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Ex-Google China head apologises

Thursday, August 2nd 2012, 14:29

One of China's top users of Sina Weibo, a Chinese Twitter-like service, apologises after sparking an Olympic row.
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Badminton coaches to be quizzed

Thursday, August 2nd 2012, 14:23

The coaches of the eight badminton players disqualified from the women's doubles event are to be investigated.
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Chinese teenager 'kills eight'

Thursday, August 2nd 2012, 11:12

A teenager has killed eight people and wounded five others in a knife attack in China's Liaoning province, state media says.
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Coaching boost needed, BOA says

Thursday, August 2nd 2012, 10:44

More funding for coaches should be made available to boost home-grown talent, says the British Olympic Association chief.
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Suspicion is sour grapes, says Ye

Thursday, August 2nd 2012, 10:36

Chinese swimmer Ye Shiwen says those who question her pair of Olympic gold medals are suffering from a case of 'sour grapes'.
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China badminton player 'to quit'

Thursday, August 2nd 2012, 8:28

One of the Chinese badminton players disqualified from the Olympics says she is quitting, saying her dream has been "heartlessly shattered".
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Inter Milan in Chinese stake sale

Thursday, August 2nd 2012, 5:29
related countries: Italy Italy

Italian football club Inter Milan says that a group of Chinese investors will become its second largest shareholder.
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Li overcomes Ding to secure gold

Thursday, August 2nd 2012, 4:52
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Li Xiaoxia beats compatriot Ding Ning in the women's singles final as China continue to dominate Olympic table tennis in London.
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China: The paradox of foreign education

Wednesday, August 1st 2012, 23:20

Foreign degrees no longer an advantage in China
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Chen seeks US pressure on China

Wednesday, August 1st 2012, 22:39
related countries: United States United States
related places: Washington

Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng, who is in the US after fleeing house arrest in his home country, urges Washington to investigate his case.
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Manufacturing in worldwide slump

Wednesday, August 1st 2012, 16:27
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

Manufacturing in most of the world is in a slump, a raft of reports from the US, UK, the eurozone and China suggest.
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China 'to probe badminton loss'

Wednesday, August 1st 2012, 12:11

China's Olympic sports delegation has launched an investigation into alleged "deliberate losing" by its badminton players, state media say.
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China manufacturing pace slows

Wednesday, August 1st 2012, 5:59

Factory output in China registered its slowest increase in eight months in July, renewing fears of a slowdown in the economy.
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Has Weibo really changed China?

Tuesday, July 31st 2012, 23:49

How much is China's Twitter really changing the country?
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Ye wins second Olympic gold medal

Tuesday, July 31st 2012, 20:37

China's Ye Shiwen wins her second gold medal of the Olympics with victory in the 200m individual medley.
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China swimmer clean - UK official

Tuesday, July 31st 2012, 17:56
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

The British Olympic Association chairman says Chinese swimmer Ye Shiwen is not a drug cheat, after a US coach cast doubt on her record swim.
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We will catch Games cheats - IOC

Tuesday, July 31st 2012, 16:36

Olympic organisers say their drug testing programme is strong, amid questions over Chinese swimming gold medallist Ye Shiwen - as GB's equestrian team win silver in the eventing.
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China swimming star denies doping

Tuesday, July 31st 2012, 10:52

Chinese swimmer Ye Shiwen denies doping claims, while Team GB go for medals in equestrian, canoeing and diving on day four of the Games.
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China swimming star denies doping

Tuesday, July 31st 2012, 9:10

China's 16-year-old swimming star Ye Shiwen denies taking performance-enhancing drugs after smashing a world record.
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Philippines to auction sea blocks

Tuesday, July 31st 2012, 4:49
related countries: Philippines Philippines

The Philippine government is set to auction off three areas in the South China Sea for oil and gas exploration that China also claims.
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China's top seeds make progress

Monday, July 30th 2012, 16:59
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

China's top seeds in the men's and women's singles secure impressive wins at London 2012.
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Miley and Phelps through to semis

Monday, July 30th 2012, 10:28
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Britain's Hannah Miley reaches the 200m medley semi-finals, but China's Ye Shiwen continues to dominate.
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HK tycoon named in trading probe

Monday, July 30th 2012, 4:06
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Hong-Kong based China Rongsheng Heavy, tries to calm investors after a separate company controlled by its chairman is implicated in an insider trading scandal.
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South Korea secure archery gold

Sunday, July 29th 2012, 17:41
related countries: South Korea South Korea

South Korea win a seventh straight gold medal in women's team archery with a 210-209 win over China.
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China's Wu and He win 3m synchro

Sunday, July 29th 2012, 16:10

China's world champions Wu Minxia and He Zi win the women's synchronised 3m springboard gold at the Aquatics Centre.
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Guo retains 10m air pistol title

Sunday, July 29th 2012, 12:21

China's Guo Wenjun retains her women's 10m air pistol title in a dramatic final at the Royal Artillery Barracks.
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Briton Miley misses out on medal

Saturday, July 28th 2012, 19:34
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Britain's Hannah Miley cannot make the podium as Ye Shiwen of China breaks the world record to win the 400m individual medley.
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Emotional Smith leads superb GB

Saturday, July 28th 2012, 13:00

Britain's male gymnasts outscore Olympic champions China on an opening morning far beyond the team's expectations.
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China's Yi wins first Games gold

Saturday, July 28th 2012, 11:29
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

China's Yi Siling wins the first gold medal of London 2012 in the women's 10m air rifle at the Royal Artillery Barracks.
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China project axed after protest

Saturday, July 28th 2012, 11:12
related places: Qidong

Chinese officials say an industrial waste water pipeline project in the city of Qidong is to be scrapped after a protest over pollution.
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End of the line for Bo Xilai?

Friday, July 27th 2012, 11:13

What wife's murder charge means for China's Bo Xilai
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China activist Ni jail term cut

Friday, July 27th 2012, 9:50

An appeals court in China dismisses disabled land rights activist Ni Yulan's fraud conviction, reducing her jail time by two months.
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Bo Xilai wife charged with murder

Thursday, July 26th 2012, 15:50
related places: Xinhua

The wife of disgraced Chinese political leader Bo Xilai is charged with murdering UK businessman Neil Heywood, state news agency Xinhua reports.
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Beijing floods toll climbs to 77

Thursday, July 26th 2012, 13:34
related places: Beijing

At least 77 people died in floods in Beijing at the weekend, more than double the number previously said to have died, state media report.
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Chinese arrests in net crackdown

Thursday, July 26th 2012, 11:59

Authorities say more than 10,000 suspects have been arrested in China in the latest effort to enforce internet laws.
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Man cycles across world for Games

Thursday, July 26th 2012, 9:59
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Chen Guanming cycled more than 37,000 miles from eastern China to London to "spread the Olympic spirit".
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Yi Jianlian to carry China flag

Thursday, July 26th 2012, 8:40

China names 2.13m (7ft) basketball player Yi Jianlian as flag-bearer for the Olympic opening ceremony, maintaining a tradition of tall picks.
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VIDEO: Man cycles from China for Games

Thursday, July 26th 2012, 8:37

Chen Guanming, a Chinese farmer, has travelled thousands of kilometres from his home country to "spread Olympic spirit".
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VIDEO: Couple rescued from China flood

Wednesday, July 25th 2012, 15:42
related places: Beijing

A couple trapped in a village pavilion during floods in Beijing are finally rescued after a five-hour ordeal.
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Chinese 'jailed' over HK protests

Wednesday, July 25th 2012, 12:30
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Officials sentence two activists from mainland China to labour camp terms for joining Hong Kong's annual pro-democracy protests, reports say.
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IMF: Eurozone 'key risk' to China

Wednesday, July 25th 2012, 5:39

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) warns that the worsening debt crisis in the eurozone poses a "key risk" to China's growth.
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Japan in record half year deficit

Wednesday, July 25th 2012, 4:25

Japan posts a record half-yearly trade deficit as exports weaken and increased demand for fuel results in jump in imports.
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China dives into North Sea waters

Wednesday, July 25th 2012, 0:45

Why is China buying North Sea companies?
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VIDEO: Wedding rescue amid China floods

Tuesday, July 24th 2012, 15:33

Two wedding cars plunged into a river after the bridge collapsed in China following the heavy rain.
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China president calls for unity

Tuesday, July 24th 2012, 8:59

Chinese President Hu Jintao calls for party unity in the face of "unprecedented challenges", in a speech ahead of a leadership change this year.
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French diplomats see Bo architect

Tuesday, July 24th 2012, 7:02
related countries: France France

An architect with alleged links to scandal-hit Chinese politician Bo Xilai has met French diplomats and is in "good shape", a spokesman says.
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China manufacturing 'picking up'

Tuesday, July 24th 2012, 5:45

China's manufacturing activity slows less quickly in July, than in the previous month, a preliminary survey by HSBC has shows.
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VIDEO: Tourists rescued from China floods

Monday, July 23rd 2012, 15:28

More than 70 tourists were rescued in Northern China, after rising floodwater destroyed the bridge they were using.
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VIDEO: Questions after deadly Beijing floods

Monday, July 23rd 2012, 14:56
related places: Beijing

The heaviest rainfall to hit China's capital Beijing in 60 years has left at least 35 people dead and stranded thousands at the main airport.
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China's CNOOC in $15bn takeover

Monday, July 23rd 2012, 14:53
related countries: Canada Canada

China's biggest offshore oil producer CNOOC is poised to buy Canada's Nexen for $15.1bn in what would be China's largest foreign takeover deal.
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VIDEO: Questions after deadly Beijing floods

Monday, July 23rd 2012, 10:43
related places: Beijing

Chinese media and internet users have raised questions after the heaviest rainfall to hit Beijing in 60 years left 37 people dead.
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Questions after Beijing floods

Monday, July 23rd 2012, 10:02
related places: Beijing

As Beijing copes with the aftermath of the heaviest rainfall to hit the capital in 60 years, Chinese media and internet users raise questions about infrastructure and warning systems.
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Record floods cause Beijing chaos

Monday, July 23rd 2012, 7:20

The Chinese capital's heaviest rainfall in 60 years leaves 37 dead and strands thousands at the main airport.
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China approves troops for islands

Monday, July 23rd 2012, 3:15
related places: Sansha

China has approved the formal establishment of a military garrison in Sansha city, formed to govern disputed South China Sea islands, state media reports.
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VIDEO: Beijing chaos after record floods

Sunday, July 22nd 2012, 23:08
related places: Beijing

The heaviest rainfall to hit China's capital Beijing in 60 years has left 37 people dead and stranded thousands at the main airport.
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In pictures: Beijing's deadly deluge

Sunday, July 22nd 2012, 9:43
related places: Beijing

Beijing suffers worst rain deluge in 60 years
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VIDEO: Beijing flooded as deluge hits China

Sunday, July 22nd 2012, 9:40

The Chinese capital's heaviest rainfall in 60 years leaves 10 dead and thousands stranded at the main airport
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Chariots of Fire's Liddell is Chinese 'hero'

Saturday, July 21st 2012, 23:22

Why Chariots of Fire's Eric Liddell is a Chinese hero
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Chinese dictionary in 'gay' row

Saturday, July 21st 2012, 4:26

A newly published edition of a Chinese dictionary is criticised by rights campaigners for excluding a word that means "gay".
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VIDEO: The Chinese left behind by growth

Friday, July 20th 2012, 22:58

President Hu Jintao steps down in China later this year, handing over to his successor a country which boasts enviable economic growth rates - but also a growing inequality gap.
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Court rejects Ai Weiwei appeal

Friday, July 20th 2012, 6:43
related places: Beijing

A court in Beijing has rejected an appeal by Chinese artist and dissident Ai Weiwei against a $2.4m (£1.5m) tax fine, his lawyer says.
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VIDEO: Bike rider survives lorry crash

Friday, July 20th 2012, 6:32

A woman riding an electric bike in China narrowly escaped being run over by a lorry after she rode through a red traffic light at a set of crossroads.
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VIDEO: The cost of modernising China

Friday, July 20th 2012, 6:23

Vast swathes of China's cities have been knocked down to make way for new high rise housing and office blocks.
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China probes solar panel products

Friday, July 20th 2012, 6:11
related countries: North Korea North Korea, United States United States

China's trade ministry will launch an investigation into what it says are unfair import prices of US and South Korean polysilicon, used in solar panels.
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Successes and failures: Hu Jintao's legacy

Thursday, July 19th 2012, 23:27

Highs and lows of Chinese leader's decade in power
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West 'appalled' by UN Syria veto

Thursday, July 19th 2012, 19:59
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria
related places: Damascus

Russia and China reject a UN resolution proposing sanctions on Syria, as President Assad appears in public for the first time after a Damascus bomb.
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Mobile overtakes desktop in China

Thursday, July 19th 2012, 14:05

China's rural population flocks to the web as mobile becomes the most popular way to get online in the country, a report says.
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VIDEO: Meet China's booming middle class

Thursday, July 19th 2012, 12:03

China has become the driving force of the world's economy, creating a middle class now estimated at 300 million people.
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VIDEO: Simpson returns to Tiananmen Square

Thursday, July 19th 2012, 10:59
related places: Beijing

The BBC's World Affairs editor John Simpson returned to Tiananmen Square in Beijing to reflect on how China has changed in the last 10 years.
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AUDIO: China's social media revolution

Thursday, July 19th 2012, 10:43

More than 300m people in China are now signed up to Sina Weibo, China's version of Twitter, and the service is heralding a new wave of self expression. Duncan Hewitt travelled around China to meet the people using social media.
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Yum Brands dented by China costs

Thursday, July 19th 2012, 4:42

Yum Brands, which runs the KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell restaurant chains, sees its profit growth capped by higher costs in China.
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China aids rescue of Taiwan crew

Wednesday, July 18th 2012, 10:42
related countries: Madagascar Madagascar, Somalia Somalia, Taiwan Taiwan

A Chinese navy vessel takes the crew of a Taiwanese trawler to safety after they were released by Somali pirates following ransom talks.
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Bo Frenchman 'leaves Cambodia'

Wednesday, July 18th 2012, 4:43
related countries: Cambodia Cambodia, France France

Cambodia says a French architect with alleged links to scandal-hit Chinese politician Bo Xilai is returning to China.
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China June property prices flat

Wednesday, July 18th 2012, 3:35

Property prices in 70 Chinese cities level off in June, compared to May, after eight months of decline.
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BHP in record iron ore production

Wednesday, July 18th 2012, 2:00

Mining giant BHP Billiton boosts its quarterly iron ore output by 15%, despite worries over weaker demand from China.
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Madam Mao's model operas live on

Tuesday, July 17th 2012, 23:25

The revival of China's state-run operas
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Young Tibet monk 'self-immolates'

Tuesday, July 17th 2012, 16:11

A teenaged Tibetan Buddhist monk burns himself to death in China, the latest in a series of protests against Chinese rule, rights activists say.
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Hurdler Liu leaves 'cold' London

Tuesday, July 17th 2012, 8:54
related countries: Germany Germany, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Chinese hurdler Liu Xiang will train for his Olympic event in Germany to avoid London's "wet and cold" weather, his coach says.
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Foreign investment in China slows

Tuesday, July 17th 2012, 4:20

Foreign direct investment into China fell in June as an economic slowdown dampened companies' appetite for expansion.
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China 'monopoly' on payment cards

Tuesday, July 17th 2012, 1:40

The World Trade Organisation rules that China discriminates against foreign credit-card and debit-card providers.
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VIDEO: Floods spark rescue efforts in China

Monday, July 16th 2012, 12:12

Floods in central, eastern and southern parts of China spark rescue efforts and force residents to leave their houses.
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Five lives changed by China's Twitter

Monday, July 16th 2012, 0:19

Microblogging site changes lives and promotes social activism
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VIDEO: Human dominoes record set in China

Sunday, July 15th 2012, 15:39

A team in China has broken the world record for the longest chain of human mattress dominoes.
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China rescues stranded frigate

Sunday, July 15th 2012, 6:01
related countries: Philippines Philippines

A Chinese navy frigate stranded in disputed waters near the Philippines frees itself and is heading home, officials say, averting a potential stand-off.
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VIDEO: Crowds greet Drogba in China

Saturday, July 14th 2012, 17:01
related places: Shanghai

Ivory Coast football star Didier Drogba arrives in China to take up a reputed $300,000-a-week contract with a struggling Shanghai club.
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China quizzed on stranded frigate

Saturday, July 14th 2012, 14:04
related countries: Philippines Philippines

The Philippines asks China to explain how one of its naval vessels ran aground within its claimed territorial waters.
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VIDEO: Torrential rain causes chaos in China

Saturday, July 14th 2012, 8:35

Torrential rain has caused heavy flooding across China, swamping properties and causing disruption to flights.
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China fans hail arriving Drogba

Saturday, July 14th 2012, 8:09
related places: Shanghai

Ivory Coast football star Didier Drogba arrives in China to take up a reputed $300,000-a-week contract with a struggling Shanghai club.
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VIDEO: China hit by economic slowdown

Friday, July 13th 2012, 13:15

China, the second largest economy in the world, is experiencing its worst slowdown for 3 years. Growth in the second quarter of this year was 7.6 per cent --- down from 8.1 per cent in the previous 3 months.
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Asean fails to reach agreement

Friday, July 13th 2012, 12:41

The Association of Southest Asian Nations fails to reach an agreement on how to deal with China's claims on disputed territory in the South China Sea.
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China dissident 'killed himself'

Friday, July 13th 2012, 3:46

China police says a second investigation into the death of leading dissident Li Wangyang, found dead in June, shows he committed suicide.
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Anger over Chinese US Olympic kit

Thursday, July 12th 2012, 19:35
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States
related places: Washington

US athletes at the London Olympics will wear stylish uniforms designed in the US but made in China, prompting bipartisan dismay in Washington.
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VIDEO: Hunt for piranhas after attacks

Thursday, July 12th 2012, 15:56

A $160 reward has been offered to anyone who catches a piranha in a river in China, after two people were attacked by the flesh-eating fish over the weekend.
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US and China vow to work together

Thursday, July 12th 2012, 8:25
related countries: United States United States

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her Chinese counterpart Yang Jiechi say the two countries will co-operate on Asian issues, during talks at an Asean meeting in Phnom Penh.
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VIDEO: China's acceptance of transgender people

Thursday, July 12th 2012, 0:53

Retired civil servant Qian Jinfan feared prejudice and discrimination when he decided to live as a woman, but attitudes in China have changed to accept transgender people.
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A life of silent denial: China's 'oldest transsexual'

Thursday, July 12th 2012, 0:01

The story of China's 'oldest transsexual'
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