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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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BBC Chinese shows in Mandarin end

Friday, March 25th 2011, 15:07

The BBC Chinese Service makes its final radio broadcast in Mandarin after nearly 70 years - a casualty of the BBC World Service spending cuts.
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South Korea envoys in sex scandal

Friday, March 25th 2011, 10:22
related countries: South Korea South Korea
related places: Shanghai

South Korea is to discipline 10 current and ex-diplomats at its consulate in Shanghai, in connection with a sex scandal involving a Chinese woman.
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Ten-year term for China activist

Friday, March 25th 2011, 9:18

Chinese veteran democracy activist Liu Xianbin is sentenced to 10 years in prison for inciting subversion of state power.
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Movie mania

Thursday, March 24th 2011, 16:34

Overseas film-makers redouble efforts to woo the Chinese
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China to ban smoking in public

Thursday, March 24th 2011, 6:15

China's health ministry says it plans to ban smoking in most public places by May this year, although smoking will still be permitted in workplaces.
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China railway funds 'embezzled'

Wednesday, March 23rd 2011, 10:51
related places: Beijing, Shanghai

China's state auditor says $28m in funds intended for a high-speed rail link between Beijing and Shanghai have been embezzled.
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China rejects Google allegations

Tuesday, March 22nd 2011, 8:06
related places: Beijing

China's foreign ministry rejects claims by Google that Beijing is disrupting access to its e-mail service.
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China blamed for Gmail disruption

Monday, March 21st 2011, 10:19

Google blames the Chinese government for problems accessing its e-mail service in the country.
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VIDEO: Chinese nationals leaving Japan

Friday, March 18th 2011, 7:35
related countries: Japan Japan

China, along with other countries, has advised its nationals in Japan to leave the country following the devastating earthquake and tsunami.
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EU introduces China tiles duties

Thursday, March 17th 2011, 19:20

Ceramic tile prices are set to rise in Europe as the European Union (EU) introduces heavy duties on imports from China.
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Tibet monk death 'sparks protest'

Thursday, March 17th 2011, 9:44

Heightened security and unrest is reported around a Tibetan Buddhist monastery in southwestern China after a monk self-immolates.
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China suspends nuclear building

Thursday, March 17th 2011, 8:11
related countries: Japan Japan

China suspends approval for new nuclear power stations following the accident at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi plant.
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Malaysia probes seized ship cargo

Thursday, March 17th 2011, 5:49
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

Malaysian police say they have seized materials that they suspect could be used to make nuclear weapons on a ship bound from China to the Middle East.
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Profit at China Mobile up in 2010

Wednesday, March 16th 2011, 9:16

China Mobile, the world's biggest mobile operator, says its profits increased as more music and video was downloaded.
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VIDEO: India to 'grow faster than China'

Tuesday, March 15th 2011, 11:17
related countries: India India

Raghav Bahl, managing director of India's largest TV news network, says that the Indian economy is most likely to become the second biggest in the world within a few years.
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Charges over fatal Shanghai fire

Tuesday, March 15th 2011, 7:55
related places: Shanghai

Chinese prosecutors are reported to be ready to put 24 people on trial for a fire in a high-rise apartment block in Shanghai, which killed 58 people.
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China overtakes UK in art league

Monday, March 14th 2011, 15:42
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

China overtakes the UK as a global art market for the first time, a report suggests.
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China rules out faster yuan rise

Monday, March 14th 2011, 8:20

China will not change its policy on the value of the yuan in order to control inflation, Premier Wen Jiabao says.
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Chinese premier calls for reforms

Monday, March 14th 2011, 7:44

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao says once again that China needs to carry out political reforms, as the country's annual parliament session ends.
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China wants more for NZ quake dead

Monday, March 14th 2011, 5:17

Chinese officials say parents of Chinese students lost in the Christchurch earthquake should receive higher compensation.
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India 'largest importer' of arms

Monday, March 14th 2011, 5:00
related countries: India India, Sweden Sweden

India overtakes China to become the world's largest importer of arms, a Sweden-based think tank says.
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China cyber-strength 'a concern'

Friday, March 11th 2011, 12:10
related countries: United States United States

A top US intelligence official describes China's growing capabilities in cyber-warfare and intelligence gathering as a "formidable concern".
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China February inflation steady

Friday, March 11th 2011, 5:38

Inflation in China is unchanged in February from the previous month, however it is quicker than analysts expected.
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Chinese sales drive BMW profits

Thursday, March 10th 2011, 17:03
related countries: Germany Germany

The German luxury carmaker BMW has made record annual profits helped by an 85% jump in exports to Asian markets.
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Dalai Lama to cede political role

Thursday, March 10th 2011, 14:56

The Dalai Lama announces his long-awaited plan to devolve political responsibilities to an elected figure, in a speech marking the 1959 Tibetan uprising.
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China-Burma border hit by quake

Thursday, March 10th 2011, 14:40
related countries: Burma Burma
related places: An

At least 22 people are killed and 200 injured after a powerful earthquake hit near the border between Burma and China, reports say.
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Morning business round-up: China's surprise trade gap

Thursday, March 10th 2011, 11:36

The daily morning business round-up: China's surprise trade gap
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China leader rules out democracy

Thursday, March 10th 2011, 9:07

Top official Wu Bangguo says China will not adopt Western-style political reforms because they could reverse economic gains and cause disorder.
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China posts shock trade deficit

Thursday, March 10th 2011, 8:59

China reports a surprise trade deficit of $7.3bn in February as exports slow and imports jump by almost 20%.
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VIDEO: Where is best place to make a billion?

Thursday, March 10th 2011, 7:45

The new Forbes Rich List shows there are now more than 1200 billionaires in the world with China, Russia and the United State having more than 100 each.
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Obama names Locke envoy to China

Wednesday, March 9th 2011, 17:21
related countries: United States United States
related places: Locke

US President Barack Obama names Chinese-American Gary Locke as the new US ambassador to China, succeeding envoy Jon Huntsman.
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S Korea 'sex for secrets' scandal

Wednesday, March 9th 2011, 12:39
related countries: South Korea South Korea
related places: Shanghai

South Korea is investigating an alleged scandal involving sex and visas at its consulate in the Chinese city of Shanghai.
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Orders and profits boost air show

Wednesday, March 9th 2011, 12:38

A spate of orders plus Cathay Pacific's higher-than-expected earnings boost optimism at the Hong Kong air show.
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US urges end to China abductions

Wednesday, March 9th 2011, 9:58
related countries: United States United States

The US calls on China to stop what it calls "extralegal" abductions and detentions of lawyers and activists.
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China to invest $200bn in housing

Wednesday, March 9th 2011, 8:17

China will build 10 million low-cost homes this year in the latest move to control property prices in the country.
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Chinese sales boost Audi profits

Tuesday, March 8th 2011, 10:38
related countries: Germany Germany, United States United States

German carmaker Audi reports a sharp rise in profits for 2010 helped by strong sales growth in China and the US.
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Japan protest over China fly-by

Tuesday, March 8th 2011, 9:40
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan lodges a formal protest after a Chinese helicopter flew close to one of its destroyers near a disputed gas field in the East China Sea.
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China imposes Tibet travel limits

Tuesday, March 8th 2011, 8:03

Chinese officials announce travel restrictions to Tibet, including foreign tourists, ahead of the third anniversary of anti-government riots.
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China halts Philippines test ship

Tuesday, March 8th 2011, 5:09
related countries: Philippines Philippines

The Philippines says it is stopping seismic gas tests in the South China Sea after its survey ship was threatened by two Chinese patrol boats.
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Flagship Chinese Barbie store closes

Monday, March 7th 2011, 21:52
related countries: United States United States
related places: Shanghai

US toy manufacturer Mattel shuts its flagship, six-storey Barbie concept store in Shanghai after two years.
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China 'to keep rail plans moving'

Monday, March 7th 2011, 0:57
related places: Xinhua

China will keep developing its high-speed rail network despite corruption allegations, the state Xinhua news agency reports.
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Access denied

Monday, March 7th 2011, 0:22

Why being 'urban' or 'rural' matters in China
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China acts against protest calls

Sunday, March 6th 2011, 15:32

China mounts a huge security operation in the capital in response to renewed online calls for protests, inspired by those in the Middle East that have seen civil unrest and leaders ousted.
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'China invite' to Kim Jong-il son

Saturday, March 5th 2011, 3:36
related countries: North Korea North Korea

China formally invites Kim Jong-un, the youngest son of North Korea's leader and his likely heir, to visit, South Korean sources say.
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China premier targets 'stability'

Saturday, March 5th 2011, 2:56

China's Premier Wen Jiabao acknowledges there are concerns for social stability as he opens the annual session of parliament.
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China Congress to chart way ahead

Friday, March 4th 2011, 17:12

Premier Wen Jiabao is to deliver his report to China's annual parliament session, at the start of a 10-day meeting that will adopt a new five-year plan.
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China beefs up military spending

Friday, March 4th 2011, 8:16

China will raise its defence budget by 12.7% in 2011, stoking fears in the region that its military might is growing.
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US sees China rebalancing trade

Friday, March 4th 2011, 2:40

US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner says China is taking steps to rebalance trade policy, though more needs to be done.
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Japan sends jets in islands row

Thursday, March 3rd 2011, 8:17
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan scrambles jets as two Chinese military aircraft approach disputed East China Sea islands, the government says.
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China proposes to cut income tax

Thursday, March 3rd 2011, 0:53

China may allow taxpayers to keep more of their wages as it proposes to cut income tax in a bid to boost domestic demand.
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Kidnapped Taiwanese man rescued‎

Wednesday, March 2nd 2011, 15:39
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

Taiwan and China work together to rescue a Taiwanese businessman kidnapped in China and held for 52 days by gangsters.
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Grammaticas in China

Wednesday, March 2nd 2011, 14:04

Authorities in crackdown on the foreign press
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Four China stamps sell for $1.15m

Wednesday, March 2nd 2011, 8:08
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

A collector pays what is said to be a record price for a block of four Chinese stamps from the Cultural Revolution era at auction in Hong Kong.
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VIDEO: Tackling China's drought crisis

Tuesday, March 1st 2011, 13:17

The Chinese government is spending $1bn (£600m) on emergency measures in an attempt to combat one of the most serious droughts in decades.
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Reporters 'must work with China'

Tuesday, March 1st 2011, 12:19

China's Foreign Ministry tells journalists to "co-operate" with police, after several reporters were roughed up during a crack-down on calls for anti-government protests.
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Parched crops

Tuesday, March 1st 2011, 10:24

Impact of China's severe drought may be felt worldwide
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China minister in corruption case

Tuesday, March 1st 2011, 8:14

China's sacked railways minister is under investigation for allegedly embezzling more than 800m yuan (£75m; $100m), state media report.
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Baidu put on US pirate-goods list

Tuesday, March 1st 2011, 6:42
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baidu

The US puts China's top search engine Baidu on a list of "notorious markets" for counterfeit and pirated goods.
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China pollution 'to harm growth'

Monday, February 28th 2011, 12:51

Pollution and the scramble for resources could choke China's economic growth, its environment minister warns.
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VIDEO: Chinese authorities react to protest calls

Monday, February 28th 2011, 11:47
related places: Beijing, Shanghai

Chinese authorities have put on a show of force in Beijing and Shanghai where activists had called for people to show their opposition to government policies.
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Taiwan to lift China's tech limit

Monday, February 28th 2011, 4:55
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

Taiwan is expected to ease limits on tech-sector investment by Chinese firms to help bring money into the industry.
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China blocks any hint of protest

Monday, February 28th 2011, 4:22

Chinese police block tiny protests and harass journalists for a second Sunday in a row following overseas website calls for "Jasmine" protests.
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Islands for hire

Monday, February 28th 2011, 2:45

Tenants sought for China's offshore real estate
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From farce to brutality

Monday, February 28th 2011, 1:45

Chinese authorities turn brutal at any sign of 'Jasmine protests'
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China lowers growth rate target

Sunday, February 27th 2011, 16:14

Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao says China is lowering its annual economic growth target as it looks to fight inflation.
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LinkedIn service resumes in China

Saturday, February 26th 2011, 3:52

Business networking site LinkedIn says it is back online in China, a day after access was blocked by the authorities there.
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China culls death penalty crimes

Friday, February 25th 2011, 13:01

China remove 13 economic offences from the list of 68 crimes punishable by death and bans the death penalty for over-75s.
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LinkedIn hit as China clamps down

Friday, February 25th 2011, 12:20

Access to business networking site LinkedIn has been blocked in some parts of China, the company says.
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China wants Dalai Lama struggle

Friday, February 25th 2011, 6:57

Senior Chinese leader Jia Qinglin tells a meeting that the struggle against the Dalai Lama's influence must continue.
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Chinese city announces one-dog policy

Thursday, February 24th 2011, 5:27
related places: Shanghai

The authorities in Shanghai, China, announce they will introduce a one-dog policy to bring the canine population under control.
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'Poisoned' workers turn to Apple

Wednesday, February 23rd 2011, 12:28

Chinese workers injured by chemical poisoning at a factory making iPhones have written to Apple outlining their grievances.
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Xinjiang killers face execution

Wednesday, February 23rd 2011, 9:44
related places: Xinjiang

Four men are sentenced to death for a series of deadly attacks in Xinjiang last year, China's state-controlled media has reported.
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Hong Kong economy grows at 6.8%

Wednesday, February 23rd 2011, 6:22

Hong Kong's economy grows by 6.8% in 2010 helped by growing business ties with mainland China, the Financial Secretary says.
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VIDEO: Panda 'diplomats' touch down in Japan

Tuesday, February 22nd 2011, 21:28
related countries: Japan Japan

In another example of what is often called panda diplomacy a pair of giant pandas have arrived in Japan from China
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Chinese gamer dies after three-day session

Tuesday, February 22nd 2011, 15:03

A Chinese man has died after a three-day online gaming session in which he did not sleep and barely ate, reports say.
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China starts Bahamas resort work

Tuesday, February 22nd 2011, 2:47
related countries: The Bahamas The Bahamas

China starts work on a $2.6bn (£1.6bn) Bahamas-based holiday resort as its state-owned firms expand their economic reach.
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China warns over 'jasmine unrest'

Monday, February 21st 2011, 10:22

China's security tsar warns of the need to find new ways to defuse unrest, after an internet campaign to provoke a "jasmine revolution" in the country.
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China increases fuel prices again

Monday, February 21st 2011, 2:11

China raises fuel prices for the second time in three months as global oil prices climb, raising concerns about inflation.
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Huawei ends US 3Leaf takeover bid

Monday, February 21st 2011, 1:12
related countries: United States United States
related places: Huawei

Huawei, a Chinese telecom equipment maker, drops its controversial acquisition of US server firm 3Leaf.
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China police break up 'protests'

Sunday, February 20th 2011, 12:10

Police in China stage a show of force in major cities after an appeal is spread online for a "jasmine revolution".
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China raises bank reserves again

Friday, February 18th 2011, 15:11

China raises the reserve requirement for banks by 0.5% in its latest attempt to curb inflation.
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US geologist loses China appeal

Friday, February 18th 2011, 4:32
related countries: United States United States

A Chinese-born US geologist loses his appeal against an eight-year sentence in China on charges of stealing state secrets.
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VIDEO: Happy ending for kidnapped toddler

Friday, February 18th 2011, 0:01

A three year old boy from China, kidnapped three years ago, has just been found and returned to his parents.
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Canada targeted by cyber-attack

Thursday, February 17th 2011, 17:40
related countries: Canada Canada

Canadian government servers have been struck by a cyber-attack reportedly traced back to Chinese-based computer servers.
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Chinese drought threatens crops

Thursday, February 17th 2011, 15:02

The Chinese government says the country's worst drought in decades is likely to continue, putting the winter wheat harvest at risk.
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