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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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VIDEO: Bo Xilai accused of China crimes

Friday, September 28th 2012, 21:43

Top politician Bo Xilai is expelled from China's Communist Party and is to face criminal charges for alleged abuse of power and corruption.
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Bo Xilai accused of China crimes

Friday, September 28th 2012, 20:22

Top politician Bo Xilai is expelled from China's Communist Party and is to face criminal charges for alleged abuse of power and corruption.
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Obama blocks China wind farm plan

Friday, September 28th 2012, 19:47
related countries: United States United States
related places: Oregon

President Barack Obama has stopped a private Chinese firm from building wind turbines in the US state of Oregon, citing national security concerns.
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Japan and China trade barbs at UN

Friday, September 28th 2012, 6:38
related countries: Japan Japan, United States United States

China's foreign minister accuses Japan of "stealing" islands both claim in a UN speech - prompting Japan to reply, as the US calls for calm.
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Can US jobs be brought home from China?

Friday, September 28th 2012, 0:13
related countries: United States United States

How to bring American jobs home from China
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Doubts raised over Heywood death

Thursday, September 27th 2012, 15:26

A Chinese forensic scientist casts doubt on the official version of the death of Briton Neil Heywood, which triggered a huge political scandal.
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Ai Weiwei court challenge fails

Thursday, September 27th 2012, 12:40

Chinese artist and dissident Ai Weiwei again fails in a bid to challenge a tax evasion fine he says is politically motivated.
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VIDEO: Dalai Lama hopeful of Chinese change

Thursday, September 27th 2012, 10:28
related places: Beijing

Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, says he hopes for a new Chinese approach to Tibet when new leaders are appointed in Beijing.
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Dalai Lama hopes for China change

Thursday, September 27th 2012, 10:18

Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, tells the BBC he hopes for a new Chinese approach to Tibet with its expected leadership change next month.
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China's Sinopec shuts refineries

Thursday, September 27th 2012, 6:31

China Petroleum and Chemical (Sinopec), the largest refiner in Asia, orders three subsidiaries to close for environmental checks.
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China's Baoshan halts steel plant

Thursday, September 27th 2012, 3:41
related places: Baoshan

Baoshan Iron and Steel, the fourth biggest steel producer in the world, suspends production at a plant in China as demand slows.
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Japan carmakers cut China output

Wednesday, September 26th 2012, 6:19

Japanese carmakers, including Nissan and Toyota, are cutting their output in China, the world's biggest car market.
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Japan-China island talks 'severe'

Wednesday, September 26th 2012, 3:14
related countries: Japan Japan

The Japanese and Chinese foreign ministers discuss a bitter row over disputed islands in an atmosphere described as "severe".
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China's first carrier in service

Tuesday, September 25th 2012, 12:23
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

China says its first aircraft carrier - a refurbished Soviet ship - has entered into service, expanding its ability to defend its sovereignty.
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China warns at Japan island talks

Tuesday, September 25th 2012, 8:23
related countries: Japan Japan, Taiwan Taiwan

China warns Japan it will not tolerate violations of its sovereignty, in high-level talks aimed at easing tensions over an islands dispute.
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China's super-rich feel slowdown

Tuesday, September 25th 2012, 1:58

Nearly half of China's 1,000 richest people saw their wealth fall last year, according to the Hurun Rich List, as their bank accounts reflected the effects of economic slowdown.
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An Ethiopian hero of the Korean War

Monday, September 24th 2012, 23:00
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia, North Korea North Korea

An Ethiopian's story of a Chinese assault in Korea
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VIDEO: Wang Lijun sentenced to 15 years

Monday, September 24th 2012, 22:11

A former police chief who was at the heart of China's worst political scandal for decades has been sentenced to 15 years in jail.
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VIDEO: Mass fight at Foxconn plant

Monday, September 24th 2012, 13:26

Foxconn Technology, a major supplier for Apple, has halted production at a plant in northern China after a fight broke out among workers.
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Brawl halts Foxconn production

Monday, September 24th 2012, 12:03
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

Taiwan-based Foxconn Technology, a major supplier to Apple, stops production at a plant in China after a brawl involving 2,000 workers.
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Japan envoy in China row visit

Monday, September 24th 2012, 7:22
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan sends a top diplomat to China for talks, as Japan again protests the presence of Chinese ships in waters near islands both sides claim.
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VIDEO: Jail for Bo Xilai scandal police chief

Monday, September 24th 2012, 6:47

Wang Lijun, the ex-police chief at the heart of a political scandal that felled top Chinese politician Bo Xilai, is sentenced to 15 years in jail.
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Bo scandal policeman Wang jailed

Monday, September 24th 2012, 6:17

Wang Lijun, the ex-police chief at the heart of the scandal that felled top Chinese politician Bo Xilai, is jailed for 15 years.
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Volvo boss on leave after stroke

Monday, September 24th 2012, 4:52

The president and chief executive of the Chinese owned carmaker Volvo, Stefan Jacoby, is standing down for a month to recuperate from a stroke.
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Toyota resumes China operations

Monday, September 24th 2012, 1:21
related countries: Japan Japan

Toyota Motor resumes all operations in China, after protests over a territorial dispute caused disruptions for Japanese businesses in the country.
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The things Chinese families own

Sunday, September 23rd 2012, 23:27

The things Chinese families own - all in a row for the camera
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VIDEO: China scandal officer verdict due

Sunday, September 23rd 2012, 21:10

A Chinese court is preparing to deliver its verdict in the case of an ex-police chief at the heart of the country's biggest political scandal in years.
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Social entrepreneurship takes off in China

Sunday, September 23rd 2012, 15:38

Social entrepreneurs tackle China's problems
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Deals boost Chinese-Afghan ties

Sunday, September 23rd 2012, 14:06
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kabul

China and Afghanistan sign a range of economic and security agreements after a surprise visit to Kabul from China's domestic security chief.
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China puts off Japan ties event

Sunday, September 23rd 2012, 12:50
related countries: Japan Japan

A ceremony to mark 40 years of diplomatic ties with Japan is cancelled by China as the two countries' dispute over an island chain continues.
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Adlington rules out Rio Olympics

Sunday, September 23rd 2012, 7:53

Double Beijing Olympic swimming champion Rebecca Adlington says she will not compete in the Rio Games in 2016.
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VIDEO: Mekong murder suspect pleads guilty

Saturday, September 22nd 2012, 15:58

Six men accused of murdering 13 Chinese sailors on the Mekong River have pleaded guilty at their trial in southwest China.
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Robson beaten in Guangzhou final

Saturday, September 22nd 2012, 10:34
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, Taiwan Taiwan
related places: Guangzhou

British number one Laura Robson is beaten 6-3 5-7 6-4 by Su-Wei Hsieh of Chinese Taipei in the final of the Guangzhou Open.
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Burma man 'admits Mekong murders'

Saturday, September 22nd 2012, 6:23
related countries: Burma Burma

A suspected Burmese warlord and five other men admit murdering 13 Chinese sailors on the Mekong river at a trial in China, state media say.
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VIDEO: China facing one child policy dilemma

Friday, September 21st 2012, 14:04

China's incoming new Communist Party leaders face a difficult question - has the time come to end the one child policy?
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'Three die in China axe attack'

Friday, September 21st 2012, 13:00

A man armed with an axe kills three children and injured another 13 at a childcare centre in southern China, state-run media reports.
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China sacks 'smiling official'

Friday, September 21st 2012, 9:54

A safety official in China who sparked public outcry after images showed him grinning at the scene of a fatal bus crash is sacked, officials say.
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Drogba 'happy' to stay in China

Friday, September 21st 2012, 5:59

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

Friday, September 21st 2012, 5:35

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

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

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

Thursday, September 20th 2012, 12:06

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday, September 20th 2012, 1:51

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

Wednesday, September 19th 2012, 23:57

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tuesday, September 18th 2012, 22:34

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

Tuesday, September 18th 2012, 15:55

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

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

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

Tuesday, September 18th 2012, 9:34

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