after access was blocked by the authorities there.
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China culls death penalty crimes

Friday, February 25th 2011, 13:01

China remove 13 economic offences from the list of 68 crimes punishable by death and bans the death penalty for over-75s.
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LinkedIn hit as China clamps down

Friday, February 25th 2011, 12:20

Access to business networking site LinkedIn has been blocked in some parts of China, the company says.
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China wants Dalai Lama struggle

Friday, February 25th 2011, 6:57

Senior Chinese leader Jia Qinglin tells a meeting that the struggle against the Dalai Lama's influence must continue.
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Chinese city announces one-dog policy

Thursday, February 24th 2011, 5:27
related places: Shanghai

The authorities in Shanghai, China, announce they will introduce a one-dog policy to bring the canine population under control.
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'Poisoned' workers turn to Apple

Wednesday, February 23rd 2011, 12:28

Chinese workers injured by chemical poisoning at a factory making iPhones have written to Apple outlining their grievances.
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Xinjiang killers face execution

Wednesday, February 23rd 2011, 9:44
related places: Xinjiang

Four men are sentenced to death for a series of deadly attacks in Xinjiang last year, China's state-controlled media has reported.
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Hong Kong economy grows at 6.8%

Wednesday, February 23rd 2011, 6:22

Hong Kong's economy grows by 6.8% in 2010 helped by growing business ties with mainland China, the Financial Secretary says.
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VIDEO: Panda 'diplomats' touch down in Japan

Tuesday, February 22nd 2011, 21:28
related countries: Japan Japan

In another example of what is often called panda diplomacy a pair of giant pandas have arrived in Japan from China
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Chinese gamer dies after three-day session

Tuesday, February 22nd 2011, 15:03

A Chinese man has died after a three-day online gaming session in which he did not sleep and barely ate, reports say.
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China starts Bahamas resort work

Tuesday, February 22nd 2011, 2:47
related countries: The Bahamas The Bahamas

China starts work on a $2.6bn (£1.6bn) Bahamas-based holiday resort as its state-owned firms expand their economic reach.
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China warns over 'jasmine unrest'

Monday, February 21st 2011, 10:22

China's security tsar warns of the need to find new ways to defuse unrest, after an internet campaign to provoke a "jasmine revolution" in the country.
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China increases fuel prices again

Monday, February 21st 2011, 2:11

China raises fuel prices for the second time in three months as global oil prices climb, raising concerns about inflation.
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Huawei ends US 3Leaf takeover bid

Monday, February 21st 2011, 1:12
related countries: United States United States
related places: Huawei

Huawei, a Chinese telecom equipment maker, drops its controversial acquisition of US server firm 3Leaf.
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China police break up 'protests'

Sunday, February 20th 2011, 12:10

Police in China stage a show of force in major cities after an appeal is spread online for a "jasmine revolution".
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China raises bank reserves again

Friday, February 18th 2011, 15:11

China raises the reserve requirement for banks by 0.5% in its latest attempt to curb inflation.
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US geologist loses China appeal

Friday, February 18th 2011, 4:32
related countries: United States United States

A Chinese-born US geologist loses his appeal against an eight-year sentence in China on charges of stealing state secrets.
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VIDEO: Happy ending for kidnapped toddler

Friday, February 18th 2011, 0:01

A three year old boy from China, kidnapped three years ago, has just been found and returned to his parents.
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Canada targeted by cyber-attack

Thursday, February 17th 2011, 17:40
related countries: Canada Canada

Canadian government servers have been struck by a cyber-attack reportedly traced back to Chinese-based computer servers.
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Chinese drought threatens crops

Thursday, February 17th 2011, 15:02

The Chinese government says the country's worst drought in decades is likely to continue, putting the winter wheat harvest at risk.
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Beijing restricts property buying

Thursday, February 17th 2011, 11:43
related places: Beijing

Chinese officials in Beijing have introduced tough property restrictions in the capital amidst growing concerns over a property bubble.
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China warns US over web freedom

Thursday, February 17th 2011, 11:22
related countries: United States United States

China warns the US not to use calls for internet freedom as an excuse to meddle in other countries' affairs, and removes US embassy tweets discussing the issue.
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Reporters in China 'roughed up'

Wednesday, February 16th 2011, 17:36

Foreign journalists in China say they have been roughed up by men in plain clothes while trying to visit activist Chen Guangcheng in his home.
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China's synchronised goldfish anger activists

Wednesday, February 16th 2011, 10:31

More than 50 animal rights groups in China urge television stations not to air a performance involving synchronised swimming by goldfish.
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Huawei set for White House review

Wednesday, February 16th 2011, 0:52
related countries: United States United States
related places: Huawei, White House

Huawei, a Chinese telecom equipment maker, will wait for a US Presidential review before selling a recent acquisition.
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Changing Beijing

Wednesday, February 16th 2011, 0:36

Tourists love the rebuilt Qianmen district, but some locals are fed up
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China worker paid to stay at home

Tuesday, February 15th 2011, 8:22

A Chinese civil servant who was paid for eight years but never did a day's work has returned to his job.
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Chinese inflation climbs to 4.9%

Tuesday, February 15th 2011, 5:21

Chinese inflation remains high in January at 4.9% despite interest rate increases and driven by rising food prices.
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Panama Canal alternative planned

Monday, February 14th 2011, 16:47
related countries: Colombia Colombia, Panama Panama
related places: Asia

Colombia has announced it is to promote trade with Asia by building an alternative to the Panama Canal with China.
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China's economy overtakes Japan

Monday, February 14th 2011, 11:19
related countries: Japan Japan

China overtakes Japan as the world's second-biggest economy, with analysts predicting it will keep moving towards the top spot.
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VIDEO: Drive to improve China's wages

Monday, February 14th 2011, 9:15
related countries: Japan Japan

China overtakes Japan to become world's second largest economy
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China sees trade surplus shrink

Monday, February 14th 2011, 7:22

China's trade surplus has shrunk to a nine-month low due to strong imports, according to official data.
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Boom time

Monday, February 14th 2011, 7:03

China could eventually rue its dash for growth
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China rail minister investigated

Saturday, February 12th 2011, 15:48
related places: Xinhua

China's minister of railways Liu Zhijun is placed under investigation "for serious disciplinary violations", the official Xinhua news agency says.
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China minister in Zimbabwe visit

Friday, February 11th 2011, 5:20
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

China's Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi visits Zimbabwe amid reports the two countries have agreed a $10bn (£6bn) trade deal.
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From bicycles to skis

Friday, February 11th 2011, 0:10

China's wealthy flock to the snow covered slopes
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VIDEO: Secret video of house arrest activist

Thursday, February 10th 2011, 16:02

One of China's most high-profile human rights activists Chen Guangcheng releases a secret video saying he is being held under house arrest.
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Chinese activist 'under arrest'

Thursday, February 10th 2011, 9:49

One of China's most high-profile human rights activists Chen Guangcheng releases a secret video saying he is being held under house arrest.
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Taiwan general 'spied for China'

Wednesday, February 9th 2011, 10:56
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

Taiwan detains a senior general on suspicion of spying for China - the highest-ranking officer involved in alleged espionage in decades.
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Building bridges

Wednesday, February 9th 2011, 1:16

Pictures of how Chinese money is reshaping Africa
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China raises interest rates again

Tuesday, February 8th 2011, 12:10

China's central bank raises interest rates for the third time in four months as authorities ramp up efforts to tackle inflation.
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US sees Brazil as yuan fight ally

Tuesday, February 8th 2011, 7:09
related countries: Brazil Brazil, United States United States

The value of China's currency is back in the spotlight as the US seeks to increase the number of countries asking for a stronger yuan.
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Crying fowl

Saturday, February 5th 2011, 12:10

Small Chinese businesses corner lucrative market in Africa
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Ageing China faces dilemma on dying

Wednesday, February 2nd 2011, 22:26

China's remarkable economic growth and ageing population has left the country struggling with decisions on how best to care for the elderly.
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