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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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Chinese heritage 'disappearing'

Friday, December 30th 2011, 17:45

China says about 44,000 ancient ruins, temples and cultural sites have disappeared, after its first heritage census for 20 years.
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China suspect 'admits smuggling'

Friday, December 30th 2011, 16:16
related countries: Canada Canada

The suspected head of a massive smuggling ring in China, Lai Changxing, has confessed after his extradition from Canada, Chinese media say.
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China combats hi-tech crimewave

Friday, December 30th 2011, 12:25

A series of hack attacks on Chinese net users have prompted action by the government to help keep web users safe.
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Consulate standoff ends in arrest

Friday, December 30th 2011, 6:23

Police arrest a man suspected of attempting to rob a pub in Sydney after a six-hour stand-off that saw him flee to the grounds of the nearby Chinese consulate.
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China paper sets out space plan

Friday, December 30th 2011, 4:39

China white paper spells out space plans for the next five years, including the use of cleaner fuel and steps to building its space station.
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Will China's rise shape Malaysian Chinese community?

Friday, December 30th 2011, 0:12
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

How China's rise is shaping diaspora in Malaysia
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China 'to withdraw' car support

Thursday, December 29th 2011, 19:12

China says it will withdraw support for foreign investment in the country's car industry to help domestic carmakers, according to state media.
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China rights activist on trial

Thursday, December 29th 2011, 12:11
related places: Beijing

Activist Ni Yulan and her husband Dong Jiqin have gone on trial in Beijing over their advocacy for people forced from their homes.
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'Kidnappers' killed in Xinjiang

Thursday, December 29th 2011, 9:20
related places: Xinjiang

Authorities in China's restive Xinjiang region say seven "kidnappers", part of a "terror gang", have been killed and two hostages rescued.
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Alibaba hires US lobbying firm

Thursday, December 29th 2011, 6:27
related countries: United States United States

China's Alibaba Group hires US lobbying firm fuelling further speculation it is preparing a bid for internet giant Yahoo.
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'Design flaws' caused China crash

Wednesday, December 28th 2011, 12:30
related places: Wenzhou

A Chinese bullet train crash in July was caused by design flaws and "sloppy management", the government says in a long-awaited report.
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Strike at LG Display's China unit

Wednesday, December 28th 2011, 6:57

Chinese workers at a LG group factory in the eastern part of the country have gone on strike on a dispute over year end bonuses.
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China dairy destroys tainted milk

Wednesday, December 28th 2011, 4:15

China Mengniu Dairy Company says it has destroyed a batch of its milk after it found traces of cancer-causing substance in it.
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China's GPS rival is switched on

Tuesday, December 27th 2011, 12:33
related countries: United States United States
related places: Beidou, Beijing

Beijing's Beidou service begins offering location, navigation and timing data offering an alternative to the US's GPS network.
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China wins Afghanistan oil deal

Tuesday, December 27th 2011, 3:31
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

China gains potential access to millions of barrels of oil as it wins a key approval for oil exploration in Afghanistan.
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VIDEO: China imprisons veteran activist

Monday, December 26th 2011, 22:07

A veteran Chinese activist who was involved in the 1989 Tiananmen protests has been jailed for 10 years.
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China imprisons veteran activist

Monday, December 26th 2011, 11:21

A Chinese court jails veteran activist Chen Xi for 10 years, the second campaigner to be jailed in three days, amid a storm of criticism from rights groups and the UN.
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China and Japan in currency deal

Monday, December 26th 2011, 3:22
related countries: Japan Japan

China and Japan unveil plans to promote the direct exchange of the yen and yuan to cut costs for companies and boost trade.
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Nostalgia for old-style stores

Saturday, December 24th 2011, 1:33

Why customers are returning to China's state-run stores
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China jails pro-democracy writer

Friday, December 23rd 2011, 10:13

Chinese writer Chen Wei is jailed for nine years by a court in Sichuan for "inciting subversion" through pro-democracy essays.
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Gloucester Coal in China takeover

Friday, December 23rd 2011, 4:24
related countries: Australia Australia

The largest shareholder in Australia's Gloucester Coal agrees a takeover by China's Yanzhou Coal Mining, clearing the way for the deal.
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China province in major wage rise

Friday, December 23rd 2011, 1:58

Sichuan province in southwest China increases its minimum wage by 23%, to try and attract workers amid a rapidly rising cost of living.
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The 'Marxist Old Lady'

Thursday, December 22nd 2011, 17:09

Entrepreneurship is for all ages, says China businesswoman
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Vietnam makes China flag faux pas

Thursday, December 22nd 2011, 13:05
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam
related places: Hanoi

Vietnam displays the wrong Chinese flag, with six stars instead of five, at a ceremony for Chinese Vice-President Xi Jinping in Hanoi.
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Yahoo up on Alibaba sale reports

Thursday, December 22nd 2011, 5:19

Yahoo shares rise on reports that the internet company is looking to reduce its 43% stake in China's Alibaba Group.
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China rebel village deal welcomed

Thursday, December 22nd 2011, 4:56
related places: Wukan

Chinese media welcome the end of a stand-off over land seizures in Wukan, blaming local officials and acknowledging villagers' "reasonable demands".
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China scientist sent to US prison

Thursday, December 22nd 2011, 3:09
related countries: United States United States

A Chinese scientist receives a seven-year prison sentence for stealing trade secrets from two US agricultural firms and delivering them overseas.
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VIDEO: Protesting China village nears deal

Thursday, December 22nd 2011, 3:05

Residents of a Chinese village have been locked in a stand-off over land seizures but now appear to be nearing a compromise with local authorities.
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Finns stop 'Patriot missile' ship

Wednesday, December 21st 2011, 21:47
related countries: Finland Finland, Isle of Man Isle of Man

Finnish authorities impound an Isle of Man-flagged ship bound for China with undeclared Patriot missiles and explosives, officials say.
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US rejects EU airline carbon rule

Wednesday, December 21st 2011, 19:20
related countries: United States United States
related places: Justice

The US "strongly objects" to EU plans for an emissions tax on airlines, saying the international aviation body must deal with the issue.
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Chinese couple 'had eight babies'

Wednesday, December 21st 2011, 12:51

A debate on surrogacy and equality issues has arisen in China after it emerged that a wealthy couple in Guangdong are being investigated for having eight babies, five by surrogate mothers.
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Deal nears at China rebel village

Wednesday, December 21st 2011, 9:09

Residents of a Chinese village locked in a stand-off over land seizures appear to be nearing a compromise with local authorities.
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More protests in China province

Tuesday, December 20th 2011, 18:28

Thousands of people protest in southern China against plans to build a new coal-fired power plant.
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Protest simmers in China village

Tuesday, December 20th 2011, 9:39
related places: Wukan

Residents in the southern Chinese village of Wukan say they are determined to march on a local government office, as a dispute over land grabs continues to simmer.
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AUDIO: North Korea: The view from the border

Tuesday, December 20th 2011, 8:13
related countries: North Korea North Korea
related places: Beijing

Beijing correspondent, Martin Patience reports from the Sino-Korean border where he observes the reaction of the Chinese to the death of North Korea's "Dear Leader".
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N Korea urged on 'path of peace'

Tuesday, December 20th 2011, 6:58
related countries: Japan Japan, North Korea North Korea, South Korea South Korea, United States United States

The US calls on North Korea to pursue a "path of peace" following the death of leader Kim Jong-il, as it holds urgent talks with regional powers.
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Saab owner files for bankruptcy

Monday, December 19th 2011, 17:38
related countries: Sweden Sweden

Troubled Swedish carmaker Saab files for bankruptcy after failing to secure fresh funds from potential Chinese investors.
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China home prices ease amid curbs

Monday, December 19th 2011, 1:21

House prices in most Chinese cities are falling as government policies aimed at cooling the property market start to take effect.
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Beijing orders microblog controls

Friday, December 16th 2011, 12:00
related places: Beijing

Authorities in Beijing issue new rules requiring users of popular microblog sites to register their personal details.
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Chinese lawyer sent back to jail

Friday, December 16th 2011, 11:50

Chinese human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng is returned to prison for three years, state media reports say.
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Bale barred from Chinese activist

Friday, December 16th 2011, 11:40

Actor Christian Bale scuffles with security guards as he tries to visit a blind Chinese activist under house arrest, while promoting a new film.
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Insurer gains in Shanghai debut

Friday, December 16th 2011, 7:49
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong
related places: Shanghai

Chinese insurer New China Life has made a strong start in its Shanghai market debut after a poor performance in Hong Kong a day earlier.
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VIDEO: Chinese village stands up for rights

Thursday, December 15th 2011, 21:59
related places: Wukan

An official in the south-east Chinese province of Guangdong has promised to freeze and investigate local government land acquisitions that have left the village of Wukan in open revolt against the authorities
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Kong is China's character of 2011

Thursday, December 15th 2011, 17:11

China chooses the character "kong" meaning "control" as word of the year for 2011 in state-backed poll.
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VIDEO: Inside China's 'protest village'

Thursday, December 15th 2011, 17:06
related places: Wukan

An official in the south-east Chinese province of Guangdong has promised to freeze and investigate local government land acquisitions that have left the village of Wukan in open revolt against the authorities
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Inside China's land revolt village

Thursday, December 15th 2011, 15:56

Inside the Chinese village gripped by civil disobedience
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VIDEO: China village stand-off escalates

Thursday, December 15th 2011, 11:14

China's government has vowed to crack down on the leaders of a revolt in a village in the country's southern Guangdong province.
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Why do Chinese farmers riot?

Thursday, December 15th 2011, 11:05

The bad deal for farmers at the heart of China's rural unrest
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China plans tighter film controls

Thursday, December 15th 2011, 10:47

China proposes new film censorship laws banning content which it deems to disturb social stability or promote religious fanaticism.
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Chinese protest village 'tense'

Thursday, December 15th 2011, 10:39

Protests in a village in China's southern Guangdong province continue as an official promises to halt the land seizures that sparked the unrest.
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China censors village's protest

Thursday, December 15th 2011, 8:21

China's internet censors block searches relating to an ongoing protest in a Guangdong village, and delete other web postings, web users say.
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China to tax US-made car imports

Thursday, December 15th 2011, 3:19
related countries: United States United States

China will levy duties on some cars made in the US, in the latest escalation of trade disputes between the two largest economies.
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Chinese luxury labels challenge Western counterparts

Thursday, December 15th 2011, 0:05

Can Chinese labels challenge Louis Vuitton and Prada?
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Satellite pictures China carrier

Wednesday, December 14th 2011, 21:47
related countries: United States United States

A commercial US satellite company says it has managed to take a picture of China's first aircraft carrier during its sea trials in the Yellow Sea.
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China village protest escalates

Wednesday, December 14th 2011, 19:16

Protests in a village in China's southern Guangdong province mount after a suspect from a previous riot dies in police custody.
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Children die in China bus crash

Tuesday, December 13th 2011, 12:10

At least 15 children have been killed after their school bus veered into a water-filled ditch in China's Jiangsu province.
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China Mobile 'China's top brand'

Tuesday, December 13th 2011, 7:27

Mobile service provider China Mobile is ranked as China's most valuable brand for a second year, a survey says.
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S Korean anger at China stabbing

Tuesday, December 13th 2011, 5:44
related countries: North Korea North Korea, South Korea South Korea

South Korea promises tough measures to halt illegal Chinese fishing, a day after a coast guard is stabbed to death in a fight at sea.
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VIDEO: Bale defends Nanjing massacre film

Tuesday, December 13th 2011, 2:58
related places: Nanjing

The star and director of a film telling the story of 1937's Nanjing Massacre say it is wrong to accuse the movie of being Chinese propaganda.
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India and China, the new Great Game

Tuesday, December 13th 2011, 1:51
related countries: India India

Tensions rise as China and India vie for regional influence
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VIDEO: China's graduates face jobs fight

Tuesday, December 13th 2011, 0:52
related places: Beijing

China's fresh graduates face fierce competition if they want a good job, reports Martin Patience in Beijing.
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VIDEO: China bridge demolished in blast

Monday, December 12th 2011, 17:41

A bridge in China's Changsha City has been blown up in a controlled explosion. The structure had been deemed unfit for use despite attempts to repair it.
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Burma wants end to border clashes

Monday, December 12th 2011, 16:59
related countries: Burma Burma

Burma's government orders the army to halt offensive action against ethnic Kachin rebels near the Chinese border
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VIDEO: Chinese fishermen 'stab Koreans'

Monday, December 12th 2011, 16:56
related countries: North Korea North Korea

The captain of a Chinese fishing boat stabs two South Korean coast guards, killing one and injuring another, officials say.
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SA drug dealer executed in China

Monday, December 12th 2011, 11:06
related countries: South Africa South Africa

China executes a South African woman for drug smuggling, rejecting an appeal by President Jacob Zuma to spare her life, a South African official tells the BBC.
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Chinese fishermen 'stab Koreans'

Monday, December 12th 2011, 10:53
related countries: North Korea North Korea, South Korea South Korea
related places: Seoul

The captain of a Chinese fishing boat stabs two South Korean coast guards, killing one and injuring another, officials say.
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Chelsea agree Anelka China move

Monday, December 12th 2011, 10:21

Striker Nicolas Anelka will join Shanghai Shenua in January on a two-year contract after the Chinese club agreed a deal with Chelsea.
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Sportsday Live - Monday 12 December

Monday, December 12th 2011, 8:10

Sportsday Live featuring reaction to Jonny Wilkinson's retirement from international rugby, Nicolas Anelka's move to China, plus more.
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China promises to boost imports

Monday, December 12th 2011, 6:21

President Hu Jintao promises to boost imports on the 10th anniversary of China's entry into the World Trade Organization.
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China riot suspect dies in cell

Monday, December 12th 2011, 6:03

A Chinese man accused of rioting in Guangdong province dies in police custody, with analysts saying his death could stoke tensions.
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Bale defends China massacre film

Monday, December 12th 2011, 5:44
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Nanjing

Actor Christian Bale says the latest film he stars in, portraying the massacre of Chinese by Japan's imperial army in Nanjing, is not propaganda.
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Will the Chinese film industry ever rival Hollywood?

Sunday, December 11th 2011, 17:33

Can the Chinese film industry take on Hollywood?
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China joins Mekong River patrols

Saturday, December 10th 2011, 8:18
related countries: Burma Burma, Thailand Thailand

China joins Burma, Laos and Thailand in river patrols along the Mekong after killing of 13 Chinese sailors.
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VIDEO: Euro crisis hits China statue-makers

Friday, December 9th 2011, 17:19
related places: Dangcheng

Roman god statues are swapped for Buddhas and miners as the euro crisis hits exports from China's "sculpture town" Dangcheng.
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'Self-immolation death' in Tibet

Friday, December 9th 2011, 14:07

A former Tibetan Buddhist monk dies days after setting himself on fire in protest at Chinese rule in Tibet, an overseas rights group says.
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Tutu urges Liu Xiaobo's release

Friday, December 9th 2011, 4:06

Five Nobel prize winners, including Desmond Tutu, urge China to free fellow laureate Liu Xiaobo on the eve of this year's award ceremony.
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China's inflation at 14-month low

Friday, December 9th 2011, 3:35

China's rate of inflation falls in November to its slowest pace in 14-months.
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Future of service sector in China

Friday, December 9th 2011, 0:07

Domestic demand could be key for China's economy
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VIDEO: Officer hangs on to speeding car

Thursday, December 8th 2011, 17:34

An illegal taxi driver in China's Sichuan province hit a police officer and sped around the city with him hanging on to the bonnet for 5km (3.1 miles).
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Shenzhen factory workers striking

Thursday, December 8th 2011, 9:18
related places: Shenzhen

Nearly 1,000 workers strike for a fifth day in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen, fearing a factory sell-off deal could hit their pay.
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China clears Nestle takeover deal

Thursday, December 8th 2011, 3:48

Chinese regulators approve Nestle's offer for snack and sweet maker Hsu Fu Chi International.
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China executes 'gangland madam'

Wednesday, December 7th 2011, 18:20
related places: Chongqing

The female head of a gangland prostitution ring in Chongqing in south-west China has been executed, Chinese media say.
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Children saved in China gang bust

Wednesday, December 7th 2011, 14:14

Police in China say they have rescued nearly 200 children after busting two child-trafficking gangs.
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China warns over exports slowdown

Wednesday, December 7th 2011, 13:47
related countries: United States United States

China warns of "severe challenges" to its exports due to falling demand in the US and Europe and will target developing markets.
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China navy in 'warfare' warning

Wednesday, December 7th 2011, 5:31

China's navy should speed up its development and prepare for warfare, President Hu Jintao says, amid widespread tension in the region.
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China zoo reunites ram and deer

Tuesday, December 6th 2011, 16:49

A Chinese zoo says a ram and deer couple whose love crossed the species barrier will not now be separated.
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VIDEO: Thick smog covers Beijing

Tuesday, December 6th 2011, 12:50
related places: Beijing

Sales of face masks are reported to have surged, as dense smog affects parts of northern China for a third day
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China jails Australian executive

Tuesday, December 6th 2011, 11:58
related countries: Aruba Aruba
related places: Guangzhou

An Australian Chinese businessman is jailed for 13 years for bribery and embezzlement in China's southern city of Guangzhou.
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Is Beijing's smog getting worse?

Tuesday, December 6th 2011, 11:47

Is smog in the Chinese capital getting worse?
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VIDEO: Chinese tombs mapped by Scots

Tuesday, December 6th 2011, 11:24

Cultural agreement allows Historic Scotland and Glasgow School of Art to digitally map China's Eastern Qing Tombs.
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Coca-Cola product 'was poisoned'

Tuesday, December 6th 2011, 6:45

Chinese officials say a Coca-Cola product that caused the death of a child was deliberately poisoned, clearing the firm of blame.
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