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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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China: news

Chinese police investigate artist

Thursday, April 7th 2011, 10:17
related places: Xinhua

China confirms the detained artist, Ai Weiwei, is being investigated for "economic crimes" as another activist alleges he was tortured while in jail.
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China ups fuel price to new highs

Thursday, April 7th 2011, 3:01

China increases the retail price of gasoline and diesel to record highs after a rise in global crude costs.
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China raises interest rates again

Wednesday, April 6th 2011, 0:38

China' s central bank raises interest rates by 0.25% in a further effort to curb bank lending and rein in inflation.
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Case dropped against mine bosses

Tuesday, April 5th 2011, 12:40
related countries: Zambia Zambia

The Zambian government drops charges against two Chinese managers accused of attempted murder after firing on miners during a pay dispute.
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Concern mounts over China artist

Tuesday, April 5th 2011, 11:27
related places: Beijing

Foreign governments call for the immediate release of Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, who was detained by security officials at Beijing airport on Sunday.
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Growing old in China

Monday, April 4th 2011, 23:10

The business of going grey and caring for the elderly
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VIDEO: Calls for release of Chinese artist

Monday, April 4th 2011, 21:39
related countries: France France, Germany Germany

France and Germany have called for the immediate release of a Chinese artist and dissident, detained in China.
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France, Germany in artist appeal

Monday, April 4th 2011, 15:05
related countries: France France, Germany Germany
related places: Beijing

France and Germany have called for the immediate release of Chinese artist and dissident Ai Weiwei, detained by authorities in Beijing as he tried to board a flight.
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China metals firm in $6.5bn bid

Monday, April 4th 2011, 11:56

China's Minmetals Resources makes a $6.5bn (£4bn) bid for rival copper miner Equinox Minerals.
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Triptych sets Chinese art record

Monday, April 4th 2011, 8:18

A three-panel oil painting by artist Zhang Xiaogang sells for 79m Hong Kong dollars (£6.3m) - a record auction price for Chinese contemporary art.
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Police silence over China artist

Monday, April 4th 2011, 6:09
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

The Chinese authorities are refusing to comment on the whereabouts of artist Ai Weiwei a day after he was detained trying to board a flight to Hong Kong.
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Changing times

Sunday, April 3rd 2011, 23:59

Bob Dylan set to play first gig in China
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VIDEO: China artist barred from flight

Sunday, April 3rd 2011, 15:41
related places: Beijing

Prominent Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei has been stopped by the authorities from leaving the Chinese capital, Beijing.
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Chinese artist barred from flight

Sunday, April 3rd 2011, 11:15
related places: Beijing

Prominent Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei is stopped by the authorities from leaving the Chinese capital, Beijing, reports say.
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Milk fears shut China's dairies

Saturday, April 2nd 2011, 14:27
related places: Beijing

Nearly half of China's 1,176 dairies are being shut after failing to obtain new licences, as Beijing tries to shore up its scandal-tainted milk industry.
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Sponsors desert Chinese football

Friday, April 1st 2011, 11:53

China's corruption-hit top football league begins a new season without a main sponsor or a national TV deal.
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China factories upbeat on growth

Friday, April 1st 2011, 5:51

China's official Purchasing Manager Index (PMI) rose in March showing that manufacturing in the country is growing.
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VIDEO: India 'to be more populous than China'

Friday, April 1st 2011, 1:50

India's population has grown by 181m people over the past decade to 1.21bn, according to the 2011 census.
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G20 considers wider role for yuan

Thursday, March 31st 2011, 15:29
related countries: France France

Leaders at the G20 meeting in Nanjing move towards agreeing that China's currency should have a wider role in global finance.
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Chinese 'ran Germany euro scam'

Thursday, March 31st 2011, 10:34
related countries: Germany Germany

Police in Germany arrest six people - four of them ethnic Chinese - over alleged forgery of euro coins worth about 6m euros (£5.3m).
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Google's China exit 'exaggerated'

Thursday, March 31st 2011, 7:37

Google says reports of its pulling back from China have been 'greatly exaggerated', as a deadline looms for its mapping service to continue in the country.
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ICBC bank's profits increase 28%

Thursday, March 31st 2011, 7:03

Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, the world's biggest bank by market value, reports better-than-expected results for 2010.
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China eyes US military expansion

Thursday, March 31st 2011, 6:44
related countries: United States United States
related places: Asia

The US is increasing its military presence in the Asia-Pacific region, which is becoming more "volatile", a Chinese defence white paper says.
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Baidu deletes 2.8m online works

Thursday, March 31st 2011, 3:07
related places: Baidu

Chinese search engine Baidu has deleted 2.8m works from its online library in an attempt to settle a copyright dispute.
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Three Filipinos executed in China

Wednesday, March 30th 2011, 5:07
related countries: Philippines Philippines

Appeals for clemency fail as China executes three Philippine citizens arrested in 2008 for smuggling heroin into the country.
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VIDEO: Mirren gets Hollywood handprints

Tuesday, March 29th 2011, 10:01

Dame Helen Mirren has joined the celebrity hand and foot prints outside Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood.
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Helen Mirren joins celebrity handprints

Tuesday, March 29th 2011, 8:26

Dame Helen Mirren describes joining the hand and foot prints outside Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood as a "moment of triumph" on a par with winning an Oscar.
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China 'to overtake US on science'

Monday, March 28th 2011, 21:28
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States
related places: America

China is on course to overtake America in scientific output possibly as soon as 2013, far earlier than expected, a UK study suggests.
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VIDEO: China bus escapes falling concrete

Monday, March 28th 2011, 11:01

CCTV cameras aboard a bus in China have captured the moment the driver averted disaster, as a concrete aqueduct collapsed over a motorway.
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Morning business round-up: Fears over China's strength

Monday, March 28th 2011, 9:46

The daily morning business round-up: A BBC survey finds rival nations increasingly think China's strength is a bad thing.
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Sinopec profit surges on demand

Monday, March 28th 2011, 2:17

Chinese energy giant Sinopec has reported a surge in profits driven by an increase in domestic demand and rising oil prices.
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Executions falling, says Amnesty

Monday, March 28th 2011, 0:24

Rights group Amnesty says leaving aside China, where figures are unknown, fewer people are being executed around the world.
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Fear over China power, poll finds

Sunday, March 27th 2011, 23:11

A BBC poll finds growing public concern, especially in rich countries, about China's increasing economic weight and power.
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BBC Chinese shows in Mandarin end

Friday, March 25th 2011, 15:07

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

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

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

Friday, March 25th 2011, 9:18

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

Thursday, March 24th 2011, 16:34

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

Thursday, March 24th 2011, 6:15

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

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

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

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

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

Monday, March 21st 2011, 10:19

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

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

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

Thursday, March 17th 2011, 19:20

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

Thursday, March 17th 2011, 9:44

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday, March 16th 2011, 9:16

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Monday, March 14th 2011, 8:20

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

Monday, March 14th 2011, 7:44

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

Monday, March 14th 2011, 5:17

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

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

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

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

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

Friday, March 11th 2011, 5:38

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

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

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

Thursday, March 10th 2011, 14:56

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

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

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

Thursday, March 10th 2011, 11:36

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

Thursday, March 10th 2011, 9:07

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

Thursday, March 10th 2011, 8:59

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

Thursday, March 10th 2011, 7:45

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday, March 9th 2011, 12:38

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

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

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

Wednesday, March 9th 2011, 8:17

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

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

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

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

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

Tuesday, March 8th 2011, 8:03

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Monday, March 7th 2011, 0:22

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

Sunday, March 6th 2011, 15:32

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

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

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

Saturday, March 5th 2011, 2:56

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

Friday, March 4th 2011, 17:12

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

Friday, March 4th 2011, 8:16

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

Friday, March 4th 2011, 2:40

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

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

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

Thursday, March 3rd 2011, 0:53

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

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

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

Wednesday, March 2nd 2011, 14:04

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

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

A collector pays what is said to be a record price for a block of four Chinese stamps from the Cultural Revolution era at auction in Hong Kong.
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