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China's yuan convertibility trial

Friday, June 29th 2012, 14:09

China is setting up a special zone to experiment with the yuan's convertibility, the latest step in its moves to open up its capital markets.
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China spacecraft returns to Earth

Friday, June 29th 2012, 13:22

China's space capsule returns to Earth after a mission which saw the country's first manual docking procedure and its first woman in space.
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China blogger wins Bo Xilai case

Friday, June 29th 2012, 13:03

The detention of a Chinese blogger who mocked scandal-hit politician Bo Xilai was illegal, a court says.
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VIDEO: China's first woman in space returns

Friday, June 29th 2012, 10:53

A Chinese space capsule carrying three crew members has returned to Earth following a 13-day mission.
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Xinjiang 'hijack attempt foiled'

Friday, June 29th 2012, 9:15
related places: Xinjiang

Crew and passengers foil a hijack attempt by six people on a plane in the restive Xinjiang region, Chinese state media and an official say.
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Phelps bids for eight gold repeat

Friday, June 29th 2012, 8:33
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Michael Phelps, who won eight gold medals at the Beijing Olympics, confirms he intends to compete in the same events in London.
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China granted Iran oil reprieve

Friday, June 29th 2012, 3:24
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

The United States grants China a six-month reprieve from financial sanctions for buying Iranian oil.
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Oldest pottery cooking pot found

Thursday, June 28th 2012, 18:12
related countries: United States United States

US archaeologists working in southern China find the oldest known sample of pottery, used to cook food or maybe to brew alcohol.
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China shows force in Shaxi after worker riots

Thursday, June 28th 2012, 14:19
related places: Shaxi

China restores order after riots but grievances remain
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NY Times launches site in Chinese

Thursday, June 28th 2012, 8:38

The New York Times launches a Chinese language version of its website in a bid to tap into the world's biggest internet market.
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VIDEO: Police restore order after migrant riots

Thursday, June 28th 2012, 6:21

Police are guarding government buildings in a town in southern China after two nights of rioting by migrant workers.
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Arms trade 'fuels S Sudan unrest'

Thursday, June 28th 2012, 4:22
related countries: Sudan Sudan

Weapons from China, Ukraine and Sudan are fuelling conflict in South Sudan and being used in indiscriminate attacks on civilian areas, Amnesty International says.
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EU seeks WTO help in China row

Wednesday, June 27th 2012, 15:04

The European Union asks the World Trade Organisation to arbitrate in a row about China's export restrictions on its "rare earth" minerals
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Vietnam decries Chinese oil bid

Wednesday, June 27th 2012, 13:41
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam

Vietnam protests against China's plan to invite foreign oil bids in a disputed area in the South China Sea, adding to tensions in the region.
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Clashes in southern China town

Wednesday, June 27th 2012, 11:32

Clashes erupt between hundreds of local people and migrant workers in a town in the Chinese province of Guangdong, police and reports say.
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China punishes abortion officials

Wednesday, June 27th 2012, 9:20

An official is sacked and others punished over the case of a woman forced to have a late-term abortion, Chinese state-run media report.
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China in $10bn Latin America loan

Wednesday, June 27th 2012, 2:57

China offers to set up a $10bn (£6.4bn) credit line for Latin America countries to support infrastructure projects in the region.
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VIDEO: Burma refugees fleeing to China

Wednesday, June 27th 2012, 0:33
related countries: Burma Burma

Campaign group Human Rights Watch has warned of a humanitarian crisis if China does not give aid agencies access to refugees fleeing conflict in northern Burma.
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China abortion couple 'hounded'

Tuesday, June 26th 2012, 15:43

Relatives claim the husband of a Chinese woman forced to have an abortion when she was seven months pregnant has had to go into hiding after they were labelled traitors.
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Bereaved parents 'to sue' China

Tuesday, June 26th 2012, 14:43

A group of 100 parents in China who have lost their only child demands better compensation from the government to aid them in old age.
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China 'failing Burmese refugees'

Tuesday, June 26th 2012, 7:55
related countries: Burma Burma

A rights group warns of a humanitarian crisis if China does not give aid agencies access to Kachin refugees fleeing conflict in northern Burma.
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VIDEO: Why did 5,000 ducks cross the road?

Monday, June 25th 2012, 15:02
related places: Taizhou

Traffic in the Chinese coastal city of Taizhou is brought to a standstill when 70-year-old Hong Minshun takes his 5,000 ducks for a walk.
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Gatwick boosted by passenger rise

Monday, June 25th 2012, 13:19
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Gatwick Airport has cut its pre-tax losses, helped by a rise in passenger numbers and new routes to the Far East including Hong Kong and China
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Qatar seeks $5bn China investment

Monday, June 25th 2012, 2:58
related countries: Qatar Qatar

Qatar says it is applying for a licence under China's Qualified Foreign Institutional Investor programme to invest in its capital market.
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Could chicken waste help power China?

Monday, June 25th 2012, 1:42

Could avian waste help China's quest for sustainable energy?
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VIDEO: China's new use for chicken manure

Monday, June 25th 2012, 1:03
related places: Beijing

Martin Patience visits a chicken farm on the outskirts of Beijing in China, where the birds' manure is being used to create energy.
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China docks spacecraft manually

Sunday, June 24th 2012, 11:00
related places: Shenzhou

China successfully carries out its first ever manual docking of a spacecraft, the Shenzhou-9, with another space module.
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VIDEO: Dalai Lama: 'Mao saw me as a son'

Sunday, June 24th 2012, 9:18

The Dalai Lama has been speaking about his encounters with the former Chinese communist leader Mao Zedong.
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Cambodia says Frenchman to stay

Friday, June 22nd 2012, 8:56
related countries: Cambodia Cambodia, France France

Cambodia says that it will not extradite a French architect with alleged links to the scandal-hit Chinese politician Bo Xilai, pending investigation.
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Travel ban disappoints Ai Weiwei

Friday, June 22nd 2012, 5:42

Dissident artist Ai Weiwei says Chinese authorities are continuing to curtail his freedom despite the expiry of his bail.
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China and Brazil in currency deal

Friday, June 22nd 2012, 4:52
related countries: Brazil Brazil

China and Brazil agree a currency swap deal in a bid to safeguard against any global financial crisis and strengthen trade ties.
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China's Iran oil imports rebound

Friday, June 22nd 2012, 2:23
related countries: Iran Iran

China's imports of crude oil from Iran rebounded in May after the two countries resolved a payment dispute.
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US shares end with steep falls

Thursday, June 21st 2012, 21:32
related countries: United States United States
related places: Wall Street

Shares on Wall Street close 2% lower after economic reports in the US, Europe and China all point to weakening economies.
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Porn star murder suspect in court

Thursday, June 21st 2012, 20:01
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: Montreal

Luka Rocca Magnotta, the Canadian porn actor accused of murdering a Chinese student and mailing his limbs, appears in court in Montreal.
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China seeks easier investor rules

Thursday, June 21st 2012, 5:06

China's securities regulator proposes to ease rules for foreign investors, the latest step in its bid to open up the financial market.
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Two Tibetans in self-immolation

Thursday, June 21st 2012, 4:29
related places: Qinghai

Two Tibetans set themselves on fire on Wednesday in Qinghai province, activist groups and Chinese state media say.
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Drogba signs for Shanghai Shenhua

Wednesday, June 20th 2012, 9:53

Former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba joins Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua on a two-and-a-half-year deal.
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Police 'bar' Ai Weiwei from court

Wednesday, June 20th 2012, 8:00
related places: Beijing

Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei says police have prevented him from leaving his Beijing studio to attend a court hearing on his tax evasion case.
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Challenge to China on rare earths

Wednesday, June 20th 2012, 7:23
related countries: Japan Japan, Vietnam Vietnam

Vietnam and Japan have opened a centre for research into rare earth minerals to challenge China's monopoly of supply.
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China rare earth pool 'declining'

Wednesday, June 20th 2012, 7:11

China warns the decline in its reserves of rare earth elements, used in the production of electrical goods, is "accelerating", as most of the original resources are depleted.
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China protest over custody death

Wednesday, June 20th 2012, 6:20
related places: Guangzhou

Police in China's Guangzhou say they are investigating the death of a foreign man in custody, which led to clashes between African traders and police.
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VIDEO: Cambodian hair making waves

Tuesday, June 19th 2012, 16:56
related countries: Cambodia Cambodia, India India

The market in hair extensions is mainly dominated by India and China, but now Cambodian products are also becoming increasingly popular.
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Architect 'linked to Bo' arrested

Tuesday, June 19th 2012, 15:21
related countries: Cambodia Cambodia, France France

A French architect, Patrick Devillers, who is reportedly linked to the disgraced Chinese politician Bo Xilai, is arrested in Cambodia, officials say.
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VIDEO: Body parts suspect extradited to Canada

Tuesday, June 19th 2012, 11:11
related countries: Canada Canada, Germany Germany

Luka Magnotta, the Canadian porn actor suspected of murdering and dismembering a Chinese student, has been extradited from Germany.
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Chinese media push into US

Tuesday, June 19th 2012, 0:58
related countries: United States United States

Chinese state media looks to expand in the States
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VIDEO: Chinese media's US expansion

Monday, June 18th 2012, 22:51
related countries: United States United States

Chinese state-owned media is expanding its news services in foreign countries as it seeks to offer its vision of global events.
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Shenzhou docks with space lab

Monday, June 18th 2012, 14:12
related places: Shenzhou, Tiangong

China's Shenzhou-9 capsule, carrying the nation's first female astronaut, links up with the Tiangong-1 space lab.
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VIDEO: China capsule docks with space lab

Monday, June 18th 2012, 12:58
related places: Shenzhou, Tiangong

China celebrates as its Shenzhou-9 capsule - carrying the nation's first female astronaut - links up with the Tiangong-1 space lab.
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China hails Philippines' pullout

Monday, June 18th 2012, 11:09
related countries: Philippines Philippines

China welcomes the Philippines' decision to pull out from a disputed part of the South China Sea, saying it hopes that this will ease tensions.
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Bo Xilai 'damaged' China's image

Monday, June 18th 2012, 7:55

New leader of the Chinese city of Chongqing Zhang Dejiang says the Bo Xilai scandal "gravely damaged" the image of the country and the Communist Party.
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VIDEO: China puts female astronaut in orbit

Monday, June 18th 2012, 6:55
related places: Shenzhou, Tiangong

China's Shenzhou-9 capsule docks with the Tiangong-1 space lab with 33-year-old Liu Yang - the country's first female astronaut - on board.
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China property prices dip further

Monday, June 18th 2012, 5:05

Property prices in China fall further in May indicating that government policies put in place to curb speculation are having the desired effect.
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HK alarm at China activist death

Sunday, June 17th 2012, 17:08
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Anger in Hong Kong over Chinese activist's death
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China launches woman into space

Saturday, June 16th 2012, 10:42

China sends its first woman into space as 33-year-old fighter pilot Liu Yang is one of three astronauts travelling to the orbiting Tiangong space lab.
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Burger King eyes China expansion

Friday, June 15th 2012, 22:10

Fast-food giant Burger King says it will open 1,000 restaurants in China over the next five to seven years.
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China to see first woman in space

Friday, June 15th 2012, 16:25

China has named the female astronaut who is set to become the nation's first woman in space when the Shenzhou 9 spacecraft launches on Saturday.
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VIDEO: China's first woman astronaut 'proud'

Friday, June 15th 2012, 14:53

China has named the female astronaut who on Saturday is set to become the nation's first woman in space.
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China's Yili in baby milk recall

Friday, June 15th 2012, 12:31

Major Chinese dairy firm Yili has recalls some of its baby formula products after a watchdog check finds mercury contamination.
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Apology for China abortion woman

Friday, June 15th 2012, 7:21

City officials in China apologise to a woman forced to have an abortion and suspend three people after shocking photos sparked outrage.
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China snubs UK in Dalai Lama row

Thursday, June 14th 2012, 11:37
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

China has suspended high-level contact with Britain since May, over a private encounter between David Cameron and the Dalai Lama in London.
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Shock at Chinese abortion photo

Thursday, June 14th 2012, 10:52

A photo of a foetus whose mother was forced to have an abortion while seven months pregnant shocks Chinese web users and sparks an inquiry.
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Profile: Andy Zhang, China's teenage golfer

Wednesday, June 13th 2012, 23:58
related countries: United States United States

Chinese boy poised to make US Open golf history
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World support for Obama tails off

Wednesday, June 13th 2012, 17:15

Support for Barack Obama's foreign policy has declined over the course of his presidency, especially in China, a global survey suggests.
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VIDEO: China football officials jailed

Wednesday, June 13th 2012, 16:07

Two former senior football officials in China have been been convicted of corruption and given sentences of up to ten and a half years each.
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China denies missile truck export

Wednesday, June 13th 2012, 10:38
related countries: North Korea North Korea

China denies allegations that a Chinese company exported missile transportation vehicles to North Korea.
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China football ex-chiefs jailed

Wednesday, June 13th 2012, 8:08

The former head of China's football association, Nan Yong and his predecessor, Xie Yalong are both sentenced to 10-and-a-half-years in jail each for corruption.
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HK official questions Li's death

Tuesday, June 12th 2012, 23:21

Senior Hong Kong official York Chow says he doubts Li Wangyang - a leading Chinese dissident found dead last week - could have killed himself.
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China's female astronaut quandary

Tuesday, June 12th 2012, 13:09

China prepares to put its first woman into space
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VIDEO: Smog grips parts of eastern China

Tuesday, June 12th 2012, 12:28

Farmers who burn straw after their wheat harvests are being blamed for the onset of heavy fog in parts of Eastern China.
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NZ 'runaway millionaire' guilty

Tuesday, June 12th 2012, 8:14
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

A New Zealand man who fled to China after taking millions of dollars, which were accidentally credited to his bank account pleads guilty.
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VIDEO: New Terracotta Warriors found in China

Monday, June 11th 2012, 18:31

Nearly 120 new Terracotta Warriors and about 30 statues of entertainers have been discovered at Chinese Emperor Qin Shihuang's mausoleum.
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In pictures: China's new terracotta warriors

Monday, June 11th 2012, 11:59

China unveils new discoveries at the terracotta warriors' tomb
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First golfing major win for China

Monday, June 11th 2012, 3:27
related countries: United States United States

Golfer Feng Shanshan becomes the first player from China to win a major event after winning the LPGA Championship in the United States.
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China trade data in surprise rise

Monday, June 11th 2012, 3:00

China's export growth rise, while inflation slows, in a sign of strength in the world's second biggest economy.
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New Great Wall sections opened

Saturday, June 9th 2012, 14:22
related places: Beijing, Xinhua

Authorities in Beijing announce that they will open two new sections of the Great Wall of China to ease overcrowding, Xinhua state news agency reports.
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China in new manned space flight

Saturday, June 9th 2012, 8:12

China is set to carry out its fourth manned space flight, sending astronauts to work on its space station project.
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Oil prices slide on economy fears

Friday, June 8th 2012, 20:56
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Oil prices dropped to $98.06 in London - their lowest in 17-months on fears of waning economic growth in China.
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China cuts state-set fuel prices

Friday, June 8th 2012, 12:56

China, the world's second biggest economy, is cutting state-controlled petrol and diesel prices by 5% from Saturday.
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Hu urges Iran to be 'flexible'

Friday, June 8th 2012, 11:47
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Iran Iran
related places: Beijing

Chinese President Hu Jintao holds meetings with his Iranian and Afghan counterparts on the sidelines of a regional summit in Beijing.
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VIDEO: 'Gaokao fever' in China

Friday, June 8th 2012, 9:44

Police road blocks are set up around schools and nearby construction sites are ordered to fall silent as the country is plunged into two days of 'Gaokao fever'.
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Foxconn staff in restaurant riot

Friday, June 8th 2012, 9:07
related places: Chengdu

Scores of workers from Foxconn, Apple's main manufacturer in China, riot after a row with a restaurant owner in Chengdu.
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What happened to Mao's revolution?

Thursday, June 7th 2012, 23:28

The rise and fall of China's rural poor
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VIDEO: China cuts interest rates to boost growth

Thursday, June 7th 2012, 22:11

China has cut its key interest rates for the first time since 2008, in an attempt to boost its slowing growth.
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China cuts rates as growth slows

Thursday, June 7th 2012, 17:13

The Chinese central bank cuts its key interest rates for the first time since 2008, in an attempt to boost slowing economic growth.
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VIDEO: Burying past prejudice in China

Thursday, June 7th 2012, 15:52

Working in the funeral industry is considered bad luck in in China but now young undertakers are trying to change this perception.
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China seeks tighter online rules

Thursday, June 7th 2012, 13:37

China unveils proposed changes to its internet law that seeks to restrict activity on microblogging platforms and other online forums, reports say.
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China 'cuts European investments'

Thursday, June 7th 2012, 12:05

China's massive sovereign wealth fund has cut its European stock and bond investments on fears of a eurozone break-up, a newspaper report suggests.
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Shanghai bloc seeks Afghan role

Thursday, June 7th 2012, 6:37
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Russia Russia

The China-and Russia-led Shanghai Cooperation Organisation is seeking a bigger role in Afghanistan ahead of the planned Nato pullout.
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Seventeen hurt in Xinjiang blast

Thursday, June 7th 2012, 4:48
related places: Xinjiang

Chinese state media say 17 people, including 12 children, have been injured in an explosion at a religious school in the restive Xinjiang province.
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Canada body parts 'from Montreal'

Thursday, June 7th 2012, 3:09

Human remains sent to two Vancouver schools came from Montreal, police say, linking them to the gruesome murder of a Chinese student in Montreal.
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VIDEO: A Tiananmen activist joins Occupy

Wednesday, June 6th 2012, 23:12

The Chinese activist whose life has been forged by protest
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Top Chinese dissident found dead

Wednesday, June 6th 2012, 15:23

A leading Chinese dissident imprisoned after the 1989 Tiananmen protests is found dead under strange circumstances, his family say.
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Minister on China espionage alert

Wednesday, June 6th 2012, 10:32
related countries: Aruba Aruba

The Australian defence minister takes extra precautions against possible cyber espionage in China, Australian media say.
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China's Great Wall 'even longer'

Wednesday, June 6th 2012, 8:35

The Great Wall of China is officially declared even longer than previously thought, at 21,196.18km (13,170.6956 miles) long, state-run media report.
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China and Russia in group talks

Wednesday, June 6th 2012, 6:22
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Beijing

China and Russia are leading a six-country summit in Beijing, expected to focus on security in central Asia, with several bilateral meetings planned.
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