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Wen family rejects NY Times claim

Sunday, October 28th 2012, 9:48

Lawyers for Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao's family reject New York Times claims that it has amassed "hidden riches" since he entered high office.
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China clashes over chemical plant

Saturday, October 27th 2012, 13:24

Riot police in eastern China disperse protesters opposed to the expansion of a petrochemical plant, reports say.
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China's art village feels global shift

Saturday, October 27th 2012, 0:16

China's famous art village turns to local buyers
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China launches Bo Xilai probe

Friday, October 26th 2012, 17:25

Chinese prosecutors launch a criminal investigation into disgraced politician Bo Xilai, hours after he was formally expelled from parliament.
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Arms dealer shipped 80,000 guns

Friday, October 26th 2012, 15:00
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

An arms dealer is convicted of helping to organise a shipment of 80,000 guns from China to Nigeria without a licence.
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China condemns NY Times 'smear'

Friday, October 26th 2012, 9:59
related countries: United States United States

China condemns as a "smear" a New York Times report saying Premier Wen Jiabao's relatives have accumulated billions of dollars.
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Where are the powerful Chinese women?

Friday, October 26th 2012, 0:34

As China prepares to unveil new leaders, where are all the women?
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China outcry over school abuse

Thursday, October 25th 2012, 18:21

Chinese police detain several teachers following a public outcry over pictures circulated online showing teachers being violent to pupils.
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China rewards immolation tip-offs

Thursday, October 25th 2012, 10:54

Police in China's Gansu province offer large cash rewards for information about planned self-immolations by Tibetans.
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Tibetan self-immolates in China

Wednesday, October 24th 2012, 10:25

A Tibetan farmer has died after setting fire to himself near an influential monastery in north-western China, according to human rights groups.
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Huawei offers access to equipment

Wednesday, October 24th 2012, 5:41
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Huawei

China's Huawei offers to give Australia unrestricted access to its software source code and equipment, as it looks to ease fears that it is a security threat.
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Chinese factories hint at rebound

Wednesday, October 24th 2012, 5:07

Levels of manufacturing in China are continuing to contract, but at a slower pace in October, signalling the possibility of a gradual recovery, according to HSBC.
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Cambodia deports 'picture vandal'

Tuesday, October 23rd 2012, 16:44
related countries: Cambodia Cambodia

A Cambodian court orders the deportation of a Chinese factory supervisor found guilty of desecrating pictures of former king Norodom Sihanouk.
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VIDEO: BBC debate on the future of China

Tuesday, October 23rd 2012, 9:35
related countries: Kenya Kenya, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Beijing, London, Nairobi, Shenzhen

As China's leadership transition approaches, the BBC hosts a live debate on the country's future with guests in Beijing, Shenzhen, Chicago, Nairobi, Sao Paulo and London.
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Viewpoint: The power of China's strolling eco-warriors

Tuesday, October 23rd 2012, 2:12

How people are standing up for their environment
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Tibetan man 'in self-immolation'

Monday, October 22nd 2012, 15:43

A Tibetan man at a Buddhist monastery in China dies after setting himself alight in protest against Chinese rule over Tibet, a campaign group says.
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Leftists oppose Bo Xilai removal

Monday, October 22nd 2012, 14:04

A group of Chinese leftists ask parliament in an open letter not to expel disgraced leader Bo Xilai, saying the move is politically motivated.
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Japanese exports to China fall

Monday, October 22nd 2012, 5:31
related countries: Japan Japan

Japanese exports to China tumbled in September, compared to the previous year, as a territorial dispute between the two countries weighed on the economy.
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Change and challenge facing China

Sunday, October 21st 2012, 23:25

The key issues facing China's incoming leadership
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VIDEO: Boy rescued from gap in wall

Sunday, October 21st 2012, 15:12

Chinese state media said the boy, from Jinhau City in Zheijan province, was pulled out after rescuers chiselled through one of the brick walls.
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How to get to the top of China's Party

Saturday, October 20th 2012, 0:23

How to climb to the top of China's Communist Party
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What kind of superpower could China be?

Friday, October 19th 2012, 17:13

What kind of superpower could China be?
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VIDEO: Fresh tensions in island dispute

Friday, October 19th 2012, 14:55
related countries: Japan Japan

China's navy has started carrying out military exercises in the East China Sea, the latest move in a bitter territorial dispute with Japan.
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China in East China Sea exercises

Friday, October 19th 2012, 9:25
related countries: Japan Japan

China is conducting naval exercises in the East China Sea, state media report, amid heightened tensions with Japan over islands both claim.
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Volvo Cars names chief executive

Friday, October 19th 2012, 8:54

Chinese-owned carmaker Volvo appoints a new chief executive to replace Stefan Jacoby after it became clear he would not return following a stroke.
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China loses US steel tariff plea

Friday, October 19th 2012, 2:00
related countries: United States United States

The World Trade Organisation upholds its decision that China's tariffs on imports of certain US steel products are illegal.
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The unresolved history that shapes China's future

Thursday, October 18th 2012, 23:21

The folk memory China's parents pass on to their children
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VIDEO: Toxic legacy of China's growth

Thursday, October 18th 2012, 22:41

How China is paying for its continuing growth
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VIDEO: China's extreme birdman contest

Thursday, October 18th 2012, 14:01
related places: Tianmen

China has played host to a Wingsuit Flying World Championship, with 15 competitors throwing themselves off Tianmen mountain wearing special flying suits.
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Japan ministers in shrine visit

Thursday, October 18th 2012, 12:08
related countries: Japan Japan, South Korea South Korea
related places: Beijing, Seoul, Yasukuni

Two Japanese ministers visit the controversial Yasukuni shrine, as Beijing and Seoul criticise opposition leader Shinzo Abe's visit a day earlier.
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'No evidence' of Huawei espionage

Thursday, October 18th 2012, 11:25
related places: Huawei

A leaked report into the activities of Huawei found no evidence that the firm was in league with the Chinese government.
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Human trafficking to UK 'rising'

Thursday, October 18th 2012, 10:09
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The number of people being trafficked into the UK is rising, with gangs in China, Nigeria and eastern Europe targeting the country, a government report says.
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Death sparks protest in Sichuan

Thursday, October 18th 2012, 9:52
related places: Luzhou

The death of a truck driver sparks violent protests overnight in Luzhou city in Sichuan province, Chinese reports say.
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The Chinese rebel who thought he was Jesus's brother

Wednesday, October 17th 2012, 23:12

The Chinese rebel who thought he was Jesus's brother
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VIDEO: Body of ex-king back in Cambodia

Wednesday, October 17th 2012, 15:54
related countries: Cambodia Cambodia

The body of former King Norodom Sihanouk is returned to Cambodia from China for a week of official mourning.
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Coca-Cola in China growth warning

Wednesday, October 17th 2012, 4:02

Coca-Cola, the world's biggest soft-drinks maker, warns that it expects slower growth in China amid a slowdown in the Chinese economy.
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China protests death of fisherman

Wednesday, October 17th 2012, 3:03
related countries: South Korea South Korea

China protests to South Korea over the death of a fisherman killed after coastguards shot him with a rubber bullet during a raid.
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The reformer beaten by the mandarins

Wednesday, October 17th 2012, 0:00

The high-flyer who tried to fix China's civil service - and failed
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Viewpoint: Fear and loneliness in China

Tuesday, October 16th 2012, 23:23

The human cost of China's switch to free markets
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Spain police tackle Chinese mafia

Tuesday, October 16th 2012, 18:37
related countries: Spain Spain

Dozens are arrested as Spanish police target Chinese criminal gangs in a nationwide operation against money-laundering.
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'Fourteen-year-olds' at Foxconn

Tuesday, October 16th 2012, 17:18

Foxconn, Apple's main supplier in China, admits it has employed interns as young as 14 years old.
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Chinese 'view US less positively'

Tuesday, October 16th 2012, 16:04
related countries: United States United States

Chinese views on the US have plummeted in the last two years, a study finds, with an increasing number of Chinese people seeing relations as hostile.
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Chinese uneasy about 'unfair society'

Tuesday, October 16th 2012, 14:04

The social inequality that could cause China to stumble
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China to open bomb site to tours

Tuesday, October 16th 2012, 12:21
related places: Xinhua

China unveils a plan to open the site where it detonated its first atomic bomb to tourists, state-run Xinhua news agency reports.
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Cambodia mourns ex-King Sihanouk

Tuesday, October 16th 2012, 7:45

Cambodia mourns former King Norodom Sihanouk, as officials prepare to return his body from China after his death on Monday.
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The warlord who teaches good management

Monday, October 15th 2012, 23:40

A Chinese warlord who teaches us good management
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Chinese gold miner's death probed

Monday, October 15th 2012, 12:20
related countries: Ghana Ghana

Ghanaian police are investigating the killing of a Chinese boy during a security force crackdown on illegal gold mining last week.
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Cambodia's ex-King Sihanouk dies

Monday, October 15th 2012, 11:26
related countries: Cambodia Cambodia
related places: Beijing

Norodom Sihanouk, the former Cambodian king who was a key figure through decades of conflict and upheaval, dies at the age of 89.
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ZTE shares slide on loss forecast

Monday, October 15th 2012, 4:45

Shares of ZTE, the Chinese telecom equipment maker labelled a threat to the US, fall after it forecasts it will make its first quarterly loss.
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The Chinese emperor who burned books

Monday, October 15th 2012, 1:54

The 2,000-year-old emperor who showed Mao the way
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Eight ways China is changing your world

Monday, October 15th 2012, 1:38

The increasing reach of China around the globe
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China sees September export surge

Sunday, October 14th 2012, 10:53

China's exports grow faster than expected in September, helping to ease worries about a slowdown in the economy.
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VIDEO: Firework display injures spectators

Sunday, October 14th 2012, 9:23
related places: Hangzhou

Nearly one hundred spectators have been injured during a fireworks display at the opening of the West Lake International Expo in the eastern Chinese city of Hangzhou.
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Tibetan man 'sets himself alight'

Saturday, October 13th 2012, 13:27

An ethnic Tibetan man has died after setting himself on fire in protest against Chinese rule over Tibet, rights campaigners say.
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Rare Chinese Cultural Revolution photos on display

Saturday, October 13th 2012, 1:35

Rare Chinese Cultural Revolution images go on display
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VIDEO: Liu Xiaobo: Thorn in China's side

Friday, October 12th 2012, 10:04

China is trying to force jailed Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo into exile by putting pressure on his anxious and unwell wife, the BBC has learnt.
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'Survival trained' panda freed

Friday, October 12th 2012, 10:02

China releases a second giant panda bred in captivity into the wild after giving it special survival training, state-run media say.
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China's Mo hopes for Liu release

Friday, October 12th 2012, 9:24

Chinese author Mo Yan, awarded the 2012 Nobel Prize for literature, says he hopes jailed Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo will be freed as soon as possible.
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The sisters who changed Chinese history

Thursday, October 11th 2012, 23:57

The three sisters who helped change Chinese history
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Burma exiled war hero dies at 93

Thursday, October 11th 2012, 17:43
related countries: Burma Burma

One of the last surviving leaders of Burma's 1940s war of independence, Kyaw Zaw, dies in exile in China at the age of 93.
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Burberry confirms weak Asia sales

Thursday, October 11th 2012, 17:42

Burberry confirms sharply slower demand growth in China, although stronger sale results elsewhere lift the fashion house's shares.
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VIDEO: Rise of forced evictions in China

Thursday, October 11th 2012, 16:22

Forced evictions in China have risen significantly in recent years as local officials sell off land to property developers, according to a report by Amnesty International.
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Chinese author Mo Yan wins Nobel

Thursday, October 11th 2012, 12:49

Chinese author Mo Yan, praised for his "hallucinatory realism", is awarded the 2012 Nobel Prize for literature.
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US hikes China solar cell tariffs

Thursday, October 11th 2012, 8:21
related countries: United States United States

The US is to impose sharply higher tariffs on solar cells imported from China, which it says will offset the subsidies China pays its manufacturers.
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Forced evictions rising in China

Thursday, October 11th 2012, 7:15

Forced evictions - many involving violent clashes - have risen significantly in recent years in China, fuelling public anger, Amnesty says.
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Lenovo 'ousts HP as top PC maker'

Thursday, October 11th 2012, 2:34

Chinese PC maker Lenovo replaces Hewlett-Packard as the world's top PC maker, according to figures released by research firm Gartner.
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Superstar poets: Li Bai and Du Fu

Wednesday, October 10th 2012, 23:06

Two 8th Century poets every Chinese child can recite
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China in Japan IMF meeting snub

Wednesday, October 10th 2012, 10:55
related countries: Japan Japan

China's central bank governor is missing the IMF and World Bank meetings in Japan, as a territorial row between the two nations rumbles on.
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China boosts Yum Brands profits

Wednesday, October 10th 2012, 1:36

Yum Brands, which runs the KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell restaurant chains, sees its profits boosted by strong growth in China.
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Confucius's hero

Tuesday, October 9th 2012, 23:21

The 3,000-year-old teachings feted by today's Chinese leaders
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China hints at labour camp reform

Tuesday, October 9th 2012, 16:51

China is working to revise its system of labour camps, where people can be jailed for up to four years without trial, a senior judicial official says.
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US issues Huawei and ZTE warning

Monday, October 8th 2012, 21:21
related countries: United States United States
related places: Huawei

Chinese telecom firms Huawei and ZTE pose a security threat to the US, a congressional panel warns after an investigation.
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Liu Xiaobo: Thorn in China's side

Monday, October 8th 2012, 16:24

China's efforts to force Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo into exile
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Nun's writ halts China art sale

Monday, October 8th 2012, 12:33

Sotheby's withdraws the sale of a painting by top Chinese artist Zhang Daqian after a Taiwanese Buddhist nun claims ownership.
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VIDEO: CCTV shows China tanker explosion

Monday, October 8th 2012, 9:23
related places: Hunan

Five people - including three firefighters - were killed when a tanker carrying liquefied natural gas overturned and exploded in China's central Hunan province.
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VIDEO: Tackling corruption in China

Monday, October 8th 2012, 8:59

As China prepares for a new leadership, the BBC's Martin Patience looks at one of the main challenges ahead, tackling corruption.
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World Bank lowers China forecast

Monday, October 8th 2012, 5:34

The World Bank lowers its growth forecast for China citing weak demand for its exports and lower investment growth.
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'Wall of shame' symbolises China's corruption woes

Monday, October 8th 2012, 1:48

Artist's creation symbolises China's corruption woes
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Sima Qian: China's 'grand historian'

Sunday, October 7th 2012, 23:01

The ultimate dilemma faced by China's 'grand historian'
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VIDEO: Chinese holidays bring tons of rubbish

Friday, October 5th 2012, 19:16
related places: Beijing

Tons of rubbish is being collected by cleaners at Beijing's Tiananmen Square during an eight-day holiday
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Paris hotelier's apology to China

Friday, October 5th 2012, 15:21
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

A French fashion designer apologises for telling a magazine that Chinese tourists would not be welcome at his new luxury hotel in Paris.
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China landslide children killed

Friday, October 5th 2012, 8:37

All 18 children missing after a landslide buried their school in China's Yunnan province died in the disaster, officials confirm.
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VIDEO: China landslide kills 18 children

Friday, October 5th 2012, 8:13

Eighteen children have been confirmed dead after a landslide buried their primary school in the southern Chinese province of Yunnan.
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School buried in China landslide

Thursday, October 4th 2012, 11:11

At least five children die after a landslide buried a school building in south-west China's Yunnan province, officials say.
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Taiwan politician in China visit

Thursday, October 4th 2012, 8:09
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

Frank Hsieh, a key opposition politician in Taiwan, is on a private five-day visit to China that is viewed as an icebreaker for both sides.
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Oil prices fall on weak demand

Thursday, October 4th 2012, 1:31

Oil prices fall sharply on Wednesday as economic data from China and Europe sparks worries about global demand.
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China boats sail amid talks fears

Wednesday, October 3rd 2012, 11:31
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Tokyo

Chinese ships sail near islands disputed with Japan for a second day in a row, amid unconfirmed reports that Chinese banks pull out of meetings in Tokyo.
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China firm sues Obama over farms

Wednesday, October 3rd 2012, 10:02
related countries: United States United States

A Chinese-owned firm in the US is suing President Barack Obama after he blocked a wind farm deal on national security grounds.
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Ai Weiwei firm to lose licence

Tuesday, October 2nd 2012, 9:39

Officials in China are revoking the business licence of artist Ai Weiwei's company for failing to re-register, he says.
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VIDEO: China's 'left behind' children

Monday, October 1st 2012, 23:01

The Chinese children whose parents are too busy to see them
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White House confirms cyber-attack

Monday, October 1st 2012, 20:21

The White House confirms one of its unclassified computer networks was breached, but will not say if the cyber-attack originated in China.
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VIDEO: Surfers ride tidal bore in China

Monday, October 1st 2012, 17:37
related places: Hangzhou

Big wave surfers headed to the Qiantang River in Hangzhou, China, to surf the world's largest tidal bore known as the Silver Dragon.
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China tourist bus fire kills six

Monday, October 1st 2012, 7:56
related countries: Germany Germany

Six people - including five German tourists - are killed as a tourist bus crashes and catches fire on a highway near the Chinese capital.
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Japan PM Noda names new ministers

Monday, October 1st 2012, 5:25
related countries: Japan Japan

Japanese PM Yoshihiko Noda names new finance and education ministers, in a reshuffle aimed at revitalising his cabinet amid tensions with China.
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China manufacturing shrinks again

Monday, October 1st 2012, 3:44

Manufacturing in China has contracted for a second month, another sign of economic slowdown in the world's second largest economy.
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VIDEO: China marks mid-Autumn Festival

Monday, October 1st 2012, 0:07

Huge traffic jams have failed to dampen the start of the mid-Autumn Festival in China.
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Son defends 'upright' Bo Xilai

Sunday, September 30th 2012, 10:45

Bo Guagua, the son of accused Chinese politician Bo Xilai, reportedly defends his father, in the face of allegations of abuse of power.
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China paves way for Bo charges

Saturday, September 29th 2012, 8:46

Top politician Bo Xilai is to be stripped of his seat in China's national legislature, paving the way for corruption and abuse of power charges.
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China discipline warning over Bo

Saturday, September 29th 2012, 0:16

No-one is immune from Communist Party discipline, warns China's state news agency, as top politician Bo Xilai is expelled to face criminal charges.
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