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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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The enduring appeal of the US still woos many Chinese

Wednesday, June 6th 2012, 0:17
related countries: United States United States

Why so many Chinese want to go to the US
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Russia and China united on Syria

Tuesday, June 5th 2012, 13:29
related countries: Russia Russia

China and Russia reinforce their opposition to foreign intervention in Syria, as Russian President Vladimr Putin arrives in Beijing.
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China in foreign pollution order

Tuesday, June 5th 2012, 11:24

Foreign embassies in China should refrain from publishing their own independent air pollution readings, a senior Chinese official warns.
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VIDEO: Austrian village 'cloned' in China

Tuesday, June 5th 2012, 7:43
related countries: Austria Austria
related places: Hallstatt

The Alpine village of Hallstatt in the Austrian Alps has been recreated in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong.
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Tuesday, June 5th 2012, 3:40

China blocks access to the term "Shanghai Composite Index" on some of the country's most popular microblogging sites.
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Entrepreneurial spirit takes hold in China

Tuesday, June 5th 2012, 0:03

Chinese use fake gold bars and self-help books to get ahead
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China arrests Tiananmen activists

Monday, June 4th 2012, 10:50

China arrests activists and steps up surveillance on others to stop them marking the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown.
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VIDEO: China's voices of dissent

Monday, June 4th 2012, 5:48

A small group of activists are continuing to call for political and legal reforms in China, despite the tight control of the Communist Party.
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China service sector growth slows

Monday, June 4th 2012, 4:43

China's services sector, which includes construction, sees its growth slow, adding to fears about a slowdown in its economy.
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US presses China over Tiananmen

Sunday, June 3rd 2012, 21:58
related countries: United States United States
related places: Beijing

The US government urges China to free all those still in prison 23 years after Beijing's 1989 crackdown against protesters in Tiananmen Square.
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Big powers jockey in the Pacific

Sunday, June 3rd 2012, 7:54
related countries: United States United States
related places: Pacific, Asia

US and China's rivalry sends ripples across Asia-Pacific
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VIDEO: Ai Weiwei's 2012 London pavilion

Saturday, June 2nd 2012, 1:23
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has spoken of his hopes to travel to London to see the sunken pavilion he helped to design for the London 2012 Festival.
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China 'arrests high-level US spy'

Friday, June 1st 2012, 15:27
related countries: United States United States

A Chinese security ministry official has been arrested on suspicion of spying for the United States, Hong Kong media reports say.
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Kazakh killings 'act of terror'

Friday, June 1st 2012, 14:38
related countries: Kazakhstan Kazakhstan

The president of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev, says he believes an "act of terror" was behind the deaths of 15 people near the border with China.
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VIDEO: China water rescue from taxi

Friday, June 1st 2012, 11:40

A taxi driver and a passenger have been rescued from flood waters in south China's Hainan Province where they were stranded.
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Google help against China censors

Friday, June 1st 2012, 9:58

Google offers search users in China suggestions on which words run foul of the country's strict censors, hoping to let them find alternatives.
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Chen hopeful on Chinese democracy

Thursday, May 31st 2012, 19:52
related countries: United States United States

Activist Chen Guangcheng, in his first major US public appearance, says democratic change in China is slow but irreversible.
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Burnt bodies found in Kazakhstan

Thursday, May 31st 2012, 14:30
related countries: Kazakhstan Kazakhstan

Thirteen bodies are found at a burnt-out border post near Kazakhstan's frontier with China and most of the dead are border-guards.
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'Detentions' after Tibet burnings

Thursday, May 31st 2012, 6:16
related places: Lhasa

Reports from Tibet say Chinese security forces have launched a wave of detentions in Lhasa following two self-immolations there on Sunday.
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China worker death sparks protest

Wednesday, May 30th 2012, 11:29

Hundreds of workers went on the rampage in China following the death of a colleague allegedly over a wage dispute, reports say.
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Chen attacks China 'lawlessness'

Wednesday, May 30th 2012, 8:24

'Lawlessness' could be the biggest challenge to China's political stability and must be tackled, activist Chen Guangcheng has said.
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Africans eye Chinese enterprise

Tuesday, May 29th 2012, 9:26

African entrepreneurs open factories in China
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China to launch yen-yuan trade

Tuesday, May 29th 2012, 3:52
related countries: Japan Japan

China will allow direct trading of the yuan and the Japanese yen next month, in a move aimed at promoting trade between Asia's two biggest economies.
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VIDEO: China modernisation vs heritage

Tuesday, May 29th 2012, 0:57
related places: Beijing

As China's economy continues to thrive, so does its building boom, with major cities attracting the world's top architects. But in the race for modernisation, some are now questioning whether China is sacrificing too much of its heritage, as Martin P
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Beijing embraces building boom

Tuesday, May 29th 2012, 0:23
related places: Beijing

Beijing's building boom sweeps away old neighbourhoods
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China ex-railways minister ousted

Monday, May 28th 2012, 13:16

China's Communist Party expels a once-powerful former railways minister accused of serious corruption, state-run media report.
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Two men 'self-immolate in Lhasa'

Monday, May 28th 2012, 8:31
related places: Lhasa

Two men set themselves on fire in Lhasa and one dies, Chinese state media report, in what is said to be the first such case in the Tibetan capital.
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China eyes private cash for banks

Monday, May 28th 2012, 1:12

China opens up its banking system to private-sector investors, the latest move aimed at underpinning economic growth.
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'China's Twitter' adopts new code

Sunday, May 27th 2012, 23:31
related places: Weibo

China's most popular Twitter-like service, Weibo, adopts a new contract limiting the types of messages its users can post.
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China brings jobs to Ethiopia but at what cost?

Sunday, May 27th 2012, 16:17
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia

Who really benefits from Chinese investment in Ethiopia?
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China rape arrest after web anger

Sunday, May 27th 2012, 10:17

Chinese authorities arrest a former Communist Party official on suspicion of raping girls, after an outcry on microblogs.
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VIDEO: Stray dog completes 1700km race

Saturday, May 26th 2012, 12:56

A stray dog has completed a 1700km journey across China after joining a cycle race from Sichuan province to Tibet.
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VIDEO: Vineyards buried in the Gobi desert

Friday, May 25th 2012, 19:43
related places: Gobi

The extreme weather conditions in the Gobi desert in China are not stopping local red wine producers.
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Nigeria 'frees Chinese traders'

Friday, May 25th 2012, 9:39
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Officials say dozens of Chinese traders arrested in Nigeria and accused of "economic scavenging" have now been released.
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China in 'serial killer' inquiry

Friday, May 25th 2012, 9:35

A man has been detained in south-west China by police investigating the disappearance of as many as 17 young men in recent years, reports say.
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China firm in 3G patent abuse row

Friday, May 25th 2012, 6:21
related countries: United States United States
related places: Huawei

China's Huawei files a complaint against InterDigital, accusing the US firm of abusing its position and charging ''exploitative'' fees for mobile patents.
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VIDEO: Brother of blind Chinese activist flees

Friday, May 25th 2012, 1:52
related places: Beijing

The older brother of Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng has fled the closely-guarded village where he lives for the capital, Beijing.
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Documenting China's lost history of famine

Friday, May 25th 2012, 1:24

Why great famine that devastated China is barely a footnote
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Brother of blind activist flees

Thursday, May 24th 2012, 10:17
related places: Beijing

The older brother of blind activist Chen Guangcheng flees his closely-guarded village to seek legal help for his son in Beijing.
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China detains 'hit-and-bury' duo

Thursday, May 24th 2012, 8:38

Police in eastern China detain a couple accused of burying an elderly woman alive after crashing their car into her.
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VIDEO: Toddler scooters across busy junction

Thursday, May 24th 2012, 5:18

A three-year-old is captured on CCTV driving his toy scooter though a busy intersection in China.
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Chinese manufacturing 'declines'

Thursday, May 24th 2012, 3:23

China's manufacturing activity contracted in May, a survey shows, indicating that the rate of growth in the economy is continuing to slow.
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