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The US and China's dilemma over Chen Guangcheng

Tuesday, May 1st 2012, 13:36
related countries: United States United States

Activist's escape overshadows talks between the US and China
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VIDEO: Tokyo 'to buy disputed islands'

Tuesday, May 1st 2012, 4:24
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Tokyo

Tokyo's governor says he plans to buy a group of islands at the centre of a dispute between Japan and China.
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Obama silent on China dissident

Tuesday, May 1st 2012, 3:29
related countries: United States United States
related places: Beijing

Barack Obama refuses to comment on the whereabouts of a Chinese dissident said to be at the US embassy in Beijing after fleeing house arrest.
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China manufacturing picks up pace

Tuesday, May 1st 2012, 3:12

China's manufacturing activity expands for the fifth month in a row, easing concerns about a sharp slowdown in its economy.
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VIDEO: Chinese activist location unknown

Monday, April 30th 2012, 22:46
related countries: United States United States

Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng is thought to be under American protection since he escaped house arrest, but exactly how is not yet clear.
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EU cautions China over activist

Monday, April 30th 2012, 12:49
related countries: United States United States
related places: Beijing

The EU urges China to exercise 'restraint' in the case of escaped activist Chen Guangcheng, amid reports family members and associates have been rounded up.
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China launches Beidou satellites

Monday, April 30th 2012, 12:09
related places: Beidou

China has moved a step closer to completing its own navigation and positioning satellite network Beidou with the launch of two more navigation satellites.
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S Korea arrests Chinese sailors

Monday, April 30th 2012, 7:59
related countries: South Korea South Korea

South Korea arrests nine Chinese sailors after officials were injured in a scuffle when they boarded a ship suspected of illegal fishing in the Yellow Sea.
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Billionaire to build Titanic II

Monday, April 30th 2012, 4:33
related countries: Australia Australia

Clive Palmer, one of Australia's richest men, is commissioning a Chinese state-owned company to build a 21st Century version of the Titanic.
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Chen escape sparks China round-up

Sunday, April 29th 2012, 13:42

Concern is growing in China for relatives and friends of blind activist Chen Guangcheng, who escaped from house arrest last week.
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South Sudan awaits big China loan

Saturday, April 28th 2012, 21:49
related places: Beijing

Officials in South Sudan say China has agreed to loan it $8bn (£4.9bn) for major development projects, following a presidential visit to Beijing.
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China activist 'in US protection'

Saturday, April 28th 2012, 10:37
related countries: United States United States
related places: Beijing

Blind Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng is under "US protection" in Beijing after his dramatic escape from house arrest, a US-based rights group says.
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VIDEO: Shakespeare gets Chinese treatment

Saturday, April 28th 2012, 9:04
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

China's National Theatre is performing for the first time overseas at the Globe Theatre in London.
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China dissident 'in US embassy'

Saturday, April 28th 2012, 6:42
related countries: United States United States
related places: Beijing

China dissident Chen Guangcheng has fled to the US embassy in Beijing after a dramatic escape from house arrest, says fellow activist Hu Jia.
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Top China dissident Chen escapes

Friday, April 27th 2012, 18:39

One of China's best-known dissidents, Chen Guangcheng, escapes house arrest and releases a video addressed to Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao.
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VIDEO: Activists rescue 500 dogs in China

Friday, April 27th 2012, 16:00

Activists in China have saved more than 500 dogs from being killed for food.
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VIDEO: Chinese dissident: "I finally escaped"

Friday, April 27th 2012, 11:21

Prominent dissident lawyer Chen Guangcheng escapes house arrest in China and posts a video on the internet appealing directly to Premier Wen Jiabao
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VIDEO: China dissident releases video

Friday, April 27th 2012, 9:36

One of China's best known dissidents, Chen Guangcheng, escapes house arrest and releases a video addressed to Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao.
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China approves Paracels project

Friday, April 27th 2012, 6:11
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam

China decides "in principle" to build a supply dock on one of the islands it disputes with Vietnam in the South China Sea.
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VIDEO: What caused Bo Xilai's downfall?

Friday, April 27th 2012, 5:41
related places: Chongqing

The BBC's Mukul Devichand visits the city of Chongqing to find out what caused the downfall of the senior Chinese politician Bo Xilai.
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China death businessman 'no spy'

Thursday, April 26th 2012, 17:02
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

William Hague denies claims that Neil Heywood - who died in China last November - might have been a member of British intelligence.
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VIDEO: Bo Xilai 'spied on China leader'

Thursday, April 26th 2012, 16:47

Disgraced politician Bo Xilai ran a wire-tapping system that extended as far as China's president, the New York Times has reported.
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China's Panchen Lama in Hong Kong

Thursday, April 26th 2012, 10:23
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

The man chosen by China to be Tibet's second highest spiritual leader makes his first appearance outside the Chinese mainland.
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Bo Xilai 'spied on China leader'

Thursday, April 26th 2012, 8:37

Disgraced politician Bo Xilai ran a wire-tapping system that extended as far as China's president, the New York Times has reported.
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Bo Xilai brother leaves HK firm

Thursday, April 26th 2012, 3:21
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

The brother of ousted Chinese politician Bo Xilai steps down from the board of China Everbright International, a Hong Kong-listed company.
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US banker admits to China bribe

Thursday, April 26th 2012, 3:03
related countries: Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas), United States United States

A former Morgan Stanley executive pleads guilty to bribing a Chinese official in exchange for business and personal gains.
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US charges over 'China arms plot'

Wednesday, April 25th 2012, 23:19
related countries: United States United States

US prosecutors charge two Taiwanese nationals with attempting to export US military technology - for the alleged benefit of the Chinese government.
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HK to limit China birth tourism

Wednesday, April 25th 2012, 13:05
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Hong Kong hospitals will limit maternity services to most pregnant women from mainland China from next year, under new proposals.
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Bo Xilai's son defends lifestyle

Wednesday, April 25th 2012, 7:11

The son of disgraced Chinese politician Bo Xilai defends his lifestyle in a letter to his university and expresses "deep concern" about his family.
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Baidu slides on revenue forecast

Wednesday, April 25th 2012, 1:27
related places: Baidu

Shares in Chinese search engine Baidu fall more than 10% in after hours trading after a weaker-than-expected revenue forecast.
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Lotus may sell to China, says MP

Tuesday, April 24th 2012, 21:45

The owners of car maker Lotus, which employs 1,200 staff, is in talks with a Chinese firm about a possible sale, an MP reveals in the House of Commons.
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Allen apologises for Cao remarks

Tuesday, April 24th 2012, 20:56

Mark Allen apologises for accusing Chinese opponent Cao Yupeng of failing to declare a foul in the World Championship.
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In pictures: Beijing motor show 2012

Tuesday, April 24th 2012, 12:11
related places: Beijing

The car is the star at the Beijing motor show
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VIDEO: Girl rescued after freak pavement fall Watch

Tuesday, April 24th 2012, 11:28
related places: Xi'an

A teenage girl has had a remarkable escape after she fell into an underground cavern in northern China. The teenager was walking by a road in the city of Xi'an when she suddenly vanished through the pavement and had to be rescued.
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China football chief trial starts

Tuesday, April 24th 2012, 7:56

The former head of China's football league goes to trial over corruption charges, the latest in a series of cases to hit the sport, state media report.
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China pledges N Korea friendship

Tuesday, April 24th 2012, 6:40
related countries: North Korea North Korea, United States United States
related places: Pyongyang

China's President Hu Jintao stresses friendship with Pyongyang, as the US asks China to explain the origins of North Korea's missile launcher.
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Wukan village ex-heads 'punished'

Tuesday, April 24th 2012, 5:40

Former officials from a Chinese village that staged a high-profile rebellion over local corruption have been punished, Chinese media report.
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Talks proposed in China iPad row

Monday, April 23rd 2012, 16:38

A legal row over the use of the iPad name in China could be settled by out-of-court talks.
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VIDEO: US slackliner crosses China canyon

Monday, April 23rd 2012, 15:32
related countries: United States United States

American slackline walker Dean Potter walks across China's Enshi Grand Canyon at a height of 1,800m.
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Honda in $560m China growth move

Monday, April 23rd 2012, 6:46

Honda says it will add a new car assembly line and build a new engine factory in China to cater for growing demand.
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China 'needs consistency' on sea

Monday, April 23rd 2012, 6:41
related countries: Philippines Philippines

A report says China needs a "consistent policy" on the South China Sea if it is to resolve disputes, amid rising tensions with the Philippines and others.
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China manufacturing on the mend

Monday, April 23rd 2012, 4:26

China's manufacturing activity shows signs of improvement in April, easing fears of a sharp slowdown in its economy.
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China, Russia launch naval drills

Sunday, April 22nd 2012, 7:43
related countries: Russia Russia

Chinese and Russian naval forces will simulate search and rescue operations as they launch six days of joint exercises in the Yellow Sea.
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Hackers hit China scandal website

Saturday, April 21st 2012, 9:09
related countries: United States United States

A hacking attack cripples US-based Chinese-language website Boxun for several hours, its manager says, after reports on the Bo Xilai scandal.
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China frees Vietnamese fishermen

Saturday, April 21st 2012, 8:40
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam

China frees 21 Vietnamese fishermen whose detention last month near disputed islands sparked a diplomatic row, officials say.
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Torture claims in Bo Xilai scandal

Friday, April 20th 2012, 23:10

Dark allegations in China's Bo Xilai scandal
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China police 'knew UK man killed'

Friday, April 20th 2012, 18:24
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Chongqing

Chongqing police knew UK man Neil Heywood had been murdered and a cover-up began immediately, a senior Chinese journalist tells the BBC.
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A new China-India nuclear race?

Friday, April 20th 2012, 12:47

What India's missile launch means for the region
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Tibetans 'die in self-immolation'

Friday, April 20th 2012, 10:42

Two Tibetan men die after setting themselves on fire in front of a monastery in Sichuan province, south-west China, rights groups say.
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N Korean missile vehicle in focus

Friday, April 20th 2012, 6:46
related countries: North Korea North Korea

A missile vehicle seen in a North Korean military parade has become the focus of attention amid suggestions the design or technology may have come from China.
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People's Daily site raises $222m

Friday, April 20th 2012, 2:12

The website of Chinese newspaper, People's Daily, raises 1.4bn yuan ($222m; £138m) via its initial public offering.
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VIDEO: China's electric 'cars' hit the roads

Thursday, April 19th 2012, 22:24

Small electric vehicles with rechargeable batteries are becoming more popular in China.
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Ford increases China investment

Thursday, April 19th 2012, 7:59
related countries: United States United States
related places: Hangzhou, Ford

US carmaker Ford announces further investment in China, with plans for a $760m factory in Hangzhou.
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Chinese fisherman gets 30 years

Thursday, April 19th 2012, 7:03
related countries: North Korea North Korea

A Chinese fisherman is sentenced to 30 years in jail for stabbing a South Korean coast guard to death at sea last year.
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Art thieves in museum Ming raid

Wednesday, April 18th 2012, 20:05

Thieves steal 18 "valuable and culturally significant" items of Chinese art, thought to be worth millions of pounds, from a Cambridge University museum.
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VIDEO: Worst crackdown on Tibet claim

Wednesday, April 18th 2012, 18:51

Over the past year, 32 Tibetans have set fire to themselves as a protest against what they say is China's worst crackdown on the region since the Cultural Revolution.
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HSBC to sell yuan bond in London

Wednesday, April 18th 2012, 15:24
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

HSBC is to issue benchmark bonds in London in the Chinese currency, the first time it has been done outside mainland China or Hong Kong.
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China dam may affect 100,000 more

Wednesday, April 18th 2012, 9:14

Another 100,000 people may be moved from the area around China's huge Three Gorges Dam because of landslides and bank collapses, state media say.
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China new home prices dip further

Wednesday, April 18th 2012, 7:09

Property prices in China fall for a sixth consecutive month amid government efforts to control prices and curb speculation.
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China vows Bo Xilai scandal probe

Wednesday, April 18th 2012, 5:37
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

China promises a "thorough" investigation into a top politician linked to the death of a UK businessman, after PM David Cameron holds talks with envoy.
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Tokyo 'to buy disputed islands'

Tuesday, April 17th 2012, 17:44
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Tokyo

Tokyo's governor Shintaro Ishihara says he plans to use public money to buy a group of islands at the centre of a dispute with China.
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PM offers China death probe help

Tuesday, April 17th 2012, 16:11
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Prime Minister David Cameron offers help to China in its investigation into the death of British businessman Neil Heywood.
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India climbdown may help China border dispute

Tuesday, April 17th 2012, 15:14
related countries: India India

India may be willing to give ground in its China border dispute
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Philippines and China in new spat

Tuesday, April 17th 2012, 14:19
related countries: Philippines Philippines

The Philippines and China accuse each other of further maritime intrusions in disputed waters following a stand-off last week.
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China increases US debt holding

Tuesday, April 17th 2012, 2:32
related countries: United States United States

China increases its holding of US debt for the second month in a row as its foreign exchange reserves continue to rise.
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Cameron set to raise China death

Monday, April 16th 2012, 17:55
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The death of British businessman Neil Heywood is set to be discussed when UK Prime Minister David Cameron meets a senior Chinese official.
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Iron Man 3 gets Chinese partners

Monday, April 16th 2012, 16:54

The next Iron Man film will be co-produced in China, Disney announces.
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Corruption 'main threat' to China

Monday, April 16th 2012, 13:00

An influential Chinese journal reprints comments from China's premier calling for tougher anti-corruption rules, as a political scandal intensifies.
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US and Philippines in sea drills

Monday, April 16th 2012, 5:39
related countries: Philippines Philippines, United States United States
related places: Beijing, Manila

Joint US-Philippine military exercises get under way in the South China Sea, with Manila locked in a stand-off with Beijing over a disputed shoal.
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Temasek to buy $2.3bn ICBC shares

Monday, April 16th 2012, 2:52
related countries: Singapore Singapore

Singapore's Temasek Holdings agrees a deal to buy $2.3bn worth of Goldman's shares in Industrial and Commercial Bank of China.
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China loosens currency controls

Sunday, April 15th 2012, 13:05

China loosens its currency controls in a move that may spur gains in the value of the yuan.
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Dominant Rosberg wins Chinese GP

Sunday, April 15th 2012, 12:34
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

Mercedes' Nico Rosberg wins his first race at the Chinese GP, with Jenson Button second and Lewis Hamilton third for McLaren.
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New twist in Briton's China death

Sunday, April 15th 2012, 9:53

Unconfirmed rumours on the internet about the death of Briton Neil Heywood in China suggest he was poisoned with potassium cyanide.
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UK defends China death response

Saturday, April 14th 2012, 19:28
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Foreign Office defends itself over its response to the suspected murder of a British businessman in China.
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Rosberg takes landmark first pole

Saturday, April 14th 2012, 7:25
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

Mercedes' Nico Rosberg takes his first pole position as he beats Lewis Hamilton to the fastest time in Chinese GP qualifying.
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Schumacher quickest in practice

Friday, April 13th 2012, 7:48
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

Mercedes driver Michael Schumacher beats McLaren's Lewis Hamilton to set the fastest time in practice at the Chinese Grand Prix.
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China's growth rate slows to 8.1%

Friday, April 13th 2012, 3:26

China reports weaker-than-expected growth figures for the first three months of the year, hit by a slowdown in foreign sales.
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China scandal widow 'suffering'

Thursday, April 12th 2012, 17:13

The Chinese widow of Briton Neil Heywood says she is too sad to talk publicly yet about her husband's death, which led to the downfall of popular politician Bo Xilai.
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Philippines 'pulls warship back'

Thursday, April 12th 2012, 11:39
related countries: Philippines Philippines

The Philippines sends a second ship to join its largest warship in a stand-off with two Chinese ships, even as both sides commit to diplomacy.
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US tops global clean energy table

Thursday, April 12th 2012, 8:11
related countries: United States United States

The US regains top spot from China as the biggest investor in clean energy in 2011, according to global rankings.
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Hamilton given China grid penalty

Thursday, April 12th 2012, 8:08
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

McLaren's Lewis Hamilton will be given a five-place grid penalty for the Chinese Grand Prix after the team changed his gearbox.
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US watchdog sues China truck firm

Thursday, April 12th 2012, 1:54
related countries: United States United States

US watchdog the Securities and Exchange Commission sues AutoChina and 11 investors over alleged stock manipulation.
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Thriving trade in illegal ivory

Thursday, April 12th 2012, 0:46
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

Tracing the secret trade from Congo to China
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Hail kills three in China storms

Wednesday, April 11th 2012, 17:26

Hailstorms kill three people and injure dozens in China, with large stones damaging hundreds of homes.
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PM welcomes China murder inquiry

Wednesday, April 11th 2012, 14:24
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

PM David Cameron welcomes an investigation by China into the murder of British businessman Neil Heywood, found dead in the country last year.
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China call amid Bo Xilai fall-out

Wednesday, April 11th 2012, 11:33
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

China urges support for its dismissal of disgraced leader Bo Xilai, after the linking of his wife to the death of a British man shocked the country.
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China helps BMW hit record sales

Wednesday, April 11th 2012, 10:57
related countries: Germany Germany, United States United States

German carmaker BMW reports record sales for the first quarter of 2012, a period in which it sold more cars in China than in the US for the first time.
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Philippine navy in China impasse

Wednesday, April 11th 2012, 7:47
related countries: Philippines Philippines

The Philippines says its largest warship is engaged in a stand-off with two Chinese surveillance ships in the South China Sea.
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VIDEO: Bo wife suspect in 'murder' case

Tuesday, April 10th 2012, 21:45
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Chinese authorities are treating the death of a British businessman in China as murder, and have implicated the wife of a prominent politician.
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Bo wife suspect in 'murder' case

Tuesday, April 10th 2012, 18:39

The wife of Bo Xilai, the disgraced politician once tipped as a future Chinese leader, is detained over the suspected murder of a British national.
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China sets out new school bus law

Tuesday, April 10th 2012, 8:53

China's cabinet has published a school bus safety regulation after a series of deadly crashes sparked public anger across the nation.
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China reports mixed trade numbers

Tuesday, April 10th 2012, 6:56

China's trade data for March unveils a mixed picture of growth in the world's second-largest economy.
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China reports mixed trade numbers

Tuesday, April 10th 2012, 6:56

China's trade data for March unveils a mixed picture of growth in the world's second-largest economy.
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China jails land rights lawyer Ni

Tuesday, April 10th 2012, 3:34

Disabled Chinese lawyer and land rights activist Ni Yulan and her husband Dong Jiqin are jailed, a year after they were detained.
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China jails land rights lawyer Ni

Tuesday, April 10th 2012, 3:34

Disabled Chinese lawyer and land rights activist Ni Yulan and her husband Dong Jiqin are jailed, a year after they were detained.
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China creates new rare earth body

Monday, April 9th 2012, 3:21

China sets up a rare earth association in a bid to streamline the sector as it continues to face criticism over its policies.
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