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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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Why would China want to help Europe?

Friday, October 28th 2011, 13:13

Why China is ready to help EU bailout
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EU seeks bailout funds from China

Friday, October 28th 2011, 11:51

The head of the eurozone's bailout fund begins attempts to persuade China to invest in the scheme to help rescue member countries facing debt crises.
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Saab signs Chinese takeover deal

Friday, October 28th 2011, 10:57
related countries: Sweden Sweden

Cash-strapped Swedish carmaker Saab signs a deal to be taken over by two Chinese firms for 100m euros (£88m).
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China's Baidu sees profits surge

Friday, October 28th 2011, 5:17
related places: Baidu

Chinese search engine Baidu reports an 80% surge in profits for the third quarter, boosted by increased advertising sales.
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Tax argument sparks riot in China

Thursday, October 27th 2011, 17:24
related places: Huzhou

Hundreds of business owners clash with riot police in the eastern Chinese city of Huzhou after a row over taxation, official media say.
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China internet rumours crackdown

Thursday, October 27th 2011, 12:51

Chinese state media says three people have been arrested for "spreading false rumours" online, warning authorities will quash all such activity.
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The American POW who chose China

Wednesday, October 26th 2011, 23:10
related countries: North Korea North Korea, United States United States

The US POW who stayed behind in China
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Chinese buy wine by the vineyard

Wednesday, October 26th 2011, 23:02

The Chinese wine lovers buying Bordeaux by the vineyard
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Wozniacki secures number one spot

Wednesday, October 26th 2011, 21:30
related countries: Denmark Denmark

Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki will end the year as world number one for the second consecutive season, after nearest rival Maria Sharapova loses to China's Li Na and subsequently pulls out of the WTA Championships in Istanbul.
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China minimum wage up by a fifth

Wednesday, October 26th 2011, 2:45

China's minimum wage climbs by 21.7%, official figures show, despite attempts to slow inflation and rein in prices.
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China 'won't follow US' on carbon

Tuesday, October 25th 2011, 12:33
related countries: United States United States

The Chinese government will not let its carbon emissions per person reach US levels, according to the minister in charge of climate policy.
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First-known supernova laid bare

Tuesday, October 25th 2011, 11:45

Space telescopes unravel the mystery of a gigantic, fast-growing supernova that was first recorded by Chinese astronomers nearly 2,000 years ago.
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China mulls terrorism definition

Tuesday, October 25th 2011, 9:35

China is considering new legislation to define terrorism more precisely, in a move officials say could help it combat "real threats".
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Warning over Chinese insurers

Tuesday, October 25th 2011, 4:15

China's insurance regulator says market turmoil has affected the ability of some insurers to make payments to policyholders.
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VIDEO: Chinese buying French vineyards

Tuesday, October 25th 2011, 3:39
related countries: France France

The Chinese are developing a new taste for French wines, leading some Chinese investors to buy vineyards in France.
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Pick-up in Chinese manufacturing

Monday, October 24th 2011, 11:52

Manufacturing activity in China hits a five-month high in October despite the global economic turmoil, a survey indicates.
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Mongolian herder killed in China

Monday, October 24th 2011, 10:40
related countries: Mongolia Mongolia

A truck knocks down and kills an ethnic Mongolian herder in China in an incident similar to one in May which sparked protests, reports say.
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VIDEO: How to attract Chinese tourists

Monday, October 24th 2011, 9:51
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The number of Chinese tourists coming to the UK has risen hugely over the last few years - so how can our shops and hotels take advantage?
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China jails two for leaking data

Monday, October 24th 2011, 5:50

China jails officials from the People's Bank of China and National Bureau of Statistics for leaking economic data.
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China must curb prices, Wen says

Monday, October 24th 2011, 2:44

China's Premier Wen Jiabao says the country must control food and property inflation, in order to ensure social stability.
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Saab rejects Chinese takeover bid

Friday, October 21st 2011, 13:52

Cash-strapped carmaker Saab rejects an offer from its Chinese suitors to buy the company, seemingly moving a step closer to bankruptcy.
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Chinese hit-and-run toddler dies

Friday, October 21st 2011, 6:07

A two-year-old girl in southern China, who was run over by two vans in an incident which shocked the country, has died, hospital officials say.
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China to allow local bond sales

Friday, October 21st 2011, 2:16

China allows four local governments to sell bonds for the first time in 17 years, in a move to help them pay their debts.
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Saab wins private equity lifeline

Thursday, October 20th 2011, 15:39
related countries: United States United States

Saab is accepting a $70m investment from a US private equity group, saying it doubts a Chinese deal will come through.
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Taiwan's peace talks 'need vote'

Thursday, October 20th 2011, 14:44
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

Taiwan's President Ma Ying-jeou says he will not engage in peace talks with China unless voters first give their approval in a referendum.
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VIDEO: Child hit-and-run prompts law debate

Thursday, October 20th 2011, 12:42

China is considering introducing a 'good Samaritan' law after a two-year-old girl was run over twice on a street but ignored by at least 18 passers-by.
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Firm suspends rare earth output

Thursday, October 20th 2011, 10:26

China's biggest producer of rare earths is suspending production for one month in an attempt to stimulate the market.
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China mulls law after hit-and-run

Thursday, October 20th 2011, 8:18

A Chinese province debates introducing a law to force people to help others in obvious distress, after a wounded toddler was left for dead by 18 passers-by.
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China to control shadow banking

Thursday, October 20th 2011, 2:16

China Banking Regulatory Commission says it is looking to curb the rise of shadow banking and private lending in the country.
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China ends pupil scarf punishment

Wednesday, October 19th 2011, 18:12

Reports from China say a primary school has been ordered to stop forcing pupils to wear green scarves if they misbehave or have poor academic records, instead of communist red.
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Dalai Lama accused over suicides

Wednesday, October 19th 2011, 14:29

China has accused the Dalai Lama of encouraging people to commit suicide, after he offered prayers for those who had set themselves on fire.
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China reduces holdings of US debt

Wednesday, October 19th 2011, 5:29
related countries: United States United States

China reduces holdings of US Treasuries to their lowest level in a year after credit rating downgrade by Standard & Poor's.
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China scientist in US trade theft

Wednesday, October 19th 2011, 3:41
related countries: Germany Germany, United States United States

A Chinese scientist, Kexue Huang, admits to stealing trade secrets from two US firms and sending them to China and Germany.
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VIDEO: Toddler rescued from China well

Tuesday, October 18th 2011, 21:59

A rescue team in eastern China have pulled a three-year-old boy from a well shaft to safety.
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Shares fall on France rating fear

Tuesday, October 18th 2011, 18:19
related countries: France France

European shares fall after Moody's warns about France's credit rating and figures show a slowdown in the rate of China's economic growth.
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Tibet nun 'dies in fire protest'

Tuesday, October 18th 2011, 10:04

A Tibetan nun sets herself on fire near a restive monastery in western China, in the ninth such incident in recent months, reports say.
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China's economic growth slows

Tuesday, October 18th 2011, 3:58

China's economic expansion slows during the third quarter of the year as government measures to control inflation hurt growth.
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VIDEO: 'Sky high' electrician fixes cable

Monday, October 17th 2011, 20:42

A specialist electrician has carried out repairs on an ultra-high voltage power line in eastern China.
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VIDEO: Outcry in China over hit-and-run

Monday, October 17th 2011, 15:29

Chinese media and internet users have voiced shock at a hit-and-run incident involving a two-year-old child left injured in the road as passers-by ignored her.
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Outcry in China over hit-and-run

Monday, October 17th 2011, 10:15

Chinese media and internet users voice shock at a hit-and-run incident involving a two-year-old child left injured in the road as passers-by ignored her.
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Wal-Mart China's chief steps down

Monday, October 17th 2011, 5:45

Wal-Mart's China operations are dealt another blow as its chief executive officer Ed Chan and another senior executive resign.
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AUDIO: 'Amazing' seeing Bolt break my record

Sunday, October 16th 2011, 7:26

The sprinter Michael Johnson tells Desert Island Discs it was "amazing" seeing Usain Bolt take his 200m world record at the Beijing Olympics.
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China's leaders begin key meeting

Saturday, October 15th 2011, 1:05

China's Communist Party central committee begins its last plenum before leadership changes next year, with culture as the chosen theme.
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US Treasury delays ruling on yuan

Friday, October 14th 2011, 21:08
related countries: United States United States

The US Treasury has delayed a ruling on whether China manipulates its currency to gain trade advantage until later this year.
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VIDEO: Jet crashes at China air show

Friday, October 14th 2011, 9:09

A Chinese air force fighter jet has crashed during an exhibition at an air show in China's northwestern Shaanxi province.
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China inflation moderates further

Friday, October 14th 2011, 5:51

Inflation in China eases slightly but high prices, especially for food, remain a concern for the country's population.
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Ai Weiwei 'most powerful artist'

Thursday, October 13th 2011, 9:09

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei is named the most powerful person in the art world, according to a poll compiled by ArtReview magazine.
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Life in Chinese village that does not exist

Thursday, October 13th 2011, 7:35

Life in the Chinese village that does not officially exist
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Slowdown in China's trade growth

Thursday, October 13th 2011, 4:54

China's trade growth slows in September, raising fresh concerns about the impact of a global economic slowdown on its economy.
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VIDEO: China village 'does not exist'

Thursday, October 13th 2011, 3:44

One village in northern China has chosen to make a stand against the authorities who moved farmers off their land to make way for a reservoir.
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China and Vietnam reach sea deal

Wednesday, October 12th 2011, 9:49
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam

China and Vietnam sign an agreement to manage their sometimes bitter maritime dispute over the South China Sea, after months of tension.
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US Senate passes China yuan bill

Wednesday, October 12th 2011, 8:55
related countries: United States United States

The US Senate votes through a bill which aims to put pressure on China to increase the value of the yuan.
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China urges faster Syria reforms

Tuesday, October 11th 2011, 13:14
related countries: Syria Syria

China calls on Syria to speed up reforms, in a sign it may be losing patience with Bashar al-Assad's regime.
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Chinese workers 'more assertive'

Tuesday, October 11th 2011, 12:41

China's new-generation workforce is increasingly staging strikes to improve labour conditions, according to a report by a research group.
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Chinese bank shares move higher

Tuesday, October 11th 2011, 3:59
related places: Beijing

Shares in China's big banks have moved higher, after the country's sovereign wealth fund announced it was increasing its stake in them.
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China resource tax to go national

Tuesday, October 11th 2011, 3:36

China will expand a tax on oil and natural gas sales to the entire country as of 1 November, to try and reduce consumption.
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VIDEO: Calligraphy push in China's schools

Tuesday, October 11th 2011, 3:19

Schools in China are running more classes in calligraphy because computer use and text-messaging are ruining children's writing style.
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China answers Zambian critics

Monday, October 10th 2011, 23:56
related countries: Zambia Zambia

Chinese claim fairer treatment of African workers
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Wal-Mart's pork probed in China

Monday, October 10th 2011, 19:16
related places: Chongqing

Officials in Chongqing, China, force Wal-Mart to close 17 stores after accusing it of mislabelling pork as organic
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China crew killed on Mekong River

Monday, October 10th 2011, 16:30

Eleven Chinese sailors are killed by suspected drug smugglers on the Mekong River, China says, prompting Beijing to suspend shipping there.
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VIDEO: Tagging system to fight 'fake' crabs

Monday, October 10th 2011, 14:52

Hairy crabs are such a sought-after delicacy in China that crab farmers are tagging the most prized specimens as a mark of authenticity.
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Legacy debate as Republic of China marks 100 years

Monday, October 10th 2011, 5:32
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

Debate in Taiwan as the Republic of China marks its centenary
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VIDEO: China keeps anniversary low key

Monday, October 10th 2011, 0:53

100 years since revolution in China led to the fall of the country's last emperor, the country's ruling communist party seems reluctant to celebrate this special anniversary.
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China's Jiang in rare appearance

Sunday, October 9th 2011, 8:30

A former president of China, Jiang Zemin, appears in public for the first time since rumours spread that he may have died.
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Dalai Lama in China video attack

Saturday, October 8th 2011, 13:44
related countries: South Africa South Africa

The Dalai Lama criticises China after failing to get a South African visa to celebrate the birthday of Nobel laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu.
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Road collisions kill 56 in China

Saturday, October 8th 2011, 6:35

At least 56 people are killed in a series of road collisions in China including 35 mainly young people travelling on a bus.
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Tibet ex-monks 'in fire protest'

Friday, October 7th 2011, 15:32

Two Tibetan teenagers set themselves on fire in China's Sichuan province, the latest in a series of similar protests against Chinese rule, rights groups say.
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Fears surface over Chinese debt

Thursday, October 6th 2011, 4:28

Fears are growing that China may face its own debt crisis amid signs of a slowdown and an explosion in underground lending.
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Western anger at UN Syria vetoes

Wednesday, October 5th 2011, 14:39
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria

Western nations express anger and disappointment at China and Russia's vetoes of a UN Security Council resolution against the Syrian regime.
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Russia reveals China 'spy' arrest

Wednesday, October 5th 2011, 12:49
related countries: Russia Russia

A Chinese man faces a charge in Russia of attempted spying for allegedly trying to gain details of a surface-to-air missile system through bribery.
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VIDEO: China zither's struggle to survive

Wednesday, October 5th 2011, 8:16

The guqin, a 7 string Chinese zither with a 3,000 year-old tradition, is struggling to find popularity.
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UN resolution on Syria is vetoed

Wednesday, October 5th 2011, 6:40
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria

China and Russia veto a UN Security Council resolution condemning Syria over its crackdown on anti-government protesters.
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VIDEO: UN resolution on Syria is vetoed

Wednesday, October 5th 2011, 5:53
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria

China and Russia have vetoed a UN Security Council resolution condemning Syria over its crackdown on anti-government protesters.
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Chinese demand boosts Yum profits

Wednesday, October 5th 2011, 1:37

Fast food giant Yum Brands reports a jump in third-quarter profit as sales at its Chinese outlets continue to grow.
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US Senate backs currency debate

Tuesday, October 4th 2011, 5:27
related countries: United States United States

The US Senate votes in favour of debating currency laws in a bid to pressure China to allow the yuan to appreciate.
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VIDEO: Beijing hosts annual twins festival

Monday, October 3rd 2011, 17:18
related places: Beijing

Hundreds of twins, triplets and quadruplets have gathered in Beijing for the city's eighth annual twins festival.
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VIDEO: Daredevil balances over cliff edge

Monday, October 3rd 2011, 3:48

An extreme balancing artist has put on a breath-taking performance on a mountain edge in eastern China.
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Mixed Britannia - marrying an alien

Sunday, October 2nd 2011, 23:50

Why a British woman gave up her nationality to marry an immigrant
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Burma U-turn on controversial dam

Friday, September 30th 2011, 14:16
related countries: Burma Burma

Burma's president halts work on a controversial, Chinese-backed hydroelectric dam which threatened to displace thousands of villagers on the Irrawaddy River.
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Chinese launch set to US anthem

Friday, September 30th 2011, 12:44
related countries: United States United States

China's state broadcaster uses an American patriotic song to accompany a video animation of Thursday's space launch.
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VIDEO: Meet China's only Olympic horseman

Friday, September 30th 2011, 8:51
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Beijing

Evan Davis meets Alex Hua Tian, the first person to represent China in Three Day Eventing at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, as he prepares for London 2012.
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China in $1.3bn copper mine deal

Friday, September 30th 2011, 5:48

China's Minmetal Resources agrees to buy copper miner Anvil Mining, giving it three copper mines in Africa.
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China tech stocks dive on Nasdaq

Friday, September 30th 2011, 1:19
related countries: United States United States
related places: New York

Chinese internet stocks dive in New York trading as the US Department of Justice considers launching a fraud investigation.
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Dalai Lama in S Africa visa delay

Thursday, September 29th 2011, 21:43
related countries: South Africa South Africa

South Africa denies China has pressured it to block the Dalai Lama's planned visit for Archbishop Tutu's 80th birthday celebrations.
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Rocket launches Chinese space lab

Thursday, September 29th 2011, 13:16
related places: Tiangong

A Long March rocket carrying China's first space laboratory, Tiangong-1, launches from the north of the country.
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China ready for next space leap

Thursday, September 29th 2011, 12:58
related places: Tiangong

China is set to launch its first space laboratory - an important next step in the nation's quest to build and operate a manned space station.
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VIDEO: China's space station mission

Wednesday, September 28th 2011, 21:30

China is scheduled to launch a rocket marking its first step towards building its own space station
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VIDEO: Ceremony marks Confucius' birthday

Wednesday, September 28th 2011, 19:41
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

Taiwan commemorates one of the most revered Chinese philosopher with ancient dances and rituals.
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VIDEO: Look around Chinese launch site

Wednesday, September 28th 2011, 11:49

A look around the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in Gansu Province, China, where China will launch an unmanned space module, part of a planned space station.
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Safety questions over China crash

Wednesday, September 28th 2011, 10:50
related places: Shanghai

Chinese state media have raised fresh questions about transportation safety standards after a subway train crashed in Shanghai, injuring 284 people.
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US urges China on Tibetan rights

Wednesday, September 28th 2011, 9:40
related countries: United States United States

The United States is urging China's government to respect the rights of Tibetans following an incident in which two teenage monks set themselves alight.
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