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Elton dedicates show to Ai Weiwei

Monday, November 26th 2012, 10:58
related places: Beijing

Sir Elton John stuns audience in Beijing by dedicating his show to the Chinese artist and dissident's 'spirit and talent'.
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Samsung audit finds China issues

Monday, November 26th 2012, 10:29

Samsung says an audit of 105 of its suppliers in China has identified "several instances of inadequate practices".
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VIDEO: China lands jet on first carrier

Sunday, November 25th 2012, 14:25

China has successfully landed a fighter jet on its first aircraft carrier, the country's official news agency has confirmed.
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China lands jet on first carrier

Sunday, November 25th 2012, 10:04
related places: Beijing

A Chinese-made fighter jet lands on Beijing's first aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, officials say, bolstering China's military capacity in territorial disputes.
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Chinese films win Golden Horses

Saturday, November 24th 2012, 23:58
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong, Taiwan Taiwan

Films, actors and directors from mainland China do well at the Chinese equivalent of the Oscars - previously dominated by Hong Kong and Taiwan.
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Freed Russian spy avows innocence

Saturday, November 24th 2012, 15:34
related countries: Russia Russia

Russian physicist Valentin Danilov, convicted of spying for China, is freed on parole after nearly a decade in prison.
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Will China's new leaders change Tibet policy?

Saturday, November 24th 2012, 0:34

Could China's new leaders change tack on Tibet?
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India and China in row over map

Friday, November 23rd 2012, 13:03
related countries: India India

A fresh row breaks out between India and China over territorial claims in a map displayed in new passports, just one day after other neighbouring nations condemned the map.
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Hong Kong and China: Growing apart?

Friday, November 23rd 2012, 12:45
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

John Simpson on Hong Kong's fight to keep its identity
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China sacks 'sex tape' official

Friday, November 23rd 2012, 12:03

A district Communist Party official in south-west China is sacked after apparently featuring in a sex video exposed by microbloggers.
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VIDEO: Road built around house in China

Friday, November 23rd 2012, 11:08

A couple's home in eastern China has been turned into a roundabout after a road was built around it, when they refused to move out.,
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VIDEO: A small piece of China in Cairo

Friday, November 23rd 2012, 9:46
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Cairo

Ahmed Saeed Street has become the centre of the Chinese community in Cairo, with residents saying there has been a sharp increase in the number of immigrants to the area in the last five years.
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China hostages freed in Colombia

Thursday, November 22nd 2012, 23:39
related countries: Colombia Colombia

Marxist rebel group Farc free four Chinese oil workers they had held for 17 months, days after peace talks with the Colombian government begin.
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VIDEO: Why Hong Kong wants to stay 'British'

Thursday, November 22nd 2012, 23:35
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The former British colony Hong Kong was transferred to Chinese rule 15 years ago, but it still seems as British as ever.
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VIDEO: Chinese writers living with repression

Thursday, November 22nd 2012, 11:03

As activists come to the defence of a blogger in China who made the mistake of making a joke about the Communist Party Congress, Newsnight's Paul Mason talks to three Chinese writers about what it is like working in a climate of censorship and repres
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Japan names new envoy to China

Thursday, November 22nd 2012, 9:04
related places: Beijing

Japan names a new ambassador to China, weeks after the previous envoy died before he could take up the post.
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China manufacturing picks up pace

Thursday, November 22nd 2012, 4:09

China's manufacturing activity expands in November, according to a report by HSBC, the latest sign that its growth may be rebounding.
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China leaders reassert control over security portfolio

Thursday, November 22nd 2012, 3:28

China's leaders strengthen control over key post
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China to 'simplify' FDI procedure

Thursday, November 22nd 2012, 2:32

China says it will "simplify" procedures for foreign direct investments, the latest step in its attempts to attract more investors.
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Drogba wants loan move from China

Wednesday, November 21st 2012, 16:02

Former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba wants to leave Shanghai Shenhua on loan, despite being outside the transfer window.
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Protests after China tweet arrest

Wednesday, November 21st 2012, 12:55
related places: Beijing

Hundreds of Chinese web users are protesting against the arrest of a Beijing man detained after criticising the ruling Communist Party on Twitter.
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VIDEO: Drugs smuggled in heavy machinery

Wednesday, November 21st 2012, 7:45
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australian police say they have seized drugs worth almost a quarter of a billion dollars smuggled from China inside heavy machinery.
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Drug haul seized in road-roller

Wednesday, November 21st 2012, 6:37
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australian police seize drugs worth almost a quarter of a billion dollars, smuggled from China inside a road-roller.
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Japan exports dip for fifth month

Wednesday, November 21st 2012, 2:56
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan's exports fall for a fifth straight month after demand in China and the European Union weakens, adding to fears about the economy.
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Yang Jisheng: The man who discovered 36 million dead

Tuesday, November 20th 2012, 16:41

The Chinese author who uncovered 36 million dead
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China names new Chongqing chief

Tuesday, November 20th 2012, 8:16
related places: Chongqing

China appoints a new Communist Party chief in Chongqing, the city once led by disgraced politician Bo Xilai.
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China and Congo satellite deal

Monday, November 19th 2012, 19:02
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

China agrees to launch a communications satellite for the Democratic Republic of Congo within the next three years.
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Total sells Nigeria oil to China

Monday, November 19th 2012, 14:37
related countries: France France, Nigeria Nigeria

French oil firm Total says it has sold its 20% stake in a Nigerian offshore oilfield to the Chinese state-owned Sinopec.
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China home prices rise in October

Monday, November 19th 2012, 3:22

Chinese property prices increase in 35 of the country's 70 main cities during October, indicating a small rebound in demand.
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China street children die in bin

Sunday, November 18th 2012, 23:08

Five street children in southwest China die after climbing into a large bin and succumbing to carbon monoxide poisoning, state media report.
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China approves Land Rover deal

Sunday, November 18th 2012, 12:39
related places: Beijing

Jaguar Land Rover will start manufacturing vehicles in China for the first time after Beijing approved a £1bn joint venture.
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VIDEO: Is this dog a maths genius?

Sunday, November 18th 2012, 8:58

There is a continuing debate between dog and cat lovers over which animal is more intelligent - but one owner in China is claiming his beloved pet can do mathematics.
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VIDEO: China's richest man on wealth gap

Thursday, November 15th 2012, 18:59

China's richest man, Zong Qing Hou, who grew up in poverty and now sits on a fortune of up to $20bn, told the BBC's George Alagiah that the gap between rich and poor is something that will have to be tackled by the country's new leader.
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China anoints Xi as new leader

Thursday, November 15th 2012, 17:00

Xi Jinping is confirmed as the man to lead China for the next decade, as reformists miss out on membership of the top decision-making body.
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The folk singer who became China’s first lady

Thursday, November 15th 2012, 0:28

The folk singer who became China's first lady
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VIDEO: China leadership: Who is Xi Jinping?

Thursday, November 15th 2012, 0:00

Xi Jinping has been confirmed as the man chosen to lead China for the next decade. John Sudworth looks at the man who is taking charge of one of the world's economic superpowers.
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VIDEO: China urged to consider reform

Wednesday, November 14th 2012, 22:42

The new leaders of China's Communist Party are being encouraged to usher in change by critics of the political system.
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China's party congress wraps up

Wednesday, November 14th 2012, 18:41

China's Communist Party brings its week-long congress to a close, a day before unveiling the country's new leadership line-up.
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Elusive promises of China's leaders

Wednesday, November 14th 2012, 16:00

Damian Grammaticas hears growing calls for China reform
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VIDEO: China to announce new leader

Wednesday, November 14th 2012, 13:47
related places: Beijing

Delegates have met at a Beijing conference before unveiling the new leadership team.
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VIDEO: China's naval ambitions alarm Japan

Wednesday, November 14th 2012, 4:11
related countries: Japan Japan

After two months of Chinese incursions into Japanese-controlled waters in the East China Sea, President Hu Jintao has stated explicitly that China intends to become a maritime military power.
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VIDEO: 'China must adapt or die' warns artist

Wednesday, November 14th 2012, 3:21

Chinese artist and dissident Ai Weiwei has said China's Communist Party must make changes to the way it governs the country.
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The new generals in charge of China's guns

Wednesday, November 14th 2012, 0:07

Change - but how much? - at the top for China's military
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China at a crossroads amid leadership change

Tuesday, November 13th 2012, 12:34

The BBC's John Simpson on China facing historic change
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VIDEO: China-Japan 'tense' islands stand-off

Tuesday, November 13th 2012, 4:40
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Beijing

As China's ruling Communist Party meets in Beijing to anoint a new leadership, on the other side of the Sea of Japan there is growing concern about China's increasingly aggressive pursuit of territorial claims.
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VIDEO: China to 'emulate' Singapore model

Tuesday, November 13th 2012, 4:37
related countries: Singapore Singapore

China's communist party will choose the country's next leaders this week, but what direction will they take once in power? One suggestion is to try to emulate Singapore.
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eBay inks deal for China growth

Tuesday, November 13th 2012, 3:00

The operator of the world's biggest online marketplace, eBay, agrees to partner with a Chinese company, in an effort to boost its sales in the country.
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Witness to East China Sea stand-off

Tuesday, November 13th 2012, 0:37
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan and China square off over remote islands
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VIDEO: Will China's new regime bring 'crucial' change?

Monday, November 12th 2012, 22:51

China's ruling Communist Party will later this week unveil a new set of leaders, will the new ruling class keep pace with the change in contemporary Chinese society?
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China warns Dalai Lama on Tibet

Monday, November 12th 2012, 12:48

China criticises Tibet's spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, over comments he reportedly made on a spate of self-immolations by ethnic Tibetans opposed to Chinese rule.
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VIDEO: Kenya cautious over Chinese funds

Monday, November 12th 2012, 3:53
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Kenya joins a growing list of African countries that are getting more cautious about investment from China.
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China eyes more foreign investors

Monday, November 12th 2012, 3:40

China says it will give foreign investors more access to its financial markets as it looks to spur a fresh wave of economic growth.
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VIDEO: China boosts party membership

Monday, November 12th 2012, 2:58
related places: Beijing

China's ruling Communist Party will later this week unveil a new set of leaders. John Sudworth reports from Beijing on what life is like at the grass roots of the world's biggest political party.
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VIDEO: Cat and mouse game with China's censors

Monday, November 12th 2012, 2:16
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Internet users in China are involved in a 'cat and mouse' game with censors and according to the BBC's Hong Kong correspondent micro bloggers are showing no intention of retreat.
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China's new leadership challenges

Monday, November 12th 2012, 1:34

Big challenges ahead for China's new rulers
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Viewpoint: What Chinese women really need

Sunday, November 11th 2012, 0:57

Do the women of China really hold up half the sky?
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China sets date for space launch

Saturday, November 10th 2012, 14:42

China could launch its next manned space mission as early as June next year, state media reports.
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10 questions on China's mysterious Congress

Saturday, November 10th 2012, 0:42

Ten questions on China's mysterious Congress
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Power, corruption and the Communists

Friday, November 9th 2012, 18:54

Damian Grammaticas on China's corruption problem
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Tibet protest in western China

Friday, November 9th 2012, 17:54

Thousands of Tibetans protest in western China as the country's leadership change gets under way, activist groups say.
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'Fake' wine hoard found in China

Friday, November 9th 2012, 9:50
related countries: France France

The discovery in China of a huge hoard of bottles labelled as fine French wine has highlighted the country's problems with fakes.
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Hornby hit by poor Olympic sales

Friday, November 9th 2012, 9:39
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Hornby

Hornby reports a half-year loss of £0.5m, with the toymaker blaming weak UK and Olympic sales, and disruption at a key Chinese supplier.
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China data adds to recovery hopes

Friday, November 9th 2012, 6:17

China reports encouraging economic data, indicating that growth in the world's second-largest economy may be rebounding.
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China imposes tariffs on EU steel

Friday, November 9th 2012, 5:01
related countries: Japan Japan

China says it will impose anti-dumping tariffs on imports of stainless steel tubes from the European Union and Japan.
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Viewpoint: China and the world

Friday, November 9th 2012, 0:55

Kevin Rudd: The next decade of Chinese foreign policy
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China starts leadership transfer

Thursday, November 8th 2012, 23:36
related places: Beijing

Chinese President Hu Jintao warns starkly on corruption as the ruling Communist Party begins a once-in-a-decade power transfer.
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VIDEO: British public schools exported to China

Thursday, November 8th 2012, 19:40
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The BBC's George Alagiah reports on the rise of fee-paying schools in China which mirror British public schools.
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VIDEO: Kenyans 'cautious' over Chinese projects

Thursday, November 8th 2012, 15:32

China is expected to increase its financial influence globally as it moves towards becoming the world's biggest economy.
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Chinese workers killed in Nigeria

Thursday, November 8th 2012, 13:10
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Two Chinese workers are killed by unknown gunmen in the north-east of Nigeria - an area beset by insecurity because of an Islamist insurgency.
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EU to probe China solar subsidies

Thursday, November 8th 2012, 9:15

The European Commission opens an investigation into subsidies given to Chinese solar panel makers.
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VIDEO: China's Hu Jintao opens congress

Thursday, November 8th 2012, 7:46

Chinese President Hu Jintao has opened a Communist Party congress that begins a once-in-a-decade power transfer with a stark warning on corruption.
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Four Tibetans in self-immolation

Thursday, November 8th 2012, 7:22

At least four people set themselves on fire in ethnic Tibetan parts of China on Wednesday, a rights group and media reports say.
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China to deepen economic reforms

Thursday, November 8th 2012, 6:18

China's President Hu Jintao says the country will deepen its economic reforms and boost domestic demand to spur a new wave of growth.
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US affirms China solar tariffs

Thursday, November 8th 2012, 3:21
related countries: United States United States
related places: Commerce

The US International Trade Commission upholds the higher tariffs imposed by the Department of Commerce on imports of solar cells from China.
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'Chinese Hamlet' comes to RSC

Thursday, November 8th 2012, 1:34

The Royal Shakespeare Company performs its first Chinese play
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VIDEO: China leaders set to take power

Wednesday, November 7th 2012, 22:40

The Communist Party in China is preparing to choose its next group of leaders.
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China set for fifth generation

Wednesday, November 7th 2012, 14:09

China set for sweeping leadership change
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VIDEO: China's leaders: Who is Xi Jinping?

Wednesday, November 7th 2012, 0:28

The politicians who are likely to take over power in China
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A typical Chinese self-made billionaire

Wednesday, November 7th 2012, 0:13

Wu Changjiang: A typical Chinese self-made billionaire
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Tuesday, November 6th 2012, 14:45
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The murdered British businessman at the heart of the Bo Xilai China scandal was providing information to the UK secret service, it is claimed.
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Nissan cuts profit forecast 20%

Tuesday, November 6th 2012, 10:54
related countries: Japan Japan

Nissan slashes its full-year profit forecast by 20% after car sales slumped in China amid anti-Japanese protests.
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Death penalty over Mekong murders

Tuesday, November 6th 2012, 8:52
related countries: Burma Burma

A Chinese court sentences a Burmese drug smuggler and three gang members to death over the murder of 13 Chinese sailors on the Mekong river.
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Viewpoint: The powerful factions among China's rulers

Tuesday, November 6th 2012, 1:15

The powerful Chinese factions pulling the strings at the top
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Beijing ramps up security ahead of Party congress

Tuesday, November 6th 2012, 1:05

With China's once-in-a-decade leadership change happening in Beijing, the BBC's Beijing bureau reports on how security is tight in the capital.
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China files EU solar complaint

Monday, November 5th 2012, 16:02

China files a complaint with the World Trade Organization against subsidies provided by some European governments to solar panel makers.
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VIDEO: How will new China affect you?

Monday, November 5th 2012, 15:30

With China braced to appoint new leaders for the first time in a decade, the BBC's Katya Adler discusses how it could affect you.
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China hack 'targeted' Coca-Cola

Monday, November 5th 2012, 14:48

Chinese hackers reportedly infiltrated systems belonging to drinks giant Coca-Cola - but the company chose not to disclose the attack.
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US-Japan military drills begin

Monday, November 5th 2012, 8:43
related countries: Japan Japan, United States United States

The US and Japan begin joint military exercises, amid simmering tensions with China over disputed islands in the East China Sea.
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China service sector strengthens

Monday, November 5th 2012, 7:39

China's services sector picks up pace in October, the latest in a series of figures indicating that its economic growth may be rebounding.
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VIDEO: Sandstorms engulf China cities

Saturday, November 3rd 2012, 21:56

Commuters have been struggling though sandstorms which have swept through northwestern China.
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UN official urges China on Tibet

Friday, November 2nd 2012, 13:19

A top UN official urges China to address issues in Tibet that have led to what she says is a rise in extreme protests, like self-immolations.
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China man in wrongful jail payout

Friday, November 2nd 2012, 10:24

A Chinese man who served 11 years in prison over a wrongful conviction for fraud receives a $131,000 (£81,400) payout for damages, his lawyer says.
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Oosthuizen takes big China lead

Friday, November 2nd 2012, 9:17
related places: Shenzhen

Louis Oosthuizen shoots a scintillating nine-under 63 to take control of the WGC Champions in Shenzhen, China.
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Daley's rival Bo feels pressure

Friday, November 2nd 2012, 7:19

Olympic silver medallist and world champion diver Qiu Bo admits struggling to cope with Chinese weight of expectation.
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Week in China: Three Gorges Dam

Friday, November 2nd 2012, 3:41

Triumph and human cost of Three Gorges Dam
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VIDEO: Chinese affected by Gorges Dam

Friday, November 2nd 2012, 3:19

Martin Patience travels to the Three Gorges Dam to see the giant hydropower project and meet the people its construction affected.
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China internet cafe worker jailed

Thursday, November 1st 2012, 19:57

A Chinese internet cafe worker who posted pro-democracy articles online is sentenced to eight years in prison, his lawyer says.
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VIDEO: Life in China's poorest province

Thursday, November 1st 2012, 18:18

Tackling the growing gap between rich and poor is one of the most urgent tasks China's new leaders face
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China's ever-widening wealth gap

Thursday, November 1st 2012, 17:34

Life at the harsh end of China's widening wealth gap
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Manufacturing in China expands

Thursday, November 1st 2012, 4:35

Manufacturing activity in China expands for the first time in three months, a sign that the country could be recovering from its slowest pace of growth in three years.
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